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Is Modere a Scam? My Take On It

modere

If you have been approached by a someone about joining Modere as a business representative then there are a few important things that you should know first. There are somethings that people that are in the business just aren’t going to tell you because they don’t want you to know.

Having no affiliation with this company at all, I’m going to be giving a completely unbiased review of Modere and show you their darkest secrets. If you are wondering is Modere a scam then you are right were you need to be. I will go over all you need to know to give you a better understanding of this business opportunity and help you decide whether or not its what you are looking for.


modereModere Business Opportunity Review

  • Company: Modere
  • Website: shiftingretail.com (their business opp site)
  • Recommended?: For some, more on this

Company Overview

Modere is a health focused mlm company. Their products include lotions, hair conditioners, supplements, eye makeup remover, etc… with the main focus being on skin health.

Their entire business is focused around a direct sales marketing strategy. This means that anyone can join Modere’s business opportunity and start earning money selling their products.

And because they have a mlm compensation structure, this means that members can recruit other people into the business and earn money from what they do.

Related MLM’s: AvonYounique, Mary Kay, LavyLites, and Jeunesse


Cost to Join

Modere calls their independent representatives Social Markers. When you join as a Social Marketer you will have to pay an enrollment fee of $39.99.

You will also be somewhat pushed to buy other enrollment collections that cost in the hundreds of dollars range.


The MLM Part of It

The MLM side of Modere is what many has many people questioning the legitimacy of this business. Some even question whether or not its a pyramid scheme due to the similar characteristics its compensation plan shares to that of a pyramid scheme.

MLM’s are always focused on recruitment of other members. And with these other members that you recruit in you can make money. In the Modere comp plan you can make up to 20% commissions on the money that your Customer POD makes, which are the customers that you bring in,  that your recruits bring in, that your recruits’ recruits bring in, and so on.

Just like any mlm, there are ranks. You start out at the bottom and work your way to the top where you will enjoy a lot more pay and a lot more benefits.

When you first start out you will have the title of “consultant”.  As you recruit more people and make more points by the sales that you and those people make, you will move up the ranks which will then give you access to more legs of the mlm that you can earn commissions from.

 

No I’m not going to go over every single part of this mlm compensation plan, but I will go over the Generation Uni-level structure real fast because this can be a massive money maker.

This unilevel structure goes up to 8 levels deep. Your recruits would make up the first level their recruits would make up the second leve, and so on for up to 8 levels.

If you make it up all the ranks and can take advantage of all these 8 levels this can be huge.


Is This a Pyramid Scheme?

Wondering is Modere a pyramid scheme? This is a common question I get with mlm’s like this.

The answer to this is somewhat complicated. In order for it to be considered a pyramid scheme its revenues would have to be overly dependent on recruitment rather than product sales to the general public.

It is true that Modere’s comp plan definitely gives member some big incentive to go out and recruit more people in. But I don’t think its enough to call it a pyramid scheme. They do put emphasis on selling products too and they do have good products to sell.

But just because its not a pyramid scheme doesn’t mean that it is a good opportunity. Its not going to easy to make money in this business.

Difference Between MLM’s & Pyramid Schemes


Success Isn’t Easy

While some people manage to make tons of money in mlm’s like this, the large majority fail to do so. It is the very top 1-3% that are going to make the big bucks with a business like this. All those low on the totem poll that haven’t moved up the ranks will not reap the rewards.

Usually this is the part where I show an official income disclosure for the mlm under review. But unfortunately Modere has not released official income disclosure statements.

This is troubling and makes me wonder why they didn’t? My guess is because it makes them look bad because with every mlm out there the large majority of people are making next to nothing.


Final Thoughts & What I Recommend

First off, Modere is a legit company. They may seem a little shady because of their mlm structure which focuses on recruitment, but that’s just the way of the industry.

So if you are really into skin care products and think you would have a good chance at making it in this business then why not go for it.

Just know that its is NOT going to be easy. Recruitment is a priority and everyone that makes good money in this business knows darn well that in order to do so you have to be a recruitment machine. You have to build up them levels beneath you and take advantage of the mlm structure in its entirety.

If you have that type of personality like a salesperson, then you might be a good fit for the business. But if you don’t then this is going to be a difficult one for you and I wouldn’t recommend it.

Personally, I don’t have anything even close to a salesperson type personality and there is no way I would make it in this mlm business. If you are like me then I would recommend you take a peek at how I make money online.

I make a living working for myself online, which I think is a pretty awesome job. You can learn more about it by clicking the link below that will take you to a post I wrote.

In the post I wrote I explain what it is that I do, how it all works, and how others can do the same.

–> Click Here To Read It

Comments, questions, concerns??? Leave them below in the comment section and I’ll get back to you soon 🙂

Is LavyLites a Scam? What You Should Know About This Business Opportunity

Lavylites

If you are looking to join in on LavyLites  business opportunity then its important that you read this first. LavyLites is not all its cracked up to be, although I do think it would be a better opportunity than many of the other similar mlm’s out there.

Is LavyLites a scam? I’ll answer that question right now and tell you that no it isn’t. However, there are some important things that you should know about this business before you decide whether or not you want to get involved with them and I’ll be going over a few in this review.


LavylitesLavyLites Review

  • Company: LavyLites
  • Website: lavylites.com
  • Recommended?: Not really, more on this

Company Overview

LavyLites is a Hungarian based company that was founded in 2013 by a man named Tibor Jakabovics. They have expanded rapidly and in 2015 started getting into the US market.

This company is one of many mlm’s in the cosmetic industry, selling skin lotions that are supposed to help with rejuvenation.

They use direct selling as their marketing tactic rather than selling in stores. What this means is that anyone can join them and start selling LavyLites products and make commissions. And because of the mlm compensation structure people can also make money simply by recruiting new members into the business beneath them.


Cost to Join

In order to become an independent distributor, it won’t cost you. You will just have to sign up. Then afterwards you will have to do your wholesale purchasing as you please.

But to take part in their compensation plan you can either join in as a Partner or a Business Partner. To join in as a Partner you are going to have to purchase 80 EUR worth of products online from their store. And if you want to become a Business Partner, which is recommended if you want to get the most out of this opportunity, then you will have to pay 400 EUR for a Business Pack II.


How You Get Paid

There are 2 main ways for you to earn money in this business. You can earn money from sales you directly make to customers, or you can make money by recruiting new business partners in, the latter being the real money maker.

Customer Sales

You will be able to buy LavyLites products at wholesale prices and then sell them at a markup, keeping the difference. The amount of commissions you will make here will vary but you can generally expect to earn around 20% or so.

Recruitment

By recruiting other business partners you can take advantage of the mlm structure of this business. You can make money from the efforts of those recruited in beneath you. This is where the real money lies.


The Comp Plan

As mentioned, this is a mlm business. You can go out and recruit other partners to join your “team” beneath you and you can make money off of them and those that they recruit.

