It Works! Body Wraps are supposed to tighten, tone, and firm your midsection without any special effort on your part. They’re sold through network marketing, or MLM, and you have to go through a distributor in order to buy them. The hope is that you’ll buy it, try it, and then become a distributor yourself with your own success story. So how likely is this?
Health, weight loss, and fitness products are all the perfect candidate for multi-level marketing because the theory is you’ll make a great before and after picture and be able to tell your story to others who will see the proof in you and buy from you.
The big claim for It Works! Body Wraps is that you can improve the texture and tightness of your belly without making a mess, and in as little as 45 minutes. They say that the results continue to appear for the next 72 hours, and that it uses all natural ingredients.
They also say that if you end up selling these wraps you’ll get $100 for every person that you sign up under you, and you’ll get $60 for each person that buys a wrap from you, not only now but each consecutive wrap as well.
The hype for a product like this is twofold. First, their major sales gimmick here is that this is effortless on your part and you can slim down your biggest problem area without having to do sit-ups or watch what you eat. Second, there are so many people trying to sell it that it creates a lot of skewed information and you might think that it has a really high efficacy rating, when in fact it’s just dozens of people all trying to make the sale.
Each It Works! Body Wraps wrap is $100, and if you get into their loyalty program you can get the price down to $70. To become a distributor you’ll need to buy the starter kit, which is $99. This fee goes entirely to your upline (the person you’re signing up under). You can add to it with a Booster Pack for an extra $500 or a party pack for $19. It’s also $20 to get your personalized website up and running. There’s also an undisclosed monthly fee to keep your website going.
If you’re using this just as a body wrap, and you have no intention of getting involved selling them, your commitment level is rather low, since all you’re required to do is wrap it around your stomach and let it do its thing. If you’re thinking of turning this into part-time income you’re going to have to treat it like a legit business and devote the time and expense of running a business, including generating leads, hosting wrap parties, and making sure your customers are happy.
It Works! Body Wraps took a lot of license in putting the answer to Does it Really Work? in their title. Around here it’s our job to see if something actually does what it says, and we won’t be fooled by any clever labels. The only problem is that there are dozens if not hundreds of overzealous distributors all trying to sell their body wraps and all saying that of course it works.
Steer clear of any MLM opportunity that rewards you as much for bringing in new distributors as it does for selling the product. The best ones to go with are the ones that expect you to sell a good amount of the product in order to make your money, not continually bring in more people under you to profit from their efforts. In a large majority of cases, products sold person to person are not worth it, and they are sold this way for a reason. You have to “be sold” on using it. As the manufacturer, why not just put the wraps for sale on your website and cut out the middlemen?
Final It Works! Body Wraps Review
Regardless of whether or not you’re looking at the It Works! Body Wraps as a way to slim down your waist, or a way to pad your pockets, it looks like this is a no-go on both counts. The wraps don’t work 100% of the time, so there’s no guarantee that you will become a success story. And even if you do, there’s no guarantee that you will then be able to convince those in your nearby community to jump on board with you. And even if you do, there’s even less of a guarantee of the same opportunity being available for those underneath you. It’s simply a matter of running out of market space.
In a struggling economy it’s natural to want to make more money on the side to cover bills or to give yourself and your family a taste of the good life, like eating out more or buying a few luxuries. Even securing yourself against uncertainties by putting some money away in an emergency savings account would make many people happy. But putting your hopes in a program like this and even investing your money in wraps that you have to sell is a bit risky, and there are other ventures you can pursue that don’t require your money, but rather some sweat equity so you can get started for next to nothing.