Is THW Global just a spam machine?

THW Global is a video platform network marketing company with over 1,600,00 members and they’re catching the attention of YouTube, revolutionizing video platforms as we know it, and paying people just for watching ads.

Sounds like something we’ve seen before in the MLM space (hint: Traffic Hurricane and Zukul)

THW made some pretty outrageous claims before they even launched. And now that they have launched, they have a lot of work to do.

So have I been involved?

This video explains:

 

All good? Let’s continue…

Overview

THW Global was founded in 2016 by Steve & Vicky Bruce. Of course, you won’t find that info on their website, but the couple’s LinkedIn account shows that they’re in charge (and it’s also covered in spam for the company).

Their Twitter account and website are similarly spammy, so much so that you’ll start wondering if they’re even real people. Before this, they were repping Vstream,

THW Global cooked up a lot of buzz in their first few months, claiming that they’d become the next YouTube except bigger and better (fat chance). They got a contact list of over 500k+ prospects reeled in before their platform even launched. Rule of thumb in MLM – don’t sign up to be part of something before it’s even been launched, because chances are, it’s not going to launch. It’s a scam.

It’s impossible to find actual information on THW Global, and even their website is just a capture page for ANOTHER company, 888TravelForLess.com. This is the same company that’s advertised on Steve & Vicky Bruce’s personal website. The FAQ page consists of 3 generic questions about login information.

Someone call Oscar Meyer, cuz this place is a straight up spam factory.

How much does THW Global cost?

Free…with a HUGE catch. This is where things really get good.

They were able to get so many people registered at first because they told people it was free to join and there’d be an opportunity to make money by watching videos. Then there was a $39.95 monthly membership fee tacked on.

THEN they actually launched the product, and no one got paid. They did a 180 and announced that you’d have to pay $995 for a certification that would qualify you to receive payment.

That’s right, a $995 certification to watch advertisements. Basically half a million people just wasted who knows how much time watching advertisements so that THW Global could rake in the ad money.

Products

The platform that THW Global finally launched is a video platform that aims to be “bigger and better than YouTube”.

However, it’s really just a platform for spam. The videos are 100% ads, and the company gets money from advertisers. Supposedly, you also get money for watching the ads, but it didn’t exactly pan out like that (see: My Advertising Pays).

After launching the full application, the company announced that users would have to get certified to watch ads and make money online. And that certification costs $995. No thank you.

There are even reports from people who did pay for this training program (poor, poor souls) saying that they never received the module and couldn’t access the training at all. All bets on it doesn’t exist?

The model was a wash to begin with anyway, and they probably knew it. They likely never intended to launch a real product.

It was advertised as the opposite of YouTube – instead of paying the video creators, they would pay the people watching the videos.

Great, watching a video is a lot easier than making one. But YouTube pays its content-creators and not its viewers for a reason: content drives traffic, content brings in money. Without paid content-creators, you’re unlikely to build a sustainable business model.

Furthermore, no advertiser who has a clue about what they’re doing would pay THW Global to air their ads. They know that the only traffic the platform generates are viewers who tune into videos on “set it and forget it” mode because they were promised cold, hard cash.

These aren’t good leads that are going to convert – they’re not there to buy things, they’re there to get paid. That’s probably why the only advertisers you see on the site are spam like 888TravelForLess.

Compensation Plan

As far as I can tell, it might not even exist.

We’ve already established that the company failed to pay its members once, when they launched their platform and decided to tack on a tiny fee of $995.

According to them, you get $5 per video up to $25/hour and $250/week. So, right off the bat it’s not a full-time opportunity.

There’s a multi-level structure in there somewhere, supposedly, that pays members for referring new members, but there’s no mention of any details.

Opportunity to work from home? I don’t think so.

Recap

This company brings up more red flags than China.

  1. Their model is inherently flawed. You can’t pay viewers instead of content-creators and expect to have a sustainable model, and companies don’t want to advertise to paid viewers.
  2. They took forever to launch a platform, and it’s still nowhere near what they promised.
  3. They found a loophole out of paying users who were under the impression that they were making money.

My question for you is this: does it really matter WHAT the red flags are if they’re charging you nearly a grand for a fake certification? Isn’t that all the info you need?

Look, I’m not a hater of the company. It’s just that if you like passive income streams, there are much better opportunities out there.

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Jeremy Page

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