Easy 1Up Review - A Shameless Online Pyramid Scheme

Easy 1Up Review – A Shameless Online Pyramid Scheme

​I'm not associated with Easy 1Up and I just want to tell you upfront that this Easy 1Up system is a HUGE and SHAMELESS SCAM in my opinion. I'll tell you exactly why I am so certain of it in this Easy 1Up Review.

Easy 1Up Review: The Quick Overview

easy1up logo

Product Type:


$25, $100, $250, $500, $1000


Easy 1 Up has NO real retail products or services to offer. Recruiting people into down-lines is the only way for members to make money. The training system it claims is a low quality one and the whole purpose of the training is just to recruit more people into the system. It's a really obvious scam for more experienced online marketers.


Recently, there was a guy who sent me his Easy 1Up links on Twitter and asked me to join. I am no longer a naive beginner so I quickly realized that this guy is still very new to online marketing and what he was promoting is a very bad product.

I was trying to offer him my advice but he didn't want to listen. He was so eager to make money that he even got angry at me not believing in him.

So I thought​, why not make a review about this scam and let more people be aware of it?

What is Easy 1Up?

​Easy1Up describes itself as an online educational platform where you can get educated at starting your own online business.

But I'm sure you're more interested ​to what I found out about the system, right?

Easy1Up indeed has video training as their products for sale. But the training is what they used as the "system" to "help you make the selling​ for you".

Let me explain...​

Basically, you need to purchase their training to enable you to promote the training and also to learn how to ​promote the exact same "system" to others who want to make money online.

So, what you need to do to make money is simply to "recruit" other beginners to purchase the same set of training you just bought and used, and the cycle goes on.

how easy1up works

The way Easy1Up works is by introducing the products & concept to others

They claim themselves to be doing affiliate marketing business but they are actually a Multi-Level Marketing company in nature in my opinion.

Who is the Founder?

​All the older reviews online claimed that the founder of the system was no where to be found. But I can easily found their founder, Peter Wolfing (only revealed his first name "Peter" on their website), at their website about page.

I think it's because Easy1Up has updated their website a bit after so many people complain about their founder being anonymous.

Upon further research, Peter has been creating a number of scam programs. Some of them includes Turbo Cycler, Business Toolbox, Infinity 100, Pay Me Forward and National Wealthy Center. Among them, only National Wealthy Center is still in business.

peter wolfing, the founder of easy1up

Peter Wolfing, the Founder of Easy1Up

Peter has been creating scam programs repeatedly simply because these programs are unsustainable and he is the only person who benefit in each of the system. He tends to take the money earned to create another scam products to make more money for himself.

You should beware of anything created or related to this guy!

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Easy 1Up Available Products

​As I've mentioned, there are 5 levels of video training they use as the products to attract people to take out their credit card upon joining. Let me breakdown the 5 levels for you:

(All are one-time payments and no refund is allowed)​

easy 1up five levels products pricing

These are the 5 Levels and their respective price

Level 1 - Elevation ($25 + $5)

This is the most basic and affordable level. It covers the basics of network marketing and social media lead generation. It also teaches you how to sign up and use an Email Service Provider (ESP) to integrate with the social media lead generation techniques.

Level 2 - ​Elevation Elite ($100 + $10)

This level focuses on Video Marketing. It teaches you how to use YouTube and Udemy to drive traffic to promote your "affiliate link".

Level 3 - Vertex ($250 + $25)​

Vertex level is what they called the more advanced and in-depth level.

This level they talk about more things on the concept of affiliate marketing although they are actually a MLM company in nature.

Level 4 - Vertex Elite ($500 + $50)

There are 2 main concepts that will be taught in this level - generating free online traffic and drop shipping.

I've no idea why are they touching on drop shipping when they claim themselves to be an affiliate marketing company. It just makes no sense.

What I think is maybe because they are out of ideas and simply want to put some more things to justify for the price.

Level 5 - Vertex Pro ($1000 + $100)​

This is a new level so many older reviews didn't have this $1000 level. They only review up to $500.

The additional thing this level has is Facebook paid marketing, simply means paid ads on Facebook. There are some other small marketing techniques they claim to have but are all scattered around the place.

easy1up upsell

If you purchase a higher level product, all the lower level products will be included at no cost to you.

However, if you want to upgrade to the next level, you still need to pay the full price of that next level product.​

P.S. This program that has enabled me to generate a 4-Figure Monthly Passive Income at just 21 years old is FREE to get started and only cost $49/month fee to go full-time!

The Biggest Issue with Their Training!

They want people to purchase one of the levels in order to be part of the system. However, they really didn't make any clear differentiation among the 5 levels to help people choose which level to join.

There are absolutely NO information on the differences and how to choose.​ Also, NO refund allowed. This really annoys me and this is another reason why I didn't purchase any to test it out myself.

For any level you want to purchase, there's a 10% additional admin fee (except level 1: 20%) as they called it to "maintain the system". What they actually mean is that this "admin fee" is what Peter earns from each member since they guarantee people to earn 100% commission.

