WAYS TO MAKE EXTRA MONEY $$
Participate in Clinical Trials & Medical Studies
One way to make a little extra money is to participate in a clinical trial that offers compensation for participation. Most clinical trials (also known as study, studies, or tests) conducted by reputable companies will offer some kind of monetary compensation to pay you for your time, as well as giving you free doctor’s check ups before, during, and at the end of the trial. This payment may be a few hundred dollars or thousands, depending on the time you spend and the trial itself.
This type of money making opportunity should not be taken lightly. It usually means you must agree to taking a medication, having some kind of medical tests performed on you, or you may be testing some kind of medical or exercise equipment to see the effects on your body. The most typical clinical trial is for some kind of medication and you will need to qualify by proving you may in some way benefit from or need the medication. Before you can be chosen to enter into a study or participate in a clinical trial specific criteria must be met regarding your current and past medical history. The specifics of the criteria will differ from one trial or study to another.
We recommend participating in clinical trials should not be done without first asking your doctor if the trial might hurt you in any way. For most trials your doctor’s approval is not needed, but is recommended. For most trials you will be seen by a doctor who is part of the trial, which is paid for by the company conducting the trial. These trials may also pay for you to have one or more physicals before and after the test begins, to monitor your progress and/or the effects of any drug you might be taking or to monitor the affects of assigned exercise you may need to do.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health have set up a website you can visit to find legitmate clinical trials and studies being held in your area (around the world) that you may qualify for. ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial’s purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. Again, this information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.
There are usually more than 150,000 clinical trials going on in over 100 countries at any one time. Clinical trials may last a few weeks, a few months, or you may be asked to participate over the course of several years.
There are commercial companies that help find participants for clinical trials. But it can be difficult to determine which of these “head hunter” type companies are legit and which are not. We recommend you use the government site ClinicalTrials.gov to find legitimate studies and clinical trials, but if you want to use one of the commercial search (head hunter) companies we include a few below.
WARNING: We have not used the companies listed below and therefore we cannot vouch for their legitimacy. You should NEVER be asked to pay for any part of your participation in a clinical trial or medical study and you should not have to pay to be allowed to apply to find out if you qualify for any study or trial. If you are asked to pay for anything it should be a huge red flag of fraud or at the very least a waste of your money.
CAUTION: Depending on how much you will be paid and how you will be paid you may need to give the company that is conducting study or trial your social security number. Yes, that would be legit, BUT you should never give this information over the phone and you should never give this information to anyone or any company until or unless you have fully researched the company to make sure they are in fact legit. We have done our best to screen the groups, surveys and companies we post about here on our website, but by no means should you assume any company is “legit” only because we researched and posted about them. We do our best, but we cannot guaranty the actions and integrity of any company we are not associated with.
If you have any information about one of these companies, please share with us by posting a comment below or by contacting us directly. Thank you.
You may also find this website interesting, if you’d like to know more about clinical trials:
and The Chromosome Blog for the insiders view of the business of clinical trials.
Below you will find posts with information we’ve found regarding specific trials and studies and updates on this subject. We will add posts as soon as we obtain any information. You can also find this posts by using the Post Categories index at right under “Making Extra Money $”. >>>
- $585 Paid Clinical Research Study – Caucasian Cigarette Smokers (Philadelphia, PA)
- $410 Paid Clinical Research Study – Caucasian Smokers (Philadelphia, PA)
- $350 Paid Clinical Research Study – Cigarette Smokers (Boston, MA)
- ClinicalTrials.gov – Federally & Privately Supported Database