Nopa Vida Review: Cactus juice and recruitment
There is no information on the Nopa Vida website indicating who owns or runs the business.
The Nopa Vida website domain (“nopavida.com”) was registered on the 23rd of February 2015, with John Dierksmeier listed as the owner. An address in the US state of Texas is also provided.
Dierksmeier (full name John Dierksmeier Quesada), first popped up on BehindMLM’s radar as the Founder of MaxeVida in 2011.
MaxeVida combined retail sales and affiliate recruitment, tracked through a matrix-based compensation plan.
Similar matrix schemes launched by Dierksmeier prior to MaxeVida include TVBoxNet and EZProBuilder.
When 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.
That brings us to 2015, in which Dierksmeier has thus far launched Nopa Vida and just last month 2×2 Wealth, a two-tier matrix cycler.
Read on for a full review of the Nope Vida MLM business opportunity.
The Nopa Vida Product Line
Nopa Vida’s flagship product is NopaMAX, a nopal cactus juice concentrate.
Our Nopa Vidal is 98% pure cactus juice, and puts no artificial fruit powders or other fillers. NopaMAX Extract is stronger than others, and is quickly absorbed by the body.
We are the only one to market cactus juice with no preservatives. We use expensive grape seed oil, a natural product, to allow Nopa Vida to last for months.
18 Essential Amino Acids
45 Day Filtration Process
Regulate Blood Sugar
Jump Start your Day with a Boost of Energy
And Much More
Note that NopaMAX is only available with Nopa Vida affiliate membership (one bottle a month), it is not available at a retail level.
The Nopa Vida Compensation Plan
The Nopa Vida compensation plan pays affiliates to build a downline, with commissions paid out as long as affiliates continue to pay monthly membership fees.
Downline NopaMAX Purchases
Nopa Vida affiliates earn a 20% commission each time one of their personally recruited affiliates purchase NopaMAX wholesale (outside of their monthly affiliate fee).
If any level 2 affiliates (affiliates recruited by level 1 affiliates) purchase NopaMAX at wholesale, a 10% commission is paid out.
Every Nopa Vida affiliate has to pay a monthly Silver or Gold membership fee.
This fee purchases them a position in a 2×6 matrix, through which commissions are paid when recruited affiliates pay their monthly fees.
A 2×6 matrix places an affiliate at the top of the matrix, with two positions directly under them (level 1):
These two positions form the first level of the matrix, with level 2 created by splitting each of the two level 1 positions into another two positions.
Level 3 is created by doing the same with level 2 positions, and so on and so forth for a total of six levels (126 positions).
Positions in the matrix are filled via direct and indirect recruitment of affiliates, with how much of a commission paid out determined by what level of the matrix a position is filled:
- level 1 – no commissions
- level 2 (4 positions) – $10 per position filled ($40)
- level 3 (8 positions) – $5 per position filled ($40)
- level 4 (16 positions) – $10 per position filled ($160)
- level 5 (32 positions) – $5 per position filled ($160)
- level 6 (64 positions) – $25 per position filled ($1600)
Note that Silver affiliates ($29.95 a month) can only earn on the first four levels of the matrix. Gold affiliates ($100 a month) are able to earn on all six levels.
Nopa Vida pay Gold affiliates a 50% matrix earnings match on all Gold affiliates in their matrix.
Joining Nopa Vida
Affiliate membership with Nopa Vida is either $29.95 (Silver) or $100 (Gold) a month.
The primary difference between these two affiliate membership options is income potential through the Nopa Vida compensation plan (see above).
With no retail offering Nopa Vida functions as a product-based pyramid scheme mixed with pay to play.
All revenue entering Nopa Vida is sourced from affiliates, with monthly affiliate membership fees used to pay commissions.
Coupled with commissions only paid on the recruitment of new affiliates (filling the matrix) and their ongoing monthly affiliate fees, recruitment is what drives commissions rather than sales to retail customers.
Pay to play is evident by way of how much a Nopa Vida affiliate pays each month dictating their income potential, as opposed to product sales performance.
Can I upgrade my membership from Silver to Gold?
Yes, absolutely! As a matter of fact we encourage it, especially if you are looking to earn the most money from the pay plan matrix.
By activating your Silver Membership you get to lock in the highest possible position in the matrix under your sponsor and you are immediately qualified to earn up to 300.00 in matrix commissions three levels and when you upgrade to Gold for only $50.00 (plus S&H) you immediately qualify to earn up to $5,000.00 in matrix commissions on six levels plus any Matching Bonuses.
Furthermore the matching bonus only applying to the matrix earnings of Gold affiliates, creates a strong incentive to have new signups fork out $100 a month.
This erases the value of NopaMAX (perceived or otherwise), with affiliate recruitment instead the primary focus.
Without a downline to earn off of, I doubt anyone is going to stick around too long paying $100 a month.
Once they quit, those above them stop getting paid and eventually stop paying their monthly fees too. Over time this effect slowly trickles up the company-wide matrix, until eventually an irreversible collapse is triggered.