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GBG Business Opportunity and Product Review
Welcome to my review of the GBG opportunity and product. GBG is a privately owned, 15-year old company located in Vacaville, California. GBG supposedly stands for Guided by God, whether that is a statement about the faith of the founder or a pitch for a certain type of people I don't know. I do know that I have not seen any allusions to religion in any company literature, websites, or by any of the company representatives. I also know that this is one of the most affordable opportunities to achieve financial freedom that I have ever seen. The GBG opportunity is free to join, there is no association fee or kit to buy. Once you join you receive a free opportunity website, free landing pages, a free informational website, free conference call training, a free back office to track your progress and manage your business, and free customer/distributor support. It is not an entirely free opportunity, despite some advertising that you might see. There is a requirement to purchase a bottle of the signature product, the 10-in-One Liquid Multi-Forumla, for $40 a month including shipping, far below the industry norm for auto-ships. There are other products and marketing tools that you can optionally purchase. But that's it; $29.97 (+ shipping = $40) for a monthly supply of a bottle of what is billed as "The World's Greatest Liquid".
The GBG 10-in-One Liquid Multivitamin and Mineral Formula boasts of having 10 formulas in one bottle, that are to be consumed daily, one ounce at a time. The 10 formulas are: Memory and Mood Enhancer, Vision Support, Immune Enhancer, Stress Reducer, Cardiovascular Support, Multi-Vitamin & Minerals, Super Anti-oxidants, Energizer, Digestive Aid, and Bone & Joint support. Because the formula is liquid, it is quick and easy for the body to absorb. However, this is quite a list of health concerns to address with one product. One ounce of this formula is said to contain the nutritional equivalent of 10 tomatoes, 50 oranges slices, 35 cups of broccoli, 25 cups of strawberries, 167 eggs, 4 cups of milk, 72 cups of spinach, and the list goes on. Testimonials from users of the products suggest that this may indeed be a miracle drug. The only concern here is the lack of an FDA approval of these claims. Still for those who are less than impressed, there is a 60-day, no questions asked, empty bottle money-back guarantee. In addition to having the "World's Greatest Liquid", GDG also believes it has the world's greatest compensation plan. So much so that they have had the compensation plan Copyrighted!
Seriously. they did. And I have to admit the compensation plan is quite generous. It is a 2x10 Forced Matrix initially, but expands to a 2x30 Matrix depending on certain qualifications. In your first month with the company, there is a $10 fast start bonus on the each of the first two sign-ups that you attain, and a $20 fast start bonus for every new person you bring on after that. (GBG is quick to say that this bonus is for the purchase of the product, not the recruitment). More than 60% of the cost of every product goes out to distributors in the form of commissions and bonuses. After the first month, you basically receive $1 for every person in your matrix. Once you sponsor 2 distributors, you earn the rank of Regional Manager. When you help two of your reps become Regional Manager, you become a Senior Regional Manager, eligible for pay on levels 11-15, which could net you a total of over $17,000 per month! What is so revolutionary about the compensation plan is that after you sponsor two people, you can re-enter the matrix and thus be paid 2 or more times for your own efforts. It is also worth mentioning that because you can only have two people on your first level, that spillover is inevitable. I interviewed one distributor who went to explore his back office less than 24 hours after signing up, and was surprised to discover that he already had four people in his organization, and he hadn't done a thing!
On the flip side, my research has uncovered some discomfort with the tinkering with the compensation plan and the product line-up over the years, You could just chalk that up to growing pains, or just searching for something that works. But to distributors, changes in details makes it hard to explain the opportunities to others, or worse yet, creates more opportunities to misrepresent vital details. This may be one of the reasons why distributors are encouraged to send their prospects to the website, instead of trying to explain things. Still overall, I think that the business model is simple. The comp plan can be hard to explain, but basically you just need to sponsor two or more, and help them do the same. If you can do that you can make a ton of money with this opportunity. Even with the great product and great comp plan, the most attractive quality of GDG to me though is its sheer affordability. Money is definitely not a reasonable objection to this opportunity. When everything but the product is free, what do you have to lose?
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