So you want to join an MLM do you?
What's the motivating factor?
Is it MONEY?
You want to brag to your friends and family that you're a shill for a prestigious MLM company.
Clearly it's the second one right?
Money has nothing to do with it! ?
I will tell you that I made almost no money with Amway.
What I did accomplish was to annoy the [email protected] out of my friends and family.
But hey - just because it didn't work out for me, doesn't mean it won't work out for you.
Best MLM Companies to Join in 2021
Without further ado, here's my top 15 list of best MLM companies you might want to join.
I ranked these based on revenue from 2020.
My choices are based on top performers in different niches from health & wellness to Financial.
This should cover a good range of interests to choose from.
Cosmetics, Appliances, Home decor, kitchenware, etc.
Herbal health care
Skincare & Cosmetics
Personal Care & Wellness
Hair & Skincare
Health & Wellness
Weight Loss Coffee
Total Life Changes
Health & Wellness
New U Life
Health & Wellness
Now, let's get into detail about each of these.
You will learn things like how much it costs to join and how much you can potentially make.
Or, skip to my FAQ section about MLM's.
Amway is probably one of the most recognizable of MLM brands.
The company has been around for 82-years at the time of writing. It has been an MLM for almost the entirety of that time.
Amway specializes in selling health and beauty products. However, they have also introduced other products into the range over time.
This includes water filters and the like.
In recent years, they have been putting a lot of focus on the introduction of household products such as laundry detergents and household cleaning supplies.
The commission structure varies depending on the type of product being sold, plus the number of people that you are recruiting into your network.
You can learn more about Amway by checking out my Amway MLM review.
Avon specializes in wellness & beauty products.
As long as you are ordering at least $40 of products from them every 2-weeks, you are able to earn 25% commission on sales.
As you move up the ranks, you are able to earn bonuses based upon total sales of you and your recruit network.
However, the 25% commission never changes. Avon is a company that has been around since the 1800s.
As a result, it has managed to garner a decent brand name. It is highly recognizable, and most people will have dealt with Avon at least some point in their life.
Heck, even I heard of Avon eons ago!
Herbalife is one of the most popular herbal supplement companies in the world.
As a newcomer to Herbalife, you can earn up to 25% commission on sales.
As you rise up the ranks, there is the potential to earn 50% commission on the retail sales.
Herbalife claims that it pays up to 72% of revenues back to the members. So, if you stick at it, and you include all revenue streams, you could be making 72% commission on sales if your network is strong enough.
This is a company that does encourage you to spend at least $8,500 when getting started, though.
This is because Herbalife expects you to open up a nutrition club. You don't have to, but that is where the commissions are.
In other words, if you're broke - avoid this MLM!
Primerica is a company that sells all sorts of products.
While they are best known for insurance products, they also sell debt consolidation, investing, etc.
The company has been around since 1977, and many people will have had a Primerica insurance agent contact them at some point.
Many are not even aware that it is an MLM. The commission structure varies.
However, it is around 25% on any products that you sell. However, once you have recruited three people into the system, this can climb as high as 50% commission.
You will likely need to have a solid understanding of insurance and other financial products to sell Primerica.
I know someone that was involved with Primerica and did pretty well, but it didn't last long. He ended up going back to his day job.
Atomy is a healthcare company that mostly sells skincare products from Korea.
However, in recent years, they have also introduced some housecleaning products too.
This Washington DC-based company really started to gain traction in 2013, mostly due to the introduction of popular products into their range.
Their commission structure can be as high as 35% when you have recruited a sizeable network.
If you are just getting started with Atomy, then you will likely be earning a little bit less than this.
doTERRA is one of the main companies for essential oils.
In fact, if you have been offered essential oils in the past, then chances are it would have come from doTERRA.
While this company is not currently the latest MLM in the world, it likely will be in the future. This is because there is a massive amount of focus being placed on essential oils as of late.
If you opt to join doTERRA as a retailer, then you will earn at least 25% commission on any products that you sell.
As you can imagine, there are further commissions and bonuses available if you bring new people into the doTERRA network.
Optavia dedicates itself to weight loss products.
In fact, they pretty much sell pre-set meals.
They only sell Keto products. If you choose to become an Optavia retailer, then you won't just be trying to sell their products.
You become a weight loss coach that is meant to bring other people into the system.
Interestingly, with Optavia, you won't be earning commission on the products that you sell.
Instead, the commissions come from training people and educating themselves on the products.
