Asirvia Prelaunch Review: Saivian ROI model attached to subscriptions
There is no information on the Asirvia website indicating who owns or runs the business.
Infact at the time of publication, the Asirvia website is nothing more than an email capture page.
The Asirvia website domain (“asirvia.net”) was registered on December 10th, 2016. Donald LaPlume is listed as the owner, with an address in the US state of Vermont also provided.
Further research reveals LaPlume is one of three Asirvia co-founders, along with Don Smith and Kevin Marino.
Prior to founding Asirvia, all three co-founders were involved in Saivian.
Saivian launched in late 2015. Affiliates paid $125 every 28 days and based on recruitment of new Saivian affiliates, were able to earn a daily ROI of up to $3000.
About a year after launch Saivian appears to have stalled, prompting LaPlume, Smith and Marino to jump ship and launch Asirvia in late 2016.
Read on for a full review of the Asirvia MLM opportunity.
The Asirvia Product Line
Asirvia market third-party services they claim are “true solutions for real life”.
Services available through Asirvia can either be purchased stand-alone or in a package bundle.
- Tax Minimizer Pro – $39 a month
- Money Mastery – $20 a month
- Mobile Savings App – $24 a month
- Home Tech Support 24/7 Unlimited – $29 a month
- ID Theft Premium Protection – $25 a month
- Credit Monitoring Ultimate – $29 a month
- Online Data Backup Pro – $19 a month
- Total Family Internet Protection Pro – $19 a month
- TeleHealth MD 24/7 Unlimited – $34 a month
- Roadside Assistance Xtra – $19 a month
- Multimedia Group Messaging Pro – $24 a month
Through bundle package subscriptions Asirvia retail customers and affiliates can pay for six or all of the services available:
- Basic Package – any six services (includes RX Pharmacy Savings Card) for $99 a month
- True Solutions Package – all eleven services above plus “Live Life U” and the RX Pharmacy Savings Card for $169 a month
The Asirvia Compensation Plan
The Asirvia compensation plan pays affiliates to sell service subscription packages to retail customers and recruited affiliates.
First Month Package Subscription Commissions
Asirvia affiliates earn $25 when they sell a Basic Package and $50 when they sell a True Solutions Package.
For individual service subscriptions a 25% commission is paid out.
A residual subscription commission of is paid out 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 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.
Asirvia cap the residual subscription commission at five levels, with how much an affiliate earns determined by which package is sold:
- the Basic Package pays a $2.50 residual commission across five levels
- the Total Solutions Package pays a $5 residual commission across five levels
There doesn’t appear to be a residual commission paid out on individual service subscriptions.
Note that this commission is only paid out on the first month of the subscription.
The same commission is paid out regardless of whether a retail customer or recruited affiliate purchases the package.
Residual Package Subscription Package Commission
Using the same unilevel compensation structure as First Month Package Subscription commissions, an Asirvia affiliate earns 10% each month for the life of the subscription.
A 5% level 2 residual monthly subscription commission is also paid out.
Asirvia Affiliate Ranks
- Affiliate – sign up as an Asirvia affiliate (no MLM commissions)
- Associate – sell and maintain three package subscriptions, recruit three affiliates and generate $1000 monthly GV
- Senior Associate – generate $4000 monthly GV
- Leader – generate $10,000 monthly GV
- Senior Leader – generate $20,000 monthly GV
- Manager – generate $30,000 monthly GV
- Senior Manager – generate $50,000 monthly GV
- Regional Manager – generate $75,000 monthly GV
- Director – generate $100,000 monthly GV
- Senior Director – generate $150,000 monthly GV
- Regional Director – generate $200,000 monthly GV
- Executive – generate $300,000 monthly GV
- Senior Executive – generate $600,000 monthly GV
- Regional Executive – generate $1,000,000 monthly GV
- Vice President – generate $1,500,000 monthly GV
- Senior Vice President – generate $2,500,000 monthly GV
- Regional Vice President – $5,000,000
- Ambassador – generate $7,500,000 monthly GV
- Global Ambassador – generate $10,000,000 monthly GV
GV stands for “Group Volume” and is subscription package volume generated by an Asirvia affiliate and their downline.
