NeXarise Review: Former ACN distributors launch competitor
NeXarise operates in the ecommerce MLM niche. The company does not provide a corporate address on its website.
Instead a UK incorporation number for “Nexarise European Services LTD” is provided.
Typically UK incorporation is meaningless, however in this instance, based on NeXarise’s co-founders, I’ll give the company a pass.
NeXarise was co-founded by Asad Ali (Chairman), Ahmed Mukhtar (President) and Liju Thomas (CEO).
All three NeXarise co-founders made a name for themselves in ACN. That ended on or around April 2020.
I wasn’t able to establish why the trio left ACN. And it isn’t discussed in NeXarise marketing.
At the time of publication NeXarise are active in the UK, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
Read on for a full review of NeXarise’s MLM opportunity.
In their own words, NeXarise offers “a variety of products and services”.
Said products and services are provided by third-party merchants, with NeXarise itself operating as an intermediary.
Product and service categories featured on NeXarise’s website include:
- Business Energy
- Nex Mobile
- Lifestyle by NeXarise
- HomeCare by NeXarise
- Arise Academy
- Nex Protect and
- Tech by NeXarise
Unfortunately NeXarise’s presentation of offered products and services is terrible.
When a potential retail customer clicks on a product category, they’re provided a list of “do’s and dont’s – obviously targeted at affiliates.
Some of these pages have “order now” buttons, which if you click does nothing.
Luckily in the same webinar I had to use to put together NeXarise’s compensation plan (see “compensation” below), product category information is provided.
- Lifestyle by NeXarise – travel and travel services booking portal (Silver £36 a month, Gold £55.20 a month, Platinum £84 GBP a month)
- Arise Academy – forex trading education (NexLite £120 a month, NexPro £149 a month)
- HomeCare – home emergency cover offered through PlusHeat (Standard £13.90 a month, Premium £21.90 a month, Platinum £29.90 a month)
- NexProtect – insurance provided through WealthMax
- NexMobile – cell service provided through O2 and Vodafone (£16 to £48 a month)
- Business Energy – business utilities for businesses provided through LA Supply
Tech by NeXarise wasn’t covered.
NeXarise’s Compensation Plan
NeXarise do not provide a copy of their compensation plan on their website.
The following analysis is pieced together from a NeXarise corporate webinar, held on or around September 24th, 2020.
NeXarise Affiliate Ranks
There are fifteen affiliate ranks within NeXarise’s compensation plan.
Along with their respective qualification criteria, they are as follows:
- IBO – sign up as a NeXarise affiliate
- Customer Qualified IBO – generate 100 PV a month
- Executive Team Trainer 100 – maintain 100 PV a month and generate and maintain 350 GV a month
- Executive Team Trainer 250 – generate and maintain 150 PV and 1200 GV a month
- Executive Team Leader 500 – maintain 150 PV a month and generate and maintain 2500 GV a month
- Executive Team Leader 1000 – maintain 150 PV a month and generate and maintain 5000 GV a month
- Team Coordinator 3000 – maintain 150 PV a month and generate and maintain 15,000 GV a month
- Team Coordinator 5000 – maintain 150 PV a month and generate and maintain 25,000 GV a month
- Regional Director 10K – maintain 150 PV a month and generate and maintain 50,000 GV a month
- Regional Vice President 20K – maintain 150 PV a month and generate and maintain 115,000 GV a month
- Regional Vice President 50K – maintain 150 PV a month and generate and maintain 275,000 GV a month
- Regional Vice President 100K – maintain 150 PV a month and generate and maintain 625,000 GV a month
- Senior Vice President – 200K – maintain 150 PV a month and generate and maintain 1,800,000 GV a month
- Senior Vice President 500K – maintain 150 PV a month and generate and maintain 5,000,000 GV a month
- Senior Vice President Crown – maintain 150 PV a month and generate and maintain 11,200,000 GV a month
PV stands for “Personal Volume” and is sales volume generated by retail sales and an affiliate’s own purchases.