Fast Start Bonus

The fastest way you get paid is with the Fast Start Bonus. Here you will get instant commissions of up to 58% when you bring a new partner into the business.

Start Pool

LavyLites puts 2% of all its repeat order revenue aside into what they call the Start Pool. All this money will be distributed each week to partners that recruited at least 2 people, each of which have reached 80PV (personal volume).

Binary Bonus

The binary structure has 2 legs (or teams). To start this you will first have to had recruited 2 people, then it will branch off from their as more people are recruited.

Here you can make 10% commissions off of the entire turnover of the shorter leg.

Personal Bonus

You can get a 20% reimbursement for your own auto-activer purchases that exceed 80PV.

Matching Bonus

You can get paid matching bonuses from what your recruits get paid in certain situations.

Lifestyle Bonus

Once you reach the Manager rank you are able to get fixed monthly bonuses.

Leader Pool

If you are able to make it up to the rank of Rubium Manager then you will get access to the Leader Pool which is 5% of the entire company’s repeating purchase turnover.

In a Nutshell

To summarize the comp plan an put it in a nutshell, you need to know one thing.. its all about recruitment. If you can recruit new partners in then you can take advantage of this comp plan, if not then you just won’t be able to make as good of money.

Moving up the ranks is very important to be able to take full advantage of everything I just went over. I’m not going to get into the ranks and everything about them but what you need to know is that in order to move up the ranks you are going to have to recruit, recruit, and recruit.


Pyramid Scheme Possibly?

I decided to include this section because I know a lot of people will see the compensation plan and relate it to a pyramid scheme.

So is Lavylites a pyramid scheme? That is a hard question to answer. Because in order to take full advantage of the mlm structure, which is what anyone would want to do to make as much money as possible, you WILL have to recruit.

As I mentioned earlier, in order to move up the ranks you need to have more and more recruits.

Recruitment is definitely a big part of the business but its hard to say whether they rely on it too much. That is up to the FTC to decide here in the US and they haven’t shut down this business yet so I guess they see it as a legitimate mlm.

Related Reading: Difference Between MLM’s & Pyramid Schemes


This is Not an Easy Business

One commonality between just about every single mlm that I have seen and reviewed is that they are very difficult to make good money with. Turnover rates are high and this is because of the difficulty that comes with them.

MLM’s are always focused on recruitment. Whether they are straightforward with it and actually tell you that you have to recruit, or not, their hidden agenda always seems to be recruit like crazy and build up the business. That is why there is always so much incentive given in the compensation plan to go out and recruit.

Usually I am able to show an income disclosure to give you an idea of how difficult it really is to make good money, but unfortunately I am unable to find any official income disclose by the company. This makes me wonder why this would be so and I can only speculate.


Final Thoughts & What I Recommend

LavyLites doesn’t seem like all that great of an opportunity as far as I see it. There are already numerous mlm’s in the skin care industry here in the US and elsewhere. I understand that there will always be people needing skin products and the demand will remain, but with MLM’s you want to be able to recruit rapidly and I don’t see much potential there.

AvonYounique, Mary Kay, and Jeunesse are some of the many other related mlm’s in this industry and their income disclosures prove how hard it really is to be successful.

Besides the opportunity lacking as far as I see, you also have to have the right personality to really conquer in this business. You need to have that salesperson type personality and be able to recruit new members in without difficulty.

I know personally that I do not have that so I wouldn’t be a good fit. If you do have it and you like LavyLites products, then go for it. Give this business a try. But if not I honestly don’t think its a great choice.

If you are like me and are just not the salesperson type and don’t think a recruitment style business like this is right for you.. and you want another option for making money with your own business, you should take a peek at how I make a living working online (link below). I work for myself online and really enjoy what I do. In the post I wrote I explain what it is that I do, how it all works, and how others can do the same.

–> Click Here To Read It

Comments, questions, concerns??? Leave them below in the comment section and I’ll get back to you soon 🙂

Is Avon a Pyramid Scheme? What You Should Know

Avon

If you are interested in the business opportunity offered but a little worried and wondering is Avon a pyramid scheme then I am writing this for you. There is a lot of fog surrounding this company on whether or not they are a scam and I want to clear the air here.

In this short post I’ll be going over all you need to know about this business opportunity and will be specifically focusing on the “pyramid scheme” aspect of this business.


Avon Avon Representative Review

  • Company: Avon
  • Website: avon.com
  • Cost to Start: $25 minimum
  • Recommended?: For some people, more on this
  • Related MLM’sYounique, Mary Kay, Jeunesse

Just to be clear here, this post is specifically about the business opportunity that Avon offers, not the products.

To begin I first think its important to give a brief overview of the job and what it entails.

Brief Job Description

Avon is what you call a direct sales based company. This means that anyone can join in on the opportunity and work as an Avon Representative, selling their products and making commissions.

There are 2 ways that you will be selling, which include face-to-face and online.

When selling face to face you will be selling out of catalogs, you won’t actually be carrying products on-hand. What happens is you will collect the customers payment info and order info and place an order through Avon’s online portal. The products will then be sent to you and you will then deliver them.

Selling online is less of a hassle. The customers can place the orders themselves, you will get paid instantly, and the items will get sent right to the customer.

Besides selling, Avon Reps also should take advantage of the mlm structure of this business if they want to make good money. What this means is that you are going to need to recruit, recruit, and recruit more Reps to work beneath you so that you can make money off of them (this is the pyramid scheme part of it).


Cost To Join

In order to join in you are first going to have to buy 1 of 3 starter kits.

  1. Quick Starter Kit
  2. Advanced Starter Kit
  3. Premium Starter Kit

The Quick Starter Kit is the cheapest and only costs $25 right now.

These kits are designed to give you a boost to get your home-based Avon business up and running and will supply you with sales tools, products, samples, a website, and other things.


How You Make Money

The 2 main ways that you make money are through direct sales and by recruiting other Reps.

Direct sales is pretty straight forward. As I went over in the job description, you will be selling directly to customers.

When you first get started Avon suggests running what they call campaigns, which are 2 week periods in which you have a certain goal in mind. If you reach your sales goals you will earn 40% commissions.

As outlined by the chart below, if you complete 6 campaigns and follow what Avon recommends you can make over $1,000 in your first 14 weeks, which is decent but nothing to write home about.

This money is great and all but the real money lies in the recruiting of other Reps, and this is what I want to focus on here.

Everyone that makes good money knows that in order to do so you are going to have to recruit. You are going to have to take full advantage of Avon’s mlm compensation structure and make money from the efforts of those recruited in beneath you.


The MLM Structure

Its hard to figure out what exactly the structure looks like here because there are no diagrams, charts, or anything provided by the company.

However, I do know that you can earn commissions up to 3 levels deep.

The structure seems to be uni-level, which means that each level can expand out infinitely.

