So you want to know if Paycation is a scam or not. I bet, you will find out the honest truth about the paycation travel scam after reading this review. That is the very purpose of Avert Scams; to inform and warn good people like you from falling into affiliate travel scams.
l wrote this review after finding out that there are a few honest Paycation reviews. Most of the reviews are by affiliates trying to suck you into their teams.
If you are pondering on what is paycation?, is it a pyramid scheme? or is it legit?.
Then you have come to the right place.
I promise, I will provide a detailed and well researched review so that you can make a wise decision on whether to join Paycation or not?
Remember, only a foolish fly follows the coffin into the grave and rotten meat attracts most flies.
A friend of mine was asked to join the scheme and requested me to research for him if it was legit or just one of the pyramid schemes. I searched for ‘Paycation reviews’, combed forums and read most of the blog comments.
The results where predictable if not obvious. Those who are at the top of the ‘Paycation pyramid scheme’ defended it tooth and nail. Newbies, recruited to ‘feed’ those up the pyramid are obviously crying foul and they do not have any kind words about this travel scam.
l hope you are ready to find out what the scheme is all about?
Let me tell you first what the owners say it is …
This is What Paycatian Says it is…
- a home based opportunity to make money online.
- it promises marketing training, tools and support to anyone who joins the scheme.
- a competitive commission based payment plan on travel bookings that you will have made online.
- Discounted travel trips if you become a member.
- Lifetime income while you enjoy doing what you love…… travelling.
- Facilitate connections with influential holiday destinations.
- lssues affiliates with functional travel websites to sell bookings and enroll others.
What they say Paycation is not?
- unlike other travel agents, it does not compensate you for air travel bookings.
Paycation is a Pyramid Scheme Disguised as an MLM Company.
- For starters, the owner of Paycation; David Manning is a master of creating ‘pyramid schemes’. He has got companies such as Xstream Travel, Hi 5, Traverus among others. The companies are networked, for instance – clients seeking to book travel through Paytician are referred to Xstream travel.
Once one pyramid collapses on itself….. Manning creates a new one.
- You make money by recruiting unsuspecting people into your down-line…. whether they are interested in travelling or not. Only their money counts ……
Remember the definition of a pyramid scheme;
‘A pyramid scheme is an unsustainable business model that involves promising participants payment or services, primarily for enrolling other people into the scheme…..’
In reality, the Paycation marketing system allows you to earn money from recruiting others even if you do not sell a single booking to customers.
- Promotion is entirely based on the membership plan you can afford and not your competency in selling bookings.
Heaven knows how they get their agencies certified ……..
Other reasons why people say they hate Paycation Pyramid Scheme;
- It does not pay you a commission for air travel booking. Other legit travel agents pay for such bookings.
- You are forced to pay money to become an affiliate. ‘Why should l pay you, so that l can PROMOTE your services?
- Paycation’s business model is identical to World Class Travel, a pyramid scheme, which was investigated by FTC, fined and it went broke in 1997.
- The travel industry is too competitive and its not worth it to pay $29.95 monthly in anticipation of a travel discount which you can find else where.
- If you join the wrong team …. you will not get any support.
How much will it cost you to join Pay citation?
- Independent Associate $40.00 and $29.95 monthly. You will get commissions for travel bookings and a commission for recruiting others.
- Referral Travel Consultant (RTC) $99.95 and $59.95 monthly. $40.00 Annual renewal fee. Comes with 65% referral commission to external service providers or 20% for internal referrals to Pay citation head office.
- Certified Travel Consultant (CTC) $149.95 and $59.95 monthly. $40.00 Annual renewal fee. You get 75% for bookings, 20% for referrals to the head office and upgrade to join Xstream travel —- another pyramid scheme under D Manning’s belt.
- You will also get bonuses from sales made by people you recruited and others below them according to a well formulated 3*7 forced matrix.
- As you go up the ladder and your down sales expand. You can get regional, national, international and presidential executive monthly benefits without lifting a finger…… you only need to be up the ladder.
So is Paycation a Scam, Pyramid Scheme or a Legit Travel Agent?
It could have been a great company if it focused on selling bookings to ‘real’ clients than recruitment of affiliates. Its compensation scheme allows affiliates up the ladder to earn commissions even if they do not sell any bookings ….. typical characteristic of a Ponzi Scheme.