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In this Kyani MLM review, I’m going to answer the question, “Is the compensation plan a scam?” This question came across my desk recently and I totally get it when it comes to mlm companies.
Some companies have sham products. Others have shady comp plans. And then many go up in flames leaving a trail of bitter distributors.
Hopefully, after this review, you’ll have a better understanding of what Kyani MLM is all about and how the comp plan works. So you can make an informed decision for yourself.
Let’s jump into it.
What is Kyani?
Kyani is a health and wellness company that was founded in 2005 by Kirk Hanson, Carl Taylor, and Dick & Gayle Powell. The company is based in Idaho Falls, Idaho and operates in 67 countries in North America, Central and South America, Europe, China, South Asia, North Asia, and the Asia Pacific.
The company sells natural health supplements that are inspired by nature and have powerful ingredients. The word Kyani means “strong medicine” in native Alaska. The company’s products are also derived from the Wild Alaskan Blueberry (known as the King of Fruits) and Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon (the purest source of Omega-3s in the world).
How Does Kyani Work?
Kyani offers a range of health and wellness products, which they sell through independent distributors in a multi-level marketing business model. Distributors earn money by selling the product directly and by recruiting distributors to sell for them.
The products are quite expensive compared to the products you might buy from other sources. Distributors appear to be most commonly selling through Amazon and social media to grow their business.
As I mentioned, Kyani’s products are in the health and wellness space. Here are the company’s core product categories:
1) Triangle of Health
The products in this system consist of Kyani Sunrise, Kyani Sunset, Kyani Nitro. They contain powerful ingredients including Noni extract, Wild Alaskan Blueberry, and Omega-3s.
This product contains Kyani’s nutrition and antioxidant blend, which features the Wild Alaskan Blueberry. This product comes in pouches or a bottle. The price ranges from $41.95 to $48.95.
This product contains the All-Natural Lipid Nutrition blend of tocotrienols and Omega 3’s derived from the Wild Alaskan Sockey Salmon. This product comes in the soft gels packets and pouches. The cost is around $48.95.
4) Protein Nutritionals
These products provide essential nutrients that are missing in the human diet and essential proteins to support health and recovery. Two products in this category are Fit20 and HL5. These products cost $52.95 and $87.95.
These products are in Kyani’s skincare system. A typical product would be the Flueresse cleanser and serum set, which would cost $149.95.
These products are described as “The Molecules of Life” and are a blend of Noni concentrate.
One product in this category is the Kyani Nitro FX. The cost for this product bundled is $92.95. Another is the Kyani Nitro Xtreme, which bundled costs $102.95.
Currently, some of their best sellers are:
- HL5 at $87.95
- Fit30 – 3 Pack at $124.95
- Triangle of Health Packets at $122.95
- Fleuresse Skin Care System at $259.95
- Nitro Xtreme Triangle of Health Pack (Packets), which costs $124.95
How to Join Kyani
If you want to start selling Kyani products as a business partner you have 4 levels that you can come in at. They are as follows:
- Basic Distributor – lifetime enrollment – costs $40
- Product Pack – enrollment and products – $299
- Business Builder – enrollment plus products – $569
- Premium Business Builder – enrollment plus products – $999
Depending on the level you choose, you will get an information pack and product. Note: there is also an annual renewal fee of $20.
To sign up as a distributor you will need to go to the Kyani website and join as what the company calls an Independent Business Partner.
Kyani Compensation Plan
To be honest, the Kyani Compensation plan is one of the more complicated plans of all the mlm companies. I have reviewed a boatload of companies and their plan is very confusing. There’s an 18-page Kyani compensation plan pdf (download) that you can look at to walk you through it.
I’d highly recommend you take some time to read it through. It’s too long to include it here in this review. Here are a few ways the company incentivizes you:
- Sponsor bonuses earned by the team
- Bonuses for your sales to the consumer
- Fast-start bonuses
- Get a dream car
- Diamond Bonus
- The Infinity Bonus
With Kyani, income is classified in the following ways:
- Upfront Money
- Part-Time Money
- Long-Term Money
- Lifestyle Money
They then have what they call “Volume Definitions”, and these are:
- QV – Qualifying volume – used to qualify for ranks
- CV – Commissionable volume – The volume at which commission is paid
- SV – Starter volume – volume assigned to starter packs
- KV – Kyani volume – Loyalty bonus
To become a qualified distributor you must achieve 100 QV, then you can qualify for all bonus compensation. This is achieved by your purchases and purchases of customers in your downline.
There are 15 different ranks in your placement tree and to rise up the ranks you need to achieve greater volume in:
- Personal volume
- Group volume
- Volume outside largest leg
- Volume outside the largest two legs
These ranks require between 300 QV in your Group volume (Garnet rank) to 25,000,000 QV (Double Black Diamond Rank).
Here are the ranks with Kyani:
- Qualified Distributor
- Blue Diamond
- Green Diamond
- Purple Diamond
- Red Diamond
- Double Red Diamond
- Black Diamond
- Double Black Diamond
With the Kyani comp plan the focus is clear. You earn the lion’s share of your income when you sponsor more distributors.
Here’s a brief video overview of the Kyani Compensation plan.
Is Kyani a Scam?
I would definitely say Kyani is legit and not a scam. The fact that they have real products and the focus is on selling them makes them legitimate.
According to the company, only 9.8% of the company sales comes from Independent Business Partners, with the lion’s share coming from people who purchase the products to support healthy living for themselves and their family.
This is a nice ratio and with a pyramid scheme you would see the opposite ratio. Most of the sales would come from recruiting, not a quality product or service.
Having said that, I will also say this. They have a Kyani Global Income Disclosure Statement, where they’re very transparent about what you can expect to earn with the company. These figures weren’t very impressive. Here they are:
- Business Partners in the first 2 years in the TOP 50% earned more than $54.
- The TOP 10% earned more than $562.
- The TOP 1% earned $3,158.
Better Business Bureau
The company has been accredited with the BBB since 2006 and has an A+ rating at the time of this review. Customer reviews were mostly positive with no unanswered complaints.
According to Business for Home, the companies revenue numbers have been flat for the past 4 years. This company didn’t make our top ranked mlm companies list this year and isn’t ranked in the top tier of mlm companies. Here’s the breakdown:
2018: $110 million
2017: $100 million
2016: $100 million
2015: $98 million
Pros and Cons of Kyani
- Great natural product line in a multi-billion dollar industry.
- A+ rated with the BBB and accredited since 2006. Mostly positive reviews.
- The company has been around for a good amount of time with most of their business coming from happy, satisfied customers.
- Confusing compensation plan, which will take some time to figure out.
- Competitive market with lots of products that are cheaper and more accessible.
- Not a lot of business partners appear to be making money based on the company’s income disclosure.
- Expensive startup investment compared to other companies with low probability that you’ll see a return on investment.
- Too many business partners get caught up in making unsubstantiated medical claims without clinical data with the products. This can land you in serious trouble with the FDA.
To wrap up, as I said Kyani’s comp plan is not a scam. I like the fact that the company is transparent about earnings as shown above. This just means you’ll need to be in the top 1% to make any money. Which is the case with most mlms.
I think their products are solid, but they’re in a fiercely competitive industry. For the most part, I usually steer clear of companies that sell powders, pills, lotions and potions. Why? I’ll save that answer for another day.
But if you have a positive experience with their products and you think this opportunity feels right to you, why not give it a shot?