Is Avisae a Scam? My Take On It
If you are questioning whether or not Avisae is a scam or not, there is a good chance you have been approached by one of their reps, or what they call Independent business Owners (IBO’s), and are wondering if this business opportunity is legitimate.
So is Avisae a scam? Is it worth your time? Or is this just another business where you are doomed from the start and will be working for slave labor? In this review I will be answering all of these questions and go into detail on the business opportunity that this company offers.
I am not in any way affiliated with Avisae so rest assured that this review is going to give you the cold hard truth of this opportunity.
Avisae Business Opportunity
- Company: Avisae
- Website: avisae.com
- Cost to Join: $49 minimum
- Recommended?: For some, more on this
Avisae is a health and personal care company that sells a range of products from lotions, to shampoos, to vitamins, and more.
They employ what is know as a direct selling marketing strategy. This means that anyone can sign up and become what they call an Independent Business Owner (IBO) and start their own home-based Avisae business.
Another important aspect of this business is that it has a mlm compensation plan. What this means is that IBO’s can recruit in new members and make money from the efforts of those recruits.
The purpose of this review is not about looking into the products but it is still important to touch upon them so you know what you are getting into if you do decide to pursue a career with Avisae.
As mentioned, they are a health and personal care company. Their products fall into 4 main categories: nutritional supplements, skincare, hair care, and gut health.
Their products receive rave reviews but its important to note that these are not for those on a budget. Just to give you an example of what I am talking about here are a few products and their current prices on the official website…
Cost to Join
In order to join in on the business opportunity here you are first going to have to purchase a starter kit. This can cost you anywhere from $49 to $1,300. You can purchase the Starter Kit Only which will giver you some marketing materials and some other things to help you get your business going or you can purchase more expensive kits that are more helpful and also include a plethora of products.
The main difference between the kits are the amount of products that they contain.
Below I have pictured the cheapest and most expensive of the kits…
The Compensation Plan
There are many ways that you can get paid as an IBO for Avisae but I’m not going to go over every single one. As I’ve mentioned, they do have a mlm structure here and I’ll be touching upon some of the main points of this.
While you can earn money with personal sale of up to 25%, they are not where the real money is at. In order to make as much as possible you will have to take advantage of the MLM structure that is in place here.
If you take full advantage of the comp plan, you will have have to move up the ranks by recruiting more members in, thus having more total sales volume on your team. I’m not going to go into detail on this , but as you can see from the chart below, you can earn commissions on up to 10 levels beneath you on this mlm pyramid.
What a minute…. is Avisae a pyramid scheme?
This is a common question when it comes to mlm’s like this. Unfortunately the answer is somewhat complicated.
While it is made very clear that there is huge incentive to go out and recruit more members, I don’t know if its enough to call this a pyramid scheme.
You see, for this to be considered a pyramid scheme its revenue would have to be overly dependent on recruitment of new members rather than sales to the general public.
The line that it would have to cross to be considered a pyramid scheme is somewhat blurry. One of the worrisome aspects of this mlm is you can make instant commissions from recruiting someone into the business alone. New IBO’s have to purchase a starter pack in order to join and they are often pushed to purchase the more expensive ones so that the recruiters can make commissions.
While the starter packs do include products, and you are literally purchasing products, this doesn’t mean that it isn’t a pyramid scheme. Most pyramid schemes are what you call product-based pyramid schemes and do sell products although recruitment is the core of their business.
So there are definitely some very shady aspects of this business. But I just don’t think its enough to call it a pyramid scheme. And I guess the government agrees with this because the FTC hasn’t shut Avisae down yet.
You might want to read the Difference Between MLM’s & Pyramid Schemes post that I wrote for more info on all of this pyramid/mlm stuff.
This Is NOT Easy
This is the point where I usually show the income disclosures of the company to let people see the real statistics that represent how difficult this actually is. The problem is that Avisae has not released any official income disclosure for their IBO’s.
This is a problem for me and definitely makes me question things. Why wouldn’t they want people seeing how much is being made? Is it because they are barely making anything?
Honestly I don’t really need to see the income disclosure because I have seen and reviewed enough mlm’s to know that barely anyone makes good money. With a compensation plan like the one this business has it is likely that only the top 3% or so make good money. The reason for this is because in order to make good money you have to recruit, recruit, recruit. You have to build up your team and make money off of their efforts. They will be slaving away but you will make big bucks.
Final Thoughts & What I Recommend
If you are a fan of the health products that Avisae sells and you think you would be good at recruiting new members in then this might be something you want to consider. Although Avisae does have some shady aspects to their operations I wouldn’t consider them a scam.
Just know that it won’t be easy. As I said the majority of people fail. You have to be a darn good recruiter and you have to be constantly recruiting due to the high turnover rate in mlm businesses like this.
If you don’t have that salesperson type of personality then this might not be a good fit for you.
Personally, I don’t have anything even close to a salesperson type personality and there is no way I would make it in this mlm business. If you are like me then I would recommend you take a peek at how I make money online.
I make a living working for myself online, which I think is a pretty awesome job. You can learn more about it by clicking the link below that will take you to a post I wrote.
In the post I wrote I explain what it is that I do, how it all works, and how others can do the same.
Comments, questions, concerns??? Leave them below in the comment section and I’ll get back to you soon 🙂