Is Clickbetter a Scam? Why They Need to Improve a Lot!

This review of Clickbetter is a sad one and that’s because many bad programs I’ve reviewed on this site, including scams, have often come from this place. 

The Clickbetter network itself is legitimate, but in my opinion because of the way they do business, they’ve allowed the problems I will talk about in this review to arise and I honestly hope they can fix that, because I do want them to do better.

Quick Report on Clickbetter:

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Price: Free program to join and sell products on (they take a percentage) as well as be an affiliate for.

Overall Rating: 2 out of 10 stars.

I don’t think this place has any filtration on the types of programs it allows to be marketed on it, and my experience has generally been bad with just about every program I’ve purchased that was connected through Clickbetter…

What is Clickbetter?

It’s a network where you’ll find a large majority (if not all) products being sold are off the make money online topic. And typically most if not all of the products I’ve reviewed specifically on Clickbetter have been scams or at least of very poor quality (I’ll give you examples shortly).

As a network, this place is NOT a scam, but the BIG problem plaguing it’s reputation is that most of the garbage programs in the make money online industry are sold on THAT particular network and that’s because they literally don’t seem to have any standards for who is allowed to advertise there.

Most of the  SUPER low quality products I’ve purchased to review on this very site and products that I’ve given a very low/scam rating to have been associated with Clickbetter unfortunately.

Here’s just some examples of the poor quality/scam products I’ve reviewed from Clickbetter:

And there’s many more, but this isn’t something that happens once in awhile. No, it actually happens almost every single time I review a program that comes from Clickbetter!

And after seeing this happen again and again, I decided not to promote any program within Clickbetter as an affiliate marketer. It’s gotten to the point where if I review a product that deals with making money online, and I see it’s part of ClickBetter, I brace myself for what may likely be a scam. 

If you are an affiliate marketer like me and looking to promote a make money online product, I’d recommend Wealthy Affiliate. It has an awesome affiliate program called the Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp which earned me six figures.

There are some good things about Clickbetter:

1) They run a legitimate processing system, meaning they take credit card purchases, handle refunds and have decent support.

I’ve had my complaints with the products on their network expedited quite quickly, meaning if you’re not happy with a program that’s part of that system, you can feel calm knowing you’ll get that refund.

And what’s funnier is that similar places like JVZoo or Warrior Plus don’t have such an expedited system in place, and they have less cases of scam programs that I’ve run into. Yet they can’t even get the customer support issues right, so in this case, props to Clickbetter.

2) There’s no real filtration from what I know in judging a good program from a bad one when it comes to this place, so if you’re the type of person who creates digital products relating to making money online, this may be one of the easiest places out there to get approved by and that’s both a good and bad thing.

Why would you want to get approved by them if you want to sell your product there?

Well because they handle all the stuff in the first section I talked about and while they take a small portion of your profits, dealing with all the headaches of customer support can be outsourced to them and in addition, affiliate marketers will promote your program for you, provided you have a good compensation plan.

But the big, major problem is still this:

1) One of their biggest pros is also one of their biggest cons which is no real filtration/screening (in my experience) of the products that are on it. I feel like anyone, including scammers can just put up a product there with no issue whatsoever, get approved and make money from that. 

While Clickbetter itself will be good at dealing with refunds if it comes to it, one thing I’ve learned is that many of the systems I’ve personally reviewed which associate with it have you purchase through Clickbetter initially, and once inside, they hit you with up-sells that aren’t part of the Clickbetter program and if you need a refund for those, you have to talk to another person/program.

It’s a very annoying process in which usually the best solution is to just dispute any and all transactions with you credit card company…

Final Rating: Clickbetter.

Red Flag

2 out of 10 stars. They really need to get it together and become a lot more strict with their approval system. Much like with other network’s I’ve criticized, like JVZoo, this main issue is what gives them a bad rep.

Until they fix this, like I said, I will never promote anything that is sold on Clickbetter, I’ve just come to expect the worst at this point, even though this place itself is legitimate. Their “open door” rules just made them this way…

The 5 big network that sell make money online products ranked (from worst to best):

If you’re an affiliate marketer who wants to make good money online selling actual make money programs/systems, which ones will pay the most?

Will ones will pay the least? Which ones will make your customers happy? Besides individual programs I’ve reviewed, here are 5 networks which I’ve ranked that you should consider:

5) Clickbetter:

No surprise there. You have a lot of choices with this network, but I’d really filter out which ones actually work before promoting anything.

4) Warrior Plus:

Warrior Plus (I’m not sure, but it may be associated with the Warrior Forum) has it’s own network where you can buy/sell products. I’ve purchased several and they generally have not been that good and this is also the case with the next network…

3) JVZoo.

I literally just did a review of this program a few days ago. It’s on the “average” and below list when it comes to selling good quality programs and I’ve had good experiences mind you, but they also have a big issue with their “vetting” system and this has caused me big issues before…

JVZoo isn’t bad, but it’s also not exactly exceptional.

