Could Oriflame become the biggest cosmetics MLM?

Oriflame wants to be Prom Queen at the MLM Ball, and they just might win the crown…if they can knock out a few serious contenders on their way to the top.

Their vision is to become the #1 beauty direct sales company in the world, and they’re only a few slots off. However, some of the beauty queens ahead of them (Avon, with over $6 billion in annual revenue, and Mary Kay, with almost $4 billion) don’t take kindly to competition.

Does this mean I’m involved?

This video explains everything:

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Make sense? Either way, here’s the full review on Oriflame.

Overview

Oriflame is a Swedish cosmetics MLM founded in 1967 by brothers Jonas Jochnick and Robert Jochnick. They have been a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ since 2004.

Since launching 50 years ago, they’ve expanded to operate in over 60 countries around the globe, and they now have a Salesforce of 3.6 million independent consultants.

They’re currently doing over $1.5 billion in annual sales, making them one of the few members of the coveted MLM Billion Club (those that have hit $1 billion in annual sales). There were only 20 MLMs to do this in 2016. [1] [2]

Their corporate offices are now located in Luxemburg and Switzerland, and they have global production centers in Sweden, Poland, China, Russia, and Ireland.

Oriflame has expanded to sell its products in almost every corner of the globe…except the United States, interestingly.

They sell all over Europe, in Asia, Latin America, Africa…but nowhere north of Mexico. You can still order Oriflame products from their UK website and have them shipped to the U.S. (with international shipping c osts), but they don’t have any consultants reppin’ the red, white, & blue (the bald eagle-lovin’, burger eatin’ red white and blue, not the baguette and stinky cheese one).

How much does Oriflame cost?
It is free to become an Oriflame consultant. Yep, 100% free. You do need to purchase a catalog so that you can show off your products to potential customers, but the catalogs cost something like $.35 cents.

If you don’t make any sales for 12 months, you will lose your Consultant title and have to sign up again if you want to continue selling. If you don’t sell anything for a year, you should probably just throw in the towel anyway.

Products

The Oriflame catalog consists of over 1,000 Swedish beauty products that are naturally-inspired and vegan.

They have a Skin Research Institute where new, innovative products are created. They’re then sent to the company’s global research and development center where they employ over 100 scientists to test and perfect new products.

Products are all naturally-based and vegan. They include makeup, fragrance, skincare, bath and body, hair, accessories, and men’s products.

Here are some top sellers:

  • White Original Eau de Parfum: £30
  • 5-in-1 Color Stylist Lipstick: £10
  • 5-in-1 Wonder Lash Mascara: £9
  • Eleo Hair Mask: £7.95
  • Age Revive Anti-Aging Cream: £5.95 (sale)
  • Blackhead Clearing Mask: £7

As you can see, very reasonably priced. Anti-aging cream for £5.95? There are some MLMs that sell that stuff for triple-digits. Whether or not it actually works is another question – you get what you pay for.

Benefits
Benefits associated with their skincare products have not been proven, but claims include:

  • Anti-aging
  • Minimize wrinkles
  • Moisturize
  • Fight blackheads
  • Prevent acne
  • Clear blemishes

Side Effects
There are no known side effects associated with Oriflame products.

Opportunity

Commission on personal sales is made via retail commission, which is the price difference between your discounted price as a consultant and the product’s actual retail value.

If you purchase less than £130 worth of product at a time, you get a 20% discount. If you purchase over £130 worth of product at a time, you get a 30% discount.

So that’s an added 10% in commission, which is pretty significant. Therefore you really want to be making orders of £130 or more at a time. Parties are the best way to do this (eyeroll at in-home parties), because if you’re selling to one friend at a time you probably won’t hit that mark. You might end up ordering extra product to get 30% commission and hoping to sell it only to be left with a basement full of unused skin cream.

There’s also a delivery charge of £4.50 per order.

The rest of the comp plan is pretty typical MLM…levels, bonuses, and rank advancements galore.

If you can build a team of at least 5 members with 4 direct recruits and total monthly sales that hit 1000 BP (about £1,300), you become a group manager and start making money off your team. You get 9% commission on all of your direct consultants, an extra 5% commission on all of your personal sales, and 6% commission off any of your direct promoted Group Managers.

After that, you become a Senior Group Manager and start earning on indirect consultants in your downline too (5%). As a District Manager, 4.5% bonus is tacked onto all your commission rates on both personal sales and the sales of members in your downline.

This continues on and on to Executive Director rank, where you can really get rich off this scheme. Of course, that ranking includes only a handful of the company’s millions of consultants.

Recap

There’s almost no barrier to entry. It’s free to join.

So, if you really like their products, it’s a great way to get a good discount. Who knows, maybe you’ll even make a few bucks selling eye cream and mascara to your gal pals or coworkers.

