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You probably heard a business venture from your uncle or friendly neighbor called the 30 Day Success Formula. They probably excitedly told you what all the “rave” is about receiving a sort of Christmas gift all year long —but instead of your chimney, you get in from your mailbox.
In this post, I give you well-researched information about what the 30 Day Success Formula is really about. I will also point you in the right direction to find a legitimate way to make money online.
So is 30 Day Success Formula a scam? What is the real deal?
30 Day Success Formula Review Summary
Product: 30 Day Success Formula
Price to join: $89 to $27,500
Best For: (uuh..) No one.
Recommendation: Not recommended
Overall Rating: 0/100
Summary: 30 Day Success Formula is a convoluted mix of a training program, affiliate program, and MLM. However, truth be told, this is nothing but a crudely concealed cash gifting scheme, not to mention, absurdly overpriced!
You don’t need to make so much effort on research for you to find a lot of complaints from people who are scammed all over the internet. Furthermore, it already has an alert rating on BBB.
What is 30 Day Success Formula About?
At first, it was actually very tough to find pertinent information about 30 Day Success Formula. If you google them, you can’t find their website anywhere. I tried the website they have on BBB, but it shows the website is not working right now. However, I did locate a website named “30daypassiveformula.com” from people on Youtube still promoting it and If you go to YouTube, you could see tons of videos with catchy titles like “30 Day Success Formula is a SCAM” only to discover that it’s made by people who are part of the business and are just making a catchy title or making an attempt at reverse psychology.
According to a lot of people who promote the 30 Day Success Formula on YouTube, it affiliates gift funds to existing affiliates. They give payment, which in turn, qualifies the affiliate to receive funds from affiliates they recruited afterward.
It claims to be a training and affiliate program which provides training modules straight to your doorstep.
30-Day Success Formula is an “offline” marketing program created by Simon Petrowski of Milwaukee, WI. But nobody really knows who this guy is or what he looks like. Is he even real?
In the videos, it appears that they’re operating under a new name and perhaps another website. You need to actually give your email address just to get to see anything on their website. Quite some email marketing strategy (I unsubscribed to their email list right after though, good try Mr. Passive Income Guru).
Is 30 Day Success Formula a Pyramid Scheme?
To be completely honest, I find it a very scammy MLM business. But that’s just me.
For example, you need to have a sponsor to join this program. You also need to sell the training modules they have and at the same time recruit others to join the training program to earn commissions. This gives a very distinct MLM touch to it.
And it doesn’t end there. You need to send your sponsor $6,000 and their sponsor another $1,500 via UPS or FedEx. On the other hand, 30 Day Success Formula will also receive $5,000. Sending these cash “gifts” will qualify you to receive money from affiliates who will be subsequently recruited. The fact that what you sell is so ambiguous makes it a pyramid scheme.
Masquerading as a training and affiliate program, the 30 Day Success Formula’s business model is nothing more than a CASH GIFTING SCHEME.
If you don’t know what cash gifting is, it is another type of pyramid scheme that involves participants to pay their sponsor and the 30 Day Success Formula what we call “cash gifts.” When you recruit other people, you can expect your own cash gift too of course.
Now isn’t that sweet? NOT! Unfortunately, this isn’t like exchanging gifts on Christmas, because somewhere down the road some poor bloke would be left with no one to invite and would never be a sponsor. Thus unable to recover the money “gifted” to both sponsors and 30 Day Success Formula.
What is a Pyramid Scheme
A Pyramid scheme is illegal and focuses on convincing other people to invest in a business wrongfully promising success. It focuses on recruiting rather than selling products.
People in the upper layers of the pyramid typically profit, while those in the lower layers typically lose money. Since most of the members in the scheme are at the bottom, most participants will not make any money.
To be specific, if and when the scheme collapses, a lot of the members will be in the bottom layers and wouldn’t have any chance to make any money from the scheme. This is already after having paid to join the scheme in the first place. In other words, a pyramid scheme is made up of a few people (including the people who started the scheme) making large amounts of cash, while members at the bottom lose money.
