Familia Unitas Review: $20-$200 a month recruitment scheme
Familia Unitas operate in the online marketing MLM niche.
An address on the company website suggests the company is based out of Michigan in the US, but curiously a contact number in Slovenia is also provided.
Identified as CEO of Familia Unitas on their website is Timothy Saltsman (right).
Past MLM opportunities Saltsman has promoted include Ingreso Cybernetico (recruitment-driven matrix scheme), IQ Life (rebrand of Level9App recruitment scheme) and MMO Cashout (another recruitment scheme) and ProShareExtreme ($1 micro Ponzi scheme).
On his Facebook page Saltsman was talking about launching an opp early this year, but Familia Unitas appears to be his actual first launch.
Read on for a full review of the Familia Unitas MLM business opportunity.
The Familia Unitas Product Line
Familia Unitas has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market Familia Unitas affiliate membership itself.
Bundled with Familia Unitus affiliate membership is access to “digital products”.
The Familia Unitas Compensation Plan
The Familia Unitas compensation plan pays affiliates to recruit new affiliates, both directly and residually through a matrix compensation structure.
Direct Recruitment Commissions
Familia Unitas affiliates are directly compensated when they recruit new affiliates, 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 go on to 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.
Familia Unitas cap payable unilevel levels at ten, with commissions paid out as follows:
- level 1 – $5 per affiliate recruited
- level 2 – $2 per affiliate recruited
- level 3 – $1 per affiliate recruited
Note that as these commissions are paid out of monthly affiliate fees, they are also monthly recurring.
Residual Recruitment Commissions
Residual recruitment commissions in Familia Unitas are paid out through a 3×3 matrix.
A 3×3 matrix places an affiliate at the top of a matrix with three positions directly under them:
These three positions form the first level of the matrix, with levels two and three generated by splitting the previous level positions into another three positions each (for a total of 48 positions).
Commissions are paid when positions in the matrix are filled at a rate of $1 per position filled.
Once a matrix is filled and $48 is paid out, an affiliate is placed in a new 3×3 matrix and the process begins again.
Joining Familia Unitas
Affiliate membership with Familia Unitas is $25 a month.
Additional affiliate membership levels of $50, $100 and $200 a month are advertised but not currently available.
With nothing marketed or sold to retail customers, all Familia Unitas are doing is paying their affiliates to recruit new affiliates.
The inspiration behind the scheme appears to be Ingreso Cybernetico, which also combined digital products and services with matrix position purchases (albeit far more expensive).
In addition to chain-recruitment, there is also a “pay to play” elements within Familia Unitas.
As per a Familia Unitas marketing video featuring Timothy Saltsman:
Everytime you’re gunna upgrade (pay more money each month), everything you’re earning is gunna double.
Although not currently available, it seems the three additional affiliate membership options directly impact an affiliate’s income potential.
As a compliance guideline earnings in MLM opportunities should always be tied to individual sales performance, rather than how much money they pay in fees each month.
As with all recruitment schemes, commissions in Familia Unitas will slow down once recruitment of new affiliates dries up.
Once recruitment slows down, those at the bottom of the company-wide unilevel will realize they’re unable to recruit new affiliates.
This will see them stop paying their monthly fees, which means those above them will stop getting paid too.
They in turn stop paying their fees and, as this effect slowly trickles up the company-wide affiliate genealogy, eventually an irreversible collapse is triggered.
At that point anyone who hasn’t recovered their monthly fees by way of recruitment loses out, with this statistically being the majority of participants.