A few days ago, someone you know approached you and tried to persuade you to join Longrich BioScience.
They told you that if you join you can end up making your living by selling the company’s products as well as recruiting other people to do the exact same thing.
The whole concept was quite intriguing…
But something felt quite off.
Since the person who approached you mentioned recruiting other people, you understood that Longrich BioScience operates the MLM business model.
However, you have heard your fair share of MLM horror stories…
People who lost money and drifted apart from friends and family after joining pyramid schemes posing as legit MLM companies that turned them into disgusting salespeople pitching crappy products/services even to their neighbor’s dog.
And you definitely don’t want to end up like that.
So, you decided to do your research…
Smart move, to say the least because your suspicions that Longrich BioScience is a pyramid scheme are probably very solid.
Anyway, worry not because, in this review, I am going to cover every single aspect of Longrich BioScience, such as
- What is Longrich BioScience about?
- Is Longrich BioScience a scam? A pyramid scheme maybe? Or a legit MLM company?
- How to join Longrich BioScience as a Business Associate?
- How much does it cost to join Longrich BioScience?
- Pros and cons of joining Longrich BioScience
- Longrich BioScience’s compensation plan
- Can you really make money with Longrich BioScience, and if yes, how much?
- and much more
In addition, I am going to reveal to you a couple of alternative money-making opportunities.
This way, you’ll have every piece of information you might possibly need to make an informed decision about whether Longrich BioScience is worth your time and attention or if you’d better invest in a more legit and promising program.
Let’s get cracking!
Longrich BioScience MLM Overview
Name: Longrich BioScience
- Mr. Xu.Zhiwei (Founder & CEO & Chairman)
- $90 – $2500 for Enrollment Pack
Official Website: longrichbioscience.com
Suggested? Stay away at all costs…
Before I move on to the actual Longrich BioScience MLM review, I want to reveal to you some statistics about the MLM business model that will probably SHOCK you to your very core.
10 Shocking MLM Statistics
Longrich BioScience (also known as Jiangsu Longliqi Bio-Science Co. Ltd) is an MLM company that operates in the household cleaning, personal care, and health care industries.
The company was founded by Xu Zhiwei in 1986 in China. At first, it was selling products the traditional way but in July 2009 it was licensed by the Ministry of Commerce to operate the MLM business model.
Its trademarks have been registered in 183 countries and its products are sold in more than 50 countries around the world.
Besides the traditional sales and direct sales models, they are also OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and ODM (Original Design Manufacturer), helping local and international companies manage their supply chain in China, providing product research and development, packaging design, raw material procurement, production, warehousing, distribution, etc,
Longrich BioScience maintains the 8 following research institutions worldwide:
- Longliqi (Japan) Health & Innovation Center
- Longliqi (USA) Health & Cosmetics Research Institute
- Longliqi Institute of BioTechnology, Jiangnan University (Food Science and Technology national key laboratory)
- Longliqi BioTecnology R & D Center (HQ)
- Tsinghua University (School of Life Sciences)
- Longliqi Post-Doctor Research Station
- Longliqi Enterprise Academician Station
- Longliqi French R&D Center
Prior to founding Longrich BioScience, Xu Zhiwei used to work as a carpenter.
At some point, he started encouraging other people in his town to become entrepreneurs and this is how the Snake Industry Company of Changshu came about which later evolved into Longrich Group.
Unfortunately, there’s not much more information about Xu Zhiwei online.
According to Longrich Bio’s website, Xu Zhiwei is considered
- A highly influential man in China’s household product industry
- Among the top 10 creditable Entrepreneurs in China
- One of the top 25 outstanding Chinese managers
- The most influential man in China’s cosmetic industry
Naturally, such claims are completely unsubstantiated and cannot be confirmed in any way.
Nonetheless, according to Forbes, Xu Zhiwei was ranked #366 on the list of the 400 Richest Chinese people in 2010 with a net worth of $450 million.
