Earlier today, a fellow Bloomfield Hills poster wrote a favorable review for PineCone research, indicating that PineCone was an honest and reputable place, and a decent way to make $5 every once in a while. I agree with her recommendation, as my wife has been on PineCone's research panel for over a year.
But I also wanted to point out another terrific internet research / survey type of place. It is called Keynote Systems, and it's primary purpose is to get consumers to test the websites of some of their client-corporations, and then get those consumers' feedback on whether the site is any good or not, and whether it could be improved in any way. In the year-or-so that I have been signed up with Keynote, they have had me evaluate an internet travel site, a bank's site, a credit card company's site, and a pharmaceutical company's site. The evaluations were actually pretty cool, and it's kind of interesting to see some of the better sites, versus some of the worst.
Each evaluation that you do will take about a half-hour or 45 minutes, and for each evaluation that you do, Keynote will email you a $10 e-gift-certificate for Amazon.com. And I think that registration is almost always open, if you go to keynote's homepage, there's a link half-way down on the right that will let you sign up.