Kyani Review: Is it Another MLM Pyramid Scheme or Actually Legit?

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Trying to stay healthy nowadays is like trying to say off your smartphone or the internet. In other words the struggle is real! There are so many health supplements out there that it can be tough to choose ones that are safe and effective. Furthermore many of these supplements now offer the ability to earn money via multi level marketing which recruits folks like you and I to sell their products to the public. But are they really legitimate business opportunities or a scam? Well today we're looking at Kyani in this review to figure this out.

What is Kyani?

Kyani located at Kyani.com is a multilevel marketing company that offers all natural health supplements. Jim Hansen, Sr. started Kyani in 2005. Kyani's corporate headquarters are located in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The company is an upstanding member of the Direct Selling Association.

What Products Does Kyani Offer?

There are three main products the company offers which they refer to as the Kyani Triangle of Health. These health supplements are made from such ingredients as wild Alaskan Salmon and blueberries. The company also sells the Fleuresse Skin Care System. These products help fight the aging process for skin with natural botanicals, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Kyani Compensation Plan

Independent distributors are able to earn up to 60 percent commission on product sales depending on the package selection upon enrollment. According to the company's compensation plan, Kyani also offers several other financial incentives such as fast start bonuses, cars, luxury trips, generation check match, and team bonuses.

There are 15 ranks within the company's multilevel marketing plan. Independent distributors must maintain a 150 Personal Customer QV for each rank. To move up in ranks, distributors must increase their total group volume. This is achieved by customer product sales and recruiting others to join the business opportunity as distributors. If you're anything like me and complicated compensation plans is a turn off to you and you just want a straight forward way to figure out how much you're making, you may want to check out of my Top Work At Home Recommendation.

How to Become a Kyani Distributor

To become an independent distributor,  you must be enrolled through the sponsorship ID number of a current Kyani distributor. You are required to purchase a Distributor Pack for $40 that features business training materials and forms. You must also select one of three product packs ranging from $299-$999. There is also an annual $20 renewal fee. Commission percentages are higher for the more expensive product packs. The company also offers an optional WEBtools package for $12.50 for those who would like a personalized website and back office management system to run their business online.

What We Like

Healthy Natural Products: The supplements feature all natural ingredients. The company lists all ingredients on its website so you know exactly what you are putting into your body.

Kyani Prime: The company offers customers a program similar to Amazon Prime called Kyani Prime. For a $39 membership for a period of 6-months, you can get wholesale prices for product purchases plus free shipping. This can save you $126 for the six-month period.

Excellent BBB Rating: For some reason people rely heavily a BBB ratings to determine the legitimacy of a company even though they've been accused of being a pay to play business. But at at the time of this review the Better Business Bureau gives Kyani an A- rating  with full accreditation. Based on what we've seen on the BBB site, the company tries to resolve any complaints they receive.

Kyani Complaints

Complicated Compensation Plan: I really hate that so many MLMs have these convoluted compensation plans that are pages long and require an interpreter to understand them. It's always under the guise of giving you more ways to make money. But it just causes more confusion and feels very “pyramidish”! Who wants to sit through a long explanation of how you make money with a company. It should be pretty straight forward.

How Do I Even Buy/Join Online?: The company provides a product catalog and link to join as a distributor on its website. But when you go to order or join, you need to have a Distributor ID number to process your enrollment or purchase order. The company does not give you a list of distributors to order from. So unless you know a current Kyani distributor, you're out of luck.

Don't Quit Your Day Job: Taking a look at the company's income disclosure statement, approximately 2% of Kyani distributors make enough money to pay household bills. So the odds seem to be stacked against you which is usually the case with the MLM business model. So you might want to look into an alternative option like my Top Work At Home Recommendation which uses a business model that companies like Amazon and Google rely on.

Expensive Upfront Costs: Ouch! To join, you have to spend anywhere from $300-$1,000 just to start plus an additional $40 for a distributor pack with business materials. This is way more expensive than many other similar MLM companies out there. But to be fair is cheaper than an offline business. But it's still pretty damn pricey.

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    Potential Side Effects: Apparently some folks have reported feeling ill after taking Kyani supplements. These side effects include fatigue and lightheadedness. Now keep in mind any type of supplements or pills can have side effects. But the fact that the company's supplements are not FDA approved and are not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition says a lot.

    So is Kyani Legit or A Big Scam?

    Technically Kyani is a legitimate business in that it actually sells products and all their earnings aren't just based on recruiting distributors. Like all MLMs, their reps can earn commissions from personal product sales as well as percentages from sales from recruited distributors. However, the reality is that it's going to be damn hard to earn a living or a part time income as an independent distributor with this MLM business. But that can be said for many businesses which is probably why most people are employees. But I'd prefer to be in a business model that has better odds and unfortunately history shows that the MLM business model isn't great for most people.

    At the end of the day I'm all about multiple streams of income, so you may want to check out Kyani. But if some of the things you read don't sit well with you, then you might want check out my Top Work At Home Recommendation and my Work At Home Courses. Either way, just know you have various options if this MLM doesn't float your boat.

    Well that's enough of my two cents. I'd love to hear what your thoughts about this company. So please feel free to leave your comments down below. If you enjoyed this review,  free to check out my other work at home reviews as well.

    Until next time,

    Eddy with a y

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    Fred Phillips - July 17, 2017 Reply

    So you’ve tried Kyani then? Or are you just writing a fake review so you can promote Wealthy Affiliate instead?

