Method 9 - Consumer Research


We have covered a lot to this point, and your head may be spinning by now! Do not worry, we are almost through this.

My recommendation is that you bookmark this training and come back as you may have a need to.

I will add to it as more ways appear to make some quick cash, and of course I am hoping that others will also add in ideas in the comment section.

You can see by the sheer numbers of websites and methods that indeed, this online business is real.

So let's get these next two methods knocked out for you!

How Can I Tap Into This Method?

Believe it or not, all consumer research is not done in labs where people run around in lab coats and are surrounded by test tubes and smoke eminating from beakers, bottles, and tubes!

There is a huge amount of research that is taking place online actually, and you can tap into this potential stream of income to make some extra dollars to keep things going while you build out your blog with content and start monetizing it.

Let's drill down just a bit so you can see what I am talking about. Here are some sites to check out:

(1) Product Testing

  • - Bzz Agent
  • - Expo Panel
  • - Influenster
  • - House Party
  • - Mom's Meet

(2) Listen To Music

  • - Music Research
  • - MusicXray
  • - Slicethepie

(3) Play Games

  • - gamesville dot com
  • - gamesradar dot com
  • - games-testers dot com
  • - paidgameplayer dot com
  • - slingo dot com
  • - Team Liquid
  • - Worldwinner dot com

(4) Online Focus Groups

  • - ZoZo Panel
  • - Focus Pointe Global
  • - Google User Research
  • - Microsoft Research Panel

(5) Surveys

  • - CashCrate
  • - Clear Voice Surveys
  • - Creation Reworks
  • - Gifthulk
  • - Global Test Market
  • - Hot Spex
  • - MySurvey
  • - Opinion Outpost
  • - Permission Research
  • - Pinecone Research
  • - QuickRewards
  • - Survey Savvy
  • - Swagbucks
  • - Test Spin
  • - Toluna
  • - Vindale Research

With this method, note that the pay is really not that much. If you are looking for ways to make a lot more, I would stick with one of the other methods I mention in this tutorial.

Remember, that in all cases I have added here, to a degree you are trading time for money. In the long run, your blog is going to allow you to replace that business model with a better one:

You will have created content that is going to provide you income without much more effort than what you have put in at the start. That means you have more time and still will have the money.

Okay, now let's look at the last method, which is really a collection of different ideas for you to consider and explore if they are of interest to you.

Method # 10 - Potpourri

I hope by now you are getting a good idea of just how many ways you can leverage your blog and skills to really make some cash online. It is out there waiting for you to go grab it!

This last section just has a couple of more ideas, and we are done (for now).

Here are a few tidbits:

(1) If you have linguistic skills, offer to translate or transcribe pages and papers for others.

(2) Offer others a glimpse into what you are doing online. You may be able to get paid for such advice.

(3) Read what is new in your niche daily, find out what the trends are, analyze how you can best incorporate into your blog content, stay involved with niche members, and stay active.


What you have seen here is only scratching the surface, there are literally thousands of ways to make money online... I have presented a few, now it is up to you to take these ideas and flesh them out...

If you have found this tutorial useful, please leave a comment below and click on the 'like' button...Also, add in your own ideas on how to make money online with your blog in the comments. I have no monopoly on ideas!

Thanks and remember, I believe in ALL of you!


Dave : )

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MMarcus Premium
Wow Dave, this has to be one of the best training ever! Great job putting it together buddy.
ps. what beer is that you're drinking? Makes me thirsty :)
DaveSw Premium
Thanks for the kind words...

I thought it was time to update some of the other tutorials that have piqued the curiosity of members for years, and with reason!

We all need to know how to make money online as quickly as possible!

The beer is an Aussie beer called Coopers (Red)...It is delicious and reminds me of Junlings (found in PA region in the USA)...Happy Holidays!

Dave : )
Anthonyhu Premium
Thanks David! How can I bookmark this?
Labman Premium
At the top of the post, click on the star.
Anthonyhu Premium
The star become yellow. How could I find it late?
DaveSw Premium
Hi Anthony, I see Labman has stepped in and helped you out! Cool! Cheers! Dave : )
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A wealth of information in this tutorial, Dave! Thank you so much for sharing this.

All the best,
DaveSw Premium
Hi, Sue...I hit the publish button before having proofread the training hehe...Ooof, too late now! Thanks for stopping by, and I do hope this gives members some ideas on how to monetize their blogs! Cheers! Dave : )
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Awesome share! Thanks for the ideas:). I'm definitely bookmarking this one.
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Thanks so much, Suzi! Blessings back to you and enjoy the holidays! Dave : )
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Thank you! Same to you:)
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Good work
DaveSw Premium
Thanks! Sorry you were a bit early, so had to put up with my editing as you went through this! Cheers! Dave : )