In the world of network marketing, health and wellness reigns supreme among product categories. 4Life is exactly that, a health and wellness company.
In this post, I’m going to give you an unbiased review of 4Life. I’m not longer a part of the company but I do have plenty of experience with the company, among other MLM opportunities.
I left the industry when I started operating my local lead generation biz, which is my bread and butter at this point.
We will discuss whether 4Life is a solid opportunity and what you will need to do to see success with this company, and the network marketing industry in general.
We’ll even discuss why so many people fail with the MLM model.
I’ve experienced my fair share of difficulties with network marketing, but after establishing a reliable six figure income with local lead gen, I now have a unique perspective on what it takes to succeed with 4Life.
4Life Company Overview
The company was launched in 1998 and is built around health and wellness products that focus on improving the immune system.
4Life’s founders, David & Bianca Lisonbee, are passionate about improving the health of people. Therefore, they say they’ve assembled the best team of researchers, doctors and scientists in the world.
The company is now over 20 years old and still relevant in large part because top celebrities and athletes have spoken highly of their products over the years.
Couple that with the fact that their products are distributed by over 150k active members and in over 50 countries. That’s pretty impressive and not many network marketing companies can say that.
Google trends have shown steady attention and interest in the company. This tells me that it’s a very stable company.
4Life and it’s founders want one thing..
Health, wellness and wealth for customers and distributors alike.
Products from 4Life
Their best selling and most well known product is 4Life Transfer Factor. This is the one that’s been endorsed by athletes, saying that it helps them perform better in their sports.
In a nutshell, Transfer Factor helps cells to increase the response rate and overall effectiveness of the body’s immune system.
Like I stated before, they believe they have the absolute best team of scientists and researchers working tirelessly to come out with better immune system supplements. Even 20 years after launch.
Just to list some of the other products they offer:
- 4Life Tri-Factor Formulas
- ShapreRite by 4Life
- Foundation of Life
- Fortify meal pack
- 4Life Targeted Transfer Factor
- Enummi Personal Care
- Healthy lifestyle packs
- Animal health for life
Is 4Life A Good Business Opportunity?
4Life has a very easy entry process to join their business opportunity.
To become a distributor you simply buy the “Distributor Kit” for $40. That purchase gives you a one year membership that allows you to use the following:
- profit rewards
- contests & promotions
- rise in rankings by bringing in other distributors
- wholesale prices
- you can earn commission and bonuses from the comp. plan
- complete access to videos and resources for training
Let’s look at the four enrollment types.
Associate, Leadership 4Life, Diamond 4Life, Preferred Customer.
Preferred Customer – no specific requirements, just buying the product
Associate – zero first order requirements; you must have 50 LP/mo auto-ship (50LP = $65)
Leadership 4Life – order 100 LP on first order; you must have 100 LP/mo auto-ship (100LP = $130)
Diamond 4Life – order 500 LP on first order; you must have 100 LP/mo auto-ship (500LP = $500)
Compensation Plan for 4Life Distributors
The company’s compensation plan is called “Life Rewards Plan.” This is one of the top payment structures in the network marketing world.
It’s really unique that they pay out four times a month and they will pay you as much as 64% of the Life Points (LP) that your team brings in to the company.
Much like other network marketing business models, your top key to success is recruiting people to your team and showing them how to become a master distributor themselves.
Again, a lot like other MLM companies, 4Life rewards recruiters handsomely for showing others how to become top notch distributors in the company.
Is It A Scam or Ponzi Scheme?
This is a common issue and misconception with network marketing companies. People assume all network marketing companies are pyramid schemes just because the model ends up looking like one.
The only time one of these is a pyramid scheme is if the company recruits people for the business opportunity and there’s no exchange of money for a product that brings real value.
On top of that, when people fail in a business opportunity they get bitter and call it a pyramid or ponzi scheme.
So if someone pays to get into the business (and make money) then yes it would be a pyramid scheme. But we now know that 4Life offers some top notch health and wellness supplements designed to increase one’s immune system.
With every MLM I’ve been a part of, there have always been a handful of former members bashing the company and calling it a pyramid scheme. Just because it was hard for them to make money. People get butt hurt.
So How Do You Succeed?
Many people fail because they think the opportunity is the best thing since sliced bread so they run to all their friends and family. Pitch them on the opportunity.
Talk to 20 of them. 2 decide to jump on board.
You receive $100 from the company.
And then what? Then people get stuck.
They don’t understand what it takes to recruit new members once you run out of your warm contacts.
These are some things that 4Life members can use to get in front of more prospects:
- generating free traffic with website or blog
- having home parties
- make Youtube videos
- talk to strangers/network
It’s important to note that there are some people out there that are set up for more immediate success with an opportunity like 4Life.
For example, if your current job allows you to be around plenty of people who would have interest in the types of products being sold. Think about personal trainers or even a nutritionist.
If you fall in line with one of these professions then maybe you have a social media following from people that are already interested in the products.
If that’s the case then you probably have plenty of people that are more than just strangers to you to be able to present this opportunity to.
I’m not a huge fan of having to continuously recruit new members to your business. IMO it’s hard to achieve long term success when you’re always chasing new members.
It’s really tough for a lot of reasons.
My favorite way to generate new prospects would have to be ranking a site or blog. This can be a monumental challenge if you have no previous experience with SEO.
I had no SEO skills until I learned more about a lead generation program. It didn’t take me too long to realize how powerful these SEO skills are.
Hear me out, this is a very simple concept. Your income level is directly related to the skill set and value you bring to the market.
You get paid what you’re worth.
If you don’t have high-income skills then you don’t bring a lot of value. Period.
The problem with MLM opportunities is how new members go into it with poor mindsets. You can’t just waltz in and get rich quick with no skills.
If you don’t have the skills to generate new prospects consistently then you will have to revert to interruption marketing. This is without a doubt the most difficult type of prospecting as it involves networking and pitching to complete strangers.
This is exactly what leads to decreased confidence levels and discouragement. Ultimately leading to a very low success rate.
Before you jump into any business, you must invest in your skill set to make sure you’re bringing the necessary value.
Not just any skills either, high income skills. Which is a skill that can make you at least $10k/mo.
That’s exactly what I did when I developed my skills that I use in my local lead gen biz.
In fact, those skills are the reason that you landed on this page.
They’ve allowed me to be my own boss. Work my own hours. Take vacations when I want, where I want.
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