What happened to Internet Lifestyle Network?
Mid 2014 saw BehindMLM review the Internet Lifestyle Network.
Co-founded by Mark Hoverson and Vince Ortega Jr., the Internet Lifestyle Network acted as a feeder to build Mark Hoverson’s Global Resorts Network downline.
With no retail offering to speak of, Internet Lifestyle Network pretty much relied on a constant new stream of affiliates to keep commissions rolling.
Late 2014 however saw things sharply decline:
Today, whilst researching something else entirely, I found myself at the Internet Lifestyle website.
As I often do when this happens, I took a few moments to poke around and see where the company was at.
That’s when I realized something was up…
First and foremost, the Internet Lifestyle Network website is still very much up. If you click on anything on the site though, you’re redirected to something called “Lifestyle Design Network”.
As above, you can sign up for a “7 day trial”… and that’s about it.
This trial costs $7, after which a $19.95 monthly fee is charged.
This gets you access to a bunch of internet marketing training products which, if I’m not mistaken, were offered with Internet Lifestyle Network affiliate membership.
Stuff like this:
Enrollment into Lifestyle Design Network University where you will have INSTANT access to over 15 hours of keynotes from 8-figure adventurpreneur Mark Hoverson.
These keynotes will open up new vistas of time-freedom, reduce frustrations, result in faster profits and a deep peace of mind knowing that you have the wisdom and knowledge to manifest your definition of “Lifestyle Design” into reality. ($995 value)
There is an income disclaimer link at the bottom of the Lifestyle Design Network, indicating that there’s an attached income opportunity, however as the time of publication no further information is provided.
Noticeably absent on the Lifestyle Design Network website is ILN co-founder Vince Ortega Jr.
So what’s Ortega been up to?
A visit to Ortega’s Facebook page reveals he’s currently promoting something called the “SuperCharged Network”.
A visit to their website (“superchargednetwork.com”) reveals this is appears to be some sort of collaborative effort between Ortega and Alex Morton.
On the Vemma website, Morton is credited with being a Royal Ambassador ranked affiliate ‘who will be making over a quarter of a million dollars this year with Vemma.‘ (2014).
So Hoverson is looking to carry on what’s left of Internet Lifestyle Network under a new name, and Ortega has moved on to Vemma?
What on Earth happened?
In a video published to Facebook on January 29th, Ortega simply states that he, Mark Hoverson and Clifton Hatfield “worked out an amazing deal”.
Ortega doesn’t go into the specifics of the deal, however the video suggests the parting was amicable.
As to why he left, aside from ILN tanking, Ortega states that his idea to attach an energy drink to ILN didn’t go down to well.
Ortega claims that he sensed his ‘real true honest passion really wasn’t going to fit with (ILN’s) model‘.
So, sometime in mid January Ortega jumped ship to focus on promoting Vemma as part of Alex Morton’s downline.
Vemma advertising material published to Ortega’s Facebook page indicates he is at the Executive rank:
And making thousands of dollars:
Perhaps Ortega got one of those secret MLM deals we’ve been hearing so much about lately…
I suppose the take away from this is that, no matter what you hitch it to, a recruitment-driven opportunity like ILN is bound to fail at some point.
Whether Hoverson’s Lifestyle Design Network follows in the same footsteps as ILN remains to be seen.
Ditto Ortega’s efforts over at Vemma. Perhaps this time around he’ll actually focus on generating retail sales rather than relying primarily on affiliate recruitment.
One can certainly hope.
superchargednetwork appears to be just a recruitment feeder program for vemma. it is similar to dubli’s team WUKAR, or herbalife’s top distributors running lead generation businesses.
and morton, being a ‘royal ambassador’of vemma, is publicly involved with this?
vemma has been in enough trouble with the press last year, to be actively encouraging this.
if ortega, has a ‘deal’ with vemma, it wont be on paper, but on a handshake. vemma cannot ‘formally’ allow ortega to run a feeder.
He probably got the deal Anthony Powell did to jump from Herbalife.
After both of our reviews came out about ILN, the company that handled their payments to their affiliates dropped them.
The recruiting dried up at this point because they could not pay people.
Vincent Ortega Jr. believed he needed an actual physical product to sell to keep from being shutdown in the long run. This is why he moved over to Vemma.
It will be interesting to see what happens to the “SuperCharged Network” in the future.
Oh that’s interesting. Who was the payment processor?
And instead of the truth, Ortega publishes videos about his “following his true dream”. A bit of honesty goes a long way in the MLM world.
Instead we have this…
As you may remember, InfusionSoft cut off ILN for being a get rich quick scheme.
That was in June! They couldn’t rectify the situation over the next 6 months?!
That’s some crappy management right there!
i guess after spending their life time running ‘productless’ low dollar ‘training/leads/mentoring’ feeder programs, people like ortega manage to get ‘half educated’.
so they want to tag a ‘tangible’ product to their scheme. MLM/pyramids which have ‘physical’ products attached, are rarely attacked by the FTC/SEC, and even MLM experts and critics, have to leave them in the ‘gray’, for lack of data on sales details [how much sold to whom]. this allows these companies to work with a modicum of ‘respectability’.
after all, physical products do create some ‘real economy’ from raw material, to production,to delivery. they may not create ‘real economy’ in the last stage of distribution. so, for having ‘some value’ they may be ignored by regulators.
but, ‘half educated’ ortega should realize that attaching a feeder to a product based company, vemma, is not the same as ‘running’ a product based MLM.
he will not only get his superchargednetwork in trouble, but create trouble for vemma too.
