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Company Name: Melaleuca, Inc.
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Melaleuca Description

Melaleuca is a multi-level marketing company that revolves around the selling of a variety of products that are all natural, non-toxic and non-allergenic. This company uses independent representatives to sell their products, usually through mail order. Representatives can recruit other people to work under them, and they can earn commissions from their referrals’ earnings as well.

Melaleuca Detailed Overview

Melaleuca advertises itself as the “wellness company”, and their products do seem to back that up. Everything that this company sells is geared toward making you healthy, and making you and your home safe from toxic chemicals. Melaleuca has been in business for many years, and they have a large network of independent representatives, some of whom are making impressive full-time incomes through selling the products and recruiting others to sell as their referrals.

Over the years Melaleuca has added many products to their line, covering a lot of different areas. They offer a line of vitamins and herbal supplements for children and adults, natural and non-allergenic beauty products, over the counter medications and non-toxic cleaning products. Time and use have proven the products to be high quality, and they do tend to have the price tags to reflect that.

As an independent sales representative for Melaleuca, you wouldn’t have to carry an inventory of products, but you would be required to purchase a minimum amount of products each month for yourself. This is fairly normal for MLM companies. You’re given your own affiliate website from where you can sell the products and recruit others into your downline, with recruiting being your main emphasis. You make commissions on every person in your downline, and everything that your downline people sell. The more you recruit, the more passive income you make.

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Melaleuca Reputation

Melaleuca has been around for many years, and it has built a solid reputation. Like any other multi-level marketing company, you have to be serious about working their system if you want to be a success with it. It takes a minimum financial commitment and a commitment to work hard, at least at first. People who put in the effort with this company do see positive results.

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Nothing Special

I was a member of Melaleuca for about two months. The products are alright. The quality of the products is good, but the ingredients aren't as "natural" as they claim. The biggest factor I hated about this company is they force you to spend about $55 per month on products in order to earn commissions. I suspect this is how they keep their customers.

I didn't earn a dime with this company after trying very hard to bring in new customers. Their marketing tactics are very obsolete, and they have strict guidelines on how you can market the business name. They encourage members to pressure people using sneaky "non selling" tactics. A lot of people have already heard of or experienced Melaleuca, so it's a real challenge to get people to sign-up.

They have all these meetings every week to keep their members pumped up about Melaleuca, it's almost cult-like how they fixate on bringing in new customers. Plus they sit around and bash other "MLM" companies who are nearly identical (Amway). By the way, Melaleuca is convinced they are NOT an MLM company.

Looking back, I don't regret using their products. However, the business was a waste of my time.
 
 


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Great Products and Now Internet Marketing

I was first exposed to Melaleuca over 20 years ago. My impression was that the products were great - no toxic chemicals, and you could save 30 to 40% over store bought brands. What I didn't want to do was invite every person I know to my house to check out the products. Now 20 years later, the Internet has come of age, and the products and the business opportunity can be marketed over the Internet. This opens up an unlimited source for customers. The caution I would give to someone considering Melaleuca is that you have to be in the right marketing group, or you will never be taught how to market this over the Internet. There are still many people marketing Melaleuca with home parties, but for me, the Internet was the way to go.
 
 


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avatar   by GPMGrp on January 30, 2013 at 5:45 PM CST

 
 
 
To Make or Not to Make with Melaleuca

As a personal experience, I tried making money with Melaleuca. I did not get far down the road with them, I spent more for their product trying to keep up with their Rules. So I actually lost money on this. I do though have to say their products were really good though.
 
 


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avatar   by peggbett6722 on December 6, 2012 at 3:55 PM CST

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I love Melaleuca

I just started in Melaleuca, and love it! I have been reading other reviews from people who say they sell it? I have never been advised to sell Melaleuca. I am a preferred customer and refer others while getting paid to do so. The products are great, and I have no problem referring customers at all. If they decide to become customers, great. If they decide to refer others, even better... Walmart isn't going to pay me to send customers their way.
 
 


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avatar   by damumzy on January 8, 2012 at 9:04 PM CST

 
 
 
Regarding Melaleuca

I just want to say that I recently began using Melaleuca products.

I have ordered from them twice now. I really like their products. The items they sell are obviously very high quality. My mother has a "frozen shoulder" and their Pain-A-Trate ointment has helped her more than the Biofreeze she was using. I like their Renew lotion. I am a Registered Nurse and the soaps I use at work are really hard on my hands, especially in cold weather. Renew really helps my hands. I also like their vitamins and seem to have more energy since I started taking them. The cleansers they sell seem to cost a little more than the ones at places like Wal-Mart. However, after you dilute the Melaleuca cleansers, you end up with a lot more cleanser for your money! And I love the way their cleansers smell and are safer---no dangerous fumes. I am very impressed with their products and plan to keep buying them whether I ever get anyone else referred to the company or not. Some people say they don't like the way you have to buy 35 points worth of merchandise from the company every month to be a preferred customer and get a big discount. But these are items we all use all the time anyway like soap and dish liquid etc... !

