Company Name: FuXion
Costs: Not Stated
Do I Recommend FuXion?
You could make money with FuXion simply because the company offers health products and these are always in demand. Even so, I don’t recommend trying it out. There is simply nothing unusual about the compensation plan and the products aren’t amazing. You also have to buy and then resell, which is never ideal. You would find more benefits and fewer risks with affiliate marketing.
What Products Does FuXion Sell?
FuXion is best described as a health company. They offer four lines of products:
- Weight Management
- Athletic Performance
There are 20 individual items across these four areas. Most are either drinks or supplements of some type.
One example is Youth Elixir. This is powdered drink mix that is designed to fight aging. To do so, it includes various natural ingredients, such as amino acids and resveratrol, along with sources of antioxidants.
The idea would appeal to the right audience. Many people do want to get healthier and this seems like a powerful option. Retail prices aren’t provided, so it’s not clear how competitive the items are.
Another example is Ganomas Cappuccino. This is basically instant coffee with extra ingredients added. The focus is on ganoderma concentrate, which comes from a type of mushroom.
The idea of coffee with extra nutrients has been done before and it typically doesn’t work well GanoLife has tried this, along with Javita. The problem is that the extra ingredients are questionable at best, while the coffee itself isn’t amazing.
Many people love their coffee, so they’re going to want something that tastes great. That’s unlikely to be the case here.
The same general pattern applies to other products too. You’re mostly getting mixes or supplements that have various ingredients that may improve health. For most of these, the science is minimal. Users might see some benefits or they might see none at all.
The ingredients are also worth mentioning. FuXion targets an audience that is interested in health. Yet, their ingredient choices aren’t as good as they could be. For example, the Ganomas Cappuccino mix includes anti-caking agents, non-lactose creamer and milk flavoring. Many products include added flavors, like lemon flavoring for their Liquid Fibra drink.
These ingredients aren’t harmful in themselves. But, they’re problematic for the targeted audience. Many customers would want fewer ingredients and a more natural focus. This alone could influence your ability to make sales.
There is one other consideration – the items simply aren’t unique. Most health MLMs have similar products. You can even find many in local stores. This is the biggest limitation and it affects your ability to make money.
For example, you could probably convince people that these products are great for their health. But, could you make these seem better than the other options on the market?
Is FuXion A Good Business Opportunity?
If you read their marketing, FuXion seems powerful for making money. They claim to offer 13 different ways to earn income, along with the chance to find financial freedom. So, how much of that is realistic and how much is simply hype? That’s what we’re going to find out.
First off, saying 13 ways to earn money is true but misleading. There are 13 individual approaches but most are just variations on the same theme. Basically, you earn money from 1) sales, 2) from the success of your team and 3) from bonuses. There are many types of bonus. But, they still rely on similar patterns.
Let’s start from the beginning then, sales.
To get commission from FuXion, you buy the products at a discount and then resell them. The initial discount is 20% of the retail price. So, you basically earn 20% of the retail price as commission.
The discount can increase as you move through the company, including 25%, 33%, 38% and 43%. The higher your discount, the more money you’re making per sale.
But, there’s a catch. The increase in discount is partly related to how much you spend. So, the more you buy at a time, the greater your extra discount.
This style creates pressure to buy. It would be easy to purchase more product than you can sell, simply to get the best discount. Then what do you do? The products from FuXion aren’t even that unusual and you could struggle to make sales. It would be very easy to get stuck with many different products and end up losing money as a result.
The second method to earn money from sales is through Preferred Customers. These purchase through a replicated website, often on autoship. You receive commission on these orders too.
In this case, FuXion states that the commission goes up to 30%. But, it’s not clear where it starts. You are likely to earn less per sale from these customers, as they are getting a discount on purchases.
The final two aspects under purchasing are simply bonuses related to performance. Oddly, there is no bonus for hitting sales targets in a month. Instead, these bonuses are more limited and apply to specific situations.
The next aspect is Teamwork, which makes up the bulk of the plan. The basic idea is the same as with every other MLM. So, you recruit people into the company and encourage them to do the same. The potential for income and bonuses increases as you do this.
First of all, FuXion uses a binary compensation model. The company depicts it as such:
With this system, your downline is split into two groups (legs). Anyone recruited is placed on one of the legs. Income and bonuses are then related to these legs and how they compare to one another.
