Isagenix International – http://www.isagenix.com/
Isagenix U.S.A. – http://www.isagenix.com/?sc_lang=en-US
Backoffice Isagenix – https://backoffice.isagenix.com/login.aspx
Isagenix is a very interesting mlm opportunity to me because they have multiple searches on the search engines and it appears that they have a huge online presence.
When you look up Isagenix, you find that they are a health related mlm that focuses a large majority of their products on weight loss.
You can tell that Isagenix takes their online presence seriously and have put some good money into their web design and online presence because of the number of the Isagenix corporate websites that pop up on the first place google.
Because of this interesting fact, I’m going to attack some of these keywords and give you an explanation as to why I think they are so popular in the search engines.
Isagenics and other common misspellings of the brand name Isagenix
In my research, it was interesting to find several misspellings of the Isagenix.
I decided to note those misspellings here so that if you are a Isagenix Associate or an Isagenix Distributor, you know the challenges that people may face when finding you.
Always make sure that you SHOW someone how to spell Isagenix and don’t make assumptions.
You’d be surprised at the many misspellings I was able to find.
When people try to phonetically spell out Isagenix, they come up with a lot of different variations.
Because the sound of “x” at the end of Isaganix sounds like it can have an “s”, it is an easy mistake to make, especially in the English language.
Here is a little background on the prefixs of “Iso” and “Isa”:
- Iso – refers to “equal”
- Isa – is not a prefix that I could find so for the sake of conversation, let’s just say Isagenix was trying to be clever.
- -gen – refers to gene, birth or production (Genesis)
- -gin – refers to alcohol, which you may be drinking if you are seriously reading this lesson about Isagenix. (just kidding)
So if we were to try and guess just from the root words of Isagenix what it sold, we might think it had something to do with an equalization of the genes or the obliteration of genes (if we focus on the “nix” once we know how to spell it).
I’m sure there is a reasoning behind using Isa rather than Iso, and if anyone knows, please share! It is slightly intriguing.
In addition, think about the phonetically spelled word “ask” which has been know to be “ax”. “I asked you a question” is sometimes said as “I axed you a question”.
Knowing that the spelling of Isagenix may be a challenge for some people who are unfamiliar with the company is definitely something you want to acknowledge and address if you plan to sell Isagenix in the future or are currently selling Isagenixs.
If all else fails in your attempt to educate your potential buyers and suppliers of Isagenix on the proper spelling of the name, rest assured that there are so many searches for Isagenix that Google has taken it upon themselves to redirect people to the properly spelled name of Isagenix.
The Isagenix Back Office and the Isagenix Login Page
One of the items that stands out to key me into this fact is that Isagenix has a huge number of searches for “Isagenix backoffice”.
I’m curious if this is because they chose to make the Isagenix back office a separate website (add- on domain?) from the official Isagenix site.
I did some checking and I was easily able to find the Isagenix backoffice in the upper right hand corner of the Isagenix site under “Associates login” which then takes you to a redirect to the backoffice.isagenix.com so I believe the reason there is such a high search volume for “Isagenix backoffice” is likely due to people trying to shortcut straight to the back office in Isagenix and avoid going to the main site.
Ironically, it looks like it just takes them to a search for the Isagenix back office and they end up having to do extra clicks because of it.
This whole problem would be solved if people just put the Isagenix back office in as one of their home tabs or as one of their favorites.
In addition, it was surprising to find that “Isagenix login” was also a highly search term.
Knowing this, it makes me think that perhaps at one time, Isagenix actually had a website that was harder to navigate.
Either that, or people are just not very observant because, I easily found the Isagenix login on their main site.
To me it seemed like an easy task and I don’t want to make assumptions on the intelligence of the Isagenix Associates.
Perhaps it was the term “associates” that confused people?
I don’t know..but enough of the Isagenix Back office or login mystery.
Let’s actually talk about Isagenix the company now.
What is Isagenix?
Isagenix is multi level marketing company or network marketing company that claims (like many) to be the best around. They take a stand on their webpage the specifically states they are committed to having the absolute best compensation plan out there, along with affordable products that keep customers coming back.
