Independent World Ventures Marketing Director, Bill Ashton, offers cheap vacations to his customers. When I say cheap, I mean roughly $1-200 for a three day vacation which sounds utterly impossible. They also offer the opportunity to start your own home based travel business. This is all done through membership fees.
To join World Ventures you have to pay a one time fee of $200 and then a monthly fee of $39.00 per month. Basically, with your dues, the company purchases vacation packages in bulk and is able to offer them to you at a very low price. This is probably fairly good if you plan to take a lot of vacations in the same year. In one seminar, they noted that one member took a total of thirteen vacations in a single year.
That $39.00 per month will certainly keep the company going since each person in the organization is supposed to recruit six people who would also pay the $200 entry fee along with the $39.00 per month. It equals out to quite a bit of money as those six people will each recruit six more people which turn out build a nice steady residual income.
There are many websites out there that are dedicated to proving that World Ventures is a scam. The only real proof that has been uncovered is the fact that it has the APPEARANCE of a pyramid scheme. But members are not paid by recruiting people into the company, they are paid by selling travel club memberships only.
Furthermore, an internet search on this topic will reveal several forums where this is actually an ongoing debate. The funny thing is that all of the people who oppose World Ventures are people that have never become involved with it.
Since December of 2005 World Ventures has set out to provide outstanding vacation values that save people money and also help them make money at the same time with their own home based travel business.