Kyani Supplement Scam or Genuine Opportunity?

A while back, my wife and I wrote about how she was looking at becoming a distributor for an up and coming MLM opportunity in our area called Kyani.

I, of course, was skeptical and immediately searched online about Kyani Scams and subsequently about MLM Scams in general.

This search exercise actually made me sign up to a completely different type of home based business but I’ll talk a little more about that a little later.

My wife, on the other hand, liked the product and the idea of starting her business to earn extra money, it wasn’t long before she signed up to this MLM opportunity that was presented to her.

I’ll explain her outcome further down as well.

Kyani Scam or legit Opportunity

Let’s start by explaining a little about the company and its products.

Disclaimer: I  want to remain fully transparent in saying that the review information I provide about the company in this post is our own opinion from the experiences we encountered with this company. Your own experience may differ from that described in this post.  My goal is to provide you with my experience to assist you in acquiring the knowledge required to make an informed decision.

At this point, you may not know if joining an MLM is for you, but in all honesty, it may not be right for you.

There are so many people out there that are looking to supplement their income, wanting to be their own boss or work from home that they don’t stop to think if this type of business opportunity is the right one.

Joining an MLM can take a big chunk of your money from the start and then you have an ongoing, hefty monthly auto-ship cost.

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Kyäni MLM Overview


Company Name: Kyäni

Website: www.Kyäni.net

Location: Based out of Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA – Distributed Globally

Year Created: 2007

Founders: Kirk Hanson, Carl Taylor, and Dick Powell (Businessmen from the potato and oil industry)

Marketing Model: Multi-Level Marketing, Direct Sell Company

Product: Food Supplements

Catchline: …that everyone should have the opportunity to experience more health, more wealth and more life.

 

Kyani Alaskan Blueberry supplement

Kyani Product Overview (The Health Part)


Kyani only has 4 products. It consists of a daily trio of products that they describe as the triangle of health. Looks like they may have taken the term “Triangle of Health” from somewhere? One of the products can be interchanged for those that live a more active lifestyle and require that little extra boost. If you become a distributor in this MLM company, these are the products you will be asked to show to your family and friends for them to join the business opportunity.

The Sunrise product is described as being water soluble, being your body is made up primarily of water, they explain how it is only natural for your body to better absorb their products compared to other supplements on the market. Their Key or SuperStar ingredients include the Alaskan Blueberry, Noni fruit, and Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon along with a wide spectrum of other sources of vitamins and minerals.

Kyani Sunrise:

As the name describes, this product you take in the morning. It is in liquid form that either comes in a bottle or 1oz. squeeze pouch and its described as having a wide spectrum of superfoods with the key ingredient being the Alaskan Blueberry.

Kyani Nitro FX and Nitro Xtreme:

Taken in conjunction with the other products this is in liquid form in a 56 oz bottle. Is described as being formulated to help increase the production of Nitric Oxide in the body. Xtreme is suggested for those who are more active for an extra boost to your day

Kyani Sunset:

Taken in the evening, this pill form supplement counts on its super-ingredient of the Alaskan Sockeye Salmon oil.

They recommend that you use the 3 products to complete the triangle of health. The Kyani Triangle of HealthPack will set you back $149.95 US/month, plus shipping and $19.99 for a social app.

Kyani Compensation Plan (The Wealth Part)


Kyani is a Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) company. You can purchase the product without becoming a distributor but you will pay a higher price for the product plus shipping. As with all MLMs, their primary business model relies on people recruiting other people to buy in as a distributor. The more people you recruit under you, your downline, the more money and bonus you make.

The compensation plan can get quite complicated but they claim to have thought out this plan out so well they needed to patent it and they feel it is the best compensation plan out of all the MLMs.

Of course, they also spend a good portion of time showing the car, travel and cheque bonuses. Images and videos of flashy sports cars, tropical vacations and handing over huge size cheques with as much fanfare as a national ClearingHouse Winner.

It is complex comp plan so I attached a 51-minute video to help explain how it works…Good Luck!

 

Kyani Family (The Life Part)


Kyani explain that joining their company, not only are you going to have better health using their supplement, you will have more wealth by being a distributor and you will have a better life as this is no longer a job, you are doing something that is now your passion!

I think they may have hired some Hallmark writers for that line.

 Is Kyani a Scam?


Now that depends on your definition of what is considered a scam. If you look up the definition in the dictionary then Kyani is not a scam. If you look at the statistics of how many people succeed in an MLM program like Kyani then you may say that it is a scam. Most studies or charts that I’ve seen show that MLMs have a 97% failure rate. That means that 3% of people that do join succeed to make an income to some level.

So, for that reason, I cannot say that Kyani is a scam, as some people do succeed. The same way we would not say that buying lottery tickets is a scam, they do have winners, but as you know the odds are against you, yet millions of people still buy tickets hoping they can beat the odds. That is how I feel about MLM companies.

Should You Join Kyani?


I believe that there are easier ways to fulfill a void and make money than joining an MLM. Unlike lotteries, you do have control of your success. In my experience and observation of those successful in MLM you will need to be 100% committed to the business. You will need to swallow your pride and approach family, friends, neighbors and random people all as potential customers that can be recruited to join.

If you think you have what it takes then go for it but be prepared for a lot of rejection. It will likely take you at least 100 contacts to make 1 sale and then you will need to work very hard at supporting that person for he/she will need a lot of support to keep going.

As mentioned at the beginning, my wife did sign up to Kyani and enjoyed the experience…at first. She accepted the rejection, she held her head high and committed to making it work but as she went on, most of her upline, her supports have all left and was only left with an up, up, upper-level upline only committed to preparing themselves to jump ship over to the next up and coming MLM company. More upline lies became apparent and this made the whole experience become demoralizing.

I, on the other hand, went marching to a beat of a different drummer and joined a program that thought me everything there is to know about building a successful online business. No need to chase after people to buy your product. The people interested in your product come to you only when they are ready to buy…such a cool feeling.

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Now I feel I should provide a little background on our situation at the time this opportunity was presented to us. Firstly I personally think we were at a point of midlife crisis of sorts. It’s strange, as I heard these stories when I was younger. How people fall into this trap of not feeling fulfilled even though they have everything they thought they wanted when they were younger.

You may know the type of feeling.

You get through school so you can get that job you always wanted. You get that job (a.k.a “Career”) thing aced, so now you can start concentrating on settling down. Finding the right partner, get that first home (Mortgage) and there may be children in your scenario, a dog or cat…you get the idea. In our scenario, we had children so about 10 years just went “Poof”.

Family is the Best

Ten great years! They went “Poof”, “Gone”, “Adios”  just the same. It’s like a dream when you wake up and think…ok, got through all that, now what? It’s like waking up  on a Saturday morning when you haven’t made any plans, you lie there in bed awake and wonder, “Hmmm, what can I do today?”

That was the moment we were living when we were presented with this Kyani MLM opportunity. We were caught at a vulnerable time. We were looking for something to do, a change, any type of opportunity to provide a new spark in our life.

We chalk it up to an experience and life lesson.

