The Company: Infinity Profit System
Founder & CEO: Dale Payne-Sizer
Startup Cost: $35 - $135 per month
This is an mlm company with some poorly explained products and a super sketchy marketing approach that does not show people the real work involved in building a decent income. The whole thing is based on a '2 up' referral system which is NOT a good model as I explain in detail.
The IPS was launched in 2015 by Dale Payne-Sizer under his company- DPS Marketing Group . Turns out he has a pretty shady history of promoting some less than legit mlm programs and even cash gifting schemes.
Not off to a great start.
When I looked at the IPS order screen I couldn't help but notice how closely it resembled a program I reviewed a while back known as the Empower Network (EN). After doing some digging it turns out he is an active affiliate for this company:
The $25 fee for the 'blogging platform' is also the same over at EN and both have a $100 p/m product. Hmmmm... EN's Kalatu blogging system is pretty much just a watered down version of WordPress full of templates designed to promote EN.
It is far from the best option for people getting started in my opinion and it's heavily tied in with an elaborate mlm sales funnel of higher ticket products.
There are 2 main 'products' on offer at IPS:
Starter: A $25 per month 'personal branding and blogging platform' apparently designed to help you make money. I found this product a little ironic since Dale has clearly not done a great job of branding himself as a respectable an ethical marketer.
I also took a look as his blog... there is NO content on it...
Wait up... doesn't he claim to be the owner of this whole opportunity?
I took a look around and it turns out these blogs are designed for the sole purpose of recruiting people into the same system. They are generic looking cookie cutter websites which makes me wonder how people are supposed to be 'branding themselves' using this kind of blog?
They all look exactly the same as the one above, just some have content on them.
The $25 monthly cost isn't too bad but there are other options that blow this out of the water in my opinion.
For example you could learn to make money with a free WordPress blog on a free subdomain, with free internet marketing training to go with it.
There are many other options out there. BlueHost for example gives you your own unique top level domain, WordPress website and hosting included for about 6 bucks per month! The downside to this option is there's no training but in all honesty the training you get with IPS could almost certainly be found for free through Google and YouTube.
Basic: First off the name 'basic' leads me to think there's going to be much higher ticket up sells coming after I sign up. Up sells are fine as long as there's value don't get me wrong. As long as you don't need them to accomplish what you have been originally promised at the base price.
This option is $100 p/m and gives you the same as above but with a few useful tips including 'the power of flow charts' and various other vague trainings. It does come with an autoresponder which is useful but again, where's the overall value?
For example, you can get your hands on a good quality autoresponder for as little as $20 per month and find all of that information anywhere online from respected marketers for free or a LOT less.
My overall thoughts on the products are that they are not very well explained and are way overpriced. That said I haven't actually used them so you know... maybe I'm wrong. I highly doubt it though.
It also costs $10 per month in addition to these products to be able to promote this as an affiliate and from what I understand you must be subscribed to whatever membership you are promoting to take part in the following compensation plan.
In other words, if you only have 'Starter' and someone buys 'Basic' through you, you miss out.
If there's one thing I've learned it's that the vast majority of mlm's price their products to accommodate the compensation plan. This is about recruiting, plain and simple. Anyone in the mlm game that knows anything will tell you this.
The Opportunity & Compensation Plan
This is where I knew for sure I was looking at a borderline scam at best, and I have undeniable proof of this below. To participate in this scheme requires a monthly $10 fee and the purchase of whatever product you which to promote.
Potentially costing affiliates $135 per month.
First, I recommend watching this ridiculous excuse for an opportunity video the company made in a new window, then read on as I blow this nonsense apart with pure logic.
YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp0iHSRAkLk
Here's one snapshot of what it contained for giggles...
The company explains that in just 10 short weeks you could be making $25,600 just by 'getting 4 who get 4'. Folks, you are not going to believe how insane that claim really is.
The compensation plan works off a '2 up' system, the exact same 2 up system used by the National Wealth Centre. Busting this IPS nonsense wide open was super easy this time round since I'd already done the hours of research, mind mapping and number crunching to figure out how this scheme worked exactly.
Hint: it looks awesome at a glance, until you take a proper look at it.
Here's the exact same example they give you in their sales video:
This above is an example they gave of what would happen if you got 4, who got 4 and passed up your 2nd and 4th referrals.
The above example is pretty optimistic, especially for 10 weeks, but it's still within the realms of possibility right? Some would say yes, some would say no.
Here's why they're wishing you didn't land on this blog post:
Pretty unbelievable right? Yup!
Before any of you die hard Infinity recruiters start attacking me in the comments, go and read my review of NWC first. I CLEARLY illustrate the entire downline system and exactly how I arrived at these numbers. NWC uses the exact same '2 up' compensation plan.
Here's a snippet:
The fact is, what I have shown here cannot be denied because it is based on pure logic. The kind of logic the company and it's distributors are not showing people because it doesn't drive sales!
I want these numbers to soak in for a moment here...
This company is quite literally telling people that in just 10 short weeks they are going to build a downline organisation of almost 700,000 people!
Yes, that is only counting your 1st and 3rd main legs.
Everyday people who are just looking to make an honest living online are being grossly misled by the way this company is marketing it's opportunity. End of story.
Could You Earn Money Despite This?
If you managed to do this 6 levels deep on the $25 membership (achievable over time) you could definitely make a reasonably good monthly income.
It's also possible to recruit infinitely wide (from what I understand) so if you can drive targeted traffic to a sales page then you'll make a cool $25-$100 every month off each person you sign up from direct referral 5 onwards on your first level.
That's certainly nothing to be sneezed at. So yes, you can make money with this. Of course, that is provided it is being operated properly and there's no foul play.
Reasons I Personally Wouldn't Join
Personally, I think the entire opportunity is misleading and I don't have a whole lot of faith in the guy behind it. I also think the products are overpriced for what they are and that this very much resembles a pyramid scheme.
Because no one is buying these products for any other reason but to recruit others. The websites you get are purely geared for the promotion of IPS. Pyramid's work by paying existing members out of the revenue they gained from new members. If everyone was doing the get 4 method (like are pushing) then pretty soon recruiting will come to a stand still given the sheer numbers required to make any money.
When this happens the scheme falls back on itself a bit like a domino effect since those at the bottom aren't making any money. This is where it gets really fun... the owner has a close eye on recruiting levels so is fully aware of when the sh#t is about to hit the fan. What do they do? They normally take ALL of the companies profits and jump ship leaving many angry reps in their wake.
The same reps who slam anyone who has an opinion other than "this company is amazing!" but also a lot of good willed people just trying to make some money. It sucks! Now this is just my opinion and I am not suggesting that this will happen for a fact. The point is that it has happened with other companies very similar to this and will most certainly continue happening.
I also really, really, really hate the kind of marketing this company employs. Like with a passion! I spent years being scammed by rubbish like this and it is my mission to help as many people as possible understand what they are getting themselves into.
I do not recommend this to people looking for a legitimate, ethical and value adding business opportunity.
This review may have sounded a little harsh to some but it is important to understand that, for me, it's not about slamming someone's opportunity. Not at all. It's about giving everyday people the chance to see both sides of the story in an objective way so they can make an informed decision.
That's the reason I do these reviews, why I created this blog and it's what I'm passionate about.