Rating: Both are scams
What Is It
While doing some research for Total Takeover, I started to get mixed information about who was the owner and what the costs were.
I found out that one program is called Total Takeover (TTO), and one is called The Total Takeover (TTT). They are different, but equally worthless as far as making money goes.
TTT is clearly run by a maniac and a con artist, with a terrible reputation and long history of creating crash and burn business opportunities. It was cash gifting program, but has recently morphed into a “business tools” affiliate scheme.
TTO is run by 3 guys, two of which are MLM hoppers, and 1 used to own The (short lived) Legends Network. It’s basically a recruitment scheme.
TTT use to be just about sending money to people, which is cash gifting. You paid $50 to join, then got other people to send you $50. You would send some commissions to your upline, and keep other commissions. As your recruits started to sponsor people, you received money from them as well.
Recently, it’s changed to what a lot of companies are doing now. They charge you a fee to join, then provide you with digital tools to recruit and “grow your business”
The members area here clearly shows a lack of quality and or comprehensive training with how to start an online business. Whether or not you believe in The Total Takeover, it’s clear that there are better internet marketing training programs out there.
TTO is actually quite similar. You pay a fee to join, and are provided with tools on how to market Total Takeover to other people. There seems to be no other benefit to joining, other than making money by recruiting people into the system.
The Total Takeover Comp Plan
TTT is owned by Matthew McMills which has a long history of promoting work from home opportunities, none of which are around any more:
- Internet Guru University (website down)
- WakeUpNow (stopped US operations)
- Motor Club of America
- Royal Cruise Matrix (no longer exists?)
- The Peoples Program (website down)
It sounds like he’s gotten into serious trouble with his recruits as well. The video below is 2+ hours long, so you don’t have to watch it all, but a group of people are discussing their interactions with him.
Highlights include attempting to extort $15k from an affiliate, and telling another one that he’d be better off without his wife.
I wouldn’t touch The Total Takeover with a 10 foot pole.
Total Takeover Comp Plan
TTO doesn’t have quite as bad of a reputations, but its owners also have a long string of MLM hopping in their past, including: VidaCup, Empower Network, Brain Abundance, RE247365, Liberty Health Net , Sisel, Pure Leverage, Organo Gold, EPX Body, Uneeqlee, Javita, FGXpress, VappNet, Seacret, Stiforp, Tazew, & The Legends Network [Source]
The most notable one talking about is the Legends Network because there was a bit of buzz about the biz op recently, but it died out pretty quickly. Isn’t it odd to see an owner start two MLMs so close to each other?
Your 2nd and 4th affiliate must be active as well, as those are getting passed to your upline.
You receive $45/sale from your direct referrals, and $25/sale from the pass-ups. They also have a 2×10 matrix involved somewhere, but at this point, I’m not really that interested in looking into how it works. It’s clear that there are no products to sell, and the company is run by people that will ditch out as soon as the money runs out.
The fact that neither of these companies thought to change their name to avoid confusion shows just how much thought goes into planning these programs.
Sick of Recruitment Schemes?
With any MLM, most of the time you are dealing with complicated compensation plans, low-quality products, and pretending to ‘not recruit’ when actually that’s where all the money is made.
Instead of trying to get involved in this industry and dealing with all these scams, I recommends starting a website and selling products on it.
You can sell products from other companies via affiliate marketing. There’s no required to buy on autoship, no selling to family or friends, and you can personally pick any products from a variety of companies to promote.
Setting up your website is easy. Getting it ranked and profitable is the hard part! Get training on how to start an affiliate website, get it ranked, and start a business you can be proud of.
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.
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