Longrich BioScience’s mission is fourfold…
- Revitalize enterprise through talent
- Benefit from professional management
- Expand market through quality products
- Retain customers with excellent service
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Longrich BioScience's Products & Prices
Longrich BioScience manufactures and distributes products that fall under the 4 following categories:
- Women’s health and hygiene
- Household cleaning
- Personal care
- Beauty & Skincare
One of Longrich BioScience’s flagship products is the Superbklean Magnetic Anion Sanitary Pad.
The Superbklean Magnetic Anion Sanitary Pad is created out of 8 layers and is designed to be safe, comfortable, absorbent, and air permeable (breathable).
It also contains a magnetic strip that enhances blood circulation, cell vitality, detoxification during the period, bio-enzymes in the vagina, resistance to bacteria, and immunity against most women’s infections.
Some other benefits of using this sanitary napkin include:
- Reducing menstrual pain
- Decreasing inflammation
- Eliminating odor
- Promoting metabolism
- Improving endocrine / glandular function
- Stress relief
The rest of Longrich BioScience’s products are as follows:
- NutriVrich (Nutritional supplement)
- Bone M (Another nutritional supplement)
- Cordyceps Militaris Coffee
- Pi Cup (Water Ionizer)
- Energy Pot (A cooking pot that is supposed to preserve food nutrients)
- Energy Shoes (Shoes that are supposedly improving overall health)
- Water Purification System
- All-Purpose Cleaner
- Concentrated Detergent Powder
- White Tea Nourishing Soap
- Herbal Moisturising Body Wash
- Bamboo Charcoal Whitening Soap
- Concentrated Mouth Wash
- Mouth Freshener
- Brightening Styling Gel
- Sheep Placenta SOD Milk (yikes)
- Cleansing & Treatment Shampoo
- Colour Protect & Treatment Shampoo
- Colour Protect & Treatment Conditioner
- Antiperspirant Dew
- White Tea Dandruff Control Shampoo
- Rose Oil Nourishing Body Wash
- White Tea Multi-effect Toothpaste
- Floral Hand Cream Set
- Evergreen Skin Care & Beauty Series
Unfortunately, for some reason, Longrich BioSciences keeps the prices of its products hidden and suggests that people who want to find out more about them should contact the company directly.
Kinda weird but whatever…
The majority of MLM companies have so extremely complicated compensation plans that it feels like you need to have a rocket scientist doctorate to understand just their first paragraph.
Longrich Bio’s compensation plan is no exception.
Nonetheless, to make things easier for you, I’ll try my best to get you up to speed.
So, Longrich BioScience compensates its Business Associates in the following 7 different ways…
- Performance Bonus
- Development Bonus
- Leadership Bonus
- Retail Bonus
- Worldwide Incentive
- Platinum VIP Incentive
- Star Director Worldwide Incentive
1 • Performance Bonus
The Performance Bonus pays you based on the PV generated by the Business Associates in your downline through a 3-legged matrix structure.
A 3-legged matrix structure places you at the top of your team with 3 teams or groups, or legs right below you.
Each leg can contain an unlimited amount of Business Associates who are recruited either by you or by other Business Associates on your legs or strategically placed there by your upline.
The leg which generates the higher PV is considered your power leg and the legs which generate the lower PV are considered your weak legs.
This Performance Bonus pays you 8% – 12% of the PV of your two weak legs.
The percentage of the bonus depends on the Entry Level you’ll purchase during your enrollment (Pay to Play alert).
- QSilver – 8%
- Silver – 8%
- Gold – 10%
- Platinum VIP – 12%
2 • Development Bonus
The Development Bonus pays you 10% of the PV generated by the Business Associates in your downline up to unlimited depth through a uni-level structure…
The bonus is always paid out of the PV of the two weakest legs at each level.
3 • Leadership Bonus
Pays you a percentage of the PV generated by up to 12 Generations of Business Associates deep.
The higher your rank, the more Generations you earn this bonus through.
4 • Retail Bonus
In order to qualify for this Retail Bonus you’ll need to personally purchase 30PV (~$50) worth of products each month.
The Retail Bonus pays you $1.35 (4.5%) when Business Associates in your downline, up to 15 Levels deep, purchase 30PV worth of products in order to qualify for this same bonus (pyramid scheme alert).
