If you’ve ever owned a vehicle and gone to an auto shop, you’ve no doubt seen those fuel additives they always stock in the tiny bottles near the registers.
Full of wild claims and promises of slashing your fuel costs, the cordial looking fluid in the bottles are all to easy to pass over as mere snake oil.
Really, I’m going to experience huge savings and increased engine life just by adding something to my petrol tank?
One such fuel additive company however not only promises all this and more, but they also claim to have documented and certified evidence of it all.
With XFT fuel additive as their flagship product, today we’re going to review the SynTek Global business opportunity.
Founded in 2007, SynTek Global is headed up by President and CEO John Winterholler (evidently one corporate title wasn’t enough).
SynTek Global claim that the company ‘is growing at an amazing pace‘ and ‘see(s) some of the highest retention rates in the industry‘.
SynTek Global’s one and only product is a fuel additive they call ‘Xtreme Fuel Treatment’ (XFT).
By using XFT, SynTek Global claims that customers can save ‘large amounts of money on fuel costs and engine maintenance‘.
Citing a real world example, In a promotional video I sighted XFT claim that the product is being used by ‘the largest mining company in the world’. The biggest mining company in the world is BHP but despite their claims, SynTek are actually talking about ‘PT Pama’, which is the largest mining company in Indonesia, not the world.
In any case, SynTek claim that by using XFT in their dump trucks, PT Pama were able to increase the engine running hours between services from 15,000 to 25,000 ‘continually saving the company millions of dollars’.
Apart from the engine maintenance and fuel cost savings, SynTek also claim the XFT ‘increases horsepower and performance and reduces emissions‘.
Syntek Global claim to have documentation proving all this.
These kind of fuel additive products have been around for decades and whilst I personally wouldn’t bother using them (I can’t get past the ‘if they actually worked surely they’d be compulsory by now in order to save fuel’ argument), but when you look at SynTek Global’s compensation plan, it quickly becomes apparent that whatever the product is, in the end it really doesn’t matter.
Whether it works or not, XFT is simply not a selling point when analysing the SynTek Global business opportunity.
Syntek Global Membership Ranks
Within the SynTek Global compensation plan are various membership ranks. These ranks not only directly limit the monthly income you are able to make within SynTek Global , but also unlock various components of the compensation plan as they are achieved.
There are 10 SynTek Global membership ranks in total, and along with their relevant qualification requirements they are as follows;
Pro – You must be personally active (min 50 Personal Volume a month) and have recruited at least two new members to the company (one in each leg of your binary organisation).
Silver Pro – You must be generating at least 500 Group Volume (GV) in your lesser binary leg a month ($500 monthly earning cap).
Gold Pro - You must be generating at least 1000 Group Volume (GV) in your lesser binary leg a month ($750 monthly earning cap).
MVP Pearl - You must be generating at least 2000 Group Volume (GV) in your lesser binary leg a month and must have at least one Silver Pro or above in your personally sponsored downlines (one in each).
MVP Pearls have a $1000 monthly earning cap.
MVP Jade - You must be generating at least 5000 Group Volume (GV) in your lesser binary leg a month and must have at least two Silver Pros or above in your personally sponsored downlines (one in each).
MVP Jades have a $2500 monthly earning cap.
MVP Sapphire - You must be generating at least 10,000 Group Volume (GV) in your lesser binary leg a month and must have at least three Silver Pros or above in your personally sponsored downlines (one in each).
MVP Sapphires have a $5000 monthly earning cap.
MVP Ruby - You must be generating at least 20,000 Group Volume (GV) in your lesser binary leg a month and must have at least four Silver Pros or above in your personally sponsored downlines (one in each)
MVP Rubies have a $10,000 monthly earning cap.
MVP Emerald - You must be generating at least 30,000 Group Volume (GV) in your lesser binary leg a month and must have at least five Silver Pros or above in your personally sponsored downlines (one in each).
MVP Emeralds have a $15,000 monthly earning cap.
MVP Diamond - You must be generating at least 40,000 Group Volume (GV) in your lesser binary leg a month and must have at least six Silver Pros or above in your personally sponsored downlines (one in each).
MVP Diamonds have a $20,000 monthly earning cap.
Blue Diamond - You must be generating at least 50,000 Group Volume (GV) in your lesser binary leg a month and must have at least seven Silver Pros or above in your personally sponsored downlines (one in each).
Blue Diamonds have no monthly earning cap.
The Syntek Global Compensation Plan
The Syntek Global compensation plan revolves around a binary organisation that, with you at the top branches out into two legs underneath you.
In addition to this, there’s a Fast Start Bonus, Infinity Bonus,Matching Bonus and various Leadership Pools.
As you your organisation grows underneath you, each leg under you expands by an additional two legs. Eventually, your SynTek Global binary organisation will start to look something like this;
Note that one leg underneath you (either the left or right side) will produce more Product Volume (sales) per month than the other. This leg is called your stronger leg. Naturally, the other side is your weaker leg.
With Syntek Global’s binary commissions, qualified members (those that have at least one active Syntek Global distributor in both their left and right binary legs), earn a commission on their weaker leg.
To qualify for a binary commission your weaker arm must make a minimum of 300 Business Volume (BV) for the month. The binary commission is paid out as a 10% percentage of the BV from your weaker leg and is capped at $40,000 a month.
MVP Check Match Commissions
Syntek Global offer a matching check bonus they call the ‘MVP Check Match Commission’. This matching commission is paid out on ‘MVP generations’, up to seven generations deep.
Paid out to members who are generating 100 PV a month, the MVP Check Match Commission is paid out on binary commissions earnt by members in your binary team you’ve personally sponsored.
