"Most of the distributors just die on the vine"|
I have watched and read the posts on this board with amusement. My sponsor has the biggest group out of Denver, Colorado I am also one of the first 1,000 distributors to join Lifewave, and have a large down-line. I have already made my initial investment back and have made several thousand dollars with the company. I am not a disgruntled distributor, just a realist who saw red flags in the beginning but wanted to believe, it was a young company with growing pains that are common to most young start up companies.
What most of the newbie Lifewave distributors (and defenders) donít understand is that for the distributor to make $50.00 (a cycle) the company (Lifewave) is taking in $1,259.10. I have heard from the leading distributors in Lifewave that most distributors will not make any money. That is the nature of most MLMís But if distributors really did the math, they would see that the percentage that is really paid out is closer to 3 Ĺ%.
There are only 10-15 people out of the 23.000+ USA distributors who are making $6,000 or more a month. Most of the distributors just die on the vine because there is no professional management. I paid to go to Las Vegas for the National Convention, and most of the people I meet there, thought it was a joke. We were told we would have a new website by the middle to the end of October. As of today, nothing has changed. I to am waiting for REAL independent peer reviewed studies, but it seems that the company just doesnít get it.
The Greed and Short Sightedness of the Lifewave Company
The greed and short sightedness of the Lifewave Company will be there downfall and the clock is ticking, no matter what the other Lifewave faithful want to believe. I have already gotten my money out and am ahead by several thousand. So donít say its sour grapes or I just donít understand. I have been in the game longer then Bill Nott, Jim Caldwell, Sam and probably Nanoman.
The people who purchased the patches for personal use and the people who joined as distributors felt results whether they were real or placebo I do not know. Since I can only speak for my group and am not a shareholder in Lifewave LLC, I only had 3 people who did not feel anything from wearing the patches and they returned the product to the company and got a full refund. All of the people in my group who signed up as distributors did so because they felt a profound feeling while wearing the patches. So to answer your question, I do not feel a personal obligation to reimburse anyone.
Let me also point out to any of the Lifewave distributors who read this forum and I know of over a couple of hundred who check it every now and then who might have read my other post and are thinking that I did not take the matching bonus into account. In reality, Lifewave does payout $82.50 ($50 for the cycle) $12.50(25% 1st level matching bonus) $10.00(20% 2nd level matching bonus) $10.00(20% 3rd level matching bonus) for the three levels of matching bonus. The fact still remains the company takes in $1259.10 for every $82.50 it pays out. Less then 7% is paid out to the distributor and his/her upline.
The David Schmidt Kool Aid
Since the independent distributor (worker bee) is the lifeblood of MLM companies, checking there temperature (how much they are earning) is a good indication on the health of the MLM (Lifewave). A lot of the distributors in my group drank the David Schmidt kool aid and bought into the Lifewave story. But the fact of the matter is that most people cannot make consistent real money with Lifewave. Why do you think Ken Rasner (who was recruited and brought in to give Lifewave some professional management and help the distributors) left the company after only 8 months? He knew that the worker bees were going to starve and that the company was not addressing how to make this a winning proposition for both the company and itís distributors.
Lifewave doesnít have to pay for a sales staff; it has the independent distributors and then charges the distributors for DVDís, lead generator software and other sales materials. You would think since the company is at an unfair advantage against the distributor to begin with, that the company would help the distributor with free sales tools, since Lifewave makes money on EVERY sale and the distributor does not.
In any business, it is easier to retain people then it is to recruit new people. When distributors cannot make money there time energy and focus will go elsewhere. They will stop servicing their clients and stop using the product(s).This is already happening across the country for Lifewave.