If you have been proactively searching for online business opportunities, you might have heard of the Unity Network.
It is commonly seen on the news feeds of Filipinos, and there are also many Unity Network Review found over the internet.
Unity Network can be categorized as an affiliate marketing system.
You might have been wondering if Unity Network is legit or scam. Let’s take a look...
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Summary: Reasons why you shouldn't join
- It is supposed to be a Sales and Marketing Training Company that targets small to medium sized companies, but in fact it is not.
- The 10-Step Training Program is actually a sales funnel that leads people into buying their higher ticket products.
- This program targets people who aspire to be online entrepreneurs seeking to "make money online", they are not targeting companies that have the intention to grow their business.
- Unity Network is a pay to play program where you'll have to "own the product" in order to "earn money" from the product sales.
- It could cost you 129,930 Php (USD 2,480 approx.) for all levels of membership
What is Unity Network?
Unity Network is an SEC Registered Philippine Company, founded by Eduard Reformina on 2016, the person who also founded the Ignition Marketing.
The company was claimed to have a current member of 40,000 customers and members. Members range from entrepreneurs to small to business owners.
This online business company offers digital products such as education and training for aspiring Filipino entrepreneurs.
Their education and training teaches people on how to start and operate their online business.
Online training goes through Unity Network’s online training products, live event seminars, and Mastermind retreats.
Unity Network's live seminar events includes several topics about sales, marketing, and promotion.
Mastermind retreats on the other hand cover different topics such as business growth, scaling, investing, and a lot more.
By going through their products and information about their system, even though they promise to offer such training about sales, marketing, and business growth, I found out that they are targeting individuals who doesn’t have business, rather than people who already have one.
The focus of training and courses offered are more on teaching people to promote Unity Network and recruit individuals to join the company.
So basically, the only way you can earn is by the means of recruiting people.
If you don’t like the idea of recruiting people for you to be able to earn, you should go into a different business idea that will fit your passion.
Their products (training and courses) are packaged in different membership packages.
Package 1: Basic Level
The fee for this Basic Level is 2,990 Php.
Basic package includes 10 Step training, 30 Day traffic implementation program, Ascending Profit System (APS), 1 on 1 Coaching, Weekly live online group coaching, and a commission of 1,000 Php per referral.
We will dive more in detail about the offers in this package below.
The 10-Step Training Program
Step 1- Secrets of the Internet Marketing Millionaires (Is it real?)
This step talks about the 5 key elements of a successful Internet Business that generate millions of sales every year.
The 5 key elements that they pertaining to are the Traffic, Sales and Marketing funnel, Follow up system, Products, and the Payments and fulfillment system.
It also includes an explanation of sales panel and its importance on online success. The step by step process of converting your leads into becoming your customers is also included.
This lesson teaches you the things that you need to do to make people buy Unity Network’s digital products.
Actually, this is a sales funnel, and beginners may find this step useful as they can they can leverage on someone else’s marketing materials.
However, there is a drawback - if you rely too much on this, you will not learn the real marketing strategies behind those marketing materials.
By paying Php 2990, you can leverage on Unity Network’s sales funnel.
But, you are not going to learn much about anything here.
You will realize that each step in this training program will lead you towards buying all of the higher tiered products.
Step 2- How to Shortcut Your Success by Leveraging a Proven Systems (Is there really a shortcut?)
Well this Step 2 talks about the profitable markets online and the niches that you can use to attract more prospective customers.
Finding your niche and market is a vital step to start your affiliate marketing business.
However, I don’t think that you need to spend money on learning these stuff, as information like this is freely available online.
Step 3- What to Sell to Have a Profitable Business Online
This step is just a continuation of the Step 2.
It talks about the three most profitable markets online - health, relationship, and money, and the most profitable product that you can online.
Affiliate marketing business really requires you to learn your niche, market, and the product wherein your business will start.
These are the vital processes that you need to consider, unless you just want to “float in the sea without aiming for a destination”.
My point is, knowing your niche market, and promoting the right products to the right audience, will lead your online business in the right way.
Step 4- What is the Most Important Income for Your Business
This step talks about affiliate marketing, its advantages and disadvantages, how to earn on Unity Network affiliate program, and the importance of the back-end.
