Rovia and DreamTrips: Still A Good Deal in 2020? (Former Member)

Rovia and DreamTrips are apart of the WorldVentures travel platform which I was apart of about 7 years ago with mixed reviews. It isn’t a scam though.

The whole premise is simple:

  1. A friend or family member talks about a vague travel opportunity
  2. You’re set up for a presentation on how this could change your life
  3. Very soon you discover that Rovia and DreamTrips is based on MLM
  4. And that the best way to make money is through recruiting others
  5. So you decide to do some online research and find an ex-member (me! :-))

So I decided to unpack exactly how this works for you and what my legitimate experience was. Let’s begin.

DreamTrips Review

DreamTrips is the main product of the WorldVentures company. They are a network marketing company which some regard as a pyramid scheme.

DreamTrips Review

Why pyramid? Because unlike many others, there isn’t really a physical product. It’s a membership you’re buying. The “You Should Be Here” Flags that you often see in travel photos on social media are something you need to buy separately based on my experience.

By joining, you get access to discounted travel packages. This way you can join other members on holidays and become part of the community. You can also get your friends and family to book their holidays through you and therefore you get a commission.

By far the easiest way to make money with this scheme is by signing up your friends and family. It’s heavily promoted at their regular conferences held across the United States, Europe and Australia.

The live events

What’s really impactful for members is the big conferences. Thousands of excited individuals go to these in the hopes of becoming successful.

Like genuinely – if you’re struggling to work out how to become successful, you should go to one of these. I went to a few and they were very impactful.

Because you’ll see the success stories. The people who made it. Those with stories of struggles and overcoming the challenges.

Sitting behind the computer is one thing. Getting to a DreamTrips live conference or merely going on a vacation or group trip is a great experience. The DreamTrips vacation club has very positive people to share a genuine travel experience with.

Certainly, the DreamTrips complaints and negative reviews don’t often stream at all from their live events. These are often lifechanging and inspirational.

The big challenge

Unfortunately, 98% of people never reach a job-quitting income with this scheme. It requires lots of work to become successful. Most people quit too soon.

DreamTrips scam lady

At the live events, you’re reminded of the following:

  1. Never quit. If you do, then you aren’t successful. You won’t be cool.
  2. Reach out to your friends and family. It’s the easiest path for beginners
  3. Share all your cool photos of the “You Should Be Here” sign on social media
  4. Stay within the tribe and attend all the live events, webinars and training.
  5. Enrol, enrol and enrol some more. You need to get enrolling people.

It’s seriously hard work. Most people will say no to you which is the big challenge. If you’re not accustomed to hard work, then this will not end well for you.

I mean – it’s hard work to build any business. If you’re committed to putting this much effort into building a downline, then I’d recommend you actually build your own business.

In 2020, there are just so many awesome opportunities available online where you can still travel, but without the cheesy photos on social media.

Savings with Rovia

Rovia itself doesn’t really give much in the way of savings in my experience. I was sometimes just booking deals directly including flights.

We used the concierge service on occasions which was massively helpful to get things sorted. However, my AMEX card also provides the same now that I’m heavily involved with travel hacking.

WorldVentures, when it launched, was quite revolutionary and did provide genuine savings. Unfortunately, there are very price-competitive travel websites out there like SkyScanner which have since dominated the market.

As with most MLM schemes, you often do find better deals outside of the eco-system. WorldVentures actually got into a lawsuit regarding their compensation plan and revenue/commissions which weren’t paid to their top recruits.

DreamTrips scam

Easy the biggest question on people’s mind: “Is DreamTrips a Scam?” and I’ll answer that:

DreamTrips isn’t a scam. They are apart of the WorldVentures network marketing company whose recruits legitimately recruit friends and family into the scheme for commissions. DreamTrips itself is their travel packages which provide some moderate savings to members.

As they have been in operation for 15 years, it’s clear that they have solid traction as a company. I was also a member of the WorldVentures brand for a few years with a previous partner.

Their legitimacy is questioned based on being arguably a pyramid scheme. There is no physical product exchanged unlike others such as Amway.

Online business in 2020

Network marketing as a distribution model is perfect for company owners. They don’t need to pay their distributors a salary until they’re actually performing.

For the recruits, unfortunately, it’s not a good deal in most cases. You’ll have to pay to join and most never generate enough revenue to make it worthwhile.

Only about 25% of those it surveyed made a profit with MLM, 27% broke even, and about half of them lost money.

THe AARP Foundation

It seems only 1 out of 100 people ever make any decent income with DreamTrips or any network marketing scheme. Now with a lot of work and commitment, you too can be just as successful.

But then I wonder, with so many opportunities to make an online income today, why not just build your own business? MLM was the perfect side hustle in the 80’s and 90’s.

In 2020, I believe you just have far greater opportunities available.

