X100K Review: $0.25 to $25 matrix positions
A message in the footer of the X100K website claims that the company is ‘powered by I-Affiliate Marketing, Inc.‘
A link for “Corporate Registration” also features in the footer, directing visitors who click on it to what appears to be a registration document for I-Affiliate Marketing Inc. in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
As per the Newfoundland and Labrador government website, this certificate of registration costs $300 CAD ($238 USD).
More to the point, it would appear to have nothing to do with X100K.
A visit to the testimonials section of the X100K website reveal affiliates thanking a “Michael Weber” for creating the company:
Thank you Michael Weber for making X100K! You have made a program noone ever made before, a foolproof sustainable program that will be here a long, long time.
This matches information provided on the X100K website domain, which was registered on the 28th of March 2013. Michael Weber is listed as the domain owner, with an address provided in the US state of Colorado.
A Google search of this address reveals it to be in what appears to be a residential district.
A YouTube channel named “Michael Weber” is filled with promotional videos for X100K, supporting that he is the owner of the company.
Other MLM opportunities Weber (right) has advertised on his YouTube channel include XtremeCashBox, a matrix-based Ponzi cycler.
Weber himself appears to have run XtremeCashBox, which has long since collapsed.
Affiliate marketing for X100K describe Weber as a “matrix specialist & programmer”, suggesting he is no stranger to the matrix-cycler Ponzi scene.
Read on for a full review of the X100K MLM business opportunity.
The X100K Product Line
X100K has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market affiliate membership to the company itself.
Once signed up, X100K affiliates can purchase positions in the company’s compensation plan. Bundled with each position is a series of advertising credits, as well as (in some instances) access to downloadable marketing tools.
The X100K Compensation Plan
The X100K compensation plan sees affiliates sign up and then purchase positions in a series of matrices.
X100K offer four matrices in total, with positions ranging in price from 25 cents to $25.
X100K’s Freedom Matrix is a 5×3. This means that a purchased position is put at the top of the matrix, with five positions directly under it:
These initial five positions branch out into another five positions each, making up the second level of the matrix. Second level positions also branch out into another five positions each, making up the third and final level of the matrix.
Commissions are paid out when all positions in the matrix are filled, with positions filled via the subsequent purchase of positions by X100K affiliates.
Once all positions in a Freedom Matrix are filled, X100K pay out a $19.25 commission.
Pro Membership Matrix
The Pro Membership Matrix is a recurring $7 a week cost, with affiliates able to purchase up to three positions a month at a time ($21).
The Pro Membership Matrix uses a 3×3 matrix, with three positions on the first level, nine on the second level and twenty-seven on the third.
Otherwise this matrix functions the same as the 5×3 Freedom Matrix, with all positions in the matrix required to be filled before a commission is paid out.
Once all positions in a Pro Membership Matrix are filled, X100K pay out a $20 commission.
X100K $100,000 Matrix
In their compensation plan documentation, X100K claim that ‘all matrix entries will end up‘ in the X100K $100,000 matrix.
This suggests that positions in the other matrices might cycle out into this matrix, however this is not explicitly clarified. I’m thinking it might just be wishful thinking on the company’s part.
In any event, the X100K $100,000 Matrix is a 3×8 matrix. Same idea as a 3×3 however this time around there are eight levels of depth to the matrix (much more positions to fill).
Details on how exactly the X100K $100,000 Matrix pays out are sketchy (per level, per position), with the company only disclosing that a filled X100K $100,000 Matrix will pay out $100,002.
Note that only affiliates paying $7 a week to participate in the Pro Membership Matrix are able to purchase positions in the X100K $100,000 Matrix.
At the time of publication of this review, two additional matrices are advertised on the X100K website ($20 and $100).
The company claims these matrices will be launched on February 20th.
Affiliate membership with X100K is free, however only $7 a month “Pro” affiliates can participate in the company’s $7 a week and $25 matrices.
Free affiliates can participate in the 25 cents a position Freedom Matrix, however X100K themselves readily acknowledge that this is to pay just enough ‘for a Free Member to Become PRO!‘
With nothing being marketed and sold to retail customers, and all commissions sourced from affiliates, X100K fits the definition of a recruitment-driven pyramid scheme.
X100K affiliates either join for free or pay $7 a week to purchase positions in the company’s offered matrices. Then, as subsequent positions are purchased by themselves or other affiliates, commissions are paid out.
The advertising credits and downloadable tools offered are neither here nor there, as it is the matrix positions themselves being marketed, sold and purchased by affiliates.
