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 (a Multi-Level Marketing Company) is a scam.

Well, I am not here to debate if World Ventures is a scam, but rather to discuss on the opportunity presented.

One thing I know for sure is that World Ventures is not out to cheat people’s money, it is a legitimate business that compensates its representatives through a Multi-Level Marketing model, much like its direct competitors “Evolution Travel” and “InteleTravel“.


Network marketing companies like AmwayAvon, and Herbalife runs the same business model as World Ventures for decades.

Close ties to a Pyramid Scheme…

Yes, some could argue that this business model is much like a pyramid scheme, and that several countries already banned World Ventures for the same reason, but I’ll give you my take on why World Ventures is NOT a pyramid scheme in this review.

You see, 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 that some people will disagree with me on what I’m about to say, however, this is my personal experience and opinion.

Whether or not you agree with me, I know that I’ve done my best to share with you all the information you need to form your perception and decide if it’s worth joining.

Let me first share with you what World Venture is about, and then I’ll share with you my personal experience.

But, if you’d like to skip ahead, feel free to do so.

What is DreamTrips? – A Simplified Version

If you don’t have a representative who can explain this well, I am sure that you’ll be confused about what World Ventures and DreamTrips is about.

There is too much mumbo jumbo in World Ventures that you’d probably be intimidated by.

Let me try to explain in the simplest fashion…


DreamTrips is simply a Travel Club Membership offered by World Ventures, and here’s how it works…

How DreamTrips Work?

If you go to a travel agency, you’ll normally book a tour package, right?

Our common understanding is that everything regarding the trip will be pre-planned for us.

Itinerary, hotel rooms, tour guides, meals, flights, etc.

It is exactly the same when you book a “Dream Trip” with World Ventures, but with a little twist…

  • Members will typically have a better experience during the tour because it is personalized and the service standard should be better than those tour packages offered by the Travel Agencies;
  • Instead of traveling with strangers (a typical tour group), you are travelling with other WV members (I’m not sure how you would feel when other members starts talking about the “business”);
  • Flight tickets are not included in the packages – It is more cost effective if an individual use their frequent flyer miles to purchase their flight tickets.

In short, World Ventures is a Premium Travel Agency, but that’s not all.

An Affortable Travel Club

Now that you know the concept, let me go a little further to add that it is a Travel Club.

Much like Club Marriott or Hilton Club, where it cost thousands of dollars to join, World Ventures operates in a similar fashion but at a cheaper price.

Like other Travel Clubs, World Ventures uses the concept of Wholesale.

When World Ventures offers a Tour Package (a “DreamTrip”), they will book a bulk of hotel rooms to negotiate a cheaper price, they will book tables at the restaurants so that they can negotiate for a better price, they will do everything in a bulk so that they can negotiate with businesses for the best price.

And, the DreamTrip members will enjoy all the benefits.

DreamTrip Members do not necessarily need to be a World Ventures Representative.

The Membership can be purchased separately if you choose to.

How to Earn Reward Points with DreamTrips?

Every dollar that you pay towards the DreamTrips membership will be credited back to you as DreamTrips Reward Points.

The catch is, you can’t exchange the points as cash, and there is a limit to the amount of points you can use towards a particular “Dream Trip – Tour Package”.

Also, if you become a World Ventures Representative, and you refer people to join either of the DreamTrips Membership (Gold or Platinum), you’ll earn rewards points as well.

Here’s a table that will help you understand how the Rewards system work:


Enrollment Points

Monthly Points

Referral Points

DreamTrips Platinum


1 point per dollar spent, up to 100 points per month


DreamTrips Gold


1 point per dollar spent, up to 100 points per month


All DreamTrips Points will expire in 12 months from the date of inception (the date where you received the points in your account).

If you’d like to understand more (in detail) about the Rewards system, you can check this out.

How to Book a “Dream Trip” with Reward Points?

All travel packages are booked through a system called “Rovia”.

The Rovia booking engine can be access through the DreamTrips members area.

If you want to use your Rewards Points to book a travel package, you have to convert your DreamTrips points into “Rovia bucks”.

Rovia bucks will have the same expiry date as your DreamTrips points.

It DOESN’T MEAN that once you’ve converted to Rovia bucks the clock will reset.

How to Earn Money Promoting DreamTrips?

If you think the DreamTrips membership is amazing, and you’d like to share your experience to earn an income, then you should join World Ventures.

To earn an income promoting DreamTrips, you have to become a “World Ventures Representative” by purchasing the “Representative Business System (RBS)”.

Here’s how you the compensation plan works:

I hope my explanation of the jargon in World Ventures is clear and simple enough, otherwise, feel free to share your opinion in the comments section below.

Are the prices in World Ventures Cheaper?

Here’s what most people misunderstood.

They tend to compare the cheapest price of the flight tickets, hotel rooms, etc. with World Ventures.

But like I’ve explained, World Ventures is not a typical booking portal like, or, they are a Travel Club.

