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
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.
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 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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
This is no doubt a pyramid scheme in nature!
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.
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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