What is Mangosteen Juice anyway? Not that that is the only Vemma product but it certainly pulls up the most search results in Google and according to the Google keyword tools, it is one of the most searched items related to Vemma.
Mangosteen juice is a tropical fruit beverage made by liquefying the seeds, rind, and flesh of the Southeast Asian mangosteen. Mangosteens, Garcina mangostana, are native to countries such as Malaysia, the Phillippines, and Thailand. Now they are also cultivated in Brazil and India for American importers. They bottle mangosteen juice as a supposed miracle cure containing unprecedented amounts of antioxidants and xanthones .
Ugh. Ok. What are Xanthones?
Xanthones are chemical compounds that occur naturally in various organic materials. For much time, xanthones were derived from salicyliate and used in insecticides. Now, the most common use for xanthones is through natural preparations derived from the mangosteen fruit which are said to reduce cholesterol levels and hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis, as well as naturally combat cancer.
OK. So to put it briefly: Mangosteen Juice is good for you.
I dug into this a little bit. Understand that I am not a Vemma distributor. I kept hearing the name all over the place and I kept hearing about Mangosteen Juice and for about 2 months I was wondering “What is Mangosteen Juice and what is the point?”. Eventually I got sick of wondering and made the time to look into it. Here are some things I found.
Going directly to the Vemma website I was told that when I take a combined daily shot of their mangosteen formulation, their essential minerals that I am doing much more than just drinking another fruit juice. You are, in fact, taking a scientifically formulated nutritional package that provides all the ingredients needed to build a strong foundation for a healthy future.* Apart from antioxidant-rich mangosteen juice, the product contains 12 full-spectrum vitamins, 65 essential minerals, aloe vera, and green tea.
Clearly better for me than my daily shot of Starbucks.
Vemma products were developed by Dr. Yibing Wang, MD, PhD and there is ample information about the benefits of Xanthones on their website.
Well, without going on and on for 10,000 words about all the research and studies I’ll just say that the products appear to be amply viable and certainly not something anyone should feel uncomfortable about pitching. It is a pro-survival product.
So Vemma Mangosteen – solid product, naturally derived, and good for you. Yay! After doing all that reading about it I aching to see what it tastes like.
It could be argued that there are thousands of MLM companies which sell nutritional products and almost all of them have some study or claim that they have “the most potent’, or the “most effective” such and such, and so how is this any different? Companies other than Vemma sell mangosteen juice. Argument could be made the other direction that there is a reason why so many companies sell such products and quite frankly there is probably more money moving around in the nutritional MLM companies than any other niche. But the fact is that people do buy those products and they buy them regularly because the people who do buy nutritional products generally keep on buying them for a long, long time. They are focused on their health. Obviously this is great for business and one of the reasons why nutritional products are so commonly sold through MLM, because it’s a good way to generate residual income due to the repeat business.
Vemma is noted as a “brand-new, ground-floor opportunity”, and is from the creators of New Vision, an international health and wellness company with over $10 billion in total sales.
The compensation plan is not the simplest one around, that is for sure, if only for the sake of the many different bonuses and the ways in which you acquire them. I found myself having to get some blank paper and diagram to keep track of the flow of money. You can print off all nine pages of it from the website if you choose but you are in for a bit of study to really get full understanding of the rules of the game. I have gone through it all and found a few points confusing. I’m not sure if I’m just missing a bit of info, or a video, or something which fills in some blanks, but for the most part there is nothing terribly unusual about the Vemma pay plan. It just has a lot of differnet bonuses and ways to activate them. The one thing I like about it is that they have weekly cycles and pay every week, based upon a certain sales volume calculation. Your team has only two legs, which I like because this allows downline members to benefit from sales of those sponsored by members of their upline. A team-effort if you will. This seems to be a concept that is emerging in more and more MLMs these days. TVI Express and Diamond Rewards come to mind.
You can google about the Vemma compensation plan and study until you are satisfied so I’m not going to go into much more detail here but it is a comparable pay plan. It is fair. The products are not hugely expensive so this is not a high front-end income. This is a marathon, not a sprint. The goal of building a business with Vemma nutritional products would be long-term residual and team building. You are looking for leaders and those who can duplicate strategies well. It would be my guess that a large percentage of people who become Vemma distributors do so because they have been using the product and find value in it and believe in it and they decide that they could use some extra income. This is not a business that is going to have another $10K in your pocket within the first 30 days unless you are an absolute recruiting master and can do so on the order of hundreds in that period of time. This is possible if you are extremely skilled in interenet marketing and recruiting. I mean extremely skilled, like in the top 0.001%. I would think it impossible without a vast knowledge and expertise in internet marketing. But this is aside from the point. As I said, I would image most folks joining the business are probably not the type looking to create $10K per month right off the bat. The products are just too inexpensive.
The Vemma product and business is one that I would recommend, perhaps not as a sole source of income for a person desperately in need of immediate cash. But the product is solid and the pay plan is capable of being sustained long-term and the customers–most of them– will continue to buy the product long term. All in my opinion, of course.
I’m considering adding it for an additonal income stream myself, just simply due to the fact that I could use some jolt in my health and I can make money at the same time. Or maybe I’ll just plant some Mangosteens in my backyard.
All this being said, there are certain statistics about network marketing regarding success and failure. I was not able to locate any hard numbers regarding incomes and percentages,attrition and that type of thing. I was able to locate some lists of top performers. I suppose you could contact each of them for more insight. That was beyond the scope of my interest for the moment.
Just understand that 60% of all MLMers will never generate even one lead and 97% will never generate a full-time income with their MLM, no matter what company it is. Those seem to be the averages that you hear. I have recruited approximately 4500 people since 1998 and I would say it’s more like 99%–in the absence of a fully-duplicatable marketing training platform. Now, with the internet there is more availability of such training platforms. It used to be that we had to train face-to-face, via audio or on paper, and this was just inefficient and an easy way to get burned out.
These days the big boys are the ones who know how to market on the internet. Keep in mind that this is network MARKETING. So in order to really acheive a high level of success you must know HOW TO MARKET. This is something that is not covered in much detail by nearly all MLM companies when they are trying to recruit you.
I am of the viewpoint that the product and company that you are selling is about 1% important and that your personal branding and your personal knowledge and marketing skills are 99% important. I believe that if you have the right knowledge and tools of marketing, knowing how to create enough traffic, that you can be successful with any legitimate, quality product.
Having said all that, yes, I do believe on could get “rich” with the Vemma Nutrition Program and selling Vemma Mangosteen, etc. In order to do so you will need the same skills you need to successfully grow any network marketing business: the ability to effectively market, to generate traffic to get leads, to recruit leaders, and to train them effectively. This is an important thing to look for in an upline. Can they train you to market effectively? Or are they struggling to get their next lead like everyone else? I would focus my attention on the marketing knowledge of my upline before joining, more so than I would any product or compensation plan out there. The Vemma plan is solid– solid enough that I would consider add it to my arsenal. But any business depends upon your ability to generate business and a couple cases of Vemma Mangosteen in your garage does not make you a marketer. So be realistic in your expectations of what you can acheive and if need be, begin a study of marketing. Hook up with some people who are generating more leads than they can handle and once you have begun to get a hold of exactly what you need to do to market effectively, once you’ve go the “skills to pay the bills”, then plug your product in.
All the above in a nutshell: thumbs up on Vemma!