ClickBetter Review- Anyone Accepted, Including Scammers

clickbetterWhen it comes to running your own affiliate marketing business online, reputation is everything. Unfortunately, you not only have to worry about your reputation, but also the reputation of those who you are associated with. This is especially true with the affiliate products you recommend and the affiliate networks you work with. For this reason, I’ve decided to take a look at one such network and in this ClickBetter Review, I will be sharing what I’ve learned.

Immediate Suspicions

clickbetter warningThere are a lot of different virus scanning programs out there on the internet. The one that I was using when I first tried to access the ClickBetter website actually flagged the primary domain as a harmful website as you can see below. Certainly not the best way to start a review.

What Is ClickBetter?

ClickBetter is a product marketplace similar to Clickbank that allows product creators to sell their products and provides affiliates a place to find products to promote on their own websites or through other channels.

The site was originally created in 2013, and claims that “everything’s better” with them and also states that they “Accept All Payments, From Anyone, All Over The World.”.

clickbetter accepting payments

The First Red Flag Is Thrown

This payment statement quickly raised a red flag to me. I had noticed on a couple of their vendor’s pages that no PayPal payment button was available when trying to check out. So, I decided to follow up via phone call to ClickBetter and see whether or not they were able to accept PayPal.
After speaking with an agent, I was informed that they were unfortunately unable to accept PayPal at this time. As many of you know, PayPal is the largest internet payment processor out there, and for a company that sells digital products on the internet, it’s pretty crazy for them not to accept PayPal.

The only logical reason for this is that they are not allowed to accept PayPal. This normally happens when a company or group has too many disputes opened against them on the PayPal platform. While I don’t know if this is the case with ClickBetter, I did notice that many of the vendors on the platform show that PayPal is accepted, but there is no way to checkout with PayPal from their shopping carts.

The Signup Process

After looking over the payment issue, I decided to dive in a little deeper to see whether or not my suspicions were warranted. I was honestly very surprised at what I encountered after signing up for my affiliate account.

Upon the initial sign up, I was presented with not one, but three partner affiliate offers.

clickbetter partner offers

The partner affiliate offers were from (screenshots below):

  • – a unique tracking link creator and shortener
  • Affiloblueprint – an affiliate training membership website
  • ClickDrop – an email traffic exchange network

clickbetter partner offer
clickbetter affiloblueprint partner offer
clickbetter clickdrop partner offer

While I’ve encountered tons of upsell offers from various programs online that I’ve either received for free or purchased, it’s very uncommon to see them from an affiliate network. This tells me one big thing about ClickBetter, and that’s that they are simply not making very much money from the sales of the products on their platform.

Why Are They Not Making Enough Money?

Once I was inside of the actual marketplace and able to see some of the products for sale there, it was easy to see exactly why they weren’t making that much money. While there are a few products in other categories, almost all of the digital goods available fall into the make money online category.

This would be fine if they were offering quality products, but the majority of stuff over there seems to be left over scam laden garbage that wouldn’t be approved by other marketplaces. You can see from the image below just what kind of quality is offered over at ClickBetter.

clickbetter 48 hour cash code product

The other major problem that I had when trying to find offers to promote is that the members’ area was very confusing when it came to navigation. Rather than allowing for a simple keyword style approach, you have to select individual categories and then search within each one. On top of that, some products that are offered are in categories that simply don’t make sense.

What About Their Customer Service And Communication?

This is perhaps the only thing that I found even remotely impressive about ClickBetter. At the top right corner of their site, they list a phone number for customer support. I decided to give it a shot and called to ask about whether or not they could accept PayPal payments.

I initially placed the call at about 10:00 AM and was greeted with a phone message that stated “All agents are busy now, please call back later or email the support department.” I decided to take the latter option and send out an email.

While I have still yet to receive an email response (8 hours later), I was surprised to receive a return phone call at around 11:30AM. The representative was very nice and friendly, but refused to state exactly why they could “no longer” accept PayPal payments at this time.

And while the actual customer service side of ClickBetter wasn’t terrible, the “news” information section was. It is very sporadic, and will often go weeks at a time without any updates whatsoever from their team.

Pros And Cons Of ClickBetter

The Pros of ClickBetter:

  • Decent customer support – They did return my call without having to leave a message

The Cons of ClickBetter

  • States they will accept anyone
    The quality of most of the products on the site demonstrates this
  • Unable to accept PayPal at this time – Again, this makes me very leery as typically this is only caused by an abundance of returns.
  • Scammy looking products – While you should only recommend products to your audience that you have personally tried, the bulk of the products on this network look very iffy at best.
  • Upsells on signup – Why would an affiliate network need to sell you products if they’re making good returns on the products for sale in their marketplace?

