Is Clixsense legit or scam? Read my review!

Is Clixsense legit or scam? In this review I will try to present a full picture about one of the most popular survey sites in the world.

Is Clixsense legit or scamName: Clixsense (Survey website – Online since 2007)
Price: FREE
Owner: Jim Grago
My rating: 80 out of 100
Who it’s for: Everyone

What is Clixsense?

Clixsense is Survey website where you can earn money by completing surveys and do various other jobs and tasks.

 You will definitely not get rich with Clixsense, but you will learn how to make extra money with this popular survey website.

July 15th UPDATE: 

Beginning July 15th, 2017 PTC ads will be removed from ClixSense. 10 years ago they came online strictly as a PTC, but they have decided to change their business model because PTC side of their business has been on a downward slide for some time. They will continue strictly as a survey site from now on.

Quote from Clixsense website:

Being in the PTC industry has it’s positives and negatives. The positive side of things is that we can provide you with an easy way to earn a little money and for advertisers we can send a large amount of traffic to their websites for a very reasonable price.

The negative side of things is a bit more extreme. This caused us to lose our Paypal account (or so they claim), it places us into a high risk category any time we apply for a merchant account or new payment processor. It gives companies a negative feeling about us because this industry is loaded with fraud.

What I mean by that is companies who we’ve approached to partner with us refuse to do so because of our affiliation with PTC. And lastly, from a revenue standpoint, it’s not profitable at all.

==> You can read full info and update here <==

Who it is for?

Clixsense is suitable for all kind of users (for both beginner and professional online workers). You do not need to have any experience to earn money with Clixsense.

TIP: Clixsense payments – 1 cent verification payment

Before Clixsense sends any Paypal payments, they will send a 1 cent verification payment to make sure your account is active and the email is valid. You need to login to your Paypal account and accept this payment.

When you login into your Paypal account, and you see $0.01, but you dont see any ACCEPT PAYMENT button, then it means it is already accepted automatically. All you have to do is to wait for the rest of the payment to your Paypal account.

If the payment fails then you need to check your Paypal account or your Paypal email on your ClixSense profile.

Is Clixsense legit or scam

Special note: I have received my FIRST Clixsense payment a long time ago, and I don’t know if this rule applies to other payment processors. I have posted this screenshot for new members exclusively who did not yet receive their first payment.

I want you to know, if you receive this kind of FIRST payment on your payment processor, you must confirm that your account is valid. You will than receive your payment in the next couple of days. 

Clixsense community and support

Clixsense has incredible forum on 20 international languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, Nederland, Greek, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Filipino, Indonesian, Malay, Arabic, Romanian, Russian, Hungarian, Turkish, Polish, EX-Yugoslavia).

Forum has incredibly high activity percentage, which is very important for PTC site.

People are very helpful, and you will receive answers fast. The only thing i dont like is that Clixsense team needs to approve your comment first to be visible on forum, and it can take up to 24 hours.

Is Clixsense legit or scam

BONUS TIP: Install CLIXADDON. Download Clixaddon and keep track of your account status at the click of a button and get instantly notified of new PTC Ads, Surveys and Tasks as they become available.

With Clixaddon you will never miss an advertisement. Members who use the ClixAddon are likely to get more PTC ads and gain access to surveys and tasks earlier than most!

Clixaddon is available for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera.

Is Clixsense legit or scam

Ways to earn money with Clixsense

1. Make money with surveys

You can click on the Surveys tab, check the available surveys and complete them to earn money. Surveys are excellent way to earn money here.

You should complete surveys profile here so Clixsense can send surveys that match your profile. You will be asked some personal questions and questions about your interests etc..

When Clixsense finds a new survey by various providers that are compared to your profile, you will be invited to complete that survey. It is as simple as that.

Surveys offer the highest potential payouts, pay range is from 50 cents to $5 dollars.

Is Clixsense legit or scam

2. Make money from offers

You can also earn in ClixSense by completing different types of offers. These offers are available from different types of websites. Offers are hosted by other companies who are willing to pay for new customers to try out their product, service or website.

When you look at the top you will see various logos (, Superrewards, Matomy, TrialPay, RadiumOne, TokenAds, OfferToro, Adscend) and these companies provide various offers for you.

Trial offers usually require a credit card and sometimes even a purchase, but the reward for completing these is usually higher than anything else.