Finally, I love the fact that all Melaleuca products are MADE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! I will post something on here later if I get people referred to the company and once I know more to say about this company. So far, I love this company.
 
 


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avatar   by lisadiane7yahooc on November 12, 2011 at 6:34 PM CST

 
 
 
Do Not Miss This Opportunity!

I recently jumped off of Shaklee's ship and onto Melaleuca's! Their products are hands down 100% better and there are so many more of them to choose from. The crackers and cookies are absolutely delicious. I am loving the Fiber drink. I guess I could go on and on about the products and how happy I am with them, especially since I have 13 month old twins.

Most people's complaint is the monthly requirement for a purchase. Please keep in mind that the products you purchase will simply REPLACE things that you already have in your home. You aren't spending money for some crazy thing that you wouldn't normally buy each month.

Birds of a feather flock together, so promoting the business to like minded people is easy.

LOVE Melaleuca and I'm never turning back!
 
 


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avatar   by hippiechic on August 13, 2011 at 3:43 PM CST

 
 
 
Very Pleased, Will never turn back!

My very first introductions to Melaleuca were pretty rocky as I was contacted by several reps who didn't know the correct way to market or present. Five years ago was when I first saw a presentation, and a few months ago, I was contacted by someone locally who identified with me right away, and I got to work!

The products Melaleuca manufactures are like nothing else I've ever used and I love that I can use them around my son and not worry about risking his health. The vitamins beat any other vitamin I've used, I've tried many and none have the same effect on me as Melaleuca's. My son is a year old so it's important for me to have the energy to keep up with him and Melaleuca has given me top notch products that deliver, not to mention the ability to stay home and keep my son out of daycare. It's not hard at all to reach 35 points every month and I only stick with 35 points to keep my purchases priority and sticking to our budget.

Building a business with Melaleuca doesn't have to be difficult if you team up with the right people, follow the training and do your own research on current marketing methods that work with today's expectations. People want genuine customer service and business relationships - if you follow the guidelines for creating and maintaining such service, you will do well!

If you're not into buying products to stay active in business, Direct Sales may not be for you. Every business out there has monthly overhead, and it's companies like Melaleuca that give us Entrepreneur minded people a chance to own a business without the hefty price tags. Before you can promote ANYTHING, you need to use it yourself to create a strong testimonial and have a personal backing for the company. Business is literally pointless without personal testimonials.
 
 


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avatar   by ashleigh on September 17, 2010 at 6:53 PM CST

 
 
 
I love Melaleuca

I have used products of the Melaleuca Company for about five years. During this time I realized that the best cosmetics and vitamins for me and my family are those of the Melaleuca Company. I do like the range of products and their prices, to make the long story short, I’m a completely satisfied customer. The service of this company is perfect. I like that I can always visit the official site of the Melaleuca company and learn something new about the company. In general, I am very happy that I am a client of the Melaleuca Company.
 
 


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avatar   by janepcr on July 1, 2010 at 9:54 AM CST

 
 
 
Wonderful Products that work!

I love the products! I've been using the Vitality Pack supplements and they've definitely made a difference in my energy level. I used to get a daily afternoon crash after lunch, but now I no longer do, and my energy level stays pretty consistent right up until bedtime. I also love the cleaning products. The laundry detergent will last a LOT longer, be a lot safer for me and my family, and the environment, and actually has made a noticeable difference in my clothes being softer and brighter. So far I've used the tooth polish, the deodorant, the Melaleuca Oil (awesome for scraps, scratches and bug bites), a couple of the shampoos, the bar soap, Access Bars, Attain Bars, laundry detergent, softener & brightener, glass cleaner, tub & tile cleaner, stain remover, gum, pain-a-trate, cereal, Sustain Sport drink, Vitality Pack 6 (simply awesome!), Renew Lotion (incredible stuff - got rid of my grand-daughters' eczema!), organic crackers, and dishwashing liquid - ALL with better and much safer results than what I was previously using!
 
 


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avatar   by fleebum on June 16, 2010 at 9:52 PM CST

 
 
 
I love there products

Melaleuca is the best thing to happen to me and my family. I love their products. I bought their vitamins for me and for my kids. Everyday my kids will ask me for their vitamins. The renew lotion keeps dry skin moist all day long, my daughter makes sure I order the lotion every month. The detergent last me a long time. The cleaning products are good, takes out stains and cleans tiles. The products are great!
 
 


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avatar   by thomoyaec on May 29, 2010 at 12:07 PM CST

 
 
 
25 years and running

My mum been with this company for a couple years. She was never pressured, never told to have a different phone line, never had to order the same products every month, so she never had extras. Their products are concentrated, one bottle makes like six. In the end she saved money and made it too by referring people through the years. My family is middle income, so you don't have to be rich to buy them. It depends on what package you take and their products are great. I still get products off my mum. Till this day their shampoo is the best I have personally ever used and I used to have really unmanageable hair. Their lotion and cleaning products are good too.. I think it depends on the person who selling it, my mum received training from the women who got her involved and she was never pressured. She did nothing of the sort and I'm a very skeptical person, so the whole experience has been a good one.. To this day my mum and her mentor are best friends.. Melaleuca just isn't for everyone, some people like it and some don't.
 
