In this section, TheFreeSite.com takes a look at the Web companies out there that pay you to perform various online tasks, ranging from surfing the Web to reading selected ad E-mails. During the heady days of Dot Com mania, new services in this category were popping up on a daily basis. Since mid-2000, however, there has been a steady shakeout of "get paid to surf" Net businesses. Today, few players have survived, although we've found the the ones that are still around are more credible than the many fly-by-night operations that have closed down in the past year.
This excellent site offers a roundup of over 300 companies on the Web that'll pay you for taking online surveys. The site also includes lots of informative articles about how to participate in online paid surveys. (International availability).
Looking to get paid for your opinions? This site offers a roundup of more than 900 market research sites that pay you for completing online surveys and questionnaires. The site also has info on how you can get paid for participating in market research and focus groups, visiting Web sites, and even reading E-mail messages.
This site rewards you with "digital dollars" called Swag Bucks for surfing the Web. You can then redeem your Swag Bucks for prizes that include gift cards, cameras, iPhone accessories, and more. (U.S. and Canada only).
Sign up for American Consumer Opinion (it's free) and you will then be eligible for cash awards for participating in their surveys. The site is operated by Decision Analyst, a marketing research firm. Membership is limited to one person per household. (International availability).