Can you make money selling candles? This Scentsy Review will Reveal what Scentsy is and whether it is a scam or legitimate company that you can join to be an independent distributor/consultant.
The article will also help you in deciding whether you are likely to make money as a Scentsy Independent Consultant.
So, let’s get started.
What Is Scentsy?
The company is a Multi Level Marketing (MLM) company whose headquarters are in Meridian, Idaho USA.
It was founded by Kara Egan and Colette Gunnell in Utah in 2003. In 2004, they sold it to Orville Thompson and his wife Heidi Thompson who moved the headquarters to Meridian, Idaho, USA and relaunched it as an MLM.
Kara remained with the company as an independent Scentsy Consultant.
The company serves many countries that include Australia, New Zealand, Canada (Scentsy Canada), UK (Scentsy UK), Austria, Germany.
It grew very fast and in 2012 it had over 170,000 active independent consultants.
The growth does not stop there; in 2017 it had over $450 in annual sales becoming number 44 on direct sales’ News list of the top direct selling company.
The company has also been listed on Forbes magazine.
All that shows how the company was doing well which reflects the work of the independent consultants; But, do the distributors make Money and can they make full time income?
Keep on reading to find out what Scentsy products are and how to make money.
The Scentsy products are mainly centered on scent/fragrance and includes.
- Wickless Candles: This was their first product. Who would think that you can build such a big business from candles?
- Scented Laundry products
- Scentsy warmers
- Scentsy bars
The products cannot be found in retail outlets. You can only buy them through a Scentsy independent consultant.
How To Become A Scentsy Consultant
After signing up you choose the starter kit. The Starter Kit starts at about $99 but there are other enhanced kits that are more expensive.
The kits come with everything you need to get started with the enhanced ones coming with more products.
The Scentsy Compensation Plan
You are compensated on:
- Retail where the commission starts at 20% with a maximum of 30%.
- Recruitment: This allows you to have a downline. When they buy products, you gain by qualifying for more commissions.
Pros of Selling Scentsy
- Affordable Starter Kit.
- Training tools provided
Cons Selling Scentsy
- Monthly sales requirements. You must generate a minimum of 200 points in PRV in at least one month within 4 consecutive months
- It involves selling and recruiting: For distributors to sell or recruit, they need to host people to their homes or meet people in other places like coffee shops or host an event on Facebook.
This can be very time-consuming to some consultants and can lead them to giving up.
Is Scentsy A Scam Or A Pyramid Scheme
No. It is not a Scam. It is a legit company with legit products
The only thing is that if you look at the Statistics of MLM, you will see that about 99% of Most MLM Independent Consultants are not able to earn a full-time income.
I was an MLM distributor and during the presentations, you are told that to make money, all what you need to do is use the products and tell others how good the products are.
You are not told that there are other requirements that you have to meet in order to qualify for commission.
# One of the Scentsy’s monthly sales requirements is that you must generate a minimum of 200 points in Personal Retail Volume in at least one month within 4 consecutive months.
# You can hardly make money without recruiting. The larger the downline, the more you are likely to earn more.
The problem here is that your downline has to perform well and they are also depending on their downline to perform well for them to earn more. This means that you are all depending on one another.
This type of business can be very difficult for you to plan your future as you are relying on others.
If they don’t work hard, you earn less.
I stayed in MLM for several years and later on realised that I am not in any control of my future.
My future depended so much on my downline. Every time one of them dropped out, my earning dropped.
Later on, I learnt that that was the trend in most MLMs meaning that moving from one MLM to another won’t help. Most MLMs depend on team building (having a downline and each of your downline having a downline and their downline having a downline)
People join thinking that they are going to have this large downline who are also eager to build their business; theoretically, it works but practically, it only works to about 1% of distributors.
Don’t get me wrong; it might work for you, and I am not going to tell you not to try it out.
Not working for me does not mean that it won’t work for you. People are different.
What is the Alternative to Scentsy?
To say the truth, Scentsy’s products smell nice and I would buy them but I would not do it as a business.
You have to sell a lot of the products as well as recruit to make a full-time income.
To me, I was looking for a side hustle that I could do while still having my full-time job with a plan to quit my job and do the side hustle full time.
To quit my job, l had to see a steady flow of income from the MLM company I was in.
That was not the case and that’s when I started looking for another type of Business that does not follow MLM model.
The Business I found is:
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- Health and fitness
- Travel products like air tickets, accommodation, camping equipment and accessories
- Pets products
- Gardening tools and accessories
- Computers and electronics
You can promote any product you can think of without buying any of them and the beauty is that if you are still passionate about MLM, it can help you drive traffic to your MLM business. Customers and prospects will come to you instead of you going for them.
If you decide to keep your MLM business, it means that you will be having at least two websites:
- The MLM website that you do not have full control of
- Your own Website where you have full control. In this website, you would promote the niches you are passionate about and also your MLM products where the link directs them to your MLM website.
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