I am not impressed or surprised by the comments on this review? ( or soft excuse to have a chat about ILN ) seeing as it is based on opinion with very little fact.
How do I know? Im in Lifestyle Design and have been since ILN went through the wringer around July through to Dec 2014.
Hard to keep growth going when dedicated attacks on leaders youtube accounts, websites, servers and merchant providers are launched while also dealing with black market credit card fraud.
Yes the management could have been better…but Im glad Hoversons at the wheel… and his training products are very real along with the Travel Membership. Ive seen a lot less on offer for a whole lot more cash online.
Please get more information without lampooning a company and its owners with your general opinions only.
^^ Do you want some cheese with your wine?
There’s no less than five paragraphs above with no answers.
“Real story”… yeah right.
or, as occum’s razor suggests, it’s just the scam that it is.
I don’t think anyone have had that intention either. The article is about some unanswered questions (“What happened to Internet Lifestyle Network?”).
I checked lifestyledesignnetwork.com (using the site:website search method). It brought up some blogs, but none of them seemed to have any recent activity.
The information I found wasn’t relevant enough to be worth posting. It would only have raised more questions, and it wouldn’t have answered any of the existing ones.
Then you have probably answered some of those questions.
* “went through the wringer”
* “dedicated attacks on leaders Youtube accounts”
* “dedicated attacks on websites, servers, merchant providers”
* “black market credit card fraud”
You have probably got the wrong idea. Other people don’t have ideas like that in mind when they write something, i.e. they don’t specifically look for methods for how to impress you or surprise you.
what would be the material difference between a bunch of fraudsters “telling” you that was the reason ILN disappeared and the events actually taking place ??
Bottom line: you wouldn’t know.
What you failed to realize is you’re fighting what you think is someone else’s “opinion” with your own opinion. It may be your SINCERE opinion, but it’s still your own opinion.
Vemma top earners are notorious for luring folks like Vincent Ortega Jr by paying them under the table.
I know personally of top leaders who, much like Vincent, have come in and made a lot of noise. All hype…which they end up preying on newbie marketers.
The so called new “top leaders” like Vincent get fraudulent under the table deals, from the top guys like Alex Morton, Brian Mcmullen, and Brad Alkaian just to name a few… based on how much of a downline volume they can generate by raiding their previous companies downlines.
It is a nasty scheme! All the meantime, the newbies get shafted by being stuck with a $150 autoship and BS promises of wealth through …VEMMA.
And now to put the cheery on the cake they get scammed into using these worthless systems which do not convert!
I am sure BK (CEO of VEMMA) is well aware of this fraudulent practices. Not sure if the FTC is involved in investigating this but I sure hope they are.
Now we have a serial “network marketer” named Chris Record promoting himself by interviewing “stage four cancer” survivor Mark Hoverson:
Be sure to stick with it to the end … Chris is going to GIVE AWAY! his Rolls Royce Ghost … to a name he picks from people who “like, share, comment” his Facebook posts, subscribe, like and comment his Youtube videos, follow him on Twitter, etc, etc, etc.
If there weren’t enough suckers, these people would just fade away, wouldn’t they?
Wtf IS “Tecademics” anyway? Found some interesting background on that and and Chris Record here:
I must say…it’s sad when people start blaming other marketers for their own failures.
Second, anyone that believes they can make fast money by writing a few articles and blabbing about some product on social media and recording a few videos for Youtube is going to painfully realize it isn’t possible.
Being in a consultant/representative (which simply means your a sales person whom works for no one but yourself…)for an MLM company is hard work…as is any door-to-door sales job.
You need to understand Who your ideal buyer is. This takes time for one needs to literally study their market.
I would agree you’re going to attract a few buyers that get in on hype that gets generated… but that hype wears off. True tested proven marketing is king.
Mark Hoverson has a GoFundMe … vimeo.com/252777148
Jesus Christ. I feel bad for the guy but then there’s the fact he began hardcore scamming people around 2015, a year after he received his diagnosis (says he was diagnosed four years ago in the video).
Going from purportedly being a self-described “8-figure adventurpreneur” to begging for money on GoFundMe is quite the fall from grace.
That said I don’t wish Hoverson’s situation on anyone. That was certainly difficult to watch, moreso knowing what he looked like before.
Do you think this is another scam? He looks on the verge of death but his voice sounds strong? He goes down stairs with no help from an adult?
He says his “friends”, all the people he has “helped” with his “system”, wanted to do something for him….so they suggested he set up a gofundme page? That is how rich successful friends help?
Did they suggest he exploit his kids like this too? Really awful.
Yeah, I have mixed feelings.