Is Clixsense legit or scam

It is your choice which offers you choose to take part in. It’s common (and acceptable) to give a credit card number to take part in a “free trial” offer, then cancel before your card is charged, and still be credited by Clixsense.

You just need to make sure you understand the specific rules and requirements of each offer before taking part. For complete offers you will receive CLIXCENTS, and they have equivalent of real money.

1 ClixCent is equivalent to 1 Cent USD. It takes 100 ClixCents to make $1.00

I do not recommended to submit your Credit card information for participation in offers, because these offers do not come from Clixsense, this offers are from advertisers. Some of this websites can be unsecured.

If you are entering your Credit card info online be sure that website uses “https” instead of “http”. “Https” is way more secure than “http” because “https” encrypts all the data going to the server, “http” doesn’t.

In both cases someone can intercept the data between you and the server, but the encryption with “https” ensures that they can’t do anything with it. Also, if you are entering your Credit card details online, be sure that website displays Secure lock. 

There are also some free offers like Installing app on your mobile phone, or playing some games, that do not require your Credit card info, and it is completely fine to participate in these offers if you want.

Bonus: You can also earn money by listening to the radio here. Radio is located in the ClixOffers. Just click on the OFFERS section.

Is Clixsense legit or scam

You can choose 14 different radio stations. You can earn $0.01 by listening to the radio for 2 hours. You need to solve CAPTCHA every 30 minutes. You will need to solve it 4 times to credit. It is repeatable unlimited times. It is definitely of the coolest ways to earn money 🙂

Is Clixsense legit or scam

3. Earn money with Crowdflower tasks

You can make very good money with Crowdflower tasks, but it depends on the amount of time you can dedicate for doing tasks. Some Clixsense members can earn $30 or more per day from tasks.

Is Clixsense legit or scam

==> Learn more about Crowdflower here <==

If you check the tab “Tasks” the first time at ClixSense you have to register at Crowdflower with your name, eMail & password. This ensures that ClixSense can match your merits of the tasks correctly and credit the dollars directly to your ClixSense balance.

Money comes instantly on your account when you complete task. Great thing about CF tasks is that earning money with them can drastically speed up your earnings, and they can help you a lot with paying for memberships.

Crowdflower Task-Bonus: Once you have earned $50.00 in tasks ClixSense will credit you additional $5.00 on top, every time you earn $50.00 in tasks. Every time!

There is also a weekly task contest with a prize pool of $100 divided into 10 positions. Users with the most completed tasks/week receive one of the prizes with a total value of $ 100.

Is Clixsense legit or scam

4. Earn money with Clixsense Affiliate program (Best option)

You can increase your earnings by reffering others to Clixsense. DIRECT referrals are people who join Clixsense through your referral link.

Refer others and multiply your earnings.

  • For each direct referral you recruit that earns a total of at least $5 you will earn a generous signup $2 commission.

  • Earn 20% when your referrals complete offers that include taking surveys, joining free sites, cashback shopping, free downloads, etc

  • Earn 20% when your referrals complete Crowdflower tasks

Is Clixsense legit or scam

To see your affiliate link, you must click on your username. Click on ACCOUNT SUMMARY, and your affiliate link is located in MY AFFILIATE DETAILS section.

With multiple streams of income your earnings potential is UNLIMITED. You can promote Clixsense with BANNERS and SPLASH PAGES. If you want to promote with banners, your referral ID is included in the codes. Just copy and paste HTML code to your website.

SPECIAL NOTE: Unfortunately, Clixsense is restricted in some countries. (Afghanistan, Albania, Antarctica, Azerbaijan, Cuba, Kazakhstan, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Niger and Vietnam.)

Watch short Clixsense video tour

Check out official Clixsense video tour guide below. In this video, you will see how you can navigate through Clixsense menu, and how you can earn money with Clixsense!

Clixsense Pros. Vs Cons.


It is completely Free to join. No credit card required.

No experience necessary to earn money with Clixsense. Clixsense is suited for everyone, whether you already have experience online, or no experience at all

Clixsense is an established, ELITE PTC site. Clixsense is paying on time, every time since february 2007. It is one of the oldest PTC/Survey sites, and it is definitely one of the most trusted programs in the industry

Forum on 20+ International languages

•  Unlimited direct referrals limit

Many ways and options to earn money (You can earn very good amount of money especially from Surveys and Crowdflower)


 High Payment Threshold: ClixSense payment threshold is very high ($10)

No instant payments: Due to high $10 Threshold, it would be good that Clixsense has Instant Payments. But unfortunately, that is not the case. ClixSense is processing cashouts requests every working days, but members are only allowed to request for payment once in a week (mostly on Wednesdays), and check payments once every month

• No Paypal as a payment processor anymore (unfortunately Paypal placed hold on Clixsense account. Read more info HERE.)

