If you’re wondering whether Avisae is a scam, a pyramid scheme or a legitimate business opportunity, then this Avisae review is where you should be.
I bet you’re reading this review because an Avisae “Independent Business Owner” (IBO) already tried to talk you into joining this business opportunity and you want to know the whole story.
I’m glad you were pro-active enough to do some digging first and fortunately, I will be telling you a whole lot about the Avisae business opportunity – including the sections these IBOs wouldn’t want you to know about just yet.
We will be talking about why people fail as IBOs, what you’ll have to do to succeed and your chances of actually succeeding in this business. I will also be suggesting an alternative you could consider if after reading this review, you decide Avisae is not a good fit for you.
Because they are not really independent business owners, I will be referring to IBOs as “reps” or “representatives” for the rest of this Avisae Review.
I appreciate the time you’ve spent here already and can understand if you don’t feel like sitting through a detailed review. If that’s the case for you, please hang on a minute and read through the following point-form summary of some important things to know about the company:
- Avisae is a real company that sells nutritional and beauty-related products
- The company operates using an MLM business model
- To become a representative of the company, you will need to invest on a business package
- There are 13 choices of these packages and they cost between $49 and $1,180
- To remain an active rep, you must either generate 150 PBV in sales or purchase 100 PBV in monthly auto-ship
- Failure to meet this quota will lead to the forfeiture of any earned commissions
- The compensation plan mentions there is an annual renewal fee but they do not state how much it is
- Reps must pay this annual renewal fee to maintain their status, otherwise they will be “demoted” to preferred customer
- This is not a work-from-home opportunity
If you’re already good at sales, you should be okay and most of the things in this review wouldn’t apply to you. If you’re not yet experienced at making sales, you need to realize a few things.
You have to choose one of making 150 PBV every month in sales or purchasing 100 PBV of products every month. It’s either one or the other. If you make some sales that are less than 150 PBV, you either pay the monthly auto-ship of forfeit your commissions.
This pressure would now force a lot of reps to focus more on recruiting than sales to regular customers. Recruiting involves making sales to other reps and this is one of the markers of a pyramid scheme. Avisae reps wouldn’t agree because the owner is nice apparently, but this is the sad reality.
As controversial as the structure already is, the worst part is the lack of adequate training on how to get leads to sell products to. Whether you think Avisae is a pyramid scheme or not, you need real guidance in order to be successful promoting anything.
Good news is I follow a system that allows you to get leads when promoting absolutely anything, including Avisae products. This system is also FREE to sign up for! 🙂
What is Avisae?
Avisae is an MLM-based company that sells nutritional and beauty-related products.
Curiously, the company’s website does not have an about page that discloses the owner and the year the company started but I know for sure the website was registered on the 28th of April 2012.
More digging revealed that the company was actually founded by two people; Brooks Yates and Brent Ririe.
A word of advice to you if you’re going to be looking at more MLM companies in the future: If the company withholds information such as a description of what the company is all about or the people that founded them, you need to push your guard all the way up.
The mystery surrounding Avisae is one of the reasons I wouldn’t recommend you join this opportunity.
Avisae has a couple of products that fall into the following categories:
- Skin Care
- Personal Care
If you came here looking to know how awesome the products are, I’m sorry I can’t tell you that because I have not tried them. I even tried to look up Avisae product reviews and there was barely any feedback on the products.
However, what I can tell you is what you can expect to experience as an Avisae rep trying to promote the products.
Before we get into promoting the products, I have a confession to make.
I do not like MLM companies in the nutrition and beauty niche. I’m going to try to be as objective as possible but I’m just putting this out there.
People ingest these nutritional products and they put the beauty products on their skin. These beauty products are absorbed into your blood stream and, if used by the wrong people, could cause some serious damage.
These products are usually not approved by the FDA or other relevant authorities but I could live with that if the company sold the products themselves or left them for certified pharmacies or drug stores to sell.
I feel it is unethical for just anyone who can afford to buy a starter kit to be able to promote nutritional and beauty products.
Another thing I do not like about this niche is the sheer volume of MLM companies that sell similar products. On this website alone, you can find Beauty Counter, Rodan & Fields, Arbonne, Valentus, Avon and many others that operate within the same niche.
