Introduction to Flavon Max Network
Welcome to Notebook Crazy. I am Brad, and if you are just joining us, I am on a quest, which will last at least the duration of this winter, to review as many multi-level marketing (MLM) companies as I can. It is easy to get drawn into the world of MLM, hard to make money at it, and even harder to get out once the MLM mindset has become a part of you. Today, you have arrived just in time for my Flavon Max review.
The way this usually works is that I identify the pros and cons of the MLM company I am reviewing, but one big thing stands out to me about Flavon Max, and I can’t quite figure out whether this characteristic makes Flavon Max a better or worse choice of MLM business opportunity for the Notebook Crazy audience, most of whom live in the United States. (It appears that most of the readers of Notebook Crazy already have some experience with the MLM industry, but there is a contingent of readers who arrive at this site by virtue of their penchant for weird search terms like “Ebertfest nightshade”, “rich as a Petsuchos”, “quickener of guacamole”, “more saintly alternative to Mr. Clean”, and “snake skink Boris the Spider”.) The first thing that I notice when I read the Flavon Max website is that the English just sounds a little weird. Even though you arrive at it by clicking on the little American flag on the row of flags at the top of the website, it doesn’t sound like it was written by someone who had studied the ins and outs of what American consumers respond do. It says things like, “The Flavon max contains plant coloring matters in large quantity.” It isn’t grammatically incorrect; it just doesn’t sound like something that you or I would say. That row of flags at the top of the Flavon Max website contains 19 flags, which speaks to the fact that Flavon Max is a very international company and that it has bothered to make a website in all the languages of the target audience. It makes me acutely aware of the fact that, as awesome as the Midwest is, there is a big world out there outside the U.S. It makes me think that maybe I shouldn’t complain too much about the fact that the American English on the Flavon Max website doesn’t sound quite like my own writing style. I certainly have not written Notebook Crazy in 19 languages.
Looking at all those flags makes me realize how small I am in such a big world. Every so often they have those clickbait articles online about how little Americans know about the rest of the world and how isolated we are. There are those videos of American college students who can’t located the United States on a map, much less either of its neighbors. I decided to test myself about how much I know about the target audience of Flavon Max and the world they live in.
First, a little bit of background. I am neither the most isolated and most isolationist of Americans nor the least. I have traveled outside the United States, but only to Canada and Mexico and only for MLM purposes, with the exception of one road trip to Canada to celebrate the fact that Canada is nearby, I have a passport card, and there is nothing to stand between me and Toronto’s famous peameal bacon sandwiches. I dropped out of college when I was less that two semesters’ worth of credits short of graduating. When I was in my early twenties, before the need for long-term financial stability became so prominent in my mind, I immersed myself in my quest to become the world’s most knowledgeable college dropout. I read constantly, and I learned a lot, but in retrospect, almost everything I read was about the United States. I never studied abroad in Argentina and came back shocked that people thought it was weird to hear people from the United States use the word “America” to refer only to the United States and confused about how to refer to my own nationality. I also never went to Paris to be appalled at how many people there were there who only spoke French.
If you are averse to spoilers, then I recommend that, before reading the next paragraph, you go to the Flavon Max website and try to identify the countries of the flags both before and after hovering your mouse over them.
So here are the results of my first attempt to identify the flags at the top of the Flavon Max website from left to right: don’t know, don’t know, Great Britain, don’t know, don’t know, Germany, don’t know, don’t know, Italy, United States, don’t know, don’t know, don’t know, don’t know, don’t know, don’t know, France, don’t know, Switzerland. I think those ones to the left of France with the cross on a solid-colored background are in Scandinavia, but I can’t be sure of which one is which. I did a little better when I hovered my mouse over each flag, and the name of each language or region popped up in the original language. My results of that phase of the experiment were Hungarian, Polish, British English, Slovenian (I think), Czech (I think), German, Romanian, Spanish, Italian, U.S. English, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Russian, Lithuania, Switzerland. I guess I was right about those countries with the cross on the flag being in Scandinavia.
I know I’ve never been there, but I think of Europe as some place beautiful and unspoiled, a land of fairy tale castles and mysterious Bond girls. I don’t know how I feel about the fact that people in Europe are falling for the same nutritional supplement hype and MLM business opportunity schemes that we fall for over here.
But enough about the flags at the top of the Flavon Max website. Let’s talk about the Flavon Max products and the Flavon Max compensation plan.
