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Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes at ClixSense

When logging into ClixSense yesterday after my mini-vacation, I was greeted with the ClixSense News I’ve pasted below. They are doing away with the PTC (Paid To Click) part of their website. I’m disappointed, as this is the ONLY PTC site that I use currently. However, this is a straight-up legit site all around, so I will continue to hang with them. If you have not signed up with them yet, you can do so here.

There are still plenty of PTC ads to go around during the final days. And, as usual, I will update my Daily To Do List as appropriate. I love this site. And I am sure that will not change after the Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes.

Moving forward with change

1 Jul 2017 02:14 pm

Members, more than 10 years ago we came online strictly as a PTC. As all things go, the ClixSense business model has changed over the years and with the addition of Crowdflower tasks, offers and surveys our core business has shifted. No longer are we just a PTC, but instead ClixSense has grown to be one of the top performing survey networks in the world.

While our survey, task and offer business has grown significantly, the PTC side of our business has been on a downward slide for some time now and more so since the loss of Paypal back in February.

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.

With the negatives out weighing the positives, and after 10 years in the PTC business, we have decided to move forward without PTC. Beginning July 15th, 2017 PTC ads will be removed from ClixSense. Along with the removal of PTC we have also decided to remove ClixGrid and the premium upgrades, including the corresponding 8-level commission structure. As of today, July 1st we will stop selling upgrades, PTC advertising and ClixGrid. Those of you who have ad credits on your account may still use them until July 15th. Any member who has purchased an upgrade in the last 24 hours will be immediately refunded today. We are stopping the sales so any remaining ad credits or ClixGrid campaigns can expire.

With the removal of upgrades we will no longer have 2 membership types. Instead, all members will have the same policies and options available to them and this includes cashouts. We have decided that we will raise the minimum cashout for all members to $10.00. This is still very reasonable and lower than many other companies in this vertical.

So what does all this mean?
Well, a lot actually. Any member who had purchased an upgrade in the last year will receive a prorated refund for any unused portion of their upgrade. This refund will be credited back to your account balance on or shortly after July 15th. The amount of prorated refund will be credited at 4.5 cents per day remaining on your premium account.

We know with the removal of upgrades and the 8 tier affiliate program that this may have an impact on some members with a large downline. To compensate for this ClixSense will now pay an incredible 20% commission on all direct referral activities. We will offer a single level affiliate program only and this commission is the same for all members as we will no longer have 2 different membership types. This change makes all members equal so everyone will have the same earning potential. This means if you are a standard member now (not upgraded) this change has given you a 200% increase in affiliate commissions (from 5% to 20%). For those members who are premium this is a 100% increase from your current affiliate commissions (from 10% to 20%).

* Please note, the 20% affiliate commission may be adjusted at a later date. We will keep this at 20% for a short time and then we will review our numbers and adjust from there, if necessary. If we end up lowering the commission, it should not be reduced to lower than 15%, which is still more than a premium member was making.

This new higher commission will generate more money for you than what the 8 tier affiliate program did. The reason is more members will do surveys, tasks and offers than those that would purchase an upgrade. In some cases this change can boost a members earnings significantly.

The checklist bonus will now give a possible 10% bonus to all members and the requirement for clicking PTC ads & ClixGrid will be removed.

Daily Checklist Bonus 7.0%
Activity Extra Bonus 2.0%
ClixAddon Extra Bonus 1.0%
Maximum Possible Bonus 10.0%

We realize this may come as a surprise to you but this is a change that had to be done. ClixSense will continue to be the best it can be and move forward because of your support. We are always looking for new ways for you to earn money and will not stop trying to improve our service.

Along with all these changes you will also notice a brand new look for ClixSense. A new website layout with a responsive design (mobile friendly) that is very pleasing to look at and easy to use.

So to recap:
• PTC ads will be removed.
• ClixGrid will be removed
• Premium upgrades and the corresponding 8-level commission structure, removed
• Minimum cashout for all members is $10.00
• Affiliate commissions upped to 20% for all members
• Checklist bonus will now pay a maximum of 10% if all requirements met.

