The paid survey has been around forever,it was one of the first things I saw in the 90's as a way to make money from home. They where alright back then, the surveys took some time as internet speed was slow as and you got paid. My first payment was $35 it took me 2 weeks to get it and about 4 hours of actual work. Fastforward to 2011 and paid surveys are everywhere. There are hundreds of companies that will 'pay' you for your opinion. Now let's define 'PAY' Very few sites pay in actual cash. You get points or something similar that you can exchange for products or vouchers. very few pay you in cash per survey. The sites that pay cash are hard to find and harder to get into. The real money is in companies conducting surveys for market research or even focus groups for themselves. What I mean is that most paid survey companies collect the data and then sell it. rather than sell their services and collect specific data for a particular companies product. They do not have the cash to pay you upfront. If paid surveys is your goal then hook up with a legitimate survey company that does contract work on behalf of large business. I found that companies that do mystery shopping often also offer this type of service. twice I have used mystery shopping companies to get at the paid survey that pays real money the moment you finish it. The surveys are quite in depth and often require a purchase that is refunded at payout time. To be honest it is sometime more product test than survey. If you keep joining different companies you will have loads of points in your account and very little cash. Either look outside the Box or buy a membership to a proper survey company. The fee is to show your keeness and to weed out useless survey takers. You will never make a full time living from free to join survey sites the pay would be less than minimum wage and your brain would shrink from lack of use. Hope this rant has helped the Newer people from wasting too much time. If your serious then do research and be prepared to spend the next 12 months establishing a reputation. Then you will get the good stuff. Take Care ODA P.S This just my opinion.