Beyond Slim provides executive information on its website, however it’s hidden at the bottom of the product and opportunity website pages.

Beyond Slim is headed up by founder and CEO, Ray Faltinsky (right).

As per Faltinsky’s Beyond Slim corporate bio, he’s credited with

having launched over 100 products around the world and generated over $1 billion in total sales

BehindMLM first came across Faltinsky in our January 2014 L’dara International review.

Alongside L’dara International, Faltinsky also ran FreeLife, an MLM company he founded in 1995.

L’dara International marketed L’dara serum, an anti-aging product. Freelife operated in the weight loss MLM niche.

L’dara International appears to have collapsed on or around mid 2017. At the time of publication Freelife’s website domain was unresponsive.

The last posts made to Freelife’s Facebook page are from mid 2017, suggesting the plug was pulled on both Freelife and L’dara International around the same time.

Beyond Slim appears to have launched only a few months ago. The company’s official Facebook page was created in July, 2020.

Under Ray Faltinsky’s leadership, Freelife was sued by authorities in Arizona.

Freelife settled the lawsuit, which pertained to

false claims, misrepresentations, false and deceptive advertising and other issues regarding FreeLife’s Himalayan Goji Juice, GoChi, and TaiSlim products’.

Beyond Slim provides a corporate address in Arizona on its website. Further research however reveals this is actually a a UPS store.

Read on for a full review of Beyond Slim’s MLM opportunity.

Beyond Slim’s Products

Beyond Slim’s flagship product is ZipSlim, a weight loss supplement.

As per Beyond Slim’s marketing, ZipSlim is meant to be taken twice a day before meals.

Beyond Slim claims combining ZipSlim with dieting will result in customers losing ‘3x more weight than with dieting alone’.

If for some reason you are not happy, you are protected by our 90 day, 100% money-back guarantee (not including shipping).

ZipSlim is available in both caffeine and caffeine-free varieties. Both retail for $239.90 for a monthly supply (60 servings). Retail Autoship comes to $159.90 a month.

One pouch of thirty ZipSlim servings retails at $119.95 ($79.95 autoship).

If retail customers remain on autoship for three consecutive months, they receive an additional 12% discount from month four onward.

Beyond Slim’s Compensation Plan

Beyond Slim pays commissions on sales volume generated across a unilevel team.

Additional performance and rank-based bonuses are also available.

Beyond Slim primarily calculates commissions and bonuses based on generated sales volume (BV).

BV is generated via the purchase of Beyond Slim products by retail customers and recruited affiliates.

  • purchase of one pouch of ZipSlim (30 servings) = 50 BV
  • autoship order (30 servings) = 50 BV
  • Loyal subscriber (autoship orders after month 3) = 40 BV

Note that up to 200 BV is counted from any referred retail customer or recruited affiliate each month.

Beyond Slim’s compensation documentation states this is to prevent manipulation of the compensation plan.

Referral Points are another metric Beyond Slim uses to calculate some bonuses.

Referral Points are calculated monthly as follows:

  • 1 point per new retail autoship customer
  • 1 point per newly recruited affiliate on autoship (bonus point if recruited affiliate signs up a new retail autoship customer within the same month)
  • 6 points when a personally recruited affiliate qualifies at any rank between Influencer 1 and Silver Influencer 1

New retail and recruited affiliate autoship customers generate 1 Referral Point a month for three months.

Beyond Slim Affiliate Ranks

There are forty affiliate ranks within Beyond Slim’s compensation plan.

