Zija International Review
Products: weight loss, energy drinks and skincare.
Is Zija International a scam?
It looks like mlm companies have taken the internet by storm the last 5 to 10 years which can be a bad or a good thing. Zija is also a company that is being promoted through mlm which can people mixed feelings. Whether you are someone that are interested in buying their products or you want to take part in their compensation plan, you need to read this review.
Someone might have approached you in the street with this business opportunity or a relative might have told you about this company, either way you need to get the facts about this company and mlm in general before you can think about getting excited.
So is Zija International a scam that you should avoid at all costs? To give you a short answer I am going to say no, but it does not mean that you should start to feel a relief or jump right into joining the company. As most of my MLM reviews, I am going to highlight to major or critical factors that are very important. The first is the products from the company that you will be promoting or buying and secondly is the compensation plan.
Did you know that without products, this company would be illegal because they will then represent a pyramid scheme? Let us delve a bit into their products to see whether it is worthy of your time.
Zija weight loss products
This company is mainly focused in promoting weight loss products such as protein supplements and tea. Through a customer’s perspective I do not find the need of any of these products. People always think that there is a secret pill or powder that will make them lose weight and this is all just a fantasy. Many companies will try to sell you on this garbage in order to make money off of you.
The second problem is that the products are not unique. There are so many other mlm companies that sell the same type of products which makes this one a copycat. The mlm industry is a very competitive one especially if you are selling weight loss products. Quality and uniqueness is the 2 major factors that the product of an mlm company need to fulfill and without it, the company will not last long. Below is a list of some of the products that you will find:
- XM Protein
- Super mix
- Smart mix
- Energy mix
- Energy mix
- Energy drink
- Skin care products
If you can also find similar products cheaper through your local store, then why would you be interested in the products of these companies?
Zija compensation plan
The compensation plan is just as important as the products that you will be promoting and this is why I put a lot of emphasis on how you will be earning money. For the plan I would give it a 6/10 because it was not that complicated, but they could have done better. In total they have 18 levels that you can reach which are just too many. They could have done this with a maximum of 10 levels.
How long is it going to take you to explain each and every level to the person(s) that you want to enroll? It will take you almost forever to do this and it is at this critical point where the person will decided whether they would want to join or not. To explain the compensation plan in to your prospects in less than 15 minutes is very critical.
I am not going to go into each level, but I will explain how it all fits together. Below is the 2 pillars of how you will make money with them:
1. Retail sales
The very first level is the distributor level where if you can sell any of the products, you will earn at a commission rate of 25%. This money will come from the direct sales that you personally generate and is also the easiest to do.
2. Binary Legs
At the beginning you will only be able to have 2 groups that are coming from 2 direct referrals. As your 2 downlines start to grow several generations deep, you will start to have 2 groups that will contribute to the group volume. You need to qualify as a builder in order to earn a 15% commission rate off the minimum of 500 group volume that one of your legs might reach.
Each time your legs have reached a cycle, you will earn your commissions. Your smallest leg need to earn a minimum of 500 GV (Group Volume) in order for a cycle to happen. When your team grows it will also earn more group volume. Each level needs a specific amount of group volume for you to qualify and your personal referrals must also reach a specific level before you can climb the ladder.
There are more to the compensation plan than this, but I believe that this information is enough for anyone to make their final choice.
Is Zija the company for you?
There are hundreds of other “mlm companies” and the majority of them are pyramid schemes in disguise. Zija is a legit company with their own product line, but the products are not that interesting and there is nothing unique about them.
There are other mlm companies that also sell weigh loss products that are more interesting. Some of them even have training programs that goes with the products to add more value to them. The compensation plan was also too much for me. Remember that your enrollees need to explain this very same plan to their referrals so somewhere along the line your business will not grow anymore.
I also do not know why this company had to go out and create 18 levels because this makes it only harder to grow your business. So it will all depend on whether you have enough experience in this and if you are up for the challenge.
MLM vs Affiliate marketing
It is obvious to say that affiliate marketing is a much simpler way to earn a passive income online than MLM. There are companies such as Amazon and Linkshare that are dying for people to promote their products online. For each product you sell, you will earn a commission.
There are no complicated levels and you also do not need to try to recruit your friends and family members in order to make money with this.