 


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avatar   by callie on May 6, 2010 at 2:16 PM CST

 
 
 
Cold Calling with Melaluca

I joined this program, spent about $4oo. oo on their starter kit. Not happy that I wasn't told I had to cold call people and that I needed a separate phone line until after I signed up. I don't know why I joined, I think it was the pushy attitude of the rep. As for the products, in my opinion I know a lot of you love em but I thought they were pure and utter crap. The washing liquid which is supposed to be good for sensitive skin left my skin with a rash. Their conditioner and shampoo is crap, better and cheaper stuff on the supermarket shelves. Yeah I don't know about this company, but I didn't make no money and it was costing way too much to order a minimum monthly purchase. Maybe if I was already rich and had money to spare I would try this business opportunity again.
 
 


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avatar   by micheleanne2010 on April 11, 2010 at 9:29 PM CST

 
 
 
Big Potential Earnings but Too Hard to Sell

Melaleuca is solid company and has been around for a very long time, but what attracted me to the company was the amount of money the distributors were making because of the opportunity and claiming that it you could earn more for recruiting other distributors. I always liked the idea of getting paid from other peoples efforts and not of just my own. They have great products that I personally used, especially for cleaning and washing, but people would always tell me they thought the products were a little overpriced and therefore I couldn't make as many sales as I could have if they were priced lower.

Most people would tell me they could get similar products for cheaper from other companies plus I wasn't much of a salesman. This business opportunity could work if you like selling and talking to people, but it wasn't for me.
 
 


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avatar   by qfarley on February 24, 2010 at 8:43 PM CST

 
 
 
Hidden expenses

When I first came across Melaleuca I knew it as "staying home and loving it" I clicked for more information to have a representative contact me and got started.

At first the rep only talked about how much money she made, I wasn't actually informed what the product was. This "staying home and loving it" was selling Melaleuca products under this name, she took my information and I was agreeable to receiving a starter package, only once the package arrived was I informed what I was actually selling.

Melaleuca prodcuts are great, but they are extremely expensive as well there were hidden costs I was not informed of, for example the apparent need to have a seperate phone line for my business including three way calling, I was also not informed that I would need to make a minimum order each month, that the rep sites would be billed to my credit card.

If you sell exclusively through Melaleuca itself you may have an opportunity to make a small income, however I warn you not to join through "staying home and loving it" where you will encounter hidden costs and not a lot of help, they were so busy recruiting they didn't have the time to guide you as promised.
 
 


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avatar   by apronstrung on February 18, 2010 at 5:10 PM CST

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Good, wholesome products

I first heard of the company Melaleuca several years ago when I got an email advertising it. At the time, I was very desperate to find any kind of work from home, as I had gotten arthritis and was way too exhausted to work outside. After listening to a live telephone conference with some affiliates of Melaleuca, I got in to it quickly. Instantly, my main problem with them was that I was unable to sell much of their products. They were a little too expensive to the public. They do have some very nice house hold products and food for people with sensitivities. The products are better than average and even today I occasionally buy some things from them. But that's where it ends.

After about 3 months or so, I had to quit with them because I could not afford to buy the products any more. I was spending more than I was selling at that point, the monthly selling quota was just too high. I have been tempted to go back and try again though since I know a lot more about marketing today than I did back then.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by Deoramy47 on February 12, 2010 at 9:47 PM CST

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You are the business, not Melaleuca

I have been a very satisfied customer of Melaleuca for 15 years. The products perform as promised and are very reasonably priced to ME.

Previous posters complained the prices are too high but compared to what. If they're Walmart shoppers, of course the price will be higher. Walmart and Melaleuca products are targeted to completely different categories of consumers. You can't buy a Mercedes for the price of a KIA. Believe me... a KIA is no Mercedes.

Previous posters complained the company/opportunity failed to make them any money. Wrong again! It's all up to you and your willingness to succeed. You don't pick up a Wilson basketball for the first time, practice a few dribbles and shots, and then complain to the Consumer Protection Agency you've been ripped off because you're not as good as Michael Jordan.

Previous posters complained they have to buy the company products regularly. Network marketing is all about BEING a customer and then promoting the products via the opportunity. The opportunity is intentionally built that way. If you don't want to be a marketing associate, then become a retail customer with no recurring purchase obligations. Would you start a lemonade stand and not buy your own lemonade?

I am making assumptions here, but I believe most complainers to MLM have zero business experience or have never mastered any skill where others would call them professional. A mom and pop grocery store owner knows there's going to be time, money, and effort invested/expensed to create a customer base. Every NBA basketball player knows they've had to dribble, pass, shot, and run up and down the court thousands of times more than the wannabe.
 
 


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avatar   by incomeology on January 29, 2010 at 6:27 PM CST

 
 
 
Melaleuca Works Well

I really like the product. I spent some time over seas in Cambodia, and while there, my team mate introduced me to Melaleuca. We were in a mosquito infested area and were constantly getting bit. She would put the Oil on the bites and they would stop itching immediately. She gave me and three other team mates small bottles to carry with us, and I have to say they were life savers at times.

