If you’re checking out this third-party review, chances are you’re looking for some information on Youngevity, you’re thinking about becoming a Youngevity distributor, or you’ve read about some kind of “Youngevity scam”. In this review, I’ll go into some information that I hope you will find relevant to helping you make an educated decision about the company so you can see it’s not a scam. In addition, I’ll cover how you can position yourself ahead of 95% of your competition in the industry, should you decide to join. Again, I want to emphasize that this is a third-party review, I am not a distributor or customer, so you can be sure you are getting an unbiased perspective.
The first thing you should take into consideration when looking at Youngevity is the history of the leadership who created the actual company. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California and was founded in 1997 by Dr. Joel Wallach. Dr. Wallach is a Naturopathic Physician who is often referred to as “the Father of Liquid Mineral Supplementation”. He has a very good reputation for his work on the health benefits of selenium and other important minerals.
The company has a strong leadership and management team that includes members of Dr. Wallach’s family, as well as knowledgeable and experienced leaders in the field of network marketing. Their medical advisory board is very well-respected, and they have massive amounts of research documentation to back up the claims of their health and wellness products.
The company has grown significantly in recent years due to very careful acquisitions in the health and wellness fields. For example, in June 2011, it was announced “Youngevity acquires R-Garden”. R-Garden was a 20-year-old company that marketed a line of nutritional supplements including vitamin, mineral, and plant enzyme supplements. Three days after the R-Garden acquisition, Youngevity announced that “Youngevity acquires Bellamora”. Bellamora was based in Tampa, Florida, and marketed skin care products.
So, Youngevity is a company that is committed to becoming a major player in the network marketing industry by growing the business and expanding product lines as much as possible.
As far as their product line goes, Youngevity sells an extensive line of nutritional supplements and health and personal care products. At last count, they had over 500 products (including the new lines from Bellamora and R-Garden). One of their more popular products is Youngevity Tangy Tangerine. Their weight management line, Slender FX, is also quite popular, as is their healthy chocolate.
How do their products affect the opportunity? Well, the first question you should ask before you get involved with Youngevity Beyond Tangy Tangerine Youngevity (or any company for that matter) is ‘would I buy these products if I was not involved in the Youngevity opportunity?’ If you answer “no” to that question, then perhaps you should reconsider your interest. With Youngevity, I encourage you to contact an authorized distributor and try some of their products for a month. If you don’t find that they produce adequate results for you, then I recommend you don’t join. If however, you thoroughly enjoy their products and you feel passionate about them, then Youngevity might be the right company for you.
By the way, if you are talking to someone and they say “do you have to force stuff on people in that Youngevity scam?”, I recommend changing the discussion. First of all, you’re not selling these products to people unless they have a need. Second, if someone uses the phrase “Youngevity scam” they obviously don’t understand how network marketing really works.
Now, let’s cover the actual opportunity with Youngevity. This is important because when some people hear that Youngevity is an MLM company, they jump on the internet and search for terms like Youngevity scam to see if the company is legitimate. Well, here is some of the information about their compensation plan:
Youngevity operates on a unilevel pay plan which they call the Stairway to Success. There are nine different ways for you to get paid and all the details are spelled out on the Youngevity.com website. It’s a bit complicated to describe, so rather than detail all the different levels here, I will point out that you can earn income in two primary ways: Immediate income and residual income. The immediate income comes from sponsoring new distributors at one of two major levels, plus by acquiring customers. The residual income comes from purchases of products across both distributors and customers. This combination of upfront immediate income and backend residual income is a good thing about the Youngevity opportunity. I especially like the names they give some of their achievement levels such as “Fiji Double Diamond” and “Tahiti Double Diamond.” They also have some great performance-based incentives built into their compensation plan.