Focus groups can pay well. You get paid per survey if you qualify not per hour. Some survey sites pay $1 for a 10 minute survey, sometimes you can get lucky and do a 20 minute survey for $5 it varies a lot. Its best to join as many survey sites as you can, but never pay for list of survey sites. Then see which survey sites work best for you.
Many other survey sites will only pay out after you earn much more, like $50. As with all good survey sites, Opinion Outpost allows you to take your earnings away in vouchers for big firms like Amazon or iTunes, or if you prefer money, to do so through Paypal.
Naturally, these sites also have an incentive to exaggerate how much you'll earn from online paid surveys. What You Can (and Can’t) Earn. If anybody is earning a living from online paid surveys, it's probably the middleman-site owners, not participating consumers.