Mock Juries-another way to earn online.
October 26, 2009 10:04am CST
The other day I was glancing through a Woman's Day magazzine and one of the articles focuses on alternative ways to earn money. I noticed their was one involving becoming a mock juror online. And they pay people to take part. So I looked up one of the sites suggested (onlineverdict.com) and sure enough it was an actual site that people can join for free to be paid in exchange for giving input to cases. How it works is like this: You are eligible if you are 18 or older, US citizen, never been convicted of a felony, and you hve to remain confidential about the info you view (names, situations , etc.). The sign up is simple and costs nothing...there was one I googled that wanted $97 to join...I avoided that one. Lawyer submit cases for people to view. Answers questionnaires involving the case. ANd pay either by check by mail or paypal. I found three so far that are free to join and signed up. Mainly it is court cases that are occurring in your local county but they did say that occassionally there are national cases they may want opinions on. ANd most state that you are paid once the cases are closed. The average time spent on viewing the cases and answering according to these sites are 30-60 minutes and the pay ranges from $20-60, they tell you ahead of time what the comensation is per case. Since I signed up the other day and I live in a small county I have not received one invite yet, but I figure it is worth a shot. I never thought about this before and it is as an intiriguing way of earning online. ANyone else heard of this? Anyone else a mock juror?
• Greenwood, Mississippi
26 Oct 09
I looked into it and decided it wasn't for me because I'm from a small county as well. Plus, the sites tended to ask for quite personal information which made me uncomfortable about even signing up...you said you skipped a question about your DL #, but they may not pay you if you don't give it! It is a cool idea and an interesting way to earn online if you're from a larger populated aree and don't mind sharing your personal info.
• United States
27 Oct 09
No I skipped signing up with the DL# one, that is too personal for me. The others info required were basically the same as for the requirements to sign up for survey sites....and the demo info...like political beliefs, etc. I know they do that to find a targeted range of people for a variety of opinions. I doubt due to my small area and the fact that lawyers here probably are not aware of this service I may not even get one case, but I figure it would not hurt to try. Thanks for responding.