What you’re not going to get, though, is rich. That’s just the way MLM is set up – a select few make it to the top of the pyramid and leech off everyone below them. This company has been around long enough to already have plenty of top consultants, meaning there’s not much room for you to make your way up there.

via http://mlmcompanies.org/oriflame/

Is OneCoin’s cryptocurrency worth anything?

If I were alone in a dark alley and a strange hooded figure approached me, I’d rather it be a big-time member of some drug cartel come to kidnap and hold me for ransom than a OneCoin affiliate.

Okay, maybe they’re not quite that bad, but the company definitely has trust issues.

Was I ever involved?

This video explains everything:

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Make sense? Either way, here’s the full review on OneCoin.

Overview

OneCoin claims to be “The First Transparent, Global Cryptocurrency for Everyone.” Even the smallest amount of research shows that they’re anything but transparent, though.

Founded by a Bulgarian woman named Ruja Ignatova, OneCoin is registered in Bulgaria and Gibraltar. They currently don’t have legal permission to operate in a number of countries, including the United States.

Ignatova’s website claims that she graduated from Oxford University, but there is no evidence to support the claim that she ever went to Oxford, and there are a lot of questions surrounding her educational and professional background. [1]

Sebastian Greenwood is also involved in the company, a man who has worked for a slew of shady MLMs that were brought down for being Ponzi scams. Before OneCoin, he worked for Unaico, a company that came under fire from Pakistan’s Securities and Exchanges Commisison.

The company claims that by the beginning of 2016, they had become the second largest cryptocurrency in the world, supplying 120 billion coins worldwide.

But more is not better when it comes to currency. Ever heard of that thing called inflation? The more of a currency you pump into a financial system (which is pretty easy to do when you’re using a virtual currency that you literally made up), the less it is worth. There are photos of people in places like Zimbabwe and Poland during periods of hyperinflation carrying around entire wheelbarrows full of cash just to buy groceries because their currency was worth next to nothing.

Well, OneCoin’s currency is actually worth nothing, but at least you don’t have to carry around wheelbarrows full of it…because it’s not real.

At a recent event put on by OneCoin in Dubai, bitcoin expert James Dollahan and a handful of his associates attended to gather more information on the cryptocurrency. After the event, Dollahan issued an advisory regarding OneCoin, and stated:

“They met with the owners and managers of Onecoin and yes, their behavior and things said were just as I had warned them about.  Nothing that could be verified except on their own websites […]. Regarding technical questions, they were not detailed in their answers and much did not make sense to them based on what true crypto currencies are.”

The Central Bank of Uganda just published a warning to its citizens regarding OneCoin, who recently expanded to one of Uganda’s major cities. They’re not the first Central Bank in Africa to have to issue advisories to its citizens about OneCoin, either. [2]

In December 2016, Italy’s government put a halt to OneCoin, suspending them altogether from operating in the country due to their pyramid scam activities. [3]

Just about the only thing that OneScam is #1 at is scamming.

Angelina Lazar, a rogue economist and noted cryptocurrency expert ranked the top 3 cryptocurrency scams, and guess who came out on top?

OneCoin. [4]

How much does OneCoin cost?
The cheapest option for joining OneCoin is to purchase their £100 starter pack. However, there are tons of upsells and larger packages that claim to make you more money ranging all the way up to £28,000.

Products

While OneCoin is all about their cryptocurrency, that’s not actually their product.

What OneCoin sells is “educational packages” ranging from around $100-$120,000. The idea is that these packages are investments, because they come with “tokens” that can be used to mine for Onecoins (the company’s cryptocurrency). This allows them to claim that they don’t actually sell cryptocurrency, even though it’s all they talk about in their advertising and recruitment meetings.

According to the company, Onecoins are mined by servers at two sites in Bulgaria and one in Hong Kong. They can only be exchanged through the company’s exchange site, Onecoin Exchange, and you have to purchase more than just a starter package to access the exchange. There are daily limits to how much you can exchange depending on which package you purchased, meaning this cryptocurrency isn’t fully liquid either.

They make some pretty wild claims about these packages they sell. They say that it’s not only impossible to lose money with the packages, but with the packages that involve splits (which double your token stash), you double the value of your investment…at worst.

Speakers at previous events have stated that investing in a £3,900 package will yield you £8,500 even if the value of the Onecoins doesn’t increase at all. If it does, you could net as much as £32,000. Of course, the possibility of the currency losing value isn’t even mentioned. [5]

Sounds unlikely because it is. The OneCoin website’s terms and conditions state:

“The company does not warrant that product descriptions or other content is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free.”

It doesn’t get much more obvious than that.

Opportunity

It wouldn’t be an MLM if they didn’t want you to recruit, recruit, recruit.

Or if they didn’t use an unnecessarily confusing, vague compensation plan to explain how you can get rich doing so.

You also don’t get paid in your local currency, or even in their cryptocurrency. Instead, you get paid in tokens.

