JR Watkins Online Review
Company: JR Watkins
Products: Oils, creams, lotions, herbs, spices recipes, health products, soaps and cleaners.
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The company has been around for a while and was created in 1868. When you visit their website you will see that it has a vintage look to it which is kinda awesome. The products have been here for a while so it has more credibility and trust to them.
The company also uses an MLM type of marketing strategy that will enable people to sell their products and build a team. I do not know when they started to go MLM, but so far it looks OK. In this review I am going to discuss the products and the compensation plan in greater detail so that you can have a better understanding to make a more informed decision on whether you want to buy their products or join as a consultant.
I have never tried their products, but so far the company does not look like it is a scam.
JR Watkins Products
This company has a wider range of products that the other MLM companies that I have reviewed. This is a good thing because it has more flexibility which will make it easier to sell and to recruit your team. There is just one thing about their product that might be a turnoff and that is the fact that the range is very sentimental.
Because this company is so old, I fear that they might not be willing to change to meet market demand, but on the other hand they have been here for a while so this is a bonus. There needs to be a demand for the products and the products also need to be of high quality.
Below is a short list of the types of products that you might find:
- Hand creams
- Pain relief
- Home cleaners
JR Watkins Compensation plan
The compensation plan has a lot of levels that you need to reach in order to be on top. This is a big turnoff for me because it makes the compensation plan more complex than it needs to be. There are 2 main ways to earn money with the JR Watkins Compensation plan:
1. Direct Retail sales
Here you can sell the products directly to the customers and your commission rate will range from 15% to 49% depending on your level and sales volume. This is very straight forward because if reach higher levels and make more sales your commission rate will increase. First you need to be a consultant where you need to buy enough products that will be more than $100 per month.
2. Team sales
This is the second way to scale your business in this company. Here you need to recruit new consultants under you in order to grow your team. You will then make 15% of the sales that they generate and 10% on the second row depending on the current level that you are in.
There are 3 main levels which is the:
- Consultant level
- Manager level
- Executive level
Within each of these 3 main levels you will find Bronze, Silver and Gold levels which in total will give you 11 levels. This makes it a bit confusing because for each level there will be a standard that you need to reach and maintain in order to stay in that level.
Each level will also have its own set of benefits such as bonuses and you can earn from more levels deep into your downline. I am not going to bore you further with something that I do not fully understand because of limited resources.
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Is JR Watkins the company for you?
This really depends on what you are going to do. If you are going to buy the products or sell them directly to customers, then I think you can give it a shot. The product range is flexible and there is also a huge demand for it. On the other hand I do not think that you should join their compensation plan.
Let me tell you why. You only have 15 minutes to explain this whole compensation plan to your consultants and if you cannot do it successfully, then you will lose their interest. Maybe you might understand the whole compensation plan with ease, but can you explain it successfully with ease.
Most people do not think about this when they jump into MLM and that is why they fail. In short the products are a plus, but the compensation plan did not do it for me. Luckily there are other ways to earn a full time passive income from home.
What is the best alternative?
I should have said the “Only Alternative” but I guess we all have our perceptions on what we are interested in. What if there was a business model where you do not need to recruit your poor family or friends into buying the products from you.
What if you could do it from your own computer (no need to bother strangers on the street). The business model that I am talking about is going to be Affiliate marketing. You also do not need your own products to sell because you can partner with other companies in order to sell their products for a fixed commission.
The companies that I am talking about here are Amazon, E-bay, Linkshare and Clickbank. There are also other more private companies that you can choose from. Affiliate marketing was also created with the intent of selling products online.
I order to scale your business you also need to learn how to build a website (which is easy btw). This will allow you to get visitors from Google which will result in a passive stream of traffic. The products will then allow you to monetize your website in order to make money. You also have the option to go into any niche imaginable.
There is also no limit to the amount of websites that you can build and you can make them as big as you want to.