Is Total Life Changes a Scam? - The Truth Revealed!!!

I am pretty sure you are curious what Total Life Changes (TLC) is all about...

And, whether or not you can really earn money with the Total Life Changes opportunity.

You are in the right place because I am going to share with you everything you need to know so that you can make an educated decision.

The company was founded by Jack Fallon a very long time ago, and it was first known as SeAcai...

Until it was re-branded as Total Life Changes in 2012.

Over the past few years the company has grown massively, and many distributors have been going around promoting this as an "amazing business opportunity".

TLC-Owners

"Helping people lose weight and earn money at the same time", that's the message that lures people to the company.

Honestly, who wouldn't want to lose weight without exercising, right? I know I am one of them.

And, if I really did lose weight, the logical thing for me to do is to share the products with others.

That's the whole idea of the Total Life Changes opportunity...

However, because of such a bold claim where distributors "Guarantees" people that they will lose 5 pounds in 5 days. This has gotten a lot of bad press for the company.

In the following sections, we will discuss about the effectiveness of the products, as well as a question that most people have in mind, which is...

"Is Total Life Changes a Scam or a Pyramid Scheme?"

Just to give you a drift of how this review will pan out, let me just give you a summary:

Total Life Changes Review Summary...

Total Life Changes Review on the Business Opportunity

The Total Life Changes business opportunity is not a scam nor it is a pyramid scheme (in my opinion), however, it is not an opportunity that is suitable for everybody.

Related Topics

  • What you need to know before joining TLC: Click here
  • Is TLC a Pyramid Scheme: Click here
  • TLC is not a pyramid scheme (my opinion), but it looks like one: Click here
  • What other customers say about the products: Click here
  • Should you join TLC (Are you suitable to be a TLC distributor): Click here
  • Updates on TLC: Click here
  • TLC's Compensation Plan: Click here
  • How to join TLC: Click here
  • My sincere advice to you (if you are a TLC distributor): Click here
  • My sincere advice to you (if you think TLC is not a suitable business for you): Click here

Before You Join Total Life Changes as a Distributor...

So, your friend or a family member has approached you to join this amazing business opportunity...

Or, maybe you are interested in the products because you've watched an episode of Dr Oz...

But, you are still on the fence because there are lots of questions in your mind.

On one hand, you do not want to be peer pressured into this business opportunity...

And, on the other hand, you are worried that rejecting the person recommending this business to you may destroy the relationship.

Let me help you get through this dilemma by sharing with you an objective point of view...

Know if the products work for you!

This is the single most important question you have to ask yourself before joining.

Think about it, if you can't convince yourself that the products work, how do you think you can convince others that it will work, right?

In other words, how can you sell a product that you don't believe in?

So, instead of being pressured into this business opportunity, maybe you can just become a customer of the company for a period of time...

And, try the products for at least a month to see if the products work for you.

Honestly, nothing is guaranteed in life, the products of TLC may or may not work for you.

Just take a look at these customer reviews...

Negative Reviews

Total Life Changes Customer Review 1
Total Life Changes Customer Review 2

Source: bbb.org

Positive Reviews

Total Life Changes Customer Review - Positive Review 1

Source: Amazon.com

Total Life Changes Customer Review - Positive Review 2
Total Life Changes Customer Review - Positive Review 3

Now, if the products worked for you, and you intend to promote the TLC products for profit...

Here's what you need to know... 

Earning Money is not as easy as it seemed!

There are many TLC distributors who would go at lengths to promote the TLC business opportunity as a way to earn easy money from home.

Their pretense is that everyone in this world would love to lose weight without ever exercising...

And, the TLC products are going to be the perfect fit for those people (an easy sell)!

Unfortunately, the truth is far from advertised!

If it was so easy, why is there a 95% failure rate?

Honestly, it is not because TLC is a scam or it is a lousy opportunity.

There are many factors that cause someone to fail in the business, and I'll share those factors below.

Back to: Summary

Is Total Life Changes a Pyramid Scheme?

The determining factor of any pyramid scheme is the products.

Before we move forward, let's watch this video to understand what a pyramid scheme really is.

To put it simply, a pyramid scheme is where people earn money while recruiting other people.

The primary focus of a pyramid scheme is always the recruitment.

And, the products are just a "smoke screen" to disguise the pyramid operation as a "legitimate" business.

In other words, the products are snake oil, and people are recruiting others to sell the snake oil.

So, is Total Life Changes really a pyramid scheme?

In my opinion, I don't think it is.

Because, the products really did help some people lose weight.