You can make money through a number of methods, but only 60% of the payments go to your “cash account” while another 40% go to your “mandatory account”. You cash account is ready to be spent (you can purchase more packages or more Onecoins with your tokens), and your mandatory account is where a portion of your earnings stays to continue mining for more Onecoins.

Whether or not any of this really ever turns into actual, widely accepted currency is unclear.

Direct Sales: 10% commission on your personal sales

Network Bonus: 10% commission off BV of your weaker leg

Matching Bonus: Matching bonuses depend on your package and can go up to 25% and 4 generations

Start Up Bonus: During your first 30 days you get an extra 10% on personal commission, for a total fo 20%

One Life Club: Win bonus points that you can exchange for vacations, luxury goods, and other items.

Splits: This is where it gets interesting. Whenever they hit a certain number of total members, they can double the amount of tokens in your account (more expensive packages include more splits). It’s explained that as more members join, demand for the currency raises and its value goes up, but the company doesn’t want a “price explosion”, so they just randomly double some members’s currency.

It’s kind of like when the government just randomly throws TONS of money at your because your country is so popular! Wait, that doesn’t happen?

That’s because this is not economics, at all. There’s nothing real about this. They are just making crap up at this point.

Gold: In case tokens, points, and OneCoins weren’t enough to keep track of, you can also earn “Aurum Gold Coins”, a new cryptocurrency that is supposedly backed by 1 mg of gold/coin that is stored in a vault in Dubai. Gold is given out in tiered amounts each time you buy a package.

Recap

I may rail on home parties and miracle supplements from time to time, but I rarely say this:

This MLM is a full-on, downright scam. They don’t operate in the U.S. because the SEC would kick them out in a heartbeat. Even countries in Africa that are known for sending out scams on the internet are issuing warnings about these guys.

You might be better off investing in Chuck E. Cheese tokens.

But if it’s financial freedom you seek and you like automated ways to build passive income, there are better ways.

(and you can trash those old MLM habits, too)

via http://mlmcompanies.org/onecoin/

Omnilife’s CEO may be rich, but are the distributors making money?

From selling street tacos in Guadalajara, to smuggling thousands of $$$s worth of Herbalife supplements across the U.S.-Mexican border, to billionaire CEO and movie producer.

Stacks on stacks on stacks…of pesos. Amigo’s life story could easily fill the script for a summer blockbuster, and he could produce it himself.

Have I been involved with Omnilife?

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Make sense? Either way, here’s the full review on Omnilife.

Overview

Omnilife is a Mexico-based MLM founded in 1991 by Jorge Vergara. They’re headquartered in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Vergara is still the company’s CEO, and he’s a pretty important dude. He’s a famous Mexican businessman and film producer, and he’s got a net worth of $1.5 billion. He produced noted films such as The Assassination of Richard Nixon and Y Tu Mamá También, an Academy Award-nominated film that is still one of Mexico’s most acclaimed.

But mostly, Vergara is known for his rise to the top, going from selling street tacos to having a 10-figure net worth. He got into real estate in Mexico in the 80s and met John Peterson, a salesman for Herbalife. [1]

Peterson recruited Vergara to sell Herbalife products in Mexico even before Herbalife received approval from the Mexican government. The two worked together to smuggle Herbalife products into Mexico. I just picture him getting stopped at customs on suspicion of smuggling cocaine or something, only for the officer to open up his bags and find out he’s been smuggling overpriced herbal supplements, LOL.

Anyway, that didn’t happen, because Vergara used his street smarts and business schmooze to get the Mexican government to eventually approve the products. Vergara took the approval and ran with it. Instead of continuing with Herbalife, he started his own nutrition MLM in Mexico called Omnilife.

Now, Omnilife is one of the top 200 companies in Mexico. They have around 5.2 million distributors and an annual sales of around $406 million. They were ranked 44 on the DSN Global 100 List for 2016. [2]

Their motto is “People that take care of people.” According to Vergara, this means bringing people better health and energy and empowering a dedicated salesforce.

In 2014, a popular television program in Argentina, one of many countries in which Omnilife is operational, used a hidden camera to show that Omnilife distributors make wild, unprovable claims about the benefits of their products. The distributors encourage customers to recount traumatic or significant life events, and then market the supplements as therapeutic. However, studies show that the products are just typical dietary supplements with absolutely no therapeutic properties. [3]

How much does Omnilife cost?

You need to purchase a distributor kit in order to join, which costs $39. It includes a bottle of supplements, 2 promotional DVDs, a catalog, a training manual, and a backpack for additional marketing and training materials.

To remain active, you must purchase a minimum of 300 Personal Points (PP) worth of product each month.

Products

Omnilife sells nutritional products in four categories: hydrating, custom, light nutrition, and energy and sports.

Many of their nutritional formulas include synephrine HCL, caffeine, green tea, and coffee powder. The nutritional and weight loss plans are not cheap – a month’s supply can cost upwards of $200.

