Company: Worldwide Virtual County Fair
Founder: Ray Woodard
Startup Cost: $15 -$1000
Matrix style Ponzi scheme masquerading as an 'advertising platform'. While it is possible to make money with a system like this, they are generally very short lived and people lose money when they eventually collapse. There are some very important facts to consider before joining this.
What Is Virtual County Fair?
The marketing gives people the impression of fun, excitement and easy money. While somewhat amusing, this is an immediate red flag in itself. Instead of explaining the business model properly you are pretty much told you'll be "going on a ride" that will change your life. The idea is to sign up and 'cycle' your way through the multiple levels until finally reaching the 'big payout' at the end.
Unfortunately, it's probably not going to change your life for the better. The starting investment might be small but to make any money requires a lot of recruting to fill your and your teams matrices. Worldwide Virtual County Fair (WVCF) is essentially a new spin on an age old model known as the ponzi scheme and one that is guaranteed to collapse at some point, often sooner rather than later.
Who's Behind It?According to the video presentation and the Facebook page for the company, the owner is Ray Woodard AKA 'stingray'.
I haven't reviewed anything from this guy yet but after having a look through his Facebook profile it became clear he's been a big promoter of Phoenix Power Rising, one of the biggest scams I've ever reviewed. Since PPR has not been paying people there are many affiliates like Ray who are convincing people to jump ship into a "better" system.
Like almost all of these platforms, there really is no legitimate product. Each position you buy gives you a set amount of 'ad packs' which are ads shown to a closed network of users within the same system. For the most part the only kinds of ads shown are 'biz op' style ads promoting similar systems.
Much like a traffic exchange, people only view your ads because they want to earn credits for their ads or in this case, just to be granted access to the WVCF website.
How It Works
The compensation model works on a 5x1 or 2x1 'forced matrix cycler'. What that means is you'll need to recruit directly or indirectly a set number of people under you in order to 'cycle' and earn a pre-determined commission. The term 'forced' means that affiliates can only recruit others into a predetermined downline structure.
5x1 Matrix Example
You need 5 people on 1 level under you before achieving 1 cycle:
This is the very first matrix in this particular system and all other matrices are 2x1 from that point forward.
2X1 Matrix Example
You need 2 people on 1 level under you before achieving 1 cycle:
The "Quadzilla" Compensation Plan Explained
First of all... lol! Ok, now that I have that out of my system let's proceed.
Starting PointThere are effectively 2 options to get started (you can also beg your upline to PIF you in but that's not my cup of tea)
Option 1 | Ticket Booth: This is a 5x1 matrix costing $15 and paying out an automatic entry into Quad 1 upon cycling.
Option 2 | Express: This is simply starting at Quad 1 below but with a $5 admin fee attached.
Quad 1: 2x1 matrix costing $25 and paying out an automatic entry into "Quad 1 level 2". Upon cycling out of level 2 you will earn automatic re-entry into Quad 1 and automatic entry into Quad 2. You get to withdraw $25 at this point.
Quad 2: 2x1 matrix costing $100 and paying out an automatic entry into "Quad 2 level 2". Upon cycling out of level 2 you will earn an either manual re-entry into Quad 2 OR manual entry into Quad 3, whichever you choose. In addition, you will get to keep $500.
Quad 3: 2x1 matrix costing $500 and paying out an automatic entry into "Quad 3 level 2". Upon cycling out of level 2 you will earn an automatic re-entry into Quad 3 and auto entry into Quad 4 that costs $1000. You get to keep $1500.
Quad 4: 2x1 matrix costing $1000 and paying out an automatic entry into "Quad 3 level 2". Upon cycling out of level 2 you will earn an automatic re-entry into Quad 4 and get to keep $5,000.
One thing I want to point out is that even though you are being told you'll have earned $7,025 by this point there is a catch. Like most of these systems there are actually 2 balances, your cash balance and your 're-purchase' balance. It is not explained exactly what percentage goes into you re-purchase balance but this makes a monumental difference in terms of your earnings. What do I mean?
I've reviewed similar companies and while you are given the impression of earning stacks of money, half of your earnings go into you re-purchase balance in order to keep the scheme afloat. In other words, you may only be able to withdraw half of your cash. I cannot say for sure what percentages since they don't explain this but either way this is a very important factor to be aware of.
What It Really Takes To Make Money With This
If you fill any 1 matrix up you achieve a cycle and move onto the next one automatically in most cases, if you've read this far you probably get that part. What is not explained by WVCF (at least from what I have seen) is this:
You can only move forward when you referrals follow you through the system.
What the heck does that mean? Let's say you start at the "ticket booth" and fill up 5 positions under you and are automatically entered into the next 2x1 matrix. In order to fill up that 2x1 you don't just need to get 2 more people. You must then help your 2 original people get their 5 people so that they can 'follow you' into your current 2x1 matrix.
The reason I'm explaining this is because it is important to understand that there is a TON of recruiting involved in these schemes. By the time you reach the higher paying matrices there is going to be an ever increasing number of recruits needed in your team in order to 'cycle' and make money. Unless you have a solid strategy to generate tons of targeted traffic then you are not going to be making any money with this since the real earning doesn't begin until you reach the top 'quads'. Most people quit before that point when they realise what's involved, and that's the whole point.
What I Liked
- Cool video/ song in the presentation
- If you get in before it starts to collapse and know how to drive traffic, you could see some ok returns
What I Didn't Like
- Classic ponzi/ pyramid recruiting scheme and as such will eventually collapse
- Woodard promotes known scams
- Doesn't explain to people the real effort needed to make a system like this work
- Uses a marketing strategy that emphasises all the wrong things and does not get people in the right mindset to build a profitable and longterm business
- To make this work requires a lot of recruiting, meaning a lot of traffic is needed and you are not shown how to drive that traffic effectively
There's no way I could recommend something like this in good conscience. Schemes like this rely on new members to invest and recruit which is never a good thing. Despite how the 'dress it up' the system does not offer any legitimate or marketable products. This is affiliates recruiting affiliates who are paid from new affiliate investment. Plain and simple.
People will likely get paid for a while but as soon as recruiting slows (inevitable) then the money being used to pay people will start to dry up. One thing's for sure, Woodard is not sticking around when that happens and people are going to lose whatever money they have tied up in this. I can safely say that this is a ride I won't be taking.