The Company: Aroga Worlwide
Founder: Douglas Yates
Startup Cost: $179.97
This company has a unique product that claims to be the answer to some of the most common problems people face in the world today. They also claim to have an exciting and lucrative business opportunity. But is all of this real and is the opportunity really that great?
Douglas Yates founded Oxo Worldwide in 2013 as a health and wellness company in the mlm industry. It has since been taken over by Aroga Worldwide in 2014 and the marketing is clearly focussed on building this brand. They do not have a rating on the BBB website.
I have to say this is the first time I have ever come across an mlm company with a somewhat unique and interesting product. Normally these health and wellness companies have 'magic' pills and potions with all sorts of wild claims about being the secret to our optimal health. This company has 'Quantum Infused Holograms'.
Personally I am a little intrigued by what they are offering.
Basically they are these little hologram stickers that you place on certain parts of your body (meridian points) that work in with your body's natural energy to help with energy, pain and sleep. I have to admit I'm a little skeptical but I did some digging and it seems as though some people are actually seeing results.
Not sure how legit the people claiming good results are but hey...
What I do know is that they are not endorsed by a credible third party to the best of my knowledge. There is certainly some credible research on the general theory of what this product is about and how it works but the science behind the actual product itself is unclear.
Whether it really works or not is probably only something that you can decide. If I ever try them, I will come back to this post and put in a link to show you what my results were.
Assuming they do work I think everyone can relate to at least one of these things:
- People need more energy
- Can't sleep properly
- Are somehow in pain
Personally I can relate to all three to some extent so I'd be thrilled if this worked well and think others would be too. Of course that hinges solely on one very important thing... the product actually working.
Pretty simply you try the products and if you like them, share it with others. With multi level marketing it's a matter of recruiting people into your downline and teaching them to do the same thing.
The company pays it's reps 65% of gross revenue which overall is higher than most companies. They also pay daily and weekly which is pretty much unheard of in this industry.
The Compensation Plan
The Aroga compensation works off the binary system which essentially means you have 2 legs in your organisation. I am basing this information off the latest compensation plan I could find and I think there is still a transition between the branding of the two but it matches up with the Aroga website information.
Most compensation plans are pretty confusing to try and work out as I'm sure most people reading this either know or will come to know. This plan I found really went through everything quite well and really explained things properly, if you are considering this company I recommend reading it fully through the link above or wherever else you can find a copy.
How You Can Earn
Retail Bonus. You can earn commissions by buying at wholesale and selling at retail in person or you can get a commission of the difference between wholesale and retail price when someone buys through your replicated website. According to the company website this would work out to 40%.
The trouble with this is that anyone can sign up as a preferred customer and buy at this wholesale price for free, as long as they agree to a monthly auto-ship arrangement. I've seen a few companies do this and it really takes this aspect of earning down a few pegs.
When people can buy at the same price as you, why wouldn't they?
You can earn money through these preferred customers through BV (business volume) which counts towards you qualifying and earning in other ways. You also get a $10 commission on every pack ordered by your preferred customers so you are making money.
Team Commissions. You'll get a fast start bonus of $50 on any new recruit once they purchase a starter pack. You can also earn team commissions based on the CV (commissionable volume) of your organisation.
It works in cycles of 150 CV and each cycle pays according to what rank you are at within the company. The cycle amounts vary from $15 (or 10% of CV) at the base 'bronze' level to $30 (or 20% of CV) from 'Gold' level onwards.
Being a binary structure you only ever have 2 directly sponsored people on your first level, which means your organisation has 2 main legs.
Team commissions example: You have accumulated 900 CV on the left leg of your organisation and 1300 CV on your right leg. It always goes off your lesser leg so this means you get paid for 6 cycles (150 Cv x 6 cycles equals 900 CV). The unused volume on the right leg carries over to the next month. If you were bronze you'd get paid $90 or at Golf level and above it would be $180 in this example.
Don't worry if all this sounds confusing, that's just because it is lol! The mlm comp plans are always very elaborate and annoying to get your head around.
TMB Bonus. This is a bonus based on the performance of your downline that becomes eligible at the rank of 'platinum' and onwards. How much you earn depends on your rank and the performance of your downline.
Getting Started & Staying Active
To get started you need to purchase a starter pack for $179.97 which contains all 3 packs of the product and qualifies you as a rep.
In order to be considered active AND be in a position to earn commissions you need 80PQV each month and have 2 active sponsored reps, 1 rep on both the left and right sides of your organisation.
This 80 PQV equates to 2 packs having to be purchased each month in order to stay active, which is $99.94 per month. Your personal sales and preferred customer sales count towards this but remember the two people under you need to be doing the same thing for you to be qualified to earn commissions.
What I Liked
- The products seem really interesting and if they worked, would be awesome
- The website is very well put together
- They provide some good information about the opportunity on their website
What I Didn't Like
- The company has changed ownership, branding and procedures in a relatively short amount of time after launching which shows a somewhat uncertain leadership
- The products are not proven to work and there is very little information about the science behind the actual products themselves. They do not have any reputable third party researcher endorsements which would make a lot of people skeptical including me
- They teach the warm market approach to building a business
The company has an interesting looking product that if it really worked could present people with a good opportunity to sell. The problem is there is no hard proof, research or credible testimonials to back this up. I think the effectiveness of this entire business opportunity hinges very importantly on the effectiveness of those three products.
If they did more to prove the products work and remove the risk in people's minds, it might be an ok business. But I am not convinced at this point.
The biggest issue apart form the products credibility is the warm market approach to building a business that they embrace. The company provides very little training other than 'lean on your family and friends to get them into your business'. While that may work on a small scale some of the time, it ultimately fails the majority. No doubt you could make some money promoting this company, but I'm not convinced it's the best option to go with. Either way, I hope this review has been helpful!
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