Joy To Live Scam Review- Signs of a Pyramid Scheme

Joy To Live Scam Review- Signs of a Pyramid Scheme

Name: Joy To Live
Website:                                               Joy to Live
Price: $33 start up, $22 autoship + $198- $1000 per year
Owners: CEO Jerry Ricks
Overall Rank: 1 out of 5 Stars

“Simply changing people’s lives financially, physically, and spirituality.”

Joy To Live, Company Overview

Our mission is to offer the best health products, an un-parallel compensation plan to market. By helping others to live a healthier more prosperous life. We are committed to the success of all our members, which is the driving force behind our organization. To encourage hope, happiness, purpose and a Joyous life to all.” –


Joy to Live Founder
Gerald Ricks

Founded in 2010 by CEO Gerald Ricks, Joy to Live is a health and nutrition multilevel    marketing company based out of Utah. The parent company is Elite Marketing Alliance, Inc.

Robert (Bob) Yukes, a MLM veteran resigned as President of EMA. It is unknown why Bob resigned and he is still listed as the President today.

Elite Marketing Alliance Founder
Robert Yukes

Yukes worked for eight years as a CFO in the industry prior to joining  EMA. He lived in St. George Utah and some of Joy to Lives business was completed from his office.

Gerald Ricks is nowhere to be found on the EMA website

Bizarre enough, Elite Marketing Alliance and Joy to Live have different domain registrars. is registered to “Quantum Marketing” in Montana, and is registered to “Elite Alliance LLC” in Kansas, making it three US states linked to Joy to Live.

Joy To Lives Product Line

Our goal is to be the “Discount Leader” like a Wal-Mart to Network Marketers, by offering high quality products at the lowest possible prices, and at the same time offering the fairest compensation plan to ever hit the industry.”

Joy to Live Products


Aerobia® is a liquid supplement comprised of vitamin B12, Aloe Vera juice, and CoQ10 combined in an oxygen mixture to improve your body at the cellular level, giving you a natural energy boost.

EliXir Blast is a liquid supplement mainly comprised of CoQ10, Omega’s 3, 6, 9, Lutein and Lycopene. It has 146 healthy nutrients and amino acids from exotic fruits and berries such as Mangos teens, Noni fruits, Goji Berries, Acai Berries, Pomegranates, Elderberries and Cranberries. Some of the health claims are that it provides powerful antioxidant properties, supports joint, heart, eye, and mind health, helps build a strong immune and digestive system.

LeJOYva Coffee has the healthiest formula of fresh roasted beans, Ganoderma mushroom, Goji berry, Mangosteen and Yarcha Gumba (cordyceps).

Neutra-Cleanse is a vegetable based capsule that gently removes harmful toxins from your gastrointestinal tract while adding friendly bacteria for intestinal health.
Optimum caosyke helps in weight loss.

Ionic Silver is a liquid that kills bacteria and other microbes.

Pure Green Garcinia Cambogia 60% (225 mg) Green Coffee Bean Extract (225 mg) – helps with weight loss.


Affinity is a capsule that has 32 potent herbs and minerals. Its main ingredient is spirulina and can increase energy and vitality.

Fulvia Lissome is a vegetable capsule made of fulvic acid, resveratrol, and grape pomac that restore electrical balance to damaged cells, neutralizes toxins and improve overall strength and wellness.

Lissome® Anti-Aging Skin Serum made of peptides and neuropeptides to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles.

Highly Focused on Recruitment Commissions

Joy to Live Enrollent Packages
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Joy to Live pays its affiliates every time they recruit new affiliates down two levels.
Commissions are dependent on what membership package they buy.

Note: Prices differ in different locations and does not include shipping and handling.

Affiliates have the option to join as an EBO for $33 to $132 or buy into the compensation planas Silver, Gold, Ruby or Diamond membership levels that secure you rank for 12 months.

