Breaking MLM News: Numis Network Merges With World Ventures

If was just a few years ago, that I was on a conference call with Jake Kevorkian, Ian Cordell, Len Clements, Kevin Thompson and Shannon Dennison debating if the Numis Network business model. That call was a catalyst for what has been come a personal friendship between the three owners of Numis and myself. I dug deep into the coin industry to better understand Numismatic coin collecting, and into the backgrounds of each owner.

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I reached out to Jake Kevorkian, Tuesday and asked him if the rumors were facts, that Numis would merge with World Ventures? He called Wednesday to share the facts, and ask me to wait until after their Thursday night call to make it public. As I told Jake, I thought this was a great move. The leaders in Numis will fit perfectly into the culture that Wayne Nugent and Mike Azcue have created with their team at World Ventures. 

Dear Numis Family, Ian Cordell First and foremost we want to thank each and every one of you for the dedication, belief, and hard work that you have put into your Numis Business. Since 2009 your effort and conviction has built this company from a small start up to a successful and strong organization, and we cannot praise or thank you enough. As a team we have experienced great success in these past three years by keeping a continuous hunger and thirst for progress and expansion. As leaders and founders of this company we continue to strive for growth as we make decisions based on the well being of the Numis family.

Chris Kent In order to keep things fresh and exciting we began looking in to product extension as we felt it would bring increased value to our already cool product. Since so much of the Numis culture is built around incentive trips (having taken nine luxury vacations in the last four years) and having fun, we felt as though travel was a natural fit. Through exploring this idea of adding travel to the already fun and exciting coins, one of the founders reached out to a long-term friend, Dan. Dan is part owner of World Ventures, an organization that sells travel and Dream Trips Life Memberships through direct sales. Jake Kevorkian

We met with Dan and asked to private label the Dream Trips Life Memberships under Numis’s name. For obvious reasons Dan declined. Although the deal would help generate a lot of revenue for World Ventures, in no way shape or form did he want to affect the hard working people in his organization by creating competition (and let’s admit it, our organization of people would create some hefty competition). Dan saw the value of our coins, culture, and people and instead proposed a merger.

The idea of a merger was not one that was taken lightly. As leaders we are entrusted with the improvement of opportunity for you and your business, so ensuring a merger would benefit the Numis family was our only concern. In looking at it closely we saw the open arms of World Ventures, from the owners, to the leaders, to the individual representatives. We saw the potential to expand the product, and we saw the opportunity to have even more fun with our Numis family. Before deciding on officially merging the Numis downline into World Ventures we set out to find the perfect sponsor to work with our family. Ironically enough, we found a team.

Working as a team, Troy and Jeff have earned their position as top income earners and International Marketing Directors for World Ventures. Through hard work and team effort the two of them have built a downline of over 80,000 people, but just like us, they have kept a hunger for growth. We have had the wonderful opportunity to get to know them and their wives over these past few months and we are more than confident in their ability to help us grow our team. Their family values, work ethic, and understanding of what we do will make working with them a pleasure. The company culture and leadership of Troy and Jeff could not be more in line with ours, so it is our great pleasure to announce an official merger with the World Ventures team.

The Numis downline will be officially merged into World Ventures downline as of August 1st, and we could not be more excited to work with our sponsors and their family. Numis will continue to be a supplier of coins to our wonderful customers and representatives. From here, all Numis reps will have the opportunity to activate a World Ventures distributorship without having to pay any upfront fees, or simply keep selling Numis Network collectable coins.

If you have any questions please email us at We look forward to this new chapter in Numis Network with great excitement and will see you all on the beaches of the world! – Chris, Jake, and Ian – This site features a ton of information about the WorldVentures business. – The WorldVentures presentation embedded on a simple, distraction-free page. This is an excellent place to send prospects that might be interested in WorldVentures.

Questions & Answers

What is WorldVentures? Founded, December 10, 2005, WorldVentures is a company whose mission to create more fun, freedom and fulfillment in people’s lives through the merging of great life experiences, financial opportunity, personal development and contribution.

Wayne NugentWho are the leaders/founders of WorldVentures? Wayne Nugent – Prior to establishing WorldVentures, Wayne was a high-level performer in both the direct-selling and travel industries, building several organizations to more than 100,000 representatives and $100 million in sales. Wayne’s vision of a company that allows people to work hard and play together has been the ticket for tens of thousands to live a life of fun, freedom and fulfillment.

In 2010, Wayne, along with this partner Mike Azcue were named regional finalists in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards.

