Product Name: Verve Energy Drink
Parent Company: Vemma
Product Owner: (CEO) B.K. Boreyko
Advertised Price: $499.95, $999.95
What Is It?
A multi level marketing program that sells energy drinks and other health products.
Verve and Vemma are no different from other MLM companies, and do you really want to base your business on a company that's accused of being a pyramid scheme?
Before You Buy:
There are many red flags you should know about if you are considering joining Vemma and trying to make money with their company. If you are not familiar with MLM, please read this Wikipedia article, where it states very clearly that this type of business is very similar to a pyramid scheme.
Red Flag #1: Pyramid Scheme
Vemma has been accused on more than one occasion of being a pyramid scheme. In fact, even those that are promote Vemma cannot describe their various types of compensation plans without drawing a pyramid.
Red Flag #2: Systems and Bonuses
Complicated ways to make money like the ones shown below are typical of companies that can't sell products based on merit. No doubt the first time you heard all of this terminology, you were confused.
- Binary compensation plan
- Cycle bonus
- Momentum bonus
- Fast Start bonus
- Enroller matching bonus
- Second tier matching bonus
- Frenzy bonus
- Double bonus
And the person trying to get you into their ‘team' will spend a significant amount of time telling you about opportunities, and how this will lead to residual income, or multiple streams of cash flow. It's not as easy as they make it seem.
It should be a warning sign when a company can't give you a simple commission for each sale you make, and has to explain in several guides and videos how exactly you get paid.
Red Flag #3: Special Koolaid
No doubt you have seen the testimonials from folks saying how awesome the system is, how fun it is, and how they feel oh-so-healthy after trying these health products. Whether or not you believe these testimonials is up to you; use your best judgement. But know that pyramid schemes are notorious for having blind followers that get offended every time you criticize their company.
No doubt there will be someone commenting on my post here telling me I'm an idiot, how Verve energy drinks are an awesome opportunity to own my own business, and how they know someone that's making $10k per month in this program. Sorry, I just don't believe it.
Red Flag #4: Price and Advertising Problems
I can buy a TWO Monster or Rockstar energy drinks for $3. ONE Verve energy drink is going to cost me about $3. Are you a confident enough salesman/woman to convince a person to actually change brands and buy a more expensive drink than they already buy?
Are you savvy enough about health products that you can really, honestly pitch the health benefits of a caffeinated drink to someone that doesn't drink them already?
This is some next level salesman stuff, and if you aren't prepared to invest TIME and ENERGY into mastering it, you need to rethink how “easy” this venture is going to be.
You should also consider all the negative press surrounding this company. Is this a company you are going to be willing to defend each time you attempt to make a sale?
Video: Vemma Is A Scam? Yes It Is In My Opinion!
Q & A
I'll save any skeptics and Vemma cronies the time and address a few points that get repeated over and over in comments on my other posts.
Ridiculous Idea #1: I benefit by trashing Verve
No, YOU benefit from this post. There are many people out there that honestly do not understand all the Vemma double speak and tricky marketing. I'm trying to help as many people as possible see clearly what Vemma is offering with Verve and their other products and compensation plans.
Ridiculous Idea #2: I haven't tried it so I can't say anything
Hey, this is my blog, and I'm allowed to have an opinion. No, I haven't signed up for Vemma, but I have a pretty good idea of how their system works.
Ridiculous Idea #3 I don't fully understand what they offer
Yes, I do. I have to sell energy drinks and memberships to Vemma. The “amazing” (ridiculous) system and (not so) revolutionary products do not impress me. It basically makes you a door to door salesman, but instead of vacuum cleaners and skin cream you sell health products.
You will be selling health products to friends and family. You may even get a YouTube video up, or maybe even take advantage of their website. But without training, and without time, motivation, a mentor, and a bit of luck, you won't make any money selling Verve. You will end up drinking a lot of energy drinks.
Hilarious Short Movie About Verve, Vemmma, And Wake Up Now
The two main problems with Verve energy drinks is that not everyone is interested in selling them, and you have to approach people to buy them. The best way to make money is by doing something you love. Don't spend time trying to convince people that they should buy stuff. Wait for your customers to search for you.
This can be done buy building a website about a hobby or topic you are interested in. Your website is indexed in search engines, and when another person searches in Google, Yahoo, or Bing, they find your blog. If you have advertisements for relevant products on your site and make sales, you get paid.
To do this you need to 1) Build a website, 2) Get advertisements on your website, and 3) Write awesome content for your website.
Whatever type of product you decide to promote, it's important to own your own website to grow your business.
Parties only work if you have a network of friends with money in their pockets. Network marketing only works if your friends are interested in joining business opportunities.
With a website you can reach the entire world, and only promote great products to people interested in what you have to say. Plus, you open up doors to multiple streams of revenue like affiliate sales, ad click revenue, paid advertising, and even selling your own digital products.