$33 The Good Enrollment Package – $15 on level 1, $4.50 on level 2
Consists of 1 bottle of Fulvia®

$60 Better Enrollment Package – $25 on level 1, $7.50 on level 2
Consists of 1 bottle of Fulvia® and 1 bottle of Elixir Blast®

$85 Best Enrollment Package – $33 on level 1, $10.00 on level 2
Consists of 1 bottle of Fulvia®, 1 bottle of Elixir Blast® and 1 bottle of Inner Joy® Probiotics

$99 Business Builder Enrollment Package-$40 on level 1, $12 on level 2

$33 your choice on one product- $15 on level 1, $4.50 on level 2

$66 your choice of two products- $30 on level 1, $9 on level 2

$99 your choice of three products- $45 on level 1, $13.50 on level 2

$132 your choice of four products- $60 on level 1, $18 on level 2
Silver Package 6 products ($198) – $90 on level 1, $27 on level 2

Gold Package 12 products ($396) – $180 on level 1, $54 on level 2

Ruby Package 18 products ($594) – $270 on level 1, $81 on level 2

Diamond Package 30 products ($999) – $450 on level 1, $135 on level 2

Joy To Live Compensation Plan

Affiliates recruitment commissions and residual commissions are paid via a 3×10 matrix by E-Wallet if Elite Business Owners purchase a minimum of 20 PV (personal volume) which is 1 product per month.

This places an affiliate at the top with three more people directly underneath them which is level 1. These three positions then have another three positions under them creating level 2 and this goes down 10 levels.

GV stands for “group volume” and is the volume generated by an affiliate’s downline (their affiliates in their matrix). GV and PV rank requirements are monthly.

Affiliates can qualify either via volume or buying into the compensation plan to qualify at the rank you want for one year.

Commissions are paid out as a percentage of the personal volume generated in the matrix. Their pay dependents on their rank:

EBO (basic affiliate membership) – 2% on level 1, 3% on level 2, 10% on levels 3 and 4 and 5% on level 5

EBO2 (30 PV and 60 GV) – 2% on level 1, 3% on level 2, 10% on levels 3 and 4, 5% on level 5 and 2% on level 6

Silver (30 PV and 300 GV) – 2% on level 1, 3% on level 2, 10% on levels 3 and 4, 5% on level 5and 2% on levels 6 and 7

Gold (30 PV and 1000 GV) – 2% on level 1, 3% on level 2, 10% on levels 3 and 4, 5% on level 5 and 2% on levels 6, 7 and 8

Ruby (60 PV and 4000 GV) – 2% on level 1, 3% on level 2, 10% on levels 3 and 4, 5% on level 5 and 2% on levels 6, 7, 8 and 9

Diamond (60 PV and 12,500 GV) – 2% on level 1, 3% on level 2, 10% on levels 3 and 4, 5% on level 5 and 2% on levels 6 to 10

Matching Bonus

Silver, Gold, Ruby and Diamond affiliates qualify for a matching bonus on the matrix commissions of all their personally recruited affiliates.

Silver – 25%
Gold – 50%
Ruby – 75%
Diamond – 100%

Car Bonus

$822 a month car bonus if 100, 000 GV a month is generated.

House Bonus

$2220 a month house bonus if 200, 000 GV a month is generated.

Pros & Cons of Joy to Live


  • They have a disclaimer that states that their products are not to be considered as cures for any medical diseases.
  • Low $33 startup fee and $22 auto ship
  • It’s in a popular niche with competitive products.
  • Attractive compensation plan and bonuses
  • Positive reviews, mostly from Joy to Live affiliates about their products
  • Their products are found on Amazon, so you can just sell them as an affiliate for free with no monthly or annual commitments or being involved with a recruitment scheme.


  • Joy to Live primarily rewards people for the recruitment of new affiliates, making it a pyramid scheme.
  • Not a member of the Direct Selling Association or the BBB.
  • It’s not even mentioned in MLM rankings.
  • If your debit or credit card is declined for your monthly auto shipment order, you will be put into inactive status and lose your commissions from any orders placed within your downline during the time that you’re inactive.
  • You can’t sign up as a free member.
  • The packages are not discounted per unit for buying in bulk.
  • The prices of the products vary by location.
  • Unless you’re equipped with marketing skills, it will be a challenge to become successful with this. You need to join the right team.
  • It’s hard to succeed with MLM in general. No matter how hard you may try, people just sign up under the superstar that’s making the big bucks and not you who did the vigorous work.

Become an Internet Marketing Expert In a Supportive Community That Provides Everything That You Need To Succeed

Joy To Live Training and Tools

It depends on who your sponsors are. Some teams offer free capture pages, autorespnders and training. Other tools may be purchased at their website.

My Final Opinion of Joy to Live

The system is focused on affiliate purchases and the compensation plan is centered on awarding the recruitment of new affiliates making it a pyramid scheme. Joy to Live is not a member of the BBB, Direct Selling Association and it’s not mentioned on MLM rankings. Some things that also is suspicious with the company are that the different registrars and states related to Joy to Live and Elite Marketing Alliance. If you visit EMA’s website, it doesn’t say why they existed. If you get involved with this, keep in mind that it will take strong marketing skills to make it work.

