Online Media Gold Review: Weekly ROIs & matrix recruitment
There is no information on the Online Media Gold website indicating who owns or runs the business.
The Online Media Gold website domain (“onlinemediagold.com”) was registered on the 12th of May 2015, however the domain registration is set to private.
Pretty much all of the affiliate advertising for Online Media Gold online is in Russian and Portuguese, with Alexa estimating that 41.8% of all traffic to the Online Media Gold website originates out of Brazil. Russia is a close second at 35.1%.
Given that Portuguese is spoken in Brazil, it’s highly likely that Online Media Gold is being run out of either Brazil or Russia.
As always, if an MLM company is not openly upfront about who is running or owns it, think long and hard about joining and/or handing over any money.
The Online Media Gold Product Line
Online Media Gold has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market membership with the company itself ($10-$200 a month).
Once signed up, Online Media Gold affiliates can also purchase $150 “ad packages”.
Where these advertising credits can be used is unclear.
The Online Media Gold Compensation Plan
The Online Media Gold compensation plan sees affiliates purchase memberships costing $10-$200 a month.
Online Media Gold affiliates are paid to recruit new affiliates, with a flat 15% commission paid out per affiliate recruited.
Each Online Media Gold affiliate membership generates a position in a 2×20 matrix.
A 2×20 matrix places an affiliate at the top of the matrix, with two positions directly under them (level 1):
Those two positions then split to make up the second level of the matrix (four positions) and again to make up the third (eight positions).
This continues down all twenty levels of the matrix, with commissions paid on filled positions.
Positions are filled in the matrix as new affiliates are recruited, however Online Media Gold do not disclose how much is paid per position filled.
Given that affiliate membership is a monthly recurring fee, it is believed that commissions paid out via the 2×20 matrix are also monthly.
Ad Package ROIs
Ad packages in Online Media Gold cost $150. Each package generates a position in a 2×15 “ad matrix”.
Online Media Gold affiliates are also claiming that a weekly ROI is paid for each ad package invested in but Online Media Gold do not disclose anything further on their website.
The ad matrix used meanwhile is similar in structure to the 2×20 used to pay affiliate fee commissions, however it caps out at fifteen levels instead of twenty.
Like the weekly ROI, Online Media Gold don’t disclose how much of a commission is paid out per position filled in the 2×15 matrix.
Note that how many levels of the 2×15 matrix an Online Media Gold affiliate can earn on is determined by their membership level:
- Silver ($10 a month) – earn on 10 levels of the matrix
- Rose Gold ($25 a month) – earn on 11 levels of the matrix
- Yellow Gold ($75 a month) – earn on 12 levels of the matrix
- White Gold ($125 a month) – earn on 14 levels of the matrix
- Platinum ($200 a month) – earn on all available 15 levels of the matrix
Finally referral commissions are paid out on ad package purchases, paid out down four levels of recruitment (unilevel)
How much of a referral commission is paid out is determined by how much money an Online Media Gold affiliate pays each month in membership fees:
- Yellow Gold ($75 a month) – 5% on level 1 and 2% on level 2
- White Gold ($125 a month) – 5% on level 1, 3% on level 2 and 2% on level 3
- Platinum ($200 a month) – 5% on level 1, 3% on level 2 and 1% on levels 3 and 4
Joining Online Media Gold
Affiliate membership with Online Media Gold ranges in price from $10 to $200 a month:
- Silver – $10 a month
- Rose Gold – $25 a month
- Yellow Gold – $75 a month
- White Gold – $125 a month
- Platinum – $200 a month
The primary difference between these membership levels is income earning potential through the Online Media Gold income opportunity.
Note that investment in advertising packages will add onto the price of Online Media old membership, at a rate of $125 per pack invested in.
Also note that a free affiliate option also exists, however free Online Media Gold affiliates only earn single-level 15% commissions when they recruit new affiliates (non-MLM).
Joining Online Media Gold
Although you can hardly expect anything more from an MLM company that does not disclose details about who is running it, the fact that Online Media Gold do not disclose what they plan to pay their affiliates is worrying.
And it’s not just on their website either, none of the marketing materials I saw for Online Media Gold disclose what will actually be paid out either.
Yet the opportunity appears to have launched and is accepting new affiliate signups.
Who is signing up for this without at the very least knowing what they’re going to be paid???
Looking at the Online Media Gold business model itself, you’ve got a monthly recruitment scheme with a an “ad package” revenue sharing Ponzi component.
The matrix commissions (both the ad pack and membership matrices) are recruitment incentives, directly rewarding Online Media Gold affiliates for recruiting new affiliates and getting them to invest in advertising packages.
The $125 ad packages are just straight up Ponzi investments, with weekly ROIs paid out of newly invested funds.
There’s also a “pay to play” element to the scheme, with how much is spent each month in affiliate membership fees having a direct impact on earning potential.
An Online Media Gold affiliate’s membership fees determines how many ad package matrix levels they can earn on, as well as the referral commission levels available.
I noted there’s a bunch of fluff about social networks on the Online Media Gold website, but none of it appears to have anything to do with the MLM business opportunity.
As with all recruitment-driven Ponzi pyramid hybrids, once recruitment of new investors slows down the scheme collapses.
Being a hybrid scheme, this will manifest itself by way of matrix commissions slowing down, before stalling entirely. The same thing will happen with the weekly ROIs, with them dropping till a point where it’s not worth the admin’s time to continue Online Media Gold is reached.
Once that happens, kaboom.