ClixSense Review 2017: Is It Legit Or Scam?
ClixSense is a website that claims to pay you for completing surveys, offers, and simple tasks. It is very popular in countries like India, Phillippines, Indonesia, Brazil, Singapore, Malaysia, US, France, Poland, Romania, Germany, Venezuela, Nigeria, Kenya, and UAE.
However, most people are confused if ClixSense is a scam or is it legitimate. Therefore, I thought of writing this ClixSense Review to clear your doubts.
So without beating around the bush, let us start with our ClixSense review.
What is ClixSense?
ClixSense is a “Get Paid To” (GPT) website which was founded in February 2007
It started as a Paid to Click website but over the course of time, ClixSense added new ways of making money like Crowdflower tasks, ClixSense offers and paid surveys which soon became very popular among its users.
On 17 July 2017, ClixSense changed its business model to discontinue their core business, PTC ads to concentrate on surveys, tasks and offers.
Is ClixSense Legitimate?
ClixSense is definitely a legitimate website. It has been paying its members regularly since 2007. I am personally using ClixSense since October 2015, and I never had any issues with them.
Proofs Of Payment
I am sure the you next question will be:
Do you have ClixSense Payment Proof?
The answer is yes, I have ClixSense Payment proofs from PayPal as well as Payoneer. Below is the screenshot of my latest payment from Payoneer.
Can You Get Rich With ClixSense?
No, you cannot get rich with ClixSense. ClixSense is a good alternative if you want to earn additional income over regular income. It is also good for students to earn pocket money and for home making moms to utilize their free time efficiently.
However, there are certain exceptions. Some people are making enough money to make a living from ClixSense. But as I said, they are exceptions.
How they are making so much money, we will discuss in the later part.
Below is the screenshot of my ClixSense Dashboard which shows my earnings for the current month, current year, previous month and previous year. That will give you some idea about the kind of income you can expect with ClixSense.
Note: I took the screenshot on 20th July 2017. So the earnings of current month are for 20 days only. Similarly, earnings of the current year are for six months and 20 days.
Are There Any Charges For Registering With ClixSense?
No, ClixSense is absolutely free. You do not have to pay a single dime for registering or making money with ClixSense.
If you have not yet registered with ClixSense, you can register using the below download button. Make sure to verify your email address after registering.
Note: After registering with ClixSense, make sure to install official ClixAddon for your browser. This simple browser extension will notify you whenever a new survey or task is available for you to complete.
Now that we know ClixSense is legitimate, let us find out various ways you can make money with it along with various ClixSense FAQ's that people have.
Various Ways Of Making Money With ClixSense
Below are the various ways for you to make money with ClixSense
- Taking surveys
- Completing Crowdflower tasks
- Completing ClixSense offers
- ClixSense Daily Bonus
- Referring others to ClixSense
Let us understand each method of making money in detail.
1. Earn With Surveys
Surveys are an excellent way to make money quickly. You need zero skills to complete surveys.
However, availability of survey depends upon your geographic location as well as your demographics. Surveys are available in abundance for Tier 1 countries.
The Tier 1 country includes Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.
Even people from developing countries like India get a lot of surveys. Below is the screenshot showing the number of surveys available to me at the time of writing this review.
The pay rate for a survey can vary considerably. Folks from Tier 1 countries can earn in the range of $0.8 to $5 for each survey.
The pay rates are lower for developing countries like India, Phillippines, Pakistan, and other countries not included in Tier 1. People from these countries get surveys which usually earn them $0.3 to $2.5 per survey.
1.1. How To Get More Surveys?
To ensure you get more surveys targeted for your country and demographics, you must fill up your survey profile. You can find the option for filling up your survey profile on the upper left corner of your survey page as shown in the image below.
You can find the option for filling up your survey profile on the top left corner of your survey page as shown in the image below.
1.2. Is It Safe To Share Personal Details With Survey Companies?
Most survey companies will ask you for more information like Age, Gender, Your Income, Details about your family, etc. It is safe to share such details as the companies will use this data only for statistics purpose.
So as long as you are not sharing sensitive data like Credit Card Number, Bank Details, Contact Number or Email Id, it is totally safe.
1.3. Reason For Disqualification While Completing Surveys
As I said earlier, most surveys are targeted for a specific audience depending upon the geographic location and demographics.
Apart from this, there are various other factors that decide whether or not you are eligible for a survey. These factors include your qualification, your work status, your job profile, the number of people in your family, the technology you use to connect to the internet, the gadgets you own, etc. among others.
Usually, the first few questions of the survey will decide whether or not you are eligible for taking the survey.
