PIF Explosion Review: $4.90 matrix positions
There is no information on the PIF Explosion website indicating who owns or runs the business.
The PIF Explosion website domain (“pifexplosion.com”) was registered on the 18th of August 2015, however the domain registration is set to private.
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 PIF Explosion Product Line
PIF Explosion has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market PIF Explosion affiliate membership itself.
Bundled with PIF Explosion affiliate membership are advertising credits, which can be used to display advertising to other PIF Explosion affiliates.
The PIF Explosion Compensation Plan
The PIF Explosion compensation plan sees affiliates pay $4.90 for a matrix position, with commissions paid out when other affiliates do the same.
A direct commission of $2.50 is paid out per paid affiliate recruited, with residual commissions paid out through a 3×15 matrix compensation structure.
A matrix compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of the matrix, wit three positions directly under them (level 1):
These three positions form the first level of the matrix, with the second level generated by splitting each of these first positions into another three positions each.
Subsequent levels of the matrix are generated in the same manner, with the a full 3×15 matrix consisting of fifteen levels (21,523,359 positions).
Commissions are paid out as positions in the matrix are filled, either via direct or indirect recruitment of new affiliates.
Each time a newly recruited affiliate purchases a $4.90 position that fills a spot in the matrix, a commission is paid out.
How much of a commission is paid out is determined by what level of the matrix a position is filled:
- level 1 – 75 cents per position filled
- level 2 – 50 cents per position filled
- level 3 – 25 cents per position filled
- levels 4 to 9 – 10 cents per position filled
- levels 10 to 15 – 5 cents per position filled
Joining PIF Explosion
Paid affiliate membership with PIF Explosion is $4.90.
When You promote PIFexplosion You are not selling anything, you are simply GIVING AWAY GOLD MEMBERSHIPS!
“PIF” stands for “pay it forward”, and is a common enough theme throughout the MLM underbelly.
The basic gist of the PIF concept is that a scammer pays for a recruit to join the scheme they’re promoting, with their investment recouped from subsequent recruitment commissions.
In PIF Explosion this happens by way of Gold Memberships, which are free and “given away” by existing PIF Explosion affiliates.
Once given away, a new affiliate is given access to the PIF Explosion backoffice free of charge.
Fear off loss marketing is then used to show what commissions might be payable on the account, in an effort to get the Gold Membership affiliate to upgrade to a paid $4.90 membership.
Free PIF Explosion affiliate memberships don’t generate revenue for the company and therefore don’t earn any MLM commissions.
With nothing being marketed to or sold to retail customers and commissions paid out on the recruitment of new affiliates, PIF Explosions qualifies as a pyramid scheme.
As with all such schemes, once affiliate recruitment dies down so too will commissions paid out.
Being a matrix-based scheme, this will manifest itself by the matrix fill rate slowing down.
As the recruitment rate plummets, so too will promotional efforts by existing PIF Explosion affiliates.
Eventually both slow down to the point where PIF Explosion has collapsed, leaving anyone who hasn’t recouped the $4.90 fee from subsequently recruited affiliates at a loss.
Mathematically this is guaranteed to be the majority of participants in such schemes.