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Community Quote The site is easy to use and they have an excellent privacy policy (loads of detail on the website), including using a secure server to transmit personal information. For obvious reasons you have to give quite a lot of information about yourself like number of children, ... Read review

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Community Level 7offy


Money for nothing and your food for free

AdvantagesFun, interesting and you get paid

DisadvantagesCurrently only in London and a few other cities, there is no expense allowance for travel

"How long would it take you to earn between £30 and £50 on Ciao? Certainly longer than 1.5 – 2 hours I’m sure! A while ago, I earned £30 for 1.5 hours of my time, met some interesting people, enjoyed myself immensely, ate some good food, gave my opinions and fulfilled one of my (sad) ambitions. I attended a focus group recruited by Saros Research. The purpose of a focus group (or forum or market research discussion) is to elicit opinions from various ..." Read review

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Community Level 3Chimkuyu


Earn money participating in market research

AdvantagesOpportunity to earn cash just for your opinion

DisadvantagesNot always eligible to attend, not available everywhere

"This website is the homepage of a company called Saros. Their main area of activity is in recruiting people for market research discussion groups. Their clients are companies who want to conduct research with consumers or members of the public to get their feedback, idea or opinions on any number of issues. Saros's role is to provide the right people to their clients based on age or gender or are you live in or work experience or product usage etc. ..." Read review

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The Big Earner

AdvantagesYou can earn up to £50 for 6 months

Disadvantageswait for another 6 months!

"Back in August, I was privileged to take part in a research discussion in London at 7.30pm and was paid £50 for two hours work, which included free sandwiches and drinks. On arrival, I was met by the Moderator, signed my signature and was handed a sealed envelope with cash, gawd, I held onto this envelope and carefully put it in my handbag and images began to appear before me on what I was going to spend it on! I was taken into a room where I ..." Read review

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Community Level 6stevethesl...


Saros gets Sleevie sounding off.

AdvantagesWell organised, well prepared and we were well paid.

DisadvantagesOnly currently suitable for folk in the London area, or able to get there easily.

"...recommendation, get yourselves over to NOW. Say hi to Cazz (whose name, confusingly is Maya), and tell her Steve (whose name is, not at all confusingly, Sleevie) sent you. When you get there, you'll find that the site is pretty much text-based, so it'll load up really quickly. The page you're probably most interested in is the 'Enrol Here' but it would be a mistake to ignore the other options, as these have some valuable info ..." Read review

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Community Level 2curiousity


earn REAL money for your opinions

Advantageseasiest 40 quid in my life

DisadvantagesI cant do another one for 6 months!

"Forget 10p, interesting though Ciao is… last week I earned £40 for my opinions, simply for spending a pleasant evening discussing my shopping habits with an interesting bunch of people in a Market Research discussion group. I think this is the kind of thing also called a ‘focus group’, it was led by a market researcher who clearly had an agenda he wanted the discussion to follow as we looked at various aspects of shopping for ..." Read review

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Listed on Ciao since 21/03/2001

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