Saturday, March 25, 2017

Is OneCoin’s cryptocurrency worth anything?

If I were alone in a dark alley and a strange hooded figure approached me, I’d rather it be a big-time member of some drug cartel come to kidnap and hold me for ransom than a OneCoin affiliate.

Okay, maybe they’re not quite that bad, but the company definitely has trust issues.

Was I ever involved?

This video explains everything:


Make sense? Either way, here’s the full review on OneCoin.

Overview

OneCoin claims to be “The First Transparent, Global Cryptocurrency for Everyone.” Even the smallest amount of research shows that they’re anything but transparent, though.

Founded by a Bulgarian woman named Ruja Ignatova, OneCoin is registered in Bulgaria and Gibraltar. They currently don’t have legal permission to operate in a number of countries, including the United States.

Ignatova’s website claims that she graduated from Oxford University, but there is no evidence to support the claim that she ever went to Oxford, and there are a lot of questions surrounding her educational and professional background. [1]

Sebastian Greenwood is also involved in the company, a man who has worked for a slew of shady MLMs that were brought down for being Ponzi scams. Before OneCoin, he worked for Unaico, a company that came under fire from Pakistan’s Securities and Exchanges Commisison.

The company claims that by the beginning of 2016, they had become the second largest cryptocurrency in the world, supplying 120 billion coins worldwide.

But more is not better when it comes to currency. Ever heard of that thing called inflation? The more of a currency you pump into a financial system (which is pretty easy to do when you’re using a virtual currency that you literally made up), the less it is worth. There are photos of people in places like Zimbabwe and Poland during periods of hyperinflation carrying around entire wheelbarrows full of cash just to buy groceries because their currency was worth next to nothing.

Well, OneCoin’s currency is actually worth nothing, but at least you don’t have to carry around wheelbarrows full of it…because it’s not real.

At a recent event put on by OneCoin in Dubai, bitcoin expert James Dollahan and a handful of his associates attended to gather more information on the cryptocurrency. After the event, Dollahan issued an advisory regarding OneCoin, and stated:

“They met with the owners and managers of Onecoin and yes, their behavior and things said were just as I had warned them about.  Nothing that could be verified except on their own websites […]. Regarding technical questions, they were not detailed in their answers and much did not make sense to them based on what true crypto currencies are.”

The Central Bank of Uganda just published a warning to its citizens regarding OneCoin, who recently expanded to one of Uganda’s major cities. They’re not the first Central Bank in Africa to have to issue advisories to its citizens about OneCoin, either. [2]

In December 2016, Italy’s government put a halt to OneCoin, suspending them altogether from operating in the country due to their pyramid scam activities. [3]

Just about the only thing that OneScam is #1 at is scamming.

Angelina Lazar, a rogue economist and noted cryptocurrency expert ranked the top 3 cryptocurrency scams, and guess who came out on top?

OneCoin. [4]

How much does OneCoin cost?
The cheapest option for joining OneCoin is to purchase their £100 starter pack. However, there are tons of upsells and larger packages that claim to make you more money ranging all the way up to £28,000.

Products

While OneCoin is all about their cryptocurrency, that’s not actually their product.

What OneCoin sells is “educational packages” ranging from around $100-$120,000. The idea is that these packages are investments, because they come with “tokens” that can be used to mine for Onecoins (the company’s cryptocurrency). This allows them to claim that they don’t actually sell cryptocurrency, even though it’s all they talk about in their advertising and recruitment meetings.

According to the company, Onecoins are mined by servers at two sites in Bulgaria and one in Hong Kong. They can only be exchanged through the company’s exchange site, Onecoin Exchange, and you have to purchase more than just a starter package to access the exchange. There are daily limits to how much you can exchange depending on which package you purchased, meaning this cryptocurrency isn’t fully liquid either.

They make some pretty wild claims about these packages they sell. They say that it’s not only impossible to lose money with the packages, but with the packages that involve splits (which double your token stash), you double the value of your investment…at worst.

Speakers at previous events have stated that investing in a £3,900 package will yield you £8,500 even if the value of the Onecoins doesn’t increase at all. If it does, you could net as much as £32,000. Of course, the possibility of the currency losing value isn’t even mentioned. [5]

Sounds unlikely because it is. The OneCoin website’s terms and conditions state:

“The company does not warrant that product descriptions or other content is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free.”

It doesn’t get much more obvious than that.

Opportunity

It wouldn’t be an MLM if they didn’t want you to recruit, recruit, recruit.