Case in point, affiliates are able to purchase multiple matrix positions – why would they need multiple copies of the same downloadable tools?
As for the advertising, it exists merely as smoke and mirrors pseudo-compliance. Nobody would be purchasing advertising on the X100K website without the attached matrix commissions (income opportunity).
As with all recruitment-driven pyramid schemes, once affiliate recruitment and subsequently purchase of new matrix positions dry up, the matrices themselves will begin to stall.
Once enough matrices have stalled and commissions have ground to a halt, the scheme collapses.
At that point anyone left with funds still trapped in the system loses out.
Evidence of the X100K position purchases slowing down can be evidenced by way of the launch of new matrices. Typically this is done in matrix-based opportunities to create a sense of “getting in early” for existing affiliates, who might have missed the company’s initial launch.
An increase in purchase activity is typically observed for a few weeks, before the problem of new position purchases slowing down resurfaces.
Hello Oz and everyone else
Quick question in regards to the matrix system.
If I were the green man in the above example, and I got busy recruiting, is it possible for me to ‘cycle out’ before my upline?
I believe so, if your recruits recruit new affiliates faster than your upline.
Whoever recruits the fastest, and their recruits recruit the fastest etc. cycles out quickest.
Technically yes, but practically, almost impossible.
Cycler owners almost never play fair. They need to reserve cycling positions for themselves, their friends and known heavy hitters.
Besides the connections, these are the people who are going to yell on every Internet corner that they got paid and therefore this is a program everybody should jump it into.
In fairness to x100k I’m a member i Joined for FREE earned and purchased a position it cycled. I leveraged those funds to buy 1 pro membership and more freeway.
I don’t know weber i was even doubtful in the beginning (posted on Facebook ) I’m not a “heavy hitter “.
I do the math i also have others that have joined and the math adds up. Plus i have cycled many times and have bee paid for my request.
I will do a video testimonial as a written when o hit my personal goal (which is not very far away. Thanks Steven Wolfe SLC,Utah
Depends on the way the matrix is structured.
If your matrix also counts as a part of his matrix (i.e. you as his downline) then no. Your recruitment also counted as his, and he’s always “above” you.
On the other hand, there are special matrix that requires “balanced legs” and other mumbo-jumbo, it may be possible for you to achieve such a condition that you balanced your legs and he didn’t.
But then, if you have to “balance” your legs, the company’s really punishing you for your “luck” in finding one leg having more success than the other.
Thanks for the comments chaps.
In your opinion, if packaged with a worthy product/service is the matrix system a good one to use?
I like it for its simplicity, although as K Chang pointed out, it can be over-complicated if the company desires it.
Your 25 cents might have come from the admin but any commissions you were paid was money deposited by participants after you.
The maths most certainly does not add up. Those at the bottom of cycler pyramid schemes always get screwed.
Matrix is a horrible system as any other “money-making” system. In case of matrix cyclers I can give you an analogy.
Imagine matrix as round ball of snow pushed from the top of the mountain. In ideal conditions it will grow as it runs to the bottom.
If bottom in infinite than everybody is happy and making money forever. But the every mountain has the bottom and matrix ball start shedding weight as it reaches it and runs on plateau. Eventually matrix ball comes to complete stop and collapses.
Even if somebody does not understand high school math, he should understand this analogy why matrix “system” is inherently unsustainable.
And to be honest, I never seen “worthy” product/service associated with matrix system. Only matrices that were associated with big ticket items(like $5K and up) had some longevity. And product service was online “education” and “money-making” tools.
No, because it is unnecessary.
The idea of “levels” in MLM is those on top are supposed to supervise and mentor the lower levels. When an organization gets too big, that becomes impossible, as are too many levels in the “bureaucracy”.
With too many levels, there is no training. What you have instead are indoctrination / intake orientation that teaches you the cookie-cutter moves and how to think like a drone.
Also, the levels are supposed to enable the upline reap some rewards from his/her sales team, and too many levels just tilts the favor too much in the upline’s favor, which encourages them to recruit INSTEAD of teaching them how to SELL.
In fact, most pseudo-MLMs (such as WUN and probably Herbalife) encourages NO SALES from the lowest members. The members are supposed to sign up for autoship and sell to themselves, thus deriving NO INCOME. Any and all “sales” goes to their upline (unless they line up their own downlines).
