I don't know about you, but I've signed up for several different programs offering compensation for your time in viewing ads or doing surveys. Some are points-based, like Ipsos I-Say, and take forever to build up. Some are cash-based, like Inbox Dollars, and pay very little and require a minimum balance before payout.
Now let me tell you about a program that REALLY TRULY HONESTLY takes very little time and pays out promptly. I discovered YouData at BeCentsAble. Create an account in under a minute for FREE and immediately start viewing ads. After 5 minutes or less, you've made a buck or two. Much better than a survey that takes you 20 minutes and pays you 50 cents--or even worse, a survey that you spend 5 minutes on only to discover that you don't qualify and you get ZIP!
They pay via Paypal, so you will need a Paypal account set up. However, there are no tax papers to fiddle with. They pay every Friday night like clockwork, no matter what your balance is. I made $7.51 my first week and that only included three days and about 15 mintues.
You will not make a million like this, but it is a great way to make a little on the side.
Speaking of "on the side", I have a YouData Adget on the right side of my page where you can log in to view your ads anytime, after setting up your account. You can designate some funds to stay at this site, or gobble it all up for yourself. Either way, you should definitely check it out!