Making money without any effort, who doesn’t want something like that right?
Back to reality though, nothing worth having comes easy.
So, is Onpassive a scam?
Let’s find out!
Although the website looks impressive at first glance, the claims I immediately read filled me with uncertainties rather than confidence.
But I won’t judge Onpassive as a scam right there and then, I dug deeper and what I found out is something you shouldn’t pass on.
Onpassive Review At A Glance
About: Onpassive offers business automation tools. It's a pyramid scheme in disguise.
Cons: The owner has a history of flopped MLMs, some of which were shut down by the FTC.
Verdict: Onpassive is a pyramid scheme. It has no products to offer so it mainly relies on recruitment which is not sustainable.
What Is Onpassive?
I actually had to read back and forth and do extra digging than I would usually do (Took me digging more than six feet under the virtual underground) to find out what Onpassive really is.
The website is too vague I couldn’t get anything with it.
Here what I found out:
Onpassive claims to be a “revolutionary” IT platform providing AI-equipped automation tools. It says these tools will help you make your business 100% hands-free. They have tools like VPN, website builder, IP tracker, and more.
Chatbots and spam filters are what usually uses artificial intelligence, the tools they offer equipped with AI is quite attention-grabbing. Basically, they project themselves to be an all-in-one online marketing tool.
Onpassive claims that with the help of these tools, you can say goodbye to manual promotions, advertising, and customer services. It says that once you become a member, you can access these AI tools for free and run your business on autopilot.
Oh, so there’s a membership? Nothing alarming, quite common.
The AI platform façade is merely a cloak to disguise the MLM side of it. I actually think the AI offer is like the appetizer to get you interested, and when you are, they then tell you about the MLM side of it.
Wise? More like cunning.
A closer look revealed there’s another firm involved known as GoFounders. Both GoFounders’ and Onpassive’s domains were privately registered in 2018. It’s relatively new.
What’s GoFounders for? It’s like the back-office of Onpassive where team members can talk to each other and watch tutorials. Since Onpassive is still in pre-launch (for 2 years now, it’s taking them forever to launch), the owner thought of creating GoFounders so the founding members can access the back office even if Onpassive is not yet launched.
OnPassive’s founder is Ash Mufareh. His website ashmufareh.org also says he is the founder of Global Domains International. It’s an internet company offering web hosting, domain, and marketing services.
Mufareh is also the CEO of GDI’s marketers dubbed as GFI Fusion.
Here’s something interesting:
In 2010, Mufareh founded AshMax, an MLM that flopped soon after it’s launch. 2 years later, he got involved with TelexFree, an internet phone service that turned out to be a scam even dubbed to be the “largest fraud of all time”.
TelexFree was shut down and sued by the SEC in 2014. Soon thereafter he also got involved with PayDiamond which was also shut down in the same year he started Onpassive.
Not a good history for Onpassive right there.
The initial cost for joining is $97. Joining Onpassive gets you advertising credits and access to the automation tools. The advertising credits can be used to promote your website with other affiliates in the back office.
This is quite confusing to me. You’ll be promoting the Onpassive business opportunity within the back office. I assume those in the back office are already members and are already part of the business opportunity. So why promote to them?
I think this will be more understandable if you already have an existing website or business and use the Onpassive AI tools on it. Maybe the business you already have is what will be promoted in the back office.
However, if the Onpassive business opportunity is your only business, I think it will get you nowhere.
You can’t really promote anything else aside from the Onpassive business opportunity, meaning there are no retail products.
This puts you in trouble with the FTC because ultimately every MLM without no product will fall in the pyramid scheme arena.
Onpassive affiliates can only offer access to the membership circle. BIG RED FLAG ALERT!
This type of business will by no means collapse when there are no more new recruits coming in because the business model is unsustainable, there are no products to earn from.
How Onpassive Works
I hope you’re reading this part to convince yourself to stay away from Onpassive.
I’m actually still a little bit confused about how everything works. I’ve done quite a number of MLM reviews and by far this is one of the most confusing.
So anyway, here goes…
You can make money with Onpassive by selling affiliate membership. You make a team, sell memberships, and earn a commission in return.
They use an MLM matrix so that affiliate members can make regular commissions. There are four affiliate levels you can choose from; each level starts off with the $97 and a monthly subscription cost depending on the level you choose.
You can only qualify for the residual commission if you pay the subscription. Basically, pay to play.