After I returned home to the states, I decided to buy some more product from this friend. She tried to talk me into working and selling it, but I saw it as more of a Pyramid scheme. I was proven wrong in that yes you need people under you, but it is a good product that sells well in the area that I live in. I loved the laundry soap, as you do not have to use a whole lot, and the shampoo was my favorite... it has work miracles on my frizzy uncontrollable hair. I would buy the product any day and maybe some day, I will even join the company.
 
 


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avatar   by kristimrhodes on January 28, 2010 at 1:39 PM CST

 
 
 
Melaleuca Products Are Outstanding

I've been shopping with Melalecua for several months now. I must say that I was turned off by the fact that you had to spend at least $60 a month. But I did a little research and found out how many unsafe ingredients were in our household cleaners. Not only that, I did a little math to determine if I would be paying extra out of my pocket. Well, since Melalecua's products are concentrated, I am saving a good little penny. Every penny helps in today’s economy. I know I made a good decision buying my products from Melalecua. I like the convenience of shipping straight to my door. That saves less time I am spending at the grocery store shopping. Speaking of the products, not only are the products safe for my family and my home they are incredibly powerful. The concentrate cleaner I use for my kitchen is awesome. With having two small kids in my home, my kitchen gets very dirty. The cleaner allows me to clean my kitchen thoroughly. What a piece of mind. Again, since it's concentrate, it will last me quite a long time.
 
 


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avatar   by notlott39 on January 24, 2010 at 5:37 PM CST

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Wholesome products

Melaleuca does sell products that are chemical free and non toxic. I have been using these products for over five years and really love the way the laundry detergent and softener work. They do cut down on the lint and wear and tear on the clothes. My mother was here one time and we washed her clothes in them and she couldn't believe how "new" they felt.

Melaleuca is a decent business if you are great at recruiting. I however am not, and most of the people that I have tried to sell the business to can't understand the fact that these products are concentrated and therefore will last longer, so the up front expense is greater than buying the same thing at the grocery store.
 
 


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avatar   by anne2010 on January 21, 2010 at 12:07 PM CST

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You get what you pay and work for!

I became a Melaleuca customer 14 years ago. I love the products and would be a customer even if there wasn't a chance to build a business. I had no experience in network marketing but built a nice little business that allowed me to get my products paid for. But I wanted more. I had no "upline" help so I began looking for others in Melaleuca who had built a solid business with it. I found such a group and dropped out of my first group and, after a 6 month wait I enrolled with the other successful group. Working together we discovered a way to find like minded people on the internet for free. Together we all built our business to such a level where we do this for an excellent living and our spouses do not have to work. It took a few years but it was well worth it for our physical wealth as well as financial health. It's like anything else in life, you have to WORK at it. Many people who fail, quit before they make it. If they gave a little more and were not afraid of failure they would have done it. The best folks in network marketing are the ones who got the most rejections. The products alone are the business. STICK TO IT !
 
 


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avatar   by mdlink on January 20, 2010 at 9:54 AM CST

 
 
 
Melaleuca... Great Company - Tough Business

I joined Melaleuca about 4 years ago. I was with them for about 6 months before I gave up entirely. I found that I was able to recruit 4-5 members a month, but the majority of the people I recruited quit after their first or second month and few past their third month. The products are great, but people were far more concerned with how much money they could make instead of how great the over-priced products were. All in all, I made more than I spent, but I feel that it was at the expense of the people that joined, who bought products for a few months then quit. This may work for some, but this didn't make any business sense to me.
 
 


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avatar   by ezarre on January 9, 2010 at 2:36 PM CST

 
 
 
Its great but find a Niche

This was one of my first business opportunities. It was offered to me by some friends in the church community. They products were excellent. They offer top quality products. The structure of melaleuca is awesome and it offered a wonderful business opportunity to earn money. My only problem with melaleuca was that it’s MLM. Multilevel marketing is very unique. After signing up, was at the bottom of the ladder and had little persons to refer. I had it hard and didn’t earn money. Not even one referral. The information needed and the signing up process was the thing that blew off most persons. When I told persons about it, either they already knew about it or they had already signed up and quit. It’s a good company and probably too good. My advice is that you go to an area that has not heard about melaleuca. This was 4 years ago so I don’t know if things have changed.
 
 


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avatar   by join on January 9, 2010 at 2:26 PM CST

 
 
 
Worth trying out

It was about half an year ago when I found out about Melaleuca. I found some information about it on a forum and there were a lot of positive reports, and I made me decide to purchase it. The prices really made me hesitate at first, but after some time I made the right decision and joined in. I was able to try a lot of the products included and I have to say that most of them really gave good results. The taste of most of the things was certainly a bit different from the usual. I have also tried some vitamins which were not a good choice. You can definitely find a lot of products, but there are also some that are not worth it. The prices are very high, but are well worth it in my opinion. For example, I got some kind of cleaning product which was actually effective. You definitely need some skills at marketing and selling in order to succeed. It was quite challenging selling all of those products. You can make some money, but it can take quite some time.
 
