Universal Abundance Review: Video library pyramid scheme
Universal Abundance’s website provides no information about who owns or runs the company.
Universal Abundance’s website domain (“universalabundance.co”) was first registered in October 2019. The private registration was last updated on October 9th, 2020.
Videos embedded on Universal Abundance’s website are hosted on a YouTube channel named “The Angel of Abundance”.
The channel’s first video upload was two years ago, predating Universal Abundance.
The Angel of Abundance channel belongs to Noel Strane. He originally used it to market some “Waarior” program.
That flopped, with the channel repurposed for Universal Abundance on October 15th, 2019.
Up until recently Noel Strane was representing he was based out of out of Miami, Florida.
In recent Universal Abundance marketing videos, Strane claims he’s now in Tulum, Mexico.
Prior to getting into MLM Strane worked as a model.
Read on for a full review of Universal Abundance’s MLM opportunity.
Universal Abundance’s Products
Universal Abundance has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market Universal Abundance affiliate membership itself.
Universal Abundance affiliate membership provides access to “unlimited awareness at your fingertips, spanning all topics”.
Marketing speak aside, this appears to be access to YouTube videos featuring Noel Strane and various guests.
In Universal Abundance marketing videos, Strane encourages affiliates to share their own videos for inclusion.
Universal Abuncance’s Compensation Plan
Universal Abundance pays commissions on affiliate fees down two levels of recruitment (unilevel):
- 50% on level 1 (personally recruited affiliates)
- 25% on level 2
Commissions are paid as long as recruited affiliates continue to pay monthly fees.
Joining Universal Abundance
Universal Abundance affiliate membership is sorted into three tiers:
- UA20 – $20 a month
- UA100 – $120 a month
- UA1000 – $1120 a month
The difference between the tiers is access to material in Universal Abundance’s backoffice.
There is also the option to sign up for Universal Abundance at a discount or for free (cryptocurrency only).
In these scenarios recruitment is required to cover affiliate membership fees.
Payments within Universal Abundance are made either in USD or USDC equivalents.
Noel Strane comes across as someone who’s read one too many self-help books.
Manifest this, manifest that, access to the consciousness, everyone just has to think abundance… you know the type.
He didn’t go into details but in one marketing video Strane mentioned plans to hold $1000 buy-in mastermind events. I think Strane fancies himself a Tony Robbins type.
If you’re into that, great. If you want to pay for access to videos around that theme, and whatever else Universal Abundance affiliates upload, that’s your choice.
I’m here to tell you that Universal Abundance as an MLM opportunity is a pyramid scheme.
Universal Abundance has no retail component. Everyone is an affiliate, meaning 100% of commissions paid out are tied to recruitment.
In anticipation of the “but you’re paying for access to a service” argument, this doesn’t hold up when it comes to MLM opportunities.
The problem is when an MLM company has no retail component, all commissions are tied to recruitment. Thus whatever is attached to said recruitment commissions is rendered irrelevant.
It is the income opportunity being marketed, not the product or service.
If the product or service was being marketed, there’d be a retail option. Thus one could look at how many retail customers a Universal Abundance affiliate has, and gauge whether access to the company’s video library is worth it.
With everyone signed up as an affiliate that’s impossible.
The FTC has been clear on this, MLM companies without significant retail sales operate as pyramid schemes.
As with all MLM pyramid schemes, Universal Abundance will start to collapse when recruitment stalls.
This will manifest itself by way of those at the bottom ceasing to pay their monthly affiliate fee.
This will see those above them stop getting paid. Unless new recruits are found, they’ll also stop paying.
Once this trickles up far enough, an irreversible collapse is triggered.
Math guarantees that the majority of pyramid schemes lose money.