ClixSense is one of the big names when it comes to survey sites and online reward portals. But is ClixSense a scam or is it a legit opportunity to make some extra money online?
This 2018 ClixSense review will give you all the details you need to know to decide whether it is a site you want to join or not.
I am myself a long-term member of ClixSense and have tested it thoroughly and is still using it daily.
My review is a bit long as ClixSense 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 ClixSense or not. But if you are the impatient type, you can just scroll down to the conclusion:-)
What is ClixSense, and what opportunities does the site offer?
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 think it shows a lot about how serious ClixSense is about developing the platform and keep moving forward.
The opportunities ClixSense now offer are:
ClixSense usually gives plenty of daily opportunities for doing paid surveys. Be aware that you might not be able to participate in 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 be able to participate anyway. Depending on where you are from, your age, etc. it will be different how many of the surveys you can participate in.
So if you click surveys, and they are not available, 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.
ClixSense has a whole section with paid offers. Through this, you will get access to a big number of different offers offered by ClixSense’s partners. Offers can for example be to try new products or services, download apps, play games, sign up for websites, watch videos and more.
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 be sure you know what the conditions are.
These are small online tasks you can do through CrowdFlower. Even though they do not give the biggest rewards, it can be worth doing them. 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 and get more opportunities.
In addition to the rewards you get for the tasks, ClixSense has a weekly task contest that you are automatically participating in when doing tasks. This is a great added bonus of taking CrowdFlower tasks on ClixSense 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.
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.
You can also earn money by inviting other people to ClixSense. As a start, ClixSense 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 ClixSense to thank you for inviting somebody else.
ClixSense 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 ClixSense has.
What is the Daily Checklist Bonus?
As mentioned above, ClixSense has something called a daily checklist bonus that can be a great way to earn some extra money. 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). To get the bonus you have the following 3 options:
- 1.) Take 2 offers or surveys:
As not everyone have the same opportunities to do surveys or offer, you can combine these to qualify for 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 CrowdFlower tasks. This might sounds 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 ClixAddon, which is an extension for the Chrome browser. 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.
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 overview).
So by having a certain activity on ClixSense, you have the chance to get an extra 16% into your account. 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, do an offer or anything else on ClixSense, you will earn dollars. You can have then have your money paid out through Payoneer, Skrill, Dwolla, Tangocard or check. These are all great options, but which one is best for you depends on a number of different things. As the different payment methods has different advantages and disadvantages, it will be too much to go into in this article. You can instead get help to find the best payout method for you in my article about ClixSense payout methods and how they work.
You can request payment once you have earned $10, which can be achieved quite quickly.
When you have participated in a survey, you will usually be able to see the reward on your ClixSense account right away. Some surveys (the ones that give an extra high reward), have to be approved before you get the money onto 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 ClixSense, like for example getting paid for downloading an app, you earn Clixcents – these are worth the same as a normal cent. So if you make 100 clixcents, you have made a dollar. Often it takes 5-15 minutes before you can see these rewards in your account.
Once you have requested payout from your ClixSense account, it takes 4-5 days before the money is on your chosen account.
Can I use ClixSense on a mobile phone?
Yes you can easily use ClixSense on your mobile phone. There is no official app you can download, but the website is optimized for mobile phones, 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 ClixSense on your phone. Most surveys can however be taking on the phone.
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 in train etc.
How much time does it take to make money?
How much time you have to spend depends on how many of the opportunities on ClixSense 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 gives 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 price 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 ClixSense is one of the survey sites that has a 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 ClixSense, and thereby also not have success with it.
In which countries is ClixSense available?
ClixSense is available worldwide. The opportunities on ClixSense will 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 ClixSense while travelling.
You have to be 16 years old to be able to sign up for ClixSense.
How do you use ClixSense?
ClixSense has a lot of possiblities, but it is still a site that is fairly easy to navigate on and use. I have made a short video walkthrough below that will show you how you use ClixSense and how you make money there, to help you get started easily, if you decide to join the site.
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 ClixSense’s support, and I have always gotten a quick and useful reply. Also, whenever there are any updates, changes, special offers or anything like that, you will see a message about this when you login. ClixSense also has a forum where you can get answers to a lot of questions from both other members and ClixSense 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 Clixsense is very good at giving support and 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 ClixSense is definitely not a scam, and it gives good opportunities to make some extra cash in a legit way. But let’s sum up the pros and cons:
- Many daily opportunities.
- Good opportunities in a wide range of countries.
- Nice extra bonus, if you have daily activity.
- Great support.
- 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.
Overall, ClixSense is one of the survey sites I have personally had the most success with. It is definitely a legit site where you can make some extra money, and one of my top recommendations.
How do you sign up for ClixSense?
It is very easy and fast to sign up. Just click the button below. This will take you to the ClixSense website, where you have to fill out a small registration, and then you can get started. The first time you login, you have to fill out a little info about yourself, which only takes a few minutes.
Bonus advice and tips
Here are a few extra tips to help you make the most out of ClixSense, if you decide to join:
- Even though it might look like there is no available surveys, there might be anyway:
When you click “surveys” there are some boxes/logos you can click on. Sometimes this will give you the opportunity to take a survey even though it is not indicated. So just click it 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.
- 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.
- Visit the site several times a day:
New surveys and tasks will appear and disappear throughout the day, so visit the site several time during the day, if you have the time.
- Less activity in weekends:
Be aware that in weekends there is less activity on ClixSense. My experience tells me that there are mostly very few surveys in the weekends, so do not get discouraged if you join in a weekend and do not find many opportunities.
If you have any questions, comments or experiences with ClixSense yourself, please feel free to leave a comment below.