2) Clickbank.

If there’s any network out there which has made incredible changes/improvements to their system since their inception, it’s Clickbank. While you can find more than just MMO products to promote there, it’s the one network where vetting is big, customer support is huge, and their demand for delivering high quality products is top notch.

I’ve physically done business with this place (And made over $500k through Clickbank) so I know how they operate and I do recommend them (I’m not promoting them by the way, so this recommendation is unbiased).

1) Wealthy Affiliate.

Out of this list, Wealthy Affiliate is the in my opinion the best OVERALL. While you cannot make and sell your own product there, you can promote THEIRS. Here’s a list:

A) Wealthy Affiliate premium membership for $49/month (You get paid $20+ recurring). You do need to be a premium member though. You CAN promote this program as a free member, but then the commission rates are cut in half and you get a lot of benefits of being a member there as it is. Learn more.

B) They are a domain registrar so you can sell domains there for $1 a year recurring. I’ve been promoting that for 2 years now and I’ve hit $1,000 a year (recurring) and it’s rising everyday. It’s like an online savings account.

C) You can sell their keyword tool and earn anywhere from $8/month to $155 a year. 

D) They sell an annual membership of $357 a year ($175 for you) or $299 every Black Friday which amounts to $130 for you, yearly recurring. 

Personally, WA has been my #1 promotion for years and also the one which as gotten the most customer satisfaction/retention. 

Those are my 5.

Of course, as I said before, there’s individual programs out there, but they aren’t really networks. They have their payment processes and deal with transactions individually, but these 5 do it for you and fairly. Most typically are high ticket programs, but I never recommend those because the prices for customers are too high and often unfair.

As for these 5 networks, not all of them are great (the last 2 are really good), but at least you have these options, with each one offering more than just 1 thing to sell. 

My personal experience has been that if you can find 1 program that’s good, pays well and sells well, that it’s enough to be your #1 promotion, hence why Wealthy Affiliate has become that for me. With the rest, there’s a lot of choices, and many of them are really bad, so I only concentrate on promoting what’s good to as many people as I can.

8 thoughts on “Is Clickbetter a Scam? Why They Need to Improve a Lot!”

  1. Wow! It’s nice to read a blog review that isn’t afraid to completely tell it like it is. I really appreciate the fact that you didn’t sugar coat the review, yet you did have some good things to say about it.

    I’ve never heard of Clickbetter (sounds like a rip off of Clickbank) but I’ve heard of Warrior Forum before and almost bought into a software program that turned out to have very bad reviews. Thank god I didn’t buy!

    • Yeah the Warrior Forum is one of those places where I advise people be cautious with the product reviews they do or endorse. It is not uncommon to find people promoting horrible products there too.

  2. Is good to know that the ratings on Clickbetter are very low. It seems like they are acting like the middleman with poor judgment on who they accept as their marketing vendors. They should really take a page from Amazon’s book.

    Glad that you made us aware of their rankings, and I will let my audience be aware by sharing this post. Thank you for sharing, and I am happy that you can provide an alternative to your audience as well. All the best.

    • No problem Bishop, good point on equating high standards in Amazon’s vendor and affiliate program with what Clickbetter should strive for. I am sure they’d be a lot more successful if they did.

  3. Hi Vitaliy,

    I always learn about new programs and networks when I come across your content. I didn’t know about Clickbetter but after your review, I don’t think I will go look for MMO products on their website. Even though they offer good MMO products, I don’t want to redirect my visitors to potential scams!

    I am happy to read that ClickBank and Wealthy Affiliate are your favorite networks to find MMO products. I’m a member in both networks and I most agree with your top 5 network list.

    Once again, thank you for the work you’re doing!

    Have a great day!!

    • Hi Julien, I don’t blame you for not know knowing about Clickbetter, the thing is, many bad products in the MMO market operate such that the only time you see the word Clickbetter is within the checkout cart, and even, you’ll likely forget the name quickly. It’s actually quite common for Clickbank too.

      But the main point is that I avoid personally (at this time) avoid promoting any product there.

  4. Great review about Clickbetter. I will go with your advice and not buy or recommend anyone else buy a product from them mainly because there’s a lack of screenings when they accept a program.

    I’m surprised to see Clickbank got better, because I do remember the days where it felt like one scam after the next on was there too.

    Thanks again for the heads up.

    • Not everything on Clickbetter is a scam Michael, I need to make that point clear. It’s just their policies invite a lot of low quality/scam programs and they destroy the reputation of Clickbetter (which is ultimately their fault). But it doesn’t mean that if you find a good product to promote on there, that you shouldn’t. They may likely be there, although my experience says it’s a rarity. 

      As for Clickbank, they really cleaned things up and while there are still low quality programs there, they are few in my experience and overall, the customer service and vetting inside this place has become a lot better.


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