We appreciate your business and welcome your comments, questions or ideas.

Thank you
The ClixSense Team

Update to changes – July 2nd

2 Jul 2017 06:13 pm

Members, after hearing from many of you and your concerns for the new checklist bonus commission, we have listened to your concerns and have decided to adjust the checklist bonus to 16% for everyone, similar to what we have now for our premium accounts. (12% Regular Bonus + 2% Activity Bonus + 2% ClixAddon Bonus). In other words, everyone’s accounts will be equivalent to the current premium status and more.

The 20% affiliate commission will be unchanged.

Also, because July 15th falls on a weekend, we’d prefer to have the change on a weekday, so the changes will not be effective until Monday July 17th.

Affiliate signup commissions update

10 Jul 2017 02:53 pm

Members, as you are aware on July 17th we will move to our new business model and we wanted to give you an update on what the signup commissions will be. 

Here is an overview of our current affiliate signup commissions:

Premium members:
$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.

Standard members:
$1.00 commission on first $10.00 earned from their new affiliates.
$0.15 signup commission on new active affiliates in top tier countries.
$0.05 signup commission on new active affiliates in other countries.

Effective July 17th ALL members will get the following signup commissions:

$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.

Top Tier Countries:

Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hong Kong
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Malaysia
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States

*Due to some members who try to abuse our system and create multiple fake accounts or use PTSU we do not pay affiliate signup commissions instantly. Instead these commissions will be paid whenever certain conditions have been met but not earlier than 10 days after the signup date.

These conditions include, but are not limited to, performing at least 3 actions on 3 distinct (different) days. We cannot reveal more than this to avoid abuse. Simply put, if your referrals are active you will get the signup commission accordingly.

There were also some questions on whether the $5.00 bonus for every $50.00 earned in completed tasks was being removed. It is not being removed and will remain.

We will review these commissions each 90 days to see how effective they are and change them if needed but we do not expect any changes as this has worked for us in the past.

Thank you

uly 17th Update

17 Jul 2017 10:14 am
Members, we would like to give you an update on the progress of our changeover. As you can see we have already moved to the new site layout and removed PTC ads and ClixGrid. Many of you are still writing in asking where did the PTC ads go. If you happen to miss our announcement you can access it here:

www.clixsense.com/en/…ith_change

Also, not everything is updated and we’re still working on the site. If you find a bug or something that isn’t working right please submit a ticket and let us know.

Refunds: We are also getting a lot of questions on the status of your upgrade refunds. This will be done as soon as some other updates are taken care of. We’re hopeful we can get all refunds taken care of today, but if not it should be done in the next day or so. We promise that we will get everything done as quickly as possible.

Affiliate links/banners: We’ve had some questions about advertising campaigns on other sites that are targeted to the PTC or ClixGrid pages. We have now setup a redirect for you so if a campaign you have running is targeted to one of the pages we removed, it now redirect to our new homepage. 

We have all the new banners and splash pages updated. If you are using the html code we gave you to promote then you do not need to do anything to change your advertising banners as they will automatically be updated. If you have an old banner on your website we suggest you update it with a new one.

We appreciate your patience during our changeover and we will keep you updated on our progress or if anything changes.

Thank you

iRazoo is offering DOUBLE Points on the Adscend Offer Wall. This means 1.7 cents for Every 3 EngageMe.TV videos!

I love this little site I stumbled across a few months ago. It’s a good fill-in site, and sometimes they have some great promotions going on. Like they do NOW.

Earn DOUBLE Points starting NOW and running until Sunday, May 21 ending at 12:00PM EDT, at iRazoo, on the Adscend Offer Wall.

6 points = $0.01, so the EngageMe.TV videos will be worth 1.66 cents for every 3 watched. Forget Swagbucks at 1/2 cent for 6 videos!! (I’m mad again at SB right now…)

And to boot, iRazoo seems to have an unlimited supply of the hyprMX Videos today. You can earn up to 22 iRazoo Points. Today they are all crediting at 10 points, so that too is the equivalent of 1.6 cents, when SB is paying only 1 cent for the same. Check out all of their videos here.