In addition, this Retail Bonus pays you 21% – 45% of the PV generated by the product purchases of your personally enrolled Business Associates after deducting their monthly maintenance of 30PV.
- 0 – 99 excess PV = 21%
- 100 – 199 excess PV = 25%
- 200 – 399 excess PV = 29%
- 400 – 799 excess PV = 33%
- 800 – 1599 excess PV = 37%
- 1600 – 3499 excess PV = 41%
- 3500+ excess PV = 45%
If you gather 3500+ excess PV, you get promoted to a Super Distributor and you can qualify for the SD Development Bonus which pays you 10% of the excess PV of Business Associates in your downline who have also been promoted to a Super Distributor.
5 • Worldwide Incentive
Get an all-expense-paid luxury trip if you reach the Diamond 4 rank or higher.
Earn an all-expense paid trip and brand new car (latest model for the year) if you reach the rank of Diamond 6 or higher.
Get an all-expense paid trip and brand new SUV if you reach the rank of Diamond 7 or higher.
6 • Platinum VIP Incentive
Receive a 1% share of Longrich Bio’s worldwide PV every month if you purchase the Platinum VIP Entry Level.
7 • Star Director Worldwide Incentive
Receive a 2.5% share of Longrich Bio’s worldwide PV every month when you reach the rank of Star Director or higher.
You take a look at Longrich BioScience’s compensation plan for yourself right here. Don’t expect to understand anything though.
I also managed to locate a video that attempts to sum up the company’s compensation… The video sucks too but it’s the best that currently exists out there so it might be a good idea to give it a watch before moving on.
Please note that Longrich BioScience’s compensation plan might undergo changes from time to time so by the time you read this review, some of the info, the commission rates, the rank qualifications, etc that I shared with you right above might not be that accurate.
If you still have questions about it, you can contact the company’s support team through the contact form on its official website.
Or you could email me at email@example.com and I will do my best to help you out.
Longrich BioScience Business Associate
Ranks & Qualifications
- Accumulate 720GPV
- or purchase the Gold Entry Level
- Accumulate 1680GPV
- or purchase the Platinum VIP Entry Level
- Accumulate 3600GPV
- Have at least 2 Diamond 2 Business Associates on 2 separate legs
- Accumulate 15.000GPV
- Have at least 2 Diamond 3 Business Associates on 2 separate legs
- Accumulate 75.000GPV
- Have at least 2 Diamond 4 Business Associates on 2 separate legs
- Accumulate 225.000GPV
- Have at least 2 Diamond 5 Business Associates on 2 separate legs
- Accumulate 450.000GPV
- Have at least 3 Diamond 5 Business Associates on 3 separate legs
1 Star Director:
- Accumulate 1.5 million GPV
- Have at least 3 Diamond 6 Business Associates on 3 separate legs
2 Star Director:
- Accumulate 3.75 million GPV
- Have at least 3 Diamond 7 Business Associates on 3 separate legs
3 Star Director:
- Accumulate 9 million GPV
- Have at least 3 Business Associates that have reached the rank of 1 Star Director on 3 separate legs
4 Star Director:
- Accumulate 20 million GPV
- Have at least 3 Business Associates that have reached the rank of 2 Star Director on 3 separate legs
5 Star Director:
- Accumulate 60 million GPV
- Have at least 3 Business Associates that have reached the rank of 3 Star Director on 3 separate legs
How to Join Longrich BioScience as a Business Associate?
Longrich BioScience has the worst, most obsolete registration process, BY FAR!
In order to join Longrich BioScience as a Business Associate, you first have to hit the “Registration” button on the top of the company’s official website.
Then, you’ll have to fill in the form on the page with some personal information as well as fill in manually (OMG) a field with the products you’d like to purchase for your enrollment.
The PV of the products you’ll choose to purchase must be equivalent to the Entry Level Pack you’d like to purchase.
For instance, if you go for the Gold Entry Pack, you’ll have to purchase 720PV worth of products that equals $1080.
When you submit the form, you’ll have to wait for another Business Associate to contact you and let you know about your next steps.