If you have correctly filled up your survey profile, it will minimize the chances of you getting irrelevant surveys.
1.4. Time Taken For Your Account To Be Credited
You will receive the earnings for most of the surveys almost immediately in your ClixSense Account. Some surveys will take up to 5 minutes before you can see the earnings in your account.
However, there are few surveys which pay you only after 30 days. These surveys are marked with a Red Flag in front of them as shown in the image below
1.5. What To Do If You Do Not Receive Your Survey Earnings
If the survey is not marked with a red flag and you did not receive your earnings, you can check the status of a survey by clicking on History and support option at the top left corner of the surveys page as shown in the screenshot below.
This will open the following screen where you can see the status of various surveys along with other details.
Below is the explanation for each of the survey status
Completed: You have successfully completed the survey, and you will get paid for the same.
Screened Out: You were not eligible to complete the survey as you did not match the requirements for the same. For this option, you will also see the time you spent with answering the questions before you were screened out.
Unavailable: The survey was closed before you could complete it.
Quota Full: The survey reached the required number of participants before you complete the survey.
Started: You started the survey, but either you did not complete the survey, or due to some error you were not redirected to the ClixSense success page.
In most cases, if you complete the survey and do not get your earnings, the survey will be marked as "Started." If that is the case, you can click on the survey in question which will open up the following dialogue box
Clicking on "Click Here For Help" will allow you to raise your query with the customer support.
Note: You must always make sure to take a screenshot of your ClixSense Success page that you see after completing the survey. Uploading that screenshot while raising a support ticket will ensure you get paid for the survey in question.
1.6. Reason For Reversal Of Earnings
Most surveys companies use quality check questions and/or analyze your answers for uniformity. If the survey companies find out that you have either lied or selected random options, your earnings for the survey will be reversed.
You may also be banned by the survey company from taking new surveys with them. In the worst case, ClixSense will ban you if you are a regular offender.
It is, therefore, recommended that you be honest with your replies while taking the survey even if it means you qualify for fewer surveys.
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2. Earn With ClixSense Tasks
If you are not from Tier 1 country, ClixSense tasks are the best way for you to make money. Tasks at ClixSense at provided by a third party company, CrowdFlower.
You will be required to complete simple tasks like finding information on the internet, classifying products, judging the sentiments of the tweet, etc.
2.1 Do I need Skills For Completing CrowdFlower Tasks?
CrowdFlower tasks are not as easy as surveys. However, you do not require any special skills to complete these tasks.
To complete CrowdFlower tasks, you just need the basic internet skills along with an ability to follow the instructions mentioned for completing each task.
2.2 How Do I Complete The Tasks?
To complete the tasks, select the "Complete Tasks" under the "Tasks" section of the ClixSense menu.
You will now see a list of all the tasks available to you along with the level required to complete the task, Pay per task, the number of tasks available and the user rating for that task.
Click on the task you find to be interesting or the one that pays well.
You will now be taken to CrowdFlower registration page which is a 3rd party solution which provides the tasks to ClixSense. Enter your credentials to sign up with CrowdFlower and login to your account.
Once you sign-in, you will now be taken to the task page.
You will be provided with a set of instructions that you will help you understand what exactly you have to do. Each task page may contain multiple questions which you need to answer for completing the task
However, before you start completing your tasks, it is important to know various modes whiles completing ClixSense Tasks.
2.3. Different modes In ClixSense Tasks
Below are the three modes you will encounter while completing tasks.
a. Test Mode
Almost all the tasks contain test questions to check whether or not you have desired skills to complete the task. When you open a task, you will first enter the Test Mode.
To pass the test mode, you will have to complete the task with some degree of accuracy which will be specified on the top bar as shown in the screenshot below.
The above task contains 10 questions, and you have to answer 7 questions correctly, that is, maintain minimum 70% accuracy level to move to the next mode, that is "Work mode."
If you fail to answer 7 questions correctly, you will enter the "Expelled Mode."
The accuracy required to clear the test mode will be different for each task.
Note: You do not get paid for completing the task in the test mode.
b. Work Mode
Once you clear Test Mode, you will enter the work mode and start making money for each task that you complete in this mode.
However, in the work mode, you will get one random test question. If you get this question wrong, your overall accuracy will be affected.
Suppose you answer 7 out of 10 questions correctly in the task as mentioned earlier. Since your accuracy is 70%, you will enter the Work Mode.
But, if you fail to answer the test question in the work mode correctly, you will now have 7 out of 11 test questions correctly. Your accuracy will now be 66.66% which is less than the desired accuracy of 70%.