Closing Thoughts On ClickBetter

Again, your reputation is the most important thing when it comes to running a successful online affiliate marketing business. If you sacrifice it by recommending scammy products, then your audience will associate you with those products.

For that reason, I would recommend staying far away from ClickBetter as a vendor and a place to purchase products.







      Overall Quality



        • Decent customer support


        • States they will accept anyone
        • Unable to accept PayPal
        • Scammy looking products

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        Comments (5)

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          Of the 4 big digital network sites (Clickbank, Clickbetter, JVZoo and Clicksure), Clickbetter and Clicksure are without a doubt the worst. There really are no standards for who they will accept to join their network. It is no wonder so many scammers cling to them.


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          cheryl valdez


          I too believe it’s a big scam. I noticed in the success comments that two different people at two different times and two different days both spelled the word “cool” as “cooll” They were’nt even commenting to each other. It’s a scam in my opinion.


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          james brown


          thanks this helped me to make up my mind and stay away from them.


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          Tammy Martinez


          This is a scam. Use Facebook as way to get you to sign up. Every click they want money. Can’t tell you what your doing.


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          Hi there,

          I work high up in the management chain at ClickBetter and we’ve come across this review on multiple occasions.

          Normally, we don’t like to interfere with reviews of our website and company, but the person who wrote this review has little to no idea what they are talking about and it’s pretty clear that besides signing up for an account, that they have not actually used ClickBetter.

          Firstly, if ClickBetter was blocked by whatever virus scanner they were using, it is a problem with the software returning a false positive. There have never been any problems with the ClickBetter website despite the high volume of traffic we receive.

          With regards to Paypal, because of the high volume of payments we would send and receive, we randomly had our Paypal account limited a couple of times where we were unable to send or receive funds while we waited for the account review to be complete.

          This made it difficult for customers who were expecting to be able to pay with Paypal as well as our affiliates who we paid with Paypal, so we decided to discontinue using it altogether. Despite all the bad things we’ve heard about companies having their Paypal accounts limited or shut down with no notice, we thought we could make it work, but it turns out that we were wrong.

          Besides a few of our first vendors from 2013, no other ClickBetter vendors would have a Paypal logo on their sales pages, so to say that many of our vendors do is drastically incorrect. I’d be surprised if any approved vendor has a Paypal logo anywhere on their site.

          As a side note, we have not accepted Paypal since 2014, so I’m not sure why or how that is even relevant in a review written over 2 years later, but that just goes to show the quality of this ‘supposed’ review.

          Also, our phone representative wouldn’t know why we no longer accepted Paypal, because as I just mentioned, we had not been using it for over 2 years when the so called ‘reviewer’ called, so there would be no reason for them to know the ‘reason why.’ That is not the same as refusing to state the reason which is another incorrect statement.

          Speaking of customer support, we offer email/ticket based support 24hrs a day and telephone support during US EST business hours. If a call was returned by phone and the issue/question was resolved, then there would be no need to reply to an email ticket from the same person with the same information.

          We DO NOT state that we will accept anyone and we don’t. We state that our Vendors can accept payments from anyone all over the world. Those are two completely different things and another incorrect statement made in this review.

          We have a very strict Vendor review and approval process that can take a week or more of working with a vendor to get their offer compliant with the products and offers we accept. There are many products, services and vendors that we do not accept.

          We also do not have scammy products. Some of them might be considered a little bit hypey or use salesly sales copy in some people’s opinions, but that does not make them scammy, or make the vendors that offer them scammers. Again, that is another incorrect statement. Like anyone with a merchant account, we have very strict guidelines on what we can and can’t sell and how it can be sold, marketed or advertised and if we were selling scammy products, we wouldn’t be in business very long.

          We also offer a 60 day no questions asked refund policy on all products sold through ClickBetter, that we control, so any customer who purchases through ClickBetter can buy without any risk to them if they change their mind, don’t like the product or their dog ate, it by calling us at: 1-800-719-1832, emailing us at or using our contact form:

          If you’re going to actually take the time to write a review, please take your own advice and “only recommend products to your audience that you have personally tried.” In this case, it might help if you actually used the product or service you were reviewing and then wrote a quality, unbiased review, which this is not.

          Furthermore, your click bait title of this review is incorrect and way off base. In fact, I’m going to refer this to our legal team as it is malicious and slanderous.

          ClickBetter is a quality affiliate network actively used by thousands of vendors and 100’s of thousands of affiliates, which has severed over a million customers and processed well over $100M in transactions since they started in 2013. You don’t get #’s like that without having a lot of happy vendors, customers and affiliates.


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