Surveys are geographically targeted: You can earn solid money from surveys. Some Clixsense members can earn between $50-100 /month from surveys alone. Unfortunately, if you are not from Top Tier countries you will rarely get any surveys.

For example, I am from Croatia and highest number of surveys I had per month was 5. I receive 3 surveys per month on average, and that is not enough to earn some decent money from surveys. I sincerely hope you will receive more surveys than me if you are not from Top Tier countries.

You will receive the biggest amount of Ads and Surveys if you live in following countries: United States, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

The other thing i don‘t like about surveys is that they can disqualify you in the middle of the survey without any explanation. It is not big deal if you are getting surveys on a daily basis, but i am receiving surveys very rarely and it can really piss me off sometimes.

Is Clixsense legit or scam? My final opinion

Is Clixsense legit or scam

As you can see, Clixsense is a legit program and I also explained in this review what you can do to make money with Clixsense.

Completing Surveys or Crowdflower Tasks do not require any special skills. Anyone with minimum knowledge of internet can work and earn money with Clixsense.

The best option is to participate in affiliate program and referring others to Clixsense. If you cannot refer enough people, your earnings will be very slow.

However, if you live in one of the Top Tier countries, you can earn good amount of money even without referrals.

ClixSense is not perfect, it has some drawbacks, but they never scammed or cheated anyone.

In addition, you will only see few complaints against them (mostly because of their members slower earnings), and they have thousands of successful members that earn excellent money.

Clixsense passed the test of time without an issue paying long time ago, and they are definitely one of Top PTC Sites with superb credibility.

Word of caution: few former Clixsense members have been banned from Clixsense “without any particular reason”. The truth is that their account has probably been suspended for violating Clixsense User Agreement.


Is Clixsense Legit Or Scam

Please feel free to leave me a comment below. I had a lot of fun writing this review. Any experiences with Clixsense? Any questions about Clixsense? Share your thoughts.


22 thoughts on “Is Clixsense legit or scam? Read my review!

  • Jojo

    You have written a very good and detailed review. There seem to be a lot of different options for making money. In my eyes the affiliate program seem like the most interesting one where Clicking ads seem to be to little money for the time you put in.
    One thing I wonder is: If people get paid to watch ads are those ads effective? I mean if people watch ads to make money and not because they are interested in buying would the ads be effective?
    I am asking because I am looking for a way to drive traffic to my own website and paid (cheap) advertising is something I am looking into.

    • Miroslav Petras Post author

      Hello Jojo. 

      Affiliate program is one of the best options to earn money with Clixsense. That is true.

      Earning money from ads if you are not interested in buying would be effective if they are paid more. But clicking on ads will bring you pennies and if someone wants to earn money from ads, he is screwed, because it takes ages to cashout. Clicking on ads have value between 0.0001 and 0.02.  You can earn maybe few cents (I think 5) every day from clicking on ads, so you do the math!

      Ads are here primarily to show what kind of products or services people have to offer, and it is only a small bonus for being paid to watch this ads.

      However, there are some scam programs out there, which will claim that you can earn between 1-3 dollars for each click on ad. These programs are scam to the core, and it is unreal to expect that someone will pay you 1 dollar for watching a 30 second commercial or ad. So beware of programs that promise unreal earnings per ad click.

      Ptc sites are good way to advertise your website/blog for a reasonable price. When it comes to clixsense, you can advertise your website on Clixgrid for $0.45 per day.

      Trafficadbar is one of the best ways to generate traffic to your website. You can also try some very good traffic exchange sites like

      Thanks for visiting my website.

  • Sethu

    I’ve never been a fan of PTC sites. I think it’s a waste of time and you can’t rely too much on it for income. I had already tried some PTC sites and the experience was not so pleasing. Just like all other PTC sites, it seems like it would be hard to make a regular income.
    But I’ve never tried Clixsense before. Since it’s a legit program, I’ll try it out. Do you have any strategy to earn at least $20 a day with Clixsense?
    Thanks for this informative article, Miroslav 🙂

    • Miroslav Petras Post author

      Sethu, ptc world is full of scam. Luckily there are few legit and proven ptc sites, Clixsense is one of them.

