Welcome to my full Ascira review.
The long awaited wait for Ascira as now come as March the 1st was set as the date that they would enter into prelaunch.
Until yesterday the website was blank with a coming soon message, however you can now access the site.
For those of who have been waiting for the launch will probably be wondering whether or not this MLM is worth signing up for.
Since the website is now online and they are in prelaunch I thought that this would be the best time to check them out.
Stay with me for the next 5-10 minutes or so as I dissect Ascira talking about what they are, there opportunities and whether it’s worth it.
Ascira Review Summary
- Owner: John Sachtouras
- What Are They?: MLM
- Cost: $99-$4999
- Verdict: Unknown
- Recommended: No
What Is Ascira?
Ascira is a new MLM to surface which aims to educate people while also giving people discounts on travel.
From watching the video and reading about the early intentions it seems they want to bring several aspects to the table.
They has been in the works for just over a year, this spans back to last february when the owner John Sachtouras announced that Ascira would be launching.
Over that time there is been plenty of talk, events and behind the scenes operations which has led up to pre-launch a few days ago.
Now Ascira is one of a number of travel MLM’s to exist already, this includes iBuumerang which has also recently been released.
Lets now have a look at the team and who John is and the people he has alongside him.
Whos Is Behind The Operations?
Now with MLM’s its common for owners to leave start or join new companies, maybe get a few friends on board as well.
That does seem to be the case with Ascira.
Founder – John Sachtouras
First up we have the Chief Executive Officer in John Sachtouras, who is the chap in the image above.
Now John has a history having created organizations around the globe and knows his way around the network marketing industry.
He was involved with Organo Gold (A MLM based around mushrooms) and Future Net which was a crypto ponzi scheme.
No longer is he apart of those operations with his focus now on building Ascira.
Who is alongside John is Belynda Lee, she is Chief Operations Officer. Shes a woman who has alot of pedigree, having won numerous awards.
COO – Belynda Lee
Is involved in the John Maxwell team and has published various books.
The rest of team is made up of more brand ambassadors. The aim here is to represent people around the world.
What Do They Sell?
There are two products that Ascira are releasing, first you have Ascira Academy which will be included in pre launch.
The second product is what we talked briefly about earlier in Ascira Smart Travel. Now this one won’t be launched until the full launch in June.
1. Ascira Smart Travel ($99-$129)
The main aspect is travel and here they will be providing a discount travel portal to give people cheaper rates on hotels, accommodation, flights with discounts.
Effectively this will work under the same kind of lines as the likes of Booking.com and Expedia.
By choosing this program you will be able to get up to 70% on travel services. This includes what I mentioned above.
However with this product not released until June we will have to see what its like closer to the time.
2. Ascira Academy ($99-$129)
Ascira Academy is a platform where you will be able to get access to videos on demand from successful speakers around the world.
Here you will have the choice of learning about different topics each designed with the intention to better you
Watching the introductory video from John he talks about how he wants to make a platform which is going to help educate people from every area of the world.
He also sets bold goals in that he would like to have a billion people in there community.
Again like Ascira Travel we will have to see what happens and look at feedback from users a few months from now.
Its only been out for a few days and since its in pre launch not many people will have used it yet.
How Much Does It Cost?
There are two pre launch packs you can purchase, you have the choice between the cheap one which is the Pro Pack and the expensive once which is the founders pack.
To celebrate the release of Ascira these are promo packs that you can get for a limited time only. Each of which come with benefits.
1. Pro Pack
The pro pack gives you 3 months of Smart Travel and Smart Academy along with a convention ticket.
You only have until the 4th of June to purchase it and the cost comes in at $499 usd.
Considering that is the cheaper plan it seems that if you do want to get involved you going to have to fork out.
Not only that you are only getting 3 months for that price, so that is fairly steep for a small time span.
2. Founders Club Pack
Moving on to the more expensive pack which while it offers more comes in at a whopping $4,999.
This includes 12 months instead of 3 months for Smart Travel and Smart Academy, highlight on there facebook page, priority access to events and support, invitation to training and private founders events.
So as you can see this is for a year and you are getting a lot more, but the price is very steep.
My initial reaction was also why are they not offering top support for both packs. After all $500 isn’t cheap and you would expect just as good support paying that as well.
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Ascira Commission Plan
On there main page they have presented a document which covers 7 ways in which you can get paid as an Ascira member.
There are two types of people who can benefit from Ascira. You have the Retail Customer and a Independent Marketing Associate.
- Retail Customer – Someone who purchases from Ascira with the intention of benefiting solely
- Independent Marketing Associate – is someone who in short brings in new customers too Ascira. Advertising their products and services, plus drawing in new sponsors.
