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Now, before I even get started, I want to ensure all the readers understand the concept of MLM, and why gold or silver MLM companies in the past have never worked, and why they will continue to never work. The list of companies that have tried this are plenty. Whether it’s Karatbars, American Gold Reserve, Emgoldex, GoldQuest, KB Gold, Gold Unlimited, International Heritage, ISNCoins, Numis Network, and the list goes on. From one side of the world, to the other, it’s been tried in different countries in different ways.
UPDATED: Jun 1, 2014
Karatbars shut down in Quebec for conducting activities related to an illegal pyramid scheme: http://www.lautorite.qc.ca/en/
And the MAIN reason why… it hasn’t worked for 60 plus years of the 70-80 companies who tried that NONE has lasted.. is because Gold and Silver have a SET VALUE that can not be marked up. Health and wellness companies and mark up their products because of patents or special technologies to create them. Same goes for make-up, skincare, vitamins, weight loss, etc… However, when it comes to Gold and Silver… there is nothing you can do to mark it up. Some have tried applying the ‘collectable’ aspect to gold or silver with designs or drawings on them, but the problem is that the ONLY people collecting these gold or silver products, is the people who are IN the MLM companies themself.
For example, if you offered to sell me a gold bar or silver coin from the Canadian Mint versus one from these MLM companies… I would choose the credible one being Canada Mint. What would you choose?
In fact, there is no PURPOSE in creating a compensation plan comparison given the above. These is no purpose because these companies have never lasted, and will never last! Think about it… why would you pay more for something that you can find cheaper from a more credible source.
Another big issues when it comes to these companies is it resembles a PONZI Scheme too much. That’s where people are just joining these companies for the sake of referring more people to join and to make money. If you think about it, the memberships that these companies sell is what’s mostly paying out other people in the system SINCE you CAN NOT have a mark-up on the gold or silver itself.
Lastly, if you noticed, most of these companies are not FROM Canada or from the USA where the MLM laws originated and are the most strictest! Most of these companies are from Germany, Switzerland, etc… What’s your security? Some companies say they can mail you or send to you the products but they advise against it for security and shipping reasons. So if you were to ship it, it’s dangerous for you and you’re paying a lot more to clear customs etc… If you don’t ship it, then you have the risk you may lose your investment!
Recently I’ve been speaking to a few of their previous members and the biggest complaint is that when they calculated how much they paid for the gold, they were paying more for the gold then they could have bought form other sources. This overtime, will lead to disgruntled members and then that starts to spread.
If you’re reading this, and you ACTUALLY still want me to do a comparison of your compensation plan, I don’t mind but is there really a point?
WANT versus NEED
It’s easier to sell a want then a need. Want is more powerful then need. For example, people don’t need to smoke, but they want to. People don’t need to drink, but they want to. People don’t need to buy designer labels, but they want to. In nutrition, selling a need was good many many years ago. When there was only a few nutritional companies or telecom companies or utility companies. Nowadays, there are too many choices amongst MLM and even the local grocery and pharmacies to buy nutritional items. In GWT, people are happily saving money into their IA to one day buy the item they’ve always wanted and have been saving up for.
Education in products
In most health companies, you have to become half a doctor to be able to effectively sell their products. In GWT, everyone knows what a watch is, jewelry, etc… so it’s SUPER simple. In nutrition, you have to not only become half a doctor, but also you need to train your team on how to become half a doctor. Duplication is key and the longer it takes for someone to learn about their products, the longer the duplication process. And the more learning there is in a system, the more complicated it can become, and you can potentially lose a lot of your team due to this.
According to the DSA, there are now 30 million people in North American who are in the health and wellness industry. As great as companies can be, if there are too many people competing against you, it’s almost impossible to make those huge incomes as you always wanted. If you had joined these huge companies when they first got started 20 years ago, you’d be in a good situation because there wasn’t that many companies back then in health and wellness. Today, every month or even every week there is the newest latest and greatest health and wellness company. And I’m constantly being approached by these company’s to join them, bring a team over, and they’ll give me some type of joining incentive (cash, inherit a downline, etc..). In summary, if you’re today in a health and wellness company, it’s almost pointless. Even if you establish a huge team, after a few months, when the latest and greatest company comes out, most of your team leaves you and now you’re back to trying to building a brand new team. The industry retention ratio is roughly 10-18% so that means after one year with 100 people, only 10-18 of them are left. It’s exhausting and if that’s the deal in health and wellness companies, then no thank you!
