Elevacity Review: Travopoly hitched to another MLM opp
There is no information on the Elevacity website indicating who owns or runs the business.
The Elevacity website domain (“elevacity.com”) was registered on the 26th of January 2014, however the domain registration is set to private.
Further research reveals Robert Oblon identified as Founder and CEO of the company. Why this information is not presented on the Elevacity website is unclear.
On his LinkedIn profile, Oblon cites his location as Texas. The Elevacity website Terms states that the company has ‘offices within the State of Texas, U.S. of America‘.
Prior to launching Elevacity, Oblon (right) was President of World Ventures. He also held a 5% ownership stake in the company.
World Ventures is a travel niche MLM company that primarily pays affiliates to recruit new affiliates.
Oblon also owned Travopoly, which as I understand it was a vendor World Ventures provided travel discounts through.
In 2011 World Ventures filed a lawsuit against Oblon and Travopoly, accusing them of violating a Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation agreement.
I did try to look up the outcome of the case but was unsuccessful.
After Oblon left World Ventures, Travopoly appears to have continued on as a stand-alone vacation platform.
Oblon launched FourOceans Global in 2015, through which Elevacity is offered. Travopoly is featured on the Elevacity website as a “partner” of the company.
Read on for a full review of the Elevacity MLM opportunity.
The Elevacity Product Line
Affiliate membership with Elevacity provides access to a “vacation portal” attached to Robert Oblon’s Travopoly.
Through the portal Elevacity affiliates and retail customers can book discounted travel services.
The Elevacity website also features a “revolutionary product” called Meridium.
Thought leading doctors and scientists have come together to create one-of-a-kind products to elevate your health.
Available exclusively through our network of Partners dedicated to changing the way you feel! Join the movement today.
No retail or wholesale pricing for Meridium is provided.
The Elevacity Compensation Plan
The Elevacity compensation plan is a combination of recruitment commissions and ongoing residuals paid out on affiliate spends.
Retail commissions are possible but don’t appear to be the focus of the income opportunity.
Commission qualification in Elevacity is $25 a month.
This can be self-funded by an affiliate or a purchase made by one of their retail customers.
Elevacity Affiliate Ranks
There are twelve ranks within the Elevacity compensation plan.
Along with their respective qualification criteria, they are as follows:
- Business Partner – sign up as an Elevacity affiliate and maintain $25 in volume each month
- Marketing Partner – have two retail customers on monthly autoship and recruit and maintain two commission qualified affiliates
Note that Elevacity do not provide qualification criteria for the remaining ten ranks in their compensation plan.
From what I’ve been able to gleam from various Elevacity affiliate marketing presentations, rank promotion is a combination of volume targets, retail customer acquisition and affiliate recruitment.
When newly recruited Elevacity affiliates purchase a “Fast Track Pack”, the recruiting affiliate is paid a $20 to $400 commission.
No specifics on how much Fast Track Packs cost are provided in the Elevacity compensation plan.
Residual recruitment commissions are paid out via a binary compensation structure.
A binary compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of a binary team, split into two sides (left and right):
The binary team begins with two positions on the first level, which splits into four positions on the second level.
In this manner as many binary levels as needed are generated, with each level housing twice as many positions as the last level.
Fast Track Pack sales volume is tracked on both sides of the binary, with $200 generated on the weaker binary side triggering a 10% to 20% commission.
The Elevacity compensation plan does not specify qualification criteria for an affiliate to earn 20%.
Residual commissions in Elevacity are 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.
Commissions are paid out as a percentage of sales volume generated in the unilevel team, generated by both recruited affiliate purchases and retail customer orders.
