Thursday, April 30, 2009

Opinion Outpost

Are you a SAHM looking to earn a little (by little I mean little) extra cash? I know there are a million and one "businesses" out there targeting SAHMs. Most, if not all, are bunk. I mean, really, whose going to pay us $1000/wk to stuff envelopes while we watch our 2 or 5 or 8 kids? Not going to happen.

For the past little while, I have been a member of the Opinion Outpost panel. It's a survey research panel that sends you surveys via email and then rewards you with cash for taking them. Some statistics from my experience as a member:

  • I receive 3-4 surveys per day (but I very rarely qualify for all of them)
  • Surveys usually take anywhere between 10 and 25 minutes to take
  • Surveys generally pay anywhere from $1 to $3
  • It has taken me 9 months, but I just reached the $100 mark!
I assure you...there is no reason to be leery of the legitamacy of this company. How do I know? Because Opinion Outpost is run by Western Wats, a Utah based company that both my husband and I worked at while we were living there. It's run by a bunch of honest (mostly LDS) people.

The thing I love about Opinion Outpost is that I can wait till the kids are asleep and then take the surveys while I'm watching TV. It really isn't an inconvenience at all.

The downside is that I don't qualify for most of the surveys for one reason or another. You have to get through screener questions and sometimes I spend up to 5 minutes answering screener questions only to find out I don't qualify to take the survey after all. It's a little frustrating, but eventually I get through one and earn some cash! Like I said before, it isn't much money and it takes awhile to build it up. But...I am $100 richer now!

Anyway, just wanted to pass along my little money making secret in case any of you want to give it a go. The website is and you can just click on the "Join" button. Let me know if you have any questions!


Gina Rochelle said...

Thanks for the tip! I signed up for zoompanel that's similar but haven't done enough to know if it's something to recommend. I've done a lot of childcare to help supplement our income but it is kind of tiring.