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I hope you found this article helpful! I'm Kyle, the creator of this site, which is probably pretty obvious after seeing the name. Like most, I've had my fair share of difficulties and a pretty bumpy road while trying to find success online, which is why I put togetherthis guide so that others can get started right the first time around.

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Is Easy Income System a Scam? My Review

Easy Income SystemEasy Income System claims to be an easy way to make money online. But is this too good to be true? Is Easy Income System a scam like the many other programs online that make similar claims? Or could this be your one way ticket to financial freedom?

I came across this program recently and decided to review it because I know a lot of people are going to be getting involved in this without knowing what they are getting themselves into. The promotional material that I have come across flashes big dollar signs and is somewhat misleading. While you can make money this isn’t what should be called an “Easy” Income System.

Easy Income System Overview

Easy Income System (EIS) is an online marketing system that was put together to promote MCA, or Motor Club of America. MCA is a mlm company that you can earn money with when you recruit people into it, as well as from the people that they recruit, and that they recruit, and so on.

Easy Income System consists of a pre-made website, sales funnels, pre-made email & SMS marketing campaign, and training. It is all set up for you to promote it. You won’t actually be promoting MCA, you will be promoting EIS, which will do the MCA promoting for you.

This is not a completely done for you system however. There is training for a reason. You will have to put the training into action and do the marketing.

How You Make Money

Ok, so there are 2 ways that you can make money with Easy Income System: By getting people to become members of MCA and by getting people to become members of Easy Income System.

You are going to be promoting this Easy Income System (EIS) program to other people just like how it was promoted to you. You will be sending people to your EIS website in which they will be shown the sales video and asked to buy a membership. Then of course after buying the EIS membership they will have to buy a MCA membership to follow along with the system.

You will earn money from both of these memberships.

There have been nearly identical programs like this that I have reviewed in the past that promote MCA, Daily Income Method being one of them.

The Cost

There are 2 memberships for Easy Income System that you can buy. There is the Basic for $39/mo and the VIP for $297/mo. As you are able to see below, the VIP is better because you will make money off of people that you bring in at the VIP level, whereas you will not with the Basic…

You will also have to pay for the MCA membership separately. There are 2 MCA memberships available but the one that you need to buy in order to make money promoting this is the Total Security membership which costs $39.90 for the first month and then $19.95/mo after that.

Is This Really “Easy”?

The short answer = NOPE. Most people will fail without a doubt.

Promoting MCA and making money from it is at the core of this system. Unfortunately MCA is a mlm company which almost always means that not many people make money.

You see when you recruit new people into MCA you can earn money from their sales, and from the people that they recruit in, and from the people that they recruit in, and so on. You will be able to earn down to 4 generations below you.

  • 1st Gen – $80 – $90/sale
  • 2nd Gen – $6/sale
  • 3rd Gen – $1.32/sale + $0.66/mo that they are a member
  • 4th Gen – $1.32/sale + $0.66/mo that they are a member

This pyramid-like mlm structure makes it necessary to recruit and have a big downline in order to make good money. Because of this not many people will make good money, since it relies on those being beneath you and there will always be more people at the bottom of the pyramid structure than at the top.

I review mlm’s like this all the time. For example I reviewed Nature’s Sunshine and Mannatech the other day and its the same sad story…. most people fail miserably.

I will however say that MCA’s mlm compensation structure is fairly conservative and not as bad as many of the mlm’s I have looked into.

Another reason this is not easy is because you will have to put the training it gives you into action. The marketing training is there for a reason. It will teach you free and paid ways of traffic generation which is not an easy task. I have been working online since 2015 and I could go on and on for an hour on why this is not easy. If it were easy then everyone and their mothers would be making money online.

Conclusion on Easy Income System – Scam?

Easy Income System is somewhat “scammy” because they make it sound way easier than it really is to make money like this. However, you can make money doing this and some people will go on to make good money… so its not a complete scam in that sense.

But I still cannot recommend this program because I have not personally tested it out and I there are better options out there. If interested, I would suggest taking a look at how I make a living online. I enjoy what I do and it is more realistic to make money online this way.

==> Learn more about how I make money online here

Questions, comments, concerns? Leave them below in the comment section and I’ll get back to you soon 🙂

Is Nature’s Sunshine a Scam? A Look At The Business Opportunity

Natures SunshineNature’s Sunshine has what could potentially be a very profitable business opportunity that anyone can join. But is this legit? Or is Nature’s Sunshine a scam that is just going to leave you disappointed and with less money than when you started?

