@Diane Lane , that sounds like something that I would enjoy doing , too ! Can you share any links to good focus groups, or do we have to find something that is in our area ? I think that I have seen opportunities for a focus group when I was doing surveys, but I didn't really know what it involved, and so I didn't sign up for it. Many years ago, before we had so many things happening through the internet, I had a short part-time job working for a company that did product testing. It was a lot of fun, and one of the things that I most enjoyed; but they probably do not do it that way anymore I was assigned an area, walked through the area and knocked on doors. When people answered, I would explain that we were doing a product testing survey on XXX product. The product might be hand lotion , cigarettes, baby diapers, or dog food, or just about any other thing that we could easily deliver. When people were interested, then I came back and delivered a sample product to them, and went back in a few days to a week later, to see how they had liked the product. Sometimes, it was a comparison, so they hadtwo products to try and see which one they preferred, and why. I would sit down and ask them all of the survey questions each time. If there was left over test products, we usually picked those up and we got to keep any of those that we wanted to use ourselves. Nowdays, we just sign up online, and answer an online questionaire afterwards..... much simpler !