ySense (aka ClixSense) is one of the big names when it comes to survey sites and online reward portals.
But is ySense/ClixSense a scam or is it a legit opportunity to make some extra money online?
I am myself a long-term member of the platform and have tested it thoroughly and I am still using it daily.
This 2020 ySense/ClixSense review will give you all the details you need to know to decide whether it is worth it for you or not.
My review is a bit long as the platform offers many things, and I want to cover as much as possible to give you all the info you need to make a decision about joining or not. But if you are the impatient type, you can just scroll down to the conclusion:-)
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What is ySense, and what opportunities does the site offer?
So let’s start with the name – the platform used to be called ClixSense.
ClixSense was started in 2007. Initially, it was started as a PTC site (paid to click) and was mainly been seen as a PTC site for many years. Personally, I was not a big fan of the PTC side of ClixSense, and therefore mainly focused on other opportunities on the site.
In the middle of 2017, ClixSense made some big changes. This included getting rid of the PTC side, as that kind of business has a bad reputation and ClixSense, therefore, decided to move forward without that aspect.
Personally, it is a choice I was very happy about, as it was not a great opportunity anyways, and I think it shows a lot about how serious ClixSense is about developing the platform and keep moving forward.
Then in August 2019, they made some more big changes – they rebranded themselves with a new name and was moved to a new domain (ysense.com). So the platform is now called ySense.
Most of the options are the same but there has been some great updates and ySense has continually rolled out new improvement since they took the new name.
If you were a member of ClixSense, you will automatically then now have an account on ySense and all your earnings etc. will have been moved automatically as well.
Let me just reveal right away that ySense is a real way to earn and it is safe – I have been paid by it many times myself (you can see payment proof in the video later in this review).
But that does not mean it is necessarily the right option for you. So let’s look into what the opportunities ySense now offers so you can find out if you should join or not:
Option 1 – ySense surveys:
ClixSense was mainly known as a survey site and so is ySense.com, and it usually gives plenty of daily opportunities for doing paid surveys.
Be aware that you will probably not qualify for all the surveys that are available. I mention this, as I know how frustrating it can be to click on available surveys and then not qualify.
Depending on where you are from, your age, etc. it will be different how many of the surveys you can participate in. This goes for all survey sites, so it is not just on ySense you will not qualify for all surveys.
So if you click surveys, and they are not available just be patient and keep clicking – it takes a short time to check if they are available, and there will in most cases be many available ones, and usually, they are pretty well paid in relation to the time spent compared to other survey sites.
After a while, you will also figure out what kind of surveys you usually qualify for, and then you can just ignore the others not to waste your time – That is what I do.
Also, be aware that in addition to the surveys you can see, there is also a section right below the surveys where you can see the survey routers ySense has a cooperation with.
This means you can click here and scan for additional available surveys – this can be a great way to find extra opportunities even though it can sometimes take a bit of patience to find the surveys you qualify for in that section.
Option 2 – Paid offers:
ySense has a whole section with paid offers. Through this, you will get access to a big number of different offers offered by ySense’s partners.
Many of the offer walls on ySense are the same as when it was ClixSense but there has also been some removed that were not so good and new ones have been introduced. They also mention on the website that they will continuously introduce new offers.
Offers can, for example, be to try new products or services, download apps, play games, sign up for websites, watch videos, sign up for free contests, and more. Compared to similar sites, ySense gives you access to many offer walls and also access to some of the best offer walls that exist.
Before you take an offer, you can see what the conditions are, and how much the reward will be. Offers can be a great way to boost your earnings. Some of them give small rewards, but there are also some that give really high rewards, so it is worth checking out the different offers regularly.
Just make sure to read all the conditions for the offers you are interested, before taking them, so you know exactly what you have to do to get your reward. Some offers have great conditions and are very easy to take, and others are in my opinion not worth taking. So make sure you know what the conditions are.
Option 3 – Micro online tasks:
You can do small online tasks through what is called Figure Eight (previously CrowdFlower).
The tasks can, for example, be to check a website for certain info, categorize some product names, and all kinds of small easy online jobs. They are called micro jobs because they usually are fast to do.
In the beginning, these tasks do not give very high rewards, but they can definitely still be worth doing. First of all, they usually take very little time. If they take longer, they will also pay better. Also, as you do more, you will gain more trust, get more opportunities, and get higher paying tasks.
