It’s my pleasure today to share a Purium Success Story with you today. I’ll be interviewing my good friend of mine, Sonia Magruder, a 4-Star Crown with Purium. The company, Purium, is a popular health and wellness network marketing company specializing in natural and organic products.
Purium Success Story: Sonia Magruder
This interview was conducted by email. I sent Sonia the questions ahead of time and these were her responses.
# 1: Can You Please Tell Us a Little Bit About Yourself, Sonia?
I live in the Tampa, Florida area with my husband Doug, dog Ranger and cat Snow Flurry. My background is real estate. I’ve been in real estate since 1998, and a broker with my own office since 2008. I’ve transitioned almost completely out of real estate, and now work my Purium business full-time.
# 2: When Did You First Join Purium & How Were You Exposed?
It was the beginning of 2013. My husband and I were super busy between the real estate brokerage, flipping houses, and our rental properties. We were also caregivers for my mom (she had dementia) who lived with us the last two years of her life.
Our plates were really full and we had a lot of stress. As a result, we had gained some unwanted weight, were not sleeping well at night, and were waking up exhausted.
One of my cousins was posting about how much he loved the products on his Facebook page. He is a health nut, so I figured if he was consuming these products, he had already vetted them and they were clean and high quality.
I asked him about the products — actually first as a nutrition solution for my mom, and I was also interested in doing the 10-Day Cleanse with Doug so that we could lose some weight and gain some energy.
# 3: What Is Purium?
Purium is a company based out of Long Beach, California and is the manufacturer of organic, non-GMO superfoods and whole food supplements.
Purium’s manufacturing facility is cGMP, Kosher, and USDA organic certified. There are no artificial ingredients, no binders, fillers, or excipients (like magnesium stearate and stearic acid) in the products.
Most of the products are certified organic and all are tested with layers of redundancy. Purium is not a start-up, so there is a track record and stability. We are experiencing rapid growth, as evidenced by being on the Inc. 5000 list the last four years in a row.
# 4: What Excites You About Purium, Sonia?
I love that we are perfectly positioned with the major shift in consumer spending toward organic foods. We have married that with the shift in consumer behavior, which is toward e-commerce and online shopping.
We have the perfect marriage of the highest quality natural, organic, superfoods and e-commerce, along with a unique $50 gift card marketing program that is genius.
Our product line includes something for everyone — weight loss, daily nutrition, athletic performance, anti-aging, detox/cleansing, an organic kids’ product line and chemical free skin care.
# 5: What Products Are Your Top 3 Favorite Purium Products?
I love the 10-Day Cleanse and 40-Day Ultimate Fat Burning Pack. That’s how I got started with Purium. I’m super excited about our new exclusive product, Biome Medic, which helps to rehabilitate the gut, as well as remove the toxic chemical glyphosate from the body.
Glyphosate has been classified as a carcinogen by the state of California, and a probable human carcinogen by the World Health Organization. We recently had a pre-clinical trial done that showed that this product removed 75% of glyphosate in the test subjects in just six weeks. Glyphosate is now found in 75% of foods.
# 6: What Was Your Experience Like Doing the 10-Day Cleanse?
After trying several different weight loss programs with no success, I was thrilled to lose 9 lbs in 10 days and Doug lost 11 lbs in 10 days. I also lost 2” from my waist and went down a whole jean size in 10 days. We slept through the night for the first time in years and our energy was off the charts. (DISCLAIMER: Individual results will vary, this is just my experience).
# 7: Can You Briefly Explain the Purium Compensation Plan?
It’s a unilevel plan. We get paid 20-25% commission on customer sales, not just on the first order, but every time they reorder too.
We have a separate pay structure on brand partners, as well as coding bonuses. Customer commissions pay five levels, and on brand partners, we can get paid as deep as 10 levels.
