The Company: Vfinity
Current CEO: Alex Eliashevsky
Startup Cost: $240
The company launched in 2014 and is headed up by CEO Alex Eliashevsky along with 4 other people in the United states.
They specialise in health and wellness products designed to give people 'infinite success, joy, health and freedom...' and distribute these products through the multi level marketing business model.
The Health & Wellness Products
The first thing I'll discuss is the actual products themselves to give you an idea about how they stack up in the marketplace. If the product is no good then the business is probably not a good option. I have to say my first impression was "awesome... yet another mlm company claiming they have the answer to your ultimate health and wellbeing". This is very common.
But is there really any merit in this product though? Maybe, but I'm not convinced they are worth the price tag. I mean, the products do have good ingredients but I struggle to see how they are much different to competing brands in the market? Brands that are less expensive, more trusted and some of which have legitimate third party research backing up their effectiveness.
I haven't used these myself so I can't say for sure one way or the other, but I'll give you as much information as possible to help you make a more informed decision before buying.
I thought it might be useful to compare one of their core products, a weight loss shake.
The V1 Skinny Smoothie: This does appear to have some good ingredients to be fair, it retails at $119.95 + shipping for a 30 day supply or $89.95 at wholesale.
Vanilla IdealShake: This is a well known brand with many positive reviews and a health shake that is somewhat similar to V1. It is not the same but it is just one example of a similar product. For a 30 day supply is $49.99 with free shipping and even comes with some free stuff.
Verdict: I'm not sure I can justify spending more than double the price for something that 'sounds good' and isn't backed by unbiased science. Call me skeptical.
The Medical Advisor
They have a doctor on board to try and give these products more credibility but there's just one small problem with this... he's on the payroll. If you do your research, almost every mlm company I've ever seen has some kind of nutritionist, doctor or scientist that is being paid or incentivised to boost the legitimacy of their products.
I watched one of the product videos on their website made by Dr. Derrick DeSilva and my first impression was that he is a good salesman. I know he is a legitimate Doctor and I don't mean any disrespect here, but he does stand to gain by giving his endorsement.
I did some digging to see what his history was and he has allegedly been involved in some some controversial stuff in recent years. Apparently, he was responsible for sending out emails to promote a product that he claims 'turns back the clock on ageing using "super secret and odd ingredients". The name of this product is Oceans Bounty and it is produced by a company called Sea Health.
It seems the reviews aren't particularly great for that company and many people are complaining. The picture I am getting is that this Doctor is primarily interested in making money and using his status to achieve this. Good on him and I wish him the best of success, but it does raise questions at the very least.
At the end of the day, at least now you have some perspective from outside of the company. If you try these products and love them, that is awesome! Heck, maybe they really are that great and worth twice the price! I guess this is something you will have to decide for yourself.
The Vfinity Compensation Plan
The company provides distributors with the chance to promote their products and build their downline organisation through the multi level marketing model. There is no compensation plan provided on their site which made piecing this together quite challenging.
Anyway, I did my homework and I'll show you what I learned below so you know what to expect.
Product Sales Commissions
You can sell product through your replicated website and make the difference between your wholesale price and the customer paying full retail. The V3 Max product retails at $69.95 and the wholesale price is $54.95 so you'd make a $15 profit in this example if someone buys through your website.
Anyone at all can sign up as a 'preferred customer' for free by agreeing to a monthly auto-ship and get wholesale pricing. If they do, you will earn between $5-$10 on these customers.
Fast Start Bonus
You can earn $100- $200 depending on which starter kit a person buys. From what I can gather this is based on either the $430 pack or the $860 pack.
This appears to be a bonus based on the PV of your new recruits starter kit and ranges from 9%-25%. So if someone you directly sponsor purchases a $430 kit that has 107 PV attached, you'd get a percentage bonus based on that PV. If 1 PV equals $1 (which I think it does) this would mean a commission of between $9.63 and $26.75 on a $430 kit.
This is where you can earn a certain percentage of the volume of your organisation and I cannot speculate as to how much this is given the lack of information online.
Rank Advancement & Other Bonuses
There are various rank advancement bonuses on offer each time you hit a new level in the company and other bonuses for the top performers in the company.
Getting Started & Staying Active
The base cost of becoming a rep is only $24.95 which is pretty low in comparison to some companies. To become a 'qualified associate' (base level in company) requires purchasing an 'Access Pack' for $240. To remain active at the QA level only requires 50PV worth of personal purchasing each month which is about $50.
You don't really start earning much of anything until you reach 'Director' rank and that means 220 PV each month worth of personal purchasing which is about $220 each and every month. You also need to recruit 4 reps to achieve this rank, the cool thing is once you achieve this rank you never go backwards.
- Joining Fee= $240
- Staying Active= $2640
It is quite expensive overall but I guess it depends on what you are comparing it with and if you love the products. Also, the entire cost of staying active can be offset with direct sales to customers so the more you perform, the less product you'll be buying yourself to stay active.
What I Liked
- The cost to join is low
What I Didn't Like
- No credible third party verifications for the products
- Do not provide compensation plan
- Teach warm market strategies to build your business
I guess if you try the products and find them to work well for you, then this could be a good way to get those products for free and make some extra cash over time. I'm personally not convinced they are as amazing as they make out but then again I am quite a skeptic when it comes to health and wellness mlm companies. If you'd seen some of the stuff I have, you'd understand why.
I also think that when it comes to building your business into a more life changing income, you will absolutely need to move beyond your warm market. Unfortunately, this will only take you so far and it's kind of lame to chase family and friends in my opinion. Either way, I hope this review has given you some insight into the company and the opportunity they are offering distributors.