Each NeXarise product has a corresponding PV amount. PV is generated each time a product is purchased or when a recurring billing schedule is charged.
Note that gas and PlusHeat plans generate PV for a maximum of 18 months. NexProtect services generates PV for up to 24 months.
GV stands for “Group Volume” and is PV generated by an affiliate and their downline.
Note that for GV qualification, a maximum of 40% required monthly GV can count from any one recruitment leg.
There are no restrictions on how much PV can count towards required monthly GV
Personal Sales Commissions
Personal sales is paid on monthly PV production.
PV is an affiliate’s own purchases, as well as sales to both retail customers and recruited affiliates.
Personal sales commission rates are determined by monthly PV production:
- generate 150 to 299 PV in a month and earn 1% on generated PV
- generate 300 to 699 PV in a month and earn 3% on generated PV
- generate 700 to 999 PV in a month earn 5% on generated PV
- generate 1000 to 1999 PV in a month and earn 10% on generated PV
- generate 2000 BV or more in a month and earn 20% on generated PV
Fast Start Bonuses
NeXarise’s Fast Start Bonuses are time-sensitive rank-based bonuses:
- qualify as a Customer Qualified IBO within your first 30 days and receive £50 GBP
Fast Start Bonuses to appear to be attached to other ranks (there’s a total 90 day qualification period), however no specifics are provided.
NeXarise pays residual commissions based on rank:
- Executive Team Trainer 100 – £100 GBP a month
- Executive Team Trainer 250 – £250 GBP a month
- Executive Team Leader 500 – £500 GBP a month
- Executive Team Leader 1000 – £1000 GBP a month
- Team Coordinator 3000 – £3000 GBP a month
- Team Coordinator 5000 – £5000 GBP a month
- Regional Director 10K – £10,000 GBP a month
- Regional Vice President 20K – £20,000 GBP a month
- Regional Vice President 50K – £50,000 GBP a month
- Regional Vice President 100K – £100,000 GBP a month
- Senior Vice President 200K – £200,000 GBP a month
- Senior Vice President 500K – £500,000 GBP a month
- Senior Vice President Crown – £1,000,000 GBP a month
Rank Achievement Bonuses
Starting from the Team Coordinator 3000 rank, NeXarise rewards affiliates with the following Rank Achievement Bonuses:
- qualify as a Team Coordinator 3000 and receive £5000 GBP
- qualify as a Regional Director 10K and receive £10,000 GBP
- qualify as a Regional Vice President 50K for three consecutive months and receive £50,000 GBP
- qualify as a Senior Vice President 200K for three consecutive months and receive £300,000 GBP
- qualify as a Senior Vice President 500K for three consecutive months and receive £750,000 GBP
- qualify as a Senior Vice President Crown for three consecutive months and receive £3,000,000
Global Leadership Pool
NeXarise takes 1% of company-wide sales volume and places it into the Global Leadership Pool.
The Global Leadership Pool is paid annually to Regional Vice President 50K and higher ranked affiliates.
NeXarise affiliate membership is £199 GBP and then £20.40 a month.
ACN as the inspiration behind NeXarise is pretty obvious. That’s not necessarily a negative, but it does raise some interesting questions.
Asad Ali, Ahmed Mukhtar and Liju Thomas promoted ACN for years. They featured on official ACN marketing material and were decently high up in the pay plan.
So why leave and start a competing MLM opportunity?
Where NeXarise fails is convincing me why I should use their services over ACN’s.
Surely it’s not just the travel and SEO services?
The way I see it there are only a few possibilities to entertain here; Ali, Mukhtar and Thomas either
- weren’t happy with their ACN pay checks; and/or
- something about ACN wasn’t satisfying them (management, commissions, offered services etc.).
A bit of disclosure would go some way to make a compelling case to sign up with NeXarise over ACN.
On the other hand if it’s as simple as Ali, Mukhtar and Thomas realizing it’s far more profitable to take a slice of everyone’s sales activity rather than be limited to just those of your personal downline, I can see why this isn’t addressed.
Be it as a potential NeXarise or ACN distributor, read in to that as you will (seeing as no official explanation has been provided).
