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FF Focus Group

950 West Vally Road, Suite 2700, Wayne, PA  19087 US
Tel: 215.367.4000   Contact: https://www.fffocusgroup.com/contact/
Operated by: Focus Forward, LLC


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20,000 points ($20) minimum account balance required in order to request payment check for survey participation. In person, telephone and multi-session online surveys are paid via cash, check or gift card at the close of the study.

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Branded Surveys, Opinion Outpost, SayMore, MySoapBox

Survey Squad renamed itself to FF Focus Group in February, 2022. It was also previously known as "Focus Forward Online".

FF Focus Group is powered by Focus Forward. Focus Forward provides the highest quality nationwide qualitative and quantitative recruitment for marketing research studies, as well as transcription, coding, incentive processing and translation services. Since 2003, Focus Forward has been bringing together people who would like to share their opinions with the companies who want to hear them and make choices based on those opinions.

Different Ways to Make Bank!

FF Focus Group pays for members to participate in online, mobile surveys, in-person focus groups and phone interviews. Join today by completing a profile, and start making money right away. Earn up to 2,500 points ($2.50 value) just for filling out a short profiling questionnaire.


For in-person interviews, phone interviews, or online bulletin boards and other types of longer commitment projects, compensation ranges based on the study requirements, though typical rewards are between $100 - $300. For an online or mobile survey, awards are typically between 1,000 -5,000 points which equates to $1-5 per study. There is also the opportunity to be entered in the monthly sweepstakes, with the chance to win up to 250,000 points.

Note that all marketing research projects compensate participants for their time and opinions.

In-Person Studies

Participants typically receive cash, a check or a gift card at the end of in-person participation.

Telephone & Multi-Session Online Surveys

Payments are made via check 6 to 8 weeks after completion of a study.

Single-Session Online Surveys

Upon completion of a survey, points are usually posted immediately to your member account. Accumulated balances may be withdrawn by the participant once their account balance reaches 20,000 Points. Payment will be made in the form of a check mailed to the address in your profile.

3 Panels to Join!

  • Consumers: Regardless of your age, gender or background, you can share your thoughts and experiences on your favorite brands.
  • Business Professionals: Do you work in the business industry and want to network with other business professionals? FF Focus Group works with some of the largest business to business brands looking for your insight.
  • Medical Professionals: Whether you're a doctor, a nurse or a lab tech, FF Focus Group's medical community provides valuable feedback on everything from new medical devices to pharmaceutical research.

Online Survey Sweepstakes

Every participant that takes an eligibility screener receives 1 entry per survey to the monthly sweepstakes. If a survey is completed, you may receive additional entries as part of the compensation. The sweepstakes runs from the 1st of each month until the last day of each month, when FF Focus Group chooses 7 participant names at random.

Tweet About It!

All of FF Focus Group's projects are tweeted about in real time on Twitter so you can keep track of the newest opportunities. Find the hottest projects that interest you and are paid fairly! Also, if you are looking for extra projects that you are not initially invited to, apply for projects on the Twitter page, but apply quickly because these fill up fast!

How Often Can I Participate?

Each client with FF Focus Group has different requirements of length between studies. Survey companies can ask anywhere from 3 months to a year between participation in studies. This does not count towards any online surveys.

Eligibility: United States residents only, 13+

FF Focus Group Reviews (31)

5 Star Reviews (7) 22.6
4 Star Reviews (1) 3.2
3 Star Reviews (4) 12.9
2 Star Reviews (5) 16.1
1 Star Reviews (14) 45.2

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Dishonest and illegal

October 10, 2018 by Nathan from United States

They never choose you, as you can plainly see by all the other reviews.

What is ILLEGAL, however, is they do not allow you to unsubscribe. You can't. Period.

All they are doing is getting your answers tied to your name and phone number and submitting that for money. You will never qualify for a single thing. Ever.

Very Good Surveys, NO Paying.

June 6, 2017 by Jonathan from United States

I feel that I have lost out a lot of money with this site. I have never been paid for my services, and it amounts to THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS with this site in completed surveys. Avoid at all costs. ($10,000 or more in lost revenue stream)

Survey Police: I want you to know that this site has been reported to the Kansas Attorney General. Others from my state have called in also.


April 8, 2016 by Kelly from United States

I feel that joining this focus group would be a waste of your time. I was very satisfied with the amount of emails I received from them. It's just to bad that after almost a year of responding to the emails, I never once qualified.

THE slowest paying site.. EVER

February 22, 2016 by Brooks from United States

I've been able to cash maybe two times with these guys. You'll see your wiithdrawal in Paypal eventually but it can tale nearly four months.
Also, they are very hinky with qualifying like so many others, and furthermore they do not respond at all to e-mails sent to their customer service.
I wouldn't waste my time with this one if I were you.

I'm not sure what they want?

February 7, 2016 by Keli from United States

I have tried for over a year to qualify for just 1 survey/ in person survey. The last one I was sure I qualified for. I was told I would receive a phone call so I left my day open and no call. I don't understand why these in person surveys only benefit the unemployed or retired? I can't take off days from work to do a survey. What about Saturdays? Or evenings?