WorldVentures/Dreamtrips
Guest

The Colony, TX

#99 May 30, 2012
Just Wondering wrote:
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Wow! Finally! You are the only person I have heard of who's been in it this long. Completely anonymously, do you feel that most of the customers you have signed up are satisfied? Do they book travel arrangements with you or do they mostly sell the memberships as well? Have you had many people cancel their membership? If so, were you able to replace them with other members? Have you been able to do it all from your hometown or are you traveling around to get new members? Have you earned all if your initial investment back? In all honesty, has it been as easy as you thought or have you felt like you were chasing your own tail to get your money back? If you had to recommend this opportunity to a family who was really struggling financially and didn't have a whole lot of flexibility because they have children (and say you had nothing to gain or lose by recommending them or not), would you still recommend it to them? If you had it to do over, would you have joined in the first place? I am just looking for some honest, anonymous answers from someone who actually knows. I would love to hear your honest opinion about your experience so far!!!
After 2 years of membership I can say the company cares about the value of the membership and continues to prove to my husband and I that the monthly fee is well worth the returned value. We've not been especially active in selling memberships but we have been on 2 trips in the past 18 moths and were impressed with the hosts, quality, personalized attention and in general, the experience. Three of our friends have signed up as members and 2 of them are in the business side too. One of them has made pretty good money and one has their fees waived for referring 4 people. I'm not sure why the negativity I see on this site is seemingly so angry. I don't know a lot of members personally other than the friends we recommended but we all love World Ventures.
Omg

United States

#100 May 30, 2012
Just Wondering wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow! Finally! You are the only person I have heard of who's been in it this long. Completely anonymously, do you feel that most of the customers you have signed up are satisfied? Do they book travel arrangements with you or do they mostly sell the memberships as well? Have you had many people cancel their membership? If so, were you able to replace them with other members? Have you been able to do it all from your hometown or are you traveling around to get new members? Have you earned all if your initial investment back? In all honesty, has it been as easy as you thought or have you felt like you were chasing your own tail to get your money back? If you had to recommend this opportunity to a family who was really struggling financially and didn't have a whole lot of flexibility because they have children (and say you had nothing to gain or lose by recommending them or not), would you still recommend it to them? If you had it to do over, would you have joined in the first place? I am just looking for some honest, anonymous answers from someone who actually knows. I would love to hear your honest opinion about your experience so far!!!
yes I would and have shared the experience with struggling family members. I would share it with anyone and everyone to give them the opportunity that I have. Every member that I have personally shared this with is still in the business and loving it. Im not pushing it on anyone. Yes ive got my initial investment back plus some. Have saved lots of money going to the beach and other places not just on prearranged trips. I have no monthly fee. I would purchase this again. No I do not travel to other places to show. Done right here in my home town. Hope this helps you with your concerns.
Just Wondering

United States

#101 May 30, 2012
If you are referring a friend to WorldVentures because you have been an active member for two years and have used the travel incentives and enjoyed them, I would say you are doing a great job and you are a good friend. But, if you want to know why people are angry, it is because representatives who signed up two months ago are selling this idea like everyone around them will be millionaires tomorrow and you will be flat on your face if you choose to decline. Maybe the person who introduced the company to you was straight-forward when they said they had something to share with you and had knowledge and experience about the things they had to offer. I can assure you, though, this has not been the case with any of the people I have seen involved with WorldVentures so far. This is not something I read on the Internet. I am talking about the people I see around me who have joined the membership and are doing everything they can to dump their expense onto the next person. Honestly, I would not have a say in the matter if it were not directly affecting some of the people I hold near and dear to my heart. For example, what would you think about a person who was showing up unannounced at people's homes and inviting themselves to other people's family gatherings as their own personal opportunity to try to sign them up. A person who signed up a single mother with four kids, who obviously does not have the kind of personality characteristics a person would need to be successful in this type of business. That woman will be stuck paying membership fees for vacations she can't afford to take and won't have the opportunity to make her money back because she has four small children at home and is on her own. On top of that, some of my friends and family members are receiving follow up visits, phone calls, emails, and Facebook messages that are not as friendly and uplifting as their original delivery. In so many words, they are more along the lines of: if you really cared about me and wanted me to do well...you would sign up with me. Maybe if these REPRESENTATIVES were more careful in their judgement about how and who to sell to, I would have a little more faith in what your company stood for. But as for now, I will keep my notion that the people involved with this business are not interested in improving my life or the life of those around me. From where I stand, the interest of a better life is intended for those receiving the paychecks, not in those paying for the memberships. And if you are that person who has great expectations for this company and those you choose to get involved, you need to remember that you are now part of a "team" and you are represented by your fellow members. What if it was your eighty year old grandmother or your seventeen year old niece or your brother who struggles every week just to get by? Would you feel a little differently about it then? Would you feel that they were maybe being taken advantage of? These are the people who need Jesus. And these are your fellow REPRESENTATIVES. My conscience is clear and I hope for the sake of those around me that most of you can say the same...
Will