We have lots of bells and whistles in our compensation plan, like pool bonuses and lifestyle bonuses. I like that we have cash bonuses rather than a car bonus. Sometimes a car bonus can end up being a burden if the distributor doesn’t requalify every month and has to take that payment on themselves.
# 8: How Do You Build Your Purium Business, Sonia?
I love working with those who are really motivated and show that by their actions, not just their words. I love to coach and mentor them and help them step into leadership and help them get established and build in depth. Then I continue to go wide, since we do have a unilevel plan, but always continue to support our existing legs.
# 9: About How Many People Have You Sponsored, How Big is Your Team & What is Your Highest Rank Attained in Purium?
I’ve personally sponsored over 100 people, and we have around 23,000 people in our entire organization. The rank we are at is 4-Star Crown.
# 10: What Type of Training & Support Do You Have in Place for Your Purium Team?
I really love to build connections with our team members and create strong relationships. It’s so important get them plugged in and trained right away, and then continue to nurture them until they get traction and lift off on their own.
After that I continue to support them, but always want to empower them and hold them capable. We have a great infrastructure for our team to plug into, like weekly team calls (4x per week), in addition to special zoom webinar calls and special events. Our company also has two weekly corporate training calls and one weekly opportunity call.
# 11: Without Saying Their Names, Can You Tell Us How You Met Your Three Best Leaders & How Do They Build Their Purium Business?
Yes — one was a total stranger. I was at a health fair; she was a vendor there. We didn’t even meet. I just stopped by her table, saw what her business was and knew that Purium would align with what she was doing.
After about four months of unanswered emails and phone calls, she finally called me back. She loved the mission of the company and how clean the ingredients in our products are.
We worked very closely and she went on to become one of the top leaders in our company. She is an amazing mentor of leaders herself.
Another leader was actually someone who I had mutual friends with, but we had never met. She was in the health and wellness field and our mutual friends told me she would never be interested in Purium.
Of course, I prospected her anyway. She was totally impressed with our products, and now is also a top leader in our company as well as a great mentor and coach for her growing team.
As you can see, the first two leaders were not even from my warm market. The third happens to be my best friend, and she gave me a lot of push back at first. She said she would try the products, but would never sell them.
That didn’t last long. She had such great results with the products that she couldn’t help but share them with others. She’s now a Diamond leader in our company, and the rest is history.
All of our leaders basically duplicate the “recruit, train, nurture, support and empower” philosophy.
# 12: In Your Opinion, what are the Top 3 Reasons Someone Should Join Purium Today?
The first reason is timing. Organic food is now a $43-billion-dollar industry and has doubled since 2004. Purium is the leader in the network marketing industry when it comes to organic products.
The next reason is the quality and purity of the products. I haven’t been able to find any other products that are so clean and literally life changing for so many.
The third reason is ownership and culture. I personally know the owners of Purium and love how they are so heart centered and mission driven. They have created a beautiful culture from the top down. And literally today, the barrier to entry is extremely low.
# 13: How Much Does It Cost to Join Purium & What Do You Get with That Investment?
Right now, we are running an incredible promotion on our $499 Brand Partner pack. It comes with unlimited $50 gift card codes for a year, an upgraded technology package that is bundled with a phone app, and automatic qualifications for matching bonuses. It’s a $7,000 value and right now this pack is being offered for only $199. That’s $199 plus whatever products one wants to add (at an automatic 25% discount) to start a turn-key business.
# 14: Where Do You See Purium in the Next Few Years?
I really see Purium being the leader in the organic superfood market and a true legacy company.
# 15: If Someone Wants to Join Your Purium Business, How Do They Do That?
The best way to get in touch with me is to connect with me on Facebook.
Thank you for sharing your Purium Success Story with us, Sonia. Your Purium Success Story is very inspiring. I wish you continued success in the years to come.
Disclaimer: Purium is a registered trademark. Sonia is an independent affiliate. The products are not designed to treat, cure or prevent any disease. Individual results will vary.