So someone has probably introduced Xyngular to you as a great way to lose weight and "be your own boss". But you're wondering... is Xyngular a scam or a legit opportunity?
First of all, I want to congratulate you on taking the time to research the company.
The reason why 99% of MLM members lose money is because they dive into it blindly.
This honest Xyngular review, with videos, will reveal the true pros and cons of joining the MLM company so that you can make an informed decision.
The overview and rankings
Founder: Marc Walker in 2009
Type: Health and Wellness MLM
Products (Including Pricing): 30 out of 100
Success Stories: 1 out of 100
Price To Join MLM: $14.95 starter kit + $199 to $549 transformation kit
120PV = $150+ a month to receive bonuses (30 out of 100)
What to look for in a MLM:
Summary: Xyngular is a health and wellness company that sells expensive weight loss products. Some people claim to have good results from them and like the convenience of having all the products in one place.
However, at least 85% of all Xyngular members lost money in 2018 and only 1 out of 165 members earnt more than $27k for the year (before expenses). It's difficult to make money at Xyngular and this review will show you exactly why.
Make Time Online Rating: 20 out of 100
What is Xyngular?
Xyngular is a health and wellness Multi-Level-Marketing company that was founded by Marc Walker in 2009.
It offers everyday people the opportunity to "be their own boss" and work from home by selling the products and recruiting more people to sell the products.
You can learn more about the "opportunity" in the 2-minute video below...
Some people may watch that video and start to get pretty excited.
But you're smart enough to realise this is just a promotional video created by Xyngular. So you're probably still wondering...
Is Xyngular a pyramid scheme?
Xyngular is technically not a pyramid scheme.
It's possible for their distributors to make money by selling Xyngular products. However, Xyngular does act like a "pyramid scheme in disguise".
Let me explain what I mean by this...
What is a pyramid scheme?
A company that promises payment to its members for recruiting more people into the company, rather than selling any products or services.
These are illegal in almost every country because it is impossible for every member to make money inside a company structure like this.
Just see the Wikipedia diagram below to see why...
Xyngular, like most MLMs, does offer legit products though.
But it is actually very hard for the distributors to cover their own expenses, let alone make any decent money, inside the company... unless they recruit a big "downline". And that, my friend, is a "pyramid scheme in disguise".
Just watch the 5 minute video below to see why...
Success is hard to find with Xyngular
In fact, success is rare in any MLM company.
Xyngular has a 2018 income disclosure that shares how much their members made for the year (before expenses).
You can see in this disclosure that at least 85% of members made less than $832 for the year. When you account for the fact that members will need to allow costs for at least $2,000 a year to receive all the bonuses it's safe to come to say...
Therefore, at least 85% of Xyngular members lose money.
I'll dig into the income disclosure in more detail later, but for now...
How does Xyngular Work?
Xyngular makes a range of health and wellness products, with the main focus on selling weight loss "packs".
However, the company saves a lot of money on advertising and marketing because they get everyday people to help promote the products.
In return, these "distributors" can receive commission for any sales they make and they can even "build a team" (aka recruit people) to earn bonuses from the sales their team makes.
In theory, it's like a win-win!
Before you start any MLM, it's vital to understand the products on offer, as this is what you will need to sell and promote on social media for the foreseeable future! And it's best to not fill your FB feed with crap! Agreed?
Xyngular has products under the following categories:
- Weight loss- pills and meal replacement drinks/ protein shakes
- Energy- pills
- Nutrition- pills and drinks
- Sleep/ Stress- pills
You can find all the Xyngular products here.
Before you get too excited about this and think they are onto something special, it's important to be aware that there are thousands of brands that offer a very similar range of products.
In fact, there are hundreds of MLMs that offer a similar product range such as:
So what makes Xyngular stand out?...
Xyngular Ignite- flagship product
Xyngular's stand out product is their 8 day weight loss pack called Ignite.
It comes with:
- Global blend (antioxidant calpol)
- Axion (nutrition capsule supplement)
- Xyng (tablet for energy)
- Lean (Snack replacement)
- Accelerate (fat burn tablets)
- Cheat (appetite control tablets)
- Flush (gut health tablets)
- XR2 (Sleep and Stress Tablets)
- Advanced Omega (Nutrition tablets)
It has a pretty hefty price tag of $419 retail price, but we will investigate that in more detail later.
These are some of the benefits that Ignite claims to have:
- Kick start weight loss*
- Nutritional support
- Boost metabolism*
- Burn fat*
- Remove toxins
But there is this disclaimer next to many of their "benefits"...
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
So without being evaluated by the FDA, you're really just guessing if these products work. The only way you know is by trying them yourself or finding real reviews from people that have tried the products such as on Amazon...
Not the most glowing reviews to start with then, but there aren't many people reviewing them on Amazon (technically products are not allowed to be sold here though)! But don't worry, I do more digging later in this review.
