USANA MLM-My Truth Review

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This is the review you need if you’re looking to make extra money with Usana.  There are so many MLM companies looking to profit from the health consciousness outlook many people are trying to live by. 

With the straight facts, I’m going to help you determine if Usana can be the right business opportunity for you.

Base Facts About Usana

  • Usana is a MLM company in the health and wellness industry. It was founded in 1992 by Dr. Myron Wentz, PhD.  Interestingly enough, Usana actually means true health, so well-named.  Their products consist of pharmaceutical grade nutritional supplements to promote better health.
  • They have a BBB rating of A+ and are accredited by the BBB
  • They have around 565,000 distributors
  • They have faced a few lawsuits, as most MLM’s do, regarding their business practices and products.  As recently as 2017, a class action suit was filed against Usana for making false and misleading statements.

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What are Usana’s Popular Products

  • Cellsentials $59.95 – A combo pack of Core Minerals and Vita Antioxidant – Has essential supplements formulated to nourish, protect, and renew optimal cellular health
  • BiOmega $27.45 – Fish oil supplement for sound cardiovascular, immune and joint health
  • Probiotic $31.85 – To support healthy digestion
  • Nutrimeal $76.95 – 28 item pack of weight loss shakes

What is the opportunity

Being a MLM company, the business opportunity is for you to sell the products through your own efforts and recruiting others to do the same.  You will make commissions on your sales and the sales of those people you are able to recruit. 

As with most MLM companies, you build a business that is not really yours, you have a business within a business.  One difference from other MLM’s is that you are able to determine your own sales prices with Usana.  This will allow you to be more competitive with other distributors.  However, having to cut your prices to sell product, means less profit and harder work to make profits.

You will have a job that allows you to create your own hours.

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What is the Cost to Join

It costs $29.95 to purchase the required welcome kit. The welcome kit does not include products, only documentation regarding the business opportunity, like the compensation plan.

What is the compensation plan

Usana’s binary compensation plan offers six different ways to make money:

  1. Retail Sales
  2. Weekly Commissions
  3. Lifetime Matching Bonus
  4. Incentives
  5. Leadership Bonus
  6. Elite Bonus

You start with making a 10% commission on your own retail sales.  As you grow your team and move up, you will make up to 20% commission on your group sales.

You do have to maintain a 200 point monthly volume to qualify for the additional commissions.

What is the Earning Potential

Because Usana is a MLM company, the true earning potential will be hard to determine.  It will definitely depend on the effort you put into your business.

According to their 2017 compensation report, 53% of their active associates did not make any money at all. The next 24% of associates made $250 or less.  The distinction of “active” associate was made because those figures are based on only about 38,000 associates.  An associate is considered active if they make a purchase or renew. Another way to look at that is, a whole bunch of distributors were not able to make a sale.

Now that they have almost 600,000 distributors, only 200 are million dollar earners.  It will be very hard to make a decent income with so many other distributors. 

Final Thoughts

You don’t have to worry about this being a scam.  Usana is a well established company that will provide you a legitimate business opportunity if you want to get involved.  However, I cannot recommend this opportunity to anybody.

The products seem to be well liked, but they are a bit expensive as well. The company has good standing with the BBB.  My concern lies in the fact that it’s difficult to sell high priced products, no matter the quality.  In addition, there are way too many distributors already out there, so that developing a customer base will be quite difficult.  MLM selling can be lucrative, but if you can’t make sales, it’s practically impossible to have a profitable business. It’s the main drawback of MLM’s and why most people don’t make money with a MLM.


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