Today I want to talk about Life Force International and their involvement in the MLM industry.
They are a health and wellness industry with a business opportunity.
However, the way they do things clearly places them in a pyramid scheme.
Don’t believe me?
Keep reading this Life Force International review and I’ll explain why.
Life Force International Review – Product Overview
Name: Life Force International
Owner: Wayne and Gerri Hillman
Type: Multi-Level Marketing
Overall Rating: 5/100 Pyramid Scheme
Life Force International is a company that you DON’T want to get involved in. Firstly they have been exposed by the FTC as a pyramid scheme. Secondly, the only way to make a decent amount of money is by recruiting as many people as possible.
Those at the top of the pyramid make all the money at the expense of those at the bottom due to the high level structure.
What is Life Force International All about?
Life Force International is an MLM company that specializes in health and wellness products.
It was founded by a husband and wife named Wayne and Gerri Hillman where they first started in their garage in 1994.
Upon finding much success, they branched out to other countries. Now they operate in the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Singapore.
They’ve got a wide range of products, including:
- Daily wellness
- Weight management
- Sports nutrition
- Value packs
- Business tools
- And more
Whether these products actually work is determined by the individuals diet.
You can’t eat pizza everyday, take a couple of supplements and expect to lose weight. There are more factors that come into play.
Some even claim that these products provide a placebo effect and that’s it. Nothing more, nothing less.
However, I’m an avid weightlifter and often need to cut down my weight so I know a thing or two about weight loss and decided to check out their weight management products.
To my surprise they do have good protein supplements, but unfortunately they are far too expensive than others on the market. You can buy similar ones on Amazon for $10 – $20 cheaper.
Anyway that’s enough about the products, lets get to the MLM side (business opportunity) since that’s the main concern here.
The Business Opportunity
Life Force International claims that you can create a home-based business with their compensation plan.
They do not disclose the cost to join the comp plan which is a huge red flag.
However, to get into an MLM opportunity you usually have to purchase a starter kit. Some can be really expensive, ranging from $30 all the way up to $200.
It appears that you have to contact them directly to be able to join.
Other reviewers of Life Force International will bore you with the compensation plan, but for the average person it’s hard to understand what it all means.
So I’m going to put it in plain English.
The Compensation Plan
The compensation plan is the business opportunity that they keep pushing.
It’s a way for lovers of the products to sell to their friends and family while making money in the process.
Well that’s how it should be but sadly these types of schemes get abused with people trying to push products onto people that they don’t even believe in.
So one way of making money with Life Force International is to join the compensation plan, buy products at wholesale price, then sell at retail price.
You profit is determined by your markup, so you can put the price up as much as you want.
There are other ways to make money with Life Force International.
- Fast start bonus – 55% for every person you bring in
- Achievers club – 15% of First-Time Order (FTO) is divided monthly and given to their upline
- Recurring commissions – You earn a percentage of your downlines purchases. If they sign up for “autoshipping” you’ll earn residual commissions monthly
There are Massive Flaws You Need to Know
1. Too much incentive to buy the products
Basically you need to sell products every month to “qualify” as a distributor and continue earning from your downline.
This is a massive red flag as there is an incentive to buy the products, which is to make money from your downline more so than selling them.
Therefore that makes recruiting one of the biggest earners.
As you climb the ranks you have to sell more and more products. If you aren’t selling those products you are only stockpiling them.
2. The products are too expensive
The products are way too overpriced for what they offer. Yes they’re good but you can buy similar products from other websites.
Even if you sign up for autoshipping, it’s only a small discount.
After some research I found that the prices are about $10 – $20 more than third-party websites.
Plus you don’t have bother signing up and being apart of their compensation plan.
3. Flagged as a pyramid scheme by the FTC
Basically there are 5 red flags according to the FTC that places them in a pyramid scheme.
Lets break them down below.
1. There is too much of an incentive for distributors to recruit more people (bonuses, extra money, etc)
2. The easiest way to make big money is to recruit, recruit, and recruit some more. Therefore there is more incentive for people to recruit than to sell products
3. Autoshipment gives distributors even more incentive to buy the products so that their upline makes a stable monthly income
4. They pay commissions on more than 5 levels, enriching those at the top of the pyramid at the expense of those at the bottom
5. The person above you makes more money for the sale than the person actually selling
Life Force International Is Not a Company You Want to Join
As you can see, the whole idea of Life Force International is to get you to recruit.
There are incentives to buying the products, and that’s to make you richer, the person above you richer, but at the expense of your downline.
Sure your downline can build themselves up so they can enjoy the fruits of their labor, but there is always someone losing, those at the bottom.
There are too many problems in this MLM company. In fact it’s one of the worse ones I have seen in quite a while.
And trust me I have seen a lot of them.
My Take On Life Force International and Why It’s a Failure
Here’s my take on Life Force International as a whole.
The products are good, yes, but not the best.
They are incredibly overpriced and there are real people that claim they do nothing for them.
Meanwhile you can find better products at a cheaper price on Amazon.com.
The compensation plan
The compensation plan is one of the worst I’ve seen.
I mean, paying for autoshipping for a discount price is a clear sign of a pyramid scheme.
There’s really no need for autoshipping because no ones going to sell all those products before the newer shipment arrives.
Therefore the only reason for autoshipping is to create residual income for your upline.
As a Business Opportunity
No, just no. 90% of people who join this garbage company will not make any money. In fact those 90% of people will lose money, enriching everyone at the top.
That’s how MLM businesses operate. Most of them are legit pyramid schemes disguised as MLM companies.
They’re releasing them more than they can ban them!
And for anyone saying “they can’t be a pyramid scheme if they’re still operating”. Well it takes a long time to investigate a company. Many years in fact.
They can only investigate so much at a time. But eventually I see this company shutting down due to running a fully fledged pyramid scheme.
You heard it here first.
Pros and Cons
- There is none
- Most people will lose money
- Undisclosed price to join
- Too many red flags
- A good chance of getting shut down in the future
- A big fat pyramid scheme
A Real Way of Making Money Online
You should get out of the MLM industry as quickly as possible.
Because it’s far too saturated. Making any real money in the MLM industry requires too much work and time.
Basically it’s a bad investment of your time, money and energy compared to other business opportunities.
I create blogs for a living and I only work about 2 hours a day.
I don’t need to pester friends and family on social media. I simply write content, wait for it to rank in the search engines, and make money.
I’ve been doing it since 2016 and absolutely love it. I don’t deal with people, I don’t need to buy inventory and I don’t even deal with customer service.
I use affiliate marketing to monetize my blogs. I sell other peoples products and earn a commission, while the seller deals with the backend stuff.
It’s a hands-off approach to making money online.
The training I used is called Wealthy Affiliate (they have a free trial, no strings attached).
They’ll teach you how to start a blog from scratch, how to find low-competition keywords, how to write content that ranks and how to add affiliate links.
Well that’s it for this review. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns in the comments below.
Cheers and have a great day!