I know there are a lot of questions about the legitimacy of this company so I decided to write this review to clear a few things up. If you are looking to get into this business then you definitely should know what I’m going to tell you first, which includes things that people in this business won’t tell you.

Nature’s Sunshine Overview

Nature’s Sunshine is a mlm health and wellness company. They sell all sorts of health products and focus on the health of 11 of the systems in your body. Their products are, as you can imagine, natural and from what I have read and seen they are good quality.

So if you are looking at taking the products then go right ahead. But the products aren’t what I am reviewing here. Here I want to focus on the business opportunity that is offered.

Nature’s Sunshine uses a direct sales business model to market and sell their products. Anyone can join in as an independent distributor and can make money selling. Additionally distributors can also make money by recruiting new distributors into the business because this is a mlm (multi-level marketing) business.

Cost of Joining

The cost to join is $40 per year but if you buy $40 of products then you don’t have to pay any additional fees. This is pretty cheap and you are going to be buying products if you want to be a distributor so you could pretty much say that there is no cost of joining.

How You Make Money

There are 2 different compensation plans that you can participate in.  There is the Legacy Plan, which is recruitment based, and then there is the Classic Plan, which is direct sales based.

The Legacy Plan

This plan is more for those that are into network marketing and like to recruit. This plan is all about recruitment and building a team. While you do have to make personal product sales to be an active member of this plan, it is overly focused on recruitment. There is not much room to make good money on direct sales here because the commissions that you can earn is capped at 20%. The real money is in recruitment.

Moving up the ranks, which is necessary if you want to earn as much as possible, is all about increasing your team’s sales volume. The way to do this is of course by recruiting in more distributors. The higher in the ranks you go the more people beneath you there are and the further down you can earn money. This is all about earning money from the efforts of those in your downline which is built from recruitment.

There are a lot of moving parts in this plan but basically all you need to know is that it is recruitment focused.

The Classic Plan

The classic plan is more about actually selling Nature’s Sunshine products and doesn’t focus so much on recruitment. Here you will be rewarded more for direct sales and the more you sell the higher commissions per sale you can earn.

Unlike the Legacy comp plan you will be able to earn up to 30% commissions on direct sales.

You will still be able to recruit other distributors into the business here and earn money from the sales that they make, its just that this plan is a bit more focused on direct sales rather than recruitment.

The Reality Of This Business

When it comes to MLM’s like this that are largely focused on recruitment as a means of earning money… very few people succeed. Because in order to succeed you have to make money off of people below you. And there will always be many more people at the bottom struggling than at the top reaping all the rewards.

Even with the Classic comp plan that is more focused on direct sales, it is still not easy to make money.

I was able to find an official income disclosure from 2014 for Nature’s Sunshine. I know this is old but the company is the same as it was back then and it proves my point on how difficult this really is.

As you can see below over 92% of all active distributors made far less than $300 per month on average…. These statistics speak for themselves.

And this is the same sad story with pretty much all mlm’s. I just reviewed Mannatech and LifeVantage the other day and the large majority of people make little money with them too.

Conclusion On Nature’s Sunshine

Nature’s Sunshine is not a scam. The products sold here are high quality and the business opportunity here is legitimate. But you have to be realistic.. statistics don’t lie. The bottom line here is that very few people make good money and that is due to the very mlm pyramid-like structure of the compensation plans.

Some people make very good money here. So if you think you have what it takes then go for it. Just know what you are getting yourself into.

Questions, comments, concerns? Leave them below in the comment section and I’ll get back to you soon 🙂

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Will The Wealth Network Scam You? My Review

The Wealth NetworkThe Wealth Network is an online training program that there has been some hype around recently. I know there are a lot of people that are suspicious of this place and are looking for answers, so I decided to write this short review for all of you.

Is The Wealth Network a scam? Is this place legit? What all does The Wealth Network include? What are the costs?….. All of these questions will be answered for you.

The Wealth Network Overview

The Wealth Network is an online money making training program. It provides training in the areas of ecommerce, affiliate marketing, email marketing, and more. The cost to join this program will range anywhere from $49.99 to $149.99 per month… yes it is a membership program and you will have to pay monthly.

And I’ll get straight to the point here. I do not think The Wealth Network is a scam. I have not personally tried out the training and put it to the real test.. however, I do make a living online in both affiliate marketing and ecommerce and from what I know there is no reason this shouldn’t work.

