PYRAMID SALES: How to Choose?

You don’t have to be a stay at home mom or even a mom for that matter to know that there’s an ever-growing list of “multilevel marketing” opportunities to choose from.



All you have to do is log in to Facebook and I’m sure you know a handful of people that are selling this or selling that or emailing you to get you to join their team. I can’t tell you how many brochures I’ve been mailed, parties I’ve been invited to, and friends I’ve had reach out to me about joining their (blank) team.

It’s all very enticing, really. I mean they are all geared towards women, you can work as much or as little as you want, they offer a flexible schedule, and they are great for moms who want to stay at home with the kids and still bring in income. For me personally, I’ve only considered one opportunity and just have so much going on to actually pull the trigger on the commitment; however, I’m hoping to join a team in the near future.

I thought I’d take today to highlight some of the hottest Multilevel Marketing opportunities out there. Or rather just the ones that pop up in my newsfeed, inbox, and occasionally on our bank statement. I’d LOVE to hear from you about your thoughts regarding these opportunities.

Are you a seller? Are you a buyer? Have you thought about joining a multi-level marketing company? Have you joined one and had little to no success? Or have you had major success and scoot around town in your pink Cadi? TELL ME!!!

*** Please note: All rates/fees are based from the original run date of this blog, 11.13.12 ***

  • Thirty-One: $99 to join- You know Thirty-One as the faith-based company who was named after Proverbs 31. You also know them as the company that sells the adorable bags, picnic blankets, baskets, etc. I have at least 4 bags and a picnic blanket.
  • Mary Kay: $100 to join- Mary Kay is probably one of the most recognizable companies out there selling makeup and skincare. As soon as you see a pink Cadillac you know immediately that you’re in the presence of a top performing Mary Kay sales rep.
  • Scentsy: $99 to join- You know Scentsy the moment you walk into someone’s home who owns one. They are the wick-less candle that comes in an array of scents and that melt in the most beautiful warmers that go with anyone’s motif. I have several in my home.
  • Pampered Chef: Pampered Chef is a kitchen’s best friend and carries all your cooking needs! I have their pizza stone.
  • Rodan + Fields: $395-$995 to join- Rodan + Fields was developed by the same people who developed Proactiv and is a dermatology skin care line that fights aging, anti-aging, acne scars, etc. R+F was once sold at Nordstrom.
  • Arbonne: Free to $79 to join- Arbonne is a skin care and cosmetic line similar to that of Mary Kay, but is based on botanical principles. I have an array of products in my bathroom, shower, and tub.
  • Beauti Control: Beauti Control is a beauty company that specializes in spa treatments, personalized skin care, and advanced anti-aging products through a spa like experience. I have quite a few Beauti Control products in my bathroom compliments of a friend that sells it as well as my own purchases.
  • Willow House: $99 to join- I LOVE Willow House and wish I could have more of it in my home! They sell all sorts of home décor, platters, serving pieces, and a smorgasbord of items to get you ready for the holidays!
  • Stella and Dot: $199 to join- I see so much Stella & Dot pop up in my newsfeed on Facebook! It is the Mary Kay of jewelry. They have gorgeous jewelry, but I just haven’t taken the plunge in purchasing because I have an easy obsession for Kendra Scott.
  • Fibi & Clo: Fibi and Clo is so unique because they sell shoes!! And it’s pretty cool, because the founder is from Texas. We’ve featured a Fibi and Clo giveaway on the blog before and we still love Fibi and Clo.
  • Chloe & Isabel: Chloe and Isabel is one of the newer multilevel marketing companies that I’ve heard of and they sell jewelry. Their pieces are fun and funky, but still so classy.
  • Moonstruck by Younique: Have thousands of eyeballs {eyelashes rather} been flooding your newsfeed? Thanks to Moonstruck by Younique, you can now have longer lashes than ever before!

So tell us… have you purchased from any of these companies? Which one do you recommend joining and why? I’d love to become rich off multilevel marketing!!!

