It seems there’s no shortage of health and wellness companies like AdvoCare that offer products as well as a business opportunity. These can sound really exciting because in theory you’re helping people lose weight and be healthier, but what is the actual truth? It could turn out that people don’t get the results they want and they end up blaming you, or you don’t end up selling anything and waste your time and money.
No company that’s been around as long as AdvoCare has been hasn’t learned a thing or two about getting people interested in its products or money making venture. They are following a pretty tried and true method of getting people enrolled as distributors, including selling the American dream of financial independence and a relaxed, free life. Fire your boss, make money while you sleep, and spend more time with your family are things that most anyone would value. But is this a company that can make it happen for you, and are these products that people are going to get excited about, order, and re-order?
AdvoCare claims to not only offer high-quality health and nutritional supplements, but also a business opportunity that can help you provide for yourself and your family.
The hype comes from all of the affiliate websites promoting these products and business opportunity. Good luck trying to find a real review from actual users that have purchased and tried these products, without going back several pages in the search results.
The cost of AdvoCare products is really up to you and what you’re after. Each individual product seems competitively priced, but they have a habit of bundling everything together, so you might get more than what you bargained for. A 24 day challenge bundle will run you $185, with other products costing $30-$40, although it’s hard to determine what exactly it is you’re buying.
There’s no specific commitment requirement for using AdvoCare products, unless you go with their 24 day challenge. If you opt not to do that, you can simply take a cafeteria style approach and choose the products that you’d like to use and how often you’d like to use them. Any nutritional supplement should only be sued for a short time, and can’t be considered a permanent fix.
We’re usually pretty leery of companies that come up with “challenges” that involve using their product. To us this is a thinly disguised marketing gimmick that gets you to buy their products. It’s almost like double dog daring you to try their product line. In the case of AdvoCare they have a 24 day challenge and have a bundle of products to buy and use.
While we’re all for affiliate programs, we believe that you should be able to buy a product when you want to buy it, and not be forced to go through a middle man just to buy something. Since you’re not able to buy directly from the official site, it adds an extra step to the process of buying their products, and forces you to contact a local distributor. While this is good for the distributor, it makes for a bad consumer experience.
When you search for a distributor by zip code, you’re presented with a list of individuals that are selling AdvoCare in your general vicinity, each with their own story to read. So after choosing a distributor from the list provided, you’re able to add a product to your cart and buy it online. So the only thing that you can make your purchasing decision on is what a distributor looks like and what their story is. Both seem like arbitrary ways to choose a seller.
Final AdvoCare Review
There’s not anything about AdvoCare that makes us recommend it over other competing products. They are not lower-priced, and the quality seems only as good as everything else that’s out there and not exceptionally better. They’d have to have something to justify chasing down a distributor, but we couldn’t find it.
Also, with the rocky past they’ve had with different lawsuits and controversy, we’d say it’s best to go with a company that hasn’t had so much negative attention. In addition, we tend to give most multi-level marketing companies the Thumbs Down, on principle alone. It just doesn’t make sense to us, when it’s so easy to offer your products direct to consumers at a fair price, and based on the merits of the product, rather than a heavy sales pitch.
You can safely sidestep AdvoCare products and the business opportunity. Network marketing works best when a company is in it’s early phases and there’s room for rapid growth and expansion. Having been around for nearly 20 years you can be sure that there’s plenty of room at the bottom, but not a lot at the top.