Simply35 Review: $35 a month matrix-based recruitment
There is no information on the Simply35 website indicating who owns or runs the business.
The Simply35 website domain (“simply35.com”) was registered on the 25th of February 2016, however the domain registration is set to private.
Of note is that the Simply35 website is hosted on the same private web-server as QuantumAdz:
QuantumAdz was a matrix cycler launched in late 2012. The admin of the scheme described it as having ‘the best of the features of JBP, Zeek and W4all’.
Launched on December 26th, 2012, by February 2013 QuantumAdz had collapsed.
Read on for a full review of the Simply35 MLM opportunity.
The Simply35 Product Line
Simply35 has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market Simply35 affiliate membership itself.
Bundled with Simply35 affiliate membership is access to an ebook library.
The Simply35 Compensation Plan
The Simply35 compensation plan sees affiliates sign up and purchase a matrix position for $35 a month.
Simply35 use a 3×8 matrix to track commission payouts.
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, with the second level generated by splitting each of the first level positions into another three positions each.
Subsequent levels of the matrix (for a total of eight levels) are generated in the same manner, with each level having three times the number of positions in the previous level.
In total, a complete 3×8 matrix houses 9840 positions. Positions are filled via the direct and indirect recruitment of new Simply35 affiliates.
Commissions are paid out based on what level of the matrix a position is filled as follows:
- level 1 (3 positions) – $12 per position filled ($36 total)
- level 2 (9 positions) – $4 per position filled ($36 total)
- level 3 (27 positions) – $3 per position filled ($81 total)
- level 4 (81 positions) – $2 per position filled ($162 total)
- level 5 (243 positions) – $1 per position filled ($243 total)
- level 6 (729 positions) – $1 per position filled ($729 total)
- level 7 (2187 positions) – $1 per position filled ($2187 total)
- level 8 (6561 positions) – $1 per position filled ($6561 total)
Note that commissions are paid out monthly, as long as affiliates in a matrix continue to pay their monthly affiliate fee.
Affiliate membership in Simply35 is tied to the purchase of a $35 a month matrix position.
With nothing marketed to or sold to retail customers, Simply35 is a straight-forward recruitment scheme.
You sign up for $35 a month, which qualifies you to earn commissions when subsequently recruited affiliates do the same.
So long as everyone continues to pay $35 a month, commissions are paid out.
The problem is the largest level of the company-wide matrix is always the bottom. And they aren’t getting paid.
Once recruitment slows down, affiliates on the bottom (largest) level of the matrix stop paying their $35 a month.
And why shouldn’t they, it’s not like anyone is seriously paying $35 a month to access a rubbish ebook library.
Unfortunately this means the affiliates above them also now are not getting paid. Unless they can recruit a whole bunch of new affiliates to fight off attrition, they too stop getting paid.
This sees them ceasing their $35 a month payment which, you guessed, stop getting paid.
Over time this effect trickles up the company-wide matrix until eventually an irreversible collapse is triggered.
Owing the structural design of a matrix, typically the admin (with a bunch of preloaded positions) and early adopters are the only ones who make money.
Everybody else, that includes you, loses out.