Simple Simon’s System Review: Queue and matrix pyramid recruiting
There is no information on the Simple Simon’s System website indicating who owns or runs the business.
The Simple Simon’s System website domain (“simplesimonssystem.com”) was registered on the 13th of August 2016, however the domain registration is set to private.
The Simple Simon’s System website links to an official Facebook group. The sole admin of the Simple Simon’s System Facebook page is Rob McAtamney (right).
McAtamney is based out of Queensland, Australia. He first popped up on BehindMLM’s radar as the admin of the One Time Infinity Ponzi scheme in 2015.
Both 3to600 and VIP Promoters Club were matrix cycler Ponzi schemes that collapsed shortly after launch. Cash Money Bucket was relaunched in July and appears to still be operational.
Read on for a full review of the Simple Simon’s System MLM opportunity.
The Simple Simon’s System Product Line
Simple Simon’s System has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market Simple Simon’s System affiliate membership itself.
Bundled with Simple Simon’s System affiliate membership are advertising credits, which can be used to display advertising on the Simple Simon’s System website.
The Simple Simon’s System Compensation Plan
Simple Simon’s System affiliates pay $20 to participate in the attached MLM opportunity.
$10 is used to purchase a straight-line queue position, $8 is used to purchase a 3×8 matrix position and Rob Mcatamney keeps the remaining $2.
After the first month, a monthly payment of $18 is required to continue to earn commissions.
Simple Simon’s System’s straight-line queue sees $5 paid out per person added to the queue.
Affiliates are added to the queue via recruitment.
The first two $5 commissions generated are passed up to the upline affiliate.
In turn, every subsequently recruited affiliate must also pass up their first two generated commissions too.
Simple Simon’s System use a 3×8 matrix to pay affiliate membership fees out as commissions.
A 3×8 matrix places an affiliate at the top of a matrix, with three positions directly under them:
These initial three positions form the first level of the matrix. The second level of the matrix is generated by splitting each of the three positions into another three positions each (9 positions).
The third level of the matrix is generated by splitting each of the nine positions into another three positions again (27 positions).
Subsequent levels of the matrix are generated in the same manner, with a complete 3×8 matrix housing 9840 positions.
Positions in the matrix are filled via direct and indirect recruitment of new Simple Simon’s System affiliates.
For each position filled, a $1 commission is paid out.
If a Simple Simon’s System affiliate purchases advertising credits, the affiliate who recruited them is paid a 75% commission.
Joining Simple Simon’s System
Simple Simon’s System affiliate membership is $20 and then $18 a month.
Simple Simon’s System recycles paid in affiliate funds to reward affiliate’s with the largest recruited downlines.
Both components of the Simple Simon’s System compensation plan function as a pyramid scheme.
The straight-line queue directly pays $5 to recruiting affiliates. The matrix pays a flat $1 per affiliate recruited into the matrix.
Both components are tied to affiliate recruitment and ongoing fee payments.
The bundled advertising credits are neither here nor there, serving only as pseudo-compliance to mask pyramid recruitment.
Adcredits are available for purchase directly but this has nothing to do with the MLM opportunity. Leave alone the fact that adcredits are not available at a retail level.
Logically speaking, if adcredits were being purchased instead of the Simple Simon’s System income opportunity, unused credits would attract a refund.
Instead, as per Simple Simon’s System refund policy:
Do you have refunds?
Your membership is NON-REFUNDABLE. All payments are final.
As with all pyramid schemes, once affiliate recruitment dies down so too will commission payments.
This will manifest itself by way of less and less affiliates paying $18 a month, resulting in less commissions generated.
Eventually a tipping point will be reached, at which point Simple Simon’s System collapses.
At that point Simple Simon’s System affiliates who haven’t recouped their fees via recruitment lose out.