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Jim's Goodbye to Mods - You ALL deserve it » Post #1

Mon Aug 03, 2020 08:02 in General Talk

It's been over a year since Jim bid fairwell to the moderators and I really thought back then, that he was going to tell everyone thanks and goodbye. He never did. Members that have been active in ClixSense for many years, felt deceived. Well life changes and so does business. No matter what kind of a person Jim is, one thing we can all say, he was a very good admin at ClixSense and the reason why CS stayed a success for all those years. So today, since it has been over a year, I am breaking the silence and sharing with all of you, his goodbye to moderators:

by admin » Wed Jul 31, 2019 05:36

Mods, way back in 2010 when I bought this company I really had no clue on the path we would take or even how to run a business. But I quickly learned and knew we had to make changes to our current structure (at that time) to be successful. We added Payza and other payment processors and things really started to pickup. Fast forward 9 years (can you believe it?) and here we are, not even in the same niche and still going strong. Not only did I learn how to operate a successful business, but I learned that you cannot do this alone. The people around you are what help you to mold the business into what it has become. This includes my employees, Joao and Brian and of course, you mods!

With the removal of PTC 2 years ago, some really good things started happening. We started seeing a different type of person registering, our profits and revenue were still growing even without any advertising, upgrades or ClixGrid revenues. It also made ClixSense look more like a legit company, rather than just a PTC. With this new found image came other opportunities. Specifically, I received 3 offers from legitimate companies to purchase us and offers from venture capital companies to invest in us. 2 of those companies that were interested in an acquisition work in the survey space here in the USA but, this did not pan out.

Last September I was approached by yet another company for an acquisition, this time the company was not only a major player in the survey industry, but also competed with us directly. After many phone calls and emails, including a face to face meeting out in California with their entire team, they made an offer that I could not refuse. Hence, this is the reason for this message.

Today, July 31st, 2019 will be my last day at ClixSense, not only mine but Joao's and Brian too. And not to mention, it will also be your last day as a member of ClixSense. Tonight, July 31st at 11:59pm EST ClixSense will be taken offline and you will be transitioned to a new site, with a new name, new owners and yes Paypal. Not much will change in the way things look or how things operate. There will be new earning opportunities along with more surveys. Joao and Brian will remain on with the new company and the forum will also be transitioned so you will keep your mod positions.

I would like to personally thank all of you for your dedication and hard work you have done for me over the years. ClixSense has been my life for over 12 years and to see it going away hurts more than I could have imagined but I am glad all of you will be transitioned to a new brand site with a company that truly cares about it's members.

Some of you may be asking, what am I going to do now? Well, I will get to spend more time with my 2 grandsons and I will work a few days a week at the bowling alley, pool hall and restaurant that I own locally in my hometown. I will most likely travel a little more and just try to spend a little more time with my wife. As she put it, I have been married to my computer and I joked and told her that my computer and I were getting divorced...LOL.

I would like to also thank Joao for his dedication to ClixSense and his awesomeness! I met Joao way back in 2002 when he started working for me and even at that time I knew he was someone I wanted to keep around. His hard work and dedication to his job is unheard of. There would be days I would get on to work at 8am and he'd be on working away. I would get offline later that evening, some 12 hours later and he'd still be on working. I would ask him, hey it's late there, aren't you going to go to bed? He'd say, yeah pretty soon...lol. (there is a 5 hour time difference between Joao and I). Knowing that you will not work with someone that you've spent the better part of 20 years with is also very difficult. Joao, thank you for your 110% dedication to ClixSense and in helping us to be where we are today! You are a special friend that I am glad I have.

Please do not share anything that I've posted here as this is not public knowledge.

It has been an absolute pleasure working with all of you and you will never know how much I appreciate the time and effort you've given. I will miss you and wish you all the best.

Jim Grago

Webcam surveys growing like wild mushrooms » Post #38

Mon Aug 03, 2020 07:52 in General Talk

Brian supposedly is the main ticket support person now.

I don't know who Brian is really. Brian may be a woman for all I know.

There was a woman that would reply to support tickets at CS some times and she was very
direct and brief. I think her name was Brianna or Brenda or something similar to Brain's
name. I don't remember now exactly but I think she was Jim's daughter or daughter in-law.

