Aloe Vera has been well known for its health benefits for as long as I can remember; as a result, the best selling out of all of the Forever Living Products is an Aloe Vera drink gel. In this MLM review, we will look at the products and find out why 95% never break even as a business owner. Without delay, let’s get into my Forever Living Products MLM Review!
Back in the 70s, I had an Aloe Vera plant growing in my house. When I had a sunburn, I would break off bits of it and rub the gel on my skin in the hope that It would make a difference; as a result, the cooling feeling, really helped. As a matter of fact, I didn’t even know until recently this company existed.
But like myself, maybe you were approached by a friend or family who wants you to join Forever Living Products, and they say you can make big bucks. So without delay, let’s find out if that is a true statement.
Who Is Forever Living Products?
Forever Living Products International is based in Scottsdale, Arizona, and privately owned by Rex Maughan. The company was founded in 1978. WOW, that means Forever Living Products is 43 years old and is located in 160 countries worldwide.
All things considered, Rex Maughan did pass away at the age of 84 on July 17, 2021.
Forever Living Products provide bee-derived cosmetics, aloe vera drinks, nutritional supplements, and some products for personal care. All in all, they have around 200 products for sale, which is a pretty impressive number of items.
What Products Does Forever Living Offer?
Forever Living signature product is Forever Aloe Vera Gel; equally important, they claim the drink is 99.7% aloe vera plant.
With over 200 products available, they cover a gambit of categories:
- Nutritional Supplements
- Weight loss
- Skin care
- Personal care
- Immune health
- Essential oils
How Can You Become A Forever Living Products Business Owner?
You can join Forever Living Products in two different ways:
- Become a preferred customer and get 5% off your retail purchases. Forever Living also says you can potentially earn as much as 30% off products as a preferred customer.
- Or you can become a Forever Living Products Business Owner through someone who refers you and share the products to earn money.
Price To Join
It doesn’t actually cost anything to become a Forever Living Business Owner, be that as it may, this statement can be a bit misleading. To earn money as a business owner, you have to purchase around $430 worth of products from the company in two months; for the purpose of selling some of these to customers.
Forever Living Products MLM Review
Forever Living Products has been in business for 43 years. The longevity alone gives it credibility, Right?
When Rex passed away in July of 2021, his net worth was 1.5 million. Today that is not much in our world; in light of the fact, he was worth $600 million at one time and considered among the top 400 richest men in the world back in 2002.
The Forever Living Products company had an annual income of $500 million in 2020. From what I could find, this is the gross income before expenses. It is ranked number 12 globally for business, and it is the only MLM company in the top 100.
I looked at customer product and business owner reviews. Most reviews I found were from at least five years ago. But I did find some recent ones on Trust Pilot. Honestly, most of them, from the business owner’s perspective, have a very low rating. Stating things like:
- The Dubai forever is a fraud
- The ordering website is horrible to use
- Someone wanting an explination for the poor compensentation plan payout
- I never recieved the product and cutomer support will not respond
I ran across one statement that said Forever Living Products monitors the reviews and removes most bad ones but; with this in mind, please note that I can’t find proof for or against this statement. But I’m not sure how I would find removed reviews. It looks like the positive reviews are staged with comments that refer back to the negative reviews. But again, I can not support or negate the statement that Forever Living removes negative comments.
Almost all of the positive statements relate to the products and not the business owner’s MLM plan.
Forever Living Products was riddled with lawsuits over the years. Most recently, in California for false claims regarding what medical conditions the aloe vera gel can cure.
Forever Living Compensation Plan
The Forever Living Products compensation plan, just like all other MLM models, is complicated. Despite the complication, I did sort through some information about a Forever Living Products Business Owner (FLPBO.)
When you join, you pay nothing, but, with that in mind, you have to purchase at least $$430 in products in the first two months to qualify as an FLPBO. As you grow in rank, the amount you have to purchase increases to be eligible for payout and bonuses.
As a sales leader, if you want to hold your status and earn bonuses, you will have to purchase at least $860 in products in a two-month period, and at least $215 of that number has to be for your personal use.
WOW! I mean, WOW, that is a lot of money to put out each month in hopes that you make enough in bonuses to break even.
Video Of The Forever Living Products MLM Compensation Plan
Pros And Cons
Forever Living Products MLM has a few pros as well as cons. On the positive side, we will list a few pros and on the negative side, we’ll talk about some cons.
- No cost to become a business owner
- Most product reviews are positive
- Longevity-in business 43 years
- More than 88% of business owners do not make money from the compesation plan
- Only 1% of business owners make top dollar with Forever Living Products
- The company is often referred to as a scam or pyramid scheme
- They say they are not MLM based but operate on the same basic compansation plan as other MLMs
- Direct customers to the company website make it difficult to succeed as an FLPBO
- You have to harasse your friends and family to make money
- Forever Living Products is getting rich off of you while 95% never break even
Forever Living Products Income Disclosure
I did find an income disclosure, but I would have to pay a subscription fee to view it. I didn’t find this information to be that important.
According to a report by Fundera, “Only 25% of MLM participants turn a profit.“
Please note that this says “turn a profit.” It does not say that 25% make money. After you take out expenses, very few make money. Only 0.05% made the big bucks that all MLM companies try to make us think everyone earns.
Is Forever Living Products MLM A Scam?
A scam is a fraudulent business where the company is dishonest in what they offer. I don’t think the products portion of Forever Living Products is a scam; although they are expensive, keep in mind, that they provide some valuable products. Now, on the other hand, the MLM portion definitely borders a scam.
They boast no money to join, but, on the other hand, I find it suspicious that an FLPBO has to invest so much money to purchase products just to qualify for commission bonuses.
Is Forever Living Products MLM A Pyramid Scheme?
To answer this, I have to go off of the definition of a pyramid scheme. Based on the article linked to the pyramid scheme, I have to say Forever Living is not a pyramid scheme, although it does closely resemble one.
Then again, if a business owner does not meet their qualifications for the month, their bonuses go to their upline; to clarify, a pyramid scheme provides income to higher-ups for money someone else earned. Yes, it is a bit complicated, but so is the MLM portion of Forever Living Products.
The Problem With MLM Companies In General
According to an FTC Government file, an MLM operation does not have a clearly defined definition. It calls MLM’s a” product-based pyramid scheme“ and compares it to an illegal chain letter. You know the letters you receive in the mail, it says to put a dollar in an envelope with a copy of the letter and send one to 10 people. Then if you do this, you will make a ridiculous amount of money.
The FTC Government document also states that MLM “is inherently flawed, unfair, and deceptive.”
Video Overview Of The Forever Living Products MLM Review
My Recommendations Regarding Forever Living Products
If you have the money and want to use Forever Living Products, I believe there isn’t much wrong with them.
But to become an FLPBO is a whole different story.
I DO NOT recommend anyone join this MLM and; above all, please note that the company borders a pyramid scheme.
They require you to purchase products for personal use, and you have to carry a certain amount of inventory to meet requirements for payout bonuses. All of the money that is qualified for in money spent goes directly to the top.
Only 1% of FLPBO make good money or break even.