 


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avatar 10,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Guru   by dido2905 on January 8, 2010 at 1:08 PM CST

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Tried it twice

I joined about 5 years ago and with a team who was highly into online marketing. They wanted me to buy leads and pay for advertising on top of a monthly auto-ship. I loved the products, but could not afford all of that.

I tried again a year later under a different, better team. They gave me a free lead capture page with autoresponder emails already set up. They encouraged first talking to warm market and then doing some online stuff such as forums as well as offline stuff such as fliers. They had live presentation calls and webinars every day. So what I did was make appointment with people to take them to one. We did not do home parties.

Mostly, everyone I signed up was a customer only. Some said they also wanted to build a business, but did not really try. Most people quit the autoship after a few months because basically, by then, they had plenty of products to last a long while and unless you're building a business, there is really no reason to stay at that point.

While I was on a much better team this time, I was spending many hours per week to maybe earn enough to pay for my own autoship and it just wasn't worth it. I stopped trying to build the business but stayed a customer for a long while. My favorite product was the lotion because it made my skin way softer than anything else I've ever tried. Then I stopped my autoship as well as I was overloaded with product and just made sure I ordered extra lotion in my last order.

I think that this would be a good business for someone who could work it full-time (like a stay-at-home parent or retired person)and if they got on a good team. Basically, you need to share it with people every day. You have to take the time to help them determine product purchases and set up their back order so they don't ever receive random stuff. We were taught to call our customers every month and remind them to place their order, offer assistance in placing it, etc If you give customers a good experience, they will stay a while. And when you get those people who want to do the business, you really need to help them by talking to their prospects with them and giving them good advice. So as you can see, it is a full-time endeavor. However, plenty of people on my team did do it full-time and made 6 figures yearly.
 
 


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Expensive but

Most of the products are excellent. I love that you have to use very little dish or laundry soap to get the job done. The use of natural ingredients also appealed to me. Unfortunately it is very hard to convince people to spend so much even when the product is good. I stopped selling when I no longer had room to store everything that was being autoshipped to me as there were many products I did not need for my home, and even when I broke down the price per use many people still shied away from spending the original output. I live rurally so this may be a better fit for someone in a large health conscious area.
 
 


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avatar   by xandusk on January 3, 2010 at 10:44 PM CST

 
 
 
Tried, Paid... OK

My husband and I worked the Melaleuca biz opp for a few months, and we did make a little money. Melaleuca was first presented to us for the product, and after trying one of the bar soaps and laundry detergents we were sold on the products being worth our continued products due there being easy on my sensitive skin yet still effective cleaning agents. After being customers we were then pitched the option of selling the products and building a team/network to do the same. Well, here is where we didn't do so well, and soon decided to just be customers and get the discounts afforded with having our products auto-shipped to us monthly. The down fall for us was inadequate training by those leaders above us, and our inability to have the time to study & read on our own. I think that this company offers excellent products and that if potential marketers of the company are able to get on a solid team that offers real help with training, understanding the compensation plan and business building, then Melaleuca could be a positive business venture.
 
 


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avatar   by bkrystal on January 2, 2010 at 12:59 PM CST

 
 
 
This is a very good company

I am using the Melalecua products for myself. They are of a very good quality. I especially like the shampoo ‘’Envia Nature’s Salon’’. It made miracles for my hair. I really like the fact that all the products are based on natural ingredients and they have a very affordable price. I like their products so much that I decided to subscribe as an affiliate for them. I am working hard to promote the products and I am able to earn a nice income. This is a very good company and because of their good reputation I find it very easy to sell their products.
 
 


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avatar 10,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Guru   by myraro on December 28, 2009 at 5:22 PM CST

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The Melalecua products are great to use for ones own personal care

My husband knew this woman and she was selling Melaleuca products. She sent him a box full of samples. Their was some nutritional bars that are made of flax seed. The hand sanitizer, Clear Defense Moisturizing Hand sanitizer. And shampoo, Envia Nature's Salon, hydrating shampoo. The conditioner came along with this as well by the same name brand. I used these products and it worked well for me. The products are very natural and free of harsh ingredients. My greatest impression was how the products were made so that anyone could benefit from it. I would recommend this product to anyone that wants to use it. And this company makes a wonderful business opportunity for anyone that wants to sell Melaleuca products.
 
 


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avatar   by visira779 on December 26, 2009 at 12:06 PM CST

 
 
 
Local Business Opportunity

I have actually signed up with the Melaleuca Company years ago. They have some great products that really do work. Others of their products are far stretched to make a buck. The price of the products are way high and the majority of those interested will turn and run when they see them. There will be people who will try and be hooked on the products like magic snake oil. Another problem is that you must buy a certain amount each month of their product to remain in the business. This is even if you don't need anything. If you're really determined, this could work well for you. The area needs not be saturated with this company or their products to be successful.
 