On the other hand, if we were never presented with the Kyani opportunity I never would have gone online and checked out if Kyani was a scam. Where I then landed on that page showing me an easier and more fulfilling way of making an income from online in the comfort of my home.

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89 comments on “Kyani Supplement Scam or Genuine Opportunity?
  1. Chris says:

    What happened to your wife just plain stinks. It’s reasons like that why I’m very leery when someone approaches me with an mlm “opportunity.” Not to mention the abysmal success rate.

    It’s bad form when reps take advantage of you when you’re vulnerable. That kind of behavior only contributes to the stigma already carried by the mlm industry.

    • Paul says:

      It is too bad that the support wasn’t there for this opportunity. It is true that the success rate is low for MLMs in general. Although my wife found the product to be quite good, but the price inflated part to cover costs to pay up lines and secondly due to our current dollar exchange. We are based in Canada and the product is all priced U.S.and needs to be shipped from the U.S. so hat did not help with sales. My wife did enjoy the increased social aspect of the business but dd not like the way they wanted her to try and get business to buy in her MLM. It was with time that more stories surfaced that the upper up line was not truthful on how they came to the company. It appears, from online social chatter, they were a large group that bailed from another MLM and then signed each other in this new MLM. The stories that they were living in their parent’s basement working in a fast food chain and jumped up to making thousands of dollars per month were all lies. if those were lies then how do we know that what they claim to be making are not lies…

      I still prefer what I am doing now with Affiliate Marketing. It too may not have the highest success rate, but at least if you don’t succeed it is really only because you didn’t put enough effort in it. The number of sales and internet users are cannot be denied.

  2. Juraida says:

    Hi Paul, you wrote a great review on Kyani Supplement. Thanks for sharing with us about that.

    I am member of one of a popular MLM myself, but I am not quite happy with how it works. They have good products, and they claim that it is a work from home job. But that is not what happened. Twice a week I have to attend their meetings, and I have to go out and find customers and register for them new members. I can’t afford to do that as I have to take care of my two kids at home. And last month I found Wealthy Affiliate, this is a really work from home job that I look for. I have my business premise, my dot com website and do affiliate marketing. I am my own boss. Even if you do not know anything about internet or affiliate marketing, Wealthy Affiliate has a complete training and support from its huge community that can help you in running your online business. There are two conditions to be successful – hard work and commitment.

    • Paul says:

      ello
      It is really important that you do something that you like so that you can continue to do it through the difficult times. I personally do not like having to bug every person I see to buy my product. Then when you see that your upline only made it to their level is by lying their way up…then it is hard to stay with a group that do not have the same morals as you. Wealthy Affiliate, on the other hand, will provide you with all the tools to set up an affiliate marketing site so you can start your successful online business. With affiliate marketing, people are coming to your site looking for a particular product or information. If they appreciate and follow your advice and take a link to buy or subscribe for a service then you deserve a commission for all the research and work you put in writing your content.

  3. Marie says:

    Hi Paul thanks for being able to provide such a personal insight into this program. Although I acknowledge it probably wasn’t the best experience for your wife!

    Your figure about 97% failure for MLMs is also a figure I have seen before. I think it is the nature of MLMs generally, if you already have a large existing network of contacts then it works well. Or like Tupperware / makeup MLMs where they have the model of holding parties specifically to sell products. But not all MLMs lend themselves to this approach especially if people don’t already know the brand.

    • Paul says:

      Thank You

      Yes, MLMs like Tupperware, Pampered Chef do lend a better opportunity to hold parties in people’s homes and they are generally products that people know and will buy because they will use them for a long time. Similar to makeup MLMs like Mary Kay also make it easier to hold a party to show off the products, and its something that most people will use so they do not feel it is an extra expense.

      Then products like those from Kyani make it harder to demonstrate at a party and when the support in a given area is not good, then the successful rate is even lower. Having to go through all levels of the purchasing lifecycle with a customer can make it a long process to make a sale.

      That is why I decided to go into affiliate marketing. with affiliate marketing, you are capturing your audience at the last stage of the purchasing lifecycle that provides a much higher success rate.

  4. Gail Hope Media says:

    Hey Paul,
    They show the “car, travel and cheque bonuses”…good one! If only 3% of the folks are making the money, it’s a scam. Just like the less than 1% that are billionaires (my numbers may be off, but I don’t care, I’m not rich yet). Glad to read about your wife’s experience with Kyani.

    • Paul says:

      Hi Gail

      I sure agree there are other and better ways to try and make a living. I feel MLMs do flash all the glamourous things you possibly could receive. I like to compare it to the lottery or gambling at the casino. They show the winners, the less than 1 to 3% winners driving their nice cars, yachts and living in mansions but you wouldn’t or shouldn’t try to make a living by just gambling. In the end, the money does have to come from somewhere, and it comes from all the short term recruited MLM distributors that end up quitting within the first 3 to 6 mths, leaving their initial buy in behind. So, I suppose I too would call all companies like Kyani MLM Scams, the same as lotteries and casinos.

      I do believe that the education and support you can get at a place like Wealthy Affiliate allows you to go in the direction you decide. You gain a knowledge that will never be lost.

  5. Chris says:

    Encountered this bunch about three weeks ago – still not sure due to the MLM element. I have to be honest – the fact that the vitamins are flogged on Amazon doesn’t speak well to the power of direct MLM selling. How much of a marketplace is left open for the rather desperate MLM marketers?

    • Paul says:

      Hello Chris

      It certainly does not help that their products are available online in many areas…probably people trying to get rid of their stock that they bought as a buy-in package. I still have a hard time calling it a scam seeing that there is a small percentage of people that do succeed. MLM scams do exist as you see so many ending up shut down for swindling people’s money. As with the reply to Gail, I feel you have just as much chance of success in an MLM company than you do at winning the lottery or at the casino. Some do make a living gambling, but that is a life choice, not a scheme to convince someone that it is up to how hard you work whether you make it or not in an MLM company.

      many other options to make a living from home exist, just take a look at all the options I’ve listed on my “Home-Based Business” page. I am still rather new at writing blogs, but every day I become increasingly comfortable and like to think better. Please come back sometime and check out some of my other options.

      Cheers

      Paul

  6. Travis Smithers says:

    I am quite familiar with MLM’s and somewhere along the compensation plan they make loopholes allow how a newer member can bypass an older member higher up. This way they are not a pyramid and are legal.

    The problem lies in the fact that most MLM’s require you to become a direct seller and recruiter which is not what most people are or want to do.

    Now your #1 offer has more potential for anyone looking to earn extra or their full income from in a more natural method.

    • Paul says:

      Hi Travis

      MLM or network marketing have a lot of competition. To make it to the top you have to be the best of the best or use tactics that may not be conforming to good business practices. even after working hard and /or swindling people there are only so many spots at the top, even if you do better than your recruiter.

      I agree there are better ways to make a living. My #1 Recommended site –Wealthy Affiliate make no promises, you don’t need to spend a penny to sign-up and learn if you don’t want. The training and knowledge gained whether you are a free member or a paying member will help you through life no matter what you decide to do.

