Look over my review of GAZ (Global Affiliate Zone) to see if this company is of interest to you. This company, located in Las Vegas, has been around since 2015, and would love to recruit you for their business. Read on to learn about GAZ.
- Name: Global Affiliate Zone (GAZ)
- Website: www.globalaffiliatezone.com
- Owners: Julian Sherman and Matthieu Jang
- Founded: 2015
- Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Price: $99/month + upsells
- Rank: 2.0 out of 5
This company truly puzzles me. What are they? Are they really an affiliate marketing company or are they MLM?
I’ve watched four of their videos, and find a complete lack of answers. On one video they kept stressing that your first step to success is to make visitors to your site an irresistible offer. They never really explained, at least to me, what that irresistible offer is. Is it just to enroll in their company?
From what I see, that is no irresistible offer. Why would I pay $99.00 per month just to try to get everyone I know to follow that path and also pay $99.00 per month?
Apparently you are just supposed to persuade people that they need to spend $99.00 just like you did, so they can have the privilege of getting other people to pay $99.00.
On one video, there was a chat section included, and I kept asking them, “What is your irresistible offer?” I got no response.
So What Is So Irresistible About It?
Upon further investigation, I learn that there are extensive training materials offered. That is a good thing. At least that is some value for your money. Here’s what they say you get:
- A high-converting offer (What does that mean?)
- They build your capture pages
- They give you email leads
- They build your autoresponder
- They handle your coaching calls
- They handle sales presentations and webinars
- They close sales for you
So you will have a website built for you, with capture pages and a sales funnel. They will build your email autoresponder and send you email leads. Once you get someone interested, they will close the sale.
Tell Me What You Have Learned
Once you are set up in the business, have they taught you how to build all those pieces, or are you dependent on them? Have they taught you anything about building a website? What happens if they close down? Essentially, you will close down as well.
Since they are doing all the work and you are just feeding them potential customers, it seems to be that GAZ is using you to help their business grow, and they will get most of the benefit.
They train you to run successful ads on Facebook. That training could be valuable, but tell me — if all the people they recruit use Facebook ads to get more recruits, how soon will the Facebook market be glutted with these ads?
Right now there are 4,000+ members in this organization. If all 4,000 are putting ads on Facebook, how will your individual ad get any results?
Is Their Coaching Up To Snuff?
Coaching? Let me tell you about coaching. I made the mistake of joining MOBE shortly before it was shut down. My training coach for MOBE did only one thing — tried to sell me on an even bigger investment in the company. I have a feeling from what I’ve seen on the GAZ videos, any coaching you get from them will be more of the same.
Where Is Their Transparency?
To find out what they are really all about, you have to give them $99.00 per month. Without paying that fee, you have no idea what kind of training materials you get. How do you know if you really want them? Or will need them?
I am sure they would tell you that the training is essential to your success. Then why don’t they offer you a list of available training topics covered?
This company was founded in 2015. Why don’t they have more than 4,000+ members by now? Perhaps because not many people make any money?
By the way, their Better Business Bureau rating is a B.
Wow! There Are A Couple Of Products You Can Sell
When I dug a little deeper, I discovered that they do actually have products you can sell. GAZ is somehow connected with Enagic, an MLM company that sells water heaters. This company sells quality products, but they are expensive.
In order to sell them, you have to first buy the product for yourself. The Kangen is a water ionization machine that will cost you $2,500. If you sell one of these, your commission is $340.00.
Then you are asked to buy the “Trifecta,” which is $10,000. If the commission is in proportion to what you got for the $2500 machine it must be about $1200 to $1500. That’s a nice commission, but to cover the cost of the one you had to buy, you’d have to sell 7 or 8 of those machines. That will not be easy.
Can You Earn Much Money?
One video shows several people getting huge checks, but I also read an income disclosure statement that said that the average income for a GAZ distributor in 2017 was $78.08.
Fortunately for us, they do have a cancellation policy. You can have a 14-day trial period. You can get your money back within that period.
Their training software could be of use. With the Facebook ads mastery program, there are seven modules to show you how to be a Facebook ad marketer. You also get a workbook.
GAZ says your membership gives you access to all their software products. These include training courses, mentorships, live webinars and an interactive community on Facebook.
Your only requirement is to advertise to find new people. You get 30% commission, or $29.70 for each month the new person is a member.
What Are They? Affiliate Or MLM?
This business appears to be trying to combine affiliate marketing with MLM. Which one are they? How can you classify them?
One good thing they do is emphasize personal development. They suggest motivating books and offer training that will help you answer your “why.” Such training is very strengthening and can help with overcoming roadblocks on your journey to success.
Still, I don’t think they are my cup of tea.
Some good training, especially for Facebook advertising and personal development
A Facebook community to interact with
Available coaches to answer questions
High monthly fee and very expensive upsells
More an MLM than an affiliate program
No transparency about what is actually offered
Videos I’ve seen contain lots of hype and not much information
May lead to so many ads on Facebook that you will get no clicks on your copy
If the company closes, you are left high and dry
I don’t think this company is a scam. However, I don’t really like the Affiliate-MLM combination.
I also feel that their system is teaching just one thing, and that’s how to sell. Many people do not want to sell.
However, it appears that your one chance for success in this company is to sell lots of water heaters and enroll lots of new people.
To me, it seems like too much money for what they offer, especially since you have to buy and sell the water heaters to make any decent amount of money.
You don’t really have any choices. You are selling their program and their products, and nothing that you have chosen yourself. You are essentially an employee of theirs, and not a very well-paid one, unless you are very lucky.
Compare With My Company Choice
Let me make a brief comparison with the company I belong to, Wealthy Affiliate.
In Wealthy Affiliate, we start with a free trial, to see if it is a fit. The most we ever pay is $49.00 per month, and there are lower-priced options. Then we receive university-quality training, step by step, so we can build our own website.
We can promote the company or we can take entrepreneurial training, and choose a niche for our website that is something we are passionate about.
We receive extensive SEO training, so we can learn how to place high on Google and other search engines.
If we get stuck, we have a huge, interactive community who will answer any questions we have. Many of these people become like family.
(Wealthy Affiliate includes approximately 1.5 million members, all there because they liked what was offered.)
There are new training webinars every week. The founders are continually finding new innovations to add to the platform (which is provided by WordPress.) We are supplied with many tools to help develop our websites.
We have a top-notch support system for any technical difficulties. We have some available research tools built right into the platform.
There are many, many success stories in this company. What’s not to like?
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