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    A former NuSkin corp employee speaks up...


    Hi. I'm a former employee of that company. (Was not a salesperson - I worked in a corporate analyst gig.) Only approximately 8,000 out of their 2M current distributors take home $100/mo in commissions or more. Million dollar lifetime earners are rather rare, I think the company had approximately 700 when I last checked. When you're talking about a company that's been around 30 years, it's not exactly churning out tons of millionaires. If a rep sells a $30 bottle of pills, they'll see around $10 in commission, if they can manage to sell it without offering any discounts (which come out of their pay.)

    As for the products, Pharmanex products are basically the same kinds of products that you can buy in any herbal/natural health supplement store, but priced much higher.

    For example:

    A 30 capsule count of their Teagreen product is $30 retail (shipping not incl.). Each capsule has 250 mg Green tea leaf Extract.

    I can buy two 100 count packs of 315 mg Green Tea Leaf Extract capsules on Amazon for $13 with free shipping.

    I can probably do a similar comparison on most of their other products. It's not that the products are terrible or anything - but they're terribly overpriced.


    hyrle - former MLM corp employee
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    Re: A former NuSkin corp employee speaks up...

    The dirty secret of the Gold, Diamond, Platinum, Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire, or whatever they call their top level earners is that they don't make it from selling product of the MLM company they promote; they make it from referral fees of thousands in their downlines, downline purchases, speaking engagements, seminar events, signup bonuses and from sales of their books and tapes.
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    Re: A former NuSkin corp employee speaks up...

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleOne View Post
    The dirty secret of the Gold, Diamond, Platinum, Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire, or whatever they call their top level earners is that they don't make it from selling product of the MLM company they promote; they make it from referral fees of thousands in their downlines, downline purchases, speaking engagements, seminar events, signup bonuses and from sales of their books and tapes.
    Oh, you forgot one - Nu Skinís Controversial Bid to Feed the Hungry

    Nu Skin has surely saved many children from hunger. But Nourish the Childrenís food costs more than 10 times that of typical food-aid products, with much of the difference going into the pockets of the company and its sales force.

    But make no mistake: Nourish the Children is not a charity. Itís a business for Nu Skin and distributors, who are paid commissions and get credit toward their overall sales quotas for their VitaMeal sales. They also get a nonprofitís charitable-donation tax receipt for any VitaMeal purchases they donate to others.
    Len Clements: Mensa Society (155 IQ)

    Stephen Hawking: "People who boast about their IQ are losers."

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