I also review scams all the time, Xtreme Home Paycheck & Freedom Cash System recently, and this just doesn’t seem to be one in any way.

UPDATE: Beware, there seem to be a growing number of people promoting this program in very misleading ways, many of them promoting it as somewhat of a “get rich quick” scheme. This is because they are getting paid to do so. The program itself is isn’t a scam but the way some people are promoting it is! 

What Is Included

This program is based around the idea that it is good to have multiple streams of income flowing in. So they provide training in different areas.

Ebay Training

Here you will learn how you can rank products at the top of Ebay and make good sales. You will also learn the dropship business model which means you won’t ever have to touch the products or keep inventory.

Amazon Training 

You will be able to learn how a guy that makes over a million/month on Amazon does it.

Blogging Training

You will learn about SEO and more that will allow you to rank at the top in Google when writing blog posts.

Marketing Training

Here you will learn about email marketing, which is essential for any online business owner, sales funnel creation, and more.

The 2 memberships that are available are the Gold ($49.99/mo) and the Platinum ($149.99/mo). With both memberships you will get the training that I just went over above. The difference is that the Platinum will provide much more training and go more in depth.

There are also a plethora of tools that you will get and with the Platinum Membership you will get more advanced tools.

And besides the memberships there is also another product that The Wealth Network offers for a one time payment of $997. And this is called Smart Commerce which is a training program specifically focused on creating profitable Shopify stores.

Scam Maybe?

Honestly I just don’t see this being a scam in any way. The training seems to be very good but besides this there are 2 other reasons why this is not a scam and that I like about this place.

The first is that it is not a mlm program. MLM programs like Aspire and MOBE suck people into them with dreams of making big money. The problem with programs like this is that they have pyramid scheme-like compensation plans and this makes it pretty much impossible to make good money unless you are at the top when it comes to promoting the program. They are recruitment based and if you don’t recruit and build up a downline you are screwed.

But TWN is not a mlm so you don’t need to worry about this at all. If you want to make money selling TWN to others you can do so but you won’t make any off of recruiting other people in and from their sales.

Another think I like is how this place doesn’t force you to buy expensive products. MOBE and Aspire, again, are 2 examples of programs that do this. They make you purchase the products before you can promote them and earn money with them. This leads to many people buying products just so they can promote them.

TWN does not make you do this.

Conclusion On The Wealth Network

TWN is not a scam. They are focused on the products and provide a lot of value for the money that it costs. They don’t focus on making this some scheme that sucks the money out of customers, which is all too common in the online world.

As I mentioned earlier, I have not actually tested out this training so I don’t have real proof that it works. But from my experience in the online world I can tell you that it definitely can work… of course if you would put in the time and effort. Just don’t think it will be easy though. Making money online is never easy.

If you are looking for a program that I personally recommend and have proof that it works, then I suggest you read my review of Wealthy Affiliate. Wealthy Affiliate is an affiliate marketing training program that is great for beginners and is how I got started in the online world. Its pretty darn good and I attribute my current earnings of $5k + per month to what I learned there.

==> Full review here

Questions, comments, concerns? Leave them below in the comment section and I’ll get back to you soon 🙂

Is Mannatech a Scam? My Review Of This Business Opportunity

MannatechThe business opportunity that Mannatech offers is one that has the potential to be very lucrative. But is this too good to be true? What’s the catch? Is Mannatech a scam? Or is this possibly that great home-based business opportunity that everyone wants but few are able to find?

There are a lot of people that get into this business without knowing the reality of it. In this short post I’ll be going over the business opportunity offered and will be telling you some things that you need to hear… things that people in the business won’t tell you. So if you were considering joining I strongly recommend you read this.

Mannatech Overview

Mannatech is a mlm company that sells health and wellness products. They sell everything from fitness supplements, to skincare products, to essential oils. The products all seem to be very high quality and there is nothing I can say bad about them. If you were looking to buy the products then go for it.

But the products aren’t what I want to talk about. Its the business opportunity that interests me.

Anyone can join Mannatech’s business as an independent distributor. They rely on independent distributors to do all the marketing and sales. And as a distributor you can make money not only by selling products, but also by recruiting other distributors into the business.

Cost of Joining

In order to become an associate, which is what they call their distributors, you will have to pay an annual fee of $49.99.

