own income disclosures, when accounting for required purchases.
0.5 - 1.5% of all "advocates" break even
1.5% actually earn money.
0.397% earn more than $27,557 annually (that's less than half of one percent, not 39.7%)
So of the 1.5% that actually earn money, 99% of those earn less than $28k.
Young Living distributors don't fare much better according to their income disclosures:
The median income in 2016 for Young Living was $0. This means at least 50% of people earned $0. Even TNT earns the median Young Living income.
94% of distributors received $12 yearly on average.
3.5% of distributors received $924 yearly on average.
1.3% of distributors received $2,880 yearly on average.
0.6% of distributors received $6,168 yearly on average.
0.2% of distributors received $26,724 yearly on average.
0.1% of distributors received $72,804 yearly on average.
When adding in the required purchases, 97.5% of consultants are losing money on average.
But how about our favorite Younique #bossbabes
Out of nearly 100,000 of Younique presenters, less than 20 will earn around $1,000 a month before expenses. The average commission per presenter per month is $9.09, before expenses. And the commissions are issued in the form of a pre-paid debit card that charges a fee for each use.
Maybe these are just bad examples of MLMs?
Nope, 99.6% of MLM reps lose money, averaged across 30 MLMs according to this document:
So if 99% of all MLM reps lose money, where are all the billions of dollars going? To the top of the pyramid, of course. But don't worry, they're not pyramid schemes.