BestLife Worldwide Review: Recruit Silver & Gold affiliates
BestLife Worldwide launched in 2009 by founder and CEO Steve Moretta.
The company is based out of Texas in the US and operates in the health and wellness niche.
As per Moretta’s BestLife Worldwide corporate bio;
Steve has a long and successful career as entrepreneur and over 21 years working in the Health and Wellness industry.
Moretta’s own personal website is a little less vague:
I was born in Quito, Ecuador. At the age of 18, I started my first business and it didn’t go very well. I found the love of my life (Irene) at 22 and we both decided to go after the American Dream… after we got married, we moved to the US.
At the age of 25, I was still struggling to pay the rent and I was living paycheck to paycheck but I learned (and applied) a few key concepts that literally changed my life forever!
By the age of 30 I became financially free and now thanks to those same concepts I’ve been able to develop a multi-millon dollar company in the last 2 and a half years.
Prior to BestLife Worldwide Moretta appears to have been affiliate with Formor International (nutritional beverages). This likely influenced Moretta’s founding of BestLife Worldwide.
On the topic of language, it appears BestLife Worldwide primarily target Spanish speaking people. The official BestLife Worldwide and Steve Moretta’s Facebook profiles contain posts almost entirely published in Spanish.
Read on for a full review of the BestLife Worldwide MLM business opportunity.
The BestLife Worldwide Product Line
BestLife Worldwide market a number of health and wellness products.
We have included powerful antioxidants in all of our products to help boost the immune system.
For this reason, every BestLife product is of great benefit to the body and provides the necessary nutrition for an active and healthy lifestyle.
Every product is a unique combination of the best ingredients, designed to help you meet your daily requirements for optimal nutrition.
Products listed on the BestLife Worldwide website include:
- AquaFit – “formulated to boost your metabolism, build energy, support healthy elimination of water and alertness”
- PowerCleanse Formula – “support(s) the digestive system, relieve(s) constipation, promote(s) the elimination of wastes and toxins and promote(s) weight loss”
- CardioVida – “helps promote a healthy cardiovascular system”
- NutriBlend Shake – “a delicious whole food supplement”
- Move – “protect and cushion joints”
- Zelva – “a powerful mix of nutrients specifically designed for men’s health”
- BLD-3 – a “Vitamin D Spray”
Note that BestLife Worldwide do not provide retail pricing on their website.
The BestLife Worldwide Compensation Plan
The BestLife Worldwide compensation plan pays direct commissions and residual commissions through a unilevel compensation structure.
There is also a strong focus on affiliate recruitment, with both direct and residual recruitment commissions offered.
BestLife Worldwide Affiliate Ranks
There are eight affiliate ranks within the BestLife Worldwide compensation plan.
Along with their respective qualification criteria, they are as follows:
- AIN – sign up as a BestLife Worldwide affiliate
- Leader – recruit two affiliates
- Supervisor – recruit five affiliates
- Manager – maintain five recruited affiliates and have a total downline volume of 4000 GV across four unilevel levels
- Director – maintain five recruited affiliates and have a total downline volume of 7000 GV across six unilevel levels
- GET – maintain five recruited affiliates and have a total downline volume of 20,000 GV across seven unilevel levels
- Ambassador – maintain five recruited affiliates and have a total downline volume of 50,000 GV across seven unilevel levels
- Presidential Club – maintain five recruited affiliates and have a total downline volume of 100,000 GV across seven unilevel levels
Retail Commissions (resale?)
The BestLife Worldwide compensation plan states that affiliate’s are able to earn a “direct sales” commission of $20 per product sold.
Whether or not this is a true retail commission or a resale commission on affiliate purchased product though is unclear.
Preferred customer orders are a little clearer, with BestLife Worldwide listing a $40 commission per preferred customer order. Subsequent preferred customer orders generate an ongoing $10 a month commission.
BestLife Worldwide affiliates are paid to recruit new Silver and Gold affiliates.
How much of a commission is paid out is determined by how much a newly recruited affiliate pays for their membership, as well as how much the affiliate receiving the commission spent.
- Silver affiliates earn $50 for every Silver and Gold affiliate they recruit
- Gold affiliates earn $50 for every Silver and $100 for every Gold affiliate they recruit
Residual Recruitment Commissions
Residual recruitment commissions begin at the Manager rank and see affiliates paid on recruitment efforts by their downline.