I agree with Unity Network that affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to earn money online. It does not cost much money, nor require you to have a lot of knowledge and skills to get started. Even a complete newbie can dive into this business.
But I don’t agree with Unity Network that you can only earn through their system and digital product.
Affiliate marketing is much more than that. It has the flexibility that allows you to turn any passion or interest into an online business that promotes any related products. There's shouldn't be any restrictions as to the product selection.
So, if you want to get started with affiliate marketing the right way, without spending thousands of dollars, then I highly recommend you to check out this program.
Step 5 How to Earn Your First Million Much Faster (Is this really helpful?)
Step 5 introduces the ascension business model, the ascending profit system, and their affiliate system that is claimed to be the fastest way to earn your first million.
This is the part where Unity Networks promote some of their “higher ticket” programs and packages.
Personally, I don’t feel that anyone should be spending so much money to acquire Affiliate Marketing knowledge.
Affiliate marketing is essentially a very simple business model, and if you spend a lot of money upfront, it will take you a longer time to recoup your losses, and be profitable.
Step 6 How to Properly Position Your Business for Future and Long-Term Success
Their title for this one is a bit misleading.
They don’t teach much, instead, they focuses more on positioning you to buy their more expensive membership plans to get high commissions from them, and not to miss the opportunity.
Buying more expensive plans from them will actually make you more inclined on promoting their products rather than promoting any kind of product in your niche.
By going through this step, or just by reading this, you might start to see your future with Unity Network.
It shouldn’t be that way if you are an affiliate marketer. Like I said, you shouldn't be restricted to promoting products from one company.
If you are active on the internet, you might have seen this kind of business structure before.
I am not saying that Unity Network might wind up like the two programs mentioned above, but there is a possibility of that happening.
Step 7 How to Think Like a Millionaire Business Owners
Step 7 talks about setting up your goals and making into a reality in a specified timeline.
This is a part where they will tell you the possibilities that you can achieve using their products, and this is where they will tell you to upgrade your membership.
Yes, if you purchase their higher tiered products, you are eligible to earn a higher tier commission. They will convince you that it is an "investment" you have to make in order to become successful online.
But, let me ask you a question... If you've gone through the 10 step training program...
Have you learn anything up to this point? Or are you only presented with promotional offers.
Step 8 How to Level Up your Business to Double or Triple Your Income Without Doing Any Additional Effort
There is not much information mentioned here about strategies that will help you boost your income.
Again, it is a step to "convince" you to upgrade!
They will start showing how easy it is to earn money with Unity Network, but in fact...
There’s no such thing as an easy money!
Even if you've bought the highest membership package with Unity Network, you are still not guaranteed a success.
Success is achieved through a person's hard work, dedication, and the way stuff are executed.
“There is no shortcut for success!”
Step 9 How to Earn Php 200,000.00- Php 2,000,000.00 in 1 Year or Less With Ascending Profit System (APS) & Unity Network
Yet again, you are shoved with another promotional step.
The key here is to get you to upgrade into their more expensive membership level such as the gold, titanium, and the platinum membership.
They will give you all the good reasons to "upgrade", because you will have the "advantage" over the people who didn't upgrade.
Honestly, if you are totally new to earning money online, you will be enticed to acquire all the membership levels.
Because, it will make you feel like everything is "taken care of" after you upgrade.
Step 10 How to Start Using Your Ascending Profit System (APS) Money Making Machine to Start Earning Big Upfront, Residual & Backend Commissions
In this step, Unity Network offers a one-on-one coaching, but this is where things get fuzzy.
They say that it is "coaching", but in fact, you won't learn much from those "coaches".
Because, the coaches are more like sales people.
They earn a commission whenever you upgrade to their higher level memberships.
They would use all sorts of pressure tactics to get you to take action.
Wrapping UP the 10-Step Training Program
So the 10 steps the I had mentioned above is basically a sales funnel that will make you buy all of Unity Network’s products, and by doing so, you will actually spend a lot of money.
After going through all the 10 steps, I would say that it is not worth your time and money.
These steps just basically focuses on the company’s product itself, and to make you promote and buy their products.
There’s actually a lot of good information affiliate marketing that is freely available. One good example is this program.