If you are not yet a member of iRazoo, and want take advantage of this promotion, sign up here now, using Invite Code MXPYLY

In addition, iRazoo has easily meetable Daily Goals:

Daily Goals start at 12:00am each day (US Eastern Time). Monthly Goals start and end with each calendar month. Only points earned through partner networks count towards your daily goals. Promotional points do not count (points earned for promo codes, profile questions, email verification, profile updates, search wins, and referring friends).

  • Daily Goal 1 – Earn 25 Points in One Day POINTS
  • Daily Goal 2 – Earn 300 Points in One Day 25 POINTS
  • Daily Goal 3 – Earn 800 Points in One Day 50 POINTS
  • Complete All Daily Goals 7 Times in One Month Goals Do Not Have to be Consecutive 150 POINTS
  • Complete All Daily Goals 14 Times in One Month Goals Do Not Have to be Consecutive 300 POINTS
  • Complete All Daily Goals 21 Times in One Month Goals Do Not Have to be Consecutive 600 POINTS
  • Complete All Daily Goals 28 Times in One Month Goals Do Not Have to be Consecutive 1200 POINTS

If you are not yet a member of iRazoo, and want to take advantage of this promotion, sign up here now, using Invite Code MXPYLY

They accept members from the USA, UK, and Canada. They also accept members from other countries, but your earnings will be more limited. 🙁

Points are earned through completing offers, like watching videos, completing surveys, doing searches, and playing games. Members can also earn points through daily promo codes released on their social media feeds, through the daily bonus for logging in, and from weekly newsletter promo code. 

So, I know I will be spending quite a bit of time on iRazoo this weekend. This EngageMe.TV promo is too good to pass up!

P.S.  On a unrelated subject, please forgive me if I have not been as active on the site these days. I finally know now what the heck is wrong with me, and why I had to quit working at at “real job.” I have fibromyalgia. Some days I just feel lazy. Or I hurt. But I still do my best to keep up with the Video Playlists for MyPoints and Swagbucks, and my Daily To Do List. It’s just good to know that I have proof now to show my family that I am indeed “not crazy” or nothaving “one of her breakdowns.” It’s just me. My nerves are extra sensitive, and I am delicate, like a desert rose or a sneauflayke.

Videology on OfferToro – Find this new PASSIVE video watching on OfferWalls. YES. You really CAN earn while you sleep!!

I found a new and exciting promotion on OfferToro called “Videology.”

OfferToro is an “Offer Wall” feature that you will find at many of your favorite survey, GPT and PTC sites.

Now wait — don’t get TOO excited. At least not yet. It has darn good potential though.

At first, I noticed it about 3 or 4 weeks ago on EarnHoney. When I realized how easy it was, and how good it paid, I quickly scanned my other favorite sites at have so far found it at the following:

EarnHoney  – well, it WAS there, but then they did away with OfferToro.  🙁

Instagc  – Found under OfferToro

PrizeRebel  – Found under OfferToro

Swagbucks  – (Yes! I know!!) – I’ve not seen it for a while on SB, but when they have it it will of course be under the OfferToro ad wall.

iRazoo referal code MXPYLY –  Found under OfferToro

GrindaBuck  – Found under OfferToro

GrabPoints referal code DLB5BFC  – Found under OfferToro

ClixSense  – Found under OfferToro. This will also count towards completed offers so you can get full bonus credit from your Daily Checklist.

At first they said, and even ENCOURAGED, us to….. What…?? To let it run continuously even in your sleep? YES!! Yes, they did!

This is what it said:

VIDEOLOGY
 

Rewards after you watch 10 short videos. This offer can be completed multiple times a day, everyday!

Warning: You must keep the popup window on top and view-able on your screen.
“This offer will refresh automatically, As long as your screen is viewing the popup video, you can let this earn on auto-pilot even while you sleep!

