Asantae is a multi-level marketing company in the health and wellness niche. It is surprising that they only offer three products at the time of writing this review. The first product is a dietary supplement. The second one is for inflammation and immunity support. The last one is a whole food supplement.
The products aren’t very impressive because of the lack of strong evidence behind them. Their website doesn’t even have an SSL certificate, which makes a website more secure. Asantae was acquired by Ariix in the year 2016. We will discuss more about that in the next section.
In this review, I will take a closer look at this company and try to determine whether this is a scam or not. This is based on my honest research about it. I recommend that you read the entire review before thinking about joining this company.
Company Name: Asantae
My Rating: 6.8 out of 10.0
How Does Asantae Work?
The compensation plan of Ariix is now the compensation plan of Asantae because it has been acquired like I mentioned earlier. Ariix has many brands in its family like Priime and Puritii. The compensation plan is even more complex when compared to other multi-level marketing companies.
First of all, you have to understand the concept of business levels before you can understand the compensation plan. There are four business levels and they are activated through selling and consuming the products.
The first level (Member) is attained simply by generating 150 sales points in the first four weeks. The higher business levels (Business, Elite and Ultimate) have a higher sales points requirement, but they also pay a higher percentage of the bonuses from the beginning.
Here are the ways of earning money through the compensation plan of Ariix/Asantae.
You can earn 30% or higher commission on retail sales. The problem is that you have to first buy the product before you can sell them to other people. This is a disadvantage because there is no way to predict the amount of sales that you will make.
You will also have to deliver the product yourself and keep your inventory in check.
The company also pays when you bring preferred customers into the business. All you have to do is encourage people to become preferred customers, and the company will pay you the difference between your price and the price charged to preferred customers.
TEAM LEAD BONUS
This bonus pays you based on the products that are sold to new customers or Members in their first four weeks. You can earn a higher amount when more products are sold.
However, you can earn the highest percentage from the beginning if your business level is Ultimate. Members only earn 15% bonus in the beginning.
In the beginning, Business and Elite earn 20% and 25% bonus respectively while Ultimate earn 30% bonus. A Member can also earn 30% from this bonus by getting more than 1,500 personal volume. Clearly, it is much harder to get 1,500 personal volume than getting to the Ultimate business level by buying the products.
More Information About Asantae
Now this part is where it gets complicated. You will be paid a base commission on the sales points that are generated by your team. When you bring customers or Members, and they bring more people into the business, your team will grow.
You can place the new Members or customers in your team any way you want.
For instance, you sponsored a new Member and placed him into your second leg. You could have created a new leg and placed that new Member in the new leg. You will have at least two legs in the beginning, and you can decide how many legs you want later on.
The leg with the most sales will be your Power Leg. You will be paid on the sales points that are generated through your Pay Legs (the other legs except the Power Leg), and the sales points will be subtracted from your Power Leg.
You will earn 15% from each Pay Leg as long as there are points remaining in your Power Leg.
There are other ways of earning money through the compensation plan, but I have explained the basic ones above. The compensation plan has honestly failed to showcase how it is better than the compensation plans of other MLM companies.
How Much Does It Cost to Join?
If you want to join in Asantae, you have to buy the Business Orientation System at the time of signing-up. The Business Orientation System costs for $29.95. The problem is that you will not earn the maximum amount from the bonuses without buying the IIX Membership.
The IIX Membership costs for $150, but it is also included in the optional packs.
The optional packs are Gold and Silver. The Silver pack costs $650, and the Gold pack costs $1,100. If you buy IIX Membership or the Gold pack or the Silver pack, then you can earn double amount from all the bonuses.
How Much Can I Earn?
The compensation plan will give you the full benefit only when you are ready to spend some money. The advantage is that you can sell the products of any brand that is associated with Ariix and not just Asantae. So, you will have a lot of options, and you can choose what to sell.
The fact remains that most people will still fail in this business because this is a multi-level marketing company. You can pick any multi-level marketing company and see that most people fail in the long run.
It is not just that most people fail, but a very huge percentage of people fail.
On an average, more than 95% of the people that join such companies fail. The fact that you can promote the products of other brands also means that you will face competition from everyone else who is promoting these brands. So, the competition will be more when compared to a typical MLM company.
It is clear that your chances of earning a full-time income aren’t good with this company but it is still possible.
Are there Any Complaints?
Yes, and I have listed some of the major concerns below.
The earnings of most people aren’t going to be good.
The competition will be more because of more brands.
In my opinion, Asantae is not a scam. They still offer some helpful ways on how you can build your own business at home.
On the other hand, I must say that this kind of business requires great patience because success doesn’t happen overnight. Plus if you are a beginner then you may become overwhelmed if you don’t have a support system.
But if you have the passion towards the products offered, then you can take a look into this MLM business. Nevertheless, I still leave the final decision in your hands. Good luck and choose wisely.
- Teaches Entrepreneurial Skills
- Work at Home business
- Building a Team can be time consuming
- Health and wellness niche has plenty of competitions
- Climb the ranks to earn more commission
I know that you want to join in Asantae because you want to change your way of living. I also feel that you are already tired of not earning that much from your current job.
But let me tell you that this type of business is not for everyone. If you don’t have great selling and recruiting skills then you might face problems in the future. But if you are passionate on the products then you can give it a try.
On the other hand, if you are still looking for a source of income, then you can also give time and look into my personal choice. My best suggestion would be through making your own online business with a support from community. Basically it is a modern way of making money. What I like about it is that it doesn’t focus on selling and recruiting.
Right now, I am on my second year in this community and I am already enjoying the fruits of my labor. So, I want to share the things that I did so you can also follow it.
If you have more questions and concerns about the Asantae, feel free to comment it below and I would be glad to interact with you.
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