I’ve studied and experienced network marketing companies for the past 8 years. Typically, what you’ll find is a few knowledgeable people doing well in a company, and thousands of others aimlessly trying to make money by spamming their friends, family, and/or the Internet. The root of the problem begins at the top. Many company founders go mostly or solely into starting an MLM company to make money for themselves. They forget that true success will come if they can help the average person make money within their company.
There have been some founders and companies that have gotten it right, and those companies have stood the test of time. Finally, there is a company that from my tests appears to have done it really right.
Nerium International is founded on the right principles and is committed to being REAL and doing everything the right way. At first I wasn’t crazy about the idea of a beauty product, but from the moment I looked at this company and analyzed its material, I recognized an authentic company. They are just doing things right from A to Z. A lot of times companies will invent a product with the intention of founding a network marketing company, and just try to build around it. The Nerium product was invented by a third party which Jeff Olson later partnered with. This product wasn’t designed to be sold, it was discovered. That’s a very important distinction. The Nerium AD product could be sold successfully on department store shelves right now, but Nerium BioTech decided to partner with Jeff Olson for marketing and distribution instead.
It’s amazing but also not surprising that the company did $100 million in revenue in its first year. That is incredible. I don’t care if you are MLM, brick n mortar, or an online start up, $100 million is extremely impressive for a first year company.
They also paid out a record amount in commissions. Go figure.
I don’t know how else to explain why this is best network marketing company going, except to eventually point you to some of their material and let you decide for yourself. But for now, here are some nitty-gritty details for you:
Nerium is founded by the Olson family and Dennis Winsor and contains a wide team of experienced industry founders, business executives, and support personnel that is passionate about seeing its “Brand Partners” succeed.
Jeff Olson, CEO is famous in the industry for his past success and incredible leadership. He has been a top distributor in several different companies, leading multimillion dollar organizations. He has also been the CEO of two previous corps and founded The People’s Network, the largest personal-development training group in the USA.
Jeff is an extremely solid individual who understands the philosophy of what it takes for the average person to be successful because it is comprised of the same principles that made him successful and every successful person successful! He is the author of the best selling book The Slight Edge. Jeff knows it is about what he calls “mastering the mundane” and putting in work every day and doing the little things that are easy to do, but also easy not to do. Over time, the results will come from consistent effort. The mistake made in the industry is people thinking success will appear overnight.
The Nerium leadership team possesses over 150 year of expertise in network marketing. They have built this company from the ground up so that only the best of the best makes its way in: proven techniques simplified down to what works work the very best.
Product – Nerium AD
Nerium finds itself in the best business product space in the world: the beauty department, specifically the dermal beauty space.
Ever notice how big department stores put that giant cosmetic, beauty product section in the middle of their stores? That’s because all of those products have the best margins in the world and people spend big money on them every month.
Now imagine a completely proprietary product that is independently proven to be better than all of those products–that is the recipe for a whole lot of sales and a lot of success for distributors.
*Founded in 2006, Nerium Biotechnology, Inc. was created to fund research focused on new technology and applications of the Nerium oleander plant, with ongoing research at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the University of Texas at San Antonio, ST&T Research, and Louisiana State University. Use of the Nerium oleander plant has been identified in ancient texts and folklore for more than 1,500 years, but it wasn’t until the last century that the scientific community took interest in researching its properties. While researching the uses of the Nerium oleander plant, Nerium Biotechnology, Inc. made an accidental discovery: Nerium oleander possesses unique qualities that produce remarkable age-defying results when applied to the skin.
This discovery, with product development through Nerium SkinCare, Inc., led to the creation of the NeriumADTM skincare line. “When we realized the potential of our skincare applications, we started looking for the most effective distribution channel available,” says Dennis Knocke, Chairman and CEO of Nerium Biotechnology, Inc., “We are committed to developing life-changing products. Our team’s dedicated research determined that relationship marketing was the premier method to reach consumers, and all roads in determining how best to accomplish this led us directly to Jeff Olson.”
“We are well-positioned with the new, exclusive partnership between Nerium SkinCare, Inc. and Jeff Olson to build a major global brand,” says Knocke. Nerium International markets breakthrough products validated by real science.
“As a former Director of the Templeton Growth Fund, I have researched companies and investments at the highest levels,” says Nerium Biotechnology, Inc. Board Member Peter Nettelfield. “What I see with the Nerium partnership is truly unique and has the potential to not only change lives, but change the skincare market.”
In 2009, Nerium SkinCare, Inc. was developed as a division of Nerium Biotechnology, Inc. to provide for research, new product development, formulation, testing, and manufacturing of all skincare applications, including the patent-pending Nerium oleander extract, NAE-8™. In 2011, Nerium International partnered with Nerium SkinCare, Inc. to build a global, first-of-its-kind skincare line based on a strong, scientific foundation.
Says Knocke, “When the medical director of a multibillion-dollar pharmaceutical company learned of our research of Nerium oleander, he said, ‘The dermal applications of Nerium oleander alone have the potential to be worth our entire product pipeline.”
Third-party clinical trials show that Nerium International’s first product to market, NeriumAD Age-Defying Treatment, dramatically reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin texture, enlarged pores, and aging or sun-damaged skin. The night cream is intended for daily use and has proven to be safe for all skin types.
Don Smothers, Chief Executive Officer of Natural Technology, Inc., states “Although I have formulated thousands of products in my 40+ years in the skincare manufacturing industry, I have never seen a product that delivers results as quickly and effectively as NeriumAD.”
*From Nerium International press release
The Nerium comp plan is a Uni-Level compensation plan. This model is used by most of the largest companies in the network marketing industry. I consider it to be the best.
You can look into the details later if you decide, as Nerium provides a nice visual and written outline of the compensation plan.
I like the fact that they keep it simple. They use “market drivers” such as an iPad, Lexus car bonus, and trip to Mexico to help you reach certain goals in building your organization.
Something really unique is that you can actually start earning free bottles of the product by referring customers or brand partners. This sort of thing is unheard of in the industry…imagine starting a traditional business and having your supplier/product manufacturer tell you that as long as you keep selling, they are going to keep sending you FREE inventory! Unheard of. This allows you to pass out samples and let the product sell itself.
Bottom line is, this is one of the best compensation plans I’ve seen to date, and the average person has every opportunity to succeed.
From what I’ve seen so far in my research, Nerium has the recipe for success I’ve seen with other large companies. They have an unmatched, proprietary product and a team of founders/leaders who know how to build a big organization and help other people be successful.
There is really no way this company can fail barring an unforeseen collapse.
There is also no way you can NOT succeed in Nerium International UNLESS, you do nothing. Doing nothing, is a sure fire way to fail.
The things you must do to succeed are EASY TO DO, but they are also EASY NOT TO DO.
It’s up to you if you want to put in the little work every day that unsuccessful people simply choose not to do.