Tranont is a little difficult to define. On one hand, it is a health company and offers a small range of products that are pretty typical for the industry.
It is also a services company. Some of their services are for individuals, while others are for businesses. They are related to wealth and money, including taxes, estate planning, and forming businesses (among others).
The combination of these two approaches is interesting. Who's their target audience – a healthy businessman? A foodie accountant? On the one hand, the style means that you can promote to a wider audience. There is also the potential to make sales in both areas.
Health is an evergreen industry after all. People look for all sorts of ways to improve their health. It’s also tough to be objective about health products. This means that the items you’re promoting just need to be good. They don’t need to be the best in the field.
The services that Tranont offers could be interesting too. Some are likely to interest customers and the competition should be lower than it is for health products.
Still, Tranont’s emphasis on these two areas feels strange. The products and services offered don’t relate to one another very well at all. This might make it harder to convince people that Tranont is a good idea.
Tranont is an MLM and follows the classic approaches that you’ll find in any such company. This means that the first way to make money is with sales. In this case, you’re promoting products and services.
You can also earn by building a team. This method doesn’t mean that you’re earning from recruitment. Instead, you make money by the success of your team members.
In this post, we’re examining both of those ways to make money, along with whether Tranont is worth joining.
Tranont’s marketing focuses on three areas – health, wealth and community. The health and wealth aspects both refer to what the company is selling, while the community angle is focused on supporting communities in need.
While the community aspect might make the company more appealing, we’re going to focus on health and wealth for the moment.
Tranont offers six different health products. These are all supplements of some form or another. The base products are called [restore], [vibe], [balance] and [life] (yes, they’re really written like that!).
The product names should give you a good indication of their focus. For example, [life] contains a variety of enzymes, probiotics and prebiotics, which could promote health.
The ingredients label can be seen below. It’s true that the supplement could be beneficial, especially for anyone with poor gut health. There are also many similar items on the market, so we’re not looking at anything exceptionally unusual here.
Each bottle contains 90 capsules, which is enough for 30 days. At a cost of $45 per bottle, [life] isn’t cheap, but it isn’t too bad for the industry either. The other basic supplements follow a similar theme.
Tranont also offers ICARIA Glow, which is a drink-based supplement that contains collagen. This is well marketed but, again, it isn’t unusual.
Finally, Tranont plans to offer Radiant, which contains some compounds from an Amazonian tree. While this product is less common, Tranont is hardly the first company to rely on an unusual ingredient to make their products sound amazing (aloe anyone?).
Tranont’s Wealth Products
So far, Tranont looks like any other health MLM. The Wealth section is what makes the company a little more unusual.
Basically, Tranont offers a selection of different services and packs. Some of these are for individuals and others are for businesses. The main options look like this:
- Business Smart Pack: $59/month
- Tax Pack: $45/month
- Credit Services: Free consultation
- Tranont Defend: Identity protection, online protection and tech support
- Business Formation: Aid in creating a safe business structure
- Estate Plan: Estate planning and will creation
There aren’t prices specified for all the services, but this isn’t too surprising. After all, there may be differences in price depending on what individual people need.
One final area is that Tranont offers ‘Exclusive Savings’. They have basically partnered with various companies in areas like satellite TV, solar energy, business phones and energy.
This type of partnership may mean that you can get a decent discount through Tranont. Just be aware that such discounts aren’t always as significant as they seem. Besides, you might be able to find similar discounts from other places.
Tranont uses a sales-based angle for the commission from products. This means that the amount you earn is linked to how many sales you make each month.
Distributors earn just 10% commission if they make less than 500 Customer Volume (CV) in sales each month. This increases to 20% for sales of between 500 and 999 CV. If a distributor can hit above 1,000 CV, then they get a 35% commission.
While 35% isn’t too bad, the rest of the numbers are pretty low for income from sales. Plus, this percentage isn’t based on the full sales price. Exactly what you’re making depends on the product or service. Tranont breaks it down like this:
The image doesn’t include all of the products, but I’m sure you get the idea. It’s a frustrating style, especially if you were on the 10% commission tier.
Volume is another serious issue too. The volume used to calculate your commissions (and bonuses) isn’t a dollar per point. Once again, the amount varies depending on the product.
The end result is that:
- You’re only earning on part of the sales price for a product
- You start with a low commission rate
- The relationship between volume and dollar value will make it difficult to increase your commission rate
The one advantage you have is that some of the sales could potentially be high. For example, making sales of energy or of solar could be significant.
Just don’t put too much faith in those areas. Your commission is based on Tranont’s profits. In most cases, they’re simply a partner, so they might not be earning much money themselves.
The tables above just talk about the services that Tranont offers. However, their products aren’t much better. In fact, the volume is often less than half the sales price of the product, which is pretty rough.
On a side note, the price of products varies for retail customers, preferred customers and associates. This means that your earnings may be different depending on who you make sales to.
Tranont does also have a team aspect to their compensation plan. They use the same rank style that most MLMs follow.
One nice feature is that the main rank requirements relate to team volume. Associates do need three personally sponsored recruits no matter what, but this doesn’t increase with the later ranks.
The rank structure clearly shows the ongoing requirements too. For the team builder ranks Jade and Pearl, associates need at least 100 in volume every month. This increases to 200 for the Ruby rank onwards.
Having to make $100 in sales every single month wouldn’t be easy but isn’t unreasonable. Still, 100 volume doesn’t convert to $100 in sales. For example, the supplements cost around $45 or $50 and only provide 20 volume. That’s around $250 in sales every month to hit the 100 volume target.
You would still earn commission on your own sales, even if you didn’t hit that target. You just wouldn’t earn anything from your team. Still, that could be a serious issue if you were earning a lot from your team.
This type of design is common and very frustrating. It means that unless you hit the maximum rank (Blue Diamond), you’re always going to need to heavily focus on sales.
The compensation plan from Tranont talks about various bonuses, including a volume bonus from your team that increases with rank. Despite this, there aren’t any details about how this bonus is calculated or how you earn residual commissions from your team.
Without this information, it isn’t clear how you’re going to need to structure your team. Even so, there’s more than enough information to suggest that there will be various requirements along the way.
A final note is that some parts of the compensation plan talk about being a Certified Writing Agent. There aren’t any details about what this role is or how people become an agent.
There’s no doubt that you could earn with Tranont. The products from the company are attractive enough and they’re in a popular field. While the services seem like an odd fit, they do help to increase your potential audience and mean more chances for sales.
Honestly though, the biggest question with an MLM isn’t whether you can make money, but whether the whole experience is worth it.
After all, the process isn’t as simple as just selling products and services. There are various hoops to jump through along the way, especially if you hope to develop a successful team. So are you joining to be leader of a team selling money-management services and supplements? Most people don't join an MLM to do that. They join for the products, then get roped into money-making aspect.
My suggestion is to have realistic expectations joining, and think about whether this is really something you want to promote, or if you're just getting excited at the prospect of making money. Long term, it's a better idea to start a business in a field you're interested in.
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