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14 Responses to PYRAMID SALES: How to Choose?

  1. Maggie Herda Cox November 14, 2012 at 5:26 am #

    How about advocare, isagenix, and one name I can’t remember but it’s a fondue pot that looks like a scentsy warmer! 🙂

  2. Sarah November 3, 2014 at 11:13 pm #

    I love young living! I am currently doing lots of classes on essential oils if anyone is interested in learning or has any questions feel free to contact me 210.860.4835

  3. Casey November 4, 2014 at 7:08 am #

    Mary Kay definitely gets my vote! A few reasons – 50% commission on every sale, recruiting commission paid from Mary Kay’s end of the profits every time your team member places as order, and Christian company that encourages us to put God first, family second, and career third.

  4. Michelle November 4, 2014 at 7:43 am #

    The main ones I see in my news feed are Herbalife and It Works. I thought for sure those would make it on your list! Also, my MIL has done Party Lite for about 10 years.

  5. Marlo Youde November 4, 2014 at 8:14 am #

    Get paid to wear pretty nails! Once you start wearing your Jamberry Nails, you will be amazed at all of the people you meet who comment and inquire about your nails. I share business cards and samples everywhere I go. You can also make good use of your Jamberry Nails web site and take advantage of the wonderful social media tools available!

    You can work as many or as few hours as you would like. The flexibility allows you to choose your own hours and marketing strategies. Some consultants start out completely online while working a full-time job. Start your business for just $99.

  6. Sarah Farnsworth November 4, 2014 at 9:55 am #

    exciting there are so many opportunities for us but ‘choosing’ is definitely a hard decision! for me, my choice had to do with the philosophy of the company, the advancement opportunities, and the extensive training and free products/incentives provided. i highly recommend checking out the Direct Selling Associations public stats on the companies you’re looking at, what their consultants make versus other companies, growth as a company and growth opportunties, amount paid out in commissions etc when you decide! what started as a hobby has changed our family’s finances drastically without much effort on my part! i’ve earned thousands of dollars of free products and incentives, all expense paid trips, but more than that, i have changed as a person because of the inspirational women i get to meet, work with and who have challenged me to be someone who inspires others and who changes my community for the better! (i’m a director with thirty-one).

  7. Jessica De Orbeta December 4, 2014 at 12:21 am #

    C+I is at Direct Sale company not a MLM company 😉

  8. Jennifer Cannon January 8, 2015 at 12:42 pm #

    I use to sell 31 and Scentsy. I like both as a buyer but a seller mainly because I have a hard time get the few friends I have to host parties. This make it almost impossible to build a business let a lone a team. To stay a consultant with each company you have to meet a quota of (at last check) $150 – $200 every 3 months. I don’t remember if 31 was “rolling months” (meaning $150 total for the 3 months) or just in 1 month out of the 3. I do know that Scentsy a year ago changed theirs to $150 in 1 month every 3 months. This may be confusing so here is what I mean. Lets take Jan., Feb., and march for the 3 months. With “rolling months” you can sell (for math reasons) $50 in each month and still remain a consultant with the company. With it being 1 out 3 months you can sell $50 each month but you will not be a consultant for that company anymore because one of those months you have to sell $150 total. The other months do not count towards that total.

    I currently sell Jamberry Nail wraps and love them! Commissions are paid every Friday for that week’s sales. To remain a consultant you have to sell $600 in a rolling year! That $50 in sales a month if you want to break it down. $99 starter kit and the personal website is $9.99/month. (this is a common fee for most DS companies) If you like having pretty nails without the expense and risk of going to a nail salon and you have a hard time painting your own nails then Jamberry Nails will be prefect for you! More info and my contact info at my website

    I also started (about a month ago) selling Simply Aroma. I love this one because of the health benefits I have from it! It is a brand new essential oils DR company. Currently the start up cost is FREE!! There are 3 start up kit sizes. The smallest kit is free. It is a $160 retail value. Remain a consultant with a $150 in sales in a rolling 6 month period. Commissions are paid monthly. Essential oils are a wonderful alternative to many treatments and medicines for common aliments. Check them out! More info at my website or on my Facebook page

    Hope this info helps!

