Advice How to Pick the Right MLM Network Marketing or Direct Sales Company

Do You Agree?


What MLM company (network marketing) comes highly recommended in your opinion for someone seeking a stable organization to begin a venture with?

FindSalesRep Answer:

I love that question. There are a bunch. For new reps, usually, I would go with the most popular. It’s easier to get people to go with things that they already know, trust and are looking for. The oldies are ALWAYS GOODIES. Amway, Avon, Mary Kay Tupperware. 

But there are also a few younger companies that EVERYONE seems to love Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Isagenix, Silpada, Visalus.

Really New or reinvented companies are a little harder and usually I would stay away unless you personally know the owner but Jamberry nails and It Works seem to be on fire. They may be the break through companies that stay around for a while. 

All that being said, go with what you love or at least with what interests you. If you are successful, you could be with that company for a very long time so you better like talking about it. 🙂

Reps Responses:

 Jessica Louviere Clements I think that Plexus is a good one to get involved in. It is a pretty young company, but it is growing like wild fire and now is a really great time to get involved! Message me if your interested! Plexus Slim – Youngsville

 Deborah Blackman ACN is an amazing company. It’s going on it 20th year. The company provides residual and bonus to its business owners. It’s was featured twice on the celebrity apprentice and donald trump endorsed the company. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed

 Christine Slaughter I love my Tastefully Simple business — it has been around for such a long time and has a proven track record! Everybody eats!

 Nancy Kumpulainen Arbonne is a great choice for those passionate about health and wellness. The only company right now over 30 yrs old about to globalize! = global opportunity!

 Tiffany Hathorn yay for the ItWorks shoutout! Love it! 😀

 Coretta Campbell Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry has been around for about seven years Our CEO is on the Board of the DSA (Direct Selling Association). We currently have about 11,500 consultants across the U.S. and are growing I love my business

 Laura R Miller I do not agree! I think it’s better to go with a company/product that you can stand behind yourself. I choose Dove chocolate discoveries because I & everyone I know loves chocolate. Yes, it has a huge parent company (MARS) and lots of other great things but I could never promote or sell a product I don’t use on a daily bases myself.

 Kim Newsom I do not agree…just because a company is on fire does not mean it will stand the test of time (no offense to those listed). I think the companies who have been around a few years (and I’m not just talking about Tupperware but rather over the 5 year mark companies) are more reliable then the new companies….just my opinion.

 Renee Thompson I agree with Nancy Kumpulainen and Tiffany Hathron … I am presently doing both Arbonne and It Works and Love them both …

  Teri Kincaid I agree with Laura. Also you need to look at some of those companies that have been around for awhile 80% of their commission is paid to reps who started with them in the first 5 years. Why not join a younger company who has growth like Dove Chocolate Discoveries or Miche that have a great product and proven growth. Three things to look for according to Corbin Church Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the year, Markets to women between the ages of 18-65 has continuity (can be repurchased, over and over. No one time sales) and is unique. With Miche you get them all just like with some of the other company’s. Jamberry Nails and ViSalus as mentioned. For me it’s Miche all the way! You have have have to love the product.

 LaKesha Gaines I love Princess House It’s been around going in 50 years and have wonderful products. I started out just buying now I’m a consultant who loves what she does and enhancing people’s homes and lives.

 Faythe Rippeon Loven’ my solavei…yes. its New…but the cell phone industry is not…

 Laura R Miller HAHA! I knew Teri Kincaid we were friends for a reason! Great minds do think alike!

 Joann Riddle Wagoner Any company can fail at any time. Don’t discount startup companies with great leadership and a product in the best selling market. ….

  Nicole R Royal I have been in the networking marketing/direct sales industry for 22 years. I belong to a couple, ok 3, companies and I love each of them. I think starting with a company has to begin with what are your goals and reasons for doing so. My biggest advice depends on what you are looking to do. If you are looking for your way out of a traditional job and financial freedom then you have to look into the comp plan and what is expected of you in getting the best out of that comp plan. Then are YOU willing to do it! Rising stars sometimes fall and others remain shining bright for years to come. Look at what you, your friends, and others around you do and buy on a regular basis. Are these things you continue to buy no matter what and can’t live without.  My 3 companies 1. Scentsy – I have one in each and every room, including the garage, so why not get paid on what I use anyway. 2. Organo Gold – I personally am not a coffee drinker, but when I count 78 people in one hour drinking some coffee product out of 100 passing me and the culture that Starbuck’s has created, then I see nothing but awesome residual income!! Thanks to OG I left my job almost 1 year ago to the day!!! 3. Solavei – I really only got into this for the reduced savings on my mobile service as it cut my current service bill in half. I want to make and save money and not spend more than I have to and these days, you HAVE to have a mobile device.

