Total Life Changes Review

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Total Life Changes offers a business opportunity, but is it a genuine chance to get ahead or is it just another MLM full of hype and false promises?

Total Life Changes doesn’t reveal how much their “Independent Business Owners” earn on average, yet they want you to believe they have a special opportunity for you. Here’s my perspective on this Multi-level Marketing company.

Product: MLM Business Opportunity
Opinion: Not Recommended.

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Total Life Changes Review.

Total Life Changes is an Multi-level Marketing (MLM) company that claims to help people change their life with health and wellness products.

Selling the Dream.

Total Life Changes ReviewLike most of MLM companies, Total Life Changes tries to sell you a dream with what may well be a questionable product-based pyramid scheme.

Before you buy into Total Life Changes, ask yourself are you interested in the products and are they worth the price, or would you only buy the products because you hope to make money?

You Won’t Own Your Business.

The company claims that its unlike other MLMs since their Independent Business Owners focus are selling top notch products that are said to improve people’s lives. However, the name Independent Business Owner is intentionally misleading.

If you join Total Life Changes in hopes of making money, you won’t be an independent business owner, you will be a contractual sales agent. You don’t own a business. You’re just a commission sales rep subject to the rules of the company.

While the company’s self-proclaimed dedication to improving lives with health and wellness products and a so-called business opportunity might seem appealing. There is more to the story you should know.

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Pay to Play?

Total Life Changes has several flaws that may prevent you from making money with their so-called “opportunity.”

One of my main problems with Total Life Changes is that at the core of its business model is a requirement for affiliates to purchase products before they can earn commissions.

It’s the old forced “pay to play” rule and a blatant indication that Total Life Changes may be a product-based pyramid scheme.

The Independent Business Owners can’t qualify to earn commissions unless they first commit to a minimum $40 auto-ship each month.

Forcing affiliates to purchase product in MLM is “pay to play,” which is not only a major compliance issue, but a strong indication that the company may be a pyramid scheme. That’s just the beginning.

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Starter Packs.

Total Life Changes Feature ImageThe company also offers large starter packs that range from $299.95 to $1,679.95. The cost of these starter packs are quite expensive in my opinion.

Magical Tea.

The company’s flagship product, Iaso Tea, is supposed to filter harmful substances like pesticides, chemicals, and toxins from the food that you consume. However, there is no evidence this is true. It’s just marketing claims.

Weight Loss Drops.

Marketed as a weight loss product, the Iaso HCG Drops is said to help customers lose between 15 to 60 pounds in only one month! It’s important to note that the weight loss products are meant to be part of a calorie-restricted diet. Do you think you lose weight because of the product or the calorie restricted diet? It’s the diet.

People aren’t fat because they haven’t been eating enough HCG Drops. They’re fat because of their food choices and lifestyle. It seem to me that Total Life Changes is capitalizing on our misplaced desire to lose weight without effort.

Compression Garments.

Lastly, the company claims that their compression garments can instantly flatten your abdomen, lift your buttocks, and firm your thighs. Many people who are interested in getting their sexy back gravitate toward this product, but it doesn’t solve their body image problem.

Change without Change.

Funny how a company with “change” in its name promotes products that promise change without changing anything! The Iaso HCG Drops do nothing to change your lifestyle or food choices, the proven way to lose weight and keep it off. And the compression garments do nothing to actually change your body. They only “compress” the saggy, flabby parts so your body appears more toned. It’s an illusion.

How Much Does the Average IBO Make?

No one knows how much the average Independent Business Owner earns. It’s a mystery. Total Life Changes won’t tell, which can only mean one thing. IBOs don’t make very much. Read “The Heartbreak of MLM.”

Total Life Changes TeaOver-Priced Products.

The truth is, no company can sell a product for market value and still pay the IBO a 50% commission and pay the upline and and still make a profit. In other words, the products are over-priced by a large margin.

Very Few Succeed with MLM.

It’s unlikely you’ll earn an income with this company because very few people succeed with MLM.

