First I must say its good that you are doing your research. The last thing you want to do is invest your hard-earned money in a business opportunity only for you to end up frustrated.
What is Unicity all about and can you make some good money with this business? Well, let’s find out, shall we?
- Company Name: Unicity International
- Website: unicity.com
- Costs: $40
- CEO: Stuart Hughes
- Rating: 5.3/10
What is Unicity?
If there is one industry that multi-level companies have flooded is the beauty, health, and wellness industry. There are hundreds of companies selling all sorts of seemingly unique products that cater to the insatiable demand that consumers are after.
After all, who doesn’t want to feel good and healthy?
Unicity is one of the players.
The company is a merger of two nutritional direct-selling companies, Rexall Showcase International and Enrich International which happened in 2001.
Currently headed by Stuart Hughes sells health products for weight loss, anti-aging supplements through independent distributors. They have had a good run over the years and currently operate in Venezuela, Colombia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, etc.
In fact, Unicity operates in over 50 countries around the world.
They are based out of Orem, Utah.
Unicity productsIn terms of product volume, these guys have an impressive collection with over 400 different products. Here are some of the categories that the products fall under;
- Bone and Joint
- Immune health
They do have a range of core products that Complete, Cleanse and Balance
Here are some of them;
- Unicity Balance helps you maintain triglyceride levels, cholesterol levels, blood glucose, and insulin levels. Also, it controls your cravings in between the meals.
- Unicity Matcha improves your body’s fat-burning ability, improves energy and strength levels, and invigorates the body by boosting metabolism.
- Unicity Complete is a total meal replacement with essentials protein (20 grams), vitamins, and minerals.
The only explanation I have seen as to why the products are superior in quality is because they are modern and are engineered by scientists from around the world.
Really? Isn’t that what everyone says.
How does Unicity work
To become a distributor with Unicity you will need to pay $40 to become a member of the pack.
That won’t you make money and so if you want to start reaping results you will have to purchase one of the following packs.
- Basic Pack- $190
- Prime Health Pack – $226
- Cleanse Builder Pack – $350
- Business Builder Pack – $385
- Elite Pack – $789
- Transformation Pack – $1,495
The higher up the tier you purchase, the more you can expect to make in retail commissions. That is not all. To remain active in the business you will need to spend a minimum of $125 per month.
There are two main ways one can generate an income with Unicity.
- Earn commissions through retail product sales.
- Earn commissions when those who join under you and recruit other new members.
That is just how most MLMs work. Number 2 is where the real money lies. If you can build a large team below you, you can expect to start making some good income. There are also bonus rewards that are paid depending on how large your team is.
I will not delve into the compensation plan since it requires a genius to figure out what is going on. If you want to peruse it check out this Unicity Compensation plan pdf.
Can you make money with Unicity
I believe if you have the right skill set and most importantly, mindset, you can make money with Unicity.
That being said, the harsh reality when it comes to making money with not just Unicity but most network marketing companies is that it’s not as easy as a lot of people are lead to believe. People don’t like being sold stuff and most people suck at making sales.
It seems like, with MLMs, old ways die hard. It’s all about recruiting friends, family, and awkwardly total strangers you bump into in the streets.
I personally haven’t used the products but I have not come across any reviews regarding the business or the products so it’s safe to assume that the products work well.
I also like the fact that they have a massive product range. This gives distributors a large selection that they can market to customers with specific needs.
Companies that are upfront about their products are great. Here is the disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
You will be surprised how many MLMs have made outrageous claims about being able to treat diseases such as cancer and diabetes with their products.
Are You Looking For a Way to Earn Passive Income
Without Having to Recruit?
As I mentioned earlier, there are heaps of MLM companies selling all manner of health and wellness products. I don’t believe for one second that Unicity has better products than Usana, Herbalife, or any other nutrition-based company out there.
This a highly competitive business. Consumers are spoilt for choice. You are gonna have a had time convincing your buddies to join in the bandwagon.
Is Unicity a Scam?
Not even close.
A lot of people are skeptical about joining MLMs due to the recruiting nature of the business. As long as a company has a product or service behind it, you cannot brand it a scam.
You might not agree with the business model but that does not relegate them to a scam.
Scams, particularly pyramid schemes, tend to take money out of your pocket using deceptive means. In most cases, they sell you an endless story of investing your money in nothing to grow your money. We all know that money does not grow on trees.
Unicity has been around for 19 years at the time of writing this. If they were a scam, they would probably not be around
To most, it’s not a very viable option to grow a business. And by most, I mean the vast majority.
I was a former network marketer and aside from being a real pain to everyone I approached to join my business I spent a lot of money and never got to recruit even one person.
I might have approached over 300 people. Some of them were clearly not happy about it.
You may feel like saying that I lucked patience and that is why I flopped.
I left because the numbers did not up. 80% of your effort should yield you at least 20% of the results. I got nothing.
I had to face the facts. Was I really building a business or was I just helping someone else make their money?
Truth be told you are not really running a business. The people running the business are the people whose products or services you are selling. They dictate what you sell, price, and what you make for it. If you owned the business, you would have a say in that.
Distributors, in my opinion, are just glorified salespeople.
When you look at what it entails to host your friends, drive for appointments, attend meetings, etc you will agree that it doesn’t tally with what you will be making. All that talk about the business being easy and how anyone can do it is nothing but hot air.
The fact is, most people suck at selling.
According to this article on Wikipedia, over 99% of people who join MLM companies lose money. That is a big number.
If you are just joining Unicity or thinking of joining, ask yourself whether you really stand a chance at success. I hate to burst your bubble, but the odds are heavily against you.
Are there better alternatives to Unicity?Certainly yes.
I would say one of the most effective and long term ways to make money selling products or services is through your own website.
You don’t even need to own the products to earn commissions with a website.
Best of all you don’t need to recruit. People need to come to you. How about you check out how I make money online without having to recruit.
No need to run around chasing after people to join your opportunity. There are billions of people connected on the internet today. You just need to put yourself in front of that audience.
This review is by no means meant to discourage you from joining or staying on with Unicity. If you feel you have what it takes then, by all means, go for it. If you don’t, just remember to keep your options open.
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