Price: $29 + Autoship
CEO: Frank L. VanderSloot
Rating: (1 / 5)
Is Melaleuca a Scam? What is Melaleuca All About?
Melaleuca has been around since 1985. It offers over 500 products in the Health and Wellness industry. It’s not a scam but rather an MLM opportunity which you can earn money from retailing products and building an organization. I’ll be including details of what products they offer as well as their compensation plan within this review. Melaleuca is currently making around $1.2 billion in annual revenue.
What is Melaleuca exactly? It is a plant found in tropical areas, specifically Australia, and produces oils such as tea tree oil. This oil is used to produce essentials oils. Melaleuca has been offering it’s Melaleuca Essential Oils for over 30 years. The oils are antifungal and antioxidant and used for topical application.
The Good & the Bad
PRO #1 – Offers over 500 products.
PRO #2 – Stability in this industry. Health and Wellness is not going anywhere.
PRO #3 – Promote a healthy life and household.
CON #1 – Must maintain Autoship to be an active member.
CON #2 – Consists of direct selling and recruiting.
CON #3 – Can take a long time to grow your business.
Who is Melaleuca For?
- For people looking for a stable MLM opportunity.
- People interested in Health and Wellness.
- Other MLM business owners looking for an MLM with more variety of products to sell.
Melaleuca Tools, Training, & Support
Melaleuca offers online training tutorials. You can purchase sales aids and materials from their website and use them for offline business purposes such as at parties or presentations. Most of your training and support will come from your sponsor and upline. Melaleuca encourages you to do less selling and just refer people to their catalog.
How Much Does it Cost to Join Melaleuca?
There is a $29 membership fee to join and you must maintain at least 39 product points monthly on Autoship which equates to around $50-$100.
Vitamins & Supplements – multivitamins for men, women, 50+, Prenatal, and children. Also includes Specialty Supplements such as Heart Health, Bone & Joint, Immune Support, Brain Health, and Eye Health.
Food & Weight Loss – diet and weight loss products, as well as sports nutrition, breakfast food, healthy snacking, herbal tea, and natural & Organic products.
Hot Beverages – offers Premium Coffee, Premium Tea, and other Specialty Drinks.
Medicine Cabinet – offers products such as Dry Skin Therapy, Pain and Fever Relief, Cold, Allergy and Sinus, Melaleuca Oil, First Aid, Sun Care, and Acne Care.
Beauty – offers Luxury Skin Care Solutions, Treatments and Masks, Hair Care, Makeup, Brushes and Tools, Perfume and Cologne.
Cleaning and Laundry – Laundry products, and Household Cleaners.
Home Fragrances – offers plugins, room sprays, and candles.
Pet Care – Treats for Dogs that promote healthy skin + coat, hip + joint, and Dental Treats for Cats.
Bath and Body – Bath bars, body wash, shampoos and conditioners. Other products include Hand Soaps and Sanitizers, Facial Care, Hair Care, Skin Care, and Dental Care.
A Glimpse of Product Prices at Melaleuca
Vitality Pack vitamins – Preferred Customer price $19.99
Affinia Sulfate-Free Shampoo 12 oz – Preferred Customer price $4.99
Tub & Tile 12x Concentrate – Preferred Customer price $5.69
MelaPower 6x Laundry Detergent 96 Loads – Preferred Customer price $17.49
Pure Frankincense Essential Oil – Preferred Customer price $40.00
Sei Bella Skin Creme – Preferred Customer price $130.00
How Do You Make Money With Melaleuca? | The Compensation Plan
You will be earning commissions from the sale of products. Each product is given a certain number of product points. Within your first month, when you enroll customers, you will earn 50% of product points on their purchases. Beginning your second month, you will earn a percentage of on all your customer purchases depending on how many active personally enrolled customer you have. See image chart.
1-7 customers = 7%
8-19 = 14%
20+ = 20%
You also get paid from customers enrolled by other members in your team. You earn 7% of product points on purchases and depending on what rank you’ve achieved you can earn this on up to 7 generations.
- Product Advocates paid on 2 generations.
- Product Advocates 2 are paid on 3 generations.
- Products Advocates 3 are paid on 4.
- Directors and up are paid on 7.
Bonuses at Melaleuca
Advancement Bonus – there are 49 ranks so every time you are promoted you are paid an advancement bonus.
There are 9 ranks of Director (such as Director 2,3,4, etc.), Senior Director, Executive Director, National Director, Corporate Director, and 1 rank of Presidential Director.
Pacesetter Bonus – the Pacesetter Program will pay you double the advancement bonus each time you advance through the Director and Senior Director ranks within a given timeline. These time settings are set around a month apart, so they want you to advance to the next rank every 1-2 months.
Mentoring Bonus – you can qualify to earn a bonus equal to the advancement or pacesetter bonus every time one of your personal enrollees advance through the ranks. The higher rank advancement obviously pays more such as $2,200 to $5000 for advancement of personal Senior Directors through Executive Directors.