And as for travel hacking, it’s something I highly recommend! πŸ™‚ Return international business class for pennies on the dollar.

In summary

DreamTrips, WorldVentures and Rovia are good if you want to build a travel business in the MLM industry. Unfortunately, it isn’t anywhere near as a good opportunity as it used to be.

All these companies have a groundfloor and growth phase. If you’re late to the station, then the train may have already left. I got on the train early but got off at the next station since I didn’t feel the company would be the perfect fit for the life I envisioned. I wanted to build real businesses.

Today I continue to build such businesses without needing to chase friends or family.

Tyson Zahner Review: Should You Buy His Training Package?

I’ve been asked to share my honest thoughts on Tyson Zahner so here goes.

The world of full of MLM people but not a lot of legitimate trainers. That’s why you need to do your research well.

Then you’ve got companies who do a terrible job of training their recruits properly. The old ‘chase your friends and family’ jingle comes to mind.

Can you trust Tyson Zahner? I decided to write this non-affiliate and totally unpaid review of his training programs so you can get a very unbiased opinion.

From someone who is quite critical of training programs online and who’d be the last one in a crowd to open the wallet.

So you won’t find a “click here to join his program” link on this page at all.

Let’s begin.

An analysis of Tyson Zahner

While he has a lot of positivity, testimonials from clients and great reviews, he has some negative talk as well.

Tyson Zahner Review

I initially spent 7 hours researching everything I could about Tyson Zahner. There are certainly some negative people out there.

Why? Because he’s in the network marketing industry which is controversial. A lot of people are becoming frustrated with chasing after friends and family to build their ‘business’.

(It’s not actually their ‘business’ because it belongs to the parent company…but anyway).

The issue with a lot of these companies is that they are dinosaurs. They are teaching the same old strategies and techniques. Instead, they should be teaching how to attract hot leads online.

Instead, guys like Tyson provide a lot of upfront value. You can spend hours like I did watching his YouTube material to get a sense of the man’s value.

Ultimate Marketing Formula review

After watching all this content and signing up for his 3 steps webinar, I decided to have a good look at Tyson Zahner’s Ultimate Marketing Formula. This is the course he leads into via the AttractHotLeads.com website.

The course is full of excellent content. So much so that I don’t want to spoil it too much (you know, I’m sure he wouldn’t be happy about me sharing this out).

Instead, I can attest that you’ll learn:

  • How to stop chasing your friends and family
  • Why anyone can generate leads for free online
  • Setting up social media pages properly for growth
  • Managing a big MLM downline and constant quitters

What’s most important is that you won’t be alone on the journey. He has a community called Inner Circle with hundreds of people inside. If you buy the Ultimate Marketing Formula then you get access to it.

It’s a hub of positive people. If you’re sick of the negativity from your friends or family, then you need to be inside this group now.

You could even learn a lot from the free webinar alone and it’s something I’d recommend that you join up to. You can potentially also attract 100 leads in 30 days and start building your downline.

The Tyson Zahner difference

Unlike a lot of other MLM trainers, I found that he has a unique approach.

It’s softer and more real, while Tyson Zahner is big on attraction marketing.

Plus the MLM company he is in has really helped him achieve his goals.

(And no…I don’t want to spoil the company he’s in. You’ll have to buy the course to find out… πŸ˜‰)

The big difference by far is the number of success stories. Genuine students making a big leap in their rise up the pyramid.

Plus he provides a 30-day refund with the Ultimate Marketing Formula course.

Big difference compared to a lot of the other trainers and educators out there.

Why MLM companies are struggling

A lot of these companies are challenged by one thing: Their training materials.

Most of the uplines are old school. They have little knowledge about online marketing funnels and generating leads outside of friends and family.

None of them teaches how to attract hot leads online. Some of them completely ban social media marketing as a strategy which makes your job much more challenging.

For this reason, you have to make sure you choose the right company and the right product that you believe in. Even so, their training is basic at best.

I’m not an affiliate of Tyson’s program but would easily say that his content is 2x more than you’ll find with any of these company programs. He just knows his stuff.

As a downside though, I did find he talked really fast. This might be overwhelming for you if you’re not used to this. As an Australian, we just generally talk slower.

The price for his program is reasonable too at $497 for the Ultimate Marketing Formula. There are ‘gurus’ charging 4x more for the exact same content actually.

The longevity of MLM schemes

I’ve written a lot on this blog about the future of network marketing. In fact, I’ve written a great post about the top 10 companies to get into.

But from my research, I’ve seen a worrying trend. The constant decline of such companies because of the bad industry reputation.

Not only that but in 2020 we just have so many more opportunities available to us.

The same opportunities weren’t available 20 years ago when the MLM industry was in its prime.

