This is my first review of the new ToolsTeam 2.0 income MLM program. Now this program is still in per-launch so very little detail information is current available, but this is what I have found out about it so far. The program owner is listed as Richard "Jarhead" Pickett. Its URL is "toolsteam.com", created May 24th, 2007, expires on May 24th, 2014, and its server is located in New Jersey. URL register is Richard Pickett; 440 Millwood Court; Bowling Green, KY. The sites administrative and technical contacts are listed as Pickett, Richard of CSR Technologies (a Internet marketing security company offering secured hosting and consulting services).
Richard Pickett is know in the Internet marketing business as the software programmer and founder of the Unreal Web Traffic and ToolsTeam (a Facebook Marketing Module program from CSR Technologies). He is also shown as president of CSR Technologies, lead Sr. Linux Administrator for Morpho Trust, Senior Web Programmer for IO Studio, and Information Systems Security Consultant for Nortel Networks. In other words he is a experience Internet software programmer.
Another major player seems to be Coach Van (Michael Edward Van Leeuwen), but I do not know exactly his position in the new ToolsTeam 2.0 program, but he has a ToolsTeam 2.0 information site here. Coach Van is using this site to promote ToolsTeam 2.0 with webinars, banners, ad copy, etc. He was involved in the original ToolsTeam that he posted his personal bio. Other known MLM programs he was a affiliate in include That Free Thing and maybe ZeekRewards.
What Is ToolsTeam 2.0? It is advertised as a set of Internet marketing tools that will cost you $20 per month and includes:
Website - A push-button-simple website that you can customize any way you want allowing you to personalized it to any business you want.
Facebook Marketing Module - Same tool as was in the original ToolsTeam program that allows prospects that come to a website to learn more opt-in through Facebook. It then begins to market to them and their friends through Facebook.
Webinar Software- Live streaming webinar system that allows a unlimited number of participants. Also from the original ToolsTeam program.
Mass Email System - A revised email auto responder also from the original ToolsTeam program.
Blogging - Training on how to set-up blogs, use blogs, get blog postings listed on search engines, etc.
Tools Training- Training on how to use the above tools from both Coach Van and Richard Pickett.
The compensation plan is as follows, affiliates are paid $5 monthly for each paying personal referral. Also there is a company forced 4X10 matrix that can full from both your upline, downline, or personal referrals that pays $.70 per position monthly, depending on the number of personal referrals that a affiliate has:
1 personal referral- Pays down 5 levels
2 personal referrals- Pays 6 levels
3 personal referrals- Pays 7 levels
4 personal referrals- Pays 8 levels
5 personal referrals- Pays 9 levels
6 personal referrals- Pays all 10 levels
Plus 100% matching bonus on your personal referrals matrix commissions every month.
Affiliates can sign up for as many accounts as they want (as some affiliates might need multiple websites for multiple businesses), but additional accounts must be signed up under the affiliates original sponsor.
My Opinion...... Without seeing the tools first hand I do not know if they are worth the $20 per month. I do know that I am currently spending over $100 per month now for my current web page, webinar software, and email auto responder program. The Facebook module and blogging training does not interest me much as I do not do Facebook marketing and I already do blogging (you are reading one now).
The comp plan is OK, but I am basically interested in the marketing tools, if they are any good, as I am REALLY interested in saving myself over $80 per month from what I am currently paying for these marketing tools.
I went ahead and joined the ToolsTeam 2.0 for free and now I am just waiting for the program launch so I can get my hands on the marketing tools themselves. I will be posting a update once the program launches and I have had a chance to "test" these tools to let you know if the tools are "good" or "crap".