If you compare prices of Expedia to World Ventures, you’ll see that they are competitive, which means that Expedia could be cheaper on some hotel rooms, while World Ventures could be cheaper on other services.

So, it’s not really comparing apple to apple.

If you really want to compare, then compare the DreamTrip prices to the tour packages offered by the travel agencies.

But, what is the value (the dollar amount) you can give to a good travelling experience? Here’s a Food for thought.

The World Ventures Business Opportunity Review

Alright, up to this point, you might think that I am a Representative of World Ventures, because all that I’ve shared are positive.

But, you’ll be surprised to know that I am not currently a representative of World Ventures.

In fact, more than 95% of the World Ventures Representatives failed in the business, and I happen to be one of them.

Here’s a snapshot of the income disclosure:

Why Most World Ventures Reps Fail

You see, out of the 225,742 WV Reps, 79.95% of the reps don’t earn a dime in the business.

And, for those who did earn money, the majority of them do not earn a substantial income.

But why is that the case?

If it’s such a good opportunity, why aren’t people succeeding?

As a failed WV Rep, I think I know the answer, but first, let me share with you my personal experience…

My Personal Experience – Not a great one

Well, it’s 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 direct uplines, not the company.

“Get 4 and Pay No More!”

To look at the opportunity as a whole, I was pressured upon signing up as a member, to run around like a crazy person and grab 4 people to sign up as my downline within 30 days.

This will qualify me to earn a bonus commission, and most importantly to waive off the monthly subscription.

I was given the impression from my uplines or sponsor that the product sells for itself and I do not need to do any sales talk.

I was told that there will be weekly or monthly seminars where leaders of World Ventures will make an introductory speech of the opportunity and other members will share their experiences as well.


Basically, I thought it was an easy sell. In my mind, I was already dreaming about living the “good life”.

Getting My Friends to One of the Seminars

However, back to reality, some seminars are great and some are not, it really depends on the host, the speaker.

There was once I brought 2 friends to the seminar, but the speaker wasn’t really good at communicating the opportunity, which led my friends and I lose interest on World Ventures almost instantly.

The truth is getting people to the seminars is not a difficult task, but convincing people to sign up as a representative of World Ventures, is a completely different story.

Most importantly, my sponsor (a good lady colleague of mine) is not a salesperson, and she has no idea on how to promote World Ventures.

We rely heavily on my sponsor’s upline to do the after seminar sales pitch, but…

…She is always too busy asking her own referrals to join World Ventures.

No Support, No Guidance, Feeling Frustrated!

As a result, my 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 she is a good friend and colleague of mine, who shares the same agony as I.

After leaving World Ventures, I finally gasp a sign of relief because I do not have to pay the monthly membership fee of $60 anymore.

You may call me a loser for not getting 4 people in 30 days, but hey, this is how it is, I am not a trained sales person and I am not as influential as some people are.


Although I had experience with a few MLM Companies in the past, prior to World Ventures, I still sucked at selling.

All I was taught to do was to bring people 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 worth joining World Ventures, but be warned that hardships and hurdles are imminent.

Why do the Majority of the Representatives Fail?

Well, you’ve read my story, I am a typical example of why someone will fail.

But, there’s more to it…

1. Lack of Leads

I would say that the number one challenge for all representatives is to find a constant flow of new prospects.

Without a constant flow of prospects, no business in this world will succeed.

When you join WV, I believe you will be taught to prospect your friends, family members, and everyone whom you met, but there’s just a limit to your social circle.

Plus, only a small percentage of people will join you in the business, and you’ll see yourself running out of new prospects as you progress.

So, like any businesses, you need a constant flow of highly targeted prospects to succeed. And, after being online for so long, I finally realize that the best way to become successful in World Ventures is to learn attraction marketing.

This is one of the best strategies adopted by top network marketers to attract an endless stream of highly targeted prospects.

2. Lack of Training

When I was with World Ventures years ago, there was no centralized training platform.

Now, at the very least, the company provides centralized training for representatives who upgrade their membership to “World Ventures Advantage – $19.97 per month” or “World Ventures Advantage Lite – $5.99 per month”.

But, is it enough? Current WV Reps, I would love to hear from you in the comments section below.

Alternatively, I've found a centralized training platform for all network marketers to get the best knowledge on growing their business.

If you are interested, you can check it out here.

3. Poor Mentorship

Honestly, there’s only a handful of people who’ve succeeded in this business, and finding a successful mentor to personally coach you is like finding a needle in the haystack.

I can’t stress this enough that you need a great mentor in order to succeed in any business.

If you talk to any successful business person, they will tell you that at some point in their life, they had a great mentor.

So, if you are struggling with your World Ventures Business, and you’d like to find a great mentor to coach you, I recommend that you check out this program.

I highly recommend this program because it teaches you to find and prospect people online, without being salesy or sleazy. This will give you a better chance at succeeding with your World Ventures business.

4. Wrong Mindset

I was the typical example of having the wrong mindset, the wrong expectation, and being sold to the idea that the product sells for itself.

Boy was I wrong!

The truth is, this business is not cut out for everyone.

