The Wakaya Perfection Opportunity was co-founded by Todd smith and David Gilmour.
Both men seem to have some age on them, which can be a good thing in the network marketing world.
It is likely that, through the years, they have gathered a small following of people who trust what they choose to sell and how they sell it.
As a matter of a fact, Smith has been touted as the “successful entrepreneur with over 20 years in direct selling”.
It is Smith, that seems to be the mlm brains behind Wakaya Perfections and Gilmour has the deep pockets.
Looking into Smith’s history in mlm, it looks like he started in the early 90’s a s Nu Skin affiliate. He then joined Rexall which joined with Enrich and became Unicity International.
For the next 14 years, Smith would work the majority of them on the Advisory Board of Unicity helping to support and promote the company and their downlines.
After Unicity, came Youngevity.
He was active in promoting his “Total Nutrition Team” for Youngevity until last 2015 when he must have stopped to prepare for the launch of the Wakaya Perfection opportunity.
According to behindmlm.com, Youngevity is now in a lawsuit with Todd Smith and his Total Nutrition Team due to a conspiracy to interfere with the business of Youngevity by “stealing” those interested in Youngevity for his new mlm opportunity.
Basically, Youngevity is saying that Smith stole clients which was against his contract with them.
If Wakaya is convicted, it will not be in existence much longer….so it’s up to you if you want to really dig deep into the Wakaya Perfection mlm opportunity.
I would be careful because getting in early is a good thing, but getting in on something that will shut down is not smart at all.
But entering into any business opportunity, mlm or network marketing adventure is always a risk.
So, if you’re still interested, here’s some more information on what Wakaya Perfection is and what you may be selling if you join the Wakaya Perfection Business Opportunity.
The Wakaya Perfection Product Line
Wakaya Perfection offers organic and pure products. They are taking a plunge onto the “all-natural” health bandwagon that seems to be gaining some momentum in the mlm niche.this reminds me of Yevo International.
(Read my Yevo International Review)
The Wakaya Perfection products are massive. They have many things in nearly all categories, such as: essential oils, culinary, general programs, wellness, personal care and more. It’s almost like they took Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, DoTerra and Limu and shoved them into one opportunity.
Here are some of their products:
- Bula Water Bottles – These are used with their cap system to help with weight loss and detox.
- Slim Caps – You mix these in your bottle to help with weight loss and curb hunger. They cost a little over a dollar for each cap.
- Detox Cap – Made from Bentonite Clay (so weird) to help detoxify.
- ProCaps – Probiotic strands
- Different spices are available like Ginger Power, Turmeric and Sea Salt.
- They also have program packages such as:
- Bath Spa Collection – Clay Powder with Wakaya Calcium Bentonite clay and Ginger Scrub ($180)
- Weight Loss Program for $195/month and focuses on hydration, nutrition, sleep and exercise.
- Daily Detox Program for $193/month to help detoxify your body
(Personally, I have found the best way to detoxify is to drink more water and stop eating crappy foods….so I’m not sure where the nearly $200/month payment would encourage me to join unless there is a magic pill.)
Wakaya Perfection – Compensation Plan
The Wakaya Perfection compensation plan pays affiliates through Wakaya Perfection Product sales.
And, of course, there is a matrix that pays you as you bring in and recruit more Wakaya Perfection affiliates. Residual commissions on their purchases and fees will build up within a 2X4 matrix unilevel plan. (This reminds me of Beachbody)
Wakaya Perfection Commission
To make money with Wakaya Perfection, you have to meet a sales volume of 80PV per month. This can be made from sales to your customers or through your own personal product purchase.
The Affiliate Ranks
Within the Wakaya Perfection Compensation plan, there are nine ranks. Of course, as you advance in rank there are more requirements of your leadership and sales team (downline).
The Wakaya Perfection Ranks are as follows;
- Independent Business Ambassador for Wakaya – All you do is sign up as an affiliate
- The Coral Ambassador
- You have to maintain 80 PV/ month
- Get two qualified Affiliates under you
- Jade Ambassador
- Maintain 150PV
- Recruit and maintain two Coral Ambassadors
- 1500 Group volume and with at least one level 1& 2 matrix commissions
- Sapphire Ambassador
- Maintain 150 PV/month
- Three Jade Ambassadors in your downline that you’ve recruited
- 5000 Group volume
- Receive at least one level 3 & 4 matrix commission
- Ruby Ambassador
- Maintain 150PV/month
- Have 2 Sapphire Ambassadors under you (you recruited)
- Downline volume of 15,000 (group volume)
- Emerald Ambassador
- 150 PV/month
- Recruit and keep FOUR Sapphire Ambassadors (or above)
- Downline Volume of 50,000 GV
- Diamond Ambassador
- 150 PV/month
- Recruit and maintain SEVEN Sapphire Ambassadors (or above)
- Total monthly downline volume must be 150,000 or more
- Blue Diamond Ambassador
- 150 PV/month
- Maintain 5 Sapphire Ambassadors or above
- Maintain 2 Diamond Ambassadors or above
- Total monthly downline group volume must be 500,000
- Black Diamond Ambassaador
- 150 PV/month
- Maintain Three Sapphire Ambassadors
- Maintain Four Diamond Ambassadors
- Total monthly group volume must be 1,500,000
Wakaya Perfection Compensation Plan – Retail Commissions
Wakaya Perfection affiliates get paid on the sales they make to their own customers.