How much of a percentage is paid out is determined by an Elevacity affiliate’s rank:
- Business Partner – 10% on level 1 and 5% on level 2
- Marketing Partner – 10% on level 1 and 5% on levels 2 to 4
- Bronze – 10% on level 1 and 5% on levels 2 to 5
- Silver – 10% on level 1, 5% on levels 2 to 5 and 4% on level 6
- Gold – 10% on level 1, 5% on levels 2 to 5 and 4% on levels 6 and 7
- Sapphire – 10% on level 1, 5% on levels 2 to 5 and 4% on levels 6 to 8
- Ruby – 10% on level 1, 5% on levels 2 to 5 and 4% on levels 6 to 9
- Emerald – 10% on level 1, 5% on levels 2 to 5, 4% on levels 6 to 9 and 3% on level 10
- Diamond – 10% on level 1, 5% on levels 2 to 5, 4% on levels 6 to 9 and 3% on levels 10 and 11
- Double Diamond – 10% on level 1, 5% on levels 2 to 5, 4% on levels 6 to 9, 3% on levels 10 and 11, 2% on level 12 and 0.5% on level 13 onwards
- Triple Diamond – 10% on level 1, 5% on levels 2 to 5, 4% on levels 6 to 9, 3% on levels 10 and 11, 2% on level 12 and 0.75% on level 13 onwards
- Presidential Diamond – 10% on level 1, 5% on levels 2 to 5, 4% on levels 6 to 9, 3% on levels 10 and 11, 2% on level 12 and 1% on level 13 onwards
- Crown Diamond – 10% on level 1, 5% on levels 2 to 5, 4% on levels 6 to 9, 3% on levels 10 and 11, 2% on level 12 and 1.25% on level 13 onwards
- Crown Ambassador – 10% on level 1, 5% on levels 2 to 5, 4% on levels 6 to 9, 3% on levels 10 and 11, 2% on level 12 and 1.5% on level 13 onwards
A matching bonus on unilevel commissions is also offered, beginning at the Gold rank:
- Gold and Sapphire – 5% match on level 1 (personally recruited affiliates)
- Ruby – 10% on level 1 and 5% on level 2
- Emerald – 10% on level 1 and 5% on levels 2 and 3
- Diamond – 10% on level 1 and 5% on levels 2 to 4
- Double Diamond and higher – 10% on levels 1 and 2 and 5% on levels 3 and 4
Rank Achievement Bonus
Starting at the Gold rank, Elevacity pay out the following one-time rank achievement bonuses:
- Gold – $500
- Sapphire – $2500
- Ruby – $5000
- Emerald – $10,000
- Diamond – $25,000
- Double Diamond – $50,000
- Triple Diamond – $75,000
- Presidential Diamond – $200,000
- Crown Diamond – $400,000
- Crown Ambassador – $750,000
The Lifestyle Bonus is a monthly payment made to Gold ranked affiliates and higher:
- Gold – $250
- Sapphire – $500
- Ruby – $750
- Emerald – $1000
- Diamond, Double Diamond and Triple Diamond – $1200
- Presidential Diamond or higher – $1500
Global Bonus Pool
The Global Bonus Pool is made up of 4% of Elevacity’s revenue, split into six pools:
- Gold – 20%
- Sapphire – 20%
- Ruby – 15%
- Emerald – 15%
- Diamond – 15%
- Presidential Diamond – 15%
Elevacity affiliates earn a share in the pool that corresponds with their affiliate rank (starting at the Gold rank).
Gratitude Reward Points
Gratitude Reward Points are an inhouse virtual currency Elevacity reward affiliates with when they recruit new affiliates, spend money or process retail customer orders.
How many Gratitude Reward Points are earned is unclear, however the company does specify that 20 points are awarded for every $20 of commissionable volume generated.
Stay The Course Reward
If an Elevacity affiliate qualifies for commissions for twenty-four consecutive months, the company rewards them with “a paid vacation every year for life”.
The value of the vacation is represented as $5000 in the Elevacity compensation plan.
Affiliate membership with Elevacity is $49.97.
If an affiliate self-qualifies for commissions, an additional $25 a month must be paid.
There’s a fair bit of information about Elevacity missing from their website. Retail product information and rank qualification criteria in the compensation plan for starters.
This is important because travel-based MLM opportunities are notorious for primarily paying commissions on the recruitment of new affiliates.
The retail customer requirements tied to affiliate ranks appears to tackle this problem, but I can’t say for sure because rank qualification criteria is conspicuously absent in Elevacity’s compensation plan documentation.
What you’re left with is affiliate product packs, the price of which is also not disclosed, which are tied to recruitment commissions running into hundreds of dollars.
Residual commissions appear tied to $25 a month spend, which realistically most affiliates are going to self-fund (either with a product purchase or via an automated autoship order).
You can get a retail customer to purchase $25 of product each month to qualify, but given the complete lack of retail product information provided on the Elevacity website, driving retail sales doesn’t appear to be a core focus.
When you consider where Robert Oblon is coming from, Elevacity is a marked improvement over World Ventures.
It’s a much more expanded offering, with potential if the retail side of the business is given urgent attention.
Otherwise that potential is going to fall by the wayside, with Elevacity affiliates once again primarily receiving commissions for recruiting new affiliates.