ySense Surveys Review: Money for Everyone

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ySense Surveys is an online community with multiple earning offers, from surveys to cash offers and even quick tasks.

If you’re looking for a way to make a few dollars on the side, it may be one to consider signing up for.  No, you won’t get rich using the site, but you could earn something.  This can be said about any survey-like site.

In today’s review, I talk about the ySense online surveys, how much you can make, if it’s legit as well as if I feel it’s worth your time.  As in all of my reviews, I always remain 100% honest, only telling you my thoughts.  You will never see me peddle some garbage products nor will you see a website plastered with ads.  I just don’t work that way.

So, with that being said, let’s dive in and see if ySense is worth your time.

What Exactly is ySense?

ySense is one of the many “get paid to-like” websites floating around in cyberspace.  In the past, it was known as ClixSense but has since changed its name to what it is today – ySense.

The company pays you to take surveys, complete tasks and much more.  And, for every task you complete, you will get rewarded, in which you can cash out for PayPal cash or gift cards.  This is fairly standard among companies such as this.

The website is operated by the very same company as Swagbucks, MyPoints and Inbox Dollars — Prodege.  Before 2019, however, it was operated by a different entity.  Regardless, it’s a very reputable company and is one of the largest in the survey space.  Every year, the company collectively pays out millions to its users, so there’s no doubt the company is legitimate.

To date, they have signed up more than seven million members, paying well north of $40 million in rewards.

So, if you’re asking, “Is ySense a scam?”


The company has been around since 2007, and as mentioned, it was recently acquired by Prodege, one of the leading companies in this space.

I can promise you that the company is as legit as they come.

Signing Up

To sign up for an account, you must be at least 16 years old and you will need to provide both an email and password.   Right now, as I write this, the website is open to users worldwide, but this could always change.  And, even though it is open to users worldwide, it doesn’t necessarily mean you will see a lot of opportunities.  In many cases, you may find your country doesn’t offer many ways to make money, even though the company lets you sign up.

After you provide your email, the website will ask for a few personal details, such as your name as well as what user name you want to use.  It takes maybe two minutes at most to get started.

Once you confirm your email, you can activate your account and start earning via your dashboard.

Your Dashboard

Immediately after signing up, you can access your dashboard, which will look something like this on your desktop:

As you can see, you can earn in a variety of ways, from paid surveys to cash offers and referrals primarily.   You can also earn bonuses when you complete a checklist, which you can see in the lower right corner there.

Aside from earning, you can also chat with fellow ySense users on the forum via the “forum” link beneath the “more” section.

In the sub-sections below, I will talk about how each money-making option works.


In the surveys section, you can view a list of surveys, most of which come via third-party offerwalls.

Simply put, these are companies that provide Ysense with the surveys and they keep a cut from you’re earnings.  These popular companies include and Sample Cube, to name a few.  This is very commonplace in the survey world and isn’t anything to worry about.  In fact, you will see these offerwalls on almost every survey site you visit.

To start making money with surveys, however, you will need to start answering profile questions so that you can receive targeted survey opportunities.  For every 10 questions you answer, you will earn $0.02.  It’s not much, but it’s necessary to unlock the main surveys.  It will probably take you about 10 to 15 minutes to unlock your surveys.

Once these surveys are unlocked, you will see a variety of survey opportunities, all of which state how much you will make, the time it will take as well as which company is offering the surveys.  You will find that some third-party companies are better than others.

How much will I make with the surveys?

From what I saw, most surveys paid anywhere from as little as $0.25 to more than $3, with the average length somewhere between 5 to 20 minutes long.  As I always recommend, just make sure you’re completing surveys that are worth your time.  For example, a 10-minute $1 survey makes a lot more sense than a 20-minute $0.75 survey.

How many surveys are there?

The nice thing about ySense is that they always had surveys whenever I refreshed the page, but the question is how many surveys you will qualify for.  In the survey space, you won’t always qualify for every survey you click on, as it will greatly depend on your demographics.  On average, be prepared to qualify for 20 to 30% of the surveys you click on.  With that being said, I would say you can expect to complete five to 10+ surveys a day if you were to continuously log in.


