It's 2014, I can't believe pyramid schemes are still as strong as ever. Yesterday a guy I met a while ago (who actually owns a legit business!!) tried to talk me into signing up under him to one of the most obvious pyramid schemes I've seen in a while. When you work in this industry, you can spot BS from a mile away, the 'emotive' language, the bullshit explanations of profit 'generation' and the 'power' of referrals.. Man, I was quite shook up afterwards, still haven't decided whether he honestly believed in this bullshit, or he was just trying to scam me.. The bullshit program in question is called W*O*R*L*D V*E*N*T*U*R*E*S and sells subscriptions to a vacation website where you buy discounted hotel rooms/cruises. I responded to him by saying the work didn't add up - the amount of time and money it would take to drive targeted traffic to this (highly competitive) niche wouldn't warrant the absolutely abysmal commission that this pyramid scheme pays out.. get this - for each sub the user pays $200 one time +$50 a month.. Guess what you make? $100 when you refer FOUR people!!! I mean damn!! To make it worse, for the 'privilege' of being an affiliate you must pay $100 + $11 per month! He responded by saying that I just had to get a few of my friends in on it and I'd make good money and that I was thinking about the specifics too much and not the 'bigger picture' LMFAO!! One of the most ridiculous things he said was that normally out of 10 people, 6 will convert.. a 60% conversion rate!! ahaha, lmfao! He also tried to entice me by explaining how there were other 'benefits' such as gaining access to timeshares! Timeshares!! Can you believe it?! So withstanding that the money is absolutely CRAP and you have to PAY to be an aff (a huge red flag), the last thing I would ever want to do is approach my friends, site them down and pitch the most obvious pyramid scheme to them! I just had to share this experience, it has left me a bit shook up, I can't believe this guy would actually try and pitch this to me, it's just the most obvious scam piece of shit I have seen in a while. It disgusts me, everything about it is sickening.. The company in questions is actually quite large, with huge profits and is completely legal.. Just shows that if you put enough colorful pictures, nice music and emotive bullshit people will fall for anything..