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Introduction to LifeMax MLM Compensation Plan

The winter is going by so quickly, and I still have so many more multilevel marketing (MLM) companies to review before I can say I have reviewed all of them, so let’s get right to the one that I am reviewing today.  Aspiring entrepreneurs of the world, I present to you my LifeMax review.

LifeMax: The Company and Its Products

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LifeMax can trace its origins to MLM Valhalla itself, sunny Florida.  The company was founded in 2009 by Jim and Sherri Wear, and several of the big names in the multilevel marketing (MLM) industry have played a role in its leadership.  In 2013, another MLM company, Genesis Pure (the makers of coral calcium drinks, along with lots of other nutraceuticals) bought LifeMax, but it appears that Sherri Wear is still part of the LifeMax leadership.

Whenever I review a nutraceutical company, I always check to see if it has an identifiable flagship ingredient, so I was pleased to find out, when I started research on this LifeMax review of mine, that the quintessential nutraceutical among LifeMax products is something called Mila, a superfood mixture based on chia seeds.  Now, the generation I belong to knows chia seeds only as something you rub onto clay figurines called Chia Pets, but apparently millennials ingest them like their lives depend on them.  They eat them in granola and drink them in smoothies.  Wikipedia made it sound like chia seeds, which are native to Guatemala and southern Mexico, taste pretty good, and I was curious enough to buy a chia energy bar, and it did in fact taste good.  Chia seeds do not have an overwhelming flavor; they taste like a more delicate version of sesame seeds.

That may not sound like a big deal to you, but it is to me.  I have reached a lot of MLM companies, and this is the first time I have ever been moved to find out if I like their flagship ingredient.  I reviewed Gano Excel, which makes its bread and butter off of fungus coffee, but you don’t see me drinking that.  I also reviewed Forever Living, with its gelatinous aloe shots, but I never seriously considered ingesting those.  And, of course, Forever Green has its plankton beverages, but it pleases me to inform you that I am still a plankton and frankincense cocktail version.

The LifeMax Compensation Plan

It would be kind of fun if the leadership levels in the LifeMax compensation plan had names like Chia Plankton, Chia Nematode, Chia Earthworm, Chia Guinea Pig, Chia Marmoset, Chia Sloth, Chia Tapir, Chia Llama, Chia Jaguar, and Chia Crocodile, but no such luck.  The names of the leadership levels in the LifeMax compensation plan are actually quite generic, but the good news is that our good neighbors at Behind MLM have described them for us in extensive detail in another LifeMax review.

The simplest way to make money through the LifeMax compensation plan is through the sale of chia-themed nutraceuticals, but if that were all there was to it, then this just wouldn’t be MLM.  It costs about $59 to sign up to be a LifeMax distributor, at which point you are encouraged to buy one of several product packs and start recruiting other distributors.  When you recruit a new a LifeMax distributor, you get a commission based on the product pack that the new affiliate you recruited buys to start out.  If your recruit buys a Retailer product pack within 60 days of you recruiting him or her, you get a $35 commission.  (Likewise, if you start out with a Retailer product pack, the person who recruited you gets a $35 commission.)  If your recruit buys a Gold product pack in his or her first 60 days as a LifeMax distributor, you get a $100 commission.  If your recruit buys a Platinum product pack in his or her first 60 days, you get a $200 commission.

As much fun as it would be if all the LifeMax leadership levels were named after different New World species of Chia pets, it appears that LifeMax distributor are sufficiently taken with the promises of financial rewards to be distracted from the humdrum leadership level names in the LifeMax compensation plan.  See for yourself, and decide if you think these promises of riches justify the boring names.

