DecideYourPath Review: Mike Peever at it again…
As per the DecideYourPath FAQ,
DYP is owned and operated by Mike Peever of Ontario, Canada.
Mike has been an online marketer since the late 1990s. He has been a program owner/admin for 9 plus years.
His first sites are still online. Ads2Infinity.com was launched in early 2008 and still provides great advertising on the text ad site platform.
His first affiliate marketing program, Steps2Infinity is still online as well.
His other sites include; AdCoopPays, OneBuckMarketing, TheLastCycler, CashClubInternational, MyPaycheckWeekly, ICCycle, CashTextAds and IncrementalCash to name a few.
Of those companies, BehindMLM has reviewed Cash Club International and The Last Cycler.
Both of those were matrix-based recruitment schemes, with The Last Cycler combining a revenue-sharing Ponzi element.
Peever seems to have a thing for matrix cyclers, having continuously launched new schemes as previous one stalled and collapsed over time.
DecideYourPath would appear to be Peever’s latest offering.
Read on for a full review of the DecideYourPath MLM business opportunity.
The DecideYourPath Product Line
DecideYourPath has no retailable product or services, with affiliates only able to market affiliate membership to the company itself.
Once signed up, DecideYourPath affiliates can then purchase positions in the compensation plan.
Bundled with each of these positions are a series of advertising credits, discount cards and digital products.
The DecideYourPath Compensation Plan
The DecideYourPath compensation plan revolves around affiliates purchasing $15 positions, and getting paid when they recruit others who do the same.
Commissions are tracked via a 4×6 matrix, which has a total of 5460 positions:
The structure of DecideYourPath’s matrix is such that affiliates are paid per level of the matrix being filled.
A fee is charged to qualify for commissions at each matrix level, with the idea being that affiliate fund the fees out of commissions earnt from the previous level.
- level 1 ($10) – $4 per position filled (4 positions total)
- level 2 ($12) – $5 per position filled (16 positions total)
- level 3 ($25) – $10 per position filled (64 positions total)
- level 4 ($70) – $28 per position filled (256 positions total)
- level 5 ($250) – $100 per position filled (1024 positions total)
- level 6 ($1100) – $440 per position filled (4096 positions total)
A 100% matching bonus is also paid out on the matrix commissions paid to personally recruited affiliates.
DecideYourPath affiliates are paid $3 for every $15 position purchase by personally recruited affiliates.
Residual commissions are paid out via an identical 4×7 matrix.
These commissions are funded by way of a monthly fee, either paid directly or out of commissions paid via the regular matrix.
For $20 a month, DecideYourPath affiliates earn a percentage of the monthly fees charged to other affiliates.
How much of a commission is paid out depends on what level of the matrix a fee-paying downline affiliate is allocated to:
- level 1 – $2 per position filled
- levels 2 to 6 – $1 per position filled
- level 7 – $1.50 per position filled
Affiliate membership with DecideYourPath is free, with affiliates able to earn recruitment and matching bonus commissions by recruiting new affiliates.
If an affiliate wishes to earn matrix commissions, they themselves need to purchase at least one $15 position.
Monthly residual commissions are $20 a month on top of that.
Continuing on from where he left on, Mike Peever has launched yet another recruitment-driven scheme.
Affiliates buy in for $15 a pop and are then directly compensated for recruiting others into the scheme.
These recruited affiliates purchase $15 positions and the process repeats itself.
As with all recruitment-driven schemes, once recruitment slows down so too will the purchase of new positions.
This means commissions will stall, and nobody gets paid.
The $20 a month add-on scheme will probably collapse long before the $15 matrix positions do as, compared to the matrix payouts, $20 a month is a pretty hefty fee.
What with this supposed to be paid out regular matrix commissions, people dropping out of the $15 a month component (it’s optional), pretty much signals an eminent scheme collapse.
Peever’s MO is then to disappear for a while, before eventually returning with a new scheme. Watch out for claims of his past schemes still “being online”.
His MLM history is littered with websites that are still up, advertising schemes that have long-since collapsed.
DecideYourPath isn’t going to be any different.
Looks like MP wants some cash for his summer road trips(s) which is the path he decided for this year. This is based on his yellow Yield road sign logo for his “Decide Your Path” money game.
Any income opportunity should be legal as long as people know exactly what they’re getting into. What I mean is an “Honest Opportunity”, it is not a fraud if people know exactly they’re getting into.
For Example, An “Honest” Ponzi Scheme would have all participants aware they’re money paid in is going to be paid out earlier participants, and participants understand there is high chance (say %70) they will lose some or all of the principle amount paid in.
Actually, this could be legal under the current legal climate if the “Honest” income opportunity is legally classified as a gambling operation.
I hear MMM in Russia is/was an “Honest” Ponzi scheme yet it still got regulatory scrutiny I guess because it wasn’t a “sanctioned” Ponzi Scheme nations of the World Banksters run. United States has a few “Sanctioned” Ponzi schemes including but not limited to: Social Security, US Treasury Bonds, and FEDERAL RESERVE “Quantitative Easing”.
Why these glaringly obvious Ponzi schemes operations aren’t halted/suspended before they %100 collapse is going to be in future history books.
Historians will call this time period “The Age of Credit Expansion”, The next chapter will be “The Leadup to the Great Socio-Economic Collapse” (2000 to 2015), The next chapter will be “The Great Socio-Economic Collapse”.
History tells us Ponzi schemes don’t take off unless they deceive people into thinking they are legitimate businesses.
Look at any major MLM Ponzi scheme over the last few years and you’ll see a litany of denial and “we aren’t a Ponzi scheme” rhetoric.
Your hypothetical ideas are best left to the realms of Ponzi theory, as they have no basis in reality.