      Cheers

      Paul

  7. Jenny says:

    Glad I stumbled upon this site. I enjoyed the read. I personally stay away from MLM, I just think they are scams. Or maybe it’s because I had a bad experience with one in the past. To me if there is something like a 97% fail rate why bother. I would rather sign up to wealthy affiliate where I know people are making money.

    • Paul says:

      Hey Jenny!

      I am so happy you stumbled onto my site 😉 I agree that MLMs is a tough business to get into and they feed on the hopes and dreams of people at vulnerable times.

      If people are looking to have a work from home business, with minimal investment and build at their own pace then I do feel Affiliate Marketing is the way to go!

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  8. Simon Crowe in Asia says:

    I heard about Kyani from a friend of a friend and wanted to learn a little but more about it – so here I am!

    I’m a little staggered by the start up cost – seems a little steep! I’ve decided it’s just another MLM and I’m not going to do it – I refuse to hound my friends and family members with sales pitches.

    I’m really interested in Wealthy Affiliate though – I like the online aspect of it. I’ve always been wanting to find a way to make money online but in an honest and real way. I’ve just made me starter profile account and I’ll see what the training has to offer. It’s free so I’ve got nothign to lose right?

    Thanks for the honest and straightforward advice, I appreciate it!

    • Paul says:

      Hello

      Yes, the start costs for Kyani MLM are pretty steep compared to other MLMs. The other issue we were facing was the exchange rate and shipping. We reside in Canada, but the company and its products ie Kyani Sunrise, Sunset and NitroFx are listed in Us dollars and needed to be shipped from the US. So with the exchange rate that was an instant 30% price hike, then add the US to Canada shipping added another $35 to the monthly cost. Then this year we noticed they changed all the member online system and they are now charging I believe $20 for what they call a social app. It’s all starting to add up to be a significant cost per month.

      I certainly do prefer affiliate marketing. Not only the business aspect but the knowledge and the new talent I am learning. writing skills up to Wealthy Affiliate my reading and writing skills were next to nil. Now that I have a few blogs under my belt I’m starting to know my writing style and the speed has increased tremendously.

      I could have stayed on for free with Wealthy Affiliate for as long as I wanted but to truly grow an online business I became a premium member. There is no looking back…I am in this for the long run…likely for life!

  9. stefan says:

    Hi thanks for your great review. I know that feeling very well. I am in this moment of my life where being stuck in a job to survive doesn’t make sense. You can even make good money but chances are you won’t have the time to enjoy that. 28 holiday days in a year is nothing and I can’t get in terms with that.

    Earning the minimum wage will not get me out of this rat race and I am not willing to sacrifice my mental and physical health pursuing a career.

    Mlms are terrible, instead of freedom you get slavery, because you pay to make money. The only thing that has a future is building my own affiliate marketing business. You are definitely right!

    • Paul says:

      Hi

      When started this venture with Kyani in the fall of 2015 we were hopeful that this MLM would different from the others. That we would not be here having to write something in the order of Kyani Scam or Legit Opportunity! Sadly here we are after several months of my wife giving it her all and me supporting her with her willingness to learn and do what it takes to succeed. We are not ones to complain. Joining an MLM was our choice and we did learn a lot and meet some wonderful people. The downside we learned is that MLMs require you to look at every person you meet or see as a potential customer. Sure you could make it in with the top 3% or so that succeed, but at what price. Succeeding at the expense of losing good friends and family is not worth it cost of succeeding within an MLM.

      Affiliate marketing also takes hard work and determination. The difference is the cost, the pace and there is no need to go chasing down customers. If a person is interested they will come to you. Instead of being at stage 1 of the Customer Purchasing Lifecycle with an MLM process, affiliate marketing allows you to be at Stage 3.

      Things just got a whole lot easier!

  10. Kelsey says:

    Hi Paul,
    I share the same view with you that MLM is not for everyone. Just like selling insurance, you have to have the cut for it and the stamina to face rejection because there are only a handful of family members and friends that you can approach to sell too. But let me qualify, selling insurance is not a scam because the committment (premium) is fixed and the return is clearly highlighted. If I were to rate MLM from 1 to 10. I would give it a 4. You will only buy a certain amount to stock up hoping to sell them off quickily to make a profit. So in a way, your lossess is capped if you fail to dispose them. I have a couple of friends also selling MLM health products. They never push hard and I didn’t feel obligated to buy from any one of them. And we are still best of friends.

    Regards
    Kelsey Lim

    • Paul says:

      Hi Kelsey

      I am pleased to hear that your friends have not pushed you too hard to buy, although I am curious if they are succeeding or even coming close to the high returns that most MLMs portray. I agree that not all people in MLMs are scammers, I do however feel that most of those that make it into the top ranks of MLMs do scheme their way up to the top with fast talking and questionable persistence.

      I really feel there are better ways to make a living, like selling insurance 😉 Seriously, though, most people buying into MLMs are people like my wife and I looking to earn some extra income to supplement our full time job in hopes to quit our daytime job and work for ourselves with flexible hours. I just don’t think MLMs are the way to go. You can check out some of the other options I have listed on our site here for some better ideas but you will probably notice no matter what business you decide to get into you will need an online presence. My #1 recommended web-hosting site will provide you with the education you need and the support you deserve.

  11. Mara says:

    I’ve seen a lot of MLM schemes but never heard of this one, so I decided I would read your article. It does sound a bit the same as Amway, Herbalife etc. I know a few people that have succeeded at MLM programs, but they are definitely in the minority and it takes a great deal of tenacity to succeed. Some of them actually lose friends over these schemes, so it’s definitely not something to be entered into lightly. I’m also very wary of ANY program that sells itself with aspirational videos and images – luxury holidays, yachts, loads of cash and so on. In my experience they are usually the fake ones! Anyway, I much prefer the sound of Wealthy Affiliate – especially since you can learn a lot there. P.S. I love your description of life going poof, because of kids – 10 years passed for me in a rush too! Good luck to your wife also with her endeavors.

    • Paul says:

      Hi Mara

      I can understand the flashy videos and images to promote a product…it is seen pretty much in every marketing ad these days…but the losing friends or even family over this type of business is just not worth it in my eyes either.

      I do like Wealthy Affiliate and feel that everyone interested in starting an online business should be checking it out for free. you can check out my description and review about it here==>Wealthy Affiliate review

  12. Anh Nguyen says:

    I really like your review of this supplement MLM product. MLM was established not long ago in my country, but it has gathered quite a negative reputation.

    As you have mentioned, it’s very awkward to approach your family and friends and ask them to buy something for your benefits. And really, unless you enjoy the product, I don’t think this is a smart move, you may end up ruining some valuable relationships along the way.

    Cheers,

    Anh

    • Paul says:

      Hey Anh

      I do believe there are better ways to earn an extra income or to make a living than with a MLM company like Kyani. Sure there are some success stories but as with lotteries or casinos only a small percentage of people actually succeed at winning. When it comes to succeeding in a MLM type business you will have to ruin relationships, you will need to pull he wool over peoples heads to make that next sale. I for one am not in the state of mind to push any product that hard onto people knowing that less than maybe 1% will succeed. Their failure may not be due to not working hard. you can work as hard as you want but once the market is saturated it is reality that you cannot succeed.

