There’s so much talk about Hemp these days, since its legalization in the majority of the states in the U.S., and many companies are taking advantage of this opportunity.
The founders of HempWorx, Josh and Jenna Zwagil, are the same founders of another MLM company called “My Daily Choice“.
So, if you are wondering why some Hempworx distributors are promoting products of My Daily Choice, you now know why.
The big question here is, “Is HempWorx a Scam?”
I see this question being asked so many times, and it all points to the relationship between HempWorx and the MLM structure that the company is running on.
In my opinion, I don’t think HempWorx or MLM is a scam, but there are things that you should know before purchasing the products or joining the business opportunity (which I will discuss in this review).
In this HempWorx review, I am going to share everything you need to know about the products and the business opportunity so that you can make an informed decision.
Is HempWorx a scam?
Just because HempWorx is an MLM company, it doesn’t mean that it is a scam.
Many people have confused MLM with a Pyramid scheme because of its similarities, but this video will explain the differences:
You see, there is a clear distinction between an MLM company and a pyramid scheme.
Any MLM distributor has to follow a set of rules guided by the MLM companies which is in turn Governed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Distributors of an MLM company need to focus on promoting the products of the company, instead of the recruitment to the business opportunity.
Most compensation plans of MLM companies are geared towards rewarding distributors for their recruitment efforts more than the efforts for promoting the products.
That’s why distributors are more inclined to use unscrupulous methods to recruit new members than to focus on promoting the products.
And that raises a red flag for the authorities.
A legitimate MLM company, if managed poorly, will be indicted in cases relating to a pyramid scheme, see Herbalife.
For HempWorx, it is clearly stated in the affiliate agreement that:
So, if you ever encounter a distributor from HempWorx who only paints a rosy picture about your future if you join the business opportunity, run far away! And maybe report it to the Company Headquarters or the FTC.
Now that we know HempWorx is not a scam, let’s get right into the details…
What is CBD (Cannabidiol)?
Honestly, the more I try to understand about Hemp, Cannabis, and Marijuana, the more confused I get.
But, what I understand as a consumer is that there are more than 113 chemical compounds (or cannabinoids) found in a Cannabis plant (Marijuanna is the same plant as Cannabis).
Out of these chemical compounds (cannabinoids), the two main chemical compounds that scientist and researchers are interested in are the THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and the CBD (Cannabidiol).
THC gets you “High”, while CBD doesn’t. Both THC and CBD have its own health benefits, but because CBD doesn’t get you “High”, it is widely accepted.
Apologies if I didn’t explain it in a more professional way.
If you want a more professional explanation, you can watch this video:
So, to extract CBD, there will always be THC present.
In many states of the U.S., the legalized amount of THC that can be present in a CBD product is 0.3%.
That’s all I know about the jargon behind CBD, if you know more, please share it by leaving a comment below.
As a consumer, I am more interested in the benefits of the CBD…
Does CBD Work?
A HempWorx distributor comes up to you and tells you that she/he has a magic potion that will dramatically reduce your pain (back pain, neck pain, etc).
And then, she/he talks about the benefits of this magic potion:
- Relieves Nausea
- Promote Cardiovascular Health
- Helps fight cancer
- Anxiety disorders
- Possibly treat seizures and other neurological disorders
So, as it appears that the magic potion is the CBD oil, and you are thinking to yourself, is it all true? Could CBD oil be so amazing?
Since its legalization, doctors and researchers are coming out to speak about CBD and its benefits:
One thing you have to keep in mind is that these CBD products are not FDA approved, but it doesn’t mean that they do not have medicinal properties.
It just means that the distributor of the CBD product cannot make claims that the products are intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
This is stated on the HempWorx website:
Now, not all CBD products work…
There are many CBD products out there that doesn’t contain much CBD, and they are called CBD products because they meet the minimum requirement of the state law.
So, before you buy a CBD product, it is important to do research on them.
Here are some tips to help you decide if you should buy CBD products from any companies.
What sets HempWorx CBD Oil Apart from its competitors?
HempWorx has definitely poised itself as a leader in the CBD industry.
Through its many third party lab tests conducted, they have proven to produce the purest form of the CBD.
You can see the lab test certificates through this page.
So, it definitely instills some confidence to the consumers to trust the HempWorx brand.
Also, looking at this comparison chart prepared by cbdoilusers.com, you can see that the CBD Oil of HempWorx is reasonably priced.
It is also the cheapest as compared to other CBD Oil products of the other MLM companies.
Now, though the company is legit, and the HempWorx’s products seem to sell for itself, it doesn’t guarantee your success as a distributor of the company.
The HempWorx Business Opportunity – What you should know!