Mike Azcue – A veteran in the direct-selling industry, Mike has developed and trained teams of more than 100,000 representatives in countries all over the world. Today, he leads WorldVentures with strong business acumen and inspires a values- and commitment-based culture, both in the corporate office and in the field.

Mike Azcue


Mike believes in people, and has fostered development and training that has changed tens of thousands of lives worldwide, helping others experience more. True to form, his influence extends beyond the world of direct selling; he sits on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters International and on the advisory board for Hug It Forward.

In 2010, he and Wayne were named regional finalists in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards.

Dan StammenDan Stammen – A former sales executive and business owner, Dan brings almost three decades of network-marketing and direct-selling industry experience to WorldVentures. After his success in a variety of industries, where the teams he lead cumulatively generated more than $900 million in sales, Dan joined WorldVentures as Chief Executive Officer before becoming Chief Marketing Officer, and now, Field Liaison, and Special Projects.

Eddie HeadEddie Head – As president of North America, Eddie has been instrumental in orchestrating WorldVentures’ growth, infusing the company with thoughtful, creative energy and innovation. His strategic leadership ensures our Independent Representatives and our travel club members experience more of what life has to offer.

More information about WorldVentures

Q: Can I still participate as a Silver Premier member?

A: Of course, Numis will continue to supply ALL members of the Silver Premier Club after the merger between Numis and WorldVentures.

Q: Do I still earn commissions on customers and distributors currently in Numis that continue to purchase coins?

A: Yes, Numis will continue to supply coins and pay all commissions due to any Numis reps that remain qualified and are due commissions on product purchased from distributors and customers in their downline.

Q: When ordering coins in the future, do I order through WorldVentures or Numis?

A: You will still be able to remain on the Silver Premier Club with Numis and will still have access to you back office for additional coin purchases.

Q: Can I still enroll new customers in the Silver Premier Club?

A: Yes, you can continue to sign new customers to in the Silver Premier Club and you can continue to sell product through your Shop Numis website.

Q: Can I still enroll new representatives into Numis?

A: No, any new representatives would be enrolled into the WorldVentures organization.

Q: Am I still able to get FREE coins for every three (3) customers that join the Silver Premier Club?

A: Yes, for every three (3) customers you enroll, you will receive a FREE coin.

Q: Will Numis still honor the 5 year buy-back guarantee?

A: Yes.

Q: What do I have to do to activate my WorldVentures position?

A: We will be sending out detailed instructions on how to activate your World Ventures position. You will receive these instructions through email.

Q: What will it cost to activate my WorldVentures postion?

A: For all existing Numis representative the up front fees of $300 to join World Ventures business and become a Dream Trips Life member will be waived. To activate you you will only have to pay $55 monthly membership fee for the Dream Trips Life membership and $11 for you website and back office. Your total cost to get started will only be $66 to activate your World Ventures business.

Q: What happens to my existing Numis team?

A: Your existing team will be duplicated over to WorldVentures automatically.

Q: What will happen to my Numis websites?

A: All of your Numis websites will remain active including:, Shopnumis, You will also still have access to your back office. You will however no longer be able to sign up new representatives into Numis.

Q: Will there be any monthly fees for my Numis Pro Suite and website?

A: Moving forward the only fee that will be charged is for your lead capture page and also the brand new lead capture page that we will be rolling out for your WorldVentures Business. The fee for the lead capture pages will be $4.95.

Q: Can I still qualify for the Cabo incentive trip?

A: Yes, of course, we love to travel at Numis! All points towards qualifying for Cabo will be calculated through enrolling new representatives through WorldVentures. All representatives qualified for Cabo prior to the merge will remain qualified.

Q: Will there still be a national convention in September?

A: Yes, we will still host the convention in Orlando, September 6-8. However, the main focus of the event will be the new direction of the company. In other words, it will become a team event, rather than a company event. In addition, some of WorldVentures top leaders will be joining us for the event.

Q: Will I be getting two (2) separate checks, or just one (1)?

A: If you have representatives and/or customers that continue to order from Numis, you will be paid binary commissions on that business. Any new business generated through WorldVentures, will be paid accordingly through the WorldVentures compensation plan. So, some people will be receiving two (2) checks and others will not.

Q: Can I still enroll people in to Numis until Aug 1st. A:

Yes. You will still be able to recruit new Representatives through your Numis website until Aug. 1st. They will then be merged over to WorldVentures with the rest of your team.

Q: Will my entire genealogy come over with me to WorldVentures?

A: Yes. Your entire genealogy tree will be moved over to WorldVentures. That includes all active and inactive reps. Everyone that moves over will have a limited time opportunity to activate for only $66.