Or if they didn’t use an unnecessarily confusing, vague compensation plan to explain how you can get rich doing so.

You also don’t get paid in your local currency, or even in their cryptocurrency. Instead, you get paid in tokens.

You can make money through a number of methods, but only 60% of the payments go to your “cash account” while another 40% go to your “mandatory account”. You cash account is ready to be spent (you can purchase more packages or more Onecoins with your tokens), and your mandatory account is where a portion of your earnings stays to continue mining for more Onecoins.

Whether or not any of this really ever turns into actual, widely accepted currency is unclear.

Direct Sales: 10% commission on your personal sales

Network Bonus: 10% commission off BV of your weaker leg

Matching Bonus: Matching bonuses depend on your package and can go up to 25% and 4 generations

Start Up Bonus: During your first 30 days you get an extra 10% on personal commission, for a total fo 20%

One Life Club: Win bonus points that you can exchange for vacations, luxury goods, and other items.

Splits: This is where it gets interesting. Whenever they hit a certain number of total members, they can double the amount of tokens in your account (more expensive packages include more splits). It’s explained that as more members join, demand for the currency raises and its value goes up, but the company doesn’t want a “price explosion”, so they just randomly double some members’s currency.

It’s kind of like when the government just randomly throws TONS of money at your because your country is so popular! Wait, that doesn’t happen?

That’s because this is not economics, at all. There’s nothing real about this. They are just making crap up at this point.

Gold: In case tokens, points, and OneCoins weren’t enough to keep track of, you can also earn “Aurum Gold Coins”, a new cryptocurrency that is supposedly backed by 1 mg of gold/coin that is stored in a vault in Dubai. Gold is given out in tiered amounts each time you buy a package.

Recap

I may rail on home parties and miracle supplements from time to time, but I rarely say this:

This MLM is a full-on, downright scam. They don’t operate in the U.S. because the SEC would kick them out in a heartbeat. Even countries in Africa that are known for sending out scams on the internet are issuing warnings about these guys.

You might be better off investing in Chuck E. Cheese tokens.

But if it’s financial freedom you seek and you like automated ways to build passive income, there are better ways.

(and you can trash those old MLM habits, too)


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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Can you really make money with THW Global? (full review)

Have you ever tried to make a quick buck on something that sounded way too good or easy to be true? Getting paid to shop, getting paid to travel, getting paid to play games?

Or maybe, getting paid to watch videos?

You know what they say about things that sound too good to be true…But that’s exactly what THW Global is going after.

Does this mean I’m involved?

This video explains everything:


Make sense? Either way, here’s the full review on THW Global.

Overview

You probably heard about this company through the insane amounts of buzz they created, building up a contact list of almost half a million interested people before they even formally launched their platform.

(And then they finally did launch last fall with a nasty surprise for all involved, more on that later…)

Watch videos and ads, make money. Sounds fantastic.

A lot of their buzz came from the ridiculous claim they made about being “Bigger and better than YouTube”. Well, YouTube has 1 billion users and $4 billion in revenue so they’ve got some catching up to do. [1]

There’s basically no legit info to be found on this company, even months after launch. Their website now tells me “Viewing from within your country has been temporarily suspended while improvements to the system are in process, please check back later.”

Sketchy much?

It takes a LOT of digging to find any information on where this company is located or who founded or owns it (the domain is private). However, a LinkedIn page for Steve & Vicky Bruce shows that they might be the founders of THW Global, or at least executive positions within the company. Their entire profile is a long, cheesy ad for the company.

Aside from the ad, their profile shows little relevant experience other than a year as independent marketing consultants. And nearly 30 years of experience as…a Pipefitter at General Motors?

It does, at least, lead to one viewable page on their company’s website, but over half the page is an ad for 888TravelForLess.com, a travel savings membership program. Basically, these people are spam central. Svbruce.thwglobal.com

The page does show that over 1,600,000 members have been registered to date. Not sure if I believe that or not, but either way, no one’s made any money yet because their platform has been in beta testing since last August.

How much does THW Global cost?
Here’s where they dropped the bomb on users.

When they first started signing people up for the platform, they claimed it was free. When they finally launched beta testing, they turned around and announced it would cost users $39.95 a month in membership fees, and, wait for it…

$995 for a certification to qualify for a coded bonus.

$995 to get certified to watch videos, no joke. Their monthly membership fee of $39.95 alone is excessive, but a $995 certification? This dwarfs just about any other MLM’s fees, and it’s pretty obvious where their revenue is coming from. Hint: it’s not advertisers. It’s you.

