What is iGrow network marketing? – Legit or Scam? Have you heard of iGrow and “Leafit” or “it”? Are you confused about how they work?
iGrow Network Marketing – “it”
Product: MLM with “it” social media platform
Price: Free Affiliate, Associate $50/mth
CEO: Micheal Green
Master Associate: Vaughn Tarver
Suitable for: MLM Marketeers
Overview: Launched in June 2015. Relative new MLM built upon a social media platform. A totally new concept of shopping and earning while performing social posting, tagging or sharing of product pictures.
iGrow Network Marketing – “it” Review by Edmund
I chance upon iGrow Network Marketing while doing my research review on Chris Farrell Membership. I was intrigued by the “it” social platform that iGrow Network Marketing promoted.
I realize that “it” is relatively new and only recently launched on 29 June 2015. In “it”‘s beta stage “it” was marketed as”Leafit”. I do not know why they remove the “Leaf” in “Leafit”. Perhaps “it” sounds a little better than “Leave it”?
Let’s look at what is iGrow and then “it” in a little more detail here in my research review.
What is iGrow Network Marketing – “it”?
“iGrow Network is a Social Media Marketing company that provides the best tools, knowledge, compensation and products to grow any business online!” – igrownet.com
iGrow Network Marketing is an MLM company that gave birth to “it”. It has its own training resource marketed as iGrow University. To access iGrow University, you have to be a paying associate. ($50/mth)
So there are actually 2 products at iGrow Network Marketing.
#1 iGrow University
iGrow University provides Internet Marketing training resources and claimed its cutting-edge platform.
However, when I look at the preview training video at the iGrow Network Marketing’s homepage. The sample video is quite generic and it’s about how to market your brand on Facebook.
“Facebook is not just for baby pictures anymore. It has become a powerful business marketing tool. In this course, iGrow University uncovers not only the social networking opportunities for individuals, but how businesses can take a simple networking application and turn it into a massive lead generation and customer communication platform. From custom landing pages to groups to apps and visitor analysis, you’ll learn all the ins and outs of this versatile and far-reaching social networking application.” – igrownet.com
FYI, this kind of training can actually be found anywhere, some even for free!
It just gave me the impression that iGrow Network Marketing is trying to teach it’s MLM Marketer how to tap into their Facebook contacts and entice them to join “it” social platform.
#2 “it” social platform
“it” was born on 29th June 2015 as a product of iGrow Network Marketing.
iGrow Network marketing marketed “it” as a social platform seeing the popularity of Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and other sprouting social media platform.
I am not an MLM person, been there and tried that. I do not like to chase after friends and family members to buy my MLM product. This “it” is a little different from conventional MLM.
“it” removes the “chasing” element for your downline by leveraging on a social media platform. Instead of chasing them in person face to face, now you are doing it behind a computer on a social media platforms.
How does “it” works?
“it” operates just like any social media where members can follow each other, share pictures or heat (like) any posts up.
“it” has 2 faces.
#1 The Social Face
When you are at the social face, you can post anything just like any other social media.
#2 The Shopping Face
From the shopping face of “it”, a member can purchase products with a cashback discount. If your downline purchases something, you get a cut of the commission too.
You can refer to the detail compensation plan here. I shall not elaborate.
So, now you can see how iGrow Network Marketing is trying to integrate Online Shopping with Social Media on a same platform.
How to join “it”?
Currently, it also seems that you can only join “it” by invitation from a sponsor only. When I tried to sign up as a free affiliate, I received this error message.
This, in fact, is a turn-off for me. Do you know how easily can one join Facebook? And you want a user to use this “it” platform by invitation? A strange concept here.
Will “it” works?
At the moment, “it” social platform is very new. It must win users from all other social media platform to use “it”. Or else I think it is very difficult for them to gain traction.
With the MLM model behind “it”, iGrow Network Marketing will ultimate leads to people joining “it” with the intention to make money more than the intention of socializing.
“There’s the possibility that those that join as free members only join to make money by sharing products and services inside of “it”. However, when you have no real activity all you’ll have is thousands of members spamming each other with commercial images hoping someone buys something. – lesterdiazonline.com”
This is indeed a very true concern by Lester, an Online Marketing expert.
Well, Facebook started out from a dorm when nobody believes it at first too. Will you make the leap of faith too?
“it” must have the appeal stronger than Facebook for people to jump to it. Just like people jumped from Friendster to Facebook.
“it” is going to be an enormous feat to beat Facebook and other competing social media platform. Just look at how Google+ is doing now.
What if “it” is not going to work in the long term? You might wish to build another stream of income besides “it”.
iGrow Network Marketing – “it”
CEO: Micheal Green
Overall Rating: 1.5 / 5.0
I give “it” a rating of 1.5 because “it” is still a very new platform with no track records. “it” has an uphill of hurdles to overcome (competing with so many successful social media platform out there) and I admire the boldness of the creator of “it”.
If “it” can provide huge benefits to its user, this platform may stay on for the long run. It requires effort to recruit and pitch to your downline the benefits of “it”. Do not expect “it” is going to be an easy ride.
I am a more conservative person and I do not like any MLM systems. I believe for an MLM system to be at least sustainable, the company must have strong products that consumers want to use such as Amway, Nuskin or even HerbalLife.
I hope that “it” can be a success in the future. (crossing my fingers)
Just sidetrack a little, at the back of my mind, when I first hear about “it”, I thought “it” was
Have a great day! 🙂
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