If you hate selling, if you dislike prospecting, if you hate facing rejections, if you hate this, this, and that, AND you are not doing anything to overcome them, then don’t bother joining this business, because you are just wasting your time and money.

Successful WV Reps are the ones who would go against all odds to find their success.

How Much Does it Cost to Join WorldVentures and DreamTrips?


Initial Setup Fee

Monthly Fee


DreamTrips Gold




DreamTrips Gold




Representative Business System



World Ventures Advantage

World Ventures Advantage




World Ventures Advantage Lite



World Ventures Advantage and Advantage Lite are basically a membership to the centralized training program.

Here’s what you will gain access to:


Advantage Lite

Library of Training Videos


SUCCESS Magazines


Voyager Magaz​​​​ines

DriveTime Universit​​​​y

Is World Ventures a Pyramid Scheme?

With so many developments around the company, I think it is best that I address this and let you know the facts so that you can decide for yourself.

World Ventures has been named as a pyramid scheme in Norway (February 2014), probed for investigation in Africa (September 2015) and Jamaica (June 2015).

Why is this happening?

Before we go into the details, let’s first understand what a Pyramid scheme is about:

In my opinion, the World Ventures opportunity has been deeply misled and misunderstood.

The products that World Ventures offer are great, and the memberships are not exactly difficult to sell (if you are selling to the right crowd – people who travel often).

However, when a group of representatives emphasizes on the recruitment rather than selling the memberships, the company and its reputation will be questioned.

As they say, one bad apple spoils the barrel, and it is exactly what is happening here.

The fault lies heavily on the company’s management team for the lack of ability to manage and control their representatives.

Obviously, when a company compensates their Reps for the recruitment efforts, the Reps will inherently be inclined to focus on the recruitment rather than to assess if their prospects have the ability to join the DreamTrips’ membership.

So, if you ask me, I would say that generally World Ventures is not a pyramid scheme, but when a representative focus on the recruitment rather than promoting the products, the situation might change. It is up to the company’s management team to handle their representatives.

Who is it for and Who is it not for?

DreamTrips Membership

These are the people who would benefit from the DreamTrips Membership? People who:

  • travel frequently
  • do not like to plan for trips (they prefer tour packages)
  • like to travel in style
  • like a personalized travel experience
  • wouldn’t mind travelling with other WorldVentures membersPeople who travel frequently

You should NOT join DreamTrips if you are someone who:

  • travels once or twice a year
  • loves to go on free and easy trips
  • dislikes tour packages
  • hates travelling with a tour group
  • can’t afford the membership

World Ventures Representative

You are a suitable candidate for World Ventures if you are someone who:

  • has benefited from the DreamTrips Membership
  • has sales experience
  • has prior MLM experience
  • has extra cash to spare on a monthly basis
  • will go against all odds to become successful
  • has extra time to build a full-time business (Part-time is not advisable because this opportunity requires a lot of time and attention to be successful)

DO NOT join World Ventures if you:

  • are heavily in debt
  • are cash-strapped
  • have the wrong expectations (making money is easy?)
  • can’t find the time to do this business
  • are afraid of facing rejections
  • are not prepared to be a sales person
  • are jumping from one opportunity after another

My Sincere Advice to You

Unless you travel frequently, you will probably won’t enjoy the benefits that WorldVentures brings.

This goes to say that the business opportunity is not meant for people who are cash-strapped. If you are cash-strapped and you are looking for a business opportunity, maybe you can try this.

People who travel at least 3 times a year will definitely feel that they are getting their money’s worth with the DreamTrips membership.

Prospecting people who can’t afford to travel, is probably the main reason why the company got into trouble with the authorities.

So, before you join this opportunity, please consider the facts that I’ve shared above.

And, if you are already a World Ventures member, and you are struggling to grow your business, then I recommend that you check out this program.

It is a program that helps you find prospects online without being salesy or sleazy. It is my top recommendation when it comes to MLM training.

To be honest, not every business opportunity is suitable for you.

Take me as an example, I didn’t succeed with World Ventures, but I succeeded with something else.

Now, I run a full-time online business that generates a passive income. If you’d like to learn more, you can read my story here.

Thank you so much for reading this review! I hope I have provided you with the information you need to make an educated decision.

If you think that this review is helpful, please share it with others. Someone else might need this information.

And, if you’d like to discuss more or share your experience with World Ventures, please, feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below.

Your pal,


My Secret to Online Sucess

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Leave a Reply 264 comments

Gorata - Reply

hi Jack,how do i cancel my membership an get my refund

Sabastian - Reply

If people drop off do you have to replace them if you fall under the 4 and pay no more?

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Yes. You will constantly need to maintain 4 to enjoy that benefit.

    Hope this helps!

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

Danielle - Reply

Is social media and content marketing allowed for the membership recruitment?

    Jack Cao - Reply

    I believe yes. There’s shouldn’t be any restriction on this. Just make sure that your content isn’t trying to “Recruit”, but more of promoting the DreamTrips Membership.

