Company Name: Qivana
Do I Recommend Qivana?
From start to finish, Qivana is filled with hype rather than substance. The compensation plan is average at best, while the products are overpriced. Can you make money with Qivana? Sure. Should you? Probably not.
There simply aren’t enough advantages to make the company worth bothering with. You could earn more selling similar products through affiliate marketing. At least then you wouldn’t have to worry about team building.
What Products Does Qivana Sell?
Health seems to be the most popular topic for direct sales companies and Qivana falls strongly into this category. They offer a set of five main product areas, called Skinshift, Prime, Qore, Metaboliq and Shoq.
The first of these, Skinshift is basically skincare. This includes products like a nourishing cleanser and a calming serum, along with supplements designed to promote skin health.
Comparing skincare products to one another is tough (and not really my field). But, items on offer aren’t especially unique. It’s hard to know whether the products are average or amazing. There are few reviews online and most don’t seem to be objective.
As with any skincare, the best way to know is to simply try the products out.
The next area is Prime. This promotes a ‘miracle molecule’ that can fight aging. It’s basically a way to increase nitric oxide through multiple mechanisms. There is some evidence for nitric oxide promoting health but it’s less clear whether increasing production would actually offer any benefits.
I’m inclined to think it won’t, at least not for most people. Most compounds promoted in this way never live up to the hype.
The company is also very careful with their marketing. For example, they talk about how the products can increase nitric oxide production but say little about the impact of actually doing so. This suggests the benefits may not be as great as they sound.
A third product area is Qore, which is promoted as a ‘nutritional foundation for optimal-aging’. There is a collection of products involved, including a detox supplement, a probiotic and an herbal supplement. The benefits of these are debatable – and countless companies offer similar products.
One major issue is simply the price. For example, Qore Essentials costs $105 for a 60-pack. You’re meant to take 1-4 packets per day, so the pack could last you anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months.
If these supplements worked, the price may be worth it. But, many people wouldn’t want to spend more than $100 to find out.
Another option is Shoq, which is basically an energy shot and costs $25 for 6 little bottles. The ingredients are familiar and include caffeine, vitamin B6 and green tea extract. There is also 9 grams of sugar present, which isn’t the healthiest choice.
The final product area is Metaboliq. This one focuses on improving metabolism through a combination of supplements, shakes and similar products. The idea is hardly unique and again, the products are on the expensive side ($65 for 15 servings of the shake!).
I’m also a little concerned about the shakes. They have 29 grams of protein per serving, which is great. But, they also contain 12-13 grams of sugar, along with stevia extract. That combination sounds like you’d be getting a very sweet shake, which wouldn’t be that great for weight loss.
Without trying the products, it’s hard to know how good they are. But, they’re certainly not encouraging. Countless companies offer similar options, often at a much lower price.
The Style Of Qivana
To me, Qivana simply feels gimmicky. You end up with weird names like Qore Essentials and Metaboliq, simply because the company likes putting Q in everything. They also focus on clean and clear packaging. That should be a good thing, but it makes the products look like cheap knockoffs.
The site also makes bold claims about the products but fails to back these up. There is some information about how they are meant to work but no references to scientific studies and no actual proof. Instead, you’re left with the same general claims that countless companies make.
These patterns don’t say anything about the quality, of course. Some products will look good and actually be low-quality, while the reverse is true as well. Likewise, good items can use over-the-top marketing, and some will.
Still, these are items you’re meant to be selling. People do tend to judge based on appearance, so having appealing items can help. For most audiences, the gimmicky nature of Qivana would probably be a disadvantage.
Earning A Living With Health
Interest in health and energy never really dies. People always want to find new ways to feel better. Supplements and drinks often feel like a powerful way to do this, even though most aren’t as good as they sound.
This means that there’s always money to be made in this field. But, why stick to Qivana? As I mentioned before, the products do feel gimmicky and there’s no proof that they work anyway. The company is also obscure. Most people won’t have even heard of it, which may make them less likely to trust the products.
I find that operating online is much more powerful. This involves creating your own website and using it to promote products and/or services. You still earn money from sales but you don’t have to pester friends and family.
More importantly, you get to choose the products. You can find affiliate programs that offer competitive products, ones that are worth getting behind. I’ve seen successful businesses in almost every area imaginable and you can align the approach with your own preferences.
