Magic 10 Marketing Review: Bottles of silver & recruitment
There is no information on the Magic 10 Marketing website indicating who owns or runs the business.
The Magic 10 Marketing website domain (“magic10marketing.com”) was registered on the 20th of October 2015, with Gerald Ricks listed as the owner. An address in the US state of Utah is also provided.
Gerald Ricks (right) first popped up on BehindMLM’s radar as CEO of Joy to Live.
Joy to Live operate in the health and nutrition MLM niche, with Joy to Live itself owned by parent company “Elite Marketing Alliance, Inc.”
Further research reveals Joy to Live and Elite Marketing Alliance using the same Utah address as Magic 10 Marketing.
Prior to Joy to Live, Gerald Ricks appears to have been involved in the MLM company “AlivaMax” (launched in 2008).
AlivaMax sell supplements and although the company’s website is still active, today they appear to be a retail-only storefront.
Read on for a full review of the Magic 10 Marketing MLM business opportunity.
The Magic 10 Marketing Product Line
Magic 10 Marketing affiliate membership is tied to the purchase of Magic 10 Silver.
Our product is formulated in small batches under rigorous testing procedures to ensure the highest quality.
Magic 10’s silver utilizes a nano particle size at 50 parts per million (ppm).
Magic 10 Marketing’s compensation plan material makes no mention of commissions paid on retail sales of Magic 10 Silver.
The Magic 10 Marketing Compensation Plan
The Magic 10 Marketing compensation plan sees affiliates purchase bottles of Magic 10 Silver, with commissions paid out when they recruit other affiliates who do the same.
Residual commissions in Magic 10 Marketing are paid out via a 5×5 matrix compensation structure.
A 5×5 matrix places an affiliate at the top of the matrix, with five positions directly under them:
These initial five positions form the first level of the matrix, with the second level generated by splitting each of the five positions into another five positions each.
Subsequent levels of the matrix are generated in the same manner, with the next level a multiplication of the previous level’s positions by five.
In a 5×5 matrix there are a total of five levels and 3905 positions.
A 60 cent commission is paid out per position filled in the matrix, with positions filled via the direct and indirect recruitment of new Magic 10 Marketing affiliates.
For each 60 cent commission paid out, attached is a $2 balance which is placed into an affiliate’s “e-wallet reserve”.
Funds are withheld in this account until $20 is reached for US affiliates or $25 or non-US affiliates.
Once either $20 or $25 is reached, another bottle of Magic 10 Silver is purchased for the affiliate. This in turn generates another 60 cent residual commission payout through the matrix.
Note that $22 is a month is also deducted from an affiliate’s e-wallet reserve in admin fees, so effectively an affiliate must generate a minimum $42 or $47 a month e-wallet reserve balance to generate a product order.
In this manner a Magic 10 Marketing affiliate is paid
- when new affiliates are recruited and
- when affiliates in their matrix generate $20 or $25 in their e-wallet reserve account (taking into account the deducted $22 monthly admin fee, which takes priority)
Note that if the e-wallet reserve account doesn’t generate $22 the admin fee is not deducted. Instead the balance accrues until $22 is reached.
An additional $20 or $25 must be generated for a product order to be placed that month.
In order to qualify for a Matching Bonus, a Magic 10 Marketing affiliate must
- pay $2 a month in fees
- recruit two new affiliates and
- create an autoship order for two monthly product purchases
Once the above qualification criteria is met, an affiliate earns a 20% bonus override on commissions paid to affiliates on the first level of their 5×5 matrix.
The Matching Bonus also pays out on subsequent matrix levels, as per the following qualification criteria:
- recruit four new affiliates and create a monthly autoship order for four product purchases =20% match on levels 1 and 2
- recruit six new affiliates and create a monthly autoship order for six product purchases = 20% match on levels 1 to 3
- recruit eight new affiliates and create a monthly autoship order for eight product purchases = 20% match on levels 1 to 4
- recruit ten new affiliates and create a monthly autoship order for ten product purchases = 20% match on all five matrix levels
Note that each monthly autoship product purchase is $20 for US affiliates and $25 for non-US affiliates.
Autoship orders can also be paid out of an affiliate’s e-wallet reserve, provided the required monthly balance is generated.
There’s no specific clarification in Magic 10 Marketing’s compensation plan material as to whether the $2 monthly fee can be paid out of the e-wallet reserve.
Global Bonus Pool
The Global Bonus Pool sees 80 cents of every bottle of Magic 10 Silver sold placed into a bonus pool.
