What Is the Clixsense Scam?

What is the Clixsense scam? What is it all about? Is it a scam? Or is it legit?what is the clixsense scam

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How It Works (In Other Words, How You Make Money)

There are a number of ways you can make money through Clixsense. Here they are.

  • Complete surveys. This is the regular online survey taking experience – take 15-25 minute surveys for just a buck or two. There is also a great chance that you will start a survey only to be disqualified for it soon after.
  • Complete tasks. These are small little micro-tasks such as entering data, taking mini-surveys, or doing some other short task. These tasks pay very little, usually a few cents each.
  • Click on ads. People advertise on Clixsense, and you can be paid for clicking on ads that lead you to websites. It takes just a few seconds to click on an ad and visit a website, but one click usually only pays around $0.001 (yes, that’s one-tenth of a cent). That means you’ll have to click on around one hundred ads just to earn ten pennies.
  • Complete offers. There are a lot of offers you can complete in order to earn money at Clixsense. Some require you to simply sign up at a website, others require you to complete a free trial, and yet others require you to spend money. Although these offers can sometimes pay you two bucks just for signing up somewhere, many of these offers do not pay right away; it can sometimes take two months to finally receive your cash.
  • Play the Clixsense game. This involves clicking on boxes in a grid; each box leads you to another website which you must view for ten seconds. The point is that you may land on the lucky square and earn ten dollars.
  • Refer friends. You earn a small commission every time your referral earns something. These commissions are very small – sometimes only a fraction of a cent. You do earn a dollar or two when your referral cashes out, if and when that happens. The same goes for when your referral upgrades to premium membership or purchases ad credits (more on that stuff later).

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Payments are made via Paypal, provided that you have at least eight dollars in your account.

There is also a premium membership that costs $17 per year. The benefits of having a premium membership are slightly higher earnings potential, higher commissions, slightly lower minimum payout requirements, and being able to earn commissions from your referrals’ referral, your referrals’ referrals’ referrals, etc, up to eight levels.

Clixsense For Website Owners

As mentioned earlier, Clixsense pays its members to click on ads that lead them to websites. Because they are being paid such low amounts, you can earn thousands of clicks and website visitors just by spending a few bucks. The obvious problem with this is that nobody at Clixsense is really interested in visiting your site, and they’ll leave as soon as possible. This raises your bounce rates and can really hurt your website’s page rank.what is the clixsense scam

Another way for website owners to earn money from Clixsense is through utilizing their affiliate program. Again, the commissions are so low that you’d be advised to stick with higher paying affiliate programs.

So, Is Clixsense a Legit Website? Can It Really Be True?

Yes, Clixsense is legit. It’s not like you will get rich from Clixsense. It certainly can not replace a full-time job.

However, you can make a little extra money on the side, especially since you only need eight dollars to cash out. There are also sometimes offers that take only a few minutes to complete and still pay a few bucks (though you may have to keep a list of all the trials you should cancel at the last minute to avoid being charged.)

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  1. Chris

    Been a member of clixsense for over 7 years now – although now I only act as an affiliate for them!
    Excellent little site that has a huge member base. People need to remember that not everyone wants a full time job online – some just want to earn a little extra. I have 100’s of referrals there under me…and I get a tidy little commission payment every Friday! 🙂

    1. Ben (Post author)

      Not bad 🙂

      By the way, I only recommend that if you have a separate review on Clixsense that has high Google rankings and gets a lot of visitors. But if you are looking for something to promote site-wide or through PPC campaigns, I would recommend finding a product that gives you higher commissions.

      All the best,


  2. Riaz Shah

    Hey Ben,

    I totally agree with you on Clixsense being legit, I’ve tried it and I did make some small cash on hand. But like you said, its not worth doing at all because the pay is ridiculously low for a huge amount of effort that we needed to do.

    Of course at first it was okay but after a week or two of just filling up surveys, you’ll start to realise that filling up surveys for a living is definitely not what anyone would want to do long-term.

    1. Ben (Post author)

      No of course not, and I recommend that people concentrate instead on setting up a long-term business. Doing surveys may earn you a few bucks now, but that will not help you down the road.

  3. Gary

    Hi! I found your blog post to be interesting. I agree with you that the earning potential is negligible and maybe therefore not worth the effort. I did a similar thing in my own country where we have liberal gambling laws. They had me signing up to bingo sites and had to get the bonus amount down to 0. I found it was nigh on impossible to do this because I kept winning and couldn’t get the amount down to zero exactly without depositing my own money. These things have scam written all over them to be fair.

    1. Ben (Post author)

      Thanks for sharing, Gary — it is much appreciated 🙂

  4. Nate

    While Clixsense isn’t a scam, I’ve seen some of their advertising. I think it’s safe to say how they advertise and promote themselves is misleading.

    I agree, the potential to earn money on there isn’t particularly high and you certainly aren’t going to earn a full-time salary.

    What would you recommend as being a good work from home opportunity?

    1. Ben (Post author)

      Freelance is a great work at home opportunity. Writing for other people is a great way to make money. Building your own website and earning money through website revenue is even better.

  5. Paul

    Thanks Ben for the helpful and honest take on Clixsense. The name rings a bell but I have never used the site specifically. There are so many websites/businesses that essentially serve the same function, but like you said, they pay you a pittance for the amount of time and effort involved.

    1. Ben (Post author)

      Yes, Paul, I do not see much difference in most of these companies. They all give you a few bucks for hours worth of time, and are not worth it in my humble opinion.

  6. Alec

    Thanks for this great article.

    Sounds like this program is a waste of time unless you’re really bored or want some extra spare change for time that you would have wasted on the internet anyway.

    If I worked on Clixense for a month, how much could I earn? Would it be possible to at least top $50?

    1. Ben (Post author)

      Eh, I highly doubt that you would earn even $50. Clicking ads and earning a fraction of a penny with each click is not a ludicrous business. Besides, I think there is a limit to how many ads you can click on each day. In my humble estimate, you would maybe be lucky to earn ten dollars.

  7. Chuka

    Hi Ben,
    I like your review very much. I have seen Clixsense a lot and had considered in the past weather it was worth using it for ads. I haven’t quite made the decision either way. You have opened my eyes to the potential damage it could do to a website due to high bounce rate.
    I find your review very helpful.

    1. Ben (Post author)

      Yeah, if people are bouncing away from a website, Google views that website as unimportant and uninteresting. It’s a goog thing to know. Although the traffic will not be coming from Google, I believe it is still a problem, especially if Google analytics is installed (though I may be wrong). Thanks for your input.


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