So if you look at the diagram to the right that I posted, you are the blue person, the red people are your personal recruits, and the orange people are those that the red people recruited.

The red people are your 1st level and the orange make up the 2nd level. Each of these levels can expand outward infinitely as more recruits come in.

Avon Reps can earn commissions down 3 levels, which would be one more level than in the diagram. They can earn anywhere from 1-5% on the first level depending on their rank and 1% on levels 2 and 3.

This may not seem like much but as you recruit more people and they recruit more people, and on and on… it can keep branching out and that will really add up.


Is This a Pyramid Scheme?

So is Avon a pyramid scheme?

The line between a legitimate mlm and an illegal pyramid scheme is more skewed than one may think. In order for Avon to be considered a pyramid scheme its revenue would have to be overly dependent on recruitment of new Reps rather than product sales to the general public.

So is it too dependent on recruitment? This is a difficult question to answer. What I think is that they lean toward the shady side of mlm’s but have not quite crossed the line.

It is true that they do push Reps to go out and recruit. And reps can even make instant money from the starter kits that new recruits are forced to purchase. There is definitely a lot of incentive to go out and recruit. But they do still put a fair amount of focus on sales to the general public and for that reason I would say that they are not a pyramid scheme.

But just because its legitimate doesn’t mean you should run out there and start your own Avon business.

Related Reading: Difference Between MLM’s & Pyramid Schemes


It Is Harder Than You May Think

MLM businesses like this have a very high turnover rate. People often get sucked in with dreams of making it rich and find out that it is much more difficult than they imagined.

The fact of the matter is that if you want to be successful you are going to have to be a beast at recruiting others. You are going to want to be constantly recruiting new people in and taking advantage of the mlm structure of this business.


Final Thoughts & What I Recommend

Avon is definitely legitimate and I don’t see any strong proof that they would actually be considered an illegal pyramid scheme, although some of their business I do consider “shady”.

But if you are going to make it in this business you are going to have to have a heck of a lot of drive. You will also need that salesperson type of personality. If you have these qualities and you like Avon products then why not go for it. Start your own Avon business and climb your way to the top.

The problem is that this is not easy and that mlm’s generally have very high turnover rates due to their difficulty. If you don’t have a salesperson type personality and think it would be hard for you to recruit, then this might not be a good option for you.

If you are like me and are just not the salesperson type and don’t think a recruitment style business like this is right for you.. and you want another option for making money with your own business, you should take a peek at how I make a living working online (link below). I work for myself online and really enjoy what I do. In the post I wrote I explain what it is that I do, how it all works, and how others can do the same.

–> Click Here To Read It

Comments, questions, concerns??? Leave them below in the comment section and I’ll get back to you soon 🙂

Is Nerium International a Scam? A Possible Pyramid Scheme?

If you are looking to join Nerium International as a distributor there are a few things that you should be aware of before you get into it (or not). A lot of what you may hear about this business opportunity is very misleading and this is due to the recruitment process that goes on.

If you are wondering is Nerium International a scam or even possibly a pyramid scheme then you are in the right place. In this short review I’ll be going over some of the things that the company doesn’t want you to know and that you might not have been told.

By the way, I am in no way affiliated with this company. This review comes from unbiased eyes.


Nerium Business Opportunity Review

  • Name: Nerium International
  • Website: nerium.com
  • Cost to Join: $99.95 minimum
  • Recommended?: For some people, more on this

To be clear here, this review is on the business opportunity that Nerium offers, not the products.

Overview

Nerium is built around skin care. Their rise to fame came from one of their products called Age-Defying Night Creme, which is supposed to rejuvenate your skin and make you look younger.

This business opperates on a direct sales model, which is the reason you are hear reading this. This means that anyone can sign up to become what they call a “Brand Partner” and can make money selling products as a home-based business.

They also have a mlm compensation structure which means that you can make money by recruiting people. And this is the part where people question the legitimacy of this business and even wonder if it is a pyramid scheme.

Related MLM’s: Younique, Mary Kay, Jeunesse


Cost To Join

In order to join in on this business opportunity you will first have to take out your wallet and buy a starter kit. They have 3 kits you can choose from that are priced as follows…

  • Success Pack – $499.95
    • Includes 5 bottles of Nerium AD
  • Premier Success Pack – $999.95
    • Includes 12 bottles of Nerium AD
  • Brand Partner Launch Kit – $99.95

The Brand Partner Launch Kit is the cheapest and only contains marketing materials, training, self development materials, etc. to help give you a kickstart and get your home-based business up off the ground. The other 2 kits contain these marketing materials but also contain some products.


The 2 Ways to Make Money

There are 2 main ways in which you can make money in this business. These include customer sales, and recruitment of new distributors.

Customer Sales

This is the obvious. When you sell Nerium products directly to customers you get immediate profits. You see, you will be purchasing these products at wholesale prices and selling them at a markup, keeping the difference.

You will also be able to get Customer Acquisition Bonuses that range from $16-$60 depending on your rank. You get these when you enroll new preferred customers.

When a preferred customer reorders you will be able to also get 10-25% commissions depending on your rank.

Recruitment

When you recruit other Brand Partners into this business you can instantly get paid from the starter pack that they buy, along with the starter pack that anyone on your team buys or upgrades to.

You can get up to 10% commissions of the monthly earnings of your best team members. And you can get override commissions from your team.

This recruitment part of the business is where the mlm structure is at. And this mlm structure is key to making good money. You have to recruit people and take advantage of this to be successful.

Because this is so important I’m going to go into how it all works in a little more detail.


The MLM Side of It

There are a couple different mlm structures at play here.

The people that you personally recruit into the business as Brand Partners are known as your level 1. This is is called a uni-level structure and can be infinitely wide, meaning you can keep recruiting and adding more and more people to it. An illustration of this structure is below..

You can earn up to 10% of these level 1 people’s monthly profits. But this is limited to only one level deep.

However, you can earn commissions down more levels. When you first recruit someone in, you have 60 days in which you can place them on your “Placement Tree”. There are 3 legs to this tree and it can keep growing downward… Which means a lot of money can trickle up to you.

Team Commissions

Earning team commissions are going to be your big money maker here. And I don’t want to get too into this. All you need to know is that when you start out you will only earn commissions on levels 1 and 2, meaning the people you personally recruit in and the people that they recruit in.

But once you move up the ranks you can commissions on as much as 10 levels beneath you. To move up the ranks its all about increasing team sales volume, which basically means you need to recruit more people.


Sound Like a Pyramid Scheme?

Is Nerium a pyramid scheme? It sure sounds like it doesn’t it?

For this to be considered a pyramid scheme it would have to be a product-based pyramid scheme, which would mean that it would be overly dependent upon recruitment of new Brand Partners rather than sales to the general public for total revenue.

So is Nerium too dependent on recruitment? Honestly, I would say that yes they are and that they definitely lean towards the more shady side of mlm’s.