Starting with you, the system works its way down until it finds a MVP qualified members. This forms the first generation and you are paid out on all MVP qualified members on this line.
Then the system continues down until it finds another MVP qualified member. This forms your second generation and you are paid out on all MVP qualified members on this line.
This continues down to seven generations deep, with the amount of generations you are being paid out on directly corresponding to your own Syntek Global Membership Rank.
- Pearl = 1 generation
- Jade = 2 generations
- Sapphire = 3 generations
- Ruby = 4 generations
- Emerald = 5 generations
- Diamond = 6 generations
- Blue Diamond = 7 generations
Note that all non-MVP qualified members between generations are also paid out on. Over time as members in your organisation are promoted, these generations will compact spanning less members.
The trade off of course is that as your directly sponsors are now earning more money, you will earn a larger commission.
Fast Start Bonus
There are three Fast Start Bonuses offered in the Syntek Global Compensation Plan, they are as follows;
- The Roll-up Bonus is paid out anytime someone you’ve sponsored purchases an ‘Intro Kit’. You as the sponsoring member receive $10 and so does your upline.
- The Pro Team Bonus is a once off bonus paid out when the first two members you recruit join Syntek Global. If they purchase a ‘MVP Business Builder’s Kit’ ($598), you earn a $100 bonus and if they purchase a ‘Pro Starter Kit’ ($298), you earn $50.
- The MVP Power Team Bonus is a straight up recruitment bonus that pays out on all new members you recruit after your second recruited member. A MVP Business Builder’s kit pays out $100 and a Pro Starter Kit pays out $50.
The Infinity Bonus
Syntek Global’s Infinity Bonus operates on the concept that the first two members you recruit to the company form your ‘Pro Team’ and everyone else you recruit after them are your ‘Power Team’.
For each new Syntek Global member you recruit into your Power Team, the company will pay you out $200 for every MVP Business Builder’s Kit sold, and $100 on each Pro Starter Kit.
Members can also earn the Infinity Bonus on the first two members that their personally recruited members bring into the company. For the first two new members each of your directly recruited members bring in, you will earn the Infinity Bonus as above.
To qualify for the Infinity Bonus, Syntek Global members must be pulling in a minimum of 100 Personal Volume a month. Note that if you haven’t purchased the MVP Business Builder’s Kit yourself, you only qualify to receive 50% of the Infinity Bonus.
The Build-a-Pro Bonus is a one time $25 bonus paid out each time one of your personally sponsored members reaches Pro membership status (having enrolled 2 new members to the company themselves).
Ruby MVP Bonus
The Ruby MVP Bonus rewards members a one time $1000 commission if they obtain and hold the Ruby membership rank for four consecutive months.
Sponsorship Bonus Pool
The Sponsorship Bonus Pool is made up of 1% of Syntek Global’s monthly company wide volume.
To qualify for a share in the Sponsorship Bonus Pool, members must maintain a Pro rank or higher, be generating a minimum of 100 PV a month and have recruited four new SynTek Global members for that month.
For each new member brought into the company for any particular month, one share in the Sponsorship Bonus Pool is earnt.
Blue Diamond Leadership Pool
Like the Sponsorship Pool, the Blue Diamond Leadership Pool is made up of 1% of the Syntek Global’s monthly company wide volume.
The Blue Diamond Leadership Pool is only open to qualified (100PV a month) Blue Diamonds and shares are earnt for each Ruby MVP member present in the downlines of any new member you’ve brought into the company.
Each Ruby MVP member found is equal to one additional share in the Blue Diamond Leadership Pool.
Multiple Business Centers
Upon reaching the rank of Blue Diamond and generating $400,000 in the lesser leg of your binary organisation, you are entitled to start up another binary organisation within your existing binary.
This additional business centre operates in the same manner as your first business centre, but carries with it its own commissions.
As a Blue Diamond member, each time your most recent business center generates $400,000, you are able to open up a new one (up to a maximum of four).
Joining Syntek Global
For those wishing to join Syntek Global, there are three joining options available to you;
- Intro Kit – $89.95
- Pro Starter Kit – $298
- MVP Business Builder Kit – $598
Each of the three membership options comes with ‘product information, sales and motivational tools, brochures, and personal website activation‘.
Putting aside the effectiveness of the SynTek Global’s XFT fuel additive product for a moment, sadly the SynTek Global business opportunity is pretty much summed up by the company in their compensation plan;
Sponsoring new distributors and helping them do the same is key to building volume in your organization.
Note the wording there, ‘is key to building volume‘, which pretty much spells out that the retail sales side of the business is irrelevant.
This fact is further backed up when you consider that every component of the compensation plan requires recruitment. Even to just participate in the binary component of the plan still requires a minimum of two new members to be recruited by existing members.
Looking at the bigger picture, pretty much what you’re looking at here is a recruitment driven compensation plan that is strongly tied into monthly autoship requirements.
With various autoship amounts on offer that are directly tied into how much of a commission you earn (the Infinity Bonus), it’s easy to see what the creators of the SynTek Global compensation had in mind.
The Pro Team and Power Team nonsense is just a fancy name for what is essentially a masked two up system. You directly pass up the Infinity Bonus commissions on your first two enrolled members, and then earn a commission on everyone else. Everyone you enrol is then subjected to the same recruitment requirements.
Get out there, recruit others onto autoship, help them recruit at least two new members and move on.
That’s pretty much what the entire SynTek Global business opportunity can be boiled down to and it’s probably a strong enough reason to be looking elsewhere if you’re serious about MLM success.
You must be generating at least 2000 Group Volume (GV) in your lesser binary leg a month and must have at least three Silver Pros or above in your personally sponsored downlines ($1000 monthly earning cap).