On top of that you will also have to buy products to sell. They offer product bundles that range in price from $149.99 to $999.99. These are recommended because they give you a variety of products to start out with.

The Comp Plan

There are two main ways that you can make money as an associate. You can earn by selling the products and you can earn by recruitment.

Direct Sales

As an associate you have the ability to purchase Mannatech products at discounted prices. You can then turn around and sell these products at retail price and profit the difference between the two.

Recruitment 

Recruitment is the key to making a lot of money here. This is the only way you advance up the ranks and have the potential to earn a lot.

There are 9 ranks within the compensation plan and they are dependent upon group sales. While it is required that you make personal sales at each rank to stay active, the focus is put on the sum of the sales of your whole group, aka your downline. So in order to increase your group sales an move up the ranks.. it is necessary to recruit more people into the business.

The Reality Here

When it comes to mlm’s like this that push distributors to go out and recruit, people are often mislead on the business opportunity because many distributors are recruiting people in just to make money and aren’t giving them the full truth of this opportunity.

The reality is that most people fail in mlm’s like this. This is how it always is and always will be due to how they are set up. They are set up so that there is a lot of potential to earn money, however because you are earning much of your money from those beneath you… it will always be true that only the top few make the good money.

It is absolutely necessary to recruit and build up your downline to make good money. But there will always be the majority of people at the bottom earning little money compared to those at the top earning good money from those struggling beneath them.

I was able to find an official income disclosure from 2016 which proves this. As you can see below over 86% of all associates made much less than $2,000 for the entire year.

I just reviewed 2 similar mlm’s the other day, Le Vel and LifeVantage, and the reality is the same for them. Only the top few make good money.

Conclusion On Mannatech – Scam?

Mannatech is definitely not a scam. They sell legitimate products and do have a legitimate business opportunity. My only problem is that I wish they would make it more public that this is not an easy business to make money in. People get into this business with big dreams of making it rich but come to the reality that it isn’t going to happen after wasting both time and money.

But if you like the products and think you can make it in this recruitment style business then go for it. Some people make very good money. Just know what you are getting yourself into… that’s all.

Questions, comments, concerns? Leave them below in the comment section and I’ll get back to you soon 🙂

Is Instant Income System a Scam

Instant Income SystemInstant Income System may seem like a surefire way to earn some quick and easy cash online. However, the reality is much different than it seems. If you are wondering is Instant Income System a scam then I am writing this for you. Why? Well because the answer is yes… this place is a scam and I am trying to get people to avoid it.

This scam is very similar to many that I have a reviewed in the past. I know exactly what is going on here and I strongly urge you to read my short review here.

Instant Income System Overview

Instant Income System makes bold claims but has nothing to back them up. There is no proof that people are actually making money with this system. Although they claim that making an extra $200+ per day with very little work on your part is easy to do…. these are nothing but words that anyone could say.

But honestly I don’t really care if there is proof because I already know this is all a lie and nothing more than a scam. Instant Income System is nothing more than an old scam that I have seen dozens of times over the past couple of years. The scammers keep re-branding the same old program under different names.

Lies They Tell

This program is absolutely full of lies. One of the first lies that caught my attention was how they claim to have been featured on the news. On the sales page they put news station logos as if the big news stations are talking about this program.

I can assure you that no news station is actually talking about this program. They put the logos on the sales page to try to add credibility but their attempt failed here.

Also, another way they use fake news is through promotion. There are people promoting this scam that set up fake new sites. They will have a story on the site about a mother making $8,000/mo online or something of that nature and they just promote this program.

Another lie that I noticed was how they claim their are only a few positions left. This is very untrue and they will take anyone who wants to pay for this scam program. There are not limited positions. One easy test for this is to leave the site and come back later. You can literally leave and come back in a month and there will be the same limited positions warning with the same numbers.

Old Scam, New Name

As I said, this is a very old scam. The only thing new about it is the name. This scam keeps getting re-hashed under new names over and over again. Some of the more recent identical scams that I have reviewed include Xtreme Home Paycheck and Freedom Cash System.

When I review these programs I always get a bunch of people that comment on my posts complaining about how horrible they are and asking for advice on getting their money back. Unfortunately there is not much I can do at that point and many of these people don’t get their money back. I know they claim to have a money-guarantee but this doesn’t seem to hold true much of the time.

