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Have you or anybody you know used the products? Any reviews?

Do you or anybody you know sell the products? Is it a relatively easy thing to sell?

My BO is in the business. He and his brothers are in it. One of his brothers (met him personally) is super passionate about the product. It shows -- he told me that last year he made over 300k. Say what!

My BO lives in the boonies, so it's harder for him to market himself, but he makes a good side amount.

They want my SO and I to join their team and we're thinking about it. Could be a nice few extra hundred bucks a month. I've got what is the "Melaleuca Wellness Guide" and it's basically a recipe book. What products to mix with what to achieve this result.

It's got "recipes" for asthma control, high blood pressure control, cradle cap, all the way to recipes for pets (including horses!)

They also have all natural cleaning products, to mop floors, wash clothes and dishes, etc.

It all seems very interesting, but the fact that I've never heard of it before makes me a little leery!

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The only time I heard about it, it was another pyramid scheme. The guys on the bottom work their butts off so the guy at the top can make most of the money.

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I thought that would be fun. Norwex is nice too........but at the end of the day, I get great eco-friendly results with vinegar, baking soda, and my own microfiber cleaning things.

If i was loaded I might try more of the products, but for right now I use recipes I can find on the internet.

If you are really aggressive with the business and in an area with lots of potential customers it might be a good investment, but I know those things take quite a bit of time, money, and dedication to start up and be successful.

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My dad did it for a while and my grandmother still does it. I wouldn't say it's good for money unless you are driven and know who to talk to and how to get it done, BUT, I do like some of their products. Their product "Zap It" is great for zits and acne...their tooth polish I admit made my teeth feel very clean...their melaluca oil (which is a blend of tea tree oil and other oils I believe) is fabulous for a variety of things...so I do like some of their products.

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It is a pyramid scheme. My father-in-law tried to get us into it some years ago.

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Thanks for the replies, I appreciate it.

I talked to my BO and a few of his family members yesterday. They are all "fast trackers" or something like that and go to these meetings/conventions with people who are big earners and get ins with them.

I'm not sure what to do. BO is VERY determined to make enough to quit his job, and wants to be able to count on us to do it for ourselves (to help him, of course.)

Tomorrow we're meeting with someone else to give us the official business presentation and from there, we'll decide if we're in or not. It's $1 enrollment until Thursday, so we'll be saving a bit if we do it before Thursday. I still hesitate because of the fact that you have to pay upfront.

I plan to bring that up with our presenter.

Sounds SO scammy to me, it really does -- but BO's family has won BIGTIME doing this Melaleuca stuff. I just need to know more facts!

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90% of the sell at home products are a pyramid scam. You have to work your butt off and get other people excited about selling the products also to help you out. I right now am signed up for the it works products and really the main reason i signed up was for the perks. I plan to share them and I have 6months off so I can work on this for the winter. Things I have learned from these things is you have got to be excited about the products you are selling in order for people to be excited about buyinng and tring them. Yoou can make money at it how much depends on you and how excited you geet people to buy your products.

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I love the products. Sometimes I get a check back just from the items I buy and the few people who are under me. I think it's worth buying into just for the discounts but not as a money maker. Then again my neighbors make $1500 a month doing nothing .. but they have been in it almost since its inception.

Like anything else i guess.. you get out what you put in.

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We do it... But only because it SAVES us a pile of money($300/month saved AFTER subtracting what our monthly point quota costs us) on heartburn meds that work for my husband.. And i like the cleaninging products that end up bei g cheaper in the long run than store boughten... and laundry soap, love that! Dishwashing detergent for the dishwasher sucks.. And their deoderants suck even worse.. Im super picky about deoderant and theirs is one of the suckiest, honestly. But the renew lotion is WAY better than curell, neutragena and some of the other $$$$ better lotions. We love the shake mixes, but the creme brulee one sucks..

You have to invest alot of time into it to make money.. We like certain stuff and its worth it $$$ wise to buy the products and save a boatload because of how much we save not having to buy nexium..

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Hi joined Melaleuca a few months ago. This isn't just for "making money" you can be just a customer. It is not a pyramid scheme. It is no different then having a SAMs or BJs membership where you pay yearly to be able to shop at the store.

