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Does Global Affiliate Zone really teach you how to get rich online?

Global Affiliate Zone is a network marketing company that claims they have a training program that will teach you how to become a “set it and forget it” internet entrepreneur, raking in money online while you’re not even at your laptop.

It was founded in 2015, so it’s relatively new in the network marketing space full of big daddy MLMs (see: Advocare, Ambit, and WGN).

So have I been involved with these guys?

This video explains:

 

All good? Let’s continue…

Overview

GAZ was founded in 2015 by Julian Sherman and Mathieu Jang.

The two were big players at AWOL Academy, another “affiliate opportunity” (MLM) that does basically the same thing as GAZ. Typical MLM incestuousness.

They also own “Julian Sherman Marketing” and “Mathieu Jang Marketing”, respectively, but both are just funnels that lead back to GAZ.

GAZ claims to offer digital marketing training that’s meant to automate everything for you. Their mission is as follows:

“Global Affiliate Zone is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive, up-to-date training coaching and resources to online entrepreneurs.

With Case studies from around the Globe its become obvious…

What we teach works.

Whether you’re just getting started online, or you’re a seasoned veteran the Global Affiliate Zone Community is here to help.”

The idea is that anyone – beginner or seasoned pro – can use GAZ to make lots of money on the internet.

Interest in GAZ really skyrocketed initially, putting them at over 4,000 members. But it’ eventually tapered off, as most MLMs tend to do.

And just like most MLMs, the hype is probably not sustainable.

According to GAZ they do 90% of the work so that you only have to do 10%.

You’ve got to be skeptical of something that claims that you can get rich off of doing basically nothing, but hey, it worked for Paris Hilton.

How much does Global Affiliate Zone cost?

$99/month – Covers the GAZ PRO Membership, their main product.

Products

The GAZ PRO Membership is their product, so there’s no differentiation between customers and distributors. Buying the $99/month membership gets you access to the membership services as well as the rights to market the program for a commission.

The PRO Membership is basically meant to teach you everything you need to know about making money online while also automating your internet business so that you can rake in the cash without having to do much of any work. It includes a range of features and services…

Private Community Access

Networking is #1 for any successful entrepreneur, so this is arguably the most valuable part of the membership. It gives you access to a large community of internet marketing pros to answer your questions, give you advice, and even collaborate with you. At 4,000 members, there are much larger internet marketing communities out there, but bigger isn’t always better.

Mentorship & Coaching

Successful entrepreneurs have successful mentors. GAZ offers affiliates personalized coaching to help you map out your next entrepreneurial endeavor.  This includes a 3-hour coaching mentor training and a 30-minute coaching call.

Live Events & Meetups

Members get invited to all sorts of meetups and events that allow them to connect with the community in person. It does cost money to attend.

Sales Team & Sales Funnels

GAZ Members get access to sales funnels and a “sales team” that helps close sales and automate the sales process for you. These include auto-responders, capture pages, and more.

Live Workshops & Webinars

GAZ hosts live team workshops every week online so that you can ask questions and stay up-to-date.

Courses & Training

This is their core educational program that teaches you all about internet marketing. It starts from the basics, so anyone can start learning today. That being said, people who already know a thing or two about internet marketing might find it boring.

Video Tutorials

This complements their training program by showing you step-by-step, easy to follow video tutorials of exactly how to set up your campaigns.

Support

Finally, the membership gives you access to their support team, so answers to your questions are a single message away.

Compensation Plan

The Global Affiliate Zone website isn’t very straight forward when it comes to figuring out the details of the compensation plan.

Affiliates get a 30% commission rate on membership sales, meaning they make $29.70/month on every customer they recruit who renews their membership. This commission is paid out on a bi-monthly basis.

The nice thing about these membership programs is you keep making residuals each month, as long as your recruits pay their membership fees. If you can maintain 4 customers, you’ve paid for your own membership fee.

The website doesn’t go any deeper to specify what you get for building up a downline, if there are any additional bonuses involved, etc. It’s hard to tell what kind of earning potential you have here, but one thing is obvious: you’re not going to get rich selling these memberships. You will lose friends.

That being said, the idea here is that you’re making the big bucks by using your newfound internet marketing skills, right?

Recap

It’s more than possible to start a home based business. There’s a lot of cash floating around out there, especially in the digital ether.

Everyone wants to get rich while working in their underwear from the Bahamas. It’s an easy dream to sell.

But there’s a fatal flaw with these generic internet marketing MLMs that promise they can teach your 85 year old grandma who’s so afraid of technology she won’t even use the self-checkout line at the supermarket how to get rich on the internet.

Internet marketing is one of the most saturated, intensely competitive fields out there (hint: TWN, Wealthy Affiliate, and MOBE).

So, if you’re going to make it past the crowds of amateurs, you’ve got to be doing something specific and new. If you’re still doing the same automated sales funnel generic digital marketing program that a million other people are doing, you’re never going to make any money.

Look, not a hater of GAZ at all. If you like passive income streams, there are much better opportunities out there.

In other words, you might like our training because it teaches the “good life” without peddling products to your family and friends.

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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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