7Gain Review: $20 tri-monthly subscription fees
There is no information on the 7Gain website indicating who owns or runs the business.
The 7Gain website domain (“7gain.com”) was registered on the 1st of September 2015, however the domain registration is set to private.
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 7Gain Product Line
7Gain has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market 7Gain affiliate membership itself.
Once signed up, 7Gain affiliates pay $20 every three months for a matrix position.
Bundled with each three-month payment are advertising credits, which can be used to display advertising on the 7Gain website.
The 7Gain Compensation Plan
The 7Gain compensation plan sees affiliates pay $20 every three months for a matrix position.
The matrix used within 7Gain is a 4×7.
A 4×7 matrix places an affiliate at the top of the matrix, with four positions directly under them (level 1):
These initial four positions firm the first level of the matrix, with the second generated by splitting each of the four positions into another four positions each.
The third level of the matrix is generated by splitting level 2 positions into another four positions each, and so on and so forth down a total of seven levels (21,844 positions).
Positions in the matrix are filled via direct and indirect recruitment of affiliates, who each pay $20 every three months.
Commissions are paid out of these fees as follows:
- level 1 – $3 per position filled
- level 2 – $4 per position filled
- level 3 – $3 per position filled
- level 4 – $8 per position filled
- level 5 – $3 per position filled
- level 6 – $10 per position filled
- level 7 – $5 per position filled
Commissions are paid on filled positions every three months (as per fee subscription dates), with affiliates capped at $500 per day in withdrawals.
A $10,000 bonus is also awarded if a 7Gain affiliate fills all 21,844 positions in their matrix.
Affiliate membership with 7Gain is free, however affiliates must spend $20 every three months if they wish to participate in the income opportunity.
Any additional matrix positions purchased will be in addition to the minimum $20 three months subscription.
With nothing being marketed or sold to retail customers, 7Gain fund commission payouts entirely from affiliate fees.
This qualifies 7Gain as a pyramid scheme.
You sign up for $20 every three months, which buys you a position in a company-wide matrix.
As you then fill this matrix, with other affiliates who also pay $20 every three months, you then earn a cut of their fees.
In this manner 7Gain favors top recruiters, with those who “get in early” reaping the largest cut of affiliate fees paid in.
At the top of these early investors is of course the anonymous 7Gain admin, who is positioned highest in the matrix.
The advertising credits bundled with affiliate fees are neither here nor there, as evidenced by 7Gain’s “no refunds” refund policy:
No Refunds. If you cannot affort (sic) $20, Do Not Join.
Logically if an affiliate didn’t use supplied credits, they’d be entitled to a refund. But because 7Gain use affiliate fees to pay commissions, refunds are off the table.
As with all pyramid schemes, once recruitment of new affiliates drops off a collapse is inevitable.
Those at the bottom of the company-wide matrix will pull out first, realizing they can’t recruit anyone to earn off of.
They stop paying their fees, which means those above them stop getting paid too.
They stop paying their fees and as this effect slowly trickles up the company-wide matrix, eventually an irreversible collapse is triggered.
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