AdvoCare | Advocating A Healthy Lifestyle
If you want to become an advocate for a well-balanced lifestyle and financial security, AdvoCare promises to provide you with the best products and means to improve your quality of life and help others achieve that goal as well.
Now I must be real with you, this review is slightly biased for the simple fact that, though I’m not in the business anymore, I did tried the products and became a distributor- on paper only.
I never worked the business opportunity for reasons that I will explain later in this review.
That being said, this wellness company has developed a kinda fun system, utilizing the 24 day weight loss challenge to introduce people to their nutritional, weight-loss and sports product line up.
I should say, fun if you like doing home meetings…=)
AdvoCare Distributor History
AdvoCare was founded in 1993 by Charlie Ragus. This is good because it shows that the company has surpassed the dreaded 5 year mark. The name of the company was not randomly chosen either, but was meant to transmit the founder’s strong belief and commitment in being an advocate who cares for the health of people around the world.
One interesting fact is that Ragus was a Herbalife distributor from 1983 to 1989 which shows he has a history in the health and wellness industry. Although he had a passion for healthy living, Charles Ragus passed away on June 1, 2001 at the young age of 58
AdvoCare’s vision is to honor and enhance the development of the company by constantly improving the excellence standards and seriously committing to its distributors.
AdvoCare Reviews | The Compensation Plan
Based on a Multi Level Marketing strategy, this Texas Company provides its customers with the products using the direct selling method and also provides support for distributors in building small businesses. As most multi-level companies do, if they put effort into growing their network by recommending and selling the products, they get compensated.
So the more AdvoCare supplements that you and your team move into the market, the more you get paid.
The following is a breakdown of their compensation plan take from their site.
As an AdvoCare Distributor you can:
Earn up to 20% on every product your Distributors sell
Earn up to 40% on product sales to your customers.
Earn override commissions on your team volume
Earn Leadership Bonuses of 3-19% on your complete organization
Qualify to earn twice-a-month pay period bonuses when AdvoCare awards $20,000 to the top achieveing Rookie Advisors (Split $1,000;$1,500; $2,000; $2,500; $3,000; $4,000 and $6,000)
Qualify for twice a year luxury vacations
When a new Advocare Distributor places an Advisor order for $3,000 in products, you earn 10% or $300. So you get paid on product moving out of the warehouse, not just for recruiting.
Being a premier health company, AdvoCare’s products are conceived and developed relying on top quality ingredients and on the extensive knowledge of highly reputed biologists, nutritionists and pharmacologists.
The company has cultivated relationships with professional athletes and sports teams creating products which are free from substances that are prohibited in sports competitions. Moreover, AdvoCare has made a duty of honor out of sponsoring sports people when participating in certain events or competitions.
The AdvoCare products follow the best practices and meet the highest standards as far as the herbal extracts and other ingredients are combined. The science behind the brands aims at delivering the best results for people looking to lose weight, enhance their energy level or improve their sports performance.
The company produces five lines of products:
Trim – weight management products,
Active – energy products,
Core nutrition for a well-balanced diet,
Elite – nutrition for advanced sports and
Definite Difference®- healthy skin products.
The reviews on AdvoCare diet all speak highly of the results they provide and the improvement in the consumers’ quality of life. The weight management programs have helped numerous people in dealing with this issue and the supplements are endorsed by numerous sports icons.
While the 2008 case of swimmer Jessica Hardy seemed to raise some question marks about the AdvoCare supplements being tainted with a banned substance, the company’s counsel staff disputed the claims and denied the accusations, no other similar events have been registered ever since.
AdvoCare remains one of the most important players in the nutrition industry, enjoying a reputation for “building champions”.
My AdvoCare Experience
Ok, if the company is so great why didn’t you do anything with it?
And the answer is really typical of many people testing the MLM waters.
If you’ve read my article on how to choose an MLM, than you will see that AdvoCare definitely passes the test. Not only in everything I’ve talked about so far, but the team that I was signed up with was second to none.
They were everything a sponsor should be.
And let me tell you, that is really super important to me. I mean, you could have a not so awesome biz op, but if your sponsor is a true leader and into helping you succeed, you can best believe you will!
So this is just my personal reasons for not really being into it.
For one, the product line was too narrow for me.
I couldn’t see myself taking their weight loss products long term and it was costly to do so. The nutritional products were high quality, but there were too many pills for me and I heard that complaint often from my prospects.
They do offer a skincare line; however, I considered those to be filler products because it’s not what they specialize in, so the ingredient deck was not too impressive. I’m pretty picky about what I use on my skin, so I knew I wouldn’t use them nor would I feel comfortable marketing them.
The compensation plan was okay, but you’re really called to get your hustle on in a really short time frame because you only have two weeks in which to qualify for any bonuses, and if you didn’t make that quota you would basically lose out on money and all of the hard work you put in those 2 weeks.
Another problem for me was in the fact that they still relied solely on old school marketing strategies.
You know… home meetings, hotel meeting etc.?
These strategies are still very relevant, don’t get me wrong, but it was the
ONLY way they taught!
How that manifested was the number of physical opportunity meetings (called mixers, which really was a refreshing spin on your typical biz op meetings) they had each week;
there were 3 a week on top of training!
Now, this is not a bad thing, It’s important to have a place to take your prospects to see how the opportunity works. It was just too much for me however, I would have liked to have seen some online alternatives and online lead generation techniques embraced.
Once again, these were just my feelings, doesn’t make AdvoCare a bad company, quite the contrary. But, this is why I stress that you must find a MLM that resonates with you, or you wont work it and you’ll just end up wasting money.
So that’s my story and I’m sticking to it! =)
I hope you were able to find some value from this review and it helps you make a decision that’s right for you.
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