 Rachel Travis Lia Sophia Jewelry has been in business for over 40 years, previously called Lady Remington. With our 100% Lifetime Replacement Guarantee on ALL jewelry, Amazing Hostess Program, MOST EXPENSIVE PIECES 50% OFF SALES, 30-40% personal commission, 10% commission on your team, and #1 Home Jewelry Company in the country….we will be around for years to come!

 Tiffany Black Celadon road. It’s a new Eco friendly company that uses no chemicals in any of their products and uses fair trade companies. They also give back by donating to soles4souls and trees for the future inc. they are also a debt free company.

 Shannun Terry   Solavei is growing so fast, and who doesn’t want to cut their cell phone bill in half? Unlimited 4g voice text and data, I’m in! Shannun Terry

 Faythe Rippeon My thought is, if its a good product and the leadership at the top are strong and supportive, then the company is going to do well, regardless of how old it is.

 Joy Lewis While I could take this opportunity to plug my direct sales company…I will say this instead…no matter the product as a person trying to decide on what company to work worth, if toy have a passion for the product and the desire to succeed…then you will. If you that the product will carry itself…then you are doomed to fail. You have to believe in your product and be willing to work for success. I love my product…and I’m VERY successful!

Joyce Hartley Valley I have been affiliated with 4 direct sales companies (1 of them on 2 different occasions) during the past 15 years and by far, the one in which I have earned the most money, the earliest is Votre Vu, offering skin/beauty products (including Snapdragon as featured on Dr. Oz last year). It’s my first time working under a binary comp plan and it works…plus, the products are French made, natural, affordable, botanical and really work. I signed with Votre Vu on May 25th and became a Director the 3rd week of June. The company came to the US as a soft launch in 2008; just introduced a color line, French Accents in June, 2012 and growing by leaps and bounds. Would love to have you join my growing team, no matter where you live in the US:) All of our products offer a full 45 day refund!

 Sandi Perkins Maylett I have to disagree. Why would you want to get into a company that has a consultant on every corner (Scentsy, Mary Kay, etc)? Other than for personal use. I think it would be so hard to build a team when everyone know someone who sells it…  I wanted a company that was new yet backed by founders with many years in DS. Which is why I joined Perfectly Posh

 Faythe Rippeon Lots of great reading here! Great post ms Kim!

 Danielle Webb I say do what feels right to you. Get as much info on the company before you join. I chose It Works because i like what they have to offer and they have made it bigger in the months that i have been with them. I don’t see them failing with the high demand they have for our products. Plus i like the extra income i get begin a stay at home mom 🙂 also i don’t “have” to leave the house to make the business work for me, with young ones i don’t have to worry about getting them ready to go out.

 Monica Weeks Jewel Kade has been a party plan company for 3 years and has had continued growth. The jewelry is gorgeous vintage style, made in America, inspirational and personal. It has instant wow factor and it only takes a connection to one special piece to completely charm you! The hostess rewards are very good as well as the stylist compensation. The company is extremely supportive of its Stylists with regular training that is easily accessible.

 Michele Freeman I love Discovery Toys!! I was first introduced to Discovery Toys at my sons speech therapy appointment. When I told my Mom, she pulled out games that she had bought when we were younger. Almost 20 years later still in perfect condition.The toys come with a lifetime guarantee and replacement parts are available for lost pieces. Toys meet or exceed safety guidlines, I just had to join!! Of course, Oct-Dec are the busiest time for us, but every month children have birthdays, and Daycares love the guarantee. I am looking for people to join my team!

 Wanda Thomas Titus This has been great reading looking for a company that has plans to start up in Canada especially after the company has proved itself in the US . I am involved with Miche Canada for 5 plus years but we do not build teams at this point- we have no up or down line- may change in the future- also I have used and b ought into a card company mainly for marketing my business but looking at selling and getting the benefits to others- Send out Cards- and one company that I was very excited about recently has changed its business model from DS so unsure as to how I will continue or not.