They proudly state that they have a culture focused on fun, family, growth, passion, success and, my favorite, integrity. If you mention integrity, my ears perk up because it is hard to find these days. But is this all true of Isagenix?
It’s good to think you are the top dog. But are they?
What else can we learn about Isagenix? What does Isagenix sell?
When you go through their site, Isagenix doesn’t exactly tell you what they sell as easily as you would expect.
As I scrolled through their “Culture”, which is the very first tab on the left of their site, you go through a series of informative little articles and paragraphs that sets you up to really like Isagenix.
Wanna see what I mean?
Check out his video:
It’s impressive. Makes me want to be a part of their company and definitely stands out from the other mlms in my mlm reviews.
Isagenix not only has put a lot of time and money into their web design but they seem to be the top dog of marketing and branding. They are 100% committed to drawing you into the Isagenix Culture, not just the Isagenix product.
It’s an interesting concept because half of all product love and effectiveness has a LOT to do with belief in the product and I have to say Isagenix seems to be really tuned into this.
Whether or not the product works (see Isagenix Reviews later in this blog post), the placebo effect may very well matter and taking advantage of growing a culture of happy and believing people is definitely one way to do it.
So to answer “What is Isagenix?” is a bit more complicated than you might think.
Isagenix is selling you their culture, not just their products that help you achieve that culture.
Here are the main key points of the Isagenix Culture that is very well thought out and placed within the Isagenix website.
- Leadership Development
Aside from selling the Isagenix lifestyle and speaking highly of their Isagenix distributors, Isagenix makes weight loss products, energy products, performance and healthy aging products.
If you are not thoroughly interested in seeing literally ALL of the Isagenix Products that I could find, just mosy on down to the bottom of this blog page past the Isagenix Products list. It’s a long list so I won’t be offended if you skip on down.
I provide the products so that you can get all your Isagenix info on one page and so you don’t have to click a million buttons.
If you are considering selling Isagenix, then you might actually take some time to learn more about the Products provided here.
- Isagenix Weight Loss Products Packs and Systems
- Isagenix 30-Day Cleanse and Fat Burning System
- Custom Isagenix 30-Day Cleansing and Fat Burning System
- Isagenix 9-Day Deep Cleansing and Fat Burning System
- Isagenix Shakes and Cleanse Pak
- Weight Loss Value/ Isgenix President’s Pak
- Isagenix Kosher Products Pak
- My Isagenix Pak
- Single Isagenix Products
- IsaLean Soup
- Isagenix IsaLean Shake
- Isagenix Cleanse for Life
- I took a look at the Isagenix Cleanse because it interested me. The Isagenix Cleanse is claimed not be a laxative but rather something that actually helps to freshen and revive your body cells from within by removing toxins. A regular laxative is generally only focused on the colon and it’s contents whereas, the Isagenix Cleanse claims to be focused at a cellular level. I have a couple problems with the Isagenix Cleanse claims because if you are focused at a cellular level, it will automatically qualify you to affect the larger organs that the cells make up, such as the colon. In addition the focus of the cells, the Isagenix Cleanse has testimonials. I’m not a huge fan of the Isagenix testimonials right off the bat because some of them are clearly not testimonials but comments by the Isagenix lead scientist instead. I’ll talk more about this in my Isagenix reviews section.
Here are just some of the ingredients in the Isagenix cleanse taken from their ingredients page:
“Pau d’Arco (Tabebuia impetiginosa) bark extract, fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) seed extract, rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) root extract, suma (Pfaffia paniculata) root extract, peppermint (Mentha piperita) leaf extract, eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus) root extract, turmeric (Curcuma longa) root extract, lime (Citrus latifolia) juice powder, purple carrot (Daucus carota) extract, choline bitartrate, inositol, betaine hydrochloride, L-methionine”
I can tell you that the Pau d’Aro is some seriously crazy stuff. I used in a tea to get rid of thrush during the breastfeeding of my first child and it was awful. Actually, Pau d’Arco is traditionally used for getting rid of yeast infections and bacterial problems….which should alert you to the fact that this is some seriously potent stuff. When you find something that kills both bacteria and fungi, it’s powerful and should definitely be taken with caution. High doses of this supplement can actually cause vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness and internal bleeding. It may also cause blood thinning and bleeding disorders which should definitely be a concern. I would think that Isagenix should have instructions that are more weight specific as to the amount of dosage you should take in order to avoid issues with the nasty side effects.
