Is iBuumerang A Scam or a great opportunity to help people travel with a discounted price and get paid for it?
If that’s what you ask, I’ll do my best and explain to you everything about this platform.
This post is more than 4.300 words, so I believe that I included everything and solved any question you might have.
Before we begin, I’d like to congratulate you and tell you that I’m glad that you do your own research before you join/purchase a product/or join a platform.
It means that you try to protect yourself from scams out there and you have the mindset of finding a real business online.
iBuumerang Review Summary
Product Name: iBuumerang
Price: $49.95 per month to $1000
iBuumerang is an MLM company in the travel niche. They offer multiple ways for you to make money as you can see in my review. Most people confuse the MLM and Pyramid scheme, and they believe it’s the same thing. Well, you will find out that things are a bit different than you might think. Although iBuumerang is not a scam, it’s also a platform that I don’t recommend for the reasons that you will read in my review.
Lastly, I want to say that iBuumerang is a very new company and we can see how things will be in the future. Based on that we can’t have a complete opinion about them.
I want to inform you that I’m not an affiliate of this platform, and my review is unbiased as always.
With that said, let’s begin with the review…
What Is iBuumerang
iBuumerang is a new MLM company in the travel niche that will offer you not only travel discounts but also, the option to make money (if you are interested) as an affiliate of the company by recruiting people and/or sell their products.
With that said, I want to inform you that the previous company name was Countdown4Freedom.
It was a marketing website, and the reasons that they changed their name is unknown.
In my opinion, when a brand company (in that case Countdown4Freedom) change their name a.k.a.
They rebrand themselves, that means that it has some severe problems and they try to escape from them.
Anyway, as I said, iBuumerang will give you travel discounts through an engine called iGo.
iGo is an engine that provides access to discounted flights, hotels, rental cars, and more…
The company owners are Holton Buggs and David E Manning, but we will talk more about them later on.
How iBuumerang Works
Before I begin to explain the products and also how iBuumerang works let me show you again the travel discount products that you can find.
Most popular products are:
All the discounts are from the iGo engine Powered by XStream travel.
No matter the discount you want to get iGo will be the provider.
That means that if you or someone you know or even a customer you might have wants to travel, they will get a discount price and they will pay less than usual.
Who can argue with that?
I mean to save money while travel is a dream come true for most of us because we all know that traveling might be so expensive…
So, yeah that’s how iBuumerang works and let me repeat it with a few words.
1) Join iBuumerang to receive discounted deals
2) Join iBuumerang as an affiliate find people that want to save money while they travel and make money.
That’s the 2 options you can have while joining iBuumerang.
In case you’re interested we will talk about how to make money with iBuumerang so continue reading…
How To Make Money With iBuumerang
Most people believe that iBuumerang is a pyramid scheme because you have to refer people to their platform to make money.
The truth is that not every MLM is a pyramid scheme (in the wrong way). Most people get confused about that.
With that said, iBuumerang is still a new company, and I guess we will have to wait and see if it’s going to be a “good” company without too many complaints.
So, how to make money?
Before I explain to you this, I want to tell you that you can get bonuses, rewards, cash, and more as an affiliate of iBuumerang.
Furthermore, the truth is that you have to refer customers if you want to make some money.
First of all, you have to sign as an affiliate of iBuumerang to receive your affiliate link and promote the product to other people.
In that way, iBuumerang knows the unique link you have, and they will also know when you added someone to their platform (whether if he/she bought something or wants to be an affiliate too)
When you refer customers and reps to iGo and book a flight or a cruise or any of the discounted deals they want, you will earn travel bonus commissions.
Let me give you an example.
Let’s say that X people want to travel to X destination. They will probably need to book flight tickets, hotel rooms, etc. etc.
All you have to do is send them to iGo (XStream), and they will handle everything for you. All you have to do is redirect them and don’t worry; you will receive the commission.
The commissions by the way that you will receive are 25% of the total cost.
The company also offers rewards to active members and customers like
Emergency Travel Services
The top 2 ways to make money with iBuumerang are:
Recruit people that want to travel (and you will receive a commission) and also receive a commission(s) from your referral(s).
Before you become an affiliate of this company, you need to understand a few things, in my opinion.
First, understand that you need to sign up as an affiliate (if you don’t you won’t receive any commissions)
Secondly, you need to understand how you will get paid, and that means understand the compensation plan and ranks, which I’ll explain later on.
Another good way to make money is the Travel Booking Retail Commissions.
That means that you can earn 50% of the 50% that your customers saved with iGo.
Now the real question: Can You Make Money with iBuumerang?
To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of MLM’s because the success rate is very low.
