Clixsense.com has gone through some major changes recently, coming from one of the top PTC (Paid To Click) sites, with a foothold in many countries, to a complete switch of their business model to a GPT (Get Paid To) site, and in this Clixsense Review 2020, I identify the key changes, but are they heading in the right direction?
This review probably isn’t the first and certainly won’t be the last one you read on your way to trying to find reputable ways to make some extra cash online.
I know we all probably spend far too much time on the Internet especially looking for ways to make some extra cash, but are you looking in the right places? Are survey sites really worth your time and effort?
Some people think they are and some have earned several thousand dollars, but the amount of time and effort that goes into getting there is enormous.
There are literally hundreds, maybe thousands of GPT sites out there. Some good, some ok and some really bad but they all have one thing in common.
They all have various ways (additional activities) for you to earn money from, but are these activities just there to keep you entertained and to stop you from signing out of their website?
- Product: Clixsense.com
- Website: www.clixsense.com
- Price: 100% Free
- Founders: Steve Girsky and John McConnell
- Founded: 2007
- Current owner: Jim Grago
- Based in: US
- Summary: Market research / Surveys and Rewards
- Recommended: NO – Simply because you have to spend far too much time, for very little reward.
Internal Summary and Links
- What is Clixsense About?
- How Much Can I Make with Clixsense?
- How to Get Started with Clixsense
- Other Ways to Maximize Cash with Clixsense
- How Does Clixsense Pay You?
- Clixsense Pros and Cons
- Clixsense Review 2020 – Final thoughts!
What is Clixsense About?
Clixsense.com started its life back in 2007 by Steve Girsky and John McConnell as a PTC (Paid to Click) website where as a member you could earn money by just clicking on advertisements.
Since 2011 Clixsense.com went through a change in ownership to James Grago who at the time was the CTO (Chief Technology Officer).
A few major issues that have taken place in the last few years which have dictated some radical changes in the way they now operate their business.
In August 2016 Clixsense.com’s data was hacked with around 6,000,000 members personal data compromised with account balances set to zero.
In February 2017 PayPal put a hold on Clixsense’s business account stating that they were in breach of PayPal’s user terms and agreement procedures, and as a result, stopped processing all payments, both incoming and out.
The reasoning PayPal gave was based on the number of PTC (Paid To Click) sites that were cropping up all over the Internet, even though Clixsense had been operating that business model since 2007 and with no issues.
In July 2017, they changed from a PTC website and removed the ability to make money from clicking ads, also removing Clixgrid, the 2 membership levels as well as the 8 level affiliate referral program.
Clixsense now operates as a GPT (Get Paid To) site where you the member get paid for taking part in a host of different activities, such as surveys, daily tasks, completing offers, watching videos, playing quizzes etc which I will go into in more detail later on.
What is Clixsense Forcibly doing?
Thought that might grab your attention!
Well, a little strong maybe, but let’s see if I can explain what I mean.
At the beginning as a PTC (Paid To Click) site, and incidentally one of the better ones, members were happy just clicking on ads and earning a little cash, along with advertising their own stuff too.
Since the problems with the data hacking and PayPal pulling the plug many have gone elsewhere. Seriously, who can blame them?
Only time will tell moving to a GPT site if PayPal will renew their relationship with Clixsense.com, but it looks like the new owner is trying extremely hard to revitalize the business and hopefully heading in the right direction.
Major changes to a business model such as Clixsense.com moving from a PTC to a GPT site take many man-hours with software changes that are required and I see that the “online help” documentation is not in-line with those new changes. Something to be aware of!
How Much Can I Make with Clixsense?
In the grand scheme of things that isn’t a great amount considering how many members have been involved.
Like with any business you get involved with and how much money you make, it is all down to the dedication and the amount of time that you put in.
Like a real job where you know just where you stand with the hourly rate and the number of hours worked, with online opportunities it is just impossible to gauge how much you can earn and how long it will take.
The potential to earn a lot of money online is there if you know how and survey sites are just not going to cut it, they really aren’t.
At Clixsense there are too many parameters to take into consideration, such as …
- How often you log in to the website.
- Your demographics.
- Availability of surveys and whether you qualify or not.
- The amount of tasks and offers you need to participate in.
- Referrals and how often they partake in the system.
How to earn at Clixsense
Here I would like to show you the main 2 different ways (there are others) of how to earn money from Clixsense.
As you can see here “Piddles” has been a member since 2007 and managed to accumulate a whopping $11,610.19 by completing tasks and offers that accumulate 67,911. No referrals!
“dsbe” has been a member since 2009 and earned $17,540.42 mainly by introducing referrals.
Both have earned through the 2 main methods Task and Offers along with Referrals, but as you can see to get to that total it has taken a lot of time and effort. Sure, there is money to be made but time spent in the right manner will serve you in the long run. More on that later!
How to Get Started with Clixsense
That’s pretty straightforward, just click here and itshould take around 10 minutes to complete the full registration and remember this is 100% free to join and take part in.
