There is no information on the My Club 8 website indicating who owns or runs the business.

The My Club 8 website domain (“myclub8.com”) was privately registered on January 10th, 2017.

A March 13th press-release published on a Laguna Blends investor website identifies Laguna Blends as owners of the “Club 8 online marketplace”.

Laguna Blends markets Hemp products utilizing its B to B Network along with driving traffic to its Club 8 online marketplace.

Laguna Blends, a Canadian company, identify themselves as a ‘product development, sales, marketing and distribution company for Hemp based products and solutions‘.

Heading up Laguna Blends is President and CEO Ray Grimm Jr.

Grimm (right) joined Laguna Blends as President last May and seems to have since taken up the position of CEO as well.

A 2010 article from by the San Diego Reader delves into Grimm’s MLM history as then CEO of Actis Global Ventures.

The company chief executive, Ray Grimm of Rancho Santa Fe, is a darling of pyramid marketers, as well as San Diego Beautiful People. He owned a palatial home that was used for movie sets.

He still lives in the tony Ranch, and folks swoon over his collection of Lamborghinis.

He’s not so beloved in government circles. He had been a cofounder of Carlsbad’s USA Inc., which sold supposed health products.

Then the Food and Drug Administration said the products were unapproved and misbranded.

USA closed and Grimm moved on to Uni-Vite, which hawked diet food from Carlsbad.

The company went public by merging into a Nevada shell company, running afoul of the Securities and Exchange Commission in the process.

Grimm then moved to still another Carlsbad multilevel marketer, Body Wise. But the Federal Trade Commission charged that the company made deceitful weight-loss and cholesterol-reducing claims.

In the year 2000, Grimm and his wife set up FemOne to peddle so-called nutritional and skin-care products (also from Carlsbad).

FemOne stock initially soared, getting to $1.70. Four years ago, the name was changed to Actis Global Ventures.

The multilevel marketing firm kept selling the products for women and added another wrinkle: gizmos to combat electromagnetic radiation.

Other MLM companies Grimm has been involved with include Xyngular and Terry Lacore’s bHip (President).

Why none of this information is provided on the My Club 8 website is unclear.

Read on for a full review of the My Club 8 prelaunch MLM opportunity.

My Club 8 Products

In the aforementioned Laguna Investors March 13th press-release, Laguna Blends announce the acquisition of The Target company.

This acquisition is a major step forward in establishing Laguna as an international leader in the global cannabis industry.

The Target company has an extensive portfolio of intellectual property and hemp driven CBD products including isolates, full spectrum oils, pain creams, oral sprays and other nutraceutical products.

This appears to be the basis of My Club 8’s product line, although specifics at this time have not been made public.

I have seen marketing material for a “Nano Drops” product.

With Nano Drops you can now infuse your favorite water or beverage with the Anti-Inflammatory, Antioxidant, Neuroprotective benefits of Hemp CBD.

Pricing is $39.95 for two bottles but I believe this is affiliate pricing and not retail.

The My Club 8 Prelaunch Compensation Plan

 

Update 10th August 2017 – Post launch My Club 8 ran with a unilevel compensation plan, however this was scrapped in late April.

BehindMLM has published an updated review of My Club 8’s current MLM offering on August 10th, 2017. /end update

 

My Club 8 are running a different compensation plan to the one they intend to launch the company with.

I do intent to review the full my Club 8 compensation plan when the company launches later this month. The analysis below however pertains to the company’s current prelaunch compensation plan.

The My Club 8 prelaunch compensation plan is built around the concept of “locking in” an affiliate position for $39.95 plus a shipping fee (this matches up with the Nano Drops pricing).

Once purchased, a My Club 8 affiliate position is placed into a straight-line queue. The significance of this is not evident in the My Club 8 prelaunch compensation plan.

What “locking in” a My Club 8 affiliate position does do is pay commissions through five levels of recruitment.

These commissions are paid out via a unilevel compensation structure.

A unilevel compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of a unilevel team, with every personally recruited affiliate placed directly under them (level 1):

If any level 1 affiliates recruit new affiliates, they are placed on level 2 of the original affiliate’s unilevel team.

If any level 2 affiliates recruit new affiliates, they are placed on level 3 and so on and so forth down a theoretical infinite number of levels.

Commissions are paid out at a flat rate of 2.5% of affiliate membership fees paid by affiliates recruited into the unilevel team.

When a My Club 8 affiliate signs up, they automatically qualify to earn down five levels of recruitment.

This can be increased to 100 levels via a My Club 8 affiliate’s personal recruitment efforts.

  • recruit six affiliates to earn on 20 unilevel team levels
  • recruit eleven affiliates to earn on fifty unilevel team levels
  • recruit sixteen affiliates to earn on seventy-five unilevel team levels
  • recruit twenty-one affiliates to earn on one hundred unilevel team levels

Bonus Pools

My Club 8 affiliates can earn shares in five bonus pools, once again tied to their personal recruitment efforts:

  • recruit one affiliate to earn a share in the first bonus pool
  • recruit six affiliates to earn a share in the second bonus pool
  • recruit eleven affiliates to earn a second share in the first and second bonus pools plus a share in the third pool
  • recruit sixteen affiliates to earn a third share in the first and second bonus pool, a second share in the third pool and a share in the fourth pool
  • recruit twenty-one affiliates to earn a fourth share in the first and second bonus pool, a third share in the third pool, a second share in the fourth pool and a share in the fifth pool
  • sign up for $99 affiliate autoship and receive an additional share in all five bonus pools (must be already qualified as above)

The bonus pools are each made up of $5 from each affiliate membership fee paid. Shares are paid out equally to all pool qualified affiliates.

Joining My Club 8

My Club 8 affiliate membership is $39.95.

Signing up for an optional $99 monthly autoship increases an affiliate’s income potential through the My Club 8 compensation plan.

Conclusion

Affiliates marketing My Club 8 claim when My Club 8 launches, the company will switch to a ‘new and improved Unilevel Compensation plan that pays 8 Levels in depth‘.

Until then, My Club 8’s prelaunch compensation plan is a blatant pyramid scheme.

Nothing is marketed to or sold to retail customers, with all commissions generated and funded via direct and indirect recruitment of new My Club 8 affiliates.

The bundled Nano Drops product is neither here nor there, with the “locking in” of a My Club 8 affiliate position the primary motivator for signing up.

In any event, a product bundled to an MLM opportunity that pays on recruitment of new affiliates is a product-based pyramid scheme.

If affiliate recruitment were to cease, so too would commissions paid within My Club 8.

Going forward this is likely to cause My Club 8 problems later down the track, as the business opportunity is currently all abut affiliate recruitment.

This attracts MLM underbelly scammers, who scramble if the company tries to change to a legitimate business model post-launch. This guts momentum, with what’s left of the company dragged through a drawn out collapse.

Time and time again this has played out in MLM companies that have launched with pyramid scheme prelaunch models. The bait and switch simply doesn’t work.

That’s assuming My Club 8 goes legit post-launch, failing which they’re begging to be shut down by a regulator.

As per the My Club 8 website, the company is currently in prelaunch until April 22nd. Unless you’re keen on scamming people through pyramid recruitment, avoid at all costs (no pun intended).

 

Update 10th August 2017 – Post launch My Club 8 ran with a unilevel compensation plan, however this was scrapped in late April.

BehindMLM has published an updated review of My Club 8’s current MLM offering on August 10th, 2017.