Q: How do I find out where the WorldVentures regional trainings are being held?

A: Go to and click on Events.

Q: What will the role of the Numis Founders be after the merger.

A: The same as it has always been. Ian will be managing the day to day business at Numis (although I am sure you will see him on a lot of DreamTrips). Jake and Chris will continue to build and work with the field. Everyone that is merging over will be on our team and we will be building a distributorship just like you.

MLM News: DSA Defines Direct Selling, Vemma HIt $100 Million In Six Months, Blythe The Most Hated Stock, Youngevity Owns Top Selling USA Coffee Brands

The news in and around the Direct Sales aka Network Marketing World is roaring right now from Wall Street to Main Street. So what is it, that has everyone talking? I think it is the fact, that from regulators to critics, people are starting to recognize legit network marketing companies from illegal ponzi and pyramid money schemes.  This new awareness is opening the doors for investors all the way down to brand new independent professionals getting involved in direct sales in one form or another.

BK Boreyko, Co-founder and CEO of VEMMA, home of the Young Peoples Revolution shot me over the numbers for the first half of 2013…

Starting in January – $14 million, February – $15 million, March – $18 million, April – $19.1 Million, May – $19.3 million, and June – $18.1 million. That’s a total over 103 million dollars! And I might also add that in June VEMMA acquired over 24K new customers and Brand Partners!



Youngevity International (YGYI) Coffee Division Announces Agreement with Marketing Management Inc.

San Diego, CA – July 8, 2013 – CLR Roasters, a wholly owned subsidiary of Youngevity International Inc. (OTCQX: YGYI) (, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Marketing Management Inc’s (MMI) subsidiary brokerage firm Market Solution Inc. (MSI), to represent CLR Roaster’s Café La Rica Espresso and Josie’s Java House ground coffee brands on a nationwide sales campaign.

Café La Rica holds the third place in sales per unit through Walmart stores with a recent increase of 46%. Over the past 52 weeks, Café La Rica has seen a sales increase of over 300% through Winn-Dixie stores. Café La Rica has also been authorized for sale in 318 Publix Super Market locations in Florida.

Josie’s Java House is a boutique styled ground coffee that comes in a variety of blends and flavors. In 2014, the Josie’s Java House line is to be expanded to include Hazelnut Cream through Walmart.

Café La Rica and Josie’s Java House coffees have full distribution through Sedano’s Supermarkets, the largest Hispanic Supermarket chain in the country. As well as being distributed by Associated Grocers, which services 450 independent stores throughout the state of Florida. Discount Drug Mart has added the Josie’s coffee line and Café La Rica Espresso to all 72 of their stores in Ohio with repeat orders. (Read the full Press Release)

CVSL And Tomboy Tools Sign Letter Of Intent   MarketWatch


CVSL And Tomboy Tools Sign Letter Of Intent


DALLAS and DENVER, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Tomboy Tools, Inc., an Entrepreneur Magazine “Top 100 Brilliant Company,” and CVSL Inc. [stock symbol: CVSL] announced today that they have signed a letter of intent for Tomboy Tools to become part of CVSL’s family of direct selling companies. (Read Full Press Release)


Blyth Inc. Is NYSE’s Most Hated Stock: Should It Be Your Most Loved?

If short interest as a percent of equity float is an indicator of popularity, Blyth Inc. (BTH) is the most hated stock on the NYSE. However, an in-depth look into the company reveals some key factors that may create an extremely positive risk reward. The market is currently offering shares at unsustainably low valuation, four times management’s 2013 cash flow guidance. Pessimism toward the company is extreme with 75% of the current float short. Management is aggressively repurchasing shares of the company. 14% of the equity float has been repurchased in the last three quarters at higher stock prices than today. The company has repositioned its balance sheet resulting in nearly five years prior to its senior notes maturing. The company’s largest business segment and the focus of the short sellers, appears to be turning a corner. Now may be the perfect time to become a contrarian and invest in Blyth Inc. (Read The Full Report)


Government guidelines soon to differentiate genuine, ponzi schemes

To make a clear distinction between genuine direct-selling companies and fraudulent ponzi schemes, the government will soon put in place a set of ‘model guidelines’ to be followed by different states in such cases.

“These guidelines are close to being finalised by the Consumer Affairs Ministry and the Corporate Affairs Ministry has given its suggestions and other inputs in this regard,” union minister Sachin Pilot said.

