Let me start by saying that WorldVentures is a multi-level marketing company whose product I have not purchased nor sold. Therefore, my review is limited to information available to non-members and not information that members would have.
Product Price: Varies
Opportunity Price: $100 + $10/Month
Owners: Wayne Nugent and Dan Stammen
WorldVentures offers membership in its vacation travel club, called Dream Trips. According to the company’s website, a membership in Dream Trips offers:
- Access to curated experiences around the world
- Amazing cruise specials
- Discounts on things you do every day
- Loyalty program
There are also Gold and Platinum memberships in Dream Trips, each of which offers additional benefits.
The company uses a separate portal at www.DreamTrips.com for booking travel. I checked the portal to compare the prices of their trips to those of other sites. There were a lot of great trips on there, with great promotional pictures to go with them. They have exotic vacations, such as:
- Cruise the Aegean Sea by Party Yacht
- Culture and Cuisine in Los Cabos
- Zip Lining and History in Puerto Rico
- Tropical Vistas on St. Thomas
…to name a few. However, every trip has this annoying tidbit next to it: Sign in for Member Price. There is no way to determine what the prices are unless you are already a member, which means there is no way to evaluate whether the membership is worth it.
WorldVentures is a multi-level marketing company, so in addition to purchasing a membership in Dream Trips, you can also sell memberships. Selling memberships earns you a waive of your own membership fee first, followed by income once the membership waive requirement has been met.
Pros and Cons
- Hundreds of great trips
- Opportunity to waive membership fee and earn extra income for good salespeople
- Group travel opportunities
- Volunteer opportunities (Gold and Platinum Memberships)
- Lack of transparency (trip prices)
- Must travel with other members
- Need to be a good salesperson to waive membership and earn money
Who is WorldVentures For?
WorldVentures is for:
- People who don’t want to be bothered searching for travel deals
- Great salespeople
- People who prefer traveling in groups
- People who may want to do volunteer work while traveling
WorldVentures is not for:
- People who are not great at sales
- People who don’t like traveling in groups
- People who don’t mind researching and finding the best travel deals
Tools and Training
There is no mention of training at the WorldVentures website. However, being a multi-level marketing company, I am sure you have your upline available to help train you in sales techniques. Also, most multi-level marketing companies have literature to help sell their products. However, these techniques are typically only shared with independent dealers, so there is no way to evaluate those aspects of WorldVentures without actually joining the company.
There is no mention of support at the WorldVentures website. However, research has indicated that in addition to the dealer’s upline, local dealers set up periodic seminars to which you can invite your prospective members.
There are three membership levels. Unfortunately, the company’s brochure does not indicate the price of the basic membership.
- Basic Membership – Price not Disclosed
- Gold Membership – $199.99 + 54.99 / Month
- Platinum Membership – $299.99 + 99.99 / Month
WorldVentures’ compensation plan can be seen here.
I find the organizational structure somewhat confusing. It appears to use a “lineage organization” to determine your own personal membership sales, and a “binary organization” to determine your commissions based on your team’s sales. Also, some of the commissions and bonuses are not disclosed. Here are some milestones:
- Each membership sale – Direct Commission
- Sponsor three (3) members in 28 days – Personal Sales Bonus
- Maintain four (4) sponsored members – Membership Fee Waived
- Maintain five (5) sponsored members & generate $2,999 in sales (lineage organization) – $300 / Month
- Maintain six (6) sponsored members & generate $4,999 in sales (lineage organization) – $900 / Month
- Three (3) sales on left and right side of binary organization – $100 (maximum weekly)
Additional monthly bonuses can be achieved as a member advances in level. This is typical of multi-level marketing organizations.
Comparison to Wealthy Affiliate
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As you can tell from my review, I find Wealthy Affiliate one of the best sites for learning to make money online. Therefore, I like to compare other income opportunities to Wealthy Affiliate to see how they stack up.
I cannot recommend WorldVentures for the following reasons:
Reason #1: It fails the number one rule for evaluating multi-level marketing opportunities. When evaluating multi-level marketing opportunities, the first question I always ask is, “Would I buy the product even if there were no income opportunity associated with it?” Since WorldVentures does not disclose the trip prices to non-members, the answer to this question is, “Who the heck knows?”
Reason #2: Membership fees can be waived only by continuing to maintain four (4) sponsored members. This may seem easy to do, and it may very well be easy for an experienced salesperson. However, most people will have trouble selling memberships, especially without disclosing trip prices.
Reason #3: Compensation seems low. Not all commissions and bonuses are disclosed in the literature I was able to access, but the highest I could find was $3,000 paid monthly. This is a decent second income, but the amount of time and effort needed to achieve this income would probably require dedicating yourself full time.
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