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Is World Ventures a Scam? – In my opinion no, BUT………

world-ventures-mainName:  World Ventures
Website:  www.worldventures.com
Price: $360 + $60/mth
Owners: Wayne Nugent & Mike Azcue

Bare Naked Scam rating: 4 Thumbs Down

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Is World Ventures a scam? – In my opinion no, BUT….


There have been a lot of buzz and a lot of discussions on whether or not World Ventures (an Multi-Level Marketing Company) is a scam. Well I am not here to debate whether World Venture is a scam but rather to discuss on the opportunity presented.

world-ventures-work-lessOne thing I know though is that World Venture is not out to cheat people’s money (however the people promoting World Ventures entices people to believe that they can be financially free with little work), it is a legitimate business model just like any big mlm companies like Amway, Avon, Herbalife, etc.

I am in the position to share this review with you because I was involved with World Ventures a few years back before I got into Affiliate Marketing. I’m sure there will be people who would disagree with me on what I am about to say on World Ventures, however, this is my personal experience and opinion, you can form your own perception of World Ventures and decide for yourself if it is worth joining.

Let me first share with you what World Venture is about and it’s compensation plan before I get into my personal experience.

What is Dream Trips Life and how do I make money with it?


  • Dream Trips Life (The Product)
  • Representative Business System (The Business)

Dream Trips Life

Dream Trips Life is basically a platform that supposedly provides the cheapest travel packages to members of World Ventures. But note that these travel packages do not include flights. And there is no way that flights can be included into the packages. This is unlike other budget travel websites that offers an all-in-one option.

world-ventures-dream-trips-lifeWorld Ventures uses the concept of discount clubs like Sams Club or Costco and applied it to travel packages. They usually book a bulk of hotel rooms altogether to negotiate a low fee with the Hotel. I would say SOME of their travel packages are cheaper than anywhere else. 

However, these travel packages are only available if you are a member and only members of World Ventures can view the prices of the travel packages. This is something that I do not fancy because non-members cannot assess the prices between the packages offered in Dream Trips Life and other budget travels websites to decide whether or not it is worth joining World Ventures. Moreover, there are some upscale costs involved when you join Dream Trips Life, I will discuss the cost below in detail.

Another thing about the travel packages offered in Dream Trips is that you you will be travelling with other members of World Ventures. Personally, I do not like the idea of travelling with other people. I like quiet time to myself and my wife. So this is the part where you would like to consider when you join World Ventures.

Representative Business System

world-ventures-rbsIn order to make money with World Ventures, you need to sign up to the Representative Business System (RBS) (I am not sure if RBS is valid in your country but RBS is definitely valid in mine, Singapore). RBS is a system that calculates and determine the commission for each members of World Ventures.

So to break it down, in order to make money with World Ventures, I have to first pay money to be a member of Dream Trips Life and then I need to pay more money to join RBS in order to promote World Ventures and make a commission.

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The video below explains how the compensation plan of World Ventures works:

 For me personally, I find it pressurizing to find 4 person within the first 30 days. The cost for joining World Ventures is on the extreme side and I didn’t have much time to focus on bringing people to World Ventures due to my full-time work commitment.

Who is it for and Who is it not for?


World Ventures is for People who:

  • Have Sales experience
  • Have prior MLM experience
  • Have extra monthly cash to spare
  • Are hard-working and determined
  • Have time to build a full-time business (Part-time is not advisable as MLM (Direct-Marketing) requires a lot of time and attention to be successful. Part-time is only applicable for people who have influential powers like a Chairman, CEO or high ranking officers of a company)
  • Do not mind travelling with other World Ventures Members

World Ventures is not for people who:

  • Is heavily in debt
  • Is expecting to make money without hard-work
  • Do not have extra time to build a full-time business
  • Are not prepared to be a sales person
  • Mind travelling with other people

My Personal Experience – Not a great one


Well it is not a pleasant one for me. As you know, MLM is a people’s business. The experience of each individual depends on the sponsors or the uplines directly and not from the company. To look at the opportunity as a whole, I was pressured upon signing up as a member, to run around like a crazy person to grab 4 people to sign up as my downline within 30 days to make that bonus commission and most importantly to waive off the monthly subscription.

world-ventures-seminarI was given that impression from my uplines or sponsor that the product sells for itself and I do not need to do any selling myself. I was told that there will be weekly or monthly seminars where leaders of World Ventures will make an introduction speech of the opportunity and other members will share their experiences as well. Basically I thought it was an easy sell.

However, some seminars are great and some are not, it depends on the speaker really. There’s once I brought 2 friends down to the seminar but the speaker wasn’t really good at communicating the opportunity which made my friends and myself lose interest on World Ventures almost instantly.