That bonus pool is then split into four quarters, with affiliates able to qualify for a share in each quarter as follows:
- recruit 25 affiliates = 1 share in pool 1
- recruit 50 affiliates = 1 share in pools 1 and 2
- recruit 100 affiliates = 1 share in pools 1 to 3
- recruit 200 affiliates = 1 share in Pools 1 to 4
Joining Magic 10 Marketing
Affiliate membership with Magic 10 Marketing is $20 for US-based affiliates or $25 for non-US affiliates.
Full participation in the Magic 10 Marketing compensation plan requires the recruitment of ten affiliates and monthly payment of $202 ($252 for non-US affiliates).
The “sell” to prospective Magic 10 Marketing affiliates is that they can join by purchasing a product, do nothing and still earn matrix commissions.
That much is true, provided they accept they will be paid peanuts (60 cents for every $20 to $25 paid in by subsequently recruited affiliates).
On the residual side of things unless Gerald Ricks is paid $22 each month first for each affiliate hoping to make a commission, passive affiliates earn nothing.
The core of the Magic 10 Marketing business opportunity sees recruitment required (indirect recruitment is required for passive affiliates to earn), with increasing monthly costs.
All up, full participation in the Magic 10 Marketing compensation plan requires a $20 to $25 upfront buy-in, recruitment of 10 affiliates and ongoing monthly fees of $202 to $252.
The problem with all of this is a lack of retail activity within the opportunity.
I did hear mention of affiliates purportedly buying product to “resell to retail customers”, but that’s mere lip-service.
Within the Magic 10 Marketing compensation plan there’s no mention of commissions tied to the retail sale of Magic 10 Silver.
Furthermore any resale of product by affiliates does not constitute a retail sale within the Magic 10 Marketing business opportunity. It’s external revenue which is neither here nor there.
All that’s required to earn in Magic 10 Marketing is an affiliate’s own purchase and then those of recruited affiliates.
This combines “pay to play” with elements of a recruitment-driven pyramid scheme.
When you force affiliates to purchase product, you’re essentially reducing the motivation behind the purchase to commission qualification. This is irrespective of any alternative reasoning you might come up with (pseudo-compliance).
Essentially, the product becomes incidental to the pay plan (otherwise known as a product-based pyramid scheme).
The pyramid nature of the business thus lays in the lack of retail within the opportunity, meaning funds paid in and out are overwhelmingly, if not completely, sourced from affiliates.
This means once recruitment of new affiliates dies down, so too will commissions Magic 10 Marketing pays out.
Basically you join Magic 10 Marketing on the premise of earning money for just buying a bottle of silver stuff, only realize you’re getting screwed unless you sign up for monthly autoship and start recruiting new affiliates.
Approach with caution.
I know this is real because Ken Russo said so. I also know that Ken does his due diligence as it is important to him.
I know you are all relieved to know this and now you don’t have to worry about it being an illegal pyramid scheme and Ponzi.
One reckognize heavy colloidal silver users easily: their skin turns blue-grey.
First of all in the full review above I know the owners name it’s Mathew Myers Phone (removed).
Phone him he will be glad to talk with you email (removed)
I have spoken with him on many occasions super nice guy.
There are hundreds of programs out there where you need to pay for a product to get placed in the matrix does not make them a ponzi scheme.
Magic 10 is a program with ZERO attrition rate because of the way it is designed
And that peanuts you mentioned above really ads up for doing nothing.
So whoever wrote that review above should phone or email Matt so that he can straighten you out once and for all.
So you admit you joined to do nothing but collect 60 cents per signup?
So lets say you could find a few 100 @ 60 cents each.
Easily thats peanuts for doing nothing.
I will just stick to avoiding this one as when people see they are not making the income they need they tend to leave because they are doing nothing.
Why is Rick’s name on the domain registration then?
The words “Ponzi scheme” didn’t appear once in the review.
Why do I need to be “straightened out”? Are Magic 10 Marketing misrepresenting their comp plan?
No i did not say i was going to do nothing i have already signed up 26 members 100% matching bonus.
I said not bad for doing nothing meaning for those that if you don’t do anything.
This is a 5×5 forced matrix you are not forced to purchase with your own money just forced to purchase out of commissions.
if you do not make enough to purchase the next month the just wait until you do there is no more out of pocket expense for you.
You see once you join and order 1 bottle you are going to get the rest for free whether you like it or not.
Plus i will be making $3 a bottle not 60c.