Inside the offers section, you can expect the same as the surveys section.  And, what I mean by that is that there are a lot of third-party companies offering a variety of offer opportunities.

With offers, you do as you’re told and you get compensated for your time.  Generally, these types of offers pay much more than surveys.

If you were to click on any of those offerwalls, it would present you with a list of offers you can complete for a certain amount of cash.

For example, let’s take a look at the “ySense Offers” tab…

If you were to partner with Uber, for example, you could earn $200 if you passed the background check and made one delivery.  You could earn $2 if you provided your information to the AARP.

These are just a few of the many listed here, but it should give you an idea.

As long as you do as you’re told in the fine print, you will get the credit.  Just keep in mind that some offers can take up to 30 to 45 days to see credit.  This is done so that you don’t refund your trial or cancel a service, etc.

Honestly, offers are the best way to make money, but I have found Swagbucks to have the best paying offers.  Even though ySense is operated by the same company as Swagbucks, they seem to have unique offers that many of these sites don’t have.

Affiliate Program / Referrals

And, as the last way to earn money, you can do so in referring your friends.

For every person you refer, you can earn $0.10 to $0.30 just for them signing up and then another 20% for everything they earn.  Once they hit $5 in earnings for the first time, ySense will even give you a $2 bonus.

It’s as easy as giving out your special link, but just make sure you’re not spamming it to avoid suspension.


The nice thing about ySense is that they pay out in cash.  While you can choose PayPal as an option, there are more than 70+ gift cards you can choose from as well, such as Amazon, Walmart and Starbucks, to name a few.

If you want a PayPal payout, you will need at least $10 however, most gift cards, with the exception of a few, start at $5.  At a minimum, be prepared to save at least $5 before being able to cash out.

Once you cash out, it will take up to 10 business days to process, but if your account is new, it can take up to 15 days to avoid any sort of fraud.

How Much Can I Make with ySense?

There are too many variables to determine this, such as your demographics and how often you log in.  However, I feel you can make about $5 to $10 a day if you were to log in and focus on surveys and decent offer opportunities.  Maybe more, maybe less.  You can make money, but it won’t be a ton.

This amount tends to be standard among survey sites such as this, so don’t expect to get rich in using the site.  It’s more so a way to earn a few dollars here and there to pay for lunch on occasions.

What Others Say

So, what is the internet saying about ySense?

On Survey Police, the reviews were mixed.  Users liked the bonus opportunities, the never-ending survey options as well as the fun surveys.  However, the negative reviews noted it wasn’t what it used to be before Prodege acquired the company.

Sitejabber users gave the company an okay 3/5 rating, saying the payouts were lower than average and a lot of surveys disqualified them.  Many did note they got paid; it just took a week or so to see the payment post.

Trustpilot reviewers gave the company a 4.1/5 rating.  Most were average or better, but a few people left some bad reviews, mainly stating that there were delayed payouts and many account deactivation horror stories.

Most of the reviews seemed to be mixed, with almost every review site giving the company a 3.5ish out of 5 on average.

Final Thoughts

7/10In the end, ySense seems like it’s worth joining.  One thing I do like is that it’s operated by the same company as Swagbucks, which is a website that I enjoy using.  I also like that they have a lot of survey opportunities, but remember you won’t always qualify for all of them.  The endless survey invites makes me like it a lot.  So many survey sites I have researched in the past had a select few survey invites to choose from, often leaving you with pennies at the end of the day.

I think you can make about $3 to $10 per day, again depending on so many factors, so it may be one to check out.  Worst case, you can jump ship to another survey site.  I think you will do fine with it if you sign in daily and do a few surveys.  I wouldn’t say it’s my number one nor would I say it’s the worst.  I’d put it in the middle.

That does it for now.

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Tom Nathaniel

Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. You won't find gimmicks here. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I graduated from Arizona State University, and I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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