Has a friend or relative told you about the Prime My Body business opportunity? Are they trying to recruit you into the business or sell you products? In this article, I show you the cold hard facts you need to know before you spend a dime with Prime My Body.
Company: Prime My Body
Products: Beauty Products & Nutrition Supplements, plus an MLM Business Opportunity
Owner: Digital International Media Group, CEO Paul Rogers
Opinion: Not Recommended.
Is Prime My Body A Scam?
Prime My Body sells a dream of financial independence. They are careful not to make this promise directly, but that is what they are selling. At one point, in the Prime My Body Business Opportunity video, John Taylor says you can make $75,000 a week. You can’t.
In addition to claiming you can earn $75,000 a week, Prime My Body uses several tactics to convince you that they are on the ground floor of a huge market. And, if you build a business with them, you’ll be rich.
That won’t happen.
Your odds of making money are better at a Las Vegas slot machine than with Prime My Body. Statistically it has been proven that you will probably lose money if you try to build a business with Prime My Body.
If you want to be financially independent, I admire your ambition. It shows you have fire in your belly.
However, I feel I must inform you that Prime My Body will not lead to financially independence. In all probability, you will only lose money with Prime My Body and possibly go into debt.
There are realistic ways to achieve financial independence in 3 to 5 years, but Prime My Body isn’t one of them. Later in this article I’ll discuss another option available to you that offers a much higher probability of success.
However, I want to first show you why I believe Prime My Body is a product based pyramid scheme.
The Prime My Body Business Model.
On the surface, Prime My Body appears to be a Multi-level marketing company promoting a small line of Health, Beauty and Nutritional products.
Their flagship product is Nano Enhanced Hemp Oil, which sells for $130 for a 50 ml bottle (50 ml = 1.7 US fluid ounces). The company claims Nano Enhanced Hemp Oil has 100% bioavailability.
That simply means the product is available for your body to absorb, not that your body will absorb it. In other words, it’s just marketing jargon.
Prime My Body describes its business model as network marketing, network marketing is a kinder word for Multi-level Marketing, otherwise known as MLM. Watch the Prime My Body Compensation Plan video and you can see there are multiple levels.
Multi-level marketing is a socially acceptable name for a product-based pyramid scheme.
How a Pyramid Scheme Works.
A pure pyramid scheme doesn’t promote products.
Instead of products, a pure pyramid scheme promotes an opportunity to make money. To understand how a pyramid scheme works, you must follow the money.
Here’s a hypothetical example of how it works; you pay the person who recruited you into the pyramid $200.
In exchange for giving the person who recruited you into the scheme $200, you now have the right to recruit other people into the scheme. When you recruit someone, they pay you $200. You share this “commission” with your up line, the person who recruited you and the person who recruited them, etc.
To keep making money, you must “qualify” to earn commissions each month by paying another $200 to your up line. If you don’t pay $200 each month, you can’t make any money.
A pure pyramid scheme is insanely profitable for the person who starts it, because it funnels vast sums of money from the bottom of the organization to the top. Because there is no product, the money is pure profit.
Pure pyramid schemes are illegal in most countries because they create nothing of value and because they destroy people’s lives.
When you look at the impact a pure pyramid scheme has on the person at the bottom and compare it to the impact of an MLM for someone on the bottom, there is very little difference.
In both cases, the person at the bottom of the organization loses money.
The Product Based Pyramid Scheme.
Because pyramid schemes are so insanely profitable, some people cannot resist the urge to create them. However, because pyramid schemes are illegal, they must be disguised as something acceptable.
Making a pyramid scheme look legitimate is most easily done by adding a product and charging an outrageous price for it. Call it an MLM, Network Marketing, Direct Sales or whatever you like. A name does not change the nature of the beast. It’s a product-based pyramid scheme.
How a Product-Based Pyramid Works.
In this example of how a product-based pyramid scheme works, I’ll use Prime My Body’s product information and business opportunity to prove my point.
Remember to follow the money, because it all about the money. It starts with a closer look at the Prime My Body’s flagship product, Nano Enhanced Hemp Oil.
Follow the Money.
Remember, Nano Enhanced Hemp Oil sells for $130 for a 1.7-ounce bottle. What does it do? We don’t know. Prime My Body only says it “delivers healthful benefits.”
Prime My Body does not mention a single specific benefit of the product. While there is a lot of buzz about the health benefits of hemp oil, very little is proven. As far as we know, it’s just vegetable oil made from hemp.
How does the price of Prime My Body Nano Enhanced Hemp Oil compare to other hemp oils? On Amazon, the price for their most popular brand of hemp oil is about 60 cents per ounce.
To be clear, that’s 60 pennies. Compare that to Prime My Body Nano Enhanced Hemp Oil which costs $76.47 per ounce!
Is one better than the other? No. Neither one has any proven health benefits.
The Only Proven Health Benefit of Hemp Oil.
According to research reported on WebMD.com, the only recognized health benefit of hemp oil is for the treatment of epilepsy. The U.S. FDA has recommended approval of a very specific formulation of hemp oil to treat two forms of childhood epilepsy. (Source: WebMD)
Science has not found any other benefit of hemp oil. And, Prime My Body Nano Enhanced Hemp Oil has not been approved by the FDA.
Not One Specific Benefit.
If you read the entire Prime My Body PDF about Nano Enhanced Hemp Oil you will not find a single word stating a specific health benefit.
It’s just very expensive hemp oil.
It’s Not About the Products.
It’s about the money.