Along with their respective qualification criteria, they are as follows:

  • Social Marketer – sign up as a Beyond Slim affiliate and refer and maintain one retail autoship customer
  • Social Marketer 2 – generate and maintain two retail autoship customers
  • Social Marketer 5 – generate and maintain five retail autoship customers
  • Influencer 1 – generate and maintain ten retail autoship customers and 1 Referral Point a month
  • Influencer 2 – generate and maintain twelve retail autoship customers and 1 Referral Point and 1000 GV a month
  • Influencer 3 – generate and maintain fourteen retail autoship customers, 1 Referral Point and 2500 GV a month and recruit and maintain one affiliate
  • Influencer 4 – generate and maintain sixteen retail autoship customers, 2 Referral Points, 5000 GV and 2500 PRGV a month, and recruit and maintain two affiliates
  • Influencer 5 – generate and maintain eighteen retail autoship customers, 2 Referral Points, 7500 GV and 5000 PRGV a month, and maintain two personally recruited affiliates
  • Influencer 6 – generate and maintain twenty retail autoship customers, 2 Referral Points, 10,000 GV and 7500 PRGV a month, and recruit and maintain three affiliates
  • Influencer 7 – generate and maintain twenty-two retail autoship customers, 3 Referral Points, 12,500 GV and 10,000 PRGV a month, and maintain three personally recruited affiliates
  • Influencer 8 – generate and maintain twenty-four retail autoship customers, 3 Referral Points, 15,000 GV and 12,500 PRGV a month, and recruit and maintain four affiliates
  • Influencer 9 – generate and maintain twenty-six retail autoship customers, 3 Referral Points, 17,500 GV and 15,000 PRGV a month, and maintain four personally recruited affiliates
  • Silver Influencer 1 – generate and maintain thirty retail autoship customers, 4 Referral Points, 20,000 GV and 17,500 PRGV a month, and recruit and maintain five affiliates
  • Silver Influencer 2 – maintain thirty retail autoship customers, generate 4 Referral Points, 22,500 GV and 20,000 PRGV a month, and maintain five personally recruited affiliates
  • Silver Influencer 3 – maintain thirty retail autoship customers, generate 4 Referral Points, 25,000 GV and 22,500 PRGV a month, and recruit and maintain six affiliates
  • Silver Influencer 4 – maintain thirty retail autoship customers, generate 4 Referral Points, 27,500 GV and 25,000 PRGV a month, and maintain six personally recruited affiliates
  • Silver Influencer 5 – maintain thirty retail autoship customers, generate 5 Referral Points, 30,000 GV and 27,500 PRGV a month, and recruit and maintain seven affiliates
  • Silver Influencer 6 – maintain thirty retail autoship customers, generate 5 Referral Points, 32,500 GV and 30,000 PRGV a month, and maintain seven personally recruited affiliates
  • Silver Influencer 7 – maintain thirty retail autoship customers, generate 5 Referral Points, 35,000 GV and 32,500 PRGV a month, and recruit and maintain eight affiliates
  • Silver Influencer 8 – maintain thirty retail autoship customers, generate 5 Referral Points, 40,500 GV and 35,000 PRGV a month, and maintain eight personally recruited affiliates
  • Silver Influencer 9 – maintain thirty retail autoship customers, generate 5 Referral Points, 45,000 GV and 40,000 PRGV a month, and recruit and maintain nine affiliates
  • Gold Influencer 1 – maintain thirty retail autoship customers, generate 6 Referral Points and 50,000 PRGV a month, and recruit and maintain ten affiliates
  • Gold Influencer 2 – maintain thirty retail autoship customers, generate 6 Referral Points and 60,000 PRGV a month, and maintain ten personally recruited affiliates (one must be a Macro Influencer)
