Very recently, you found out that TruVision Health offers a business opportunity whereas you can build an income by selling the company’s products yourself as one of its Associates.
Maybe you are already using a couple of its products and you are pretty satisfied with the results… Or maybe you saw something promising and you want to start using it from now on.
Whatever the case, earning money through products you would purchase anyway doesn’t sound like such a bad idea right?
However, the moment you realized that TruVision Health actually employs the MLM business model, you started wondering whether TruVision Health is a legit MLM company or one of those awful pyramid schemes.
Well, you definitely landed just in the right place!
In this review, I am going to reveal to you all about TruVision Health, such as
- What is TruVision Health about?
- Is TruVision Health a pyramid scheme or a legit MLM company?
- How to join TruVision Health as an Associate?
- How much does it cost to join TruVision Health as an Associate?
- Pros and cons
- TruVision Health’s compensation plan
- Can you really make money with TruVision Health?
- How much money can you earn with TruVision Health?
In addition, I am going to let you know about 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 TruVision Health is worth your time and attention or if you’d better invest in a more legit and promising program.
Let’s get cracking!
TruVision Health MLM Overview
Company Name: TruVision Health
Owners: David Brown & Shawn Gibson & Derek Bailey
Price to join:
- $2 – $159 (one-time payment for initial order)
- $115 – $160 per month to remain active and qualified for commissions (can be omitted by making retail sales)
The prices above are before shipping and tax costs where applicable.
Official Website: truvisionhealth.com
Suggested? So and so…
What is TruVision Health About?
TruVision Health is a company that manufactures and distributes products that range from weight loss and wellness supplements to skincare products and essential oils.
The company was founded in 2013 by David Brown & Shawn Gibson & Derek Bailey.
David started his career in accounting.
He eventually realized that he had a passion for understanding nutritional formulations and a talent for research so he became interested and was drawn to health and supplementation.
In 1993 he made a career path change from accounting to health. Since then he has developed multiple product formulas. In the fall of 2013, he thought it was time to create a health company himself.
His product development knowledge combined with his accounting experience enabled him to lay the foundation of TruVision Health.
Now, David works on the corporate side of things researching and formulating new products, interacting with Associates, and building relationships with customers.
Shawn owned an insurance company that he founded in 1997. Eventually, he decided to join in the investment side of network marketing. He then took a position as a distributor and built one of the largest organizations in TruVision Health.
Because of his diverse background, Shawn understands all aspects of network marketing from an investor, distributor and corporate point of view.
Derek has spent over 11 years in network marketing and has participated in almost every role within an MLM, from creating sales tools and strategic planning to web design and creating training videos, etc.
It is said that he was mentored by one of the most successful distributors in the industry (we don’t know who).
TruVision’s mission is to provide the highest quality products for health and weight management on the market, encourage people to live healthier lives by offering proper nutritional supplements and a healthy lifestyle, and help people to change their lives through our culture and our business opportunities.
TruVision Health also seems to be hosting several business events, fitness competitions and retreats every year.
You can find a lot more about TruVision Health, its founders, mission, events, products, vision, policies, compensation plan, etc on the company’s official websites.
According to TruVision Health, the company puts its focus on creating quality, innovative products to support weight loss maintenance, energy, natural beauty, and normal blood levels.
The products that you’ll be selling as a TruVision’s Associate fall under the 4 following main categories.
- Wellness supplements
- Weight loss supplements
- Essential oils
TruVision Health has 10 flagship products or as they call them “Core Products” that are supposedly targeted to fit everyone’s needs and support overall optimum health.
Those products are:
- truFIX: Weight management supplement
- truCONTROL: Supplement that suppresses your appetite
- reFORM: Supports overall health
- H+H: Body hydration supplement
- reACTIVATE: Keto coconut cream smoothie
- truKETO: Keto protein and coffee shake
- rePLACE: Protein powder shake
- reNU: Body detox supplement
- COMPLETE: Multivitamins
- vitaFIX: Gummy bears containing vitamins and minerals
TruVision Health sells dozens of more products but for obvious reasons, I am not going to list every single one of them.
You can find more info about TruVision’s products and their respective prices on the company’s official e-shop.
TruVision Health Associate
The majority of MLM companies have so overly complicated compensation plans that it feels like you need to have a rocket scientist doctorate to understand just their first paragraph.
TruVision’s compensation plan is less complicated than the compensation plans of most MLM companies but still, it’s no piece of cake to grasp, especially if you are a beginner to the whole concept.