  13. Good work says:

    It has always been a dream for me to work from home, but WOW! 97% of the people that use Kyani are not guaranteed to succeed. While 3% of the people might succeed? That’s not very good odds. I don’t think I would take a chance with that. I work too hard and spend too much time and money for failure. Nice review of this product. Wealthy Affiliate is definitely the way to go.

    • Paul says:

      Those are the numbers that are going around. That said, these companies are not very forthcoming on their actual success rates. It may be higher or lower, but in general most MLMs like Kyani make less than $1.50 / hr before they finally decide to drop out. (“Roland Whitsell, a former business professor who spent 40 years researching and teaching the pitfalls of multilevel marketing”: “You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone making over $1.50 an hour, (t)he primary product is opportunity. The strongest, most powerful motivational force today is false hope) Source Wikipedia

      Wealthy Affiliate not only gives you the opportunity to make an income, it also provides you with an education and that is priceless.

  14. Martin-Joe Oforka says:

    I have done many MLM programs in the past, and my verdict – SCAM SCAM SCAM. in fact the reason alone that only 3% of members make it, gives it the scam status.
    thanks for adding another one in my list to avoid.
    .I am happy and consoled that you have found a true platform to build extra and consistent income in WEALTHY AFFILIATE. It is just the best program out there for anyone serious about making money online.

    • Paul says:

      I feel that lotteries fali in the same category as MLMs like Kyani. People poor money in them, some may succeed but the big winner are those that run the business. Only thing that is better with a lottery is that you are not expected to try and get every person you know and meet to buy, So not only will you likely fail with a network marketing program like Kyani but you have to put huge amount of your free time trying to get people to buy your product. I believe that any of the listed business ideas on my site have a better chance of success, especially if you leverage it with a website built though Wealthy Affiliate..

  15. Glen says:

    Excellent website. I love your website logo.

    I really dislike network marketing schemes. I know some friends that bought into a network marketing scheme, only to end up spending lots of money and time for a failed business venture.

    I see that you prefer to now work in affiliate marketing by creating your own website like this one. Is it true you can build a website like this through Wealthy Affiliate? How much does it cost? Why would I go with Wealthy Affiliate instead of a site like Wix?

    Anyhow, nice information and look forward to hearing more about wealthy Affiliate before signing up.

    Glen

    • Paul says:

      Thanks Glen

      This website is built using one of the thousands of free WordPress themes available through Wealthy Affiliate (WA). You always have the option to upgrade to a paid theme but you can do a lot with a free one as well. You can sign up to WA for free and host 2 free sites, but I do suggest you become a premium member if you are serious about creating a successful online business. Not that you can’t be successful with a free site but it will take you much longer and you will not have access to all of the training available through a premium WA membership. For more details why I chose WA over sites like Wix or GoDaddy you can check out the following blog==> Why I chose WA over Wix or GoDaddy. You can also check out my review here==> Wealthy Affiliate review.

      Cheers

      Paul

  16. Roope says:

    This sounds like an interesting opportunity. I read the another positive review about Kyani from the other blogger also. The only thing I am thinking that how expensive are their products?

    In many of the MLM’s the products are way too over-priced and you could find almost the similar products from the local supermarket for the half price. What about Kyani?

    • Paul says:

      At least they offer a product that is good for your health or improve your lifestyle. Whether it is as good as they promote may be another story. The price IS another concern. We live in Canada and it is currently only shipped from the U.S.A. With our current exchange rate it adds another 25-30% to the price plus the cross border shipping costs makes it out of range for many in the area. I feel the only reason people buy in to Kyani is for the compensation and not for the product. To me it looks like there is a product there to make it all legal like, but in reality it is just a scheme to get people to sign up other people until it all gets saturated and collapses.

  17. Sami says:

    Paul,

    Your experience with Kyani- supplements reflects most MLM’s that I have encountered in my lifetime!

    However, it did foster an urge to have another form of income! I think that we are all interested in a stream of income from some source. MLM’s just don’t do it for me!

    Thanks for your in-depth review of the program! Was interesting to find out about the products.

    Sami.

    • Paul says:

      Hi Sami

      I do believe that MLMs like Kyani do suck people in at their vulnerable periods of their life. I think those that are successful in MLMs are truly committed in making it work no matter what. That is not the case for the majority of people. Once the sales pitch adrenaline dies down, your left with a bundle of products that are overpriced and your MLM market gets saturated in your region, that is when most people quit. You really need to want it to succeed at any cost, meaning you have to keep approaching any person that comes into view. We are just not cut out for that type of business, or maybe we are just not desperate enough. Either way I think that there are better ways to make a living.

      Just my 2 cents!

      Cheers

  18. Subra Sivananthan says:

    This post feels ‘sincere’ and fair. I have to agree with Paul’s analysis and comments. Some MLM / Direct Selling compensation plans are ‘fair’ to less active, part-timers, etc who may have a small income while having access to some health supplements and household needs at reasonable prices. But (my view) most MLM’s favour a few (especially those inclined to physically selling and capable of building ‘compliant’ networks of downlines . And the ‘jump’ rates are high across the industry. And it leaves quite a few stranded. And I am glad WA was there for you.

    • Paul says:

      Hi Subra
      Thank you for your feedback on my site earlier. It is always nice to hear that I am on the right track at helping people find a work from home business that may fit their needs. Hopefully, assist them in avoiding scams or get rich schemes on the way. You also hit on some of the key points I was trying to make about MLM businesses in general. There are easier and more reliable ways to make an income. I truly am grateful that I found Wealthy Affiliate (WA). The guys that created and continued to manage WA that is Kyle, Carson, and Jay, are true testaments of a kind business person. Now being a member for more than six months, I still get surprised to see Kyle daily pop into the live chat conversations, answering or responding to blogs people write about within WA.
      Awesome! Pretty much sums it up for me.
      Paul

  19. Subra says:

    Review for the Kyani is well narrated piece on the Kyani supplement scheme. A balanced narrative is one way to put it. Paul anchors the story with his personal experience and that of his wife. No bitterness.

    I like that your url is built from paul+brenda+workfromhome. This is ‘catchy’ and the site logo (a merged P and B).

    The focus on ‘work from home’ and home-business make the discussion on the Kyani MLM scheme valid. It is especially fair given Brenda’s experience with Kyani. And all the more relevant because through Paul, they found a more meaningful engagement with WA.

    Although a 51 minute video (Kyani compensation) is difficult to digest. But I can’t disagree that Paul you were thorough and felt need to explain the complicated compensation plan. Video featuring Dr Kyani is ‘impressive” and in my view anchored in some core facts

    I can appreciate that Paul is fair or neutral in feed-back with his comment replies.

    I like that Paul had brief argument about how WA had been a better choice (for him) because he was learning and developing businesses.

    All in all, an impressive page (and good site), grounded in facts, and one that I can recommend to others.

  20. Winny says:

    Hi there!

