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Digital Altitude is 2017’s Empower Network

Digital Altitude is a network marketing company that offers an e-learning personal development program focused on digital marketing for budding internet entrepreneurs.

When it comes to MLM, this one’s super big-ticket. People are dropping 25k on this stuff.

Think: Empower Network-type digital products, but 10x more expensive. 

So have I been involved?

This video explains:

 

All good? Let’s continue…

Overview

The numbers crunch really well for this newer network marketing company.

There’s opportunities at every level at this ‘educational incubator’ from $1 trials for digital maidens and seven-day-retreats for hardcore business veterans who’ll learn how to conquer their niche and live 100% tax free in their retirement.

Seriously.

You’d expect quality bordering on genius branding from a top tier high ticket program like this, created by the superhero-worthily named Michael Force (ex Marine, digital business expert, built his first multi-million dollar business by the age of 27.)

Aside from its seamlessly gorgeous website, easy step-by-steps and rock solid branding, the products are designed for all levels and the commission potentials are serious business.

Every member gets their own coach who’ll help close sales and a bunch of common-sense-yet-rarely-seen add-on products that focus on traffic, funnels, inbound marketing and brand authority (see: Tecademics, ClickFunnels, and Zukul).  All the stuff you need to “climb to the top.”

Don’t be put off by the seeming overabundance of great reviews with people apparently compromising integrity by testing out the products.  The trial costs $1. With potential to earn during that trial. (1)  Can’t really blame them.

Products

Products come in the form of shiny memberships with a range of features, benefits and payment possibilities.  Take a look at the pricing to see just how inclusive this program actually is – no sarcasm.

(Brace yourself.  Wordplay is coming.)

The front running product all about getting feet off figurative ground.  It’s a digital marketing and sales system and training platform that covers training, solutions AND products.  These include over 60 hours video training, 1 on 1 coaching, 7 figure sales funnels and websites, traffic, social media, back end products and tools.

(Affiliate Membership is $17 per month)

Trial: (14 Days) $1

Walker:  $37, 40% commission, 1 tier payout

Hiker:  $67, up to 50% commission, 2 tiers of payout

Climber:  $127, up to 60% commission, 3 tiers of payout

BASE Digital Business Mastery Course ($597)

This membership focuses on early day practical problems, solutions and successes.  Iron out your business goals, brand, web presence, and nail down the numbers.   The three sections of the course are entitled PREPARE, LAUNCH and GROW, and focus on start-up solutions like business goals, launching, marketing campaigns and great UX.

RISE Digital Marketing Mastery Course ($1,997)

Bring on the marketing – this course is about digital marketing ABCs and beyond.  The sections specialize further into topics like CUSTOMER and WORDS, covering copywriting, branding and affiliate marketing.

ASCEND Digital Business Profit Workshop ($9,997)

The leap in price is all about the new level of face-to-face you get with this workshop – an actual three day workshop led by the man himself, Michael Force.  There’s contact with the world’s top business thought leaders and days planned to cover traffic scaling, branding and the all important conversions.

PEAK Digital Business Prosperity Retreat ($16,997)

Sounds more like a five day holiday than an intensive business course for two where you can learn and achieve serious success.  Business leaders will coach you on scaling your business, accounting, growth, efficiency and business strategy.

APEX Digital Business Legacy Experience ($27,997)

We’ve graduated to an ‘experience’ now, and it’s priced for only the elite in their field.  Seven days, all inclusive, with “undisputed champions of (these) industries” teaching you wealth building, real estate wizardry and asset management.  This isn’t for digital marketing newbies.  The ‘next level’ everyone’s talking about is probably a real thing here.  It’s marketed as ‘simply the best business training event in the world.’

Guru You – Software tools designed to establish authority and brand members as ‘gurus’.  These include social media tools, director videos and head shots.

Inbound – Hello clicks – a web service focused on creating clickable content.

Traffic and Funnel Products – 12 different products will enable monetization of mailing lists and optimization of traffic through sales funnels, supplementing money made online.

Compensation Plan

So what do you get?  It’s a 3 level uni-level with 60 income streams, 19 of which are residual. Generally you lose 20% if your coach helps close the sale.  You’ve also got to have reached the level you’re selling at to get commission or the money goes up to your sponsor.

So…

ASPIRE

Walker:  40% commissions on 1 tier

Hiker:  50% commissions over 2 tiers

Climber: up to 60% commissions over 3 tiers

BASE

Up to 60% commissions over 3 tiers, at up to $360 per sale

RISE

Up to 60% commissions over 3 tiers, at up to $1200 per sale

ASCEND

Up to 60% commission over 3 tiers, at up to $6000 per sale

PEAK

Up to 60% commission over 3 tiers, at up to $10,200 per sale

APEX

You guessed it.  Up to 60% commission over 3 tiers, at up to $16,800 per sale. Those are pretty lucrative percentages.  No measly 2%’s rocking about here.

(Pinch of salt, obviously)

Recap

Company is blazing.

You can earn big really quickly. There’s not a bad word to be found about Michael Force, which is always good.

You’re paying to get coached by millionaires and top of the heap experts.  That’s not a bad gig and they cover pretty much every aspect of digital marketing and business.  People can’t coach unless they can cough up proof of earning at least a seven figure salary online.  At least they take their credibility seriously.

Hard to find glaring faults, but unless you’re a digital superstar and a master at Facebook ads, solo ads or SEO, you’re gonna be left fighting for the scraps.

In case you just scrolled to the bottom, I decided to pass up on Digital Altitude even though I was offered leadership positions in the company. I have since quadrupled my income, travel the world and make more money than most doctors and lawyers.

In other words, you might like this because it teaches the “online good life” without hawking $10,000 products to your family and friends.