  9. Ashli - Keep Collective April 4, 2015 at 2:11 pm #

    I have recently started as a Designer with KEEP Collective – a sister company of Stella & Dot.

    There are only 3000 consultants so far, so it’s a great opportunity to get in at the ground level. There are millions of Mary Kay, Avon etc consultants – imagine where the first 3000 are now!

    What initially drew me into the company was the amazing quality of the product – it looks and feels like jewelry 5 times the price. I purchased the smallest starter kit, and not only made the entire price back in the first 7 days – I also made over $125 commission, and earned over $350 of FREE products. The company and the fellow designers are incredibly supportive – I really can’t recommend it highly enough.

    If anyone is interested in finding out more, or signup up:

    my Facebook page is:
    and my website is:

  10. Melanie Febbraro July 29, 2015 at 4:08 pm #

    Hi all!
    I am a Rodan and Fields Consultant and I love it so far. There are several ways to earn commission, plus bonuses! I made most of my $795 kit back and signed my first consultant at my first party of only four people! Parties are optional and there is no inventory required!
    Rodan and Fields is the fastest growing premiere skin care line in the United States, and only has about 35,000 active consultants. Rodan and Fields is an incredible, clinically proven skin care line created by two Dermatologist. The same two Dermatologist that created Proactive!
    Timing is everything when joining a business and now is the best time to join because the company is new and growing rapidly.
    The company is growing rapidly and I know several consultants who have become a level 5 within the first year! If you have any questions about joining my team or about the company please message me. Thank you!

  11. Kathryn October 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm #

    You just have to find a company that you are passionate about, and then be a product of the product! My passion is health and nutrition! We don’t eat like our grandparents used to, and I’m not just talking about processed foods. Even when trying to eat healthy, the soil is depleted of many nutrients and it’s not like it was 100 years ago, or even 50 years ago.

    The company I chose is called Isagenix ( and it is seriously amazing guys. My husband kind of chuckled at me when I started, but then he was diagnosed with cancer in April 2015. He started asking me questions, reading about cancer and nutrition, and now he uses more products than I do (oh yeah and he has a PhD in immunology so he understands this stuff)! Y’all…I’m passionate about this and I believe in it wholeheartedly.

    One of the many great things about this company (besides not carrying any inventory) is there is no end to your downline, repeat after me, THERE IS NO END TO YOUR DOWNLINE. This means there is no end to your earning capacity. Many network marketing companies have a cap so, for example, after your 5th generation down you do not continue to earn money. When you have no end to your downline your entire team wants to help you succeed no matter where you are in relation to them so the support and knowledge are limitless. Love, love, love!

    Again, find something you are passionate about, something that just radiates from you and that is what will make you successful! Good luck!

    Feel free to email me at [email protected]

  12. Barb Lee October 20, 2015 at 10:30 pm #

    One correction on the Rodan + Fields start up costs. It’s only $45 to become a consultant. You have the option of purchasing a product kit at 50% off of retail to get you started but it is optional. We have been featured recently in allure magazine and Redbook magazine as a great way to join the social commerce business! Both are currently on magazine stands if you want to hear more. I am also happy to help anyone interested in pursuing a future with Rodan + Fields! Best wishes in whatever you decide (or have decided) to pursue. R+F is changing skin and changing lives!!

  13. Shantel Kinder March 24, 2016 at 4:51 pm #

    I absolutely love advocare, it has changed my life so much! If anyone wants more information or has any questions about advocare feel free to email me at [email protected] Have a great day!


  14. Melissa Hackworth June 30, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

    Beachbody is where it’s at! If you’re into fitness then this is the company for you. I joined last year just for the discount and I’ve lost 30 pounds, love working out, and am building my own team of ladies like me. You make amazing friendships also ❤

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