10x Recruiter Review: Three-tier affiliate recruitment
There is no information on the 10x Recruiter website indicating who owns or runs the business.
The 10x Recruiter website domain (“10xrecruiter.com”) was registered on the 1st of April 2016, however the domain registration is set to private.
A marketing video on the 10x Recruiter website is hosted on a YouTube channel bearing the name “Randy Thomas”.
Further research reveals 10x Recruiter affiliates crediting Thomas with having come over from HopRocket (travel):
The 10x Recruiter Terms and Conditions suggest the company is being run out of North Carolina in the US:
The exclusive jurisdiction for any claim, controversy, lawsuit or resolution of any matter relating to or arising under any 10X Recruiter Terms and Conditions or Policies shall be North Carolina, USA.
As always, if an 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 10x Recruiter Product Line
10x Recruiter has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market 10x Recruiter affiliate membership itself.
Bundled with 10x Recruiter affiliate membership is access to an online marketing suite.
The 10x Recruiter Compensation Plan
The 10x Recruiter compensation plan pays affiliates to recruit new affiliates 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 go on to 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.
10x Recruiter cap payable unilevel levels at three, with affiliates paid a percentage of fees recruited affiliates in their unilevel team pay.
Monthly Membership ($69.95 and then $49.95 a month)
- level 1 (personally recruited affiliates) – $5 a month
- level 2 – $20 a month
- level 3 – $5 a month
6 Month Membership ($299.70)
- level 1 (personally recruited affiliates) – $30 every 6 months
- level 2 – $120 every 6 months
- level 3 – $30 every 6 months
Annual Membership ($599.40)
- level 1 (personally recruited affiliates) – $60 every 12 months
- level 2 – $240 every 12 months
- level 3 – $60 every 12 months
Joining 10x Recruiter
Affiliate membership with 10x Recruiter is available monthly ($69.95 and then $49.95 a month), half-yearly ($299.70 for 6 months) and annually ($599.40 for 12 months).
With no retail offering, 10x Recruiter pay affiliates to recruit new affiliates. In MLM this is otherwise known as a pyramid scheme.
The internet marketing suite serves as the ruse recruitment commissions are paid out under, with this particular type of recruitment model known as a “product or service based pyramid scheme”.
An internet marketing suite is a service, so 10x Recruiter falls under the latter.
Irrespective of what is attached to it, paying out recruitment commissions with zero retail activity is not legitimate MLM.
As with all such schemes, as recruitment of new 10x Recruiter affiliates dies down so too will commissions paid out.
Those who bought the 6 month or annual memberships will feel the collapse the most, as they have already pre-paid for commission qualification.
The counter to this is monthly membership affiliates pay more each month, with neither really getting any significant advantage over the other.
In the end Randy Thomas wins, with most of the 10x Recruiter affiliate-base guaranteed to lose money.