Now, if you want to learn more about their 30 Day Traffic Implementation Program...
30 Day Traffic Implementation Program (TIP)
Day 1 to 2 - Drive Traffic Using Inspire TV
Let us just take a quick overview on each of the traffic implementation program.
In the first two days, they will tell you to watch your favorite video and share it on Facebook in inspiretv.co.
You will then copy the link to the video you shared and insert your unique affiliate at the end of the URL address.
Right after that, you will be told to simply share it on Facebook.
It is a step where you drive traffic and earn for every click of unity network’s ads.
Honestly, I think that personal branding doesn’t work this way. Personal branding is where you share your knowledge and experience in a certain niche.
There are reasons why people share irrelevant videos like this.
- They are not expert in that field.
- Don't know what exactly they should be doing.
The main idea here is for you to post content of Unity Network on your Facebook profile, and kind of make you look like you are successful with Unity Network.
So, people visiting your profile would want to know more about Unity Network.
Day 3 to 4 - Driving Traffic Using Free Facebook Strategy
You will be told to share videos with affiliate links on your Facebook account.
They are even requiring you to clean up your account to get rid of your not so personal and irrelevant posts.
Some of the videos include inspiring videos from inspire tv and promotional videos of Unity Network.
This is their strategy, they will use your Facebook profile as a personal brand and drive traffic to their own program.
By the means of this, people will be more inclined in joining Unity Network by seeing your success and other people’s claimed success.
Day 5 to 6 - Driving Traffic Using Events
In days 5 and 6, you will be told to create an event or webinar and invite people to join at scheduled days and time.
These webinars are just pre-recorded webinars and promotional videos of unity network commonly hosted by the founder or any highly convincing salespeople.
You’ll have unique links to promote these webinars, and of course it includes your affiliate code at the end of the URL.
As I have mentioned earlier, the people behind these webinars are highly convincing.
This is the reason why there is a chance for you to earn money. Just drive people into these webinars using your unique link, and make them sign up to Unity Network.
Day 7 to 9 - Driving Traffic by Giving Away Free Gifts
There is nothing special here, it is an invite scheme again where you will endorse the free eBook with an affiliate link anywhere on Facebook.
Who doesn’t a free gift, right? If I were to give you a free gift, you surely want to have it. In the online world, free gift is one of the best techniques to get a lot of leads.
This is actually good for people who doesn’t have any experience and still want to earn money.
All they have to do is to share the pre-written ebook, offer it to people, and you can start earning.
Even though it seems good, while relying on other people's work, you won't learn much about the mindset behind creating these marketing materials.
What if the program is gone tomorrow? Would you know how to start your business from scratch?
This is the reason why I don’t recommend this kind of program. You are only relying on their own system and only leveraging from other people’s work.
Day 10 to 12 - Drive Traffic by Leveraging Other People Results
In this part, you will share the stories and testimonials of members who have already earned a lot. There will also be an affiliate code in every video you share.
It is actually the same with the previous part wherein you leverage from other people.
Day 13 to 20 - Driving Traffic Using Facebook Ads
Personally, this is one of the parts of Unity Network’s program that I disagree with. They will make you spend your money on FB ads.
There is only a video discussing about the fundamentals of FB advertising, without even mentioning the Facebook Pixel.
A real social marketer knows the value of FB Pixel for promotion. This is a part where you must think about spending your money.
There is no guarantee that you can drive a lot sales and traffic in this promotion without using FB Pixel.
I can almost guarantee that if you don't know what you are doing with your Facebook Ads, you'll most like be flushing your money to Facebook.
Day 21 to 25 - Escalation Method
It is a method of displaying the commissions with an added storyline on public.
If you don’t have any commissions yet, use the picture of other members who have already earned a lot. This is where you can leverage from other people again.
Day 26 to 30 - Shooting Facebook Live
Okay, this is the last part of 30 Day Traffic Implementation Program.
As far as we have discussed, we did not see any other business strategies yet.
It just more on sharing, driving traffic, and leveraging from other people.
This last step is a part where they will tell you to do a Facebook live to get more prospects.
And to make it more appealing, some members are even doing their FB Lives on convincing places.