Your accuracy will now be 66.66% which is less than the desired accuracy of 70%. So you will enter the expelled mode.
c. Expelled Mode
As the name suggests, in the expelled mode you will be barred from completing the particular task. You can, however, complete other tasks.
2.4. What Are Different Levels In CrowdFlower Tasks
CrowdFlower has a level system to bifurcate people completing the task as per their skills. This is to make sure employers have the choice of filtering less skilled people by restricting the tasks to a higher level task workers.
If you regularly complete the tasks with good accuracy, CrowdFlowe will promote you to higher levels.
Level 0: If you are just starting with CrowdFlower tasks, you will be placed at Level 0. There are very few tasks available at this level.
So you must complete all the tasks available to you irrespective of whether they pay well or not. This will make sure you quickly move to Level 1 or above.
To Level up, you must answer at least 100 questions and complete 10 different tasks. Your overall accuracy will decide the level you are promoted to.
Level 1: Minimum 70% accuracy level needed
Level 2: Minimum 80% accuracy level needed
Level 3: Minimum 85% accuracy level needed.
You can check the number of questions you answered and you overall accuracy level by navigating to your CrowdFlower Dashboard.
Note: I took the screenshot on 20th July 2017. So the earnings of current month are for 20 days only. Similarly, earnings of the current year are for six months and 20 days.
2.5. How Much Can I Earn With CrowdFlower Tasks?
The amount of money you can earn with CrowdFlower tasks depend on various factors. Some tasks can be completed very quickly while others take too much of time to complete for the same pay rate.
However, you can usually earn between $1 to $3 per hour with CrowdFlower tasks. Add to it, you get a $5 bonus for every $50 you make with CrowdFlower Tasks.
At Level 1 and above you will have enough tasks to keep you busy the whole day. So the earning potential is only limited by the time you can devote to complete the tasks.
There are many people who regularly complete over 4000 tasks in a month. You can check the list of Top Workers at ClixSense at the bottom of your Tasks Page.
2.6. What Is ClixSense Tasks Weekly Contest?
The ClixSense tasks weekly contest is a simple contest that runs from Monday to Sunday and rewards the top 10 tasks workers of the week. The prizes totaling to $100 are distributed as follows
4th and 5th
6th to 10th
The top contestants for the current weekly contest, as well as the past winners, are shown on the bottom of the Tasks page. The winners are paid instantly just a few minutes past midnight of every Sunday.
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3. ClixSense Offers
ClixSense also allows you to make money by completing offers from various partner websites like Persona.ly, TrialPay, TokenAds, OfferTorro, and AdScend among others.
The various types of offers include
Surveys - These surveys are different from regular surveys. However, like regular surveys, these surveys target specific audience so you may or may not qualify for the surveys you attempt.
Shopping - The shopping offers require you to make a purchase from an online retailer. They are more like cash back offers. I generally do not recommend using these offers unless you need to buy the product
Signups - These type of offers will require you to signup for various websites.
Free - This category clubs all the offers from the above categories that are free.
For completing each offer, you will earn ClixCents. You can directly convert ClixSents to cash. 100 ClixCents is equivalent to 1 USD.
4. ClixSense Daily Checklist Bonus
You can earn up to 16% daily bonus at ClixSense. So if your total earnings from Surveys, Tasks, and Offers is $1, you can earn up to $0.16 bonus.
The daily bonus consists of the following components
a. Daily Checklist
You can earn 14% bonus by completing the daily checklist. For availing the daily checklist bonus, you have to complete the following
- Visit the forum at least once.
- Do any one of the following
- Complete at least 2 surveys/offers OR
- Complete at least 10 tasks OR
- Complete 1 survey/offer and 5 tasks.
b. ClixAddon Bonus
You can earn an additional bonus of 1% by installing the ClixAddon and running it for at least one hour. For more information on ClixAddon, you can refer the ClixAddon section of this guide.
c. Activity Bonus
To earn the Activity bonus of 1%, you have to complete the daily checklist for 3 consecutive days. You will continue to receive the bonus for as long as you are able to complete the daily checklist without any gap.
If you fail to complete the daily checklist for one day, the activity bonus will be reset.You will then have to complete the daily checklist again for 3 days before you can receive the bonus again. The following table explains daily checklist in a better way.
Was The Checklist Completed?
Activity Bonus Awarded?
You may not get enough surveys, tasks and offers each day to complete the daily checklist.
To make sure that you are able to complete the daily checklist regularly, make sure you do not complete all the available ClixSense offers in a single day.
Rather save these offers to complete on days when you are not able to complete surveys and tasks for completing the daily checklist.