In addition to the rewards you get for the tasks, ySense has a weekly task contest that you are automatically participating in when doing tasks. This is the same rules and conditions as when it was called ClixSense and this is what makes it one of the best platforms to take these tasks.
This is a great added bonus of taking Figure Eight tasks on ySense compared to many other sites that offer this. Every week, the top 10 tasks earners will get an extra bonus, which in total is $100. So there can be a nice extra bonus if you end up in the top 10. Further, you will get a $5 bonus every time you have completed tasks worth $50.
These bonuses, as mentioned, make ySense the best platform to take these tasks through in my opinion.
One of the really great things about the tasks is also that they are often available to people from many different countries. Some countries might have limited access to surveys and offers, but they might then have good opportunities to do tasks.
Option 4 – Invite friends to join:
You can also earn money by inviting other people to ySense.
As a start, ySense will pay you 20% commission of whatever the people you refer earn. If you have more than 100 referrals that have been active within the last 30 days, you will get 25%, and if you have more than 200, you will get 30% commission.
The commission will NOT affect what the person you refer earn, as the bonus will be paid by ySense to thank you for inviting somebody else.
Option 5 – ySense Watch (watch videos)
The newest addition to the earning opportunities is ySense Watch. This is a section where you can earn simply by watching videos.
You just simply choose your preferred video topic/channel and there are are relevant topics almost no matter your preferences.
You will then be taken to content within that category and have to stay and watch a video for a certain amount of time. There will be a timer that tells you when you can move on to the next video.
You have to watch several videos to get your reward and you can all the time follow how many you have left before you will get paid. Usually it will be 7-10 videos.
Usually, this will pay you $0.02-$0.03. So it is not huge earnings but it is still quite good compared to many other sites that offer videos as an earning option. And the good thing about this option is that you can always find a way to earn even though it is not a lot you can earn – but at least it is entertaining at the same time.
Just be aware that currently, this option is only available in the US. ySense is working on making this option available in more countries asap but if you cannot find ySense Watch when you login, it is simply because it is not available in your country yet.
Option 6 – Play games:
I just wanted to include this section in case you used to be a member when the platform was called ClixSense. At that time, it had a big section with online games you can play. You could find games in almost any gaming category whether you like playing arcade, shooting, adventure, sports, and more.
It is important to know that you did NOT earn by playing these games on ClixSense. It was purely for entertainment purposes.
However, when it rebranded as ySense, this section was removed and wanted to mention it here in case you used to be a member and was wondering where that section is.
But since you could not earn by playing these games, it will not affect your earning opportunities. It instead shows that a part of rebranding as ySense has been to focus more on the best earning opportunities which are great for us as members.
Option 7 – Activity bonus:
ySense offers a great extra earning possibility that puts it apart from many other survey sites. If you have a certain activity every day, you will get an extra bonus called Daily Checklist Bonus. I will go into the details about this below, as it is a big topic and needs its own section.
It is free to sign up and participate in all the offers ySense has.
What is the Daily Checklist Bonus?
As mentioned above, ySense has something called a daily checklist bonus that can be a great way to earn some extra money. It also had this when it was called ClixSense and the conditions are the same and it is still a great way to earn a bit extra.
When you first join, it might seem a bit confusing, but it is actually pretty simple. But to make it easier for you, and so you will know from the beginning, I will now explain how it works and how much extra it can make you.
In short, it is a bonus where you can make up to 16% of your earnings, and it will be added to your account at the end of each day if you qualify for the bonus that day.
It is not that difficult to qualify. On your personal account page, you can all the time see how close you are to getting the bonus that specific day (see picture above). To get the bonus you have the following 3 options:
- 1.) Take 2 offers or surveys:
As not everyone has the same opportunities to do surveys or offer, you can combine these to qualify for the checklist bonus. So the first way to qualify for the bonus is to simply take 2 offers or surveys (or one of each).
- 2.) Do 10 tasks:
Another way to get the daily checklist bonus is to take 10 Figure Eight tasks. This might sound like a lot, but as mentioned above these tasks are usually very quick to do.
- 3.) Combine tasks and surveys/offers:
The last option you have to get the daily bonus is to combine the two options above. So you can also get the bonus by taking 5 tasks + 1 survey or offer.
If you fulfill one of the options above, you will earn the daily checklist bonus and get 12% into your account at the end of the day.