Of course, there are no clinical studies to support their many health claims, which range from physical to therapeutic to mental, and the products are not FDA approved.

Benefits
They have a variety of products for targeting the following benefits:

  • Increased energy
  • Weight loss
  • Improved mood
  • Overall health
  • Better hydration

Side Effects
Synephrine, an ingredient used in many of their products, can cause rapid heart rate increases and increases in blood pressures. A number of customer complaints support this. [4]

Synephrine combined with caffeine is even riskier, according to the Finnish Food Safety Authority, to such an extent that Denmark and Sweden have declared these supplements unsafe to health and they aren’t allowed to be marketed there. https://www.efsa.europa.eu/sites/default/files/assets/mb150618-i1.pdf

Opportunity

Personal commission depends on how much you sell in a month, and ranges from 20%-50%.

  • 0-999 PP: 20%
  • 1000-1999: 25%
  • 2000-2999: 30%
  • 3000-3499: 35%
  • 3500-3999: 40%
  • 4000+: 50%

A Quick Start bonus of 10% is offered on the purchases of your personal recruits within their first 90 days at Omnilife. This is in addition to your level overrides.

Level overrides are offered in the following structure:

  • Bronze Premiere distributors: 5% on Level 1
  • Bronze Elite distributors: 7% on Level 1
  • Bronze Supreme distributors: 9% on Level 1 & 5% on Level 2
  • Silver Premiere: 10% on Level 1 & 6% on Level 2
  • Silver Elite: 10% on Level 1, 7% on Level 2, & 2% on Level 3
  • Silver Supreme and up: 10% on Level 1, 8% on Level 2, & 4% on Level 3

Team Builder Bonuses award distributors with a Silver Supreme rank or higher 2% commission on the sales of their downline from Level 4 and down, as long as their downline contains at least one Silver Premiere member or higher.

Generation overrides are offered in addition to level overrides for Gold members.

  • Gold Premiere: 3% on Generation 1
  • Gold Elite: 3% on Generations 1 & 2
  • Gold Supreme: 3% on Generation 1, 4% on Generation 2, & 3% on Generation 3

Diamond and Double Diamond members earn 2-5% down to their 6th Generation.

Recap

Omnilife was started by a true hustler, and he’s put in work. But is it a good deal for the rest of us?

The products are nothing special, typical nutritional MLM. And the warnings and side effects are a little alarming.

The compensation plan is way more confusing than it needs to be. Do they expect your average person (i.e. someone who doesn’t write about compensation plans on the daily) to understand exactly how to make money with Omnilife?

No, they don’t. In fact, they’re counting on it. If new reps really understood how compensation works, they probably wouldn’t join. Because only a very, very small percentage (less than 1%) of these reps will ever see any real many. Most won’t even make back the money they spend.

If you’re all about chasing the opportunity and it’s financial freedom you seek AND you like automated ways to build passive income, there are better ways like this one.

(and you can trash those old MLM habits, too)

via http://mlmcompanies.org/omnilife/

Is Pampered Chef still on its way to the top?

All your friends have been talking non-stop about the latest green herbal miracle monster smoothie that’s got them feeling “better than ever” and those choco-caramel chip triple layer fudge weight loss shakes that taste great and magically have -5,000 calories because they’re sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and basically ingredient-free.

Most are pretty much made of air.

Meanwhile, you’re over there getting fatter by the minute because you’re not participating in the latest miracle weight loss scheme…because you don’t have a blender.

Well, there’s an MLM for that, too! Pampered Chef sells kitchen supplies of all sorts through direct sales.

Despite all that, something is working for Pampered Chef, or they wouldn’t be owned by one of the top 5 largest companies in the world. Have I been involved?

This video explains everything:

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Make sense? Either way, here’s the full review on Pampered Chef.

Overview

Pampered Chef was founded in 1980 by Doris Christopher. Their founding story starts like that of countless other MLMs…in Doris Christopher’s basement.

By the 1990s they had more than outgrown her basement, and were now expanding to Canada, the UK, and Germany. In 2002, they were acquired by Berkshire Hathaway, who still owns the company.

Berkshire Hathaway is a multi-national conglomerate owned by Warren Buffett, based in Omaha, Nebraska.

They own…well, just about everything. They wholly own GEICO, Dairy Queen, Fruit of the Loom, Helzberg Diamonds, FlightSafety International, BNSF Railway, and a number of other companies. [1] They also own almost half of Kraft Heinz, a portion of Mars, Incorporated, American Express, Coca-Cola, Wells Fargo, and IBM. [2]

They are the fourth largest public company in the world according to Forbes.  [3]

In other words, Pampered Chef is in good hands. But you can forget about coming close to that dough they’re raking in – it’s for investors, not consultants. It’s not even for full-time employees.