Apparently, you’ll have to let them know which Entry Level Pack you’d like to purchase and then deposit the money to the bank account of the company.
After your payment is confirmed, your Business Associate ID, as well as the products you selected, will be sent to you.
Seriously, even if Longrich BioScience offered the most perfect business opportunity, I wouldn’t join is solely based on the fact that their sign up process is so stupidly outdated.
How Much Does It Cost to Join Longrich BioScience as a Business Associate?
I can’t really understand why so many Longrich BioScience reviews out there claim that you can join the company as a Business Associate for free because this couldn’t be further from the truth…
Yes, the company doesn’t have a registration fee but in order to actually activate your Business Associate status and get your ID, you’ll have to purchase one of the Entry Level Packs below:
- QSilver – $90
- Silver – $360
- Gold – $1080
- Platinum VIP – $2500
Please note that depending on the country you live in, those Entry Level Packs and their respective prices might differ.
In addition, be aware that in order to qualify for all of the monthly bonuses, you’ll need to personally purchase 30PV (~$50) worth of products per month.
Is Longrich BioScience a Pyramid Scheme?
Most of the time it’s very hard to distinguish between a legit MLM company and a pyramid scheme.
Make sure to watch the video below to discover how to spot and avoid pyramid schemes in general.
The main difference between a legit MLM and a pyramid scheme is that your income potential with a legit MLM is mostly based on selling the company’s actual products or services to retail customers while your income potential with a pyramid scheme is mostly or solely based on recruiting other people into the scheme.
Not all MLMs are legitimate. If the money you make through an MLM is based on your sales to the public, it may be a legitimate one. If the money you make is based on the number of people you recruit and your sales to them, it’s not legit. It’s a pyramid scheme. Pyramid schemes are illegal, and the vast majority of their participants lose money. – Federal Trade Commission
Longrich BioScience is indeed a pyramid scheme.
First of all, in order to enroll as a Business Associate, you’ll need to personally purchase an Entry Level Pack yourself. This Entry Level Pack purchase generates PV that will then be used to pay out your upline through the Performance Bonus.
In short, old recruits earn money off of the purchases of the new recruits (pyramid scheme).
In addition, in order to qualify for the Performance Bonus and the Development Bonus, you’ll need to recruit at least 2 other Business Associates. The Leadership Bonus pays you based off of the Performance Bonus that your downline Business Associates earn up to 12 Levels deep.
Also, the amount of money you’ll be able to earn through the Performance Bonus is dictated by which Entry Level Pack you purchase upon your signup. The more expensive Entry Level Pack you purchase the higher commissions you’ll earn (Pay to Play).
Furthermore, in order to qualify for every single one of the monthly bonuses, you’ll have to personally purchase 30PV (~$50) worth of products per month.
The PV generated by your monthly purchase will also be used to pay out the monthly bonuses of your sponsor and their upline (pyramid scheme).
Lastly, the only way to qualify for the Platinum VIP incentive is to purchase a Platinum VIP Pack which costs $2500 (Pay to Play again).
If everything I just mentioned confused you, well, let me sum it up…
Longrich BioScience is a pyramid scheme!
Longrich BioScience Pros
1 • Established Company
Longrich BioScience has been in business for almost 34 years now. Not many companies are able to achieve such a feat…
In addition, the company has been operating the MLM business model for 11 years which is exceptional considering that most MLM companies burn to the ground before they even hit the 5-year mark…
However, the fact that the company was already quite established when it started operating as an MLM definitely played an extremely important role in its ability to sustain the MLM business model for the long term.
Furthermore, it is said that Longrich BioScience still operates the traditional sales model in conjunction with its MLM business model along with providing Original Equipment Manufacturing solutions for global brands including TESCO, Unilever, GSK, Walmart, Marks & Spencer, etc.
This means that even if the MLM portion of the company is faulty, which is because it operates as a pyramid scheme, it could be considered sustainable due to the fact that the company is employing various other legit and profitable business models in conjunction with it.
The main downside of Longrich BioScience being so established is that its target market will probably already be way too saturated so you might have great difficulty breaking into it and finding people to recruit or purchase the company’s products due to the sheer amount of already existing Business Associates out there.
