Type of Business: MLM
Website URL: www.isagenix.com
Owners: Jim & Kathy Coover
Total Price to Get Started: $490 (30 day pak) + $25 signup fee
Overall Rating: 2.9/5 Stars
Imagine being able to naturally lose weight, feel great, improve your well being, and make money doing it!
These are the grounds on which Isagenix brings in consultants.
Too good to be true scam?
This Isagenix review will answer all the questions you may have about this company so that you can decide if this is the right job for you.
After being approached by this company several times, I think I know enough about it to give you all the information you need before joining something you might end up regretting.
Personally, I have tried my share of MLM’s and although I wanted to be in one just for the products, none have met my expectations.
So once again, I had to see what Isagenix was all about, even if I was already making my living from the internet.
Will this be “the one”?
So What is Isagenix?
Isagenix is a weight loss and lifestyle supplement company which has become very influential in the past few years through its products and the ever growing healthy lifestyle.
It is a multilevel marketing type of business in which members recruit other members in order to gain a commission along with sharing the products.
Who sells the product?
It is a consultant based company and is dependent upon its employees selling well via word of mouth and various internet outlets. These consultants are brought on staff by other consultants, causing the business to have little to no upkeep.
How is it different from other consultant based companies?
Once hired, consultants turn to their social media accounts and advertise this new healthy way of life that they have achieved. They publicly praise the company which brought them freedom from weight issues and unhealthy living.
This tactic makes Isagenix slightly different from many other consultant based companies. Most companies similar to Isagenix have consultants reach out to their peers and ask if they would like to join the service or buy product from them.
In some cases, representatives will host parties like Lularoe, in which they bring their inventory to sell.
Isagenix is only sold through it’s representatives, and incentives are offered to them because of this.
How is the product sold?
The reps sell the product by displaying their newfound healthy lifestyle repeatedly and answering the questions that people ask because of these positive posts.
This provides an invitation for the peers of the reps without needing to bother them.
This is not to say, however, that they do not on occasion reach out to friends and family about the service.
As I am sure you have seen on your news feed–people are promoting this company like crazy.
What are people saying about Isagenix?
It is easy to get confused when seeing post after post about a changed life, while also seeing articles voicing the opposite stance.
Some say it is a scheme to make the people positioned higher in the company money off of their inferiors, while others say that it is an opportunity for people to work hard and recruit to the extent they would like to be payed.
This is how it always has been and I’m sure this is how it is going to be no matter what.
Agree to disagree type issue with its members of course praising it like it’s the best thing since sliced bread and the opposite calling it some type of pyramid scheme.
What do I Think About Isagenix?
For me, I am not for or against this product/company as I’m sure there are good intentions, but within the business model itself, you can’t take away from the fact that it is ran in a pyramid type structure.
Now it’s going to be up to you on whether or not this is for you, but we are all entitled to our own opinions.
After hearing varying viewpoints like these, it is important to develop your own thoughts on the matter. This is done by pursuing the facts apart from opinion, and the following paragraphs will attempt to accomplish this task.
Getting More Specific
Basically, Isagenix is a company which generates products claiming to nutritionally cleanse one’s system and satisfy hunger. This cleansing process then leads to a greater wellness and a healthier mind and body, which I’m sure millions of people are into.
I’m also sure that there are products out there that can be simply bought without having to be involved in the network marketing side of things, so why join Isagnix?
The products are naturally made and do not contain laxatives, which is a large advertising point.
These products are things such as supplements, bars, and meal replacement shakes, along with different recipes to keep things interesting.
The Price to Join Isagenix
The price of these supplements is another controversial part about the company. They are purchased in plan packages for a lump sum of money, not allowing the customer to test out the products before committing to pay the amount of money asked.
To get an idea of the price charged for these packages, the least expensive plan is priced at $260. This program is a nine day cleansing plan with products intended to support healthy energy and satisfy hunger within that time frame.
A 30 day cleanse with the same products included is sold for $490, and some supplements are sold on their own for around $30.
There is also a $25 signup fee, which would bring your total to just over $500.
There are also packages being priced as high as $800!
Some may say that this is an outrageous price for a dieting system, and even up to twice or three times the price as some well known ones.
Others would say that you cannot put a price on good health and wellness, which I completely disagree with.
Ultimately, the question that remains is whether or not this is a legitimate business. A legitimate business is made up of both a product of value and a consistent following of customers who have a need for that product.
If there was a way to know if these products really worked, then there would be a way to gauge the legitimacy of this business.
The reality, however, is that people are being payed to sell these supplements. That fact causes the testimonies they share to have little weight on the legitimacy of the product and loses credibility in my opinion.
I believe people defend their company and its products simply because they joined, paid, and think there’s no turning back.
That’s the same way I thought until I found out that you could actually make money online without having to play the recruiting game or try to promote different products to people.
The people behind it
Because of this, it would be worth discussing the way in which consultants make their money.
As mentioned before, product is sold through the testimony of the seller.
Consultants are hired on by other consultants, and then begin selling to their own friends and family and in most cases Facebook and other social media sites.
This causes the marketing done to rely on peer to peer recommendation.
That is a rapidly quickly growing system because of the established relationship peers have with one another. They rely on their prior knowledge of one another and place trust in their consultant to provide them with a great product.
Assuming this product works, everyone would want to consult for Isagenix, and let’s say that they did!
The company would expand rapidly, and consultants would be hired on daily.
However, there is a limited amount of people available both to sell to and to hire on. This would cause Isagenix to quickly run out of people to sell product to.
At that point, there would be little opportunity for new consultants to make money.
The consultants near the top tiers would have made money on each and every new hire that the tier under them had brought to the company.
The potential issue with this system is that a dollar can only be divided up in so many ways before there is no more of it left.
The consultant at the bottom of the pyramid brings in a dollar, and once a portion of it is given to everyone above them, there is little to none left for them.
All of that said, it is obvious that Isagenix has not hit that point yet.
At a Glance
Owners: Jim & Kathy Coover
Price to get started: $490 + $25 signup fee = $515
Overall Rating: Isagenix is very much your typical multilevel marketing, with actual products (good thing) now it’s really up to you on whether or not you should join.
But is Isagenix a Scam?
Definitely not a scam and you can tell by how long this company has been around that they’re at the very least trying to keep it going.
Isagenix is legit and no one will be trying to steal your hard earned money here.
Now whether or not it will last…only time will tell.
Final Opinion on Isagenix
With the many multilevel marketing gigs out there, it’s really hard to see where this one is headed.
Typical pyramid style business with recruiting being the engine, so you really need to think about things before joining something regardless if you are a health nut or not.
Are you willing to play the recruiting game to make money?
Are these products worth it to you?
Can you afford another monthly payment?
If you can answer those simple questions, you should be able to make a wiser decision on your own.
Thanks for reading my review of Isagenix and hopefully I have given you more than just information on yet another multilevel marketing gig.