    I’ve never heard of Kyani supplement, but in general I would not want to get involved in MLM business. Some are ok, but some are just a scam.

    Furthermore, I think that it’s not really a sustainable business and most of the time you need to convince people into buying, however that is just my opinion.

    Thank you for the heads up.

    Keep it up!

  21. Julie says:

    Hi!

    I am sorry to hear about what happened to your wife. I have also tried the MLM business and failed miserably. I lost A LOT of money doing this and I am now on a mission to make that money back by getting into affiliate programs. I did not realize that only 3% of people succeed in this type of business. That’s crazy! Thanks for sharing your story and I wish you both the best of luck!

    Julie

  22. Steve says:

    It’s just amazing to me how the majority of MLMs that I’ve seen are all not-surprisingly the same. And they’ve been around since before the internet.

    The old story of Snake Oil comes to mind, but MLMs like this one are not pushing an obviously fake product, but rather one that might have some benefits to it. Of course, it’s advertised as the end-all of health and nutrition, etc.

    Like you say, the 3% who actually have a favorable experience are such a vast minority. I’ve done the same as your wife has done in my past. I never lasted long with anything, but still swallowed the little white pill, so-to-speak.

    But I’ve found Wealthy Affiliate. There’s nothing quite like it that I’ve seen. There’s no line to swallow, no promise of anything other than seeing your hard work actually pay off. Glad you found that and shared it!

    • Paul says:

      Thank you Steve

      Life will lead us in different paths. I guess we are fortunate enough not to give up and ended up finding Wealthy Affiliate as a great source of information on how to start an online business. As you said, no promises, only results from your hard work.

      Cheers

      Paul

  23. Geoff says:

    Hello Paul. What a rotten story about how everything went for your wife. It’s too bad that companies behave like that. I wonder if they really thought it would in the first place. The fact that you have to watch an almost hour long video just to get the business concept is discouraging enough for me.
    I have an old friend who does okay working the Plexus MLM, but it’s definitely not my cup of tea. The affiliate business you mention seems much more promising. How much of your time does it take? Thanks for your reply in advance. Geoff.

    • Paul says:

      Hey Geoff

      MLM companies are really not my cup of tea either. The idea of having to recruit or talk to a new a person daily just does not appeal to me. With the affiliate business i mentioned you can go at your own pace and you decide what you want to represent. If you have a passion, write about it, make videos you name it. The goal is to help people. Once you help people it is just a matter of time they will gain your trust and recommend you to others and the cycle begins. You can put as much time into as you wish, but generally it is recommended to work on your business daily, as with any business. I would say that you should at least write on blog per week, ideally it is 3 blogs per week or more if you can. It is all up to you. The most important thing is that you write or create videos about something you are passionate about. The rest will take care of itself.

      Cheers

      Paul

  24. Ben says:

    You know, I personally am of the opinion that al these mlm schemes are not worth my time. It may be a nice product, and I’m sure there is use for this supplement, but i feel that it is mostly used as a cover up to set up a pyramid scheme and to make it legal. What do you think?

    • Paul says:

      I seem to go back and forth on my thoughts about these MLM opportunities. On one side I do feel that they are legal ways to mask a pyramid scheme to take your money. Then on the other side of things i see it not much different than many other businesses out there selling products. If you consider how products are marked up in a regular store and how many people that product has to go through, each of them profiting form the sale. I don’t see them as being all that much better. If you think about it, you have the suppliers of the raw materials, each of those suppliers have layers of people to get the material from the source to the manufacturer. Then the manufacturer has to pay employees and fees, then transportation, then regional distributors then hopefully the last is the store. So basically when buying through a store, you are probably paying the up line of three pyramids. The supplier, the manufacturer and the store, each of which can make huge profits.

      The difference is that MLM are in the business of convincing people that they have a product that sells itself and where you can make a huge income as you progress. What they don’t ell you is how many people fail, and when they fail, you fail as your down line shrinks, so you need to keep recruiting new people to keep your down line at the same level.

      That is not the way I want to spend my life. trying to recruit people telling them they can succeed like some of the top line people, only to see them fail over and over.

      Working online, at your own pace, building your own business is the direction I prefer to go at building a successful work from home business.

      Cheers

      Paul

  25. Dr. Baker says:

    I have tried programs such as these, particularly products such as AdvoCare and Thrive!

    It did not work for me!

    I am not good at approaching friends and neighbors within my community for fear of losing those close to me!

    I also discovered Wealthy Affiliate! While I do not profit from trying to make money with Wealthy Affiliate, this program did offer me the education needed to develop a website on something that I am passionate about!

    I love what Wealthy Affiliate offers and highly recommend this for anyone willing to work to achieve supplemental income!

    Thank you for this article!

    • Paul says:

      Hello

      I am the same way, I just could not bring myself to sell things that people were not interested in buying. I’m sure if pushed hard enough I could get them to buy it. That is just not the person I wanted to become.

      It is so comforting to see a company like wealthy Affiliate is available to help us internet newbies learn how we can both help people and make a supplemental income.

      Cheers

      Paul

  26. Andrew G says:

    I have to say I totally agree with your outlook. This is for someone who is completely passionate and dedicated to both the nutrition and the compensation sharing aspects of the business. Of course they may or may not be interested in building a niche website, but I have seen traditional networking businesses doing as long as the company allows.

    • Paul says:

      Most of these MLM companies do have a decent product. Are they considered to be above average or the best thing since sliced toast and worth the exaggerated price? That is to be debated, as I think many end up falling short of the claims they make.

      As I mention in other MLM blogs and comments, I will never sign-up for another MLM, other than for research reasons. I will never sign-up to any MLM for the idea of creating a work from home business. Their business model just does not work for me.

      I have found a better way to work from home form the education and support from Wealthy Affiliate. It may not be for everybody, but it is an alternative to trying to push products and an MLM business model on people that are not interested.

  27. Kent says:

    After having recently been “scammed” by a company that offered me a done-for-you program which is very similar to MLM, I have had enough. Why bother joining something that only has a success rate of 3%? That’s a no-brainer. MLMs generally are scams in the way I see it. They are highly-trained manipulators that know every trick in the book on how to empty your pockets and bank account and before you know it, you’re broke. Great review. I’d say avoid MLMs at all costs!

    • Paul says:

      Manipulation training seems to be their number one priority. Most presentations start with a description of the product and how it is like no other product out there. Then three quarters of the sales pitch is about how you can earn money by doing nothing other than talking to people. Well, it becomes apparent fairly quickly that you need to talk, talk, call, call, email people over and over again in hopes that at some point a small percentage of people will finally accept to sign up.

      Then there is the shame of having to face these people when your and their so called business does not reach and sustain the income levels they claim you can make.

      Nope, I rather help people in various capacities, only to those that look for the information then make an income. This is all possible from the teaching from where you can learn how to earn an income from home.

  28. Gary says:

    Thanks for sharing your and your wife’s experience with Kyani. In the past, I have tried 5 different MLM so-called opportunities. Like your wife’s experience, at some point, I realized I had been lied to.

