Welcome to my Bode Pro review!
Who doesn’t want more of it?
I remember when I was in the military and energy was not a problem.
Fast forward to today and this not so young lad that used to wake up before the sun is now having kind of a difficult time keeping up with the 4 brats I have created.
Being I was very much aware of this change, the idea of Bode Pro got my attention.
Not so much the energy drinking kind of guy I was in the past, I figured I’d take these guys up on their product, especially with their little video on “mitochondria”.
With a word that I can only remember from high school, you would think that these guys know what they are talking about, right?
Well, that’s not really the case when it comes to MLMs and their products.
But will Bode Pro be different?
Bode Pro Review – The Company
With Bode Pro we are talking a company with a global customer base.
Hey, pretty good right?
If the Australians are doing it there is probably something right with it.
Though the company started out in the US and Canada sales region, influence and popularity grew fairly quickly (evidently people everywhere appreciate the promise of a “happy life”) and before long the company had acquired a billion dollars in sales revenue.
Also pretty good.
But things haven’t always been so rosy for them.
In 2015 the FTC shut the company down, evidently for violating the terms of their ordinances.
The issues was eventually settled, but not until Bode Pro paid out of two hundred million dollars in fines and promised to completely restructure their company.
That was in 2016. Since then, Bode Pro has settled things with the Federal Trade Commission and they are now back in business.
It sounds a little bit sketchy, right? And to be honest, it really was at one point. The main reason that the FTC took issue to them in the first place was because of the way in which they structured their compensation plan.
As with all MLMs, the compensation plan focused on two things: commissions through sales, and commissions through recruitment.
When a company does everything that they are supposed to and conducts themselves with transparency, there is really nothing wrong with this compensation structure (except for maybe the fact that many people don’t have what it takes to take full advantage of it).
However, If an MLM does decide not to do something by the book, or even if they somehow appear not to be, it can start to look a lot like a pyramid scheme.
Now that Bode Pro has climbed out of those murky waters, they may be worth taking another look at.
Let’s now examine just what it might take to get started at this controversial MLM.
As is usual with an MLM Bode Pro is pretty easy to join, but it also is going to cost you a little bit of dough.
Before you pay into any membership fees though, there are a couple of things that you need to do: 1) buy one of their products and 2.) prove that you got someone else to do the same.
After that the fee is a relatively mild $29.95 to get started. All things considered, this is a rate that most people will find agreeable, especially when one considers that MLMs can often cost several hundred dollars to join.
One time fee aside, there is also a monthly fee of $9.99 a month. This is also fairly mild (roughly the cost of a Netflix subscription) but if you aren’t making sales, it may be a little bit frustrating.
All things considered, this company is pretty easy to start up at. The low entry cost, as well as the existing reputation of the company (bruised, though it may be) both make this MLM an appealing option for people who are just getting started in affiliate sales.
Of course, none of this really matters if you aren’t into the products that you would to be selling, right?
Let’s now take a look at the product line of Bode Pro to see if they are worth your time and money.
What You Will Be Selling
The name of the game here is nutritional nootropics. Say it five times fast, I dare you.
If you don’t know what this is you aren’t alone. Nootropics are a fairly new development in the world of supplements but they have actually gotten quite popular in recent years.
The phrase nootropics refers to any supplement that is designed to improve your cognitive function.
The idea is that by taking these supplements you will think a little bit clearer, focus a little bit better and (we guess) live a little bit smarter.
Does it work? Well, if you know supplements, you know that broadly speaking no one is sure that any of them work.
However, it is fair to mention that nootropics have been embraced fairly broadly by a number of communities operating in the intellectual realm.
In particular, it seems as though they have been enthusiastically received in silicon valley.
Ultimately, we can’t really say either way if they work. The science just isn’t quite there yet.
In terms of how they will sell though, outlook seems pretty good. The flagship products at Bode Pro are Bode Happy, and Bode Strong.
Bode Happy is designed to keep your mind working nice, while Bode Strong is a more traditional bulking supplement.
Each product comes in cases of twenty four servings with each serving costing a little over two dollars each. Packages are currently priced around $53.
They are pricey, but they do more or less correspond with the pricing structure that we have come to expect from nootropics.
There is definitely an audience for these products, and the good news is that if you can find them, they will be coming back to you every couple of months for more sales.
The payment plan is part of what got Bode Pro in trouble the first time around.
It is revamped now, and looks a little better.
Bode Pro is operating at a seven level compensation structure, which is a little bit more complicated than it needs to be, but ultimately manageable.
Essentially, the more you sell, the deeper your commissions get and that is very common with most MLMs.
The going rate starts at fifteen percent, which isn’t extremely excellent but over time it does improve.
It shouldn’t take you very long at all to bump that figure up to twenty five percent but of course you will need to do some serious recruiting.
While their payment structure is undoubtedly better than the one that got them shut down years back it is ultimately too soon to say how much success users will have with it.
Bode Pro revamped is still in a state of infancy and one can only hope that their new compensation plan will be of benefit to affiliates.
Final Verdict: “Iffy”
MLMs will always be the same and recruiting will always be the way for you to make money.
With a bad history and a very strong focus on getting others to join for you to make money, Bode Pro is one company that you need to be careful with.
Remember that this is still the early stages and a lot can happen within that time frame.
Now the biggest issue we have with this specific company is the fact that there is nothing proven about these products.
It’s great to see that they are up-front about that but that is definitely mandatory or they will get shutdown.
For now, everything seems legit but do proceed with caution.
Bode Pro is nothing new to the world of business and the products might just be something that you are interested in.
At the end of the day, you are going to need to sharpen your recruiting skills or you simply will not make it.
And if MLM and recruiting is not your thing, you might want to see why I think affiliate marketing will always beat MLM.
Just like most of you, I used to think that MLM was my only ticket to financial freedom up until I came across a program called the Wealthy Affiliate.
After learning how to sell other people’s products without having to purchase them, I no longer have to annoy my family and friends.
So if that’s something you might be interested in, you might want to check them out here.
Other than that, Bode Pro is what it is and not everyone will make it in the world of MLM.
If you’re comfortable knowing that only 1% of the people in this business are making most of the money, then you might be the perfect candidate for this company.
I personally think that with Amway and other solid MLMs, Bode Pro is not your best bet.
Thanks for reading my Bode Pro review and I hope that I have given you more than enough information on what might just be your next network marketing gig.