Update 08 Dec, 2014: ClixtoPaid has been down for maintenance for over a week, since November 29. They said the maintenance will last 72 hours, yet they are still down. As I suspected, this is just an excuse to buy some time and avoid disputes. Or maybe ‘scam hours’ last much more than regular hours? Prior to this maintenance mode, ClixtoPaid stopped paying and they changed the payout policy, apparently they were experiencing financial issues. Quite a long time without a word from their administration so I have to assume that ClixtoPaid is gone and it will be moved to the Failed Sites list.
Update 03 Dec: One day after we moved Ctpbux to the Watch list, they went in maintenance mode, supposedly due to ‘upgrade of hosting’. On their website, there is a message displayed stating that they will be back online within 72 hours (3 days).
It has been 4 days since they site is under maintenance. In my view, I really doubt they are performing ‘maintenance’, I think this is just an excuse to buy some time to avoid disputes. They were buying time by increasing the payout waiting period from ‘daily’ to 7 business days, without any announcement, they didn’t paid out anyone for the last week, the admin was inactive on the forum for quite some time, even their moderator stated that he haven’t heard from the admin for a long time and now ‘suddenly’ they are performing maintenance. If the site doesn’t return online within 7 days since they went to maintenance mode, or if they don’t post any update or announcement regarding the current situation, it will be moved to the Failed Sites list.
Update 28 Nov: Moved from the New Sites list to the Watch list. For more details, refer to the downside section below.
Downsides of Ctpbux.com – Things to Pay Attention to:
Payment Issues – It appears that ClixtoPaid is experiencing financial issues lately, there is only 1 new payment for the last 7 days. They used to pay daily, but that’s not the case anymore. They changed the payout waiting time without announcement, from 4 hours to up to 7 business days. Due to security reasons they claim, but I doubt that, I would say due to financial issues. You can see below the google’s cache screenshot of the page as it appeared on 19 Oct 2014.
And screenshot of what is currently displayed on their FAQ page.
Suspending users without a valid reason – Forum Censorship – ClixtoPaid is suspending users without a valid reason at all. I always had my suspicions that their forum is censored as you can hardly find any criticism/complaints. That doesn’t means everything is working smoothly. Members have questions, concerns, doubts and the forum should be the place where these issues can be addressed. But on ClixtoPaid that is not the case – they ban people that post concerns on the forum and delete their topics. They even ban people for posting legitimate questions. For instance, yesterday someone posted a question asking why there are no new payment proofs.
Today this person is banned for “violating” the terms of service.
Really? How this particular question is a TOS violation? I doubt the admin knows what the Terms says since he just copy/pasted the terms from Nerdbux at the time of launching. The admin appears to be inactive on the forum while the site is experiencing issues – there are no new payments for a week, someone ask about it, and instead of providing him an answer to his question, this member is getting banned.
There are other examples too. Few days ago in the comment section below someone posted that he got banned for asking why the domain name is not renewed as it is going to expire soon. Here’s a screenshot of the topic posted on the Clixtopaid forum.
This is a legitimate question too, but this member got banned and his posts deleted. It looks like they don’t want any posts that raise more questions and concerns, that’s why they ban people and delete these topics.
New Program – From our experience, many new PTC sites fail to stand the test of time. Since we can’t predict which sites could possibly turn into long lasting successful programs, we do not recommend buying memberships and investing in new sites (under a year old). In our opinion, it would be better to wait some time until a new site proves to be stable and credible, rather than investing in the early phase and risk to lose your investment if the site stops paying. However, the choice is yours and it is up to you to make your own decisions. But be sure to test a new site if you plan to invest. It is best to do your research to make sure it is a legitimate opportunity. And if you decide to invest in a new PTC, never invest more than you can afford to lose.
- Important Info About the Site
- Changes and Updates
- December 8, 2014 – Moved from the Watch list to the Failed List, ClixtoPaid has been down for maintenance for over a week.
- November 28, 2014 – Moved from the New Sites list to the Watch list due to suspending users without a valid reason and payout issues.
- May 17, 2014 – Grid Game added as additional earning feature.
- April 13, 2014 – Direct referrals limit decreased from 1000 to 200. Referrals earnings per click lowered from 50% to 30% from ads value.
- January 22, 2014 – EgoPay has been added as a new payment processor.
- January 10, 2014 – Review published, site added to the New Sites List.
ClixToPaid Review – Bottom Line:
ClixToPaid is a Paid to Click program, launched on December 25, 2013. Lately the site is not doing very well, the red flags around it are starting to raise – they stopped paying and they changed the payout waiting time without announcement from 4 hours to 7 business days. Moreover they are suspending members without valid reason, just for asking legitimate questions or posting concerns on the forum. As a precaution, we have moved ClixtoPaid from the New Sites list to the Watch list. The day after we moved ClixtoPaid to the Watch list, they went under maintenance which was supposed to last 72 hours, but they are still under maintenance, since 29 November and up until now. Under the assumption that ClixtoPaid is gone, we are moving them to the Failed Sites list.