Optavia is a mlm brand that offers a business opportunity selling their meal plans.
These meal plans are geared towards people that need to lose weight and stay healthy,
This means that there is a huge market that can be tapped in order to make money as a “coach”.
A coach is just what they call their consultants.
So lets review this mlm business to see how much you can make as a coach and if the products are really worth the cost?
Who Is Optavia & When Were They Founded – Review
Although the brand is fairly new getting their start in 2017 they’ve actually just been around under a different name until they were re-branded.
Their original name was “Take Shape For Life”.
Optavia is a brand that falls under a company called MediFast which was started by a doctor back in 1980.
The main goal of the company is to help people lose weight and stay healthy by following specific meal plans that were scientifically designed.
Its estimated that there are over 15,000 coaches selling the nutritional meal kits.
As with many of the mlm’s out there they have been called a pyramid scheme as well as a cult.
The truth is that being successful with mlm is not easy and there is more to just recruiting people in order to earn the income that you desire.
You will need good products!
Optavia products are broken down into different programs as follows:
- Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Program
- Optimal Weight 4 & 1 & 2 Program
- Optimal Health 3 & 3 Program
Each of these programs is set up so that you get a 30 day supply of what they call fuelings that provide the needed nutrition while curbing your hunger.
Prices vary depending on which the programs are being purchased.
For example the Optimal Health 3 & 3 Program starts at $333 while the Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Program starts at $414.60
So if your looking to make money as a Optavia coach you have some high ticket products to work with.
I will talk about the compensation plan shortly.
How To Become A Optavia Coach
So far so good.
We have a company that has been in business for years and they are offering products that are expensive for potential good income.
The first step is to find a coach that can help you get signed up.
This is easy to do on the companies website where you can fill out a form with your information and location.
From there a coach will make contact and guide you through the sign up process.
Purchase A Optavia Business Kit
While signing up you will have to purchase the business kit which also includes your website and back office access for 12 months at a cost of $199.00
Other things included will be:
- Business tools
- Plan information
- Business accessories to stay productive and organized
- Video training
- Special pricing to attend the company convention
Now your ready to start doing business.
The Compensation Plan & How Much Does It Pay
Let’s talk about selling Optavia meal plans as a coach and the different ways to get paid.
- Personal sales – earn 15% to 24% of all your retail sales
- Recruit others and earn as a business coach on team sales
- Become a Business Leader helping your coaches
Along the way of climbing the ladder you will progress through the different ranks and be able to earn bonuses as well.
Seeing that the company is international you also have the opportunity to recruit and earn from other coaches located outside of your own country.
There is one thing that stands out about the company that I like and that is there is no inventory to stock.
With most mlm companies consultants must purchase inventory to sell and be on an autoship program that eats into their compensation.
Although its a great ways for companies to boost their sales the consultants end up on the loosing end with tons of inventory they can’t sell.
How To Make Money As A Coach
There are some that say Optavia is a mlm while others say they are not so lets put this to rest.
First off as a coach you can sell products retail and earn commissions from those sales.
Naturally the people signing up want to lose weight and as a coach it would be your job to guide them to the correct meal plans.
In return you would get paid.
But there is also the opportunity to turn customers into coaches for a 2nd revenue stream. Then teach them to do the same and so on.
This is multi level marketing.
Although your going to earn a smaller percentage on any sales of the coaches on your team and their team the volume adds up quickly.
Which is the reason that mlm is so attractive.
Things To Consider
Although there is no inventory to stock you still must invest in a business kit at $199 and then pay a yearly fee of $99 to keep your website and back office.
Plus be on a meal plan costing $100’s of dollars per month.
So your outlay of cash is going to be rather steep.
The success of your business will also be determined by your ability to target the right people and get them to buy into the expensive monthly meal plans.
Then make sure that they stay with the program to get results.
These are the same people that are going to want to be coaches as well which means that you will be able to grow a residual income.
With the amount of health based mlm’s out there Optavia seems like a decent company if only they could get their pricing down.
Having been into fitness and supplements for a good part of my life I can tell you that there is no substitute for eating right.
And you also need to get the proper exercise regiment too.
Its been proven that synthetic foods and supplements offer vary little nutritional value compared to eating the proper foods from a store.
Ultimately you would be signing people up for a very over priced monthly expense they don’t need.
As well as having to consume them as well in order to become a coach for Optavia.
Personally I don’t feel as if these products are something I would be able to stand behind due to these factors.
Too high a cost without the nutritional value you could from just eating correctly.
Feel free to leave a comment below with your opinion or experience with Optavia.