Is Bonvera A Scam? No, But There Are Things You Need To Know

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Welcome to my Bonvera review.

So what is Bonvera?

Bonvera is a multilevel marketing company that’s headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. And markets nutritional supplements, skin care products, special coffee, and more.

The company was founded in 2016. However, it was relaunched with new ownership and a new board on May 1, 2018. And at the time of this review Robert Dickie is the CEO of the company.

And let me put your mind at ease and answer the question: Is Bonvera a scam? And the answer is – No Bonvera is not a scam. And it’s not a pyramid scheme either.

They have a legit business opportunity to anyone that’s interested in making money online from home. Now, with that said. This does not mean this is the right opportunity for you.

And that’s why I’m taking a look at their products and their business opportunity to see if it is. And I’m confident that after you’ve read my review, you’ll be in a stronger position to make an informed decision as to whether or not this is the right business opportunity for you.

Now, of course, I’m simply here to show you the pros and cons of Bonvera and give you my personal opinion. What you decide to do after reading my review is up to you.

And with that said, let me first say, good on you for taking the time to do your own research before getting involved with any business opportunity. That alone tells me your serious about finding a legitimate way to make money online.

Disclaimer: I am not a member or an affiliate of Bonvera. All the information researched for this review is available online within the public domain. This review is my personal opinion and any recommendations/conclusions are my own which you may or may not agree with. What you decide to do after reading my review is up to you. You can see the full disclaimer here for more info.

Alright, let’s take a look at Bonvera.

Bonvera Products

bonvera products

Bonvera has a wide selection of products listed under the following categories.

Skincare

This is their all-natural, vegan skin care line called LueBella. Here you find eye cream, moisturizer, collagen boost serum, exfoliant, etc.

Vitamins

This is their Phyzix MD line of vitamin products. These includes:

  • Active – this helps with joint support.
  • CoQ10 – this is designed to strengthen your heart, muscles, and nervous system.
  • Daily Mag – this is a supplement for overall health.
  • Just For Her – just as the name suggests this is a supplement that helps support the healthy balance of hormones throughout a woman’s cycles.
  • Just For Him – this supplement is made to support healthy testosterone levels in men.
  • Omega Max – this supplement is designed to support heart health, weight loss, and eye health.
  • Calm & Clear – helps get you a better night’s sleep. Comes Mixed Berry flavor.
  • Calm & Clear – helps with cognitive function, managing stress, and sleep. And comes in Lemon Lime flavor.
  • Immun-C – vitamin C supplement.
  • Immun-D – vitamin D supplement.
  • Immune Boost – supports a healthy immune system and good gut health.
  • Zinc – helps supports a strong immune system and a healthy functioning metabolism.
  • Energy Stix – B vitamins, electrolytes, and antioxidants. Natural Citrus flavor.
  • Energy Stix – designed to energize you with vitamins, electrolytes, and antioxidants. Mixed Berry flavor.
  • Daily Pro – Dutch Chocolate – vegan pea and rice protein blend.
  • Daily Pro – French Vanilla – vegan pea and rice protein blend.
  • Just For Kids Multivitamin – like the name suggests this is a daily multivitamin for kids.
  • MultiVitamin Plus – multivitamin for adults.

Energy Drinks

They have their energy drink called Phyzix Zero. It has zero calories, zero sugar, and natural caffeine. And comes in 2 flavors – Acai Berry and Tropica.

They’ve also partnered with the Angry Angel company to offer you a few more choices when it comes to energy drinks. It’s called Fuel, and they come in Tropical and Blackberry Lemon flavors.

Weight Loss

This is their Phyzix MD line of weight loss products. Which they call The Cleanse. You can also buy each of these products separately.

  • Optimizer Plus – this supports healthy liver function and detoxification.
  • Probiotic Max – this is designed to support a healthy gut.
  • Metabolizer PH – Dutch Chocolate – this is a vegan protein shake mix.
  • Metabolizer PH – French Vanilla – this is a vegan protein shake mix.

Sleep Support

  • Calm & Clear – comes in Mixed Berry and is designed to help you get better night’s sleep.
  • Calm & Clear – comes in lemon lime and is to help with cognitive function, managing stress, and sleep.

Superfoods

This is their line of Moringa products called Kutano. Moringa often called the miracle tree appears in many health products because it contains many healthful compounds.

They have:

  • Memory and Focus – supplement.
  • Daily Nourishment – meal replacement.
  • Moringa Plus – this is pure Moringa powder.

Coffee

Here they’ve teamed up with Thrive Farmers Coffee, which is a farm-to-cup coffee and tea company and created a private line of coffees.