Now they have taken out the part about letting it run in your sleep. Oh, and now you have to watch 15 videos instead of 10, and the timer runs for 45 seconds for each video instead of 25 seconds.

And when it says, “Sorry, no offers are available right now.”  REFRESH! Or, close it out and reopen it. Yes, sometimes, that all it takes to bring the magic back.  🙂

HOWEVER.

This offer does not run as smoothly as it did in the beginning. And the earnings have been lowered. And the timers have been lengthened. And now you have to do one of those pesky captchas at the beginning, and every time it crashes and you have to restart it. 

Oh, those first few days were glorious. I made a lot of money, and ran all the eligible sites I could find at once. And it didn’t crash, or get hung up on a bad video, or even tell me that inventory had run out. But in the GPT world, we know that nothing good lasts forever. Or for very long.

It’s my understanding they are working out “bugs,” and trying to find ways to prevent fraudulent activity. So, in the meanwhile, search for it every day under your favorite OfferToro walls. Sometimes it’s there, sometimes it’s not. If it is, see if it is working.

I’ve had a terrible time this past week, where it wants me to keep the mouse on the active window. I understand having a window in view, But I can watch videos while doing other things. Security guards do it all the time.

Experiment with different browsers. If I find a way to make it magically work smoothly, whilst they work on their new tweaks, I will share with you. And y’all do the same for me please.

Peace & Love,

Kim

 

 

Being patient with EarnHoney is admittedly tiresome at times, but their passive sweet nectar can be abundantly rewarding

Patience:  a virtue; typified by the capacity or ability to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry, rude, aggressive or upset. Opposite of, “Are you effing KIDDING me!?!”

Please, give this site a chance. You will love it. I promise!

Why am I heading off this post with such trepidation? Well, quite frankly, people tend to have a lovehate relationship with EarnHoney.com.

I like EH. I’ll admit, at first, I didn’t “get it” because I couldn’t get the viewability circles to turn red or green, but I like this site. A lot. So — they have growing pains. With our feedback, they are growing their site while trying to get more advertisers, and dealing with flash being phased out. I am willing to hang with them. I think they have a hell of a lot on their plates right now. They want to make money just as much as we do. Some feel as though they are being “scammed.” No. I don’t think so. Scammers usually don’t put so much time and effort forth, much less ask for feedback. Just saying. 🙂

Anyway… EarnHoney.com operates a rewards network which offers multiple ways to earn virtual currency called HoneyDollar$. You can cash out for PayPal, Amazon gift cards or donate to charity. The big draw to EarnHoney is that they offer “passive” video watching. On-line earners love to add passive activities to expand their earnings while doing surveys, mTurk or while just browsing the “interweb.”

On EarnHoney, there is no hard and set rule on device limit, but the rule of thumb is — if you can’t see it, the brands shouldn’t have to pay for it. EarnHoney has never and does not approve of any “unattended passive video watching”. However, it is possible for 1 person to look at more than 1 monitor/screen/tab. Security guards frequently have 20+ screens they are monitoring. 

bee-with-moneyThe “HoneyDollar$” they tell you that you can earn per hour is an estimate, and it changes based on desirability to advertisers (what cookies you have, where you have visited, how many times you have seen the same ads, etc.). Each EarnHoney partner chooses their own payout scheme — this is why it changes all the time. So — the HD (HoneyDollar$) touted that you can earn per hour is only a reference number due to viewability, location, machine speed, cookies present etc.

You WILL earn. As long as:

  1. You have NO ad block going on
  2. Are from the United States
  3. Are logged in. Yes. Check occasionally to make sure you are still logged in.
  4. See “viewability circles” and that they are turning color (either red or green).

In order to ensure you get the best results with EarnHoney TV be sure that:

  • Flash 10.0+ later Installed
  • Your computer has at least 1Mbps bandwidth (less then this can cause buffering or no video to occur)
  • Your computer has more than 2Gb+ of RAM
  • Any browser crashing could be to insufficient computer resources to play high quality video

Try their surveys. They are usually easy and quickly tell you if you don’t qualify. You get 3 consolation prizes per day — which is when they award you 1 HD for attempting, but not qualifying for, a survey. You get 3 a day. If you successfully take a survey, your consolation prizes start over.