And while you can still make good money today as Tyson Zahner does, it’s just going to take more work. You’ll really need to stretch yourself and build a training community.

If you’re looking to build a real business, I would look beyond the pyramid. Look at opportunities around us that are trending upwards.

In summary

Would I recommend Tyson’s training? Absolutely. From my research and experience, he knows his content very well. Plus it’s very affordable.

However, being in the MLM industry he does have a fair share of haters and critics who have left negative reviews online.

They’re jaded because statistically, 99% of people do fail in the industry. This is why you need to get trained properly if you’re going to survive.

Because many will say no to you along the journey. Those that say yes will generally quit by the end of next month. It’s a tough industry to be in.

Money is lost. Friends are gone. Time is wasted. That’s all too common in this journey which is unfortunate.

On the other hand, building an online business can be done without downlines these days. Where you control the asset and you dictate the outcome.

Essentially, focus on building an asset. Play the long game and don’t quit.

NEORA Review: Should you join this MLM products company?

Neora is a well-known network marketing company based in Brazil with some interesting reviews out there, both positive and negative.

The interesting thing is that people either love or hate this company. Very rarely do you find someone in the middle ground on the issue.

I just happen to be in the middle ground actually. A rare individual who sees the argument on both sides.

Some say it’s fantastic and you should join. Others say it’s a scam and should be avoided, especially with the recent Neora FTC involvement and lawsuit.

So which way should you go? That’s what this review is all about.

Neora review

I’m guessing your friend or family member is in this scheme and has invited you to have a look?

Like you’ve been to a seminar, conference or webinar. Or it might have started with a phone call.

Look, there are a lot of network marketing companies out there in the world today.

Neora, formerly Nerium International, is certainly one of them.

Neora review
It’s good to research companies like this

They distribute skin care products through the MLM (friends and family) model.

Amway popularized this a long time ago. Like back in the 80’s and 90’s this was popular.

Today it’s not so much. That’s because it’s so easy to research the truth, but more importantly, there are just so far better ways to create an income stream.

But of course, the products here are great. If you’re a fan of these products, you should join.

Because as a customer, you might experience some positive benefits.

Not only that, but the live events and the people you meet can be empowering.

At the same time, you’ll either love it or hate it. You could think it’s a scam or the best thing in the entire world.

Whichever way you go, I’m sure that decision will be mindful.

The issue with MLM schemes

Now if it’s your first time to this industry, let me shed some light.

Here’s what you’ll be asked to do:

  1. Join the opportunity from the person who is already inside.
  2. Get your friends and family on board (They won’t like it)
  3. Pay annually for the subscription to be a member in this MLM
  4. Continue ordering products and encourage others to do the same.

It’s tough and for many reasons. These schemes were very popular years ago, but today it just takes a lot of time, effort and energy to find success.

But at the same time, it’s a relatively low-cost and safer segway into the world of business.

The good news is that people are more so interested in Neora today:

At the same time, it’s not so popular in the United States:

Neora seems to be more popular in Brazil and India, followed by Canada and Vietnam. Australia has minimal traction.

Now, here’s the big problem. The FTC lawsuit regarding Neora claiming that it is, in fact, a Pyramid Scheme. This is disastrous for public relations!

Most Nerium BPs end up making little or no money, and a substantial percentage lose money.

Federal Trade Commission

So the majority of people lose money, according to the Federal Trade Commission. πŸ˜•

The complaint notes that Nerium also charges BPs numerous fees, including for sales aids, business cards, letterhead, registration at Nerium conferences, and access to its software app

Federal Trade Commission report

Now to be fair, that’s the reality of all modern-day MLM schemes. They make their money from conferences and recruitments, as opposed to product distribution.

So it’s clear that the Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on this industry.

Because they genuinely care about people having a good experience, both with products and as a business model.

My decision

Now, Neora is good. They have been around a long time.

They strive to help as many people as people to become brand partners and spread this ‘opportunity’, but as the data shows, so few people find success.

I declined my chance to join this company because it just isn’t for me.

My decision is to be on board with something on-trend.

That is: Jumping on a stallion, not a donkey. Something trending UPWARDS.

Something which has a 100% FREE training series showing you exactly how to do it.

And the model? eCommerce. Creating your own physical products to sell online.

With an epic community of almost 10,000 people now worldwide inside.

All motivated, inspired and driven to build their very own business online.

Summary

If the FTC gets involved in a company, it’s time to step back and re-evaluate.

Because there are other companies which have gone on a downward trend.

In fact, the entire industry seems to be in decline right now. It’s just harder today.

Truth be told, any type of business is hard. There is no magic bullet for success.

But if you’re hungry and believe in your strategy, you will make that slow burn to the top.

So Neora could be just the thing for you, as an online opportunity.

Myself, on the other hand, I’ve chosen Amazon as a business model.

