You can make money by answering e-mails and taking surveys online. Granted, it is time consuming so you'll have to balance that. Also, most companies you sign up for will send you a ton of e-mails. I would recommend that you create a separate e-mail account just for your surveys. This will keep all your e-mails in one place and make it much easier. If you are looking for extra cash, this might just be the thing for you.
1. Swagbucks: This is a different type of site as they offer not only surveys but multiple other methods of earning as well such as finding codes on their blog, twitter, facebook or using the site as a search engine. You can earn points then turn them into $5 Paypal gift cards or regular gift cards to places like Amazon, CVS, etc. I'm sold on this one. I love the multiple options for earning points and I love how easy it really is.
2. Inbox Dollars: This is a true survey site in that you get paid to take surveys but you also will end up with quite a bit of e-mail too. Take my advice above and open a different e-mail account specifically for it. You get a $5 bonus at sign up.
3. Toluna: Similar to Inbox Dollars above but with Toluna, you earn points which are worth $1 and $5 per completed survey. It may not sound like much but it adds up quickly.
4. Nielsen Home Scan: This one is very, very popular but certainly not your typical survey site. Nielsen opens to doors for you to sign up only every once in awhile and right now is that time. If you sign up, you will be sent a scanner. Each time you purchase a product, you scan it with your home scanner. You will earn points towards actual items like electronics and other merchandise for participating. I have never tried this one but I have had many of our readers say they participate.
5. MyPoints: This was actually one of the first websites I started using years ago. I earned enough points one year to pay for all the Christmas gifts we needed to purchase. You can earn points by reading e-mails, answering surveys and also shopping online. It is easy to use and the points can be redeemed for great gift cards too!
These are just a few different types of survey sites to checkout and see which one is the right fit for you. Every person is different and every website is different as well. I'm all about #1 on this list because it is just SO easy and I can do it whenever I want which is perfect for my schedule. I know many of you have tried these, let us know which ones you liked!