Note that no more than 34% of the required monthly GV at any rank can come from any one unilevel recruitment leg.
Asirvia affiliates receive a daily commission based on their affiliate rank as follows:
- Associate – $1
- Senior Associate – $4
- Leader – $10
- Senior Leader – $20
- Manager – $50
- Senior Manager – $75
- Regional Manager – $100
- Director – $150
- Senior Director – $200
- Regional Director – $300
- Executive – $500
- Senior Executive – $750
- Regional Executive – $1000
- Vice President – $1500
- Senior Vice President – $2000
- Ambassador – $2500
- Global Ambassador – $3000
Asirvia affiliates at the Associate and higher ranks receive a matching bonus on commissions earned by downline affiliates.
Based on an Asirvia affiliate’s rank, the Matching Bonus can be earned on up to four levels of recruitment:
- Associate and Senior Associate – 25% on level 1 (personally recruited affiliates)
- Leader and Senior Leader – 25% on level 1 and 10% on level 2
- Manager to Regional Manager – 25% on level 1, 10% on level 2 and 5% on level 3
- Director to Regional Director – 25% on level 1, 10% on level 2 and 5% on levels 3 and 4
- Executive and higher – 25% on level 1, 10% on level 2 and 5% on levels 3 to 5
Asirvia affiliate membership is currently tied to the purchase of a $149.95 Founders Club.
The biggest compliance issue with Saivian was the daily ROI paid on recruitment.
Unfortunately Asirvia has retained this problematic component.
In Saivian the daily ROI paid out was tied to a $125 fee every 28 days.
In Asirvia this fee is now tied to service package subscriptions and is based on total subscription volume over recruited affiliates.
This is similar to WakeUpNow’s business model, which attached a mish-mash of third-party services to a monthly subscription fee.
A lot of the services bundled with Asirvia’s monthly subscription are the same or similar to what WakeUpNow was offering.
This is important, because what we learnt when WakeUpNow collapsed is that typically it’s only affiliates who purchase these type of subscriptions.
From a retail perspective whatever savings might be realized are usually outweighed by an ongoing monthly cost of $99 or $169.
There are going to be statistical anomalies but by and large unless you’re already paying more for the services offered, you’re probably going to be better off just saving your money.
So that raises the question: Who will be purchasing Asirvia subscription packages and why?
That brings us to the daily ROI.
If an Asirvia affiliate sells three packages to recruited affiliates or retail customers, their own package is free.
Discarding retail for the reasons above, this effectively reduces Asirvia to a “sign up and recruit three affiliates on package subscriptions” opportunity.
Do this, get your recruits to do the same and over time you’ll build your daily ROI payout.
The two primary problems with this is that first and foremost it’s a securities offering. Asirvia affiliates are paying a fee and collecting a passive daily ROI.
There is no indication anywhere on the Asirvia website or in their compensation plan videos that the company has registered with the SEC to offer securities in the US.
Secondly if the majority of revenue is being sourced from affiliates, the daily ROI would primarily be the recycling of new affiliate funds to pay existing Asirvia affiliates a daily payment.
In this scenario Asirvia would be operating as a Ponzi scheme.
Retail subscriptions would prevent this but as it stands there are no retail subscription requirements. And again as we’ve seen in WakeUpNow and similar opportunities, typically monthly subscriptions that merely provide access to discounts aren’t retail viable.
It didn’t take long for Saivian to deteriorate into a recruitment scheme that has nothing to do with the bundled e-commerce portal.
This is evidenced by the fact that China is currently the largest source of traffic to the Saivian website (nobody is sending in Chinese receipts for a rebate).
Asirvia is less obvious but the underlying concept is the same. Pay a monthly fee, recruit others who do the same and collect a fixed daily ROI. Recruit more, get your recruits to recruit more and your daily ROI can increase to as much as $3000 a day (the same ROI cap Saivian offers).
This is not a sustainable business model and should US regulators investigate the company, it is highly likely Asirvia will be up for securities fraud.
Update 7th June 2017 – Asirvia has abandoned its initial product and compensation plan in favor of reselling Royaltie Bluetooth notification spam devices.
BehindMLM published an updated Asirvia review on June 5th.