- Kosher IsaLean Shake
- Dairy-Free IsaLean Shake
- Natural Accelerator
- Isagenix Snacks and Isagenix meals
- Isagenix Energy Products
- Energy System
- Isagenix Shakes
- Isagenix Snacks
- Isagenix Coffee
- e+ – energy from green tea and yerba mate
- Custom Energy System
- Energy Value/ Isagenix President’s Pak
- Isagenix Shakes and Shot pak
- Isagenix Coffee
- Ionix Supreme – vitamins and minerals
- Energy System
- Isagenix Performance Products
- Performance System
- Custom Performance System
- Performance Value/ President’s Pak
- Athlete’s Pak
- IsaLean PRO Shake
- Isagenix Replenish
- Isagenix AMPED Power
- Isagenix Aging Paks and Isagenix Aging Systems
- Healthy Aging and Telomere Support System (See telomere in the Jeunesse Global Review or…check out this cool video that explain Telomeres by the Today show:
- Custom Healthy Aging and Telomere Support System
- Healthy Lifestyle Pak
- Total Health and Wellness: 4 Pillars of Health Pak
- Total Health and Longevity System
- Every Day Essentials Pak
- Product B IsaGenesis Starter Pak
- Healthy Aging Value and President’s Pak
- Isagenix Ageless Essentials Daily Pack with Product B IsaGenesis
- Isagenix Ageless Essentials Daily Pack
- Isagenix Product B IsaGenesis
- Isagenix Ageless Actives
- Isagenix t+chai
- Isagenix Daily Health and Targeted Health Solutions
- Brain support and Sleep support system
- Isagenix Essentials Multivitamin
- Isagenix Joint and Pain Relief System
- Multi-enzyme Complex
- IsaKids Essential
- Isagenix C-Lyte
- Isagenix FiberPro
- Isagenix Greens
- Isamune with Zinc
- Isagenix Fruits
- Isagenix mars venus wellness solution (These are supplements and minerals that are made specifically for the male or female)
- Isagenix SkinCare Products – Rejuvity
These skincare products remind me a lot of what Jeunesse Global offers and also they remind me a lot of my own personal favorite skincare product Sheisido. All of them are kind of expensive, but if they work for you, they are worth every penny.
- Isagenix Rejuvity Value / President’s Pak
- Isagenix Rejuvity Skincare Paks/Systems
- Rejuvity Purfying Cleansers
- Rejuvity Essential Youth Serum
- Rejuvity Age-Defying Eye Cream
- Rejuvity Moisturizing Day Cream
- Rejuvity Renewing Night Cream
- Rejuvity Bamboo Exfoliating Polish (weird sounding)
- Isagenix Refreshing Body Wash
- Isagenix Ultra Hydrating Hand & Body Cream
- Isagenix Isa SunGuard
- Isagenix Business Builder Packs
- Weight loss pacesetter Pak
- Weight management Pak
- Weight Loss Value/ President’s Pak
- Energy Business Builder Pak
- Energy Value/ President’s Pak
- Performance Business Builder Pak
- Performance Value/ President’s Pak
- Healthy Aging Business Builder Pak
- Healthy Aging Value/ President’s Pak
- Rejuvity Skincare Value/ President’s pak
Isagenix Cost –A Look at what Isagenix Prices will do to your wallet.
Let’s talk bank.
Isagenix prices have to be reasonable in order compete in the mlm world that is clearly bombarded with anti-aging and health products (as you can see by the number of health mlm reviews I have completed).
How much does Isagenix cost? What is it and does it even work?
Of course, I’ll go over any Isagenix reviews that I was able to track down as well so we can get a thorough look at this mlm company.
If you are ordering retail and you decide to follow the main Isagenix Diet and start with the Isagenix cleanse schedule (30 days), it looks like you can expect to pay $373.00 for the Isagenix 30 day cleanse, but if you sign up you save over $100 on Isagenix by paying only $272.00. Now this is information from an Isagenix Distributor who had a catalog link from 2012 so I’m not sure how accurate the information is, but I imagine it is pretty close to the real price.
