Clicks Dealer is a new site that claims to help you make money with advertising banners.
According to the website (clicksdealer.com), the idea is to purchase ad banners on their platform, which run on third party websites. And supposedly earn you money.
They also say you can profit by referring people to the platform through your affiliate link.
There seems to be a lot of buzz surrounding this right now, and many people wondering if it’s legit or just another scam. So I decided to take a closer look to find out for sure either way.
Read on to see exactly what I found before you buy.
Clicks Dealer Review
I actually came across Clicks Dealer by mistake, through a totally unrelated site I was looking into called ‘Gemin Software System’.
On that page, we are told that a Google engineer named “Brandon Lewis” discovered a secret way to make money. Now he’s showing people how to make over $97k per month with the system.
In short, the sales page for GSS is complete and utter BS. A quick bit of research reveals this is a sketchy site that has been running under different names for a while now.
In any case, this is the site that led me into Clicks Dealer in the first place.
When I filled out the box it took me straight to the Clicks Dealer platform (platform.clicksdealer.com) where apparently I had an account.
This is a really odd way to promote something. Nothing in the previous video relates to what you get within Clicks Dealer.
Safe to say I was totally confused about what I was getting myself into at that point.
Not a good start so far.
Anyways, I do like to give programs the benefit of the doubt either way. So I took the time to research the platform further, so I could see what it was really about.
What Is Clicks Dealer About?
According to the website, Clicks Dealer is an “advertising marketplace” that allows people to “participate in the online advertising ecosystem”.
In reality, Clicks Dealer is all about getting you to purchase their ad banners…
These ad banners are supposedly published on third part websites. So when you buy, your hoping to earn money when people click on them, while on those third party sites.
The website also says you can earn by selling these ad banners back to others within the ‘marketplace’. And by referring people to Clicks Dealer itself.
Read on to see how all of this works in detail…
How This Platform Works
The website does a very poor job of explaining how this actually works. There are many details left out which they really should be disclosing before asking for your money.
And it looks that way on purpose.
My guess is so that you are eager to speak with your ‘account manager’ to make sense of everything.
However, the account manager is probably just a sales rep. Who’s SOLE task is convincing you to buy as much stuff as possible within the platform.
Anyways, I’ll now walk you through the FOUR main aspects of the platform. This way you have a much better idea as to what this is about and how it works before buying.
Activating Your Account (costs more than you think)
In order to get started you need to activate your account. Which involves giving these people your money.
The funny part about this, is that they don’t even tell you how much you need to deposit. They just say ‘select an amount’. And they also show the various ‘packages’ to the right, which again have no dollar amounts.
In any case, there are five packages in total.
Each comes with more of a ‘matching bonus’, which is a match of your deposit to a set percentage. And each gives you longer access to your account manager.
Here’s a quick breakdown of the different packages:
- Bronze – 20% Matching Bonus
- Silver – 50% Matching Bonus and account manager for 1 month
- Gold – 75% Matching Bonus and account manager for 3 months
- Platinum – 100% Matching Bonus and account manager for life
- Diamond – 200% Matching Bonus and ‘VIP mentoring’
Since there was no way to know the cost of these packages, I had to dig deeper. Which is when found this within their terms page:
To apply for the Issuance of Banners, a User must, at a minimum, purchase a basic package for $250 – platform.clicksdealer.com/termsandconditions.pdf
So the minimum amount is $250 to activate your account. And I’m assuming this buys you a ‘bronze package’.
And it seems this is just the beginning of the real costs you’re up for…
Through my research I found a review of Banner Bit which appears to be very similar. People have reported losing $1,000’s to BannerBit and say the gold membership on that site was $5,000!
Here’s what one person had to say…
They are now doing it through platform.clicksdealer.com. Similar asking for investment of $5000US to join gold membership with additional 7,500 bonus allowing you to buy and sell banners to make 2000-4000 per month from home. aLL LIES..
Banner Bit looks very much like a scam. And considering how similar it is to Clicks Dealer, this may not be any better. Either way, the true costs for these packages could very well run into the thousands of dollars.
Buying Ad Banners
Once you deposit at least $250 you can buy an ad banner within the ‘marketplace’ tab. The costs of these banners range from as low as $25 to over $1000 from what I could see.
The banners come in a variety of ‘verticals’ such as:
There’s also a ‘VIP’ and World Cup banner section, along with a packages of banners that cost as much as $25,000.
You can either buy or bid on banners…
If you hit ‘buy’, you have literally 7 seconds to hit ‘cancel’ before you automatically commit to buying. Assuming you have money in your Clicks Dealer account.
If you hit ‘bid’ then you essentially just bid on the item and win or lose at expiry. Similar to eBay.