“There was a meeting of consumers affairs secretary,corporate affairs secretary, myself and other stakeholders on the issue. Once we put these standard guidelines in place, the ambiguities about genuine companies and fraudulent schemes would go away,” the corporate affairs minister told PTI in an interview here. (Read Full Report Here)

Direct Selling

Direct selling is a business model that offers entrepreneurial opportunities to individuals as independent contractors to market and/or sell products and services, typically outside of a fixed retail establishment, through one-to-one selling, in-home product demonstrations or online. Compensation is ultimately based on sales and may be earned based on personal sales and/or the sales of others in their sales organizations.

Direct sellers may be called distributors, representatives, consultants or various other titles. They may participate in various ways, including selling the products themselves or through their sales organizations, providing training and leadership to their sales organizations, referring customers to the company and purchasing products and services for personal use.

Direct Selling Assocation


Network Marketing Pros In The News

Doug DeVos and Steve Van Andel (Amway) have been named Business Persons of the Year by the Economic Club of Grand Rapids. They were honored at a dinner at DeVos Place that was headlined by Hillary Clinton, former secretary of state, U.S. senator and first lady. Steve was also named Chairman of the Board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce this week, where he will serve a one-year term.

Kirsten Aguilar (Vice President of Marketing) and Leslie Boyd-Bradley (Director of Distributor Development) have been named to SeneGence’s non-profit organization, the Make Sense Foundation.

Diahanna Brown, Vice President, Worldwide Events and Promotions for Herbalife, was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year Award by Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles.

Steve Hastings has been appointed Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing for RelivBrett Hastings has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Juliet Morgan has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer at foru international.

Mark Patterson has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Vemma.

Andre Peterson, former Director of Global Public Relations of Morinda Bioactives, passed away in his home on June 1, 2013. Andre had been with Morinda Bioactives for 12 years, having also worked at WordPerfect and Managed Wealth Financial.

Monica Wood is now Vice President of Consumer and Distributor Insights forHerbalife.

Network Marketing Companies In The News

The 11th Annual American Business Awards, aka the Stevie Awards, were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on June 17, 2013 in Chicago. The second round of winners will be announced on Sept. 16, 2013 in San Francisco. DSA congratulates the following direct selling companies for their achievements.


  • Bronze Stevie Award—ACN’s 20th Anniversary Celebration—Best Tradeshow or Convention
  • Bronze Stevie Award—ACN Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary—Motivational Video


  • Bronze Stevie Award—Isagenix Celebration 2012—Live Event
  • Bronze Stevie Award—IsaDerby—Best Internal Recognition/Motivational Event
  • Bronze Stevie Award—Experience Isagenix—PR Video
  • Bronze Stevie Award—Company of the Year—Health Products & Services

Pending member North American Power

  • Gold Stevie Award—Management Team of the Year—Consumer Services Industries

Rodan + Fields Dermatologists

  • Gold Stevie Award—Company of the Year—Consumer Products—Durables

Stream Energy

  • Silver Stevie Award—Paul Thies, Senior Director of Communications—Communications Professional of the Year


  • Gold Stevie Award—Management Team of the Year—Consumer Products Industries
  • Silver Stevie Award—Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year—Social Media Focused
  • Silver Stevie Award—Dan Macuga, Chief Communications Officer—Communications, Investor Relations or PR Executive of the Year
  • Silver Stevie Award—Human Resources Department of the Year—Health Products and Services
  • Silver Stevie Award—USANA Corporate Rebrand—Brand Executive of the Year—Health Products & Services and Pharmaceuticals
  • Bronze Stevie Award—Ashley Collins, Executive Director of PR and Social Media—Communications, Investor Relations or PR Executive of the Year
  • Bronze Stevie Award—Dave Wentz, CEO—Executive of the Year—Health Products & Services
  • Bronze Stevie Award—USANA 2012 International Convention—Best Tradeshow or Convention
  • Bronze Stevie Award—Doug Braun, Chief Marketing Officer—Marketing Executive of the Year


  • Silver Stevie Award—BK Boreyko, Founder and CEO—Executive of the Year—Health Products & Services
  • Bronze Stevie Award—Vemma Revolution Convention—Best Tradeshow or Convention
  • Bronze Stevie Award—Vemma Achieve Film Series—Motivational Video
  • Bronze Stevie Award—This is Vemma! Welcome to the Revolution—PR Video
  • Bronze Stevie Award—Verve Bold Launch—Marketing Campaign of the Year—Health Products & Services

AL International, parent company of non-member Youngevity, has changed its name to Youngevity International, Inc., and will trade under the stock ticker “YGYI.”

Amway is teaming up with KaBOOM! to build a new playground at the Indian Trails Camp in Tallmadge Township, Mich. The camp provides camping experiences for children and adults with disabilities.