The 10 Best MLM Companies in 2020 (My Top Recommendations)

Best MLM Schemes

I’ve compiled a list of the best MLM companies to join in 2020. Read this list of my top network marketing schemes available for beginners.

I’ve ranked these not by revenue (as these numbers can be skewed) but by numerous factors. Company age, product line, live events, interest over time and distributor support.

I’ve also shown Google trend data so you can see which companies are being the most talked about. Because you want to make sure you’re on a trend, not on a sinking ship. It’s clear that I’m attempting to steer you in the right direction.

I’m all about catching trends early. I used to be that guy who jumped from opportunity, before finally finding my feet. If you’re committed to succeeding in MLM, use this helpful guide to help you in avoiding a bad one.

Consider that I’ve done the work to research this, so you don’t have to. πŸ˜‰

Best MLM companies

Remember that I’m ranking these based on numerous factors. It’s not just a case of which company is doing the best revenue. Recruits need to look at different atributes.

Because a company that makes a lot of money might have a bad product for you. Like, men might not be happy selling skincare, and women might not be happy selling health shakes or digital services.

So choosing the right one for you is very important. A bad decision could cost you a lot of time and money.

Here’s the list of the best MLM companies to join in 2020:

Company NameEstimated DistributorsLaunched
1DoTERRA3 million +2008
2Enagic500,000 +1974
3Isagenix1 million +2002
4Herbalife2 million +1980
5Jeunesse1 million +2009
6ByDzyneLess than 50,0002019
7Amway3 million +1959
8World Ventures1 million +2005
9USANA700,000 +1992
10Arbonne500,000 +1980

All of these are good companies worth pursuing if you’re considering a career in network marketing. None of these are easier than the other, despite ranking DoTERRA in the top position. Nor is Arbonne bad either.

I’ve written this list of the best MLM companies as someone based in Australia, though individuals based in the United Kingdom, North American, New Zealand and Canada will also benefit. All these companies have presences on your shores.

While those numbers are good, not everyone will find success in any of these schemes. It’s a personal level of motivation more than anything.

Now, let’s dig a little deeper on these exact companies.

1. DoTERRA

This company is famous for its essential oils that make distributors go crazy.

Doterra MLM Company
Good growth with DoTERRA

Not only that, there are seriously good earning potential too.

I like this company because they feature a range of beneficial products. Like – you can build a business with products that you’re proud of.

Read more here: https://www.workwithjoshua.com/doterra-young-living-5-reasons-to-never-join-heres-why

2. Enagic/Kangen

This is in 2nd place as its also a great company who sells water machines.

Enagic Kangen MLM Company
Even better growth with Enagic and Kangen

So you can comfortably sell a product that you’re proud of. Because their alkaline water from the Kangen machines positively impacts many lives.

The main downside is that it isn’t cheap with this company. If you’re on a limited budget, then please start elsewhere.

Read more here: https://www.workwithjoshua.com/kangen-water-review-enagic-worth-it-you-can-get-cheaper-machines

3. Isagenix

You can’t possibly go to a gym anymore without at least one personal trainer being an Isagenix representative. They are literally everywhere now!

Isagenix MLM Company
It’s disappointing that Isagenix is now down 50% over the last 5 years.

Some of their products are really good, whilst some make some exagerrated claims too. One thing that is awesome with this company is their live events.

Affordability is great here, with starter kits costing less than $300 with this MLM scheme.

Read more here: https://www.workwithjoshua.com/dont-join-isagenix-or-herbalife-australia-ill-tell-you-why

4. Herbalife

Welcome to the turtle life…I mean Herbalife! πŸ™‚

Herbalife MLM Company
Notice those yearly drops? People aren’t searching over Christmas.

This is a network marketing company that has been around for many years. With thousands of representatives on board, you know they won’t be going anywhere soon.

Their product range continues to improve over the years, mainly focused on health and wellness.

Please refer to the previously mentioned article: https://www.workwithjoshua.com/dont-join-isagenix-or-herbalife-australia-ill-tell-you-why

5. Jeunesse

In last than 12 years, Jeunesse has exploded on to the MLM dance floor with their anti-aging products.

Jeunesse MLM Company
We can see only a marginal decline with Jeunesse over the last 5 years

There is some seriously good earning potential here. The margins are quite high with this product, resulting in many distributors earning good dollars.

This is somewhat of a high-class / higher calibre company. They generally target the mid to upper class worker who’s well dressed.

6. ByDzyne

With less than 50,000 distributors worldwide, ByDzyne still does make this list.

ByDzyne MLM Company
ByDzyne just started, hence the lack of interest until early 2019

It’s a good company that has a range of products on offer. From smart watches to hemp products and more. I particularly like their travel discounts.

