Looking for the best MLM to join?
Well we ranked the top 100 companies by revenue to show what the biggest MLM players are out there today.
We also talk about studying Google trends to join a network marketing company that's on the rise instead of one that's on the decline.
If you're trying to make money with MLM, there's no question that the people that join these companies when the company is ascending in popularity is the best time to join, it definitely makes it so much easier because:
You can ride on the coattails of their rising popularity (which is doing the marketing for your) similar to a trending product that goes viral like fidget spinners.
Now on this top 100 list, there are MLM's that are long-standing, with huge revenues and their popularity is steady, its not ascending or descending.
These are solid choices as well, one advantage is that a well established company is way less risky than a brand new company from the FTC shutting MLM's down for deeming it a pyramid scheme.
There was a period in my life where I would join different MLM's trying to ride that popularity wave, before I moved onto something better imo which is the lead generation biz, basically getting paid to generate leads for small businesses.
If you're dead-set on making it with a MLM, I implore you to read this article first, I'm quite experienced in making sure that you avoid a bad MLM.
First lets take a look at the top 100 list by least to biggest revenue.
- Top 100 Network Marketing Companies Rankings by Revenue (Updated 7/7/2019)
- How You Can Tell Which MLM is Ascending vs. Descending
- Hottest Trending MLM that's on a Upward Tick
- 98% of People Who Sign Up to Join MLMs in 2019 Fail. Here's Why:
- Why I Quit MLM and How I'm Earning Over 6 Figures Online in 2019 Generating Leads for Small Businesses
Top 100 Network Marketing Companies Rankings by Revenue (Updated 7/7/2019)
|Rank||Company||2018 Revenue||Country||Year Founded|
|100||Vision International People Group||$69.0 million||Cyprus||1996|
|98||Captain Tortue||$71 million||Europe||1993|
|94||Total Life Changes||$88 million||USA||1999|
|92||Global Ventures Partners||$92.1 million|
|91||Vestige Marketing||$97 million||India||2004|
|90||Diana Co.||$98 million|
|88||Golden Sun||$103 million|
|86||New Image Group||$124 million||Asia||1984|
|85||FuXion Biotech||$135 million||South America||2006|
|84||Naris Cosmetics||$144 million||Japan||1932|
|83||World Global Network||$146 million||USA||2011|
|81||Marketing Personal||$153 million|
|80||Giffarine Skyline Unity||$154.0 million||Thailand|
|78||Kasley Ju||$154.4 million|
|75||BearCere’ Ju||$170 million||Japan||1987|
|72||Princess House||$195 million||USA||1963|
|71||Alphay International||$200 million||USA|
|70||Pure Romance||$203 million||USA||1993|
|67||Southwestern Advantage||$218 million||USA||1855|
|65||Take Shape For Life||$222.4 million||USA||1980|
|64||KK Assuran||$229 million||Japan||1994|
|62||Hy Cite Enterprises||$233 million||USA||1959|
|59||Viridian +||$263 million||USA||2009|
|58||Family Heritage Life||$265 million||USA||1989|
|57||Menard Cosmetics||$267 million||Japan||1959|
|55||LR Health & Beauty Systems GmbH||$286 million||Germany||1985|
|54||NHT Global||$288 million||USA|
|53||Naturally Plus||$300 million||Japan||1999|
|51||4Life Research||$328 million||USA||1998|
|50||Nature’s Sunshine||$341 million||USA||1972|
|49||Kang Ting||$348 million||China||1996|
|41||PM International||$460 million||Germany||1993|
|39||Plexus Worldwide||$532 million||USA||1992|
|34||Team National||$659 million||USA||1997|
|33||It Works!||$686 million||USA||2001|
|30||A C N||$750 million||USA||1993|
|29||Market America||$798 million||USA||1992|
|28||Team Beachbody||$863 million||USA||1998|
|23||SUN HOPE||$940 million||Malaysia||2003|
|22||Young Living||$1.00 billion||USA||1993|
|17||Telecom Plus||$1.12 billion||UK||1998|
|16||Ambit Energy ++||$1.2 billion||USA||2006|
|16||New Era||$1.16 billion||China||1995|
|11||Nu Skin||$2.208 billion||USA||1984|
|5||Mary Kay||$3.50 billion||Germany||1963|
How You Can Tell Which MLM is Ascending vs. Descending
In MLM if you're in it to make money, you really want to capitalize on a company that's trending upwards.
I used Google.com/trends to look up every MLM before I even think about joining them.
It basically shows the search volume of the company name since 2004.
If it’s going up, that’s a clear indicator that it’s picking up steam, which is what you want.
Even if the results display a consistent level of search volume since 2004, that’s a good sign as well.
What you see a lot is this pattern, a sharp rise when the company first came into the market, then slow decline in popularity over the years, obviously might be an indicator of becoming over-saturated.
But sometimes you can find companies that are still trending up.
Or remaining consistent, which indicates that it’s enduring and sells great products.
But watch out! Steer away from joining MLM companies with trends that display this. . .
Research is key, joining a MLM trending upwards can literally be the difference between success and failure.
