Business

Is VEMMA business social marketing or a pyramid scheme?

Vemma brand partner Amy Dangerfield and Gracemere woman Monica Jerkic display a new supplement on the market. The Vemma drink
Vemma brand partner Amy Dangerfield and Gracemere woman Monica Jerkic display a new supplement on the market. The Vemma drink Austin King

FORMER Rocky girl Amy Dangerfield has just the drop to invigorate your life and add extra weight to your pockets.

Just ask Gracemere's Monica Jerkic, who was sceptical at first about signing up to the VEMMA (Vitamins, Essential Minerals, Mangosteen and Aloe Vera) business that is taking Rockhampton's youth culture by storm.

Monica, who is in her late teens, said she had been invited by Amy to attend a friendly gathering where she first heard about the VEMMA supplements.

VEMMA is a social marketing network that allows a brand partner to promote his or her product, like their Verve energy drinks and supplements, to effectively generate a business cycle under a binary points system.

Do you consider VEMMA a pyramid scheme?

This poll ended on 10 February 2015.

Yes - 74%

No - 25%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Amy and Monica said they joined because of the health benefits of the VEMMA product and the ability to generate an income by promoting a product.

A number of sources in Rockhampton said VEMMA was just another "pyramid scheme".

But Amy said the business was promoting a tangible product.

An Office of Fair Trading spokesman said in a typical pyramid scheme a member paid to join and could only recover money by convincing other people to join also.

Topics:  business, office of fair trading, social marketing, supplements




Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Cannabis smoker planted seed “just for something to do”

Cannabis was found during the raid. Photo Kelly Butterworth / CQ News

Police searched Whitton's house and found cannabis in several rooms

WATCH: Final pay day for Cockatoo miners after 3 month wait

The 75 Baralaba Families Action Committee spokesperson Conrad Russo

$3.7 million in employee entitlements freed up by a tax refund

Busby Marou are back after recording new album

Busby Marou has been announced as one of this year’s acts at the Deni Ute Muster in Deniliquin, NSW, along with Keith Urban, Adam Brand, Troy Cassar-Daley and James Reyne.

“It’s been a big year with launching Days of Gold"

Latest deals and offers

Dalby Twins Star in House Rules

Luke and Cody from Dalby

Brothers from Dalby talk about their time on Seven's House Rules.

International Midwife Day in Rocky

Rockhampton Hospital Director of Nursing (Midwifery) talks about the amazing...

Blake Lively Film Shot on Gold Coast

Blake Lively in The Shallows.

New trailer for shark thriller The Shallows starring Blake Lively.

Real estate agent says new developments push area forward

ON THE UPSIDE: Shae O’Reilly says the Capricorn Coast and the wider region has plenty of projects going on while we wait for an outcome on Great Keppel Island.

"sentiment can’t hang its hat on one setback for one project"

Real estate reveals Rocky's rising suburbs

Pat O'Driscoll Real Estate sales consultant Talitha Dodson Photo: Contributed

Talitha Dodson says it’s not all doom and gloom

Demand for acreage lots pushes up property prices

Property values in Cooroy have increased 25%

Property values jump in Cooroy and Peachester.