The truth is bringing people to the seminars is not a difficult task, but convincing people to sign up as a representative of World Ventures itself is really difficult. Most importantly, my sponsor is not a salesperson herself and she has no idea on how to promote World Ventures. We rely on my sponsor’s upline to do the after seminar sales pitch instead. However, my sponsor’s upline is always too busy asking her own referrals to join World Ventures.

world-ventures-helplessMy sponsor and I were left alone, no support, no sales experience, no confidence in the business, so we left altogether. I am not blaming my sponsor for this because my sponsor is my friend and colleague who share the same agony as I. After I left World Ventures I finally gasp a sign of relieve because I do not have to pay a monthly fee of $60 anymore.

You may call me a loser for not getting 4 person in 30 days but hey this is how it is, I am not a trained sales person and I am not an influential person like some people are (Although I have joined a few MLM Companies before World Ventures, I still sucked at selling).

All I was taught to do was to bring people down to those seminars without first telling them what it is about. This will create a WOW factor (as I was told).

So this is my personal experience with World Ventures. It is really up to you to decide if it is really worth to join World Ventures but be warn that you will go through a lot of hardship and hurdles if you want to be successful with World Ventures. Also note that even if you put in a lot of effort, you may not succeed.

In the Income Disclosure of World Ventures, it declares that almost 80% of the people who join World Ventures do not make a dime and out of the 20% who makes money, many of them barely earn a sustainable income.

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So to sum things up for you and to assist you with your decision, below are things that you might want to consider before joining World Ventures:

  • Only some of the Travel packages are cheaper than other places
  • You have to travel with other World Ventures Members
  • You have to pay a premium to enjoy “Cheaper Travel Packages”
  • Travel Packages do not include Flight
  • 80% of the people who join World Ventures do not make money
  • You might not get good support from your sponsor or uplines

My advice to you


 There’s much more to lose than gain in World Ventures. You definitely have to put in tons of effort to make a successful business out of it, however, even with your hard-work there’s no guarantee of success.

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As always, I welcome your feedback on World Ventures and I will be more than willing to discuss it with you. If you like my article, please help by clicking on the social media buttons below. 

 

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Jack

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174 comments
Steen Rasmussen -

One of the problems I see in MLM rather than affiliate is that you must build a team anywhere as widely as possible, but most beginning with MLM find out how hard it is to build a team. but ok you may be lucky enough to find just the person who can build the really big for you. whereas with affiliate that only you it comes and you get paid for every sale. I will not go into MLM again, I got plenty d I tried ACN a few years ago. I used between 3 and 4 months of trying to sell video phones for personal or commercial use, I did not sell one and stopped the following year

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    Jack Cao -

    Hi Steen! Thanks for sharing! I agree with you fully that building a team in MLM is really difficult. I have been trying that for a few years, jumping from one MLM company to another, but still I got no result. It is after I found Wealthy Affiliate than I started to make my 2nd income.

    Cheers!
    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

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    Ricky -

    The thing is you don’t have any sales experience and yet you are offering someone else a business opportunity, people like you disgust me and many others in the mlm industry. Just because the thing don’t work for you that don’t mean it won’t work for others and to me I think you are lazy and it’s your business so why are you depending on someone else to help you achieve success. In any mlm company if your mindset is not right you are bound to fail.

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    Jack Cao -

    Hi Ricky,

    Thank you for your comment!

    Unfortunately, I disagree with you. If a new distributor is made known of the forthcoming challenges before joining the business opportunity, and the distributor chose to be lazy and rely on someone else, then that is the distributors fault.

    The case with WV is during the sign up phase, you are told that the product (WV) sells for itself and all you have to do is to bring new prospects to the WV seminars and they will be convinced. It is not about relying on someone else, it is how you are brought into the business with the wrong mindset.

    If your leader or sponsor did not set you in the right direction and with the right mindset, you are bound to fail.

    I have seen many WV members became successful because they were lead by great leaders, unfortunately, most members do not have that kind of leadership to start with.

    Cheers!
    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

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Virgie -

I feel a person would need to do a lot of traveling to see a benefit for the cost. I would not personally want to promote it.

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    Jack Cao -

    That’s probably true! Personally, I don’t travel very often, maybe once or twice a year. So I wasn’t sure it benefits me when I first joined World Ventures. My judgement was clouded by emotions, Greed to be specific. Thinking back I’ve never regretted leaving World Ventures.