A real comp plan that encourage sales should RESTRICT the size of sales team UNTIL the sales numbers prove that the leader actually knows how to sell instead of padding his/her numbers with self-consumption and encourages their downline to do the same, but most MLM companies don’t dare do it this way (except some smaller companies that has since moved AWAY from MLM).
X100K is the best mlm model applied to a direct selling program.
^^ Maybe for those who get in early and rip people off, but otherwise matrix cyclers are scams waiting to collapse.
I think the review misses out a great detail. Each matrix don’t live forever, the admin closes once he sees it will stall. Look for the right information in the “how it works” tab before reviewing it bad. I earned 1200 dollars so far and I don’t need to recruit.
The admin do 3 webinars per week at google hangouts. EVeryone can watch it and give it a chance, for free people.
Best program I saw in years. Not like another matrices programs around the internet. Get the full information before judging it from the cover. 😉
And what detail would that be?
All I read in the rest of your comments were excuses for recruitment-driven pyramid schemes.
Its like saying my pile of crap does not smell unlike other’s piles of crap. Yeah, right.
The only thing missing is the details on how many more “Matrix / Cyclers” That will be opened to support the ones that are being closed down.
The new ones opened support the old closed ones.
So the mantra goes on the webinars.
“Join us an build with us long term with a 3 year plan”
So you have 1000’s of members recruiting and respending into the “invented” matrix lines to help people cycle that may have been waiting for months or years.
Who knows how many more new lines have to be created to help cycle out all of the spending and positions placed.
Seems like the same money being recycled over and over into the system.
You are cycled and asked to respend into the newer matrix plans they offer – as you progress thru the system offerings of bigger and bigger returns.
More and more waiting to be paid.
If you would really study x100k you would see that it works. A matrix never closes, it’s always working.
Yes there is a time you can’t purchase it but you can earn positions in it by cycling other matrix’s.
See if you buy X matrix you are in it finally one day no one can buy X matrix but O matrix comes along. You cycle O you earn a position in the X matrix and so does others. One day that position will cycle too. The matrix’s never close.
That is the beauty of X100k. You get 4 different matrix a year to buy into. At some point in time they will not be able to be purchased but you can earn a position in them.
This keeps everything moving. It’s always a working system. And as part of the product it’s the best place to market any business.
After all over 200,000 people logging in everyday and seeing your ad. I would want that for my company.
Oh and you can start out for free too. You don’t have to put any money into X100k unless you want to. You log in daily and get 1 cent.
You save those pennies and buy into a matrix for either 25 cents or one for 50 cents. They will one day cycle and give you money to work with.
Right. And by the time you’re ready to withdraw anything all the funds have already been stolen by the early investors and those who did the most recruiting.
Mathematics doesn’t lie. Infinity investment in matrices is bullshit.
Nobody outside of participants in the Ponzi scheme are interested in advertising on Ponzi scheme websites.
Legitimate advertising is about far more than raw impressions.
As far as I could see, it currently has less than 2,000 registered users.
I used some methods to estimate max number of users:
1. Alexa rank = 16,040
2. The search method “site:x100k.com” = 1,850 or 2,120 hits (I tried it a couple of times).
* I also tried to limit the search to “last month” and “last week”, and it didn’t show much new activity.
* Some search hits were “An error occurred. – X100K”.
3. I used method #2 to analyse user registration, how the users were organized in a system. I found 4 different types of users.
4. I checked “website views today” on the front page x100k.com = 3,588
5. Then I checked “24h visits” on one of the user pages = 23,759. It’s set up to report a too high number of visits. It’s actually faking visits.
6. I checked the “Global exposure” 2 times on x100k.com (frontpage). It had 10 and 17 current visitors.
Matrix programs will usually collapse when the recruitment slows down, and the money will be trapped in the system = an extra profit for the organizer but a loss for the individual players.
The introduction of additional matrices will only cause more money to be trapped inside the system.
If that’s really true there wouldn’t be new ones launched every day.
Matrix dry up when the first-joiners (real or not) take out the money and the late joiners get nothing because nobody joined after them.
Your model assumes people will join indefinitely, something you seem to have forgotten about, or perhaps you rather not think about such eventualities?
Don’t need to think about it because we don’t need anyone else to join.
They could close it down to new members and it will still go, that’s what you are don’t understand because you don’t know the system. And don’t speculate on past matrix because they don’t work like x100k does.
Study x100k and you will see the difference. But you not going to do that because you might have to work that brain of yours something you haven’t tried on x100k.
Lol right, because money falls from the sky. This one’s fallen for the Ponzi dream hook like and sinker.
