Viral Compensation Review: Ten-tier 3×2 matrix Ponzi cycler
Viral Compensation fails to provide any credible ownership information on its website.
Supposedly the company is run by “Ron Williams”, represented by a badly photoshopped profile avatar.
The same avatar appears on Fiverr account “videospurchaser”, who represents they are based out of Canada.
This corresponds with the North American accent narrated Viral Compensation’s marketing videos (the ones that aren’t obvious Fivver gigs).
Viral Compensation’s website domain (“viralcompensation.com”) was registered on July 31st, 2021.
The owner is listed as Mission Prosperity LLC, through an address in Quebec, Canada.
Mission Prosperity LLC is a long defunct Nevada corporation, owned by Ron Williams.
This rabbit-hole eventually led me to William’s Facebook profile, on which he confirms he’s based out of Montreal, Quebec.
William’s Facebook page is full of Ponzi and pyramid scheme promotion:
Read on for a full review of Viral Compensation’s MLM opportunity.
Viral Compensation’s Products
Viral Compensation has no retailable products or services.
Affiliates are only able to market Viral Compensation affiliate membership itself.
Viral Compensation affiliates gain access to a digital marketing product library:
Viral Compensation’s Compensation Plan
Viral Compensation affiliates purchase positions in a ten-tier 3×2 matrix cycler.
A 3×2 matrix places a Viral Compensation affiliate at the top of a matrix, with three positions directly under them:
These three positions form the first level of the matrix. The second level of the matrix is generated by splitting these first three positions into another three positions each (9 positions).
Once bought into, positions in a matrix are filled via purchases by other Viral Compensation affiliates.
These affiliates can be directly or indirectly recruited.
Once all twelve positions in a matrix are filled, a “cycle” is triggered.
A cycle pays out a commission and generates additional matrix positions as follows:
- Foreman (positions cost $100) – pays out $195, generates two new Foreman positions and cycles into Supervisor
- Supervisor (positions cost $400) – pays out $780, generates two new Supervisor positions and cycles into Manager
- Manager (positions cost $1500) – pays out $2295, generates two new Manager positions and cycles into Director
- Director (positions cost $5000) – pays out $10,250, generates two new Director positions and cycles into Partner
- Partner (positions cost $20,000) – pays out $39,000, generates two new Partner positions and cycles into Vice President
- Vice President (positions cost $80,000) – pays out $156,000, generates two new Vice President positions and cycles into Ambassador
- Ambassador (positions cost $300,000) – pays out $585,000, generates two new Ambassador positions and cycles into Crown Ambassador
- Crown Ambassador (positions cost $500,000) – pays out $862,500, generates two new Crown Ambassador positions
Viral Compensation pays a 100% matching bonus on cycle commissions paid to personally recruited affiliates.
Note that an affiliate must have cycled into or bought into the matrix tier the matching bonus is being generated on.
If the referring affiliate hasn’t met this qualification, the generated matching bonus for this tier is passed upline to the first qualifying affiliate (an affiliate who has cycled or bought into the applicable cycler tier).
E.g. an affiliate who has reached Director has a personally recruited affiliate cycle out of Vice President.
Because that’s higher than the matrix tier they’ve reached, the generated $156,000 matching bonus is passed upline to the first affiliate who’s qualified at Vice President or higher.
Viral Compensation affiliates earn a referral commission starting at the Ambassador matrix tier.
- when a downline affiliate cycles or buys into Ambassador, a $10,000 referral commission is paid
- when a downline affiliate cycles or buys into Crown Ambassador, a $500,000 referral commission is paid
Note referral commissions are paid on personally recruited affiliates only.
Pass Up Commissions
Viral Compensation has some convoluted pass-up mechanism.
Our 1st compensation passes up all your referrals ”Even Sales” and our second compensation passes up all your referrals ”Odd Sales” with a unique twist that doubles, triples and quadruples your profits to infinity.
Even with the video explanation I’m still not 100% clear on what’s being passed up.
It sounds as if all bonuses from every affiliate recruited are passed up to various upline affiliates.
An affiliate then has to rely on recruitment by their downline to earn whatever is being passed up.
The marketing video however suggests that only half of recruits are passed up, but this contradicts the marketing paragraph quoted above.
In any event the specifics of Viral Compensation’s passed up commissions is not integral to understanding it’s compensation plan.
Starting at Manager, Viral Compensation rewards affiliates who cycle out of Manager and higher cycler tiers with the following one-time bonuses:
- cycle out of Manager and receive an iPhone or Android phone valued at $300
- cycle out of Director and receive a MacBook Pro or HP Envy 15t laptop valued at $1500
- cycle out of Partner and receive an “all expense paid vacation valued at $5000”
- cycle out of Vice President and receive a “family car valued at $25,000
- cycle out of Ambassador and receive a an “SUV truck valued at $125,000”
- cycle out of Crown Ambassador and receive $500,000 plus a “world-class sports car valued at $500,000 & a deluxe home mansion or villa valued at $1 million”
Joining Viral Compensation
Viral Compensation affiliate membership is free.
Participation in the attached income opportunity starts at $100 for a cycler position purchase.
Full participation across all ten of Viral Compensation’s cycler tiers costs $907,000.
Viral Compensation Conclusion
Viral Compensation is an old-school Ponzi cycler, both with respect to its business model and presentation.
Ron Williams relies heavily on cringey stock photos to market Viral Compensation. Marketing videos are put together as slideshows.
Viral Compensation’s business model itself is a simple cycler; you buy-in for $100 and steal up to $1,656,020 from people who buy-in after you. It’s a classic Ponzi scheme.
On top of that you have a bunch of recruitment incentives, adding a pyramid layer to the scheme.
Despite using an MLM compensation plan, for some reason Williams is adamant Viral Compensation isn’t an MLM company.
Viral Compensation (VC) is not a Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) company, even though we leverage on the network marketing concept to generate and distribute wealth.
Needless to say calling MLM a “network marketing concept” doesn’t make it any less MLM. If you’re using an MLM business model you’re an MLM company, period.
In light of its fraudulent business model, the products made available to affiliates are irrelevant. Notwithstanding nothing is marketed or sold to retail customers.
Such to the extent Viral Compensation has products, its pseudo-compliance.
As with all cycler Ponzi schemes, once affiliate recruitment dries up so too will new position purchases.
This will see matrices within Viral Compensation start to stall.
Once enough matrices have stalled, an irreversible collapse is triggered. This will inevitably result in widespread losses.
Cycler Ponzi schemes create victims out of the majority of their participants. The only winners here are the admin and early participants.
In addition to keeping the lion’s share of invested funds through one or more admin positions, Williams also keeps funds trapped in stalled matrices.
Math guarantees that the majority of participants in Ponzi schemes lose money.