Make no mistake, NeXarise’s co-founders left ACN for whatever reason – and now see themselves as competition.
We confidently say we are the Amazon of the network marketing industry.
And our vision is to become the number one direct selling company in the world. – Liju Thomas
The shadow ACN casts over NeXarise aside, the crux of the business model comes down to whether there are more retail customers paying for services over distributors.
NeXarise has no retail volume requirements. The company does go on about customers but makes no distinction between retail customers and affiliate customers.
One interesting clause in NeXarise’s Policies and Procedures is a £200 GBP cap cooling off period.
NeXarise shall not accept from a new IBO any payment or undertaking to make a payment to NeXarise or any other IBO of any sum exceeding £200 (in aggregate) unless seven (7) calendar days have expired from the commencement of his agreement.
If the IBO purchases NeXarise products or services which would exceed the £200 limit, NeXarise will not complete the excess transactions, but will contact the IBO after the seven day period for confirmation that the IBO wishes to complete the purchase in question.
This sounds like NeXarise is looking out for distributors but I get the sense it’s to reduce chargebacks. Otherwise surely the same policy would apply to retail customers too?
The good news is establishing whether your potential upline is retail or recruitment focused is easy.
Every NeXarise affiliate has to hit a PV quota each month. Find out what your potential upline’s rank is and look up the required PV.
Ask if they’re hitting their monthly PV on there own spend. If so, ask if they’ve also got equivalent retail PV (ideally more retail PV than their own spend).
If so, great! Although I’m still at a loss why I’d sign up with NeXarise over ACN.
If not, it’s highly likely this affiliate is self-qualifying for commissions and simply recruiting others who do the same.
If this is how the majority of sales revenue within NeXarise is being generated, that would make it a pyramid scheme.
To be clear; I’m not arguing for or against ACN being better than NeXarise. NeXarise co-founders however were promoting ACN for years and have taken it upon themselves to launch a pretty similar competitor.
The onus is on them to explain why they left ACN and what NeXarise does better than ACN, which they haven’t.
Until that’s addressed, I’m not confident NeXarise is any more viable than ACN is or isn’t.
That’s not a sentiment you want to build a long-term MLM career on.
In the UK every MLM is required by law to not accept payment until after a 7 day cooling off period. Hence the reason Nex doesn’t accept the $199 right away.
A link to Oz’s ACN review from Aug 2014:
(Ozedit: review link added to article)
[Oz: feel free to snip if there’s a link in the article, but I didn’t see one. I had to remind myself who ACN was, and thought others might, also.]
Oz, it is widely known in the industry that ACN reduced commissions to top earners earlier this year.
As for NexArise – you may have missed the point that they do not have licences to market any of these services in the highly regulated market of energy and telecoms in the UK – cannot comment on other countries.
You mentioned they are resellers, and thus rely on others for billing too. This means they have little control, and could see their relationship terminated at shortish notice – I wonder how that would impact the bottom line?
Not to matter though, since I suspect most money is made from signing up new affiliates as I think you established too?
ACN used to get around the £200 cap by charging a small amount up front, then charge a big sum after 14 days.
Ended up including VAT near enough £475.
NexArise have gone for £199.75 up front then £20.40 per month.
I make that £244.80 plus £199.75 = £444.75.
You can already see where the money is coming from to pay upline.
Yes, I have been approached to join – by too many people.
This is not a low cost offer, and the Forex part worries me deeply. Gambling by another name. I am ex-financial services.
And that brings me nicely to Wealth Max offering, which could have Indian connections? If so, has an interesting pedigree.
Whether they have a license to operate in the UK is another matter.
As for LA Supply their energy broker – this is a £1 company registered in August 2019 based out of Covent Garden Business Centre.
That may be just a mail drop, but they do have offices within for rent, so may have staff?
Louis Garrod is the MD of the company and he cut his teeth at LSI Supply, who coincidentally are based in St Albans, where he lives.
Maybe he is just reselling, and reselling again?
LSI have a goodish reputation in the marketplace.