Tracy Britt Cool was brought in by Warren Buffett to run Pampered Chef as their new CEO in early 2015. Pampered Chef had seen declining revenue in 2014, so it was pretty clear she was brought in to try and get things back in shape. Her first order of business? Fire people. Pampered Chef saw the biggest decline in employment of any of Berkshire Hathaway’s companies in 2015. [4]

Of course, you’re not going to get fired as a consultant. You don’t cost the company money, because you probably don’t make any…

How much does Pampered Chef cost?
In order to join Pampered Chef, you need to buy a Consultant Kit.

  • The Ultimate Kit costs $249 and includes $1,000 worth of product.
  • The Deluxe Kit costs $159 and includes $650 worth of product.
  • The Starter Kit costs $109 and includes $450 worth of product.

If you start by hosting a party, you get a $50 kit credit that you can use toward becoming a consultant, meaning you can join for as little as $59.

Products

The Pampered Chef sells kitchenware products, and they’ve got pretty much anything you could want to stock your kitchen with. The products are high quality and pretty affordable.

Bakeware, cutlery, cookbooks, appliances, grilling accessories, dishes, holiday sets, kitchen storage…you name it, they’ve got it. They even sell food products. Here are some of my favorites…

  • Emoji cookie cutter set: $10
  • Kids pizza making set: $45
  • Herb infuser: $10
  • Soups, stews, & chilis cookbook: $8.50
  • Manual food processor: $52.50
  • Small bamboo knife block set (4 pieces): $165
  • Beer bread mix: $11
  • Dutch oven & cookbook set: $139

The idea when the company was founded was to create powerful products and combine them with useful tips to help others achieve a faster, no-fuss cooking experience.

Nowadays their products mostly look like the same kitchenware you’d find at any other store, for about the same price, if not a little more expensive. But there’s nothing overly unique or interesting about them.

Opportunity

Commission rates vary depending on your monthly sales.

  • $1-$749 in monthly sales gets you a 20% commission rate
  • $750-$1,249 in monthly sales gets you a 22% commission rate
  • $1,250-$2,499 in monthly sales gets you a 23% commission rate
  • $2,500-$3,999 in monthly sales gets you a 24% commission rate
  • $4,000+ in monthly sales gets you a 25% commission rate

As you might guess, most consultants make that 20% commission rate, which is below average.

However, once you hit $15,000 in career sales, your commission rate goes up by 2%. And once you start to build a decently-sized team, your commission rate bounces up to 31%, which isn’t bad.

Of course, if you’re going to make any decent money, it’s going to be from building up a big team.

The company also offers some pretty sweet product discounts to their consultants, including 50% off new items for a limited time. If you can’t turn a profit with them, at least you can get some discounted kitchenware.

Recap

I like the products and the idea behind the company.

But it’s a party-based MLM, and those are inherently flawed. While going to an in-home party with food is better than going to one with empty Tupperware, it’s still the case that listening to your friend give the same sales pitch for the third time over isn’t the best way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

And holding these parties isn’t a productive way to make money, either. Even if you manage to get people to come, you have to sell A LOT of product to even turn a profit.

You’re basically paying money to sell your company’s products when you throw MLM parties – you probably want to offer food (especially at a kitchen utensil party), drinks, product demonstrations, and all of that costs money. Most people spend $200 minimum on their parties, so you’d have to sell $1,000 worth of $10 spatulas just to make your money back.

However, it could be a fun side gig if you’re really into their products or like the idea of doing cooking demonstrations as a hobby. The company itself is honest about earning potential, stating on their website that 75% of their consultants hold other jobs.

This isn’t full-time income, but hey, who am I to stop you from getting a 50% discount on a new blender?

via http://mlmcompanies.org/pampered-chef/

Are Norwex consultants making real money?

Organic green products and MLM? Yeah, we’ve seen that before.

But Norwex does things a little differently.

The timing was impeccable for this company – they entered the market for chemical-free cleaning products in the mid-90s, during the revival of bohemian, bell bottom wearing hippies and the birth of the movement for all-natural, organic products.

Does this mean I’m involved?

This video explains everything:

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Make sense? Either way, here’s the full review on Norwex.

Overview

Norwex is a Norwegian MLM founded in 1994 with the goal of providing homes with chemical-free cleaning products. Their mission is “Improving quality of life by radically reducing chemicals in our homes.”

Bjorn Nicolaisen founded the company after discovering a special microfiber cloth that was extremely effective at cleaning his windshield using nothing but water. He developed an entire list of household products that could effectively clean without using any chemicals, and Norwex was born.

Nicolaisen is a former attorney who has worked with the Norwegian Ministry of Environment and the General of Norway, so he knows his stuff. He’s currently still the Chairman of Norwex.

Norwex now has over 20,000 distributors, operates in Norway, Canada, the U.S., Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Australia.

How much does Norwex cost?
It costs $200 to join Norwex, and that includes a starter kit with product.

Registering for a consultant website, which is pretty much a requirements nowadays, is another $9-10/month.

