I'd like to say that I visited the site with an open mind... but a bad handmade yard sign planted at the end of an off-ramp doesn't exactly scream "I'm earning a living wage" and the claim that donating to charity earns you a "full wage" sounded like utter bull.
Of course, if you go to the site, you find out it's an affiliate site for MyDay1.com. Okay, time to bypass the affiliate portal by deleting any applicable cookies and going straight to the main site.
The first thing you'll notice is the guy in a suit holding an invisible beach ball. Or he wants to tell me something. We'll never know because I'm never going to click that "play" button. And just as I was imagining this suited figure playing invisible beach volleyball, I caught something interesting in the menu bar: "Linear Pay System." It brings up a PDF which sort of explains the four ways you can make money with them. I should note that it calls the recruiters (?), "Consumers for Charity," which probably shouldn't make my eyes roll but it does. I'm still going to call them recruiters. And each recruiter gets a "replicated website," which I usually call the affiliate site.
1. Retail Bonus - It says "Pay: Minimum 52% of Total Wholesale Product Sales
(Certified by independent CPA accounting firm)." I would really love to know what an "independent certified public accountant accounting firm" is and why I should trust any firm with numbers when they allow themselves to be referred to with such idiotic redundancy. To make money under this, you either sell to the consumer via retail orders, internet orders via the affiliate site, or order wholesale through your own affiliate site and then sell retail. It sounds like that 52% claim only applies to the wholesale end of things. I can't find where it says how much you make off the non-wholesale sales. And how much do you have to buy for a minimum wholesale order anyway?
2. Profit Sharing - Under this, you get paid with an "exclusive proprietary formula based on LINEAR PAY, TIME OF ENROLLMENT and NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE COMPANY (outside of your Direct Pay)." That's a whole lotta nuthin' right there. It also says that there's a $500 cap per month per individual and that a seller will participate and earn income from the "free money" pool.
3. Direct Pay - I'll cover the easier part first. You get $2 per retail order (I'm assuming that they mean per product purchased via retail and not actually per order) or 2.5% of the wholesale price. There is a cap on Direct Pay of a quarter million dollars monthly. Now the slightly more complicated part: Your Direct Pay consists of the quantity of product orders you do a month times your recruits plus their recruits for 15 compressed PayLines (reads an awful lot like a DOWNLINE in the glossary at the end of the PDF). It's not clear if you're being paid for the recruits or for the orders they're making. This is followed by some charts and claims about what happens if you enroll two people and stop and everyone under you does the same, and then if you enroll 4 people and stop blah blah blah then you hit the monthly cap.
4. Flex Bonuses - I have to start by saying I love their little visual aids here. I mean, here they are saying it's not a pyramid scheme and then shows us pictures of four little people in the shape of a pyramid. And the icing on the cake is that the top guy is a genderless, faceless icon while the rest are not. And only the one in the middle looks like it could be a woman. Which is directly under the faceless eunuch at the top. In addition, they are all faced away from the faceless eunuch, so it looks like they're running away. As fast as they can.
Ahem, I digress. It starts by saying that it pays 52% of wholesale product revenue to the recruiter. Which is strange because I could swear they said something similar in part one of the pay plan. Any unearned commissions is dumped into a pool and paid out to all the recruiters. It won't tell you how that's divided up and even goes to far to say that it changes based on the best interest of the recruiters. Then it reassures us by saying that 100% of that pool always gets paid out to the recruiters. And here's where it gets weird:
4a. Flex Bonus 1 - If you recruit three people in a month, then you qualify for one share. If you fail to recruit three people in any given month, you don't get the share.
4b. Flex Bonus 2 - Christ, I'm too tired for this shit. I'm just going to quote it.
Now there's these restrictions. Of them, the notable ones are that you must have a personal order in order to qualify for anything (a retail order apparently qualifies, even if it's for one of your customers) AND one of your recruits must have a personal order.At the end of the calendar month, if ANY 3 members on your PayLine 1
have 3 members on their PayLine 1 (your PayLine 2), you will qualify for Flex Bonus 2.
You do not have to enroll new members every month in order to qualify, provided
you have met the qualifications of 3 who have enrolled 3. The “3 that have 3” can be
a combination of new and repeat member orders for any calendar month.
So, just off the base plan, you can't make any money without a downline and at least one person in that downline must be placing orders.
Okay, so what do they sell? PetroMaxx Plus. I seem to recall several lengthy threads here which had at least one really knowledgeable person discounting those systems entirely. Also, NatraBoost Energy Concentrate. And, um, that appears to be it.
Under enrollment, I see that they're in National Pre-Launch mode until the end of the month.
Now, I mentioned at the top about how you can donate to charity and earn a living wage. I could have sworn when I saw either the affiliate site or main site earlier today that I saw something about automatically donating a portion of your earnings to charity and the company matching it. But I can't seem to find it anywhere tonight. Was I imagining this or am just too tired right now? I mean the MyDay1 site calls their recruiters "Consumers for Charity" so I don't think it's something that just the local guy is doing. Can anyone else find it?
So, that was a pretty half-assed dissection. They're not giving me a lot to work with. One24 had a lot of information in there and seemed to honestly attempt to explain their convoluted and broken system. This one is vague in all the wrong (or, right, depending on your perspective) places.
Oh, and I think I forgot to mention the Mark Seyforth connection - just click the Media link in the menu bar and they come right out and say that he's their founder.