They have:

  • Bonvera Brew – Rise & Grind.
  • Bonvera Brew – Wholly Awake.

Both coffees are also available in 5 pound bags.

Essential Oils

This is their line of essential oils called Zeva. All of their oils are 100% ISO certified and approved by the Medicinal Oil Association.

Each oil is blended to help with your overall health and wellness.

  • Clove Oil
  • Eucalyptus Oil
  • Frankincense Oil
  • Lavendar Oil
  • Lemongrass Oil
  • Oregano Oil
  • Peppermint Oil
  • PainFree Oil
  • Bodyguard Oil
  • Breathe Ease Oil
  • Her Oil

Houshold Essentials

Here you’ll find household and hygiene products. These includes soap, candles, shampoo, conditioner, hand sanitizer, all-purpose cleaner, etc.

Now one thing to keep in mind when it comes to health and wellness products. Is that none of them have been approved by the FDA. Which means Bonvera does not have to prove their products work, or even if they are safe to take.

Now what I noticed is that nowhere that I can find on their website is a disclaimer about their products and any statements they make have not been approved by the FDA.

However, on every page they do let you know that Bonvera may earn a commission when you use one of our coupons/links to make a purchase.

Now if you’re going to involved with this company. I suggest instead of jumping in headfirst as an Bonvera Entrepreneur. You should simply register as a customer and try some of the products that interest you and see what results you get after using them.

If you find they do what they say they do. Then you can confidently become a Bonvera Entrepreneur because you’ve seen results. Now keep in mind not everyone is going to have the same results. Afterall health wellness products are subjective.

And on the other hand, if you see no results, well, that should give you pause before you join, don’t you think?

So, How Much Is It To Get Started With Bonvera?

To get started with Bonvera it all starts with buying your  Registration Kit. This is going to cost you $199.95.

bonvera registration kit

From there you need to choose your Replenish Pack. You have 3 packs to choose from.

  1. Bonvera Sampler Pack – $130.00
  2. Bonvera at Home Kit – $152.98
  3. Build Your Own Replenish Pack – If you create your own Replenish Pack it must contain at least 100 BV. (Bonus Volume)

These Replenish Packs are on a monthly autoship. So, you’ll need to pay for whatever pack you choose each month. And re-billing will happen on the next 1st of the month.

You can change the billing date if you need to. And you can change/delete or add your replenish pack anytime.

Also, according to their terms and conditions. You’ll also be charged a $9.95 monthly fee for ongoing sales and marketing materials support, including back office accounting review, training updates, replicated website and communication tools.

So, to get started with Bonvera it’s going to cost you at a minimum $329.95 (registration kit and sampler pack). And at a minimum $139.95 per month. (sampler pack and monthly fee).

There is also an annual renewal fee of $49.95 of your agreement once you join the company. You can find that information in their terms and conditions in paragraph 5.

bonvera replenish packs

How Do You Make Money With Bonvera?

There are many different ways you can earn money through Bonvera. And just like the majority of compensation plans from MLM companies they can get a little confusing, and Bonvera’s is no exception.

Now I did find an older compensation plan from 2016. And I definitely got a headache reading that plan. But I figured there had to be a more up to date compensation plan. And believe me I searched for one but had no luck.

So, I contacted their customer service department asking if they had a link or a copy of their latest compensation plan. And they did.

Now, what they sent was an overview of things, which I found to be very simplistic and incomplete. I replied to the email and asked for a more detailed version. I’m still waiting to hear back from them.

So, until I do, I’ll share the summary style compensation plan they sent me. And of course, when and if they do send me a detailed version, I will update things for you.

Ok, here’s what we have.

You have 7 different ways of earning with Bonvera’s compensation plan.

  1. Retail Commissions
  2. PBV Bonus
  3. Registered Customer Bonus
  4. Differential Bonus
  5. Partner Bonuses
  6. BVr1 to Car Bonus
  7. National Bonus Pools

Retail Profit

Anytime a customer purchases products through your website, offline and as a smart shopper . You’ll earn a 20% commission for their private label purchases. These commission will be paid to you monthly.

The smart shopper program

Your customer may become a Smart Shopper. And by doing so get a discount of 20% on private label products.  There are 2 ways of becoming a smart shopper.

  • Register as a smart shopper by paying a $19.95 yearly membership fee.