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

Alta Lourens - Reply

Hi Jack
How do a person go about getting your money refunded if you joined. I think as far as the consumer act goes you can cancel any purchase for refund within 7 days?

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Hi Alta,

    Thank you for reaching out!

    Please read clause 5 of this document carefully, and take swift action.

    Check out this link as well.

    Click to share on Facebook

    Hope this helps!

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

    Alta Lourens - Reply

    Hi Jack
    Just want to let you know that I manage to successfully cancel my Membership with World Ventures and they actually did pay back my Membership fees within 5 days. I am really glad about that.
    Have a great Thursday.

      Jack Cao - Reply

      Thank you for updating me Alta, and I am glad that you’ve received your refund.

      ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

Taariq Hayat - Reply


I from SA and I have just been approached by somebody from World Ventures. I do not normally take part in MLM’s and this does sound a bit too good to be true. I want to know if a decision has made made to say if it is illegal in South Africa or not? I know they were under investigation recently. They were also banned in a few countries around the word (Norway).I am a SEO specialist and work for a UK company and I make good income from affiliate marketing.

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Hi Taariq,

    “Being legal” depends on the country’s jurisdiction, and how its business operates in the country.

    Generally, I would say that World Ventures is legit, but for some part of the world, they will disagree with the statement.

    For example, in South Africa, people were made to believe that if they join this business opportunity, they will earn big bucks. But, as you know that MLMs should NEVER recruit people this way.

    The most legit way to recruit is to promote the services first, and if that person likes what she saw, then the business opportunity comes as a secondary approach.

    Unfortunately, most WV distributors don’t operate this way and hence the legal proceedings.

    Make sure that you join someone who promotes the WV opportunity the right way.

    Hope this helps!

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

Mandy - Reply

I deliberately came online to search for someone’s view about WV . I am happy to have found this and that you share the same exact sentiments. I have been pressured to join two times. And when I think about it , it doesn’t make any sense . In order to get paid you will have to continually get persons to sign up . And to me it makes you work harder than they make it seem. I don’t like the fact they use multi-millionaires as references when , they didn’t even join WV to reach where there are now in the first place.

    Jack Cao - Reply

    I am Glad someone shares the same sentiment as me, I am not alone.

    I do think that it is a great company though, but I didn’t think the business is suitable for everyone.

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

Gerard - Reply

Good article Jack. It is your experience that you are sharing and not that others may not become successful having all the capabilities. I just come out of a one on one discussion related to WV and yes, there is a cost up front and monthly, it requires growing sales and new acquisitions, and it can lead to decent returns when building pipeline. It does require aggressive sales talent and focus though., including time and money to make it work. I am concerned by the fact that you state travel must be with other persons – not what I see from their presentation – you as a member can book your own trip and separate airlines as they offer the service to corporate members as well for business – am I correct or mislead?

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Hi Gerard,

    I think you are correct, it is just that the information in this review is currently outdated.

    Previously it works the way I’ve described, but now I guess they’ve changed the operations.

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

Madge - Reply

Hi Jack,

Thank you for your article and eye opener. I was about to sign-up but after reading what you had to say and allot of that was directed at me eg. I am not a sales person for one and too enjoy travelling on my own and meeting new people as I go along.

Keep up the good work.


Portia - Reply

I hear what everyone is saying . I’m in S.A. and joined WV 7 months ago and all is going perfectly well. I’ve made my money back and even more. My team is getting paid and we all help each other. It falls right back at your WHY…. Why you started and why are you holding on. I’m not about to change anyone’s opinion but all I’m saying is … everything and anything works and sells as long as you believe in what you selling and saying to people. Joining WV has been my best decision by far.

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Hi Portia,

    Thanks for sharing your experience Portia!

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

Omar - Reply

They have my bank transfer in their ewallet saying”pening worldventures authorization”

This company is a scam! I want my money back!

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Hi Omar,

    Maybe this is a misunderstanding. Have you tried contacting your uplines or the support team?

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

      Rob - Reply

      Sorry, no misunderstanding. Look at the BBB complaints. Now that WV has run out of capital and has no cash reserves (see, they can’t legally harass members and others who tell the truth about this organization. Numerous reps, worldwide, who haven’t been paid commissions and residuals since October of 2017 are making complaints. One of the things WV does is put the rep’s payments (or at least they say they do) in their EWallet, then never release the funds when the rep tries to withdraw their pay.
      The withdrawal is always pending WV decision.
      And look at this:

        Jack Cao - Reply

        Thanks for sharing this Rob! This definitely shows the other side of World Ventures. They were a good and legitimate business opportunity, and I still hope that they can sustain.

        I guess the multiple lawsuits around the world have taken a toll on the company’s finance. Such a sad story because this company has been around for a very long time, and probably millions of WV members are affected because of this.

        ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

yahav - Reply

You basically pay them to work for them, and than you have to sell their garbage to your friends and family to get your money back. The product is worthless as hell. I would expand but enough have been said here about it. It has no value at all, there just to legalize the pyramid scheme. how dumb do you have to be to not see this. and all those “payed” (more accurately paying) wv reps who comment everywhere with their “awesome” fairytailes about how they got rich and traveling the world, while the company’s annual income disclosure shows that only 30% earn a comission and that the median income is 40$!! and of course not including expenses of hundreds and thousands of dollars on registering, monthly payment, events and more!!!… what have money turned us onto??? there are no ways to get rich quick, and benefit from this company to learn a lesson in life: if it sounds too good to be true, it’s probably not true.

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Thanks for your opinion Yahav!

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

Andrew Hunter - Reply

I cannot agree with some of the things the writer has said here. My experience with World Ventures is that they are transparent. I knew before I joined that earnings are not guaranteed but rather depend on my effort and skills. So I was not enticed to believe that I was going to get rich without working for it. If that was the case I would not have joined.

As a member only, if you like to travel (most people do, as long as it is affordable) then WV is the absolute best value for money since you get back all your money to spend back on the already discounted trips- and now you can even spend your money on non-travel related items. I also like the idea of giving to charity so WV foundation appeals to me . They are also big on personal development, something that is hard to put a value on.

And by the way I don’t thing the writer made it clear that the membership covers your spouse and children or even a friend- so you don’t have to team up with other WV members if you don’t want to.

As for the Representative Business side of things, like any other business, you get out what you put in. So just be prepared to put in the work if you want it to be your other source of income. If not, then just be a member. It is however my opinion that the cost of being a representative is so minimal that the benefits you derive from just being a member would still justify you being a Representative as well, even if you not making money from it . At least keep the option open, you may just start making money over time.

Those are my views.

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Thanks for your views Andrew! Much appreciated!

    It’s good that you point out the stuff that are not discussed in this article.

    Everyone’s experience with WV will differ because different teams in WV will recruit their members differently.

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

lester - Reply

I just started WV 3 months ago and it was the best decision I ever made. I Just got my 4th personal a couple of weeks ago so now I do have my fees waived. I knew getting in I was going to have to put in some work to make this thing work but I have already been to my first training event because I will make this work for me. I am going on an amazing trip next month to Dubai in which I wouldn’t have been able to go with out WV. I have also already booked my second training event in Kansas in April. WV is a great company and while I might not be successful yet I am glad to be a part of such a great company and I am willing to put in the time and effort to be successful.

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience with WV! Much appreciated!

    I wish you all the best, and I look forward to see your success story here.

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

    CR - Reply

    Lester I just got back from Dubai with WV and it was more than amazing! Someone commented that the product it crap. I’m not what that person experienced but my trips was nothing less then excellent. I even got more than I anticipated!

George - Reply

Hello !

Quite Interesting review! In a way you explain why most people would fail. Mlm or affiliate marketing is not for everyone. Wv is a business that needs to be lived. If you don’t feel like travelling, why would people join your team? As we first attract people like us, I’m not surprised you failed at your first tests.

You did not keep up the fight. I personally think you did right.
The great majority of people won’t make a dime. But a vast majority won’t do what is necessary to get this. The system is build in such a way that in the end, there will still be people “paying” for others. It’s up to you to be on the other side. Your leadership, determination will bring you there.

If you don’t live the product, you need to sell it. Most people would fail at it. Most, not everyone.

As part of it, I have a different experience. My upline always tries to help when I ask and even more. Cross line also works where I operate. My leader is very close to people trying to achieve. Sure if you are lazy or not coachable, they’ll step aside.
I am not making a dime but it is a great experience that helps me understand why I failed in some parts at life. It’s huge human experience when you are with the right people…. Not the right sellers.

It cost me money but helped me a better person. Got me back to reading and self developing… It got me back to invest on myself instead of complaining. Wv is not the only way to understand it. I was at the right place at the right time. Not everyone has this chance to be surrounded by people that would really care.

I may earn some money one day or not. I will never be a seller but if I can help people in return by showing they are worth it and can make it here or there, that will definitely be my best gift whatsoever. If you only hold Wv as a means to get money, that’s fine and we’re very likely to fail… Very does not mean impossible. If something misses in your life… meeting the right people in Wv may help you out.

We are all different. I promote it as I live it. I don’t over promise. I don’t force people. Having people leaving one month or so after signing up is not my aim. The commission you’d from enrolling a person is not something that motivates me. Making your life better is what thrills me.

If you think you’re going to be rich with no effort, don’t join in. If you feel travel sells for itself, don’t join. If you won’t travel, won’t do self development, don’t want to help others, don’t join. If you lack money and are not ready to fight to get a better life, do not join. If you have no why that makes you cry, no reason to fight for, don’t join. If you don’t like people… Do not join.

Wv is such a big thing that you can’t summarize it in a few words.

Thanks Jack for your review. I think you were with the wrong people and it did not help. What matters is that you do what matters to you with or without WV.

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Thank you for your honest opinion George!

    I agree with you that if you are in just for the sake of earning, then 95% of the time you won’t earn any.

