How do you get into market research?
A lot of people in market research have a background in psychology or marketing, however some people start off as interviewers at market research companies
Can I do work experience with you?
Unfortunately the nature of freelance work makes this impossible. Instead we would suggest contacting market research companies in your local area.
How do I become an interviewee (and get paid for my thoughts)?
Send us your details and we will add you to our database. Then if you fit the criteria for an interview or focus group topic we will contact you. Some jobs enable us to pay interviewees for their thoughts others don't. Please be aware that people can only attend one focus group every 6 months. Some people think this would be a great way to make a living, but sadly this isn't possible.
How much would I get paid?
If you are lucky enough to be invited to attend a focus group or indepth interview you will usually be paid $60-$100+ depending on the topic and how long the group lasts. Most groups last 2 hours.
Do you do research in WA or across Australia?
While The Customers' Voice is based in WA, we undertake research Australia wide.
How did you become a writer?
It began at the Red Cross. Then whenever I was under the pump to meet a research deadline my mind would wonder off into another world. A story would form in my head and bang on my temples until I would let it out. So most of the time the stories just happened and had to be written down.
I want to write a book what should I do?
Sit down, pick up a pen or open your notebook and write. Really that’s the best advice I can give you. Write, re-read, re-read again and again, and again. Then when you’re done show it to someone who will tell you honestly what they think of it. Honesty and suggestions are far more precious than a pat on the back.
How long did it take you to get over losing your partner?
I get asked this question a lot. I don't have an answer and think everyone is different. As long as you are moving along at your own pace and beginning to see small improvements then you are doing well.
What is the best advice you can give to someone trying to help a friend travelling through grief?
Take your cue from the person. They will let you know what they need. The trick is to listen to them without putting your own values onto them. Most importantly remember you are not a professional counsellor. If you think someone needs real help suggest this. Don’t try and do it all yourself, this is not helping you or your friend. The last thing your friend would want is for you to get sick.