SHORT AND SWEET
Company: Truvision Health
CEO: Travis Martin et al.
Costs: $35 - $160 +
Model: Network Marketing/ Unilevel Downline
This company says they provide next level supplements to help people achieve next level results, and a lucrative business opportunity to go with it. I found some great points with this company and it's not a scam as far as I'm concerned, but there are some things you should know too.
The company was founded in 2014 and specialises in health and wellness products distributed through the mlm business model. They claim to be leading change in the industry with incredible products and an awesome business opportunity.
The website notes Travis Martin, Derek Bailey and Shawn Gibson as the founding partners but I'm not sure if they are the original founders according to some research I did. Whatever.
I have to admit, when it comes to network marketing companies in the health and wellness niche, I am a little on the skeptical side. But that doesn't mean these aren't great products either!
I haven't tried them myself so I can't say for sure how good they are, but I'll show you what I found to help you decide for yourself.
The Health Benefits
It's super easy to get swept up in the hype of the business opportunity and the money you could make and forget about the actual facts of the products themselves.
I also found an article that goes into some technical detail on one of their core products called TruWeight and Energy and some of the key ingredients. The article claims that this product contains some alarming ingredients designed to give people energy in a 'quick fix' kind of way that is potentially hazardous to a persons health.
However, the company has changed it's formula to 'Gen 2' which seems to do away with some of these ingredients. This is a good sign. It means the company is trying to improve their product range.
At any rate I think it's wise to research the products well before making any decisions. They could be awesome, they could be average. I recommend doing your homework.
In order to work out how easy these products will be to sell, it's important to see how they compare with other products in this space. The following comparisons are similar, but each product will have different ingredients and benefits so this is not an exact kind of thing. It's just a general gauge.
TruWeight & Energy: A one month supply of this comes in at $58.95 or $51.95 if the customer signs up to become a preferred customer. To become a preferred customer requires the customer to agree to an auto-ship every month of 100PV (personal volume), which equates to about $121.93 or per month or more at preferred customer pricing.
Irwin Naturals: One month supply of their 'Triple-Tea Fat Burner' costs $16.49 from iHerb.com and it has good reviews and quality ingredients.
Pro Clinical Hydroxycut: One month supply of their weight loss formula would cost between $30-$44.98 depending on how much you take. This has a lot of quality ingredients, good reviews and some research to back it up.
I am not claiming that these products are any better or worse, simply that they are similar and are certainly no less credible than TruVision's weight loss formula in the eyes of most consumers.
If you are looking to sell these products online (in an insanely competitive market) then it really comes down to how the consumer perceives the product, the reviews and third party validation. The consumer is the one buying it so it matters what they think and how they perceive these products. A lot.
To me, the price seems quite high, and as a general consumer myself with stuff like this, I'm not sure why they can justify a higher price. Maybe they can and you know why they can. Cool. If you are a rep yourself, feel free to comment below and share why you think the products are better!
I guess the take home here, is to make sure you know yourself why they should be priced higher if you plan on promoting them. Makes sense right?
The Business Opportunity
Now that we've looked at the products I want to turn your attention to the business opportunity itself. In particular the costs, the different ways you can earn and methods they are teaching people to build a business.
The Compensation Plan Explained
I was unable to find their compensation plan or an average earnings report anywhere on their website.
The company website does provide people with a series of videos and a detailed guide (that's not so detailed in my opinion) that explains the different aspects of the compensation plan. While it is good the way they break everything down and make it easy for people to understand in the videos, I would personally rather look at the official document to understand fully what is involved.
Committing to something like this is a big deal. You need the facts to make an informed decision.
Anyways, I did some digging and found what I needed.
Ways You Can Earn
There are various ways you can earn with this company, and I'll run through these now.
Selling Product: This is where you can earn a commission based on what a customer buys from the company website after putting in your sponsor ID. There are 3 levels of pricing:
- Preferred customer pricing
- Associate pricing
If someone buys at retail you'll earn the difference between retail and associate pricing, if they buy as a preferred customer you'll earn the difference between preferred customer pricing and associate pricing. Using the example of TruWeight & Energy you'd make $12.50 off a retail sale or $5.50 if they buy as a preferred customer sale.
Uni-Level Team Overrides: You can earn a commission up to 7 levels deep and infinitely wide depending on your rank within the company. This is based on the total volume of the products being purchased from all retail customers, preferred customers and associates.
Fast Start Bonus: You can earn a percentage if one of your recruits purchase a 'fast start pack' in their first 60 days. To be eligible you need to have purchased one of these packs yourself and they range in price as the screenshot below shows.
Matching Bonus: You are eligible to earn 10% on all of what your directly sponsored people are bringing in each month.
To get started will cost you $35 and if you ant to unlock the full income potential you'll need to purchase a starter pack.
You need to get qualified with 100PV worth of product which most starter packs will accomodate you for the first month as you can see above. If you don't purchase a pack then you'll need to buy product to the value of 100 PV to get qualified, which is about $107.30+ as an associate- see screenshot below.
Staying active requires you to have a 100PV auto-shipment of product each month which again, would equate to a minimum of about $107.30 per month for a couple of core products.
This can be reduced by your retail and preferred customer orders though so this is only if you are not selling enough product.
First of all, this company does not appear to be a scam. If you love the products and want to make some money promoting them, you could absolutely do this. It's worth doing your homework on the products themselves and maybe even trying them, if you love them, go for it!
However, to create a full-time income with this opportunity, you will need to be selling products and building your team well beyond your warm market. Chasing your family and friends will only take you so far. There are many ways you can do this, the key is to pick one or two methods and stick with them until you master them. Focus on building relationships with people online and offline, and give those folks value. As a result, you will succeed with this, or any other legit opportunity.
Whatever you decide, hopefully this has given you some useful insights to help you make a more informed decision.