In order to stay active, you need to sell $250 in product every 3 months. If you become inactive, you’ll be charged a fee to reactivate your account. After 12 months without sales, you’re no longer considered a consultant.

Products

Norwex is known as the chemical-free cleaning product company, although they’ve since expanded to offer personal care products as well.

Their flagship product is the microsilver cloth (also known as EnviroCloth), thespecial microfiber cleaning cloth that inspired Nicolaisen to start Norwex in the first place. These cloths are made of anti-bacterial fibers that attract dirt, grease, and dust, breaking down grime that would usually require chemicals to break down. The cloth also self-cleanses after 24 hours.

Cleaning and personal care products contain natural, botanical ingredients, replacing harmful chemicals with enzymes.

Production is mostly done at a production facility in China that the company opened in 2009.

For Your Home

These products include kitchen cleaning products, floor cleaning products, “home essentials”, and microfiber cloths.

To give you an idea of pricing, here are some home products:

  • EnviroCloth – $16.99 (best seller)
  • Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent – $24.99 (1kg)
  • Cleaning Paste – $29.99
  • Dishwashing Liquid – $9.99
  • Kitchen Towel & Cloth Set – $27.99
  • Produce Wash – $24.99

For Yourself

These products include bath and body care, personal care, and kids products.

To give you an idea of pricing, here are some examples of personal care products:

  • Cooling Mint Toothpaste – $15.99
  • Natural Deodorant Stick – $15.99
  • Organic Olive Oil Salt Scrub – $39.99
  • Hand Cream – $14.99
  • Bath Mat – $39.99
  • 4-in-1 Kids Wash – $19.99

Opportunity

This company still relies heavily on the home party model, which is ineffective at best, and a gag-worthy money pit that will cause you to lose all your friends at worst.

You MIGHT be able to recruit a few friends and family members to come to your home party in exchange for food (a la Tastefully Simple) or a free makeover (a la a million and one cosmetics MLMs), but even those are questionable. Reps eventually dry up their “warm market” of friends and family members who are tired of desperate sales pitches.

But getting your friends and family to come to a sales pitch/home party where they get to…watch you clean? Yeah, right. Dream on.

It’s just not a sustainable way to make money.

Even if you do manage to get some decent sales at your home parties, it won’t amount to a lot in profit. But you do get some free/discounted product.

  • Sell up to $249.99 in product and you get 8% of your sales in free product.
  • Sell $250-$749.99 in product and you get 10% of your sales in free product.
  • Sell $750 or more and you get 12% of your sales in free product.

You also get a free window cloth for each party you book.

Consultants earn 35% commission on their personal sales.

Let’s look at an example. Say you manage to get a huge group of people together, and they’re all super stoked about cleaning products and ready to open up those checkbooks. Your pitch is on point, and you make a whopping $1,000 in sales.

Keep in mind how difficult this is to do. Their products range from around $10-$40, so you’d have to sell a LOT of microfiber cloths and dishwashing liquid to hit those numbers. Like 50 products. Even with 10 people, that’s 5 products per person… and it’s not easy to get people to give up their Saturday afternoon to come over and listen to you give a sales pitch, so 10 people is being generous. Not to mention, selling 5 products per person is an unrealistic goal, considering you’re lucky if everyone in attendance buys one product.

But let’s just say you really hit it big this time. $1,000 in sales would net you $350 in commission, $120 in free product, and a free window cloth.

This isn’t bad, but it’s nothing outstanding. If you can replicate this once a week, you’d be earning just above minimum wage. But replicating those kinds of numbers at your home parties on a regular basis isn’t sustainable – ultimately, you run out of friends and family to invite, and people don’t need to buy new dish rags every week.

Like all MLMs, the real money is in your referral commissions. With Norwex, you earn commission on the sales of everyone you recruit, and the people they recruit, and the people they recruit, and so on. The higher you move up in rank, the more levels you unlock in your downline, the more you earn in referral commissions. But recruiting a massive downline and moving up in rank is not easy.

Recap

Their products are generally well-reviewed, and their mission is great. The company has been around for a while and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.

However, you’re not going to be making much money (if any) from selling them.

You need to be very skilled in marketing and sales and especially in networking to make real money, as you’re going to need to have a huge group of friends and acquaintances who trust you and would be interested in joining your MLM. Most people simply end up losing friends, because no one wants to be asked once a week to join a “business opportunity” that costs money instead of generating it.

Networks dry up fast in this industry. Real fast.

But if it’s financial freedom you seek and you like automated ways to build passive income, there are better ways.

(and you can trash those old MLM habits, too)

via http://mlmcompanies.org/norwex/

What happened to Numis Network?

You know that crazy grandpa who used to collect “rare” coins, like the silver dollar, really old pennies, or mint condition nickels, and tell you they were worth thousands?

Who knew that rolling in hundreds was as easy as finding the right quarter on the sidewalk?

And who knew that there’s actually a market for these collectible rare coins?

Only in MLM, and this one has it down to a T. Have I been involved?

