Update 5/09/12: Although it has been a long time since I had done much with PTR programs and had even let my account go inactive for a while, I have recently reactivated my account at ClickSense. It seems that they have substantially improved things since those early days when my original post was written. There are many more things to do now, including the possibility of earning through paid surveys and various tasks such as signing up for trial offers, cash rebates for shopping, free downloads, and several other things. There is also something called the ClixGrid, a free-to-play game where you click on squares within a 30×20 grid and view ads after each click. With each click on the grid, there is a chance of winning an instant prize of $5 which is immediately credited to your account. Free members get 25 chances to click on the grid per day while premium (upgraded) members get 50.
Meanwhile, ClixSense has also produced a pretty nice video that provides a basic introduction to the program and how it works. If you have not done so already, you can click here to join or click on the banner displayed below the video.
Update 9/07/07: I can now confirm that ClixSense is a paying program and not a scam. I have received a check in the mail today for my earnings of $7.27 ($10.27 minus $3 check fee). Meanwhile, if any of you have other payment reports or have experience with this program as an advertiser, please feel free to share your experiences with our visitors in the comments section.
ClixSense, sometimes spelled as “Clix Sense” is a paid-to-click program that allows you to get paid for viewing online advertisements. It is a relatively easy way of making money on the Internet.
As a member, you can accumulate earnings by logging into the site and browsing through a list of ad titles. After clicking on one of the titles, you will see a bar across the top of the page with a timer on it that will begin counting down from 30 seconds. When the timer reaches zero, you will be credited with the earnings from that ad view and will be able to click on more ads as long as there are still some available. The earnings for each ad view range from a minimum of one cent up to a theoretical maximum of five dollars. In practice, most of the ads range in value from 1 to 10 cents.
The program is free to join, although Clixsense does offer an upgrade option for the cost of $10. The purpose of the upgrade is to allow you to prove to the advertisers that you have proven purchasing power (i.e., a credit card, debit card, or other form of payment) and are willing to spend at least a small amount of money. The advertisers see this as a good thing, and accordingly will reward you with many more ads to click on, giving you the opportunity to earn much more money in the long run than you would as a free member.
It is also possible to earn even more money by referring others to Clixsense. You will receive 10% of the amount that all of your referrals earn, and also a $5 bonus for every referral that chooses the $10 upgrade option. If you are able to advertise in any way, such as through other paid-to-click or paid-to-read programs, your own website, or a variety of offline methods, you can earn a significant amount of passive income that accumulates over time.
Another way of making money with Clixsense is by using it to advertise another program, product, or service. For example, if you are a Clickbank affiliate and are promoting a digital product that you can earn commissions on, this could be a good opportunity to make a few extra sales. If your amount earned per sale is $23.50, it is still possible to make a profit even if your conversion ratio is only 1 in 1000 or even 1 in 2000 if you purchase 1-cent ads. It is also possible to convert your earnings that you have made as a regular member into advertising credits in order to defray your costs.
Overall, Clixsense is a good way to make a few extra dollars without having to do a lot of work. It is not the kind of activity that will make you very rich in a short period of time, but it is still possible to earn significant amounts of money by upgrading, advertising, and/or referring others.