To be honest (I can’t remember where I found this) but only 2-3% actually succeed with MLM programs. That means that for every 100 people that join MLM’s only 2-3 of them will actually make money!
Based on my experience at the moment, I reviewed more than 100 different platforms, and I found that most of them are a scam, and you have 0 potential to make money.
I’m not saying that iBuumerang is a scam because you can make money and I don’t believe (based my on research) that the company is a scam, but I can’t recommend them at this point.
MLM platforms are famously known for their prices.
Some of them ask so much money that you will literally need to empty your pockets.
In that case, I believe that iBuumerang is a bit expensive but not the most expensive I’ve found online.
Let me show you how much you will have to pay based on the package you want to buy.
Affiliate membership – will cost you $49.95 per month
Coach Class – will cost you $250 one time and then $49.95 per month
Business class – will cost you $500 one time and then $99 per month
First Class – will cost you $1000 one time and then $99 per month
If you desperately want to join, I’ll recommend you to start with the Affiliate membership to see if this is for you and then upgrade to any plan/package you desire.
*Remember. Don’t spend money you can’t afford to lose*
Something I don’t like with iBuumerang but it kinda makes sense also is that the difference between the package with actually determine the commission you will earn.
For example, someone that buys the First Class package will receive higher commissions than the Coach Class package.
That is pay to play scheme that a few companies do, and it basically means that you exchange your money for services or privileges.
iBuumerang Products (Boomerangs)
Don’t know the reason, but iBuumerang decided to name their products “Boomerangs.” I guess now that I’ve read it, I know why…
Basically, you receive Boomerangs when you sign up and log in to the iGo booking engine.
The Boomerangs you get are based on the package you choose.
For the first package, you will receive 5, for the second package 10, for the third package 25 and for the fourth package you get 50 Boomerangs.
What you do is simple. You “give” your customers a Boomerang that will allow them to access the iGo engine.
Yeah so simple that’s what the Boomerangs do.
See? That’s why I said earlier it looks like a pay to play scheme!
I won’t analyze all the products again since I mentioned them earlier, but every time someone gets a discounted deal with the Boomerang that you gave him, you will receive a commission.
So, for example. If you have someone that wants to escape the daily routine and decides to travel for the weekend all you have to do is book them through iGo, and you will receive 25% commission based on their booking.
An important thing to mention here is that you can also receive some rewards also like
Theme Park Entries
Wine Club (I like this one)
If you are like me, you probably asked yourself what if I don’t have any other Boomerangs left?
I’m glad that you asked that question and I’m here with an answer (kind of).
You see that was the first question that came to my mind and the answer is that you can buy more boomerangs, but it is not written anywhere on the website for the price (example: 10 boomerangs $X).
iBuumerang Ranks And Qualifications
A very important thing that you have to understand about iBuumerang it’s the ranks and the qualifications:
You start obviously from the first rank, and you can upgrade as long as you make sales or a certain number in sales every month.
Every rank you upgrade basically means more money for you.
Let me show you:
TSA Rank – Sign up as an affiliate member and pay the monthly fees to achieve this rank!
Director – To get to that rank you need to get to 2500 PSV Or TV (Team Volume) per month in sales
Executive – It’s similar to the Director’s Rank, but this time you need 5000 PV or TV to get qualified
Senior Executive – Similar to Director’s and executive’s rank but this time you need 10.000 PSV OR TV to get qualified.
From this point, they call their ranks “Leadership Ranks” and the most common thing that change is the “rank Volume” (PSV Or Team Volume)
Let me explain them to you.
Sapphire – requires 15.000 PSV or TV per month in order to get qualified
Ruby – requires 40.000 PSV or TV per month in order to get qualified
Emerald – 80.000 PSV or TV per month in order to get qualified
Diamond – 200.000 PSV or TV per month in order to get qualified
Blue Diamond – 500.000 PSV per month or TV in order to get qualified
Black Diamond – 1.000.000 PSV or TV per month in order to get qualified
Presidential Diamond – 2.000.000 PSV or TV per month in order to get qualified
Crown Diamond – 5.000.000 PSV or TV per month in order to get qualified
Double Crown Diamond – 7.000.000 PSV or TV per month in order to get qualified
Triple Crown Diamond – 10.000.000 PSV or TV per month in order to get qualified
That might sound a bit simple, but you need to have a few more things in order to get qualified for the rank(s)
For example from the Director’s Rank up to Senior Executive Rank, you need to maintain 5 active boomerangs (I’ll explain later)
From Sapphire Rank up to Emerald Rank, you need 10 active boomerang customers.
