Company: Talk Fusion
Founder: Bob Reina
Welcome to my review of Talk Fusion.
I am so glad that you have decided to do research on Talk Fusion before blindly joining the potential online business opportunity.
Believe it or not, most people make a decision before even knowing what the company is all about.
You are in luck because I review companies in a manner that is often forgotten.
I look at each aspect of a company including a quick background check, product analysis, compensation plan and Better Business Bureau (BBB) information.
One other thing I would like to point out is the fact that I call it like I see it.
If the company has some shady history, I will say so. If the company has a solid product or compensation plan, I’m not afraid of saying so.
You see, I am not in the business of trashing a company just for the sake of trying to smear its reputation.
I am in the business of providing valuable information to readers like you.
It just so happens that I do not agree with the whole premise of MLMs because in a perfect world, they would work; but we do not live in a perfect world.
What this means is that I will provide the information so that you can make the right decision for you.
There is plenty of information about Talk Fusion because the company has been around forever, so at least they have that going for them.
Let’s take a look at the overview first.
Talk Fusion Overview – What is The Company About?
Ok, first of all, Talk Fusion was founded by a man called Bob Reina and he has had a long history with the marketing industry.
Reina has over 20 years of experience to show for and this says a lot about the leadership of the company.
In my opinion, leadership is the most important factor when considering the success of any company.
If the leadership is good, the results almost always reflect the quality of the leadership.
On the other hand, Talk Fustion is a pyramid style MLM. All of the products are video in nature.
Some of the other cons of the company include, you can conduct all of the services that Talk Fusion provide for free with YouTube & Gmail, too much focus on the compensation and recruitment side of the MLM.
It may be a member of the DSA, but that does not deter Talk Fusion from openly base its business model as a MLM recruiting machine; hence the accusations of a pyramid scheme.
Products & Services
This is another major part of the company that determines success.
If the product is lousy, so is the company.
Let’s see how Talk Fusion competes…
Talk Fusion even makes the following statement which I think is a bit overzealous.
“You’d have to pay almost $1,000 per month — and to multiple companies—to even come close to what you get in our all-in-one Video Marketing Solution.”
I wish Talk Fusion was willing to put the competitor’s names next to the comparison so that we could fact check them.
I guess I’m trying to say that I think the comparison loses some of its effectiveness to people in the “know.”
These are the little things that you need to notice in order to make a right decision for you.
Ok, now that we are on track, let’s look at the product packages.
Video Email & Video Newsletter – $25 per Month
• Video Email
• Video Newsletter
• 5k Email Contacts
Basic – $50 per Month
• Video Email
• Video Newsletter
• Sign-Up Forms
• Live Meetings Up To 500 Attendees
• Video Chat
• 5k Email Contacts
Custom – $75
• Everything in the Basic Plan
• 1 Custom Video Email Template/Month
• Private Labeling for Video Email & Newsletters
These prices seem low and affordable right?
That is a lot to offer for a decent price like this.
However, the next section of the review will indicate a much more expensive investment than we are led to believe.
You see, this is just for the products.
In order to take part in the compensation plan, you have to pay some pretty hefty chunks of cash.
This is where Talk Fusion get tricky and things get a bit more bleak.
Compensation Plan – How You Get Paid!
OK, this section is going to cover a lot of ground so bare with me for a bit.
The website is designed to disclose as much information as possible which is really nice.
For example, here is a link to the entire Talk Fusion Compensation Plan.
It is really important that you read it entirely so you know what you could potentially be getting yourself into.
Believe it or not, some people don’t even read the plan and get overwhelmed after buying into the affiliate program.
The next link I am going to provide is something that I wish all MLMs had to release and show on their website.
In fact, I wish it was a requirement by law to show the Income Disclosure Statement, so that people could see how shady MLMs can be.
The first and most obvious warning sign is the fact that 60.25% of all Talk Fusion Associates made ZERO earnings in 2015.
To put this into perspective, image a corporation that only paid 40% of their workers.
This is scary to me and people should realize that this is one of the main reasons that MLMs have such a horrendous reputation.
This is the exact reason that pop-up MLMs come around for a few years, make their money and then shutdown without a trace.
Now you can hit me on the fact that Talk Fusion has been around for more than 2 decades, but you can’t refute the power of more than 60% of Associates losing money on the deal.
This next figure should also concern anyone think about joining an MLM.
The average person needs to make between 30-50K a year to stay afloat.
In 2015, only .04% of Associates reached this plateau.
What makes matters worse is that the average number of months in the business, for this small group, was nearly 35 months.
That’s right; you have to work for almost 3 years if you want to make any kind of decent wage.
This is alarming and at this point, I hope you are starting to see things in a different light.
Ok, now that we have seen the compensation plan and the income disclosure statement, I would like to get into the Association packages and their prices.
I will keep it simple and provide you with the nuts and bolts of the operation.
Business Builder Package 1 – $125 One-Time Fee: 20 Free Trials
Business Builder Package 2 – $250 One-Time Fee: 50 Free Trials
Business Builder Package 3 – $750 One-Time Fee: 200 Free Trials
Business Builder Package 4 – $1500 One-time Fee: Unlimited Free Trials
Here is the deal.
I can see spending a one-time fee or a monthly fee to join the membership team, but requiring both is a bit overboard.
Not only that, but the product packages seem a little bit strange because you have no idea how legit the email contacts really are.
I have run into a company before that provides you with customer mailing lists but the people are unaware that you even have their information.
So that turns you into modern day door-to-door sales(wo)man.
This is an archaic method of recruiting and it is already a complex and difficult task to build a down line.
OK, enough about the compensation plan and membership fees. Let’s look at the BBB information.
Better Business Bureau (BBB)
This is always my favorite part of the review because there is a lot of valuable information that you can get from the BBB database.
So at least they have that going for them.
Here are two negative comments that I found on the site.
The Final Verdict
It is clear that the government and the affiliates of Talk Fusion do not think it is a scam.
To be honest it would have been shut down by now.
The question is the fact that there is no way that I can justify spending that kind of money; especially when it is not very newbie friendly.
So what where are you to go from here.
Well, there are a few things you could do but I strongly suggest that you get some training and proceed with a business of your own.
The reason I say this is if you create your own business, a lot more doors open up to you because you hold all the power.
You don’t have to rely on your down line, or your sponsor or worry about an MLM being shut down for whatever reason.
I will provide you with an example.
Read this review to get an idea of what I’m talking about.
The program is affordable and you can test it out for FREE so there is no risk whatsoever.
I hope this review helped.
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