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Network Marketing Review: Melaleuca MLM Business Opportunity

What is the Melaleuca Business Opportunity?

Melaleuca’s product line includes nutritional supplements, healthy snacks, personal care items–like toothpaste, lotion, shampoos, deodorants, cosmetics and fragrances—and eco-friendly cleaning products for the home. Many of the products contain natural tea tree oil, which is known to have anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties.

The compensation plan is a bit unusual, compared to most other network marketing companies. It is described as a 7-level, open ended matrix. (I have to say, I have never come across a plan quite like this one.)

In researching the business opportunity itself, I found more disgruntled distributors than happy ones, mostly due to the pay plan. From what I could gather, most felt that it was more difficult to earn a good income here, than with other mlm opportunities they had experienced.

The products themselves are apparently quite good and have many raving fans. So if one could set up a business model, solely based on huge volumes of retail sales, my guess is that it could work well. Remember though, it looks like you would need lots of retail buyers AND business builders. Again, the feedback in various articles and forum postings is that the products are wonderful but the business opportunity is not the best one out there. (Sorry Melaleuca. The truth hurts…)

Cost to enroll: $29.

Monthly autoship requirement: This is based on a point system, rather than dollars, and different products carry different values. From what I can tell, you can fulfill the 35 point requirement for $75 or less.

Pros: In-demand nutritional supplement products and eco-friendly cleaning products have good retail sales potential; Low cost of entry.

Cons: That pesky compensation plan looks to be quite unpopular with current and former reps.

As always, do your due diligence.

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  • andrew vantine February 9, 2010, 5:45 pm

    The compensation plan is designed to reward only those who enroll.  There are good bonuses for enrolling which is where your paychecks are going to come from.  Once you start earning revenue sharing then you will see your earnings grow fast.  It doesn't take long to do this.  If you work dilligently it can be done fairly easily in 3 months.  I earned over $1000 my first month and not many people can say that.  I recommend enrolling 8 people your first month and if you don't get the 8 by the second month then enroll 4 monthly thereafter.   This is not hard due to the low cost of membership and even easier with ongoing promotions.  Some people are hurt by their enrollers. Luckily we have a strong group with great training and highly focused people to help new enrollees and get them started right.

  • Leader July 14, 2010, 11:51 pm

    I have been with this company for almost 12 years. I only wanted to shop at wholesale at first, but the more I learned and the more I saw the VALUE that these products offer, I could not stop telling people. I loved that I did not have to sell products, or work with a company that charged inflated prices. No inventory, no large investment…no false hype. Yes, the compensation plan is very different- that is GOOD news – it is because the business model does not follow the MLM models. We have customers that get checks!

    Most of my new partners make $1000 in their first month by setting up 10 happy shoppers. However the income potential is more than amazing – it allows many people from different walks of life make a substantial income – not a get rich quick deal…but a true residual, solid, will-able income. Another very unique thing you will find – is we show our checks, that’s right, we tell others what we make and we prove it…I love the integrity behind this company all the way up to the CEO. http://www.imaginebalance.com I am a lifer! I tell my story everywhere I go…and there’s more where that came from – Good luck in your search, but be careful about people’s opinions that may not have all the facts!