So, I’ll try my best to get you up to speed.
TruVision Heath compensates its Associates in 7 different ways.
- Retail Difference
- First Order Bonus (Fast Start)
- Go Bonus
- Uni-level commissions
- Matching Bonus
- Bonus Pools
- Eight Plus Star Pool
1 • Retail Difference
As a TruVision Associate, you can buy the company’s products in wholesale prices and sell them to your customers in retail prices.
The difference between the wholesale price that you paid for the product and the retail price that you sold the product goes into your pocket.
For instance, if you paid $12 for a product and sold it for $22, you earn $10.
Those retail commissions are also being paid when people purchase TruVision’s products through your replicated website.
2 • First Order Bonus (Fast Start)
This First Order Bonus pays you a percentage of the first order placed by new Associates or customers within your downline, through a Uni-level structure and up to 4 Generations deep.
- 1st Generation = Your customers & the Associates you have personally recruited
- 2nd Generation = The recruits of the Associates on your 1st Generation & their customers
- 3rd Generation = The recruits of the Associates on your 2nd Generation & their customers
- and so on
You only earn this First Order Bonus when the Associates or customers purchase products that are equivalent to 75PV or more.
The percentages that you get paid per order are as follows:
- 1st Generation – 20%
- 2nd Generation – 10%
- 3rd & 4th Generation – 5%
3 • Go Bonus
If you get 5 active customers during your first month you earn $50 dollars and reach the rank of Managing Associate.
If you get 30 active customers during your first 2 months you earn $150 dollars and reach the rank of Senior Associate.
If you get 90 active customers during your first 3 months you earn $300 dollars and reach the rank of 1 Star Director.
Active customer = a customer who orders products equivalent to 75PV or more per month.
4 • Uni-level Commissions
Earn commissions by the personal product purchases the Associates on your downline make.
Those commissions are paid through a uni-level structure up to 8 levels of Associates deep depending on your rank.
- 1st Level = Your personally recruited Associates
- 2nd Level = The recruits of your 1st Level Associates
- 3rd Level = The recruits of your 2nd Level Associates
- and so on
For instance, an Associate earns
- 7% of the personal product purchases of the Associates on their 1st Level
while a Senior Associate earns
- 7% of the personal product purchases of the Associates on their 1st Level
- 7% of the personal product purchases of the Associates on their 2nd Level
- 6% of the personal product purchases of the Associates on their 3rd Level
- 6% of the personal product purchases of the Associates on their 4th Level
5 • Matching Bonus
Earn 10% of the Uni-level commissions your personally recruited Associates earn.
For instance, if John who you have personally recruited earns $1000 in Uni-level commissions, you earn $100.
6 • Bonus Pools
TruVision Health shares 3% of its total worldwide Commissionable Volume (CV) among those who have reached the rank of 5 Star Director or higher.
7 • Eight Plus Star Pool
TruVision Health shares 1% of its total worldwide Commissionable Volume (CV) among those who have reached the rank of 8 Star Director.
Please note that TruVision’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 are displayed in the video and PDF file I shared with you right above might not be that accurate.
If you still have questions about the TruVision’s compensation plan, you can contact the company’s support team through the live chat or 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.
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TruVision Health Associate
Ranks & Qualifications
All the rank qualifications are calculated on a monthly basis.
Active Customer = a customer who orders at least 75PV worth of products during any given month.
How to Join TruVision Health as an Associate?
In order to join TruVision Health as an Associate, you have to head over to truvisionhealth.com/opportunity and click the “Become an Associate” button.
Then, you’ll have to choose your country of operation and place an order for one of the company’s products.
After that, you’ll be prompted to sign up for the auto-ship program but this step is optional and you can proceed without doing so.
How Much Does It Cost to Join TruVision Health as an Associate?
In order to join TruVision Health as an Associate, you have to place an order for one of its products.
The good news is that it doesn’t matter which product you purchase so you might as well purchase the cheapest one, a booklet that costs $2.
However, be aware that in order to qualify to earn team commissions during any given month, you’ll have to maintain at least 100PV (Personal Sales Volume).
100PV = $120 to $160 worth of products that are purchased by you or sold by you to retail customers.
This means that if during a month you earn 50PV by selling products in retail, you’ll have to personally purchase 50PV worth of products yourself to qualify for commissions for that month.
Lastly, most other TruVision Health reviews out there claim that in order to remain an Associate, you’ll have to purchase a $35 annual renewal fee but I couldn’t confirm such a claim.