Conclusion on Instant Income System

Instant Income System is nothing more than a scam program that is full of false hope and lies. It will not make you any money and is not designed to. Instead it is designed to make the scammers behind it all a bunch of money… that’s it. With all the lies told you can absolutely not trust this program. And as I said, I know its a scam because I have seen it dozens of times, just under different names.

There are legitimate online money making programs out there but this just isn’t one of them. I absolutely do not recommend anyone sign up for this and if you already did I would try to get my money back asap.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns don’t hesitate to leave them below in the comment section 🙂

Is Martin Make Money Profit System a Scam? My Review

The Martin Make Money Profit System claims to be an easy way for anyone to make $200+ per day. But is this too good to be true? Is Martin Make Money Profit System a scam like the many other similar scam systems that plague the internet?

I came across this program and knew I had to write a review on it because there is no doubt that people are getting the wrong impression of it. This is not the simple easy money making system that it claims to be and I’ll go over the truth in this short review.

Martin Make Money Profit System Overviewmartin make money profit system

There are probably multiple websites out there promoting this system, but the one I came across really made it sound like a scam. It told me that this system is easy to start and it generates automated income. The phrase “automated income” is always a red flag for me. More often than not, programs that make this claim are pure scams. (Xtreme Home Paycheck and Freedom Cash System are 2 scams that I reviewed recently with similar claims)

Another red flag that I came across right away was the claim of this requiring very little work to make such huge profits. They claim that only 1-2 hours a day can get you generating over $200 per day. That sure sounds a little ridiculous to me.

But anyways… you can always judge a book by its cover…. right?

So after entering my email address and name I went through to the offer. It turns out that they redirect you to another offer that is hosted on the Warrior Plus marketplace and is called 8 Minute Profits. And of course this program makes even more ridiculous claims than what I had initially came across.8 Minute Profits V2

This program claims that you can start making over $300 per day with just an 8 minute setup. That is what it seems to lead you to believe anyhow.

But this is not the real program here. I don’t know why they redirect you to this program but if you go to your email to confirm your subscription you can get access to the program you signed up for ….Martin Make Money Profit System.

What This Program Is

Martin Make Money Profit System is a simple system that consists of 4 free videos. Yes these videos are free but don’t get excited yet because its nothing special.

The 4 videos don’t really go over all that much. You will start out listening to Martin go over his reputation on Warrior Plus to show you that he knows what he is doing and isn’t a newbie. They you will learn about how affiliate marketing works and how you can get set up to start making money. Next you will be taught about the importance of sales funnels and there will also be an ebook that is promoted to you at that point. Lastly you will be given a sales pitch on why you should upgrade and pay to work with Martin.

If you upgrade and pay Martin claims that he will literally “do all the work” and all you have to do is sit back and watch the money come in.

There is also another upgrade that he pushes you to buy that is a case study of how to go about setting up your online business and everything. It will basically take you through the entire process of how this all works.

How You Make Money

Basically this program is one of those “buy this program and you can make money selling this program” type of deals. When Martin tells you that he “will do all the work”. What he is doing is duplicating his website and giving it to you, which you will be able to use to get people to buy into this same system.

I have seen these systems a thousand times online. There are tons of programs that just push you to promote the program to make money.

Conclusion On Martin Make Money Profit System – Scam?

I really don’t see much potential in this system. Honestly.. I don’t really agree with the way they force you to promote the program to others in order to make money in the first place. But if you really do want a program like this there are much better ones out there such as Aspire and MOBE, which I also do not recommend.

I highly doubt there are many people making $200+ a day with this system, if any. The only one making good money is probably Martin himself. This program seems to be thrown together as a way to get people to buy and promote his system at the same time… which is a win/win for him.

Overall this just is not something I would buy. I wouldn’t even think about it.

Questions, comments, concerns? Leave them below in the comment section and I’ll get back to you soon 🙂

Is Clone Cash System a Scam? My Review

Clone Cash SystemClone Cash System claims is an online money making program that supposedly teaches you an easy way to make money online. But is this too good to be true? Is Clone Cash System a scam like the many other similar scams out there? Or is this the real deal?

The fact that Steve Peirce (the creator) calls this an “easy” way to make money online sets off all sorts of scam alarms for me. I have been making money online since 2015 and I have found that there is no “easy” method really. But anyways… in this short review I’ll be going over what its all about and whether or not its legit.

Clone Cash System Overview

The Clone Cash System is a free video training guide created by Steve Peirce that shows you how to make money online with affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is when you promote products for companies online and earn commissions just for referring buyers to their websites. This is actually how I make a living online so I can assure you that it is legitimate.

