On Saturday, I went to a little "fiesta" at my friends house and helped her put together this backyard game set. She told me she got it for free...by winning it after taking surveys online. She then indicated that it took her about 3 years to accumulate enough points to win it. Needless to say, I wasn't surprised. Sure, you can earn a little bit of money and have "sucess" with paid surveys, maybe even win a nice prize...but it will likely take a lot of your time. In all of the time I invested with paid surveys, I only earned $5, and a lot of people don't even make $5 or ever win a prize! Where am I going with all of this? For the vast majority of people, taking paid surveys is a waste of time and effort - I'd suggest investing your time in something else that will bring in real profits, rather than miniscule sums of money or cheap backyard prizes.