Hey there again my fellow sea changers. As you may or may not know, throughout this site we have been looking into the world of online business creation in an effort to fund our sea change. Today then I am going to look at a site that whilst not totally online, there are some income producing opportunities there. So on that note, welcome to my Apex Focus Group review.
When I say not totally online, this is to do with the fact that amongst the opportunity for online surveys, there is also the chance to make more money via in-person focus groups. So what is the Apex Focus Group all about? Let's have a look below…
What is Apex Focus Group?
Apex Focus Group is website that helps users earn income via:
- Person to person focus groups
- Clinical trials
- Online surveys
Note: Normally I like to write my reviews based on my experiences with the product. In this case however, due to the fact that I don't live within the United States, I am unable to register for any focus groups, surveys or clinical trials. Hence, I have written this review based on an outline of what is offered and some feedback that I have found in my research.
Please do not hesitate to comment below if you have any real life experiences with this website that I can share.
How does it work?
Ok, so once you have a look around the page, there is an option to apply to join the focus groups, clinical trials and phone interviews. These are U.S. based and cover topics such as the following:
- Child Related (individuals with children 18 yrs or younger)
- Cell Phones (Apple, Android, or Windows… Prepaid or Contract)
- Entertainment (TV shows, movies, and video games)
- Food (If you buy fast food, casual dining, or upscale dining)
- Sports (Casual viewers and die-hard fans)
- Electronics (Tell us which devices you prefer and why)
- Pets (Animal lovers needed! Dogs, cats, and other pets)
- Automobiles (Do you own, make payments, or lease your vehicle?)
What do you need to have?
There appears to be some focus groups for just about anybody who wishes to try them out as long as you have the following:
- Must have either a smart phone with working camera or webcam on desktop/laptop.
- Must have access to a reliable internet connection.
- Desire to fully participate in one or several of the above topics.
- Ability to read, understand, and follow oral and written instructions.
How much can you earn?
According to the website, you can earn the following:
- $35-$75 (per 1 hour session)
- $250-$500 (multi-session studies)
There is no outline for online survey however from my experience, you will be lucky to earn $1 or so an hour for these.
At a glance
Product Name: Apex Focus Group
Founders: Not known – Company details are found on the website however
Product Type: Earn money via focus groups and surveys etc.
Best For: Those looking to earn some $$ via these processes
Recommended: There are certainly worse ways to try and make money than sites like these
Can you make money with Apex Focus Groups
Survey sites such as this are generally above board and not what I would call a scam. You can definitely earn money as long as you are willing to put in the time and can learn to qualify for surveys and groups (there is a trick to this for sure).
There area number of options that can earn you money and as far as I can see in the reviews of others with experience, there are some good opportunities here.
I got involved in doing person to person focus groups a few years back and I did indeed earn some income. To be honest I cannot remember the name of the company that I did mine through but it was all above board and I managed to earn about $50 or so a week. If you include travel time you are out and about for around 2 – 4 hours so you just have to be sure that around $12.50 an hour is worth it for you.
As mentioned above, I was unable participate in the activities on this page so have had to rely on the reviews of others. I have only included information that was consistent over at least three pages so here is that information as I have found it:
- Payment for focus groups is immediate
- Those who can do three or four a week can make around $1000 per month
- Payment for online surveys etc. is slow
- Once you join you are spammed with emails
- There are not as many focus group options as they promote
- Support is almost non-existent
Do I recommend it?
Look, as far as surveys and focus groups are concerned I have to say that it looks to me that things in this area of online money making capers have not really changed from when I played around with it all those years ago. You will need to put in some decent hours to get an acceptable return on your time.
It is definitely not a scam and I have no doubt that there are some who make enough to get by with this (I have friends here in Australia who do for sure).
I would personally however suggest that you look into some other ways to earn an income online that can make you far more money – often passively – for the same amount of work.
And there it is – my honest review of Apex Focus Group. I hope it has been helpful and as usual, please do not hesitate to comment below if you have any questions, need some advice, have any experiences to share or of course if my information it inaccurate.
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