The video tutorials are free to watch and all but you will have to pay money to follow along. Steve promotes services that are necessary for having a website online and this is where the money comes in.

What You Get

There are 20 videos total. They will walk you through the process as Steve tells you are pretty informative, especially when it comes to free information.

The video tutorials go over everything from an overview of how it all works, keyword research, earning money from the same visitors each month, website hosting, finding good products to promote, getting good Google rankings, to writing posts and more.

Throughout the videos there will be things that you need to buy in order to continue with the process. For example in video 5 he promotes a hosting service called High Profits Hosting. Website hosting is one of several things you will need to pay for with this business model. A keyword research tool and a domain name are 2 others that are definitely needed.

What I Like

I like the business model that Steve is promoting here. Affiliate marketing is a great way to make money online and is particularly good for beginners due to how simple it is and other reasons.

This is how I got started making money online and it is still how I make money. The good thing about it all is that affiliate marketing is a legit way to make money online and its not going to go away. Every big company (Amazon, Walmart, etc.) has affiliate programs and as long as there is commerce there will be affiliate marketing.

Complaints

Outdated Info

The main problem I have here is that this program is still up and running yet the information in it is fairly outdated. For example one of the techniques that is discussed for traffic generation is called backlinking. This used to be a very effective method back in the day but since some of Googles algorithm changes this has become less and less effective and is no longer used much.

Shady Products

Another big problem I have here is that some of the products that Steve promotes to you throughout the training are not reputable at all. For example the High Profits Hosting service that he tells you to get is not any good. There is almost no information on this and the cost of it is too expensive. It makes a lot more sense to just go with a reputable company like GoDaddy or HostGator rather than this one. Steve is more than likely promoting this because he gets good commissions from you signing up.

Conclusion On Clone Cash System – Scam?

Clone Cash System is not a scam but it is also not a program I would recommend. It is great that Steve provides free information for people looking to make money online but this program is old and outdated. And the services promoted are not any good at all and never were.

Affiliate marketing is a great way to make money online but this program is going to steer you in the wrong direction. You would be better off just Googling and researching information for free on your own honestly.

If you want to learn affiliate marketing the right way then I would suggest taking a look at Wealthy Affiliate (my review here). Wealthy Affiliate is the training program I used and still use today. They are all around better than the Clone Cash System and if you are interested in learning more about this place you can click the link below to read my full review.

–> My Full Review of Wealthy Affiliate Here

Questions, comments, concerns? Leave them below in the comment section and I’ll get back to you soon 🙂

Is LifeVantage a Scam? My Review Of This Business Opportunity

LifeVantageLifeVantage offers what can potentially be a lucrative business opportunity. But is this the real deal? Or is LifeVantage a scam that is going to be a waste of your time and end up leaving you disappointed/discouraged?

In this post I’m going to be reviewing the business opportunity behind this program. There are some things that people often do not know when entering this line of work…. things that people with the company don’t tell you. In this.

LifeVantage Overview

LifeVantage is a mlm health and wellness company that sells products based around a special ingredient called Protandim. This ingredient is said to reduce oxidative stress and increase mitochondria production, thus reducing aging.

But anyway… I’m not here to review the products. I want to talk about the business opportunity.

LifeVantage goes by a direct selling business model. All of their marketing and sales are done by independent distributors. And as a distributor you can make money not only by selling the products yourself, but also by recruiting other distributors into the business.

How You Make Money

There are 8 ways in total to make money with with the LifeVantage compensation plan, but they can all be put into 2 categories. You can make money, as I mentioned above… by selling products yourself and by recruiting others to do it.

Retail Sales

These are the sales that you make yourself. As a distributor you have the ability to buy products at discounted prices which you can then turn around and sell at a markup, thus keeping the difference. You will also be able to sell products 24/7 through your own personal LifeVantage website.

Depending on your rank you can make anywhere from 20-30% on these retail sales.

Recruitment

Recruitment, recruitment, recruitment… its all about recruitment.

One of the best ways to earn from recruitment is through their Royalty Commission. I found a chart to show you that you can see below. It is pretty confusing but basically what you need to know is that it is a uni-level structure that pays out down to 9 levels. The people that you personally recruit become your level 1, the people that they recruit become your level 2, and so on down to level 9. And as you can see you will earn a percentage of income from these people beneath you.

