What is Clicksure about? Maybe the biggest Affiliate marketing scam out there?

what is clicksure about

So before I take you through whether Clicksure is a worthwhile business, l need to explain to you what is Clicksure about. Then you can decide if it’s for you. Just a note before we start, am I reviewing this from the point of view of a person who is interested in using the service as an affiliate marketer.

 

Summary

Product: Clicksure affiliate network / marketplace

Website url: www.clicksure.com

Price: Free to join

My rating: 1.5 out of 5

 

So what is Clicksure about – what do they do?

What is clicksure aboutClicksure is what is known as an online market place which is essentially the middleman between affiliate marketers and products. I’ll break that down a bit more.

Affiliate marketing is an excellent and legitimate way to make money online, far better than any get rich scams or survey taking options out there at the moment. It’s a slow burner but it really works.

As an affiliate marketer, in a nutshell, you create a website in a niche area of interest to you and drive traffic to your site on which you sell products from other companies such as Amazon etc. Each sale you make, you make a commission from these affiliate partners. You would be surprised how many companies run an affiliate programs to get you to sell their products online. A lot of large very reputable companies have affiliate programs,

In order to become an affiliate marketer, you need training, a website and support to get your own business up and running. And you can get started here right away.

Clicksure acts as the middle man between you and the company whose products you want to sell. to save you spending time looking for separate companies who will allow you to sell and promote their products, Clicksure holds access to these products in one place, so when you join you have access to these products through one portal.

 

 

How did it all begin?

This is the real reason behind my disdain for Clicksure. Clickbank, which is a similar marketplace, updated it rules and regulations to remove any junk products from its listings, so that affiliate marketers on their system could benefit from associating the best quality products.

So guess where all the products who were chucked out went to? Yes, got it… Clicksure, who coincidentally appeared right after these rules changed.

So, what you are left with is a load of really low quality products all together in one place.. Lovely.

 

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How much does it cost to join?

what is clicksure aboutIt’s free to join but there is an upsell known as their VIP program which is $10 a month. Is it worth this? $10 doesn’t sound like much, but that’s because you don’t get much.

What do you get as a VIP member

  • some ebooks to help you with how to sell the products, and become an affiliate marketer. This is the mainstay of the training you receive. However this isn’t comprehensive training on how to be an affiliate marketer. Just tips on how to make the most of their system. You will need proper training to become an affiliate marketer, so I recommend this training
  • Support – as a VIP member you can get skype support and there is a system where your support requests are pushed infront of anyone who isn’t VIP. Annoying if you are the one that isn’t VIP. If you are looking for an affiliate program with REAL support, here is the best program for that

 

Who is Clicksure for?

Clicksure is for any affiliate marketer, or what I mean by this anyone who wants to promote and sell products online and is looking to find those products online. You can search using some criteria that are specific to your niche and then the products you can then choose from are listed out for you.

Have a look at this video which tells you VERY simply how to use the clicksure system. Look out for the product names!

 

Is Clicksure  a scam?

The technical answer to this is NO. They meet the criteria of a legitimate company in that they pay their affiliates on time and eventually do offer refunds. BUT and it’s a big BUT, they have a seriously bad portfolio of products that they are associated with that you can ‘do business’ with. over 90% of their products are complete scams. And that’s the truth.

I know this because i have reviewed some of them myself. Have a look at the At Home Income Package which is one of their products, just as an example. I’m talking about products that are not only misleading but some are outright lies as to what you get if you buy them. It really is quite unbelievable. It’s like a haven for trash

And if the products are so bad, all that will happen is that people will ask for refunds. So you might be thinking that you are making money and then lose it the next month.

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The Benefits

  • Despite all their drawbacks they do have a really great refund policy. I guess they need to, due to the high volume of refunds that are requested.

 

The Drawbacks

  • As I have mentioned, the biggest problem is their low quality products. In fact ‘low quality’ does not even cover it. Appalling quality – let’s go with that.
  • The refund rate is astonishing, even though they manage it well, a company with that many refunds has a problem
  • They do not appear to monitor the products that they are accepting into their network or marketplace. They will literally have anyone, scam or not, so how can you trust them

Alternaties to Clicksure

There are many online marketplaces out there with legitimate products which ensures that you don’t need to go to someone like Clicksure. Some examples are Affiliate Window, CJ Affiliate by Conversant (formerly known as Commission Junction), Shareasale and Linkshare, to mention just a few.

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If you want to learn how to be an affiliate marketer, how to set up a website, how to drive traffic to that site, and have a real legitimate home business, which you can then use an online market place to gather your affiliates, this is the absolute best program for that. 

 

My Verdict

Is clicksure a scamClicksure is not a scam, but stay away!

You will not benefit using their network, all you will be faced with is promoting scammy products for which you are more than likely to have to refund any money made on them, over time. Look at the other alternatives and make sure you know what you are doing if you are interested in starting up as an affiliate marketer.

 

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If you have any experience of Clicksure yourself, please leave me your comments below.

18 thoughts on “What is Clicksure about? Maybe the biggest Affiliate marketing scam out there?