    Cheers!
    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

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    Johnson -

    Bro, before you join into any MLM company, your have to set your mindset and direction of what you want from the company. In sales line, you need to prepare a lot of thing in yourself before you can become a successful rep in the company. 1)Did you ever really work hard to earn the money that you want or just by saying only. 2) Did you join the correct MLM company 3) is the payout system good. 4) Are you the pioneer of the company. 5) Do this company produce their own product. 6) Do you know that 95% MLM company in the world is just a trading company. Only 5% produce its own product
    Bro, give your chance again to choose a more brighter future MLM company with more opportunity. Only the good MLM company can made your dream come true, but everything still have to depend on your determination. Cheers

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    Jack Cao -

    Thanks Johnson! Those are really good advices. Anyone who read this review should really consider your advice before they join an MLM company. As for me, my MLM days are long gone. I am an affiliate marketer now and I enjoy what I am doing. If anyone wants to know how I made money online, Click Here.

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Cathy -

I was recommended to this program last year but having spent a fortune on some gimmick internet marketing class, I wasn’t keen to jump into another gold promising opportunity. This is probably the first time I read an honest review about it. Thank you for sharing Jack.

Like any MLM company out there, one; it’s important we know if they are legitimate, and two; are we the right fit for them. Walking away from MLM doesn’t mean we are a looser. We just found one company that doesn’t suit us so search again. As a result of not giving up, I have come to discover Wealthy Affiliate and I am happy to say that I’ll be staying here for a while.

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    Jack Cao -

    You are welcome Cathy! I’m glad my review assisted you. You are totally right about MLM. First the legitimacy and second the right fit. I just World Ventures is just not the right fit for me. Kudos! I too am happy with Wealthy Affiliate and will be there for a long time.

    Cheers!
    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

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    Yolisa -

    I recently joined World Ventures and we have not made a cent and two months down the line not even a single person has joined. I would like to know more about this Wealth Affiliate, please share some info with me. I am in South Africa? Do I have to invest money like in World Ventures, how does it work? I dont think I am willing to pop some money again on something that is not guaranteed.

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    Jack Cao -

    Well, Wealthy Affiliate and World Ventures are in a total different kind of business setup. World Ventures is in the Multi Level Marketing Industry (I believe you know how it works) while Wealthy Affiliate is in the Affiliate Marketing Industry where you recommend other people’s products to people who are interest to buy.

    One advantage of affiliate Marketing is you can start a business based on your interest. Affiliate programs are free to join, however, as a beginner in the industry you would not know how to start the business and this is where Wealthy Affiliate come in. Wealthy Affiliate can be a business opportunity itself or it can be a learning platform for you. You can definitely learn a lot of valuable internet marketing techniques and tricks from Wealthy Affiliate.

    So I would rather say that instead of paying to join a business opportunity like World Ventures, you should be paying to invest in your make money online education (Affiliate Marketing).

    Check out the page below where I have a video that explains what affiliate marketing is all about. After that you can sign up for the free trial (no obligations, no credit card information required) and see what exactly Wealthy Affiliate is all about.

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    I do not want to over promise you on anything but I can be sure that if you follow the lessons in Wealthy Affiliate and keep working on your success, soon enough, you will start making money.

    If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask me and I will try my best to help. Hope the above helps!

    Cheers!
    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

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Or -

Great review Jack, enjoyed it a lot.
I like your site’s design and your review structure, very informative and helpful.

Thanks, been a pleasure.

Or.

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    Jack Cao -

    Thanks for your compliment Or!

    Its my pleasure as well!

    Cheers!
    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

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Neil -

World Ventures seems a little too good to be true and after reading this great review, I can see that it is. Promoting an easy work lifestyle is bad for business and can give the opportunities bad reputations.

I am involved in network marketing and it does take hard work, commitment, patience, sacrifices and time to get a business off the ground and bringing in a good source of residual income. There’s no such thing as an easy life until you’ve worked very hard in order to get there. I’ll be staying away from World Ventures for sure though.

Neil

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    Jack Cao -

    Thanks Neil for your feedback! Life is never easy and you should not expect a system that do all the hard work for you. Systems and softwares can assist to make your job easier but it can never make you any money. At least this is what I know.

    Cheers!
    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

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    Darren -

    There is a difference between Simplicity and ease , I personally know tons of young guys with no sales experience , that have made millions from WV, purely because they were more ambitious than the person writing this article , it’s easy to fail at something and point a finger , but what you doing is defacing a good and honest company that provides genuin opportunity because you failed at making it a success , not WV

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    Jack Cao -

    Hi Darren,

    I guess you are talking about me. Well, just to be clear, WV is not meant for anyone and everyone. I may not have success with WV and that does not mean that I can’t be successful in other things. For your info, I am a successful Affiliate Marketer, so do not be bias over WV. I know WV does provide a good opportunity but I just want to point out that there are many factors that can cause one to fail in the business (like I did). It was partly my fault for not doing my due diligence, and it is also the fault of my uplines for not communicating properly and not managing my expectations.

    I do hope you find your success with WV, and hope your are like those people whom you have described as ambitious and made millions.

    Cheers!
    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

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