Online Focus Groups: 16 Paid Research Companies that Pay Up to $100 an Hour for Your Opinion

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I recently participated in a paid focus group in San Francisco. You know, the kind with the one-way mirror on the wall.

We talked about travel habits and preferences for an hour and half, and I got paid $150 for my time and opinions. Not bad!

The whole thing was pretty quick and painless, and actually kind of interesting, and it got me thinking that this could be a fun side hustle, so I set out to find other consumer research companies that operate nationwide or even ones that conduct studies online.

34 Ways to Make Money in College: Up to $10k Per Year Part-Time

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While my own college days are ancient history, I think it’s more important than ever that college students learn how to make money.

College itself is more expensive than ever, and that’s led to more and more people borrowing money to pay for it. This year’s graduates will carry more than a degree–they’ll also head out into the world with an average of $33,000 of debt.

But if you can start your working career without the huge burden of debt, you’ve already got a major leg-up on your path to financial independence.

Going to Side Hustle School with Chris Guillebeau: Planting Your Money Tree

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Chris Guillebeau from is a tremendous advocate for the lower risk brand of entrepreneurship we cover on the show.

He’s a New York Times bestselling author of, The $100 Startup, Side Hustle, The Art of Non-Conformity and other books, and he’s hosted over 1,100 episodes of The Side Hustle School podcast.

As someone who has also built his business around helping others find and implement their own side hustle ideas, it was about time we had a meeting of the side hustle minds.

63 Apps That Pay You: The Best Money Making Apps of 2020

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We’re hooked on our devices, but did you know your smartphone can actually make you money every month? Here are some of my favorite money making apps and money saving apps.

Some are completely passive after you set them up, while others take a little more time.

I’ve broken these down by category, and encourage you to pick and install the ones that make the most sense for you.

Usually Hustling, Occasionally Social

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