The Clicks Valley website (clicksvalley.com) claims you can make money “flipping banner ads” using their platform.
Apparently, all you need to do is signup, purchase banner ads from big name brands and profit from each click the ad generates. You can also re-sell the banners for a profit.
Sounds cool. But after taking a closer look into this, I believe it’s a scam.
Here’s what you need to know before joining…
What Is Clicks Valley About?
Clicks Valley claims to be a “promotional marketplace” that gives users a “possible profitable way” to generate revenue within the online advertising world.
In reality, Clicks Valley sells people into a fake income opportunity.
And I say this for two reasons…
First of all, the entire business model makes zero sense. The whole “banner flipping” thing is literally something they made up.
It sounds great to an unsuspecting newbie, but when you understand how online marketing works, you will know this is pure BS. I will elaborate on this further in a moment so you know what I mean.
Second, it’s a clone of another site I recently reviewed called Clicks Dealer.
Which is 100% a scam site and as you will see by reading that review, there are MANY versions of this same scam floating around.
For example, another version is called Banner Bit. And if you do your homework on that site, you will see not only how similar it is, but how much money people have lost as a result of signing up.
So in a nutshell, Clicks Valley is not a real way to make money at all. It’s a way to lose significant amounts of money, to the tune of over $25k. Not to mention there are other risks involved.
How Clicks Valley Really Works
To get started, all you need to do is create a free account. Which involves giving these people your name, email and phone number.
From there, you are taken to the members area…
As you can see, the cost to join is anywhere from $250 to a whopping $25,000!
And that’s just to qualify…
You also need to spend money on the ad banners themselves. Which also costs $100’s depending on which banner you buy.
Assuming you do buy an ad banner, your ad is supposedly published on “as many websites as possible” and you get paid per click the ad generates. And you can also sell these banners to other members for a profit.
And this is where their entire story starts falling apart…
They ask you to spend ALL this money, yet they don’t even tell us who they are or how much money you can make!
And the further you dig into this, the worse it gets.
Why Clicks Valley Just Doesn’t Add Up…
On one hand, they say you are buying an ad banner, like it’s a piece of property. Then, when you read the fine print below the banner, they say that your money is really going towards advertising.
So the ONLY way this can make any kind of sense, is if these companies were sharing the profit they generate from your ad spend, with you. Which essentially makes you an affiliate for the company.
But here’s the thing- you could go and work with these companies DIRECTLY as an affiliate without spending a cent to partner. Through real, legitimate affiliate programs.
In any case, NONE of these companies sell access to their banner ads! And none of them would partner with a site like Clicks Valley.
Think about it…
We don’t even know who is running this company, since they choose to remain anonymous! Large companies like Toshiba, Apple, SamSung etc would NEVER risk doing business with a company like this.
One that is nearly identical to known scams like Banner Bit and Clicks Dealer, and one that is probably run by the same people. Not to mention, one that hides their true identity and uses an anonymous domain (which they do).
The whole thing makes no sense at all when you look closer. And this is what they are hoping most people don’t do- look at the finer details and do your homework as you are now.
The Truth About Making Money With banner Ads
If you want to make money with banner ads, you need to either own a product or promote someone else’s products as an affiliate.
You create the ad, spend money on advertising (getting clicks) and earn revenue when people buy or complete a set action.
The only other way is you can have a website (a simple site like mine for example) and run ads where you earn on a ‘per click’ basis. Like Google Adsense or MediaVine for example.
You have a site, you have traffic. So you can sign up to these companies for free, and place their ads on your site. When people click, these companies pay you. Since you are bringing their clients (vendors) clicks.
And again, at no time are you buying ad banners from anyone. Period.
I could go on and on here but the point is the Clicks Valley business model is 100% FAKE. These scammers are preying on people who simply do not understand how online marketing works.
You can learn more about how posting ads for companies really works here.
More Red Flags To Watch Out For
As I do with most sites I review, I spent some time digging through the fine print of Clicks Valley.
Turns out there are three areas of concern from what I can see….
- Hidden fees
- Sketchy refund policy
- They want excessive personal information
The first thing I found is that there’s some hidden fees within the fine print.
Only after digging through mountains of legal jargon do you learn that there’s a 5% withdrawal fee if you want to withdraw your earnings. Not to mention other hidden ‘processing’ fees whenever you buy or sell on the platform.
Then I came across the refund policy.
Which seems that (at best) you have 3 days to get your money back if you’re not happy. Which is a red flag in itself because how could you possibly know the campaign was successful within 3 short days? You couldn’t, which is what they are counting on.
Lastly, and most alarming of all, is how much personal information they require, just for you to withdraw your earnings. Assuming of course you actually make any money of course.
So the people running the site hide their identity, yet they require all kinds of ID and personal information from you? Just to withdraw your money. This is very strange.
Given the site is almost identical to known scams and it’s in my opinion a scam itself, this is very concerning. Because you are (literally) giving your personal information to people who could use it the wrong way.
Verdict – Why Clicks Valley Is a Scam
If you’ve read this far, you know that I believe Clicks Valley is a scam. And I obviously won’t be recommending it to you as a result.
Here’s why I am not a fan, to sum it up:
- The business model makes ZERO sense
- There’s no way they are working with those big name brands
- It’s a clone of other known scam sites
- There’s hidden fees, the refund policy sucks and they ask for WAY too much personal information
It is certainly possible to earn revenue online with ads, and you can even work with big name companies too.
However, sites like this exist to make money off of unsuspecting people who do not know any better.
If you want to build a real online business, you need real tools, training and support. That way, you can learn how to work with real companies and promote real products.
What you decide to do is up to you, but I recommend avoiding Clicks Valley at all costs.
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