Product Name: Vacations Royale
Product Owner: John Breck
Advertised Price: $1395, $2,695, $4,995
What Is It?
This is an MLM or network marketing organization. Your job is to sell vacation pages, cruises, and other travel-related things, in addition to promoting the opportunity to join the network.
In typical MLM fashion, the advertising from Vacations Royale is extremely misleading. The main “money maker” of Vacations Royale is not in selling vacation packages, but in getting folks into the system. It is a pyramid scheme and should be avoided.
Details They Don't Tell You
I have quite a few screenshots from their introduction video, and I'd like to talk about some things they don't tell you.
First and foremost, the “vacation packages” are a front for the business opportunity which is the main way of making money. If you sell individual vacation packages, in order to get a regular income, you are going to need to sell vacations on a regular basis. Friends and family may be accommodating for a month or two, but once you use up those resources, you are going to need to sell to strangers.
This will likely involve cold calling, sending unsolicited emails, or maybe even starting a website and promoting online. If you don't know how to do that, it's unclear on whether Vacation Royale provides sufficient training to be able to do this. Residual income ONLY comes from selling the business opportunity to people.
You Pay To Make Money
Remember that you must be a member in order to make money from the program. This is going to mean that you need to pay $1395 right out of the gate. They have incentives like discounts on vacations, rentals, etc. But you are trying to make money, not spend it right?
To make commissions from higher levels, you need to be a member of a higher level. If you are a silver member and sell a gold member package, you do not get credit for the sale. The total cost of all packages will cost you $1395 + $2,695 + $4,995 = $9,085. In addition to these costs, you will also be offered extra things like the “Mastermind Intensive” which is very common with MLM companies.
Total Cost of More than $10,000!
Difficult of Selling
Even if you are not bothered by the cost, and are not bothered by the similarities between MLM and pyramid schemes, remember that you will be competing with BRAND NAME companies with similar, or even better vacation deals.
If you had the choice to do some online research and find a cheap, custom vacation deal tailored to your liking attached to a brand name like Royal Caribbean, Disney, or Carnival versus choose a pre-set package of some unknown company that will also try to sell you a “business opportunity”, which would you choose?
This is going to be an uphill battle.
Hey, hard work is part of any job right? But why pay thousands of dollars to be allowed to promote products when you can promote any product you want for free?
Affiliate programs are commission based and you can promote all of the big companies via programs likes these two below. (I have not participated in these programs, so cannot vouch for their authenticity)
If vacation cruises truly is your passion, I highly suggest make a website and promote cruises this way. This gives you full control of your business, and removes the limitations of only being able to promote one company. You do not have to pay a fee to join, and this means you do not have to “convince” folks to join.
This is called affiliate marketing, and it's how I make money on the internet. It removes the work of needing to “sell”. You simply write your topic (it can be cruises or something else), and when someone wants to buy, they search in Google, find your site, and might buy from you. No cold calls. No email promotions. No selling to family and friends. You can learn more about specifically how I make money in my 5 day email course.
Red Flags To Watch Out For
Red Flag #1: Easy money
The saying goes that if it's too good to be true, it probably isn't true. Well, the picture below says it all
Red Flag #2: Dead Facebook Page
How could such an awesome program have only 17 likes on the most popular social network in the world?
Red Flag #3: Low Quality Video and Website
This is just an opinion of mine, but if a company can't spend the money to produce an advertising video and website of decent quality, they probably don't have the money to invest, or don't care enough to invest it. I could produce a similar video for less than $100 dollars hiring freelance voice talent and using stock photo images taken from Google.
This is just another example of another MLM company trying to rope you into a get rich quick scam. Do not waste your money.
As mentioned above, I make money buy building simple websites about topics I'm interested in. When I blog, my content is found in Google. I then promote products and services through affiliate programs. It's simple, but it works. You can learn more about how the process works here.
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.