Last Updated on September 28, 2016 by Tim
With more and more people being aware of the importance of taking care of one’s health and wellbeing, health and wellness companies have had the excellent idea of creating products and services that cater to their needs. This move has certainly paid off, seeing that a number of health and wellness companies these days are making millions of dollars in profit
If you’re a health enthusiast yourself and you want to have a good source of income, it helps to choose a company that shares your passion in life. Today, there are a number of companies offering business opportunities for those who want to stay fit and healthy while making money on the side. It Works! is one of them.
What is It Works!?
It Works! is the name of a multi-level marketing (MLM) company based in Palmetto, Florida. Established in 2001, the company has grown significantly in terms of size and popularity over the last decade. Today, the company has expanded its operations to penetrate markets in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Spain, France, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Denmark.
The company made its mark with their “Ultimate Body Applicator” body wrap. The product was so successful that the company decided to launch a whole line of health products. These products include health supplements, weigh loss products, and skin care items such as facial cleanser, stretch mark remover, skin toner, and hair and skin repairer. Customers can buy products from independent distributors called “wrapreneur” or from the company’s online store at http://www.myitworks.com/shop/.
Today, It Works! is considered as one of the most successful MLMs in the world today, raking in $538 million in profit. In fact, it was included in Direct Selling News Magazine’s list of 15 most profitable direct sales companies in North America.
As mentioned earlier, It Works!’ most popular product is their herbal body wraps. According to the company’s website, these body wraps “tighten, tone, and firm” one’s body. The company also claim that they can help minimize cellulite appearance and improve skin texture and tightness, adding that the body wraps can produce positive results in as little as 45 minutes and provide progressive results over the next 72 hours.
It Works!’ marketing primarily hinges on the claim that the company’s product offerings contain natural ingredients. This is true, but it is worth taking note that their products also contain other ingredients such as PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate.
According to the Skin Deep website of the Environmental Working Group, PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate is a synthetic polymer derived from coconut oil. The good news is that the company uses only small amounts of these ingredients in their products. Also, despite their chemical-sounding names, they are not as bad as what some people made them out to be.
It Works! products, particularly the body wraps, received mixed reviews from the people who have used them. A number of customers were satisfied with the results, saying that they felt their skin tightening immediately after using the Body Applicator and Fab Wrap. On the other hand, some were disappointed that the body wraps didn’t help them lose weight at all.
In defence to It Works!, people who use the body wrap to lose weight are indeed bound to be disappointed. The company made it clear that this product is not intended to be used as a weight loss solution, but rather to help tone and firm one’s body. Nowhere did they specify that the body wrap will cause “weight loss” or “fat loss.”
Also, the company stated that while the results of the body wrap “may last,” it is up to their customers to maintain their figure. They pointed out that having poor diet and failing to exercise regularly may counteract the body wrap’s positive effects.
As for safety, It Works!’ product offerings are generally safe. Although there have reports of minor allergic reactions (which is understandable owing to the fact that It Works! products have more than 40 ingredients), there have been no reports of them causing serious harm to people or fatalities so far.
Like with most MLMs and direct selling companies, making money by becoming an It Works! “wrapreneur” is pretty much a straightforward affair. You start by selling products and then you convince other people to sign up and join you. Then, you make money by continuing to sell the products yourself and/or from ongoing down line sales.
To make money with It Works!, you need to be “commissioned qualified.” This means you need to sell a certain number of body wraps within 30 days or you can purchase the Business Builder Kit. If you go with option A, you can either have onetime customers or loyal customers that must commit to a three-month auto shipment program. In this method, you buy the products in wholesale price and then sell them at retail price.
If you choose to become a distributor, you must acquire four loyal customers and qualify a certain number of auto shipments. It Works! offers the following three-step process to help distributors succeed:
- Organize wrap parties where you invite friends over to check out the body wraps and the business opportunity.
- Get free wraps when you qualify by signing up four loyal customers.
- Get a bonus of $500 when you recruit three distributors into your down line and enrol four loyal customers.
If you’re looking for a good source of income, becoming an It Works! “wrapreneur” may help you achieve your goal. The company itself is quite stable and very profitable. And with It Works!, you can sell any product and earn commissions immediately.
Another advantage of being a “wrapreneur” is that you’ll obtain information that can help you sell more products. It Works! distributors often have access to the information about other suppliers in their area, which can help you with market and competition research. You’ll also get your own website where you can sell your products online.
A disadvantage, however, is that you’re required to pay a monthly fee to maintain an active distributor status. Also, you’ll need to invest a considerable amount of time and effort to succeed. However, if you’re truly motivated and you have an effective sales method, you can make a significant amount of money with It Works! products.