 


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avatar   by booker20 on December 25, 2009 at 11:11 PM CST

 
 
 
My Experience with Melaleuca

I was a Melaleuca member for several years. I did like & use their products. (Health & Wellness). Their products in my opinion were super for health, home & beauty. Maybe I was on the wrong team, but I lost more money (trying to keep up with my "monthly" points <-- required). I had a hard time referring people to the business and also getting folks to buy products from me. I think Melaleuca is a great company with great products - BUT - it doesn't work for everyone. It didn't work for me, but the monthly magazine you get for being a member had many success stories of regular folks that have made it with Melaleuca. Like I said it's not for everybody - but there are folks that are doing really good with it. It is a good company with great products, it just wasn't for me. I don't do MLM very well.

What I didn't like about the company - is that their 1-800 support line is only open during certain hours in ONE time zone - which makes it hard for world wide members to contact them. Also they don't check up with you to see how you're making out & if you have any questions. Personally if it was my company, I would want to make sure that everyone had all the assistance that they needed to "make it" if that makes sense. My Overall rating is C - they're Ok. They won't scam you (a biggie in this internet age), but their support system could use an upgrade.
 
 


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avatar   by tglasgow on December 21, 2009 at 9:01 PM CST

 
 
 
Interesting Marketing Tactics

I saw an ad for Melaleuca on a forum I frequent. Well, it wasn't an ad for the company per say. I don't know if all marketing teams do this, but one of the rules for my marketing team was that you were not allowed to mention the company specifically when telling anyone about this opportunity initially. You had to wait until you got the person into one of your webcast or in-home parties. You could tell the person that you work for a wellness company and that you're looking to expand your marketing team. You could say that you started a home business and you're looking for more employees. Both of these statements are rather vague though, and I didn't like the idea of having to keep things from potential customers or colleagues until a seminar. I prefer to be completely up front with people.

Like many others, Melaleuca was the first business opportunity I was introduced to. The idea of working for this company seemed so glamorous at first. Work from home, choose your own hours, prepare for retirement, pay off your debt. There was absolutely no mention of what this opportunity would consist of on the site, but the request for more information link seemed inviting enough, so I clicked it. I was invited to log on to a webcast where a woman proceeded to tell me about the company's products and marketing procedures. When I heard I had to sell products to make any money, I was a bit skeptical. I've never thought of myself as much of a salesperson, but I was under the impression that I could simply post ads on forums, direct people to my site, and explain the opportunity to them when they called me. Then I found out that yes I would be able to explain the opportunity to my potential customers and associates over the phone, but I had to be vague. "And I couldn't limit my promotion to simply posting ads on forums." I had to do at least one home party and one webcast a month. The number may be more, but I resigned from the team soon after joining, so I don't remember the exact requirements. This, combined with the fact that I don't think you should have to order a company's products just to work for them, was the straw that broke the camel's back. Many people have benefited from the opportunity, but I knew it wasn't for me.
 
 


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avatar   by nothingbutlime on December 13, 2009 at 9:11 PM CST

 
 
 
Some good products. But it is hard to keep up

I like several products from Melealuca. I used it a year or longer.

The thing is - they do not give you a break. You have to buy every month for more than 70 bucks. I did not sell the product, I used it only for myself, I don't need too many stuff for $70.

If you do not order in time, they charge your $70 and send you what they cannot sell.

I would use several products still, but I cannot keep up with them, and buy without being a member is too much.

Yes, prices are overwhelmed.
 
 


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avatar   by noscam on December 5, 2009 at 10:58 PM CST

 
 
 
I went broke

I stayed with the company for about 6 months due to my "coach" telling me that "I needed to give it time". I followed my coach's advice. I bought leads, made hundreds of cold calls (which I hated to do), bought the required amount of products every month so I would remain active. Got my first check- didn't know whether to laugh or cry, that's how small it was. I kept listening to my coach and after 6 months of spending way more than I was making, I quit. I still buy some of the products from time to time, but no more sales for me.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by countrygirl on December 2, 2009 at 7:24 AM CST

 
 
 
Same Old Same Old

I have been a part of so many home based businesses that I can hardly remember all of the. Melaleuca was one that I joined in June 2008. I was assigned a business coach who I spoke with on a daily basis for about two weeks. I had explained before signing up and paying my start up cost that I was not really into sales and didn't care for the idea of bothering my family members to purchase products from a company that most of them never even heard of. I was "assured" that Melaleuca was different, the products virtually sell them self since they are natural and good for the environment. Well was I wrong, after speaking with my coach, not only did I have to make my own sales, I wasn't going to make any money without referrals into the business as well. Unless you know people who want to purchase a bunch of products, this is the same old home based business that I recommend staying away from.
 
 


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avatar   by ldonovan on November 19, 2009 at 6:31 PM CST

 
 
 
Good company Melaleuca

I signed up for this company last year and the person who signed me up was very good about explaining how it worked. The prices and sign up fee was really out there. But when I got the product I saw why. I tried many different things and found that some of the products really worked. The sports drink was good, but since everything is organic it had a different taste to it. The women's vitamins were not a good choice for me. I will stick to what I know when it comes to vitamins. The cleaning product was very good. But the hardest thing I found about the company was making money. I really didn't like to call people that had replied to the website, and all the meetings that I had to sit in on was not the highlight of my day. But if you can afford their product, enjoy it it's good.
 