      I do not earn $20/day from clixsense, but I believe it is possible to do that because some members earn $30 per day from Crowdflower alone. However, you need to have in mind that they probably work with Crowdflower at least 10 (or more) hours every day. So work with Crowdflower every day as much as you can (you can read review on my website), completing surveys can also bring you solid income, and work with Clixsense affiliate program. 

      Other ptc sites also have possibility to rent referrals (which means you can hire them to click for you and earn money for you)  but Clixsense does not have that option. Also, clicking on ads is a waste of time so you can’t rely on that.

      So Crowdflower, surveys and 8 level deep affiliate program are the best says to earn money with Clixsense. If you become Clixsense member, feel free to contact me.

      Thanks for visiting ny website.

  • Glenda

    I like your site a lot. This really gives me just about all the information I would need if I decided to go with that company. The layout seemed good to me. Very clean and not to busy with alot of pictures and stuff. I hope you have great success with it and you probably do and good for you. Many happy returns.

    • Miroslav Petras Post author

      Hello Glenda!

      Thank you for your kind words. What can I say, I love pictures. Especially, I love to put a lot of pictures in my reviews!
      Thanks for visiting my website, I am glad you like it.

  • Diana

    Hey Miroslav,

    I’m glad that Clixsense is legit but those income proofs of $8 and $10 are not going to convince. The fact that I can earn up to 2 pennies for watching ads that can run as long as a minute just doesn’t seem worth it.

    More like a waste of time.

    Plus it’s not a business opportunity. Sure you can make a few bucks, but can you live off of Clixsense?

    Thanks for your honest review,

    • Miroslav Petras Post author

      Hello Diana.

      Clicking on ads is a waste of time, but there are many other options to earn money with Clixsense!

      For me personally, it is great because earnings from Clixsense can cover my WA membership every month, so I don’t have to invest my own money. For me that is a huge plus. 

      You can live off of Clixsense if you have thousands of active referrals, and unfortunately I am not even close to that. Only few guys are successful with this method! 

      The point is that Clixsense can bring you extra income to invest in your other business projects and memberships without having to spend your own money.

      And that works for me perfectly.  But you will have to put some work and effort with that too!

      Thanks for visiting my website!

  • Emmy

    About 5 years ago when I looking for ways to earn money online, I joined Clixsense and some other PTC sites and I really tried to make it work but as you said in your post, depending on the tasks, it may takes ages for you to earn substantial amounts and for me, soon it just wasn’t a viable option since I wanted to earn a full time income online. You seem to be making it work. That’s awesome!

    • Miroslav Petras Post author

      Hello Emmy.

      Yes, it is working for me because i have a lot of referrals (however more than 50 % of them are not active at all), and combined with Crowdflower I can earn more than enough for my WA membership fee, and I can also invest some money in other programs i work with. Like i said before, you can’t make a fortune with Clixsense, but you can earn some solid extra cash per month. They are paying on time, they are legit and it is good enough for me!

      Thanks for visiting my website!

  • Nick

    This seems like it’s actually a pretty good way to make a little extra money each month if you are saving up for something big like taking a vacation, or paying off some debt.

    I’ve tried out some other similar websites that pay you to take surveys and watch ads, but I never was able to stick to it long enough to make any money. For me, I tend to get board pretty quickly.

    But it’s pretty cool that Clixsense has that referral program for people to make more money by signing up others. I think that may actually be the best way to earn money as long as you can reach out to a large group and convert them into active members.

    • Miroslav Petras Post author

      Hey Nick.

      To be honest, i have never tried other survey sites, because i don’t live in Top tier countries, so for me it is a waste of time. I rarely receive surveys from Clixsense (maybe 5 per month) because of that. But I am referring people to Clixsense, doing some Crowdflower tasks when I have time and my monthly earnings from Clixsense can cover my Wealthy Affiliate membership without any problem. 

      So, even without surveys which are probably the best way to earn money, Clixsense is positive for me!

      Thanks for visiting my website!


  • Kenny Lee

    Well, Clixsense is definitely legit. I’ve tried during my initial foray into trying to make money online. But earning few cents spending minutes clicking is definitely not the answer for me. I wanted to learn as I earn. I found better way to spend my time by doing freelance and building an online business. I

    • Miroslav Petras Post author

      Hello Kenny. 

