My PlanNet Marketing Review – No, I’m Not Promoting It!

plannet marketing reviewIt’s a common event for me to get pitched a business opportunity by email.

And this was exactly what happened recently.

I was pitched the PlanNet Marketing business opportunity.

I want to be clear – I am NOT affiliated with this business.

After getting pitched the business, I went and did some digging and I can now bring you this PlanNet Marketing Review so you can learn all about it!

I’ll be talking about the products, compensation plan and whether it’s legit or not.

Let’s go!

Also, see my video version of the review below.


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So, What Is PlanNet Marketing?

PlanNet Marketing identifies Don Bradley as the Founder and Andy Cauthen as the CEO on their website. PlanNet Marketing has their operations based in Georiga, United States.

“Donald D. Bradley has over two decades of “in the trenches” experience in marketing, sales and product distribution.

He has achieved top ranking positions in the network marketing industry, being numbered among millionaire earners for the past 15 years, while helping other reach their financial goals.”

Before launching PlanNet Marketing, Donald Bradley was the reported top earner for Paycation, as well as being the Vice President of Marketing.

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Similar to PlanNet Marketing, Paycation is also in the travel MLM niche. Paycation (which I reviewed here) utilizes a compensation system that rewards affiliates for recruiting new affiliates.

Prior to working with Paycation, Donald Bradley was seen promoting Pro Travel Network, which is also operates within the Travel MLM niche.

Moving on to PlanNet Marketing’s CEO, Andy Cauthen has also spent time promoting other MLM travel opportunities.

After joining YTB International in 2004, Cauthen was appointed to the position of President and COO in October 2006. He was again promoted, this time to CEO of YTB International in May 2012.

YTB International launched in 2001 as a pyramid scheme.

“In 2007 the company was sued by California Attorney General Jerry Brown.

An out-of-court settlement required changes to the company’s business model, and generated a decrease in membership due to bad publicity.

In late 2008, YTB laid off 17 employees, a move that was part of a reorganization. In 2008, the company’s revenues were 44.8 million.

YTB said its independent audit at the end of 2008 expressed “substantial doubt about our company’s ability to continue as a going concern,” sentiment the company later itself echoed.

In 2009, the company was operating a loss of $1.9 million for the first three months of the year.

Revenue in that quarter dropped 49% to $21.8 million and then to $18 million in the second quarter.

The company’s paying members also declines substantially in number, from a high in April 2008 of 138,000 to 60,414 in mid-2009.”

The roles of President and CEO were taken over by Andy Cauthen in May of 2012.

“In February 1, 2012 founder J. Kim Sorenson died at the age of 62.

In March 2012 the YTB announced a plan to merge with LTS Nutraceutical, another MLM firm. In May the company began a major restructuring, and stated that the President and CEO, Robert Van Patton, had submitted his resignation.

In September YTP called off the merger, and announced that founder and chairman Scott Tomer was also resigning.

On March 1, 2013, YTB International filed for Chapter 11 protection in federal court in St. Louis, Missouri.”

In June 2014, Cauthen left YTB International.

What Is The PlanNet Marketing Product Being Sold?

PlanNet Marketing utilizes the InteleTravel travel booking portal to market retail travel services.

“The Agent and their travel customers can book travel through the Agent’s very own personalized travel website.

The Agent will not only earn commission on travel bookings, they can also travel to amazing destinations, and get guaranteed best prices and VIP travel benefits.”

The InteleTravel website currently advertised an “agent” business opportunity which is available to anyone.

“You can book travel for your clients as often or as little as you like! Some agents work every day, while others only book travel once or twice a year.

A full-time career opportunity or a side interest that pays. No quotas to meet. No minimum requirements to join.”

The initial cost to sign up as an InteleTravel agent is $199, with an additional $39.95 charged per month.

Info On The PlanNet Marketing Compensation Plan

In the PlanNet Marketing affiliate compensation plan, an affiliate is paid to recruit and maintain active InteleTravel affiliates, who continuously pay their monthly InteleTravel Agent monthly fee.

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Commissions

Each time a new affiliate signs up, the recruiting affiliate is paid $50. A 505 matching bonus ($25) is also paid when you indirectly recruit an affiliate.