While you do have to maintain a certain retail sale level to remain active in this business, there is no doubt that they really push you to go out and recruit more people in.

The incentive to recruit is high, whereas the incentive to make your own personal sales is not. So its no wonder that people go crazy recruiting in this business.

However, there is still a great deal of emphasis placed on going out and getting retail customers to buy. And in a 2012 income disclosure Nerium actually stated that retail and Preferred Customers actually made up 70% of their members. I know that’s old but its the newest I could find.

Related Reading: Difference Between MLM’s & Pyramid Schemes


Final Thoughts & What I Recommend

While I don’t think Nerium is a scam, I do believe they lean a little more to the shady side of the mlm business compared to the many other mlm’s I have looked into.

The bottom line with mlm’s like this is that if you want to make good money then you have to be a recruitment machine. You have to take full advantage of that mlm compensation structure and get as many people beneath you as possible.

The problem is that this is not easy and that mlm’s have very high turnover rates due to their difficulty. If you don’t have a salesperson type personality and think it would be hard for you to recruit, then this might not be a good option for you.

But if you do have the salesperson type personality and are into the products that Nerium sells, then by all means go for this opportunity.

If you are like me and are just not the salesperson type and don’t think a recruitment style business like this is right for you.. and you want another option for making money with your own business, you should take a peek at how I make a living working online (link below). I work for myself online and really enjoy what I do. In the post I wrote I explain what it is that I do, how it all works, and how others can do the same.

–> Click Here To Read It

Comments, questions, concerns??? Leave them below in the comment section and I’ll get back to you soon 🙂

Is Stella and Dot a Pyramid Scheme? What You Should Know

stella and dot

If you are looking into the business opportunity that Stella and Dot offers then you should read this first. There is a fair amount of misleading information out there, both on the negative and the positive side of it all. I am in no way affiliated with this business so what I’m going to be going over is from a non-biased perspective.

If you are wondering is Stella and Dot a pyramid scheme then you are in the right place. This is a particular area of interest since this term has been thrown around a lot by people talking about his business. And in this review I’m going to clear the air and tell you what you need to know.


stella and dotStella and Dot Business Opportunity Review

  • Name: Stella and Dot
  • Website: stelladot.com
  • Cost to Join:
  • Recommended?: For some, more on this later

Just to be clear, this review is focused on the business opportunity that Stella and Dot offers, not the products that are sold.

Overview

Stella and Dot was founded by Jessica Herrin in 2003. They are a company based around fashion and sell a vast array of jewelry and accessories.

The reason that you are interested in this business is because of the business opportunity that they offer. Because of their direct sales selling method, anyone can sign up and become a consultant, or as they call it, a “stylist”. As a stylist you can start your own home-based business selling Stella and Dot products.

Another very important aspect of this business is that it has a mlm compensation structure. What this means is that you can make money by recruiting other people into the business as stylists beneath you. This is the side of it that people compare to a pyramid scheme, which I will talk all about in detail.

Related MLM’s: Paparazzi Accessories, Chloe and Isabel, Traci Lynn Jewelry


The Cost of Getting Started

In order to join in on the business opportunity here you are first going to have to purchase what is called a starter kit. With the starter kits that Stella and Dot offer you will get marketing training, display tools, a personal website, and and a bunch of jewelry and accessories to sell.

There are 3 starter kits you can choose from…

  1. Essentials kit – $199
  2. More to Love Kit – $499
  3. Ultimate Kit – $699

The difference between these kits is just the amount of products that come with them that you can sell.


Getting Paid

There are several ways to get paid if you are a Stylist. Of course the most obvious way is by making sales directly to customers in which you can earn up to 35% profit on. But what I want to get more into here is the mlm side of it all.

As mentioned, this is a mlm business and this means you can make money from the efforts of your recruits. There are quite a few ways you can earn off of them but I’ll just be touching upon what they call “line commissions” and “generation commission” because those are going to be the most important if you are serious about his business.

Line Commissions

Line commissions are when you get paid for the sales that your “team” makes, aka the people beneath you. You can earn these line commissions from 2 levels (lines) beneath you, this means from the work of your personal recruits and the people that they recruited.

The amount you will make depends on your rank in this business. You can earn anywhere from 4-9% on your first line and 0-5% on your second line.

You will also earn an extra 3% commissions on newly recruited stylists for their first 60 days.

Generation Commissions

When you get one of your team members, aka the people recruited beneath you, to reach the rank of Star Stylist this person will form their own team, aka a generation. You will then earn commissions off of these teams for having coached that person to achieve a star rank.

As you can see below these generations can go quite a far ways down and that means a lot of money could potentially trickle up to you.


Pyramid Scheme?

In order for this to be considered a pyramid scheme you would have to say it is a product based pyramid scheme, because obviously they do sell legitimate products. And for it to be considered this it would have to be overly revenue dependent on recruitment of new stylists rather than sales to the general public.

I absolutely do not think it is too dependent on recruitment. Although they do give a heck of a lot of incentive to go out there and recruit your butt off with the mlm structure I just went over, they don’t force you to do this.

Its actually quite the opposite. You don’t need to recruit at all if you don’t want to. But what they do force you to do is make $500 in personal retail sales per month if you want to stay active. This is a good sign of a legitimate business.

Although this mlm does resemble a pyramid scheme in some ways it definitely is not one.

But just because they are legit doesn’t mean you should get all excited and sign up right away.

Related Reading: Difference Between MLM’s & Pyramid Schemes


This Is NOT Easy

This is not an easy business to make it in. I know they don’t push you to recruit more people in, but the fact of the matter is that if you want to be successful you are going to have to take full advantage of the mlm structure here and recruit like crazy.

You are going to have to put recruiting above all else and move up those ranks.

To prove to you how hard this business is, take a look at the official income disclosure from 2015 that Stella and Dot released… I know its old, but its the newest official one I could find and it proves my point.

Those average incomes that I circles on the right… those are for the ENTIRE YEAR. As you can see the large majority of people fail to make good money. This is because in order to make good money, like I said, you have to climb to the top of this mlm.


Final Thoughts & What I Recommend

The problem with this business, and any mlm business for that matter, is that it rewards members too much for recruiting new members.

The reason I said at the beginning of this post that there is a lot of misleading information out there is because much of the sales pitches about this business you hear are very misleading and are intended to get you to join in on the business opportunity.

Everyone that makes good money with this business knows that you have to recruit, recruit, recruit to be successful. The bottom line is that recruitment is key, although not forced upon you.

So if you have that salesperson type personality and think you would be good at recruiting others… and you love jewelry, then go for it. Sign up and give Stella and Dot a try. You don’t have to worry about being scammed, just know it won’t be easy.

If you are like me and are just not the salesperson type and don’t think a recruitment style business like this is right for you.. and you want another option for making money with your own business, you should take a peek at how I make a living working online (link below). I work for myself online and its a pretty awesome career. In the post I wrote I explain what it is that I do, how it all works, and how others can do the same.

