Greenfoot Global: “Envirotab” fuel additive
Greenfoot Global was founded in 2009 and is based out of the US state of Wisconsin.
The company specialises in the “green environment” MLM niche and was founded by CEO William Hyman (also known as Bill Hyman).
Hyman’s official company bio credits him with “32 years in the industry and millions of dollars in revenues, however the company does not cite any specific examples.
In the immediate years prior to Greenfoot Global, it appears Hyman (photo right) was marketing himself as an MLM trainer to the field, speaking at various events and having put out several coaching books.
Read on for a full review of the Greenfoot Global MLM business opportunity.
The Greenfoot Global Product Line
Greenfoot Global market the product “Envirotabs”. Envirotabs, which Greenfoot Global state are “a result of work on experimental burn-rate modifiers for solid rocket propellant systems used in the aerospace industry“, are a fuel additive which the company claims
is an organometallic metal conditioner that acts as a combutstion (sic) chamber catalyst.
This catalyst allows more of the fuel to burn in the power stroke of the engine, and therefore, less fuel burns in the exhaust stroke.
The basic idea is that you add an Envirotab to your fuel tank each time you fill it up and then it
improves fuel economy, increases power and reduces emissions by creating a micro-thin coating in the combustion chamber of your engine that allows fuel to burn quicker.
Envirotabs are sold in tablet form in a 28 pack, retailing for $25.95 (one Envirotab treats between 1-26 litres).
The Greenfoot Global Compensation Plan
The Greenfoot Global compensation plan pays out distributors commissions on the retail sale of the Envirotab product, along with residual commissions offered via a binary compensation structure.
In order to qualify for commissions via the Greenfoot Global compensation plan, a distributor must maintain 100 Personal Sales Volume (PSV) in any given four week commission period.
This PSV can be generated either by self-purchase of Greenfoot Global products by the distributor or via sales to retail customers.
Note that if a Greenfoot Global distributor joins the company and purchases a “Pak”, they qualify themselves for commissions for one four-week period.
All Greenfoot Global distributors are able to earn a 20% commission on the sales of the Envirotab product to retail customers through their replicated Greenfoot Global online storefront.
The retail commission can be increased to 30% via offline direct sales made by the distributor themselves.
Residual commissions in Greenfoot Global are paid out via a binary compensation structure.
A binary compensation structure places a distributor at the top of the structure with two legs branching out directly under them.
These two legs form the start of two “teams” and in turn branch out into an additional two legs each and so on and so forth.
These two teams are filled with recruited distributors (either via personal recruitment or the recruitment efforts of others), with the total sales volume generated by the two teams tallied up at the end of each four month commission period.
This sales volume is referred to as Group Sales Volume (GSV), with Greenfoot Global paying out a $50 commission per 600/300 GSV ratio split at the end of the commissionable period.
Eg. If your right team generates 1200 GSV and your left 300 GSV at the end of the commission period, you as a distributor will earn $100 (two 600/300 pairs).
Any volume not used (leftover) in calculating that commission period’s 600/300 pairing is carried over the next month.
Note that in order to qualify for residual binary commissions a Greenfoot Global distributor must personally recruit 2 qualified distributors (required to start the two binary teams).
Also note that when calculating volume pairs, it does not matter which side has generated more, 300/600 is paired the same as 600/300 – but all volume is only paired once for commission purposes (only leftover volume is carried over the next month).
Greenfoot Global offer a Matching Bonus on residual binary commissions paid out, paid down up to four levels of recruitment.
How many levels the Matching Bonus is paid out on depends on a distributor’s Greenfoot Global membership rank:
- Team Leader (recruit 2 distributors (1 on each side of your binary teams), generate at least 45 PV each month and maintain 2 registered customers) – no matching bonus available
- Director (recruit 4 distributors (2 on each side of your binary teams), generate at least 60 PV each month and maintain 3 registered customers) – 20% matching bonus on level 1
- Executive (have at least 4 personally recruited Team Leaders in your binary (2 on each side), generate at least 90 PV each month and maintain 4 registered customers) – 20% matching bonus on levels 1 and 2
- Vice-President (have at least 10 personally recruited Team Leaders in your binary (at least 2 on each side), generate at least 120 PV each month and maintain 5 registered customers) – 20% matching bonus on levels 1 and 2 and 10% on level 3
- Senior Vice-President (have at least 5 personally recruited Vice-Presidents in your downline, generate at least 150 PV each month and maintain 5 registered customers) – 20% matching bonus on levels 1 and 2, 10% on level 3 and 5% on level 4
- Presidential (have at least 5 personally recruited Senior Vice-Presidents in your downline, generate at least 150 PV each month and maintain 5 registered customers) – 20% matching bonus on levels 1 and 2, 10% on level 3 and 5% on levels 4 and 5
Note that “a level” is a level of recruitment and does not refer to binary levels. Any distributors you recruit are “level 1”, any distributors they recruit are your “level 2” and so on and so forth.
Fast Start Bonus
There are three “Paks” made available to new distributors who join Greenfoot Global. Should a new distributor purchase one of these packs, the recruiting distributor earns a Fast Start Bonus.
How much of a Fast Start Bonus is earnt depends on whether or not the distributor themselves purchased a Pak, and which particular Pak is being sold to generate the Fast Start Bonus:
- distributors who didn’t purchase a Pak when joining earn $25 on the sale of all three Paks
- distributors who purchased the “Basic Pak” ($199) earn $5o on the sale of all three Paks
- distributors who purchased the “Builder Pak” ($399) earn $50 on the sale of the Basic Pak and $100 on the sale of a Builder or Leader Pak
- distributors who purchased the “Leader Pak” ($599) earn $50 on the sale of the Basic Pak, $100 on the sale of a Builder Pak and $150 on the sale of a Leader Pak
Coded Bonuses kick in once a distributor reaches the “Executive” membership rank, further increasing the commissions paid out on the sale of Paks by up to $60.
Joining Greenfoot Global
Joining Greenfoot Global as a distributor is $49.95, payable annually.
Additionally there are also three “Pak” options available, increasing the joining cost to
- $199 for the Basic Pak
- $399 for the Builder Pak
- $599 for the Leader Pak
Despite having an obviously retailable product, the Greenfoot Global distributor marketing material and compensation heavily focus and promote the recruitment of new distributors, with the expectation that they will join by purchasing a Pak and then purchase a monthly autoship order.
Why should I be on Autoship?
As a TL or higher, it is assumed that your PSV Autoship, which may be processed anytime during a month, will qualify you for: FSBs, Binary Cycle Pay, Matching Bonuses, and Coded Bonuses for the current CP and the next 3 CPs, following the date in which your order was successfully processed.
AUTOSHIP WILL HELP ENSURE YOU MEET YOUR QUALIFYING REQUIREMENTS FOR EACH CYCLE PERIOD!
The membership ranks do contain a customer requirement, however this does not exceed past 5, at which point the recruited distributor requirements (including duplication) far exceed the retail side of the business required.
The more money a distributor pays for a Pak the greater their advantage in the compensation plan. For example the Leader Pak allows the distributor to effectively recruit themselves twice for a total of three binary teams.
The Fast Start Bonus also reflect this advantage, with the bonus increasing the higher the Pak purchased.
As a new distributor I’d be weary of joining a company where it was expected I just recruit new members and sign them on autoship, as this generates little to no retail activity in the long-term.
One possible way to establish whether this is the case would be to query your potential upline and enquire as to how many retail customers they have vs. recruited distributors in their downline.
If you take it one step further and enquire the same of their upline, this should give you a pretty clear picture of what you can expect should you decide to join Greenfoot Global as a distributor.