Take Shape For Life Review
Company: Take Shape For Life (TSFL)
Products: Focus around Weight loss
Is Take Shape For Life a scam?
There are a multitude of MLM companies online where each one has its own range of product while you get some companies that are just copy cats when it comes to the products and compensation plan. Whether you are looking to buy products from this company or whether you are interested in their compensation plan, you need to read this review.
Most people call MLM companies a scam, but for this review I am not going to say that Take Shape For Life is one, but it simply does not mean that it is a good company or one that will make you money. So are so many things to consider when approaching an MLM company and we must not take it likely.
So sit back and enjoy yourself while I unfold this company for you into bite size pieces:
Take Shape For Life Products
The products will be the driving force of an MLM company and without them they can be classified as a pyramid scheme. The products needs to be real (which is obvious), of good quality and unique. I really like to focus on the uniqueness of the company because MLM companies are everywhere and if a company cannot stand out of the crowd then it can just as well close its doors.
Below is a list of some of the products that you can find:
- Nutrition bars
- Accessories etc.
As you can see, there is not really something special about the products here. There are so many other MLM companies that are selling the same type of products and nothing is stopping me from buying it from my local store. So there is not much to say about the products and it was not unique at all.
Let’s see what the compensation plan has to offer:
Take Shape For Life Compensation plan
The compensation plan is the 2nd most important pillar in an MLM company and it needs to be takes seriously. The most important aspect that I look at is the simplicity of the plan. The more level, requirement and terms a plan has the more complex it becomes. There are 2 ways to make money with this company:
1. Direct sales
First of all you need to qualify for a health coach in order to earn a commission. To become a health coach, you need to pay $199 for the health coach business pack in order to qualify. Once you are qualified and you are able to get the products sold, you will earn a commission rate of 15% from the price of each product.
Your client support bonuses will also increase as your sales volume increases.
2. Team building
Here you will rely on other people to scale your online business for you. Once you become a business coach and have your team of Health coaches ready, you can start to earn commissions from your team.
In the first category you will find that there are 7 levels:
- Health coach
- Business coach
- Senior coach
- Associate Director
- Executive Director
As you grow through these levels, you will be able to earn money from each generation that is under you. Then you get the leadership development plan which has 9 more levels:
- Integrated Executive Director
- Regional Director
- Integrated Regional Director
- National Director
- Integrated National Director
- Global Director
- Integrated Global Director
- Presidential Director
- Integrated Presidential Director
In total it is about 16 levels that you can achieve which is way to many if you ask me. This makes it very hard to understand all of the levels and it is a lot of information to digest. The compensation plan also contributed to the low score that I gave this company.
The compensation plan needs to be simple enough for you and your health coaches to understand. When you first introduce this plan to another person, they need to be able to understand it fully before they will ever join. It is not easy to convert someone in the world today about getting involved in MLM and the easier you can make this for them, the better.
Should you join Take Shape For Life?
There was not one thing that I really like and to give my honest opinion I do not think that this company is a good one to invest your time and money into. The products are not unique and the compensation plan is way too complicated for anyone to understand. Maybe if you are an experienced network marketer and you have the gift of explaining complicated compensation plan to others, then you can take a chance.
Below are 2 screenshots of the statistics from medifastmedia.com where they show you the income from each level and also the percentage of people that are in each level:
As you can see the majority of people are only earning around $87.45 per month
As you can see that the majority are not making that much money after all. Only the top 1% is making the real money.
Affiliate marketing vs MLM Marketing
I have been doing Affiliate marketing for more than a year now and while I had my ups and down, I learned and achieved a lot during this year. Affiliate marketing is where you promote the products from other companies in order to earn a commission from them.
There are several ways to promote these products and get visitors to your offer and that is through building websites (which is my favourite), social media, PPC and Media Buys. By building a website you will create the potential to earn a passive income from it. Websites have that thing about them especially if you can rank your articles on the first page of Google.
The best strategy to use is to build a website around a niche and then to drive traffic to your website via articles. This very article you are reading is an example of the type of articles you will be writing. Once the articles are written, then you just have to wait until it ranks in Google.
There are no limits to the size of a website or the amount of websites that you can build. You can make them as big as you want or you can build as many as you want. The beautiful thing is that your websites will do all of the work and selling for you on autopilot. Once they are finished you only need to do some maintenance on them which is not more than 1 hour per month.