–> Click Here To Read It

Comments, questions, concerns??? Leave them below in the comment section and I’ll get back to you soon 🙂

Is Traci Lynn Jewelry a Scam? A Look At This Business Opportunity

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If you are thinking about becoming a Traci Lynn Jewelry consultant then you might want to read this first. Chances are you have been asked to join in on this business opportunity from a recruiter and you aren’t getting told the full truth and reality of things.

If you are a little suspicious of this business and wondering is Traci Lynn Jewelry a scam then you are in the right place. I am in no way affiliated with this business so this review is going to be completely unbiased. I’ll be going over a few very important things you should know before you decide whether or not this is right for you.


traci lynn jewelryTraci Lynn Jewelry Consultant Review

  • Company: Traci Lynn Jewelry
  • Business Type: MLM
  • Website: tracilynnjewelry.com
  • Cost to Join: $99 minimum
  • Recommended?: For some, more on this later

Just to make it clear here, I am reviewing the business opportunity that Traci Lynn Jewelry offers here, not the products.

Overview

Traci Lynn Jewelry has been around for a while now. This company was founded in 1989 by Dr. Traci Lynn.

As I’m sure you already know this company is all about jewelry. They sell bracelets, earrings, rings, charm jewelry, and have even branched out into selling bags.

The part of it all that brought you to this review is how they employ a Direct Selling business model, which means that anyone can sign up to become a consultant and go out there and sell Traci Lynn Jewelry and make money. Another important element of their business model is that it has a mlm structure, which means that you can recruit other members into the business and earn money from their efforts.

Related MLM’s: Paparazzi Accessories, Chloe and Isabel


Cost to Join

In order to join in on the business opportunity you first need to purchase a Starter Kit. They offer 3 different kits that you can purchase that are priced as follows…

  • Starter Kit – $99
  • Basic Kit – $350
  • Executive Kit – $650

These kits are designed to give you a boost to get your home based Traci Lynn Jewelry business off the ground and up and running. These kits provide business materials along with jewelry that you can sell, show, or wear around. The difference between the cheaper kits and the more expensive kits are the amount of jewelry that you get to start with.


The Compensation Plan

There are 7 different ways you can earn money in this business and I’ll touch upon each briefly. This may seem a bit confusing at first hen I’ll put everything in perspective.

1) Retail Profits

As a consultant you will be selling jewelry directly to customers or via your online store (which is one thing you will get when you start). You will earn 25% on retail sales when you start but as you move up the ranks you can earn up to 50%.

2) Power Seller Bonuses

Once you hit certain PRV (personal retail volume) milestones, you can get an extra 5-25% commissions. The PRV is the volume of retail sales you make.

3) Fast Start Bonuses

When you recruit new consultants in, you can receive Fast Start Bonuses of 10% of their commissionable volume (CV) within their first 60 days.

This works 2 levels down, meaning you can get this 10% from the people you personally recruit and the people that your recruits recruit.

This is a uni-level mlm structure and there can be an infinite number of people on these first 2 levels.

4) Group Volume Override

You can earn 3% of all commissionable volume of retail sales from your entire “team” aka your downline.

5) Level Overrides

You can get 10% Level Overrides from all CV of retail sales made by consultants up to 3 levels beneath you. This is also based on a uni-level structure, but this goes 3 levels down.

6) Generation Overrides

Once people on your team move up the ranks high enough, they break off and form their own team. This is called your generation. You can earn up to 4% commissions on these separate teams’ CV up to 4 levels down.

7) Advancement Bonuses

When one of your team members moves up to the rank of EDIR you will receive a matching bonus. You can get up to $25,000 bonuses.


Putting This MLM Structure Into Perspective

This mlm structure is all uni-level. And as I mentioned above, this can grow outward infinitely.

The diagram below shows a uni-level comp plan. You are the blue person, the red people are your level 1, and the orange people are your level 2, and so on.

There can be an infinite number of people on each level. The red people are those that you personally recruit in and the orange are those that your recruits recruit in.

I know this can be confusing if you are not familiar with mlm’s, but the one key point to take away from all of this is that recruitment of new members is KEY.

MLM structures are all about recruitment. If you want to make good money being a consultant with this business you are going to have to take full advantage of this mlm structure and recruit, recruit, recruit.


Is This a Pyramid Scheme?

No, this isn’t a pyramid scheme although it does have many similar characteristics to one. In order for it to be considered a pyramid scheme the business would have to be overly dependent upon recruiting new members in as consultants rather than retail sales to the general public.

Although they obviously do really push consultants to recruit more people in, they also do put a fair amount of emphasis on making product sales to the general public. So I just don’t think you could call this a pyramid scheme and I guess the FTC agrees with me because they haven’t shut it down yet.

Related Reading: Difference Between MLM’s and Pyramid Schemes


Final Thoughts & What I Recommend

Well… Traci Lynn Jewelry is not a scam. Although they do rely heavily on recruitment and this leads to consultants recruiting by deceptive means, I still say that the company is legit.

One important thing to note is that if you want to get into this business you are going to have to be a recruitment machine if you want to make it. If you have that salesperson type of personality then you might be good for the job, but if not you are going to find this very difficult.

The majority of people that get involved in mlm’s like this end up failing and this is because to be successful you have to climb your way to the top, moving up ranks and recruiting more and more people beneath you.

I tried to find an income disclosure by the company but could not. It seems that they haven’t released any official income disclosures to the public and one can only speculate as to why.

But anyways. If you love jewelry a lot have that salesperson type personality where you think you can make it in this business then give it a go.

If you are like me and are just not the salesperson type and don’t think a recruitment style business like this is right for you.. and you want another option for making money with your own business, you should take a peek at how I make a living working online (link below). I work for myself online and its a pretty awesome career. In the post I wrote I explain what it is that I do, how it all works, and how others can do the same.

–> Click Here To Read It

Comments, questions, concerns??? Leave them below in the comment section and I’ll get back to you soon  🙂

Is Rodan + Fields a Pyramid Scheme? What You Should Know

If you are looking to become a Rodan + Fields Consultant there are a few things that you should know about this business before you get into it (or not). Much of what you have been told is likely to be a lie due to how this business and other consultants operate.

Also there is a big grey cloud hanging over Rodan + Fields with the stinging question is Rodan + Fields a Pyramid Scheme or not? This is good question to ask because their business model does resemble one in many ways, and of course you don’t want to get into a pyramid scheme because you are likely to lose out rather than gain from it.

In this short review I’ll be going over what you need to know about his business and hope to help you make a more informed and better decision on whether or not you want to join.


Rodan + Fields Consultant Review

  • Name: Rodan+ Fields
  • Website: rodanandfields.com
  • Cost to Join: $45 minimum
  • Recommended?: For some, more on this later

Just to make it clear, I am reviewing the business opportunity that Rodan+ Fields provides, not the products.