I’ll talk more about it in the next part.
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Onpassive Compensation Structure
The system works on a 4 3X10 matrix. You have to buy a position within the structure to earn from those under you, also called downlines.
The team you create will be those under you in the matrix. The top-level will only have 3 positions, the next level will be double the number and continues on until 10 levels deep. You earn a commission from each active spot in your matrix.
There’s a $25, $125, $250, and $500 matrix tiers to choose from. The higher the monthly subscription, the bigger the residual commission gets.
The $25 Matrix Tier
- Level 1 pays $2 for every active affiliate filling one of these slots.
- Level 2 pays $3 for every active affiliate filling one of these slots.
- Level 3 pays $2 on level 3 for every active affiliate filling one of these slots.
- Levels 1 through 8 pays $1 for every active affiliate filling one of these slots.
- Level 9 pays $2 on level 9 for every active affiliate filling one of these slots.
- Level 10 pays $1 on level 10 for every active affiliate filling one of these slots.
The $125 Matrix Tier
- Level 1 pays $10 for every active affiliate filling one of these slots.
- Level 2 pays $15 for every active affiliate filling one of these slots.
- Level 3 pays $7 for every active affiliate filling one of these p slots.
- Levels 4 and 5 pay $5 for every active affiliate filling one of these slots.
- Level 6 pays $3 for every active affiliate filling one of these slots.
- Level 7 pays $2 for every active affiliate filling one of these slots.
- Levels 8 and 9 pay $3 for every active affiliate filling one of these slots.
- Level 10 pays $2 for every active affiliate filling one of these slots.
The $250 Matrix Tier
- Level 1 pays $10 for every active affiliate filling one of these slots.
- Level 2 pays $25 for every active affiliate filling one of these slots.
- Level 3 pays $10 for every active affiliate filling one of these slots.
- Levels 4 and 6 pay $8 for every active affiliate filling one of these slots.
- Levels 7 and 8 pay $7 for every active affiliate filling one of these slots.
- Levels 9 and 10 pay $8 for every active affiliate filling one of these slots.
The $500 Matrix Tier
- Level 1 pays $20 for every active affiliate filling one of these slots.
- Level 2 pays $30 for every active affiliate filling one of these slots.
- Levels 3 through 5 pay $15 for every active affiliate filling one of these slots.
- Levels 6 and 7 pay $10 for every active affiliate filling one of these slots.
- Levels 8 and 9 pay $15 for every active affiliate filling one of these slots.
- Level 10 pays $10 for every active affiliate filling one of these slots.
Confusing right? Here's a table of the structure, I hope it helps.
Like I said earlier, you have to pay the subscription cost for each level to keep receiving the monthly commissions. The tricky part is ensuring you fill all the slots with active members so you’ll get more than you spend for the subscription.
To me, it somehow looks like a cash-gifting scheme too.
Cons Of Onpassive
- 2 years and still in pre-launch
- The founder has a bad history with previous companies he’s involved in
- Because there are no products, it operates like a pyramid and cash-gifting scheme
- Not sustainable
- Requires recruiting
Is Onpassive A Scam?
Quite frankly, if it causes trouble with authorities like the FTC I’d say it is a scam. Think about it, this is not even his first involvement with dodgy companies.
Remember too, he’s part of TelexFree “the largest fraud of all time”. Did Mufareh change his spots for the better? I don’t think he did so yet.
Pyramid schemes are complete rubbish. It only relies on recruiting to keep money coming, when the recruitment runs dry, the money stops coming too. End of story, it will collapse.
If I’d get myself involved in a business, I’d surely go for something that’s tested to be sustainable and legit. Onpassive doesn’t fit the mold in any way.
Onpassive Review Bottom Line
As a whole, I think Onpassive is just another hyped-up pyramid scheme with it’s “revolutionary” technology blah blah. There’s actually no proof yet, their AI tools work.
If I signed up for this, I’ll just be throwing money down the drain. Plus, the compensation structure needs some Einstein level IQ to understand.
Here’s the fact:
Complicated compensation plans are made confusing for a reason so people won’t quickly see there’s really no way of making money in it. It’s not sustainable and it can even put you in trouble.
Rather than putting your confidence in hyped-up schemes, why not go for time-tested opportunities like affiliate marketing.
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What’s Your Take On Onpassive?
Do you think Onpassive can deliver? Can you really earn from it?
I don’t think so. How about you?
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