Just enter, your first and last name, a valid email address and a unique user id, and don’t forget to read the terms and click the 2 boxes.
An email will be sent to you to respond to and fully activate your Clixsense.com account.
Then all you have to do is fill in the “surveys profile”, which are your demographics covering 21 questions and you are ready to go. This is important and determines the type and amount of survey’s that are sent out to you.
Don’t forget to download the ClixAddon extension for your browser. A great way to keep abreast of things at the touch of a button.
As of this review, there is currently no app for the mobile phone!
Please note, only one Clixsense account can be registered from the same household!
Other Ways to Maximize Cash with Clixsense
ClixSense Daily Checklist Bonus
Completing the daily checklist will give you a bonus of up to 16% that will be credited to your account at the end of each day. Further details can be found here.
Figure of eight tasks
Earn by completing simple tasks where you can also earn additional bonuses and there are weekly contests for you to participate in also.
Clixsense Cash Offers
- Peanut labs
Here you are met with a whole host of different ways to accumulate “clixcents” (which are converted to dollars) from taking surveys, joining casino sites, offers, through to entering competitions and playing games.
Just bear in mind that most of these offers require you to signup and in many cases, you will be asked to add your credit card details.
Offers usually exist for a period of time so don’t forget to cancel the offer otherwise you could be hit with costs debited to your card. So be careful!
Refer a friend
This is a great way to boost the amount you can make.
Why not refer a friend or family member and reap the benefits and watch your account balance grow. Earn up to 30% recurring commissions on anything your referral makes and that’s for life. They have some great banners and splash pages available for you to promote your campaigns.
Referral signup commission of $0.30 for 1st tier countries and $0.10 for all others and a one-off payment of $2.00 when your referral earns their 1st $5.00.
Continued commissions for life which is 20% of everything your referral earns as a member of Clixsense.
Top Tier Countries
How Does Clixsense Pay You?
There are a number of methods excluding PayPal.
Remember all funds are in US Dollars and therefore will be subject to a currency exchange rate fee.
All electronic payments are processed daily and usually take up to 5 business working days depending on where you are in the queue.
New accounts, which are registered within the last 30 days may be delayed by up to 15 days.
If you require payment by check then you must request your payment before the 5th of every month for the check to be processed before the 10th of the month. Remember that checks are valid for 60 days, and that once received at your bank will take a further few days to clear!
Clixsense Pros and Cons
For a company that was one of the top PTC sites and has been operating for over a decade, I was a little surprised to not find many reviews about them. You can check out Survey Police, Trustpilot and Sitejabber to get some idea for yourself.
Free to join
With so many, work from home opportunities that charge you monthly fees to earn yourself some extra cash, here at Clixsense it is 100% free to join and participate in, so really nothing to lose except your time.
BBB (Better business bureau)
The first port of call for many when checking out an online business’s trustworthiness and Clixsense is currently showing an A- rating
Professional looking website
Coming from a software development background I can see the amount of time and effort not to mention the cost that has gone into the Clixsense website.
Clixsense was once one of the top PTC sites online which has helped to establish the site worldwide, which covers many of the major countries. Just remember to check out which tier your country belongs to.
PayPal has been for a long time the main method for handling finances whilst on the Internet and most people recognize this as their number one choice.
PTC sites have been getting a bad rep and for good reason too so I see a switch from a PTC to GPT site a change in the right direction, and hopefully just a matter of time before PayPal come back.
Disqualified from Surveys
This seems to be the norm with these survey sites, that you click on a survey and start filling it in only to be told a few minutes down the road that you didn’t qualify.
Once I’d registered and set up my demographics I was met with 20+ surveys and I thought great, and I went straight to the highest paying and found 1 by 1 that I wasn’t qualified. I had just filled in 21 questions regarding myself so why were they even listed? 10 surveys selected and 10 I didn’t qualify for!
Very low earning potential
On average for the bigger paying surveys which are around $1.25, and they take about 20 minutes to complete.
$1.25 * 3 = $3.75 an hour
That’s if you manage to qualify for the surveys! As you can see I didn’t and I am from a tier 1 country!
Clixsense Review 2020 – Final Thoughts!
I remember a few years back when Clixsense was a PTC site, I spent many hours trying to earn some extra cash, but the rewards were not worth it for me.
However, would I recommend Clixsense and I have to say NO, but that is simply on a basis that the amount of time it takes to earn some decent money is enormous?
It really all depends on who you talk to and whilst I have come across members that have earned several thousand dollars, the amount of surveys, tasks and offers to get to that point have taken many hours.
If survey and reward sites are what you are looking for, why not check out SwagBucks or Ebates but if you really want to learn how all these sites operate and start earning some real money then check out what I do for a living here.
Are you a member of Clixsense? Are you happy with the changes from a PTC to a GPT site? Thinking of joining?
Tell me what you thought of this review or maybe pass on some love and share with your friends.
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