I came across Clicks Dealers when I was researching for another product – Digital Payday. Turned up that Digital Payday is just a funnel created for Click Dealer.
So can Clicks Dealer help you make money online with ads revenue? Or is Click Dealer a scam?
If that is your question, you have come to the right place.
For those of you who have been following my blog, you know that I always go deep below the surface to find out how a product truly works.
Before continuing, I want to declare that I am in no affiliation with Clicks Dealer
So rest assured that I am not here to give you another sales pitch. On the contrary, I am going to do an in-depth analysis of how this product work (if it does work at all).
Now let us begin, shall we?
Clicks Dealer Summary
Product Name: Clicks Dealer
Product Type: Ad banner marketplace
Price: $250 +
Best For: no one
Summary: Clicks Dealer is supposedly an ads and banners marketplace that allows you to make money from ads revenue. However, there is no transparency in how the whole things work, with many shady practices raising red flags. It is also highly suspected that Clicks Dealer is simply a rehashed product from another scam product.
Overall Ranking: 0/10
What Is Clicks Dealer
First of all, don’t confuse Clicks Dealer with Click Dealer.
There is certainly some ‘copy and paste’ work here in their wordings. It seems like one of them is trying to imitate the other.
Click Dealer is an online marketing agency specializing in CPA campaigns. They have been on the market since 2012 and have won multiple awards. With their track record and a very impressively done website, I will put my bet on them in terms of originality.
Clicks Dealer, on the other hand, has only been in the market for less than a year. I believe the answer is pretty clear now, isn’t it?
Now back to our Clicks Dealer and let’s take a look how does it work.
Clicks Dealer is an online ads marketplace where people can buy and sell ads on the platform.
It is also known as ‘ad flipping’.
When you buy an ad, the ad will (supposedly) be displayed on a third party site. Those are publisher sites under the same network of Clicks Dealer, which had pre-agreed to allow these ads to be displayed on their site. You get to make money if someone clicks through those ads.
On the Clicks Dealer platform, you can browse hundreds of ads placement ranging from $25 to $1500 for you to buy and sell.
The way to do it is by ‘bidding’ it.
Once you click ‘bid’, you will be given 7 seconds before the deal is sealed. It seems to work similarly to an auction, you either win or lose the bid when the countdown timer is up. Or, at least that is what they want us to believe.
Alternatively, you can also make money by selling back the ads to some other members using the same platform.
Other than these, there is very little detail that you can find from their website.
But it seems to be done on purpose.
That is why you were asked for your phone number when you first sign up so that their account manager can contact you personally and provide you with more info. And the so-called account manager? They are just sales rep that is going to give you more sales pitches.
How Does Clicks Dealer Works
No matter which funnels that had led you into Clicks Dealer, you are probably under the impression that this is going to be a FREE opportunity.
Time to face the truth!
To apply for issuance of banner (meaning to buy a banner), you have to first activate your account.
And that is not your normal account activation procedure- click an account activation link from your email or anything like that.
No, you will be asked to pay $250 just for that purpose.
On the left-hand side of the account activation form, you can clearly see that you were asked to select an amount.
But if you look closely, you will notice that the pricing is nowhere in sight.
On the right-hand side of the form there are 5 different packages, alongside the packages you can only find the matching bonus, but not the price.
- Bronze Package: 20% Matching Bonus
- Silver Package: 50% Matching Bonus and access to account manager for 1 month
- Gold Package: 75% Matching Bonus and access to account manager for 3 months
- Platinum Package: 100% Matching Bonus and lifetime access to account manager
- Diamond: 200% Matching Bonus and ‘VIP mentoring’
Not very helpful isn’t it?
My first instinct tells me that the price must be absurdly high, and therefore you need an account manager to talk to you and at the same time ‘persuade’ you into this.
So, I went ahead to dig deeper and true enough, I found that some package can go as high as $10k!
You may think that no one is going to hand over $10k over a phone call like that! But trust me, those sales personnel are highly trained. They know how to exploit your weakness and manipulate your decision making.
How To Make Money With Clicks Dealer
Based on what we were told, there are 3 ways you can make money from them:
1. Buy ads and have them displayed on third-party sites. You make money when someone clicks on your ads.
2. Buy ads at a lower price and sell it back in the platform to other members at a higher price.
3. Refer other people to the platform and make $1000 (what?!)
However, I can tell you for sure that these are just total BS and I will be showing you the proof in a while.
Clicks Dealer Ugly Truth Revealed
1. 6 Months Before Your First Withdrawal
Legit or not, if you play by their rules- purchasing and selling ads, you will start to see your account balance grow, very quickly. However, things start to unravel when you want to make withdrawals.
You will learn that you can only cash out after:
1. A 6 months period, to make sure that ‘investment’ had matured, or
2. You have multiplied your investment by 50x. For example, if you have invested $1k, you can only make withdrawals when you have reached $50k.
Even then, you will always be pushed to invest more for higher packages rather than cashing out.
Their advice to you- the more money you invested, the higher your return will be.
Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with reinvesting and waiting. Patience is a virtue and there is nothing wrong with that.
Personally, I do value investing and I am completely fine to wait years before cashing out.
However, this company is just too shady and it doesn’t give me enough reason to trust them with any amount of my money for any length of time.
2. Who Are You Buying The Ads From
I have never heard of big companies like Canon, or Nike selling their ads in such a way. They tend to engage reputable ads platforms like Google Adsense, Facebook Ads, or even putting up physical ads on the roadside.
With the kind of marketing budget they have, it doesn’t make sense for them to engage a platform like Clicks Dealer for their marketing campaign.
There is no way for us to check that we are actually buying the ads from them. And if we are not, then who are we buying the ads from?
You might think that these are not important details, as long as this product make you money.
However, if a business is built upon a lie, it is only a matter of time before it collapses.
And we are not talking about a few dollars of investment here, we are talking about thousands or tens of thousands of dollars.
Any number in your account balance is just a number until it gets transferred into your bank account!
You might see big numbers in your account, but what is the use of it if you cannot withdraw them?
3. Potential Phishing
After you have accumulated enough earning and when it comes to the time for transferring the money into your bank account, you will be asked for personal information like:
- Passport, ID or driver’s license number
- Front and back copy of your credit card (seriously?! Never do that please)
- Bank statement that reflects your personal details like name and address.
First and foremost, I already have a strong suspicion that this whole scheme is simply a scam. There is no way I am going to hand over all my personal details, let alone copy of credit card to them.
And secondly, even if this is a legit opportunity, would you want to risk disclosing your information in a site that is not secured? You could potentially lose more than the amount you make here.
Showing the front and back of your credit card means revealing you csv code, do you need a reminder how bad that can be?
4. User Feedback
Now let’s take a look at what other people have to say about Click dealer.
Nothing good seriously!
5. Repackaged Product
Banner Bit is another program that sound (almost) exactly like Clicks Dealer.
In fact, I have enough reasons to believe that Clicks Dealer is simply a rehashed product from Banner Bit.
Banner Bit has a very bad reputation and it had already received many complaints. It only makes sense for them to simply repackage it and start over under a different name.
What I Like About Clicks Dealer
There is nothing that I like about Clicks Dealer. It doesn’t worth your time and money at all.
Is Clicks Dealer A Scam?
With so many shady practices and complaint surrounding this product, I believe that Clicks Dealer is an outright scam.
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