Yoli is a great example of a typical health and wellness MLM company. In fact, they pretty much excel at MLM mediocrity.
But a few unique features to the company have given them pretty good success in the last few years. Does this mean I’m involved?
This video explains everything:
Make sense? Either way, here’s 11 crucial facts you should know before joining Yoli.
#11. Generic mission
Yoli means “to live” in Aztec. Their mission? To change the way we live physically (through their nutritional supplement, financially (through their distributor opportunity), and emotionally (through a comprehensive support system).
Sounds like just about every health and wellness MLM.
#10. Overcame the hardest part
Yoli was founded in 2009 by a group of friends. This means they’re well past the 2-year mark when most MLMs fail, but they still haven’t overcome the 10-year hump, or the 23rd year like Advocare.
#9. Typical health products
Their main line of products is called the “Better Body System”, and the package of various products is designed to help customers maintain a healthy PH balance, manage their weight, improve their metabolism, increase nutrition, and general maintain a healthy structural balance in their bodies.
They also have single product supplements, such as…
- The Yoli Essential Shake (YES) in chocolate or vanilla
- Pure, a probiotics and fiber blend
- Alkalete, a electrolyte and mineral hydroxide blend
- Passion, a low-calorie energy drink
One big problem with effective weight loss programs and products is that once customers achieve their goal, they no longer purchase more product.
Yoli had the genius idea of also developing what they call a “Lifetime Kit” – products designed to provide daily maintenance benefits and help you sustain your new healthy lifestyle.
#8. Sub-par commission
They offer the typical potpourri of compensation, rewards, bonuses, and free product.
You get a free auto-ship kit every time you refer three people, car and travel rewards for the top-level performers, and the following bonuses are available:
- Rebate Bonus
- Fast Start Bonus
- Break Even Bonus
- Unilevel Executive Matching Bonus
- Global Leadership Bonus
- Binary Team Commission
- Multiple Business Centers
You get commission on your downline as well, although there is a Binary Business Center cap, individual rank cap, and a general payout cap of 50% of the CV on the collective payout through the whole commission plan. 
Also, average commission is around 10%. Super low, even for network marketing.
This might be one of those MLMs where the biggest benefit is free product. Don’t count on a decent income.
#7. Free of harmful additives
It’s not certified organic or completely all-natural, but it is free of preservatives, sweeteners, and artificial colors. 
#6. Team of MLM superstars
They were recently joined by Tony Morgan, a famous face in the MLM industry who is a top producer and helped found Dreamgivers Worldwide with Dwayne Morgan. She has over 15 years of network marketing experience and has personally sponsored and developed several six-figure earners in her industry. 
Michael Prichard is their chief international officer, and as a seasoned traveler and founder of 13 successful companies, he should be able to help them grow.
#5. Overpriced product
Like a lot of supplement-based MLMs, their product is not cheap.
It costs about $20-40 for one bottle, and their package deals START at $150. It’s pretty easy to find shakes and supplements at your local health foods store for a lot less.
Their granddaddy kit, the Transformation Kit, offers “a complete physical transformation” for an unbelievable $340 PER MONTH. For the cost that adds up to after a year, you could get plastic surgery and save yourself time and money. Plus, the Yoli system isn’t even proven effective.
#4. AND it’s not even that effective for everyone
Although for many it’s effective, many customers use it for an initial weight loss boost and then continue their own weight loss journey with the lessons learned sans the high cost of monthly auto-ship products. 
A big part of the system’s success isn’t the actual product but the diet plan they include and people following that, which they can easily do on their own without dropping hundos left and right.
#3. Products have no ingredients listed
There are no ingredients listed for any of their supplements or shakes which is a big red flag.
Red flag number two, there’s no mention of clinical studies to back the science behind their product.
So, basically you’re relying on the testimonials of people who are paid to sell the product. Sounds about as good an idea as asking Edward Snowden to keep some top secret government information on the down low.
#2. Requirements to be active
You have to purchase 50 PV per month and recruit enough customers to stay at your personal level in order to be considered an active distributor.
However, many commissions require you to also be “qualified”, in which case you have to sponsor at least two active members.
#1. Fast weekly payments
You might not get a lot of money, but at least you get it fast.
Yoli pays out their distributors on a weekly basis through a direct deposit or a “Yoli Pay Card”.  They do charge a $2.00 processing fee on all commission payments, which based on their commission rate, might eat up half your profits.
Is it possible to make money with Yoli? I guess there’s a chance. But if it’s really the money making opportunity that interests you, your time could definitely be better spent elsewhere.
That being said, if you’re all about the products and you have a great market of people you could sell to, nothing wrong with giving it a shot.
But if you like automated ways to build passive income, there are better ways.
(and you can trash those old MLM habits, too)