Asirvia Review v2.0: Go Bluetooth marketing devices
Asirvia went into prelaunch with a compensation plan that borrowed heavily from that of Saivian.
Not surprising when you consider all three Asirvia co-founders were Saivian affiliates.
The model saw affiliates pay a monthly fee and recruit others who do the same. Recruit enough monthly fee-paying affiliates and you earn a daily ROI.
The sale of retail subscriptions was possible but unlikely, given it was far more lucrative to pitch the business opportunity for a monthly fee.
Over the last few months Asirvia’s original business model collapsed, with the company scrapping its subscription service and compensation plan.
Armed with a new business model, product and compensation plan, today we take a look at and review Asirvia’s new offering.
Asirvia’s new product is a bluetooth device they call “Asirvia Go”.
The device is manufactured by Kontact Beacons and bought through Royaltie, a competing MLM opportunity marketing the same product.
Once configured, the device permits the owner to ‘automatically promote your business on every nearby Android phone‘.
Royaltie claim the range of the device is about a hundred meters, with recipient phones required to have Bluetooth on to receive messages.
Asirvia sell their Go device for
- $25 a month for one unit
- $49 a month for three units or
- $99 a month for eight units
Go units are purchased with two months prepaid plus a one-time $30 “activation fee”.
The Asirvia Compensation Plan
The Asirvia compensation plan pays affiliates on sales of Go devices to retail customers and recruited affiliates.
MLM Commission Qualification
To qualify for MLM commissions, an Asirvia affiliate must make three retail sales and recruit at least one affiliate.
Direct Sales Commission
Asirvia pay a 25% Direct Sales Commission on any orders retail customers or newly recruited affiliates place within a month of signing up.
The Direct Sales Commission also has a residual component, 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 pay a 10% match on Direct Sales Commissions through five unilevel levels.
After the first month, service subscription fees paid by customers and downline affiliates generate commissions through two levels of recruitment (unilevel, see above):
- level 1 (personal retail customers and personally recruited affiliates) – 10%
- level 2 – 5%
Asirvia’s Base Pay commission is a daily commission paid based on generated downline monthly sales volume.
- Associate ($1000 monthly downline volume) – $1 a day
- Senior Associate ($4000 monthly downline volume) – $4 a day
- Leader ($10,000 monthly downline volume) – $10 a day
- Senior Leader ($20,000 monthly downline volume) – $20 a day
- Manager ($30,000 monthly downline volume) – $30 a day
- Senior Manager ($50,000 monthly downline volume) – $50 a day
- Regional Manager ($75,000 monthly downline volume) – $75 a day
- Director ($100,000 monthly downline volume) – $100 a day
- Senior Director ($150,000 monthly downline volume) – $150 a day
- Regional Director ($200,000 monthly downline volume) – $200 a day
- Executive ($300,000) monthly downline volume) – $300 a day
- Senior Executive ($600,000 monthly downline volume) – $500 a day
- Regional Executive ($1,000,000 monthly downline volume) – $750 a day
- Vice President ($1,500,000 monthly downline volume) – $1000 a day
- Senior Vice President ($2,500,000 monthly downline volume) – $1500 a day
- Regional Vice President ($5,000,000 monthly downline volume) – $2000 a day
- Ambassador ($7,500,000 monthly downline volume) – $2500 a day
- Global Ambassador ($10,000,000 monthly downline volume) – $3000 a day
Daily Base Pay Matching Bonus
As with the Direct Sales Commission, a matching bonus is paid out on downline Daily Base Pay earnings.
This uses the same unilevel compensation structure as residual Direct Sales Commissions, paid out down five levels of recruitment:
- Associate – 25% match on level 1 (personally recruited affiliates)
- Leader – 25% match on level 1 and 10% match on level 2
- Manager – 25% match on level 1, 10% match on level 2 and 5% match on level 3
- Director – 25% match on level 1, 10% match on level 2 and 5% match on levels 3 and 4
- Executive – 25% match on level 1, 10% match on level 2 and 5% match on levels 3 to 5
Asirvia affiliate membership is $25 a month.
The purchase of any Go devices when an affiliate signs up will add to this cost (affiliates pay the same for Go devices as retail customers).
The inclusion of the Go Bluetooth device essentially switches out affiliate recruitment with the actual sale of a product.
For the most part, Asirvia’s compensation plan remains intact – including the daily commission payment.
The good news is compensation tweaks means it’s not so much of a problem.
In Saivian the daily payment was literally a ROI. $125 in each month, recruit others who do the same and get paid a daily ROI.
In Asirvia’s prelaunch compensation plan this was still possible, but so too was retail.
In the Asirvia Go compensation plan, affiliates have to make three retail sales before they qualify for MLM commissions.
Although not explicitly clarified, I’m taking this as three separate retail orders and not just one retail customer buying three Go devices.
The recruitment of one affiliate is also required, which is problematic. Forcing affiliates to recruit to get paid in MLM isn’t compliant for obvious reasons.
That said there’s no requirement that affiliate’s purchase Go devices when they sign up, however the company and its top affiliates strongly insist you do.
In a marketing video titled “Asirvia GO Training – Master Rep Scott Whitney – Asirvia vs Royaltie???”, uploaded to the official Asirvia YouTube channel on May 27th, Scott Whitney runs through his “Asirvia Success Club” Facebook page.
On screen are “steps to success”, with the first step being “be sure to order your GO units”.
I get this helps Asirvia affiliates market the devices, however it also means it’s a given that most, if not all, Asirvia affiliates are going to be purchasing the devices.
When balanced out with the three retail sales requirement however, this isn’t a problem – on one condition;
The three retail sales requirement needs to apply to generating and maintaining three retail subscriptions. If those subscriptions lax then an Asirvia affiliate isn’t MLM commission qualified.
I don’t think that’s the case but I can’t say for sure based on Asirvia’s available compensation plan material at the time of publication.
With respect to the Go devices, much of what I discussed in our Royaltie review applies here.
Most Android phones have Bluetooth disabled by default. So the marketing potential of the Go devices is pretty limited.
Not withstanding, someone has to actually check notifications when in range of the device to see the broadcast message.
It’s also worth pointing out that, until Asirvia announced their pricing, Royaltie were selling the same devices for three a pop for $29 a month.
For no apparent reason other than to support Asirvia’s commission payouts, Royaltie bumped up their pricing to match Asirvia’s.
This 59% markup suggests the Go devices are overpriced in comparison to similar products available.
What I’d suggest doing if you’re interested in the Asirvia Go devices is check your own first for Bluetooth connectivity. Do you have it on?
Then check the phones of five people you know. This should be indicative of most people’s phone settings, which will give you an idea of the Go device’s marketing effectiveness.
Personally I don’t keep Bluetooth on unless I’m pairing with an audio device to stream music.
That means that anyone using a Go device isn’t going to be able to reach my phone. And on the off-chance I did forget to turn Bluetooth off, receiving unsolicited notifications is a good reminder to disable it again.
Last thing you want is to be shelling out $25 or more a month for a billboard in a community of blind people.