Product name: Xplocial
Product owner: Larry Marcus
Advertised price: $2,766
What is it
Xplocial is members only discount program that uses MLM (Multi Level Marketing) to recruit new members.
Xplocial is just another MLM company trying to disguise itself as a discount program.These types of companies are a dime a dozen. They seldom, if ever work. The only people who make any money in these types of programs are people who have a large network that follows them one program to the next.
Before you buy
Xplocial has three different levels of membership. Whatever level you sign up for determines how much commision you receive for signing up new members. Seems kinda shady, but that’s how they do it.
Basic membership is $99, plus $49 monthly.
The Premier membership is $199, then $129 every month for 24 months.
- Premier Fast Start
The Fast Start membership is $399, then $99 every month for 24 months
What I liked
Multi-level Marketing represents everything that’s bad about internet marketing. The MLM industry and their loose definition of “Opportunity” has given web entrepreneurs a bad reputation.
It’s possible that not all MLMs are bad but I have yet to see one I would recommend. I looked into Xplocial as much as I could before I threw up, and guess what? It’s another MLM I despise.
If I was forced, at gunpoint, to choose one thing it would be this:
When I tried to access the “Join Now” page I was interrupted by this message.
This is put in place to make sure that everyone that joins Xplocial, joins under a sponsor. Typically, this is done to ensure all members of the MLM are sponsoring others. Most likely, Xplocial takes my information and gives it to one of their members. This is common for any MLM-type business, and it’s a practice that I like because it can help new or struggling members.
What I didn'tlike
The thing most people don’t understand about MLM is that you HAVE to recruit lots people to make any money. And since this industry has such a bad rap you have to be a really good sales person.
Selling is different from marketing.
Marketing can can be done many different ways. Sometimes, especially online, good marketing means you don’t have to ‘sell’ anything. The marketing has already done that.
Selling on the other hand, especially selling an MLM, involves hard sales tactics like cold calling, serious paid advertising campaigns and much more. Selling is hard enough when you have a good product. But it’s extremely difficult, even for veteran salespeople to sell things like Xplocial.
If it wasn’t hard for them, why would they be trying to recruit you? Recruiting more and more people gives them the benefit of numbers.
Xplocial CEO, Larry Marcus has been involved in multiple businesses. Of course none of those businesses still exist today.
Larry Marcus was the CEO of a company called Nitro, for which he received this cease and desist letter.
He was also part of a company called Invado International, another MLM that went belly-up, but not before leaving a wake of complaints behind them. You can visit almost any MLM forum and find negative comments about Larry Marcus and the companies has been part of.
If you visit the Xplocial website you might notice all the products they mention. You can save on everything from toothpaste to tires, they say.
However, Xplocial isn’t selling a product. When you join the only thing you get is “access to savings”. They aren't the only one doing this either. Wake Up Now has also followed suit in the “pay for discounts” angle for MLM. The truth is people join these things to recruit other members, NOT for the savings.
Xplocial offers loans to small businesses, despite the fact there is no visible license or insurance information anywhere on the website. They sell this as another opportunity for their members.
Members can go around and sign up small business owners for a loan and receive a percentage.
Pitching a loan to a small business owner isn't going to be easy. They aren't likely to jump into a loan with someone who is untrained and doesn't specialize in finance.
Xplocial, like every MLM, has a complicated payment plan. Instead of paying you for what you’ve done, Xplocial uses a typical downline structure. It’s a pyramid, although they don’t call it that. They call it the “Linear Pass-Up Plan”.
When you start recruiting new members for Xplocial, some of those members get passed up to your sponsor. Your 1st, 3rd, and 6th sale (commissions and all) go to the person that sponsored you. Wait, it gets better.
Until you’ve made 11 personal sales, your 5th sale also goes to your sponsor. To reach 11 personal sales, you’d have to make 72 total sales. That’s a lot of work! And even after you reach that number you’re only keeping half of the sales (your 2nd 4th and 5th).
If you think this is confusing you’re right. It’s designed that way. This is one of the oldest sales tricks on the book. Used car salesman use it all the time. The idea is to confuse you with numbers. And it works almost every time.
You can try to chase the “easy money” around for as long as you want. But I promise you it’s not out there. Stay away from any “opportunity” that can’t explain how you will be paid in plain simple english.
That’s why I built my business using affiliate marketing. It’s simple. I get paid a percentage of every product that someone buys using my links. There, I just explained the affiliate pay structure in one sentence.
Every product sold online can be sold through affiliate marketing. It’s the simplest way to start your own business online. You can learn everything you need to know from the same community I learned from.
Plus you can get 1-on-1 mentoring from me.