Not to mention how people at the top of this food chain would entice people of easy money. They wrongfully promise financial success all the while milking them of their hard-earned money. For this reason, pyramid schemes are considered scams.
Success is Rare with 30 Day Success Formula
Of course, the goal in joining the 30 Day Success Formula is to get more people to buy-in underneath you at the most expensive level so you can be sure to collect commissions bigger than how much you paid into the business when you joined.
For example, if you pay $1000 to get in, then your goal would be to make $30,000 or $40,000 off the people who got in after you. And with a lot of people sending cash upwards to fewer and fewer people….well, I don’t know about you, but it looks to me like a pyramid where money flows up, up, up!
You really can’t help but think when the entire venture will run out of people to invite putting those at the bottom with an empty wallet.
How does the 30 Day Success Formula Work?
You must know that the 30-Day Success Formula has what we call a “cash-only” system.
In fact, they specifically say that checks will not be accepted. Checks will be shredded and your order will not be processed.
Since your money is being sent in the mail, 30-Day Success Formula is only available if you happen to live in the US. Of course, you need a US address to send and receive money in the mail. They also accept money-orders but money-orders are paid for up-front with cash, so it’s basically the same thing as giving out cash. You should make sure that they’re not made out to 30-Day Success Formula or they won’t accept it. If you ask me, I find that a bit fishy. Why? I’ll tell you in a bit.
30 Day Success Formula should be sending you flyers when you join. They claim that these flyers will help recruit others into their program. And if you don’t receive your initial investment back within 90 days, the company would refund you your money back. Sounds easy right? Hmm. I’ll show you a few things later on about this 90-day guarantee.
30 Day Success Formula tracks the “cash gifting” down up to two levels of recruitment. That means that the people who get paid are the affiliate who recruited you, as well as the affiliate who recruited the guy who recruited you. Once again, it strongly puts emphasis on recruitment.
To reiterate what I mentioned earlier, your goal now should be to get more people below you to join and pay the highest level so you can earn more than what you paid for when you joined the program.
if you paid out $1,000 to join 30 Day Success formula, you have to aim for $30,000 or $40,000 off the people you invited to be under you.
What are the 30 Day Success Formula Products?
So far, the only so-called products you receive upon joining the 30 Day Success Formula are flyers to help you recruit others into their program.
But upon further research, 30 Day Success Formula might actually be offering a few “products”. I’m not sure about these products though, but I’ll leave you to your own opinion. These products include the Business in a Box, training, and the Credit Booster.
Business in a Box
There are several ways you can earn cash with the Business in a Box that 30 Day Success Formula offers.
You can make money through:
- Pass up sales
You can also earn supplemental income through selling 30 Day Success exclusive products. The income you get can go up by as much as 20%. You can also earn a $300 commission through Courseware purchases.
Credit Booster Program
The creators of 30 Day Success Formula claim that it has partnered with MasterCard to offer a “prepaid credit card”.
Prepaid credit card. I mean seriously, can they be in the same sentence at the same time?
So if you want to boost your credit score, but are not qualified to apply for a credit card then this “product” is for you. According to the 30 Day Success Formula, you can improve your credit score with its Credit Booster Prepaid Credit Program.
You can even choose from different colors for your card. They have the cards available in chrome, matte black, silver, and 18K gold. Wow! I remember showing up at school with my shiny new batman lunchbox, in really, really, dark, grey.
Joking aside, the company claims that it reports to 3 major bureaus. Which ones? I have no idea. So anyway, it has the power to improve your credit score and you can also earn a commission every time a team member in your downline buys this prepaid card. Another recruitment opportunity.
This “product” has a set of different “modules” which claims to teach you all you need to know to earn more money.