From Diamon to Triple Crown Diamond you need 20 active boomerangs.
Now I’m going to explain the compensation plan. If you want to read it you can find it here
iBuumerang Compensation Plan
I will probably mention this again inside this post, but MLM’s have a complicated compensation plan for some reason, and iBuumerang compensation plan is a bit difficult and hard to understand (in my opinion)
You can see this video from the CEO (Holton Buggs) of iBuumerang that will explain everything.
If you saw the video, you probably understood a few things or even everything, and that’s perfect.
In case you don’t want to see the video, let me explain a few things for you.
Since it’s easier for me to show you, I’ll start with the recruitment commissions.
Every time you get a referral inside the platform, you receive a commission based on the package they signed up for.
For Coach Class, you will receive $20
For Business Class, you will receive $40
For First Class, you will receive $80
Remember that this is when you recruit someone, and you get paid a commission as an affiliate of this platform.
Then we have Retail Sales:
Basically, the retail commission is more straight forward. You sell the products that the platform offers in this case, the discounted price for travel, rental cars, cruise, and more.
You receive a commission based on what you sell.
In my opinion, I don’t think that this is very hard to do because you basically help people save money while they travel.
Remember that the commissions here are based on the package you signed in. If you have the First Class, you will receive bigger commissions.
Then we have the Residual Income.
I’ll try to keep it simple here, but the Residual Income is basically a structure of a pyramid scheme.
(I’m not saying that the platform is a pyramid scheme as you will read later on)
Basically, you create a download, and you receive a certain % of the total sales your entire team made.
The higher your rank, the higher the commission.
In a few words, you create a team by recruiting people, and you receive a % of the total sales.
These are the most common ways to make money with iBuumerang.
You should have a goal to increase your rank first in order to receive bigger commissions.
So yeah, that’s how basically the compensation plan works.
You will find more information if you click the link above or watch the video that the CEO of iBuumerang explains the compensation plan.
The Owners Of iBuumerang
I believe that it is very important to know the owner of a company.
And if you believe that you can find the owner of every company, let me tell you that you’re wrong. Most “scammy/fake” companies hide their real names behind a pen name.
That means we can’t trust a company with a fake owner!
So who are the owners?
The CEO’s name is Holton Buggs, and he has a past with different MLM’s.
If you’ve heard Organo Gold, he was a Chief Visionary Officer. He also promoted a company called IQ Chain which was a Ponzi scheme.
I’m not happy with what I’ve found, and If I were you, I wouldn’t want to hear that CEO of the company I want to sign in was part (or a promoter) of Ponzi Schemes.
Holton Buggs is not alone at iBuumerang. David Manning is the Co-Founder and the owner of the travel booking engine.
The rest of them the team are:
Terrance Gray – VP of Business Development
Peter Hirsch – Chief Giving Officer Of The Büüm Foundation
Lori Speers – Director of Travel Services
Mark Kithcart – VP of Marketing
Holton Buggs and David E Manning have a history with MLM’s.
In fact, these guys are known to be successful in the MLM industry, and we can assume that iBuumerang is in a good hand.
Based on that I want to mention again that the company changed its name very fast from Countdown4Freedom to iBuumerang and the reason was unknown.
So can we expect another rebrand if something goes wrong? Who knows…
I have to admit, though that every management member has an impressive past in business and with the travel niche.
GOOD VS BAD
- Not many complaints found online
- You have the potential To Make Money
- The company looks Legit (so far)
- Very new company
- Very Expensive
- Not Accredited With BBB
- No ABTA System (read Ugly Truths)
- Pay To Play Scheme
Who iBuumerang Meant For (And Not For)
I always like to explain if this is for you or not because I found out that people might seem uncertain whether they should join at a platform even if they read everything about it.
So, I created that section to solve those problems.
So, iBuumerang is for people who want to travel and get a discounted price (basically save money) and also for people who want to make money in the travel niche with affiliate marketing.
The product seems to be easy to promote because all you have to say, is “travel and get a discount price” or something like “do you want to travel and save money.”
But is this the truth?
NO! It’s harder than this to make money, and you have to understand that it’s not so easy to promote any product.
As I said previously with MLM’s products, only 2-3% actually make money!
On the other side, iBuumerang is NOT for people who want to create a full-time income online and have a business that they will actually own!
Also, for the discounted price, you might want to read the “Ugly Truths” to find more information about them.
Don’t worry; just read the next section.
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So, there you have it. I believe that you can decide if it’s meant for you!
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Ugly Truths Revealed
1. It’s Not Easy To Succeed!
I am trying to find the “income disclosure” where you can find out how many people actually make money (for example, 20% make $2.000 per year).