But, some might argue that the consumption instructions given (Like keeping your calorie intake at 1200 per day) will provide the results with or without the TLC products...

What is your opinion on this? I'd love to hear from you. Please leave a comment in the comment section below.

TLC is not a Pyramid Scheme, but many distributors made it look like one!

Unfortunately, there are some unscrupulous distributors who only cares about recruiting, because it is the quickest way to earn from the business opportunity.

There are basically 6 ways to earn from the TLC, but relying only on the retail sales itself isn't going to earn you a life changing income.

At some point, you are going to need to recruit distributors into your sales team in order to earn a substantial income.

And, because of this fact, some distributors neglect selling the products, and went straight into selling the business opportunity.

This is probably one of the reasons why so many people think that TLC is a pyramid scheme.

Although I don't think that the company is running a pyramid scheme, but I think it is the company's responsibility to manage their distributors. 

Again, if you really think that TLC is a pyramid scheme, and you disagree with my opinion, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Back to: Summary

Should You Join Total Life Changes?

As I've mentioned, to earn money with the Total Life Changes business opportunity isn't going to be easy.

So, here are some factors that will cause someone to fail...

1. It is not suitable for everyone

When you join TLC as a distributor, you automatically become an advocate, a salesperson for the company.

If you are not comfortable in a sales environment, then I would suggest that you avoid this entirely.

To be successful in TLC, you need to have certain characteristics (for example: outgoing, strong minded, great communication skills, etc).

And, if you lack in any of the characteristics, it can be nurtured but it will take an experienced and patient mentor to coach you.

Unfortunately, searching for a successful and caring mentor is like finding a needle in a haystack.

2. Training & Support

In all of the MLM businesses that I've joined over the years, I always had the same problem...

Lack of training and support!

You are limited to the training your uplines, sponsor (the person who've referred you to TLC), or leaders provide.

If you have joined the wrong team, like I did in all of my MLM ventures, you would have lost interest and quit evidently.

The training and support is very important in any kind of business and if you do not have a top notch coach who is willing to take their time and effort to nurture you, then you are doomed to fail.

Honestly, I have been searching for a solution to this generic problem most TLC distributors face, and I think I have found a reliable coaching platform that teaches distributors how to bring their TLC business online through attraction marketing

I personally feel that attraction marketing is one of the best, if not, the only way to grow the TLC business in this day and age. 

If you are serious about growing your TLC business, I highly recommend that you start implementing attraction marketing to your business.

3. Easy to sell products, Hard to promote an opportunity

It is one thing about promoting the TLC's product, it is another promoting a dream.

Products are much easier to promote than a business opportunity.

Not everyone is suitable to be in this business, you need certain kinds of characteristic (as mentioned above) to be successful.

I was in the direct selling industry when I was a teenager, and I will be honest that I had lost a huge sum of money.

I have joined many companies like TLC. Companies like World Ventures, Herbalife, Forever LivingShopping Sherlock and many more, but I've never profited from them.

During my MLM days, I managed to sell several products and was quite satisfied with my performance as a salesman...

But, when it comes to selling the dream (the opportunity), people started to wander off.

To your surprise, not everyone is open to the idea of starting a business. Not everyone has the entrepreneurial mindset as you do.

If you think that the "American Dream" lives in everyone, then you are so wrong.

Out of  100 people you find on the streets, there is probably only one who will be open to your business idea.

Everyone wants to be rich, but not everyone is willing to take the risk to be rich (the risk of wasting their time), that's the ugly truth of life.

4. Limited customers

Is this familiar to you? You...

  1. Are tasked to jot down a list of people whom you think would potentially buy your products or join your business opportunity;
  2. Started to call the people in your list to schedule a "friendly Meetup";
  3. Brought your sponsor to the meeting with your friend (because you don't know how to sell the products yet). Then, your friend says that she or he will think about your offer;
  4. Tried following up with your friend after a few days, but you can't get through;
  5. Weeks and months passed by, and no response. You are ghosted!

Does this sound familiar to you? This happened to me 90% of the time.

When I was with the company, I only had 300 people in my list.

Fairly quickly, I ran out of people to contact, and I soon found myself in the NFL club.

You know, the "No Friends Left" club?

To be successful with TLC...

You see, to be successful in any kind of business, you need a steady stream of new prospects to your business.

I would presume that finding an endless stream of highly targeted prospects to the TLC business is the most challenging part of the opportunity.

The majority of the distributors failed in this aspect, because they don't know how to grow their TLC business out of their own contact list.

That is why I suggest TLC distributors to bring their business online through attraction marketing.

So, should you join TLC?

It comes down to these 2 questions...