Products

Their product is a video platform that they claim will be bigger and better than YouTube by paying viewers to watch their videos rather than paying content-creators to make the videos. Basically, flips the YouTube model on its head.

This sounds great at first glance if you’re looking for some fast, easy money.

But if you start to think about it, you realize it has got some major flaws.

First of all, YouTube pays its members to make videos rather than watch them, because content is king. Without their content, YouTube would be nothing. If THW Global isn’t paying for their video content, they’re either not going to have any (would explain why they’ve been in beta mode for way too long), or they’re going to have terrible content, which is not going to drive traffic.

But okay, they’re going to reel in advertisers to use the platform to air their content, and presumably those advertisers will pay the company to broadcast through their platform because they’ve got so many viewers.

The problem here is that these viewers are paid viewers. Advertisers are not going to whip out their wallets in a frenzy for paid viewers, because paid viewers aren’t going to be engaged, they aren’t going to interact, and they aren’t going to buy. They’re going to click play, tune out, and let their paycheck roll in.

In the end, advertisers aren’t paying for clicks and views. They’re paying for customers. THW Global users would not be likely customers.

Opportunity

So, you might have already guessed that there’s not much of anything out there in the way of a detailed compensation plan.

But they do claim you make $5 watching a video and can make up to $25 an hour. Seems a little unlikely, as no advertiser is going to pay $5 per view, but I digress.

You’re also only allowed to watch up to 10 hours of video a week. Still, an extra $1,000 a month for watching online videos is not bad. One executive even touts that an extra $1,000 a week for American families could have prevented the entire housing crisis by helping people meet their mortgage payments (the company clearly doesn’t shy away from grandiose statements).

Then there’s the MLM structure, which allows you to supposedly make money off the views of people you refer to the platform as well. No details on that yet.

Regardless, all of this seems highly unlikely. My guess is it’s going to be nearly impossible to even make the $39.95 you spend on your monthly membership back, let alone profit. That is, if they ever launch…

Recap

So the idea behind this platform is inherently flawed, and I think they’re well aware of that. In reality, they’re just trying to cash in on membership fees before they tank, like so many other MLMs.

They’ve been putting off their launch forever, and despite almost a year’s worth of buzz, a single person has yet to make any money off the company. I’m starting to wonder if they’re not just collecting mass email lists to sell to companies and spammers.

Either way, go ahead and give them a throwaway email if you want, but I wouldn’t spend a single dime with this MLM.

But if you like automated ways to build passive income, there are better ways.

(and you can trash those old MLM habits, too)


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Why North American Power couldn’t make MLM work

If MLM reps are all about #cleaneating and #allnatural trends, then they should be all about this #cleanenergy trend emerging in direct sales.

NAP was positioned to ride the wave, but despite years in business and even snatching a spot on the Forbes list, this company couldn’t make the MLM model work for them in the end.

It really screwed their distributors, who were perhaps a bit too trusting. Was I one of them?

This video explains everything:


Make sense? Either way, here’s the full review on North American Power.

Overview

Based in Norwalk, Connecticut, North American Power was founded by Kerry Breitbart and Carey Turnbull as a retail energy supplier working off a direct sales model. Think a wannabe Viridian Energy.

Brietbart in particular is pretty well known in the energy industry. He is a member of the National Energy Marketers Association Energy Committee, and he spent 20 years with United Companies as a crude oil broker and eventually President and CEO.

The company has over 70 full-time employees and rakes in $250-$500 million a year in revenue. [1] [2]

In 2011, NAP was fined $100,000 by the Maryland Public Service Commission after an investigation that showed the company was employing misleading sales practices. [3]

Breitbart attributed the problem to their rapid initial growth, and immediately reconciled the problems. NAP bounced right back, and in the same year were listed on the Forbes list of “America’s Most Promising Companies”. They ranked #57. [4]

The growth didn’t stop. By 2014, they were also making Inc. Magazine’s list of “America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies.” [5]

Anyone who knows the first thing about MLM knows that they don’t fare well in regulated industries, though. Direct sales is too riddled with accusations regarding product value, product claims, recruitment practices, and Ponzi schemes to go up against additional federal and state regulations.

This is probably why energy MLMs are rarely sustainable (pun intended). The energy industry is filled with rules and regulations that don’t mix well with network marketing.