LA Supply on their website make this claim:
A YEAR OLD COMPANY with ten years experience? Hmmmmmmm.
Louis was with LSI for almost 6 years. Prior to that an interesting solar company for two years.
Ten years – maybe maths is not his strongest point? :o)
Perhaps I am being unfair?
PlusHeat has been around for a while. Based in London and offers UK wide.
Their Premium Offer bought direct is £15.90 per month, whereas if purchased through NexArise it goes up to £21.90. £72 extra.
No doubt you can do the same with the mobile offers too.
Enough to play with already.
Their biggest issue, no-one can sign up through their websites presently.
That creates disappointment.
Is this a recipe for success? I think not.
@Laurence: Thanks for the insider info.
Well, not quite. It says 10 years’ worth of experience, which could easily be 15 people with 8 months each. Or in this case, Louis with his 8-year background in energy plus someone else with two or three.
They don’t actually state the company has been in business for 10 years. It’s typical weasel-wording to confuse people.
Not quite correct.
There is a 14 day cooling off period after signing up, but there is a limit of how much can be paid during the first seven days and that is £200.
@Andy thanks for the pickup.
Ah, I wasn’t aware of this. If this is indeed the reason why NeXarise’s co-founders left the company, it’d be decent if they were upfront about it.
I put this on record that I am a long standing ACN RVP and all of the many hundreds of ibos in my down line have the most enormous respect and praise for Louis.
The general feedback over the years was always one that, the main reason they were giving customers was solely because Louis was doing a proper job and looking after them. He was the ONLY guy who went above and beyond to help.
I have met him twice and he is the most down to earth, genuine, passionate guy you will ever meet, and many ibos hold him to the same high regard l. I am certain by him working with nexarise, they will do extremely well by partnering with LA Supply.
You mention LSI in the comment above. Interesting to note that LSI went bust this year and have been bought by inspired energy. So clearly they weren’t doing things right.
So perhaps it is mr saffer that should learn to count, perhaps then his business wouldn’t have gone bust
Take care everyone
I am not a Saffer, Ahmed abubakar
No idea where you have got that from?
Louis Garrod nothing stopping you commenting on this post, rather than send me a message.
Hi Everyone! Do not trust this people.
I was working with one of the owners Liju with ACN. He is a scammer.
Dont fall for this! You wont make any money.
Remember, this is not a quick rich scheme. There is no ethics in this market.
You sign up and you lose £400. You buy services yourself and you lose money again.
Ask yourself this question, how many of the people actually succeed. How many people actually go past stage 2.
Direct selling is just a cover up. Most of their profit comes from failing IBOs.
Please don’t waste your life on MLM.
These people are professional scammer, making money out of other people’s loses is their Moto. You gamble £400 for them to make £1000s.
I suggest you take a chance at the roulette Table instead
One of the earliest IBOs has made the claim to me today that people are already earning £3 to £5k per month.
For a business that went live just over 30 days ago, that would be amazing.
Someone somewhere is feeding lines to people to use.
Absolute: if anyone understands what a “saffer” is, they are a Saffer, aka South African.
Yep and I am born and dragged up in London, which is why I found that comment above very strange, Stevie.
thank you for such an indepth summary.
Lawrence Saffer is the name of the guy who owned LSI Energy… it’s a surname not a slur…
I was a Regional Director in ACN and it took me 4 years to earn £800/month in residual, my downline billing was over 30k/month.
ACN were fleecing it’s ibos for years and kept changing their comp plan every year, taking money out of the comp plan.
I am a part of Nexarise and the comp plan is fantastic, yes I am a customer of my own services but also have outside customers too and will continue to acquire others.
So far the experience is positive and I’m looking forward to building my organisation.
I know the individuals personally who have been promoted to TC3000 and TC5000 in quick time as they were RVPs and RDs that simply brought their old downlines into Nexarise.
All had been in ACN for 6 years and none were earning 3-5k/month residually during that time.
With Nexarise they did it within the first month of launching… And because they are the first ibos of the new company.