If  you find that you constantly have to click the play button to get the video to start,try zooming out (using CTRL + mouse wheel down) to see if that helps.

Be aware that there is a system-wide lack of ads at the end of each quarter and at the end of every month. So don’t be surprised if your earnings drop off during this time.

You can earn 10% on referrals for as long as you are both active on EarnHoney, with no maximum limit.

What is the meaning of the green circles when watching a video?

The green circles signify when your video player is earning extra honey!  Having at least 1 green circle will double or triple your earnings.  All you have to do is to have the video player be in-focus and in-view to get green!

Their website answers this question:  Is there a Limit to the Amount of Videos I Can Watch?
And they say, “No, there is no limit. Watch as many as you like!”

HOWEVER, there is controversy about that on Reddit. You will find a wealth of information on the EarnHoney Subreddit. Check it out daily.

Redditors often complain of “banning spees.” Obeying their policies should present NO problems. If you feel you have been unfairly banned, they have a very responsive CS team. However, please Don’t use any auto-refresh or auto-reload in your internet browser to passively watch videos or to walk away altogether from your computer/tablet/smartphone. This type of shortcut is easily detected and is definitely not in the spirit of EarnHoney and not what EarnHoney was designed for.

Also, Don’t use any unauthorized software, script, bot, or mobile emulator or to try and exploit EH in any way. Cheats and hacks are also easily detected by their compliance systems and can get you permanently banned from continuing to use their site.

Finally, Don’t view EarnHoney through any third party site. Only view videos directly through EarnHoney.com or through your EarnHoney Mobile App without the aid of any unauthorized software. They tell us on their site:  “If you feel your account is ever deactivated in error, we encourage you to write in to us at compliance@EarnHoney.com to ask any questions you have, tell us why you feel you may have been deactivated in error, or to request a new account with a fresh clean start.”

How do I earn by playing free games?

By playing these free and fun games, you will earn HoneyDollar$ whenever the companion video shows a commercial.

What types of games do you offer?

We offer action, driving, strategy, puzzle and other fun games. We update our games periodically so check back often!

Can I have multiple browsers, tabs open?

You can, but you earn much more when you are able to have the videos in-focus and in-view.  

What about pay?

Redemptions will be paid out on Mondays and Fridays. Submissions during Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday CST will be delivered on the following Monday. Submissions during Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday CST will be delivered on the following Friday. When you cash out for PayPal, if you post your earnings on Facebook, you will be rewarded an extra 5%! Do it every time!

earnhoneyMake sure you do these things every day to boost your earnings. As listed on my Daily To-Do List:  

  • Buzz TV Offers – Just click on these ads and earn .01 HD for each (Loreal, GameStop, etc.
  • PersonaLy – Sort Low to High. Lots of slideshows and videos here.
  • OfferToro – Check “Videos” and “1 Click” for some easy and quick offers. 
  • AdGate – Sort by “Free” and “Low to High”
  • Adscend – Here you will find EngageMe.TV along with slideshows, videos, etc.
  • My Surveys – The surveys pay out pretty well, and you get an additional 50% if you watch at least 10 videos first on BuzzTV or Watch. Check back multiple times per day!

In conclusion. Bee Patient! Earn lots of Honey! Each HoneyDollar is equivalent to $0.01. And some days those HoneyDollar$”bee” adding up quite quickly! Sign up here!

MyPoints video playlists – each LESS than 6 minutes for every 2 points! Pays better than Swagbucks playlists!

