iPAS 3D Wealth Discovery Review: Ugh. These Fools Again.

iPAS 3D Wealth DiscoveryProduct Name:
iPAS 3D Wealth Discovery
Internet Prospect Acceleration Systems
Product Owner: Chris Jones, Chris Campbell
Advertised Price: Free
Rating: 15/100

 

What Is It?

iPAS is an exclusive group that trains you how to sell subscriptions to Empower Network. I have a very, very low opinion of Empower Network, and highly recommend you stay away from this company. However, the video presentation of iPAS was pretty honest, so I can’t say too much negative about it.

Short Review:

Read my review of Empower Network to get the full picture why I recommend you do not get involved in this MLM pyramid scheme. Unfortunately, Chris Jones is misleads you to think that you make 100% commissions, which is definitely NOT true. Regardless of what type of training and support is offered in iPAS or the Prosperity Team, this is not something you want to purchase.

Notice: I have not joined the team, so there may be other things offered “inside” that I don’t mention in this review. Regardless, I cannot recommend it for reasons I feel are made clear in this review.

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Before You Buy:

It sounds awesome……..

A new marketing strategy! He’s breaking all the rules! He’s got 3 super secret formulas that are going to change your life forever!

100% commissions!

Thousands of dollars per week!

They do the selling for you!

You don’t need a website, skills, or experience!

Sound to good to be true? Yeah, it is.

What I liked:

There are some things to like about the presentation Chris Jones gives for iPAS. The idea behind whatever it is that they offer is that with community, support, and mentorship, you will success in whatever you do.

This is totally true. In fact, I have no doubt that you can make money by doing this. But I can also make money collecting cardboard from my neighbors trash can. Just because you can make money doing something or “it works” doesn’t mean it’s ethical or a solid business plan.

He also talks about “momentum”, which I have found to be true. Any path to success starts very slowly, but as you collect small successes, they quickly snowball into bigger and bigger successes. This is especially true when you sell recurring subscriptions. A few sales a week quickly add up to decent-sized payouts.

He is also very honest about his affiliation with Empower Network, and the benefits of joining with him as your mentor. This is in stark contrast to groups like the Prosperity Team which do not tell you what you are buying before you actually buy.

What I didn’t Like:

Let’s get this 100% commission thing out of the way because it’s the dumbest, most deceptive marketing ploy out there today. Do you really think that any company can survive by paying you 100% of what you earn? Does that even make sense? There’s definitely a catch.

You get 100% of SOME commissions. You “Pass Up” your 2nd, 4th, and 6th commission. This means that you do NOT get those sales. so if you make 6 sales of $25, you get sales 1, 3, and 5. You give away the others to your sponsor. So you are making 50% of what you sell, not 100%.

After 6 sales, you continue to give away every 5th commission, so 11, 16, 21, and so on. This increases what you make, but the my point still stands.

And it gets worse.

It’s not just those sales. It’s all of the sales that those people produce.

On your pass-ups, their pass-ups will go to the sponsor too! So if you are following me, let’s say you refer Bob as you #1 sale. You get $25. If Bob makes 2 sales, you get his 2nd sale. You get $25 even though Bob makes a sale.

But if Jane is your #2 sale, and Jane then makes 6 sales. You get nothing. Your sponsor gets Jane’s #2, #4, and #6 sale. You get nothing.

I have no idea what percentage this works out to, but again. YOU ARE NOT RECEIVING 100% COMMISSIONS.

Also, it’s ridiculous that he accuses companies of being greedy for not paying 100% What planet is he on where it’s a company’s job to pay their sales people 100% of the profits they make? LOL. And while I’m on the topic of ridiculous statements, I was very unimpressed with his rhetoric about the economy and how many people have lost their jobs. He is just trying to pull your heart strings. It’s a marketing trick.

I also disagree with his comparison of EN to Apple, MLM people constantly try to legitimize their “systems” as legitimate businesses. People want to buy iPhones and iPads because they are useful. People want to buy EN blogs because they want to sell EN blogs. Empower Network’s products are not useful for people that want to build their own website and create an online business. They are only useful for people that want to sell more EN subscriptions.

Just a few more points I want to note that I disliked about iPAS or 3D Wealth Discovery or whatever it’s called.

  • Empower Network is not ranked 281st website in the world. These numbers are recorded by a flawed ranking system called Alexa.
  • I suspect his “traffic sources” are traffic exchanges or blog networks. These can seriously damage your website, are known for low quality clicks (no sales), and I recommend you stay away from them.
  • Though I though Chris Jones’ video was very honest, EN engages in high pressure sales tactics and deceptive marketing methods
  • The testimonials you are viewing are not for iPAS. They are for EN. Notice how they never say a product name? They only say “this system”. And are you sure that these people are being honest?

