Getting into membership marketing or more popularly known as affiliate marketing introduces to us new risks that involve more than just the typical entrepreneurial risks that can be encountered on traditional business ventures. This risk can be called the scamming risk or the risk that the affiliate marketing business that you have joined is nothing but a fraudulent business. And with the Club Asteria gaining more and more popularity in so many countries around the globe, you could probably be one of those people who are interested in joining the business but are still skeptical about its legitimacy and profit making ways. So now, let us take a look whether or not Club Asteria is just another more complexly evolved Ponzi scheme, by making a balanced criticism on the similarities and differences of their characteristics.
The first and most obvious similarity that can be noticed between a Ponzi scheme and Club Asteria is that in order to participate in the business one must be a member of the business. This kind of similarity would immediately arouse the suspicion of those who are skeptical on this business. Yet, there is a small, yet very significant difference between the membership in Club Asteria and to a Ponzi scheme business. It is that in Club Asteria, interested parties are allowed to apply to a membership in the business for free, unlike almost all of the Ponzi scheme businesses. But what makes this difference significant? By allowing interested parties to join Club Asteria for free, the skeptics will be allowed to study the business inside their back office. Through this, Club Asteria sends to its skeptics a subtle message: They have nothing to hide.
Next similarity is that both a Ponzi scheme and Club Asteria present an opportunity to earn a passive income. However, in a Ponzi scheme promises very high returns when compared to the initial investment in the business, and that these returns, although realized is suspiciously consistent, and in the world of business, returns always changes along with the circumstances, which is not the case for a Ponzi scheme. On the other hand, Club Asteria passive income could only be reached for up to $400 at max. And why is that? This is because if the format of the business is that a member has potentially unlimited income per month, then the business imposes on itself an unlimited liability which could spell disaster. Aside from that, the commission that a member could possibly earn in Club Asteria is also not consistent, but rather is directly proportional to the number of “asterios” that a member has. These asterios could be coined as the equivalent for a stock or share of a shareholder to a corporation. The more asterios a member has, the greater the commission he could possibly earn.
If you would notice, the differences between a Ponzi scheme and Club Asteria are just slight ones, yet they are very significant. This is not because Club Asteria has a close format to a Ponzi scheme. Instead it is because a Ponzi scheme seeks to make its format as close to a legitimate business as possible, which is that of Club Asteria.