This is scam. You have to pay registration fees and then monthly business support fees. To be customer qualified you have to pay for services in addition then only you can get some money back.
The people on the top in any case earning alot because all members have to pay at least monthly support fees (imagine 50000 members x 20 pounds = 1000 000 million pound).
i registered it then unsubscribed and cancel my membership. I lost money in ACN registration. and now in Nexarise monthly even after cancelling my membership. There are no ethics in these people and they beg in all videos for respect.
Anyway, please send my money back which you are deducting extra every month after cancelling my order.
I highly not recommending this silly tricky business and scam. it is waste of time and your mind will lose all energies to take care of your families.
Actually nexarise an amazing company registered and legal.
“Registered and legal”… with respect to due-diligence that statement is meaningless.
As for being an amazing company, yet to see anyone come up with why NeXarise is better than ACN.
Its fca registered and company house check it out. its legal.
“registered” to do what?
My favourite lumch bar is “registered” and owned y a company.
All you’re doing is exposing your complete ignorance of business law by making such silly statements.
The review never questioned NeXarise’s legality. Strawman much?
I want to clear a few points up as I’ve just read all comments posted before mine,
I am myself an IBO of nexarise, first off yes we have to pay a one off fee upfront and an ongoing £20.40 per month as most mlm firms also charge in some way or another.
It was made extremely clear to all IBOs that we have to acquire customers in order to make an income.
We are not required by any means to purchase services ourselves although some people choose to for a number of reasons largely because doing so will enable them to hit their first position of £100 per month so £1200 pa – £430 approx for the first year = £770 made in the first year if someone hits the position in their first month.
LA supply are a newly incorporated company and their accounts are due this year but from what I’ve heard they’ve already done a turnover of over 120million in the first year, yes they do have an office and staff as we were previously introduced to them on a zoom meeting.
Unlike Lawrence said plusheat infact don’t charge anything extra through Nexarise the pricing is exactly the same he was probably looking at the £95 excess option vs the £0 excess in which they charge extra because they aren’t getting their £95 excess every callout.
I think people are also failing to realise it’s quite possible that these partnered companies may also be paying Nexarise extra for acquiring customers additional to the small bv these companies offer the IBOs as they otherwise might not have had the resources to reach as many customers.
At the end of the day could any company out there con you out of money? Absolutely but it’s unfair to automatically assume they are a pyramid without first knowing.
My personal opinion is I highly doubt they are a pyramid or ripping people off after all they do have offices on the outskirts of London which would likely be costing up to £20k per month if they’re renting according to a commercial property search I personally made.
Also Ahmed was promoted to one of the highest ranks in his previous company and does drive a custom made bently retailing at close to £200k.
The guys that were promoted quite quickly have been able to achieve the positions because they were previously involved in network marketing and had already built up large networks of people.
For those saying it’s a scam for taking a fee unfortunately it takes a lot of work to acquire customers especially during the pandemic when we cannot meet people face to face and bare in mind some people don’t make any effort in their lives so how can they expect to earn money without trying?
Some of the most successful people in the world recognise network marketing as a great way to earn a good income you just have to use your initiative and do research on these companies.
These two sentences are polar opposites.
You’ve just admitted “some” NeXarise distributors are buying commission qualification, which in MLM equates to a pyramid scheme.
Sign up, pay a fee to qualify for commissions (autoship), and then recruit others who do the same.
Good afternoon all, didn’t realise so many people that are not apart of ACN or Nexarise was so interested in them both, i was with ACN for 6 years and now am currently with Nexarise.
In terms of ACN or Nexarise?
They are two different companies, started in different timings, both with amazing intentions.
ACN having 9 head quarters globally is a reflection of the fact the company is now 28 years old and when it was first created, having many head quarters would of hugely added towards the credibility of the company.
However all of this means alot of exspenses which over time can put the company in a position to make decisions like lowering the earnings in the comp plan to ensure the longevity of the company’s success, this is something many people can have an opinion on from the IBO’s perspective, the outsiders perspective ect.
