Is DS Domination shutting down?

If you’ve read my reviews, you know that MLMs are like zombies – they’re impossible to kill. As soon as they die, they get back up, slap a different name on their forehead, and keep on walking.

DS Domination is on its last limb, but it’s already making a comeback in the form of a new but very similar MLM called Infinii.

So what exactly happened? Was I involved?

This video explains everything:


Make sense? Either way, here’s the full review on DS Domination, which I stand by 100%.

Overview

DS Domination is a drop-shipping MLM that launched back in September 2013. They built up a lot of buzz before crashing – more on that later.

DS stands for drop shipping, and this company claims to teach members how to get rich off drop shipping. However, what they’re actually doing is arbitrage, which is like diet drop shipping. More on that later too.

The company was founded by three lifelong MLMers and self-proclaimed internet entrepreneurs: Hitesh, Kevin, Roger, and Jason. A team of the top sellers on eBay and Amazon collaborated with them to help develop the training program.

These guys really did it big at first. They made a name for themselves and built up so much buzz that within three years, they already had over 140,000 members. By 2016, they had the Editor-in-Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine calling their money-making scheme “impossible to stop”. [1]

Well, within months of that article, eBay started shutting down DS Domination accounts left and right due to abuse of the terms of service, and co-founder Roger Langille decided to bail on the company out of nowhere. He couldn’t even offer up a reason for the quick exit, stating “I would like to keep the reason for my decision private.”

Now, they appear to be shifting their focus to Infinii, another affiliate based eBay and Amazon arbitrage training program. Same face, different name…are they running from something?

How much does DS Domination cost?
A basic training membership at DS Domination was $19.95/month.

They also offer an Elite Software access program for $99.95/month, and then you have to pay an extra $9.95/month to access their affiliate program.

All three of these are critical to their overall money-making scheme, so the real cost of DS Domination is about $130/month. Then, there’s an additional affiliate training that they offer for a one-time fee of $199.

Products

In addition to the basic training membership, they offer some additional training and software packages for members who want to expand their business. These are one-time fees rather than monthly memberships.

  • Unleashed training ($249): This training is like the basic “Elite Software” training program, but tacks on additional tips and tricks for making money, reducing Paypal and eBay fees, and extra cashback techniques for increasing your profit margin.
  • Monopoly training ($499): This is an Amazon sellers training program that teaches you how to use arbitrage methods to sell on Amazon, a website with fewer sellers and more buyers than eBay.
  • Genesis training ($1,499): This is training that teaches you how to actually do drop shipping. It’s wholesaler training that allows you to source wholesale products from China and sell them using Amazon FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) without ever having to take care of carrying inventory or doing the shipping yourself.

DS Domination sells training programs and software that helps affiliates make money through arbitrage. But what exactly is arbitrage?

Basically, it works like this:

Mike sells these really cool, unique, and very popular litter boxes on Amazon. His product is getting thousands of hits per day and it’s a top seller on Amazon.

DS Domination’s software identifies his product as ideal for reselling due to its price and popularity.

You get an alert from your DS Domination software, and you make an almost identical listing for Mike’s super popular litter box on eBay, same description, photo, and everything. But you increase the price by $12.

Susan shops almost exclusively on eBay. She sees your litter box listing and loves it so much, that she decides to purchase it without bothering to cross-check the price with websites like Amazon. You take Susan’s money and use it to purchase one of Mike’s litter boxes on Amazon, and then have it shipped directly to Susan based on the shipping information she put into eBay. After fees from eBay and Paypal, you net about $8 in profit.

Now, if you can make a lot of these sales, you could net a good amount of profit sitting on your laptop in your underwear and not actually doing any real work.

But it does actually take time – quite a bit – to figure out how to set up your arbitrage business in a way that actually makes you money.

What’s more, you could get shut down at any moment. It’s actually against the terms of service for both eBay and Amazon, for multiple reasons. First of all, if you’re copy and pasting descriptions and photos from a seller on Amazon, that is copyright infringement. Second of all, if you’re using your Amazon Prime account for commercial purposes or reselling, that’s against their terms of service, and Amazon has shut down countless Prime accounts without even paying a refund for that very reason.

Also, if Mike finds out you’re reselling his litter boxes at a jacked up price, he could be upset. Sure, you’re netting him more sales, but you’re putting his reputation at stake. Customers who realize they overpaid could be very upset. They might even choose to return the item upon realizing that, and Mike is the one who will have to shoulder the costs of those returns.

For all these reasons and more, arbitrage has come under a lot of fire from both the companies involved and the general population. It’s been called everything from unethical to downright illegal, so participate at your own risk.

Opportunity

The idea is that you’re getting rich off your eBay arbitrage “business”, but of course, there’s a huge affiliate structure attached to the company as well.

It runs on a uni-level compensation plan as follows:

1st Level commissions: 50%

2nd Level commissions: 10%

3rd Level commissions: 5%

4th Level commissions: 4%

5th Level commissions: 3%

6th Level commissions: 2%

7th Level commissions: 1%

Recap

Are people making money off DS Domination? Yes, some are.

Are they getting rich? Not exactly.

DS Domination’s Income Disclaimer states that the average annual income for affiliates is around $500-$2,000. That’s around $16.67-$166.67 per month.

So, it’s an OK side gig, but certainly nowhere NEAR a full-time income, let alone a get rich quick scheme.

On top of that, it’s very grey area in terms of legality, and you could get shut down at any minute. And their training programs are not cheap – plenty of affiliates don’t even make enough to cover them. Are you willing to take a risk just on the chance that you might net enough cash to foot your monthly Taco Bell bill?

Look MLM-ers, unless you really enjoy throwing living room parties and approaching long lost friends on Facebook to join your new scheme, there are better ways to generate passive income and still be your own boss.

(and you can trash those old MLM habits, too)

Meet the Author

Jeremy Page

Jeremy Page teaches network marketers (company cheerleaders) how to build a real business. Far from a hater, he still LOLs at 3-way calls and building "downlines". If you like Monday morning conversations with your kids by the pool, you might like this.

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