Final Review

Thumbs Down

Remember that your payments will not stop with the $25 fee. To purchase all of the products available and get credit for all sales that your downline makes, you will spend over $5000. Why would you spend $5k to sell something as sketchy as Empower Network? Even if you like MLM, at least choose something with some decent products.

What Now?

You can create a website about something you care about. Sports, crafts, hobbies, tech, cooking, health, and anything you can think of. You can make money from this website by promoting products from Amazon or other companies online. This is what I do to make money, and you can learn how to do it in my free email course.

You can also take a look at my review of the online business training center where I learned how to build my first profitable website. I offer 1-on-1 support for newbies, and there’s a whole community of people there that want to see your business succeed!

Author: Nathaniell (556 Posts)

My name is Nathaniell and I'm the owner of One More Cup of Coffee. I started my first online business in 2010 and now I help newbies start their own businesses. Sign up for my #1 recommended training course and learn how to start yours for FREE!


Comments

  1. says

    I have been in business for over 25 years and I can tell you without a doubt that the worst thing you can do for your business is to bad mouth someone else’s business or product at the disguise of helping someone else! When in actuality you are just trying to sell your own business!

    It absolutely infuriates me to see some of you guys out here pointing fingers about a business or a product that you profess to know about, when it is quite apparent to those who really know that you have not done your homework and you really don’t know what your talking about! And you do this to sell you own business.

    I can also tell you that I have purchased every product the EN has and the education from those products have saved me thousand of dollars in marketing my brick and mortar business…

    I used to pay Google Adwords upwards of $1,000 a month to market my business… I now pay them $0 … that’s right ZERO DOLLARS and my phone rings off the hook. All from the knowledge I learned from the Empower Network products. It you call that crappy… you are very misguided!

    Maybe you don’t understand exactly what direct sales is all about:
    1. I market and sell a national brand product … if I gave you the name you would recognize it instantly.
    2. That product is sold to a wholesale supplier at a really cheap price who in turn marks it up and sells it to a distributor.
    3. That distributor again marks up the product and resells it to a contractor like me.
    4. I in turn mark it up and resell it to my customer.
    5. Through this process, that product has been marked up a great deal & every one profits.

    The key here is… it makes no difference what is passed up to who… everyone has to profit or no one stays in business. It is only about how the business is structured.

    You make profit on your Wealthy Affiliate business or you don’t stay in business… it is just structured differently than other businesses out there. That does not make them wrong… be it MLM or a direct sales company like Empower Network

    You can pick any product or company to death… you can make false accusations about anyone or anything… does not make you right. I bet if I went to work I could find just as many bad reviews of your product “Wealthy Affiliate” …

    You guys need to clean up your act and market on the best side or your product or business and what it can actually do to help people instead of misleading people with inaccurate information about something you know absolutely nothing about!

    • Nathaniell says

      For the price you pay, EN is not worth the money. Other businesses offer more, for a cheaper price. Lack of value is one of the main issue with this company in my eyes.

      Also, WA is not MY business. I’m an affiliate, and I have other businesses. I have a very strong opinion about EN and people deceptively promoting it like iPAS. This is my website, and I can voice my opinion in any way I like. Who are you to set limits on who can say what?

      EN is not a direct sales company. It’s a pyramid style MLM. Also, I recommend you read up on how the company is slowly dying and top promoters are jumping ship. If a company can’t stick around for more than 2 years without going belly up, maybe you shouldn’t be giving them your money.

      Besides, why are you so butthurt about all this? This is specifically an MLM phenomenon where people feel personally attacked when others negatively review their overlords. You don’t see Apple users jumping on the internet crying each time a PC user says something negative about iPhone, do you? Because they don’t care. They have a product they like, end of story. Not the same with MLM. People take it personally and start attacking me telling me how and what I can or can’t do with my own website business.

      Crazy!

  2. Thomas Wonsetler says

    Hi Nathaniell. I admire and respect your commitment to honesty and ethics ! Thx for referring me to this article. There coming out with a new version called IPAS 2 soon or just did. They also claim 100% commissisions for the new one with apparently the same way of doing that ie. every 5th one to them and so on. Well 80% commisions is excellent but they should say that up front instead of later on after telling people its 100%. Its misleading obviously. I dont know what their products are, but from what u say it sounds like there crappy products. Anyway, to cost over $5000 if only less than 1% make over $500 per month sounds very expensive, especially since its MLM and theyll keep making money off people below them, I dont know how many levels below. Do u know how many levels below each person that money is made from ? Thx

    • Nathaniell says

      Most of these guys count on hype to get people into the system, and once you sink thousands into it, they are pretty much done with you. I’m speculating on the 2nd part because I’m sure it depends on who your “upline” is, but lack of support is a common experience with MLM like this, especially associated with EN. I don’t know how many levels down it goes.