5. Earn Money Through ClixSense Affiliate Program
ClixSense has an affiliate program wherein you can earn money by referring others to use ClixSense. This is the best and also the toughest way to make money with ClixSense.
5.1. How Much Can I Earn With ClixSense Affiliate Program?
ClixSense does not restrict the amount you can earn with ClixSense Affiliate program. More the number of active referrals you have more will be your earnings.
The referral commission you can earn is divided into 2 categories
a. One Time Signup Commissions
ClixSense pays you a fixed commission whenever a person signs up to ClixSense and performs at least 3 actions on 3 different days.
To avoid misuse, ClixSense does not reveal any further details about the exact actions that your referral performs for you to be eligible to receive the signup commission. Even if you are eligible to receive the commission, you will receive it only after 10 days from the signup date.
If your referral is from Tier 1 nation, you will earn $0.3 as signup commission. The amount is $0.1 if your referral is from a country not listed in the list of Tier 1 countries.
You also receive an additional one-time commission of $2 as soon as your referrals earn $5 through surveys, tasks, and offers.
b. Activity Commission
You earn a commission of 20% whenever your referral completes a survey, a task or a ClixSense offer. The activity commission does not include any commissions, bonuses, and prizes.
So if your referral from Tier 1 country earns $5 with surveys, tasks, and offers, you will earn $0.3 signup bonus + $2 signup bonus + 20% of $5 = $3.3
5.2. How Does ClixSense Track My Referrals?
For each member, ClixSense provides a unique affiliate link. You can find the affiliate link in the "My Affiliate Details" section of your ClixSense Dashboard as shown in the screenshot below.You can also use the shrink link option to shorten your affiliate link which is easy to remember and share.
5.3. How To Get ClixSense Referrals?
Getting new referrals for ClixSense does seem to be very easy, but it is not the case. The online world is full of scams, and when you promote ClixSense, most people will think of you as a scammer.
Unless you have a large number of friends or followers who believe your advice, this is not going to be an easy task. Having said that, nothing is impossible in this world.
So if you have the ability to win the trust of people, you can go ahead and promote ClixSense. After all, it does not cost you to promote it.
a. Who Should You Promote ClixSense To?
You can promote to ClixSense to anyone and everyone. However, not everyone has the time to complete surveys and tasks.
You can get better results by promoting ClixSense to
- Students looking to earn pocket money.
- Home-making moms who want to utilize their time efficiently.
- Retired professionals who have lots of free time to kill.
To maximize your earnings, you should try to promote ClixSense to individuals living in Tier 1 nations as they get more number of surveys.
1. Promote To Your Friends
This is the easiest way to promote ClixSense. Your friends know you and trust you. So it is easier for you to convince them to join ClixSense.
Do make sure to cash out your first earnings before you approach a friend. This is because, your friend does trust you, but he may still not trust ClixSense.
2. Create A Blog For Promoting ClixSense
If you have good writing skills, you can create a blog to promote ClixSense. However, getting referrals through a blog may take some time as you will have very few visitors to your blog in the beginning.
However, if you continue to write useful content and use SEO wisely to drive traffic to your blog, you will slowly start getting positive results. If you see the list of Top 50 ClixSense sponsors, most of them are promoting ClixSense through their blog.
You can always start a free blog on Blogger platform by Google. However, you will not be able to rank a free blog on Google search engine. Also, a free blog shows a lack of professionalism and people may not trust someone who is not an expert in the field.
You can start a professional WordPress blog for just $12.18. The price includes Web Hosting and Domain cost for one year.
For more information, you can read my article on How To Start A Blog on my other blog.
3. Promote On Social Media
Social media is a great place to promote your ClixSense affiliate links. You can promote your affiliate links on Twitter as well Facebook. However, promoting on Facebook will get you better results.
For Facebook promotion, I suggest you create a new account. This is because your friends and family may get annoyed if you are aggressively promoting ClixSense.
You can also create a Facebook Page on "Making Money Online" or "Part Time Jobs" and get as many followers to the page as you can. If your page gets popular, you can earn a lot of referrals.
However, the downside of promoting ClixSense on social media is that social media posts are short lived. According to a study by Wiselytics, a Tweet has a half life of just 24 minutes, while it is around 90 minutes for a Facebook post.
So to make sure you get many referrals, you must continuously promote ClixSense on social media which can be very time-consuming.
4. Promote On Quora
For those who do not know, Quora is a "Questions & Answers" website which is very popular among the youth. According to Alexa, it is ranked at the 131st position among all the websites in the world.
The popular answers on Quora get millions of views. This shows the potential of promoting ClixSense on Quora.
To get referrals from Quora, all you need to do is select a popular question and write a useful answer promoting ClixSense.