It is a rather unique way for the company to do things.
Check out my Optavia MLM review to learn more details.
Plexus Worldwide specializes in weight loss products.
Their main being a weight loss powder that you can add to your water.
However, they also offer a variety of health & beauty products coupled with some supplements.
The company pays 15% commission on any product sales.
You can also earn up to 10% commissions from anybody that you recruit.
The company has been around since 2006, and they have made solid progress in the markets that they are in.
Reviews tend to trend positive toward the quality of products that they are able to offer.
Legalshield is a company that allows its members to sell pre-packaged legal services and subscription plans.
This is one of the few MLMs that can offer recurring commissions.
Their subscription services start off at $14.95.
While you may not be able to make a huge amount of commission selling just one of their subscription plans, it isn't unfathomable that you could sell dozens and dozens of them, generating a stable income.
In order to sell Legalshield products effectively, it is likely that you will need to have some sort of legal knowledge.
Legalshield is one of the most recognizable legal brands in the country.
10. Monat Global
Monat is a company that only focused on haircare products.
So, shampoos and conditioners. That sort of thing.
Monat offers 30% flat commission across any stocked products that you may have. Interestingly, unlike many other MLMs, there will not be any inventory requirements here.
There also does not seem to be any sort of minimum order requirement at all.
Although, there is a fee that you must pay each year if you wish to remain registered with their company.
Getting started with Monat is $99 plus a $69 per year fee.
This will provide you access to the range of samples. You can access more products as and when you sell them.
You can learn more by checking out my Monat MLM review.
When it comes to products, Modere are very similar to what Amway have been doing.
This means health and beauty products, coupled with some household products.
Although, Modere is a far smaller company than Amway. The commission structure for Modere will offer between 10-20% commission on any products that you sell.
Of course, the commission is going to be dependent on the product.
Modere offers substantial commissions on recruitment, however. If you recruit people, you can earn up to 5% commission on any purchases from people up to 8 levels below you on the scale.
There are extra bonuses available too.
Valentus is a newish MLM company.
While the bulk of their product range is focused on weight loss coffee, they also sell vitamin supplements, coffee creamers, and some other health products.
They offer a 25% commission on the sale of their products and recruitment of new people into the fold.
Getting started with Valentus costs as little as $59.95.
There are several bonuses offered by the company as you recruit new people into your network.
As this is a new company, at least compared to some of the others on this list, there seems to be ample opportunity for new recruits to move up the ranks.
13. Total Life Changes
Total Life Changes focuses on nutritional products.
This includes nutrient drinks and water additives. They also sell weight-loss products and women's care products.
This company offers one of the best commission rates on this page. They can offer up to 50% commission on certain products.
There are further commissions available if you recruit people into the system.
However, Total Life Changes have made it deliberately difficult to prevent you from making an income that way.
This means that if you want to make money from Total Life Changes, you do need to be actively selling their products.
14. New U Life
New u Life offers a range of supplements designed to improve your health in a variety of different ways.
Most of these are powders that you can add directly to water.
Commissions can vary based on the products that are being sold at retail. They can be as low as 15%, and it does depend on the product being sold.
In order to receive commissions on even retail sales with New u Life, you do have to be buying a certain amount of product from them each month.
New u Life also offers a variety of different commissions based on how the team members that you recruit are performing.
This can vary too.
Again, you must be spending a certain amount with the company each month to receive those commissions.
Not a fan of that kinda pressure!
14. Karatbars International
Karatbars International is perhaps the most unique MLM on this list.
This is because you will be selling gold bars.
Yes. Real gold bars.
Because the value of gold bars is so high (and volatile), the compensation for sales can vary between 0.5% and 3.5% depending on the level of the company that you are at.
So, to reach those upper levels, you will need to recruit a lot of people.
The company deals with gold bars in small denominations, think along the lines of 0.1-grams of gold.
The company was formed in 2011 by Senator Harald Seiz, but it supposedly was worked with over 800,000 people in selling their small gold bars.
**Update** According to this source, Harald Seiz has had some kind of meltdown, so maybe check this out first.
A meltdown sounds like pretty serious shiz!
You can choose from beauty products, to weight loss, legal. finance and heck even selling gold bars.
These companies do make a lot of money.
I mean just check out the income in the chart above. Some are billion dollar companies.
The reality is though, with MLM's - the people that make the money are the ones at the top of the pyramid.
