Is nSpire Network a Scam? Some Things You Should Know
If you are thinking about becoming an independent distributor for nSpire Network there are some things that you should be aware of before hand…. things that they aren’t going to tell you nor are other distributors.
What am I talking about?? Is nSpire Network a scam or something? If you are suspicious of this business opportunity and looking for answers then you are in the right place. I am in no way affiliated with this company and this review is going to be as unbiased as possible. In this review I hope to give you a better understanding of what this business opportunity is like and what you potentially might be getting yourself into.
nSpire Network Review
- Website: nspirenetwork.com
- Cost to Join: $99 minimum
- Recommended?: Not for everyone, more on this
nSpire Network is a mlm company that was founded a man named Spencer Iverson. Spencer is no stranger to the mlm industry and has been involved with and has even founded other mlm companies in the past.
nSpire is somewhat unique in the products that they have. I have reviewed plenty of mlm’s over the years and this might be the only one of its kind. The products are focused mainly on increasing sexual health, which I will touch on a little more soon. I have came across and reviewed many mlm’s that sell health products (ex: doTERRA, Melaleuca), but never any specifically focused on sexual health.
The reason you are here is because of the business opportunity that nSpire Network offers. Like I said, this is a mlm style business. This means that you can make money, not only by selling products, but also by recruiting others into the business and making money off of their efforts.
As I said, the products are focused around sexual health. I’m not going to get too into the products sold here but just to give you an idea… some of their products include panty liner sanitary napkins, testosterone booster, and sexual enhancement pills for men and women.
Their sanitary napkins for women are one of the most popular products, and like many products that mlm’s sell, they are based on a lot of hype with little proof that they actually work. These sanitary napkins make use of a negative ion strip to reduce pain and inflammation as well as reduce odors. But there is no scientific evidence to back up these claims.
The Business Opportunity
Cost To Join
In order to join the company as an independent distributor you must first purchase a distributor package. There are 4 of these you can choose from and the prices are as follows…
- Builder – $99
- Achiever – $299
- Premium – $499
- Elite – $999
Those are the minimum prices for each package. These packages give you training and marketing materials as well as products to get you started. They are designed to give you a boost to get your business off the ground.
The Compensation Plan
In this mlm, along with any other mlm out there, there are 2 main ways to make money… by selling these products directly to consumers or by recruiting other members into the business beneath you and making money off of their efforts.
In order to qualify for the compensation plan you must have a minimum of 100 CV each week. CV stands for commissionable volume and is just a way to keep track of the amount of products sold. You can either have 100 CV from personal orders or from personally enrolled customers to meet this requirement… as long as 100 CV of products were sold.
As an alternative to this requirement, you may also qualify for commissions if you have recruited 2 other distributors who have made purchases of at least 35 CV and you also made purchases of at least 35CV.
These are the sales that you make directly to customers. You can earn up to 40% of the retail price in commissions as a distributor.
Recruitment is key if you want to earn good money here. You need to get as many people underneath you in your downline so that you can make money off of their efforts.
The mlm structure here is binary. This means there is a right and left side to it with 2 positions underneath each distributor that need to be filled.
You will earn commissions on the people in your binary downline’s first orders, repeat orders, and from 10% of their retail orders. The goal here is to get as many people in your binary downline as possible.
In addition to this binary mlm structure there is also a unilevel structure at play here. With the unilevel compensation structure you can have unlimited number of recruits on each level, and you can earn up to 8 levels deep once you move up the ranks. The commissions you will earn according to rank are as follows…
- Level 1 – 10%
- Level 2 – 5%
- Level 3 – 3%
- Level 4 – 3%
- Level 5 – 2%
- Level 6 – 1%
- Level 7 – 1%
- Level 8 – unknown
And in addition to this there is also a “matching bonus” that distributors get from the money that the recruits in their downline make up to 3 levels deep. This matching bonus pays you money based on the money that those beneath you have earned. You can earn 15% of what your personal recruits earn (level 1), 10% of what their recruits earned (level 2), and another 10% from level 3.
Is This a Pyramid Scheme?
If you are wondering if nSpire Network is a pyramid scheme then here is my take on it.
Although it may really seem like one, and there is obviously a big push toward getting distributors to recruit other people into the business, there still just isn’t enough to call this a pyramid scheme.
All of the money made comes from selling products and getting the CV up, whether you are selling the products or your recruits. Products are still at the center of this business. However, a counter argument would be that distributors are forced to buy products with the starter package that they have to buy when they join.
So there is definitely a grey area here but I still don’t think that there is enough to call this a pyramid scheme. For it to be considered one they would have to be overly reliant on recruitment for revenues rather than product sales, and this would be hard to prove.
Final Thoughts & My Recommendation
Ok, so first off nSpire Network I do not consider to be a scam. It is a legitimate mlm company that sells legitimate products. Although they may seem like a pyramid scheme and do come off somewhat scammy because of all the distributors recruiting in other members, its just not a full-blown scam.
You can make money with this business opportunity and there are some people that make a heck of a lot of money as distributors… BUT… this is a very small group of people. As with just about any mlm out there, the top people make nearly all of the money while the bottom and new distributors make very little and this leads to a very high turnover rate.
Unfortunately I could not find an official income disclosure for nSpire Network, but I have seen and reviewed enough to know that with a mlm structure like this only the top 1-3% will actually make good money.
Most people just aren’t going to make it. It seems that the only people that do really good in mlm’s are those that have that natural salesperson type of personality and can sell anyone on anything.
Personally, I don’t have anything even close to the personality it takes to make it here. I just wouldn’t be any good at recruiting, which is absolutely necessary if you want to make good money with this. 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 🙂