It seems these are popping up everywhere. I keep applying for them, and most don't get back to me. This week I was invited to a community about online banking. I am involved in this one for 2 weeks, and I look forward to learning about what my mystery bank company is hoping to unveil.
During the months of November and December, I was involved in a focus group for McDonalds with my 9 year-old son. I was amazed at how this mega huge company cared about what we thought about the new Happy Meal. I loved being involved in giving my thoughts, and Daniel loved our field trips to McDonalds! In the end, they paid us $225 for 9 weeks of being on the panel, and I gained a whole new appreciation for this company. I really look forward to seeing what other foods they decide to offer for our kids.
Last week I applied to be on a panel for Huggies Pull-Ups and potty training. I have a 20-month old girl who is fascinated with the process. It also helps that she is going through a naked phase right now. She doesn't like wearing clothes, and has a great time removing them. She actually sat on her potty chair last weekend and managed to stand up just as she was getting to the big event. I think we are a perfect match for this study, and I am anxious to get the invitation in my inbox.
I have been in a Kleenex group for almost a year now. The company is developing face wipes, and I loved testing them out for them. I am really excited about these coming to market. All-in-all I love online communities, and hope to get involved in more of them as the year goes on. They are a great way to learn about new products, and I like helping companies create products that I want. It is a win-win for all of us.
I will keep waiting for the Huggies people to get back to me. If they don't there is always that vitamin group I applied to, or how about the energy drink panel I signed up for. Keep your fingers crossed!