There’s been a lot of upset members at ClixSense because on July 17, 2017 the owner, Jim Grago, decided to remove all PTC off his website so members can no longer make money viewing ads and members are no longer able to advertise on there either.
It’s a huge decision for ClixSense to make since many members have been enjoying making money from clicking on ads and made it an easy way for them to earn some extra money.
Without PTC, will members still remain and what can they do to make money?
Is it even worth our time to remain a member at ClixSense?
I will review what this all means and its impact in the following sections:
- Bye Bye PTC
- Can You Still Make Money with ClixSense?
- Is ClixSense Still Worth Your Time?
- Alternative To Making Pennies
BYE BYE PTC
PTC stands for Paid To Click and that’s what the ads are about. Members were able to make anywhere from less than a penny to a few pennies just to click on ads and viewing them on their screen for 15 seconds up to 1 minute, depending on the ad.
Another thing they removed is the ClixGrid which also involves clicking on ads but you didn’t earn anything unless you clicked on a lucky square on the grid that can earn you $5 or $10. That’s all gone now.
ClixSense has removed the PTC portion of their business because the owner claims it wasn’t profitable for them.
It’s also a reason why PayPal had pulled their account back in February, 2017. Too many fly by night PTC sites were scamming people and made it a nightmare for PayPal to have these merchant accounts.
However, ClixSense is a legitimate company and running an honest business but those other scamming PTC sites have made ClixSense lose their PayPal merchant account even after 7 good standing years with PayPal.
Since then, you can get paid by ClixSense only through these options:
- Tango Card
The owner claims the removal of PTC off their site is not because of losing their PayPal account, but I’m sure this has impacted their business greatly as PayPal is so widely used.
There are other changes in addition to removing PTC portion of their business:
- Removal of different levels of membership – there used to be a Premium membership level along with a corresponding 8-level commission structure, this has all been removed.
- Minimum cashout for all members is $10.00 – I believe this has been lowered to $10.00 payout, think it used to be higher.
- Affiliate commissions upped to 20% for all members – this is to compensate for the membership changes so now everyone is on the same playing field and earning the same percentage.
- Checklist bonus will now pay a maximum of 16% if all requirements met
With all these changes and PTC being out, there are still a lot of updating ClixSense needs to do on their site. For example, all the FAQs are based on their old payout structure so the above changes still needs to be updated on their site.
Hopefully in the next month or so, everything will be updated and reflect the new ClixSense going forward.
Without PTC on ClixSense, what else is there to do to make money on the site?
I will go into that in the next section.
CAN YOU STILL MAKE MONEY WITH CLIXSENSE?
- Filling Out Surveys
- Completing Tasks
- Taking on Offers
- Referring Others
Filling Out Surveys
ClixSense offers many different surveys everyday for you to fill out. Some will take 5 mins and others can take up to an hour of your time.
You can make about $0.30 to a few dollars on a survey, it all depends on where the survey is from and how long it takes you to complete it.
ClixSense works with many different survey networks so the payout can differ even if it takes the same amount of time to fill out.
You can complete simple tasks to make money on ClixSense. These tasks are usually quite simple like “Categorize popular product names” or doing searches on the internet, etc.
You will get paid accordingly on the task which is all monitored by CrowdFlower which is a separate login but also connected to the ClixSense platform.
If you earn $50 from completing tasks, you get a $5 bonus!
Taking on Offers
Offers are usually something you need to take action on, either you doing some kind of voting, or install something like an app, or signing up for some service.
Besides the ClixOffers, there are 13 other networks that ClixSense work with so you will never run out of offers to take on.
If you refer others to ClixSense, you will make money that way too.
When you sign up at ClixSense, you’ll get a referral link (aka affiliate link) that looks like this:
This is located under “Affiliate Details” after you log in. You can use that link to send to your friends and family or promote it on social media.
When they sign up, this is what you earn:
“$2.00 commission on first $5.00 earned from their new affiliate.
$0.30 signup commission on new active affiliates in top tier countries.
$0.10 signup commission on new active affiliates in other countries.”
Also, you can earn 20% of all the tasks, offers, and surveys they do as well, and there’s no limit to how much you can earn here.
IS CLIXSENSE STILL WORTH YOUR TIME?
From the time I’ve signed up and tried some of the surveys, I would have to say it’s not worth your time because there are several times where I would find out I don’t even qualify for the survey after spending 15-20 mins already on the survey!
It was not just me, on their forum, I found a thread that several other members also experience this same thing:
Other than surveys, I didn’t like taking on the offers because I don’t want to use services or install crap on my phone that I don’t already use, and for what? A few pennies?
Same with the tasks, not sure how many tasks you’ll have to do or spend your time on to earn that $50 but each task is like pennies as well to maybe a dollar if you’re lucky.
So, in my opinion, doing surveys, tasks, and offers on ClixSense is NOT worth your time for the following reasons:
- You are basically being paid $5-$6/hour, if that.
- You won’t generate an income you can depend on, even in the long run.
- You’ll always be chasing the money instead of building an asset that will generate money for you.
Then what should you do? Read on.
ALTERNATIVE TO MAKING PENNIES
You should value your time more and put it in better use like building an online business that can significantly impact your life!
What an online business can do for you:
- Make money while you sleep
- More time with your family
- Freedom to work on something you love
- Sustainable for the long term
- Make an income you can depend on
Now, I’m not talking about a get rich quick program or scam, I’m talking about really putting in hard work to build this online business so you can enjoy the points I wrote above.
And no, you will not build this overnight, businesses take time to build and there’s a learning curve for anything new you approach but you’ll be building your online business at the same time as you learn.
What I’m talking about is building a website that will use affiliate marketing as your way of earning a passive income!
If you don’t know anything about that, no worries, there’s a highly reputable training program that will take you by the hand to show you just how to build one of these online businesses, step by step.
This website you’re on is the result of their training and I’ve been a Premium member there since September 2016.
This awesome training platform is called Wealthy Affiliate and they even offer you a FREE Starter membership to begin with that includes:
- 2 free websites
- free highly secured web hosting
- free first 10 lessons
You won’t have to pay a dime until you check it out and see the value of the great training platform.
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If you have any questions or thoughts about ClixSense or Wealthy Affiliate, please do not hesitate to leave me a comment below. I always reply to my visitors! 🙂
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