25 Dollar Legacy Review: Thee-tier matrix recruitment
There is no information on the 25 Dollar Legacy website indicating who owns or runs the business.
The 25 Dollar Legacy website domain (“25dollarlegacy.com”), currently redirects to a Google form that prospective affiliates are expected to fill out.
The only information provided on the page is a one and a half minute 25 Dollar Legacy promotional video.
The 25 Dollar Legacy website domain itself was registered on the 10th of March, 2016. Ramon Escalera (right) is listed as the owner, with an address in the US state of North Carolina also provided.
The promotion video on the 25 Dollar Legacy Google form is hosted on a YouTube account bearing Escalera’s name. He is also one of two admins of the official 25 Dollar Legacy Facebook group.
Escalera’s MLM underbelly journey appears to have started around 2014.
In addition to 25 Dollar Legacy, Escalera’s YouTube channel also features promotional videos for Enviralizer (chain-recruitment), Paid Daily Lifestyle (matrix recruitment), Four Corners Alliance Group (chain-recruitment), Opportunity Launch (MLM underbelly downline builder), Sharing Abundance Worldwide With Passion (cash gifting), Click Ad Pays (Ponzi scheme) and Lead System Network (cash gifting).
Read on for a full review of the 25 Dollar Legacy MLM business opportunity.
The 25 Dollar Legacy Product Line
25 Dollar Legacy has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market 25 Dollar Legacy affiliate membership itself.
Once signed up, 25 Dollar Legacy affiliates must purchase matrix positions to participate in the offered MLM income opportunity.
Bundled with each matrix position purchase is access to an online marketing tools library.
The 25 Dollar Legacy Compensation Plan
The 25 Dollar Legacy compensation plan pays affiliates to recruit new affiliates.
Commissions are paid out via three matrices, a 3×3, a 5×3 and a 10×3.
A 3×3 matrix places an affiliate at the top of a matrix, with three positions directly under them:
These initial three positions form the first level of the matrix. The second level of the matrix is generated by splitting each of the three first level positions into another three positions each (9 positions).
The third and final level of the matrix is generated in the same manner, by splitting the nine second level positions into three again (27 positions).
In total, a 3×3 matrix houses 39 positions to fill.
A 5×3 matrix is the same concept, however the first level of the matrix has five positions. The second level of the matrix (multiplied by 5) has 25 positions and the third 125 positions (155 positions in total).
A 10×3 matrix has 10 positions on the first level, 100 positions on the second and 1000 on the third (1110 positions in total).
Positions in each of the matrices are filled when directly and indirectly recruited affiliates purchase positions in them.
Commissions are paid out as positions in each of the three matrices are filled as follows:
- 3×3 matrix (positions cost $25 a month) – pays $5 a month per position filled ($195 a month for a full matrix)
- 5×3 matrix (positions cost $65) – pays $15 a month per position filled ($2325 a month for a full matrix)
- 10×3 matrix (positions cost $100) – pays $30 a month per position filled ($36,300 a month for a full matrix)
Each time a personally recruited affiliate purchases a position in any of the three matrices, the affiliate who recruited them is also paid a $10 commission.
Joining 25 Dollar Legacy
Affiliate membership with 25 Dollar Legacy is tied to a minimum $25 matrix position purchase.
Full participation in all three 25 Dollar Legacy matrices costs $190.
25 Dollar Legacy is a straight-forward pyramid scheme. Nothing is marketed or sold to retail customers, with all commissions instead generated via affiliate recruitment.
The bundled internet marketing library is neither here nor there, serving only to offer a thin-veneer of legitimacy to chain-recruitment.
The matrices used are kept intentionally shallow but wide, meaning affiliates are probably going to have to buy new positions well-before their current matrices are anywhere near filling (the 3×3 matrix may be an exception).
What typically happens is Ramon Escalera and his buddies will have created a bunch of matrix positions before 25 Dollar Legacy went live.
Everyone joins under them and they make the majority of commissions paid out. By the time the rest of the affiliate-base realizes there’s nobody left to recruit after the initial prelaunch, the matrices have stalled and nobody is getting paid.
At that point 25 Dollar Legacy will have collapsed, with the lie that it’s a “retirement program” revealed for what it is.