Friday, October 4, 2013
A friend of mine has bought in to the Javita money making plan and gave me her version of the 'hard sell' which ended in her saying that she is not very good at selling and she is glad she has sold enough to cover her investment. Then she told me to look at the website because it will explain things better than she can. I am going to assume that she probably represents 90% of the Javita sales team. Implying that the other 10% are indeed making money.
The first thing I noticed was page after page of Google items that matched my search "Javita coffee". I guess the miracle of online sales technique goes beyond listing your website as a sales rep. Next stop YouTube. Again, all the motivated sales reps have diligently posted videos showing the wonders of 'multi level marketing' with charts, graphs, and advise galore helping their prospective team members to comprehend the wonders of a ' network marketing structured business'.
Then I checked Amazon and EBay and there were again lots of listings for the product at a bit of discount from the suggested retail ( or the price that the 90% of sellers are asking to try to get their investment back before calling it a day.)
Actually, the product itself is probably quite viable - a coffee that has added the herb Garcinia Cambogia which is an appetite suppressant. Although, coffee is already kind of a diet helper as caffeine is the main ingredient in most weight loss supplements. Still, the idea of 'weight loss coffee' should be easy to sell. Especially when it has been enthusiastically endorsed by none other than Dr. Oz. I'm sure one of the original sales team wrangled Dr. Oz at the get go and now he is probably one of the people who 'sit back and watch the money roll in'.
They are not allowed to use the words 'pyramid scheme' for obvious reasons. It's now referred to as a 'direct-selling industry'. But the coffee is not what you are directly selling. You are still a middle man as far as that goes. You are directly selling the industry itself. Your team has bought the idea of making money selling coffee and building their own team from you.
As you can tell I have a lot of issues with this. First of all, Dr. Oz...? Really? I can't believe anyone would believe anything from a guy who has the last name Oz. The word Oz is literally a metaphor for fraud. The man behind the curtain. The 'great and powerful' lost little explorer from Omaha.
Soooo..... I am afraid this prettyluckygirl is going to pass on this opportunity to sell an amazing product, make possible millions and help others to do the same without ever having to leave the house or really do anything except cash all my checks that roll in each month. But I won't stop anyone else from trying. Who knows, the great and powerful Dr. Oz might really have something in his bag to make your dreams come true!