Chances are that TruVisions Health has removed this annual fee if it ever existed in the first place…
Is TruVision Health a Pyramid Scheme?
Most of the time it’s very hard to distinguish between a legit MLM company and a pyramid scheme.
The video below will help you understand how to spot and avoid pyramid schemes in general.
The main difference between an MLM and a pyramid scheme is that MLMs give you the opportunity to earn commissions by selling actual products or services to retail customers while with a pyramid scheme the only way to earn money is by 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
Since TruVision Health offers you the option to earn commissions by selling its products in retail, the company cannot be considered a pyramid scheme.
TruVision Health Pros
- Free Replicated Websites
- Affordable to Join
- Relatively Simple Compensation Plan
- Offers Refunds
1 • Free Replicated Websites
Once you become an Associate of TruVision Health, the company provides you with a couple of free replicated websites as well as a replicated e-shop.
When people purchase TruVisions’s products through your replicated websites or e-shop, a percentage of what those people pay land right into your pocket.
In addition, if someone signs up as an Associate through your replicated websites you automatically become their sponsor, and they become part of your downline.
If marketed the right way, this website could help you maximize your customers and your recruits, and thus your income.
If your business is not on the internet, then your business will be out of business – Bill Gates
2 • Affordable to Join
Joining TruVision Health as an Associate for as little as a one-time payment of $2 + shipping is very affordable compared to the majority of MLM companies.
Just to give you a frame of reference, NewYou (a CBD MLM) requires you to pay at least $70 per month to keep yourself active and qualified for commissions.
In addition, I have come across a lot of MLMs whose enrollment fees rise up to hundreds or in some cases even thousands of dollars.
TruVision Health is one of the most affordable MLM opportunities I have reviewed so far…
3 • Relatively Simple Compensation Plan
In addition to being one of the most affordable MLM companies to join, TruVision’s compensation plan is simple and straightforward enough that chances are that even complete beginners wouldn’t have such a hard time grasping it.
Truthfully, I absolutely hate complicated compensation plans and I would never join an MLM that purposefully makes it hard for me to understand exactly how I am going to get compensated for my selling and recruiting efforts.
4 • Offers Refunds
TruVision Health offers a money-back guarantee on products returned within 30 days of the day they got delivered.
Products with money-back guarantees are much easier to sell than those who have none.
People just seem to feel more comfortable spending money on something for which they are able to get a refund anytime they want if they needed to.
In addition, research shows that money-back guarantees increase customers’ feelings of satisfaction with their purchases, making them more likely to make another purchase from the same seller.
All this translates to easier sales which in turn translates to more sales, which in turn translates to more money for you!
However, be aware that TruVision Health refunds only 90% of the purchased price of any product.
Also, shipping and handling charges paid upon order are not refunded. Return shipping charges will also have to be handled by the customer.
In addition, in order for the refund to take place, the product returned must in “Marketable” condition, which means
- It is unopened
- Its packaging and labeling have not been altered or damaged
- It is in a condition that can be sold again at full-price
- It’s returned to TruVision Health within one year from its initial purchase date.
Any merchandise that is clearly identified at the time of sale as nonreturnable, discontinued, or as a seasonal item cannot be returned or refunded.
Lastly, FYI, after reading all the complaints under TruVision’s BBB profile, getting a refund seems like an arduous process of having to come in contact with the company’s customer service dozens of times until the refund actually takes place (if it takes place).
As you can see despite the fact that a money-back guarantee gives TruVision’s products a huge advantage, the refund and return process is so confusing and time-consuming that it’s very unlikely for a customer who has gone through it once to ever want to deal with TruVision Health again.
TruVision Health Cons
- MLM Business Model
- Too Many Complaints
- Additional Costs to Qualify
- Zero Training
- Unrealistic Claims
- Issues with the FDA
1 • MLM Business Model
As mentioned earlier, I am not at all fond of the MLM business model in general for many reasons…
First of all, the percentage of MLM participants who never actually make a profit is awfully high (74% – 99%).
In addition, the majority of those who do manage to make a profit, don’t earn more than $5000 per year.
Secondly, I hate selling…
And thirdly, I’ve heard so many stories of people losing all their friends, family, and money due to the pushy and sleazy practices they were being taught by their “mentors” that I have become repulsed by the MLM business model in general.
Being involved in an MLM is just not worth the trouble in my mind.
Especially when there exist other much more legit ways of earning a lot more money without having to go through all that struggle of becoming a sleazy salesperson and jeopardizing your relationships with those around you because you can’t stop perceiving them as walking bags of cash.