By 2015, North American Power completely dissolved the network marketing arm of its company out of nowhere, leaving distributors totally stranded, with years of team-building and rank advancements down the drain. [6]

How much does North American Power cost?
Affiliates could join NAP by becoming electric or gas customers. There’s no sign-on fee or start-up kit, but they would have to pay a monthly energy bill from NAP.

An alternative was to purchase an American Wind or Home Automation Services from NAP, which were $20/month and $70/month respectively.

Products

The company can only provide its services in states which have deregulated their energy industries. That comes to a grand total of 12 states: Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Texas.

Starting out, they offered service in four categories: electric, gas, solar, and wind power.

Now they’re mostly known for offering electricity and natural gas services. They’ve won awards for customer service and offer competitive fixed rates for monthly energy.

NAP is an independent energy supplier that essentially buys electricity wholesale and then breaks it up into various plan options that customers can choose from. Switching to NAP doesn’t require any installations or service visits and can be done online.

One thing that makes NAP unique is their trademarked Understandabill service. It’s a home energy report that delivers data to your regarding your energy usage and energy conservation tips. It provides usage comparisons, forecasts, electricity usage breakdowns, and personalized recommendations at the touch of a button.

Opportunity

There was no differentiation between customer and distributor when NAP was still running on a direct selling model, which is always problematic. It means they had no real retail arm.

A basic customer was always a distributor as well, and vice versa. All customers were part of the affiliate program, whether or not they were interested.

They ran on a hybrid unilevel compensation plan with residual commissions, and they also offered all kinds of bonuses. Manager level affiliates (those with 3 teams of 10 customers) got a $500-$1,000 bonus. Senior Managers (with 3 teams of 25 customers) got another $500-$1,000 bonus.

Directors (those with 5 teams of 25 customers) raked in a $1,500-$3,000 bonus, and Senior Directors (with 3 teams of 100 customers) made bank with $2,500-$5,000 in bonuses.

Recap

While the majority of affiliates at NAP were probably making pennies on the dollar, meaning the shut down of their network marketing arm didn’t actually impact their earnings that much, imagine if you had worked your way up to the top ranks and become a big earner.

These guys were raking in huge sums of cash on a massive downline and a rank that probably took a lot of time and work to achieve. All of the sudden, with no warning, they found themselves essentially fired – jobless and without any income whatsoever.

Can’t say they were completely blindsided, as this kind of activity comes with the territory of working MLM. They shut down out of nowhere, especially in the energy industry.

Look, if it’s financial freedom you seek and you like automated ways to build passive income, there are better ways.

(and you can trash those old MLM habits, too)


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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Is My Paying Ads just another internet marketing scam?

The creation of the internet was a revolutionary act that forged a global network, from Kenya to London, of everyday people, coming together to…

…play Angry Birds, troll innocent children, and get paid for clicks.

Basically, most activity on the internet can be summed up by one of three things: video games, bullying, or get rich quick schemes. Too harsh?

My Paying Ads falls under the third and they’ve made a killing. Does this mean I’m involved?

This video explains everything:


Make sense? Either way, here’s the full review on My Paying Ads.

Overview

The internet is really just an endless sea of advertisements, from actual pop-ups, to sponsored posts, to sidebar ads, to paid for links.

My Paying Ads takes that aspect of the internet and puts it in hyperdrive, containing it all in one space to fester.

What they do is sell you traffic. Cheap traffic. Like $1 bargain bin cheap.

Is it good traffic? No. Is it okay traffic? Not really. Is it traffic that will lead to anything at all? Probably not.

If you’re looking for conversions and targeted marketing, this is not the place to be. But if you’re just looking for clicks, any clicks…if clicks coming from a litter of newborn puppies would suffice…then My Paying Ads might be useful to you. Basically, this isn’t going to help you sell stuff, but if you’re in the make-money-online business that needs more traffic, it could be useful.

In addition to getting more traffic, you make money by…wait for it…clicking on ads. Yep, that’s right. This is a closed-loop of ads on ads on ads, you’re clicking on other people’s ads while they’re clicking on yours. So, like I said, you’re likely not going to get in touch with anyone who actually wants to buy what you’re selling, but it’s a smart system for other purposes. “Get paid to advertise” – they’re not lying.

This company isn’t structured like a typical MLM. You get paid on referrals, but you have no downline, just your direct referrals. They’ve also got a revenue sharing program which I’ll explain below.

How much does My Paying Ads cost?
It is free to join My Paying Ads. There’s no membership fee.

To participate in the system, you have to start buying ad packs. As a free member, you can only purchase the $5 Ad Pack 1, which is the smallest offering. To purchase larger packages, you need one of the following memberships.

