Owner: Jeff Olson
Price: $99 (just for the cream)
There are so many positive reviews of this product so I had to add my $.02 to the mix. In this Nerium skin care review, I want to show you how I managed to avoid this program and save a couple hundred dollars.
There are too many “brand promoters” that are trying their hardest to promote this business, mainly because of their little incentives (The Lexus and the ipad). Did it work on me? We shall see.
What is Nerium?
Nerium is the latest and greatest anti-aging cream to hit the skin care industry, with MANY of its members already out on the prowl.
It was founded by Jeff Olson, who is also a best selling author. I am not going to talk about Jeff and his success in life (even if he is a best selling author), but about his product/business, which is Nerium.
This is a multilevel marketing business, which promotes one thing and one thing only. Unlike other MLM companies like Amway and Melaleuca that have many products to sell, these guys only have their anti-aging cream.
The Key Ingredient – Nerium Orleander
I really had no idea what this was, until I did some further research. The key to this anti-aging cream is this plant called Nerium Orleander, which can be found mostly in the southern states.
This plant is actually poisonous and one leaf can actually kill a child. I really don’t know why or how a child could eat this plant, but that is what will happen. Please don’t quote me on that, and See the source here.
Alright, I am no doctor and I am definitely not a scientist, so let’s talk a little more about the main thing that most people are concerned about, like the price and the good old comp plan (crowd favorite).
How Much is it Going to Cost You?
If you want to get the cream, it is going to cost you $110 a bottle. This doesn’t entitle you to their compensation plan, which is probably the biggest reason anyone gets involved with any MLM business.
If you would like to become a preferred customer, it would cost you $80. If you want to be a preferred customer, you are going to need to purchase one of their success packs, which is going to start at $499. Here you will get 5 bottles of the anti-aging cream and have the chance to get the goodies.
Get 3urfree is Nerium’s version of the whole “get your membership paid for” nonsense and instead of calling it an “auto-ship”, they personalized theirs by calling it an (ADO) auto-delivery order, which is mandatory to partake in their comp plan.
As you can see, to start it is going to be a bit pricey, but it will then cost you $80 a month, which is actually not too bad.
This is probably the biggest reason people are going crazy trying to promote this business. This was the only reason my landlord’s receptionist was trying so hard to get me to join Nerium.
I remember when she would have nothing to say but, “come on John, I want to get my ipad”. I am not the best network marketer, but that is not good marketing. Here are the two incentives and what you need to do to get them.
♦ The Ipad – This is the first bait that Nerium uses to get you to make more sales. They offer you an ipad, but you have to get your first 3 recruits and then they have to get their 3. Sounds easy huh? That’s what I used to think, until I tried it for myself. If you have done this business before, you will know that it isn’t easy to get 1! I was actually told by my almost up-line, that all I needed to do was signup 3 and the ipad was mine. Talk about desperate! Or I don’t know, maybe she didn’t even know and she was probably lied to.
♦ The Lexus – I actually went to one of these functions and all they would blab about was how they’re going to the dealership the next day to pick up their Lexus. If you think the ipad was hard to get, wait till you you see this. Instead of getting just two levels filled, you will have to go get those 3 to get their 3 and then fill the next row! I probably know a handful of people that have networks that big and they are very popular online marketers as well. As an “average Joe”, this is not going to be a walk in the park and you might end up as another statistic. If you see the chart above, you will see how this is not as easy as it sounds
I am really not trying to discourage you from joining Nerium, I just think there are better opportunities out there. I am a full-time online marketer and I don’t have to deal with the whole recruiting nonsense and I make money by marketing products online.
Nerium Skin Care Complaints
With any company out there, you’re always going to get the crying and whining. With Nerium, it mostly came from the cream itself. It’s almost like a teeter-todder, because you have some that are so in love with the cream and then you have those that say it doesn’t work.
Personally, I did not want to try it because I don’t really have any problem with my skin (yet), which is also another reason that held me back from pulling the trigger.
How can I promote something that I don’t even use? Reminds me of the First MLM that I ever joined, which was Vidacup. It is a coffee business, which was something I thought would be it for me, until I got the Joe.
I had a couple of friends try it out and one of them didn’t sleep for a whole 24 hrs! Now how can I try and sell something that did that to people? To top it off, I didn’t even like the coffee myself. Read more of my Vidacup review and see what else it has to offer.
Pros & Cons
What I liked
I actually like Nerium’s comp plan the most. When I was in the MLM game at one point in my life, the comp plan meant everything to me, right alongside the product.
I can’t speak for the product because I haven’t tried it for myself, even if I did get a free sample. Do I think it’s worth it? I think so.
I also liked their little treats. I think that they offer better incentives than most MLM businesses and a nice ipad and a new ride are great things to offer people.
What I didn’t like
One thing that I didn’t like about this business, is how its members are promoting it. Everyone is more focused on getting their ipad rather than trying to explain how everything works. They seem to forget that it is a business they are trying to build and the ipad is not going to mean anything when the dust settles.
Other than that, this program doesn’t have much to hate on, especially when all you have is one product to offer.
Is Nerium a Scam?
Although I am not a fan of MLM or any type of network marketing business, I can’t say that this is a scam. I see it as an opportunity for people to make more money and I still think that a good MLM beats any type of j-o-b, but that’s just me.
Would I recommend Nerium? Absolutely not! If you know about MLMs and their failure rate, you will know that only the people at the top are making it. This is where the pyramid scheme of things come into play.
Everyone and their mothers are trying to push this product out talking about how you can get an ipad and a Lexus, but those are all nothing but hype. The person that actually tried to get me to join has now quit and I really don’t blame her.
I hope you found this Nerium review to be helpful in one way or the other and you can decide for yourself if Nerium is a scam or not. If you have any questions or comments don’t be afraid to leave them below and don’t forget that sharing is caring. To whatever it is you decide to do in life, I wish you success. Cheers!
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