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Is ClixSense Worth It? Make Extra Money Clicking Ads – Complete Guide

Is ClixSense Worth It? Make Extra Money Clicking Ads – Complete Guide
Jason Wuerch Nov 25, 2014
Want to Earn Some Extra Money?


There are many websites that pay you to do surveys, click ads and take polls to make money. ClixSense is one of the few that is actually reliable and pays you out on time.

What is ClixSense?

ClixSense is a paid to click program. Once you sign-up for an account on their website, all you have to do is click and watch an ad for 15 seconds and get paid or complete other various tasks such as surveys and completing offers. That’s all there is too it.

After going through many different types of survey programs, this is the one that I’ve found that actually does pay.

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There are currently 6 different ways to earn money through ClixSense:

  1. Viewing Ads
  2. ClixGrid
  3. Tasks
  4. Completing Offers
  5. Surveys
  6. Referrals

In this ClixSense Guide, we’re going to take you through the best ways to optimize your earnings potential and tell you how much you can earn per task.

You can requests payout at any time every Monday and Friday. There is no minimum amount needed in your account to get some extra cash.

How Do I Sign-Up?

Signing-up is a very simple process. All you need to do is go to the ClixSense sign-up page and fill out the form on the front page. From there you will be asked to fill in some personal information such as your name, address, email and where you would like your money to be sent to.

You can request money to be sent to you via check, Paypal or a wire transfer. Make sure to verify your email to complete the sign-up process.

Now that we have ClixSense, let’s now take a look at the six ways to earn through ClixSense.

1. Viewing Ads

What is it?

This has to be one of the simplest ways to earn money through ClixSense. All you have to do is watch an ad anywhere from 5 seconds to 30 seconds.

The view ads page has different paid-to-click (PTC) ads ranging in value and duration. The ones you have to view for a longer duration pay you more.

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In the bottom right-hand corner of each ad, you can see the duration of the ad and the payout amount. Viewing an ad is as simple as clicking on an ad and then viewing an ad in the next window.  On the next page you will be asked to click on the cat picture (to verify that you’re actually seeing the ad properly).

Wait for the timer to end (5 to 30 seconds) and then hit the close button. Money will be rewarded into your account.

What is the payout?

Each ad will can pay you anywhere from $.005 cents to $.02 cents. There are usually about 10-30 new ads each day.

Is it worth clicking on the ads?

I only click a few a day due to time constraints or I get bored really fast. Usually this only takes me 1-2 minutes and I keep it as a constant routing when I wake up so I don’t forget.

This would be a great task for someone with an office job and a lot of extra time. Why not make some extra money while you’re working?

I recommend at least clicking on 2 ads per day so that your account doesn’t get labeled as inactive.

2. ClixGrid

What is it?

At the top of the page you will also notice a section for ClixGrid. Here you will see a picture of an overlaying grid.

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Clicking on one of the 600 squares will take you to a sponsor’s page to view one of their ads. After the ad is viewed, you will be instantly notified if you’ve “won.” If you’ve clicked on the right square you will be awarded money.

What is the Payout?

You have a chance to win up to $10 each time you play, and you get up to 60 chances per day. Keep in mind that there are squares that are worth lower than the $10, such as $.35 cents.

Is it Worth it?

I consider this section to be a waste of time since each time you click you must wait about 10 seconds to see if you’ve won.

Unless you have some time to kill, I would skip this section. The most I’ve ever gotten from a single click is $.35 cents. You have to be extremely lucky to click on the right square.

3. Tasks

What is it?

The next section is the tasks tab. Tasks can be completed as many times as you want. In the reward column, you can view the payout amount per reward.

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Toward the top of the page, there are “available tasks” and “potential tasks.” Available tasks can be completed right now. Once you have a set amount completed, you can complete potential tasks, ones that have a higher earnings potential.

Make sure to fill out your profile as ClixSense delegates tasks according to the area you live in.

What is the Payout?

The payout for this section varies per task, usually only from $.03 cents to to $.17 cents. Each task can take as long as one minute to five.

Is it Worth it?