Explorer Membership costs $10 and qualifies you to purchase Ad Packs 1 & 2.

Professional Membership costs $30 and qualifies you to purchase Ad Packs 1, 2, & 3.

Elite Membership costs $60 and qualifies you to purchase Ad Packs 1, 2, 3, & 4.

Products

The following ads are offered:

  • Text ads
  • Solo ads
  • Pay-per-click banners
  • Pop-under ads
  • Banner ads
  • Paid-to-click ads
  • Login ads
  • Business directory

Ad packs start at very low prices, but they’re also very short term. They run out in minutes, and you buy another. They’re meant to be purchased in bulk. The packs are offered in 4 different levels, with each increases in level being more expensive and offering more clicks. The idea is that you start low, make some money, and use the money you made to purchase another ad pack at a higher level.

AdPack 1: $5.00

  • 2 PPC Banner Clicks
  • 100 Website Credits
  • Returns up to 120%
  • Max purchase allowed: 100 AdPacks at a time

AdPack 2: $10

  • 4 PPC Banner Clicks
  • 200 Website Credits
  • Returns up to 120%
  • Max purchase allowed: 100 AdPacks at a time

AdPack 3: $25

  • 10 PPC Banner Clicks
  • 500 Website Credits
  • Returns up to 120%
  • Max purchase allowed: 100 AdPacks at a time

AdPack 4: $50

  • 20 PPC Banner Clicks
  • 1,000 Website Credits
  • Returns up to 120%
  • Max purchase allowed: Unlimited

Opportunity

There are 102 ways to earn with MPA. Seriously.

Aside from the earnings you might make with the extra clicks to your online money making scheme, you get…

Referral Commissions

You get commission on your referrals, but only 1 level deep. Commission is 10% on their first purchase of AdPacks, and 5% on all of their subsequent AdPack purchases.

However, these commissions are paid to you in 30% cash and 70% credit for additional AdPack purchases. So, in reality, if you sign someone up and they purchase a $10 AdPack, you get $.30 cents in commission. After that, you only get $.15 cents.

No one ever promised this get rich scheme would be quick, but it would be nice if it could happen in this lifetime.

Revenue Share

In order to qualify for revenue share, you need to view and click 10 ads per day. This is “traffic exchange” for revshare, and this is how other members get clicks on their ads. Your daily earnings in revenue share are 1%-2.5%.

Paid-to-View Ads

You can also earn money by watching the paid-to-view ads on the website, but you’re only earnings nickels and dimes (literally).

Recap

It’s definitely not Wonderbread and The Brady Bunch level honesty, but it’s not a scam. These paid traffic schemes have their place in the world of online business, and they can serve you if you’ve already built up an internet enterprise and need some quick, cheap, very low-quality traffic.

But if you think you can build an empire by throwing a few dolla dolla bills at a hamster wheel of paid clicks, think again.

If it really is financial freedom you seek and you like automated ways to build passive income, there are better ways.

(and you can trash those old MLM habits, too)


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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Can you actually make money playing United Games?

Finding information on United Games is like trying to get the dirty details from a secret society without joining.

Their homepage is just a giant sign-up sheet, and you can’t access the rest of their site without entering a code.

I don’t know if that’s supposed to give off an air of exclusivity, but even night clubs in Vegas give you a peek before you pay cover…Have I been involved?

This video explains everything:


Make sense? Either way, here’s the full review on United Games, the company.

Overview

United Games is a fantasy sports affiliate app that charges users to access certain parts of the game and then pays affiliates a percentage of those charges.

It’s basically a “freemium” game – apps that have become notorious for calling themselves free but then charge you dollar after dollar to access any useful portion of the app. In the words of South Park, “freemium isn’t free”.

Only this freemium game comes with an affiliate structure attached, and it’s basically fantasy sports leagues gone totally virtual.

The idea is certainly intriguing. Mobile apps are likely the future for sports fans now that in person attendance is dwindling and fewer people buy cable television. [1]

United Games was founded by CEO Jeff Henderson, who spent over two decades with Nu Skin Enterprises in executive positions. Natalyn Lewis, second in command, also comes from Nu Skin and has also founded her own companies.

The guy they’ve got building the app, Ben Eggett, Chief Technical Officer, is pretty epic. Dude has worked on over 175 projects, many of which were in Fortune 500 web and mobile app companies, and he’s a big name in the Ruby community.

