Is Nature Sunshine A Scam?
Company: Nature Sunshine
Products: Herbs, Body Cleanse Solutions, etc.
Will Nature Sunshine Scam You?
Nature Sunshine an MLM company with a promise to help customers to get better in terms of their health and wellness with their line of products. If you can make new relationship work and network with people with ease, you might be able to work with this program. You can resell their products, build your own team of marketers and try to move up the rank. At least this is what you are told to believe upon joining this program. However, the question is how can you do this?
As far as Nature Sunshine is concerned, you don’t have access to any training material that will help you in selling and promoting their products. That might not even be something you can seriously consider if you are just going to sell products. It gets even more confusing if you are supposed to introduce more people to the program but you don’t know how to go about it.
Nature Sunshine Products
- Energy Vitamins
- Essential Oils
- Brain Health
- Body Cleansing Solutions
- Amino Acids
- Personal Care
Nature Sunshine compensation plan
It seems Nature Sunshine is trying to be unique in term of the structure of its compensation plan. Instead of asking, you to pay a membership fee, you can join free. However, you have to purchase products worth $40 before you can become a member.
As far as I am concerned, there is no difference between this company and other MLM companies in that you will pay with cash or buy some products before you can be a bonafide member. It could just have been that you should pay for your membership fee, instead of having to purchase some products. Well, that is my own opinion and everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion.
You can be rewarded with the two enumeration plans set up by Nature Sunshine. These include the legacy plan and the classic plan. According to the information I gathered, the legacy plan is ideal for network marketers. Retailers, medical professionals, and customers can take on the classic plan.
As a legacy member, you can recruit other people to the program. You will be responsible for training them and pointing them to the right direction. Besides this, you will be offered different bonuses and commissions based on the number of people you are able to bring into the system.
Another thing I was able to gather is that you will get rebates on your purchases too. If you don’t know, you have to maintain certain amount of purchases every month to keep your points and stay in the program. If not, you will lose your membership.
There are also three levels; level 3 for starters and level 2 and 1 for senior members. Every newly recruited rep will start at level 3 and progress up to level 1. At level 1, each rep will be entitled to 12% commission, 4% for those in level 2 and 2% for level 3.
Should You Join Nature Sunshine?
If you have read any review on this website before, you will have seen that I use to make much emphasis on your selling skills. I consider this the most important factor that will help you decide whether to join an MLM program or not. If you have good selling skills, you can sell as much products as you can and meet up with your monthly target.
I also like to keep silent on introducing other people into a program like this. This is because it is very difficult to get people to trust you enough to join such a program. Some people will even reject your offer if you decide to pay the fee to join.
It is only after you have decided on these two can you determine whether to join or not.
Is Affiliate marketing better than MLM?
I prefer affiliate marketing to MLM because MLM is already saturated. I have to compete against hundreds if not thousands of other people in a single niche. If I join Nature Sunshine now, I am bound to be selling products there and introducing people into the system. This means that the people I introduced will be selling the same product as I am. Furthermore, there are other MLM companies out there selling the same thing as this program with lots of reps too. I don’t know what I will call these. Competition is solid and only the fittest will survive in this situation. If I decide to go with affiliate marketing, I can delve into other niches that have little to no competition. As long as technology continues to advance, different niches will continue to be created.
Another important factor that makes affiliate marketing endearing to me is the experience level required. Affiliate marketing is great for beginners too; a novice can start affiliate marketing with little to no experience. Affiliate marketing also requires little to zero capital to start with.
If you learn about a successful affiliate marketer, you can simply imitate his method or strategy and achieve the same successful result in maybe a different niche. If you are a fan of Brian Tracy, you will appreciate this better. For MLM, the experienced level required is quite advance. Most MLM companies don’t have training, tutorials or blueprints that can teach you on how to promote their product or opportunity. You are simply on your own.
Finally, I will go with affiliate marketing anytime and every time because it allows me to control the business from anywhere. My success is not tangential to the success of other people. If I decide to go on vacation for a long period of time, I don’t have to worry too much about my business because it can be run on autopilot – I can outsource most of the tasks to a VA (Virtual Assistant) who can help me take care of things while I’m away relaxing.