I just don't remember any more who is who but for the most part, it was all family.

There are times I see 'jasm' and 'admin' logged into the forum. Who they actually are, is
anyone's guess.

My Crystal Ball Rare Alert.......tasman1 » Post #5

Mon Aug 03, 2020 07:45 in General Talk

The story in America is.....if someone comes to your home and you shoot him/her, drag their body inside your house.

In other words, if they are outside of your house and you shoot that person, you
may find yourself on death row.

There was a big story not too long ago in the USA about a black kid.....oh I think he was about
16 or maybe a bit younger. I don't remember exactly how the story went but he got lost and
knocked on a door to ask directions. I think he was on his way to school. The man came to the
door with a gun and shot him. Killed the poor kid. The old man said he thought the kid was
a robber or worse. Maybe some of you remember that because it did make big headlines.

The old man didn't have a leg to stand on. BUT if the kid had actually been a robber and broke
into his house, was inside his house, and the man shot and killed him, he probably would have
not been liable at all.

More recently was a kid that went thru some guys back yard. The man had dogs and I think
it was the dogs that killed the boy. The thing is with this story, the man's yard was fenced and
there was beware of dog signs and no tresspassing signs. The kid lived in the neighborhood
and was familiar with that man's home and fence. So some tried to make the man liable for
the kids death and others said NO because the kid had climbed the fence and went into the
man's yard. I forget what the outcome of that was. No doubt they put the dogs down.

The price you pay: Your data.....tasman1 » Post #20

Mon Aug 03, 2020 07:27 in General Talk

Smart toilets they say save water. The funny thing about that tho is they say they use
electricity so one can say 'Stupid Toilet'.

Not too sure how the conservationist would see that as any help to our eco systems.

In my town, I pay a set price every month for water. My water, trash, sewage fee is
all on the same bill. People are allotted set up amount of water usage and if you go
over than your water bill would be higher. It's just me so I never even come close
to using the allotment monthly amount. I use water outside and wash the vehicle,
water plants, spray off the driveway, etc.

I do miss well water. I drink well water from the tap but I don't drink city water from
the tap.

I will say most of the so called smart stuff they have today is nothing more than a
money grabber. Just something else for people to blow their money on and serve
no real purpose and often more trouble than not.

The price you pay: Your data.....tasman1 » Post #19

Mon Aug 03, 2020 07:19 in General Talk

The only smart thing that is useful to me is my google mini and my bedroom because I
can tell it what time to wake me up instead of setting my alarm clock. The only thing that
annoys me is when I tell it to wake me up and it tells me to say 'bedtime' to get a restful
sleep.

'Hey Google wake me up at 7 am'
Ok Valerie, your alarm is set for 7 am. Hey Valerie, next time say 'bedtime' to get a restful sleep.

'Hey Google, bedtime'

chirp chirp chirp chirp chirpyyyy chirp chirp

'Hey Google, SHUTUP'

In other words, 'bedtime' is like being on a very bad camping trip during cicada year.

My HP printer is sending information to HP about my usage and ink flow. When my ink gets low,
they automatically send ink thru the postal mail.

My Keurig, yep, I am pretty sure it is recording my coffee habits.....such as how much coffee
I drink. I have some pods I don't like. My sister brought me some variety flavored pods and
I don't like flavored coffee. I am thinking about running those pods thru the keurig ten times
each morning until they're all gone. Keurig will think I am drinking ten cups of coffee each
morning. :lol:

Happy Raksha Bandhan » Post #13

Mon Aug 03, 2020 07:07 in General Talk

sonyjmn wrote: Sorry to say I'm not bro

I'm sister

:lol:

I've been waiting for that.

Webcam surveys growing like wild mushrooms » Post #36

Sun Aug 02, 2020 22:22 in General Talk

I don't think Jim hired any support people.

The support people that I knew of, was all his family.

Exception being his programmers.

Stage 4 Declared in Australia....tasman1 » Post #29

Sun Aug 02, 2020 17:51 in General Talk

According to a recent news I heard, there is 7 various vaccines in testing mode and
it is believed we will have a vaccine in December of this year.

I guess we'll see it when we see it.