Why did this make the list? They have had some seriously good growth since their launch in 2019 and this trend looks to continue throughout 2020. One to look out for!

Read more: https://www.workwithjoshua.com/bydzyne-reviewed-is-this-mlm-scheme-and-products-worth-considering

7. Amway

Yes, Amway! It does make this list. Because you’ll looking for safety and security, with a company that will be around for many years still.

Amway MLM Company
Amway appears to be on the swing upwards!

As far as income potential goes, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend Amway at all. For example, they have 100,000 distributors alone in Australia.

But if you’re looking for a company who has done network marketing very well, at scale, then look no further! Their live events are the biggest in the world.

More information and personal experiences: https://www.workwithjoshua.com/amway-australia-its-too-late-ex-rep-speaks-out-7-reasons-why-i-would-say-no

8. World Ventures

This is a unique player on this list. World Ventures is competing with the likes of Expedia and SkyScanner.

World Ventures MLM Company
World Ventures went crazy a few years ago, but today isn’t so crash hot.

If you know the little blue sign “YOU SHOULD BE HERE” then this IS the company. Distributors generally love to travel, with the membership being the main product.

Caveat: There are cases where this company has been perceived to be a pyramid. This is because there is no real or tangible product, unlike the rest who have physical products. This is why I’m such a proponent of physical products.

More personal experiences: https://www.workwithjoshua.com/ex-rep-gives-5-reasons-not-to-join-world-ventures-australia

9. USANA

Very similar to Isagenix, and in some ways Amway too, USANA is very popular in the United States and South East Asian countries.

USANA MLM Company
Those peaks and valleys are interesting with USANA.

The main product line is health and wellness consumables. Distributors generally stay on for a long time and I know a few people doing well with this MLM scheme.

It’s not one of the best out there, especially as their ‘golden years’ have passed. But still a great company we can all learn from.

More information: https://www.workwithjoshua.com/usana-review-its-not-a-scam-but-then-you-shouldnt-join-it-anyway

10. Arbonne

This is a uniquely female MLM scheme, given the product range is mostly makeups and accessories.

Arbonne MLM Company
Arbonne remains pretty well stable year on year, with some adjustments.

Arbonne is an evergreen network marketing company who continues to do well across many countries, including Australia and the United States.

Some YouTubers have decided to get on board with this company as distributors. There is less of the look and feel of a traditional ‘icky’ MLM scheme with this company, though unfortunately not really for men like myself.

The truth about MLM schemes

Choosing the best scheme is important, but I need to share the truth about such companies.

You see – 2020 is a unique year. It’s a chance to start fresh, with something new and exciting. I understand the allure of such a ‘business opportunity’ to begin with.

But there are intrinsic challenges that many will face throughout this process.

In 2006, Quixtar published The Quixtar Independent Business Owner Compensation Plan, in which the company reported that the average monthly gross income for “Active” IBOs was $115.

Amway’s Wikipedia page

That sucks – just $115 per month. This does take into account the big earners too, so the average person who’s not at the top is earning much less.

The failure rate with distributors is often more than 95%, meaning many hopes and dreams are merely washed away. No wonder this industry has a bad reputation.

Many people get frustrated with MLM companies

But why does this happen?

Well let’s see:

  1. Most people aren’t always passionate about selling someone else’s products. If you create a product range yourself (as I have done via eCommerce) then you’ll be much more passionate
  2. The MLM industry has a bad reputation which has developed from exaggerated earning potential. So friends and family are less likely to join than you think.
  3. You need to be a real outgoing and ‘sales focused’ individual to succeed with MLM schemes. Oh – and you do need to do a lot of continous work, most of unpaid at the beginning as you recruit more people.
  4. Most people don’t know how to advertise their ‘business opportunity’ outside of their friends and family. There are many ways to do this in 2020.
  5. You’ll have to manage an attrition rate. For every 20 people you enrol, only 1 will actually do anything. 15 will be gone by next month, the remaining 5 might stay on for another year. Maybe.

Whilst you might have seen a lot of testimonials and case studies, the vast majority of people make little to no money with MLM schemes. This is why it’s hard to recruit your friends and family, as most of them have seen this sort of stuff before.

What I’m doing today in 2020

The internet has literally changed the world. I used to think that MLM was the best opportunity around. This was years ago (2011 to be exact) as I could use it as a vehicle to quit my job and travel the world.

Looking back, it was a very foolish decision to join, but a very smart one to leave. Seth Godin calls this strategic quitting, when you know it’s time to hang in the towel.

I believe your skills could be best applied in creating a product line that you own. That is: a range of products that are sold online, particularly on Amazon.

That is exactly what I do. Selling on Amazon literally changed my life.

Best MLM Companies List

If you find success with network marketing schemes, then you’re one of the lucky few. Someone who put in a lot of work, for years on end.