Overview

Rodan+ Fields changed up their business model in 2009 when they took their products out of stores and decided to try out direct selling.

With their direct selling business model anyone can join in and start selling Rodan+ Fields products as a consultant, working from home and making money. These are skin care products that range from lotions to sunscreens to supplements.

They have what you call a mlm compensation structure. What this means is that you can recruit other consultants into the business beneath you and make money from their efforts. This mlm structure is why there are so many people questioning the legitimacy of this business and whether or not it is a pyramid scheme, which I will be addressing.

Related MLM’s: Younique, Mary Kay, Jeunesse


The Startup Cost

In order to work with Rodan+ Fields as a consultant, you must first purchase what they call a Business Portfolio which will cost you $45 at the minimum. But they will push you to purchase the more expensive kits. There are 4 kits that you can choose from, the most expensive being $995.

The Business Portfolio for $45 will give you an understanding of the company, what they stand for, and will outline what your first steps should be to get your home based consultant business up and running.

The more expensive kits will also have this Business Portfolio but they will also have products such as eye cloths, body moisturizers, sunscreens, supplements, and other Rodan + Field products.

Once you have one of these starter kits you are ready to make money.


How You Make Money

There are 5 ways that you can earn money as a consultant. These include…

1) Retail Profit

This is the profit you make when selling directly to customers. You will make the difference between the wholesale cost and the retail cost.

The percentage of profit you will make on a sale varies a lot but you can generally expect 15 – 30% profit.

2) Consultant Commissions

In order to receive this you will need to maintain a sales volume (SV) of at least 100 per month. If you have that then you can get commissions of 10% from the people on your level 1, which are the people you directly recruit into the business beneath you.

3) Personal Team Commissions

To earn these team commissions you first have to move up a rank to the position of Executive Consultant. You can do this by getting a Personal Sponsored Qualifying Volume (PSQV) of 600. This 600 PSQV comes from people that you either enrolled in the PC Perks Program or recruited as a consultant.

You can earn 5% off of all commission-able volume on your team.

4) Generation Commissions

You have to move up a rank again for these commissions to that of Level 1 Executive Consultant. To do this you have to first promote one of your team members to the rank of Executive Consultant.

Once you do that the person you promoted will break off of your team and form their own team. This team will be what you call your Generation 1. And you will get 5% commissions on their commissionable volume.

You can follow this same process again and create a 2nd generation up through the 6th generation, earning commissions from each level.

5) Performance Bonuses

These are just bonuses that are given to consultants that show good performance. They are given out once certain ranks are achieved. One notable bonus that is talked about a lot is a new car.


Total Comp Plan

I’m not going to go over this entire compensation plan because some of it I already mentioned above and it would take forever.

But pretty much all you need to know is that you start out as a Consultant where you will earn ONLY on retail profit. In order to move up the ranks and take advantage of the mlm structure here you will need to recruit more people into this business beneath you and you will have to make more retail sales.


Isn’t This a Pyramid Scheme?

The recruitment style nature of this mlm business definitely make it seem like it may be a pyramid scheme but I would not say that it is.

In order for it to be a pyramid scheme it would have to rely too heavily on recruitment of new consultants for its revenue rather than relying heavily on retail sales to the general public.

It is true that this business model really pushes recruitment. And its also true that in order to move up the ranks you could almost entirely rely on recruitment rather than retail sales to the general public. So there is definitely a shady side to it all.

But I just don’t think there is enough to prove it to be a pyramid scheme. They do focus on products and retail sales so I would say it is legitimate. And I guess the FTC agrees with me because they haven’t shut this place down.

But just because its legit doesn’t mean you should run along and sign up.

Related Reading: Difference Between MLM’s and Pyramid Schemes


This Is NOT Easy

The fact of the matter is that MLM’s are generally very hard to be successful in, and this is no different. Just look at the official 2015 income disclosure statement released by them in 2015 (I know its older but it proves my point).

If you do some math here you will find that 98% of consultants were ranked Level 3 EC or lower and this means they earned much less than $14,673 for the entire year on average. This means that 98% of them couldn’t even come close to making a living off of this.


Final Thoughts & What I Recommend

The fact of the matter is that with a mlm like this you are going to have to recruit like a madman to be successful. Many people that you do recruit are going to quit so you are going to have to be constantly recruiting.

Most people end up failing miserably because this is a darn hard thing to do. You have to have that salesperson type of personality to really be good at this and most people that start out soon find out that they don’t have this and they quite.

If you are like me and are just not the salesperson type and don’t think a recruitment style business like this is right for you.. and you want another option for making money with your own business, you should take a peek at how I make a living working online (link below). I work for myself online and its a pretty awesome career. In the post I wrote I explain what it is that I do, how it all works, and how others can do the same.

–> Click Here To Read It


How to Find a Rodan and Fields Consultant

If you are all gung ho on becoming a consultant even though I don’t really recommend it too much, you are probably going to want to speak with another consultant personally that can help you get going. You don’t actually need to do this but it definitely will help if you are unfamiliar with these types of businesses.

To find a consultant in your area you can go to Direct Sale Said and search for one near you.

Comments, questions, concerns??? Leave them below in the comment section and I’ll get back to you soon  🙂

Is World Financial Group a Pyramid Scheme? What You Should Know

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If you are looking to join World Financial Group as a work from home representative there are a few things that you NEED to know first. This business opportunity is not all its hyped up to be and you need to be aware of the reality of it, which is likely very different than what you have been told.

In this short review I’ll be going over a few aspects of this business that most people aren’t going to tell you, especially those looking to recruit you into the business. And I know there are many people wondering is World Financial Group a pyramid scheme….  are they a scam?? Don’t worry I’ll go over my take on all of this.


world financial groupWorld Financial Group Review

To be clear here, I am reviewing the business opportunity that WFG offers, not the products themselves.

Overview

World Financial Group, or WFG, has somewhat of a complicated history. It started out as World Marketing Alliance in the early 1990’s by Huber Humphrey, who had left the mlm company Primerica.

It wasn’t until the Early 2000’s that World Marketing Alliance became World Financial Group though. This happened after a series of lawsuits brought against World Marketing Alliance.

Aegon took advantage of the vulnerability of the company after these legal troubles and purchased them in 2001, renaming the company World Financial Group, which is what we know today.

WFG sells financial products such as investment and insurance. They employ what is called a direct selling business model, which means that anyone can join in on the opportunity and start their own home-based WFG business selling their products as an independent rep.

What is also important to note is that WFG has a mlm commission structure. This means that representatives can get paid to recruit other reps into the business. This is the reason for many accusations of this company being a scam.

Related MLM’s: Legal Shield


Their Products

I know I said I wasn’t going to review WFG’s products, but it is important to touch upon them briefly.

As I said, WFG sells financial products. This includes a lot of different things like…

  • Annuities
  • College savings plans
  • Debt relief
  • Identity theft protection
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term care
  • Mutual funds
  • Retirement plan
  • Segregated fund
  • Unit investment trusts

In order to sell these products you have to become licensed properly.


