Winnex Plus Review: Franchise investment = daily 2% ROI?
Winnex Plus provide no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.
The Winnex Plus website domain (“winnexplus.com”) was registered on January 27th, 2017. “WinnexPlus Market e Incorporadora ltda” is listed as the owner, with an address in Sao Paulo, Brazil also provided.
Marketing videos on the Winnex Plus website are hosted on a Vimeo account bearing the name “Peter Marks”.
The profile image for the Peter Marks account is a man infront of a stock photo image of an office. Whether Marks is an actual person or not is unclear.
The same “Peter Marks” image appears on the Trader Club website:
A marketing video on the Trader Club YouTube channel reveals Peter Marks actual name is “Peter Marques”.
Peter Marques is identified as a CEO of Trader Club. As far as I can tell, via some sort of automation software, Trader Club affiliates invest and receive a ROI tied to sports betting.
Trade Club’s social media profiles and Alexa ranking suggest the company in early 2017. This has likely prompted Marques to launch Winnex Plus.
Read on for a full review of the Winnex Plus MLM opportunity.
Winnex Plus has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market Winnex Plus affiliate membership itself.
The Winnex Plus Compensation Plan
Winnex Plus affiliates invest in one of five offered investment packages:
- Basic – $67
- Bronze – $200
- Silver – $600
- Gold – $1000
- Platinum – $2000
Each package corresponds with a daily ROI payout. Winnex Plus affiliates are also paid to recruit new affiliate investors.
The Bronze and higher packages also qualify an affiliate for residual commissions, paid out via a binary compensation structure.
Winnex Plus Affiliate Ranks
There are ten affiliate ranks within the Winnex Plus compensation plan.
Along with their respective qualification criteria, they are as follows:
- Affiliate – sign up and invest in a Winnex Plus package
- Ruby – generate 4000 accumulated points on your weaker binary side
- Sapphire – generate 20,000 accumulated points on your weaker binary side
- Emerald – generate 50,000 accumulated points on your weaker binary side
- Pearl – generate 150,000 accumulated points on your weaker binary side
- Diamond – generate 400,000 accumulated points on your weaker binary side
- Double Diamond – generate 1,000,000 accumulated points on your weaker binary side
- Triple Diamond – generate 3,000,000 accumulated points on your weaker binary side
- Garnet – generate 5,000,000 accumulated points on your weaker binary side
- Emperor – generate 10,000,000 accumulated points on your weaker binary side
Each Winnex Plus affiliate investment package corresponds with an “average daily profit” of up to 2% a day
The more an affiliate invests, the higher their average daily ROI payout:
- Basic – $0.67
- Bronze – $2
- Silver – $6
- Gold – $10
- Platinum – $20
Winnex Plus affiliates are paid a commission when newly recruited affiliates sign up.
How much is paid out is determined by how much the recruited affiliate invests:
- Basic – $6.67
- Bronze – $20
- Silver – $60
- Gold – $100
- Platinum – $200
Winnex Plus pay residual commissions via a binary compensation structure.
A binary compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of a binary team, split into two sides (left and right):
The first level of the binary team houses two positions. The second level of the binary team is generated by splitting these first two positions into another two positions each (4 positions).
Subsequent levels of the binary team are generated as required, with each new level housing twice as many positions as the previous level.
Positions in the binary team are filled via direct and indirect recruitment of affiliates. Note that there is no limit to how deep a binary team can grow.
Each Winnex Plus affiliate package generates a set number of points:
- Basic – 30 points
- Bronze – 100 points
- Silver – 300 points
- Gold – 500 points
- Platinum – 1000 points
At the end of each day Winnex Plus tally up generated binary points on both sides of the binary team.
Affiliates are paid a percentage of the points generated on their weaker binary side.
How much of a percentage is paid out is determined by how much a Winnex Plus affiliate has invested:
- Basic – no residual commission
- Bronze – 40% residual commission
- Silver – 60% residual commission
- Gold – 80% residual commission
- Platinum – 100% residual commission
Note that binary commissions are capped at 21,000 points a day on the weaker side.
Winnex Plus pay a 1% matching bonus on binary commissions earned by a unilevel team.
