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ySense Review: A Decent Earner From Home?

Looking for different ways to make money from home? Then you can’t go far wrong with a survey site… although some are far better than others. Take a look at this ySense review to see what to expect and if this really is a decent earner.

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10-second ySense review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

You can find some decent paying surveys on this site. Unfortunately, ySense will screen you out of a lot of these surveys before you get there, which means you can waste a lot of your time searching. Not a bad site to join, but there are better ones out there.


If you’ve just stumbled on this review through a search engine, you’re probably not aware that I have joined dozens of survey sites over the years.

Some have been great and earned me £1,000s over the course of several years. Others have just been terrible and I would have struggled to earn more than £100 in the same length of time.

If you want to see some of my favourite sites, why not take a look at my list of the top 10 survey sites?

What is ySense?

ySense is a survey site that rewards you for your opinions.

Taken from their website:

ySense is a global online community with multiple earning options. Join now and start earning with paid online surveys, cash offers, Appen Tasks and more!

Although I’ll refer to ySense as a survey site in this review, that’s not strictly true. It’s actually more of a Get Paid To (GPT) site. A GPT site allows you to earn using various methods, not just from surveys. More on that below.

Is ySense a legitimate site?

Although has only seemed to be operating for a few years, it has actually been around for far longer. Until July 2019, ySense was better known as ClixSense.

ySense is operated by Prodege, a company based in Manhattan that also runs Swagbucks, one of the biggest money-making sites in the world. Prodege has over 100 million members across its survey sites, so you can be sure it’s genuine.

prodege -owners of ysense

Why join ySense?

Whether you want to make a bit of cash from home or whilst you’re out and about, there are several ways for you to make extra money. And once you have earned enough, you can withdraw your earnings as cash or by a gift card.

You will be paid in US$, but this can be converted into £GBP.

Ways to earn

Unsurprisingly, the best way to earn from ySense is from surveys. Payment can start from as little as $0.05 for a quick survey up to $10 if you’re willing to commit more time. How much you’re paid really depends on the length of the survey, although payment and length don’t always correspond. Always check beforehand.

There are often plenty of surveys to earn from, but this might not always float your boat. If not, there are a few other ways to make money.

ySense offers – here, you can sign up for various offers and services and earn money for doing so. Some of these trials may require you to spend money, whilst others are free. Depending on the offer, you can earn as little as $0.25 up to $100.

For example, you could join Cornerstone (a shave club) and get paid $4. These trials aren’t exclusive to ySense but certainly worth considering.

Be warned though. Some of these offers give you a small reward cash reward in exchange for entering a competition. That may sound good, but all they’re doing is collecting your data and selling it on. For $0.50, is it really worth all your contact details going to 50+ companies?

External offers – if there’s nothing on the ySense site that takes your fancy, you can try some offers from their external partners. These work in a very similar way to the ySense offers and will pay you for taking out trials.

ySense watch – who doesn’t fancy being paid to watch adverts? Well, me. You can watch certain videos through the ySense site in return for a massive $0.01. I admit that you don’t have to do much but it can take around 5 minutes of your time. So, even if you were to watch videos all day, you would struggle to earn much more than $1.

Daily poll – each day you can complete a poll on the ySense site and you’ll earn $0.01. It might not be much but only takes a couple of seconds.

ySense app – if you find yourself out and about quite often or you don’t have a computer at home, ySense has its own dedicated mobile app. From here, you can earn almost in exactly the same way as you would from the main site.

Referrals – ySense runs its own affiliate scheme. Find your personal referral link on the ySense website to share with others. If they join, you’ll earn between $0.10 and $0.30. If they go on to make $5.00, you’ll get an extra $2.00.

Forum – this is not strictly a way to earn, but a useful tool anyway. This forum is a place where ySense members can chat about ways to make money and give each other tips.

Cashing out

A downside to some survey sites is the lack of options when it comes to payment methods. However, ySense has plenty of ways you can claim your money.

The most popular option will be cash through PayPal. Starting with a minimum cash out of $10, the money will be paid straight into your PayPal account and then converted to £GBP when you withdraw to your bank. A little word of warning, PayPal charges its own conversion fee, meaning you don’t get the best value.

If you want cash but don’t fancy PayPal, then you could choose Payoneer or a prepaid Mastercard.

And if cash doesn’t interest you at all, you can choose a gift card. These generally have a smaller minimum withdrawal amount, starting at $4.80. They include

  • Amazon
  • Caffe Nero
  • Gap
  • John Lewis
  • Starbucks
  • Tesco

At the moment, you’ll get £3 for every $4.80 that you cash out. Which is actually quite poor because $4.80 should be worth around £3.80.

Any downsides?

Well, apart from the poor conversion rate from $ to £?

There are a lot of surveys that require you to be in some kind of senior management role. To be honest, I don’t know many people who manage in large financial organisations, but I guess people that earn £100k+ every year won’t be completing surveys for $1.

Although I filled out my survey profile as best I could, I did find that I didn’t qualify for a lot of surveys that were on offer to me. It can be quite frustrating to click through 25 surveys only to be told that you don’t qualify.

How much can you earn with ySense?

Pay is quite inconsistent for ySense. For example, a 3-minute survey could pay $0.80, whilst a 20-minute survey could pay $0.67. How much you earn per hour depends on how selective you want to be.

Potential earnings from ySense

But combined with some of the decent ySense offers, you can expect to earn around £5-6 per hour.

My ySense review conclusion

Purely looking at the surveys, the pay is quite decent compared to its competitors. However, there’s no getting over the fact that it can be an absolute pain being thrown out of survey after survey. But this is still a site worth visiting quite often and combining with others.

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