Boise, ID

#102 May 30, 2012
I put my house on it that Jodie and the others will not be doing this in 2 years unless her and Shane move out of the area to scam other people
Guest

Plano, TX

#103 May 31, 2012
I posted this yesterday and see now that it was deleted. Why? I thought this was an impartial forum?
After 2 years of membership I can say the company cares about the value of the membership and continues to prove to my husband and I that the monthly fee is well worth the returned value. We've not been especially active in selling memberships but we have been on 2 trips in the past 18 moths and were impressed with the hosts, quality, personalized attention and in general, the experience. Three of our friends have signed up as members and 2 of them are in the business side too. One of them has made pretty good money and one has their fees waived for referring 4 people. I'm not sure why the negativity I see on this site is seemingly so angry. I don't know a lot of members personally other than the friends we recommended but we all love World Ventures.
Guest

Plano, TX

#104 May 31, 2012
I missed my post when I looked at the responses this morning. I apologize for the mistake.
Just Wondering

United States

#105 May 31, 2012
Sometimes when I have posted and go back to look at it, it is not there. Then I repost and it is suddenly there twice. I'm not sure why it does that sometimes. It sounds like this is something you have done well with and if so, I am glad. The whole point in questioning this marketing agenda was to see if anyone has actually done well with it. I hope all who get involved can speak as highly of this company as you. But whether you are affiliated with some of these other people or not, they are not treating their customers like you apparently do. Even you must admit that some people do not have what it takes to make lots of money with this buisiness. You need to be personable, charismatic, outgoing, enthusiastic, etc. and some people just are not. But these people who are not these things are being told that they are. It is misleading. It is obvious they are telling them whatever it takes to get them to sign up. All the while knowing this persnotes just not the one who will take it far. I'm not saying some people can't change or don't have potential, but be careful what dreams you are selling to which people because some--a lot-- of people are being taken advantage of. You just don't know it until you know it, but some of your team members are out there selling your business with zero integrity and zero ethic. I understand the company has laws about legal behavior, but I have seen some low-down ways of getting people sucked in and they are technically still legal. Our legal system does not differentiate between legal and moral. I don't think you would be very proud to be affiliated with some of these people. To whoever said this is a travel company: you may offer travel and that may be what the paperwork says, but you are not out there selling travel, my friend. You guys are signing people up to sell more memberships. That is what it is all about. Seriously, the whole presentation is about the business opportunity not the travel benefits
guest

