Is Webtalk a Scam? It’s a Social Media MLM Reviewed!
Welcome to my Webtalk review!
This is another one of those unique MLM companies that try to revolutionize the industry with their products.
But just because it’s unique doesn’t mean it’s good.
Today, we’re talking about Webtalk.
First of all, I must Congratulate you for taking your time to do your own research before buying into any "seemingly good" product.
That's the way to avoid scams and find the legitimate way to make money online!
Let me be completely transparent with you, I'm not associated with Webtalk in any form.
So, rest assured that I'm not here to pitch or sell anything to you.
Instead, I'm here to reveal what this social media MLM is all about...
Webtalk Review Summary
Product Name: Webtalk
Founder: Robert Garbowicz
Product Type: Social Media Platform MLM
Price: $20 to $40 per month
Best For: No one
Summary: Webtalk is a social media platform that has an MLM opportunity to incentivize people into recruiting and selling their membership programs. The platform is legit as far as I'm concerned, but there's another reason why I don't want to recommend this program. The income potential is low, and I'm going to show you in this article below.
What is Webtalk?
Based from what I could gather, Webtalk is a MLM or multi-level marketing company that sells a social media site that works similar to Facebook and other platforms. It’s designed to have the best features from Facebook and LinkedIn, with improvements offered in between these platforms.
Its SocialCRM or Contact Relationship Management and its news system is currently patent pending.
Robert Garbowicz is listed as the founder of the company. Here’s a short bio listed about him on their site:
There’s no information as to where they’re currently located but they have a PO box located in Florida for their tech and customer support people.
Robert Garbowicz is a real person and we first heard of him through his YourNight business.
Webtalk Product Line
Basically Webtalk is like Skype and LinkedIn rolled into a Facebook-like social media platform. Then they have their MLM opportunity called YourNight (RJ Garbowicz’ second company).
The function of Webtalk is a middleman of sorts between any other social media. But what makes it unique is that it limits audience by implementing paid features, so you’re going to have to pay to add more people into your network.
This is what they list as the site’s current features:
- Control the news you see and share
- Add value to your relationships with searchable tags and notes
- Organize your data with integrated file management
So if you want to grow your contacts to more than 500, you’re going to have to sign up for the different tiers, listed below. Meanwhile, here’s a short video from YourNight (RJ Garbowicz):
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Does The Product Work?
As of this writing, the site is currently in beta testing so they’re still working on a lot of things. But if you were to ask me, I don’t really feel the need to spend money on growing contacts on another social media platform.
There’s nothing wrong with either Facebook or LinkedIn, and even the latter’s better for those who want to maintain a professional image.
How To Make Money with Webtalk?
The main source of income for anyone joining their opportunity is through commissions. Specifically, commissions from people who pay up for the premium plans and other advertising fees.
Different commission rates are unknown, but there are a few public rates that we managed to uncover:
- Personally referred customers that pay for a premium plan pays 10%.
- Get 10% on ad budgets spent by personally referred advertisers and on local services that are purchased through WebTalk.
- A 5% commission on any app subscriptions sold through WebTalk’s app store.
Then there are residual commissions handled through a unilevel structure.
How To Get Started with Webtalk?
To get into the MLM opportunity, you’re going to have to sign up for any of their tiers listed below. It starts at $20 per month and then goes on from there.
Pro ($20/month or $200/year)
- 500 contacts
- 5 messages per month to non-WebTalk members
- 5 emails
- Enabled feature to see profile viewers
- Getting rid of banner ads
Pro Plus ($30/month or $300/year)
- 1,000 contacts
- 10 messages
- 10 emails
Pro Platinum ($40/month or $400/year)
- Enabled access to profiles without letting the other party know
- Search profiles
- Access to unlimited contacts
- 20 messages
- 20 emails
Webtalk Compensation Plan
This section talks about their MLM opportunity. Their platform manages all of their affiliate members and sales through their platform called SocialCPX.
The way this works is that you can earn money from Webtalk through the retail sales of monthly memberships and on advertising fees.
Here’s a breakdown of commissions:
- 10% of premium monthly subscription costs that are paid by your personally sponsored WebTalk affiliate members will be paid to you in commissions.
- 10% of any ad spend that is done by your personally sponsored members will be paid to you in commissions.
- 10% of any advertised local services that are purchased by your WebTalk members will be paid to you in commissions.
- 2% to 9% when a product is purchased through the WebTalk news feed will be paid to you in commissions.
- 5% of all app subscriptions sold via the internal app store will be paid to you in commissions.
You have the opportunity to earn residual commissions through their unilevel MLM compensation plan structure. Here’s the breakdown:
1st Level – This level of your unilevel plan will only have your personally referred members on it.
2nd Level – This level of your unilevel plan will only have members that your personally sponsored members refer into WebTalk.
3rd Level – This level of your unilevel plan will only have members that your 2nd level members refer into WebTalk.
However, there’s a twist of sorts to the number of members that can take part in their residual commissions. They say that the residual commissions are only available to the first 1 million members that join the program (those that sign up for a paid plan).
Here’s a short video that talks about their compensation plan in more detail:
Webtalk Ugly Truths Revealed!
#1. MLM Idea Won't Work
Quite frankly, I don’t think that their MLM opportunity would work in the long run. Why would anyone want to spend money on a social media platform when there are free platforms such as Skype and Facebook that let you do that?
LinkedIn is intended for professionals and makes it easy for you to build your network for free. So, why is there a need to spend money for building a network?
#2. Beta Testing Doesn’t Allow For Income Yet
I’ve read from a couple of sources that the platform is still in its beta testing, so it’s not yet ready to send out money to its affiliates.
However, I am quite confused because they are already accepting paid members so what happens when the program launches? Will those who referred people to the program get retro-paid for their referrals?
There’s no information provided as to when they’ll launch their platform, and I’m pretty sure it won’t be anytime soon.
#3. Low Income Potential
Even if the program were to launch commercially, I don’t think this is a decent source of income for a lot of reasons.
The income potential is quite low at 10% per user referral, and then there’s commission from your advertising rates.
Let me break it down for you. 10% of $20 is $2, so you’d need to refer 100 people and make them pay that monthly fee to earn a decent amount of money. And that puts you at about $200 per month just by referrals alone.
For advertising rates, you also get 10% so if a member pays $100 on ads, then you get $10. But the question is, what’s the incentive for taking part of their advertising network? Facebook ads alone are more than enough to meet your needs for paid social media ads.
However, let’s not forget that you have to convince these people into signing up for a social media platform that may not even have the potential to get big because of its competitors.
What I Like About Webtalk?
To be frank, I don’t think I like anything about their platform. There are just a lot of questions that remain unanswered and we’ll have to see how this platform does once it launches.
Is Webtalk a Scam?
Webtalk appears to be a legitimate company that offers a somewhat decent income opportunity through an MLM structure. But there’s just something about this program that makes me not want to recommend this to anyone just yet.
The income potential is low enough that it doesn’t make this program getting into, and that you’d have to invest a lot of time and money to get to where you want in terms of income.
Then there’s the issue of them still being in beta testing so people aren’t really earning just yet until they start to launch.
How I Make a Living Online?
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