Other Resources

Apart from these 5 levels of training, they claim that they have various resources such as 24/7 support and some other marketing tools which are unknown (not specified). Maybe I can find out only if I've paid them.

easy1up resources

Easy1Up Support

Honestly speaking, I've not personally watched their video training and tested their support/tools, so I don't have any first-hand experience to share.

I always like to test the product myself before reviewing it but this product is a very obvious scam so I wouldn't want to even try out the products myself.​

How To Get Paid + It's Compensation Plan

​Easy 1Up uses a "Reverse 1 up" compensation plan which means you earn commission for all your sales except the second sale.

Your second sale will be passed up to your sponsor, the person who refers you to the system.

All your downlines' second sale will also be passed up to you. This is the concept of "reverse 1 up​" so as to encourage you to help your downlines to make sales.

easy 1up compensation plan

This is how Easy1Up compensation plan works

You'll be paid 100% for every sale you make except the second sale. The commission will be rewarded to you immediately without going through the company's system.

Anyway, Peter earns solely from the admin fee of each sale, that's why they can immediately reward you the full commission from each sale.

Anything Good About It?

​Not really.

Let me just show you some of the seemingly good features that will attract beginners, but is actually not that good:

1. 100% Commission

Easy 1 Up offers its members 100% commission for their sale to attract people into the system.

Many will join the system because they are told that they can "recoup" the money they invested with just 1 sale.

The ability to "recoup" their money invested is one of the most important things many beginners concern about, although this mindset should be changed.

2. Get Paid Immediately

​Most of the other companies will hold your commission first because of the possible refund and only release it to you on certain dates.

However, Easy 1Up offers NO refund and 100% commission. That's why they are able to give you your commission immediately after you made the sale.​

It may seem attractive for some beginners but it is a really bad and scammy system in the eyes of the more experienced marketers. because what they are doing is actually just "member to member payments".

What Are The Issues With The System?

Before reading my 5 negative review points on Easy1Up, let's first take a look at this review video by Ethan Vanderbuilt.

1. It's a Pyramid Scheme in Nature

According to Wikipedia...

"Pyramid scheme is an illegal business model that recruits members via a promise of payments for enrolling others into the scheme, rather than supplying investments or sale of products or services."

What this means is that the system has no real products or services to offer to people. You just have to recruit other people into the system to earn money.

​Your downlines are supposed to recruit even more people as well, so this cycle just goes on and on until it becomes unsustainable and breaks. The whole system will thus be in a pyramid shape.

mlm pyramid

All these are very similar to what Easy 1Up is offering. Except that Easy 1Up does offer some training as products to avoid it being illegal.

But the way it works and the way members make money is solely by recruiting other people into the system. They have admitted it themselves in their own promotional video.

how easy1up works

Screenshot from their promotional video

This is no doubt a pyramid scheme in nature!​

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2. The System is Unsustainable

​Since it's a pyramid scheme in nature, the system will be unsustainable very quickly.

As you go down the pyramid, more and more people need to be recruited to that people on top can get their money.

However, it is very likely to reach the state that there are not enough people being recruited to support the people on top and the whole system will just crash because people are no longer getting their money.​

This article has more detailed explanation on this.​

3. Very Little Useful Information is Given (Full of Sales Pitches)

Since the system is just a scam, there isn't really any useful information they can give, other than the training which still have some values.

Their training is their main selling point but they are not giving any information on what's the differences among the different training to help people choose the best for themselves.​

Furthermore, there isn't any place for people to take a peak inside the training and how they are delivered.​ They are hiding a lot of things.

4. This System Receives ZERO Positive Review

​I did a research on other people's review on Easy 1Up. To my surprise, this is the only program I've studied so far which has no positive review at all.

Out of the 10 search results in Google page 1, 9 of them are negative reviews from other marketers. The only one left is the Easy1Up's own website.​

easy1up review search results

Google Search on "Easy1Up Review"

What a pity! What can you expect from a company who has all negative reviews on Google page 1?

5. No Free Trial & No Refund

​Many of the programs today have either free trials or money back guarantee or both. But Easy 1Up has none.

Although having no free trial and refund cannot directly prove a program as scam, having none of them clearly implies that there are a lot of things that are hidden and suspicious. This is also a sign of scam.

I'll definitely stay away from programs which has no free trial and no refund.

My Final Verdict​

Easy 1Up is a scam! This is for sure.

I tend to be more balanced in my reviews but this program really has nothing to praise about. It is a clear unsustainable pyramid scheme.​

So, please stay away from this program at all cost!​

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Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 16 comments
Don Williams - August 31, 2018

Pass up systems are not fucking pyramids! They were here before you were born.
All this shit review sit if is to drive traffic to your shit. So fucking sleezy

    Jerry Huang - August 31, 2018

    Well, if you don’t think it’s a pyramid scheme, why do you think Digital Altitude and MOBE were being shut down by FTC?

