YPR: Young people's revolution or rip off?
I think when college students or teenagers think of working, they assume they will slave away at a part-time job somewhere.
The image of visors and bleach stained collar shirts are coming to mind.
However, young people are jumping on the bandwagon of a fairly new company that claims to make you money quickly and efficiently.
Vemma, a booming nutrition company has set its sights on young people to spread the word of its career opportunities and products.
It claims its sellers will have the potential to make thousands of dollars per week, however, what it does not explain during its demonstration parties is, according to Vemma’s online PDF information package, only about 1 percent of its sellers are the ones rolling in the dough.
First time sellers have the option to buy one of two starter packages.
The first is $150 and the second is $500.
If buyers choose to purchase the $500 package, they become eligible to receive a BMW that Vemma will pay for.
According to a website called Rip-off Report, Vemma will pick up the tab to pay the leases on its cars, which cost around $600 a month.
If sellers fail to make a certain quota each month, the check is handed over to them to pay.
That $600 is substantial to some sellers if they are not a part of the 1 percent who receive the majority of profits.
Vemma’s online PDF said a starting level seller will make $421.18 a year.
Someone working around 20 hours a week, making minimum wage, will make $7, 540 a year.
When it comes to advertising, Vemma runs on a multi-level marketing structure.
Meaning, that they rely on their employees to spread the word of the company’s products through social media and events that can be held to promote the idea behind Vemma.
From searching around online on Vemma’s website, anyone can see how happy everyone is with his or her BMWs and what not.
The company claims that 14-year-olds are making serious money.
Personally, I do not think a 14-year-old has any business spending $500 to start his or her “own” company.
The idea of the success that Vemma promotes is obviously tempting.
Everyone wants to make money, everyone wants to tell his or her own success story.
However, I do not understand how people are continuously purchasing packages to get started.
There is such a staggering gap between the extremely small percentage that is making money, than from those who are not.
How are some successful, and how are some not?
One thing that I can say the company is doing right, is the concept behind YPR.
Young People’s Revolution in essence is a great concept.
Shippensburg Brand Partner Jake Statler has some insight into YPR,
“This YPR movement was started by a group of top-earning brand partners, all under the age of 25, who realized the potential this business has for young people,” said Statler, “This group is packed full of inspiring, driven and hardworking individuals all over the world.”
Originally, I thought YPR was a group within Vemma, however, Statler corrected my thinking.
YPR is simply an identification that the younger employees of Vemma have created. I think the idea of the young generation stepping up, and wanting to take control over its professional careers is great.
There is nothing wrong with lighting a fire to get people to move and do something worthwhile.
YPR creates this fire.
I think I would buy into Vemma more if it was structured better. I feel like I would be diving into a free for all, with no security.
Although life is always a gamble like this, I think Vemma needs to be financially safer when dealing with young sellers.
Maybe the company would work better if it hired representatives, who were professionals and savvy with the industry, to aid new sellers, people would not be so suspicious of the concept.
I am not talking about other sellers who have been with the company for a little.
I am talking about adults who have paid their dues in the professional world.
If I am going to invest my hard -— earned money into something, I think I would like to have some support.