What Percentage of People Who Join Direct Selling Makes Money?
Do people who join direct selling companies make money?
That my friend is a million dollar question. You are
probably aware of all the mix feelings going on about
direct selling and the mlm industry.
The overwhelming view seems to be that 99% of the
people who gets involved with direct selling lose
money. But is that really so?
To sort direct selling fact from fiction,
to conduct a comprehensive online study.
The study was done on 3,549 U.S. adults 18+
between Aug. 19 and Sept. 2, 2014, its goal was
to get a more deeper understand of the direct
Note how recent the poll was taken Cover Story
Groundbreaking Study Reveals The Real Direct
Selling by Beth Douglas Silcox
What the study found: When it comes to money,
93 percent of current direct sellers reported
earning income in the last 12 months.
People join direct selling companies for a
variety of reasons and people quit for a variety
of reasons too.
Not all of them revolve around money, but
when it is their motivation (40% of current sellers
seek supplemental income; 23% want to pay down
debt; 25% want to save for the future).
Direct Selling Most Certainly Offers a Way to Earn
The study found an overwhelming majority
(93 percent) of current direct sellers reported
earning some amount of money in the last 12
months and only 16 percent of past direct sellers
reported not making enough money as the reason
for leaving their businesses.
Of course, the amount earned is up to you
the direct seller, your efforts and the time
you dedicate to your business.
The median current direct seller income was about
$6,200 in the last year, with most current direct
sellers showing a part-time level commitment, as
70 percent dedicate 15 hours or less each week
to their businesses.
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The impact of time spent working a direct selling
business is typically seen in earnings, so it is no
surprise that some direct sellers earn more than
While 27 percent of current direct sellers earned
less than $1,000 in the last 12 months, 51 percent
reported higher earnings ranging from $1,000
to $49,999, and 15 percent exceeded $50,000.
Apply the study’s 15 percent of current sellers
earning $50,000 or more in the past 12 months
to the roughly 16 million direct sellers in the United
States, and some 2.4 million direct sellers earned
upwards of $50,000 in the last year.
This 15 percent of current direct sellers beat
the national average salary for men ($45,188)
and women ($37,076), as well as the national
median annual salary for all Americans working a
40-hour workweek ($48,872), as reported by the
Bureau of Labor Statistics in December 2013.
(These salary figures were not provided by Harris.)
Those earning figures are impressive, but it’s also
worth noting that salaries reported by the
Bureau of Labor Statistics are for full-time
Direct selling, on the other hand, tends to draw
people who want part-time employment.
Four in 10 current direct sellers report their income
from their direct selling business is in addition to
wages earned in other jobs (41 percent), while 15
percent say they are in addition to retirement,
pension or disability.
Therefore, it is logical to assert that current direct
seller earnings reported in the study (66 percent in
excess of $1,000) could be the result of part-time
efforts and most often provide a second source of
income to the seller’s family. Get the full story here
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About the Author: Germey, is an Independent Luxury Consultant
of GWT, ILC. He is a jovial multi-interest blogger, who prefers
the many spices of life. He is a budding entrepreneur who finds
pleasure in guiding people to jovially take control of their wealth,
their health and their Happiness, with ease.