One of the best survey panels you can sign up with is 2020 Research. You get to participate in fun, interesting market research studies which usually involve product testing.
And the best part? You are compensated very generously for your time.
I have seen studies that pay well over $100 and very few that pay less than $20. The company has been around for over 30 years, so you can rest assured they're completely legit.
Who Can Sign Up For 2020 Research
As long as you live in the United States, you are eligible to join the panel. Most studies ask for participants who are over 18, but I have seen a few that were directed toward teenagers, so I'm thinking you can sign up even if you are not quite 18 years old.
You must get your parent or guardian's permission to register if you are a teen.
How 2020 Research Works
Upon registering, you'll be asked some detailed questions about your household, your shopping habits, and so forth so that 2020 Research can better match you to certain studies.
If the panel feels you are a good match for an upcoming study, they will probably send you an email asking you to apply for it.
You'll then go through some screening questions and wait to see if you are invited into the actual study.
Keep in mind that there are lots of panel members because of how well this particular market research company pays, so the competition for getting in on different things will likely be pretty fierce.
There's a chance that you will not be accepted into many of the studies you apply for. Don't feel too disappointed if that happens – just keep trying!
They do have a points system, and you can redeem your points once you have 500 points (the equivalent of $5).
How Long Do Studies Take?
The length of the studies varies. You might be asked to try out a product for several days to a week and give feedback on a daily basis. On the flip side, you may just have to spend about an hour of your time answering questions as part of an online focus group.
2020 Research is not like other paid survey panels … their studies (focus groups and telephone research primarily) pay extremely well. It's a little different from other survey panels you might belong to.
That said, they do have some lower-paying surveys that are more like the market research studies you may be used to. But the company is known for their high-paying studies.
Is There a Referral Program?
There is an option on the 2020 Research website to refer a friend, but I don't believe you are compensated or rewarded in any way for getting people to sign up. If I'm incorrect on this, please comment below to let me know.
How Can You Sign Up For 2020 Research?
You can go ahead and join the panel here.
I would also recommend following 2020 Research on Facebook to get a heads up on studies that may be going on that you might not have gotten email invitations for.
Good luck, and I'd love for you to share your experience with 2020 Research in the comments below if you have it!
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