      Well, clicking on ads is just one way to earn money. I know it is a very slow process, but they have many more ways to earn money. Surveys, Crowdflower, and their 8-level deep affiliate program is the way to go.

      I am sorry things didn’t work for you as you planned with Clixsense! Happy harvest with your freelancing!


  • John

    Hi Miroslav,

    Yes, Clixsense has a long and positive track record. It is definitely an opportunity for anyone with no online experience whatsoever to earn some money. There are so many out there that got online without a clue of what it is and believe that they will make money overnight. Those days are long gone. So for these people, I would say yes, go for it. In my early stages of netpreneurship I was on Clicksense, but after a while, I decided that I needed something that required a bit more skills than just clicking for hours.

    You seem to have your finger in several pies Miroslav, and I see that you have a banner for Wealthy Affiliate at the top right of your blog, now this is something that I could be interested in. Is is true that you can join and remain a free member for as long as you want? And even earn some money?

    Looking forward to your response.

    Best wishes,


    • Miroslav Petras Post author

      Greetings John.

      You are right, Clixsense is an opportunity to earn some extra cash even if you are a complete newbie!

      I am sorry that you decided to quit Clixsense. 

      Yes, I am a Wealthy Affiliate member. And yes, you can stay free member for as long as you want, but as a free member you can have 2 free websites (which is good), as a premium 50! Also, as a free member you can have free access to the 1st level of Affiliate Bootcamp, as a premium of course, you have an access to all 7 phases!

      As a premium member you can have many things inside WA that you cannot have as free member (like live video classes, keyword tool etc).

      Also, if you decide to become premium member in your first 7 days, it will cost you only $19 for your first month, and $49 / per month after that.

      So i suggest that you try with WA first (or try to earn money with Clixsense to cover your WA membership fees).

      Thanks for your kind words and thanks for visiting my website.


  • John

    Very in-depth review of Clixsense and how it all works, it sounds like a good way to earn some extra cash.

    As an affiliate marketer myself, I am glad that it has an affiliate program and as you suggest, this looks like the best way to earn some quick commissions.

    I like how it is free to join as well, and even the yearly premium is very cheap.

    Thanks for such a comprehensive review, I will definitely be signing up and promoting this one! 🙂

    • Miroslav Petras Post author

      Thanks for reading my Clixsense review. You can earn some solid extra cash with Clixsense, especially if you live in top tier countries!

      Yes, Clixsense has 8 level deep affiliate program, which is by far the best in PTC industry. Premium membership is one of the cheapest i have seen so far, not only in PTC industry, but in general. 

      I suggest you give it a shot. If you have any questions, ask!


  • Angela

    I’ve never heard of this program so thanks for the thorough review of it! I’ll keep this in mind and think about it before signing up for it. It seems like a lot of work for a small amount of money and I’m not huge on ads anytime. Their referral program sounds interesting though!

    • Miroslav Petras Post author

      Angela, thanks for visiting my website.

      Well, clicking on ads will not bring you fortune, that is for sure 🙂

      But like you said, you can earn a lot of money from referral program! However, you need to have a lot of (active) referrals. Surveys and Crowdflower can also bring you some solid monthly income. The most important thing is that this program is legit, and is paying on time for more than a decade. 

      If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!


  • Israel

    Hi Miroslav!

    Clixsense looks like a legit way to make money online.

    I guess the more time and effort you put into it, the more the revenue, since the payouts for the tasks are quite small.

    At least they don’t ask you for an entry fee, and that’s a lot these days.

    I’ll look into it more deeply, sounds good!

    Thanks for the thorough review! 😉

    • Miroslav Petras Post author

      Greetings Israel and thanks for visiting my website.

      PTC world is full of scam, and i work with only 4 PTC sites. Clixsense is one of them. 

      SInce 2007 they never scammed or cheated anyone and they have paid millions of dollars so far! And yes, it is free to join. 

      It depends on what tasks you are referring to. For example, clicking on ads brings very little income, but there are many other ways to earn money from Clixsense. Surveys can be a good source of money, especially if you live in Tier 1 countries. Some Clixsense members can earn $100 / month from surveys alone. Unfortunately, I can’t because I don’t live in Tier 1 countries. So you can try with surveys first!



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