  3. Imre says

    I was looking for a honest review.
    I did expect that you will write this article to advertise some kind of a business of yours, and that’s absolutely legitimate to do.
    I also write articles like this, and I understand that you first describe another system to make a comparison with your business.
    What I don’t understand is how can you be ending up with downplaying the whole MLM industry.

    That makes your whole article untrustworthy.

    A pyramid scheme is an illegal unethical system to scam people.
    An MLM is a legal business, and actually in most cases the best solution to deliver a high quality product for a fair or even low price.
    You can’t play the moral boss when you utter these words in this order:
    “in this MLM pyramid scheme”.
    What? Is it an MLM or a pyramid scheme?
    Is it legal or illegal?
    It can be only one of the two.
    You contradict yourself in the same sentence.

    Bare in mind that I’m not advocating iPas or Empower Network here. I was looking for a review about iPas, because I don’t know much about this particular business.
    But I know that iPas does exist since some time and if it wasn’t shut down it’s very likely an MLM, not a pyramid.

    Basically, you exaggerate shamelessly enough to be called a liar.

    You don’t like 80% commission?
    Are you serious?
    Amway gives 23% to beginners and they have 3 million independent business owners and had over $12 BILLION sold per year lately.

    Then what is wrong with 80% for the beginners however the wording is?
    Are you out of your mind?

    Yes, he said 100%.
    One can not explain the whole system in the first sentence.
    He explained later how is 20% of the profit passed up.
    You start with 80%.
    That’s crazy. Who gives you that much?

    • Nathaniell says

      It’s about morals. What they are doing here is far from what I consider a “legit” MLM. I don’t like MLM, but some I can stomach. How can you defend guys that are STILL trying to get people into EN, which is a company that’s dying a slow death? MLM is legal, but it’s still pyramid scheme IN MY EYES. The only reason it’s legal is because of a “loophole” that allows them to sell crap products under the guise of a direct selling company, when in fact, the real appeal of joining MLM is recruiting. Sorry my logic confuses you.

  4. arthur says

    im not in any of these programs now but i made a free account with WA last yr to test it. the training is top notch.

    but the people saying EN has no products are just dumb. u can read about the products on the website. i i also know 2 ppl in it. one showed me some of the training. its top notch as well.

    its really up to the individual. both WA and EN have pros and cons. just pick whats best for you and treat it as a business.

    • Nathaniell says

      There are plenty of reviews from people that KNOW what they are talking about and can confirm that the blogging platform EN uses is worthless, and the training is not only low-quality, but obviously geared at making you upgrade (buy more) and sell more EN subs.

  5. Jon says

    In my opinion it doesn’t matter what business you are building whether it’s Empower Network, Wealthy Affiliate or something else, if you are building your business the right way it will involve list building, so really whatever product you promote doesn’t matter as long as it provides value to the end customer.

    The way you build the business should be the same, you have a sales funnel with a product at the end of it that gets promoted to your leads (subscribers… whatever you want to call them).- I think the model Empower teaches is very good. You build your list and use your blog as a tool to connect with that list and build a relationship. This increases trust in subscribers and they are more likely to buy from you.

    What’s your business model? I hope you include list building as your number 1 priority because it it’s not then you are doing something wrong.

    Good luck.

    • Nathaniell says

      I disagree that MLM is a business. It’s a money-making scheme IMO. A real business has products, and MLM is CLEARLY all about selling the “opportunity”, not the products.

      And list building is not the only way to make money. In fact, as far as I’ve seen, most people that tout “list building” as the best thing since sliced bread are the ones that spam my email inbox with thousands of one time offers, great deals, game changers, and never-seen-before BS. You can’t build an effective list if you don’t deliver value, and you can’t deliver value as a newbie if you don’t know what you are doing.

      List building is a a profitable way to build a business, but it’s not for everyone.

  6. DJ says

    So basically you wrote a blog- article to tear down IPAS & EN and their “system” only to turn around and promote-sell- market your own system??? LOL

    What makes you any different from them? Because from where I am standing you appear to be nothing more than:

    A snake oil salesman who is calling out and ratting out other snake oil salesmen

    C’mon “Nate” it clearly looks like you are either trying to eliminate your competition….or perhaps there’s a bigger play in the works……I notice that you promote “wealthy affiliate” as if they are different from EN……I’m sure if I type in the Google search bar “Wealthy Affiliate” I’m sure there are just as many shitty reviews on them as there are on Empower Network LOL

    At the end of the day your “smear”…. I mean review site is to help increase your marketing share of “suckers” I mean “subscribers to your system ;-) Its funny….thousands of blog sites/reviews where you guys all talk sh*t on each other’s online MLM business models.

