My 5Linx Review, Is It Legit Or Scam?

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Product Name: 5Linx
Overall Ranking: 3 out of 10
Price: 99 – 399 plus shipping costs
Owners: Jeb Tyler, Craig Jerabeck, and Jason Guck
Website: 5Linx.com

As a disclosure, read my opinion here MLM companies before continuing. That being said, I will give my best review on this opportunity.

To be really honest, I couldn’t get a lot of information from their site. Every time I tried to look for more information, the website would ask me who referred me. That is a real turn off for me, not everyone browsing is already ready to buy.

So if my information is wrong, let me know in the comments below. I’m pretty sure most people around here don’t have 400 dollars laying around in order to review MLM companies.

5Linx

5Linx was started by 3 guys, Jeb Tyler, Craig Jerabeck, and Jason Guck. According to Wikipedia, this company follows a multi-level marketing strategy.

5Linx is an American multi-level marketing company headquartered in New York City, which offers utility and telecommunication services, health insurance, nutritional supplements, and business services. It was founded in 2001.

As of today, this company has been around for 16 years and doesn’t seem to be stopping.

They have 3 different categories of products, Home, Wellness and Business

Home

  • Energy
  • Telecommunications
  • Tech Support
  • Personal Security
  • Security Systems

Wellness

  • Healthcare
  • Nutrition

Business

  • Payment processing
  • Energy
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Security systems
  • Satellite TV
  • Healthcare

PROS/CONS

Pros
They have products that people use every day
Their costs are comparable to other MLMs out there
A Stable company

Con
It’s quite to spendy to get into and continue to sell
You have to market your family and friends
Their products are very competitive

WHO IT IS FOR

It is for those who are very good at MLMs, you need a personality that doesn’t care if your reputation is on the line. You are encouraged to market to your friends and family, plus everyone you set your eyes on.

It is not for those introverted people such as myself, who likes to write and do research on products. Just like any MLM company, you have to be willing to devote your entire life to them.

Did you know that you can offer a product for free, without signing up for a business license or membership? It’s called affiliate marketing.

Check out my number recommendation site for building a business online.

TRAINING/TOOLS OVERVIEW

I couldn’t get a whole lot of information on this, except that they give you education material and opportunities to go to conferences for training. The training is a little on the expensive side, plus you also have to pay your way to get there, transportation isn’t cheap these days.

SUPPORT

From what I gathered your support is from the upline who referred you. That is usually the case with most MLMs, I suppose the idea is that the upline counts on their downline to gain money.

PRICE

There are membership options that 5Linx provides. Becoming a member with 5Linx makes you a sales representative for their product.

Outside the membership, there are hidden fees that you should be aware of. To recruit someone, you need to pay for the recruitment forms and shipping costs.

Basic membership: $99 – This first package grants you between 10 and 20% commission on product sales and is charged at $99.00 plus an additional $5.95 shipping and handling for the starter kit.

$399 Leader Starter Kit – The second package gives you “enrollment”, a bunch of marketing packages, 40 x $10 gift cards, Hi5 dietary supplements, marketing paraphernalia and an “energy certification” at the cost of $399.00.

$? VIP Starter Kit – This, the last package, gives you all the benefits of the previous two packages, except that you gain 100 x $10 gift cards and one ticket to an “international event” valued at $149.95.

FINAL OPINION/VERDICT

I try to steer people away from MLM companies because most of the products that they charge you to sell you can sell for free as an affiliate. Perhaps if you want to devote your entire life to one product, then be my guest.

Thank you so much for visiting my site, if you don’t have an affiliate website, check out my review on Wealthy Affiliates, a community that pays it forward and believes in the ones they serve.

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4 thoughts on “My 5Linx Review, Is It Legit Or Scam?”

  1. Thanks for the interesting and objective review of 5 Linx. My main problem with MLM business type is that you usually end up marketing a lot to friends and family members, and this can really hurt relationships. So, as you wrote that they encourage it, I already know it isn’t for me.

    The Wealthy Affiliate is definitely a better place to go to learn how to make money online, without bothering friends and family members.

    1. I agree with you, I’m sure there are people out there that have more friends and family, but that too me is still a very small audience. Not to mention the fact that in an MLM, your very dependent on others to bring you money. Not so with affiliate marketing, as an affiliate marketer, you can refer anyone you’d like and refer whatever product that you fancy. Plus, most of the companies out there will give you a referral link for free with a higher commission rate.

  2. These are some awesome reviews on your site! I found the Tips For Writing Content especially interesting, and Marie Forleo’s video regarding that was entertaining and helpful – we could all use a hand in that department from time to time!

    Your website has a wealth of tips and information. I have Liked your page on FaceBook so I don’t miss anything. :0)

    1. Thank you, I try to be thorough in my reviews. Though I can’t buy into everyone one, I can do my homework. Hopefully, the homework that I do will save others time and wasted money.

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