Digital Payday is promoted like it is a completely amazing way to make passive income. As we all know, claims like this simply don’t pan out. Easy money is a myth and easy passive income won’t happen. The most viable passive way to earn is to build a profitable business and then start outsourcing. That’s not entirely passive either and involves plenty of work at the beginning.
So, what about Digital Payday? Even if it doesn’t live up to the initial claims, there is a chance that you could earn some money from it. That’s why this review is digging deep into the mechanics of the site, with the goal of seeing what works and what doesn’t.
All The Fake Marketing
Excessive marketing is always a problem. It suggests that the site owners have no problems being manipulative. That’s always a concerning pattern, especially when your potential income is at stake.
The first indication with Digital Payday is the idea of $5,000 in 24 hours. It’s hard to think of any business where that would be realistic. $5,000 is a lot of money. What’s more, you’re meant to be earning this from online ad revenue. That’s extremely unlikely. Ad income tends to start slow and grow over time.
The sales video is an amusing part of the site. It starts with the question ‘what do these 3 people have in common?’. Their answer is that all of them quit their jobs to make money online. The real answer is that they’re all stock photos, ones that are used on many different sites.
Then there are all of the income claims. Some of these are meant to be linked to actual people, ones who apparently quit their jobs. Of course, no proof is provided. This type of income claim is easy to fake, making it meaningless.
Let’s not forget about the person behind the site, Daniel Bluth. He is apparently an internet millionaire, yet he doesn’t show up in any searches. Millionaires tend to be talked about, whether they want that or not.
Needless to say, the image isn’t him either. It’s just another stock photo. There are many good reasons to use stock photos, but misrepresentation isn’t one of them.
Digital Payday Isn’t Real
Just like many other low-quality sites, Digital Payday focuses heavily on hype, while giving relatively few details. For example, we know that the method of making money is online ad revenue and that you’re choosing banners, but that’s about it.
This allows the website to act as a front or a sales page for another product. Digital Payday itself doesn’t have a product or a service. The site simply acts as a sales funnel to get people interested. It’s a misleading technique, suggesting that the site
Other reviews suggest that the product behind Digital Payday is Clicks Dealer, which I’ve looked at in the past. Clicks Dealer is one of those sites that looks professional and almost sounds like it could work, while the odds of success are slim.
I found something different when writing this review. Instead of Clicks Dealer, signing up for Digital Payday took me to the user area for something called Banner Bit.
This may mean that Digital Payday has changed the service that it is promoting, or that Clicks Dealer goes by multiple names. Neither approach is particularly appealing.
From looking at the interface, I suspect that the site is still associated with Clicks Dealer. The main reason is the different packages that you can buy. These are identical to what Clicks Dealer offers, right down to the formatting.
While we’re on the topic, these packages are odd. There are 5 of them in total: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. The features increase with each tier and the price probably does as well.
I say probably because there is no pricing information. You don’t know how much you’d be paying for each option or the potential income. After all, a 50% matching bonus doesn’t mean anything unless you know what the bonus is based on.
There are two other components on this part of the site. One tells you to activate the account and you can type in any amount.
The other asks for billing details, including name, address and phone number. That’s a lot of information to provide when the site still hasn’t given any details about how the whole thing works. You have no way to know what they’re going to do with that data.
You’re providing them with a phone number, so you’ll probably get a call from the company. That phone call should provide the information that the website lacks. This is an awful way to manage things. If they manipulate or lie to you during that conversation, you’ll have little way to prove it. There is also more pressure with a phone call compared to reading something on a site.
Giving them your address and phone number could also mean you get cold calls and spam later on. The information might even be used for something more malicious or sold to someone else. There are cases where you need to provide personal information, but Banner Bit asking for these details far too soon.
Making Money With Ads
What about the underlying technique? Ads sound like they’re going to be a great way to make money. If nothing else, they can mean you don’t need to build a website. Less time, more money. That sounds good, but does the idea really work?
The concept is that you’re buying ad banners from the company and using them as a way to make money. There are generally two types of ads. Some pay you based on people viewing them, while others pay based on clicks. Banner Bit follows the latter approach, meaning you need interaction not just views.
The first problem is that you have to target the right audience. The Banner Bit site offers few details about how they obtain traffic or the type of audience that they focus on. The one thing they do show is a list of examples. The image below shows one of them.
If this is how the ads will be displayed, you won’t earn money from them. Look at the Adidas one, it’s so distorted that you can’t read it. There are also 9 different ads on this one page. It’s not a content-heavy page either. See those two lines of text under the Mario image? That’s all the content.
The second page has a little more writing, along with just as many ads. The content isn’t great anyway and cuts off midway through a sentence. On a side note, I had to turn off my ad blocker to see those ads. So, many people will never even see them, let alone interact with them.
The site behind it all looks like the image below. It simply offers low-quality clickbait titles and content. Most readers will be well and truly sick of this type of content. There are also plenty of sites (like BuzzFeed) that do this type of content in a much better way.
The numbers on the social shares plugin suggest that the pages aren’t popular either. The end result is that hardly anyone will see these ads and most of those people won’t be interested. It’s just a waste of time from start to finish. Besides, you have to fund your account to get started. That puts you one step behind from the beginning.
Using a site like Banner Bit might seem like a shortcut, but it’s just an expensive waste of time.
While we’re on that topic, do you remember the original marketing? It said that you could earn up to $5,000 in 24 hours. That’s not possible under this system. There are very few sites that would ever earn that much from ads in a day, and they take years to build. You’re certainly not going to make those figures without even having a website. Honestly, you’d be lucky to earn a dollar.
With so much hype and marketing, it’s no surprise that Digital Payday doesn’t live up to its promises. The underlying concept has some merit, but the way that it is used simply won’t lead to income. The sample sites alone are evidence of this. They’re horrible. There’s also a good chance the packages are expensive, which is one more reason to stay away.