Doing well selling Advocare products in my practice

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Doing well selling Advocare products in my practice

Post by Pamsuemil » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:42 pm

So I have been looking for products to sell in my practice for the past 15 years and just recently came across the company Advocare which is a supplement company. I started taking it myself because my muscles and joints started giving me problems and my energy level was terrible with no intention of selling it. Had such great results after doing a cleanse and taking several of their products that my clients were begging me for them. There is good and bad to every company but I couldn't be happier and I haven't felt this good in years!! It is multi level marketing which I wasn't thrilled with but I would sell it out of a cardboard box if that was what was offered at this point. I made more in my 6 weeks of selling products them I do in my busier months without any wear and tear on my body. Anyone else working with them??

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Re: Doing well selling Advocare products in my practice

Post by squash_blsm » Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:07 am

I avoid ALL MLM products as a rule.
The Hype is always greater than the quality.

But good luck to you if you are happy...just don't try to "sell" it to me :mrgreen:
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Re: Doing well selling Advocare products in my practice

Post by JLWmassage » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:20 am

That's wonderful to hear :smt041

I am personally a fan of MLM products/ business model for solo LMT's. I think its a great way to expand you business without increasing your overhead or having employee's

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Post by pueppi » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:15 pm

I've gotta agree with s_b.

That, and I find that most people who get involved in MLM's aren't making money off it as much as they are getting discounts on the products they want. Nothing wrong with this, only that I don't see it as a good form of "business" for my business. Many times, it's more or less just having something available for the few people who walk through the massage therapists doors (that's about 5 people a day) and not a functional way to expand the business. For it to be that, you'd want to be making a fairly lucrative sum per month per square foot of the area used for the MLM product (after the pre-purchase cost).

However, it sounds like the OP is doing well with their new found venture. For that, I congratulate you.
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Re: Doing well selling Advocare products in my practice

Post by JasonE » Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:20 pm

Are you recommending/selling nutritional supplements in your massage therapy practice? If so, that's outside your scope of practice. Keep it separate and you're fine.

The product training provided by Advocare is NOT considered formal education in nutrition and supplementation, and absolutely does NOT qualify you to be making specific recommendations as a health professional.
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Re: Doing well selling Advocare products in my practice

Post by squash_blsm » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:45 am

JasonE wrote:Are you recommending/selling nutritional supplements in your massage therapy practice? If so, that's outside your scope of practice. Keep it separate and you're fine.

The product training provided by Advocare is NOT considered formal education in nutrition and supplementation, and absolutely does NOT qualify you to be making specific recommendations as a health professional.
I think that this is the most important point.
I see MLM sellers who are diagnosing and "treating" conditions with whatever products that they are selling. I think that this is a potentially dangerous practice.

This is what truly disgusts me about the majority of mlm'ers...besides the unsubstantiated claims that they make (which in my book is out and out lying and deception...they can't all believe that hype can they?) Legitimate products do NOT need the MLM business model.

I don't see that most of these people even WANT to help others. How CAN there NOT be a conflict of interest or an ulterior motive when what they really want is to loop people into their"down-line" so that they can build their little empire. :irked:
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Post by EgoMagickian » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:50 pm

Joined and posted once to promote an MLM company? Looks spammy to me...

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