If you factor in the discount, this would be a price of $9.06 per day. That’s a lot so I hope Isagenix really works for the sake of anyone who is willing to put that much into their health. It’s way more expensive than what you sell as a BeachBody Coach. If it works, then you really can’t put a price on it can you?
The cheapest Isagenix products are their smaller single item products that all start around $20. (FiberPro, IsaFlush, etc.)
From $20, all the way up to their cleanse systems, you can expect to pay several hundred dollars if you go full fledge Isagenix on your butt. With the custom order options, there is really no limit to your spending with Isagenix.
If you do decide to try Isagenix for weight loss or their new Rejuvity skin care, I highly recommend signing up as a preferred customer because it does save you a significant amount of cashola and if you do make some money, then hip hip hooray! At the very least you are saving some cash.
So, let’s talk about signing up for Isagenix and the Isagenix Comp Plan.
The Isagenix Compensation Plan
If Isagenix is so much better than all the other mlms out there, then you should expect to find that there is definitely a benefit to being involved with selling Isagenix by taking a look at the Isagenix Comp Plan.
The Isagenix compensation plan can be seen here.
The video was made the Coover Family.
Let’s pause for a moment about why the Coover’s are promoting Isagenix.
Isagenix (officially Isagenix International LLC) was started in 2002 by a Jim and Kathy Coover along with a man named John Anderson (scientist). By 2011, Isagenix made nearly a billion in sales at a global level.
At some point along the Isagenix ride, Eric Coover, the Coover’s son joined the Isagenix team and began to promote Isagenix.
Back to the Isagenix Compensation Plan…
The Isagenix Compensation Plan offers the Isagenix Distributor Five Ways in which to make extra income.
The Five ways you can make money with Isagenix are:
- Retail Profits
- Product Introduction Bonuses
- Team Bonuses
- Executive Team Matching Bonuses
- Incentives and Promotions
Isagenix uses Business Volume Points that are assigned to each Isagenix Product.
To be considered active in Isagenix, you have to get 100 PV (Personal Volume) every 30 days. This is usually fulfilled by your own personal orders and use of the Isagenix systems or products.
It is usually best to be on the Isagenix autoship so you can participate in their promotions and incentives. (still sounds like a typical mlm at this point huh?)
To get started with Isagenix, you have to open a business center account that gives you access to the Isagenix training, the Isagenix website, gives you an ordering platform and more.
Isagenix Retail Profits: As an Isagenix Distributor, you purchase your items from your Isagenix backoffice. From there, you can sell the Isagenix products direct or you can sell them directly from your website to gyms, doctors offices, hair salons and more.
The Isagenix Retail Profit benefit allows you to earn up to 50% of the retail price. (ok..that’s pretty good!)
Retail Direct Purchases are paid out to you every week from retail profits.
Retail Profits can mean immediate money for you as a Isagenix Sales Rep.
Product Introduction Bonuses – One time bonus that ranges from $10 to $150.00 depending on what the new Isagenix customer purchases.
You earn this bonus by introducing others to Isagenix and they go on to purchase an Isagenix product pak when they sign up for Isagenix Associate benefits.
Some of the paks will actually pay you daily!
There are some promotions that double this bonus if you sign up 2 people from Monday to Sunday in one week.
Team Bonuses – The Isagenix Compensation Plan is called a “you plus 2” and “them plus 2”. It’s a basic binary compensation plan.
In order to earn the team bonus, you must have Isagenix Associates on both your right leg and your left leg and be at the rank of an Isagenix Consultant.
To be an Isagenix Consultant: You must have 100 PV and your two sponsored Isagenix Distributors must also be active (meaning they also have 100 PV)
The Isagenix Consultant is now the first level of rank in the Isagenix Compensation Plan.
Once you reach this level, you are now able to earn each cycle based on your Team’s performance. Everytime someone orders in your team, you accumulate the volume!
Cycles are explained in this video as mini bank accounts.
Cycles are described by having you think of bank accounts on the bottom of each of your teams (left and right leg). Each time a sale is made (not matter where it happens depth wise), BV accumulates in each of these “bank accounts”.
