In this Zennoa review l am going to share with you what it is all about, Zennoa’s compensation plan and finally whether it is a pyramid scheme, scam or legit multi-level marketing company. Maybe, you where invited to join this company by a friend or or your have already swallowed the hook … read on.
l was invited to join Zennoa which is still in the pre-launch stage so that l can ‘lock in my spot’ at the top of the pyramid before 31 July, 2016. Zennoa was founded by the owners of another supplement based MLM called Morinda which sells Tahiti Noni line of products.
The name is translated to mean ‘freedom’ and ‘peace’ which is now being used as a selling point for the program. It is being launched in America and Japan at the moment.
One wonders why the purported health products Zennoa is selling are not being sold through their established Morinda company?
This is common though in MLM, that when fortunes are falling the owners create another ‘new’ jaw breaking opportunity which no-one can afford to miss. Either, it is for the sake of branding, increasing the subscription amounts or just a case of spreading risk….
It is worth noting that, the company instead of using the term ‘distributor’ opted for ‘affiliate’. The compensation plan below, however gives a different picture all together. Affiliates get commissions from their down-line’s sales based on ranks and fast start bonuses as stipulated in the Compensation Plan.
Let’s find out….
How Does Zennoa Work?
When you visit the website, you need to sign up as a Zennoa Independent Affiliate and complete the form provided which include your payment details. If no en-roller referred you to the opportunity, then you are automatically allocated a sponsor.
Your application will be assessed and you will get approval to join the MLM. Once enrolled, you will earn commissions for selling the products and from subscriptions by new people that you will have recruited into the program. As usual, there will be team bonuses too.
Zennoa Products Review.
As usual, the supplement based products are said to contain ingredients from some exotic place of some sort. For instance, Kyani supplements are said to be made from ‘imported berries’ from Alska. In this case, they are said to be from an ‘exclusive’ island called Haiti.
Zennoa Care – 60 Soft Gels Dietary Supplements.
This is the company’s main product and boasts of having omega fatty acids which are said to be important for the whole body from ‘head to toe’ including the skin. Just like any other MLM based product, omega fatty acids which have already been proven by science are targeted as the main ingredient in the supplement.
Since supplements, unlike medicament are not subject to testing and approval by regulating bodies such as Food and Drug Administration (FDA) companies can get away with any claims. No one knows if the companies are even adding the ‘omega fatty acids’ to the products, and if they did is it in the right quantities.
People just join such companies just to make money off the overpriced supplements or from subscriptions from people then recruited into the organisation. Others, are coerced by friends, relatives and workmates.
Zennoa Products Costs.
As usual, when you visit most MLM based websites, prices are conveniently inaccessible unless you join or sign in.
Affiliates or Preferred Members pay a non-refundable $59.95 application fee to join the program.
Zennoa Foundation Pro.
When l clicked on the sign up tab, it led to a page where l was supposed to enter my payment details. There is a product called Zennoa foundation pro, going for $299 which went up to $335.98 after shipping and sales tax were added. There were no any further details.
Amounts for enrollment fee and Core Care 6 bottles were not stipulated. Maybe they are part of the ZFP. The person who wanted to recruit me informed me that 2 of the bottles were for my personal consumption and the other 4, l can give out as samples. Unfortunately, l don’t buy ‘wellness’ in a bottle… lol.
Annual renewal fee – is payed each calendar year if you want to remain an active member.
Zennoa Training and Marketing Materials.
The marketing materials are still to prove their usefulness given the low traffic to the main website.
Affiliate Kit – is said to be optional in certain regions. It contains promotional materials such as pamphlets, business cards and so forth. You will not earn commissions from selling the kit.
Replicated website – you will have a sub-domain allocated to you to which you will refer your customers. Unfortunately search engines hate such websites and you will never get any free traffic to your website. You need to use other ways to generate traffic to the website including sharing the link with your loved ones often labeled soft and easy targets.
Zennoa Compensation Plan.
There are various ways to earn when you join this ‘affiliate’ program. You need to purchase products each year to remain active. It is described as a ‘pipe line based compensation plan‘ without balancing of legs as in the common binary based comp plans. There are claims that you can have both America and Japanese affiliate as your down-lines. How a Japanese will train their American recruits given the language barriers is beyond my comprehension.
- Retail Sales Bonus – profit earned through mark up on products.
- Customer Acquisition Bonus – $10 paid when customers redeems a product discount coupon which you will have given them as an incentive.
- Team & Personal Customer – commissions on both team and personal sales volumes which surpass the stated volumes. This includes discount seeking customers who opt for the cheaper auto shipping program compared to the inflated retail prices.
- Launch Bonus – when sell your first foundation packs to four affiliates in your first month of enrollment.
- Team Earnings – based on combines sales volumes.
- Coaching Bonuses – rank based bonuses.
- ZenMaster Leadership Pools – based on earnings which are paid as shares.
- Structure Bonuses – based on number of affiliates recruited and their levels.
The compensation plan is typical of a MLM company with those at the top earning more than their down-line. It seems as if labeling members as affiliates is a way of flying under the radar. Imagine, Amazon affiliate program allowing you to recruit others to do the leg work while you reap commissions.
There are many ranks which are tied to sales and recruitment effort once you become a a ‘qualified affiliate’. They are mainly based on Commissionable Volume (CV) per month.
Team Ranks – there are 3 ranks based on team sales volume. Team 500, 1000 and 2500.
Professional Ranks – Pro 5K, 10K and 25K (You need to maintain the level for 2 consecutive months in-order to qualify for bonuses.
Executive Ranks – Silver (50,000 TBV) , Gold (100,000 CV) and Platinum (250,000 CV). Maintain rank for 3 consecutive months to qualify.
Boardroom Ranks – Ruby (500,000 CV), Sapphire (750,000 CV) and Emerald (1, 000,000 CV) . You need to maintain the rank for 4 consecutive months to qualify.
Lifestyle Ranks – Diamond (1,500,000 CV), Blue Diamond (3,000,000 CV ) and Crown Diamond (5,000,000 CV) You must maintain the rank for 5 consecutive months to qualify.
You can read the detailed Zennoa Compensation Plan PDF.
The compensation plan looks enticing, BUT they are just figures on paper at the moment and it will take some time before anyone reaches higher ranks. For, now an analysis of the traffic points to a slow start. The company is still to get some meaningful traction.
Is Zennoa a Pyramid Scheme or a Scam?
Although in the end, the compensation structure resemble a pyramid structure it is not a scheme at least for now. Remember, if more sales are made to ‘affiliates’ than ‘outside customers’ it will be flagged as a pyramid scheme.
Since the company is in the pre-launch stage, there are no complaints about it being a scam or testimonials on the efficacy of using the products. l attended one of the webinars on Google hangouts and it was all hype BS. Each statement ended with ‘if you recruit, you will make money. Its that simple‘.
Surely, recruiting people to buy a ‘new’ overpriced supplement which they have never heard of is not that easy. Soon, review websites will get wind of this opportunity and negative Zennoa reviews will start to pop up in search engines. These will make it extremely difficult to recruit prospects especially for newbies.
Wrapping it up…
Well, Zennoa founders have experience in running similar MLM based businesses. While, creating a ‘new’ company can be a sign of growth, it can also point to the collapse of previous entities. If you are interested in MLMs in the pre-launch stage, maybe it is time to jump in hoping and praying that the launch will successfully take off. Remember, the weight loss niche has break neck competition despite it being a multi-billion dollar industry. Trying to convince people to sign up for a new ‘weight loss product’ that has no documented proof that it works can be a mammoth task.
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