  1. Did you have a positive experience with the TLC products?
  2. Are you comfortable being in the sales environment?

If any of the answers to the above questions is NO, then you should NOT join TLC. I would recommend that you check this out instead.

However, if you have decided that TLC is the way to go for you, I would recommend that you learn the skill of attraction marketing

Because, this is the only way that you can find an endless stream of highly targeted prospects.

Back to: Summary

What is Total Life Changes?

Total Life Changes is a Multilevel Marketing company that promotes health and wellness products that could change your life in entirety.

As mentioned, the company was called SeAcai before it was re-branded and marketed as Total Life Changes.

The products range from Nutritional supplements to skin care to weight loss. There is a wide range of products to promote in Total Life Changes.

When I first wrote this review back in 2015, I complained about the lack of product information on the website (like the ingredients or its health benefits).

This section highlighted in orange is a part of the review I wrote in 2015...

TLC-products

One problem with the product page is that you can't find the ingredients of the product or its health benefit.

I am an online shopper and I like to do my due diligence before I purchase anything online.

If I want to buy a pack of premium coffee, I want to know at least the ingredients and health benefit to it.

Unfortunately, if you see the image below about the Iaso Black coffee with Ganoderma, it did not show its benefits.

There should at least be a link for me to discover what Ganoderma is and its benefits. The same goes for all the products in Total Life Changes.

TLC-product-coffee

I know Total Life Changes is a direct selling company and its main strategy is face-to-face selling, however, given the advancement in technology, I believe Total Life Changes should upgrade itself to suit the needs of online shoppers.

A New & Improved Look!

Fortunately, TLC has upgraded their website to look stylish and up to date.

And, most importantly, they've added the list of ingredients and the product benefits to its website.

Now, it looks like this...

Total Life Changes New and Improved Look

This is a good sign when a company is taking steps to improve their business operations.

The Compensation Plan

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Joining Total Life Changes

To join Total Life Changes, you need to provide an Enroller's ID (Will be provided by the person who referred you).

And, you have to purchase at least a product.

In the past, signing up to Total Life Changes is free, and all you need to do is to purchase any products.

However, things have changed.

Cost for joining TLC...

Now, you would need to purchase an additional "Business Starter Kit" for $35. So, the total cost of starting this business (assuming that you've selected the cheapest products), is $84.95. 

How to Join Total Life Changes - Business Starter Kit

Just like in the past, the cheapest product you can find is NUTRA BURST.

But, the price of NUTRA BURST has increased to $49.95, and 2 other products, "IASO Tea 5 Pack" and "HSN - Hair, Skin, Nails", have joined its rank.

How to Join Total Life Changes - Cheapest Products

However, if you want to start the business right, it is recommended that you start with one of these business packs:

How to Join Total Life Changes - Starter Packs

SmartShip Products

SmartShip is Total Life Changes' Auto-shipment program.

So, if you'd like to receive a certain product automatically on a monthly basis, you can choose to join the SmartShip program.

The SmartShip program is NOT Mandatory (unlike other direct selling companies).

How to Join Total Life Changes - SmartShip

My Sincere Advice to You

I hope that I've shared sufficient information with you about the Total Life Changes.

And, if you are still unclear and you need more clarification, please, feel free to ask me in the comment section below.

In case you'd like to skip to the section(s) that matters  to you...

Total Life Changes Review Summary...

My Advice if you are ready to be a TLC distributor...

If you've a positive experience with the products and you feel that you are suitable to be a TLC distributor...

Then, I wish you all the best in your journey with TLC, and I hope that you will learn the skill of attraction marketing.

Do not purely rely on recruiting your friends and family members, because they are usually not the type of people who will grow your organization.

You need to learn how to attract the right kind of people into your organization in order for you and your business to prosper.

The only way I know you can find an endless stream of highly targeted prospects is through attraction marketing.

My Advice if you think TLC is not the right business opportunity for you...

Personally, I am not cut out to be a salesperson, but I've found success with Affiliate Marketing.

It is one of the most lucrative ways to start an online business, and it is the business that got me out of the rat race.

And, if you are interested to know which program is responsible for my success, I highly recommend that you check this out.

Thank you for reading this review!

Truly honored to be able to share my opinion about Total Life Changes with you.

If you have any thoughts or opinion about Total Life Changes, I invite you to share it with me in the comment section.

And, if you've found this review helpful, I'd appreciate if you can share it.

This will help spread the word to the people who needs this information. 🙂

Your pal,

Jack

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About the Author

Jack is an experienced online marketer who has the passion to help beginners succeed online.