Exitus Network Review: $12,000 pass-up commissions
There is no information on the Exitus Network website indicating who owns or runs the business.
A corporate address in the UK is provided on the Exitus Network website, however further research reveals this to be the address of “Complete Formations”.
Complete Formations offer a virtual mailing addresses for 97 GBP ($152 USD). It would appear that Existus Network exists in the UK in name only.
Meanwhile the Exitus Network domain was registered on the 9th of September 2014, however the domain registration is set to private.
As always, if a MLM company is not openly upfront about who is running or owns it, think long and hard about joining and/or handing over any money.
The Exitus Network Product Line
Exitus Network has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market affiliate membership with the company itself ($500 to $12,500).
Bundled with Exitus Network affiliate membership is access to an internet marketing tools suite.
The Exitus Network Compensation Plan
The Exitus Network compensation plan revolves around affiliates signing up, paying their affiliate fee and then recruiting others who do the same.
Recruitment commissions are paid out according to how much a newly recruited affiliate spends on their membership:
- Trainee ($500) – $400
- Executive ($1000) – $800
- Senior Executive ($2000) – $1600
- Business Executive ($3500) – $3000
- Senior Business Executive ($6500) – $5200
- Ambassador ($12,000) – $9600
Note that an affiliate can only receive commissions up to the level they themselves have bought in at.
Eg. A Trainee will still only receive $400 even if they recruit an Ambassador affiliate.
Exitus Network use a 1-up style compensation plan to pay commissions to affiliates. This 1-up compensation structure sees all affiliates “pass-up” their first recruitment commission to the affiliate who recruited them.
In turn, when those they’ve personally recruited go on to recruit their first affiliates, these commissions are passed up to the affiliate who recruited them.
This continues down an infinite depth, with all affiliates passing up their first recruitment commission – irrespective of the level they buy in at.
Joining Exitus Network
Affiliate membership with Exitus Network costs between $500 to $12,000:
- Trainee – $500
- Executive – $1000
- Senior Executive – $2000
- Business Executive – $3500
- Senior Business Executive – $6500
- Ambassador – $12,000
The primary difference between the different levels of affiliate membership is income potential via Exitus Network’s compensation plan.
With no products or services being sold to retail customers, 100% of commissions paid out of affiliate revenue and the recruitment of new affiliates, Exitus Network operates as a pyramid scheme.
Exitus Network affiliates buy in for between $500 to $12,000, with how much money they spend on affiliate membership determining how much they can earn when they recruit new affiliates.
This adds an additional “pay to play” element to the scheme.
With no retail, the only way an Exitus Network affiliate can earn money is by recruiting affiliates and encouraging those they recruit to also recruit affiliates.
As such, the entire Exitus Network MLM opportunity hinges on the constant recruitment of new affiliates.
Eventually those at the bottom of the scheme will be unable to recruit new affiliates into it, at which point the scheme collapses and they lose however much they spent on Exitus Network affiliate membership.
As for the marketing tools and whatever else is attached to Exitus Network affiliate membership, all of it can pretty much be reduced to smoke and mirrors.
Putting aside the fact that there’s absolutely no retail activity taking place within the scheme, one only has to look at the percentage of affiliate fees paid out as commissions to ascertain the relative value of whatever else is bundled with affiliate membership.
The overwhelming majority of funds paid in by new recruits is simply shuffled along to those who joined before them. Meaning the thousands of dollars charged at the upper levels of Exitus Network has nothing to with a perceived value of the internet marketing suite, and everything to do with inflated prices to cover thousands of dollars in recruitment commissions paid out.
It should go without saying that you’d be absolutely bonkers to send $12,000 (or even $500 for that matter) to anonymous company owners hiding behind a virtual mailing address, but here we are.