A unilevel compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of a unilevel team, with every personally recruited affiliate placed directly under them (level 1):
If any level 1 affiliates recruit new affiliates, they are placed on level 2 of the original affiliate’s unilevel team.
If any level 2 affiliates recruit new affiliates, they are placed on level 3 and so on and so forth down a theoretical infinite number of levels.
Winnex Plus cap payable unilevel levels at ten. How many levels an affiliate is paid on determined by rank:
- Affiliate – 1% on level 1 (personally recruited affiliates)
- Ruby – 1% on levels 1 and 2
- Sapphire – 1% on levels 1 and 3
- Emerald – 1% on levels 1 to 4
- Pearl – 1% on levels 1 to 5
- Diamond – 1% on levels 1 to 6
- Double Diamond – 1% on levels 1 to 7
- Triple Diamond – 1% on levels 1 to 8
- Garnet – 1% on levels 1 to 9
- Emperor – 1% on levels 1 to 10
Winnex Plus have three monthly bonus pools affiliates can qualify for a share in.
- Global Division Pool (1% of company-wide invested funds) – qualify for residual binary commissions
- Global Bonus (1% of company-wide invested funds) – personally recruit a total of ten Gold and/or Platinum affiliates
- Leadership Bonus (2% of company-wide invested funds) – qualify at the Pearl rank or higher
Rank Achievement Bonus
Winnex Plus reward affiliates for qualifying at the Emerald and higher ranks as follows:
- Emerald – a Diesel watch
- Pearl – a Macbook
- Diamond – an “international travel and English course”
- Double Diamond – an Audi Q3
- Triple Diamond – a Boticario franchise
- Garnet – a Jin Jin Wok or Havianas franchise
- Emperor – a Burger King franchise
Joining Winnex Plus
Winnex Plus affiliate membership is tied to investment in one of the following six packages:
- Basic – $67
- Bronze – $200
- Silver – $600
- Gold – $1000
- Platinum $2000
The primary difference between the packages is income potential through the Winnex Plus compensation plan.
Note that Basic affiliates do not earn residual binary commissions.
Winnex Plus presents itself as your typical investment + binary residual Ponzi scheme, with the addition of franchise rewards.
The ruse behind the daily ROI payout is franchise investment by the company itself.
Despite the presence of trademarked business names appearing on the Winnex Plus website, the company fails to provide any proof of franchise investments existing.
Much the less revenues from any such investments tied to the daily ROI paid to Winnex Plus affiliates.
Furthermore Winnex Plus’ business model fails the Ponzi logic test.
To generate a ROI of up to 2% a day and pay out recruitment commissions, Winnex Plus would need to be consistently generating a company-wide ROI of more than 2% a day.
Even if franchises were invested in, that’s not how a franchise works in any case.
Leave alone the fact that if Peter Marques was able to generate a consistent ROI of up to 2% a day, why would he share profits with affiliates?
2% a day works out to an annual ROI of 730%. Even a modest bank loan turns into a fortune under such a scenario.
The answer is obvious: Despite the fraudulent misrepresentations on the company’s website, all they’re doing is using newly invested funds to pay off existing investors.
Whilst making representations and not providing evidence is par for the course for a Ponzi scheme, the offering of known-brand franchises as affiliate ranks is what’s particularly interesting.
Havianas and Burger King are well-known brands globally. I find it hard to believe either would approve the sale of a franchise to a Winnex Plus affiliate.
Even if we discard the daily ROI, the company still pays recruitment commissions and operates as a pyramid scheme.
And even if Winnex Plus were sneaky and registered the franchise via a shell company or bogus name (or even the affiliate’s name itself), promotion of the franchise throughout the company would soon out the location and owner.
Global brands are quite protective of their reputation, so I suspect the franchises touted as rewards to Winnex Plus are empty promises.
As with all Ponzi schemes, once affiliate recruitment dies down so too will funds entering the system.
Winnex Plus will no doubt be rigged to generate a reserve to keep the scheme afloat in the hope recruitment picks up, but a perpetual daily ROI of up to 2% a day is still going to collapse at some point.
The mathematics behind Ponzi schemes dictates that when Winnex Plus collapses, the majority of affiliates will not have recovered their initial investment.