Remember in our example of a pure pyramid scheme how money flows from the bottom of the organization to the top? With a product-based pyramid scheme, instead of just passing money up from one level to the next, which is illegal, they sell cheap products at an outrageously high price.
What’s the difference between handing your upline $130 cash or paying them $130 for $1 worth of vegetable oil? Not much. It gets worse.
The Prime My Body Business Opportunity.
Why would anyone spend $130 for 1.7 ounces of vegetable oil? They do it because they believe they can make money.
The only way you can sell $1 worth of vegetable oil for $130 is if you can convince people that it will make them rich.
That’s why Prime My Body sells the dream of financial independence.
You can get started with Prime My Body for $39. That buys you a cloned website and business materials, but no products.
Before you can earn commissions, you must first buy at least $200 worth of product. If you want to continue to make commissions each month, you must continue to buy a minimum of $200 worth of product each month.
When you join Prime My Body, you will be encouraged to go all in and purchase a large, expensive starter pack of products. The price of a starter pack varies from $200 to over $1000.
Convincing you to buy expensive starter packs is just a clever way of getting as much money out of you as possible before you quit. And, you will quit. It’s only a matter of time.
Either you will quit when you become disillusioned or you will quit when you run out of money and can no longer buy product each month to qualify for commissions.
The Ugly Truth about MLM.
According to the Federal Trade Commission, 99% of people who try an MLM opportunity, like Prime My Body, will lose money. They never recoup the money they spent to play the game. (Source: Jon M. Taylor, MBA, Ph.D., Consumer Awareness Institute)
The Prime My Body Compensation Plan.
Instead of regurgitating the Prime My Body Compensation Plan, I want to tell you its true purpose. You can read the compensation plan on the Prime My Body website.
The true purpose of the Prime My Body Compensation Plan is to two-fold.
First, it’s difficult to understand. It confuses the logical mind, so instead of making a logical decision, you are forced to make an emotional decision when you should be making a logical one. (Source)
If you stay emotional, you cannot make a logical decision. It’s impossible. We humans cannot be emotional and logical at the same time.
The second purpose of the Prime My Body Compensation Plan is to trick you into believing you can achieve financial independence with their business opportunity.
They use it to sell the dream and to keep you believing you can succeed with their program. You can’t, but it gets uglier.
An Uglier Truth about MLM.
If you join Prime My Body, you will be told, either directly or indirectly, that the big money is made by building a large downline.
While this may be true, it is difficult to do and perhaps impossible for someone with a conscious.
Remember 99% of the people who try MLM lose money. In other words, less than 1% will make money. (Source: Federal Trade Commission)
Any MLM organization, including Prime My Body, has a huge turnover. Assume that during any month, 30% of your downline quits. That’s normal in MLM.
You must be a recruiting machine if you want to make money with Prime My Body. You must recruit 30% of your downline each month to maintain, and more than that if you want to grow.
Here’s the ugliest truth about MLM. Can you go into someone’s home, look them in the eye and sell them the dream of becoming financially independent with Prime My Body, knowing they have less than a 1% chance of making money? And, can you do that every day, day after day, until you succeed?
That’s what it takes to win at Multi-level Marketing!
A Better Option for You…
I share your dream of financial independence. It’s a worthy goal and a realistic one, if you choose the right vehicle to get you there.
Earlier I mentioned that it’s possible to achieve financial independence in 3 to 5 years. I’m assuming you get the proper training and support, and that you do the work.
The Greatest Opportunity.
The greatest opportunity most of us will ever have to fulfill our potential is the internet.
For the first time in the history of the planet, anyone can step into the global marketplace and stake their claim. The earning potential is staggering.
It’s never been easier to build a online business. For the cost of a couple of large pizzas each month, you can launch a six-figure online affiliate marketing business.
It starts with understanding how to sell properly.
How to Easily Sell Almost Anything.
Prime My Body is a classic lesson in how NOT to sell.
Selling is NOT trying to convince your brother to pay $130 for a 1.7-ounce bottle of vegetable oil. Try it and your brother will make excuses to avoid you. That’s bad business and bad family relations.
Instead of chasing after people trying to convince them to buy an overpriced product they don’t want, never asked for, and don’t want, try helping them. Be a helper.
Here’s how it works. It starts with finding a group of people who need a solution to a problem. Then, you find a product that solves that problem. Then you show the people with the problem how your product will help them.
For example, if you found a bunch of hungry people, all you have to do is find some food for them. They’ll buy all you have. It’s so much easier to make money that way!
Helping People Online.
Instead of chasing after your friends and family, and hounding them to buy your lousy Prime My Body business opportunity, use the internet to find the greatest number of people you can help with a product. It’s called affiliate marketing.
It’s what my friends and I teach people to do every day. It’s easy to start and costs very little to maintain.
You can build a highly profitable affiliate marketing business for the cost of a couple of large pizzas each month.
The Future of Marketing.
MLM, the business model Prime My Body promotes, was created in the 1940s to sell vitamins. That’s 80 years ago. MLM is the most inefficient and expensive marketing model imaginable.
We now have the internet. Products go straight from the producer to the customer. And, if you facilitate this process by finding people who can benefit from the product, you can make a lot of money from home. That is the future of marketing.
The Place to Start.
Anytime you venture into business, it’s smart to minimize your expenses until the business is profitable and paying its way.
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Naturally, I’m available to help you too. We want you to succeed brilliantly and to earn more than enough to transform your life and those of the people you love.
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