These places includes luxury hotels, beach resorts, and expensive foreign trip.
They are doing this just to entice people to believe that Unity Network is real and it makes your life better.
But, what exactly should you be talking about in those videos? How great Unity Network is, and how you become a "millionaire" because of it? I am pretty sure this is what Unity Network members will be talking about.
This is where people will be more convinced to join the network. Who doesn’t like to earn money while being able to enjoy your life? This tactic is really convincing.
Okay, so most of the programs are included on the basic level. Some additional programs are added on the higher membership programs.
I am only going to show you their overviews.
Package 2: Gold Level
- Fee – 12,990 Php/ year
- Breakthrough Vault A library of weekly online coaching
- Impact Instrument
- Rocket pages
- Commission – 2,000 Php
The Breakthrough vault is a library of weekly online coaching. This coaching is more on convincing people to upgrade on a higher membership. Kinda familiar isn’t it?
Package 3: Titanium Level
Fee – 25,990 Php
1 Ticket to attend Titanium Inner seminar live
Lifetime access to recordings of titanium inner circle seminars ( Titanium Vault)
Freedom formula course
Commission – 7,000 Php
As usual, the common agenda of membership upgrade is still here.
Package 4: Platinum Level
Fee – 87,960 Php - Invitational only
Attend the three days two nights platinum mastermind every year
Platinum vault – records of highlights of platinum mastermind
Commission – 11,000 Php
So there is a seminar included here. But I believe that you don’t have to spend too much just to join a business seminar. Some program are even offering it for free.
As per the time of this writing, the Diamond Package is not yet launched.
How to Earn in Unity Network?
Okay, you might have already noticed this thing by reading my Unity Network Review.
You have to buy their products for you to start earning. And you can only increase your income by buying their more expensive products.
Aside from that, the only way that you can earn money from their program is by the means of these two:
- Leveraging from other people.
- Driving traffic into Unity Network’s program and make people join.
Not just like a typical affiliate marketing business, your business cycle only goes throughout the Unity Network.
Is Unity Network a Scam?
I am going to show you the factors of pyramid schemes (SCAM) for you to be able to recognize if Unity Network is one them.
Criteria of a Pyramid Scheme
US FTC has provided the different criteria. See for it below:
- No genuine product or service
- Promises of high returns in a short period.
- Easy money or passive income.
- No demonstrated revenue from retail sales.
- Buy-in required.
- Complex commission structure.
- Emphasis on recruiting.
One more thing, the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published an advisory on February 14, 2018. The public advisory is a warning about Unity Network.
SEC Public Advisory
Part of the advisory says:
” The public is hereby informed that although UNITYNET CORPORATION is registered with the Commission as a corporation, however, such primary registration merely confers upon the entity a juridical personality under the Corporation Code of the Philippines and does NOT authorize it to offer, solicit, sell or distribute any investment/securities.
Consequently, those who act as salesmen, brokers, dealers or agents of UNITYNET CORPORATION in selling or convincing people to invest in the investment scheme being offered by UNITYNET CORPORATION including solicitations or recruitment through the internet may likewise be prosecuted and held criminally liable under Section 28 of the Securities Regulation Code and penalized with a maximum fine of Five Million pesos (P5,000,000.00) or penalty of Twenty One (21) years imprisonment or both pursuant to Section 73 of the SRC.
Accordingly, those who invite or recruit other people to join or invest in this venture or
offer contracts or securities to the public may be held liable or accordingly sanctioned or
penalized in accordance with the Supreme Court decision in the case of SEC vs. Oudine Santos
(G.R. No. 195542, March 19, 2014). “
So after reading this, I am sure you have your question answered. I personally think that Unity Network is a scam.
My Sincere Advice to You
I personally feel that you can’t learn much from unity network unless you spend a pot load of money towards buying the higher tiered products.
But, if you have a different opinion, please feel free to share it at the comment section below.
Either way, I wish you all the best in whichever decision you make.
However, if you don't think that Unity Network is the right program for you...
And, you'd still want to learn how to start an affiliate marketing business without spending a pot load of money upfront...
Then, I’d recommend you to check out this program.
This is the program that is responsible for thousands of success stories online, one good example here.
I hope that you can benefit from it too.
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