United States

#106 May 31, 2012
Just Wondering wrote:
If you are referring a friend to WorldVentures because you have been an active member for two years and have used the travel incentives and enjoyed them, I would say you are doing a great job and you are a good friend. But, if you want to know why people are angry, it is because representatives who signed up two months ago are selling this idea like everyone around them will be millionaires tomorrow and you will be flat on your face if you choose to decline. Maybe the person who introduced the company to you was straight-forward when they said they had something to share with you and had knowledge and experience about the things they had to offer. I can assure you, though, this has not been the case with any of the people I have seen involved with WorldVentures so far. This is not something I read on the Internet. I am talking about the people I see around me who have joined the membership and are doing everything they can to dump their expense onto the next person. Honestly, I would not have a say in the matter if it were not directly affecting some of the people I hold near and dear to my heart. For example, what would you think about a person who was showing up unannounced at people's homes and inviting themselves to other people's family gatherings as their own personal opportunity to try to sign them up. A person who signed up a single mother with four kids, who obviously does not have the kind of personality characteristics a person would need to be successful in this type of business. That woman will be stuck paying membership fees for vacations she can't afford to take and won't have the opportunity to make her money back because she has four small children at home and is on her own. On top of that, some of my friends and family members are receiving follow up visits, phone calls, emails, and Facebook messages that are not as friendly and uplifting as their original delivery. In so many words, they are more along the lines of: if you really cared about me and wanted me to do well...you would sign up with me. Maybe if these REPRESENTATIVES were more careful in their judgement about how and who to sell to, I would have a little more faith in what your company stood for. But as for now, I will keep my notion that the people involved with this business are not interested in improving my life or the life of those around me. From where I stand, the interest of a better life is intended for those receiving the paychecks, not in those paying for the memberships. And if you are that person who has great expectations for this company and those you choose to get involved, you need to remember that you are now part of a "team" and you are represented by your fellow members. What if it was your eighty year old grandmother or your seventeen year old niece or your brother who struggles every week just to get by? Would you feel a little differently about it then? Would you feel that they were maybe being taken advantage of? These are the people who need Jesus. And these are your fellow REPRESENTATIVES. My conscience is clear and I hope for the sake of those around me that most of you can say the same...
Yall are all idiots that have nothing better to do with their life than sit around and talk shot about others. You all think your cool because you can come to Topix and talk about people or as yall say get information on shit yall dont know about. If you want real information call the federal business bureau or call Ernest young the number one auditing company in the world and shut.the well up and leave everyone alone
guest

United States

#107 May 31, 2012
Just Wondering wrote:
Buddy, I've already heard your sales pitch. More than once. I'm not slandering your company. By definition, slander is to falsely charge with malicious intent. Nothing I have said is false and I can assure you that my intent is to protect those who are not doing their own research and asking their own questions. Maybe that includes you? I am speaking specifically from personal experie nce and actual research. A lot of the questions I'm asking were prompted after reading your company's compensation disclosure. I am simply asking for input from someone with more experience than two months. If you think you can convince me that your company is viable, why don't you share it with me now? There is a reason I wish to remain anonymous. I have already been hounded by others selling your memberships and I do not want to hear your video or your vague and misleading input from a selling standpoint. I I want to hear some FACTS. I want to hear about what happens once you sign people up and they start dropping their memberships. What happens then? You find another sucker to replace them? People keep defending this company, but it seems to me that no one really knows what happens after a few months. It seems that you just want to sign me up instead. The reason I want to remain anonymous is because I've had to say no to some very important people in my life. Do you have any idea how hard it is to so no to a close family member when they tell you that signing up would be your way of showing support for their new business venture? When they tell you that a low monthly payment is nothing compared to the love and support you could show them by signing up? No one has been able to give me one good reason to pay $920/yr for this membership other than the possibility that I could make my money back. But guess what... I cannot and will not ask my friends and family (or ANYONE) to pay even one cent to me for something that I can't guarantee they will benefit from. I don't know anyone who takes more than 1 or 2 vacations a year. And I don't know anyone that would want to plan their vacation as a group with other people on dates that are only convenient for the company. Most people have to plan vacations around their family, work, and school obligations. Guess what, I can take a cruise for $200 to the Bahamas by myself if I take it in January!!! I also would not give someone the illusion that they should up and quit their job and give up health insurance for their family. Have you talked to a CPA about how you should report your income and how your tax liability will change now that you are self-employed? I justog that looks good on paper. If I'm wrong, prove it.
first of all the member ship is not 920 dollars and o wait yes we have several CPA s that are members. Its a tax right off because its a home based business im actually VERY successful in it and have been in less than a year. So if u know a CPA take it to them I dare you. O wait you would rather cone here where a bunch of idiots from dyersburg wanna sit around and talk trash cause they have nothing better to do with their lives and by the way I dont even make a months payment WOW... AND we dont sale anything we simply share with you what you dont have and actually I probably wouldn't wanna sign an asshole like you up. Your irresponsible. Im done talking to you until you decide to do actual research like your CPA or Ernest young the number 1 auditing firm in the world. Because im pretty sure your info come from people who signed up and quit because they are Government Huggers and expect everything for nothing
guest

