Product Name: Click Jacker
Product Owner: Thomas Witek
Advertised Price: $39.95
Discount Price: $24.95
Updated for 2015
What Is It?
Share links on social media and add popup ads to promote CPA offers.
Popups are annoying, and promoting junk offers like weight loss pills and free iPads is beyond annoying. Folks will quickly learn that you are sharing stuff to earn money and will start ignoring you. This is nowhere near as profitable a strategy as Thomas Witek would have you believe.
Before You Buy
We are led to believe that Thomas Witek is a genius software engineer that worked at Apple, in close enough quarters with Steve Jobs that he refers to him on a first name basis. I can't comment on Thomas's past, but I do know that this software has been seen before, namely with Trust Jacker and Commission Uprising.
The sales page for Click Jacker is rather subdued, with minimal hype and the plugin is clearly explained in the sales video.
However, I question the profitability of this product because Mr. Witek is also promoting other products on his YouTube channel – products which I have given very negative reviews like P1 Traffic Machine and Rent a SERP. These are all products which have been released recently along with a lot of hype, so I seriously question whether he believes in the products, or is just launch jacking.
If you were making $30,000 per month would you spend time uploading low-quality videos to YouTube promoting other people's products?
What I Liked
It's a great concept – share on social media and get paid for promoting simple offers. But, as usual, there's a lot more to the story than these guys will have you believe.
What I Didn't Like
Challenges of Social Media
First and foremost, who is going to be buying the stuff you promote? The people that see links you share. The way this product works is that you use a special plugin to modify the links you share on social media. For example, you share a link from The Huffington Post, but it's got your code in there that allows you to deliver an ad to the reader.
So you need people to view your links. How big is your social media following? None? Just friends and family?
Remember that to make money someone has to buy something. Sending out these “hijacked” links into the interwebs with no one to receive them means you'll make $0. Unless you are a famous content curator with thousands of followers, you'll have to build a following first.
So now you have to figure out how to do that, plus gain some authority among the millions of people trying to do the same. Hm. Sounds like you need to buy another course!
Shotgun Advertising VS Niche Marketing
As you are building a following, what will you be promoting? The three examples shown in the video are the most beaten-to-death ads out there.
- Weight Loss
- Free iPad
- Get Your Ex Back
These promotions have been running for more than a decade. I guess they must be somewhat popular topics because they are still being used, but you may have to prepare yourself to be just another one of the pushy advertisers out there.
Of course, when choosing a CPA offer, you could get a bit creative and pick some unique offers, but then you need to think about who your audience is and what type of content to match to the offer. Sharing a post about green coffee and showing an ad on how to get a free credit score doesn't' match up.
Oh, they didn't teach you about niche marketing? Hm. Sounds like you need to buy another product.
If you are sharing links several times a day to the same people, they will become very familiar with the ads you run. This happens on any advertising platform. Even if you are sharing awesome content to a huge audience, and even if you make a couple bucks doing this, eventually you'll run out of steam.
The people that entered to win the iPad will not do it twice. The ones that just click your popup ad away will continue to do so or figure out what you are doing.
So now you need to switch offers. But are there multiple offers in your niche? Now you're promoting random offers and hoping to catch a sale somewhere. I always say that “hope” is not a business plan. Now you're stuck not knowing what to do because now who's going to help you? Sounds like you need to buy another product!
This product was originally launched in 2013. Other than a few speculative reviews saying how awesome Click Jacker was GOING to be, in the first 2 pages of search results, I could not find even one positive review that legitimately used the product.
- No screenshots
- No in depth reports
- No real users reporting results
I'm not dumb; I can tell when someone is spitting out rhetorical positive BS to try to make a sale, and that's what the vast majority of “reviews” were. So why has no one gotten great results in the last 12 months? Probably because it doesn't work as well as they say it does.
*Note: On the Warrior Forum, I didn't really see anyone reporting actual income from the plugin…just people excited to use it. Also, there were TONS of complaints about support and not getting responses within a week of sending tickets. Witek DID answer the questions in WF, but there is clearly some kind of issue getting in contact with him or his support team.
Maybe I'm just cherry picking what I want to see at this point. Read the thread and make up your own mind.
To be fair, Witek found my review and here were his comments about it.
I also found another product somehow connected to him, but I'm unsure if he wrote it, or just had a name on it. It was sorely disappointing, and called Affiliate Commander.
It's just not for me, and I would not create a business based on “jacking” clicks.
My suggestion is to invest your time in learning how to create a business that is actually helpful to others instead of just finding “offers that convert”. This is not a popular way of thinking in the online business world, but it's how I run my own business, and recommend others do the same. Any successful marketer will tell you that profit begins with value. If you can't give something valuable to someone, you will not be successful long term.
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