However, Quora's policy does not allow you to post affiliate links at Quora. Since many users were promoting their ClixSense affiliate link, Quora decided to delete all the answers that link back to ClixSense.
To utilize the traffic from Quora, you will have to divert them to your blog where you can place your affiliate links.
What Is ClixAddon
ClixAddon is a browser extension for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera browsers which notifies you whenever new surveys or tasks are available for you to complete.
Every ClixSense user must install ClixAddon as surveys and tasks have limited slots. Hence, they must be completed as soon as they are available.
Registering With ClixSense
Registering with ClixSense is straightforward. Just click on the sign-up button below and fill up the sign-up form.
After submitting the form, an email with a confirmation link will be sent to the Email Address you provided. You need to click on this link to activate your account.
ClixSense Payment Mode
At ClixSense, you can request to withdraw your earnings once your balance reaches $10. You will receive your payment within 2-5 business days from the date of the withdrawal request.
You can use any of the following payment modes to withdraw your earnings.
Time For Payment
2 To 5 Business Days
2 To 5 Business Days
2 To 5 Business Days
2.9% + ($0.30 - $4.00)
2 To 5 Business Days
Check (US And Canada Only)
$1.00 (First Time Is Free)
On Or Before 10th Each Month
You can choose any Payment Method of your choice depending on what is popular in your country.
I personally use Payoneer as I withdraw my earnings only when my account balance reaches $100. Payoneer charges a flat fee of $2, and so it turns out to be cheaper for me.
If you want to use Payoneer, you can use below link to get $25 bonus once you withdraw $100 to your Payoneer Account.
Does ClixSense Have A Mobile App?
This is one of the most common questions that people have as you can find applications for ClixSense in the Google Play Store. However, all these apps are fake and are created just to promote their referral links
ClixSense does not have any Mobile Application; neither for Android nor for IOS.
Expert Tips For Making Money With ClixSense
Here is the best part of this guide. Based on my experience of two years with ClixSense I have compiled the below tips which you can use to maximize your ClixSense earnings.
1. Tips For Completing Surveys
- Fill up your Survey profile to make sure you get more relevant surveys.
- Do not lie while completing surveys.The survey company may reverse your earnings. In the worst case, if you are a regular offender, ClixSense may ban you.
- Try to complete the surveys as soon as they are made available, most surveys have limited slots.
- Make sure to take a screenshot of ClixSense success page that you get after you complete the survey. In a rare case, if you do not receive your survey earnings, you can use the same as proof.
- You can use free software like Greenshot to take screenshots of your computer's screen.
- If you own a smartphone or a tablet, make sure to open Survey Preferences on the top left side of surveys page and enable surveys for Smartphones and/or Tablets.
2. Tips For Completing CrowdFlower Tasks
- Sort your CrowdFlower tasks by rating. Higher rated tasks are usually easy to complete and pay well for the time taken to complete the task.
- Prefer tasks that pay $0.03 or more to earn money quickly.
- If you are competing for ClixSense weekly tasks contest, choose the tasks that you can complete faster irrespective of the pay rates.
- Try to complete CrowdFlower test questions with 100% accuracy. You can then complete the tasks in the work mode quickly without worrying about your accuracy falling below the minimum accuracy level.
- If possible, choose a task with more than 100 available jobs. If you concentrate on a single task, you can complete it much faster as you will not have to spend time reading the instructions.
3. Tips For Completing ClixSense Offers
- Do not complete all the ClixSense offers at once. Use the offers wisely to make sure you are able to complete daily checklist.
- Do not use shopping offers unless you want to buy the product anyway.
4. Tips For Getting New Referrals
- Let your friends know about ClixSense and show them your payment proof. They will most likely become your referral.
- If you are a good writer, start a blog on making money online and promote ClixSense on it. A blog can provide you a stable source of income.
- If you want to promote ClixSense on Facebook, create a new account for the same to make sure not to annoy your friends and family.
- Prefer Facebook over twitter to promote your affiliate links.
- Do not create multiple accounts by inviting yourself; ClixSense will ban both your accounts as it is against its policy.
5. General Tips For ClixSense
- Do not use a proxy server of any kind. If you are using Data Saver for Chrome, disable it before opening ClixSense as it uses a proxy server. You cannot complete surveys and tasks using the proxy server.
- Install ClixAddon to get instant notifications for surveys and tasks
In this this review, I have shown you with proof that ClixSense is not a scam.
I have also covered all the possible queries that a person may have while using ClixSense. Using this guide will help you save a lot of time as you no longer have to search the internet for your queries about ClixSense.
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