The Compensation Plan

As mentioned, WFG’s compensation plan has a mlm structure to it. This means you can earn money off of the people that you recruit into the business beneath you. There are several different parts of the plan but I will be just going some of it..

Everyone will start out at the rank of Training Associate, which is the lowest rank on this mlm structure. You will receive the lowest payout here of 30% commissions. I order to move up the ranks its all about recruiting more people and making more sales.

The different ranks of WFG and they commissions you earn accordingly are shown below…

  • Training Associate – 30% commissions
    • This is where all people start off
  • Associate – 45% commissions
    • Need to recruit 3 new associates and 3 new sales in 30 days to achieve this rank
  • Senior Associate – 55% commissions
    • Need to recruit 10 new associates and make 10 new sales in the next 30 days to achieve this rank
  • Marketing Director – 62% commissions
    • Need to recruit 25 new associates and make 25 new sales in the next 30 days to achieve this rank
  • Senior Marketing Director – 80% commissions
    • Need 75,000 points over 3 months
    • Need 10 life licensed associates
    • Need to have make over $35,000 in commissions over the last 12 months

One important thing to note here is that this is a team effort. So once you achieve Senior Associate you will have 13 team members (minus some that quit). All 13 of those team members are going to work towards those 25 new recruits and sales that you need to more to the next rank of Marketing Director.

There is also a lot more to the compensation plan. Another big way to make money is by getting one of your recruits to reach the Senior Marketing Director. If one of your personal recruits reaches this level you can make 17% off of what he/she makes. This is called your first generation level. And there are 6 levels to this that go as follows..

  • 1st gen: You make 17% of what they make
  • 2nd gen: 8%
  • 3rd gen: 5%
  • 4th gen: 3%
  • 5th gen: 2%
  • 6th gen: 1%

And there are other parts of the compensation plan that are more confusing. But the main point that you should take away from all of this is that this business model is all about RECRUITING new associates and SELLING more products.


Isn’t This a Pyramid Scheme?

Is World Financial Group a pyramid scheme?

While it may look like a pyramid scheme it is not.

The only way that World Financial Group could be considered a pyramid scheme would be if it were a product-based pyramid scheme. What this would mean is that its revenue was too dependent on recruitment of new associates rather than product sales to the general public.

And I would not say that it is.

In order to move up the ranks and make more money, YES, you do have to recruit more people… but you also have to make new sales. And its not like they force these recruits to buy these products, making sales at the same time.

So although this mlm is structured like a pyramid scheme, which every mlm is, it isn’t one. I think they place plenty of focus on product sales to the general public and I have seen many mlm’s that are much more “shady” than WFG that still get away with what they do.

Related Reading: Difference Between MLM’s and Pyramid Schemes


The Shady Side of World Financial Group

The shady side of it all is how associates are pushed so hard to go out and recruit more members. This often leads to lies being told and deceptive means being used to get new members aboard any way possible.

I have even heard of associates posting jobs openings on workboards just to try to recruit new members in. That is ridiculous.

The fact of the matter is that if you want to be successful in this WFG business you are going to have to be an absolute animal at recruiting others. You are going to have to recruit, recruit, recruit. You need to build up that team beneath you and take advantage of the mlm structure at play here… making money off of the efforts of those beneath you.

The bottom line is that this is extremely difficult to do and this business, like just about any mlm out there, has an extremely high turnover rate.


Final Thoughts & What I Recommend

One thing that I found strange and that is important to mention is that WFG doesn’t provide any income disclosure for their new associates. They only do so for the higher ranking members. It is likely that this is because of extremely low pay that new associates make that would scare away prospects, which is common in this business.

But anyway… to answer the main question here of whether or not WFG is a scam or not… It isn’t. It is a legit company that but it does have some shady sides to it. The main reason that it is so shady is because of the massive incentive it gives its members to go out there and recruit more people in like crazy. This leads to members recruiting by deceptive means to get anyone in that they can.

The fact of the matter is that with a mlm like this you are going to have to recruit like a madman to be successful. Many people that you do recruit are going to quit so you are going to have to be constantly recruiting.

So if you have the salesperson type personality then this might be a good business for you.

If you are like me and are just not the salesperson type and don’t think a recruitment style business like this is right for you.. and you want another option for making money with your own business, you should take a peek at how I make a living working online (link below). I work for myself online and its a pretty awesome career. In the post I wrote I explain what it is that I do, how it all works, and how others can do the same.

–> Click Here To Read It

Comments, questions, concerns??? Leave them below in the comment section and I’ll get back to you soon  🙂

Is SnagShout a Scam? What You Should Know About It

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After coming across SnagShout I was pretty suspicious of their claims. They claim to offer discounts on Amazon products of up to 90% or higher. But can you really trust this place. Or is SnagShout a scam like many other similar sites?

After hearing about this site for while I finally decided to take a look into it to see if it lives up to the hype. And while I cat assure you that this is not a scam, there are some downsides to it all that you should be aware of before you sign up. In this review I’m going to go over what you should know.


snagshoutSnagShout Review

  • Name: SnagShout
  • Website: SnagShout.com
  • Cost: Free to Join
  • Recommended?: For some people, more on this

Overview

SnagShout is one of many websites what offers discounts on Amazon products in exchange for your review. They are free to sign up for and easy to use.

You can generally expect to see deals ranging anywhere from 50-85% off, but will occasionally find deals in the 90%+ range.

I know that this all sounds crazy that they can offer these deals and that this can possibly be legitimate but I will go over how it all works and it will make sense to you.

Related Website: Elite Deal Club


How SnagShout Works

SnagShout is not in anyway affiliated or endorsed by Amazon. They don’t deal with Amazon directly. Instead, they partner with Top Sellers and merchants that sell on Amazon.

The reason they have so many good deals is because the merchants that they partner with offer these good deals in order to get people like you to review their products. It is beneficial for merchants to do this because products are proven to sell much better when they have good reviews.

So even though the merchant might be selling products at a very low cost and making close to nothing, it can help them in the long run.

Usually merchants will offer these kinds of deals when they first put a product for sale on Amazon. Once they get enough reviews they don’t need this service.

Basically SnagShout is just a middle man that provides these deals to people like you and I.

So simply put….  Merchants on Amazon want reviews >> They give discounts on products for these reviews & partner with SnagShout >> SnagShout finds people to review products by offering these discounts.


How You Can Get These Deals

The process is pretty simple and doesn’t take any effort really.

1) Sign Up

Signing up for SnagShout is free to do and doesn’t take long. All you need is your name and email and you are good to go. You can also choose to signup with your Facebook account.

2) Snag a Deal

Once signed up you will be able to browse all of the current deals. You can search in specific categories and for specific items if you want. You can also choose to get email updates on all the new deals that come out.

