If you're new to taking paid surveys online I recommend that you check out Survey Adventure. Survey Adventure is a great resource for beginners because it offers you a huge COMPLETELY FREE database of online survey companies that pay. When first starting out a database such as this can be highly useful. It will save you the time of having to search out all of these sites on your own.
To get started with Survey Adventure here is what you have to do.
1. Register - it's a free membership
2. Fill out the demographics form
3. Select any promotional offers you may be interested in.
4. After that you will receive an email, you will need to make sure to click on the link inside of the email to activate your account. Once your account is activated you will have access to their database which contains over 450 paying survey companies. Sign up for as many as these companies as you'd like.