There are far more smarter people opening their eyes to the potential of eCommerce. You know – owning the products yourself, with a worldwide customer pool. Better still – the potential of a 7 figure exit.

This is a high-income skill. As they say “Skills pay the bills”

All without the hard-selling, talking to friends or family or attending ‘those’ hypey seminars. Because you’re chasing legitimacy.

And once you learn these skills, no one can take this away from you. A smart business model, I must say!

Summary of the best MLM schemes

There are some great companies and systems around. I recently found one!

MLM companies have been around for decades. People have found success with such schemes.

But there are some even greater individuals that have the potential for so much more. You know, you deserve so much more.

You can build a recurring revenue stream so you can travel the world. Through selling online, this is entirely possible.

Once you ‘get it’, you’ll really grasp why this is an awesome business model. Literally, it’s the #1 opportunity right now.

A way to travel the world. Where you can build a brand with products you love, and dominate your marketplace.

I look forward to seeing you on the inside in just a moment.

ARIXX Review | It’s Not A Scam | Discover Why I Didn’t Join….

Arixx Review France

So let me guess, you’re curious about ARIXX after going to a presentation in person or a webinar. Did your friend or family member invite you along?

It’s always good to do your research before joining one of these ‘systems’ or opportunities. Because you’ll be more equipped with the knowledge and can make a rational decision.

Let’s have a good look at ARIXX, what they offer, and more importantly…if you should join.

My blog is read by thousands of people like you each week. It’s reader-sponsored, and an affiliate or referral link may be shown below.

Let’s begin.

ARIXX Review

Now let’s establish something important upfront – they are a good company.

This is why they aren’t a scam at all – they seek to do good in the world.

It’s just that they use a questionable distribution model – network marketing.

What is network marketing? It’s MLM or otherwise known as multi-level marketing.

Think of Amway, Herbalife and the like. These companies seek to recruit others into the same system.

People like to investigate and research companies like this

That’s probably how you discovered this ‘opportunity’ just recently. Your friend or family member is on the inside already.

They would like you to get in, as it helps build their business. And it’s always good to support those close to you in their business.

At the same time, not too many people actually get far with this business model.

Because it’s hard. I mean – everything is hard, but this business model is especially harder.

(This isn’t an attack on Arixx here, but the industry itself…)

If you want to be successful, you’ll need to join and then recruit friends and family ourself. It’s free and a good place to start (if you’re comfortable to do that…)

On the other hand, you can run Facebook and Instagram ads. But lots of marketers are doing that already, which has really pushed up the cost of online advertising.

So it could be challenging either way you go.

That aside, let’s look at some good attributes.

Arixx benefits

The industry has been tarnished by some not so good companies in the past.

In fact, some of these have fallen over. Either they turn out to be pyramids, or the owners themselves have let greed get in the way.

The leadership team from Arixx seems to have the right mindset. That is – they genuinely want to help you be successful, or at the very least, reap the benefits of the products.

While that’s important, so are the recruits. Those on the bottom and medium levels of the pyramid. Yes – I say pyramid, but this isn’t a pyramid scheme. Stay with me here.

Arixx benefits
Arixx Rated

Those who join are interested and motivated to do good in the world. Perhaps it’s their first foray into the world of business, sales, marketing or a system that can relieve them from their job.

If that’s you, then I applaud you! So many people would be so eager to just sit on the sidelines. You are genuinely interested and committed to doing something positive for your future. πŸ˜ƒ

Not only that, but Arixx puts on some great live events. These are motivational and inspirational to help keep people on board. Most people really do enjoy these experiences.

Lastly – it’s the protection for members. This company clearly does its best to address the concerns of those on the inside.

Hard products on offer

Arixx offers some great products, so let’s have a look at what’s on offer.

  • Nutrifii which are supplements
  • Slenderizz for weightloss
  • Puritii which are water and air filters
  • Jouve which is their skincare brand
  • NuCerity which is another skincare brand (Why are there two of the same?)
  • Reviive which are soaps and conditioners
  • Prime for essential oils (I hear DoTerra is better though?)
  • Limu which is their energy drinks.

They have a similar lineup to what Amway offers, and sometimes there is too much overlap in their product offering.

The pricing for Arixx products is often costing more than what you will find at supermarkets and other stores.

You don’t have to buy all of them – just what suits you and how much you’ll consume.

Soft products on offer

The cool thing about Arixx is it isn’t just pills, potions and lotions. They have spread a little further.

You have the following options:

  • Loyalty shopping scheme (for their own products mostly)
  • Arixx Travel for flights and accommodation discounts
  • Arixx Diamonds for discounts on jewellery
  • Finally, Arixx Medical for health insurance discounts

And I think that’s where this company separates itself from the pack.

Trends over time

Something I love to share is the trends. Like….are people genuinely interested in this company or is it merely fluff?