This video explains everything:

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Make sense? Either way, here’s the full review on Numis Network.

Overview

Numis Network was started by a handful of serious MLM vets, including Ian Cordell and Chris Kent. Both have spent decades in the industry, and they previously founded IDSTC, a company that specializes in developing software and compensation plans for the direct selling industry.

Jake Kevorkian, another founder who also has over 20 years of MLM experience, was the #1 earner at a health and wellness MLM that sold before Numis came into creation.

The company has been around since 2009, and they’re registered in Tampa, Florida.

Their name, Numis, comes from the word numismatic, as in numismatic coins. Still sounds like gibberish?

Numismatic coins are collectible coins. I don’t mean just any coins you might find at an antique shop or home shopping network advertisement. Numismatic coins are the cream of the crop for coin collectors. They’re concerned about something very important here – rarity.

According to CoinWeek, these include everything from the most recent U.S. Mint coins to coins that are so rare their value is in the millions. There’s potential in the industry for it to hit the multi-billion dollar mark. [1]

The company staffs a couple numismatic coin experts and industry icons, including Keith Love and Mike Mezack.

However, on July 19th, 2013, Numis Network officially merged with World Ventures, a luxury travel MLM that I’ve reviewed before.  At the time of the merger, the companies allowed distributors to sell World Ventures products, continue selling collectible coins, or do both.

It seems like an odd combination because it is. The reason for the merger was never fully explained by either company. According to a letter sent by Numis to its distributors, the connection was that Numis offers a lot of incentive vacations and World Ventures specialized in travel, so the pairing makes sense, right?

Sureee. It looks like Numis just went out of business and was paid off to give their distributors a bridge between a ship that’s already sinking and a ship that will probably sink in the future.

The Numis Network website no longer exists, and World Ventures (shocker) no longer sells the Numis collectible coins.

How much does Numis cost?
It costs $495 to become a Numis distributor, and you need to receive a monthly autoship of one coin which you get at a discounted monthly membership fee.

Products

For rare coin collectors, “mint” condition is very important. In fact, there are even grades to the “mint” condition of a coin, like grades to the quality of a diamond.

Coins can get bumped and scratch as they’re being produced, and the most pristine of coins are graded “MS70”. The experts at Numis find the rarest, highest quality mint coins out there, and purchase them directly from the agencies who grade the coins, so you know they’re legit.

New members can sign up for a monthly subscription that costs $79.85 (imagine paying almost $80 for $.50 cents?), and they automatically get a new collectible coin shipped to them each month. The first month of the subscription is discounted at $49.95.

Customers can also buy individual coins and other products. These include a 3-month gift subscription, jewelry made from collectible coins, key chains, money clips, watches, and other accessories.

Opportunity

Numis has a 3-for-free program that allows you to get your monthly autoship product for free if you refer 3 people in a month. If you refer 6 people in a month, you get 2 coins. 9 people, you get 3 coins, etc etc.

Distributors receive retail commission on personal sales, which is the difference between their wholesale price and retail value.

Depending on rank, you can receive 10%-25% on the BV of your preferred customers’s purchases.

Accelerator Bonuses award you 10%-50% commission on accelerator package sales.

Team commissions are given out on a binary pay plan and range from 10%-12.5% on your weaker leg, down to unlimited levels. There are maximum payouts. There’s also a binary matching bonus that ranges from 5%-40%.

Bonus pools, car incentives, vacations, and other perks are available to the highest ranking distributors.

Recap

There may be some serious coin collectors out there, but collectible coins are NOT an investment.

Unlike gold or silver, they don’t have intrinsic value. They are not an asset. A bank would never consider them to be valued at more than their face value (i.e. an ultra rare mega mint first ever made nickel is still just valued at 5 cents).

The commission plan is good, but the start up costs are a little insane.

It doesn’t matter though, because Numis’s light has been extinguished for a while now. Their “merger” with World Ventures appears to have been more of a quiet disappearance. So it goes in the world of MLM, so it goes.

Look, if it’s financial freedom you seek and you like automated ways to build passive income, there are better ways.

(and you can trash those old MLM habits, too)

via http://mlmcompanies.org/numis/

Why are INFINii affiliates going broke?

Have you ever stumbled upon a business opportunity that offers big cash in exchange for no experience, no knowledge, and no real work?

Well, INFINii claims to be just that. Okay, maybe it’s not quite that simple, but the company promises big things. Does this mean I’ve been involved?

This video explains everything:

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Make sense? Either way, here’s the full review on INFINii.

Overview

INFINii is run by Hitesh Juneja, Kevin Hokoana, and Jason Rose. This is the same group that created DS Domination, an MLM that claimed to teach members how to make money online through dropshipping.

The two companies have some key differences, but on a lot of levels, INFINii kind of just looks like a rebranding of DS Domination.