Or

  • Completing a Smart Shopper enrollment form and add at least 1 replenish product to your order and the $19.95 fee will be waived.

smart shopper

PBV Bonus

This bonus is equal to your Personal Bonus Volume (PBV) and then multiplied by your Bracket %. And your bracket % is determined by your Total Group Bonus Volume (TGBV).

bracket percentage

Registered Customer Bonus

You can earn a bonus equal to 50% of your Personal Customer Bonus Volume (PCBV).

Differential Bonus

This bonus is based upon the differential between the Bracket % as determined by your TGBV and the bracket % by the TGBV of each of the Entrepreneur’s that are in your downline.

Partner Bonuses

You can earn a $1000 per month if the following qualification are met:

Partner Bonus

  • Build one team to at least 10,000 BV.
  • Have at least 2500 BV outside of that team that have achieved the rank of Partner.

Sr. Partner Bonus

You can earn an additional $250 per month on top of the $1000 partnership bonus if you have 5000 BV outside of the 10,000 BV team.

BVr1 To Car Bonus

You can earn a $400 per month car bonus if you met the following qualifications:

Build one team with at least 25 successfully processed BVr1 orders and have 25 or more BVr1 orders between their other team(s) for 3 consecutive BVr1 cycles.

Achieve this and you can put this $400 monthly bonuses towards a blue or white Lexus, Lincoln, Cadillac, BMW, or half-ton pickup truck.

National Bonus Pools

If you have built at least 2 teams to 10,000 BV each, you are eligible to participate in the national bonus pools. All commissionable dollars are allocated to 16 pools are divided evenly among the qualifiers in the pool.

Here’s the ranks, the qualifications need and the % of the pool you share according to rank.

national pool bonuses

Now if you’re seriously thinking of joining Bonvera this does give you a general overview of how you can make money. But there’s definitely more to it then what you’re being told in this compensation summary.

So, if you still have question you should contact their customer service department at support@bonvera.com. Or talk to the person that’s introduced you to Bonvera.

Also, to be eligible to earn commissions you’ll have to maintain at least 100 PBV (Personal Bonus Volume) in any given month. And of course, meet the qualifications at each rank within their compensation plan.

Now as for all the ranks within their compensation plan. Here’s what I’ve found.

  • Associate
  • Apprentice
  • Builder
  • Senior Builder
  • Director
  • Senior Director
  • Professional
  • Senior Professional
  • Executive
  • Senior Executive
  • Ambassador
  • Presidential Ambassador

So, Can You Expect To Make Money With Bonvera?

Well, the harsh reality is when it comes to making money through an MLM business the odds are definitely stacked against you.

Now that’s not to say you can’t make money with Bonvera but if you do, you’re going to be in a very small percentage of people that are.

You see studies have shown that 99% of people that get involved with MLM will lose money. And over 50% of people that get involved with MLM will quit within the first year.

And I can see people losing money with this business. Why?

Well first of all it takes a certain skill set to be successful in MLM. You must love networking and selling. Because after all to build your business you have to sell the product as well as constantly selling people on the business opportunity so you can grow your business.

And here’s how I see people losing money. Remember you’re forced to have at least 100 BV to be eligible to earn commissions.

And you are forced onto an autoship product program that does not even cover the minimum 100 BV each month. So, you’re going to have to spend even more money each month to be eligible.

So, whether or not you sell enough product or recruit enough people each month you still have to buy product from Bonvera. If you do sell then it’s ok. But the majority of people won’t.

And because of that people do end up getting deeper into debt each month with the hopes they will sell enough product or recruit enough people to break even and possible even earn some money.

And for the majority of people ewnd up selling products and recruting people, will only earn a few hundred dollars per year.

Another thing I want to also point out is that Bonvera does not provide and income disclosure statement. And this statement would show you the average earnings within a 1 year period from all distributors.

And without that, you can’t see if their distributors are really earning and significant money. But from ALL the income disclosure statements I’ve seen I can confidently tell you the vast majority are not making any money.

What I Like About Bonvera

#1) Satisfaction Guarantee

If you want to return a product for any reason you can do so within 90 days of your purchase. (conditions apply)

#2) Replicated Website

Sure, you have to pay a monthly fee for your website. But right out of the gate you now have a e-shop where you can direct people to make purchases as well as enroll into your business.

#3) There Is An Opportunity

Bonvera is offering a legit business opportunity.

#4) Good Selection Of Products

Along with their own products they also sell 3rd party products which gives them a larger selection of products. But not to large to be overwhelming.

What I Didn’t Like About Bonvera

#1) Crowded Market

Hundreds of MLM companies are marketing health and wellness products, not to mention all the other mainstream companies that market health and wellness products, and all the products you can find at places such as Amazon.