Getting Started Online
|The first module Getting Started Online promises that you can start an online business in not more than two weeks. However, they won’t really be teaching you how to create a business that’s in line with your own interest or your own niche, it just teaches you how to build a business where you will promote the 30 Day Success Formula and its products.|
Lead Generation “How To”
|The second module Lead Generation “How To” will help you learn how to generate leads. People behind the 30 Day Success Formula will be the ones to teach you how to get leads as well as discuss email marketing and a lot more.|
Your Sales Strategy
|The Your Sales Strategy module will teach you how to put a price on your “product,” as well as how to increase your sales. If you ask me what these products are, they’re probably the same one you bought to get this training.|
Build A Website Fast
|This Build A Website Fast module claims to walk you through how to choose the best website name, how to build a great website, and how to monetize it. If you think about it, you might not really need to buy something so expensive for that. You might be able to get a cheaper website hiring someone online, and it won’t even be a replicated website either.|
Marketing Made Profitable
|The Marketing Made Profitable module will teach you how to utilize marketing practices to ensure that your business is profitable. Topics in this module include affiliate marketing, social media, and content marketing.|
Advertising on Facebook
|Module 6 is called Advertising on Facebook. In this module you are going to learn about Facebook marketing methods you can use to promote your business. Don’t expect to learn some advanced social media marketing though, these are just some pretty basic stuff.|
Free Offer Formula
|In Module 7, you will be able to learn all about the Free Offer Formula of 30 Day Success Formula. What the Free Offer Formula, we don’t know.|
|This last module teaches you about task outsourcing where you maximize your time and make money by outsourcing some tasks.|
Can You Really Make Money Selling 30 Day Success Formula?
The fact that this program has a lot of people making videos online means that they probably earned a reasonable amount of money from this business. I don’t doubt that.
But then again, we are talking about the people at the bottom of this MLM and I am writing this post for them.
Here is another one, still from BBB. my heart goes out to this person.
How Much Does It Cost to Join 30 Day Success Formula?
To join the 30 day success formula, you have an option to pick from any of these different levels:
- To be a level 1 member you need to make a one-time payment of $89
- You will get Module 1 of the training
- You will now be eligible to make a $30 commission for every sale on level 1 and $20 on level 2
- You will also be paid on two levels
- To be a level 2 member you need to make a one-time payment of $250 on level 1
- You will get Modules 1 and 2 of the training
- You will now be eligible to make a $100 commission for every sale on level 1 and $50 on level 2
- To be a level 3 member you need to make a one-time payment of $1,000
- You will get Modules 1 to 4.
- You will now be eligible to make a $400 commission for every sale on level 1 and $200 on level 2
- To be a level 4 member you need to make a one-time payment of $2,500
- You will get Modules 1 to 8
- You will now be eligible to make a $1,000 commission for every sale on level 1 and $400 on level 2
- To be a level 5 member you need to make a one-time payment of $5,000
- You will get Modules 1 to 8
- You will now be eligible to make a $2,000 commission for every sale on level 1 and $500 on level 2
- You will also get 500 pre-made letters
- To be a level 6 member you need to make a one-time payment of $12,500
- You will get Modules 1 to 8
- You will now be eligible to make a $6,000 commission for every sale on level 1 and $1500 on level 2
- You will also get 1,500 pre-made letters
- To be a level 6 member you need to make a one-time payment of $27,500
- You will get Modules 1 to 8
- You will now be eligible to make a $10,000 commission for every sale on level 1 and on level 2
- You will also get 1,500 pre-made letters
- You will have the “option” to purchase a Done-For-You Online Store
30 Day Success Formula Compensation Plan
Like any other MLM and pyramid-scheme like businesses, the compensation plan is not the easiest to grasp. So I’ll let this guy explain.
They also have something like this table below in a video you can find on their new website.
Mind you, that video was loooong but I stayed on my chair and watched it till the end so I can give more value for you in this review. The thing is no matter how long you watch the video though you still won’t figure out what they’re really selling. Although there are a lot of pictures and clips of nice cars, vacations trips, and people smiling happily as they receive their FedEx packages.
This could actually be an entirely different scam — what is the 30 Day Passive Income scam? Either way, steer clear of both of them.
