3×9 Millionaire Machine Review: $435 million & terrible math
There is no information on the 3×9 Millionaire Machine website indicating who owns or runs the business.
The 3×9 Millionaire Machine website domain (“3x9millionairemachine.com”) was registered on the 7th of September with Sherm Mason listed as the owner. An address in the US state of Arkansas is also provided.
Sherm Mason (right) first popped up on BehindMLM’s radar as the admin of Magnetic Builder in 2012.
Magnetic Builder saw affiliates pay $29.95 and get paid to recruit others who do the same.
Following Magnetic Builder Mason went quiet, until earlier this year when he launched Paradise Payments in February.
Paradise Payments saw affiliates gift $2 to $1000 to eachother, with the scheme collapsing shortly after launch.
Since February Mason has gone on to launch to other schemes (in addition to 3×9 Millionaire Machine), Magnetic Gratitude in April and Summer Fun Matrix in July.
Alexa statistics suggest both schemes have since collapsed.
Now comes 3×9 Millionaire Maker, Mason’s fourth launch of 2015.
Read on for a full review of the 3×9 Millionaire Machine MLM business opportunity.
The 3×9 Millionaire Machine Product Line
3×9 Millionaire Machine has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market 3×9 Millionaire Machine affiliate membership itself.
Once signed up, 3×9 Millionaire Machine affiliates can purchase $3 matrix positions and participate in the income opportunity.
Bundled with each matrix position are a series of advertising credits and access to a “Digital Webucation Library” (ebooks).
The 3×9 Millionaire Machine Compensation Plan
The Millionaire Machine compensation plan sees affiliates purchase $3 to $19,683 positions in a 3×9 matrix.
A 3×9 matrix places an affiliate at the top of a matrix, with three positions directly under them:
These three positions form the first level of the matrix, with level 2 of the matrix generated by splitting each of the level 1 positions into three new positions each (9 positions).
Subsequent matrix levels are created in the same manner, by splitting the previous level’s positions into three new positions each time.
This process continues down a total of nine levels, resulting in 29,523 positions.
Commissions are paid as new 3×9 Millionaire Machine affiliates are recruited and buy positions in the matrix.
Each level of the matrix is treated as a separate straight-line cycler, with the purchase of a position required before an affiliate earns on subsequently purchased positions:
- level 1 (position costs $3) – pays $3 per position filled for a total of $9
- level 2 (position costs $9) pays $9 per position filled for a total of $81
- level 3 (position costs $27) – pays $27 per position filled for a total of $729
- level 4 (position costs $81) – pays $81 per position filled for a total of $6561
- level 5 (position costs $234) – pays $243 per position filled for a total of $59,049
- level 6 (position costs $729) – pays $729 per position filled for a total of $531,441
- level 7 (position costs $2187) – pays $2187 per position filled for a total of $4,782,969
- level 8 (position costs $6561) – pays $6561 per position filled for a total of $43,066,404
- level 9 (position costs $19,683) – pays $19,683 per position filled for a total of $387,420,489
The total advertised income potential of a full 3×9 Millionaire Machine matrix is $435,867,752.
Joining 3×9 Millionaire Machine
Affiliate membership with 3×9 Millionaire Machine is tied to the purchase of a $3 matrix position.
There’s a reason 3×9 Millionaire Machine refer to the upper tiers of their straight-line queues as “stupid, stupid, insanely rich”… and it’s all to do with the math behind the scheme.
Although presented as a matrix opportunity, 3×9 Millionaire Machine is infact nine straight-line cycler queues.
If 3×9 Millionaire Machine were truly a matrix scheme, spillover makes no sense as a position filled would result in multiple commissions paid on multiple matrices.
When you’re paying the entire cost of the position purchase to one affiliate, there’s no money left to pay the other affiliate’s whose matrices fill via spillover. Thus it’s a queue-based system with everyone waiting for the person before them to get paid in full before they start to receive commissions.
You buy a position and then once enough subsequent positions are purchased, you get paid.
The reason it’s presented as a matrix is that 3×9 Millionaire Machine affiliates must buy in and fill positions in one queue before they can advance to the next.
The thing is these positions are company-wide, with everybody placed in the same queue. And that makes for some terrible math behind the payouts.
At the most rudimentary level, with $3 positions feeding the rest of the queues, an eventual $435,867,752 payout requires 145.2 million position purchases.
That’s per payout per affiliate.
And due to the structure of the straight-line queue payouts, that being 100% of the funds paid in are paid to one affiliate, that means at the upper tiers of the queues pretty much only the first person who entered the queue is going to get paid (effectively nobody else gets paid till they are paid the income cap at each matrix level).
Guess who holds that position?
Here’s a recent comment on social media left by a 3×9 Millionaire Maker affiliate:
I joined and already upgrade to lv2. I paid the admin for lv2 upgrade. Then someone on my 2nd lv upgrade also to lv2 and paid admin!!!
Something is wrong with the script i think. It seems that we all pay the admin for lv2 upgrade.
All 3×9 Millionare Machine does is transfer the bulk of $3 position payouts to Sherm Mason. And he’s probably preloaded more than one position into the queues, which pretty much guarantees the upper queues will see nobody but him get paid.
Seven positions is all it takes for total $3 payments entering the system required to top a billion. And let’s face it, that’s not happening.
As with all Ponzi schemes, once affiliate recruitment in 3×9 Millionaire Machine dies down, so too will new $3 position purchases entering the system.
That will in turn cause every level of the matrix queues to stall, with Mason then able to make off with funds still attached to positions that have not been paid out on.
And that’s of course in addition to the funds he receives for owning preloaded positions in all nine offered queues.
It’s basic math people, everybody else loses out.