Flavon Max: The Company and Its Products
Flavon Max products contain no artificial colors or preservatives. They are important for your immune system, metabolism, and mental health. I’m bored already. I have heard this before on every other nutraceutical MLM website, albeit perhaps in less convoluted language. You know how the reading passages on the SAT are specifically designed to be unengaging and to make you hunt for the thesis statement? That is kind of how I feel reading the product descriptions of the Flavon Max products. The original Flavon Max (which comes in powder form to be mixed into a beverage, rather than pill form) is a plain old garden variety multivitamin, I think. Flavon Max Kids is similar to its dad, except it does not contain ginseng. It would seem that Flavon Max Plus is similar to the original Flavon Max except with more beetroot and pomegranate, because everyone knows that the key to good health is to consume the color red. Flavon Green appears to be the powder equivalent of one of those veggie smoothies. Flavon Protect looks like it is designed to respond to the placebo receptors in your brain that fear aging. Flavon Green Plus boasts a “jelly like consistency” and is safe even for babies and pregnant women. The purpose of Flavon Joy is to “boost our mental/psychical characteristic, learning skills, and shock absorbing capacity.” It makes as much sense as the product descriptions on any other MLM nutraceutical website.
Flavon Max Compensation Plan
The Flavon Max website says that 60% of the money collected from product sales goes back into the pockets of the distributors. The Flavon Max compensation plan also includes the element of network marketing, where you earn commissions on product sales made by members that you recruited and members they recruited (your “downline”). The website seems to say that you can earn a 60% commission on the first box of merchandise you buy and sell and up to 20% on subsequent ones. The Flavon Max compensation plan encourages the distributor to build his or her own downline network of downline distributors, up to six levels of 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, and 64 people. It makes it sound like you personally recruit 225 people and place them in the various levels of your downline, instead of relying on your first two recruits to recruit other people. If that is what it actually says (the website is quite confusing), that sounds like kind of a relief, until you realize how many people 225 is. You are eligible for downline commissions, 10% for the sales made by the levels closest to you, and 5% on downline sales up to twelve levels deep. And then there are the leadership levels, where you can get additional commissions and bonuses. The leadership levels are Team Leader, Elite, Team Leader Plus, Elite Plus, Diamond Elite, Diamond Elite Plus, and President. If you can show me anyone who has reached these levels with any MLM company, I will consider it worth my while to describe the perks for which they are eligible.
Advantages and Disadvantages
- Linguists have studied whether some words are inherently funny. In their quest to identify inherently funny words, they have asked speakers of many languages which words are always funny. The people interviewed often nominate the word for “duck” in their language as an inherently funny word, no matter which language they speak. If you, on the other hand, consider “consume” an inherently funny word, you will get a kick out of the American English version of the Flavon Max website.
- The international focus of the company means that, if you connect with other Flavon Max distributors through social media, you will probably meet people from lots of different places.
- One of the tabs under the “buy now” menu on the Flavon Max website does not bear an image, and its name is given only in what appears to be Hungarian. My curiosity has been piqued.
- Your family and friends already have boxes of nutritional supplements piled up in their houses. They are not going to buy any more, and no natural pomegranate color, jelly like consistency, or forbidden ginseng is going to convince them otherwise.
- After reading the Flavon Max website, I have a newfound respect for anyone who writes about technical subjects like nutrition and company policies in a language other than their own. I also thank my lucky stars that I am not an ESL teacher.
- When was the last time you saw a child willing drink a beverage into which a powder had been mixed for the benefit of the child’s health?
MLM companies that deal in nutritional supplements aren’t my cup of tea, or vodka, or espresso, or whatever it is you drink in your little corner of the Flavon Max universe. They aren’t even my cup of Vernors here in the Midwest. MLM nutraceutical companies are a dime a dozen (a Euro a kilogram?), but there is nothing really special about Flavon Max except those 19 flags at the top of the Flavon Max website. If you want to meet people from other countries and eventually visit them when you finally get around to traveling internationally, then Flavon Max may be just the MLM company for you. If expanding your social circle internationally, there are much less expensive ways to do it. You can just join a Facebook group of fans of Peter Gabriel or Syd Barrett or virtual any British rock musician who was born within a five-year radius of the end of World War II; I am sure you will find at least 19 nationalities represented. Better yet, Facebook won’t pile up autoship charges on your credit card for continuing to listen to your favorite songs and talk to your friends about them.
If you did a better job than I did of identifying the flags on the Flavon Max website, feel free to call me and boast about it. While I have you on the phone, I will give you my advice on how to make money in the multilevel marketing industry.