There yearly fee is cheap... $29.99 the first year and $12.99 the following.

With being a preferred customer you get discounts, coupons, deals, loyalty dollars, and are able to earn money for referring others.

Plus the products are great! I am now obsessed with not only using them for my family, but outside for my horses. I can't say anything bad about it ! And as far as making money... you dont work your butt off to make money for the higher ups... you get $25 for each enrollment, and then you get a percentage of their order every month after. And then the more people you get, you get bonuses, advancements, etc.

I have a recipe that I use for thrush treatment and fly spray. and then taking out one ingredient it is used for wounds as well as can be an all purpose cleaner. I even use this stuff on my pig.

And the cleaners... are just amazing. I did a test where I was able to get permanent marker out of a white towel. so now i am also using the products for tack cleaning. And im using the herbal shampoo for the horses. I could go on, but My biggest point is it is not a scam, or a bogus company. And their products really have impressed me. No one is going to get rich without working hard, and for those that have worked hard, it has really paid off. Others who dont want to go crazy trying to get people, but maybe get a few here and there, can earn money to pay for their horses monthly cost. And then those who just enjoy the products can do just that... enjoy the products.

Oh and whoever said the deodorant sucks.... im obsessed with the antiperspirant and think its great! they have a deodorant and a deodorant/antiperspirant. they are different so i dont know which you got.. But a deodorant does just as it says,,,, it deodorizes, but it doesnt prevent sweating. Thats where the antiperspirant comes into play...

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Thanks a bunch! It is pretty neat. At times it hard to tell people about it without them looking at you like you have five heads! haha. but its just looking outside the box and away from the "norm" which is just going into the feed and supply store and buying whats on the shelf. plus I use tons of stuff for inside the home too.

checkout my fb page =) https://www.facebook.com/myhealthyhappyhorse?ref=hl

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Way to revive an old thread!
We joined as customers a few months ago. LOOOVE the products! I actually clean my house now, lol.

We use all the cleaning, laundry, soaps, hair/personal products, the candle warmers, and a few of their "edibles."

We haven't actively tried to get customers underneath us and don't foresee us doing that anytime soon.


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haha =) yea, im hooked on the products myself. the whole marketing thing just isn't my thing really. But I do love the whole aspect of gearing it towards Horses and barns and I got so excited , I just want to tell everyone about it lol. Because if they're like me, they have never heard Melaleuca before, just like I didn't until a friend told me. I have local jobs, so with what Im doing part time with this, it is def paying for my two horses =)

did you find the part in the rmbarry book that gives all the recipes for horses?

~~A healthy horse is a happy horse~~

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I did something similar called Quixtar, back in 2000, which was a twist off of Amway. I got into it initially for the healthier products then had some friends constantly taking my stuff home to use because they loved it so much. Caused me to have to buy more, lol.. I finally called my contact and had them come do a presentation for me. I invited 50 people and 12 showed up, out of that 12, 5 joined and 2 of those 5 actually did something with it. That was my first meeting.

Here I will tell you that it is a pyramid, but I will say it is no more a pyramid than any full time job you get. You and your co-workers work for a group of supervisor/manager who in turn works for a superintendent who works for the owner. Is that not a pyramid? It is not a scheme anymore than any other job.

2 months later I had another meeting and it took off from there. I put in 2 years of pounding pavement talking to anyone and everyone who would talk about their needs and willing to listen to my solution. I had an active base of 35 people directly under me and 5000 in total up until it started having alot of legal issues. I was receiving a check for anywhere from $2400.00 to $3500.00 each and every month for my $200 minimum purchase. I actually had 3 of my down line pass me up in building the business. I liked Quixtar because I didn't have to keep inventory for my down line. Infact, I only handled products for 1 person in my list because they didn't have the means or know how to deal with phone purchase or internet. I went by her house twice a month and wrote her order down and after a while of seeing a consistent list I started ordering it ahead of time so she could get it right then. You have no clue how nice it was to see her light up from those visits.