Avon’s beauty and fashion boutique brand, mark, has named actress and singerLucy Hale a Beauty Ambassador. In the role, Hale will appear in mark Magalogs, as well as on mark and Avon digital platforms. She will also be the spokesperson for the m.powerment by mark campaign, the brand’s philanthropic effort dedicated to breaking the cycle of dating abuse and partner violence against young women.

Creative Memories recently announced that plans for layoffs, detailed in an April 16, 2013, notice, will no longer be happening. “We have been and will continue to make changes, but at this time we aren’t expecting any layoffs of that magnitude [163]. We want the business to go forward and we need people to do that,” said Chris Veit, CEO.

CUTCO/Vector Marketing recently presented Linda Price, Ph.D., department head and Underwood Family Professor of Marketing in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona, with its CUTCO/Vector Distinguished Marketing Award for Lifetime Contributions to Marketing Scholarship, endowed by Vector Marketing Corporation.

Herbalife was presented with an award for its corporate social responsibility by Global Views magazine in Taiwan. The award, in the “Care for the Community” category, was in recognition of Herbalife’s commitment to helping the development of youth baseball in Taiwan.

Immunotec has released its second quarter 2013 financial results. Total revenue for the three-month period reached $12.6 million, an increase of 10.6 percent as compared to the same period in the previous year. Total revenue in the six-month period reached $24.8 million, an increase of 10.4 percent as compared to the same period in the previous year. Network sales in the three-month period reached $11.2 million, an increase of nine percent as compared to the same period in the previous year. Network sales in the six-month period reached $22.4 million, an increase of 10.7 percent as compared to the same period in the previous year. View the full press release online.

Mannatech recently announced the launch of its Give for Real℠ program. This unique, donation-through-consumption initiative is designed to help consumers and social entrepreneurs meet the needs of malnourished children around the world. For every purchase on an automatic order containing certain products, a donation of PhytoMatrix® bulk dietary supplement is provided through MannaRelief to children in need worldwide. MannaRelief is an independent, nonprofit organization.

Mary Kay donated $326,400 to the China Women’s Development Foundation to fund a micro-credit project for women in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality. The funds will go toward helping poverty-stricken women start their own businesses.

In additional company news, Mary Kay has partnered with Jordyn Wieber, the reigning Olympic gold medal gymnast, to raise awareness of teen dating abuse as the official spokesperson of Mary Kay’s “Don’t Look Away” campaign to help prevent and end dating abuse.

Nu Skin will be opening its Innovation Center in October in Provo, Utah. The facility includes two restaurants (both open to the public), a water feature in the 18,000-square-foot, four-story atrium, walking and hanging gardens, a state-of-the-art fitness facility and a two-story glass pavilion with mountain vista views.

Pending member Origami Owl has made the following staff appointments:

  • Robin Crossman is now the company’s Chief Executive Officer
  • Deb Bursley is Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications
  • Kym Gonzales is Vice President, New Market Development
  • Pam Mercado is Vice President, Sales Strategy and Incentives
  • Tracey Vlahos is Executive Director, Field Sales Development

PartyLite is a recipient of Manufacturing Executive’s 2013 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award. The company’s winning project in the Global Value Chain category highlights its successful program to optimize its supply chain through the use of Logility Voyager Solutions™. The Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards (ML100), presented by Manufacturing Executive, honor manufacturing companies and individual manufacturing leaders who help shape the future of global manufacturing.

In additional company news, PartyLite sponsored and participated in the Relay for Life of Greater Plymouth (Mass.) recently. The event is an annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

Primerica held its 2013 conference last week at the Georgia Dome. Approximately 35,000 distributors attended the event.

Scentsy recently donated $123,000 to the Special Olympics International. Orville and Heidi Thompson presented the check to representatives from Special Olympics International and member Lauren Schmellick, an Idaho contestant in the 2011 Special Olympics Summer World Games in Athens, Greece, during a ceremony. The money was raised through the sales of its fall and winter special release candle, “Champion.”

Distributors who attended Talk Fusion’s “Believe” corporate event, held recently in Russia, raised a total of $80,000 to benefit Rusfond USA to pay for three surgeries for a Ukrainian toddler suffering from spina bifida.

WineShop At Home has moved into a new 20,000-square-foot facility in Napa Valley, Calif., at the Gateway Business Park.

WorldVentures has launched a Trust Council to measure, audit, counsel and advocate company practices and behaviors in the field and at the corporate office. The council includes corporate executives as well as independent representatives.