The commissions that they receive are ninety percent of the difference between the Retail or Preferred pricing and the wholesale pricing.
To determine the actual commissions, you have to look at each individual products wholesale price and subtract the retail price. Then take 90% of that.
It’s slightly more confusing than other retail commissions but doable if you have a calculator on hand.
Wakaya Perfection Recruitment Commissions
As with most network marketing companies, you receive a commission when you recruit others into the business opportunity.
For The Wakaya Perfection Comp Plan, you receive $100 when you get others to sign up for the Wakaya business opportunity using the Paradise Pack. The Paradise Pack costs $499.95.
If you are a Blue or Black Diamond rank, you get money each time ANYONE in the downline brings in someone with the Paradise Pack. Blue Diamonds make $10 each pack and Black Diamonds make $20. Of course, if they recruit them, they make more. But it’s nice to know you make money anytime someone promotes the biz opp in your downline and the Paradise Pack is purchased.
There is also money to be paid to anyone who is Coral or higher ranked. The payout is each time the pack is made in the downline and looks like this:
- Coral Ambassadors – $10
- Jade Ambassadors – $20
- Sapphire Ambassadors – $40
- Ruby Ambassadors – $60
- Emerald Ambassadors – $70
- All Diamond Rank Ambassadors – $80
Every time the Paradise Pack is sold within your downline, $80 is paid out based on the coded ranks/structure.
Wakaya Perfection Residual Recruitment Commissions (Matrix Commissions)
The 2×4 Commission matrix is how the affiliates are paid. This places two people on top (in your downline) and then each of them have 2 under them and so on.
As you fill your levels within your matrix you get paid in the following way: (Note: These are the commissions paid when your recruited affiliated sign up with the $499.95 Paradise Pack)
- Filling up Level 1 and 2 (a total of 6 people) will give you a $100 commission
- Filling up Level 3 and 4 (24 people) will give you $500 commission
If one of your recruits gets a matrix commission, you receive a 50% matching bonus.
You must be qualified to receive these commissions. Qualifications are as follows:
- Paradise Qualified = The affiliate signed up with the $499.95 Paradise Pack OR they generated $1000 in retail sales within a 6 month period
- Paradise Commission Qualified = The affiliate has recruited and maintained two Paradise qualified affiliates in their downline
Residual commissions in Wakaya Perfection are paid out via a unilevel compensation structure.
A unilevel compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of a unilevel team, with every personally recruited affiliate placed directly under them (level 1):
If any level 1 affiliates recruit new affiliates, they are placed on level 2 of the original affiliate’s unilevel team.
If any level 2 affiliates recruit new affiliates, they are placed on level 2 and so on and so forth down a theoretical infinite number of levels.
Wakaya Perfection cap payable unilevel levels at five, with commissions paid out as a percentage of sales volume generated by a unilevel team.
- Independent Business Ambassador – earn 5% on levels 1 and 2
- Coral Ambassador – earn 5% on levels 1 to 3
- Jade Ambassador – earn 5% on levels 1 to 4
- Sapphire Ambassador or higher – earn 5% on levels 1 to 5
Leadership Infinity Commission
The Leadership Infinity Commission extends payable unilevel levels beyond the initial five levels offered.
Available to Sapphire Ambassador or higher ranked affiliates, a bonus of up to 6% is paid out until an equal ranked affiliate is found in a unilevel leg.
- Sapphire Ambassadors are paid 2%
- Ruby Ambassadors are paid 3%
- Emerald Ambassadors are paid 4%
- Diamond Ambassadors and higher are paid 6%
Eg. A Ruby Ambassador will be paid a 2% bonus on each unilevel leg until a Ruby Ambassador or higher ranked affiliate is found.
For Ruby Ambassador and higher ranked affiliates, if a Sapphire ranked affiliates who is of lesser rank is found, the difference between the percentage is paid out.
Eg. If a Blue Diamond Ambassador has a Sapphire Ambassador in one of their unilevel legs, they will be paid 4% on that leg (6% minus 2%).
After the lesser-ranked affiliate is found, the regular commission rate is paid out until eventually an equal or higher ranked affiliate cuts off the Leadership Infinity Commission bonus for that leg.
The Generational Commission is a true generation-based bonus that pays out on generations within a unilevel team.
A generation in Wakaya Perfection is defined when a Sapphire Ambassador or higher ranked affiliate is found in a unilevel leg.