  • Gold Influencer 3 – maintain thirty retail autoship customers, generate 6 Referral Points and 70,000 PRGV a month, and maintain ten personally recruited affiliates (one must be a Macro Influencer)
  • Gold Influencer 4 – maintain thirty retail autoship customers, generate 6 Referral Points and 80,000 PRGV a month, and maintain ten personally recruited affiliates (two must be Macro Influencers)
  • Gold Influencer 5 – maintain thirty retail autoship customers, generate 6 Referral Points and 90,000 PRGV a month, and maintain ten personally recruited affiliates (two must be Macro Influencers)
  • Gold Influencer 6 – maintain thirty retail autoship customers, generate 6 Referral Points and 100,000 PRGV a month, and maintain ten personally recruited affiliates (three must be Macro Influencers)
  • Gold Influencer 7 – maintain thirty retail autoship customers, generate 6 Referral Points and 110,000 PRGV a month, and maintain ten personally recruited affiliates (three must be Macro Influencers)
  • Gold Influencer 8 – maintain thirty retail autoship customers, generate 6 Referral Points and 120,000 PRGV a month, and maintain ten personally recruited affiliates (four must be Macro Influencers)
  • Gold Influencer 9 – maintain thirty retail autoship customers, generate 6 Referral Points and 130,000 PRGV a month, and maintain ten personally recruited affiliates (four must be Macro Influencers)
  • Platinum Influencer 1 – maintain thirty retail autoship customers, generate 6 Referral Points and 150,000 PRGV a month, and maintain ten personally recruited affiliates (five must be Macro Influencers)
  • Platinum Influencer 2 – maintain thirty retail autoship customers, generate 6 Referral Points and 170,000 PRGV a month, and maintain ten personally recruited affiliates (four must be Macro Influencers and one an Elite Influencer)
  • Platinum Influencer 3 – maintain thirty retail autoship customers, generate 6 Referral Points and 190,000 PRGV a month, and maintain ten personally recruited affiliates (four must be Macro Influencers and one an Elite Influencer)
  • Platinum Influencer 4 – maintain thirty retail autoship customers, generate 6 Referral Points and 210,000 PRGV a month, and maintain ten personally recruited affiliates (three must be Macro Influencers and two Elite Influencers)
  • Platinum Influencer 5 – maintain thirty retail autoship customers, generate 6 Referral Points and 230,000 PRGV a month, and maintain ten personally recruited affiliates (three must be Macro Influencers and two Elite Influencers)
  • Platinum Influencer 6 – maintain thirty retail autoship customers, generate 6 Referral Points and 250,000 PRGV a month, and maintain ten personally recruited affiliates (two must be Macro Influencers and three Elite Influencers)
  • Platinum Influencer 7 – maintain thirty retail autoship customers, generate 6 Referral Points and 270,000 PRGV a month, and maintain ten personally recruited affiliates (two must be Macro Influencers and three Elite Influencers)
  • Platinum Influencer 8 – maintain thirty retail autoship customers, generate 6 Referral Points and 290,000 PRGV a month, and maintain ten personally recruited affiliates (one must be a Macro Influencer and four Elite Influencers)
  • Platinum Influencer 9 – maintain thirty retail autoship customers, generate 6 Referral Points and 310,000 PRGV a month, and maintain ten personally recruited affiliates (one must be a Macro Influencer and four Elite Influencers)
  • Diamond Influencer – maintain thirty retail autoship customers, generate 350,000 PRGV a month, and maintain ten personally recruited affiliates (five must be Elite Influencers)