Because that’s important, you know. We want to see the longterm viability here.

(You want to jump on a stallion….not a donkey)

Now let’s have a look in Google Trends:

Arixx review
The trends on Arixx don’t look good

Steady interest but it’s minimal compared to other companies.

Not only that, but it’s interesting how Arixx is mostly in France.

Arixx France, United Kingdom and United States

There are minimal movements in the United Kingdom and United States markets, with almost no interest in Arixx Australia.

Wondering why so few people are interested in this company? Let’s have a discussion.

The future of this industry

Network marketing companies thrived 20 and 30 years ago. Back then the only way to quit your job without the expense of a traditional business was MLM schemes.

Companies like Amway absolutely thrived. It was so easy because no one had heard of it, plus you can’t research online as you can today.

In my opinion, the longterm viability of MLM schemes looks bleak. Today you have far greater opportunities than in the past.

Now, while Arixx might survive in 10 years, I don’t want to be on a platform that is just ‘surviving’. I want something strong and rigid, on-trend which will take me through the tough times.

That to me is the way of the future, where you can actually ride a stallion…not a donkey.

(Again, not an attack on Arixx, because they are a great company).

MLM schemes just aren’t as hot as they once were, I’m afraid.

Common questions about Arixx

Naturally, I get a lot of questions here on the blog. I’ll do my best to answer them.

What is Arixx?

Today Arixx is a multi-level marketing company that seeks to distribute their products and services through friends and family.

Is Arixx a pyramid scheme?

No, Arixx isn’t a pyramid scheme. Their physical healthcare products ensure they able to bypass restrictions in most countries where pyramids are in fact illegal. Their products are legit and do often provide benefits for members inside the scheme.

What does it cost to join?

Joining Arixx and becoming a member costs $190 today and you must renew every year. If you choose to become a distributor as well, then you’ll need to Enrollment package which can become quite expensive.

Should I join?

You should join ARIXX or any network marketing company if you’re passionate about the industry, and are genuinely driven for success. It’s an uphill battle where very few people reach success.

An exciting opportunity

One thing that I found not too long ago is the trends on eCommerce.

Previously I showed you the trends on ARIXX which didn’t look promising.

On the other hand, we can see a massive difference with say…selling on Amazon.

That’s interesting. So many people are choosing to become an Amazon seller.

Am I wondering why this is? The answer is quite obvious…

People are genuinely interested in selling on Amazon. It’s an upward trend, after all.

Remember I talked about riding a stallion? You’d want to jump off the donkey.

Selling on Amazon is an epic opportunity that can change one’s life.

One epic community

Not too long ago I found one awesome community. One that has literally changed my life.

Everyone inside has decided to get on board with the Amazon opportunity.

They wanted something that was on-trend, where the fire hasn’t burned out yet.

(You know, you want to be early to the party…not late to the party)

The best part is the 100% FREE training series. It walks you step by step through the process.

It’s built for business owners. It’s built for those driven for success, and who actually will do the work.

If that’s you, then jump on board today.

Summary

Arixx is a good company and certainly isn’t a scam, but it’s clear that some people aren’t happy with this company.

If you read the online reviews, it doesn’t look that attractive.

But then we need to question the mindset of those who come out with such outlandish remarks.

Because this company and those representatives inside are genuinely committed to helping people.

(Those like you seeking a way out of the rat race)

On the other hand, the business model itself might not be viable for the long term.

That’s why I didn’t join. A small company with minimal marketplace footholds.

But on the flip side, great ethics and transparency for its members’ long term.

Now, I already have started my journey elsewhere with a thriving community.

One that gets results, through hard work and implementation.

My business is partnered with the world’s #1 marketplace – Amazon.

Where 50% of eCommerce sales are happening right now.

And that trend only continues to rise.

The ACE Initiative Review: Is it something you should do?

The ACE Initiative MLM Scheme

There are a lot of schemes around, so it’s worthwhile investigating The ACE Initiative for those new to the industry.

I’ve been blogging here for almost a decade regarding these sort of things. Business opportunities if you will – the sort of stuff that can really impact your life.

Let me guess – you’ve seen an advertisement on Instagram or Facebook referencing The ACE Initiative and want to do some research and read reviews.

If that’s you – you’re in the right place. Let’s begin.

The ACE Initiative Review

There are ads about this all over social media now. It has you curious, yes?

What is The ACE Initiative? Well – it’s leading you into an MLM scheme.

The ACE Initiative pyramid scheme
The ACE Initiative is mislabelled as a pyramid scheme when it’s really an MLM

Like initially they lead you believing that they are affiliate marketers. πŸ€”

And let me tell you – that’s just partially true. See – affiliate marketing is different.

I should know as I’ve been doing this for a long time. Almost a decade now.