How much of a residual recruitment commission is paid out is determined by how much new recruits spend on their BestLife Worldwide affiliate membership:
- Manager – $2.50 per Silver affiliate and $5 per Gold affiliate
- Director – $5 per Silver affiliate and $10 per Gold affiliate
- GET – $10 per Silver affiliate and $20 per Gold affiliate
- Ambassador and Presidential Club – “until $45” (the BestLife Worldwide compensation plan material does not explain what this means)
Residual commissions in BestLife Worldwide are paid out via a unilevel compensation structure.
A unilevel compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of a unilevel team, with every personally recruited affiliate placed directly under them (level 1):
If any level 1 affiliates go on to recruit new affiliates, they are placed on level 2 of the original affiliate’s unilevel team.
If any level 2 affiliates recruit new affiliates, they are placed on level 3 and so on and so forth down a theoretical infinite number of levels.
BestLife Worldwide cap payable unilevel levels at seven, with commissions paid out as a percentage of generated sales volume.
How many levels a BestLife Worldwide affiliate earns on is determined by their affiliate rank as follows:
- AIN – 5% on level 1
- Leader – 5% on level 1 and 10% on level 2
- Supervisor – 5% on level 1, 10% on level 2 and 25% on level 3
- Manager – 5% on level 1, 10% on level 2, 25% on level 3 and 10% on level 4
- Director – 5% on level 1, 10% on level 2, 25% on level 3, 10% on level 4, 5% on level 5 and 3% on level 6
- GET and above – 5% on level 1, 10% on level 2, 25% on level 3, 10% on level 4, 5% on level 5, 3% on level 6 and 2% on level 7
Note that in order to qualify for residual commissions, BestLife Worldwide affiliates must generate 100 PV a month
PV stands for “Personal Volume” and is sales volume generated by retail orders and an affiliate’s own purchase of product.
Affiliates who fail to generate 100 PV but generate over 50 PV in a month are paid 50% of the above quoted unilevel percentages.
The Infinity Bonus allows a BestLife Worldwide affiliate to earn beyond seven levels in their unilevel team.
Ambassador ranked affiliates are able to earn 1% from the seventh level onwards. Presidential Club ranked affiliates are able to earn 1-2%.
The BestLife Worldwide compensation plan documentation states that the bonus is paid out by “organizational volume”, but fails to provide any additional qualification criteria.
The BestLife Worldwide compensation plan documentation mentions a “BMW Bonus”.
An image of a BMW car is provided next to the text “BLW Bimmer Club”, with no specific information about the bonus provided.
Joining BestLife Worldwide
Affiliate membership with BestLife Worldwide is tied to the purchase of one of the following three affiliate packages:
- Bronze -$106
- Silver – $201
- Gold – $271
The primary difference between these affiliate membership levels are bundled products and income potential through the BestLife Worldwide compensation plan.
Note that Bronze membership is not mentioned in the BestLife Worldwide compensation plan material. It is unclear whether Bronze affiliates qualify for recruitment commissions.
MyBestLife aren’t very forthcoming with information about their business opportunity.
I had to reverse-search a copy of their compensation plan through Google, and affiliate costs were obtained via a presentation Steve Moretta uploaded to SlideShare a month or so ago.
The lack of retail pricing on the BestLife Worldwide website is also a worry, with retail looking to be an afterthough to what is otherwise a recruitment heavy scheme.
The recruitment focus begins with recruitment commissions paid out, tied to how much an affiliate themselves spent on their membership.
Only Gold affiliates are able to earn full commissions, adding an additional “pay to play” element to the scheme.
PV is the only residual commission requirement, with this likely being generated by affiliate autoship. This can be sussed out on an individual basis with a potential upline, by asking how many retail orders they take from month to month (make sure you’re not given affiliate-purchase resell info).
Perhaps most revealing however is how BestLife Worldwide themselves present the business opportunity.
From the official corporate compensation plan documentation, here’s two “income examples” from BestLife Worldwide themselves:
Both examples focus on affiliate recruitment and duplication, with there being no mention of retail at all.
With this message coming from corporate, there’s little chance of significant retail activity taking place within the BestLife Worldwide affiliate-base.
What you’re then left with is an autoship recruitment scheme. Affiliates are on monthly autoship to qualify for commissions, with commissions paid out on autoship orders by recruited affiliates.
This of course would define BestLife Worldwide as a product-based pyramid scheme.
Approach with caution.