Longrich BioScience Cons
1 • It's a Pyramid Scheme
Yeap, unfortunately, Longrich BioScience is a pyramid scheme…
Pyramid schemes are extremely volatile and have very short expiration dates.
Once recruits start drying out, money stops flowing in, distributors stop getting paid and start jumping ship, and the scheme starts collapsing.
This is why pyramid schemes are an awful choice for those who are after building a long-term, sustainable income.
Even if they don’t collapse by themselves, when the attention of some regulatory authority such as the FTC falls upon them, they will eventually get shut down anyway.
According to the FTC, 99.6% of people recruited in a pyramid scheme will either never make money or lose money.
FTC goes on to state that all pyramid schemes are scams and that pyramid schemes usually disguise as legitimate MLM business opportunities, but those who end up becoming a part of a pyramid scheme usually lose family, friends, and substantial amounts of time and money.
According to mmegi.bw, a Botswana publication, claims that the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is currently investigating Longrich Botswana which is part of Longrich BioScience because it swindled more than 200 people out of millions of Pula.
Those people were promised that they would receive a Hyundai Elantra and a monthly salary for recruiting more people into the scheme which of course they never received.
Furthermore, politicalanalysis.co.za claims that Longrich BioScience Business Associates in South Africa were approaching people on several social media channels telling them that by investing just R5000, they would earn guaranteed amounts of up to R50.000 per week for recruiting other people.
A pyramid scheme at is finest!
Be very careful people!
2 • Complicated Compensation Plan
Performance Bonus, Entry Levels, matrixes, generations, weak and power legs, various percentages, different ranks and levels, shares, yadda yadda yadda.
A person who is newly introduced to the MLM business model doesn’t stand a chance of really grasping exactly how Longrich BioScience is going to compensate them once they join as a Business Associate.
This is no random occurrence though…
MLM companies make their compensation plans so complicated on purpose to “confuse” people into joining them.
It’s called “Complexity Bias” and it’s the tendency of people to trust complex concepts more than simple ones.
Marketers use complexity bias all the time to boost the sales of a product/service by incorporating confusing language or insignificant details into its packaging or sales copy.
MLM companies do the exact same thing with their compensation plans to get more people to join them.
And no, I am not making things up…
You can read all about complexity bias right here.
However, Longrich BioScience’s compensation plan is just so poorly written that it’s practically incomprehensible and I really don’t think that it was purposefully written this way.
Chances are that the company’s team just can’t write an understandable compensation plan.
3 • Expensive Enrollment Packs
Another major con of Longrich BioScience is that its Enrollment Packs are quite expensive.
Yes, the QSilver costs only $90 but let’s not kid ourselves here… Going for the QSilver is going to grant you access to what? 2-3 products?
If you are serious about earning money with Longrich BioScience, you’ll have to purchase one of its most expensive Enrollment Packs in order to get your hands on more products to make demonstrations and give away as samples to potential customers and recruits.
The Silver one costs $360.
Also, consider that when the products you got with your Enrollment Pack run out you’ll have to personally purchase more them for demonstration and sampling purposes.
Add up the $50 worth of products that you’ll have to personally purchase per month in order to qualify for the monthly bonuses.
The subsequent expenses of attempting to build an income with Longrich BioScience could rise up to hundreds or even thousands of dollars per year.
For me, that’s way too much money to invest in a pyramid scheme.
Especially if you consider that starting and running a legit online business is way cheaper while offering a lot more chances of actually making a profit.
For instance, I have built 3 online businesses with the help of Wealthy Affiliate until now by investing only $24.9 per month (less than half of a monthly qualifying purchase of a Longrich BioScience Business Associate)
It’s a no brainer.
4 • No Income Disclosure Statement
The fact that Longrich BioScience has been operating an MLM business model for 11 years and it hasn’t released a single Income Disclosure Statement is kinda unacceptable.
It’s fairly obvious that Longrich BioScience tries to keep the extremely low income of its Business Associates under the radar in order for potential Business Associates to not be discouraged from joining.