With affiliate marketing, you build a niche or authority website. πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»

Example: let’s say you love tennis. You build a website talking all about tennis.

“Best tennis rackets” and “How to play tennis better.” That sort of quality stuff.

Like, I have affiliate links below where I may earn a commission if you buy.

If you’ve seen that type of stuff before, then that’s how it actually works.

That’s legit affiliate marketing. You’re building an asset that you own.

A website like that you can enjoy for cashflow or sell for a good profit.

Now with The Ace Initiative, unfortunately, it’s much different. 😬

How it works

How it works with The Ace Initiative is this:

  1. They create very compelling ads on Instagram and Facebook.
  2. You’re shown the lifestyle. Fun, freedom, travel and fulfilment.
  3. You’re lead to believe they are people with a real online business.
  4. The 1st sale is into the training ‘system’. It’s $99 per month…. πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
  5. And later you discover it’s really an MLM scheme (Enagic/Kangen)

And unfortunately, with the training system, the content is quite specific.

Like it talks about personal branding and such. Like recruiting others in.

Lots of recruits have captivating images like this shown on social media.

Of course, it should – it’s the best way to make money with this scheme.

But if you thought this was you building your own real business, it’s not.

Personal branding, not affiliate marketing

There ain’t much here about genuine affiliate marketing. Like SEO skills.

Most recruits really don’t know about DR50 backlinks and LSI keywords.

And some haven’t even logged into WordPress. It’s…disappointing.

Hence why I’m ranked high in Google, because I’m a practitioner.

Someone that has built high-income skills over a period of time.

Not someone who got rich in 5 minutes. That doesn’t happen.

This scheme isn’t being pitched in the proper way I’m afraid.

Not only that – they recently merged with Affiliate Institute.

That’s right – The ACE Initiative is with Affiliate Institute.

It’s essentially the same thing now. A community of people.

So they’re both working together to lead people into the MLM scheme.

And learning about personal branding and social media lifestyle shots.

Not affiliate marketing as it initially seems. Sorry to burst the bubble.

In all honesty

For some people, it’s the perfect opportunity. A real chance at life.

And their water machines can literally be life-changing with benefits.

Like really – I have friends in this scheme and they love it. I’ll support ’em.

For others, it’s often not the best business choice. You could do better.

After all, they don’t say it’s an MLM.

They hide under the affiliate marketing umbrella.

Then later…you’re upsold to….wait for it… an MLM!

A network marketing scheme if you will. Education was Amway’s real business.

As their products were average. So this company today does the same thing.

And especially in a world of social media greatness and FOMO, it’s perfect.

Like the ideal way to market this scheme. And let me tell you – it’s working.

Otherwise, why would they run expensive PPC ads to get others on board?

(Oh and they also show you in their training how to do this too… πŸ˜‰)

But this takes a lot of work…to build someone else’s online business.

That part I don’t really understand at all. It’s still not your own biz.

When you could take the time to build your own business instead.

A real asset that you control. Start small and scale up over time.

I prefer building websites that generate lifestyle income.

‘Cause I ain’t got time to bug my own friends and family.

The #1 best training is this one. You can start learning for FREE.

Next steps

I would join The Ace Initiative if you’re committed towards a few things:

  1. Labelling yourself an ‘affiliate marketer’ which is only partly true. πŸ˜”
  2. Branding your social media accounts with ‘the perfect life today’
  3. Selling Kangen/Enagic water machines through MLM (optional)
  4. Recruiting friends and family. That’s how people are successful.
  5. Hard work. All businesses are hard work with many challenges.

Now you have the roadmap on how to get started with this thing.

As I’ve said, for some people it’s a good scheme.

So you should get started today with your upline.

Because you’ll learn some digital marketing skills.

And be connected with this warm community.

Plus the water machines are simply amazing.

And get your first taste of entrepreneurship.

(Their live events are very motivational by the way)

For others though, it might not be the right system.

After all, they say “We’re not MLM!!” when they actually are…. πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

Well, not initially at least: “Heyyyy!! We’re affiliate marketers” πŸ™„

When the only proper way to make money with this scheme is the upsell.

And that’s straight into an MLM scheme. This turns off so many people.

But if you’re committed, then it can work (and lots of hard work, that is)

For me though…I’ll stick to building my own real businesses.

The sort of stuff where I can call the shots.

That’s a real business. 100% ownership.

With genuine freedom and fulfilment

Without needing to recruit others in.

Now if you want to learn real affiliate marketing.

Without hassling your friends and family.

Then you can start the journey for FREE

And if you want to join an MLM scheme

Then I can recommend The Ace Initiative.

With so many great people on the inside

There is a sense of community and warmth.

Ambitious people providing lots of support.

As is often the case with personal development.

If only they could say it’s an MLM from Day 1.