What Happened?

@Ldyjarhead (10157)
United States
February 6, 2009 12:31pm CST
ClixSense has been my favorite, long-running PTC that I've recommended to everyone in the U.S. (you get more ads in the U.S. by upgrading, and it's well worth it). Anyway, I logged in this morning and noticed that where it says you get paid for referrals, it only said .01 for free members, and I assumed it was a typo, because it was always .10 per referral. I figure that's where they made their money, since they don't continue to pay you a percentage, you just get .10 the one time (unless they upgrade). I decided to look at the referral page and yep, sure enough, it lists it as only .01 there too, so it's apparently not a typo. I'm saddened to see this happen, so I won't be promoting it any longer. If I have friends that are looking for a good program I'll tell them about it since clicking as an upgraded member will still get you paid, but I will no longer actively recruit - it's not worth it. Did you notice that ClixSense slipped this one by us?
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12 responses
• United States
6 Feb 09
I hadn't paid a lot of attention to it. I have a recruiting page that I put all of my programs on so I just promote that one regardless of what each individual site offers. So if a site changes on me in the middle, it doesn't affect me much. I use Clixsense on occasion but it definitely isn't one of my favorites. And even though I've upgraded at some sites, I tend to steer away from any type of "upgrades", especially if that is the only way you can earn from a site.
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
22 Feb 09
I don't actively recruit for referrals so I had no idea clixsense did this. I'd rather just make the money on my own and not worry about trying to get referrals.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18121)
• United States
9 Feb 09
I had seen this. I was shocked at figured as you that it was a typo as well. I guess they are wanting everyone to upgrade so we will get paid more.
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@Jody20 (887)
• Netherlands
7 Feb 09
I didn't know that clixsense changed there referral percentage. They did a good job slipping that past me.
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• India
7 Feb 09
well sites which calls you for money to upgrade your account actually never pays you esasily especially when you are a general member. If they are their to earn why will they pay you its logic thats it dear......
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@echomonster (2227)
• Greenwood, Mississippi
6 Feb 09
I did notice this and frankly wasn't all that surprised. Standard members DID formerly get the $.10 bonus for referrals, but as is Clixsense's tendency, they've given all the nice privileges to their upgraded members. I don't deny that you can make money there by upgrading, but it's really not one of my favorite sites. I do wonder if this move won't hurt them a bit -- there's much less of a reason for standard members to promote them now -- but probably their biggest promoters were upgraded members already.
@BarBaraPrz (19366)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
6 Feb 09
Yeah, I noticed that, too, but I rarely get referrals, anyway, so no big loss for me.
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@mrgeebee (133)
• United States
7 Feb 09
yes i did and yes its now gone from my system .
@derek_a (10902)
7 Feb 09
I think things are getting tough everywhere and it is filtering through to the Internet, and many of my biz programs seem to be changing their reward system. I think that if people are losing confidence in the world economy off-line it is bound to happen that they are going to hold on to their cash on-line as well. Let's hope that there will soon be an upturn. It is up to each of us to think positive and be optimistic - it is quite contagious and will spread to all people again. :-) Derek
@ajit25 (1010)
• India
7 Feb 09
I am a standard member of this site since 1 year but i am noticing from last 15 days there is no adds. What happend
@Bethany1202 (3433)
• United States
7 Feb 09
I did notice this also. I don't have too many referrals for the program anyway, so I don't care too much. I still like the program to an extent, but my favorites are Hits4Pay and Deals N Cash where the payout is a little higher but you get 50% of your referrals income (on two levels for Hits4Pay). If you want to sign up, I can private message you the links if you're curious. :-)
@CRIVAS (1820)
• Canada
6 Feb 09
I was a little upset about that myself. I figure that it is because of the economy, they just have more users than they can support and this is the way to solve it. Hopefully they will change it back once things settle down a little.