The price you pay: Your data.....tasman1 » Post #17

Sun Aug 02, 2020 17:49 in General Talk

My printer is an HP printer and I do the auto ink. What it's doing is checking to see how much
ink I have used or how much I have left. Noooooo I never know when it's going to drive me into
hysterics! :lol: Just out of the blue.......ekkkkk yakkkkk hissssssssss

YES, Keurig. It is internet/bluetooth connected. It has a clock that is always lit and displays
the internet signal bars, like a smart phone. I can also change the water colors and other
options. I can only fathom they are checking to see how many coffee pods I drink per day.
Who knows, they may even know the kind of coffee I drink. It comes with the APP I had to
download.

Eventually, one will find themselves tip toeing around inside their own home. :shock:

It is bad idea to read this......tasman1 » Post #13

Sun Aug 02, 2020 17:42 in General Talk

People that are perceived as ugly on the outside, I have found that feature to
disappear quickly once I know them.

When you know someone, it makes a world of difference as to how you perceive them
including how they look.

I had an aunt that had a rare disease from the time she was a teenager. She had lumps
all over her body and she would go to the doctor to have ones removed when they became
in disturbing areas.....such as her eyes. People that knew her, such as myself, we never
noticed the lumps. Really, we didn't. She was so nice, had a great personality, and was
very endearing.

Appearance can often over shadow the good and often the bad too until you get to know
the person.

Webcam surveys growing like wild mushrooms » Post #34

Sun Aug 02, 2020 17:26 in General Talk

It was my own fault I trashed $500 but it was far from the first time I tossed cash to the wind.
I got what I was told I would get but I did get it for $500 bucks less than everyone else.

The HYIP's in the early days did not even have a script. They'd use shabby forums and post
how to send the money which was primarily e-gold and wire transfers.

There was tons of vitamin programs. It was about the only 'product' people could think of
to sell. What the general population did not know is that anyone can create a pill. There
are companies that will create any kind of vitamin you want. You just tell them what you
want in it, what name you want to give it, and TADA you have a pill. :lol: I guess the same
can be done with juice....I dunno but I do know it is very simple to have vitamins created.
They'll create the vitamin, design the label, brand it for you, the whole nine yards, and you
were/are required to purchase so many bottles of your own product. Then the guy/gal would
get their box's for pills and start an MLM and sell them for $49 dollars a bottle....often more
into the hundred dollar bill figure. I usually did my research and I never had an interest in
pills. To this day, I don't take any kind of a pill unless it is one prescribed by my doctor. I
don't even take aspirin or any of that.

PS. I think Jim meant to say goodbye to everyone. The way he had told the moderators
farewell, it sounded as if he was going to tell everyone here soon. But of course, he never
did. I am sure he is doing just fine.

Our Prediction July Earn....tasman1 » Post #22

Sun Aug 02, 2020 13:26 in General Talk

I predict August will be a very good month.

Webcam surveys growing like wild mushrooms » Post #32

Sun Aug 02, 2020 13:21 in General Talk

Well I tell you, not overall, but generally speaking, the ones that make millions online
are the ones that already have lots of funds to invest.

I could sit here and name them, IF I could remember their names. :lol:

Now I may be wrong when I say 'Mark Joiner' as I may be confusing him with someone else.
If I am correct, Mark already had a good amount of money. He owned a car dealership that
made good money for him and his family. So once again, don't quote me on the name as I
may have him mixed up with someone else. Mark went online and had the money to invest
in his schemes. Again, early on in the internet years. A very popular program he had was
a Traffic Exchange. Yes, just a friggin traffic exchange. It was one he had programmers develop
from scratch. He owned other programs online too and he had ghost writers write ebooks
and stuff for him. The last of Mark as us marketers knew him, he stated he was retiring and
he was selling his scripts, ebooks, etc AND that he had a forum set up with his programmers
that we could hire to implement his work. His price was $1,000.00 payable thru PayPal. I
wanted it because I wanted the traffic exchange. So I contacted him by email and I told him
I only had $500.00 in my PayPal and he said sure, send me the $500 bucks and I'll let you
have it. I did. I got it for $500. I received the works in the snail mail and the private links
for downloads and forum access. The forum was nothing short but wild. It was overloaded
with marketers that had bought the package. The forum was laid out by programmer name
too. One would post under Mr So and So programmer for Traffic Exchange or under Mr Some
One Else for another script and so on. Not only did Mark go out with a big pocket full of
cash, those programmers were making a fortune. The problem I had was they were backed
up like no tomorrow. I never used any of Mark's work, and basically it was $500 tossed to
the wind. The only good thing I can say about that transaction is, I saved $500. :lol:

If you want to make millions of dollars online, you need to have deep pockets, some very
good programmers, and some business sense. In addition, you must realize what you are
offering may not pan out and therefore be willing to lose thousands of dollars or at least
have a way to recoup the loss.