    Its great that you are a part of great group, but unfortunately, my experience with WV is very much the opposite of yours. I wished I had known you earlier, but I guess the ship was sailed 5 to 6 years ago.

    Your goal of helping people achieve something in life is inspirational, I just hope that you will keep that spirit up even when no one else cares, and no one else is listening to you, because if you keep going to improve yourself, eventually people will be able to see and feel your sincerity, and that’s when people will trust and follow you.

    I wish you all the best in your journey with your team and WV.

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

    Rob - Reply

    George, sorry you had to waste your money on WV. You could have learned all those self improvement theories and practices by yourself, from much better teachers and mentors than the tax cheat Mark Accetta, and much less expensive means.
    You, increasing your reading has nothing to do with WV, but instead with you. Don’t give up your power to WV (of course, it’s doubtful if you’ll listen, as you already agreed to a 65/35 split of your wages).

Mark McAllister - Reply

If you get a bunch of friends to go along on vocation with you and you book the vocation as a group package you will save a considerable amount of money,, the one comment suggests that you do save money in comparison to other travel sites, I wonder did you inform the travel site or agent that you would be travelling as a group,, if you going to make comparisons you have to compare apples to apples maybe search the trip and book it as a group of say 10 and you will see considerable savings for every traveler. that being said it sounds like the company is using ignorance of its members to suggest that they are offering something that no other company offers which is not the case

Sammy - Reply

Hey jack
What do you think abought MOBE?

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Hi Sammy,

    Here’s my review on MTTB & MOBE.

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

Dana - Reply

The ones who are disagreeing are not understanding how being misled can impact your success. These reps don’t lay it all out, like this; and maybe they’re not supposed too…. they just tell you what they think you want to hear. But as a history teacher… I research everything. I just met with a WV rep and he did not give me half… and I mean not even half of this information. I would have fallen off a cliff had I accepted his offer; because I would have been blindsided. It’s almost a “get them signed up” type of business. Where as long as you have some signing, some sticking with the program, you’ll get paid something. But he never mentioned airfare, group traveling, how he works with a team, or anything I’ve learned from this video and article. He was literally sweating, trying to sell this product; even some card with an electronical picture. He just wanted a sale….
Thanks so much, but I’ll pass!!!

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Hey Dana,

    Thank you so much for your comment!

    I’m glad this review helped.

    As far as I know this company is legit, but it is just that the reps were not taught how to properly communicate and promote the product.

    That’s why I always recommend people to do a little research on the team they are about to join, and try to understand if the team provides quality training and support.

    Many people are misled into this opportunity, like myself, and my hope is that people can read this review before deciding if they should join.

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

Fidelis - Reply

I have joined wv and i am disspointed, because when I choose one trip , we must buy 2 ticket for get low cost and we must give additional money for that trip.
The discount fee from our poin dt and that poin is our money…. so I don’t get anything good by join wv.thanks

John - Reply

There are many factors that can cause a person to fail in any business Jack! My advice is find something that sparks your passion! Without passion you will fail! Many start franchise restaraunts and fail after paying hundreds of thousands of dollars into it. You have to have the drive! WV is not bad at all! You pay only about 250 to join for start up which you get dream trips and rep commissions! If people fail it is usually their own fault! People fail all the time in any business!
All you have to do is find one that sparks your passion! With the passion you will be willing to put in the hard work to be successful! With the passion you will have the drive, determination and set goals to accomplish and so on! You have to work hard at any business! The chances of failure is in any kind of business! At least with MLM you won’t be out tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars like some other businesses you can fail at!

Cheers to you!

Domenico - Reply

Jack, Thank you very much for your precious advices.

    Jack Cao - Reply

    You are most welcome Domenico!

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

Julia Standish - Reply

Thank you Jack Cao,
This definitely is a condensed summary of World Ventures, that I couldn’t have written any clearer than you.
I really appreciate that throughout the post, you layed out the facts and STILL told the reader, they have a choice.
I like your honesty, and I choose to become a representative of World Ventures.
Reading this post, reaffirms my decision to continue sharing World Ventures. And you have definitely help me to identify those who will most like join me. Thank you, again.
Since this is a public post, I will be referring my prospects to read for themselves and do their due diligence of research before joining me and my team, and traveling together.
Thank you again.
I also believe in the Affliliate programs, and sending people to where they want to buy.

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Thank you for your kind comment Julia!

    I wish you all the best to your journey with World Ventures and I wish you will find success with it.

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

C White - Reply

Someone (i won’t be petty and mention their name) shared some choice and very negative words with me about World Ventures. This led me to do more research and I found that many people have had bad experiences. Honestly, WV has some great vacation packages and thats why I became a member. I know people paying almost twice as much as I am to take trips.

Adormah - Reply

Thanks very much jack,
Have not yet joined but my instincts was like that with your experience.

Is a germ of advice.