On the other hand, all Income Disclosure Statements I’ve come across until now reveal the exact same thing – that the vast majority of MLM reps never actually make any profit and those who do make a profit, would have to throw an additional couple of bucks on top of it to buy a pizza.
Chances are that if Longrich BioScience published an IDS tomorrow it would tell the exact same story…
5 • No Replicated Business Website
Most MLM companies provide their distributors with a replicated website which they can use to reach people online and thus increase their sales and recruits.
Longrich BioScience doesn’t…
As it seems, the only way Business Associates sell Longrich BioScience’s products is face to face.
In this era of eCommerce, this is an enormous step back and most likely one of the most prominent reasons that you’d never succeed in building a serious income with Longrich BioScience even if Longrich BioScience was a legit MLM.
Quoting Bill Gates,
If your business is not on the internet, then your business will be out of business!
6 • Obscure Owner
Another thing that alarms me about Longrich BioScience is that there is so little information online about its founder and owner, Xu Zhiwei.
On its website, Longrich BioScience claims that Xu Zhiwei is “The most influential man in China’s household product and cosmetics industries” and among “The top 10 credible entrepreneurs in China” and yet he has zero digital footprints and there’s literally no information about him anywhere online.
Is he even the real founder and owner of Longrich BioScience?
zoominfo.com places him as the chairman of Longrich since 2014. Could this be true?
I have even come across a couple of claims that Longrich BioScience could have originated in Nigeria.
I don’t know what to believe but I am 100% sure that MLMs and specifically pyramid schemes can go a lot out of their way in an attempt to conceal unpleasant truths and mislead people.
7 • Unprofessional Website
Longrich BioScience’s website is literally one of the worst designed, ugly, and hard-to-navigate websites I’ve ever come across.
A company’s website serves as its online storefront.
The so poor quality of Longrich BioScience’s website is a testament to the company’s unprofessionalism.
Doesn’t Longrich BioScience, a MULTI-MILLION company, care enough to make its website better?
Well, I should expect nothing less from a pyramid scheme…
Longrich BioScience MLM Review Summary
No Income Disclosure Statement. 99.6% of those who join a pyramid scheme either lose or make no money.
Products for sampling & demonstration.
$90 – $2500 for Entry Level Pack purchase + $50 per month to qualify for the monthly bonuses.
Longrich BioScience is a pyramid scheme…
Is Longrich BioScience Suggested?
Truthfully, Longrich BioScience is among the top 5 worst MLM companies I’ve reviewed so far.
Okay, where should I start?
First and foremost, there are tons of tattletale signs that the company operates as a pyramid scheme, such as
- The mandatory Entry Level Pack purchases
- The monthly qualification orders
- The Pay to Play model
- The fact that the company targets poor countries where people are the most likely to fall for such schemes and scams
Those facts alone should be enough to make you want to run away from this company…
Secondly, its compensation plan is poorly written, incomplete, and unreadable. Seriously, even a 5-year old would have managed to make it much more comprehensive.
Its website is of the lowest possible quality, something that makes the entire company seem awfully unprofessional. And it’s not like they don’t have the required funds to invest in improving their website because Longrich BioScience is supposed to be a multi-million dollar company.
It just seems that they don’t care enough about having a decent online presence, something that frankly pisses me off even more.
Furthermore, the lack of an Income Disclosure Statement is a definite sign that the company tries to hide the fact that the vast majority of its Business Associates probably earn very little to no money.
After all, according to FTC, 99.6% of those who join a pyramid scheme either lose or make no money whatsoever, remember?
In addition, the fact that Longrich BioScience doesn’t even care about the success of its Business Associates.
This doesn’t come as such of a surprise though…
After all pyramid schemes run on constant recruitment.
They don’t really care if their Business Associates sell their products as long as they recruit other people who will purchase enrollment packs and products on a monthly basis in order to keep themselves active and qualified for commissions.
So, before joining Longrich BioScience as a Business Associate, ask yourself if you want to invest your time and money in such a “business opportunity”.
If so, then well, you have my blessing!
If not, make sure to check out a better money-making opportunity right here.