The 2-minute sales video below explains more about what Xyngular does...
Can you make money with Xyngular MLM?
Just by looking at the income disclosure you can see that it is very hard to make money with Xyngular. Only 1 in 166 members make over $27k a year.
And these members will be more like a "sales manager" than "being their own boss".
Typically the most successful MLM members are very active on social media and great at selling the dream of working from home to friends, family and new people they make Facebook friends with.
But they don't stop there... they hold regular "meetings" (via Zoom or Skype) to encourage their "team" to get out there and make more sales because it will help them "be in control of their life"... aka make the upline more money!
It is possible, but don't expect to put in part time work and make $500+ a month.
How to make money with Xyngular MLM
Like most MLMs there are 2 ways you can make money from Xyngular:
- Sell Xyngular products for a commission
- Recruit people to sell Xyngular products for additional bonuses
This is how MLMs avoid being shut down by the FTC...
They do not pay bonuses for people directly recruiting others into the company.
They just pay them tons of weird bonuses that nobody really understands for any sales their "downline" makes...
How much does it cost to join Xyngular?
It costs $14.95 to join Xyngular.
Then you will be encouraged to buy a "transformation kit" for $199 to $549.
These kits come with a range of products and at a discounted price. And if you are serious about making money from Xyngular, you should probably use the products yourself so that you can "sell from experience" (but don't be pressured into buying something that you don't want!)
However, the costs do not stop there amigo...
Xyngular monthly cost
Most people have absolutely no idea what "PV" or "volume requirements" means...
In simple English it means that if you don't want to have your account suspended or closed you need to sell 30PV every month. That is around $40 worth of Xyngular products.
If you want to receive all the bonuses available you actually need to sell 120 PV a month.
That means you need to sell around $150 worth of products EVERY month. If you don't you will be encouraged to buy the products yourself so that your account doesn't get closed down (but really your sponsor is encouraging you to keep buying so they make more commission!)
That means you need to allow the following expenses for your first year:
- $150 x 12
Total cost for 1 year = $2,013.95- $2,363.95
And this is before you add on any extra training, marketing or shipping & packaging costs.
Xyngular compensation plan
As you can probably already tell, Xyngular uses a compensation plan that is harder to understand than solving a Rubik's cube blindfolded. They use complicated terms and acronyms like PV, QV, XV, R2D2 etc.
So I will do my best to keep this simple.
There are 7 ways Xyngular claims you can be paid:
- Retail profits (10-25% commission)
- Rapid rewards program (sign up new customers or recruits with 360 PV)
- Quick start bonus ($100 for someone joining with 120PV+ & enrolling 4 people with 120PV in their first order)
- Residual earnings (unilevel model 8 levels deep if you have 120PV per month + 500QV per month)
- Sales pools (get a share of 1% of company global volume if you are a certain rank, see table below)
- Leadership bonus (bonuses if you help your team get promoted)
- Passport program (trips if you hit certain qualified volume)
If you are confused after reading that or trying to work out that table... DO NOT WORRY!
It really doesn't matter as all it's doing is distracting you from the fact that there's only 2 things you can actually do to make money:
- Sell Xyngular products
- Recruit people
Nothing else matters at the start!
The 5-minute video below is actually quite good compared to most MLMs at keeping it simple...
Or you can find the full 3 page Xyngular compensation plan here.
Is Xyngular a scam?
Xyngular is technically not a scam.
However, some people get mad and call it a scam when they join and end up losing money.
It's technically not Xyngulars fault as they do share their compensation plan and are operating what qualifies as a legal business model currently (although it may change).
But is this the best opportunity for you?
Only you can decide and the rest of this review will expose the hidden truths to help you make a more informed decision.
Just to be fully transparent with you, I am not a distributor myself and I do not endorse Xyngular in any way.
I have researched the website, testimonials and information on the Internet to get to the bottom of what this program genuinely does. This is because I have been burnt from programs just like this in the past and I want to prevent others from making the same mistakes. If you’d like to learn how to “Spot an Online Marketing Scam” then click the highlighted text.
Common positive reviews
Here are some of the positive reviews we had from Site Jabber about the job opportunity...
- "For us, the biggest testimony to PhenQ’s effectiveness is the fact that more than 190000 bottles of the supplement have been sold already. If it was not really as effective as it was touted to be, then it wouldn’t even come close to achieving those numbers, in an industry as fickle as this."
Common negative reviews
And here are the common negative reviews...
- "When you receive a product you think you'll get help, But no my sponsor doesn't show up or phone me when said then the company refuses to give me another sponsor after phoning and pleading and asking questions so I am going blind and not sure if I am doing it proper, so people think long and hard before you throw over $600 away to a company that is not there for you. I will be weighting a letter to head office and requesting a refund as it is 100% satisfaction and I have absolutely no satisfaction so now we will see how they stand behind their refund."
