Company Name: MWR Life
Do I Recommend MWR Life?
While you could make money with MWR Life, I would never recommend the company. It is just another travel MLM, one that has a messy compensation plan. MWR Life also focuses very strongly on recruitment, which is never encouraging. For anyone wanting to make money from travel, I recommend looking into affiliate programs instead.
What Products Does MWR Life Sell?
MWR Life is a travel membership program, much like GoodLife USA. Members aren’t paying for products or for travel itself. Instead, the membership program offers the chance to earn rewards and get discounts.
The idea always sounds amazing. Travel is expensive. You have to pay for so many different things, including airfares and accommodation. It would be amazing if you could get the same experiences for a much lower price.
That’s exactly what MWR Life promises. Their marketing states that you can save up to 80%, while also earning Rewards Credits. Those credits can then be applied to future travels, potentially giving you free trips. The appeal is easy to see.
MWR Life offers two different memberships, both of which offer the same general discounts. The first costs $49.97 per month. The second costs $89.97 per month.
Along with these areas, the Travel Advantage Pro membership gets the following extras:
- Ability to book for up to four other people
- 500 loyalty points each month
- Three discount vouchers each month
- Access to the income opportunity
The first three options might be appealing. But, they’re probably not worth the higher price tag. Instead, the Pro membership is mostly just for the chance to earn income.
The price is a serious concern. Even if people just joined the basic VIP membership, the cost is $49.97 per month. That’s almost $600 per year. They would have to be getting considerable discounts to make that price worth it.
Plus, most people don’t travel very regularly. Many people will save up and take a large trip every so often, perhaps every few years. Others may travel less than that. There may be smaller trips along the way, like going to another state to visit family. Even so, travel is expensive and people often don’t have the time, money or energy.
How many people would be able to afford the membership and travel enough to make it worthwhile?
And remember, MWR Life is a direct sales company. The focus is one-on-one sales. You’re promoting the service to your friends and family members. So, do you know people who would actually get use out of the membership?
Think about recruitment too. With MWR Life, people have to pay $89.97 per month to earn money. That’s more than $1,000 per year. Do you know many people who could afford that?
Are The Discounts Any Good?
The effectiveness of MWR Life hinges on one thing – the strength of the discounts. If customers can get decent and consistent discounts through the program, they might sign up and stay members. But, at the very least, they need to be saving more than the membership costs.
Marketing would also be easy. After all, if the discounts were high, you could simply show those off, giving specifics on how much money people can save.
But, discount programs are rarely ever as good as they sound.
The company may well have some discounts at the 80% mark. But, that’s their maximum. Most will be considerably under that level. There will probably be various restrictions on discounts. For example, they might only apply to specific locations or hotels, including ones that are less popular.
When I looked online, I found very little information about the discounts. There seems to be no one talking about the travel discounts and whether they are any good. That’s partly because the travel focus of MWR Life is new (more on that later).
Even so, if the discounts were amazing, there would be much more discussion about them. The lack of information suggests that the discounts are average, at best.
Discounts in the travel niche are tricky anyway. Customers often don’t know the base price of what they’re booking and prices seem to change depending on the service being used.
Many hotels and similar companies offer the same discount to any program that chooses to include them. This means that customers could find many similar discounts by using free tools or even just shopping around themselves.
These patterns make it more difficult to create a travel program that is worthwhile. MWR Life’s marketing also means that customers might end up expecting more than they actually get.
Making An Income With Travel
As a direction, travel is powerful. It is also an exceptionally popular field. But, selling discounts? That’s not so great.
Even if the discounts were consistent and amazing, the concept isn’t that appealing. The people who want discounts tend to be the ones with limited money available. Convincing them to spend their hard-earned cash on a program that may or may not offer decent discounts would be difficult.
This is also an ongoing membership. It’s not enough to get people to sign up. You need to get them to stay a member as well. For that, they would have to be getting decent discounts.
I always come back to the question, why bother? If you want to promote travel, why focus on a discount program? There are many other angles that you can focus on, including ones that simply work better.
For example, some people choose to become travel writers, earning money during their own experiences. Others turn to travel affiliate programs and promote things that people actually need when they travel. This includes airfares and accommodation, along with other options, like luggage and gadgets.
