Companies

Changes to AdvoCare

Changes to AdvoCare

On July 19th, AdvoCare is changing from an MLM compensation model to a single-level compensation plan. In other words, AdvoCare will only pay distributors commissions for their wholesale and retail sales. The company terminated all compensation of overrides, leadership bonuses, and downline compensation. Over one […]

Full Frontal: Multi-Level Marketing Schemes

Full Frontal: Multi-Level Marketing Schemes

Samantha B. digs into multi-level marketing and what they mean for women.

Beauty Counter Income Disclosure Analysis

Beauty Counter Income Disclosure Analysis

Beauty Counter is a multi-level marketing company which sells makeup and skin care. Consultants can sell via parties, one-on-one sales, or online. Beauty Counter also has retail stores in three cities which compete with Beauty Counter consultants. Below, we analyze the income disclosure statement from […]

What’s the deal with Norwex?

What’s the deal with Norwex?

Norwex is a direct sales company selling home products via consultants at parties. The company’s products include things like microfiber towels, household cleansing products, and some personal care products. Norwex focuses on being eco-conscious and cleaning your home with fewer harmful chemicals. Is Norwex a […]

Is Trades of Hope a Scam?

Is Trades of Hope a Scam?

Not a Charity/Non-Profit The company is very upfront about this. However, they explain it as a motivation — women don’t want charity. Then, the company goes on to downplay profits. For all the language about helping and empowering women out of poverty, it is important […]

Comparing Essential Oils

Comparing Essential Oils

When evaluating a potential business opportunity it is important to consider whether the products are competitive in the market. There are many measures of value for consumers including quality, price, brand, convenience, etc. When choosing a product it’s important to choose one that is competitive. […]

Is Stella & Dot a Multi-level Marketing Company?

Is Stella & Dot a Multi-level Marketing Company?

Yes! Stella and Dot is a multi-level marketing company. We first researched Stella & Dot back in 2016. They hadn’t yet launched the sister brands Keep and Ever. Back then, their compensation plan was more easily accessible and all around the company was a lot more transparent. Today, it’s a little tricky to […]

How much can you earn with Stella & Dot?

How much can you earn with Stella & Dot?

Analysis of the 2017 Income Disclosure Statement “The earnings represented herein are not necessarily representative of the income, if any, that an Independent Stylist can or will earn. There is no guarantee that any Independent Stylist will earn any income.” Stella & Dot 2017 Income […]

Costs of Selling DoTerra

Costs of Selling DoTerra

Product Costs DoTerra has a monthly personal volume requirement of either 50 units or 100 units. This means to receive bonuses and to remain active.This amount often corresponds to the wholesale cost of products but sometimes is less (like with special kits). Shipping costs ($3.99-$24.99) […]

Thirty One Gifts Income Disclosure Statement

Thirty One Gifts Income Disclosure Statement

The most recent income disclosure we could find on the Thirty-One Gifts website was from 2015. However, an internet search leads various copies of a 2017 disclosure. It is difficult to find or cannot be found on the Thirty One Gifts official website. Below is […]