Ferry - Reply

Thanks for sharing, very helpful, I just one to have a question? Someone has invited me to join this business, but yeah he said to pay some money first to online account. Which one that must send via online and should with credit card. I dont know is this real or scam? But I just confused, I thought many respons of this company is scam(sorry), so my question is, should I join or no? Cause yeah, I was worried

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Please be sure that you are paying to World Ventures and not a personal account. World Ventures is legitimate, but some bad apples within the group can cause its reputation. If someone is asking to you pay online, make sure that the receiving party is World Ventures, and if in doubt, check with the head quarters.

    Many have claimed that WV is a scam because they did not make money from it, in fact, they lost a few hundred dollars worth of subscription fee. You must know what you are getting into before joining.

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

Eremita - Reply

Maybe someone can explane for my how i can to stop my membership in Worldventures?
Because i am waste my time and money.

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Have you tried contacting your sponsor? Otherwise, you can send an email to:

    Please provide the following details:

    Rep ID:
    Phone no.:
    Sponsor Name and ID:
    Product(s) bought:

Map - Reply

Thank you Jack for the insight, all you did was to share your opinion and how you personally see WV. It is actually an eye opener to me and its entirely upon an individual what his/her choice would be whether to join or not. Just like Cathy, it was an honest review and not defacing the company.

and once again hank you for sharing we never stop learning new things everyday. will definitely look in to the Wealthy Affiliate

    Jack Cao - Reply

    You are most welcome, and I thank you for your kind words!

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

Troy - Reply

Thanks for the honest review. Seems you haven’t drank the tea and can still think on your own. We have a person in our neighborhood that just can’t believe we don’t join. I said come talk to me in a year , when I ask how much she has made the studdering and excuses immediately start coming out.

    Jack Cao - Reply

    That’s probably the reason why people who are in MLM lose friends. They make big claims to ask you to join them, but to know that they couldn’t face the embarrassment when they didn’t get the results that they’ve expected.

    Thanks for sharing this Troy!

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

Timmy - Reply

Ha, I have a cousin doing this, and she tried ‘fishing’ for interest with me awhile back. Sadly she didn’t realise that I had been in the Isagenix program once before, and it was a waste of money and time. Exactly the same program, and exactly the same problems. It was a shiny coin and they reel you in with big promises, they get you to do skype calls, and then once you have paid your $700 + initial fee, boom, support goes, they get their cash, and they are off to get more people.

Good read this article, cheers!

JEAN - Reply

I think MLM provides a great opportunity for people with little to no business experience to be successful an earn a sustainable income. The problem for many people who venture into MLM, they come in with the wrong expectations. MLM is a business, and in order to be successful at it you have to treated as a business. Just because you start with no business knowledge , you should not remain that way. You need to engage in personal development and aquire the right tools to achieve success. I have personally met many people that came in green, and after applying the training, putting in work and developing leadership skills, have been able to retire from their jobs.

Avon is on of the oldest MLM and is documented in producing women who have become millionaires. I agree MLM is not for everyone, but neither is becoming an entrepreneur, and the thought of becoming a million is beyond many people’s thought process! But you don’t know what you don’t know, and nothing changes until something changes. Many us are too afraid to do something different to make a difference.

I believe with any business venture, you should first approach it with the question, “Is this something that I love? ” If you don’t love travel, meeting people and making friends with people all over the world, engaging with some of the most successful and innovative people in the world, people that have a zest for life an adventurous and loving spirit, and believe that what I love, I should live, and Making a living living is not just a catch phrase, but truly a way of life… Stay away from Worldventures, cause we’re having too much fun for you to spoil our party!

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Well said Jean! Thanks for that!

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

josinaldo - Reply

Dude, you did not take the time to give yourself a chance. In fact, people like you can not make money in any kind of business. You say you’re successful, but that’s all you can say. My opinion is that you are not smart enough.

    Jack Cao - Reply

    I respect your opinion, but I truly did have success with something else (Here’s my proof). World Ventures just wasn’t for me.

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

venkat - Reply

Great review Jack, really helpful. I got invitation today for the initial training meeting. i will stay away from MLM – world ventures.

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Glad this helped Venkat!

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

Dean - Reply

Can someone explainn the earning of the world ventures for exmample. 400 members at a maximum 2000 per week and 2000per month. Is that divided into the 400 members or what ?? Like how many in a team???

Lynnette Lim - Reply

Hi there,
Very interesting read up. Wish i had read it before i signed up haha, Guess i have to learn the hard way but how does one leave the group? Thanks.

Eduard - Reply

I personally had a very bad experience with this fraudulent company! The deceptive politics and practices of those being part of World Ventures Marketing LLC are documented here:

London - Reply

First I was invited to a friend’s house when she asked me to come over I asked why were we meeting she said oh just come over I’ll tell you when you get here. I was still hesitant on why we were meeting on short notice and she didn’t want to tell me why. Once I got there she did go ahead and start letting us know about her past that made her decide to try WorldVentures. Afterwards her upliner got up and spoke which after that I fell more pressured into making the decision right then. Than being able to actually sit back think about it and see if that was something for me. As the up liner was speaking he did make you feel as if it was very easy to do. He will be there to support you through everything. I am personally have not a sales person either so I do appreciate your article because that allow me to understand a little more about World Ventures. At the moment I don’t have the time needed to be successful with WV.