I know it’s tempting to believe the company’s incredible claims about their products, but please don’t believe this hype. The company wants you to believe that if you join their business opportunity and purchase the products, you’ll eventually qualify for amazing bonuses.

99% Lose Money!

Because the company refuses to reveal the average income of their IBOs, it’s impossible to know what your chances of success are with this company. However, it is safe to assume that your chances of making money with Total Life Changes is on par or less than the industry’s average.

According to Dr.  Jon M. Taylor, Ph.D who wrote the most comprehensive study of the MLM industry titled, “The Case (for and) against Multi-level Marketing,”  if your chance of success with Total Life Changes was average for the industry, you would have a 99% chance of losing money! In other words, at best, you have a 1% shot at success with Total Life Changes. That’s a little better than a snowball’s chance in Hell.

Dodging the FTC?

Since this multi-level marketing company may fit the Federal Trade Commission’s definition of a pyramid scheme, I wouldn’t be surprised if the FTC eventually shuts them down.

Total Life Changes Complaints.

Most of the complaints I found online about Total Life Changes are similar to the two I posted below from These two complaints were left by former IBOs in the comment section beneath a critical article about Total Life Changes.

ScamAvenger Girl, says “Thumbs Down!”

Disappointed Rep.

“A lot of the top leaders in this company (TLC) are from another company I was a part of and I guarantee they won’t be at this one for long because that’s the nature of this business.

The leaders in this company also did some questionable things to get those top dollars, and I see the same thing happening here.

I’m disappointed because I signed up and never received my product.

As a distributor there should have been some kind of communication and there was nothing but an old notification referencing back orders.

Upon the second withdrawal from my account (month 2 and no product) I decided to cancel.

After four days of trying to reach customer service and waiting an hour on hold, I was promised my refund in 5 to 10 business days and it’s going on week 3 and no refund.

…. this is not good and many people are being sold false promises.

The tea is no better than the detox tea I get from my local grocery store for no more than $5 a box.

Please conduct extensive research before joining any of these companies…in the end it’s all hype until the next.” (Don’t Believe the Hype, BehindMLM)

You DO NOT own your business!

“I was a happy TL c distributor until more than 3300 disappeared from my downline from one day to the next.

The company told me that they were removing “inactive” distributors, that they are cleaning the data base. That was a “lie”.

More than 10.000 points got removed from my downline. Than we found out that the HCG drops are totally banned by the FDA and are “illegal” (Source)

Then, my biggest leader died of cancer last year. He was making about $3,000 a week in binary commission. He was promised that his family would inherited his business, distributor account.

I was also making 50% matching bonus from his binary commission, BUT, after he died, after I see the CEO with tears crying his loss, the CEO went to his family and told them that the business “is NOT inheritable”…

I have been in many MLM companies as corporate and I have helped process several cases like this and the companies “always” allow the direct family to inherited their business.

Not total lies c… And there is so much more wrongdoing… To me, is a very corrupted company… sorry.” (Carlos, BehindMLM)

MLM is a Dinosaur.

The MLM industry is a throwback to the 1940s and 50s, before the time of shopping malls and long before the internet. Back then, it made more sense to sell person to person. Unfortunately, even in the early days, MLM was usually nothing more than a pyramid scheme pretending to be legitimate.

A Thinly Veiled Pyramid Scheme?

A pure pyramid scheme is illegal, but very lucrative for the people at the top. Because they are so lucrative, some people are forever trying to pawn off a pyramid scheme as a legitimate MLM. Often they will use overpriced products to hide the true nature of their scheme.

With a pure pyramid scheme, people are recruited into the organization and charged a fee to participate. There are no products. Money flows from the bottom of the organization to the top.

When you join a pure pyramid scheme, you can then charge other people to join. You keep some of the money you take from recruits and pass the rest of the money to your upline. For the sake of comparison, lets say it costs $40 to join and $50 a month to stay a member.

A product-based pyramid scheme, like Total Life Changes might be, charges $40 for the “opportunity” and $70 each month for $20 worth of “magical tea.” Like the pure pyramid scheme, $50 flows up the organization. The purpose of the “magical tea” is to conceal the true nature of the organization.