You further have the chance to add extra to this bonus. You can earn an earn an extra 2% by installing the ySense addon, which is an extension for your browser.
This used to only be available for Chrome when it was ClixSense, but now it is available for Chrome, Firefox, and Edge, which is a great expansion, in my opinion.
It is an add-on that will give you notifications when there are new surveys, new tasks, etc. You need to have it actively running for 1 hour on a day where you also qualify for the checklist bonus, and then you will get 2% extra.
The browser extension does not only help you get the bonus. It is also a great way to keep updated about new opportunities posted on ySense without having to log in often.
Finally, you can earn 2% by getting an activity bonus by completing the checklist bonus 3 days in a row. Be aware that if you fail to qualify for the checklist on a day, the activity bonus will be reset (see picture below for an overview).
So by having a certain activity on ySense, you have the chance to get an extra 16% into your account. On any day where you meet the requirements for the bonus, it will be transferred into your account at the end of the same day.
This is a really nice extra bonus and not something many survey sites offer.
How do you get paid?
Every time you do a survey, take a task, take an offer or anything else on ySense, you will earn dollars.
The payout methods is one of the biggest changes after ySense was rebranded from ClixSense. You used to be able to get your money paid out through Payoneer, Skrill, Dwolla, Tangocard or check.
One of the big changes when it was launched as ySense is that it now introduced payouts via PayPal. This is the preferred payout method for many on survey and Get-Paid-To sites (myself included) so great they have made this possible.
And the payout threshold for PayPal is fairly low as you only need to earn $10 to cashout through PayPal. And it will still take too long to get to this on ySense.
ySense has however also introduced payout methods with a lower threshold than it used to have as ClixSense. You can now get Amazon gift cards already when you have earned $5.
In addition to this, you can also get your earnings out via Payoneer and Skrill which are also both great ways to get your earnings in cash. So there are some really great reward options, in my opinion.
When you have participated in a survey, you will usually be able to see the reward on your ySense account right away. Some surveys (the ones that give an extra high reward), have to be approved before you get the money into your account. These surveys are marked with a little red flag, so they are easy to recognize.
When you use some of the other opportunities on ySense, like for example getting paid for downloading an app, you earn dollars as well so it will be easy to see exactly what you get for each offer.
When it was called ClixSense you used to earn Clixcents for the offers. So this is another example where ySense is now more user-friendly.
Often it takes 5-15 minutes before you can see these rewards in your account.
Once you have requested a payout from your ySense account, it takes 4-5 days before the money is on your chosen account.
Can you use ySense on a mobile phone?
Yes, you can easily use ySense on your mobile phone or tablet as you could with ClixSense.
There is no official ySense app you can download, but the website is optimized for mobile and is very easy to use.
There are a few surveys or offers you cannot do on your phone, but you can see this indicated with a little icon next to the survey when you are logged into ySense on your phone. Most surveys can, however, be taking on the phone or tablet.
Personally, I think this is a great way to earn a bit extra when I am on the go. For example when waiting in line, waiting for the bus, sitting on the train, etc.
How much time does it take to make money?
How much time you have to spend to make money on ySense depends on how many of the opportunities you wish to use, as there are many.
In general, the rewards for surveys are pretty good in relation to the time spent, so they are definitely worth participating in. But there are also a lot of other opportunities.
Some of the offers give really high rewards, and the tasks can also give some nice extra money – especially if you end up being one of the top earners and get a part of the weekly prize money.
By being a bit active, you can also fairly easily qualify for the daily checklist bonus and earn up to 16% extra which is a really great bonus.
So ySense is one of the survey sites that have good earning potential.
As, with all other survey sites, it is however important to remember that it will not make you a full-time income. If you expect this, you will probably be disappointed and not participate actively on ySense, and thereby also not have success with it.
In which countries is ySense available?
One of the great things about ySense is that it is available worldwide as ClixSense also was. The opportunities on ySense will, however, vary depending on the country you live in.
But if you do not have many surveys or offers, you might have great access to tasks, so there are good chances for many countries, and it is one of the survey sites that gives fairly good opportunities to the broadest range of countries out all of the sites I have tested.
Be aware that you cannot take surveys from another country than where you signed up, so you cannot use ySense to take surveys while traveling.
You have to be 16 years old to be able to sign up for ySense.