Math is math and x100K is just like every other matrix Ponzi out there. $x goes in and greater than $x goes out, with the scheme collapsing once $x drops off (inevitable).
The review above clearly lays all of this out.
You can of course buy those positions yourself, but that won’t be very profitable for you?
It will cost you $7 per week, and you will eventually receive one $20 payout from the Pro Membership Matrix after 39 or 40 weeks.
So the only realistic way to make a profit is to recruit other people.
I may have misunderstood something?
The Freedom Matrix costs $0.25 per position. It will require 156 positions to be filled if we include the first position = $39 total price. It pays out $19.25. You lose close to 50% if you fill all positions yourself. But after that you will only lose $12 per cycle.
The Pro Membership Matrix costs $7 per position. It will require 40 positions to be filled if we include the first position = $280 total price. It pays out $20. You lose close to 93% if you fill all the positions yourself the first time.
* Net loss the first cycle = $280 – $20 = $260
* Average net loss after the first cycle = $169 per cycle.
The X100K Matrix will require 9,841 positions to be filled the first time. You have already paid for your first position via your first Pro Matrix cycle, so you will need to generate 9,840 additional cycles before you can receive a payout.
It will cost you $1,663,220 to generate your first $100K payout if you fill all positions yourself.
They fixed that less than 24 hours after I posted that post.
“Website views today” was removed from the front page, and was replaced by the same “24h visits” as the other pages have (the fake visitors counter).
X100K seems to have had multiple launches in 2014 and 2015. Some random examples.
The next launch will be May 27 2015. Then it will take less than one month before X100K goes into pre-launch mode again.
Who cares, if you can start FREE?? its your own fault if you invest..
You and I both know nobody is starting for free here.
And Ponzi schemes are illegal the world over. You, as an obvious investor, blaming your victims is despicable.
It’s clear you also believe in magic spaghetti trees.
A closed system with no new money coming in means no growth, and thus no profit to pay you. If they claim to be still generating income with “nobody else to join”, they are generating dollars out of thin air… or they are “liar liar hair on fire”.
Though I can see you rather believe the lie rather than the truth. In that case, there’s nothing to talk about, as you chose “ignorance is bliss”. Too bad this ain’t the Matrix.
I, too, at first wanted to quit, but now bought matrices and will patiently wait for the closure of the matrices.
You just register, get a free matrix, and then will think you need it or not, but the matrix will be a gift to work for you.
Did anyone in X100k not know about or learn from the achieve community? Hahaha ….
i just read everything here and it was mentioned more than once about these scams collapsing and the need for re-launches. This thing just re-launched yesterday Aug 15, 2015.
And as far as the math not adding up …. here’s some that does …
Purchase positions + Matrix + Cycle + Michael Weber (Colorado)
Perfect match to the achieve community. You can polish a turd X100k supporters & guess what? It’s still a turd & so are you for profiting off fresh people’s money!
Kristi Johnson (Colorado) will soon be sentenced in Federal Court, Western District of NC. Nuff said!!!
Coming up on 500,00 members. I think to understand that there is value in the advertising is key.
If you think the advertising is not good that is one thing. Then you make money on this as well… All is good.
Now that they are generating Revenue by selling LOGIN ADS the company has reached a critical positon in that they have so many eyeballs on the site daily that advertisiers will pay JUST FOR LOGIN ADDS and that revenue is totally separtate from Matrices.
They also have other revenue streams as well which are growing as they reach the 1 Million mark. This is very interesting and provides entry points for just about anyone.
Sure, it may take a year or so to turn 100 into 1000 or maybe longer ….but as the company expands and grows faster and faster…this just means more new money coming in…but most importantly is that the company makes completely separate money from Advertising so they can keep it moving and it will just keep getting bigger and bigger.
Plus… Michael has plans to expand many things with the company…. He just wanted to get to a huge memberhip base.
Just had their 1 Year Anniversary and all is well in MOTOWN.
Legit advertisers aren’t interested in marketing on Ponzi matrix cycler websites.
The only advertisers are the affiliates participating in the scheme, making it a closed-loop system.
X100K isn’t any different to the plethora of other ad-credit Ponzi schemes out there.
Yep, yep, yep.
It’s going so well, they’re having to “relaunch” on August 15
I invested years ago more then $200 on X-100k trying to log in.
Log in to what? X100K collapsed years ago. Weber has moved on to scamming people through his Vitae shitcoin.
Sorry for your loss.