It’s a lousy way to try to make money. All that is really happening is vast quantities of cash is funneled to the top at the expense of the people at the bottom.

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A Better Option for YOU…

Work at Home in Your Pajamas.

Remember MLM is at best an outdated and inefficient business model. Any product sold through MLM must be priced extremely high to support all the levels of the upline. It’s insane.

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MLM is dying. Affiliate marketing is exploding and will soon exceed $7 Billion a year.

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If you found this article helpful or if you have an experience with Total Life Changes, please leave a comment below.

16 thoughts on “Total Life Changes Review

  1. You hit the nail on its head with your article. In the past I have tried MLM and it wasn’t for me at all.

    Total Life Changes is really not different from any other MLM, it costs you more than hard work (which I don’t mind at all) with almost nothing or less to show for.

    There is always the exception to the rule but I can’t see it with this one.

    Thanks for this great review.

    1. Hi, Sylvia!

      I keep looking for the exceptional MLM company, but haven’t found it. Some are definitely better than others an d some are obvious pyramid schemes. 

      The flaws in Total Life Changes may not be obvious at first, especially if you have been told a bunch of exciting stories about making money. However, when you look at the cost of the products, you can see that something isn’t right. Who in their right mind will pay $70 for a 30 servings of herbal tea? 

      Thanks for stopping by,


  2. Never heard of Total Life Changes before but it all sounds like Total Life Disaster that is not worth anybody’s time and money! MLM’s are blood suckers. They suck your blood dry and you get garbage in return. I hope the Feds shut all of them down! But…as there are as many blood suckers in the world, there are an equally plentiful supply of those that allow their blood sucked dry!  Sad!

    I salute you for going after the blood suckers!  


    1. Hi, Joe!

      Your blood sucking tag for in MLM, and Total Life Changes in particular, is very appropriate. I may quote you in a future review of an MLM company. One of the many sad things about MLM is how they exploit people who are struggling to improve their lives. Unfortunately, only a handful of people at the top make money. Everyone else loses.

      Thanks for stopping by,


  3. Hey there Gary, boy does this bring back memories. Years ago I was so determined to quite my day job I ended up joining Herbalife, the same type of business that this Total Life Changes seems to be. 

    As I read through your review I actually thought you were talking about Herbalife with the requirements of purchasing products on a monthly basis, the upsells, paying for your advertising products, and on and on.

    So I learned the hard way (like so many others) about MLM, as soon as I know a company is a MLM, it’s time to look the other way.

    I hope other people will check this out before signing up for this, it saddens me to see people get rip off like I did.


    1. Hi, Kim!

      Back in the day, I tried several MLMs too. It was a  hard educational process. I must be a slow learner because it took me a years to realize there was no way to win with MLM unless I was a sociopath with no conscious. 

      In two of the MLMs, I positioned myself high enough to rub elbows with some of the top earners. That’s when I learned their secret to success was to pressure recruits to charge $5,000 worth of product to their credit cards. 

      Nothing in my research of Total Life Changes suggests that they do anything different. The prices of their products reveals they are gouging their distributors without mercy.

      Thanks for stopping by,


  4. Great Article, Total Life Changes appears to have many holes when it comes to being a viable business opportunity. Any business which requires an initial substantial financial outlay followed by monthly instalments with very little evidence of how you will make a return does set alarm bells ringing.

    There are many ways to make a residual online which do not require significant investment without entering into a pyramid scheme.

    1. I agree. There is no reason to pay Total Life Changes for the privilege to sell their over-priced products that people don’t need and most people don’t want. It’s an insane way to to try to make money. Very few people are going to spend $70 a month on herbal tea.

      Thanks for stopping by,


  5. I won’t join ‘Total Life Changes’ that’s for sure, and I wouldn’t recommend anyone to join.  I agree with the review that this particular MLM is very pricy. I am not comfortable paying $40 each month as an affiliate (with no clear hope for good ROI) and the starter pack costs are very high too. So if this is unattractive to me, I bet it will be unattractive to most people I’d introduce this to.

