Tazew Review: Mobile Blog Pro clone?
Tazew launched in July 2013 and is headed up founders Dave Lear, Wallace Nunez and Jeff Whelan.
No information is provided on the Tazew website indicating where the business operates, however the company’s Terms and Conditions to state the following in reference to their affiliate’s Code of Conduct:
The State of Texas is the place of the origin of this Contract and is where the Company accepted the offer of the Applicant to become a Distributor and where the Distributor entered into the Contract with the Company.
The Contract is therefore to be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas (without giving effect to any conflict of law provision or rule) as to contracts made and to be wholly performed within the State.
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the Contract or the breach thereof, or any controversy or claim relating to the business relationships arising between Distributors shall be resolved by mandatory, final, binding, non-appealable arbitration in Dallas, Texas, United States of America.
There’s nothing explicitly mentioned on the Tazew website (the domain registration is set to private), however the above indicates that Tazew operates out of the US state of Texas.
One additional point of interest can be found in Tazew’s “cancellation and refund” policy, which appears to link the company to the previously launched Mobile Blog Pro opportunity.
Here’s Tazew’s cancellation and refund policy:
And here’s Mobile Blog Pro’s version:
Apart from the identical language, note the support email address using the domain “organicwealthacademy.com”. At the time of publication the Organic Wealth Academy domain is expired.
Other similarities linking the two companies are the same hosting company (Xeex) and hosting IP addresses. Tazew is currently hosted on 184.108.40.206 and Mobile Blog Pro over at 220.127.116.11.
That said, Mobile Blog Pro is owned by admin Rune Fjortoft who, at least publicly, doesn’t appear to have any personal connection to Tazew.
Meanwhile on the Tazew admin side of things, at the time of publication Dave Lear and Jeff Whelan are currently involved in VidaCup as affiliates, and Wallace Nunez (who credits himself as Wallace Nuanez on his marketing blog “WorkWithWallace”) is in Empower Network.
Read on for a full review of the Tazew MLM business opportunity.
The Tazew Product Line
Tazew has no retailable products or services, with affiliates of the company only able to market Tazew affiliate membership itself ($20 upfront and then $29.95 a month).
Bundled with Tazew affiliate membership are a series of “marketing tools”.
The Tazew Compensation Plan
The simplest way to break down the Tazew compensation plan is to separate it into an affiliate’s first month and every month thereafter.
First Month Commissions
When an affiliate joins Tazew they are paid recruitment commissions during their first month.
For every paid affiliate recruited (level 1), a Tazew affiliate earns $25. This commission extends down a further two levels of recruitment, paying out $3 on level 2 (affiliates that level 1 affiliates recruit) and $2 on level 3 (affiliates that level 2 affiliates recruit).
Second Month Onwards
Starting from the second month of an affiliate’s Tazew membership, the company pays commissions using a binary compensation structure, which places an affiliate at the top of the structure with two sides below them.
These two sides are filled via recruitment with the binary extending down to a theoretically infinite depth.
Commissions are calculated using a pairing system, with Tazew pairing one membership fee paying affilaite on the left side of the binary and the same on the right of the binary. For each pair found, Tazew pay out a $10 commission.
In essence, for each 1:1 pairing of membership fee paying recruited affiliates in a binary, Tazew pay out a $10 commission.
In addition to the commissions above, Tazew also run a company-wide “powerline” commission scheme, which revolves around the watching of a provided “training webinar”.
When an affiliate joins Tazew they are placed in a queue. When three people join the queue after them (via direct or indirect recruitment), the affiliate earns a commission when those three in the queue after him or her watch the training webinar.
The Powerline commission pays out $3 for the first person, $2 for the second and $1 for the third.
Note that in order to qualify for Powerline commissions, an affiliate themselves must watch the provided training webinar.
Affiliate membership to Tazew is $20, with affiliates required to “upgrade” (pay the company $29.95 a month) in order to qualify to earn commissions.
With the exception of the Powerline Commission, Tazew and Mobile Blog Pro as an income opportunity are practically identical.
Between the two schemes you have the same bundled product theme, same monthly fee (upfront costs are different), same website design, hosting, advertising copy and legal disclaimers.
The only real difference is the admins behind the two companies, which if they weren’t provided, you’d be forgiven for thinking were probably the same person(s).
At the end of the day what is bundled with Tazew affiliate membership is irrelevant as commissions are paid out solely on the recruitment of new affiliates and their paying of ongoing monthly membership fees.
The more recruited affiliates paying said fees in a Tazew affiliate’s downline, the bigger their commission is. This means that effectively, Tazew operates as a recruitment driven pyramid scheme.
Mobile Blog Pro doesn’t appear to have ever really taken off and I imagine Tazew, being pretty much the same opportunity in different clothing, will be a similar performance.