 


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avatar   by baltimore13 on November 18, 2009 at 7:37 PM CST

 
 
 
Great Products

I was a member of Melaleuca years ago. At that time I did not know much about marketing so I did not do well selling the products. But I did use them regularly. My problem was that you have to place an order every month and I wasn't using the products fast enough, so they started to pile up. Before I knew it I had boxes of products and had spent lots of money. The products are great, but if your not good at selling you may want to look elsewhere. I believe anyone that is good at marketing can do well with this, the products do what they say they should do.
 
 


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Great products but hard to sell because of the price

Especially in today’s economy, the products made by Melaleuca are very green oriented and range from house-hold cleaning supplies to vitamins and daily supplements.

My sister joined Melaleuca last year in hopes of earning some money from home. She loves their products and so do I. Most of them seemed to last a really long time. I bought hand cream for my husband and he used it for around six or seven months before I had to replace it. I'm still using the liquid dish soap I purchased about a year ago. I would highly recommend their products, especially the tea tree oil. That stuff is great! It's just hard to be a seller because of the prices when compared to the cheaper, local stores like Wal-mart or CVS.
 
 


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avatar   by BatYah on November 11, 2009 at 8:33 PM CST

 
 
 
Great products

Melaleuca was the first business opportunity that I was introduced to. It was the first time anyone sat down to explain MLM to me and the gal who introduced the company to me was very patient in explaining everything, and her and her friends and family had been achieving great results from the use of the products.

Although I never pursued it the way I could have with a business, I absolutely love their products. I am no longer active, but I continue to purchase my favorites when I am running low. I mostly use the laundry detergent. It is great and you don't need to use as much detergent as you would other detergents.

The products are a tad spendy, but the majority of them are higher concentrated so less product needs to be used each time.

I have found the dishwasher detergent to work better than the ones in the store.

I also like how the products are safe around children.

My biggest dislikes and turnoffs with this opportunity is needing to present and explain things to friends and family, as well as your warm market. The other dislike is the high monthly cost, where you need to purchase a certain amount of products each month to stay active. Unless you purchase the food and vitamins, it isn't very attainable.
 
 


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avatar   by busymom4 on November 9, 2009 at 10:35 PM CST

 
 
 
Quality products, mediocre marketing strategy

The products made by Melaleuca are ecofriendly and range from house-hold cleaning supplies to vitamins and daily supplements. My roommate has had quite some success selling these products to friends and co-workers. Up until recently, the income range has been decent. The downside is Melaleuca products start to build up on dusty shelves and don't sell, and eventually, hesitation starts to kick in when the time comes to call your Melaleuca team for more products because you don't know what will sell and what will go back on the dusty shelf. Expenditures can get up to $60-$100 a month and can get pretty frustrating when you can't find the real sellers. My roommate found the crunchy peanut butter energy bars to be good sellers at his office. In closing I would like to say that the products sell themselves. The return comes from networking and careful expenditure on products that people want.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by xEBCxCHONCHO on November 7, 2009 at 10:59 AM CST

 
 
 
Melaleuca what can I say?

I joined Melaleuca about a yr ago. I got my products and they are great!

I love the 6x concentrated laundry detergent. This is a great way to make money if #1 You want to pay to make money and # 2 If you have a lot of time to invest in phone conferences and social networking.

I have not bought a product or spoken with anyone from my Melaleuca team in months (as I don't want to spend the money, and Melaleuca products can be expensive). The only problem that I found with Melaleuca and the business itself is that it's a hard sell company. They constantly call or E-mail, and they push hard for you to join.
 
 


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avatar   by isabellarayen on November 3, 2009 at 3:52 PM CST

 
 
 
Good products, bad home business

Company has wonderful products, however for the average person "selling" others to join and agree to spend on average $75-$100 per month on these products is hard to do. I found it difficult to even purchase enough products every month to fulfill the monthly quotas. And I even built a small down line, but as the months progressed and people were not even making enough money to compensate for the expenditures of the required purchases, they began to drop out and so did I. If the products were less expensive or there was a smaller required quota it would be a better business to invest in, or if you are an avid salesman.
 
 


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avatar   by barber1011 on November 2, 2009 at 6:50 PM CST

 
 
 
Loved The Products

I joined Melaleuca last year in hopes of earning some money at home. I loved their products. Most of them seemed to last forever. I bought the kids shampoo for my son and I used it for around six or seven months before I had to replace it. I'm still using the liquid dish soap I purchased about a year ago. I would highly recommend their products.

The home business part I wasn't so happy with. Most of the people I talked to that wanted to start a home business didn't like the fact that they had to place an order every month. I also didn't like it that much either. Plus, the products are a bit high in price which makes it even harder to sell in this economy. I wasn't successful with Melaleuca, so I quit. I think if you know the right people, you can be really successful with this home business.
 
 


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avatar   by rtpinto on October 30, 2009 at 8:38 PM CST

 
 
 
Business/Customer

I am a Melaleuca customer. I started as a customer, because my child was so sensitive to products and we needed an alternative. I then started to build a business. I advanced, made a little money, then went backwards. I am still a customer, but this is not my kind of business to build. I am not a salesman. I also know that most people looking for a way to make extra money don't have extra money to spend each month. I will definitely stay a customer - we love the products - but I have moved on to other things for making money from home.
 
