It might come out of the tap for free but not everyone is happy with the taste of the water they have at home. That is why so many people spend money to buy bottled water. Evolv is a new enhanced bottled water that recently came out last year. Their water isn’t like other bottled waters, though. It is fortified with a unique formula that other waters do not have access to.
Evolv is not just a water but it is also an opportunity for the right individual. We recently spoke with James Wilcox, an independent distributor with the company, about the product and their biz op.
Tell us a little about Evolv.
Evolv is a new enhanced water beverage that hit the market in October 2009. Although it looks like a premium spring water it is actually much more. We like to say that water is just the catalyst for the key ingredient which is the Archaea Activeâ„¢ Formula. Archaea Activeâ„¢ describes the energy-advancing benefits of a proprietary all-natural formula and involved manufacturing process developed by Health2o Products, LLC. Over 15 years of research and development have been invested in the formula. More information about Archaea Activeâ„¢ can be found at http://archaeaactive.com.
What lead you to this company? Why did you decide to join?
I was introduced to the company through a friend I follow on Twitter. He’s a cyclist like me and during the pre-launch phase of the roll out he was recruiting fiercely. He pointed me to his personal site and all I can say is I was sold immediately. I’ve been involved in other network marketing opportunities and this one in my opinion is superior because of the main product. There’s nothing else on the market like it because of the patented formula. I also researched the founder and management team and they are top notch businessmen.
How long have you been with Evolv?
I started my Evolv business in September 2009 and the company officially launched in October 2009.
How many hours per week would you say is spent on your business?
I work full time as a web developer for Wells Fargo Bank but in my off hours spend it on building my Evolv business. Currently I put in about 8-10 hours a week which leaves time for dinner, playing with the kids and spending time with my spouse.
What separates Evolv from the competition?
Evolv is truly a category creator product. Since the Archaea Activeâ„¢ Formula is patented and owned by the founder of EvolvHealth, LLC. the first and most natural product it could be put in was spring water. No other competing product has or will ever have this amazing formula. The founders knew the energy drink and fruit drink markets would be fierce competition so it was only natural to keep things, well, natural! I love handing a cold bottle of Evolv to someone and seeing their surprise because it’s really great water and they usually experience a bit of an energy boost, mental clarity and focus afterward.
Would you mind telling us a little about the independent distributor opportunity?
Absolutely. If you are familiar with the direct selling model other companies use, Evolv won’t seem much different. As a distributor you earn money of course selling the product but you also build volume with anyone in your down-line which contributes to your bonus earnings but the focus is really on the product. Without selling the product you really aren’t going to make money. The great thing about this is it really doesn’t matter when or how you get involved with Evolv because your earning potential is really about how you connect with people. Our philosophy is Give, Share, Evolv. I give much of my personal supply away every month because nobody wants to buy something they aren’t sure about. I share my own experiences with the product and then I let them know that it’s also a business opportunity for them. I think it’s a great way to build relationships.
What are the requirements?
The only requirement to become an independent distributor is in purchasing the business kit which costs $39 to register. I don’t know of any other home based business that costs so little to start up. My recommendation however is that a distributor also purchase the Premium eCenter for $19 a month which is where our backoffice is located. All the reports about leads, your down-line, your volume and commissions are in your eCenter site. It also houses all the marketing material you might need such as logos and product images. It’s really an amazing tool.
What type of person is most likely to benefit from this?
I assume you are talking about the product itself in which case I can say anyone and everyone. We all experience things differently but with Evolv there are measurable effects you can test with a Pulse/Oximeter. You can actually see blood oxygen levels increase after consuming the product. I carry a small pulse/ox device with me when I sample the product to others so they can see the results right away.
Any advice you’d like to offer anyone considering this opportunity?
Be ready for an amazing ride. This company is the fastest growing network marketing business in North America. We expanded operations into Canada in March and this month (June) are the first regional conferences happening around the nation. In fact, the New York conference had so much interest they had to move to a much larger venue than originally planned. Most new network marketers don’t really understand this is a real business. It requires dedication, belief in the product and enough thick skin to understand that you’ll get more “NO” answers than you will “Yes” and that every one of those rejections just gets you closer to finding who you want in your business. As with any business there is a period of investment both in time and money and at first it can seem like you are just spending money and giving product away without any results but with patience and time that will eventually turn into profit if you plug into the system and teach others to do the same. Replication is key to success in this industry.
What are some lessons your business has taught you?
Mainly, patience. It’s easy to forget that successful businesses aren’t built overnight and there are going to be times when you just want to quit and you question every decision you make. All I can say is that you just have to keep pushing forward. Every failure gets you closer to success. I know firsthand, I’ve worked for several companies that failed and i’ve had my own businesses fail over the years but you pick yourself up, dust yourself off and keep going. If you aren’t growing and moving forward you are destined to fail.
Any goals you hope to accomplish over the coming years?
It’s a long way off, but I want to be able to send my kids to good colleges, buy the house of my dreams. I don’t drive a car so i have no real desire to buy expensive cars and boats and I think that keeps me realistic, grounded and focused on smaller attainable goals that are part of the bigger picture. I also plan to build a strong team that shares the same desires and goals that I do. Helping others achieve their own goals is what truly makes a business like this a success.