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.
Follow the instructions to sign up for a free MyPoints account and you can then earn points for doing online activities like searching the Web, reading emails, visiting Web sites, and more. You can then redeem these points for gift cards and more from over 75 retail, restaurant and travel companies. (U.S. only).
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.
Sign up with this service (it's free) and you can earn gift cards for taking online surveys, watching videos, searching the Web, and other online activities. The gift cards range in value from $5 to $25. (U.S., U.K. and Canada only).
Sign up to become a member at this site (it's free) and you can get paid cash for participating in various online activities, including taking surveys, reading E-mail, playing games, and more. You must be 18 or older to participate.