If this was the extent of the Lyoness compensation plan then, apart from it not really being MLM my conclusion would stop short here.The inclusion of “accounting units” however throws the entire Lyoness business model into question and raises some serious questions.Starting off with the initial two member positions under you, each of these sides is a seperate team.For each earnt in commissions generated, paid out in cashback bonuses (both direct cashback and referral cashbacks) or put down by members as a downpayment towards a gift card or payment, the company counts you as having generated one ‘accounting unit’.
Lyoness itself doesn’t have any products that members can sell.
On the surface, Lyoness looks like a regular enough cashback member rewards scheme and that part of the business I have absolutely no problem with.
You sign up for free, you shop and you earn a 1-2% cashback and a 0.5% cashback on the purchases of people you refer (and members they refer).
The cashback amount varies between 1 and 2% and is paid out weekly (minimum cashout balance is ).
Additionally, a 0.5% cashback is also offered on the purchases made by members you have directly recruited (down 2 levels) into the company.