It sounds really convincing, it almost seems like this opportunity could be the chance for you to be financially free.
However, as much as I hate to bring you back down to earth, you must know that more than 95% of the distributors of an MLM company fail.
This is the true statistic across the entire MLM industry, including the Hemp industry.
And, the reasons for the failure has little to do with the company or its products.
Why 95% of the distributors fail in the business?
Reason #1: Not Enough Leads
When you join HempWorx, you will be asked to list 100 or more people in your social circle who can benefit from the HempWorx products or may be interested in the business opportunity.
And, because of the popularity of the development of CBD, let’s say that the sale conversion rate is at 30%, which means that every 10 people you met, 3 of them will buy a product from HempWorx.
I can’t give a higher conversion rate because many people just didn’t like the stigma of MLM.
So, if you meet a 100 people, 30 people will buy the products, and as we know, to become successful with the company, you need to recruit new distributors.
Out of the 30 people, if you are lucky enough, you could recruit 1 to 3 new distributors.
But, what happens after you have expanded your list of prospects?
What will you do then? Do you start cold calling? Do you start buying leads from unverified sources? Facebook Marketing, maybe?
Honestly, if you don’t have proper guidance and training, you will not know how to prosper in this business, which leads me to the next point.
Reason #2: Poor Guidance and Training
As the turnover rate of the distributors is extremely high, leaders or sponsors are more inclined to focus on new recruitment than to coach and guide existing distributors.
Coaching and training existing distributors takes a lot of time, and the efforts will be wasted if a distributor leaves the business, this is also one of the reasons leaders or sponsors are discouraged to groom existing distributors.
So, as a new joiner to the business, you have to do due diligence on your team leaders. I suggest mingling with the leaders and members of the team, and try to understand if your prospective team leaders will put your interest ahead of theirs.
Reason #3: Emotional barrier – I hate being a salesman
Because of the nature of this business opportunity, you will be forced to face a ton of rejection.
What’s worst is that you’ll have to face rejection from the people who are close to you, and most of the time, it will create friction in the relationship which will eventually fall apart.
This is one of the main factors that cause people to quit the business because they just can’t deal with the emotional stress.
If you are serious about making this business opportunity work, you are bound to sacrifice some relationships, and you have to deal with your emotional stress on a daily basis.
Reason #4: Bad Leaders Breed Bad Distributors
As the compensation plan compensates more for the recruiting efforts, many leaders and distributors resort to unscrupulous marketing tactics to recruit people into the business opportunity.
And, most of these strategies are taught to new distributors who joins the team, and the legacy continues.
You see, for a distributor to be compliant, they have to follow a set of rules, one of which is to focus on promoting the products rather than on the business opportunity (recruitment).
If an MLM company or its distributors are found to be using unscrupulous methods to recruit members, they can be seen as a pyramid scheme.
Beware not to join a team that focuses on recruitment (you’ll get a feel of it during your first Hempworx presentation with a distributor).
Reason #5: Wrong Mindset
Many aspiring distributors join the company thinking that the CBD oil is an easy sell, however, while CBD is well recognized for its health benefits, new distributors still find it difficult to sell.
The problem doesn’t lie with the company or the products, it lies with the distributor.
Selling is an art, and it comes through personal experience. A distributor may try selling the products once or twice, or maybe three times, and when they didn’t get a sale, they quit.
For a person who has zero knowledge and experience with sales, it will take months (if not years) to become a great salesperson.
It is through hard work and sheer determination to achieve success, unfortunately, most aspiring distributors do not have what it takes to become successful.
My Sincere Advice to You
If you have symptoms that CBD may be able to cure, then the obvious answer is to try the products.
If it works, great! But, if it doesn’t, you can send the products back to HempWorx within 30 days to get a full refund (less shipping cost).
You see, the first step to joining the business opportunity is to believe that the products work.
If you don’t believe in what you sell, how can you expect others to believe you, right?
However, having a positive experience with the products will have little to do with your success with the business opportunity.
Honestly, the road to success with HempWorx is long and tough, and not many will succeed. You need to have a certain characteristics (as I’ve described above) to succeed in this opportunity.
If you think that you have what it takes to be successful with Hempworx, I wish you all the best and I sincerely hope that you will succeed.
Now, what if this business opportunity is not for you, but you are still eager to learn how to make money from the comfort of your home, what then?
I’ve been in the make money online space for quite a while, and have reviewed hundreds of online business opportunities.
Quite frankly, finding a legitimate business opportunity is like finding a diamond in the rough.
I’ve been scammed many times, and that’s until I found Wealthy Affiliate.
Since then, my life has changed as you can see from this…
If you want to learn more about my story on how I made money online, and how you can too, I would highly recommend that you check this out.
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