I would recommend to just become an Amazon affiliate and you can just market their products from there. Wealthy Affiliate will provide you with the superior training, helpful community that are there to help you whenever and you need it, and all the tools that you need to succeed.

Joy to Live at a Glance…

Name: Joy To Live
Price: $33 start up, $22 autoship + $198- $1000 per year
Owners: CEO Jerry Ricks
Overall Rank: 1 out of 5 Stars







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11 thoughts on “Joy To Live Scam Review- Signs of a Pyramid Scheme”

  1. I really like the products from joy to live, expecially the fulvia and the coffee. I think most people won’t make much money from the opportunity but as a membership to buy the products at discounted prices it’s great, most gourmet coffees bought at regular supermarkets are about the same price for single served packets and they don’t have the ingredients that joy to live coffee does, I belive.

    I really like the products. You should try them and find out for yourself how effective or ineffective they are.

    • Yes, MLM is hard in general and destroys relationships.

      That coffee is just instant coffee packaged in the most expensive way possible in single serving sachets. The yarchagumba ingredient found in their coffee is so minimal that it’s ineffective adding to the fact that it’s just one ingredient without balancing it out with others.

    • Well I have an update on the Joy To Live products. I believe they really work. My husband had really high blood pressure, 179/120 and he has been drinking the coffee and using the nutra cleanse for three months, his blood pressure is at 124/80 which is fair. He used to feel dizzy and this has disappeared. The products do work. Also, he seems less stressed. I really like the products and they have a new Vice President of marketing that has great training. I love this company and even if I don’t make money I will promote the products because they really do work. If you have any health problems; you should try them and if you don’ like them just return them there is no harm done.

      • Blood pressure and cholesterol can also be lowered by eating a healthy low carb diet.The body can be cleansed drinking organic homemade fruit juices. Meditation and yoga help with stress.

  2. You really have no idea what you’re talking about do you? Every company in the world is a pyramid scheme as you put it and this is not one of them. The 3×10 matrix is a benefit of the company not a way to scam you out of money.The products are discounted when bought in bulk and can be retailed for a fantastic profit.Building legs is only one source of revenue, the others come from the retail of products.

    The company is honest and straight forward about what you can expect from this company and advise you not to upgrade to higher levels till it makes financial sense. That’s clarity that is matched by no other company that I have seen to date. How is it that this company being so under funded actually took the time to call me before shipping my product to me? And yes, wow they give you actual product with your membership at sign up, but back to the bigger point.They made an actual effort to call before it was shipped because their system found that an apt. # or lot # was needed in order for them to ship and the well funded company sent theirs out with no confirmation call to the wrong address and I was forced to wait 2 months before I received a welcome package and was made to pay extra just to receive samples in the mail witch I paid out the ass for what you fail to remember or think about is that this is a biz that they are giving you and its up to you to figure out.

    How you will run and grow that BIZ like any other company out there and that it takes WORK to be successful so you can keep your worthless training and stop bashing the only company out there that gives a crap about the people that WORK HARD to better them selves.

    With much respect,

    R.D.P.D. Marketing Solutions
    CEO William J. Roman

    • Yes, every company is a pyramid scheme, but at least you’re making a profit at a job unlike with any MLM pyramid scheme where 99% of participants are likely to fail and lose a lot of money.

      Joy to live has a 10 level compensation plan that basically scams those at bottom of the pyramid out of their deserved compensation.

      It’s focus is on recruiting new affiliates making it an an endless chain product based pyramid scheme. Both advancement and making a large income are dependent primarily on recruiting a large downline who have to make purchases in order to reach a certain level and that’s the only reason why they’re buying them.

      Are you really a business owner or an investing participant?

      Retail customers and retail commissions aren’t mentioned anywhere in Joy to Live’s compensation plan.

      Yes, Joy to live can purchase products at a discounted price, but that’s not a retail sale. It’s a sale made to an affiliate where the majority of their revenue is coming from.

  3. Well said Jennifer. This business truly is a pyramid scheme. I did my due diligence and found out one must have an upliner to join Joy To Live.

  4. I’d never join… and Jerry is family and was the founder. We don’t talk to or about him in the family. He has scammed most of his relatives.

    • Wow Alex, I’ve never had anyone comment on my blog that knew the founder of an mlm. It’s very heartbreaking what Jerry has done. Thank you for sharing this.

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