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
This is an important item because there is no other Direct Sales company that does what we do which is a Designer Brand in MLM. If you are in the health and wellness industry there are millions of people competing against you.
Product Type – WANT versus NEED
It’s easier to sell a want then a need. Want is more powerful then need. For example, people don’t need to smoke, but they want to. People don’t need to drink, but they want to. People don’t need to buy fashion items, but they want to. In nutrition, selling a need was good many many years ago. When there was only a few nutritional companies or telecom companies or utility companies. Nowadays, there are too many choices amongst MLM and even the local grocery and pharmacies to buy nutritional items. In GWT, people are happily saving money into their IA to one day buy the item they’ve always wanted and have been saving up for.
GWT Products have no shelf-life so they can be passed down generation after generation. Other companies have products that either expire or go bad and if not consumed are tossed are in the garbage. Other companies products go obsolete.
Products Maintain/Gain Value
GWT Products gain value over time such as the FERI Silver, FERI MOSH line, and more. Other companies have products that do not gain value over time. They are mostly consumed, tossed in the garbage, or go obsolete.
Products have Verifiable Retail Value
GWT Products are certified and appraised by the world’s largest third-party companies such as GIA, AGS, IGI and GemLabs and the value of what you bought can be verified. Other companies may sell products where there is no way to determine the actual retail value.
GWT profits can easily be 100% and more with our vast line of naturally high profit margin products. Other companies are often no higher then 30-40%.
Products Can Be Passed Down to Future Generations
GWT Products are a type of product that never get thrown away but rather are passed down generation after generation. Other companies products go bad, tossed in the garbage, become obsolete and are not passed down one generation after the next.
Products Natural High Profit Margins
GWT Products have naturally high profit margins to allow people to earn more income. Other companies have retail prices that no one would ever buy those products at the retail cost because the retail cost is unnaturally inflated.
Products are Visual
GWT Products are Visual and can be worn at all times to promote your business. Other companies have products that are not visual and you would not be as easy to promote on you.
Products are Culturally Accepted
GWT Products (fashion) are accepted by all cultures all over the world. Other companies may have products in which certain cultures are not accustomed too.
Products are Unique
GWT Products (FERI MOSH 19K, FERI MOSH 21K, and FERI Plangsten and all of the designs by FERI, FERI MOSH, and POSH) are designed in house by designers and unique to Global Wealth Trade. The FERI MOSH 19K, 21K, and Plangsten are only available material wise by GWT. Other companies have products that can be found in other competing companies.
Vast Selection of Flagship Products
GWT Products are vast and have over 1200 SKU’s which allow the distributors to earn substantial incomes. In other companies they often only sell a fell products that can become boring over many years. GWT Products gain more excitement year after year.
GWT’s products carry no risk and in fact gain value over time. With many other companies, especially consumables may have certain reactions that are risky (not everyone reacts the same way).
Product Time Till Gratification
GWT’s products have instant gratification. Once you see something you like, you like it. With other companies, you have to consume the products for several days or months to see the effect or the damage.
Products Pre-Approved in Every Country
GWT’s products are pre-approved in every country around the world because companies already import/export the types of products we carry. With other companies, products often require approval from the Food and Drug Administration by the Governments or for service type companies, the services and partners must be established (i.e. telecom).
Can Do Business In Every Country?
Simply put, you can do business in every country with GWT. Other companies can not due to their product issues.
With GWT, there is no other company in Direct Sales that does what we do, a Fashion Designer Brand. In Health and Wellness over 92% of the companies on the DSA and in Health and Wellness, Telecommunications, or Household products.