This style means your income is limited by which leg performs least effectively. If both do well, you’re fine. But, if one doesn’t, your income could easily suffer.
A related aspect is ranks. FuXion has 14 different ranks. Each rank offers more income and bonuses but comes with extra requirements as well. For example, these are the first four ranks:
The numbers honestly don’t matter too much. The point is that the requirements quickly increase as you go along. This includes having to purchase products every two weeks, hitting team sales requirements and having a certain downline structure.
It’s not just you who needs to progress either. From Bronze onwards, you need some of your team members to hit higher ranks as well. At the Diamond tier, you even need 4-7 Bronze members in your team.
Trying to promote sales and recruitment in a team is one thing. Getting team members to progress through ranks is much more difficult again. For most people, the goal probably isn’t realistic.
FuXion depicts the outcomes of ranks like this:
The slope of the line is an exaggeration but the general idea holds true. As your rank increases, the amount you can earn from your team does too. Your team size would also grow. At the higher tiers, the income potential is considerable.
The catch is that you have to get there. The requirements for the ranks should show that this is much more difficult than it first seems. The majority of members in any MLM end up in the first few ranks, unable to progress any further. There are exceptions. But, your work would be cut out for you.
There are two other areas in FuXion’s ‘ways to earn’. One is Lifestyle, the other is Total Success. These are both simply bonuses.
The Lifestyle category refers to the high-powered bonuses, particularly trips. They sound amazing. But, you have to get into the top ranks to have access to them. As you can probably guess, few people manage this.
The same is true for Total Success. In this, the bonuses come from the overall sales and success of the company. They add to your income potential but only if you can reach the ranks in question.
Limitations Of FuXion
So then, we’ve highlighted the general plan and income is possible. But, that was never the question. Instead, we need to look at how realistic the whole idea is. As a result, here are some areas that might trip you up.
1. Purchase First
FuXion’s model means that you’re buying products and reselling them (for most customers). This is always risky. You’re having to invest money first and guess what products people will want.
And honestly, customer aren’t predictable. Some people will even change their mind about what they want, perhaps because real life gets in the way.
I’m sure the model gets easier with time. Even so, it’s an additional complexity that you don’t need. There are also many other companies that don’t have purchase-first requirements, so this isn’t the only way to go.
2. Low Initial Commissions
20% commission is still decent. For example, it’s higher than what you’d earn in many affiliate programs. The income would add up over time and the rate increases as you progress.
But, this is still a low starting commission for an MLM. Many other companies offer 25% or more on retail sales, right from the beginning. I’ve even seen some that start at 30%.
And remember, you have to purchase first with FuXion. As a result, you’ve got higher risk than normal with rewards that aren’t amazing.
3. Strong Team Dependence
To find success, you need to recruit others and grow a team. The larger your team, the more income. Much of the income potential is at the higher ranks and you need a decent team to get there.
So, you have to rely on people. The problem is, people aren’t reliable. Especially not when it comes to business. Everyone has their own needs and priorities. In practice, you’ll find that some people simply don’t perform well, while others may drop out of the company.
Any type of business takes dedication. You need to put in the time to learn the systems and to grow your income. Doing so is very achievable. But, the style doesn’t suit everyone, which is why so many people drop out. This is why relying on a team simply doesn’t work. Most of those you recruit aren’t going to have what it takes.
The whole thing is simply an exercise in frustration.
4. Average Products, Competitive Industry
The products from FuXion may be interesting but they’re far from unusual. There are countless other companies in the health and wellness field, including many MLMs. The demand is there, sure. But, there isn’t much to make FuXion seem better than the other options out there.
5. Direct Sales
The final problem is the model itself. You do have a replicated website but the main focus is making sales to people that you know and interact with. Why bother? The products aren’t amazing anyway and people just get sick of the whole thing.
You can actually find much better success if you focus online instead. For example, health-based affiliate programs allow you to earn money from similar types of products, without having to pester friends and family. There are many programs out there, including ones in related fields, like massage, nootropics and aromatherapy.
Besides, this style just offers more choice. You get to pick the products that suit your interests, along with ones that will consistently sell. This makes the process simpler and much more powerful.
If you do want to promote FuXion make sure you have an interested audience. There’s little worse in business than trying to sell a product that no one actually wants.
There is still income potential with FuXion. But, the company also has many limitations and simply doesn’t stand out.
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