 


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avatar   by ironicblonde on October 29, 2009 at 7:57 AM CST

 
 
 
A great site for both consumers and resellers

I've used Melaleuca as both a consumer, and a reseller.

For over 5 years, I was a happy consumer of theirs. I think the quality of their products is excellent considering the very competitive prices, and there's so much choice it's great. They're very shopper friendly, and I always found resellers to be approachable and dedicated.

I decided to join the Melaleuca resellers about 4 months ago, and so far it's working out really well. In the area that I live, hardly anyone has even heard of Melaleuca, so I've got a great potential here to sell through word of mouth as well as online. It really is a great way to make a little extra honest income.

I certainly recommend being a consumer, and if you're thinking of becoming a reseller, I can tell you now you'll enjoy the experience.
 
 


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avatar 10,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Guru   by lawrencio on October 25, 2009 at 5:27 PM CST

 
 
 
Melaleuca Customer for 20 years

I've been a customer of Melaleuca for over 20 years and have used most of their products. Personally, I find the cost per use of the products is less than brand name products found over the counter. (Having said that though, you CAN purchase "garbage products" that are moderately effective.)

Price is what you pay, quality is what you receive.
 
 


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avatar   by kemyha on October 20, 2009 at 12:37 PM CST

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Great Products, but not an easy sell

I was with Melaleuca for about 18 months. Their products are great overall. From the body lotions and soaps to the energy supplements and vitamins. However it's a hard sell compared to the cheaper, more convenient local Wal-mart or CVS. Maintaining consistent buyers with an auto ship program that tends to ship un-needed or wanted products if not managed precisely becomes a problem.
 
 


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avatar   by wjsarge on October 18, 2009 at 11:02 AM CST

 
 
 
Melaleuca Is About Timing and Buyers

This is an excellent, legitimate, earning opportunity like Mary Kay or Avon. The products are outstanding, and I especially liked the green cleansers. I did this a couple of years ago before I was familiar with various marketing techniques, which is why I think I did not do well.

I did enjoy the products and wound up breaking even, much like my experiences with Avon. I did not know enough people willing to spend extra on green cleaners and well-being products back then.

I am thinking about pursuing this opportunity again now because of the growing market for green personal care items and cleansers. Several family members and friends suffered from cancer and immune ailments and now realize the benefit of paying extra for these type of products.

At first I thought this was not a lucrative venture, but now I just think the timing wasn't right for me. You need to have time to promote the products and people who are willing to buy them. It is good to have a few family and friends to start with then market online.

Much like other leading companies that involve sales, you get what you put into Melaleuca. It helps to have access to people interested in green products or to learn online marketing techniques to promote your business.
 
 


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avatar   by mamasaid on October 15, 2009 at 2:33 PM CST

I fired my boss a decade ago and now work at home full-time. Why not join me?

 
 
 
Especially the dish washing liquid

I have used Melaleuca products and was greatly impressed with especially the dish washing liquid. It kills grease in no time and also very soapy, smells good and feel good on my hands. It lasted so long and I diluted the product a lot. It wasn't a cheap buy, but I sure know it was a good buy. I wish it was sold in supermarkets. I had a few other products I used from Melaleuca, but this dish washing liquid stands out more. I still have some products at home that I use. It's so sad though I had to cancel my account due to the fact that I am not in the USA and the shipping and handling was a bit expensive. I love the products though and would recommend them to anyone for home use.
 
 


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avatar   by Gilogy on October 14, 2009 at 3:48 PM CST

 
 
 
Just started last month!

It's great to know that I am joining a good company with a great reputation. I've been involved with them for about a month. I have tried some of their products and they are very good and purchased at about 30-40% below retail price. Being that the products are highly concentrated saves on plastic usage and the wallet due to the fact that you don't have to be running to the store when you run out. The reason I liked this company is because of it's products being environmentally safe and no harsh chemicals. I look forward to trying a lot more of their products and hope to make some big money and I have great Mentors.
 
 


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avatar   by tlma63 on October 13, 2009 at 12:43 PM CST

 
 
 
Melaleuca has good expensive products

If you are trying to live "green", interested in spending quite a bit of your monthly budget on supplements and cleaning supplies, and don't mind going to monthly meetings, you will probably be successful selling Melaleuca. Once I began "selling" for Melaleuca, I had to give them my credit card so they can charge me monthly for items that I specify. Don't get me wrong, I like many of their products, but they claim that the products are similar in price to WalMart because they have concentrated cleaning liquids you get to mix yourself. You learn that you will be charged monthly whether or not you specify what products you want to use - don't worry, they will substitute others for you. So because I live far away, the postage for my order each month cost approximately 10 dollars, so whatever I might have saved went for postage. I would love to continue to use their products although I did not find many people who wanted to buy from me, and was not able to attend their pep rally meetings, it was not financially feasible for me to continue.
 
 


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