2 • Too Many Complaints
While I was conducting my research about TruVision Health, I came across a number of complaints about the company on several websites throughout the internet such as
- BBB (Better Business Bureau)
TruVision Health has more than 65 complaints under its BBB profile alone!
Most of the complaints about TruVision Health have to do about
- shipping (orders arriving partial, very late or not at all)
- billing (being charged for auto-ship out of nowhere, getting double charged for an order, etc)
- refunds (unable to get a refund)
- customer service (inability to contact customer service and get support, very rude and unhelpful agents, etc)
The worse part is that a number of those complaints were about how TruVision’s products made people sick (see below).
3 • Additional Costs to Qualify
Despite TruVision Health being affordable to join, in order to remain active and qualified for team commissions, you’ll have to maintain at least 100PV per month.
100PV can be attained by either buying yourself or selling to retail customers $120 – $160 worth of products.
Be aware that if you don’t manage to gather 100PV through retail sales in any given month you’ll have to personally purchase products yourself until you reach that 100PV or else you’ll lose all the team commissions you earned during that month forever.
4 • Zero Training
TruVision Health provides absolutely no real training whatsoever.
Once you log in to your Associate’s dashboard, you’ll be prompted to complete 5 very short “training” tasks that contain a 2-minute video each.
None of those videos contain the slightest valuable information…
They just keep stating that you should buy more products from TruVision Health and that you should focus on recruiting more people who will, in turn, buy products themselves.
5 • Unrealistic Claims
I hate unrealistic claims and TruVision Health is making a lot of them on its official website.
First of all, it claims that it is the best direct selling company to work for, over and over again. Sure, like we haven’t heard that before…
In addition, it claims that by becoming its Associate you will change people’s lives by selling them the best nutrition and weight-management products.
Then, it claims that you’ll make easy money with it… Yeap, REALLY! You heard that right… EASY MONEY!
And it makes this claim not just once but twice FFS.
Furthermore, it tries to sell the dream of being your own boss, making your own hours, working where you want, wearing what you want, working by your own rules, on a business you own 100%.
Seriously, TruVision Health sounds like one of those overhyped crappy MMO courses that promise extraordinary results “easily” without of course being able to deliver them.
6 • Issues with the FDA
The FDA has sent not one but two warning letters to TruVision Health.
The first letter was sent in 2015 regarding one of the dietary supplements of the company called “Tru Weight & Energy”.
Apparently, the supplement contained DMBA, synephrine, and caffeine and according to the FDA, this combination of ingredients could be harmful.
TruVision Health has now discontinued Tru Weight & Energy.
The second warning letter took place in 2017 regarding improper labeling and unrealistic health claims of the company’s dietary supplements. TruVision’s supplements were being marketed as drugs with “proven” health benefits, they were misbranded and adulterated, containers displayed inaccurate serving sizes, and failed to provide FDA-required dietary information.
You can take a look at the warning letter sent by the FDA to TruVision Health in 2017 right below:
TruVision Health MLM Review Summary
No Income Disclosure Statement Available. 74% – 99% of MLM reps fail to make a profit.
Replicated websites, personalized dashboard, samples (if you purchase upon signup).
You can join for only $2 + shipping + taxes. Up to $160 per month to keep yourself active and qualified.
TruVision Health is NOT a pyramid scheme. Tons of complaints about the company’s products and overall service throughout the web.
Is TruVision Health Suggested?
If you are already using TruVision’s products and you are really satisfied with them, joining TruVision Health as an Associate might be a good opportunity for you to get some decent discounts on products you would purchase anyway as well as maybe make some extra money by selling some of those products to your friends.
If not, then joining TruVision Health isn’t suggested.
The company’s products don’t seem to work most of the time and there are instances where people claimed that they even experienced severe side-effects after using them.
Also, there are a lot of complaints that the company is charging people for products they never purchased and that its customer service is very hard to reach and once reached, its agents are very rude and unhelpful.
Furthermore, the company doesn’t provide any training whatsoever.
Lastly, to tell you the truth, I am not at all fond of the MLM business model in general…
- The success rate and profitability of MLM reps are awfully low
- MLM companies are extremely volatile and unstable
- You need to invest a ton of money, time, and energy until you manage to make a profit (if you ever actually make a profit)
- Most MLM companies focus on recruiting people instead of selling valuable and beneficial products or services
Plus, in order to make money with the MLM business model, you’ll probably have to turn into a sleazy salesperson and I really hate selling as much as I hate being sold to.