I got out for personal reasons and do not regret the experience or the friends I made. I did not go to all the seminars or buy all the tapes/books that my upline wanted me to. I told them I don't have the down time to read or go out of town for those things cause if I was going out of town for anything it was going to be for meeting with my downline to show the business. I was working 6 days a week, 12 hours a day for Dairy Fresh as a route salesman(Milkman) while building the business for those 2 years.

Look at all of the aspects of the business before getting all the way involved, but don't just walk away from it. That what I made put our son through college for 6 years and left him with funds for his schooling for his masters.

There is still the same amount he had for each of the other 4 kids when the time comes as 3 of them chose not to go to college. Therefore it and the interest it gains will be their inheritance when I cease to wonder this land. They have no idea about it either.

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$200 minimum? whoa. ours is about $45-$75 until you advance and when you advance it will prob be about $75-$125 minimum. But that is for things we want - we dont resell. So we have no inventory. We just enroll people and then keep in contact to help with anything. When someone enrolls, they then have a user name and password and go on the site and order themselves and then it is directly shipped to their home. All sorts of items - over 350 to chose from. It is basically anything you normally buy at the store - minus any perishables.

but - its not just for "building a business" many people are just customers. I swear to all my friends, once they try it - they're hooked! =) I myself just find a better connection for me - to talk to horse people about it - its an added bonus as it adds in something else Iove. haha... I always said I wanted to work with horses when i grew up, maybe now at 31, this will be how I do it, ha! =)

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did you find the part in the rmbarry book that gives all the recipes for horses?

Yeah, my BO gave it to me. That's the green paperback one, right?

We have it, somewhere. I remember paging through it and was seriously surprised at all the combinations of products to treat so so so many things for people and animals.

I don't know where I put it!

For my Mela circle up here, we have a full-on FB page for everybody. Super motivational, lots of invites to events and speakers and presentation dinners. Those dinners are pretty cool. One person gives the actual presentation and I can bring my "prospects" and we all feast over food.

I've never done that, but my "circle" is pretty involved with all of that sort of stuff, everyone is doing the business side of Melalueca. Most of them do it as their actual job.

I think opening the business side geared to horses is an awesome idea. It's seriously an untapped market.

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yes its the green book, u can find a lot of the recipes for horses in there. Ive been talking to people online about wanting it for their horses. I just need to figure out how i want to approach it going to peoples barns and shows. Im so excited tho... i can barely stand it! =)

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yes its the green book, u can find a lot of the recipes for horses in there. Ive been talking to people online about wanting it for their horses. I just need to figure out how i want to approach it going to peoples barns and shows. Im so excited tho... i can barely stand it! =)

I'm not totally sure if it's within Mela's "rules" to set up a booth at an expo, for example, or if you can even print flyers to post up at a show. I'd look into that. If you indeed can, then that's what I would do.

On the website you can order the business kits that have the presentation material and all of that jazz. I don't think it comes with a slideshow ready to go, but my presenter had made one and it made it a lot easier for us to follow and visually engaging. If you can get before/after pictures of using the products on a wound, for example, that would obviously help too! GOOD LUCK!!! There is a ton of potential!

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I'm not totally sure if it's within Mela's "rules" to set up a booth at an expo, for example, or if you can even print flyers to post up at a show. I'd look into that. If you indeed can, then that's what I would do.

On the website you can order the business kits that have the presentation material and all of that jazz. I don't think it comes with a slideshow ready to go, but my presenter had made one and it made it a lot easier for us to follow and visually engaging. If you can get before/after pictures of using the products on a wound, for example, that would obviously help too! GOOD LUCK!!! There is a ton of potential!

Yes i need to def start getting out to shows, etc.. Im so excited. Im glad I found out how to get on this forum and meet/chat with people =) here is a link to the horse section. =)http://www.michiganequinetherapy.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/melahorse.pdf

~~A healthy horse is a happy horse~~

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I joined it about a month or so ago. So far really like the products, though I'm not sure how I feel about "having" to spend $50+ a month there. I don't like having that obligation really. I will say...I think the vitamins are really working for me! I started with the Vitality pack.

