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There’s now 2 healthy coffee companies fighting it out, with similar compensation plans, and similar claims of how their magic mushroom coffee and other drinks are the latest and greatest in the health and wellness space today. And since this post, there has been a new one, causing a lot of negativity amongst the company with Gano Excel and Gano Life.
Gano Excel has been around for a while, and early last year changed their compensation plan from a Unilevel to a Binary, causing major uproar within their company as they realigned the downline and a bunch of people left, and some new leaders came on board.
Organo Gold is a copycat that started up more recently – and is run by one of the former partners. Sound familiar? Like another ACN telecom spinoff, or the infamous rival pad companies.
They have similar products and both use a low-paying binary, but there’s a number of differences in the specifics of their compensation plans… though the overall ideas and rank-restrictions are similar. I bet a bunch of Gano leaders recently left for Organo Gold. And as more and more people find alternative sources (and cheaper over time) of Ganoderma coffee, residual income will dry up. It may be hot now, but something else will be hot later.
To summarize both vs GWT – GWT has a higher paying binary, more focus on fairness so that the people getting started have the same potential as the people at the top based on new volume, we have a better up front strategy with the support bonus and our packages include more product that you get full credit for up front, and our products can actually be retailed. With their low cost, they would need an army of distributors to make the kind of money we can with our products, and massive amounts of retail sales.
This is what we call a “GAME-OVER” clause and refer here to get a better idea.
In summary, its a low paying binary on a low cost, low margin product in online non-MLM health food stores. The up front volume is cut down to pay high up front bonuses using an Australian 2-up type system. The binary commissions are progressive – people at the top get paid more for doing the same work as the people at the bottom – with a lot of ranks to jump over. And there’s a lot of extra bonuses for the people at the top so they can make a lot more of the income than the people at the bottom.
Cheap membership – only $25. Then based on the pack you buy, you get extra binary commissions for between 2-6 months.
Because of bonuses involved, the startup packs are only worth half the commissionable volume of their value. Ex. The $1000 pack is 1000 of product but only counts as 500 points for the team commissions. That’s because its paying out a $100 bonus to one team member, and a $300 bonus to another upline team member. Basically 30% of your startup package is paying one-time bonuses – a feature of the plan.
Retail sales – unlikely but possible to sell this expensive healthy coffee. I expect to see it in regular stores very soon. You can already find lots of regular suppliers online who will sell you packages at similar prices to the MLM Gano Coffee companies.
Fast Start Bonuses – this is actually a form of Australian 2-up. You get paid a lower commission on your first two people you enrol (Success Team), then a higher commission on your future enrollees (Power Team). For your Power Team people, YOU get the higher bonus on their first two people. So basically you’re giving a bunch of your commissions up front to the guy above you. That’s why we call it a 2-up. Since its not the main feature of the comp plan its ok, but a comp plan based on that is illegal in some places. In GWT, you get equally paid Wholesale Profits on everyone from Silver up to Diamond, again a FAIR comp plan! “GAME-OVER”.
Team Commissions –
They pay on a minimum of 500 points, and increments of 100 after that, with no flushing.
Up to 15% in your smaller leg (ie 7.5% of the total, based on matching 50-50)
Up to 20% in your smaller leg during the initial 2/4/6 month promotional period
You start at 10, and they add 1% as you hit higher and higher ranks, only diamonds get the 15%.
There’s also an earning cap based on your rank.
“GAME-OVER”! Whenever you’re paid on only one leg, it’s GAME OVER as per the Compensation Plan Pitfalls.
The lowest earning cap is $500 in a week. To bump it to 1000 you need 1500 in a pay leg in a week (or several consecutive weeks at higher ranks) AND you need to get one of your legs to the Apprentice Elite rank. Higher qualifications are based on a combination of personal volume, group volume in your weak leg or total legs – with no more than a certain amount from each leg, and total number of ENROLLMENT legs with people at a certain rank – which can be 3 or 4 down the road.
“GAME-OVER”. Whenever you have to build more then 2 legs, GAME-OVER!
Executive Check Matching
They guarantee a total of 50% payout by paying the remaining money after the other commission streams as a matching bonus to people that hit higher ranks, up to 8 generations if you hit the top rank.
4% of the commissionable volume is saved for the top leaders, who get it paid based on how many legs they have that have hit at least the Gold level. So you’re encouraged to sponsor a lot of teams and get them to Gold – but only Executive Diamonds and above will get this.
You can qualify for a higher starting package by buying more product yourself or generating more volume in one of your legs early on.
“GAME-OVER”. Whenever a lot of the pay is reserved for only the top level people. it’s not a fair compensation plan. In short, GWT’s compensation plan is in a whole different hemisphere!