    And truth be told that’s what all of you guys are…. you are nothing more than the new MLM schemes of the 21st century! I’m older than you and I remember back then pre-internet Amway, ACN, Noni juice, even Avon …….. were doing the same thing…they just offered actual products, they weren’t online as of yet , and they never ever talked shit about other MLM companies.

    That was then, now we are in the age of internet and guys like yourself are shitting on Empower Network, while promoting Wealthy Affiliate, and Empower Network people are shitting on you while promoting their system. All in an effort to reel in this generations new “suckers-subscribers” to your money making schemes.

    What’s old saying…. “feed a man a fish, and you feed him for a day, teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” well in the case of all of you online MLM guys…your model is “Teaching a guy how to fish, isn’t where it’s at…instead create a book on how to fish, and then teach the guy on how to sell the book to other fisherman LOL ;-)

    And that’s what all of you guys are doing….you all are simply trying to sell your money making systems to people who want to sell your money making systems to people who want to make money.

    The new Ponzi scheme of the 21st century ;-)

    • Nathaniell says

      I receive comments like this all the time so I’ll keep this short.

      1) Wealthy Affiliate is not MLM. It’s a training center. I hate MLMs.

      2) The information on my site is personal opinion. I think WA is is awesome, and I think iPAS is a scam. How do you think I should write the information so that it fits with your idea of what “honest” blogging is about?

      I spend every day teaching people how to make money from their websites, and I do it for free. Yes they pay their WA membership, and yes I make a commission, but the hours upon hours of help is for free. So you can say all you want about me, but I’m doing my best to help people succeed.

  7. Josh says

    Nathaniell, you’re so awesome bro. Thanks for a great review of this scam product. I wish I was as smart and handsome as you are. Happy Valentine’s Day.

  8. Austin says

    Wow really wish I would of looked this up sooner lol I went ahead and joined EN and paid for the ewallet so almost $50 down the drain and so far I see nothing good about this and now I am screwed on any kind of refund! Are there any products you recommend Nathan that are legit products?

    • Nathaniell says

      In the long term view, $50 isn’t much to learn that most of what you get with these types of products is HYPE. Get out while you can is my personal opinion. Read my review of Wealthy Affiliate to see why it’s the training I recommend. You can learn how to build a website about whatever you want, not just promoting “make money” products like EN. Let me know if you need anything else.

  9. Julianne says

    I have been trying for years to find a legit way to make money online. I have only experienced scams, and more scams. I work full time and would like to go to part time by replacing part of my income. How do I get started? I cannot financially afford to invest or pay for a membership. Would appreciate your input.

    • Nathaniell says

      There are many scams out there, and most of them will have you believe that if you invest in “their” system, that success is guaranteed. This is how they get into your wallet – with promises of easy, fast money.

      To be honest, if you cannot afford to risk any amount of money, then I think you should not be starting an online business. There are many cheap ways to start, but learning how to make money on the internet is going to take training and mentorship. You do not have to spend thousands of dollars to get started, but you need to be mentally prepared to risk some time and money. That’s part of being an entrepreneur.

      There are also many ways to learn this for free, but you need to have the focus and energy to find the information. Much of it is available on my website, for example a blog series I’m doing on How To Start a Niche Website. Even with that, you’ll have to pay for a domain (yearly fee) and hosting (monthly fee). That’s WITHOUT the training.

      So my suggestion is that if you have no money, wait until you are in a financial situation where the money invested in your business will not take away from your family, rent, or day-to-day expenses. Then you can focus on your business comfortably.

  10. Craig says

    Thanks so much Nathianiell I appreciate your feedback on empower and Ipas you have saved me from a scam I will sign up on your site to learn more now.

    Best Craig

  11. Jonny says

    If people insist on doing MLM, find ones that actually offer a product. At least they will not get shut down by the government. Zeek Rewards was one of many that got shut down. This and Empower will be shut down as well. Regarding this 100% commission thing. What they are trying to convey is that the money does not go to corporate. And that is part of the problem. They can do this because they are not selling anything via corporate body. The money is just being exchanged about by the distributors who join these crap. MLM is not the problem either. Find one that actually sells a unique patented product that the corporate body actually invested lots of money to invent, produce, and improve.

  12. Frank says

    Thanks forinfo re empower network etc.It’s most helpful. Lookin forward to more from you and wishing you continued success.

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