  Susan Scantlen Shoup You are right – It Works! is on fire however they are 11 years old AND Debt free! I love and use their products daily. There is still room at the top for You!

 Debbie Ward I am with Mia Bella they are totally debt free!!! I am also with Wildtree and Watkins… Wildtree is a newer company than the other 2 but offer great products! and Watkins well now they’ve been around since 1868 and still going strong!

 Joann Riddle Wagoner Free inventory to drive your business, lucrative compensation plan, free iPad with fast start, lexus bonus at director level, product that cannot be replicated, “sticky” product, product that is in the largest market space (dermal) and so much more…

 Organic Vitamins and Supplements – Skin Care – Makeup – Sharp Enterprises Amway is the leader, they have been in Canada 50 years now. They have a site that answers questions with facts not ideas. For more info on being a part of this great team contact me.

 Rachel Lewis I’m with Origami Owl! LOVE this company!! 14 year old Bella was encouraged by her parents to start a business to make earn money for a car on her 16th birthday so she came up with the idea of Living Lockets – magnetic lockets that hold charms that describe the person wearing it – jewelry that tells your unique story and are treasured!! I love this company and the fact that they allow 14 year olds to join with parental consent! We have several mother/daughter teams!! What a wonderful way to help your daughter learn what it’s like to own their own business years before they start college – by that time, they could be paying for their own college! It’s a wonderful ground floor company!!

  Janie McCown Mertz OH wow you can’t leave our our Awesome MONAVIE. We are making a millionnaire every week. 170 already. I am hiring if anyone is looking for the best company in the world and for the world. Our antioxidant juices are awesome and energy drinks that are good for you.

 Cavell McInnes 27 yrs for the company Im with and over a billion in sales. Message me to find out more.

 Nichole Antomattei I’ve been on both sides… I was with a company that has been around for over 30 years and was successful, the only problem there was that because it’s well known, a lot of people had a direct contact already. Now I”m with the very new  Origami Owl ~ Nichole Antomattei ~ Independent Designer because I fell in love with the product and concept and I have a blank canvas to paint with my business, I feel in complete control of where I will take this. But most importantly for me, no matter if it’s an old or new company, if you’re passionate about your business/product, you can be as successful as you want to be!

 Cindy Schulman Entin Can’t say enough good things about Stella & Dot! Been around long enough that all the new biz kinks are worked out and the brand is very established in the fashion industry, but still small enough that there’s huge growth potential and not everyone and their sister is a Stylist! : ) Just expanded to Canada, UK and Germany, too! Fabulous jewelry, but truely my favorite part about the company is that they sincerely have their Stylists needs and best interests at heart! They ask for our feedback and actually listen to it, too! Feel free to PM me, if any one has any questions or check out my site to see all of the fabulous sign-up specials and Breast Cancer Awareness Collection that launched today:

 Avery L Guenther I hear a few say that scentsy has so many consultants. Not true. Still a very fresh company with a lot of room to grow!! Especially with velata launching and grace Adele!! I think grace Adele is going to go crazy as soon as it catches on. Imagine being on the ground floor ! With the backing of an already great company. I have sold with Tupperware, home interiors, longaberger (my best before Scentsy), Amway, Avon & tried henn. Yah I know. Crazy. But Scentsy is what I will pass on to my kids!! They are amazing in every way!

 Natalie Karen Boecker Check the company track record of growth, their awards, understand the comp. plan, ask for a list of success factors, go for one that provides reliable residual income, and manufactures consumable products that people use every day.

 Mark Ritter I agree with Natalie. Most importantly go with a company that doesn’t make it’s money off of recruiting new people. That has real products that real people buy. And one that doesn’t require a big investment up front or requires you to buy inventory and sell it. Most people lose money in those situations.

1 thought on “Advice How to Pick the Right MLM Network Marketing or Direct Sales Company

  1. If the compay your looking at dosent have residual income ( true residual income ) then i would advise not going with that company. I would also do your research on the product. If its something everyone else is doing but its just rapped in a different box then i advise not going with that company. If it adds value to a persons life and not just a marked up cunsmer product then i advice going with that company. I choose Legalshield as my company. 40 years old and, no competition, not a lotion, potion, powder or pill and the best pay in the industry irrefutable. Legalshield worry less live more.

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