  • Distributor – You are only eligible to earn retail commissions.
  • Apprentice – Your personal sales volume must be 60 per month, and you must have recruited at least two affiliates. Your downline team must have a monthly sales volume of at least 650.  At this level, you are eligible to receive commissions on one level of downline sales.  (That means that if Adam recruits Ingmar, Ingmar recruits Jeremiah, Jeremiah recruits Kai, Kai recruits Lucas, Lucas recruits Millicent, Millicent recruits Noah, Noah recruits Osman, and Osman recruits Pippa, Adam only gets commissions on his own sales and on Ingmar’s.)
  • Marketer – Your personal sales volume must be 60 per month, and you must have recruited at least three affiliates. Your downline team must have a monthly sales volume of at least 2,000, with the weakest leg generating a sales volume of at least 1,000.  At this level, you are eligible to receive commissions on two levels of downline sales.  (Following the above example, that means that Adam can get commissions of his own sales as well as Ingmar’s and Jeremiah’s.)
  • Entrepreneur – Your personal sales volume must be 90 per month, and you must have recruited at least four affiliates. Your downline team must have a monthly sales volume of at least 3,500, with the weakest leg generating a sales volume of at least 1,500.  At this level, you are eligible to receive commissions on three levels of downline sales.  (Adam gets commissions on his own sales as well as sales made by Ingmar, Jeremiah, and Kai.)
  • Director – Your personal sales volume must be 120 per month, and you must have recruited at least five affiliates. Your downline team must have a monthly sales volume of at least 5,500, with the weakest leg generating a sales volume of at least 2,000.  At this level, you are eligible to receive commissions on four levels of downline sales.  (Adam gets commissions on his own sales as well as sales made by Ingmar, Jeremiah, Kai, and Lucas.)
  • Ruby Director – Your personal sales volume must be 120 per month, and you must have recruited at least five affiliates; one of your recruits must have attained the rank of Director. Your downline team must have a monthly sales volume of at least 10,000, with the weakest leg generating a sales volume of at least 5,000.  At this level, you are eligible to receive commissions on five levels of downline sales.  (Adam gets commissions on his own sales as well as sales made by Ingmar, Jeremiah, Kai, Lucas, and Millicent.)
  • Emerald Director – Your personal sales volume must be 120 per month, and you must have recruited at least five affiliates; three of your recruits must have attained the rank of Director. Your downline team must have a monthly sales volume of at least 17,500, with the weakest leg generating a sales volume of at least 8,000.  At this level, you are eligible to receive commissions on six levels of downline sales.  (Adam gets commissions on his own sales as well as sales made by Ingmar, Jeremiah, Kai, Lucas, Millicent, and Noah.)
  • Sapphire Director – Your personal sales volume must be 120 per month, and you must have recruited at least five affiliates; three of your recruits must have attained the rank of Director. Your downline team must have a monthly sales volume of at least 35,000, with the weakest leg generating a sales volume of at least 15,000.  At this level, you are eligible to receive commissions on seven levels of downline sales.  (Adam gets commissions on his own sales as well as sales made by Ingmar, Jeremiah, Kai, Lucas, Millicent, Noah, and Osman.)
  • Diamond Director – Your personal sales volume must be 120 per month, and you must have recruited at least five affiliates; two of your recruits must have attained the rank of Emerald Director. Your downline team must have a monthly sales volume of at least 70,000.  At this level, you are eligible to receive commissions on eight levels of downline sales.  (Adam gets commissions on his own sales as well as sales made by Ingmar, Jeremiah, Kai, Lucas, Millicent, Noah, Osman, and Pippa.)
  • 1 Star Diamond Ambassador – Your personal sales volume must be 120 per month, and you must have recruited at least five affiliates; two of your recruits must have attained the rank of Sapphire Director. Your downline team must have a monthly sales volume of at least 140,000.  At this level, you are eligible to receive commissions on eight levels of downline sales.
  • 2 Star Diamond Ambassador – Your personal sales volume must be 120 per month, and you must have recruited at least five affiliates; two of your recruits must have attained the rank of Diamond Director. Your downline team must have a monthly sales volume of at least 350,000.  At this level, you are eligible to receive commissions on eight levels of downline sales.
  • 3 Star Diamond Ambassador – Your personal sales volume must be 120 per month, and you must have recruited at least five affiliates; three of your recruits must have attained the rank of 1 Star Diamond Ambassador. Your downline team must have a monthly sales volume of at least 700,000.  At this level, you are eligible to receive commissions on eight levels of downline sales.
  • 1 Star Presidential Diamond – Your personal sales volume must be 120 per month, and you must have recruited at least five affiliates; three of your recruits must have attained the rank of 2 Star Diamond Ambassador. Your downline team must have a monthly sales volume of at least 1,750,000.  At this level, you are eligible to receive commissions on eight levels of downline sales.
  • 2 Star Presidential Diamond – Your personal sales volume must be 120 per month, and you must have recruited at least five affiliates; three of your recruits must have attained the rank of 3 Star Diamond Ambassador. Your downline team must have a monthly sales volume of at least 3,500,000.  At this level, you are eligible to receive commissions on eight levels of downline sales.

At the highest leadership levels in the LifeMax compensation plan, there are additional bonuses, so that the rich get even richer, as is typical in the MLM industry.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages

  • Researching my LifeMax review convinced me to taste chia seeds, and while they cannot unseat garlic knots as my favorite food, they were pretty good, and I wouldn’t mind eating some more, given the opportunity. That may not sound like much, but it is the closest a nutraceutical MLM company has ever come to making me healthier.

Disadvantages

  • In their natural state, chia seeds are cheap, so cheap, in fact, that in my childhood they were sold almost exclusively so that kids could play with them. There is no reason for LifeMax to charge as much for them as it does.

Conclusion

I guess chia tastes better than some other superfoods out there, but there really is nothing to recommend LifeMax above other MLM companies.  If you didn’t make it to Diamond Director with the last nutraceutical MLM business opportunity your co-workers suckered you into, you probably aren’t going to get rich off of LifeMax.  The most that will probably happen is that overpriced chia will take its place beside the aloe gel or plankton cocktails or goji berry juice or whichever other nutraceutical product you were trying to sell last time.

If there is a superfood that tastes better than chia, I would love to hear about it.  Schedule a call with me, and we can trade superfood secrets from within the junk food lovers’ worldview, and you might even learn something about how to make your online business profitable.

 

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