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Mandura’s Compensation Plan: Straight Line Forced Matrix


Let's breakdown Mandura's Straight Line Forced Matrix Compensation Plan.  First some commentary…

There is an interesting dynamic to the Binary and Matrix plans these days.  They allow people who are not making any money to feel a sense of success because they have people "on their team".

Binary and Matrix plans give people a neat answer when they get asked, "how is your business going?".  The Matrix wonder kid gets to say something like, "my business grew by 25 people yesterday, alone!".

But what does that 25 people equate to in income?  The answer is more often than not, ZERO.

It's time for a dose of reality.  If you have 1,000 people on your team and you are making $4.76/month in your business, you are not a success in Network Marketing.

Let's take a look at the Mandura plan specifically….

1. How much would you make if you bought your product every month but never recruited anyone yet had $100,000 of volume in your downline?  The answer is ZERO DOLLARS.

It's hype, smoke and mirrors.  It's cool to say that you have a business that does $100,000 in volume, but when you don't make a penny on that business, the coolness will begin to wear off.

2. Does the one line volume help me qualify for rank advancement?

The answer to this question is a little tricky.  Yes and No.  Yes your TV (Total Volume) helps you qualify, but you must also qualify with PV (Personal Volume).  So again, more illusion of success as your TV grows, yet no real reward.

Last word: Trust your own instincts.  If your hype-meter is going off, dig deeper into the compensation plan and details.  Also keep in mind, there has only been one Matrix plan that I know of that has lasted any real time in this industry and if someone answers a "how much are you making?" question with "I have 1,000 people on my time." Run the other way.

By Ty Tribble

Ty Tribble founded the MLM Blog in 2003, has studied more than 300 Network Marketing compensation plans and was the top recruiter and # 1 team builder in a company with 40,000 associates prior to becoming the Master Distributor at EIRO Research.
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  1. Thank you for this post. I am so tired of the hype in this industry and many binaries have contributed to this lottery mindset. It is not a lottery ticket folks, but a business. Build something that you are passionate about and that is built to last.

  2. I was having a chat with a buddy of mine and we came to a couple of conclusions about companies and what we look for and what are deal breakers. #1 is a Matrix comp plan. #2 is a tech product.

    From our experience matrix plans are all flash and pay no cash.

  3. Well Stated… it seems there are several more companies coming on to the scene trying to pitch the straight line or One Line Compensation plan. The reality is in a ‘best case’ scenario you can equate a straight line to a simple corporate bonus pool where a percentage of total company sales is paid out.

    Most companies have one of these anyways. It is misleading to say the least. At the end of the day it doesnt mean a thing! As far as qualifications go…. Just strip the supposed TV column from the plan. it makes no difference.. Smoke and Mirrors Indeed! (It doesnt mean the plan doesnt pay… Just ignore the whole One line component to get a clearer picture of actual payouts!


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