Residual Commissions

PlanNet Marketing utilizes a 3 X 9 Matrix for residual commissions. A 3 X 9 matrix places you at the top of the matrix, and three positions below you on level 1.

These three positions on level 1 are then split into 3 positions each, which results in 9 positions on your level 2, and so on. The full 9-level matrix will ultimately result in 29,523 positions.

These recruited positions each pay $39.95 per month, which goes to pay a $4 per month commission.

Gold Builder Bonus

A unilevel compensation structure is utilized to pay out the Gold Builder Bonus.

The Gold Builder Bonus requires that you meet a minimum of signing up and maintaining 9 fee-paying InteleTravel affiliates.

Once you have qualified for the Gold Builder Bonus, the affiliate receives a $10 commission per InteleTravel affiliate membership that is sold in their unilevel team.

Director Bonus

PlanNet Marketing employs a Director Bonus for maintaining specific InteleAgent affiliate numbers.

 

  • One Star Director – recruit and maintain 100 affiliates – $500/month
  • Two Star Director – recurit and maintain 300 affiliates – $1000/month
  • Three Star Director – recruit and maintain 500 affiliates – $2000/month
  • Four Star Director – recruit and maintain 1,500 affiliates – $5000/month
  • Five Star Director – recruit and maintain 4,000 affiliates – $10,000/month
  • Six Star Director – recruit and maintain 10,000 affiliates – $16,000/month
  • Seven Star Director – recruit and maintain 25,000 affiliates – $30,000/month
  • Eight Star Director – recruit and maintain 50,000 affiliates – $50,000/month
  • Nine Star Director – recruit and maintain 100,000 affiliates – $100,000/month

Rank Achievement Bonus

A rank achievement bonus may also be earned by qualifying at specific PlanNet Marketing ranks

  • Five Star Director – “Gold Rolex Watch”
  • Earn $8,333/month – A Sapphire Ring
  • Earn $20,833/month – A Ruby ring
  • Earn $41,667/month – A Diamond ring
  • Earn $83,333/month – a Double Diamond ring

How Much To Join PlanNet Marketing?

An affilaite membership with PlanNet Marketing is $19.95, with a monthly fee of $19.95 per month.

Seriously Is There A PlanNet Marketing Scam?

All the times in home business, there are people who ask if it’s legit.

And I’m sure people will say the same with this.

So, if there a PlanNet Marketing Scam or is it a legit opportunity.

Well, it’s got it’s flaws but it’s not a scam or pyramid scheme.

There is a valid service being sold.

Well, sort of (see my conclusion section).

However, if you want to really succeed, yes, you need to learn to market effectively.

And to do that, my training series below will help you.

Or, it will help you make money through other methods.

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And Now, My PlanNet Marketing Review Conclusion!

When you really look at it, the offering from InteleTravel makes sense – you sign up, pay your affiliate fees, and earn commission on any travel you book.

The real problem is PlanNet Marketing’s MLM opportunity. PlanNet Marketing has made InteleTravel’s subscriptions their only product. The commission that is paid out to InteleTravel Agents has absolutely nothing to do with PlanNet Marketing’s opportunity. This is a similar situation to GetPaid Social which I looked into recently.

Depending on where most of the affiliates come from, if they are mostly PlanNet Marketing affiliates, then what you have is a closed-loop recruitment scheme.

This is where it’s a good idea to ask a potential up-line just how many non-PlanNet Marketing affiliates they have paying for subscriptions in their downline. If most are both InteleTravel AND PlanNet Marketing affiliates, then this would show you there is a real lack of viable agent subscriptions.

And, because the commissions are more regular, you’ll likely end up recruiting PlanNet Marketing affiliate rather than selling travel subscriptions.

I don’t want to jump to conclusions, but based off the other opportunities Don Bradley and Andy Cauthen have been involved with, I’d say this has the potential to be a little shady.

I’d definitely use caution with this one.

So, can you make money with PlanNet Marketing?

Yes.

But like I said, it depends on your ability to generate traffic and leads.

See my training below for help with that.

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My goal for this review of PlanNet Marketing was to give you the full details unlike the other reviews.

The program has flaws but it can work if you can get quality traffic and leads.

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