Earning Revenue From Ad Banners You Purchase
The whole point of doing any of this, is to earn revenue from your ad banners.
According to the terms and conditions:
Once a marketer purchases a banner placement, he or she will generate revenue from each and every click that the banner receives.
So these banners supposedly exist on third party sites. And when people click on them, you earn money.
This is really where the whole thing comes unstuck too.
It is possible to earn money placing banners on your own site, or other sites. Yes. But large companies like the ones they claim to be working with, do not ‘sell their banner ads’ at all.
So this is complete and utter nonsense.
For starters, you can’t even verify this before you buy. So how are you meant to know if they banner will actually be getting traffic?
Second, companies like these work through credible affiliate programs and advertise using Google Adwords. Publishers (those who own the site) earn when people buy something through those links or per click if it’s a Google ad.
Seriously guys, do your homework on this. You will see what I mean.
This is not a real way to earn at all.
Selling Your Ad Banners
The other way you can earn is to put these same banners back up for sale through the same marketplace. It is actually more likely to earn money this way, since it’s just members buying and selling within the platform.
Based on what I’ve seen however, I doubt anyone’s even getting paid.
Referring Others to Clicks Dealer
The company claims to be paying you $1000 to refer people to the platform…
As someone who earns a full time income doing affiliate marketing, I can safely say this is TOTAL BS. No company is paying you $1000 to refer someone for free. Period.
The only way you’d earn that is if the people you refer bought a high enough package. And if people are buying packages just to promote them to others, this would qualify as a recruiting scheme.
It’s not wrong to refer people to earn commissions. Not at all. But there is a problem when there’s no real products involved.
Who’s Running The Show?
There are a number of red flags here, that you are going to want to know about.
First of all, the website does not disclose who is behind it. Which, for a company asking for $10,000’s from you, is rather alarming.
Secondly, the company running this is supposedly Clicks Revenue LTD. Who gives the following address on their website…
Funny, because they share this exact same office with 41 other companies…
So unless I am missing something, they are not giving people their real operating address. Visit the link above to see for yourself.
Third, they are using an anonymous domain registration. Which is not always a bad thing in and of itself. But it is in this context. It is when the people asking for your money are clearly hiding their true identity.
Fourth, the women in the introduction and tutorial videos are paid actresses…
Here they are on a site called Fiverr, offering the acting services for cheap…
This is yet another way they are hiding their identity. So as for who’s really running this company, I can’t say. It’s anyone’s guess.
Is Clicks Dealer a Scam?
Click Dealers is very likely a scam based on what I’ve seen. I can’t say for sure since I never gave them my money, nor do I have any desire to do so.
But logic and experience with these sites tells me it’s not legitimate.
I mean, they promote the platform with a scammy sales funnel to begin with. Then once you’re inside, they provide very little information about how it actually works. You need to contact your ‘account manager’ who is more than likely a telemarketer.
More importantly, legitimate companies do not sell their banner ads, and they do not work with shady sites like this at all. They have a brand and reputation to protect.
So I very much doubt if anyone is making money with these banner ads. And I certain no one is getting paid $1000 per referral. Those referrals would need to be buying more than what you are earning.
To top it off, we have the negative reviews from people who’ve lost thousands of dollars to Banner Bit. A very similar site that operates in the same way.
So every sign points towards this being a scam.
Identity Theft- a Very Real Concern
One thing I want to mention here is the very real risk of identity theft. In my opinion, giving these people your personal information presents an enormous risk.
In order to withdraw your earnings from this platform, you must ‘verify’ you account.
Which means sending in the following:
- Photo ID
- Bank statement or utility bill
- Front and back of your credit card
Here’s a screenshot from the Clicks Dealers website to show you proof:
This is a BIG red flag. Because you should never need to provide this sort of information to earn money online. Period.
If this doesn’t send alarm bells ringing, then I don’t know what will. I would never even consider doing this unless I 100% trusted the company. Which I definitely do not in this case.
By submitting these documents folks, you are giving these people EVERYTHING they need to commit identity theft. Literally.
This is just plain dangerous.
I’m not saying for sure this will happen of course. Since I would never give them this information in the first place. So I can’t know for sure.
But you would want to hope these people are 100% honest and ethical or you are in trouble if you give them this information. Without a doubt.
And from what I’ve seen, they are not running things above board.
So if you have given them this info, and have concerns, then I recommend contacting the FTC immediately. Along with your financial institution.
There is absolutely no way I can recommend this to you in good conscience.
What you decide to do is up to you though. Hopefully this review has given you the insight you need to make an informed decision either way.
Hope you enjoyed the article! My name is Tim and I’m the creator of Affiliate UNguru. I started this site out of a passion to help others avoid scams and to share how I’ve been able to create a successful business online. You can see how I did it in this free training.