So, before we can determine legitimacy or not, we need to ask, what is Easy 1 Up?
Easy 1 Up is a matrix type of multilevel marketing program owned by Peter Wolfing, who has been in the industry for a number of years now. He runs this program under the umbrella of a company known as Multiplex Systems Inc. Which is also the main company behind another company that Peter runs known as National Wealth Center,
Peter Wolfing has also been involved with other similar company’s which no longer exist known as The ultimate Cycler, Turbo Cycler, business toolbox and a more well-known program known as Infinity Downline. It was Infinity Downline that was the precursor to his only other existing business, National Wealth Center.
It would require a lot of research to understand what happened to all the other company’s that Peter has been involved with, for Easy 1 up and National Wealth Center are currently the only two that still exists today. I suspect it has something to do with avoiding investigations from the SEC (Security Echange Commission) or FTC (Federal Trade Commission). These bodies tend not to like matrix program that much because their pay structures are very similar to other company’s that have been shut down for being considered Ponzi schemes.
That being said, I am not saying that Easy 1 up is a Ponzi scheme, it is just that its pay structure is susceptible to investigations of this nature.
With the recent investigations concerning company’s like Aspire, AKA Digital Altitude, and a variety of Crypto Currency company’s, the SEC tends to pinpoint company’s that have these matrix type of pay plans. Especially when it is vague as to what the product actually is.
Name: Easy 1 Up
Price: Varies from $25 to $2000 depending on the product level
Owner: Peter Wolfing
Products and/or Services: 3.5 Out of 5.0
Support: 4.0 Out of 5.0
Training: 2.5 Out of 5.0
Overall Rank: 3.3 Out of 5.0
Easy 1 Up, Product And Opportunity Overview
In order to learn about the overview of the Easy 1 Up opportunity you can simply view the advertisement video below keeping in mind it is meant to persuade you to sign up. But, it does give you a good overview of the product and opportunity overview.
Easy 1 Up is essentially a program that teaches potential internet marketers “how to 1up their competition by continuing to learn and develop new strategies”. The company attempts to do this by offering five different courses that offer hours of training intended to keep the internet and/or network marketer up to date on the latest trends in the market.
These courses scale from a beginners course, known as Elevation basic ($25) to a very advanced course known as Vertex Live ($2000) with other courses in between. When you purchase these courses you get access to the ability to resell them and receive commissions sent directly to you in addition to an admin fee, which goes directly to the company, Multiplex Systems, Inc.
By checking out the image below, you can see how the cost of each program works in addition to the admin fees that goes directly to the company.
I will cover the details of the products in another section below, for this is a general overview. I would like to describe how the pay plan works since that is what most people who join are actually interested in. You will discover, very few people join this program to actually learn anything about internet or affiliate marketing. It really is more of an exercise to have a product to sell.
Easy 1 Up Compensation Plan
This Easy 1Up Compensation structure is a reverse 1 up plan, hence, the name.
When a person joins Easy 1 up, the have to purchase at least one of the products, which is paid directly to the affiliate who they joined under. They also pay an admin fee, which then goes directly to the company.
Payment is made via Solid Pay Trust, Bitcoin, a merchant account, Western Union or PayPal.
The payment structure is really similar to a gifting program, but not too similar, because gifting programs are illegal.
The compensation plan is quite simple as described in the video above.The reverse 1 up plan is fairly simple to understand as well. Essentially you receive 100% commission on the first product that you are qualified to resell. On your second sale you have to pass that one up to your sponsor. This qualifies you to start earning on each sale going forward.
In turn, your team members their first sale to you.
The pay plan is similar to a gifting program in that it is a member to member payment structure. Meaning that the payments are sent directly to you via a payment processor. While the admin fee goes directly to the company.
I want to point out that the admin fee increases relative to the cost of the product as follows:
- Elevation – cost is $25, admin fee is $5
- Elevation Elite – cost is $100, admin fee is $10
- Vertex – cost is $250, admin fee is $25
- Vertex Elite – cost is $500, admin fee is $50
- Vertex Pro – cost is $1000, admin fee is $100
- Vertex Live – cost is $2000, admin fee is $500
I would also like to point out the when you purchase the product to qualify as a re seller, you also pay the admin fee in addition to the price of the product.
Pros and Cons
In this section I would like to discuss the pros and cons of the Easy 1 up program.
There is no monthly fee associated with the products. They are one-time costs to the affiliate.
The owner of the program is fairly well-known and recognized in the industry and is able to be contacted.
Due to the success of National Wealth Center, it can be assumed that the Easy 1 up program will stay around for a while, since they are owned by the same company.
The admin fees are fairly substantial and it is unclear as to what value they actually provide. Plus you are encouraged to constantly purchase more products, tools and training.
It doesn’t appear as if the value of the product line justifies the costs associated. Especially the higher priced products. They seemed to be priced simply to provide higher commissions for the affiliates.
No Opportunity for recurring commissions. These are one time sales only.
