The body by vi (visalus) business opportunity is all the rage right now. I can’t seem to go a single day without hearing about it either online or from my personal offline network. So, I have begun to wonder, is it a good program or a scam? Well, here is my body by vi review…
With over 10 years experience as an internet marketer and more network marketing programs under my belt than I would care to admit, I have become very good at separating the good opportunities from the hyped up crap. My scam radar is finely tuned. I can spot them from a million miles away.
At first glance it seems that everyone and their dog is making millions from the visalus business opportunity. And even more of them are earning BMW’s. But are they really? I even personally know two people who supposedly became BMW eligible within their first couple months after joining body by vi. Although I have yet to see those cars and have a suspicion that I never will.
One thing you have to remember is that this is a network marketing opportunity, plain and simple. I am sure there are a lot of people in the organization that would try to convince you otherwise. But they are either oblivious to the fact that it is, or they are flat out lying to you. They probably even have their own name for the type of system it is. I bet it’s something that sounds really cool and cutting edge.
However, if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and looks like a duck — It’s probably a duck! In this case it’s a network marketing program, or multi-level marketing (MLM) as the terms are often used interchangeably. Although they do have some differences but that’s a whole other issue itself, so I won’t get into it here.
So that means they use all the same old tricks and promises that network marketing companies have been using for years. These will be stuff like this…
* Lots of hype.
* The best product/service ever.
* Telling you to bring in your warm market, which is just another name for your friends and family.
* Having group meetings where everyone gets together and goes through the same presentations over and over again.
* Success story after success story.
* A “proven system” that will work if you just follow it.
* Flashy cars, vacations, and shiny objects to get you wanting them too.
The list goes on and on. It’s always basically the same. The only things that change are the slight spins each new company puts on them. If you’ve seen one MLM opportunity, you’ve seen them all. Yes, some are better than others, but they all use the same set of tactics.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not saying there is anything inherently bad about network marketing, MLM, or whatever other name you want to call it. I’ve made a lot of money in several of them over the years. And I do think they can be a great way for the average person to start their own home based business.
My issue is more with what they don’t tell you. Of course, it’s in their best interest to show you all the awesome stuff about their products, services, program, business opportunity, and so on. They only want you to hear all the success stories and great stats that are in their favor. It would be dumb for them to tell you the real truth.
The truth is that 99% of people who join these things never make any money at all. Actually the vast majority of people LOSE money for months on end until they eventually quit. They never get that flashy BMW or that amazing vacation, or any of that other cool stuff that helped lure them into joining in the first place. Though the same could be said about pretty much any type of business; it’s just that it seems to happen a lot more in MLM because of all the hype and ease of entry.
For every one person you see killing it with body by vi, or any other network marketing business, there are 100 who have spent a ton of time, energy, and money without getting anything in return. Sure, you might be the one that goes out there and turns into a rock star, but it’s much more likely that you will lose money while pissing off all your friends and family at the same time.
Here are some questions you likely have and my answers to them…
* Is Body by Vi a scam?
No, by definition it technically is not a scam. But they do use a lot of hype and employ at lot of tactics to give you a false sense of hope.
* Will I make money with the ViSalus business opportunity?
Maybe, but probably not. As I said above, most people actually lose money with these types of programs. And if you do earn any money it will likely only be a little bit. The people who truly earn a solid income are few and far between.
* Does the 90 day challenge actually work?
Honestly, I don’t know. I haven’t done it and don’t pan to. My guess is that it probably does work if you truly follow the system exactly as planned. But the same can be said for almost every other fitness program. Doing that is a lot easier said than done.
* Should I join?
That is entirely up to you. If you have read everything in my review above, and you still think this is something you can do, and are truly being honest with yourself, then go for it. I’m not going to make up your mind for you.
In my opinion, when compared to other network marketing opportunities out there right now, it does appear to be among the better ones if you are looking to start a home business (although this could change VERY quickly – as often happens in the MLM industry). From the little I have seen it could also be a good way to lose weight and get in shape. I can’t say for sure though because I have not personally done it. I’m just speaking from years of experience with these types of things.
That pretty much does it for my review of Body by Vi, 90-Day Challenge, ViSalus home business opportunity, or any of the other names it’s called. Take it or leave it. The choice is yours. If you think this is for you then take the leap because it may very well be what you need, but don’t believe all the hype and jump in blindly. Trust me, it’s not as great as they make it sound, I would bet on it.