Some people even combine the two ideas. Both approaches offer considerable flexibility and can be tailored to a specific audience or style. You’re also working online. That’s much better than trying to sell an expensive discount program to friends and family in your area.
Is MWR Life A Good Business Opportunity?
As opportunities go, travel discounts are rarely ever a good way to make money. There just isn’t enough demand and the discounts aren’t amazing. Still, that’s only one half of the equation. To truly understand MWR Life, we have to look at the compensation plan as well.
The first thing to mention is that MWR Life offers details in most areas. But, the company is vague about what you earn per sale.
The main indication I could find was a Customer Bonus, where you earn $25 per retail customer. Half of this is paid when they enroll, the other half on their second billing. So, you’re getting $12.50 per customer for their first two months.
If that’s the case, you’re earning roughly 25% commission for the first two months – and then that’s it. I sincerely hope there is more to sales commissions, as that’s pretty bad otherwise.
Of course, there are other ways to earn money. Most seem to be related to team building, although the company doesn’t explain them well.
For example, one bonus is based on leadership rank. Members get these bonuses when someone within their downline hits certain ranks. The company describes it like this:
The titles of Sponsor, Manager, Senior and so on are all references to ranks within the company. But, it’s not clear what Platinum and Gold refer to. I’m guessing that Gold is the VIP membership and Platinum is the Pro membership. As a reminder, the Pro costs around $90 per month and is required for anyone wanting to make money. The VIP costs around $50 per month.
But, it’s not clear why those terms are suddenly being used. They’re not common elsewhere on the compensation plan.
I’ve actually seen this phrasing somewhere else. The company Zyn Travel offers the same general type of program as MWR Life. They have three membership tiers but most of their compensation plan talks about Platinum and Gold levels as well.
Either way, it’s not clear why the terms are being used by MWR Life or what they mean.
Like other MLMs, MWR Life has a downline structure. In this case, people you recruit are placed in your downline and you can then earn money from them. But, there is little information about what this looks like. MWR Life doesn’t even say whether they are using a binary design, a unilevel one or something else entirely.
Some of the bonuses are related to a Customer Points system. Here, you earn three points for anyone you get into the Pro membership and one for anyone in the VIP membership.
You then daily pay based on the points that you have. You need to have recruited at least three people and have one active customer to be eligible.
There is also the standard idea of progressing up ranks and getting residual bonuses from the sales of your team. The compensation plan highlights six different ranks, starting at the Manager level.
As always, a higher rank means more bonuses. But, each new rank comes with additional requirements and challenges.
Honestly, this discussion has been incredibly messy and it doesn’t answer many questions. That’s simply because MWR Life itself is messy. The company can’t seem to decide what it is doing or how the idea is meant to work.
The main impression I got from all the information they provided was simply that the focus is on recruitment much more than sales. After all, you get three points for every person you recruit, versus just one for a regular customer. Likewise, you don’t seem to earn very much from customers directly.
Instead, you have to build a team. There’s no way around it.
If all of this wasn’t enough, there is also qualification to consider. To make money, you need to be both Active and Qualified. To stay qualified, you need at least three Active Customer Points.
That means you either need three people in the VIP program (roughly $50 per month) or one person in the Pro program (roughly $90 per month). In other worse, you need three customers or one recruit.
As requirements go, this isn’t horrible. But, it is something to consider. It means that you can’t just get people to sign up. Some of them need to be happy with the program and remain as members.
The Company Itself
Being successful in any MLM involves significant time and energy. After all, you need to make sales and to build your team. Because of this, you need the company to be reliable.
This is debatable with MWR Life. One problem is that the company has changed focus. Right now, the main site is all about the travel program. But, another part of the site promotes the Life Essentials Mobile App. This costs $49.97 per month and offers an odd combination of ten different benefits/services.
Many of the previous MWR Life reviews online focus on this app and other similar services from the company. This suggests that they changed focus recently.
It’s not clear whether MWR Life is still offering this and is just not promoting it, or whether they have switched focus entirely and forgot to remove the page from their website. But, either idea isn’t good.
Companies that switch approaches like this are never very reliable. You have no way of knowing when they will make a change again or whether they will stick around.
The best MLMs are the ones where you could make money just selling the products. That’s not the case here. Instead, the main focus is on recruitment. Even if you did well, the income potential seems minimal.
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