As with most every other thing there is to do on the internet, people claim that they will pay you to do it. Participating in surveys are probably the most prevalent thing there is to do whilst getting paid. There are a ton of websites that hook you up with a list of free surveys to take that will also pay you for their time, for one reason or another it just isn't as good as it sounds (takes too long, doesn't pay well, never qualify for surveys). Those who are in the mindset that you can make money on these things also choose a different route, and that is pay someone to give you a list of paid surveys. This is also a bad choice. As with many things on the internet, the scams in these paid surveys outweigh the good ones, which is why it is people get discouraged so fast. But not to worry there are a couple of the great ones out there!
One of my favorites is Opinion Outpost. It's a fairly simple system that OO uses, so it's very easy to get started. You want to go to www.opinionoutpost.com and sign up. The way it works is by asking you a series of questions to see which surveys you are qualified for. Once you are qualified for a survey they will send you an email and a link to that survey. For each completed survey you are given some Opinion Points, on average about 10 for 10-15 minutes. 10 points equals $1.00. You will get about 2 or 3 surveys a day, with varying points so it really is not to make too much money but enough for some food or beer money throughout the week. Payments will be made in checks sent via mail, www.OpinionOutpost.com
Check them out, it's worth the time!