Core Mentoring Bonus – you can earn 50% on the advancement bonus when both personal enrollees and others in your downline advance from Directors through Senior Directors and 50% of the mentoring bonus on Senior Directors 2 through Executive Directors when they advance. If the personal enrollee maintains the rank within Director to Senior Director you can earn the Core Mentoring Bonus two months in a row, and those personal enrollees who maintain the rank of Director 3 will qualify for that bonus for 6 months in a row.
Double Core Mentoring Bonus – if you’re at Director 3 and recruit an enrollee that retains the Director 3 through Senior Director rank, you can earn double the Core Mentoring Bonus for two months.
Leadership Growth Bonus – when you reach Senior Director or above get paid on the amount of leadership points you earn (on a 3 month average).
Senior Director – Sr. Director 9 | 30 points = $500
Exec. Director – Exec . Director 9 Non Masters | 30 points get $2,000
Exec. Director – Exec. Director 9 Masters | 30 points = $3,000
National Director and up | 30 points = $4,000
Leadership Points – every time a customer is enrolled, 5 leadership points are allotted; 3 to the enroller and 2 to the person who made the presentation. An additional point is awarded to the presenter if the enrollee purchases a Value or Home Conversion Pack. Also every time a Marketing Executive advances to Director or above, the leader who has earned the most leadership points within a quarter will receive 10 points.
Monthly Car Bonus – when you reach Senior Director qualify for bonus, and when you reach Executive, National, and Corporate Director you can qualify for 2 new cars/bonuses.
Senior Director – $500/month
Executive Director – $1,000/month
National Director – $1,200/month
Corporate Director – $1,500/month
20/20 Bonus – if you reach 20 active personally enrolled preferred customers within 5 months you get a $500 bonus. Also, maintain this momentum and receive 20% commission on their purchases.
My Final Opinion of Melaleuca
Melaleuca is just another MLM opportunity you see everyday. Learn how I failed at one similar to this called Amway here. You can get real tired of direct selling and try your damnedest to recruit people. If I were you, I would suggest you try the products for yourself and if you find that you love them then you’ll know that they will be easy to share with people.
One of the most concerning things that you must know is that recruiting is the lifeblood of an MLM business. Most people frown at MLM opportunities and it can get real annoying when people don’t see the value in the opportunity as you do. If you consider doing this opportunity I strongly encourage you to go all in. You have to be fully committed and expect to be working in it for a few years before making a breakthrough.
Melaleuca at a Glance…
Price: $29 + Autoship
CEO: Frank L. VanderSloot
Rating: (1 / 5)
VERDICT: LEGIT Not Recommended
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4 thoughts on “Looking to Work From Home With A Melaleuca Business?”
It sounds a lot like Amway use to operate, i tried that a few times, but failed. Didn’t like approaching family and friends either.
This example has lots of levels, lots of bonuses, but you have to pay each month to stay in. MLM is something i tried when i was younger, but now no thanks.
This company has been going a while, so it can’t be all bad. The really bad ones only last 3 years at max.
Thanks for an in depth review
I agee, but I’m surprised this company has been open for over 30 years. I guess it doesn’t take much for an mlm company like this one to stay open this long. Or maybe it’s just in the marketing. Who knows? It’s funny, I was with Amway too, and I hated the direct sales and recruiting. I never tried to approach my friends and family, but maybe that’s why I failed. I don’t know, but it was definitely because I could not recruit if my life depended on it.
Melaleuca is not the only mlm that requires an autoship and to pay other fees to remain a member. I’m not a fan of mlm business opportunities, but I believe there are better ones out there. A lot of people just don’t know about them. That’s what my website is here for, to help people find a home based business opportunity. I recommend internet marketing, but I’ve got a whole list of more positive reviews of other mlms in “the Good” menu up top.
Thanks for reading Greg!
I actually tried Melaleuca and did a review about it myself and I totally agree with your point being that its just another MLM opportunity and nothing special about it.
But over the years they seem to be developing a lot of haters and especially after they went back on their words to PETA after promising them that they won;t be testing on animals. Do you think they have other bigger plans for the future? They do seem pretty aggressive with their marketing lately.
What a surprise for you to stop by! I’m glad that we have someone who has already tried Melaleuca give us some feedback on it. I heard about the testing on animals, and I think that whole situation is awful. With Melaleuca being around for more than 30 years, I don’t have a doubt in my mind that they will be around for a long while longer. I’ve found, with the multitude of mlms that I have reviewed, that a basic mlm with quality products, and a basic compensation plan can go a long way.
As a matter of fact, it does not seem hard for these mlm companies to make quality products. Well they surely make the money, many break a million in sales their first year, and can have the building capacity to manufacture their own quality products. Along with a basic compensation plan such as paying their distributors a percentage off the top, and then a few points from their lower levels. Oh yeah, not to mention, the bonuses can get really attractive, so if you’re putting in the effort, you could be quite successful.
What people don’t know is how much work and time they will need to put in, but you probably do Riaz. I’m glad you got out and sought other business ventures. I saw you were doing internet marketing, and I think that’s fantastic. It’s also great to have a fellow member from WA show up on my page. Thanks for stopping by!