Is 30 Day Success Formula a Scam?
BBB warns consumers about 30 Day Success Formula. But there’s a catch. 30 Day Success Formula offers a combination of business models and schemes that makes it difficult to pinpoint what it really is.
Just to be fully transparent with you, I am not a distributor myself and I do not endorse it in any way.
I have researched the website, testimonials, and information on the Internet to get to the bottom of what this program genuinely does. This is because I have been burnt from programs just like this in the past and I want to prevent others from making the same mistakes. If you’d like to learn how to “Detect an Online Marketing Scam” then click the highlighted text.
If you look up 30 Day Success Formula on BBB, you’ll find complaints upon complaints of people who never received what they paid for. They keep mentioning the 90-day guarantee but affiliates are having a really hard time reaching 30 Day Success Formula and their number seems to have been disconnected. They seem to have vanished from the face of the internet.
Now, remember what I told you about the “cash only” policy? There is this one idea I have about making sure there aren’t any paper trails. This company seems to be very careful about that. Now if for example you only give cash to people, you don’t really have enough proof of them receiving it.
Now if for example, things don’t work out for you, good thing they have their 90-day money-back guarantee right? But the company doesn’t seem to have a clear process on how to do this. If the people you recruited wanted their money back. Do they go after you? What if you didn’t make any money? Who do you go after?
Pros and Cons of 30 Day Success Formula
Every business has its share of Pros and Cons. Here are the Pros and Cons of 30 Day Success Formula.
Jeez. To be honest. I have never reviewed an MLM which is as hard to look for pros as 30 Day Success Formula. Really, I just can’t!
- Has a lot of complaints about being scammy. And I mean A LOT.
- No clear business model
What I like about 30 Day Success Formula
Well, with everything I’ve read about it and all the videos I watched on Youtube, I would say there’s nothing about it to like for me.
What I don’t like about 30 Day Success Formula
Alert Rating. I don’t know about you but i don’t want to have to do anything with a company who has an alert rating with BBB
Fox 6 mentions that “…On July 11th, the BBB sent a certified letter to 30 Day Success Formula due to a pattern of concerns received by the BBB from consumers. In the complaints, consumers allege that the merchandise they ordered, and paid for, is not received. Consumers also stated they have not received refunds on the promised goods. As of August 20th, 2019, the BBB has not received a response in regards to the pattern.”
Expensive. The cost of membership is somewhere between $89 to a $12,500. Wow! On the other hand, the Silver package costs $4,997, while the Gold package costs $9,997. The Platinum package costs $14,997, and finally the Diamond package costs an unbelievable $24,997!
Multiple complaints on BBB. The 30 Day Success Formula has more than 200 complaints against them on BBB.
Bad, bad customer service. One of the most common complaints you can see besides not receiving anything in their mail is not receiving anything in their inbox when they emailed support.
Is 30 Day Success Formula a Pyramid Scheme in Disguise?
It is not only a pyramid scheme but a scam disguised as a legitimate business that cares about people who want to earn a passive income. The business model that 30 Day Success Formula has is simply a type of pyramid scheme called cash gifting. This company, however, is clever enough to masquerade it as a training and affiliate program.
Cash gifting is a variation of a pyramid scheme where you are required to pay your sponsor and the company cash “gifts.”
Consequently, you can then expect a cash gift as well when a person you sponsor recruits other people into the business. You and especially the people you invited will soon run out of people to recruit, thus unable to get back the money you “gifted” to your sponsors and 30 Day Success Formula.
Final Verdict- 30 Day Success Formula
Steer clear from this MLM business if you don’t want to lose your hard-earned money.
A Better Way to Start a Home-Based Business
Are you still hunting down an opportunity for a legit and honest way of making money online and from home?
If you need to work from home because of children to look after or you have health issues for example…or maybe you really hate your day job, so an online business is what you want.
However, learning where to start and being shown exactly what to do, to put all the pieces together is what you really need in order to get what you want.
I can personally coach you to do this, with the right blend of training, community, tools and support.
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