The times I actually was selected and went to a study, I really enjoyed it. There was a conference table of about a dozen random people and we were asked several questions and we discussed our opinions. Here are a few times I remember:
- A Women's Cable Channel - $60 for a study group which was 1-2 hours in duration;
- A nationwide, well renowned weight loss company - $60 for a study group which was 1-2 hours in duration;
- A cancelled group - $60 - I showed up only to find out it was cancelled, but I still got paid.
This is a great way to bring in extra cash. Go to Google and type in "focus group studies" and also the name of your city and State. Join several databases to maximize your opportunities.