    Do you know of any good MLM?

    1. Hi, Victor!

      I don’t think there is a good MLM. The model has always been insanely inefficient and burdens the recruit with impossible money hurtles while at the same time promising they can make money. It’s cruel. 

      I will be researching MLM for the next few months and reporting what I find. Total Life Changes has a slicker website than most, but the company is still a loser.

      Thanks for stopping by,


  6. Gary, Hey. For me, you are a reputable expert and a scam fighter. Now you pulled another site on a white light. The theme is: Review of the website Total Life Changes. Great, we all want to change our life to something as beautiful as advertising this site on Facebook.

    I asked the questions of an ordinary person who does not want to be fooled. 1. What are the changes in my life? 2. What are the changes in product life, in prices, in the return policy? 3. Whose products  this site sells and what is its reputation as a buyer?

    What I saw. A community of 149 people on Facebook, there is also a kaleidoscope of beauties and advertising shine of tea packs. It all flashes at high speed and is dated 2017. On the other hand, the website of the Better Business Bureau is filled with complaints from the deceived. The TLC ad reports that there were 485 participants and that they were 11.4K on Twitter. But in Facebook I saw the number 149. 

    I gathered enough facts to say that TLC-scam. With this my opinion, I join to your conclusions. 

    Thanks so much for your analytics. Mark

    1. Hi, Mark!

      Thanks for the great detective work. I saw the complaints on one BBB website and you’re right, there were a bunch. However, the company did address the complaints. That doesn’t mean Total Life Changes is a good company, because I don’t think it is. All it means is the company is aware they must manage their online reputation. If they were a good company there wouldn’t by so many complaints.

      Thanks for stopping by,


  7. This is what I personally don’t like about MLM companies. They make the claim that when you join them you become an independent business owner, however, you can’t promote your own products unless what they provide for you, which is often expensive. Just look at their starter pack alone,  ranging from $299.95 to $1,679.95. So, if you don’t have this amount, how can you be in this business.

    And not just that, what I even hate is their auto-ship plan, where you will have to be on monthly payment before you can benefit from their compensation plan. So, I agree with you 100%, if you’re an independent business owner, then you shouldn’t be forced to be on auto-ship before getting your monthly commission.

    Thanks for this review friend, i know it will go a long way to help many folks out there, who may be looking for reviews on Total Life Changes.

    All the best,


    1. Hi, Stephen!

      You summary of the evils of MLM are right on target. Total Life Changes offers nothing new in the MLM arena. It’s the same old exploitation of people who can’t afford to be exploited. 

      As you mentioned, forcing a large upfront fee regardless of what it is for and then forcing a monthly fee, also regardless of what it is for, is a pyramid scheme. Don’t let the horrendously overpriced products hide the truth. It’s a pyramid scheme funneling money from the bottom of the organization to the top.

      Thanks for stopping by,


  8. Wow, thanks to providing some facts on Total Life Changes, their business model sounds pretty basic to me. They’re trying to rack in all the money they can before you leave it sounds like. No to mention that you technically wouldn’t own your own business, sounds like a trick to get back into that 9-5 status. Did you take any affiliate marketing classes?

    1. Hi, Nate!

      Thanks for pointing out that Total Life Changes gets most of their money upfront, before a recruit figures out the scheme. You’re so right, most people quit soon after joining. The moment the emotional high wears off from buying the dream of financial independence they begin to lose their enthusiasm.

      I have had affiliate marketing training and continue to train. I love it. Just today, over Thanksgiving dinner, I was talking with my brother about affiliate marketing. He’s a very successful businessman and owns a golf cart business and rental properties. He’s tired of dealing with employees and city regulations. When I told him how much I’m making as an affiliate marketer without employees and without a brick and mortar building, he was shocked and envious.

      For anyone who wants to learn affiliate marketing the right way, I recommend the FREE starter level of the Online Entrepreneur Certification Course. I’m also happy to mentor people at no cost. I only ask that before expecting my help that someone first signs up for the FREE TRAINING and they are ready to do the work.

      Thanks for stopping by,


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