Ascira Product Packages
To become an IRA you will need to purchase one of there Ascira Product Packages. The cost ranges from $199 – $2499, with 4 tiers available.
You have the associate, premium, superior and ultimate, you can also refer to the image below to see what benefits are associated with what tier.
As you can see if you want more months and better perks you will need to spend more.
Direct Sales Bonus
If you can refer customers to Ascira who then go on to purchase the products you will make a 20% commission of there purchases.
When an Ascira Product Package is brought by one of your sponsors you will receive a 15% bonus.
Moving on to the teamwork bonus where you can earn from building a downline. You can earn up to 35% bonus and this goes to 12 levels deep.
For the first 8 of those levels you will get commission instantly, but for the remaining 4 you will need to reach a certain leadership rank.
You also can’t get paid for packages that you haven’t brought yourself, this is fairly self explanatory if you are common to MLM’s.
So lets say you become an IMA and buy the pro pack, if you recruit a sponsor and they purchase the founders club pack you won’t be credited.
There are leadership bonuses for those recruit the most sponsors.
This starts from Bronze which requires 3 people personally enrolled by you to 16 people enrolled which gets you too Global Ambassador status.
You do also need to achieve a certain PGQV each month, that stands for personal group qualifying volume.
Each rank as a set total volume that your group needs to meet, to reach that top level, $10,000,000 PGQV is required.
There are more terms included here so its worth reading over the commission plan yourself if you looking at getting involved as an IMA.
The diamond club is for those is tied in with the ranks I spoke about above.
To qualify for this club you will need to be first a IMA, have 8 sponsored IMA’s, with a combined total of $150’000 PGQV a month.
There are three tiers to this club, being diamond, double diamond and triple diamond.
That covers the main areas of the compensation plan that you need to know about.
For the later parts such as the Diamond and Ambassador clubs they are hard to reach and will require a lot work.
This is some complicated stuff though which is always the case with MLMS.
So in order to understand the terms more you can check it out on there website.
My Key Takeaways
1. The Packs Are Too Expensive
I am no stranger to MLMs having got involved with them briefly in the past.
I say briefly because for the ones I tried it made me realise that Multi Level Marketing isn’t the best opportunity to earn money online.
Since I was a student back then I had to cut my losses fairly quickly as It was too expensive and the return back was poor.
If you had shown me Ascira back then I probably would of laughed as, $500 would of have been nearly my monthly income from my part time job.
Even the cheapest $199 executive product package is up there as being an out of grasp expensive investment.
MLM’s is a hard business model to crack and if you don’t know how to go about it on you could find yourself forking out lots of money with nothing to show for it.
This is why this business model is set up for people like me and you to fail and those up there with John to smile while raking it in.
It is worth remembering that this it is in pre launch and the price of the products individually will start at $99 a month.
2. Previous Schemes Owners Were Involved In
Its always important to learn about previous schemes that the owners were involved in.
With John one thing I learnt about which is concerning is his involvement in FutureNet.
If you are aware of them you will know about their bad rep and how they transitioned into a Ponzi Scheme that was to put it bluntly a scam.
Now the fact that he was involved in that scam and that he joined an operation that was on wrong morals makes me not want to trust John here.
Do I want to invest nearly $5000 in a scheme where the owner jumped the bandwagon a year previously with a scam?
I think you know the answer to that.
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Is This Ascira MLM A Scam?
Right now its not a question I can answer as they have only been active for a matter of days.
I will be able to answer that question as I learn more about them over the course of the next year, so I will come back and update this Ascira review in time.
For the time being I would also advise you do the same, and wait for feedback to come in.
For instance the travel feature they have, I don’t know how that good that is because its not even released.
So the fact you can purchase 3 or 12 months of something which is still in works is not something I would recommend.
Save Your Time And Also Some Money
Now hopefully this Ascira review will help you save both your time and money.
I mentioned I dabbled in MLM, but that was before I moved onto what I am doing now.
That is affiliate marketing, which if you don’t know is promoting other peoples products and getting paid commissions.
This business model is booming right now and there’s more money to be made in this then ever before.
So instead of chucking $100 a month to John, why not check out this free training here that teaches you the ins and out of building a business.
It’s the Brand Ambassadors really need named here, not that you could shame them. Andy Hansen ripped off many in Austrailia and had to flee back to England. Hugh Paul Ward in Ireland is a renowned serial network scammer. Steve Martin and Happy Hartman also have quite an unsatisfactiory pedigree from many companies. In the early days these guys were all listed on the main Ascira website but now have been removed from public view _ WHY? I think you know why!!