United States

#108 May 31, 2012
Will wrote:
I put my house on it that Jodie and the others will not be doing this in 2 years unless her and Shane move out of the area to scam other people
I hope you have a bulldozer buddy
SPCR

United States

#109 May 31, 2012
WOW!!!! Very educated response! So where do I sign up?? I want to be like you.
guest

Millington, TN

#110 May 31, 2012
Will wrote:
I put my house on it that Jodie and the others will not be doing this in 2 years unless her and Shane move out of the area to scam other people
DONT YOU MEAN YOUR MOM'S HOUSE! what a idiot!
Guest

Plano, TX

#111 May 31, 2012
I so appreciate your perspective. I think it goes to show how much of the exerience is dependent upon the independent sales person with whom you buy (or work) in network marketing. The same could be said of any company I guess. In my experience, I've been pleased. Your friend's experience was not so positive. I saw a presentation that focused equally on the club benefits and the opportunity and I chose to do both. I suspect this is the way most sign up.
On the issue of abusive members or harrassing, they should go to the company and complain. I'm sure there is a policy enforcement department that takes this sort of thing seriously. When I was in Mary Kay in the early 90's this was a pretty common concern. The company must deal with them swiftly or they stand to sour customers and potentially expose themselves to legal scrutiny.
On value, I've been pleased as I said. But I also saw that last month, they released a guarantee that promises the packages are the best price or they refund you and buy the trip for you. Also they have something called Rate Shrinker that searches for a better airline fare after I book it up until I leave and then refunds the difference if a better price is found. I haven't used but if it's true, wow, that's a pretty unique feature. Have you or your friends had any experience with these claims? I'd like to hear if they are as good as they claim.
Obviously

Millington, TN

#112 May 31, 2012
Youre right the News is backing us!!
http://www.krextv.com/news/around-the-region/...
Looks like its helping people all over the world.
Just so you know, I'm a 2 year member. We don't tell folks to quit their jobs and they are going to make alot of money. It's the small minded individuals out there that think they can get into something and get rich quick. We are not designed that way. Its called residual income if you wish to get in on the business side.
We are based around our product which is a membership that can not be beat. If you beat the price you get paid back the difference from World Ventures. Take a look at a recent trip we all took as a team. True testimonies... No one is paid to say what they want to say.(scam?? Think not)
http://youtu.be/S_jFumyho24
CPA--- Yes.. We have many that are in. I'm not a tax advisor so I cannot tell you what you can write off and what you cant. However I do know it saved me hundreds of dollars last year on my taxes.(scam?? Nope)
Voluntourism --Heart of the company. We are backed by Nancy Lieberman Dream courts, Manifest foundation, Hug it Forward, Big Brothers/Sisters, should I keep going. Check out this video. These are the owners and local members on a voluntourism trip recently.(Scam?? Nope)
http://youtu.be/7SodNYvutWY
http://youtu.be/vbIr2hAmTgQ
If you feel that you have been mislead by someone or are getting hounded by others about the organization.... By all means, if you want your questions answered...I will be more than glad to meet up with you and help all of your concerns. A chat box is NOT where we will help you. Its a personable business, as well it should be, and with that being said face to face meetings are much more approachable. I will NOT waist my time on someone that has a great time bashing the organization and running it through the mud. If you want real facts, ask the people doing it.
If you want to learn to play basketball, are you gonna google basketball, or are you gonna go to the court and get the help you need from real players?
If you feel you need to know more.... post your email.... Will be glad to accomodate your concerns.
Thanks and have a wonderful day!
Obviously