What I like about Xyngular
There are a few things that I genuinely like about Xyngular compared to some other MLMs...
- Pyramid Scheme – recruits members via a promise for payment from referring others to the service rather than providing a product
- Affiliate Marketing- Connecting a customer to a product they are looking for and receiving a commission for doing so
- Red Flag - A warning sign
#1 Proven company
Did you know that only 1 in 3 MLMs survive longer than 10 years?
Well, Xyngular was founded in 2009 so it's actually doing better than 66% of MLMs!
It's a good sign that Xyngular is not a scam.
#2 Ready made system to lose weight
Amazon does have some useful reviews from real customers...
This is another great sign that Xyngular is not a scam. When you see real people that have tried the products and have had a positive experience from them.
#3 Maintained interest
This is the best sign for me...
Many MLMs go through this "early momentum phase" and then everyone forgets about it. Just see how Farmasi is going through this right now.
However, people have continued to keep searching for Xyngular over a sustained period of time. This is a great sign for the company!
What I don't like about Xyngular
So many people do call Xyngular a scam. Here are some of the hidden truths that people are not aware of before joining and find out the hard way...
#1 Expensive products
When a MLM has overpriced products it's a BIG red flag that the company may be a pyramid scheme in disguise...
Xyngular weight loss products = $51 a day
Highly rated Amazon supplement and meal replacement = $1.46 a day
Now, I know you're probably thinking "surely Xyngular products are better". But the long term nutrition and health benefits from those 2 Amazon products are just as good (if not better) than any similar MLM I have reviewed.
Sure you may get some quick weight loss results from throwing a ton of "hunger suppressant" pills into your body.
However, there's even a lot of research that claims people shouldn't be wasting their money with supplements anyway.
So who is buying this overpriced stuff?...
#2 Hidden monthly expenses
Xyngular's BIGGEST customer is actually their "distributors"...
Just remember they need 120 PV every month to receive all the benefits on offer at Xyngular. That means they need to sell $150+ every month.
That is not easy!
Once they realise how hard it is to convince their best friends to buy this insanely overpriced stuff, they often try to save face by buying the products themselves so they have the chance to prove others wrong and "be their own boss".
The truth is they just become Xyngular's favourite and most loyal consumers.
This is why...
#3 Xyngular is a pyramid scheme in disguise
When you combine those 2 hidden truths you can see why Xyngular is just a pyramid scheme in disguise.
The only way people can avoid losing $150 a month is by recruiting more people so that their downline pays the $150+ each month. It's great in theory to build a team but the reality is it ends up looking something like this...
This is the reason that many people call Xyngular a scam. When you need to recruit people to avoid losing money the company is really a pyramid scheme in disguise and most people lose money.
Don't believe me?
Well check this out...
#4 Only 1 in 166 members earn over $27k a year
The truth is revealed in the Xyngular 2018 income disclosure...
3.02% of "active members" earnt over $27k in 2018, which may not seem too bad!
However, when you read the small print you can see that anyone who didn't generate 30PV in 3 months is not included in the table above.
So yes I agree that not everyone wants to promote Xyngular to make money necessarily. However, it will certainly be much more that only 20% of all members like this income disclosure claims!
The truth is that 0.6% of ALL members made over $27 in 2018.
That means that 1 out of 166 members earn over $27k a year!
Is that enough for you and your family to live off so you can "be your own boss"? And that's without taking into account any expenses!
#5 Negative Xyngular reviews
You can find reviews about the company and its products in numerous places online like forums or certain review sites. But one of the most trusted resources is the Better Business Bureau (BBB)...
This isn't me just handpicking a bad review out either. There are numerous negative Xyngular reviews all over the internet.
Bust some of the most common complaints were:
- Made me feel sick
- I returned the products as they didn't work but they won't give me a refund
- Unhealthy way to lose weight and not long term
- 45 day return policy is a lie
- Automatically charged my card an extra $600+
This is really the final nail in the coffin for me...
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My opinion - Xyngular
I think Xyngular offers some products that can help people hold themselves accountable to lose weight.
Sometimes paying a lot of money on something helps people take it more seriously.
However, what do I think are your chances of making money from the Xyngular MLM?...
It is possible to make money. But you need to be willing to recruit a huge team around you. The only way you can do that is by convincing them it's a great way to make money, which is really a lie.
As you can see from this Xyngular MLM review, 85%+ lose money!
That doesn't sound like my idea of an honest and ethical business model....
How I make passive income online
MLMs are not all scams or illegal. However, I'm not a fan of them because of the restrictions to the expensive products you have to promote.
Once I learnt about affiliate marketing, I realised it's a far superior business model because:
- You can promote anything you want and truly own the business
- You never need to sell to friends and family
- It's completely free to start
In 2018 I had no idea what affiliate marketing was.
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