BehindMLM initially reviewed Exitus Elite back in 2016. It was a reboot of Exitus Network, a gifting scheme run by Paul Stevenson.

Exitus Elite collapsed in 2017, prompting Stevenson to launch Exitus 500.

Exitus 500 didn’t last long, prompting another rebrand to Exitus Elite 2018. Not really sure what happened after that but at some point Stevenson rebranded back to Exitus 500.

Today Exitus 500 doesn’t exist. It seems Stevenson (right) at some point again reverted back further to Exitus Elite.

Assuming the current iteration of Exitus Elite hasn’t collapsed since Exitus 500 was abandoned, this would be Stevenson’s fifth reboot.

Following renewed marketing efforts, a BehindMLM reader recently reached out to request an updated Exitus Elite review.

Today we revisit Exitus Elite for an updated review.

The Company

Paul Stevenson (right) is/was based out of the UK. Today there’s no mention of him on Exitus Elite’s website.

Why Exitus Elite ownership information is hidden from consumers is unknown, but as far as MLM due-diligence goes it’s an immediate red flag.

Instead of disclosing himself as Exitus Elite’s owner, Paul Stevenson hides behind “Black Star Global LLC”.

This is from Exitus Elite’s website Privacy Policy;

Black Star Global LLC (“BSG LLC”) owns and operates this exituselite website business.

Black Star Global LLC is a Florida shell company Stevenson set up in November 2020.

Exitus Elite’s Products

Exitus Elite has no retailable products or services.

Affiliates are only able to market Exitus Elite affiliate membership itself.

Exitus Elite affiliate membership provides access to a digital marketing product library.

Exitus Elite’s Compensation Plan

Exitus Elite affiliates buy into a five tier gifting scheme:

  • G100 – $100
  • G250 – $250
  • G500 – $500
  • G1000 – $1000
  • G2000 – $2000

Exitus Elite uses a 1-up gifting model, which sees every affiliate pass up their first received gifting payment on each tier.

Gifting payments are made by directly recruited Exitus Elite affiliates. The MLM side of the business occurs through the 1-up pass-up model, as well as “pay to play”.

Exitus Elite affiliates are capped at receiving payments on the highest tier they themselves have bought into.

E.g. a G500 tier Exitus Elite affiliate can only every receive up to $500 per gifting payment their recruits make. What is left is passed upline to the first tier-qualified affiliate.

Here’s an example:

You are a G500 affiliate and recruit a new affiliate. That affiliate buys in at G2000.

If you’d bought in at G2000 you’d receive the $2000 gifting payment. Seeing as you only bought in at G500 however, you receive $500. This leaves $1500 still to be paid out.

This $1500 is paid upline to the first G1000 or G2000 tier qualified affiliate found. Upline refers to the affiliate who recruited you, the affiliate who recruited that affiliate and so forth.

In this example, if a G1000 affiliate was found first, they’d receive $500 ($1000 minus the $500 you received), leaving $1000 to be paid to the first upline G2000 tier qualified affiliate.

If a G2000 affiliate was found first, they’d receive the full $1500 gifting payment. Nothing is every passed up on payments made to G2000 tier qualified affiliates.

Fractional gifting payments can also be made. Exitus Elite allows affiliates to upgrade gifting tiers by making partial payments.

E.g. You are a G250 affiliate and want to buy into G1000. You only pay the $750 difference.

This reduced gifting payment is still passed upline as per the 1-up model and required upline tier qualification.

Joining Exitus Elite

Exitus Elite affiliate membership consists of an admin fee and gifting payment.

There are five gifting tiers within Exitus Elite:

  • G100 – $49 admin fee and $100 gifting payment
  • G250 – $99 admin fee and $250 gifting payment
  • G500 – $199 admin fee and $500 gifting payment
  • G1000 – $299 admin fee and $1000 gifting payment
  • G2000 – $399 admin fee and $2000 gifting payment

Exitus Elite Conclusion

Other than adjusted gifting tiers, not much has changed in Exitus Elite since BehindMLM’s 2016 review.

The illegal gifting scheme remains intact, as does the “pay to play” nature of the illegal business model.

You can often pass up three or four people, and the commission generated as you upgrade to the higher, more profitable levels.

In light of Exitus Elite being an illegal gifting scheme, what it bundles with gifting payments is irrelevant.

For reference however, we have:

  • G100 – ebooks
  • G200 – more ebooks
  • G500 – more ebooks
  • G1000 – audio interviews and video courses
  • G2000 – video courses

Adding products to a gifting scheme doesn’t make the business model legal.

Being an MLM gifting scheme, Exitus Elite inherently functions as a pyramid scheme. Once recruitment inevitable dries up, so too will gifting payments.

As with all MLM gifting schemes, primary beneficiaries are top recruiters and the admin.

Paul Stevenson, in addition to gifting payments he receives through admin position(s), receives admin fees on every tier payment made by Exitus Elite affiliates.

SimilarWeb tracked just a few thousand visits to Exitus Elite’s website throughout September 2023. In other words there wasn’t much going on.

There was a 300% increase in traffic throughout October. I’m assuming this resulted in Exitus Elite getting spammed around, leading to it landing on my desk for an update.

Between October and November 2023 Exitus Elite website traffic plummeted 30%. Not sure whether that trend continued in December but it’s unlikely a gifting scheme as long in the tooth as Exitus Elite is will resurrect itself.

Math guarantees that the majority of participants in MLM gifting schemes lose money.