When I started online, there was no such thing as a blog. I can recall when it started with
blogs and that wasn't until about the year 2004 or so. Seriously blogging has not been
around very long. When blogging began, it was basically someones diary of their life.

Today there are many bloggers that are making money and some of them a whole lot of
money. Some famous bloggers are already retired due to the amount of money they
made.

Then of course there are the affiliate programs. If you focus on driving a lot of traffic to
your personal website/blog, and place some ad scripts like google or something else, you
can make a fortune.

The first key is realizing you will indeed need to invest some money even if it is a small
amount for hosting. You'll need some knowledge of creating and editing your website
and managing your server. You may need to have funds for a professional web designer.
You'll need to focus on driving traffic to your site in a multitude of ways for at least one
year BEFORE you decide to script it with something like google ads.

Anyway, I am getting off track here but there is a lot of money to be made online and
unfortunately most people cannot distinguish between a scam, a legit, and will or won't
work.

No, I was not into vitamins and all that stuff. Many wanted me in it but no I never did.
You ask me that some where.

Sure, like I said, I never did anything with AlertPay. I already knew what Ferhan was
about. As for his brother, what is a different story. There was some legal stuff there
in which he had to bring him onboard and move him from India to Canada....at least
on paper. I told them here at ClixSense NOT to add Alertpay but they did. I don't
know what all they did with AlertPay, money laundering and such, and I don't care
because I washed my hands of Ferhan a long time ago. Like I said, he was a nice guy.
Soft spoken. Very young at the time I knew him. He was like others at the time trying
to learn how to make money online and launch programs that would be successful....
and none of them panned out....not even AlertPay. So how corrupt he or the brothers
were or are, I don't know, I don't care, I just had enough sense not to bother with
Alertpay and I never did except for the time I tested Alertpay for him.

CS and NB admins communicated and when NB saw CS added surveys/etc, NB followed
suit. They were friendly to each and talked to each other and each placed ads for the
other. Altho not a network, they did have a friendly business relationship.

WL started the PTC much much longer than anyone else. StormPay came up with it
perhaps from viewing WL. SP saw how beneficial it was so that is when CS was
created.

referral commission » Post #14

Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:30 in General Talk

Darkstar2 wrote:
valerie wrote:
• For every approved Survey, Offer and Task your referrals complete you earn a whopping 20% commission of what they earn.

Is the survey / offer / task commission applied instantly or at cron ?

I don't do tasks Darkstar2, so I cannot personally vouch yay or nay for that.

My guess is, much applies the same as in the 'activity commissions' statement but MY GUESS
would be if all things are equal, it would be when the cron runs.

I'll look see if I can find some info about that.

referral commission » Post #13

Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:28 in General Talk

I'll post it one more time:

What affiliate commission does ySense offer?

Signup Commissions

• For each referral that becomes active, you will earn a signup commission of $0.10 or $0.30 from top tier countries (see list below).

Once your referrals earn their first $5.00 (excluding commissions and bonuses) you will also earn an extra $2.00 bonus!

Top Tier Countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, 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.

To prevent abuse, the signup commissions are not credited 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.

Activity Commissions

• For every approved Survey, Offer and Task your referrals complete you earn a whopping 20% commission of what they earn.

Increase your commission level up to 30%: If you have a minimum of 100 or more active referrals with at least one transaction in the past 30 days you get an additional 5% affiliate commission making your affiliate commission 25%. If you have 200 or more active referrals you get an additional 10% affiliate commission, making your affiliate commissions a whopping 30%!

The more active your referrals are the more you earn!

It is bad idea to read this......tasman1 » Post #11

Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:24 in General Talk

The word is 'ugly'.

