cynthiab09, this is my first payout since I started in March, but there's no real secret to this. I do the daily paid-to-click offer (0.15) missing very, very rarely and as often as possible, I attempt the other 2 daily surveys but those don't *always* qualify. I then look for any free sign-ups that I haven't already done then I will peruse the other offers to see what's left and weigh my options. The other thing is to make referrals. I thought that would be my biggest downfall, but it's not so hard. If you're a social networker use your blog, MySpace, Facebook, LiveJournal, etc and use the banners FC provides for free! It will even show how much you've earned as a somewhat testimonial to the legitimacy of FC! You will likely never be credited for *EVERYTHING* you ever do, so don't be upset if you see something's been rejected or if it just never, ever shows up at all. Use the contests and promotions too - Facebook fan for $1, posting in the forum $3, post pic of payment, etc. The best advice - check in for 5 minutes a day if nothing else, get your $0.15 for the click-thru, post a couple of times over here, look for one other actual offer you can complete quickly. If you have more than 5 mins to spare, try other offers. I've seen alot of other similar sites, but frankly, none have been as great as FC! I believe in it - so I promote it.