This affiliate cuts off the first generation, after which the second generation in that unilevel leg begins.
The second generation is cut off when a second Sapphire Ambassador or higher ranked affiliate is found in that leg.
Sapphire to Emerald Ambassadors earn a 2% generational commission bonus on up to two generations in a unilevel leg (a generation is defined when a Sapphire Ambassador or higher-ranked affiliate is found).
Diamond Ambassadors can earn an additional commission on up to three generations. A generation for a Diamond Ambassador affiliate is defined when a Diamond Ambassador or higher-ranked affiliate is found.
- Diamond Ambassador – receive 2% on the first generation
- Blue Diamond Ambassador – receive 2% on the first generation and 1% on the second
- Black Diamond Ambassador – receive 2% on the first generation and 1% on the second and third
Note that for the purpose of defining generations, each unilevel leg is considered separate from the others.
Wakaya Perfection affiliates are able to earn up a Car Bonus of up to $1000 a month:
- Ruby Ambassador – $300 a month
- Emerald Ambassador – $400 a month
- Diamond Ambassador – $600 a month
- Blue Diamond Ambassador – $800 a month
- Black and Double Black Diamond Ambassadors – $1000 a month
The Bonus Pool is made up of 1% of Wakaya Perfection’s company-wide sales volume.
Blue and Black Diamond affiliates who are Paradise Pack qualified receive a share in the pool.
Half of the Bonus Pool is paid out to each qualifying affiliate based on shares. Blue Diamond affiliates receive one share, Black Diamonds receive two shares.
The other half is paid out pro-rata based on each qualifying affiliate’s monthly GV.
Note that Bonus Pool qualified affiliate GV counts at a rate of 50% for their upline.
Also note that Bonus Pool payouts are capped at a maximum of 33% of the total pool paid out to any one affiliate.
Join Wakaya Perfection?
The base membership or affiliate costs to join the Wakay Perfection Business Opportunity is $49.95.
You can also opt to sign up with the Paradise Pack for the $499.95 and thus increase your earnings (potential) through the Wakaya Commission structure.
The cost to join is fairly low, however, I’m not a fan of paying to sell anything and would rather see the affiliate opportunity offered either by a membership pay or by a PV being met.
The Wakaya Perfection products are organic in nature and are “in the times” with the all natural rave hitting the globe. Because of the unique nature of the products being grown on a remote island, the products definitely have a unique edge to take a hold of the market and make their own niche.
However, the Wakaya Perfection Products are sold on Amazon and some other markets by the company itself which means you, as the affiliate, have to compete against the company itself. (Beachbody does the same thing).
Personally, this takes all the network marketing benefits out of it for me. Who doesn’t price shop? I don’t many people that don’t. What if someone has a better deal through Amazon because they use their Amazon Prime or other offers? It’s something I would do, so why wouldn’t I expect it from others as well?
It seems odd to have to work against such odds and I’m not sure I understand the benefit as an affiliate at this point because you can have so much leakage of clients not only to upline competition but now also to Amazon.
(It’s what happened with KEO too! Read my Keo Review to find out more)
The overall money is made via recruiting more for the Wakaya Perfection Business Opportunity (which is what I find in most mlms) and it’s the ones at the top making the most money.
Yeah sure, you could argue they “earned” that right, but consider your timing and why you would want to join in the first place.
If it’s not to make money but rather to share your favorite products, then go for it! Most people, however, look at mlms for making money. So many people join and so many people fail at mlm. The stats don’t lie.
Most Wakaya affiliates likely opt to become qualified by paying for the Paradise Pack (it’s easier) and thus the motivation from that point forward (it seems) is just to get more recruits. The more people you get to pay for the Paradise Pack, the more you make. It’s set up to make you want to sell the Business Packs over the products.
Like I said before, I’d like this opportunity much better if you could earn via the retail commissions strictly and not have to pay in order to make money. It seems that the ability to earn off of the retail commissions with Wakaya Perfection is very limited and the money making is geared towards selling the opportunity itself.
With the whole Youngevity drama and the somewhat shady recruitment of another mlms upline, it seems like Wakaya Perfection might not be the best choice.
If you are considering joining the Wakaya Perfection Opportunity, take note of what is pitched to you and how it is pitched. Are you being sold on the product or the opportunity? Are you being encouraged (uncomfortably) to go for the “gold” (aka the Paradise Pack) or are you being asked to try and enjoy the unique Wakaya Perfection products?
What is the priority of the Wakaya affiliate who brought you to the opportunity?
Be sure to ask about the lawsuit too. You want to make sure you’re going in informed. It sucks to join a mlm company, put money in it and then it shuts down or changes course.
You’ll be lucky to make any money back if they were to shut down shortly after you join.
With so many other network marketing opportunities out there, I’d say hold off on Wakaya for now and wait to see what happens.
I know this isn’t the way big money is made (waiting), however in this instance, it just seems smarter to me to wait for the wake to settle a little before jumping in the water.
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