I gave in. I’ll admit I was kinda pissed off when MyPoints changed their videos from watching single videos, (which I could fly through in no time) to video playlists. Why, I don’t know, because one can NOW earn up to 500 points per day, when previously it was capped at 75.Yes. I’m one of “those” that gets all out of sorts when there is a bit of change to my routine. Another valuable thing I like is that the points now credit immediately. You no longer have to wait and wait and……

And here is a little hint: I did the math, and if you redeem for gift cards such as Target or Walmart, the $10 ones are the best value for your points! If you do PayPal, the $25 or $50 payout is your best option. AND THEY NO LONGER CHARGE ADDITIONAL POINTS TO DO PAYPAL! Yay! I keekoala-ckp cashing for gift cards out as soon as I have enough points, because I am using these for Christmas shopping.

Also, these videos pay just a bit more than SB. Each SB is equivalent to 1 cent, each 2 points at MyPoints is worth about 1.25 cent. So it’s a good alternative to Swagbucks if you are looking for one. They pay 5 points ( a bit more than 3 cents) for a survey disqualification, unlike SB which pays 1 SB (1 cent). Actually, run both MyPoints and Swagbucks video playlists at the same time! Just watch them on different browsers so they don’t interfere. Otherwise you will get the, “Slow down! You may be watching videos too fast!” message.

So — if you are into the Swagbucks video playlists, this is nearly identical. The same playlist that pays 1 SB will pay 2 points here, and so on. It really is TOO easy to not do, and the play-lists will auto-play once you’ve clicked on the first one — so long as you do not have any sort of ad blocker on. I got tired of searching for the “good” video play-lists, so here is my list of links, and I’m sharing it with you! Enjoy!  🙂

Sign up for MyPoints here!

Please note: I make every effort to keep this updated on a daily basis. If it is not, I may be having a Fibro Flare, or just an attack of the lazies. lol  🙂

Bag O’ Plenty – click through these videos one after another to earn 6 pts in less than a minute!

Mermaids Are Forever – 4 min / 2 pts

Fix Your Home – 3 min / 2 pts

Science News – 10 min / 4 pts

Get Away For A While – 9 min / 4 pts

Insider Buying Report – 17 min / 6 pts

Today’s Headlines – 8 min / 4 pts

The BET Awards 2017 – 4 min / 2 pts

Healthcare Victory For Trump – 5 min / 2 pts

Cassini Visits Saturn – 5 min / 2 pts

Golf Headlines – 5 min / 2 pts

Elton John: Serious Infection – 4 min / 2 pts

The Bill Cosby Trial – 4 min / 2 pts

Pie In The Sky – 4 min / 2 pts

It’s Shark Week! – 10 min / 4 pts

Rum Cocktails Galore – 9 min / 4 pts

Drink Recipes – 7 min / 4 pts

Kitchen Basics – 10 min / 4 pts

To Be A Billionaire – 11 min / 4 pts

Let NowThis Entertain You – 11 min / 4 pts

Funny Clips – 15 min / 6 pts

WWE Wrestling News – 16 min / 6 pts

Super Bowl Commercials – 14 min / 6 pts

Showbiz Gossip – 16 min / 6 pts

Beyonce Welcomes Twins – 5 min / 2 pts

Are You A Coffee Addict? – 5 min / 2 pts

G20 Updates – 5 min / 2 pts

Fun News – 13 min / 6 pts

Dakota Pipeline Updates – 9 min / 4 pts

Health Tips – 12 min / 6 pts

Manchester Is Hurting – 17 min / 6 pts

S’mores By The Fire – 5 min / 2 pts

Check Your Heart – 5 min / 2 pts

One Love Manchester – 8 min / 4 pts

Fast Baby Food – 4 min / 2 pts

How Extreme Is Extreme? – 4 min / 2 pts

Chasing Unicorns – 17 min / 6 pts

A Royal-Adjacent Wedding – 9 min / 4 pts

FBI Director Fired! – 5 min / 2 pts

The End Of Medicaid – 5 min / 2 pts

Game Of Thrones S7!!! – 5 min / 2 pts

If you make it through this list and want to do more, stick with:

  • 2 pts: 6 minutes
  • 4 pts: 12 minutes or less
  • 6 pts: 18 minutes or less

Also check out: Swagbucks video playlists that are 4 minutes or LESS per SB!