Now, just to be clear, an MLM is NOT a pyramid scheme. Pyramid schemes are illegal so these businesses would not be able to operate if they were!
Show us what a pyramid scheme looks like Jim! ?
Which MLM Company is the Best to Join?
As you can imagine, this is a loaded question.
Because there really isn't ONE answer.
It depends what appeals to you the most. Some might want to take the beauty & wellness approach, others might gravitate to finance.
You'll need to pick one that you feel the most passionate about if you want to have any chance at success.
The ones above should help. Just read the fine print.
What is the highest paying MLM Company?
This question is kinda moot, but a lot ask it.
So let me answer it this way. If a company offers you 80% commissions but their products suck, do you think you'll make any money?
You'll make most of the money by picking one that you feel the most comfortable with. This is really just a repeat of the question above - so same answer!
What is the Number One MLM Company in the World?
The winner pretty much every year is Amway. In 2020 their revenues topped $US 8.8 Billion.
Pretty mind blowing right?
Does that mean you should drop everything right now and find an Amway rep to sign up under?
This is a question I see often so I just decided to answer it.
The Not-So-Good about MLM - Multi Level Marketing
So far, you've pretty much been given some basic info about MLM and I told you about the top MLM's.
However, there is a DARK SIDE to MLM that you need to know about before deciding to join one.
These are some common questions people ask.
What's Wrong with MLM Companies?
First off, is the nature of the design.
Competition is off the rails because MLM's are designed to recruit salespeople and those people recruit other salespeople and so on and so on...
Although MLM's are not pyramid schemes, they are only made legal by the presence of PRODUCTS.
People in MLM's dream of getting to the top of the legal pyramid because that's where you make most of the money.
Most people that get into MLM's don't make any money at all. It's not impossible, but very few actually "make it."
And finally - the EXPLOITATION OF YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. ?♂️
Who do you think is going to be your first victim of the MLM scheme? You guessed it - the easy targets. Your friends and family!
In fact, MLM's will tell you to "go after" them first. I remember my Amway rep told me to make a list of 20 people I know with phone numbers. He was even going to help me contact them.
The idea made me feel sick. But I dunno - maybe you might be ok with this. I wasn't.
Are MLM's Worth it?
Hell yes if you're at the top!
If you're a people person, a real go-getter, then perhaps you could make it in this business.
If you're introverted and very reserved, I can tell you that MLM's are something you should literally run away from.
Like literally sprint. If someone you know is talking to you weird and you feel like it's about to come up... just run man.
Why is MLM Bad?
According to studies, 99% of people that join an MLM will LOSE money.
That's a staggering statistic I must say.
So in other words, you'll have a 1% chance of making money with an MLM, That sounds even worse!
And remember, that 1% chance means you'll make money, but chances are it won't make you rich.
Don't believe me?
Check out this report from the FTC.
Why do Most MLM Companies Fail?
1. People Quit at a high rate.
The first reason is their high churn rate of people that get in, lose money and quit.
This doesn't seem like a sustainable business model to me when 95% of them will end up quitting. This is directly from that FTC report I linked to above.
2. Lack of Leadership
Many new MLM's fail because of the low corporate experience level from leadership.
3. Bad Products
Many MLM's don't test their products in the market to see if it's something that can be easily sold. Without enough market data, you could have a bad product that won't sell.
4. Lack of Passion
Most people that join an MLM are in it for the money. If they don't believe in the product and just use it as a tool to try to make them rich, that's a recipe for disaster.
To sell anything you need to believe in the product.
Best MLM Companies to Join Conclusion
So by now, I think you have a good idea of what MLM company to join.
But I also threw you off with some overwhelming facts about MLM's so I imagine you are a little thrown off as well.
I'm not saying you will fail if you join any of these MLM's, but I just wanted you to know that the chances of making money are quite slim - but it's still possible.
If you have the personality for it, you might do well.
But you might also damage some relationships with people you know. This is because they will be your inital "targets" when starting your MLM venture.
If I have crushed your MLM dreams of richness, I am sorry. However, there is still a light at the end of the tunnel.
There is no better time than now to start an online business where you don't have to ANNOY YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY!
In fact, they won't even know you are doing it unless you tell them. MLM was never for me which I quickly discovered back when I was 18.
The best part about any of these businesses is that you can do it full time, part-time and even after work.
They don't have the negativity that MLM's get and are LEGIT.
So if you are looking to make money (which you are) but now you don't know what business to start, this is going to help you.
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