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Wake Up Now scam : Beware the obvious trap

Updated on March 27, 2014

Why you are here?

If you are here reading this, chances are you have been searching the internet to try to find information on Wake Up Now, a supposed business opportunity that could earn you 600 dollars extra a month and eventually lead you into making 6-figures according to friends you have seen posting on facebook and countless youtube videos of guys with popped collars and tilted hats. This may sound Highly skeptical and too good to be true, and if you are thinking this good for you, you weren't born under a rock.

More than likely you have scoured the internet searching for proof that this business is in fact a sham, and yet it seems all you can find are positive reviews about the company. not to mention a lot of the people advertising it shirtless with wads of cash in their mouth like a prostitute. if this doesn't send up a red flag then I'm telling you right now, this is a red flag.

But do not worry internet browser, I am here to give you in-depth actual information on this company so that you as an informed person can make the conscious decision to avoid this pyramid scheme like you would avoid....well.... a pyramid scheme.

What exactly is Wake Up Now?

Wake Up Now is essentially an online shopping hub that offers discounts for buying products and software through their hub while paying for a monthly subscription. you can then sign up and work for this company to earn income. sign 3 people up and you get your monthly subscription paid for, sign a few more people up and have the ones under you sign more people up and you make 600 a month and so on. sounds easy right? well lets take a look at the compensation plan below.

man, this plan is the bee's knees I tell you what.

Look at that smile, how could this POSSIBLY be a scam...?
Look at that smile, how could this POSSIBLY be a scam...?

Now this SEEMS all fine and dandy, but lets actually look at the percentage of what people are ACTUALLY making.

notice that 56%? those are people actually paying 100 dollars a month. they are actually LOSING money, not gaining it.
notice that 56%? those are people actually paying 100 dollars a month. they are actually LOSING money, not gaining it.

96% make on average $1,215.90 or less per year

99% make on average $7,930.44 or less per year

<1% make on average over $7,930.44 per year


That's pretty far from retirement don't you think?

I will even break it down mathematically for you on just exactly WHY Wake Up Now is not a business opportunity you want to waste your time on.


So with WUN constantly growing, it's impossible to know the exact number of employees that the company has. This being the case, when asked around, the highest number I received was around 30,000, there may be more, possibly less, however, the actual number isn't really significant since we are dealing with percentages and the overall impact will still be the same.


The math to figure out is pretty simple, you take the total number of employees and multiply it by the percents to figure out the number of employees in that percentile. you then take that number and multiply by the supposed income they receive to figure out how much money is being put into,/ taken out of the company.


it will look something like this.

percent in bracket
total # in company
income a month
 
paying 100 a month (80%)
24,000
0
 
free subscription (16%)
4,800
0
 
making income a month (4%)
1200
550-1020
 
everyone else ( >1%)
300
1020+
 
People seem to look at percents and still stay optimistic, it isn't until you break it down into cold hard numbers that people can actually see the impact.

since once you sign 3 people up WUN pays for your subscription, you still aren't gaining money, you are actually just having a free subscription, so this doesn't count towards or against the company.

what the numbers really mean

As you can see, based off of a 30,000 total employee analysis, 24,000 of them are not making money at all, only 4800 have their subscription paid for, and barely over a 1000 (out of 30,000 mind you) are actually making income at this company. the top one percent is actually less that 1% overall, so the number was rounded to one, making the total number of employees 30,300, this actually makes the numbers look better, not worse, so just know that even 300 is still over-estimating.

you may say you hate working a 9-5 job, but at least at a 9-5 you get paid, which actually makes it a JOB. I mean think about it, if you went to get a loan from a bank to start a business and your success rate for that business was only 5% do you think that bank would still give you a loan?

if you were playing Russian roulette and 5 of the 6 chambers had bullets in them, but the one that was empty gave you $10,000 would you still do it? for the people that say yes they would, then Maybe WUN is the company for you, for the rest of the world however, I would avoid this at all cost.

This TV is actually discontinued and has been for over 2 years, and yet this coupon is still advertised by WUN sales reps.
This TV is actually discontinued and has been for over 2 years, and yet this coupon is still advertised by WUN sales reps.

They have also been known for blatant false advertising, such as saying you can receive up to 22% off your cellphone planes through your cellphone provider, but these are discounts only offered through employees.

they also advertise on saving on electronics like the tv seen here, these devices however, are discontinued and are no longer valued at what they are advertised for.

not to mention the numerous amount of complaints received by the Better Business Bureau giving them a "c" average.
not to mention the numerous amount of complaints received by the Better Business Bureau giving them a "c" average.

Conclusion?

Over all, you MAY be able to make money from this company if you are in the top 5%, however, that money is all coming from below you from the 95% that aren't making anything off of this company. tie that along with numerous complaints and blatant false advertising on products I say join at your own risk (of 95% that is)

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      Vincenzo 3 years ago

      shut your mouth Sylvan... your broke and you know it... I make 200 in a day doing absolutely nothing you try to scheme people into a company that doesn't do nothing for people... take your broke self off of here with your non sense

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      Sylvan 3 years ago

      This is a business that has to be shared and worked like a business in order to succeed. If you see the other income discolsures, the people not making anything arent putting in work. This isn't something where you sit on your ass and make money. If you do something with this, you will succeed and make money. If you sit on your ass, what right do you have to make any money at all? On top of that, many people join just for the products, which in and of themselves are worth over $100 a month

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      Broliath 3 years ago

      lol There's a chick on OkCupid just there to sell this.

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      ItKnol 3 years ago

      Keep em coming

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      Kat 3 years ago

      I was approached about this and was highly skeptical, so I really appreciate this post.

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      Ronald E. Franklin 3 years ago from Mechanicsburg, PA

      I hadn't heard of this company, but thanks for the warning.