Pangea Review v2.0: Single tier 2×2 cycler expanded to three tiers
The original Pangea compensation plan saw affiliates buy in for $299 and then $30 a month. Commissions were paid on recruitment of new Pangea affiliates who did the same.
Despite only launching late last year, the original concept seems to have either flopped or stalled, prompted a relaunch on March 27th.
A new compensation plan was attached to Pangea’s relaunch, which today we’re taking a look at below.
Read on for a full review of Pangea’s updated compensation plan.
Pangea is still selling memberships that provide access to travel discounts, only now the memberships are separate from affiliate membership (you sign up as an affiliate and then purchase the travel membership).
Whereas initially there was only one tier of membership, Pangea have expanded the offering into three tiers:
- Pangea Pro – $99
- Pangea Prime – $299
- Pangea Premium – $599
Pangea Pro only provides access to the travel discounts.
Pangea Prime is bundled with one “7 nights, 8 day accommodation stay”. Pangea Premium is bundled with two accommodation stays.
Neither the Pangea website or marketing videos go into any further details.
To qualify for recruitment commissions, a Pangea affiliate must recruit at least two affiliates who have purchased a Pangea Pro ($99), Pangea Prime ($299) or Pangea Premium ($599) membership.
Although not explicitly clarified, I believe an affiliate’s own purchase counts as one of the two required qualification sales.
To maintain commission qualification, one membership package by a recruited affiliate is required at least once per quarter.
Once commission qualification criteria has been met, Pangea pay recruitment commissions via a 2×2 matrix cycler.
A 2×2 matrix places a Pangea affiliate at the top of a matrix, with two positions directly under them:
These two positions form the first level of the matrix. The second level of the matrix is generated by splitting each of the two positions into another two positions each (4 positions).
A complete 2×2 matrix houses a total of six positions. Positions in the matrix are filled via direct and indirect recruitment of new Pangea affiliates.
When a matrix is filled a “cycle” is triggered.
A cycle triggers a commission and generates a new matrix position at the tier being cycled out of.
How much of a commission is paid out is determined by which tier a position cycles out of as follows:
- Pangea Pro – $299 cycle commission and generates a new Pangea Pro matrix position
- Pangea Prime – $777 cycle commission and generates a new Pangea Prime position
- Pangea Premium – $1777 cycle commission and generates a new Pangea Premium position
Pangea affiliates can qualify for a monthly car bonus if they meet the following qualification criteria:
- cycle once per week = $250 Car Bonus
- cycle twice a week = $500 Car Bonus
- cycle three times a week = $750 Car Bonus
- cycle four times a week = $1250 Car Bonus
Qualification criteria can be met during any week within the month.
Note that Pangea Pro cycles do not count towards the Car Bonus.
Pangea affiliate membership is $17.77 a year.
If an affiliate decides to partially self-qualify for commissions, they’re looking at an additional $99 to $599 in membership fees.
The Pangea website or compensation doesn’t clarify if buying in at the higher Pangea Pro membership qualifies an affiliate to earn at the lower levels.
Pangea’s new compensation plan retains the recruitment focus of the original, only now commissions (and memberships) have been split into three tiers.
Whilst a Pangea affiliate doesn’t have to self-purchase to qualify for membership, there’s a good chance they’re going to.
Convincing recruited affiliates to shell out for membership when you yourself haven’t is going to be a hard sell.
And even if an affiliate does qualify by getting other affiliates to purchase, the problem remains that 100% of generated revenue is sourced from Pangea affiliates.
When an MLM company doesn’t sell a product or service to retail customers (non-affiliates), it operates as a product-based pyramid scheme.
This was the problem with the original Pangea compensation plan and is still a problem despite the update.
The only difference is now we’re shuffling lower and higher fees around over the original $299 offering.
As with all pyramid schemes, once affiliate recruitment dies down so too will cycler position purchases.
Eventually this will bring on a collapse at each cycler tier (might have already happened, prompting the “relaunch”), at which point Pangea collapses.
Even with spillover (cycler positions filling via passive recruitment), it’s mathematically impossible for the majority of affiliates to fill even their first matrix.
This translates into the majority affiliates losing money when the cycler eventually stalls and Pangea collapses.