My Secret Fortune Review: $5 five-tier matrix cycler
There is no information on the My Secret Fortune website indicating who owns or runs the business.
The My Secret Fortune website domain (“mysecretfortune.com”) was registered on the 27th of May 2015, with John Dierksmeier listed as the owner. An address in the US state of Texas is also provided.
John Dierksmeier (right) first appeared on BehindMLM’s radar back in late 2011, as the Founder and President of MaxeVida.
MaxeVida was a matrix-based opportunity which saw affiliates retail a capsule-based supplement.
MaxeVida seems to have collapsed sometime in 2012, with Dierksmeier (right) then going on to launch Only20Bucks.
Again based on a matrix compensation plan, Only20Bucks was a recruitment-driven feeder for iClubBiz (in which Dierksmeier was an affiliate).
iClubBiz itself was an autoship-centric recruitment scheme launched in 2013.
2014 saw Dierksmeier get into coffee, with the launch of Cafe Nopal.
On the affiliate side of things, Dierksmeier has been involved with New Earth(reboot of Simplexity Health), Xerveo (formerly Ferveo), CeraCoat Direct (nanotechnology coating) and more recently GoBig7 (a Penny Matrixreboot).
2015 has seen Dierksmeier launch Nopa Vida, 2×2 Wealth and EcoPlus Network.
Nopa Vida saw affiliates purchase matrix positions and get paid when subsequently recruited affiliates did the same.
2×2 Wealth was a matrix cycler, again paying affiliates to purchase a matrix position and recruit others who do the same.
EcoPlus Network is a $25 a month matrix-based recruitment scheme.
Alexa traffic estimates on the Nopa Vida and 2×2 Wealth websites suggest both have since collapsed. EcoPlus Network was only recently launched, with My Secret Fortune marking Dierksmeier’s fourth known MLM launch this year.
Read on for a full review of the My Secret Fortune MLM business opportunity.
The My Secret Fortune MLM Product Line
My Secret Fortune has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market My Secret Fortune affiliate membership itself.
Once signed up, affiliates must purchase $5 matrix positions in order to participate in the My Secret Formula MLM opportunity.
Bundled with each matrix position purchase are a series of advertising credits, which can be used to display advertising on the My Secret Fortune website itself.
The My Secret Fortune Compensation Plan
The My Secret Fortune compensation plan sees affiliates purchase $5 positions in a five-tier matrix cycler.
Matrix sizes used in the My Secret Fortune cycler are 1×3 (3 positions to fill), 1×9 (9 positions to fill), 1×27 (27 positions to fill), 1×81 (81 positions to fill), 1×243 (243 positions to fill).
Commissions are paid out as positions at each matrix tier as filled, with affiliates required to pay a buy-in fee at each tier before they can earn from it.
- Tier 1 ($5 entry, 1×3 matrix) – no commission and entry into Tier 2
- Tier 2 (1×9 matrix) – $105 commission and entry into Tier 3
- Tier 3 (1×27 matrix) – $720 commission and entry into Tier 4
- Tier 4 (1×81 matrix) – $7110 commission and entry into Tier 5
- Tier 5 (1×243 matrix) – $43,420 commission
Joining My Secret Fortune
Affiliate membership with My Secret Fortune is tied to the purchase of at least one $5 matrix position.
For those savvy with matrix math, it should be obvious that each tier of the My Secret Fortune cycler is part of a company-wide 3×5 matrix.
The first level of this matrix has three positions, the second nine positions, the third twenty-seven positions and so on and so forth.
Effectively each matrix tier operates as a straight-line queue within this matrix structure, with each affiliate required to pay a participation fee.
This participation fee is paid to an existing affiliate, with the fee payment qualifying the affiliate who pays it to receive payments from affiliates who pay their tier fees after them.
In this manner new affiliate funds are shuffled around to pay off existing affiliates (those who joined early), with nothing being marketed to or sold to retail customers.
This places My Secret Fortune squarely in pyramid scheme territory.
As with all pyramid schemes, once recruitment of new affiliates slows down, so too will commission payouts across all My Secret Fortune matrix tiers.
On the raw math side of things you’re looking at 10,271 $5 position purchases to fund a complete matrix, with it being unlikely that anyone except John Dierksmeier will get anywhere close to a full matrix.
Some early adopters will make back what they paid in and then some, but it’s otherwise a given that most participants will lose out.
There’s a reason Dierksmeier has launched four such schemes this year alone. They’re shortlived scams that cannot pay out more than what is paid in.