According to the marketing, Leveraged Breakthrough System offers the chance to earn thousands of dollars per sale, giving you the chance to earn 5 figures per month (or more!) from home. Sound unrealistic? It should. This level of hype is simply absurd.
Yet, the marketing page for Leveraged Breakthrough System can almost make it sound feasible. The site does highlight exactly how you would be earning and the mechanism seems like it should work – at first glance. There are even some legitimate components to the whole system. So, can you make money?
How It Works
Unusually, Leveraged Breakthrough System is up-front about what you’re paying for and how the whole system works. To begin with, members sign up at one of four levels:
- Level One (Gold): $3,247 total
- Level Two (Platinum): $7,447 total
- Level Three (Diamond): $14,647 total
- Level Four (Ultra Royal): $21,847 total
The packages themselves cost $3,000, $7,000, $14,000 and $21,000. Holy #$&!#. That's a lot. The rest is an admin fee. The distinction is important, as commissions are based off the package price, not the amount the customer pays. Members earn by selling these same packages. Their income potential is based on which level they join up at.
For example, if you joined at Level One ($3,000), you’d be able to earn 50% on all sales of that tier. Join at Level Two ($7,000) and you get 50% of the sales at that tier too. The style means that the more you pay, the higher your income potential. If you join at the highest tier, you also make 75% on sales, rather than 50%
The company presents the basic structure like this:
The commission per sale is considerable and it’s easy to see why people start to get excited. The marketing doesn’t talk about what’s involved in actually making those sales. This is where things start to get challenging.
The Model Doesn’t Work
Leveraged Breakthrough System is following a common style – high ticket affiliate marketing. The idea is that if you can sell something expensive, your commissions are going to be high as well. This much is true. Many people turn to high ticket affiliate programs for exactly that reason.
There is a catch. It’s normally harder to sell an expensive item than a cheap one. After all, customers will often spend $10 or $20 with little hesitation, especially if they want the product. They’ll spend much longer deciding for a purchase that is $100 or more. With Leveraged Breakthrough System, the first purchase costs more than $3,000. Convincing people to spend that much won’t be easy. This had better be a good product, and you'd better have a good reason for promoting it, otherwise you might get caught up in the hype of making money and promote a product that people are not happy with!
Most people find that the idea is only profitable if they target the right audience and the product is worth the price. For example, items like diamond jewelry and airfares are expensive, but people still buy them.
This is where Leveraged Breakthrough System starts to fall apart. To be fair, the system does have products. They’re basically selling digital training products, in the categories of sales and marketing, leadership training and personal development. Yet, the focus is clearly on making money, not the products.
For that matter, there isn’t much information at all about the products, which is a serious red flag. The site simply states that the products are ‘the best of the best’ and that people get access based on their membership level. A video on the page talks about these a little more but it’s not very encouraging either. I'm sorry, but no “how to make money” product is worth $20 grand.
The video talks in monotone and just focuses on the idea of e-learning. Now, the claims made in the video are accurate. There is rapid growth in digital products. Countless people choose to buy online, which includes purchasing online training products.
Still, there is no shortage of such products in the market already. If you want to make money promoting them, you need a product that’s decent and reliable. The video doesn’t actually provide any further details. We’re just told that these are digital information products, which is pretty useless. It’s certainly not clear whether the items are worth $3,000 or more.
Based on the marketing and on other companies, the products are likely to be low-quality PLR-type educational items. They probably won’t teach you anything revolutionary. There’s a good chance that many will be out of date. The image they provide certainly isn’t encouraging.
Let’s be realistic. Leveraged Breakthrough isn’t selling products anyway. Members are basically joining up for the chance to earn money. Likewise, people wouldn’t upgrade to a higher tier to get better products. They’d do so for the income potential instead.
Other companies follow this same style, including MOBE, which was recently shut down. The idea rarely ever works, especially not in the long-term. How many people are going to spend $3,000 or more just for the chance to earn commissions? That’s a lot of money. It would be an uphill battle to convince people.
Leveraged Breakthrough System claims that they will make the sales for you and that your Success Coach will close the deal. Honestly though, that’s unlikely. This type of claim normally means that you’re responsible for driving purchase-ready traffic to the site (which is the tough part) and then you rely on marketing materials to do the rest.
Needless to say, convincing someone to spend $3,000 or more isn’t going to be easy, especially when there is so little information about the products that they’re getting.
At the end of the day, Leveraged Breakthrough System is just following an affiliate marketing approach with expensive products. As with any affiliate marketing system, your success would strongly depend on your ability to obtain traffic and get people to buy. To do this effectively, you’ll normally need to build a website, plan and do keyword research.
Those processes all take time and knowledge. The digital products from Leveraged Breakthrough System should contain some information about how to do so, but this probably won’t be enough. It’s not even clear what you’re getting or whether it is up-to-date. You’re not likely to get much support either.
This means that you’re basically making a difficult sale without the knowledge or the tools to do it well. Why bother? There are plenty of other affiliate programs out there, including high ticket ones. You normally just need to sign up to promote them. You’re not going to have to pay thousands of dollars for the ‘privilege’.
The Risk Is Too High
Even if you have incredible sales skills, Leveraged Breakthrough System is a high-risk venture. You need to invest at least $3,247 before you even get to see what the products are. There will also be pressure to invest at the higher levels, a common scam tactic to make you feel “forced” into paying tens of thousands of dollars to get access to mystery products.
Some of this pressure will come from your Success Coach. This type of coach often sounds like a great idea, as the approach means that you’ll have support and guidance. In practice, the coach’s main job will be to make sure you buy all the way into the system. The pressure is particularly significant if you end up talking to your coach through voice chat or a phone call rather than email.
The system is also designed in a tiered manner. You only earn from the levels that you’re paid up to. So, you won’t get any commissions from a $7,000 sale if you’re just at the first tier. This increases the pressure to spend more.
The whole design means that you’re investing a huge amount of money in the hopes that you can get other people to do the same. Let’s be serious here, how realistic is that? Even if you’re confident in your ability to get traffic and convince people to buy, it’s still a considerable risk.
There is one other challenge to consider. To make consistent income with Leveraged Breakthrough System, the company needs to persist in the long-term. That seems pretty unlikely. For one thing, their website is relatively low quality. In contrast, the sites for MOBE and Digital Altitude were both well-developed and looked professional.
Then there’s the legal side of things. MOBE was one of the most well-known businesses in this field and it has been targeted by the FTC. The company has currently suspended their operations and seems to have folded.
This issue makes it clear that the FTC does not view type of scheme as legitimate. I suspect we’ll see more similar closures in the future, which doesn’t bode well for Leveraged Breakthrough System.
Leveraged Breakthrough System might sound good on paper, but that isn’t likely to translate into success. You're basically just playing the “greater fool” game where you spend a large amount of money, and to make that money back, you have to convince the next person down the line to spend that money. Without actual examples and walkthroughs of a product, there's no way in hell I'm spending more than a few hundred dollars, let alone $21,000+!
Most products like this last just a few short months then disappear. That's the nature of hype in the business of making money online.
The only system I've seen last more than a decade is the same place where I learned how to start an online business. They've been around teaching newbies to make money online since 2006. You can join for free and start your first website in the next couple minutes