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Is Youngevity a scam?

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Youngevity is not a scam, but it is a network marketing program, and the financial success of participants varies greatly. Reviews of the product and the company are largely positive, and Youngevity is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau with an A-plus rating as of 2015.

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Founded by Dr. Joel Wallach, Youngevity offers an extensive product line of supplements, weight-loss aids and beauty products. The company's mission is to provide lifestyle and nutritional solutions that help ease the physical, mental and time-related demands of hectic, modern lifestyles.

Individuals seeking to earn supplemental income or build home-based businesses can sign up to distribute Youngevity products. Distributors earn a portion of each sale and may be eligible for discounted products or promotional goods. Many reputable businesses, including Avon and Amway, use this sales model effectively.

However, individuals may enter network marketing positions expecting to earn high incomes with little or no work or investment, and they find themselves disappointed and feeling misled when they fail to make the sales they expected. Entrepreneur magazine states that while only a few people get rich from network marketing and most earn only small amounts, a motivated individual can successfully earn a full-time income by working consistently over many years to build and maintain a customer base.

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