How do you use ySense?
ySense has a lot of possibilities. It is still a site that is fairly easy to navigate on and use but in the beginning, it can be a bit confusing when you first log in.
I have therefore made a short video walkthrough below that will show you how you use ySense and how you make money there, to help you get started easily:
Bonus advise and tips
Above you can see how to use ySense. I just also want to add a few extra tips to help you make the most out of the platform:
Bonus tip 1 – Find surveys even though there are none available:
Even though it might look like there are no available surveys, there might be anyway.
When you click “surveys” there are some boxes/logos you can click on to get access to survey routers. Sometimes this will give you the opportunity to take a survey even though it is not indicated.
So just click them and check – I have often been able to take a survey like this. Depending on where in the world you are, it varies which boxes will give you an opportunity. Try it out, and after a while, you will know which ones are worth clicking for you.
Also, some of the offer walls have surveys you can take, so make sure to also check them for extra survey opportunities.
Bonus tip 2 – Do not give up, if some of the surveys are not available to you:
Depending on your age, where you live, etc. there will be some surveys that you will not be able to take after you have clicked an available súrvey. This can be frustrating, and sometimes you have to click several surveys before you find one you can participate in.
But there are many available surveys, so do not give up when you run into one (or several) surveys that you cannot participate in. Over time, you will also get to know which kinds of surveys you usually qualify for, and then just click them and ignore the others.
Bonus tip 3 – Visit the site often:
New surveys and tasks will appear and disappear throughout the day, so visit the site several times during the day, if you have the time.
Alternatively, you can install the ySense Addon for your browser. It is a great way to keep updated about new opportunities without having to log in often.
Bonus tip 4 – Less activity on weekends:
Be aware that on weekends there is often less activity on ySense. My experience tells me that there are mostly very few surveys on the weekends, so do not get discouraged if you join in a weekend and do not find many opportunities.
There are opportunities at the weekends but just not as many.
Can you get support?
How good support a site or service offer always says a lot about it.
I have several times been in contact with both ClixSense’s and ySense’s support, and I have always gotten a fairly quick and useful reply.
When you send a message to their support, you will see they say it can take up to 10 business days to get a reply. This is quite slow, but luckily it will likely not always take this long. When I have been in contact with them, I have usually received a reply faster but in some cases, it can take a bit of patience which is something I hope they will also improve as they keep improving the platform.
Also, whenever there are any updates, changes, special offers or anything like that, you will see a message about this when you log in.
ySense also has a forum where you can get answers to a lot of questions from both other members and ySense staff. There are even forums in many different languages, so you can communicate with staff and other members in many other languages than English.
So ySense has good support and is good at keeping members updated, which is something I really appreciate, and some survey sites could definitely learn from this.
I have tested many online paid survey sites, and ySense is definitely not a scam, and it gives good opportunities to make some extra cash in a legit way. I know from personal experience that is legit as I have been paid by it many times myself.
But let’s finish this review by summing up the pros and cons, so you can get a better overview before deciding if it is for you:
- Many daily opportunities
- Good opportunities in a wide range of countries
- Nice extra bonus, if you have daily activity
- Good rewards in relation to time spent
- You get paid in cash
- Many payout methods to choose from
- Often you have to click on several surveys to find one you qualify for
- Not all countries have many opportunities
- Sometimes the support is a bit slow
Overall, ClixSense used to be one of the survey sites I have personally had the most success with. Now after it has been rebranded as ySense, they have made it even more user-friendly and it seems they will keep developing the platform with new opportunities which is great for us as members.
It is definitely a legit site where you can make some extra money, and in my experience definitely worth it and therefore it is also one of my top recommendations.
How do you join ySense?
It is very easy and fast to sign up. Just click the button below. This will take you to the ySense website, where you have to fill out a small registration, and then you can start earning.
The first time you log in, you have to fill out a little info about yourself, which only takes a few minutes. It is, of course, free to join.
If you have any comments, questions, have any experiences with ySense (or ClixSense) yourself, I would love to hear from you in a comment below.
- Money/time ratio
ySense is one of my favorite survey sites and one of the sites I have had a lot of success with – already when it was called ClixSense I had really good results with it.
It can take a bit of patience at times to find the surveys you qualify for, but it offers several good ways to earn money, it has good opportunities for many countries and some great extra bonuses.
Overall definitely a site I recommend.