At the time of this update I have been a GPS Partner of ClubShop for 7 months. This article’s focus is how the ClubShop system claims to works and my experience with it. For an introduction please read Review ClubShop – Attract Prosperity With ClubShop.
If considering ClubShop then please understand there is a 30-day period as a Trial Partner when you are encouraged to follow the GPS training as much as it is and watch the multi-lingual library of videos which you watch your team grow. Trial Partners have reported that they see rapid growth of their team during this period but after activating their GPS the growth slows down and I can confirm this also.
Here I will go into the ClubShop system in more depth.
ClubShop states that it’s vision has not changed since 1997 which is “helping ordinary people to build extraordinary lives” and they define this further as follows.
- To join individual consumers together to form a vast buyer’s
cooperative, thereby gaining tremendous consolidated buying power so
that our Members may purchase products and services at the lowest
- To extend the advantages of the Free Enterprise System to anyone who seeks to increase their monthly income.
- To promote the principles of freedom and democracy that are embraced within the U.S. Constitution.
- To encourage the development of a vast, self-sufficient,
economic community of “people helping people” and the individual
development of the whole person.
The core of the ClubShop system is therefore the ClubShop Mall and the membership using and promoting the Mall benefiting from cash backs and commissions on purchases and membership. To achieve this ClubShop developed a system which they call the Business Circle.
In simple terms the Business Circle is defined as follows.
- The company invest in ongoing centralized advertising campaign to keep building the TangiWorld Community.
- Thousands of new ClubShop Shoppers and Affiliates sign up every day.
- A percentage of these members decides to subscribe GPS
(Global Partner System) and become Partner, to get all they need to
put their business on auto-pilot. Including the right to a specific
number of monthly advertising shares, which means they get a precise
number of shoppers/affiliates into their team every month and earn
commission from their purchases.
- Shoppers, Affiliates and Partners have big incentives to
shop regularly at thousands of ClubShop affiliated stores to earn
cashback and save money online and offline.
- The more members and partners, the higher the budget the
company can reinvest in new and bigger advertising campaigns, the
easier affiliates and partners increase their buying power AND monthly
To pull together the threads of the ClubShop opportunity they developed the Taproot Network Strategy or TNT which has the purpose of increasing your monthly income to achieve a stable residual income.
How does ClubShop describe the Taproot Network System?
The Taproot Network Strategy or TNT has the purpose of increasing your monthly income to achieve a stable residual income through three elements, Cooperative Advertising, Bottom Affiliate Pool and Vertical Lines.
Cooperative Advertising – Understanding that most people who want to make money online so not understand marketing or advertising, ClubShop developed Cooperative Advertising through which every ClubShop Partner is entitled to a number of new affiliates or shoppers each month depending on the type of GPS subscription chosen.
Bottom Pool – All ClubShop Members are placed into a Pool, which is fed by the GPS of all your up line
partners, who are helping to build your team of shoppers, affiliates and partners.
New affiliates can decide to become Trial Partners for a free 30-day period and immediately leave the pool joining the first available position in a Partner’s Vertical Line.
Vertical Lines – As soon as you decide to accept a Trial Partner position you immediately move into the first available position in a Partner’s Vertical Line and the entire pool is available to you. The faster you become a Trial Partner the more new Trial Partners are placed under you in the Vertical Line from the pool. You then please have 30 days to activate your GPS, become a partner and overtake all the Trial Partners above you.
As a partner you earn commissions on any purchases made by any Shopper, Affiliate, Trial Partner or Partner on your Team including those on your vertical line and in your affiliate pool.
Each Partner can have up to 6 Vertical Lines and each Vertical Line ends in a Pool. Each time a Vertical Line is complete with 6 partners the line the TNT system starts building the next Vertical Line and so on.
What is the Reality?
As explained in my article Review ClubShop – Is ClubShop a Scam? this appears to be a massive opportunity but after 7 months of working the ClubShop system I have several concerns. These are detailed in the mentioned article.
The fact is that ClubShop wants all the members to activate & maintain their GPS and pay for Coop Ad Shares claiming that this pay for GPS marketing but I question the quality of the affiliate pool as well as the training offered. I acknowlege the Mall is real and there are physical stores signed up to take advantage of ClubShop members wallets all offering cash back but the big question is whether ClubShop is “helping ordinary people to build extraordinary lives” and my answer is that it is not.
I do not think ClubShop is a scam because I did get paid something monthly but the program is poor and has so many flaws that after 7 months I will not be putting more money into ClubShop and my conclusion is to avoid this program. Do not waste your money!
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