    Easy 1Up is operating very similar to those programs. You’re basically purchasing courses which teach you how to recruit others into the system. That’s exactly the same as DA.

Paul Severe - May 7, 2018

Dear Jerry,

Thanks for the review of “Easy 1Up” and you have provided detailed information. I always love the products review because it saves our time, energy, money & efforts. Thanks for the guidance. This review is going to help many people to make their decision on purchasing this product. Keep up the great work and wishing you great success. All the very Best!

Your Friend,

    Jerry Huang - May 11, 2018

    Hey Paul,
    It’s my pleasure to be able to help people save time and money. Thanks for your compliments and support!

William Riker - February 2, 2018

What a blatant way to pitch another deal. Bait and switch. It’s the oldest sales tactic in the book.

Bash something else by preying on the “scam” word and then hook them on something else. It’s typical for these type of “unbiased review sites” (yeah right) that do the same thing. They typically are riddled with adsense ads or affiliate links to where they look like the good guy and “recommend” you somewhere else. Wake up people! Stop being duped by the real scammers who run these review sites.

If you take a look at the easy1up compensation plan, it’s not a pyramid structure at all. It’s as close to a traditional affiliate program as you can get with one bonus going to the trainer. Everyone gets paid directly for the sale and keeps 100% of the sale. That’s the way traditional business works is it not?

As far as the refund issue…
Look at most digital offerings and they will say that due to the nature of digital products, make your decision first because there are no refunds. However, members typically give a 3 day right of refusal and the company will also do that out of courtesy.

You get paid 100% for your product sale on your first customer. How can someone get “scammed” like that? The answer is… they can’t.

Easy1Up is an affiliate program plain and simple. It sells digital education of which the market will clear 100 billion this year.

I am sure the owner will not even approve this post.


    Jerry Huang - February 6, 2018

    Hi William,
    Thank you for your comment! I write my reviews based on my own experience and my thorough research. I do purchase some of the products myself before writing my review while some I didn’t. In this case, I didn’t purchase Easy1Up. So, I apologize if I’ve mistaken some of the things.

    Just curious, are you a member of Easy1Up? How long have you been a member and how much money are you making per month? 🙂

    Look forward to your reply!

Sharon Whyte - May 31, 2017

Hi Jerry,
Thanks heaps for this review and something I will not try out any time soon!

Being part of something similar this year where the scam I was part of didn’t end up having a product, I will never join anything unless I can try for free first. Which is what I did with my new business and it is just awesome. Thanks for the heads up!

    Jerry Huang - June 1, 2017

    Hi Sharon,
    Having something like a free trial is really a must in today’s digital world where you can find almost all information online for Free.

    So a paid program must be something that can drastically help increase the efficiency and convenience for that particular service/industry.

    There are simply too many sneaky programs and scams out there. If there’s no free trial, there must be something hidden. It’s a sign of a potential scam. Stay away from it at all cost.

Adithya - May 28, 2017

Hey Jerry,
Thanks for your review. I actually thought this might be legit since even I got the link from someone. I was about to research more but fortunately I came across your review. With brief explanation you made, all my doubts are cleared. Thanks once again!!!

    Jerry Huang - May 29, 2017

    Hi Adithya,
    So glad that you did your research and came across my review in time. It’s my pleasure to help you stay away from scam. All the best!

Deborah - May 28, 2017

What a thorough review of Easy1Up. From the sounds of it starting with no money back, there are massive red flags.

If the sales pitch never lets on to what you are purchasing then it generally is a scam…all hype no sustenance. Nice touch with the video. Ethan explains it very well.

So what type of program would you suggest and why? Could you also provide a pricing scale for your suggestion?

Thank you…very informative!

    Jerry Huang - May 28, 2017

    Hi Deborah,
    I would suggest programs that really focus on educating and helping people to learn the real ins and outs of internet marketing, instead of programs that claim they have a lot of “done-for-you” stuffs. Having “done-for-you” things may be attractive for beginners at the start but that won’t be helpful in the long term.

    My recommendation is a platform called “Wealthy Affiliate” where you can have a really strong foundation when you start. It’s free to get started and its Premium membership is $49 per month. You can refer to my Wealthy Affiliate review for more information.

Daniel - The Flying Beatle - May 28, 2017

It is amazing that in today’s advanced age the old pyramid system still exists. I remember the pyramids in the 80’s before the Internet age. At the time more people believed, but it is amazing that it still lasts.

Why people want to connect to something like this and invest money? It isn’t clear. One thing is clear: It is important to alert people to such schemes. You’re doing great work, keep going!

    Jerry Huang - May 28, 2017

    I’m also really surprised to see such pyramid like scheme today. It is so obvious without any sign of disguise. I think it is mainly to scam those complete beginners who are very eager for money.

    Thanks for checking out!

Norman - May 28, 2017

Hello and thanks for sharing. Your post is really great and it is amazing how many scams are out there that just wants to take your hard earn money. Thanks for sharing.

    Jerry Huang - May 28, 2017

    Hi Norman,
    Thanks for checking out and leaving a comment!


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