DS Domination also promised members that they didn’t need ANY previous knowledge or experience whatsoever. And they didn’t, but part of that was because the “dropshipping” training they offered wasn’t true dropshipping, but rather an easier (and less profitable) form of dropshipping that entails reselling stuff on eBay from places like Amazon for inflated prices.

As you might guess, the more buzz DS Domination got, the more saturated eBay became with new sellers all selling the same thing, the more impossible it became to even make enough money to pay off DS Domination’s monthly membership. People realized this, DS Domination started to fall from grace…

…and along came INFINii.

The founders of INFINii have been running these kinds of MLMs for about 8 years now, and INFINii has been around for 3 years. According to the founders, INFINii is their “ultimate vision…combining the worlds of eCommerce, Digital content, Freelance service exchange, and Human Interaction.”

Not quite sure what that means (or why they decided to randomly capitalize words), but let’s find out.

How much does INFINii cost?
INFINii has three membership levels.

Prime – $49.95/month

Offers basic eCommerce training for Amazon, eBay, and Google.

Surge – $149.95/month

Offers advanced techniques for Amazon and eBay.

Excel – $399.99/month

Offers training for people who want to start selling their own products and building a brand.

Products

The above memberships are the products. There’s essentially no differentiation between customer and affiliate, which is never a good sign. It usually means that you can count on making almost 100% of your profit on recruiting rather than the product itself, which is really just a placeholder.

The Prime membership teaches you how to sell products from places like Amazon on eBay at a marked up price and then go order the product on Amazon with the buyer’s shipping information entered in.

What they’re teaching you is actually called arbitrage and not dropshipping. It’s basically dropshipping for people who are lazy or don’t know anything about internet marketing.

It sounds like a genius way to make some easy cash, but it’s actually very difficult to make any decent money in the long run because it relies on prices that are constantly changing, and it offers very, very small profit margins.

The software that you get includes…

  • An eBay listing tool that automates listing creation (all memberships)
  • Bonanza training for selling on the Google marketplace (all memberships)
  • INFINii app that lets you scan in-store retail items and tells you if they’d be profitable on Amazon (all memberships)
  • Analytics tools that tell you upcoming trends as well as your best and worst selling items (Surge & Excel memberships)
  • Amazon training that teaches you how to source items for wholesale (Surge membership)
  • Access to the INFINii marketplace (Surge membership)

Of course, the real value in paying more for a higher membership level is that you get access to higher commission levels in the compensation plan.

What’s more, the income disclosure statement gives the following example of someone making a semi-decent salary of $60,000/year from their training:

“For example, if your aim is to generate $5,000 a month in net profits using INFINii’s ecommerce platform, you would require about $40,000 to $60,000 in sales every month. This would require for you to be amongst the top 5% of ecommerce sellers in the world.” [1]

You’d have to sell $40,000-$60,000 worth of marked up Amazon products PER MONTH just to make an okay salary of this product. You’d have to be in the top 5%, not of INFINii affiliates, but of all ecommerce sellers in the world, which includes huge corporations and people who are very, very experienced in the field.

Opportunity

Affiliates will tell you that INFINii has one of the best comp plans on the market because it pays its affiliates out on 75%.

This is not really true.

They have a hybrid compensation plan that pays out in 4 main ways.

JumpStart Bonus

This is a 25% one-time bonus on your personally sponsored customers.

Milestones Bonus & Check Match Bonus

These are one-time bonuses ranging from $50-$500 for reaching certain ranks, as well as a matching bonus on affiliates in your first two levels who reach a certain rank (Manager or up). You get 20% on affiliates in your Level 1 who reach one of these ranks, and 10% on affiliates in your Level 2 who reach one of these ranks.

Infinity Pay

Infinity pay pays out 10% of the BV of each leg with no minimum BV required.

Infinity Pay Check Match

This is matching pay off the Infinity Pay of all of your personal recruits. Percentages depend on rank, as follows:

  • Regional Manager: 5%
  • National Manager: 10%
  • Global Manager: 15%
  • Director: 30%
  • Senior Director: 35%
  • Executive Director: 40%
  • Presidential Director: 45%
  • Ambassador: 60%
  • Diamond Ambassador: 70%
  • Crown Ambassador: 80%
  • Global Ambassador: 100%

The plan doesn’t look like much unless you’re able to move up REALLY high in rank and build a HUGE downline, and their income disclosure statement supports that.

According to the statement, “Based on industry standards and company projections, the average annual gross income for Partners is projected to be anywhere between $500 and $2,000.”

Basically, most people are barely making enough to pay their cable bill, if they’re lucky.

Recap

This MLM looks a lot like most internet marketing/ecommerce MLMs – they use a mediocre training platform as a front for what is essentially a pyramid scheme.

If you can make money off this, you’ve got some talent. Most people won’t.

But if it’s financial freedom you seek and you like automated ways to build passive income, there are better ways.

(and you can trash those old MLM habits, too)

via http://mlmcompanies.org/infinii/