Millington, TN

#113 May 31, 2012
Would love to tell you all about it.. But like I said, a chat box isn't the way.
Guest wrote:
I so appreciate your perspective. I think it goes to show how much of the exerience is dependent upon the independent sales person with whom you buy (or work) in network marketing. The same could be said of any company I guess. In my experience, I've been pleased. Your friend's experience was not so positive. I saw a presentation that focused equally on the club benefits and the opportunity and I chose to do both. I suspect this is the way most sign up.
On the issue of abusive members or harrassing, they should go to the company and complain. I'm sure there is a policy enforcement department that takes this sort of thing seriously. When I was in Mary Kay in the early 90's this was a pretty common concern. The company must deal with them swiftly or they stand to sour customers and potentially expose themselves to legal scrutiny.
On value, I've been pleased as I said. But I also saw that last month, they released a guarantee that promises the packages are the best price or they refund you and buy the trip for you. Also they have something called Rate Shrinker that searches for a better airline fare after I book it up until I leave and then refunds the difference if a better price is found. I haven't used but if it's true, wow, that's a pretty unique feature. Have you or your friends had any experience with these claims? I'd like to hear if they are as good as they claim.
Just some info

Sioux City, IA

#114 May 31, 2012
live and let live wrote:
Believe an actor (WC Fields) said it best. THEIR'S A SUCKER BORN EVERY MINUTE.
With that said you have to ask yourself how this business makes it money? By selling vacations or selling ways to get better prices on vacation? Why would vacation spots pay to give away better prices to another business? Why not just advertise your better prices and cut out the middle man?
IF IT WALKS LIKE A DUCK, QUACKS LIKE A DUCK....IT'S A DUCK.
But, if you people are still convinced this ISN'T a scam, I have have a few bridges to sell you.
The company buys up several vacation packages in advance in bulk to get the deals. They offer $69 cruises every month etc. You have access to an engine to book any travel but you also get access to a bunch of pre-purchased trips to specific places for specific dates that they bought in bulk and therefore you can go an a cheaper rate. But barely any of the trips include airfare, but I think it is safe to say that a 4 day cruise for $69 a person is a GREAT deal. And this one is offered every single month. Also if you sign up 4 people under you you do not have to pay the $60 a month membership fee ever again. The service they are selling is membership to an elite travel club. People can buy this membership without signing on as someone selling the the memberships. Basically you have to treat the business as a business if you want to have any income. It isn't something that you commit to for a few months and then sit on your butt and get rich. You constantly have to work and grow your team to grow your business.
Just Wondering

East Saint Louis, IL

#115 May 31, 2012
I just want to say AGAIN that my intention here is not to bash you or your company. My goal here was to find some honest feedback-- and thank you for those who have given that. I think I have heard all I need to hear and it puts be back to square one. I suppose like all things in life there are those really great people who are honest, straight-forward and care for the well-being of others. Then there are those that are reckless and out for number one. I will be honest in saying that if the majority of your representatives could approach this business like some of the last few posters, I might have formed an opinion completely different than the one I have now. Unfortunately, I ( and many of those around me) have not been approached in a manner to have much faith in the company. I think some of you may have misunderstood what I meant about reporting your income and paying taxes. I am referring to those who are mindlessly out there calling themselves business owners and having not a second thought about tax obligation. If you are smart enough to keep up with your business expense and file proper tax returns then you have nothing to worry about. Some people will be screwed at the end of the year and have no clue what they are doing. It certainly was not explained to me by any of the three people trying to sell it to me. I was told expenses...
Just Wondering