GV stands for “Group Volume” and is BV generated across five levels of an affiliate’s unilevel team.

PRGV stands for “Personally Recruited Group Volume”, and is sales volume generated by personally recruited affiliates.

To count towards retail autoship customer requirements, autoship orders must be active.

To count towards recruited affiliate requirements, recruited affiliates must have at least one active retail customer (min 40 BV a month order).

Note that Macro Influencers and Elite Influencers aren’t defined in Beyond Slim’s compensation plan. Nevertheless I believe these are terms used to group specific rank subsets.

E.g. Macro Influencers could be Influencer 1 to Silver Influencer 9. Note that this just a hypothetical. Again, actual definitions are not provided.

Customer Introduction Commission

The Customer Introduction Commission is paid on both retail and recruited affiliate customers’ autoship orders, for the first three months of the order.

The Customer Introduction Commission pays 50% of generated BV on new retail and recruited affiliate autoship orders.

After the first three months, autoship commissions are paid out under the Loyal Customer Commission (see below)

Loyal Customer Commission

The Loyal Customer Commission pays on retail autoship orders from the fourth month after the order was placed.

Monthly Loyal Customer Commission rates are determined by how many retail customers on autoship an affiliate has for that month:

  • generate and maintain 1 to 9 retail autoship customers and receive a 10% Loyalty Customer Commission rate
  • generate and maintain 10 to 29 retail autoship customers and receive a 15% % Loyalty Customer Commission rate
  • generate and maintain 30+ retail autoship customers and receive a 20% Loyalty Customer Commission rate

Loyalty Customer Commission rates are doubled for the month if an affiliate meets the following criteria in that month:

  • enroll five new retail autoship customers
  • maintain an 80% retail autoship customer retention rate

Residual Commissions

Beyond Slim pays residual commissions via a unilevel compensation structure.

A unilevel compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of a unilevel team, with every personally recruited affiliate placed directly under them (level 1):

If any level 1 affiliates recruit new affiliates, they are placed on level 2 of the original affiliate’s unilevel team.

If any level 2 affiliates recruit new affiliates, they are placed on level 3 and so on and so forth down a theoretical infinite number of levels.

Beyond Slim caps payable residual commissions at five unilevel team levels.

  • Social Marketers 2 are paid residual commissions on one unilevel team level
  • Social Marketers 5 are paid residual commissions on two unilevel team levels
  • Influencers and higher are paid residual commissions on all five available unilevel team levels

As per the above qualification criteria, residual commissions are paid as 10% of BV generated by ZipSlim orders across up to five unilevel team levels.

Note that Beyond Slim caps payable residual commissions based on rank:

  • Social Marketer 2s can earn up to $50 a month
  • Social Marketer 5s can earn up to $100 a month
  • Influencer 1s can earn up to $250 a month
  • Influencer 2s can earn up to $400 a month
  • Influencer 3s can earn up to $600 a month
  • Influencer 4s can earn up to $800 a month
  • Influencer 5s can earn up to $1000 a month
  • Influencer 6s can earn up to $1200 a month
  • Influencer 7s can earn up to $1400 a month
  • Influencer 8s can earn up to $1600 a month
  • Influencer 9s can earn up to $2000 a month
  • Silver Influencer 1s can earn up to $3000 a month
  • Silver Influencer 2s can earn up to $3500 a month
  • Silver Influencer 3s can earn up to $4000 a month
  • Silver Influencer 4s can earn up to $4500 a month
  • Silver Influencer 5s can earn up to $5000 a month
  • Silver Influencer 6s can earn up to $5500 a month
  • Silver Influencer 7s can earn up to $6000 a month
  • Silver Influencer 8s can earn up to $6500 a month
  • Silver Influencer 9s can earn up to $7500 a month
  • Gold Influencer and higher ranks have no residual commission earning cap

Fast Start Bonuses

Fast Start Bonuses are time-sensitive rank achievement bonuses:

  • qualify as an Influencer 1 within two months of signing up and receive $200 (bonus $100 if qualified for within one month)
  • qualify as an Influencer 2 within three months of signing up and receive $400
  • qualify as an Influencer 3 within four months of signing up and receive $1000
  • qualify as an Influencer 4 within five months of signing up and receive $1000
  • qualify as an Influence 5 within six months of signing up and receive $1000
  • qualify as an Influencer 6 within seven months of signing up and receive $1200
  • qualify as an Influencer 7 within eight months of signing up and receive $1400
  • qualify as an Influencer 8 within nine months of signing up and receive $1600
  • qualify as an Influencer 9 within ten months of signing up and receive $2000
  • qualify as a Silver Influencer 1 within twelve months of signing up and receive $4000
  • qualify as a Silver Influencer 2 within one month of qualifying as a Silver Influencer 1 and receive $4500
  • qualify as a Silver Influencer 3 within two months of qualifying as a Silver Influencer 1 and receive $5000
  • qualify as a Silver Influencer 4 within three months of qualifying as a Silver Influencer 1 and receive $5500
  • qualify as a Silver Influencer 5 within four months of qualifying as a Silver Influencer 1 and receive $6000
  • qualify as a Silver Influencer 6 within five months of qualifying as a Silver Influencer 1 and receive $6500
  • qualify as a Silver Influencer 7 within six months of qualifying as a Silver Influencer 1 and receive $7000
  • qualify as a Silver Influencer 8 within eight months of qualifying as a Silver Influencer 1 and receive $8000
  • qualify as a Silver Influencer 9 within ten months of qualifying as a Silver Influencer 1 and receive $9000
  • qualify as a Gold Influencer 1 within twelve months of qualifying as a Silver Influencer 1 and receive $10,000

Fast Start Bonuses are paid out over three months. Rank must be maintained over the rolling three month period to receive the full Fast Start Bonus per rank.