You may look beautiful on the outside but inside you may be uglier than sin.

referral commission » Post #9

Sun Aug 02, 2020 06:43 in General Talk

What affiliate commission does ySense offer? – ySense

What affiliate commission does ySense offer?

Signup Commissions

• For each referral that becomes active, you will earn a signup commission of $0.10 or $0.30 from top tier countries (see list below).

• Once your referrals earn their first $5.00 (excluding commissions and bonuses) you will also earn an extra $2.00 bonus!

Top Tier Countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, 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.

To prevent abuse, the signup commissions are not credited 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.

Activity Commissions

• For every approved Survey, Offer and Task your referrals complete you earn a whopping 20% commission of what they earn.

Increase your commission level up to 30%: If you have a minimum of 100 or more active referrals with at least one transaction in the past 30 days you get an additional 5% affiliate commission making your affiliate commission 25%. If you have 200 or more active referrals you get an additional 10% affiliate commission, making your affiliate commissions a whopping 30%!

The more active your referrals are the more you earn!

Webcam surveys growing like wild mushrooms » Post #28

Sat Aug 01, 2020 21:18 in General Talk

googoo gaga

Hmmmm is that human baby talk or ape baby talk!

Webcam surveys growing like wild mushrooms » Post #26

Sat Aug 01, 2020 17:48 in General Talk

PS. You have to remember that I was online BEFORE PayPal, before eBay, before amazon,
before Facebook, before most everything! In those days people relied on cash in envelopes,
bank wires, and E-Gold.

Webcam surveys growing like wild mushrooms » Post #25

Sat Aug 01, 2020 17:42 in General Talk

Yes, Patel brothers. I was the first person to join AlertPay other than my website designer
and Patel himself. At that time we used .... eh what's it called....the chat thing at msn.
Errr no.....hotmail thingie.

I think it was Eric in Brazil, that used a handle similar to 'divingman'. He must have been in one of my programs. One day he contacted me about his friend of his over in the Ukraine that was good at web design. Eric said he needed money and wanted work. That's how I came across what became my web designer for many programs. Eventually, he won the lottery after years of trying and received entry for himself and family into the USA. I think it was through some of them that I met Ferhan. I think that was his name, Ferhan Patel. He had some rinky dink programs every now and then that never amounted to much. But Ferhan was a nice guy. Gotta love those male Indian accents. He was soft spoken but at that time also, he soon was taking night classes to learn programming at a college in Canada near him. I don't recall his brothers name but I do remember chatting with him and receiving a photograph of his Indian wedding. Very beautiful, actually. As time moved forward, I did not have much use for any of those guys any more. I always liked my web designer, very nice man but he had moved on too. Then one day Ferhan contacts me over the green chat hotmail thingie, and says look at this....it was AlertPay and my web designer had designed it. Then he contacted me again and said it was finished and wanted me to test it. So I joined, entered my credentials, put some cash in there, then withdrew the cash to my bank and all went smoothly. By that time I already knew more than I wanted to know about the Patel's and I never used AlertPay for anything.

ClixSense was 5 levels, not 8. After he transferred CS, Jim added more levels. I don't remember how many I had here in my downline..... 20,000 or 40,000. I had over 1,000 premier members (paid members). So when Jim cut the levels off, thousands of members left CS. No more downline. Many were not interested in clicking for cents. They were interest in the premier membership and earning those dollars on upgrades. So the unfortunate part was the premier membership gone which meant a huge loss of money and then with members went a lot of advertisers and PayPal gone, and CS was truly not doing so hot. That's when I said, change it to a GPT and add surveys and they did.

It's like a basket of apples. Some are rotten. That's the way the whole world is. I was just telling you there is truly nothing wrong with marketing. Marketing is what has made the world go round forever. With the start of the internet, people were trying to make money without really knowing what they were doing or how to go about it. Toss in the scammers and it really became almost impossible for folks to identify what was legit and what wasn't.

I was a member of Clickbank. Maybe I still am. I don't know. The problem with Clickbank is the fact they kept a large percentage of the profit. Same as Godaddy. I sold a domain name on Godaddy for $5,000 and GoDaddy sent me $4,000 to my PayPal. GoDaddy kept 20% and I think Clickbank kept more of a percentage than that.

I do have ebooks out there. I also have articles floating around that I wrote years ago. I published a newsletter way back in the 90's.
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