The truth is I couldn’t find anything! I obviously find the income disclaimer page, but it doesn’t say anything about this.
If you find the income disclaimer which will show us what percentage of people make money, please add it in the comment section so I can update this part of the post.
Maybe I can’t find it because the company is quite new and they don’t have one yet.
But I want to inform you that based on studies people tempt to lose their money with MLM’ industries. So, don’t expect to make income with iBuumerang.
2. Is iBuumerang BBB Accredited?
The answer is NO!
In my opinion, It’s vital for me to see a company to be accredited with the BBB (Better Business Bureau), but in this case, the company is rather new so, we can expect to see it maybe in the future.
3. The Platform Looks Like A Pay To Play Scheme!
Ok, this is probably the worst thing, in my opinion. I don’t like pay to play schemes, and I’ll say it again and again!.
Pay to play schemes that reward people for paying you more money is something that I will never like.
Based on the things I’ve found after my research, and you actually read most them (at least I want to believe that you did) I found that the profile that a pay to play scheme has suits iBuumerang.
4. Not Registered With ABTA Or A Travel Agency!
Ok this is a huge red flag!
Let me explain to you what ABTA stands for. ABTA means Association of British Travel Agents.
Since their company has a base at Essex, United Kingdom, they should have a membership or something similar that is required by all travel agents in the UK.
This is very serious in my opinion because you have to follow the laws of a country.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but after a lot of research, I didn’t find anything that indicates that they have an association with a travel agency.
5. Expensive Packages!
Ok, not the most expensive you can find online but paying $1000 one time and then $99/month is quite expensive if you ask me. Paying approximately another $1200 (or $1188 to be exact) per year is something that requires a budget, in my opinion.
There are cheaper MLM platforms online, so, compared to them, I believe they are a bit expensive.
We have also to include that if you run out of Boomerangs, you will have to buy more, but the truth is that we don’t know the price of extra Boomerangs.
The point that we can make from here is that we will always need to pay for boomerangs and that means extra cost even after all this money that we will have to pay them.
6. Compensation Plan Is “Weird”!
Ok, we can use the term “complicated,” but you get my point.
I spend hours and hours trying to understand a compensation plan. That was a first.
Don’t understand why they made it so complicated, but it’s a bit confusing that even as a member of iBuumerang it might take you a long time before you understand it completely.
In fact, I believe that companies want simple Compensation Plans so that their members can easily understand how they can make money or how the “make money” thing works with the company.
It’s not the first complicated Compensation Plan that I see, but it’s definitely one of the most difficult to understand.
Is iBuumerang A Pyramid Scheme?
Most people believe that if a company is MLM, then it’s a pyramid scheme also.
That’s not true. People might be correct with most companies, but this is not always the case.
I can’t say with safety that at the moment that I’m writing the post iBuumerang is (or not) exactly a pyramid scheme, but it has a few things that can make a platform one.
Based on the commissions that you can see from the compensation plan, we can say that it looks like a pyramid scheme.
Mostly the companies that require you to recruit people to make money are called MLM.
The reason that makes me believe that it’s maybe not a pyramid scheme is that recruiting is not the only way to make money.
So yeah, I’m not sure that I can call it a pyramid scheme.
Technically the company sells products such as hotel bookings and etc. (retail), and that’s what differentiates them from other MLM companies.
Let me explain to you the difference between MLM and Pyramid Scheme so you can create your own opinion about iBuumerang.
MLM companies basically are when they actually have a system that requires you to recruit people (and make money), but it’s not the only way to make money inside a platform.
It’s not their focus to recruit people, and you can still make money without any recruiting.
(I’ve said recruit many times so far…)
Pyramid Scheme’s are focused only on recruiting. Yeah, that’s it.
There is no other way to make money with the company, and they don’t have other things to sell you.
So, if a company tell you that the only way to make money is to recruit people inside their platform, you can call it a pyramid scheme.
That’s the difference. I hope you know it now and the next time you see a company you can create your own opinion about them.
Is iBuumerang A Scam?
After a 4000 word review and hours of research about the company, I can say for sure that the company is NOT a scam.
I believe it’s not the best opportunity for everyone. That’s all
If we want to call something a scam, we must see 0% to make money or if the company won’t pay you the money you’ve made.
Holton Buggs is very serious when it comes to business, so I believe that he and his team will work hard and they will improve in the future.
The reasons I don’t believe iBuumerang is a scam are:
They don’t have only the “recruiting system,” but they also have a great retail service.
I already talked about their team…
And maybe you will find it hard to believe but if someone created such a complicated compensation plan means that they are serious about their business model.
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