Third-Party Media Accolades
GWT has an incredible number of third party media credibility such as the Canadian Business Journal, American Business Journal, VIVA Internationale, Canadian Jeweller, REGARD Magazine, The VIEW, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the Emmy’s, Oprah Winfrey’s (Women of Wealth), Networking Times, BusinessForHome, Network Marketing Business Journal, Prestige Magazine, Entertainment Tonight, Preferred Magazine, Fashion Shows and More. Other companies usually only have one or two media appearances and most of them are within MLM where as with GWT many are NON-MLM media accolades.
Saturation has to do with timing and competition in that GWT has only 12000 people. Many other companies have well over 300,000 which means that the timing may not be as good. On the flip side, a company with only 100-200 people could be a risky company. Typically if a company has surpassed 5 years it’s going to be a non-high risk company to work with.
GWT has the revolutionary IA Program where as others usually have an autoship that you have to order products every month.
Retention and Monthly Reorder
The autoship relates to retention because according to the DSA the average for renewing the business yearly is 11% where as the monthly product re-orders are 6%. GWT’s retention ratio is 500-600% higher then other companies on average because of the revolutionary IA Program.
GWT never flushes volume in any kind of way. Other companies flush volume which means that of the work you did or did not do to accumulate volume, the company will flush that in one of many ways and you lose that. When you lose that, you lost possible revenue because volume is usually commissionable.
GWT doesn’t have a cap for the maximum amount of volume you can have. Some other companies do.
Max Carry-Over Volume
GWT does not have a max carry-over on volume. Some other companies only allow you to carry over a certain amount and the rest is flushed.
How Many Legs to Build?
GWT only has 2 legs to build which is the easiest. Trying to build more then 2 legs is just more work. Why build more then 2 legs when you only need to build 2?
Pays to Infinity?
GWT pays from the first level down to the very last one (INFINITE). Other companies only pay you down to a certain number of levels which means that you lose the volume from the bottom levels (which means you lost income). Other companies do pay to infinite but you have to work to a certain rank to unlock that and often enough when you unlock those levels, it’s a lower payout in percentage. Why go through all that when you can join a company that has no levels?!
E/D (Earning Per Distributor) Ratio
The E/D Ratio just means how much in residual passive income do you get paid per person in your team. The Average is 1 to $1 which means 1 person pays you $1.00 in passive income. So to make $10,000 a month passive income you need 10,000 people. With GWT, it’s up to $10-$20 which means for much less people, you can make much more. Why do more work for less?
Team Commissions % Payout
This is the bread and butter, the focus of MLM is to build a long term passive income. The higher the better and it has to be on all of your business. GWT pays 8% on the first level down to infinite. Others don’t pay to infinite or it’s a low pay out.
Cap on Commission Based on Rank?
GWT has no cap on your commission based on ranks. Other companies don’t allow you to earn the full commissions until you unlock a certain level rank. Why the hassles of working through ranks when GWT has none?
Do Ranks impact your pay?
Aside from the commission, does the ranks impact your other revenue streams and bonuses. With GWT it doesn’t because there are no ranks.
Active Personal Requirement
With GWT, you only need two personal sponsors to start earning commissions but you start to accumulate volume even without the two. With other companies, you need to have certain number of personal sponsorships to unlock your commissions or to maintain commissions.
Car Program and Car Program Monthly Qualifications
GWT has two car programs for the luxury line and also the elite line and best of all, there are no monthly qualifications to maintain. Once you achieve it, it’s yours for 18 months. Other car programs you are on the lease and if you can’t maintain your qualifications, you have to pay out of your own pocket.
The higher the total payout, the more income one can earn. But one must also understand that a high payout doesn’t necessarily mean it’s easy to unlock those commissions. With GWT, it’s a high payout and there is nothing to stop one from unlocking the highest and attaining the most commissions.
Bonus or Commission Focused
Companies often focus on paying lots of bonuses because bonuses are one-time. With Commissions, companies have to keep paying that week after week. Pay in Commission are good for the members where pay in Bonuses are good for the company. GWT has both!