great way to make some cash (not online)

United States
May 20, 2008 2:43am CST
Participating in research studies can be a great way to make a good amount of extra money! I once got paid $500 for participating in one which involved taking a low dosage of xanex followed by an fMRI(total of 3 appointments, 5 hours per appointment. so $500 for 15 hours) Others studies I have participated in involved cognitive tasks and psychology studies which test your decision making. These studies paid $50 and $60 but were only one appointment each, lasting about 2 hour. Do be careful which studies you choose to participate in. Always note the stage of research in which a drug is in...I would highly recommend avoiding studies involving taking stage 1 clinical trial drugs (or a placebo, you never know which you will get)because this means you are the first round of humans the drug is being tested on (and after working at a biotech company I have seen drugs with some pretty horrific side effects). Studies involving brain imaging often pay well, but it is important to know that if you have any non-removable metal in your body you will not be able to do these. Studies at universities, in my opinion, are the best because they are the safest. A great place to look for these is under the "volunteers" section on craigslist, and backpage.com has an entire section dedicated to paid studies. Hope this helps some people!!
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@Sir_bobby88 (8241)
• Singapore
20 May 08
Sounds too good to be true , well i don't think we can earn money that easy yea . good luck in your adventure , do tell us if you get paied yea .
• United States
20 May 08
I know for a fact these pay. I used to work at Stanford University as a research assistant helping conduct a research study investigating pain perception and every single subject was paid. MANY studies pay cash the day you do it. As mentioned, I have personally participated in multiple studies and have been paid every single time. Sometimes, it is just hard to find a study for which you fit the criteria, and sometimes the risk, as I said before, is not worth it.
@ArmyChick (488)
• United States
20 May 08
i have heard of making money this way, but i never knew where to begin. thank you so much for this information. im looking into it now.
@sergedan (768)
• Romania
20 May 08
Thank you for telling us about this method. I would however not do this for money unless I become desperate or something...
@djedtek (231)
• United States
20 May 08
if i would find some studies around the olympia/lacey area i would be all over this in an instant!
• India
20 May 08
hello thanx for the posting .....I think i have heard about this sort of work for the first time. all the best have a nice day,.....
• Philippines
20 May 08
wow!this is a great information. i've always loved research.