The top health and beauty network marketing companies include a wide range of companies – some have been around for many years, such as Avon 1886; while some are relative new comers, such as MonaVie introduced in January 2005. Indeed, many of the mature companies present their company and compensation plan as a Direct Sales organization. There is a difference, though for the purposes of this article any company who offers health and beauty products AND allows or rewards people for expanding their distributor base will be considered a network marketing company.
During the research phase for this article, I was a little surprised by the relatively low average annual income per distributor. This was true of any Direct Sales or Network Marketing organization. So, make sure you perform your due diligence when investigating a network business opportunity. We all hear this often, but work beyond your emotions of the hype touting the top earners income and find out what it really takes to earn an income you desire.
Ok, let’s begin with perhaps the “Grandmother” of health and beauty – Avon.
Avon is “The founder of modern direct selling and the acknowledged world leader in cosmetics.” according to 21stCenturyNetworker.com. The company had $10.3 billion in sales reported for 2009 produced by 6.2 million distributors. That comes out to $1,661.29 per distributor for the year. Naturally there are folks with either a large customer base or distributor network making more – which means there are a lot of people making less.
In fact, while conducting research for this article, I was amazed at how extensive the product line has become. Personally, I knew Avon sold cosmetics, jewelry and a few men’s colognes, but had no idea how many products they really offer. Being from the South, the Avon SkinSoSoft is used by many of us to fight the little No-SeeUms (gnats).
Like all network marketing organizations, Avon is a legitimate income opportunity for those who grasp the concept of business building in addition to personal sales.
Amway was founded in 1959 by Steve Van Andel and Rick DeVos when they left Nutrilite Products. Amway had reported annual sales revenue for 2009 of $8.4 billion. With a reported 3 million plus distributors, that comes to about $2,800 per distributor.
Amway has to be one of the most recognizable brands in the US, perhaps the world. A brief visit to the company website demonstrates their global presence – the countries and languages supported – ranging throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe – are just too numerous to list here. There greatest (and most profitable coups) has to be as one of the few network marketing organizations in China – with its whopping 1.3 billion population!
Anyone here speak Mandarin?
Mary Kay has to be one of favorite network marketing success stories. Founded in 1963 by Mary Kay Ash, a divorced and working mom, Mary Kay has grown into a world wide marketing organization. What role model! Not just for women, but to anyone who moans and groans about their “situation”.
In 2009, Mary Kay had an estimated $2.5 billion in sales revenue with and an estimated 2 million distributors – averaging about $1,250 per distributor.
Mary Kay company website – (To the best of my knowledge, I don’t have any business or personal relationship to any Mark Kay distributor, company employee or company officer. I just like Mary Kay Ashes story.)
Natura Cosmeticos, SA
Natura Cosmeticos, established in 1969, is a health and beauty company based in Brazil. They have operations in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Mexico, France, Venezuela, and Colombia. The company offers over 900 products through their network marketing distributors and retail outlets.
There is no mention on their website of distributorships in operation or even available in North America or Europe. Maybe that’s an opportunity!
Natura Cosmeticos had estimated 2009 sales revenue of $2.4 billion dollars and 1 million plus distributors. This equates to approximately $2,400 per distributor.
There are a number of ways to rate top health and beauty network marketing company. This article just presents information found about the reported sales volume and number of distributors to determine the average annual income per distributor. This raw type data does not speak to the intrinsic value a person receives from their relationship with their sponsor nor the company.
Personally, I benefit from associating with network marketers because they seem to some of the most positive thinking people on earth! Some, granted are financial dreamers, but they still love life.
If you’re looking for a network marketing business, look at the products, compensation plan and market, for sure. Look also at the people you will associate with – are they truly people you want to spend a lot of time with and introduce to your family and friends?
If the answer is yes – then go for it.
If the answer is no, either look for another sponsor or another company.
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