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  1. Jane

    April 6, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Show me how to do this

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Zija review: Nutritional supplements from moringa

Zija is a nutritional products network marketing company capitalizing on the healthful properties of moringa.

In May 2017 they acquired Xango, making them a bigger force in the health MLM space.

Run by a pioneer inventor in the herbal supplement industry and propelled by a top Harvard scientist, Zija is setup to do big things.

Overview

We’ll take a look at exactly what Zija is celebrating. You’ll find out whether the science is there to support the claims made about moringa. You’ll also discover how well their International compensation plan stacks up in a sea that’s brimming with nutritional energy drinks (hint: Tru Vision, Isagenix, and Visi).

First let’s find out about moringa.

Moringa Oleifera is a tree found in the foothills of the Himalayas known for its drought-resistant properties (1). The seedpods are eaten in Africa and Asia. The leaves are the most nutritious part and are eaten in Southeast Asia. The flowers are said to taste like mushrooms.

There seems to be no question as to the high nutritional value of moringa. It’s a good source of protein as well as vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and phenolics (2).

But delve a little deeper and the clinical studies aren’t there yet for many of the claims made by Zija Interntional. More on that below.

Who is Zija International? The founder of Zija is Ken Brailsford. He is credited with inventing herbal encapsulation, and with helping to bring moringa to the supplement industry after watching a documentary about the health benefits of consuming parts of the moringa tree.

Mr.Brailsford is actually something of a “star” in the herbal supplement world. He started Nature’s Sunshine in the 1970s, to capitalize on his new herbal encapsulation methodology. He ran that until 1979 when he left to become a stockbroker because of a noncompete clause with Nature’s Sunshine (3). He later went back but fully retired in 1997 until he founded Zija years later.

The company is based in Lehi, Utah and boasts an executive team of “experienced MLM professionals.”  That would include CEO Rodney Larsen who was hired to promote the growth goals of Zija. Mr.Larsen has been with ZI since 2006 and his LinkedIn profile shows no other data before that year. Some Zija affiliate websites do mention that he worked for NEXX and a branch of NuSkin Entrprises before joining Zija.

President Brad Stewart’s profile mentions that he has managed his career “through vision and faith”. He has been involved in network marketing his whole life.

Executive Vice President Darrell Eyre started as an Amway distributor and has been in network marketing for 25 years.

COO Michael Hershberger has over 15 years experience in management and IT and an MBA.

The takeaway: apart from the Chief Operating Officer, Zija International is run by people who have pretty much always worked in network marketing. The founder is recognized as an important figure in herbal supplement history and founded one of the oldest and most successful herbal supplement companies in the world.

Zija International is a BBB accredited business with a rating of A+.

Products

The ZI products can be divided into three categories: moringa, ameo, and ripstix. Headed by  Harvard Medical School valedictorian Joshua Plant, the scientific wing of Zija International is actively engaged in formulating new products based on moringa and other botanicals.

Moringa is believed to support a wide range of health benefits, including anti-inflammatory support, improved digestion, improved mental clarity, increased energy, anti-aging, immune system support, and blood glucose level regulation. All of these benefits are listed on the Zija International website.

Scientific evidence and clinical trials, however, are hard to find.

There is one agricultural study  where mice and ruminants were given moringa tea. It was found that the white cell count in the mice who drank the tea was significantly higher. Mice also experienced reduced inflammatory responses.

In that same study, Moringa also improved cell viability in sheep and goats, and reduced oxidative stress from internal parasites. No effect on the gut health of pigs was observed, however (4). The results of this study have only been published informally to date.

The same Ag & Tech school that’s conducting that study is also looking into the use of moringa to promote animal health. Specifically, they’re researching moringa’s effects on the immune system (on B and T cells). In addition, they’re studying moringa’s effects on growth rate and performance of pigs. However, at this time it’s merely stated that more research is needed (5).

There is also a World Health Report citing the use of moringa in the use of water treatment in developing countries (6). But so far, not much has made it into the National Institutes of Health’s PubMed system.

The takeaway: moringa is incredibly nutritionally dense, but clinical studies are needed to support many of the health benefit claims made by Zija Interntaional.

Essential oils produced with clinical-grade standards and Zija’s exclusive patent-pending certification system.

Ripstix Hydration and Fitness Line – these are energy drinks in powdered form. Fitness supplements containing L-arginine (8) and electrolytes, they also contain fructose which some people try and stay away from.

Compensation Plan

There are tens of thousands of independent distributors working for Zija International. They have access to an extensive network of Zija training modules, including videos, an app, audio training, all of which is measured by a series of exams.

It’s the only MLM known to have a certification process for its distributors. Not only that, but every 90 days, distributors must re-certify. Passing exams means higher pay, too (7).

This is similar to how non-MLM companies handle their training. For example, public school teachers get pay raises when they pass graduate-level courses from accredited institutions of higher learning.

So what if Zija operates its own training, testing, and certification program in-house: it’s far above and beyond what you’ll see in other MLM companies.

Details:

1) IBOs profit by purchasing products at wholesale prices and selling them at retail (up to 25% profit).

2) Qualify to earn commission by being on autoship for at least 75 PV per month.

3) Get 10% of sales made by your personally enrolled recruits.

4) Team commissions and further bonuses as you advance in rank.

Recap

Zija appears to offer a good product. They have done a lot of things right and have a unique niche in the competitive nutritional supplement industry. But the income potential isn’t worth my time.

I’m not saying Zija International is a bad company – they’re not.

With any MLM, peddling products to your family members and friends at church might work for a couple months…maybe over a year if you’re lucky.

In the end, it’s still the sad story of selling hype and chasing the hot opportunity.

There is a better way.

Check this out. This will help wreck your money-chasing habits.

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