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Wor(l)d Global Network cashes in on the wearables industry

Wor(l)d Global Network is an MLM offering proprietary phones which work on its unique community wireless network structure.

They’re also super, super hot right now (up there with Scentsy, R+F, and Jeunesse).

So did I join ’em? Listen for yourself:

 

All good? Let’s continue…

Overview

With offices in Miami, Moscow, Dubai, London, Singapore, and Dublin, Wor(l)d Global Network has headquarters in the UK and already operates in more than 100 countries.

The Idea: Project mCell 5G Technology.

Project mCell 5G is brand new technology that allows wireless users to tap into a variety of networks for optimal coverage. Combining 3G, 4G, WiFi, and LTE-U5G, it allows seamless handover between networks when making calls, using the internet, or texting.

Billed as something akin to the “deregulation” of telecommunications, it’s a privately-owned global communication network owned by the customers. Members install hubs everywhere they can (home, office etc) and thereby become the builders of the network.

The hubs, called “space stations” broadcast a 5mhz signal in HD. Connected “space phones”, when they’re near a space station, use that signal instead of wifi, 4G or whatever. Customers thereby save money by not using up their existing cell phone plan allotments.

When tapping into the Space Station signal, calls, data, and texts are free. When you’re not near a Space Station, you tap into the 3G/4G, WiFi/LTE-U5G network…your own network, that is.

The Space Phones and Space Stations are brand new on the market, just announced this past August in Turkey at the last stop on the Wor(l)d GN tour.

The Space Stations are designed to work with SpacePC, SpacePrinter, and Lumina Glasses.

Wor(l)d GN Accolades

Their new website, launched in August, speaks to their target market with a cohesive message and belies the professionalism behind it.

Wor(l)d has hired top talent Antonio De Rosa, who invented the Socialmatic Camera, licensed to Polaroid. He also won a Photokina Star Award in 2014, and the Innovation Award in 2015 at the Consumer Electronics Show technology fair (2).

Fabio Galdi, CEO of Wor(l)d GN, was number 11 on the Top Direct Selling CEO in the World list for 2014 (3). For some perspective, Mary Kay CEO David Holl was number 10. Isagenix CEO was number 2.

Their compensation plan was named number 10 in the Best MLM Compensation Plan Poll for 2014 (4).

The takeaway: this company in it to win it, with accomplished business professionals running the show.

Wor(l)d GN is part of a huge holding company that markets much more than community wireless networks. That holding company is called Wor(l)d Assurance Group.

Through 3 separate subsidiaries, WAG owns a fascinating range of brands, including one for wearable technology (think Google glass), a digital payment system, Power Clouds (community-owned solar power stations), a mobile advertising platform, and digital business cards possibly involving biometric scanning.

Wor(l)d Assurance Group has offices in Miami (where it’s called Wor(l)d Global Group, Inc.), Dublin, and Singapore. A publicly traded company (OTC Pink: WDAS) and was able to hand out its first dividend in July of 2014.

There’s also the World Media & Technology Corp, which is mentioned on the Wor(l)d GN website as owning the Wor(l)d brand.

Confused yet? Let’s just put it this way: Wor(l)d is part of something big, sort of like Fruit of the Loom is part of something big (Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway).

The takeaway: strength in diversity, strength in numbers. Just ask all the rich investors who put their money in Berkshire Hathaway. Wor(l)d looks all the better because it’s part of an exciting holding company that seems to be doing things right.

Compensation Plan

According to Wor(l)d GN stats on their website, the company is fast approaching the half million mark in terms of its consultants. Self-reported stats confirm that the average consultant earns between $500 and $2000 per year.

The idea here is to profit by owning the mobile communications network that’s previously been dominated by a few mega players. Owning the network means installing Space Stations. In essence, the more Space Stations you install, the more you earn.

Here are the details.

Retail bonus: 10% on SpaceStation, Spacephone, and SpaceLumina (smart glasses), the latter two of which work on the mCell 5G network broadcast by the SpaceStation.
Fast Start Bonus: sell business packages to your recruits and earn 10% of the price.
Team Volume Commission: binary setup, 20% commission on the weaker leg’s volume
Residual Commission on the monthly service plans: $4 per plan
When you team sells 2 high-ticket items (Master or Executive business packages), you get $20. One sale must be on your right leg and the other sale must be on the left leg.
Move up in the ranks and gain access to the Career Plan (academy training).
Other bonuses available (including the luxury car bonus, a share in company profits at 1%, and luxury jewel bonus) as you sell more, build your team, and stay longer.
Make it to the highest rank in the company (President Millionaire, of which there about 10 as of this writing) and get matching bonuses down to 7 generations.

To qualify for commissions, consultants must meet a monthly sales quota of 20 CV. The Consultant Kit costs $49: that’s your buy-in. Recruits may choose to buy upgraded Business Packages in order to insert themselves higher on the earning ladder, as follows:

Partner Package: $400
Master Package: $800
Executive Package: $1400
Executive Lumina Package: $3300
When you sell these, you get 10%.

Recap

There’s money in telecommunications, nobody will dispute that. And you may have already sensed a shakeup in this industry, similar to what’s been happening in the cable TV vs streaming arena. That means potential for Wor(l)d GN.

With no serious contenders, a winning team, an awesome product that makes sense and appeals to a huge target market, this is a fascinating proposal.

It helps that the compensation plan is simple and offers a low-cost buy-in. Wor(l)d also offers training at its academy for consultants, so it’s an enticing business opportunity to work from home or make money online.

But will you really make any money?

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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.

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