Asian Affiliation Review: Recruitment commissions
There is no information on the Asian Affiliation website indicating who owns or runs the business.
The domain ‘asianaffiliation.com’ was registered on the 7th July 2012 however the domain registration information is set to private.
Despite the company website domain having only been registered two months ago, Asian Affiliation claim to have been founded in 2006:
Founded in 2006, Asian Affiliation is headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
As always, if a MLM company is not openly upfront about who is running or owns it, think long and hard about joining and/or handing over any money.
The Asian Affiliation Product Line
Being an affiliate offer aggregator, Asian Affiliation offers members access to many affiliate offered products.
The company itself and its members however only sell Asian Affiliation memberships.
The Asian Affiliation Compensation Plan
The Asian Affiliation compensation plan primarily revolves around a binary commissions structure. This structure places you at the top with two legs directly branching out underneath you.
Each of these legs forms a “team”, with two new legs forming under each member position. With you at the top, the first few levels of an MLM binary compensation structure look something like this:
Using this structure, Asian Affiliation pay out their members a series of recruitment based commissions.
Direct Recruitment Commission
Asian Affiliation members are able to earn a direct recruitment commission for every new member they sign up to the company:
- new $120 membership members generate a $5 direct recruitment commission
- new $200 membership members generate a $10 direct recruitment commission
Paired Binary Commissions
Using both an affiliate’s binary teams, Asian Affiliation offer members paired binary commissions at $10 a counted pair.
Pairs are counted as two members on one side and one member on the other (2:1) for the first pair, and then 1:1 (one member each team ) thereafter.
Earnings via paired binary commissions are capped at $200 a day for $120 membership and $400 a day for $200 membership.
Accumilative Binary Pairs Bonuses
Using the pairing criteria outlined above, Asian Affiliation members are rewarded with various product bonuses after reaching certain milestones (note point totals given are accumulated totals):
- 13 pairs = Blackberry Mobile Phone
- 38 pairs = 15″ Acer Laptop
- 88 pairs = “bike” or $1000 cash
- 338 pairs = $500 “car fund cash”
- 838 pairs = $10,000 “luxury car fund cash”
No further information is provided.
Using a unilevel commissions structure, Asian Affiliation pay out a paired binary earnings matching bonus down 5 levels.
In a unilevel commissions structure you are placed at the top and any members you recruit are placed directly under you, forming your “level 1”.
Any members your level 1 recruit are placed under them forming your level 2 and so on and so forth.
Using this compensation structure, Asian Affiliation pay out a commission down 5 levels as follows:
- 5% on level 1
- 3% on level 2
- 2% on level 3
- 1% on levels 4 and 5
Joining Asian Affiliation
Membership to Asian Affiliation comes in at two price points, $120 and $200.
As far as I can tell, the only difference between these two memberships is the amount of money you can earn.
Asian Affiliation members are also able to purchase 9 “sub-panels” under each main account they purchase. Sub-panels appear to be priced at the same cost as regular memberships (ie. if you purchase a $120 membership, you can buy an additional nine $120 “sub-panel” membership accounts).
There’s a big disconnect between the affiliate product offers available through Asian Affiliation membership and the business itself as a MLM income opportunity.
Whilst the affiliate offers featured on the company website might be legit, any affiliate commissions earnt as a result of affiliated product or services sold through the website are kept by the company.
In this sense the affiliate side of the business has absolutely nothing to do with Asian Affiliation as an income opportunity.
So how do Asian Affiliation members earn money?
The entire binary compensation plan relies on the recruitment of new members and possible purchasing of 9 additional membership positions by existing members to pay out commissions.
Further highlighting the disconnect between affiliate offers and the Affiliate Nation income opportunity, I see no reason for existing members being able to purchase a total of ten membership position, other than to confirm that commissions wise the whole scheme relies on the constant recruitment of new members.
The basic idea being that you sign up, recruit enough people to generate your daily pair cap. Your downline then have to recruit enough new members (or buy enough sub-panels themselves) to then achieve the same.
Eventually once recruitment stalls those at the bottom will pull out and so too will Asian Affiliation’s main income stream. With the affiliate offers having nothing to do with the compensation plan, I’d be confident in suggesting that the vast majority of revenue (if not all of it) being generated by Asian Affiliation is from membership fees.
Once this recruitment revenue dries up the company will then find itself unable to honor its daily paired binary commissions liabilities, at which point the entire scheme collapses and the anonymous owners run.
Despite Asian Affiliation claiming
we are using affiliate marketing concept by which we are generating income. We distribute this income among our team.
the reality is that Asian Affiliation equates to nothing more than a recruitment dependent pyramid scheme paying out commissions solely on the acquisition of new members, with said commissions consisting of, in all probability, membership fees paid by members.