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Old 09-14-2017, 10:53 PM   #1
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EasyShift / other side job type apps

Has anybody tried these? I just found a few of them today, and while most don't have jobs near me EasyShift has quite a few. I went and spent 1.5 hours doing 3 different jobs, and if I end up getting paid for them I should make about $16. Not too shabby. I've seen a lot of those "fill out a survey and make money from home!" apps/websites that end up paying pennies for a survey and don't let you cash out until you make $30 or something stupid, but this has no cashout minimum (paid via paypal, so you just withdraw from PP when you want) and actually pays in larger denominations. I certainly won't be able to quit my day job on it, but at the same time if I can buy lunch once a week and fill my tank that's great for me.

Anybody have any experience?
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    Re: EasyShift / other side job type apps

    See if there's a marketing group in your area that does research studies / focus groups.

    I had one call me about 3 years ago for a focus group for alumni about Pitt athletics. It was a discussion to toss ideas at us about ways to increase sales for men's football - i.e. installment payments, family friendly only sections, promotions with restaurants around the stadium, etc. There was about 20 of us; we first took turns talking about our connection to the school, how often we go to games, etc. Then, they presented ideas and asked our opinion on them, and then we had to rate them.

    I participated b/c I wanted to share my opinions, but it paid $100 cash for an hour of my time (it was downtown, so 15-20 minute commute each way, plus the hour there). At any rate, I get calls from them all the time to participate in more studies. I haven't done any since, so I don't know if they cap you at so many / month. But, might be something easy to look into!
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    Yeah I'm on the circulation list for a few local focus group firms. I'll get an e-mail once every few months. They don't let you attend a focus group more than twice a year but with a few different firms I usually end up doing like 4-5 a year. My wife is also on the list and does probably 2-3 per year as well. Quick and easy ~$1000 in our pockets per year just for talking about some product or program for an hour.
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    Old 09-15-2017, 09:25 AM   #4
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    Yeah I'm on the circulation list for a few local focus group firms. I'll get an e-mail once every few months. They don't let you attend a focus group more than twice a year but with a few different firms I usually end up doing like 4-5 a year. My wife is also on the list and does probably 2-3 per year as well. Quick and easy ~$1000 in our pockets per year just for talking about some product or program for an hour.
    I love talking and sharing my opinion, so it really is up my alley. I just don't have time to participate it them.
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    Old 09-15-2017, 09:27 AM   #5
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    I love talking and sharing my opinion, so it really is up my alley. I just don't have time to participate it them.
    Exactly, it's literally one of the easiest ways you can make money. Have a soda and a snack, sit back, answer some questions about your opinions, get $100-150 cash in an envelope.
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    See if there's a marketing group in your area that does research studies / focus groups.

    I had one call me about 3 years ago for a focus group for alumni about Pitt athletics. It was a discussion to toss ideas at us about ways to increase sales for men's football - i.e. installment payments, family friendly only sections, promotions with restaurants around the stadium, etc. There was about 20 of us; we first took turns talking about our connection to the school, how often we go to games, etc. Then, they presented ideas and asked our opinion on them, and then we had to rate them.

    I participated b/c I wanted to share my opinions, but it paid $100 cash for an hour of my time (it was downtown, so 15-20 minute commute each way, plus the hour there). At any rate, I get calls from them all the time to participate in more studies. I haven't done any since, so I don't know if they cap you at so many / month. But, might be something easy to look into!
    Anywhere in pittsburgh you could link me to? Im always looking for focus groups to take part in but never find them.
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    Old 09-15-2017, 09:37 AM   #7
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    Anywhere in pittsburgh you could link me to? Im always looking for focus groups to take part in but never find them.

    https://research.campos.com/communit...ult?akey=&rq1=

    This is the one I participated with for the Pitt study.
    They call with a new study a few times / month.

    I'm also on the distribution list for this group:
    http://corcom-inc.com/
    They do a lot of studies regarding UPMC & Highmark. I haven't not actually participated in any of theirs.
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    I'm a little confused - you did 1.5 hours of work to make $16? Hardly seems worth it...
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    https://research.campos.com/communit...ult?akey=&rq1=

    This is the one I participated with for the Pitt study.
    They call with a new study a few times / month.

    I'm also on the distribution list for this group:
    http://corcom-inc.com/
    They do a lot of studies regarding UPMC & Highmark. I haven't not actually participated in any of theirs.
    Thanks.. I just signed up for the first one.

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    I'm a little confused - you did 1.5 hours of work to make $16? Hardly seems worth it...
    Yeah thats nothing, not to mention if youve gotta drive your car around to get to these places.
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    Old 09-15-2017, 09:53 AM   #10
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    I'm a little confused - you did 1.5 hours of work to make $16? Hardly seems worth it...
    There's others that pay a lot more. Those are just the closest ones to work last night.
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    Old 09-15-2017, 10:53 AM   #11
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    See if there's a marketing group in your area that does research studies / focus groups.

    I had one call me about 3 years ago for a focus group for alumni about Pitt athletics. It was a discussion to toss ideas at us about ways to increase sales for men's football - i.e. installment payments, family friendly only sections, promotions with restaurants around the stadium, etc. There was about 20 of us; we first took turns talking about our connection to the school, how often we go to games, etc. Then, they presented ideas and asked our opinion on them, and then we had to rate them.

    I participated b/c I wanted to share my opinions, but it paid $100 cash for an hour of my time (it was downtown, so 15-20 minute commute each way, plus the hour there). At any rate, I get calls from them all the time to participate in more studies. I haven't done any since, so I don't know if they cap you at so many / month. But, might be something easy to look into!


    I can't find any in my area.
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    You'd have to pay me a lot to do this kind of stuff. I value my free time too much.

    There are great sites if you're in certain industries that are great for side gigs, though. For example, Upwork is great and you can set whatever rate you want.
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    Old 09-15-2017, 10:57 AM   #13
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    Thanks.. I just signed up for the first one.



    Yeah thats nothing, not to mention if youve gotta drive your car around to get to these places.
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    Also, just noticed I put "haven't not" in my original post. Yikes!
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    You'd have to pay me a lot to do this kind of stuff. I value my free time too much.

    There are great sites if you're in certain industries that are great for side gigs, though. For example, Upwork is great and you can set whatever rate you want.


    Yeah I heard an ad for takl, basically just side gigs and stuff but it's unavailable in my area (I really REALLY need to gtfo of here) and a cursory google search led me to easyshifts.
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    There's others that pay a lot more. Those are just the closest ones to work last night.
    Gotcha. I'm not really familiar with this app but I was like, $5 an hour?!

    If you're looking to make some extra side cash why not drive for Uber/Lyft? (Assuming they have them in your area that is.)
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    Gotcha. I'm not really familiar with this app but I was like, $5 an hour?!



    If you're looking to make some extra side cash why not drive for Uber/Lyft? (Assuming they have them in your area that is.)


    Because I lease my car. I don't think you can drive for them with a lease, plus even if I could I don't want to put all those extra miles on the car.
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