Obviously Hoverson is genuinely ill and its heart-breaking to see his kids believe he can recover (I have nothing against miracles, it’s just that terminal cancer doesn’t typically end in a fairy tale).
The money side of things who knows. Maybe he blew all his money on medical bills. And rich MLM friends might chip in a bit but funding a friend’s medical trauma isn’t really part of the whole “successful entrepreneur” image.
I doubt his family will be left with nothing when Hoverson passes and not sure how much of what is donated is split between his company and family – that wasn’t clear from the video.
I thought most (all) MLM schemes use being able to be charitable and have money to give away as one of their major selling points.
Of course its just to deflect from the unethical easy payday greed being central to the motivation that attracts most people to the cult.
If, IF he has helped people make the kind of $$$ they claim to make in the numbers he claims. 2mil is really not that much to come up with.
And what about all the passive income these schemes promise? This is a testimony, his own, that they don’t live up to the hype.
I’m not trying to be insensitive, but I’m very suspicious of him and that is his own doing.
His character is not changed despite his troubles. Using his children like this? Under the guise of providing for them? Some thing is not ringing true.
These scammers deserve all they get…. it’s called PAYBACK..!!
Vincent Ortega Jr …your payback will come…
See the latest slick that Vincent Ortega Jr is promoting: elevatedlegacy.com **Huge Eyeroll**
He’s ‘keeping it it in the family’ this time.
For something that is supposed to ‘pre-launch’ in 7 Days, 23 Hours & 42 Minutes there are no pages published.
Probably be quicker to raise funds.
Please expose elevatedlegacy so we don’t let Serial scammer Vincent Ortega Jr off the hook.
On my radar but not much to go on just yet.
Vince Ortega Jr ‘s 4th business he’s owned and 10th overall. He says so right in this video.
[face palm] facebook.com/ortegajr/videos/2058684210809823
Elevated Legacy is on my radar. Don’t have enough to put together a complete review yet (comp plan missing).
Tracking Elevated Legacy: Prelaunch has been delayed 3 days, no reason given.
No compensation plan out in the wild yet (AFAIK).
Elevated Legacy appears to be DOA.
Prelaunch timer was being reset every few days. Now has been timed out at zero for about a week. No longer tracking.
No its not dead. He’s been emailing every couple days hyping a webinar tomorrow at events.genndi.com/register/169105139238447092/aeb90715a0.
Also there is now a cart page elevatedlegacy.com/cart/ showing that its $19.95 a month and the counter is restarted. 22 hours left at this time.
22 hours sure. But how many times has that counter been restarted now?
Mark passed away on August 17. May his soul rest in peace.
Two in a week.
It certainly makes me reflect on just how long I’ve been doing this when those you’ve covered for years disappear.
Who is the other?
Please go read Ortega’s latest Elevated Legacy Newsletter Titled “Low Country Boil”. It’s truly amazing how hard he tries to sound like a Christian.
I haven’t had the chance to watch his videos posted to the letter yet, but that will come tonight while I sip on some wine.
He is truly the biggest piece of shit I’ve followed for 10 years. I Have seen him wreck families and marriages and that is a fact. I don’t know him but I hate him.
The other was Todd Hirsch from memory.
After the Elevated Legacy went live I queued this up for review again.
The Elevated Legacy has a bunch of links that try to mine your Facebook data. The only information provided is that basic membership is $19.99 a month.
I still can’t find a copy of the compensation plan so I’m shelving this one for now.
elevated legacy is back! He’s now flipping counterfeit watches and feeding some new CBD pyramid scheme.
flipproductsfast.com is his new funnel. He even has a video from his Supercharged network Internet Sales Pro era. Throwback to the dorks at a rental house with bottles of Dom!
The vids of him selling watches are so cringe, it’s worth it.
I’ve also been following him for over 10 years, I can’t look away.
Uh, buying Chinese knockoffs on Alibaba or some shit for $10 to $20 and reselling them for $60?
Yeah maybe if you were in highschool living with your parents. Otherwise who is he pitching this at?
And warranty? You know these things are going to break down in ~6 months.
The Vincent is now on to his next thing! Salesvision.
*Huge Eye Roll*
Vincent went from ILN, Supercharged Network, to OSP, to founding Elevated Legacy, to My Daily Choice and now a super new one Sales Vision. LMAO!
Sales Vision is on my radar.
I was in a program with Vince several years ago and even met him at a live event. It was clear he didn’t value the little guy.
One of the newer recruits wanted a shoutout from the group on Facebook live and Vincent told me, “no, he’s a nobody.”
I have been out of MLM for a few years now, but it amazes me how he and a few members of his entourage operate. Some of them are far worse!
his is what he says he is on linked in
Vincent Ortega has struggled to stick to anything after Vemma.
My favorite Ortega incarnation was selling alibaba replica watches to unsuspecting buyers.
I still follow his saga and it’s so great. Now he claims he’s created the next big crypto coin.
He’s a little bit jesus loving, a little quantum mystical and a bit MAGA. The Dr thing is new actually. So delicious.
Given what a baller he claimed to be in the bitconnect scam, i’m surprised he noped out of that one unscathed.
Lulz. Such marketing. Much delusion.