Jamia - Reply

I’ve been a member for over 2 years now. When comparing a DreamTrip to booking yourself most people just look at the hotel cost. DreamTrips are 4 and 5 star EVERYTHING trips with events/activities included. Events/activities meaning transportation to as well as tickets or entrance fees. Most times there is at least one meal included. All the trips I’ve been on have included breakfast and at least one lunch and sometimes dinner. I’ve stayed in 4 diamond hotels which I never knew existed. On all the trips I’ve been on people have paid more to just STAY at the hotel/resort per night than I paid for my whole DreamTrip experience. Yes there are other members on the trip. No you don’t have to hang with them. So you could go on the trip and be alone if that’s what you want to do. Yes, if you refer 4 members who join then you no longer pay a monthly fee. No you don’t have to do that in any time frame and in fact you NEVER have to do that if you don’t want to just pay your monthly fee like you do with your gym or Sam’s Club membership. All of that is just for buying the DreamTrip product. The business is totally separate and not required. Like everything else you do, you get out of it what you put into it. If you aren’t using your product and sharing it with multiple people then you won’t make money. Again there is nothing that says you have to sell so many memberships in so many days. HOWEVER if you do then you get a bonus. And pay day is every week. Weight your options if you got something better go for it. Everyone deserves to live abundantly and however you get there is cool with me!

Private Detective - Reply

Good to know this.

Tammie Joy Burdette - Reply

I’ve been reviewing all the information on World Ventures for a friend who wanted my opinion and to see if I thought it was worth it. What bothers me about World Ventures is the average annual commission is only $300 with only a little over 22% of representatives actively participating which definitely skews the data but that says a lot too me. It sends up an immediate red flag saying not so fast! There is a lot more to learn here before making any decision and how does this compare with so many other programs out there today. Every hotel chain under the sun has points programs which provides you discounts by being a member & they cost nothing. In fact you earn points that you can use for free stays around the world, same as airlines and many you can link with airlines. Then you have Costco & Sams memberships, etc. what can this do for me that those don’t. As an MLM how do you counter that. I currently am a successful MLM with NERIUM INTERNATIONAL but they have real products based on real sciences that provide real results and I can clearly explain every aspect of the business and the product benefits. I don’t see that with World Ventures. Your Review was very insightful and reinforced the conclusions I was forming from my reading.

Jullian - Reply

I can see why you have rated Wv the way you have. As you had no success with it. From a MLM point of view maybe you didnt get the support you needed to make something of it. Or maybe you didnt understand it at all, or maybe you just quit because it got hard, or didnt attend the trainings, or maybe you quit one person too early from showing the opportunity that you missed the opportunity for it to not only change your life but others lives as well. The thing with an MLM like WV is there is no product you have to keep buying all the time, you are litterally sharing the opportunity for your fiends and family to travel more. You arent selling anything and if you are trying to sell it you would need to ask some serious questions to yourself. Why dont my friends and family believe me? Had you been on a dream trip before you showed them the opportunity? maybe they knew you were chasing money. Its easy to identify someone with greed much like a car salesman. The best thing about an MLM is that it exposes you(all your insecurities about what you think about yourself and what others think about you) before it promotes you. Take you for example you got into it to make money(nothing wrong with having money but plenty things wrong when you dont care bout the person in front of you because you are chasing money. The main reason people dont travel is becasue of time and money, and all WV has done is created a platform for people to do this more on a part time basis until you have a choice to make it a full time basis or not haha you dont actually have to do the business either. Its totally optional.

And as you said before you only travelled once or twice a year. Which is why WV is around so people can travel more than once or twice a year. The one thing that everyone does is want to travel it is why it is the largest industry in the world spending around 8 trillion dollars a year on it.

Anyway the reason for this response is because you had to change your career path you had to bag out something else you tried and didnt work for you. I get that you
probably deserve to be delt a better hand in life. Do you know there was a couple that were introduced to WV and their little boy had leukemia at 4 years old. The only thing he wanted to do was go to disneyland. And now because of WV product dreamtrips they are able to start planning a trip now. It literally has allowed them to make it happen. There are so many stories of people getting into WV for the right reasons – to change their lives and others, and have more fun freedom and fulfilment while doing it. And sadly there are people like you who get in it for the wrong reasons becasue they see a new shiny object and think that its the new magic bullet.

Mike - Reply

Hey there. Interesting comments. I actually took a dip into this and built a pretty big team. However I did not make much money. Let me be clear. The system works but you have to hustle! I do agree that if you are new to MLM having the right sponsor matters. In my case my upline managed like a supervisor would and his wife did nothing but lost uselsss things on our internal site. I mention this BC leadership is all about doing and having your downline mimic this. If you don’t hustle your downline won’t either. My only issue is that there are too many posers who go to the trainings. It requires work and it will make you money if you put the time in. 🙂

Joby - Reply

Hi all,