Products: Light bulbs, Beauty products, etc.
How to Sell Scentsy Online? Let’s be real
The first thing that will surprise you when you first learn about the requirements of joining Scentsy is the amount of
money you are required to spend. Before you can enroll, you have to pay $99 for the starter kit. And to top that, that amount will roll to $120 after you are done adding the costs of shipping and tax. To put salt on the wound, you will be sent business supplies every month and that will cost you over $30.
Even if you are going to make thousands of dollars working for Scentsy, isn’t the amount too much for a beginner? If you are still curious and want to get to the end of the tunnel, follow me as I analyze the structure of this MLM Company.
In the following paragraphs, you will learn more about this company, its compensation plan, and products. In the last section of this article, I have exclusive information for you. Don’t jump right there now, I want you to read everything from here on so that you will learn as much as possible about Scentsy.
- Scentsy Bar
- Layers Shower Gel
- Layers Hand Cream
- Full Size Scentsy Warmer
- Layers Hand Cream
- Light Bulbs
- Scentsy Buddy
To be sincere with you, the compensation plan of Scentsy is complex and you may be overwhelmed when you read the chart. However, I am not going to show you any chart here. I am simply going to break down the compensation plan here and hope you will understand it. If you can’t understand it here, then I don’t think you should go further. Why is that? It is because your familiarity with the compensation plan is central to your success with this company. If you are working for a company and you don’t know your salary structure, will you stay with such company?
As per the compensation plan, what you are paid depends on your rank in the system and Personal Retail Volume. The ranking system in Scentsy is based on the number of products each member can sell. If you can sell large quantities of products while you are still new, you can climb the rank quickly. The Personal Retail Volume is simply the subtotal of all orders from you.
Now that we have that out of the way, let’s move on to the next step.
When you first join, you will start at the bottom of the rank, you will be an Escential consultant with 20% commission of your retail sales. You will remain at this level until you are able to sell $1,000 — don’t worry, that is not monthly but the overall selling. If you think you can sell as much as that, read on. After selling $1,000, you will become a Certified Consultant. Instead of 20%, you will now be entitled to 25% of your retail sales.
If you like to go after the best, you can decide to recruit other consultants into the system. You will be their senior and you will earn certain percentages from their sales each month, which is usually $150. If these junior consultants can stay active, you will be promoted to lead consultant. Here is the deal: you will now have additional 2% commission from your junior recruits and an extra 2% commission from your personal wholesale volume (different from your retail volume, which is 25%).
As you can see, the more you move in the rank, the more money you can earn. However, one thing you should understand is that we have not included all the requirements of each level. As I have mentioned before, I have only tried to simplify the compensation plan. I will call this a model – a model is a simplification of real life situations by which you slim down the details. You will need to read the chart for more information if you intend joining.
Should You Join Scentsy ?
During my research, I discovered that people are divided over whether this is a good program or not. While some people are complaining about the company, others were praising it. However, no matter how much praises an MLM company receives, the structure, which it operates, does not change. If some people are happy with it, it simply does not validate the operations of the company.
However, one thing is clear from what I have written in previous paragraphs. When you are starting out, you have to spend a lot of money. And for you to maintain your membership, you have to buy lots of products every single month. Even if you have the money to spare, I would advise you spend it at the appropriate places – in this case a profitable and less risky business.
Above is also a chart that shows you the income potential of each level and also the percentage of people that have reached those levels. As you can see, it does not look like most of the people are making a lot of money except for the 0.2%
That business is what I promised you above. And you can find the information about it in the next section.
Why I Prefer Affiliate Marketing Over MLM
Unlike MLM, which is somewhat complicated, affiliate marketing is actually simple. Although it seems like joining an MLM program is a simply filling a form with your name and email address, there is more to it than meets the eye. After paying the fee that is required before you join, you will be faced by an obstacle to progress that many have already complained about. That is because there are so many different levels and different requirements for each one.
If you are able to move from one level to the other, then you will have new set of requirements that is very different and often difficult that what you had before. This is just like learning everything from scratch. However, affiliate marketing allows you to create different income streams from different sites. If you create a successful site in one niche, you can go to another niche, use the same blueprint you used before and you will be successful.
Affiliate marketing gives you full control of your business. Your earning potential is very dependent on what you do. Because of this, I say affiliate marketing allows you to write your own check. As long as you are doing things right and are sticking to what is working for you, you shouldn’t have any problem. However, MLM makes you dependent on your down line for success.
Finally, affiliate marketing allows you to delve into new markets and make huge profits. You can make mistakes along the way, learn from your mistakes, and better your potential. A single mistake with MLM could mean the end of your business – and ultimately your investment.