22USD Club Review: $1 a pop pyramid scheme
22USD Club provides no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.
The 22USD Club website domain (“22usd.club”) was privately registered on May 9th, 2018.
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.
22USD Club Products
22USD Club has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market 22USD Club affiliate membership itself.
The 22USD Club Compensation Plan
22USD Club affiliates pay $22 to join.
They are then paid a $5 commission per affiliate they personally recruit, in addition to a $1 residual commission paid through 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 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.
Regardless of whether a 22USD Club affiliate is directly or indirectly recruited into a unilevel team, a $1 commission is paid out.
Joining 22USD Club
22USD Club affiliate membership is $22 annually.
22USD Club is about as bare-bones a pyramid scheme as they come.
You sign up for $22 and get paid to directly and indirectly recruit new affiliates who pay the same.
That’s seriously all there is to 22USD Club.
As with and MLM pyramid scheme, once affiliate recruitment slows down 22USD Club will collapse.
At any given time the majority of 22USD Club affiliates will not have made back their initial $22 fee.
This means that when 22USD Club inevitably collapses, the majority of participants are guaranteed to lose money.
The interesting part is that if you look at the source code it’s just a list of predefined names and country flags in an HTML list, mainly Russia.
I would be surprised if anyone actually signed up to this, it’s like the 1990’s all over again, the only thing missing is a penny auction.