There is a business model on the net known as the "Australian 1 Up" or "2 Up." Some of the more well known companies that employ this compensation plan are: Liberty League International, EDC Gold, Coastal Vacations, and Passport to Wealth. (To name just a few) All of these companies offer valid products. Some offer a larger selection than others, but they all have some common denominators in their business model. The classic Australian 1 or 2 Up works under the premise that the new recruit must first pass up either one or two of their first sales to their sponsor before they become qualified to receive commissions. At first glance, this may not seem a major problem, but under further scrutiny, this model does have some basic flaws. The new recruit does all the promotion and work to make a sale, then once that sale is made, they must surrender their commissions to their sponsor. In other words, they are working for their sponsor and not for themselves. If it is a 2 Up model, then the first two sales are passed over to the sponsor. In some instances, such as Liberty League, after those first two sales are completed, the sponsor is then responsible for making three more sales, in which the recruit will then see commission. Once the recruit is fully qualified, they then break away from their sponsor and then go about bringing in their own recruits, and having the process repeat with them receiving the first one or two sales from their recruited members. The questions that should come to mind are mainly, what are the incentives for the sponsor to continue to support and train their recruit, after those initiation sales are done? Remember, once the recruit becomes qualified, they are now their sponsor's COMPETITION. There is absolutely no financial incentive for the sponsor to continue to help, assist or train them, anymore. Furthermore, once they do break away, they lose their recruits after one or two sales are made. They have to continue to bring in and train additional people into the plan in order to continue seeing any kind of income. If they recruit a cracker jack person, they never see any of the long term benefits, because that person does not stay with them, once they are qualified. Herein lies the basic shortcoming of this business model. The reason many people fail in their online business is not because of lack of desire, but rather from lack of continued support and a constant and growing income flow. This model is usually a higher priced item , usually ranging from $2 - 9,000.00. Which is understandable, since the compensation is very short termed. I want to reiterate that the problem is NOT with the basic company or with their products, These companies are all legitimate and offer valid products. The downfall is that their compensation and training program leaves a great deal to be desired. On the positive side, these businesses do offer very hefty commissions, per sale. So, that should also be looked at when one is considering entering into this type of business. As always, it is very important to do your due diligence, ask your questions, and see if a certain business model makes sense for you and your needs. The Australian 1 Up program has created many successful people, but it does require a lot of work to maintain. I hope this has been of some help. See you at the top.