What you also need to know is that in order to be able to participate in this entire comp plan and to earn from all 9 levels you need to move up the ranks. Moving up the ranks is all about recruitment for the most part.

There are requirements that you sell a specified amount of product volume yourself, but that isn’t much and doesn’t increase much as you move up. The product volume that your team (aka your downline) is required to sell increases a lot as you move up though. And recruitment is the only way to meet these requirements.

Why Most People Fail

Most people fail with mlm’s like this because that is just how it is. With a compensation plan like this where recruitment is key to making good money, the majority of people are destined to fail. There are always going to be much more people near the bottom of the mlm structure than at the top. And the top people are the ones that bring in all the money.

So really the simple fact that most people fail with companies like this is unavoidable. It is the comp structure that makes it this way. There is a lot of potential to earn good money and some people do very well, but these are the top few percent.

Kannaway and Le Vel are 2 other mlm’s that I just reviewed and they are the same darn way…. very few people succeed.

Conclusion On LifeVantage – Scam?

LifeVantage is definitely not a scam. Their products are legitimate and this is a legitimate business opportunity. My only problem with it is that many people are mislead into joining. They are recruited in by current distributors with dreams of making all kinds of money when the reality is that they more than likely will not.

The incentive to recruit with mlm’s like this is so high that this leads to distributors recruiting by somewhat deceptive means. The people calling LifeVantage a scam are those that thought it would be much easier… but then failed.

So just know what you are getting yourself into. If you like LifeVantage’s products and think you have what it takes to recruit like crazy and build up a big downline then go for it. Just know its not easy and statistics don’t lie…  most people fail miserably.

Questions, comments, concerns? Leave them below in the comment section and I’ll get back to you soon 🙂

Is Le Vel Thrive a Pyramid Scheme? My Take On It

Le VelLe Vel offers people the potential to make a good bit of money with their business opportunity. But is this opportunity actually legitimate? Or is Le Vel Thrive a pyramid scheme type scam that is not worth getting into?

I have been getting some questions on this company so I decided to take a look into it and see if its any good. In this post I’ll be reviewing the business opportunity offered and looking at the possibility of it being a pyramid scheme.

Le Vel Overview

Le Vel is a mlm company that sells health and wellness products. I’m not going to review the products sold in this post but from what I have read and heard they are good products. What I want to focus on here is the business opportunity in front of us.

Le Vel uses a direct sales business model. This means that they don’t sell products in stores and that they rely on independent distributors to market and sell their products. These distributors can be anyone. I could join, you could join… anyone. As a distributor you can get paid not only by selling Le Vel yourself, but also by recruiting in more distributors… and this is the pyramid scheme side of it all.

How You Make Money

As a distributor, or “promoter” as they call it, you will  be able to earn 20% on the your customers online orders. These are the orders that you personally refer online.

You can make decent money on your own if you are a good seller but the real money comes into play with recruitment of other promoters. There are several ways you can earn from recruiting others into the business but I’ll give you an example of what is the most lucrative.

The Team Commissions are what you get paid from your “team” beneath you, which is just another name for your downline. You can get paid down to 8 levels off of this uni-level structure. The people that you personally recruit in become your level 1. The people that they recruit in become your level 2… and so on all the way down to level 8…

Being able to earn from all 8 levels is a matter of moving up the ranks. You have to move up to the top position to be able to do this.

How do you move up the ranks?

Its all about recruitment. The requirements for how much product volume you personally have to sell stay the same but the amount that your “team” has to sell increases with each rank. This means that recruitment is key to moving up the ranks.

Pyramid Scheme?

It is pretty obvious that this business puts a big focus on getting its distributors to go out and recruit. The only way to even move to the top is to recruit… you have not choice.

However… because they do also force you to make a certain amount of personal retail sales each month to stay active, this isn’t a pyramid scheme. I get the fact that it seems more focus is put on recruitment than on retail sales but this just can’t be considered a pyramid scheme.

I have reviewed dozens and dozens of mlm’s that operate the same way as this. Although it leans very close to being a pyramid scheme it still has not crossed the line and remains a legal business opportunity.

The Reality Of This

Although its not a pyramid scheme it is not necessarily a good business opportunity. The reality here is that with a compensation plan like this one very few people will make good money. It favors recruitment so much that you pretty much have to have a big downline to make good money.

There will always be much more people near the bottom than at the top, which means that most people will just not make good money… that is how it will always be.