Some of the tasks will reward you $.15 cents for completing a one minute survey or doing a Google search, which isn’t bad compared to the other sections. If you have some spare time, it’s probably one of the better ways to earn on ClixSense.

4. Completing Offers

What is it?

To increase your earnings potential even more, check out the offers tab. Earnings and requirements vary from offer to offer. Be sure to read each description to see if you qualify and how much you can earn.

These offers can be essentially anything, such as shopping, sign-ups, downloads and mobile offers.

Individual offers are different from member to member, so be sure to complete your profile as offers are country-specific.

How Much Can I Earn?

This really depends on the individual, as there are different offers according to which country you live in. Offers can range anywhere from $.03 cents to a couple of bucks.

Is it Worth it?

If there’s an offer that doesn’t require much effort to complete, I would say it’s worth it. These usually doesn’t take much time and you don’t have to enter much information. Some of the better ones are mobile phone surveys or exploring other websites.

Often times you can get some cash just by signing-up as their affiliate to another website.

5. Surveys

What is it?

If you qualify, you can get paid for answering questions. They can range from a couple of minutes to nearly an hour. The pay rate will be adjusted accordingly, with the longer the survey the larger the payout.

How Much Can I Earn?

Surveys have some of the highest payouts, from $.50 cents to $5.00. You must qualify for the survey in order to take it. If there’s a small flag next to the amount of money rewarded, that means you must wait a few days before it’s put into your account.

Is it Worth it?

It’s really only worth it to complete the surveys that have the lowest payouts, and here’s why. While the surveys do have a payout rate, it is sometimes difficult to qualify for the higher-earnings ones. If you go a few questions in and calculate that you aren’t suitable for this survey, they will immediately disqualify you.

This doesn’t help at all as you’ve just wasted a minute answering questions and won’t get paid. By doing the lower-payout surveys, not only will they take you less time, but you’re more likely to complete them to the end.

Make sure to answer the survey honestly. This is probably the best section to earn money, as I recommend doing a few surveys a day given that time permits.

6. Referrals

What is it?

One of the biggest benefits of ClixSense is their ClixSense affiliate program. Each time someone signs-up under your name and earns cash, you will earn a small portion.

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Furthermore, if someone under your referral link signs up for a premium account (not worth the $17 you have to pay unless you have a lot of referrals), you’re granted an extra $2.00 from ClixSense.

What is the Payout?

The best part about their affiliate program is that you even get payouts from someone under your affiliates name, and so-on up to 8 names!

If you have a lot of referrals and they’re using ClixSense each day, you could easily make a couple of dollars a day doing nothing. The majority of our $100 figure comes from this section.

If you do end up getting a lot of referrals, make sure you sign-up for a premium account. It does cost $17, but the money made by people who signed-up under your account will be doubled.

Here is how their commission program works.
a) click ads, (40%)
b) complete tasks, ( 10%)
c) complete offers, ( 10%)
d) upgrades ($2 per each referral upgrade)
e) purchase ads (10% up to $2) and more.

The best way to get referrals is to get your friends to sign-up with your referral link.

Conclusion – Is it Worth it Overall?

Assuming that you get a lot of referrals, you can make money essentially doing nothing, netting you a few free meals. Even over time, given that you’ve invited all of your friends and they’re active in the ClixSense network, you can really increase your earnings potential.

However, doing ClixSense on your own is not worth the time. ClixSense requires a lot of extra clicking and comes out to only around $2.00 per hour. That’s roughly a $7 dollar difference from a minimum-wage job – a very low wage!

I only recommend ClixSense to those who have time to waste. That’s why this would be great for someone who can either use their phone at work or get away by using ClixSense on their computer at the office.

If you’d like to give ClixSense a try and support FFL, you can click on our referral link. We’d greatly appreciate it. Any other questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below. Thanks for reading.

Jason Wuerch

My name is Jason Wuerch and I'm currently located in Madrid, Spain running a personal finance blog called Frugal For Less. My goal is to help everyone and anyone willing to make and save money through easy and simple ways that don't require much effort. Just because you're frugal doesn't mean you have to give up life's luxuries.

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