    It’s heartbreaking when you realize you made major life changes, spent money and jeopardized relationships because of lies.

    Finally, I learned that the only difference between a Ponzi scheme and an MLM is a Ponzi scheme charges it’s members $100 a month for nothing while an MLM charges its members $105 a month for a $5 bottle of vitamins.

    Thanks for the terrific recommendation too!

    • Paul says:

      Hey Gary!

      I like your description of a Ponzi Scheme vs an MLM…paying $105 month for a $5 bottle of vitamins…that is so true.

      I think we’ve finally learned our lesson and will not be looking at getting involved with another MLM again unless it is for research.

      Losing the money isn’t the worst of it, it’s losing friends and increasing strain on family relationships, that is the worst.

      Cheers

      Paul

  29. Wade says:

    Hey Paul

    I have to agree with your assessment of this Kyani MLM. They are just too filled with failure rates.
    I joined one a few years ago now, and the meetings were very upbeat, with great stories of how this person got this reward and holiday etc, etc.
    It was all product based and to be fair the products were everyday products, however, I was not into the product pricing nor buying household products in bulk.
    So having to build a network was what I would have to do.

    Well, it was a bomb, I don’t like cold calling and pressure selling so I was not in a good place to start. So lesson learned, for me personally MLM is a no go.

    I prefer to get an online business set-up where I can get the work done behind the scenes and only deal with those that are actually interested in what I am creating.

    As you said this is a whole different buzz.

    I couldn’t bring myself to watch the 51-minute video, if it takes that long to explain, it can’t be that easy to understand.

    I hope your wife is now enjoying the fruits of this online business that you found.

    Cheers
    Wade

    • Paul says:

      The cold calling and pressure selling really isn’t our cup of tea either. The products were ok…but really not worth the price they were charging.

      It was evident that the price reflected the cost of paying the distributors and maintaining the companies profits.

      Signing up to Wealthy Affiliate (WA) has taught us so much about starting and running an online business. The support from the WA team and all their members make it a great business investment.

      As you said, it is so much nicer to work in the background and only having to deal with people that are wanting your product or service.

      Cheers

      Paul

  30. Travis Smithers says:

    I can understand what you are saying about doing an MLM business as I have done some in the past and it takes a lot to make money with them. Most people are not into direct sales or up to always recruiting people to try and build a down the line.

    Now your recommendation for building your site and doing business online makes much better sense to me for an opportunity.

    When working with your opportunity what is the average timeline that you know of to start seeing results?

    • Paul says:

      Hi

      We no longer care to try direct sales or network marketing it just isn’t for us. Unless we develop our own product that we can stand behind then we may reconsider.

      Working in online marketing provides a whole different approach and flexibility. Their is no clear answer to your question, as with any business their are so many variables. If I have to give an answer I would say if you follow the training and create the recommended content that Wealthy Affiliate suggests, then you should start seeing the traffic to your site increase at about the 6 month period.

      I have now been with WA for 1 year, but I haven’t created the amount of content that is recommended to produce and post in the first 6 months. So needless to say I have not seen the traffic growth that would be expected at the 6 month mark.

      Although my traffic rates have not grown dramatically, it is slowly increasing. I have a healthy site that has gained the trust from the search engines as I continue to update respond to the comments on my site.

      I have made income from affiliate programs but I have not made a profit yet.

      This is the advantage to this online marketing, although I am not profiting, I’m not getting deeper in the hole and I am learning so much. When I signed up to WA they are quite clear that this is not an overnight success opportunity. It will take time and work. How much time depends on the work we put in.

      There is nothing better to get a free education and building my site is the same as a real estate investment.

      You can read my blog about “Bob” that explains how online business would work in the real world with bricks and mortar.

      Cheers

      Paul

  31. Vincent says:

    There is an interesting fact you have got there that MLM has only 3% success rate. I have tried a few MLM but never actually succeed before. I feel very uncomfortable going out talking to people. I always feel that if the product is so good, it should sell well. MLM products are the stuff that people don’t want to buy if given a choice.

    I think in MLM business, your upline and training are crucial if you have weak upline or support, it is tough to maintain. I still prefer doing affiliate marketing, and WA is a good place to start.

    • Paul says:

      Hey Vincent,

      The 3% success rate is the best estimate that is being thrown around as it is difficult to get clear results from the companies themselves…likely for obvious reasons as not to deter new suckers to sign up.

      Even if the opportunity to succeed was higher I still wouldn’t want to be in that business. As you stated going out trying to sell something that people didn’t want in the first place isn’t something that gives me any satisfaction.

      Affiliate Marketing where you can blog about things you know and will help people out in some form is the way I would rather make a supplemental income.

      Wealthy Affiliate provides people with the information and hosting capabilities to start their own business with any niche they are passionate about. Who can argue about the price. Free to get the basics $49 US /month as a premium member.

      Anybody interested in learning how affiliate marketing or how bloggers make money can check out the information by clicking here.

  32. Kevin McNamara says:

    Hi Paul,

    Great review of Kyani. Sorry for what happened to your wife. But not uncommon sadly.

    I am not a big fan of MLM and find most have hidden costs or they train you to become an aggressive sales person which I am not.

    Good to read you are a member of Wealthy Affiliate. I am too and find it to be just what I was looking for. Genuine owners who want to help and a wonderful supportive community. And of course the training is second to none 🙂

    Cheers, Kev

    • Paul says:

      Hi Kevin,

      Although it was frustrating to see how much time and money we put into Kyani we accept it as a learning experience. Going to Kyani member meetings, renting booths at trade shows and following up with potential leads made us aware of a world where we weren’t familiar.

      Then there is the added benefit that I fell upon Wealthy Affiliate through my research of Kyani, so I amd grateful for Kyani because of that outcome.

      Cheers

      Paul

  33. Adrian says:

    If I was going to eat blueberries and salmon, I’d rather have them in their natural form as opposed to having them in Kyani supplements.

    I think MLM’s are a waste of time as it’s too hard to make any decent money and even though you were having a mid life crisis which we all face and you turned to Kyani; you learned from it and found WA, so something good did come out of it.

    • Paul says:

      As they some bad needs to happen to have good. That was our experience with Kyani then finding Wealthy Affiliate.

      Eating food in its natural form certainly is the best way to get the proper nutrients, specifically if you grow them yourself. Although they market Kyani supplements as being all natural and in a concentrated form we really don’t know what they are putting in them, what are their sources of food coming from and how much pesticides are used on those sources.

      One of our goals is to return to growing all our own food organically. I wrote a little blog about “How to Start a Farming Business” a while back that touches on that subject.

      Cheers

      Paul

  34. Jason Wisely says:

    I’ve looked at multiple MLMs in my life, and while I’ve dabbled in a couple, I agree that I’ve never seen the success that I have in internet marketing. Of course, I wonder what the percentages of success would be for that industry as well.

    However, I think at least part of knowing whether or not you have a quality MLM is to look at the products. Comparing their supplements for $150 a month to the supplements I take (and I take a wide variety), would have been a huge red flag to me. Sorry your wife got caught up in a bad company, but sometimes you need to take a wrong turn to get where you’re going. Glad it worked out in the end.