Easy 1 Up, Products
In this section I would like to discuss the actual products offered by Easy 1 up. In general, they are intended to offer internet marketers a business education and are tiered is such a way as to make it possible for the affiliates to earn higher commissions. This is the emphasis of the product line itself. Not necessary to provide a solid business education, but to provide higher commission levels for the affiliates and perhaps higher admin fees for the company.
So let’s start with the lowest cost product known as:
The cost of the product is $25 plus and admin fee of $5. By reselling this product through your affiliate link, you have the potential to earn $25 on your first sale, give up your second sale to your sponsor and earn $25 on each sale after. By studying the image below you can see what the product offers:
The cost of the product is $100 plus and admin fee of $10. By reselling this product through your affiliate link, you have the potential to earn $100 on your first sale, give up your second sale to your sponsor and earn $100 on each sale after. The Elevation Elite really seems to focus on advertising methods using YouTube. By studying the image below you can see what the product offers:
The cost of the product is $250 plus and admin fee of $25. By reselling this product through your affiliate link, you have the potential to earn $250 on your first sale, give up your second sale to your sponsor and earn $250 on each sale after. By studying the image below you can see what the product offers:
The cost of the product is $500 plus and admin fee of $50. By reselling this product through your affiliate link, you have the potential to earn $500 on your first sale, give up your second sale to your sponsor and earn $500 on each sale after. By studying the image below you can see what the product offers:
Vertex Pro “Connect”
The cost of the product is $1000 plus and admin fee of $100. By reselling this product through your affiliate link, you have the potential to earn $1000 on your first sale, give up your second sale to your sponsor and earn $1000 on each sale after. By studying the image below you can see what the product offers:
The cost of the product is $2000 plus and admin fee of $500. By reselling this product through your affiliate link, you have the potential to earn $2000 on your first sale, give up your second sale to your sponsor and earn $2000 on each sale after.
Vertex Live is a fairly new product, so the company does not have a lot of details about it on their website. In fact, I only know about it because I have purchased the lower level product and received the information via email from the owner of the company. The product is supposed to be a continuous live training offered by the owner, who has a tremendous amount of knowledge, mainly about Network Marketing, not necessarily affiliate marketing.
In fact, Peter Wolfing is the author of a book I read called “The Black Book of MLM Black Secrets, 101 Ways To Build Your Business. I have to say, the book doesn’t contain what I would consider secrets. They were pretty standard methods, such as posting on Facebook, using drop cards and the use of offline and online job boards. These, of course, are just examples, but nothing you couldn’t find yourself on a simple Google search.
Easy 1 Up Tools & Training
This is the area I believe that Easy 1 up totally falls short in. Since the company relies on the products themselves to be the training, they don’t really offer much more than the products themselves. And, of course, you don’t get the training unless you purchase the product, which means you will be told to purchase the more expensive packages to “really” get the support and training you need to succeed. You can certainly get much better training for far less. In fact, by #1 recommendation for awesome training can be found at the Wealthy Affiliate University.
The experience I have encountered with Easy 1 up is that I was constantly encouraged to spend more money. They claim you can start at the beginning level to succeed prior to joining. But, once you join, you will constantly be told to upgrade to the higher levels. In fact, I was told by the team leader I was associated with, that his support was mainly focused on the members that were at least at the level of Vertex Elite.
This included training from the so called “exclusive Facebook group”. You were pretty much ignored from the group if you were only an Elevation member. To me, this just isn’t right. You can definitely receive better training elsewhere at a much lower price than what you will find at Easy 1 Up. This is what I encountered anyways.
As far as tools go, this was another huge disappointment for me. While the company provides you with a standard capture page, you are told if you really want to succeed and stand out amongst all the competition, you will have to purchase another funnel system. Yes, Easy 1 Up uses the funnel first method of email marketing.
The funnel system is know as the Vertex Lead System. What is the cost of such a system? $98
Yes, you got that right, another $98 on top of all the other products you are encouraged to purchase. You can see where this starts to get out of hand. Especially for a product that doesn’t offer recurring commissions.
My Final Opinion of Easy 1 Up
So, my final conclusion of the products and opportunity offered by Easy 1 Up is that, overall, it is undervalued. The products are overpriced for what you get and the compensation plan borders on a Ponzi type of structure that has the potential of being investigated by the SEC or other agencies. This could be the reason why many of the other programs that were under Multiplex Systems, Inc are not longer with us. It is possible they were taken down to avoid such investigations, for they had similar pay structures.
I don’t know this for sure, it is simply a supposition. I think as of today, it is a legitimate program, but one never knows what will happen to it in the future. When I saw what happened with Digital Altitude, not so long ago, it makes me realize the risks associated with these types of programs. One thing I notice is they have some things in common. The pay structure and the fact that they encourage you to continually upgrade.
That being said, I think that Easy 1 Up is right at the border line of being a scam and/or being legit. It is owned by a legitimate owner who is fairly transparent. But, I do believe the company itself is at risk of being investigated for its pay structure and gifting type of system.
VERDICT: LEGIT/NOT LEGIT