      Eddy Salomon - July 17, 2017 Reply

      I have a writing assistant that researches companies like this by reading what various people had to say online. We also look at their site to gather more information. You don’t need to try everything to provide observations and feedback. It’s not fake because I give people other options they can consider. I review many companies that I like and recommend. But I’ll always provide alternatives that I trust because I know not everyone will like a company even if it’s a favorable review. Fortunately, the thousands of people that visit this blog and have actually read my body of work understand this and appreciate being provided with choices. They don’t just want to hear from REPS that only want to paint a perfect picture of a given company. They want to know the good and bad. The only people that seem to be bothered by reviews that provide this type of info are some reps of the companies. Everyone else seems to enjoy the information and having options to choose that are vetted.

    Nikolas Kutterer - May 19, 2017 Reply

    Hey there! Good review and I’m glad you are up to date with the comp plan changes, most reviews aren’t since they just happened in March.

    Just my two cents being apart of this company. The products themselves forever changed my life and got me off my medications which was my initial reason of joining, after seeing it change my loved ones lives as well. The comp plan is pretty unreal when you compare it to other companies. While yes, the start up fees can be a lot for an MLM, you also have to keep in mind that it’s a one time fee. I’ve never had to spend more than the 599 I came in with, and it was one of the best investments I had ever made. There is a lot more to this company than meets the eye up front.

    Also for those suspicious of the luxary car program… Yes it I’d all very real. I came from the Washington market that blew up over this last year and a half, and every event night we have parking lots full of the cars. We were able to get 136 cars out in the first year of the Washington market being launched. I moved to Utah to do the same.

    Kyani is a great company, with great leadership and integrity. I’m not a big fan of recruiting as it can get ingenuine and out of hand, so of this company didn’t have the leadership or integrity, as well as nurturing culture, I would have left long ago.

    Thanks for letting me throw my insight in there and I hope most won’t take it in a bias way.

    Dana - May 16, 2017 Reply

    Hi Eddy (with a y),
    It is very scary that when a person buys supplements online that they may not be FDA approved even though they are not required to have FDA approval, it is still scary that you do not know what you are actually taking. I do appreciate your great review, but think I will stay away from this company because it does not “float my boat”. Even though that you think that this MLM is legit, I would feel uncomfortable recommending anything that can have potentially negative side effects on someone.
    There are so many MLM companies and pyramid schemes that have been and are a frequent subject of criticism as well as the target of lawsuits and the cost for joining some of these companies is crazy. But there are many that are legit and I agree that a person needs to find something that is a good fit for them so they can stand behind their product. Thank you for the great review, it was enlightening.
    All the Best,
    Dana

      Eddy Salomon - May 16, 2017 Reply

      Hey Dana,

      I can totally appreciate your feelings. I feel the same way about promoting products that may have some potential health side effects. So I would stay away from things like this as well. Thanks again for your thoughtful insight.

    Ashley - May 13, 2017 Reply

    Ermahgerd! My Facebook feed is FULL of crap like this from local SAHM (stay at home moms) wanting to provide another income to their household! It drives me bonkers! I would love to flush all MLM companies down the toilet! Thanks for your honest review. I appreciate it. Even though you don’t think it’s a scam, I’ll pass on it because it’s an MLM

    Michelle - May 12, 2017 Reply

    Hello there Eddy(with a ‘y’):)

    I am not a big fan of MLM marketing, though back in the day, they were all ‘over the place’!

    The points you have presented certainly do nothing to get me to make a ‘move’ on this bandwagon at all…especially that 2% earning ratio from a collective group. This tells me that its members are not doing much business…unless I am reading the information incorrectly.

    In any event, thanks so much for a very enlightening article.

    Michelle

      Eddy Salomon - May 12, 2017 Reply

      You’re welcome Michelle. MLMs are still out here thriving. Unfortunately it’s still a business model where very little reps succeed. But some are.

    Juan - May 11, 2017 Reply

    Thanks for the extensive review. Always good to find this kind of advice.

    To me it also doesn’t sound like a realistic way to earn money? That’s probably why I’m not a big fan of MLMs like this. Fortunately like you mentioned there are other ways to make money. Thanks again for the review. I appreciate it.

    Dave - May 11, 2017 Reply

    What I have to pay almost $1,000 to join?

    I can’t manage to get that much when I’m looming for a system that will help me get another steam of income.

    I wanted to join it because I have a couple of friends who are earning with it. But am not ready to pay that much. The financial incentives like luxury cars got me suspicious of them too.

    I joined another program that promised the same but ended up ripping me off big time. Isn’t there a way all these scams can be screened and chased off the web?

      Eddy Salomon - May 11, 2017 Reply

      Uh you don’t have to pay $1000 to join. I’ve listed the range of start up fees and it can be significantly less than $1000. It’s great to hear some of your friends are earning with it. I review companies all the time if you want to keep up on what’s legit or a scam. Eventually the real scams do get exposed.

    Daniel - May 9, 2017 Reply

    Wow! $300-$1000 just to join!!??! That’s nuts. Joining any MLM company means you have at least a 95% chance of failure from the get go. So no thanks, I’m not paying that amount of money on that low of odds. Also, the fact that you have to spend that much tells me there products are far too expensive. Since these are “all natural” ingredients I wonder how much they would cost if you just bought the salmon and blueberries. Probably way less. Sounds like overpriced snake oil to me.

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