    • Paul says:

      Like the saying goes, you need to have bad choices to make good choices (or something like that). I never thought that I would ever become an affiliate marketer. Finding Wealthy Affiliate has opened the doors to so many online business opportunities.

      Everyday I am thankful for having been introduced to Kyani Supplements MLM. It gave me the opportunity to do my research about that MLM and that is when a Wealthy Affiliate member explained how he makes a living online. His description made me curious and I wanted to learn more. When I landed on the Wealthy Affiliate website I was not disappointed. After signing up and trying out their site for free it was an easy decision to sign up as a premium member.

      I made their site as My #1 Recommended site with a review.

      I wish you the best of success with the knowledge that you have acquired at Wealthy Affiliate.

      Cheers

      Paul

  35. Gareth says:

    As I am always looking to work from home I found this very interesting, it is a good business opportunity for any one that wants to work from home.

    The product is full of good healthy ingredients witch includes Alaskan Blueberry and wild Alaskan Salmon which as we know is so good for us.

    When something is so good for you then it is easy to build a business, witch you can do with this product . I am definitely going to try this out and see what i can achieve.

    • Paul says:

      Hello

      I’m not sure if you read the blog to the end and maybe I wasn’t clear enough when I suggested that there are easier ways at making an income instead of selling Kyani supplements.

      Although the Kyani products may have descent ingredients, it doesn’t mean that it is worth the price they are charging distributors to be members and what they are charging new members.

      If you are gambler and like to put many hours into a business with minimal chance at succeeding, then by all means go for it.

      One thing I have learned is the opportunity to earn an income without having to call all your family and friends.

      Leave them alone!

      Why not learn how to start an online business instead. Get in control of your business.

      You can sign up for free, no credit card needed and see for yourself at ==> Wealthy Affiliate

      Cheers

      Paul

  36. Michel says:

    I can’t say that I have heard of Kyani products, but am also not for selling products to family and friends. It just causes them to start avoiding you.

    I think using the internet and building yourself an online store that you can sell products for others is a far easier option.

    This way people who are interested will come to your online store and see what you have to offer, rather than you having to chase them down and try and force them to buy from you.

    • Paul says:

      You are fortunate to not have been approached to join Kyani. I, on the other hand feel fortunate that we were approached to join the Kyani MLM as that is when I found Wealthy Affiliate (WA).

      The training WA provided on how to not only build a website, but also teach how to rank on the first page of Google and Bing without it costing anything is an invaluable wealth of knowledge.

      When I signed up to WA for free, allowing me to try all the features for 7 days without having to provide my credit card number. I knew there and then this was a legitimate site. Nothing was hidden, if you wanted, you can sign up for the Premium membership at a reduced rate for the 1st month if you signed up within the first 7 days.

      When I saw all the information that was available as a free member, I thought of just signing up for the 1 month to get what I needed to know and then I could cancel.

      After signing up and seeing that there was a LOT more of information and support I could ever image possible, it wasn’t long before I signed up for the yearly membership.

      Last month I signed up for a 2nd year with no plans on quitting.

      The advantage of blogging and marketing on your own time without hassling people to buy stuff is so rewarding. It provides a work and life balance that is hard to match by any other home based business.

      Affiliate marketing is only one option possible to earn an income online. WA teaches you the basics of affiliate marketing. Once you have that knowledge you can use it 1000s of different ways. Let your imagination go wild and have fun building an online presence that can grow to exponential proportions.

      You can check out my Wealthy Affiliate Full Review by clicking this link ==> My #1 Recommended

      Or you can go directly to WA, sign up for free and see for yourself here ==> Wealthy Affiliate

  37. kevin says:

    I read this site not knowing anything about Kyani MLM business, and your right it may not legally be considered a scam, but it isn’t something I will do either. The time, money, and effort for a CHANCE to be successful with Kyani? No thanks! I’ll buy lotto tickets instead. To me, any MLM ideas that I come across I’ll just leave alone from now on.Thank you for the insight.

    • Paul says:

      Marvelous plan…you may have a better chance of making money from your lotto tickets than signing up to an MLM like Kyani.

      I know for a fact that there are better ways to make an income. I am currently learning everything there is to know about online and affiliate marketing at Wealthy Affiliate.

      If you haven’t had the chance to try out their free training be sure to check out my review here, or go sign up for free and see for yourself here.

      Cheers

      Paul

  38. The Wedding Connector says:

    These type of posts are always so interesting to me. It’s amazing to me how many organizations are scamming people. These prices are expensive!!! I understand what you are saying though and respect your approach. It might not be a “Scam” per say but you are guiding people to better options that are probably not going to result in such an almost guaranteed disappointment.

    How long did your wife stay with them before she realized?

    • Paul says:

      My wife worked at it for about 6 months. She spent every spare minute calling, visiting, and doing presentations with only 1 or 2 people that finally signed up for 1 month. During the meetings with the Kyani uplines it became apparent they were not there to help any of the down lines in any form. They straight said they were supporting others that came from another MLM they were previously grouped with. The stories about how they started from nothing in Kyani became clear were all lies as these same up line members have already jumped from one MLM to another signing each other up and getting themselves to the top quickly. They just wanted as many people to sign up as quickly as possible with no interest of them staying long term. As long as they could maintain a high volume of new sign ups they were boosted to the top very quickly. I’m sure once they realize that their resources are saturated they will, if they haven’t already jump to another MLM and do the same thing.

      You can make a living but from what we have seen you need to cheat and lie to get the top which is something we are not interested to do.

  39. Andrew D says:

    As far as MLM opportunities go, this looks like one of the more put together ones.

    I appreciate such a solid breakdown of how everything works and what goes into it.

    Definitely sounds like something interesting for people that have the kind of time and devotion within them to be successful.

    Any projections on their growth in the next couple years? As in, have they hit their momentum yet?

    • Paul says:

      Is there such a thing as a good MLM?

      Sure, Kyani sells real products but have you seen the price. It is a hard sell at that price.

      After so many people getting burned by other health supplement MLMs like Juice Plus+ it will be hard for a company like Kyani to keep up its momentum.

      Kyani’s ranking has dropped by about 7.5% over the past year. Although they are still in the top 50 of 885 or so listed MLMs, they have shown a decrease in momentum..

      I predict that the Kyani ranking will continue to drop as the market gets saturated by this product and so many similar ones on the market.

      Even though there is a sucker born every day, there are more and more MLM companies trying hook in that prospective distributor.

      Wish you the best of luck.

      Paul

  40. Robin says:

    Hi Paul,

    This is a really interesting article that supports my feelings about MLM opportunities. I cant afford to be laying out tons of money every month for anything. And later to have the rug pulled out from under you when the support bails out of the opportunity! Hope your article on Kyani Supplements make folks thing first before they jump into it.

    • Paul says:

      I too hope my article will help others avoid signing up to an MLM like Kyani. With so many other possible ways to earn an extra income signing to a network marketing company should be your last choice.