Choose a reputable company with strong business policies, backed by ethical leaders, and most important of all: products that sell themselves!
A product that actually delivers real value to the marketplace.
Last thing you want is a company that sells BS and the FTC comes in and shuts the whole operation down after you put in years of hard work building your organization.
This is a great way to find the fastest growing MLM companies to join.
Hottest Trending MLM that's on a Upward Tick
You would be shocked to find that so many MLM's are already over the hill and are at downward turn in popularity which you do not want to join if you're wanting to actually build a profitable MLM business.
We researched all the top revenue MLM companies and the following companies are ones that are still on the upward tick in popularity, these companies are great opportunities worth looking into.
doTERRA is an essential oil company that really does have excellent products, their oils are known in the industry to have the highest standard for purity & potency. They have the highest customer retention rate of 80% which far surpasses the competition which is usually at 10-15%. As their distributor you earn 25% commission off of retail prices, which is pretty solid also bonus for recruiting members. It is a very solid compensation plan relative to other MLM's. If you believe in the power of essential oil & its healing properties, doTERRA might just be the MLM that's right for you, Google trends show steady popularity with Google estimated monthly search volume for "doTERRA" at 823,000/mo.
Amway got started in 1959, still going strong with a large inventory of healthy & beauty products. They have everything from weight loss shakes, eye & lip care, laundry detergent, household cleaners, and more. Their compensation plan is strong with plenty of bonuses for recruiting new distributors. Google trends show steady popularity over the years with a slight up-take in recent years. Google estimated monthly search volume for "Amway" is at 1,830,000/mo.
Plexus came into the scene hot in 2006 with a whole array of supplements & body creams to assist in nutrition, skin health, & weight loss. Their flagship product is the Plexus Slim which is a weight loss powder to be mixed with water that's designed to burn calories & fat, it does not contain any caffeine. Its also claimed to help with healthy cholesterol, lipid, and blood sugar levels. They have a solid compensation plan as well at 25% at first level, 15% and 10% at next 2 levels of recruits. Plexus has maintained steady popularity over the years and still going strong into 2019 with signs of showing slight uptick since 2016, their product is so easy to use and raved for its good taste that they have solid customer retention. Google estimated monthly search volume for "Plexus" is at 301,000/mo.
Karatbars is a company that sells real gold bars, with MLM commission bonus opportunities. There is a rising popularity in the investment of Gold as many economists are claiming we are long due for another economic recession like the one from 2008, not to mention we're now living in perpetual debt & currency crisis in the US. As political tensions ratchet up in recent years, you can understand niches that has to do with doomsday like gold investing or survival gear rise in popularity. Karatbars may offer a unique opportunity for those that may have already been interested in investing in Gold, when it comes to trying to simply find a MLM that's gonna make you money then a weight loss niche imo is better because there's so much more higher demand, also Karatbars doesn't have the greatest compensation plan compared to other MLM companies in other niches. Google estimated monthly search volume for "Karatbars" is at 60,500/mo.
This company has been around since 1958, their aim is to create products based in nature & backed by science with the best ingredients possible. Their products range from weight loss management to laundry detergent. They also have a Scientific Advisory Board to ensure legitimacy of their products. They're still going strong with new marketing, new products & sponsoring professional athletes have all contributed to gradual uptick in their popularity since 2013. Google estimated monthly search volume for "Neolife" is at 33,100/mo.
Atomy was founded in 2009, its a MLM that offers Korean skincare & cosmetic products made out of all natural ingredients. They also have come out with dish detergent and some health supplements. There is a US headquarter in Washington. They also strive to make their products as affordable as possible, their motto: "Absolute Quality Absolute Price". They offer a strong multi-tier compensation plan like any other popular MLM's out there, the maximum is 35% commission over your total sales volume with all the bonuses. Atomy is gaining some serious popularity in recent years, if you like skincare & cosmetic products, I believe this is one of the best MLM's out there you can join. Google estimated monthly search volume for "Atomy" is at 135,000/mo.
Norwex was founded in 1994, their flagship product is an antimicrobial ultra-microfiber cloth that allows consumers to clean their homes without harmful chemicals. The motto is: "improve the quality of life by radically reducing chemicals in our homes." The compensation plan is rock solid at 35% which is amongst the best rates in all of MLM's. The prices are affordable from $5 to $112. Their popularity has been on the rise for a while now which is indicative of their strong product & marketing. They even offer a 2 year warranty which is really impressive. There's great reviews about their products so this is a definitely a solid MLM company with Monthly Google search volume for "Norwex" at 165,000/mo.
They also have Identity Theft protection product as well at $14.95 per month. By recruiting others into LegalShield you earn some commission but the real money is made when you are able to sell LegalShield's prepaid legal services as their associate but you may need backround in legal matters to effectively pull this off. They even claim they'll provide leads to their associates even though as more associates have joined their company its not certain just how consistently you will get leads from them. In anycase if this niche tickles your fancy, LegalShield is definitely the best MLM out there in the law niche, also they're consistently rising in popuarity and Forbes voted them as 78 out of 100 best company in America. Google estimated monthly search volume for "LegalShield" is at 22,000/mo.