  1. JS says:

    Stay away from Clicksure.They are a scam.They are runned by the Chinese and handled by Indians.They are corrupted as hell.I just got a reply from them since they own me money from sales and have declined it.Apparently they denying the sales because it was misfired according to them.Those sales were there for 3 months .I know because i saw it sitting there and didn’t requested anything since i trusted them.Now i foundout that they won’t pay me anything that is owed.This is what they replied after i requested the sales which i dont see anymore on thier website.I sent them a message.First they stated that they are yet to see any sales ..,wt? when it was there for a period of time.Since there was no activity on my side , they decided to keep all sales.Gzz, are they in need of money that they will keep it instead? They are are thieves ..so people be careful to promote their products besides , if you make research enough they promote scams least 95 % are .This i just found out.

    13 dec 2016

    Hi i do not notice the amount that is suppose to be my commisions . i did make some few months back

    can anyone help here?

    please let me know asap

    Inderjeet Banger – ClickSure Support – 14-Dec-2016 (Wed) 13:26

    Hello Sir,

    Thank you for contacting support.

    I have taken a look at your account and you are yet to make any sales.

    The previous four sales you have made had been voided by the advertiser as the pixel was misfired on these sales.

    Regards,

    Indy
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    • Wow that is shocking! It is unbelievable that they are allowed to get away with this, and I guess you have no proof. Let’s make sure we spread the word and they soon won’t be doing any business if this is how they treat the people that are bringing in sales for them. I am sorry this has happened to you, but by sharing your story, hopefully this will help someone else avoid this trap.

  2. John says:

    IT IS SCAM. They charge affiliates for not using their site frequently. My commission was reduced to $141 from $400 in few months – saying they would deduct $1 per day – if you do not use them frequently. They have taken all my commission and not paying anything now under $1 charge per day.

    • Wow John, thank you for sharing your issues with Clicksure. What a terrible policy to deduct money in that way for an affiliate marketing business. How do they expect to keep affilaites if they treat them like this!? Another good reason to stay away. I’m sorry you have had to experience this but hopefully your comments will help others to see the truth

  3. Njogah Njihia says:

    Hello and thanks for your informative review of Clicksure. I had not heard of this marketplace before.
    My way of assessing whether a marketplace is any good are the programs that are enrolled. If it has appalling programs, then no need to join.
    Plus, paying $10 for a VIP is unnecessary, as most programs and services are free to join.

    • Ruth says:

      Exactly Njogah, You have put it well. Most affiliate marketplaces are free to join, such as clickbank, share a sale. There is no need to pay for anything, especially anything that is such a weak resource!

  4. Taner says:

    I have never heard about Clicksure, but everything that is with clicking I don’t like, for a simple reason that I tried a lot in the past, and I didn’t earn anything.
    To be honest, I have never tried this system, but if you feel that you can make success with this one, feel free to try it.
    One more thing I have to say is that if you want to make your own business and make success online, the real system for you, as a beginner or as an experienced marketer is Wealthy Affiliate!
    Try it, you will be happy and see real results.

    • Ruth says:

      Thanks Taner. This business is not really about clicking in the sense that I think you are seeing it, ie pay to click. This is a network for affiliate marketers to find products to sell. But not a very good one. I am pleased you have found Wealthy Affiliate, it really is the best way forward for online business out there.

      Thanks for your comments

  5. AL says:

    Thanks for the detailed excellent review of Clicksure ! I have not heard of this affiliate marketing but will definitely think twice before joining after reading your review.

    Clickbank has been around for a long time and even one of the listed affiliate programs on Jaxxy. This is one of programs that are trying to take advantage of ignorant new marketers.

    • Ruth says:

      You are pretty safe with Clickbank products. They GENERALLY tent to be pretty legitimate. But it’s not always the case so be wary! And yes definitely stay away from clicksure!

  6. steve says:

    Never heard of click sure before but heard of many others alot of these companies find loop holes in the law, few years back ponzie schemes littered the Internet and I’ve seen a few more pop up recently great article glad I know about these now so I don’t get caught out

    • Ruth says:

      Clicksure are a place for Bad scams to sell themselves. I am sure that’s not how they would position it, but it’s true. They all come together in a place for people to find them. Don’t get me wrong, you could make money promoting some of these businesses, but I would expect it isn’t long lived. Thanks for your comments.

  7. Hi Ruth. I really appreciate your thorough review. As an affiliate marketer I felt engaged and informed – I especially appreciated the referrals to other more effective programs. Thank you!

  8. Darren says:

    Thanks for posting this. I was considering looking into Clicksure as a potential marketplace, but after reading your review I don’t think I’ll bother. I never realised all the junk products purged from Clickbank ended up on Clicksure. Very interesting read. What are your thoughts on Affiliate Window, as that’s another I was considering?

    • Ruth says:

      I actually have used affiliate window, and I think they are really good. They have a really strong selection of products and their system is easy to use. Go for it! Good luck!

  9. Ehab says:

    Hello there,

    Great post & informative, happy to see honest articles about online business & what is scam & what is legit, even that clicksure is not a scam but as your review it seems useless & even not worth the $10. There is others great programs for affiliate marking can be better than click sure, thanks for sharing.

    Ehab

    • Ruth says:

      Thanks for your comments Ehab. Yes there are plenty more to choose from and much better ones, you can find some of these names in my article. Thanks again for stopping by!

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