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Today I want to talk to you about one of the most popular get paid to websites, Ysense (formerly known as Clixsense). Ysense is a website that I have been a member of for around 10 years now. Despite being a member for such a long time it is only in the last couple of years I have been using it properly. In that time I’ve made more than $4,500 from a variety of methods.
As with everything that I write about here on my website I’m always happy to lend a hand. If you’re not a member of Ysense yet then make sure you *sign up now for free!
Then you can work through this guide that tells you everything you need to know about Ysense.
How to earn on Ysense
Sign up using a confirmed e-mail address, sign in and you’ll be able to access the following:
Views Ads – Standard members are guaranteed one advert per day, worth $0.01 cent. Additional adverts will appear worth $0.005 and $0.001. These disappear quickly so select them when you see them. Premium members also see adverts worth $0.02, premium members also get at least 4 $0.01 adverts.
ClixOffers – Here you can start using Radio Loyalty, if you have the radio running for 30 minutes you will see a captcha, enter this (a series of letters and words) in order to receive 3 cents.
This can sometimes take until the following day to credit but it usually credits. Any problems just raise a ticket, Ysense are usually very good at replying to us.
This is a little booster really and there are some regular users of this thread who’ve earned over $10 already just from using this, and some of the music isn’t bad either!
There are surveys available on here too with daily surveys on offer for $1, 90c, 70c etc and other surveys from Samplicious and Toluna regularly available. A few times a week there are surveys worth $4 or $5 and these can take up to 60 days to credit.
I have personally completed some of these offers and they were of great help to my balance when they eventually credit. Surveys are entirely dependant on your demographics.
Additional walls are Trialpay, Radium One, Peanut Labs, Matomy, Supersonic Ads, SuperRewards and Token Ads. I will have to check these out in depth a little more and provide more information shortly, I’ve just been so busy with the tasks lately.
There is also a history tab at the bottom of the offers section to allow you to check the status of pending offers etc.
Tasks – Crowdflower tasks are here, with a wide variety on offer including Tweet, Facebook and Instagram tasks, Fisher Investment tasks, Investment tasks (mainly from Fisher Investments again) and casino tasks (a mixture).
Those of us who complete jobs regularly, and accurately, eventually noticed an increase in the amount of tasks that we get, as well as the offer of [Business Data] tasks that allow us to receive additional bonuses for high amounts of work completed and high accuracy.
I personally have received numerous university surveys and other very interesting jobs, some paying in excess of $1 for just a few minutes work, via the Ysense Tasks page. There is a $5 bonus for every $50 of tasks that you complete. This is added as soon as you hit the threshold.
ClixGrid – You get 30 chances on the grid, click a box and a new tab/window opens up, click the cat picture and wait 10 seconds to see if you’re a winner. Wins include extra chances on the grid and prize money from 10 cents up to $10.
Don’t forget to lock the picture by selecting ‘Lock Picture’ before starting as having the photograph refresh every time can be rather annoying. Premium members get 60 Clixgrid clicks daily. You have to click 20 adverts per day in order to count towards the checklist bonus.
Advertise – Here you can choose to advertise other websites, referral links etc. Those of us who have been premium members for more than six months may have credits available to advertise for free.
Affiliates – Affiliate earnings are dependant on whether you are a standard or premium member (more details on premium membership below). Details on earnings:
Each time a level 1 direct referral clicks on a paid to click advert a standard member earns $0.0002, $0.0010, $0.0020 or $0.0040 for the $0.001, $0.005, $0.01 and $0.02 adverts respectively. For the same adverts a premium member receives $0.0004, $0.0020, $0.0040 and $0.0080 respectively.
For each direct referral you sign up that earns a total of at least $5 for standard members and $10 for premium members. You will earn a signup bonus of $0.50 after $10.00 of earnings as a standard member and a bonus of $1.00 after $5.00 of earnings as a premium member.
The $5.00 and $10.00 totals include earnings from PTC clicks, tasks and approved offers, bonuses, commissions and prizes are not included.
Standard members earn 5% commission on any offers that their direct referral undertakes, with premium members earning 10% commission. The same percentages apply to tasks completed by direct referrals.
Further details about referral downlines are here, copied direct from the Ysense page:
Earn even more whenever your direct referrals purchase Ad Credits or ClixGrid links. For example if you are a Premium member and one of your referrals buys a ClixGrid link you immediately earn $2.00 for doing nothing!
Commission per Purchase 10% up to $1.00 10% up to $2.00
Limit per Referral $100 Unlimited
Premium Membership Upgrades
This is where the true power of the Ysense affiliate program comes into play. With 8 levels there’s no limit on how much you can earn, although you’ll have to upgrade yourself to take full advantage of this because Standard members earn only from their direct referrals.
Whenever your direct referrals upgrade you receive $2.00! If you are a Premium member and if your referrals refer others who also upgrade you are instantly paid $1.00 for each upgrade through 8 levels! You just got paid for doing nothing!
Forum – Here you can find other members talking about various aspects of Ysense, tasks etc. You also need to click here once per day to complete the daily checklist, you can literally just click the word forum and click off again.
Daily Checklist Bonus
If you complete these 5 things per day you will receive a 5% bonus on your earnings. PTC, Tasks, Offers etc – not including bonuses if you are a standard member. 12% if you are a premium member.
View PTC Ads – 2 Per day
Clixgrid Game – Click 20 Clixgrid squares per day. Run each ad for 5 seconds. It will be clear when you’ve completed viewing each advert.
Complete Tasks & Complete Offers – Either complete 10 Crowdflower Tasks OR 2 offers (not including watching videos) OR complete 5 Crowdflower Tasks (found on the tasks page) AND complete 1 offer (not including watching videos).
Visit Forum – Just click on forum, browse if you like (although this is not compulsory).
Once you’ve completed the daily checklist it will then tell you what your current bonus is. My best daily bonus has been around the $3-$4 mark, well worth the $17 upgrade fee for us regular users!
Ahh yes, the important bit! Standard members can cashout with $8 and premium members with $6. There are a number of payout methods that you can use.
Upgrade to Premium Membership
This costs $17 per year. You can pay this from your on site balance. Also via Paypal or a bit of both, and this lasts for 1 year. Premium membership entitles you to more Clixgrid daily clicks.
Therefore more chances to win – my best yet is $0.50! The daily checklist bonus increases from 5% to 12%. Further to this there is an increase in commissions for signups/direct referrals. If you have lots of friends you’ve referred or are going to refer then premium membership is the right thing.
A standard member would make $0.50 on $10 while a premium member would make $1.20 on $10, this is a significant amount to earn and I personally have made over $100 from the checklist bonuses since I upgraded back in June, this has earned me over $60 more than I would’ve earned with a standard membership – this alone made the fee worth it for me, and I paid from my onsite earnings so it really only cost me time to upgrade rather than money.
2014 was a big year for me and Ysense. I made more than $2,000 just in 2014 alone. Since then I have made another $1,500 although I don’t really use the website as much now. It isn’t that I don’t want to use it now – it is just that I’m busy running my website. When I do visit I still complete surveys, and tasks. The work is definitely still there, even if there are quieter days.
This post first appeared on this website in 2015 but has been updated since.
Be sure to check out my posts on how to avoid survey disqualifications and why you should complete profile surveys. If you’re looking to make some extra money online then be sure to check out my post of great ways to make and save money.