Modere entered the market in 2015 their products include health & wellness, collagen science, household products, and personal care products. Their products have been used for 25 years though since it is a relaunch of a MLM that was called Neways International. Solid commission at 10-20% from retail which isn't the highest but solid compensation plan for recruiting because you can earn down 8 levels at 3-5%. Their most popular product is their biocell collagen line and their weight management line. The Modere CellProof Serum is an anti-aging serum that is one of the primary attraction toward Modere. Modere has proven to show consistent rise in popularity since its launch in 2015, their products are definitely very interesting and so its a great MLM opportunity to consider. Google estimated monthly search volume for "Modere" is at 135,000/mo.
Valentus offers weight loss coffee that comes in dispenser sticks that can be added to water. Commission is rock solid at 25%. Each product contain only four grams of sugar, are all-natural, and are free from chemicals and other harmful ingredients. Valentus claims that its product line helps increase mental focus and alertness and elevates overall mood. Its popularity is really rising since 2018 according to Google trends seen above. Very promising MLM to join and capitalize on its momentum. Google estimated monthly search volume for "Valentus" is at 33,100/mo.
OPTAVIA is a weight loss MLM, their main product is the Medifast meals and shakes. The distributors are considered health coaches that not only sell the products but teach consumers & recruits to follow a specific keto diet plan of 5 meals per day. Physicians used to offer the OPTAVIA meals to patients for weight loss before the direct selling (MLM) marketing approach came into play. These meals are perfect for those that are busy and on the go, as you can easily carry a whole day worth of meals with you. Their popularity is clearly on the rise according to Google trends, with estimated monthly search volume for "OPTAVIA" being at 165,000/mo.
98% of People Who Sign Up to Join MLMs in 2019 Fail. Here's Why:
Did you know that MLM business model has a very high attrition date?
98%!!! That's the failure rate, not the success rate.
That means a lot of dreams will be dashed, bank accounts drained, and only the most vicious will rise to the top.
These numbers are bleak and should discourage people from signing up with the next hot ticket, but they still do!
The 98% bad news came from a report done by Consumer Awareness Institute's Jon M. Taylor, MBA, PhD for the Federal Trade Commission.
Why such a high failure rate?
Here's the top reasons why people fail at their MLM business:
- Lack of solid marketing/sales skills - once an MLM distributor runs out of friends and family to talk to, they have a hard time reaching out to strangers to sell products or prospect for new recruits
- Lacking passion in the products - if you don't have the passion for what you're selling, it's very hard to convince others why they should buy your wares
- Failure to develop interpersonal skills - your success in network marketing is heavily dependent on forming good relationships with people. MLM requires charisma and leadership skills to truly succeed
- Failure to leverage the internet for lead generation - there are so many eyeballs looking at social media sites that it's almost criminal not to advertise on these sites. Capture the attention of potential buyers any way you can!
- The brand gets over-saturated when too many recruits sing up in the firm - this is the reason most successful MLM distributors always say time your entry right. It's best to join an MLM company right when it's taking off because once it blows up, it's tougher to build a team as others have beaten you to the same customers
- Negative press about the company - there's been some major cases over the years of huge companies getting shut down by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for resembling a pyramid scheme which is illegal, causing all their distributors to lose their income overnight
Why I Quit MLM and How I'm Earning Over 6 Figures Online in 2019 Generating Leads for Small Businesses
I used to think network marketing was the best vehicle for me to finally quit my 9 to 5 job and live the life I wanted to live.
I joined Empower Network in 2013 for $1,500, back when it was starting to take off.
Then it hit me. It was super hard to generate leads for a network marketing business!
I wasn't stoked with selling their products to family and friends.
Looking back, I noted that the people who were making good money with network marketing companies had a killer skill that 98% of distributors didn't have:
- Knowing how to generate leads online with a blog
- Generating leads by consistently producing YouTube videos
I was out of my depth. But that experience taught me a valuable lesson.
I needed to learn marketing skills ASAP. Ranking websites and generating free traffic are super valuable skills.
My upline made his money by ranking a blog targeting the keywords "empower network review" and other keywords related to "Empower Network."
This pushed me to enroll in a coaching program that taught students how to make money working from home by generating leads for small businesses.
This training taught me to build my own lead gen sites like these:
Six months after I joined the mentorship program, I had several clients, making $3,000 total every month, and I was able to quit my job.
If you've had success with MLM, good for you.
I still encourage you to learn online marketing skills so you can generate leads for your own business in-house.
People fail in business not because they don't work hard, it's because they jump into businesses without first developing high-income skills that's going to support that business.
Lead generation using free traffic, is one of the most high-income skills to grow your own business.
This is the biz model in a nut-shell.
With free traffic you can give biz owners free leads so that you can prove yourself with real results before you even talk to them.
You do the leads do all the talking for you.
No hard-selling required.
Here's a recent post by a student in the group:
What's great about this biz is that once you have the skill you got something no one can take away from you.
And generating leads is a highly demanded skillset.
Small businesses aren't going anywhere anytime soon, neither is the internet.
A smart business owner is always looking to invest in good marketing.
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