However as the founders of a huge company that has taken their life’s work to sustain, i believe that is a decision that is for them to make, after all how many people can say they have a company that big and have put all their blood, sweat and tears into it, over a 28 year commitment??
Nexarise is a true blessing because the vision is not how many people reach SVP crown in the company but instead how many people they can have making just an additional £100 in residual income per month.
With this in mind to reach that position means having a business volume altogether of 350, this could be personal- meaning you have enough customers yourself to reach the position by yourself, or this could be done as a group effort.
This can be achieved with between 1 and 20 customers maximum, which is duplicatible even for the least experienced person.
Choosing to use the services is the same way that you would Steve jobs walk around with an iphone in his hand rather than a samsung, it just makes business sense, i use the services because they benefit me and i can easily refer them if i use them myself, its simply integrity.
Nexarise comp plan provides an incentive for anyone that gets a higher amount of personal volume from their own customers, with that being the case people are more than encouraged to get more external customers to benefit fully from the compensation plan.
this is a great system to encourage as much customer acquisition as possible along with the wide range of services provided.
The worlds most famous and credible people such as Bob proctor, Les Brown, Tony Robbin, Robert Kyosaki and many more promote this industry. Best advice take advice from those you’d be happy to swap places with,
I’d rather not swap places with any one not involved with bettering themselves personally or financially with these companies, but taking some much time and interest in hating on them, have these people reached the same amounts of success as these companies?? I highly doubt it.
Wish you all an amazing 2021, blessings, health, happiness and more hobbies.
Right, so are you personally hitting rank PV (150) each month on retail sales or your own spend?
Yes agree Liju Thomas is a SCAMMER!
Liju approached me through LinkedIn in May 2020 to join ACN. I’d came across ACN in the past and by the way he (Liju) explained it, it looked and sounded like things had changed.
Liju missed out so many points surrounding how ACN really worked and especially when it came to ACN payments and commissions when himself and the other guys who have left with him did live zoom presentations.
Now I know they were not truthful at all. I joined paid my money and then signed up 4 more people. I was doing well but noticed that even with all those signups and my signups taking the ACN offer I did not get paid one penny for my work.
And then Liju sends me a whatsapp message around 2 months in that he was leaving.
He had a zoom meeting with all he’s ACN downlines and told them to basically come over to his new company. I was not buying it at all, as I already started to see cracks in Liju.
I decide to do my own research and found that Liju was planning to leave ACN well before he signed me up. I found the information out from the date he registered Arise. He just wanted to take my money and others.
He mentioned in the zoom meeting that he just made the decision to leave ACN a couple of days before hosting the zoom meeting, which was A BIG FAT LIE!
Stay away from arise because if you join you’re going to regret it by far as you’re gong to be working with un trust worthy individuals.
Unfortunately none of them are genuine. I do know doctor james sellu who was in ACN to was accepting 1000 pounds to bribe people he will take them to the top position.
Then he was found out and his ACN licence taken off him all of them are not what they seem.
It’s always good to “look before you leap”. Unfortunately for me the initial presentation told me to be cautious.
Sharp suits and pretty pictures don’t sway me.
My advice, set up your own company.
The positions that Liju Thomas states on his LinkedIn profile are overly exaggerated x 10.
I have worked in all those companies and he only held minor positions from door to door sales, delivering meter keys etc.
Regionally Director, Head of at Seimens.
This should show you how much of a conman he is …he is what we call a snake beware …all of his wealth status symbols are financed.
Fake, don’t trust, anyone can setup a business on companies house and can get FCA regulated trust me.
have a look at the requirements:
This ponzy scheme come and go many time in Europe. Never anyone get rich except shit owner, but this time even dot think anyone could win in this Rubish time wasting thing.
I suggest everyone stay away from this junkies who, who created NexArise and ACN shit so called opportunity.
They use people then they simply find later how to suspend and terminate you for any sake of reason.
Better do a little business by your own to get at least worth.
just announced on their FB:
I see both these directors had their positions terminated/resigned last month.
That leaves a single director now Liju Georgy Thomas
Still seeking a reason for the change.