Rank Achievement Bonus

Beyond Slim rewards affiliates for qualifying at Influencer 1 and higher with the following Rank Achievement Bonuses:

  • qualify at Influencer 1 and receive $100
  • qualify at Influencer 2 and receive $200
  • qualify at Influencer 3 and receive $500
  • qualify at Influencer 4 and receive $500
  • qualify at Influencer 5 and receive $500
  • qualify at Influencer 6 and receive $600
  • qualify at Influencer 7 and receive $700
  • qualify at Influencer 8 and receive $800
  • qualify at Influencer 9 and receive $1000
  • qualify at Silver Influencer 1 and receive $2000
  • qualify at Silver Influencer 2 and receive $2250
  • qualify at Silver Influencer 3 and receive $2500
  • qualify at Silver Influencer 4 and receive $2750
  • qualify at Silver Influencer 5 and receive $3000
  • qualify at Silver Influencer 6 and receive $3250
  • qualify at Silver Influencer 7 and receive $3500
  • qualify at Silver Influencer 8 and receive $4000
  • qualify at Silver Influencer 9 and receive $4500
  • qualify at Gold Influencer 1 and receive $5000
  • qualify at Gold Influencer 2 and receive $6000
  • qualify at Gold Influencer 3 and receive $7000
  • qualify at Gold Influencer 4 and receive $8000
  • qualify at Gold Influencer 5 and receive $9000
  • qualify at Gold Influencer 6 and receive $10,000
  • qualify at Gold Influencer 7 and receive $11,000
  • qualify at Gold Influencer 8 and receive $12,000
  • qualify at Gold Influencer 9 and receive $13,000
  • qualify at Platinum Influencer 1 and receive $15,000
  • qualify at Platinum Influencer 2 and receive $17,000
  • qualify at Platinum Influencer 3 and receive $19,000
  • qualify at Platinum Influencer 4 and receive $21,000
  • qualify at Platinum Influencer 5 and receive $23,000
  • qualify at Platinum Influencer 6 and receive $25,000
  • qualify at Platinum Influencer 7 and receive $27,000
  • qualify at Platinum Influencer 8 and receive $29,000
  • qualify at Platinum Influencer 9 and receive $31,000
  • qualify at Diamond Influencer and receive $250,000

Rank Achievement Bonuses are paid out over three months. Rank must be maintained over the rolling three month period to receive the full Rank Achievement Bonus per rank.

Note that Fast Start Bonuses replace Rank Achievement Bonuses if qualified for.

Matching Bonuses

A 100% Matching Bonus is paid on Rank Achievement Bonuses paid to personally recruited affiliates and their recruited affiliates (level 2), between the ranks Influencer 1 and Gold Influencer 1.

To qualify for the Matching Bonus on personally recruited affiliates, a Beyond Slim affiliate must be at the same or higher rank than the rank being matched on.

To qualify for the Matching Bonus on level 2 recruited affiliates, a Beyond Slim affiliate must be an Influencer 3 or higher rank. Beyond Influencer 3 an affiliate must be at the same or a higher rank than the rank being matched on.

Six or more Referral Points are also required (for both tiers).

Leadership Rewards Pool

Beyond Slim takes 2% of company-wide sales volume each month and places it into the Leadership Rewards Pool.

Affiliates with 12 or more Referral Points qualify for shares in the pool based on rank:

  • Silver Influencers receive 2x their Referral Points in shares
  • Gold Influencers receive 3x their Referral Points in shares
  • Platinum Influencers receive 4x their Referral Points in shares
  • Diamond Influencers receive 5x their Referral Points in shares

Joining Beyond Slim

Beyond Slim affiliate membership is $99 annually.

