As a relatively new company to the world of network marketing, Asea has certainly grabbed a lot of attention with an often misunderstood anti-aging supplement as their flagship product that has skeptics claiming that it’s a scam. When you look at the label, it’s easy to see why they’d think that, since the ingredients are simply Sodium Chloride and water. If you didn’t do so well in chemistry class, Sodium Chloride is the scientific name for salt.
Is Asea Really a Salt Water Scam?
At first, my thoughts were similar to many in that I believed this product was merely a slick way for Asea to take something commonly available and sell it as an exciting new health supplement, but, rather than taking the negative claims at face value, like a great number of people choose to do, I decided to do my own research.
Asea Reactive Molecules
The scientific research driving their flagship product is primarily based on two kinds of natural substances that are manufactured by the body and are called “reactive molecules”. These elements have two main purposes in the body:
* Slow down the body’s natural aging process by activating antioxidants that are already present. * Support your body’s defense mechanisms to assist in healing by being able to help mend your body’s natural cell damage.
As you can see, these elements are incredibly important to the body in order to continue to enjoy good health, however by way of things like daily toxins, poor nutrition, and the stress you are open to, the body will begin to generate less and less of these vital molecules. Not really ideal, is it?
Where Asea came in is they took over 16 years of research into the molecules (commonly known as Redox Signaling Molecules) and overcame the primary challenge of being able to produce stable molecules outside of the body. The outcome is a very exciting product which, as you can see, skeptics are often quick to label as some form of “Asea scam”, rather than making the effort to do some research.
Asea’s Leadership Team
When you’re researching a company like Asea, it’s crucial to take into account the practical experience of its management team in order to get a good idea of their potential longevity as a new enterprise. Asea’s pioneers, Verdis Norton and James Pack, bring a combined total of more than 50 years at the highest levels of major corporations such as, respectively, Kraft Foods, and a number of organizations taking part in the telecommunications industry.
It’s unclear if they possess any kind of previous experience in the MLM industry, and this is one thing that I always look for in a business. There have been a number of instances of companies in the past who chose to get out of network marketing, and my feeling is that may be down to a lack of know-how from the corporate leadership, it’s easy for them to sit in a board meeting and say, “this looks good, why don’t we try it instead?” The last thing you’d wish for is for some corporate decision to suddenly destroy the business you’ve put your family’s future in to.
Thanks to the type of products created by Asea, it’s not a situation I would be worried about.
Asea Compensation Plan
Asea uses a traditional binary compensation plan which means that your business is built with two independent “legs” (kind of like that of an inverted “V”). Every month you’ll generate a 10% commission on the sales volume of the smaller leg with supplemental bonuses that’ll be paid based on the volume of your sales. Included in this are:
* Retail Sales Differential (which is the amount left over after the wholesale price is deducted from the retail price) * Preferred Customer Bonus ($25 each and every time anyone of your favored clients purchases a specific amount of one product at the wholesale price of $120)
* The Fast Start Bonus
* A Director’s Bonus ($50 bonus each time an Associate you’ve personally sponsored achieves the position of Director)
* Check Match Bonus
* Leadership Pool Bonus (Asea retains 2% of the total company sales volume for the top level Associates)
A lack of real world coaching could be leading to unsuccessful distributors calling this an Asea Scam.
To be honest, a large proportion of network marketing companies give the traditional MLM training of “create a list of all your friends and relations, and invite all of them to a hotel meeting each and every week until eventually they sign up or stop answering the phone, then do it again.” It isn’t that the method won’t deliver the results, because that is exactly the way many of the six and seven figure organizations used to be developed in the 70’s and 80’s, however the truth is this particular technique isn’t actually the best approach for everybody. Sure, if you have a lot of sway over your relatives and friends, this approach is a very successful approach in order to build your Asea business.
Where companies similar to Asea aren’t up to scratch is when it comes to not providing enough coaching on the way to properly market your small business by making use of techniques including social media and the web. My personal recommendation is to look for a coach who is successfully creating a business, online and offline, who is able to explain to you the required steps to develop a mini empire for yourself and your family by utilizing a realistic network marketing system.
(Please note: I’m not affiliated with Asea in any sort of way and I am giving my view that Asea is not a scam, and is a legitimate opportunity based on my 10 year background in the sector.)