After you accumulate 600BV on one side and 300 BV on the other side, you earn one cycle. (Example: 600BV on your right leg, 300 BV on your left leg)
1 Isagenix cycle is about $54.00 (This is what I hate about mlms. They say it is “about $54.00 right now. What are the circumstances where that might change? Why is it “about” and not a definitive number?)
If you earn over 600 BV on one leg or more than 300 on the other, you get what is called Hold over volume.
The hold over volume is kept and used to calculate your next Isagenix cycle. The hold over volume stays with you as long as you are a consultant. If you stop being a consultant by not meeting the requirements to be an Isagenix consultant, you will lose your holdover volume.
Cycles are calculated on a daily basis and paid on a weekly basis.
It is important to note that Isagenix does NOT hold a cap on your depth so you can earn multiple cycles per day. Every sale in your organization counts towards your BV.
Here’s the catch: You can only earn up to 250 BV per week. That is the equivalent of $13,500 per week. Not too bad, eh?
I like that a lot, BUT not so fast.
What is the BV equivalent to the dollar value? Is it also $54.00? Do you have to sell $13,500 per week to make it? I’m sure it is probably more. The BV is a number of points assigned to the commissionable volume so I’m curious how many points each dollar sold is actually worth.
Lucky you, I found this: http://www.isagenix.com/~/media/program/pibs/us-en-pib-flyer.pdf
This is a nifty little flyer that shows you the amount of BV per dollar amount paid at the Isagenix Distributor price.
I can’t find a rhyme or reason with the BV as some Isagenix Products that cost $25 give a BV of 164 while other products of the same US dollar value have a BV of 200 +. It is weird and I’m curious how they come up with the points.
That being said, the number of points per us dollar is a lot more than I anticipated.
Isagenix Manger Rank is after the consultant rank and is achieved once you utilize the binary level and both of your personally enrolled consultants are active at the same time.
If you achieve the manage rank in the first 30 days of joining Isagenix you are called a Crystal manager and you earn a bonus of $250.00.
If you create the “you plus 2, them plus 2” phenomenon three times, you advance to the rank of Director. This means you personally sponsor 6 Isagenix Distributors that are split between your left and right leg and each of them have 2 distributors beneath them.
You can earn a $750 bonus and become a Crystal Isagenix Director if you achieve the Director Rank within 90 days of joining.
After you have become a Director, your next advancement is that of an Executive.
To become an Isagenix Executive you must personally enroll 10 Isagenix associates (directors) who are at the consultant rank and each of them must have enrolled 2 Isagenix Associates. The total minimum number in your downline is now 30 Associates.
Of course, there is a “Fast Track Bonus” for this level as well and it is if you achieve the rank of Executive within 90 days, you are called a Crystal Executive and are eligible for the Crystal Bonus of $1000.00.
- Isagenix Consultant
- Isagenix Manager
- Isgenix Crystal Manager (if you achieve manger Rank in the first 30 days and you get a bonus of $250.00)
- Isagenix Director
- Isagenix Crystal Director (if you achieve the Director Rank in the first 90 days, you get a bonus of $750.00)
- Isagenix Executive
- Isagenix Crystal Executive (If you achieve Executive Rank in your first 6 months, you get a bonus of $1000.00)
Isagenix Executive Team Matching Bonus
Isagenix Executvie Ranks receive an additional 10% matching Team Bonus. The 10% is earned from the weekly income of your personally enrolled Isagenix Distributors.
If you have a personally sponsored associate earn 100 BV in a cycle you get 10BV of that. 10BV X $54 = $540.00
There is a cap of 250 cycles per week in matching team bonuses, so your weekly earnings if you are keeping track is now up to $27,000.00 (about). (500 cycles per week per retail center)
Finally, another source of income from selling Isagenix is called the Upline Reentry Program.
If you are a qualified Isagenix Executive and you have an organization that is building up to 200 cycles in a week, you can apply for the Upline Executive Reentry.
This allows you to step up a level from your current position and makes your whole (already built) left and right team a whole new solid LEG of your new position.
This allows you to build out a whole new leg to make additional income and can earn triple the extra income and can be done multiple times.
