This content is sponsored by Consumer Innovation Center.
Do you enjoy trying new products? Could you use some extra cash now and then?
You can get paid to share your opinion about beverages and food products, when you participate in market research projects through Consumer Innovation Center (CIC). If you have a passion for food and beverage, CIC invites you to become an influencer!
Companies are willing to pay regular people to share their opinions, because this info helps them develop better products and refine their brand’s marketing messages. CIC conducts consumer research and compiles information for companies that want to know more about the end-users of their products.
CIC is conveniently located in the Perimeter area of metro Atlanta, and you can join research projects on-site or participate from home.
Who can participate?
Consumer Innovation Center is looking for consumers in the metro Atlanta area who are between the ages of 13 and 55.
These opportunities are perfect for anyone looking for a quick and painless way to earn a little extra money — including students, stay-at-home moms and home-schoolers, those with hours that fluctuate seasonally, and more.
The market research activities may also be ideal for “foodies” who love to try out new tastes and talk about their experiences.
As a consumer, your opinion about a company’s products and services is very valuable.
You get to contribute to the improvement and development of new and existing products and services. Plus, you get PAID for your time, effort, and opinions. This is great way to earn some quick cash!
What will I be asked to do?
Consumer Innovation Center is looking for people to evaluate food and beverage items.
The beverages you test may include sodas, coffee drinks, and more. Occasionally there might be wine or spirits (for those 21 and over).
CIC has several types of activities you may want to participate in. These include:
♦ Taste Tests. You’ll come into the CIC facility to taste and evaluate a food or beverage product. Then you’ll fill out a survey on an iPad right in your testing booth. It’s that easy!
♦ Focus Groups. This is a more in-depth experience. You’ll be in a group setting where you can discuss your experience with a handful of other tasters, in a comfortable conference room.
♦ Online Discussion Communities. Essentially, this is a virtual focus group. Instead of traveling to the Consumer Innovation Center, you’ll participate in a discussion via an online portal with other people.
♦ In-Home Testing. Come in and pick up a product, then try it out at home at your leisure — at meal-time, during a family gathering, or whenever you’d like. You’ll then complete a survey online.
♦ Individual Interviews. Chat one-on-one with a market researcher, by phone or at the CIC facility. This is a more intimate experience for those who don’t prefer group settings.
♦ Shop-Along Studies. Go shopping with a CIC researcher, or use your mobile device to record video as you shop.
How much can I earn?
The Consumer Innovation Center will pay you a set amount based on your time commitment.
Your compensation ranges from $25 to over $100 — just for sharing your honest opinion about a product!
Where do the studies take place?
The Consumer Innovation Center offers opportunities to participate from your home, or at the CIC facility.
CIC is conveniently located in the Perimeter area, next to Hob Nob Tavern.
The address is:
1231 Ashford Crossing
Dunwoody, GA 30346
If you want to drive, CIC offers free parking.
If you use MARTA, CIC is a short walk from two stations on the Red Line:
- Dunwoody Station — 13 minutes walk (0.6 miles)
- Sandy Springs Station — 11 minutes walk (0.5 miles)
How do I get started?
It couldn’t be easier! Just head over to cictesting.com and create your profile. You’ll answer a series of questions about your demographics and about your purchasing preferences.
Then, when CIC has a paid opportunity that you’d be perfect for, you’ll get an email inviting you to participate.
What safety measures are in place?
The Consumer Innovation Center has implemented precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of all visitors and staff.
All testing booths and focus group rooms are sanitized between each session — including chairs, iPads, door handles, serving trays, and booth surfaces. Plus, the entire facility is cleaned nightly, after hours.
CIC also limits the number of panelists allowed in the facility at one time, to allow for adequate social distancing. Every visitor has a no-contact temperature check upon entry. There are hand-sanitizer stations throughout the building.
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