It has been a while since I wrote about a new way to make alternative income. I made $30 for about an hour of my time yesterday by participating in a focus group. I just had to give my opinion on new varieties of oatmeal to help the makers determine which product to develop. There are lots of different types of focus groups. Last year I participated in one that gauged our reaction to different advertisements by attorneys. Focus groups are pretty easy money but there aren’t a lot of them available to participate in. I’m signed up for a local company that has focus groups but you can’t participate in more than one every three months. The focus group I did last year I found on Craiglist. The site FindFocusGroups.com is supposed to help you find focus groups but I haven’t used it so I can’t vouch for it. You could also try the company I just did a focus group with but they only have locations in Dallas, Chicago, and Springfield, MO. If you know of any other legitimate focus group companies please share them in a comment.