      Other companies like Juice+ Plus can be described as an example of an MLM company only in the business to scheme money from people.

      Cheers

      Paul

  41. Zarina says:

    Hey Paul,

    I have mixed feeling about MLM companies. Yes, I understand that there are some people who do well in that kind of system to make money but as you said it has a very high failure rate.

    Internet/online marketing is slightly different from MLM, so I’d rather go with the former if I were to choose between the two ways to make money online.

    What did Brenda end up doing with Kyani products? Does she still continue with it?

    Zarina

    • Paul says:

      Hello Zarina,

      Brenda ended up quitting the company. She gave the remaining products she had to a family member that continues to use the Kyani product. Brenda’s family member feels that the product provides her with increased health benefits.

      She used to take Ibuprofen several times per week to combat edema and pain in her joints. Since she has been on Kyani she no longer takes any type of pain or symptom control medication.

      In her case she found the Kyani product to be beneficial and continues to pay for it out of pocket. She does not attempt to sell the MLM business opportunity, nor has she recruited anybody since their main attempt last year.

      Although Brenda’s experience was not as pronounced she too felt some health benefits at the beginning but then found it not to make any difference. She believes that it may have been the whole new adventure adrenaline rush that may have provided with the increased health benefits.

      Brenda did feel like she was scammed by her Kyani up line. After being in the Kyani MLM business for 2 to 3 months more and more stories or should I say truths about her up line recruiters. Their stories of how they began or found Kyani were fully bogus.

      They said that they were broke, without a job living in their parent’s basement when in reality it turns out they jumped from one MLM to another bringing their team with them.

      They would recruit each other so as to jump to a high ranking within no time flat, show to unsuspecting new recruits how fast they were able to get to a high rank, recruit a whole bunch of people and as they start seeing the market saturation in that MLM they jump into another one.

      So beware of the sob stories they may throw your way as they are only after you to sign up at any cost.

      I feel so releived that I have found an online company like Wealthy Affiliate that teach people to help others.

      Cheers

      Paul

  42. Juan says:

    To me, Kyani looks like a scam! There are many similar stuff out there that is not very transparent and is just a waste of time and money. Thanks for this extensive review which I find very helpful. Especially for people with limited experience where they need this kind of support. Do you know what is Kyani’s success rate for someone interested starting this type of business?

    • Paul says:

      It still amazes me to see how many people are not familiar with MLM companies like Kyani. It is said that there is less than a 3% success rate for those that enter into an MLM. Out of those 3%, only a small handful of people are able to reach the levels they show as success stories. In some cases a success is considered anybody that were able to make more money than they put in no matter the amount of hours work they put into it. So if anybody is considering to buy into an MLM lets say for a start up cost of $300 and it takes them 70+ hrs work, calling, networking and going to the MLM pep-rallies to make their money back, would you do it? Then once you cover your costs, it is said that most full-time MLM distributors make less than minimum wage hour/ hour.

      Cheers

      Paul

  43. Song says:

    Hi Paul, I enjoyed your article on Kyani supplement Scam or genuine opportunity. I recall my own experience being part of an MLM trying to earn some extra side income.

    Yeah, I know the success rate of MLM is really, really low at 3 percent. Ha ha, like you said, your wife’s up, up, up line have all left. I’ve experienced that as well. And wow, she’s still hanging on. Tenacious!

    I think to be fair to MLM business model, many people are taken in by the Wealth part, and forgot of the WORK WORK WORK part! Nevertheless, because MLM emphasises way too much on great income and residual income, new joiners get the mistaken idea that if they recruit some relatives and friends, then sit back, and the money will just rolls in.

    I have checked your recommendation on Affiliate Marketing and I think this is a great business model.

  44. Felisha says:

    I enjoyed your Work From Home website about Kyani. MLMs are not for everyone. You are right how some, very few people are successful in MLM businesses. You have to work really hard when you are in an MLM business with with what can be little chance of success.

    I know that MLM is not for me that is why I joined Wealthy Affiliate. I do not regret joining Wealthy Affiliate because I learned a lot while I was a starter member to now a premium member.

    • Paul says:

      MLMs like Kyani have been around for a long time. Many are short lived, others have lasted for decades. Those that last for decades at least have products that some people don’t mind spending money through an MLM, as they would otherwise spend same amounts for similar products from retail.

      Like buying lottery tickets some people can have amazing success but at least you don’t have to spend years of hard work when buying lottery tickets.

      I am pleased you found Wealthy Affiliate to learn everything there is to know about affiliate marketing. The most rewarding aspect of affiliate marketing is seeing people visiting your website and deciding that the information you are providing is helping them and they are willing to try out what you are recommending. Once you build your website, get a good following and increasing traffic, you only need to continue the same formula to see continued income.

      Cheers

      Paul

  45. Dagda says:

    I appreciate your honesty in this post when you discussed you and your wife’s situation. You are right, by definition, Kyani is not a scam but 97% failure rate is not great in the slightest. Making sales or recruiting distributors is hard and it is not for everyone. By reading this, it is clear that there are much better options out there to make money.

    • Paul says:

      After trying out Kyani it was apparent that type of home-based business was not the type of business we wanted to pursue. We soon recognized that the type of people that were succeeding in the business were straight out lying about their personal stories and how they became successful in the MLM business. 

      Although it is hard for me to prove what I am saying is true, I can only suggest checking out my #1 Recommended website training platform for Free. No credit card information required, no commitment to follow the 7 free days of training.

      Once you learn how an online business works you will want to sign up long-term.

      Cheers

      Paul

  46. Michael says:

    I found this article to be really helpful for me. I had no idea what Kyani was let alone that there was an MLM company performing for its product in this type of system. I think it’s awesome that if you get involved with them, you are the distributor. It shows a process that joining will lead you to understanding a product step by step, and knowing how to engage it with people. The triangle of health looks great! If it’s water soluble, it’s not so suspect to questioning like supplements are. It’s easier to digest, and with salmon oil and blueberry products how can you say no? Thank you.

    • Paul says:

      Although I think that the Kyani product is a decent product I don’t feel it is worth the cost. It is priced so high as their main focus of income is the idea of selling the idea of starting your own distribution business. That pretty much the same for any networking company out there. There are much better ways to make an income while being your own boss. I really don’t like the idea of trying to get people to sign up for a company that wants you to focus on signing up more people to sell the same idea under you. You are expected to keep following up on people you’ve already presented the idea over and over again in hopes that they cave and buy into the company. That is why I decided to go into affiliate marketing as a method of earning extra income and continue to work from home, work from anywhere. Cheers
      Paul

  47. Paul says:

    We would never join any multi-marketing business ever again. Can you make money from an MLM? Probably, but I wouldn’t quit your day job. The money you make with an MLM is probably equivalent to half you would make at minimum wage with an easier job…so you decide how you want to make some extra cash.

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  1. Michiko Francescon says:

    Kyani Scam or Genuine Opportunity? | pb Work From Home
    Your description of Kyani was very helpful. It is important to know what are the signs of a scam, especially an MLM scam. Would you ever join an MLM scam again or any MLM like Kyani again?

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