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I avoid this stuff out of principle. I HATE being sold to by friends and family. I used to feel basically guilted into buying things to help them out... right up until I realized that they should feel bad for pressuring (however subtly) a FRIEND into buying stuff. I will be your friend, or I will be your customer, pick one.

These days, everyone knows that even if I wanted something... I won't be purchasing it from them. If I buy XXX from friend A, then I suck for not buying ZZZZ from friend B, or YYYYYY from friend C.

Hate these things. UGH.

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well dont forget that u buy the things that your buying every month any way. All things from vitamins to shampoo to detergent to whatever. I have been having a problem with deciding what im going to get and what im going to make myself wait till next month to get. And if you go and that link i put on here, you can see a lot of ways to use the products for your horses =) And dawn, i do agree that buying from friends, etc.. is a hastle, but... this isnt something you "buy from your friends every month" for anyone who gets enrolled, you buy your own products online and have them delivered to your house. Its really no different them having a SAMs or BJs membership to be able to shop; but its different then what we are all used to which is going to the store and getting the things we want, not everyoneis going to be a fan of changing from what they are used to. =)

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Right, but they benifit from it. And if my friend Amy is going to benefit from me buying my shampoo through something she signed me up for, then to be fair, I should buy my deoderant through something that my friend Mark will benefit from. And jeez, what about Tiffany and April and Tristan....

I'm perfectly capable of figuring out where to buy my shampoo w/out feeling like I need to make sure I'm spreading the wealth amongst my friends. And in this case, you DO get a benefit from having been the person to sign people up. It isn't that it is a hassle... it is that it feels like people trying to take advantage of a friendship.

As an aside, we do a LOT of online shopping. UPS and FedEx guys are both here at least 2X a week. It isn't the way of shopping that I don't like... it is that whole Amway/Tupperware/Spark/MaryKaye/etc/etc. way of doing business that I object to. It's great for some... but I don't like going to a 'friends' party for the purpose of having them sell me things.

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i understand with what your saying, and i on most cases prob wouldnt want to buy from or sign up friends with dealing with anything, just so it doesnt change the relationship. I guess really it would depend on the friend. and yes, we do earn something for signing someone up... but to be fair.... dont you think that the way TIDE or AVEENO or DOVE or SCOTT whatever makes money is only due to the fact that someone, somewhere, is buying the product? So if we wanted to be technical.... you are having someone benefit off of your purchases..... right?

and with everyone talking about pyramid and whatever... isnt every business like that? you have bosses who make more - maybe an owner and then a manager and then a cashier? every bodies earnings differ -

i just like to believe that everyone is ok with doing exactly that, what they are ok with. you cant argue with them, and you cant change their opinion. I just came on the page and wanted to voice my opinion, bc i saw a lot of people who havent done it or been involved with it, giving opinions about a business they know nothing about. or people who have no problem signing up for a SAMS or COSTCO or BJS membership without a second thought, but if asked to pay a small yearly fee for an online business... they scream scam scam scam or its crap. or when you state that you dont want to "give your friends money" and you have to buy from this one and that one... i mean, its silly... if you want the product because you value them and enjoy them, great sign up... if not, dont. and maybe you like one friends (whatever they have to offer) but im pretty sure that doesnt make you required to get involved with every bodies venture. and how many of your friends are involved with some type of thing? and i for one dont like to try and convince my friends to buy... I have my products and I use them. If someone ask about it, I tell them. If they want to know how to get them, I tell them. if not.. nothing is mentioned. Im sorry if I am getting defensive but even if i just am a customer of melaleuca regardless about the business side, im tired of everyones comments is on if they want to do a business or not or guessing if it a scam or complaining about something..but im not hearing anything about the products? I for one just really enjoy the products. They work great and have truly helped. I never knew of them before and I enjoy using them for my horses as well. I just thought, hey.. maybe other people would be interested in that aspect and want to know about it. Im glad i was informed.

ive been to plenty of home parties where i just had fun with friends and didnt buy and every so often ive been to one where i wanted something and bought. but melaleuca isnt a home party where you bu products. you can get a group of people and maybe do demonstrations and inform.. but the people sign up and shop on there own when they want.

like I said and you agreed, . its not for everyone.

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