These deals are limited. They often say “only 2 left” or “3 days left” or something like this. So if you wait too long you might miss out.

3) Buy on Amazon

Once you find a deal you want you will be able to click a link that will take you to the product on Amazon. Along with this you will get a coupon code that you can enter at checkout to receive the discount.

You will just buy as normal along with entering the coupon code.

4) Leave a Review

And not just any review, but an honest review. Honesty is key here. If you don’t like something about a product you got then say so.

You also need to try to write a more descriptive and in-depth review than you probably normally would. One sentence isn’t going to cut it. Give it a little more though.


What Type of Products Can You Get?

There is no telling what products you will find here. But they are never too expensive. They all tend to fall into the affordable and cheaper category.

Some popular item types include fitness/health products, phone accessories, pet accessories, and more. And just to give you an example, here are some of the many deals that are available at this very second as I write this…


Complaints

Overall, SnagShout is one of the better Amazon product discount sites out there in my opinion. But as with anything, no matter how good it is, there are going to be complaints. There really weren’t very many at all with this site though, so that’s good news.

Limited To Purchase Quantity

You are limited in the amount you can purchase. You are only allowed to “snag” one of each item. You also can only “snag” a certain amount of item each week.

Recently they also changed their policy to only allow 3 snags at a time.

This Isn’t Free

You are going to have to pay for these products. I know that is a downside and all but I can’t really complain too much here. The deals are good deals. But apparently some people still complain about this.

Also, if you aren’t an Amazon Prime member you are likely going to have to pay for shipping which might not be worth it.


Final Thoughts & Do I Recommend SnagShout?

I think SnagShout is a pretty great site that is mutually beneficial to both sellers and buyers. It helps out sellers by getting product reviews to act as  social proof to help them sell more, and it helps out buyers because it saves them money! Its a great idea and I like what I see.

Overall, I absolutely recommend SnagShout. There are a handful of these types of websites out there but SnagShout definitely ranks near the top in my book.

Just don’t expect to make money off of these products. You are not supposed to resell them.

For those of you looking to make money I would suggest taking a peak at how I make money online.

I make a living working online for myself and it is a pretty awesome way to earn an income. I have written a post on what I do to make money online, how it all works, and how others can do the same. You can click the link below to read about it.

–> Click Here to learn about it 

Comments, questions, concerns??? Leave them in the comment section below and I’ll get back to you 🙂

Is Elite Deal Club a Scam? What You Should Know

elite deal club

Elite Deal Club claims that they will give you discounts of up to 100% on Amazon products just for sharing your honest reviews. This sounded too good to be true to me so I decided to investigate this program and answer the burning questions that everyone is asking of is Elite Deal club a scam or not?

In this review I’ll be sharing some very important things that you should know about this place before you sign up. By the end you will will be able to make a more informed and all around better decision of whether or not you want to go ahead and sign up.


elite deal clubElite Deal Club Review

  • Name: Elite Deal Club
  • Website: elitedealclub.com
  • Cost: Free to Join
  • Recommended?: “Kinda”, more on this

Overview

Elite Deal Club is a free membership site that provides deals on Amazon products. They provide members with 100-200 deals a day that range from 50-100% off, which means you can literally get things for free.

I know it sounds too good to be true, but its really not all that great and I will go over why later in this review. But first you need to know how this all works on your end.


How It Works

Its pretty simple really.

1) Sign Up

Obviously this is first. All you need is your name, email, and what country you live in to sign up. This is free to do and only takes seconds.

2) Check Coupons

Each morning you will get an email with all the deals for that day. The deals will be provided in a list and will show the availability of each deal. Each deal only has a certain number of coupons so if you don’t claim one fast you may miss out.

3) Claim Coupons

When you see a coupon you want to use just click the “claim coupon” button and you will see the coupon code that you need to use when buying the product.

4) Buy the Product(s) on Amazon

Nothing out of the ordinary here. Just purchase the product as normal. The only difference is that you need to enter that coupon at the checkout. Once you enter the coupon code you will be able to see the price drop immediately.

5) Write a Review

This is your one real job here. You need to write an honest review of the product after you receive it. The keyword here is “honest”. If a product is a piece of crap then say that it is a piece of crap.

These reviews need to be detailed and well written. They are not looking for a one sentence review here.


What Products Can You Get

Don’t expect big discounts on expensive products. This program only gives you these coupons on smaller products that are in the cheap price range.

Some popular kinds of products that you can expect to see coupons for include things like phone/tablet cases, health products, and household products like baby products, cleaning products, etc.


How Is This Possible?

I know it sounds quite unbelievable and I was a skeptic at first to. But I looked more into it and found out this.

Elite Deal Club doesn’t deal with Amazon directly. You see, anyone can sell on Amazon if they want to. And what EDC does is deals with Top Sellers on Amazon directly, not Amazon themselves.

How it works is Top Sellers are looking for reviews on products because the more good product reviews a product has, the better it sells… this is proven.

So sellers want reviews and they want them fast. So they partner with Elite Deal Club and offer discounts on products as an incentive for people to buy them and leave reviews. Elite Deal Club then goes out and gets people to sign up and promotes these deals to them.

So simply put >> Sellers want reviews >> They give discounts on products for these reviews >> Elite Deal Club finds people to review products by offering these discounts.


Complaints

Unfortunately this program/club, whatever you want to call them, is not quite the upstanding business that you may think or have been led to believe.

There is no shortage of complaints when it comes to Elite Deal Club.

Coupons Not Working

This is a big problem. The whole point of this club is to get coupons and receive discounts and if the coupons don’t work then this can’t work out now can it?

There are a fair number of complaints from people claiming deals only to find that the coupons do not work.

Charging For Coupons

Apparently Elite Deal Club is now starting to charge for some coupons. This is usually a very low price of about $1, but still that sucks comparing it to how it used to be free for any coupon.

Buggy Site

Their website isn’t what you would call very great and has a lot of bugs from time to time. 500 errors, 404 errors, you name it. This is a pain but is something that you will just have to deal with anyhow.


Final Thoughts & Do I Recommend This “Club”?

Overall I would say that I recommend this club. They have their fair share of complaints and problems, but still… look at the big picture… you are getting some good discounts.

Just don’t expect much in the way of what is available. As I said it is usually smaller cheap items, phone accessories topping the list.

So if you are looking for some discounts on things like this, then by all means go for it. But if you are looking for some really good deals and potentially a way to make money online this is not going to cut it for you.

I know there are some people looking into this site because they want to make money online. For those of you looking to do so I would suggest taking a peak at how I make money online.

I make a living working online for myself and it sure as heck doesn’t have anything to do with Elite Deal Club or anything related. I have written a post on what I do to make money online, how it all works, and how others can do the same. You can click the link below to read about it.

–> Click Here to learn about it 

Comments, questions, concerns??? Leave them in the comment section below and I’ll get back to you 🙂

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