My only concern with this is if you already have one leg that is making substantial income and you force it to your left as a left leg, you now have to build up your right leg to match the 600bv/300bv volume requirements for payout.
I’m wondering if any of the pay carrys over.
I would have to sit and think about this for a while to see how it would work.
Would you lose some pay for a little bit? Remember you can only earn 250 cycles per week so if you were already at 200 with your existing team, what is the benefit?
I suppose the fact that you can continue to increase your volume is good, but I’m not exactly straight ongetting how the higher position helps if you still have limitations to your earnings per week other than continual volume building and the ability to fill in your weak spots is someone drops out of the Isagenix business.
Isagenix guarantees that it will pay out 50% on all BV (business Volume) which is pretty dang nice.
ABC news actually did a review of Isagenix and found that two subjects that were tests lost weight and had better mental clarity using the Isagenix 9 day cleanse.
In addition to ABC checking out Isagenix, I found a lot of other reviews out there.
Since Isagenix has been around since 2002, it seems normal to have good and bad Isagenix Reviews out there.
Of the good Isagenix Reviews I was able to find people who has lost a significant amount of weight, had better mental clarity and really enjoyed the energy that they gained while using Isagenix.
The bad Isagenix Reviews mainly consisted of diary intolerance and ill feeling. Some people suggested it was the Herxheimer reaction while others insisted the product itself is bad.
It is hard to say what the real truth is behind the undesirable side effects of Isagenix without having solid medical evidence, but even then every person is so different in their biochemistry that you really can’t pinpoint one side effect and say it will do this to everyone. Biochemistry is everything.
I did find this interesting Isagenix review of side effects you might like to check out: http://www.livestrong.com/article/373529-the-side-effects-of-isagenix-shakes/
Isagenix Scam : Is there an Isagenix Pyramid Scheme?
After checking out the compensation plan and the products themselves, I have determined that Isagenix is not a pyramid scheme.
Actually, more so than most other mlms, I have found that the Isagenix reps don’t seem super hungry (although I’m sure they are) for Isagenix reps.
I found more information on the product and more videos of people actually talking about the product than I did of people trying to sell you on becoming an Isagenix rep.
This is somewhat refreshing but it’s not something I would rely on 100% because I feel that in order to make a blanket statement that Isagenix is not a scam or a pyramid scheme, I need to know the law better.
From the little bit that I do know about a pyramid scheme though, I do not believe Isagenix to be a scam.
As a matter of a fact, they really have an impressive line up of propaganda, flyers, and supportive Isagenix distributors.
They seemed a lot less flashy than a lot of the other mlms I have reviewed and it was quite refreshing.
This mlm is definitely on the top of my love list and one to consider.
Their compensation plan is very similar to other mlms with the exception that it appears you can start earning very early on from the levels of your business and that’s pretty awesome.
The BV stuff is easy to understand but on the other hand, it is rather annoying that they don’t just make it a dollar amount rather than converting to all of these points to determine how you get paid.
You still have to get a downline but it doesn’t have to be really large in order to get started.
Beachbody only requires two coaches that are active, but Isagenix requires 2 distributors who are active and who also have two people under them in order to advance rank.
This seems tougher but I think that Isagenix might be an easier sell than beachbody.
In a world where people are now getting things online, beachbody will likely lose momentum, but Isagenix will likely be around for a while because they are a consumable product that people will continue to buy as long as they believe the product is of value to them and if history is any indication, Isagenix is going to do well.
Should I join Isagenix?
So the big question of the night. Should I join Isagenix?
Well, the answer depends on your situation.
If you have some weight to lose and are in the market for some of the Isagenix products, then why not?
Give it a try right?
But I caution you to not go into selling Isagenix to make money and that’s it.
You better love this product and that’s why I think it is essential that you try it and you fall in love with it.
Fake does not sell so don’t even try it.
Even if you do well and you love the Isagenix Products, I highly HIGHLY recommend that you get an Isagenix Training Program or a mlm coach.
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Our coaches are millionaires who have made thousands and thousands of dollars off of affiliate marketing and mlm networks and they are active and present in the group daily.
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I hope to talk to you soon,