For example, what about focusing on the health implications of aromatherapy? This is a popular field right now and there are multiple aromatherapy affiliate programs to choose from. Another interesting area is nootropics. There are fewer programs out there right now but this will change, especially with current interest in promoting cognition and mood.
I could go on. The end result is simply that operating online gives you more flexibility and more control. You get to make money your way and you can choose the workload based on the outcomes that you want.
Is Qivana A Good Business Opportunity?
The product selection doesn’t make Qivana especially compelling as a way to make money. But, if you like the products, it may be worth considering. So, what about the underlying system?
As always, the basic way to make money is simply sales. You earn a commission from any sales you make. That commission the difference between your discounted price and the retail for a given product. Qivana doesn’t offer specifics, so it’s not clear what this totals to.
Sales are made through a replicated website from Qivana. You direct people to this site and then they make the purchases.
The idea is easy enough and there are some key advantages. For example, there is no need to buy the product yourself and then resell it. You also don’t need to try and run parties, like the ones from Pure Romance or Matilda Jane. A website also gives you the ability to promote online. This may mean you use social media to get some sales and you can also sell to people in different states.
There are disadvantages too. Some people would rather order from a catalog, not a website and others may not be tech-savvy. Even so, the style works well enough and makes sales easy.
Sales are just one way to make money. Most of the potential is from recruiting others into the company. When you do so, you follow a structure like this:
Having a team means you can earn money from their sales and purchases, as well as any sales that you make. One aspect is team commission, where you earn 10% of the volume in your lesser legs.
There is also a generation bonus. This gives you additional income from people you enroll and their downline (which is the people they enroll and so forth). This approach looks like this:
Don’t worry too much about the individual numbers – the important point is that higher ranks let you earn from more generations. This directly ties your income potential into your rank in the company. The higher that rank is, the more success you will find.
Progressing through those ranks involves meeting requirements. These include sales targets for yourself and your team, while also getting team members up through the ranks.
Let me make something clear – these bonuses are not passive income!
The structure does mean that you earn from the success of others. But, developing and maintaining a team involves energy and effort. You will often need to teach people and actively encourage them to pursue leads and make new sales.
The requirements for ranks and bonuses are also monthly. That means you must consistently perform well and your team needs to as well. The pressure to do so can be tough especially at the higher levels.
To make money with Qivana, you do need to be an active distributor. The company defines this as ordering at least 50 PV every 4 weeks. For anyone wanting to earn team commissions, you need to hit 100 PV for the same period. Higher ranked members may need to reach 200 PV instead.
There is no information about the relationship between PV and product cost, so it’s unclear how much money you have to pay each month to stay active. Based on other companies, 50 PV would be at least $50 and could be more.
Qivana strongly emphasizes autoship. This is where you have an automatic order in place and get billed each month for the products. For example, the Fast Start Bonus offers a 10% bonus for a 100 PV autoship and a 20% bonus for a 200 PV one.
If you have a 200 PV autoship in place yourself, you also get a 5% bonus on some of the sales in your downline. This emphasis could easily make you spend more money on products, reducing your potential for overall income.
Autoship is always a concerning practice and one that’s best avoided. The style gives you much less control and increases the risk that you’ll lose money rather than make it.
Most companies will pay you through check or perhaps PayPal. But, Qivana is a little different. The company issues a Qivana PayCard that you receive payments on. This is basically a branded MasterCard and can be used as such.
The idea should mean that you get paid faster and with fewer hassles than dealing with a check. Even so, it may not suit everyone.
Making Money Successfully
Regardless of the products or the company, you need to make sales to earn money. With a company like Qivana, most of those sales will be made in person.
To be successful at this, you need to beat out the competition. This is a serious problem for Qivana because the competition is high. Think about how many local stores and websites already sell this type of product. What about other direct sales companies?
You’re competing against all of these, with products that aren’t especially great. Most of them are also expensive compared to other brands.
Health products are experience-based, so you could get an edge by offering samples and trying to get people excited. But, such samples would cost you and the expense would add up over time.
Could you be successful? Perhaps. It is possible to make money in almost any field and this is no exception. But, it is important to weigh up the risks and benefits first. Otherwise, you could be wasting your time and money on an idea that may not pan out.
When you consider the autoship and the products, Qivana simply isn’t that appealing. There’s too much risk that you’ll get nowhere for your time and effort. Sure, income is possible. It’s just not realistic for most people.
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