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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 Accumulated balances may be withdrawn by the participant once their account balance reaches 20,000 Points.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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Cash always + Focus Groups

September 17, 2010 by jan from United States

First, I love that the surveys pay cash, always. No drawings or "points". Only cash! Next, I have had the opportunity, twice in the past year, to also be part of an online blogging group. One time I received $75 for discussing my refrigerator and the other time I received $100 for talking about beverages I like. Both times I was paid in 2 weeks, which I thought was a record. Sometimes the surveys are a little long, but that is my only complaint.

Can't qualify

September 17, 2010 by Eileen from United States

After two months I have received just five surveys from them and didn't qualify for a single one. On the last one I was disqualified after just two questions.

signup dead

September 17, 2010 by kevin from United States

there signup is dead and when i emailed them they told me that they have been sold and they are closing there doors the end of january..

Have not recieved referral $

September 17, 2010 by freda from United States

I have not been credited for my referrals,I know for a fact that a referral just finished a focus group and she always get through their surveys.

Focus Forward is still open!

September 17, 2010 by natalie from United States

I know the owner Kim and I can assure you that their doors have not closed. There are currently revamping their website - investing a ton of money into it. They have actually hired new salaried employees and have expanded their departments.

They have relocated and they are now located in Ft. Washington PA and their phone # is 215-367-4000