Total Life Changes Review
Company Name: Total Life Changes
Costs: $40-$120/month, optional $199, $499, $999
What Is It
Total Life Changes is another MLM company selling health and wellness products, focusing on coffee, tea, and skincare.
High payouts on retail products is a unique part of the relatively simply compensation plan. However, I don’t believe the products offered offer enough unique (and lasting) value to warrant selling exclusively for this company.
Aside from the nice package and unique product sales pitch, what you’ll be selling in Total Life Changes is pretty standard for the health and wellness MLM industry: enhanced everyday products, and mystery supplements.
The coffee thing has been done to deal in the MLM industry, including places like Organo Gold, Sisel International, DXN, and Javita.
Skincare products on the other hand have been promoted by more companies than I can name, but some that I’ve reviewed on my site include Skinny Body Care, AdvoCare, Shaklee, Nu Skin, and Forever Living.
There is almost always a focus on eye cream and skin rejuvenation, though usually also include sun screen, masks, and exfoliant creams.
Though Total Life Changes does promote some weight loss packages, they are made up mostly of coffee and tea, so I wouldn’t say that their company focuses on weight loss products.
Getting Real About Mystery Supplements
A cornerstone of many health & wellness MLM companies is always a “new and exciting” type of supplement. Very often they tell an intriguing story about medicines from ancient societies, long forgotten until now. This time it happens to be the Aztecs, but ancient China or any other old-world society would do.
Iaso™ Techui (tah-chew-ē) is derived from bluish-green algae. It was first cultivated and called Tecuitlatl by the Aztecs. They formed the spirulina into cakes and consumed them regularly until their local lakes dried up.
They often fund in-house research to find proof of their claims, and any results are almost always from small sample sizes, over a short period of time.
A superior supplement safe for the whole family and maybe your pet too!
I’m a skeptic, but I do realize some people love to buy into this type of stuff. I’m just saying that you shouldn’t believe everything you hear and be very aware of placebo affects before you jump on board and start talking about the health benefits of Aztec algae or mushrooms in your coffee.
When I first read about their liquid vitamin supplement being better than pill form, I was immediately skeptical and did some research. Well, egg on my face, it turns out that a lot of websites agree that liquid vitamins are absorbed faster and more easily than their pill form alternatives.
However, there’s more to the story. Concentration amounts are different from liquid to pill form, i.e. pills contain a higher concentration of vitamins to account for low absorption rates. People gripe about the additives in pills, but there are often just as many in liquids to make up for the bad taste. Also, not all vitamins should be absorbed in liquid form. [Source]
Still, I admit that liquid vitamins may be a good product to promote from this company if you can sell someone on the premium price vs other alternatives out there.
In order to start promoting products for Total Life Changes you need to order $40/month of personal volume of qualifying products. Once you get higher in the ranks that number moves to $80, then $120, but I would assume that by that point you’ll be making enough money to cover the costs.
They also offer a Fast Start Bonus, which gets you 50% commissions on the volume ordered by your first 2 recruits into the system. Unless your recruits go above and beyond, this is going to be $20 (50% x $40).
All retail sales earn you 50% commissions which is a lot more than most other MLM companies, and more than most affiliate marketing programs for physical products as well! This is probably the only exciting part of this particular biz op.
You are also paid according to your your group sales volume in your team. The disappointing thing to realize is that you are paid according to sales in the weaker leg of your binary team.
- $1000 GV = 12%
- $5000 GV = 14%
- $10,000 GV = 17%
- $20,000 GV = 20%
However, there seem to be further stipulations with regards to the total amount of both legs “banked” for future payments. This where we get into MLM gibberish that’s not really worth focusing on. The important thing to know is that in general, your payment relies on the performance of the group as a whole, not just your individual efforts.
Here is a more in depth look at the compensation plan.
Also, remember that it’s required to maintain volume of sales over a period of time to maintain your rank status. Total Life Changes helps out a bit by offering some averaging to make up for slower weeks, but this is the downside of ranking in ANY MLM company.
Total Life Changes doesn’t really tell us how it’s going to change our life. Coffee and tea infused with algae and fungus is not going to do much for most folks.
MLM VS Affiliate Marketing
If you love coffee and tea, why limit yourself to one company? You can promote almost any company out there and make commissions off of sales of their products. It’s called affiliate marketing.
Instead of recruiting and selling by group volume, you can rely on your own skills and reap the rewards of your hard work. Instead of selling to friends and family, you can sell to the entire world with a simply website.
I teach people how to build websites based on their personal interests. You are not limited to coffee, tea, or skin care products. Anything goes: comic books, bird watching, power tools, podcasting, novel writing and more.
You can learn how to build a website and make money promoting products you love. See how I did it, and start building your online business today.
MLM Critic & Author: Nathaniell
What's up ladies and dudes! Great to finally meet you, and I hope you enjoyed this post. I have to be honest though. I'm not a big fan of MLM. Tried it. Hated it.
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Glad I found this site. My question though is, can’t you simply just sell individual products (and sell enough of them) and make money? So say I spend 40/per month (as described above to maintain my status as a distributor), and people like the weight I’ve lost and they want to buy just the tea. Can’t I just sell the tea (whatever amount of it) and sell enough to make an extra income outside my day job? I can sell 30 products a month and make a 50% commission on each sale? That is not bad.
Of course, the company doesn’t make some rules clear: You must be on a $40 autoship program to qualify for commissions. So you must make $40 in tea sales just to break even. Anything above that is profit, but remember you’re only making a % profit from retail sales. If you have a slump one month and it puts you in the red, that eats into your profits too.
They don’t make it easy to just sell products – their goal is to get you to buy into the whole “build a business with MLM” thing.
That’s why I recommend affiliate marketing. Joining affiliate programs is free. If you don’t make sales, you don’t lose any money either.
You’re awesome Nath! 🙂
Thanks bro, lol.
Awesome review as usual Nathaniell. I’ve never been a fan of MLM my self, nor would I ever recommend it to any one. If people are looking to make money online Affiliate marketing is absolutely the best way to get your foot in the door.
After reviewing quite a few of them, they all seem pretty similar. Actually, the only thing that seems to make a difference in people’s success with MLM is not the products you sell, but your own motivation to recruit, and the right kind of mentor to show you the way. But with those two things under your belt, why would anyone need to get involved in such a heavily criticized industry?
Affiliate marketing is the way to go because you can promote the products YOU like, to people that like them (without any ‘hard selling’)