Rockin Residual Review: Three-tier matrix recruitment
There is no information on the Rockin Residual website indicating who owns or runs the business.
The Rocking Residual website domain (“rockinresidual.com”) was registered on the 4th of March 2015, with a “Steve Thompson” listed as the owner. A residential address in the US state of South Carolina is also provided.
Further research reveals Thompson (right) is an affiliate with Globally Positioned Partners, who market CeraCoat products in the US.
Various dubious opportunities have been “liked” by Thompson through his Facebook profile, including Profitable Sunrise (Ponzi scheme), Four Corners Alliance Group (recruitment-driven pyramid scheme) and 5 Dollar Funnel (matrix-based Ponzi scheme).
The extent to which Thompson was involved in those opportunities however is unclear.
Read on for a full review of the Rockin Residual MLM business opportunity.
The Rockin Residual Product Line
Rockin Residual has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market affiliate membership with the opportunity itself.
The Rockin Residual Compensation Plan
The Rockin Residual compensation plan sees affiliates purchase positions in three matrices.
The matrices Rockin Residual use are 2×14 in size, with commissions paid as positions in the matrix are bought by recruited affiliates.
A 2×14 matrix places an affiliate at the top of a matrix, with two positions directly under them:
These two positions form the first level of the matrix, with them each splitting into another two positions to form the second level.
In this manner all fourteen levels of the matrix are generated, with the previous level positions splitting into two new positions on the subsequent level.
How much of a commission is paid out is determined by which of the three available matrix sizes a Rocking Residual affiliate purchases a position in:
$10 a month Matrix
- levels 1 and 2 – $1.75 per position filled
- levels 3 to 14 – 40 cents per position filled
$20 a month Matrix
- levels 1 and 2 – $3 per position filled
- levels 3 to 14 – $1 per position filled
$40 a month Matrix
- levels 1 and 2 – $6 per position filled
- levels 3 to 14 – $2 per position filled
Note that as the cost of positions in the matrix are monthly recurring fees, so too are the commissions paid out.
Joining Rockin Residual
Affiliate membership with Rockin Residual is free, however affiliates must purchase at least one matrix position in order to participate in the income opportunity.
As such the defacto minimum cost of Rockin Residual affiliate membership is $10 (one $10 matrix position).
Given the type of opportunities Thompson has associated himself, Rockin Residual’s business model shouldn’t come as a surprise.
What we’re lookin at here is a simple three-tier scheme.
Affiliates buy in for $10 to $40, and then get paid to recruit new affiliates who do the same.
As with all pyramid schemes, once recruitment of new affiliates slows down so too will commissions paid out.
In Rockin Residual people higher up in the company-wide matrix are paid by people recruited into the lower levels.
When recruitment dries up, those at the bottom of the matrix will stop paying their monthly fee. When that happens, those above them stop getting paid and will also eventually stop paying their monthly fees too.
As this effect slowly trickles up the company-wide matrix, eventually an irreversible collapse is triggered.
At that point anyone who hasn’t collected more than they paid for their matrix position(s), loses out.
Unfortunately these days people trade likes and just because you click a button “like” doesn’t mean that you actually do.
I get tons of request to “like” things that I don’t care about at all, nor would I support.
This doesn’t mean however that I may have made the mistake and clicked the “like” button a few times before thinking more into it and deciding that I will only click “like” if I a) like the person, b) like the program, c) like what they do, d)support free culture.
These are in no particular order, and often just because I may have clicked like, it may just be because I was tired of getting request to “like” a page.
I have even seen some places advertise “we will always like back” or “I always like back”. You can even buy likes online.
People use this just the same as “I got xxxxwhatever followers/subscribers”. Its just mostly for show. The real likes are the ones that actually do really like whatever it is.
Unfortunately these days, the water is very muddy as we have seen on behindmlm. So many of these large programs which are scams are supported by so many which gives them credibility as people see it.
Just because something has lots of supporters doesn’t mean it is or is not a scam.