Conclusion

Back in 2011, Freelife claimed it would “soon become the Worldwide Leader in Healthy Weight Loss”.

With Beyond Slim, that marketing pitch has been slimmed down to the US.

At Beyond Slim, we started with a simple question: Can we help those 185 million overweight adult Americans to lose weight and become fitter, healthier and happier?

Using the latest scientific breakthroughs in weight loss, the answer is YES! ZipSlim, our delicious Blackberry Lemonade drink mix can help you lose 3X more weight than dieting alone, reduce your cravings and appetite, and help you become fitter, healthier and happier!

I didn’t see any egregious health claims, so it seems Falkinsky has learned and moved on from the Arizona Freelife lawsuit.

With respect to the “lose 3X more weight than dieting alone” claim, this is based on a study featuring ZipSlim’s key ingredient.

Fifty overweight people (BMI 28-36) using a key ingredient in ZipSlim™, along with a lower calorie diet (1350 calories for women/1850 calories for men), lost 30 pounds in just 13 weeks, compared to just 10 pounds for those following the lower calorie diet alone.

F. Di Pierro, A.B. Menghi, A. Barreca, M. Lucarelli, and A. Calandrelli, “GreenSelect Phytosome as an adjunct to a low-calorie diet for treatment of obesity: a clinical trial,” Alternative Medicine Review, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 154-160, 2009.

I looked up “GreenSelect Phytosome” and it’s just green tea extract. It’s one of the ingredients in ZipSlim, so it appears to be the key ingredient they’re referencing.

ZipSlim retails at $239.90 for a monthly supply. Each serving contains 530 mg of an “metabolic activation complex” containing, among other things, an undisclosed amount of GreenSelect Phytosome.

If GreenSelect Phytosome is the key ingredient doing most of the heavy lifting, without too much effort I found GreenSelect Phytosome 600mg capsules available from Walmart for ~$20 (60 capsules).

I’m not a nutritional expert but I believe this puts a big question mark over ZipSlim’s retail viability.

Of course that’s straight GreenSelect Phytosome. ZipSlim contains other ingredients but they market big on GreenSelect Phytosome, so that’s what I focused on.

The good news is Beyond Slim has a healthy retail orientated compensation plan.

Maxing out the compensation plan requires referral of and maintenance of thirty active retail customers. And this begins early on, with Social Marketer 2 requiring two retail autoship customers.

Getting anywhere with Beyond Slim’s MLM opportunity requires a focus on generating retail customers who are happy to maintain an autoship order. That unfortunately brings us back to ZipSlim’s retail viability.

Beyond requiring active retail customers, Beyond Slim encourages retail sales via Loyal Customer Commission, which as far as I can tell excludes affiliate orders.

There’s also “Beyond Bucks”, which I didn’t cover in the compensation section as it’s not a financial incentive.

When you enroll 2 Preferred Customers, you immediately begin earning Beyond Bucks to use toward FREE ZipSlim!

Beyond Bucks are calculated as “the average of your two highest personal Preferred Customers’ Subscribe & Save orders” (autoship).

Affiliates can earn up to $160 in Beyond Bucks each month, which can be put towards their own autoship order.

The only real issue I had with Beyond Slim’s compensation plan was the excessive ranks. I get that this is done to limit how much affiliates can earn, but surely some of the forty ranks can be consolidated.

If you think you can sell a weight loss supplement to retail customers for $239.90 (retail), or $159.90 (autoship) a month, then Beyond Slim gives you plenty of room to grow.

Personally I’m kind of curious what happened to Freelife, and if we aren’t just seeing an opportunistic reboot because of the pandemic.

If Freelife went under because its products weren’t retail competitive, Beyond Slim is going to have the same issue. At least that’s what I’m getting based on the five minutes of price comparison I did.

This calls into question longevity, as $1918.80 annually on a green tea extract supplement isn’t a joke. More so given far cheaper alternatives.

The pandemic works both ways; people have been/are putting on weight – but they’re also tightening up their wallets.

As I understand it Beyond Slim is limited to the US. Do your research on what’s available locally and go from there.



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