So, you’re going to have stand out from the crowd and hustle like crazy to try and make any significant money. And that’s if you can at all.

#2) MLM Business Model

It’s been proven time and time again that while the MLM business model is great for the company. It’s a complete disaster for the people who get involved. The majority of people end up losing more money than they make.

#3) Lack Of Information 

There is no information available on their website when it comes to the details of their business opportunity. There is no pricing regarding their products. You’re forced to sign up at a minimum a customer to get prices.

There is no link to a current compensation plan. And there is no income disclosure statement available either. How can you make an informed decisions when you can’t even get basic information about the opportunity. You can’t.

#4) Recruiting

You can make money selling the products. But you’ll never have the opportunity to earn any of those bonuses unless you’re constantly recruiting people into your business.

And I say constantly because over 50% of people you recruit will quit the business within the first year. So, I hope you love being a sales person because that’s what you’re going to have to become in order to have the slim shot of making money.

#5) Expensive Start Up and Ongoing Costs

This is typical with most MLM companies. The startup cost to get going with Bonvera is high. First you have to spend $199.95 for their registration kit. And then you are forced to by a replenish pack. And cheapest choice you have is $130.00.

So, it’s going to cost you at a minimum $329.95 to get started. But it does not stop there. You have your ongoing monthly costs.

Your replenish pack is on autoship and you need to pay for that each month. But you’re going to have to spend even more money because remember you need 100 BV to stay qualified. And neither one of these replenish packs has enough BV to keep you qualified.

And don’t forget you’re also being charged an additional $9.95 per month for your replicated website and back office. So, you’re looking at over $150.00 per month to be in business.

And you have to spend this money each month regardless if you need more product or not.

And in the MLM business this in called “pay to play”. You’re forced to pay. And if you don’t pay to stay qualified, you’re not eligible for commissions. You can’t play.

My Final Opinion Of Bonvera

The thing I can’t stand about MLM business opportunities is the way you’re pitched the business.

All they do is sell you the dream. They talk about how easy it is to make money with their opportunity and then everything you’ll be able to do with all this easy made money. Encluding all the time you’ll be able to spend with your family and friends.

Yeah that’s all BS.

They’re tell you exactly what you want to hear. Not what you need to hear.

But why would anyone tell you the truth about how the majority of people make no money with MLM? Because if they told the truth about MLM, no one would join these businesses.

Look, if you’re already using Bonvera products and you like them, keep using them. And if you haven’t joined as a Smart Shopper you should in order to get the 20% discount.

But as for the business opportunity, it’s just not there. Now of course I don’t know you and maybe you have the skill set and that killer sales attitude to knock it out of the part with this opportunity.

And if you do, then jump on board. And I wish you nothing but success. And when you knock it out of the park, please come back here and share your success with all of us.

However, if becoming a salesperson and have less than a 1% chance of succeeding within an MLM does not get you excited.

Don’t worry there are far better ways of making money online from home. One of which is Affiliate Marketing.

Now the reason I recommend affiliate marketing over MLM is because with affiliate marketing:

  • You never have to recruit anyone to build your business
  • You never have to sell anything to anyone to make money
  • You don’t have to constantly be motivating your downline because you don’t have a downline
  • You don’t have to meet goofy qualifications in order to earn commissions
  • Your not forced to buy products each month
  • You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars up front to get your business up and running
  • You’re 100% in control and ownership of your business. You’re not with an MLM

But what I think the greatest thing about affiliate marketing is…

You can build a thriving affiliate marketing business around your passion or hobby

And it makes no difference what hobby or passion you have. You can turn it into a full time online income.

Now I have to admit I’m not even sure if you know how affiliate marketing works or even what it is. But that’s ok.

You can find out everything about affiliate marketing and how you would go about building your business through Wealthy Affiliate.

Wealthy affiliate has all the tools, training, resources, and personal one-on-one support for anyone that wants to build a thriving online affiliate marketing business.

Now will affiliate marketing be the path you take to start making money online? I have no idea.

But I do know that it only makes sense if you’re still looking for a way to make money online from home you ned to check out how affiliate marketing works compares to MLM.

And by doing that you’ll be a far better position to decide which is going to work best for you.

And you can see everything wealthy affiliate has to offer absolutely free. So, keep your wallet in your pocket you won’t need it.

I hope you found this review helpful and I hope I answered any questions you may have had about Bonvera and its business opportunity.

Of course, if you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them below and I’ll get back to you right away.

And if you did find this review helpful and enjoyed it please feel free to share it with your audience. And as always anytime you need a hand don’t hesitate Emailing Me anytime.

I believe in you!!
Leo

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