East Saint Louis, IL

#116 May 31, 2012
are reimbursed. So when I took the time to read over the company policy I felt that I was being told whatever would get my name on the list that would make their monthly fee go away. Some of you have made your company look worse than I could have ever dreamed, had that been my intention. It might be a good idea to have some checks and balances when you need no prerequisite to sell the membership other than signing up. If you had been approached the way my family and I had in the first place, I doubt you would have signed up. You would have felt just as misguided as I do. I do not feel this company is for me. It sounds like some of you may have a good thing going for yourself as long as the integrity of your self, your company, and your customers comes first. For the rest of you, you will never do well because you will end up hurting your friends and family and they will come to resent you if you don't find a better way to communicate with people. Just make sure at the end of the day you are not out there hustling people to sign up without regard for how this will ultimately affect them. I guess I knew what would eventually come from posting here in the first place. I was hoping to hear what others had to say and probably should have done just that. As I said before, I have heard all I need to hear. My opinion has not been altered except for maybe seeing that the true colors of some of the representatives does extend beyond those that are in my own back yard. And to those of you who are unable to defend your company using constructive responses, you will end up flat on your face because what you don't know about me is the real reason I posted here. I WAS leaning toward signing up for the membership and truly was hoping someone could positively convince me it was a good idea. I was playing the devil's advocate hoping someone could effectively make the argument that I should. I thought if the company is everything it is supposed to be, people will know about it and have good things to say about it. I was not exaggerating about the way I've been approached, that was all accurate. I was just making all the arguments I thought a person might make to me if I tried to sell the membership. Now I know how a random handful of people really feel and how they really choose to do business. I have no intention of deterring others from joining, except my closest friends and family and my objective here has been fulfilled. Thank you WorldVentures representatives, you have made it clear how a person will be treated if they question anything further than what you are willing to divulge on the front end. I have no further questions
guest

Millington, TN

#117 May 31, 2012
Just Wondering wrote:
are reimbursed. So when I took the time to read over the company policy I felt that I was being told whatever would get my name on the list that would make their monthly fee go away. Some of you have made your company look worse than I could have ever dreamed, had that been my intention. It might be a good idea to have some checks and balances when you need no prerequisite to sell the membership other than signing up. If you had been approached the way my family and I had in the first place, I doubt you would have signed up. You would have felt just as misguided as I do. I do not feel this company is for me. It sounds like some of you may have a good thing going for yourself as long as the integrity of your self, your company, and your customers comes first. For the rest of you, you will never do well because you will end up hurting your friends and family and they will come to resent you if you don't find a better way to communicate with people. Just make sure at the end of the day you are not out there hustling people to sign up without regard for how this will ultimately affect them. I guess I knew what would eventually come from posting here in the first place. I was hoping to hear what others had to say and probably should have done just that. As I said before, I have heard all I need to hear. My opinion has not been altered except for maybe seeing that the true colors of some of the representatives does extend beyond those that are in my own back yard. And to those of you who are unable to defend your company using constructive responses, you will end up flat on your face because what you don't know about me is the real reason I posted here. I WAS leaning toward signing up for the membership and truly was hoping someone could positively convince me it was a good idea. I was playing the devil's advocate hoping someone could effectively make the argument that I should. I thought if the company is everything it is supposed to be, people will know about it and have good things to say about it. I was not exaggerating about the way I've been approached, that was all accurate. I was just making all the arguments I thought a person might make to me if I tried to sell the membership. Now I know how a random handful of people really feel and how they really choose to do business. I have no intention of deterring others from joining, except my closest friends and family and my objective here has been fulfilled. Thank you WorldVentures representatives, you have made it clear how a person will be treated if they question anything further than what you are willing to divulge on the front end. I have no further questions
Looks like your main purpose is deterring others and starting just what you got! If not a simple meeting with the person that showed you, upline. all your questions would be answered! but instead you come to topics to start your slander! you dont know if anyone here was really a wv rep. except the two people that had knowalagble links and offers to meet you! Witch you never looked at...I would hope if you children get sick, topics is not your go to source...but from verbage of your posts it is...the way you, yourself,have responded shows your intent. no one has made it clear how a person is treaded by the company only that your own family has introduced the offer in the most worst way....looks to me that out of a million members, two found out about this crap on the bathroom wall called topics and offered their time.Good luck in destroying you family and friends attempt to do better at whatever they try next.....GOD BLESS THEM....
Pam

Newbern, TN

#118 May 31, 2012
Someone I work with is selling this. It sounded pretty good to me. I haven't had a chance to meet with him and discuss further yet, but I plan to. Why does everyone want to bash what someone else is doing? It's real simple, if you don't like it, don't do it. And until you have done it, you really have no right to comment on it. I look forward to finding out more about this, and until I find out more from the person who is selling it I will keep my mind open and not base my opinion on some topix babble.

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