I just reviewed 2 similar mlms recently, Kannaway & Emza Gold, and this goes for them too. Its the same for any mlm with a comp plan that favors recruitment so much like this.

Conclusion on Le Vel – Scam?

Le Vel is not a scam. However, I do believe many people that get into this business feel scammed because they have been led to join by being fed false hopes and dreams. While there is a lot of potential to make money with a mlm like this the chances of that happening are very slim.

If you like Le Vel’s products and you think you have what it takes to recruit like crazy and build up a big downline, then go for it. I’m just here to let you know the reality of this business because many people get into it and end up wasting their time. MLM’s like this have insanely high turnover rates for a reason.

Questions, comments, concerns? Leave them below in the comment section and I’ll get back to you soon 🙂

Is Kannaway a Pyramid Scheme? My Take On It

KannawayKannaway offers what can potentially be a lucrative business opportunity. But is this legit or is Kannaway a pyramid scheme type scam? Is this opportunity simply too good to be true? Or is this possibly the breakthrough money making job that you have been waiting for?

I’ll just straight to the point here and say that Kannaway is not a pyramid scheme. However, the recruitment nature of their business model does resemble a pyramid scheme and this is what is causing most of the controversy surrounding this business. When it comes to this there are definitely some things that everyone should be aware of before they decide whether or not to pursue this opportunity and in this short post I’ll be covering what I think you should know.

Kannaway Overview

Kannaway is a network marketing company that sells hemp oil products. From what I have seen and read their products are good quality and many people like them. But I’m not writing this post to talk about the products here. I am writing to discuss the business opportunity and the pyramid scheme part of it all.

Kannaway relies on independent distributors (aka Brand Ambassadors) to do all the marketing and selling. Anyone can become one of these distributors and make money selling their products. Additionally, distributors can make money recruiting other people into the business. This mlm (multi-level marketing) structure is where all the pyramid scheme controversy comes in.

The Compensation Plan

The cost to participate in the compensation plan is $54.98/yr. This is the fee for the marketing materials you will get, your personal Kannaway website, support and more.

You will then be able to purchase Kannaway products at wholesale prices and sell them at markups, keeping the difference.

But the part I’m interested in here is the mlm side of it.

There is a unilevel commission structure in place in which you can earn from people up to 10 levels down. The people that you personally recruit in are your level 1. The people that they recruit in are your level 2…. and so on all the way down to level 10. Because it is unilevel there can be unlimited people at each level.

One of the unusual things about this structure is that you will actually earn higher commissions from those the further down you go. Usually it is the opposite of this with most mlm comp plans. And as you can see below the amount of levels you can earn off of depends on your rank. There are 11 ranks total.

You might be wondering how you are supposed to advance up the ranks. The answer here is simple: RECRUITMENT. When you move up the ranks there isn’t much change in the requirements for your personal sales volume, however, your GBV (Group Business Volume) increases greatly. This is the amount of product volume sold from your downline… so of course to increase that you need to recruit more an more.

Pyramid Scheme?

There is no doubt that Kannaway focuses very much on recruitment. The comp plan pushes distributors to recruit in order to advance in the company. However…. they still are not a pyramid scheme because they do also force distributors to make personal sales of their own.

I understand that the recruitment side of it often leads to distributors recruiting by deceptive means just to make money, and that this all makes this business opportunity seem less legitimate… but it still is legal what they are doing.

The Harsh Reality

The reality here is that with a compensation plan like this that rewards people to this degree for recruitment… not many people make good money. In order to make good money you need to have a big downline and earn from their efforts. There will always be far greater numbers of people at the bottom earning little than at the top. And the top few percent will reap the rewards from the struggles of those beneath them.

Kannaway does not provide an official income disclosure here, but I have reviewed enough similar mlm’s to know that with a mlm comp plan like this not many people are going to make it. I just reviewed Emza Gold and Isagenix recently and they are the same old story.

Conclusion On Kannaway – Scam Opportunity?

Kannaway is neither a pyramid scheme or a scam. However the business opportunity here isn’t as great as many people may think. There is a lot of potential and some people make very good money, but these numbers are very few.

The people that really make it and climb their way to the top have a lot of drive, motivation, and seem to have that salesperson type personality where they can sell anyone on anything. Not only is this something that most people don’t have, but the comp plan makes it pretty much impossible for many people to make good money.

Questions, comments, concerns? Leave them below in the comment section and I’ll get back to you soon 🙂

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