Swagbucks is one of the EASIEST ways to make money online and it is totally free with NO credit card required. Nothing is needed except your name and email address to get started.
You accumulate Swagbucks for doing a variety of things including surveys, polls, offers, trading in items, and using their search engine. I make ALL my money just by using their search engine every day instead of Google and for that I am rewarded with random amounts of Swagbucks which add up nicely over time.
I then trade in my accumulated Swagbucks for cash and gift cards. Take a look at the short video I found on Youtube by some random dude proving how awesome it is!
The key is that you can make real money (or gift cards and other prizes if you choose) and it is all totally free. Some prizes you earn will be sent through the U.S. mail and some gift cards will be online codes that you get via email and redeem online (like iTunes).