Their mission is to “democratize the way mobile games are marketed and shared” by paying affiliates rather than advertisers to spread the word. Sounds cool, in theory, but really it’s just typical MLM structure dressed up in self-aggrandizing language.

How much does United Games cost?
It only costs $39.99 to become a United Games Affiliate, which is pretty on par with other MLMs. However, since it’s a virtual product, you don’t get much of anything out of your sign-on fee, whereas other MLMs charge the fee to cover product samples.

Additionally, you’ve got to pay a $9.99 monthly membership fee to stay on as an affiliate. Paying $9.99 for an app is expensive, but it’s not outrageous if it offers something you really enjoy regularly. It’s about what people pay for Spotify or Netflix. It also gives you the right to make money off people you recruit.

Products

United Games sells a mobile app, plain and simple. Right?

Not so much.

As with many MLMs, there is a shady side. Many users have reported joining the app because it was advertised as an opportunity to make money for tokens in the app by referring other people to the FREE app.

However, in order to do anything useful, you have to pay $39 to join, and to make money, you have to pay the $10 per month membership fee.

The product is intriguing, though.
Essentially, they’ve developed a proprietary live event predictive analysis engine for sporting events, and they’ve joined that with real-time sports technologies. The app promotes the social aspect of fandom through a fantasy sports type set-up that allows users to interact with each other and make predictions. While they’ve got predictive analysis down, they want users to feel the “game” experience rather than the pure “stats” experience. [2]

The app generally has fantastic reviews from hundreds of people in the iTunes store.

However, it’s got some bad ones as well, including people accusing the app creators of purchasing fake reviews considering the fact that it had hundreds of 5-star reviews the day that it launched, even though it wasn’t working properly. [3]

It’s also yet another “free” app that then charges you all kinds of money to access parts of the game that are actually necessary to play. Basically, your iTunes bill can add up fast playing games like this. The app requires you to by “Tokens” to play, and money from player Token purchases is part of how Affiliates get paid.

Opportunity

Despite the complete lack of information on their website, the compensation plan PDF (once you’re able to find it) is actually pretty detailed.

United Games calls themselves an affiliate program rather than a multi-level marketing company. However, their compensation plan is clearly structured in “pyramid form”, with tiers for affiliate referrals. Your personal referrals are your tier 1, the people they refer are your tier 2, etc.

They also have “zones”, which is your typical ranking system for MLM reps.

Zone 1: You just have to be an active Affiliate (pay the $39.99 start-up fee and the $9.99/month membership fee).

Zone 2: Be an active Affiliate AND have:

  • 5 Tier 1 active Affiliates
  • 25,000 in total team token volume
  • No more than 50% of that total team token volume from 1 Affiliate line

Zone 3: TBA

Zone 4: TBA

Granted, this is a pretty new MLM, but the fact that they’ve released the app and recruited affiliates and still haven’t decided on what Zones 3 and 4 entail is pretty questionable.

There are 3 ways to get paid as a United Games Affiliate:

  1. Commission from Tokens purchased

Affiliates convince their friends and family to download the game using their referral code, and from that point on, any time those people acquire tokens (make in-app purchases), that Affiliate gets paid a commission of 10% on Tier 1 and .5%-5% on Tiers 2-9 (the higher your Zone, the more Tiers you unlock).

  1. Commission from Tokens played

Affiliates can organize games and invite people to play, and those people who choose to play must pay Tokens. The Affiliate who organized the game then makes a commission on those players’ Tokens ranging from 1-5% on Tiers 1-4.

  1. Check Matching Commission

If you encourage the Affiliates in your downline to make commissions in the above 2 ways, you also get a bonus that equals a percentage of their total earned commissions. That bonus starts at 20% on your Tier 1. Zone 2-4 Affiliates can also earn 10% on Tier 2 recruits. Zone 3-4 Affiliates add 5% on Tier 3 recruits, and Zone 4 affiliates earn another 5% on Tier 4 recruits.

Recap

The concept of a fantasy sports app is new and fresh, especially for MLM. It’s also a product that could become wildly popular if done right.

However, the buzz around this particular app has been less than overwhelming, probably because it ends up costing users way too much money. Are you going to start throwing your paychecks away on a mobile app just because your cousin told you it was a fun game? Probably not.

Like so many MLMs, this one clearly places more focus on the recruitment structure and making money off Affiliate fees than they do on actually creating a successful app.

In other words, if you like automated ways to build passive income, there are better ways.

(and you can trash those old MLM habits, too)


via http://mlmcompanies.org/united-games/