Schwartz Research is a focus group facility in Tampa FL. They will PAY you for your opinion!! They also have an online survery site I just found out about on their website!!
I got a call from them out of the blue a few months ago asking if I wanted to do a focus group for Brighthouse Networks. Brighthouse had provided them with customers who had recently switch to their cable phone service. I said sure and this is my experience...
The facility is CLEAN, very nicely decorated, and easy to find. They provided finger foods and drinks for us while waiting for the group to start. A group of us were around a table and spoke of our experiences, it was a very comfortable atmosphere, like talking with friends!
The group ended after 2 hours just as they had said and on the way out the door we were all handed an envelope with $75 in it.
When they call about a focus group they will ask a few questions to see if you qualify and tell you how much it pays. They will give you a couple days and times that the groups are meeting you chose one that fits your schedule! They do call a couple times before the group to make sure you are coming as they do need a certain number of people show up! So be considerate if you can't make it call so they can replace you!
I would do it again and recommend anyone in the area who like to be heard and has an opinion to sign up!!
here is the link to sign up on line!
they also have an online survey site listed here that they own! Anyone can sign up for!