I started doing marketing for a friend who has been selling Rodan + Fields skincare products for four years. It's a company started by the dermatologists that created Proactive, the acne regimen. I call Rodan + Fields their adult line, but I'm not sure that statement is true. What I do know is that the girl I do marketing for gifted me the Unblemish Regimen because I was,WAS, suffering from adult, 40-year old, acne. Within five days my face looked so much better; within a month it was almost completely cleared up. And after two months, gone. I'm a believer. I can't tell you how much better I feel about my skin now. It's bad enough to be a teenager and have acne, but when you have to worry about wrinkles and acne at the same time, trust me, it's not what any women in their 40s would call an esteem builder. It's downright embarrassing!
R+F products were the number one selling skin care line in department stores like Nordstrom. The dermatologists creators (Rodan + Fields) decided to take the line out of the hands of the stores and put the sales into the hands of those that use them. They came up with this business model, designed to create wealth, for those who choose to sell it and the rest is history.
This company made six millionaires just last year. They give away a Lexus when you get to a certain level of sales. Even in the first one to three months you can earn a R+F branded iPad. I also just saw online where a bunch of consultants went to Bora Bora -- a trip earned from their sales of the product.
I purchased the Macro E, a macro dermabrasion tool that has made a difference in the way my skin looks and feels. I love the Essentials regimen, the Micro Dermabrasion paste, the eye cream. Really, I have loved every product of this line that I have tried. I'm confident in selling it to others; I know it is a wonderful product line.
I always said I would never get into multi level marketing -- it just wasn't my thing. I am outgoing, so I get approached with this type of job plenty. But this was different. First, I am doing marketing for a couple of people now, so I get to see all of the back up material the company provides to make a person's business grow quickly. Second, I truly LOVE the products this company offers. I can honestly say, because I am a customer, that they work.
I also have changed my view of MLM companies. If you find something you love, and truly believe in it, then what's the diff in starting your own company or buying a franchise of what someone else has created. I see the MLM as a franchise that is MUCH cheaper than trying to start a brick-and-mortar store franchise. Both are an investment, both are a risk, both require work, but one, generally, will not wipe out a person's life savings to get started. I have found that it is a risk worth taking.