My Experience with PlanNet Marketing – Is it a Scam?
PlanNet Marketing company is a marketing company, which works hand in hand with Inteletravel. Inteletravel is a home-based travel agency business, who allows you to own your own travel agency for a monthly fee. You hear a lot about PlanNet Marketing these days, but is it a whole “PlanNet Marketing scam”?
Before you think this sounds like a great idea, you may want to read the whole review.
It is important to note that I am NO LONGER affiliated with either of these companies.
About the Founder
The founders name is Don Bradley. He has over two decades of experience in marketing, sales and product distribution.
If you are into MLM companies, perhaps you have heard of him. Don Bradley has been affiliated with other travel related MLM businesses before, including Paycation – where he was the top earner for the company, as well as the VP of Marketing.
He has also been known to promote another travel related MLM, Pro Travel Network before making his way to founding PlanNet Marketing. He has been a millionaire earner in the industry for 15 years now. Not bad I must say. But, what does that mean for you?
What do PlanNet Marketing Reps Do?
Simply put, they offer people the opportunity to own their own travel business. There is strong emphasis placed on how you can be your own boss, and travel for a huge discount. How you get paid both weekly and monthly. How you get these nice deals, tax write offs, commissions off of your own travel etc. Below shows you how much it costs to enroll as a rep and/or an ITA (Independent Travel Agent).
How does it work?
Just like many MLM businesses, the money lies in the recruiting. Sure, if you stay busy booking travel, you can make some great commission. But, you do not have to be affiliated with PlanNet Marketing to own a travel agency through Inteletravel. Below is the pay structure, taken from their site.
So as you can see, most of a reps income comes from being able to build a down line of agents. There are ways to achieve becoming a Director, which once 5 star, you start earning Rolex watches, then different rings as you progress.
As someone who was both a PlanNet Marketing Rep, and an Inteletravel Agent – I found that once mentioning the whole “building a team” thing, most people were no longer interested. It resembles the structure of a pyramid, which causes many people to run away. Apparently, this was not only a problem for me. I noticed that PlanNet reps had started advertising becoming a travel agent, and would emphasize that they did NOT have to do Network Marketing also. The reps stressed to others that there “ARE options”.
For those interested, Plannet Marketing isn’t a scam. Well, it’s as close to “isn’t a scam” as multi level marketing can be. But, that’s a topic for another post.
A simple question I would ask an up line would be “How many reps are there, that aren’t Inteletravel reps also?”. If you find the majority are both, this is sort of a red flag. It just shows that most are paying subscriptions for both Inteletravel and PlanNet Marketing. Which, this in a way discredits the agents review of Inteletravel. Is it a good opp, or are they being paid to “sell you” on this?
So, how much did I make in 3 months?
I poured a lot into this in 3 months. Upon signing up, I enrolled my wife and 2 friends at the same time. I advertised day in and day out on social media. I paid for several Facebook ads. In the end, it costs me $19.95 a month for 3 months = $59.85. I paid for my wife also, so double that = $119.70.
Together, my wife and friends included – I sold 1 agency. Made $50. Actually, $47 after the $3 fee to send it to my bank account. So, I took a loss of $72.70. Not including a good $50-$60 worth of Facebook ads.
So, this wasn’t for me. However, I know people that do very well with them.
Is There a PlanNet Marketing Scam?
If I had to rate PlanNet Marketing on a scale of 1-10, both on legitimacy and how easy it is to make money, I would say a 6. PlanNet Marketing isn’t a scam, but it isn’t near as easy as people make it out to be, to make good money.
I say that because even though I know a handful of success stories, I know many more failures. But, if you are good at selling and recruiting, and you are looking something that you can make good money from – then maybe this would be a good fit for you.
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