What this means is you will not only be competing for market share with other Avisae representatives but you will be competing with reps from all these other companies as well.
All those are problems are sandwiched between the main problem which is making sales. To make sales, you need to find people to sell to. To find enough people to have a business, the product prices must be relatively reasonable.
I’ve used a similar example before and I feel it’s appropriate here again. The last lotion I bought was the 600ml Vaseline Cool Aloe and I got it for about $7. How on earth would an Avisae rep be able to persuade me to get their 15ml Reflexsyons Refine for $50?
Absolutely no chance!
There is an audience of people that love to get expensive/special skin care products but you won’t find them by walking from street to street. Sure you might make a few sales to your friends and family and every now and then nick a few outside sales but to make a business out of this would be extremely difficult for you.
Remember there is still that lurking requirement of generating at least 150 PBV in sales every month to remain active. If you cannot generate this, you will have to purchase 100 PBV worth of products.
Avisae pay out retail commissions for product sales to regular customers. The company describes the commission as the difference between the wholesale and retail price of the product.
Frankly, I think you best bet of being successful promoting only the products is by leveraging the power of the internet. You could target your audience using SEO techniques or social media ads. Unfortunately, Avisae doesn’t offer this kind of training.
The Business Opportunity
The Avisae rep that is trying to talk you into this opportunity is trying to recruit you for sure. What I am not so sure about is why they are trying to recruit you. It could be that they are actively trying to build a team or they are plying this route because they have struggled to sell the products.
Whichever angle we choose to look at it from, the reality is the juice of this business opportunity is in recruiting and not the products.
In my experience in this industry, I have learned that it is so much easier to sell an opportunity than it is to sell products. For this reason and the fact that Avisae is doing nothing to control recruiting, reps have no real incentive to focus on promoting the products.
In fact, the monthly auto-ship puts pressure on reps to do whatever it takes to break even and easily points to recruiting. This is where the Avisae pyramid scheme claims come into play.
A new recruit has to purchase a sign-up business package and the recruiter makes a commission (or “bonus”) from this transaction. This implies that recruiting alone is enough to make a commission, even if the recruit does not go on to make any product sales.
Avisae is not a blatant pyramid scheme because there are products bundled in the sign-up business package. This means recruiting still involves making sales, even though it’s to other affiliates.
Anyway, you probably do not care if Avisae is a pyramid scheme or not. All you want to know is if you will make money with their business opportunity.
Well, the simple answer to that is if you can make a lot of product sales every single month or recruit a lot of people into the system, you will make money.
If you can do neither of these things, you will not make money. Simple as that.
If this already seems like a wild goose chase to you, maybe you should try out a system that does not require you to leave your house.
Is Avisae a Pyramid Scheme?
[The video I talk about below has now been taken off YouTube, possibly because it confirms they’re a pyramid scheme.]
In the 57-minute video above, Brad Reese, the Executive VP/COO and also the architect of the compensation plan, basically tells us the whole objective is to recruit people into the opportunity. He states in clear terms that recruitment is the real deal, products are by the way.
This is enough to classify Avisae as a Pyramid Scheme. Remember this is not simply an IBO trying to recruit you. This is an Executive VP talking about the company.
Here’s is a video describing the dynamics of a pyramid scheme:
The products are a hard sell for IBOs. We have gotten official confirmation that recruitment is necessary to be successful with Avisae. There are monthly auto-ship costs if reps are not able to meet their sales quota.
Avisae have not released any income disclosure statements to show what IBOs are earning but they look to tick all the boxes of a pyramid scheme in my opinion.
Despite all I have said about this company, it is possible to make money with them. It’s just not probable. Part of my job on this website is to analyze everything about a company’s business model and I can predict that if they don’t alter their model, Avisae will be in hot water with the SEC in a few years.
If you are truly passionate about beauty products, or anything else for that matter, you should build your own business. When I say your own business, I mean your own business! No sales requirements, no auto-ship costs, no recruiting. None of that nonsense.
And you know what’s even better? You can do it from the comfort of your home. If you would like that, now is the time to take action.
Product Name: Avisae
Price: $49-$1,180 for a business package
Founder: Brooks Yates
Overall Ranking: 30/100