What is Visalus? – My Review
Visalus is an mlm company that promotes weight loss products. The products range from weight loss shakes, breakfast cereals, energy drinks, snacks and supplements. They also have a compensation plan that will allow you to make money through selling their products in an mlm fashion. I have reviewed several mlm’s in my life and I can tell that Visalus is one of the better companies.
Is Visalus a Scam?
Before I start with my statement, I would just like to clarify that I am not affiliated with this company because I am not a big fan of mlm. I tried to do it a couple of times, but trying to recruit people into becoming part of my downline is not my style.
In short Vicalus is not a scam. Their products are legit and so is their compensation plan. Most people will think that the company is a pyramid scheme because of their compensation plan. The difference between an mlm and a pyramid scheme is that an mlm has physical products to sell, while a pyramid has none.
The compensation plan
1) Customer Sales commission
If you promote their products, you will earn from 0% up to 25% commissions. The reason why I say that you start with 0% is that you need to sell at least $200 worth of product or bonus volume before you can qualify to be an Associate. Your bonus volume will add up in a cumulative fashion and your commission rate will increase as your sales or BV increases.
2) Build your own group
This is always the most confusing part of any mlm. There will always be a long list of levels that you have to reach in order to make more money within a group. You only need to be an active promoter that builds a down line in order to get paid.
Remember that you have different levels within your referral tree and that your referrals can also get their own referrals into the program. As an Associate you can only earn 5% from your first level of commissions from the sales that your referrals make and 5% from your second lines sales.
You can only earn commissions from 2 levels as an Associate, but you can earn more if you reach the level of director. As a Director you can earn 5% commissions from all the sales made 4 levels deep, but your team needs to be at least 3 active lines and your group needs to at least make $2000 in sales.
The level of Regional Director comes right after Director. As a Regional Director you will earn a commission from sales made from referrals 6 levels deep. To qualify for this level, you need to have at least 3 active legs, your group needs to make at least $12 500 commissions per month and no more 60% from the sales should come from 1 line.
Now there are 11 higher levels that you can reach where you can earn up to 8 levels deep once reach the level of Ambassador. For more information on the other levels and more ways to make money you can check out their full compensation plan.
Do I recommend MLM?
I have tried it before and I stopped it because I did not make a lot of money with it. This reason for this was not that I did not work hard or could not enroll any people, but that I had to spend more time teaching my referrals how to get their own referrals.
This made me dependent upon them to make money. Surely I could go out and create a website about something and get referrals, but that is not to say that my referrals can do the same. So in order to make good money with mlm, you need to have a system created that will teach them how to promote “The Challenge”.
Another flaw of mlm is that you are only limited to 1 niche. A Niche is a group of people that has the same interest. In this case you can only target people that wants to lose weight or who wants to earn money. These 2 are 2 of the biggest and also the hardest niches to make money from because of all the competition that you need to face.
If the weightloss is not your passion, then you will not come far with this company. I like the products of this mlm, but otherwise I do not recommend trying to make money with mlm. In the end it will only be the people on top that will be the fat cats.
A Much better way to make money online
This method is one of the most flexible and easiest ways to build yourself a decent income for yourself and this method is called affiliate marketing. You also promote other people’s products to earn a commission and the sky is the limit to what products you want to promote.
There are millions of products that you can promote and all that you have to do is to join affiliate companies such as Amazon or Clickbank (These 2 are only the tip of the iceberg) and build a website around a niche to promote their products.
There is also no limit to the size or the amount of websites that you can build, which will result in an unlimited amount of passive income.