Whether or not you are an MLM fan, World Ventures seems like a pretty sketch business. If you do not know what MLM is, boy, you are going to learn a lot in this post.
In a nutshell, this company says that by paying them a monthly fee, you are able to get special deals on hotels, flights, and other vacations-related stuff. What's more, they say that if you promote the “business opportunity” to people, you can get paid to go on vacation.
But there's a whole heck of a lot more they don't tell you.
If you are looking at World Ventures for vacation deals, please watch the video below from 1:05 to 3:30. If you are considering them as an income opportunity, please watch from 3:30 onward. Ethan is a friend of mine, and he reviews companies like this, researches in details what they offer, and even goes so far as to dig into legal documents and news!
And don't forget that you are going to need to recruit people to join your team, AKA downline. You are going to need at least 30 active members in order to start earning! Can you think of 30 people that are willing to pay a monthly fee for vacations, but don't have the time or money to do the research on free sites like Expedia, Orbitz, or Travel Advisor?
Do You Know What You're Getting Into?
So, we know now that the deals in World Ventures aren't that great. We also know that their money-making opportunity is over-complicated at best, and sketchy by my definition. So why are you still considering joining?
One last thing I want to mention is that you need to be aware of the type of program this is, and the type of people that are actively involved. The most aggressively promoted MLM programs have a cult-like following, where members attend meetings, mastermind groups, and other “group think” activities to boost morale, and often to sell bigger, better “opportunities”.
Type “MLM cult” into Google and numerous stories will appear of past companies and the followers whose lives were destroyed (or almost destroyed). It may seem like a distant event, but these cult-like followings are still happening, even on this blog.
One of the hottest MLM scams of 2013-2014 is Empower Network. Please read this post and scroll down to comment section to see the heated debate, and impassioned comments from supporters.
Now take a look at this post where the same thing has occurred. Again, strongly worded, passionate defense of the company, shunning haters (non-believers).
Looks like some countries are banning this company from operating within their borders because they consider it to be a pyramid scheme. I guess if you wait long enough, the truth will always be revealed. I can't see anything positive in the future for World Ventures.
Other Income Opportunities
If you came here looking for great deals on vacations, unfortunately, this is where we say goodbye. I'm not a travel agent. I have done a decent amount of traveling through Europe and Asia, and you can get some cheap hostels, hotels, and flights by searching in Google. But I do have some advice before you go.
For flights, I use Orbitz. For hostels I use Hostel World or Hostel Bookers (sometimes their private rooms are nicer and more cozy than hotels. For Hotels I have had really good luck with Hotels.com. As far as activities go, I bring a used copy of Lonely Planet, and ask at the front desk when I get there. Yeah, that's just how I roll.
But if you are looking to make money, and think the internet is the way to do it, we need to talk. There are so many scams out there, and World Ventures is just the beginning. They are in the MLM travel niche, but the variety and level of misleading companies out there is infinite. Much of what I do on One More Cup of Coffee is review their products and programs and make their double-speak more understandable for everyone to understand.
So before you get involved in any “make money opportunity” or “biz op”, please read these posts. I can make some recommendations for you, but first let's get your head on straight.
When you have read these, have put down the punch, and are ready to start working, enroll in my free 5 day email course where I teach you the ropes of how I make money on the internet. It's going to take some work, but it's possible for everyone, even if you are not internet-savvy or a marketing expert.
Whatever type of product you decide to promote, it's important to own your own website to grow your business.
Parties only work if you have a network of friends with money in their pockets. Network marketing only works if your friends are interested in joining business opportunities.
With a website you can reach the entire world, and only promote great products to people interested in what you have to say. Plus, you open up doors to multiple streams of revenue like affiliate sales, ad click revenue, paid advertising, and even selling your own digital products.