The Company: Visi Global
Founder/ CEO: Kent Lewis
Affiliate Fees: $225 (ish)
Wellness company who claims their products will help you lead a much healthier and fulfilling life, something most people want. They also provide a network marketing business opportunity to go with it. It's not a scam, but there are some drawbacks to consider like most opportunities.
Visi launched in 2012 as a health and wellness company distributing it’s products through an mlm business model. The company operates in over 18 countries and is headed up by CEO Kent Lewis. The core product focus is on various weight loss, nutritional and energy supplements with the base ingredient being the Scandinavian ‘Arctic Cloudberry’.
This berry is their call to fame and is supposed to hold some pretty incredible properties.
The Visi Global Opportunity
The opportunity is marketed as a way for you to gain the absolute best health, wellness and wealth. They say you can become wealthy through simply telling others about your newfound wellbeing and will have more time with your family as a result.
Apparently you will be achieving all of this through their life changing products and the “dream realising opportunities” they offer their distributors.
Sounds pretty exciting, but does all of this really stack up? Lets take a look…
What Is This ‘Arctic CloudBerry’ All About?
I couldn’t help but be amused by the sales video, which points out how this is ‘ripened under the midnight sun’ as if it were some magic berry with incredible properties. They even go as far as to state that it will “fuel the body, mind and soul”. Fair enough.
Arctic CloudBerries are also known as Rubus Chamaemorus and definitely do have some decent health benefits as it turns out. These health benefits range from improved digestion and blood circulation, antioxidant properties and immune system support among other things.
It’s hard to find too much fault with this particular berry from my research, but there is some advice from health websites online to avoid excessive use. There have not been many independent studies into the continued use of this so the wise thing to do is use it in moderation and monitor your health as you go if you decide on using it.
Even vitamin pills taken to excess have been know to cause health issues and be sure to check what else is in the ingredients list.
How good are the products? I haven’t used them personally, so this is something you would need to decide for yourself really. The company does have doctors and other supporters who advocate the product, however, they stand to gain so I’ve never been one to take those claims as gospel. That’s me.
How You Can Earn
You can earn by purchasing product at wholesale and selling it at retail, through recruiting and with the bonuses. The percentages you can make here are ok but trying to make significant money selling people these products at full retail is not going to be worth your while.
Like almost every network marketing company I have reviewed or had dealings with, the real money is made through building your team.
There are 16 ranks within this company which is pretty extensive, and each have the typical crazy names we’ve come to expect within network marketing such as ‘Arctic Crown Diamond’ and so on.
Becoming A Visi Partner
There is very little information on their website about joining or the compensation plan, but I did some digging and came up with the costs of becoming the base line rep with this company, a ‘Visi partner’. This level allows you to earn retail commissions, some bonuses and be able to sponsor people into your downline. It seems as though to start earning commissions on your downline you need to reach the next level of this plan which is ‘Qualified Visi Partner’.
At this time you can start earning 5% commissions on your downline activity. To achieve this you need to sponsor 1 rep on each leg and have them qualify with the required purchasing and auto-ship requirements set out by the company.
About The ‘Dual Commissions’ Downline Structure: The company uses a binary system whereby you have maximum two people on your first level. Once both of those two legs reaches 250 CV each (CV is just the points associated with purchasing products amongst your organisation) then you are eligible to earn 5% commissions on the lesser of the two legs. Then you get the same commission for your second, greater leg.
In other words, once you reach 250 CV in both legs you get a 10% commission based on the smallest of your two legs. This can reach as high as 20% on your whole left and right leg performance the higher you reach within the company, which seems decent.
The Costs Involved In Becoming a Partner
The following is based on my experience in trying to join as a US rep in the cheapest way possible, there were way more expensive options that I am not discussing here for the sake of keeping this to the point. By the way PV just means how much you are purchasing (personal volume). Points are attributed to each individual product available for purchase.
- You must purchase a membership ‘success pack’ and bring your personal order total to 75PV which for me (indicative of most people) brought the total to $134.97
- You then need to set up an auto-ship of 75PV which came to a minimum of $89.99
Total estimated cost to get started: $224.96 + any other hidden costs like shipping, conventions and trainings etc.
Monthly Maintenance Requirements
Essentially the main requirement in staying active and being in business is that you maintain an auto-ship worth 75 PV AND have at least one purchase each month of 75 PV.
Note that ‘4 periods’ equals one month from my understanding. This means you’ll be up for $89.99 per month (75PV) AND another $89.99 per month (75PV) every month plus the $35 annual fee. This works out to about $2,194.76 per year.
What I Liked
- Product is natural and seems to have some good benefits
- Company does not seem to have a large amount of complaints
- The compensation plan looks pretty reasonable
What I Did Not Like
- The marketing is a bit ‘rah rah’ for my liking
- They teach the warm market approach to building your business
Visi Global is not a scam, and I do think there are some good points to consider. If you like the products and are happy to share your experience with people you know, then this could be a great opportunity! That said, I’m not very fussed on the idea of trying to recruit people I know into my business and the reality is, most people don’t make it very far with this approach. At least, when it comes to building a full-time income and relying solely on this strategy anyway.
I also recommend doing your homework on the products themselves before promoting them. They might be great, but sometimes they are just overpriced hype. I’m not saying this is the case here, but quite often it is within health and wellness mlm companies. Anyway, I hope this review has helped and I wish you the best of success moving forward.
Update 20th January 2017
According to a comment I received from an affiliate, the company uses a special ‘Hydrolyzed Collagen Protein’ which is what makes their products awesome. As always, it is important to do your own research to verify claims like this.
It was also brought to my attention that you are not obligated to pay the 75PV each month ($89 or whatever that equates to as of writing this) as long as you maintain 3 preferred customers. Also, customers can take part in the free auto-ship if they have 3 preferred customers.