I see they will not allow me to give you you his contact info.
Hi Frank, why not invite Mathew here yourself to “straighten us out”?
Recruitment commissions in MLM = pyramid scheme.
Great thing about this is Frank is speaking up for a guy that clearly has the wool pulled over his eyes.
You can show facts all day long and if people like Frank refuse to see then he might deserve to lose his money in this.
Maybe Matt can prove how he really has something by coming here to comment without saying “haters” like it proves how right he is.
We deal in facts here.
You really need to market this program to the senior citizen community. I even have your marketing campaign designed for you.
Your pitch should be:
Think of all the time you will save by knowing who is a member and who isn’t to recruit. You’ll be able to spot a member a mile away.
And to top it all off, you will have your Halloween costume for next year. You can go as a Martian and win for original costume to boot.
Good luck with the senior marketing campaign. My New Year’s gift to you and Matt.
Reduction of valid chain-recruitment criticism to “haters”… check.
Attempt to dismiss criticism with claims of “working for the competition”… check.
Absolutely no attempt to justify lack of retail and why Magic 10 Silver isn’t a chain-recruitment pyramid scheme… check.
Stellar management you’ve got there Frank. They obviously have lots of experience in running successful and legitimate MLM opportunities.
Thanks for sparking my interest in this product. I went back and located the owner and was surprised to discover the comp plan you quoted is inaccurate in a couple of ways.
When a member obtains $22 in their e-wallet, they receive the next shipment with no out of pocket expense-so its a one time purchase.
Secondly, you don’t have to recruit. Although it is a 5X5 forced matrix, the income isn’t generated on new members, its generated on the number of bottles purchased.
With 18 million people using the silver globally, and the company projecting 500,000 new members in the next 6 months, this became a no brainer for me! Yes, I’ll pay the $20 one time to get in.
The last issue I had to clarify was the fact that lower grade colloidal silver in intense dosages can turn the skin blue.
I spoke with the scientist involved in their manufacturing process and this product is all natural, not attached to an electrical method of bonding the silver into water impurities, therefore this doesn’t occur.
Finally, it was interesting to know that the particle size allows the pure silver elements to absorb more effectively than colloidal silver, and therefore you get the full benefits of what it can do.
All in all, I’m glad I read your article to go do my homework, I’m in!
If there’s no retail activity taking place, that $22 winds up in their wallet via recruited affiliates on autoship.
You don’t fill a matrix with bottles of silver, you fill it with recruited affiliates. For a matrix to fill, someone has to recruit.
Bottom line? No retail means Magic 10 Marketing is just another autoship recruitment scheme.
Come back in a few weeks and let us know what your retail sales numbers are.
there are indeed outlets for retail sales on the websites. The product retails for $29.95 and pays $10 to the rep. There are other numerous error in this review.
There’s no mention of retail in the Magic 10 Marketing compensation plan.
I hope you’re not trying to assert affiliate’s buying the product and reselling it as retail sales. Because it’s not.
I am Matthew Myers and Although I appreciate you talking about our company, enough is enough. Until you have your facts correct about what we are doing please do not publish anything. You only make yourself look bad to the people who do know what they are talking about.
I encourage you to come and listen to a webinar and EDUCATE YOURSELF!! You might just end up happy like everyone else.
For my team I appreciate all of your support. The best thing about this article is they are talking about OUR amazing company.
^^ Could have provided “facts”, instead publishes generic “you don’t know anything, contact us for the real story!” garbage.
Unless the Magic 10 Marketing compensation plan is full of crap, the review is accurate (that’s what it’s based on).
lmao! That ole gag.
I find it amazing that people comment this site is about “the competition trying to put down a legit program”.
That’s because that’s exactly how *they* would put down their competition (covertly, of course).
Translation: we only want you to talk about the unverified information that we provide. Else we don’t want you to talk about us.
Dude, that’s called shady advertising. For that you need places with lower publishing standards. I think that other website in Europe is perfect for you if you have the budget for it.
amazingly already have a lot of members/recruits here in Philippines. Magic!
this Mathew Myers is nothing but a scammer and I wish him the best with everyone’s money.
100s 0f people in the Uk and Ireland have been ripped of and not received any commissions of this guy would love to know where the best place is to report this thieving git.
many of which were young mothers trying to make a few pennies online hope he rots in hell and will see my fist if here ever shows his face in the uk.
my interest is the magic 10 silver, what is the ingredient of this product and its medical use, does it really kill virus in the human system?
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