I’ve ranked the top 50 network marketing companies globally by 2017 revenue.
More and more people are seeking to escape the rat race & find leveraged income.
Multi-level marketing or network marketing is a business model by which you can participate in making money with the company’s products by becoming a distributor.
Usually there’s an entry level distributor kit ranging on average couple hundred dollars that you must purchase to become a distributor which allows you to begin earning commission by direct selling the products to your friends & family & anybody else you can manage to sell to.
You also have the opportunity to recruit distributors yourself which becomes part of your “team” or “downline” and that’s when you start earning bonuses on whatever your distributors sell and their distributors, and it goes down multiple levels depending on the compensation plan of each individual company.
That’s where the leveraged income comes in, the ability earn income created by your team’s effort.
Obviously the key to success in MLM is to be able to recruit as many people (distributors) into the business opportunity as possible.
Companies that are trending in the right direction is a good sign. Here’s how I check.
- How to If a MLM Company is on the Rise
- Top 100 MLM Company Rankings by Revenue
- Why 98% Fail At Network Marketing
- Why I Left Network Marketing & What I’m Doing Now Instead to Make Over 6-Figures Online
- How I’m Making Multiple 6-Figures with Lead Generation
- Conclusion: Why I Quit MLM & Started a Lead Generation Business Instead
How to If a MLM Company is on the Rise
I use the list below, because you want to pick a company that’s already got some level of success. It shows you that they are here to stay & that they got what it takes to survive in the market.
So then I use Google.com/trends to look up these companies and check their popularity over the years, it basically shows the search volume of the company name since 2004, if its going up its a clear indicator that its picking up steam, which is what you want.
Even if its showing a consistent level of search volume since 2004, that’s a good sign as well.
What you see a lot is this patten, sharp rise when the company first came into the market, then slow decline in popularity over the years, obviously might be an indicator of becoming oversaturated.
But sometimes you can find companies that are still trending up.
Or remaining consistent, which is also a great sign that its a strong company with great products
Probably should avoid companies like these…
At the end of the day, you’re going to be working for a company, you need to make sure that company is strong, backed by strong leadership and selling great products and being ethical.
Top 100 MLM Company Rankings by Revenue
|Rank||Company||2017 Revenue||Country||Year Founded|
|100||Vision International People Group||$69.0 million||Cyprus||1996|
|98||Captain Tortue||$71 million||Europe||1993|
|94||Total Life Changes||$88 million||USA||1999|
|92||Global Ventures Partners||$92.1 million|
|91||Vestige Marketing||$97 million||India||2004|
|90||Diana Co.||$98 million|
|88||Golden Sun||$103 million|
|86||New Image Group||$124 million||Asia||1984|
|85||FuXion Biotech||$135 million||South America||2006|
|84||Naris Cosmetics||$144 million||Japan||1932|
|83||World Global Network||$146 million||USA||2011|
|81||Marketing Personal||$153 million|
|80||Giffarine Skyline Unity||$154.0 million||Thailand|
|78||Kasley Ju||$154.4 million|
|75||BearCere’ Ju||$170 million||Japan||1987|
|72||Princess House||$195 million||USA||1963|
|71||Alphay International||$200 million||USA|
|70||Pure Romance||$203 million||USA||1993|
|67||Southwestern Advantage||$218 million||USA||1855|
|65||Take Shape For Life||$222.4 million||USA||1980|
|64||KK Assuran||$229 million||Japan||1994|
|62||Hy Cite Enterprises||$233 million||USA||1959|
|59||Viridian +||$263 million||USA||2009|
|58||Family Heritage Life||$265 million||USA||1989|
|57||Menard Cosmetics||$267 million||Japan||1959|
|55||LR Health & Beauty Systems GmbH||$286 million||Germany||1985|
|54||NHT Global||$288 million||USA|
|53||Naturally Plus||$300 million||Japan||1999|
|51||4Life Research||$328 million||USA||1998|
|50||Nature’s Sunshine||$341 million||USA||1972|
|49||Kang Ting||$348 million||China||1996|
|41||PM International||$460 million||Germany||1993|
|39||Plexus Worldwide||$532 million||USA||1992|
|34||Team National||$659 million||USA||1997|
|33||It Works!||$686 million||USA||2001|
|30||A C N||$750 million||USA||1993|
|29||Market America||$798 million||USA||1992|
|28||Team Beachbody||$863 million||USA||1998|
|23||SUN HOPE||$940 million||Malaysia||2003|
|22||Young Living||$1.00 billion||USA||1993|
|17||Telecom Plus||$1.12 billion||UK||1998|
|16||Ambit Energy ++||$1.2 billion||USA||2006|
|16||New Era||$1.16 billion||China||1995|
|11||Nu Skin||$2.208 billion||USA||1984|
|5||Mary Kay||$3.50 billion||Germany||1963|
Why 98% Fail At Network Marketing
Here’s the top reasons why people fail with the business opportunity
- Once they run out of friends & family to talk to, they’re lacking other marketing/sales skills needed to prospect for recruits outside their warm market
- Lacking passion in the product – if you don’t have the passion for what you’re selling, its very hard to convince others why they should get it!
- Failing to develop interpersonal skills, your success in network marketing is so heavily dependent on being good with people. It requires certain amount of charisma and leadership skills
- Failing to leverage the internet for lead generation
- The brand gets oversaturated in the market, this is why some people say timing is major key that its best to join a MLM company right when its taking off, because once it blows up it only gets tougher to build a team because others might have already heard about the company from someone else.
- Negative press on the company or company gets shut down by the FTC, there’s been some major cases over the years of huge MLM companies getting shut down by the FTC for resembling a pyramid scheme which is illegal, causing all their distributors to lose their income over night
Why I Left Network Marketing & What I’m Doing Now Instead to Make Over 6-Figures Online
I use to think network marketing was the best vehicle for me to finally quit my 9 to 5 job and live the life I wanted to live.
Until I joined one for real.
Empower Network back in 2013, back when it was starting to take off.
I then quickly realized how challenging it was to generate leads for a network marketing business!
I also really did not want to sell to my friends & family either.
So I invested $1500 to join the business opportunity but with no way to market my business, it stayed frozen.
I realized the people that were actually making money with network marketing companies actually had additional skillsets that 98% of the rest of the distributors did not have.
It boiled down to the following:
- Knowing how to generate leads online with a blog
- Generating Leads by consistently producing Youtube videos
I’m not much of a camera person and I had no idea how to even start a blog, let alone begin ranking for keywords.
How I’m Making Multiple 6-Figures with Lead Generation
Even though I failed with a MLM company Empower Network, that experience taught me a valuable lesson.
Which was that if I wanted to be successful on the internet, I need to develop marketing skills and more specifically I knew that being able to rank websites and generate free traffic is a super valuable skill.
Because that’s how my sponsor or my upline was making all of his money, he had ranked a blog that ranked for “empower network review” and other keywords related to “Empower Network”.
I started doing heavy heavy research and it would then eventually lead me away from MLM’s altogether and I discovered a coaching program that was teaching students how to make money from home by generating leads for small businesses.
This training taught me to build my own lead gen sites like these:
2 months after I joined the program I generated my first lead in Kalamazoo, MI. It was a limousine rental lead. I still remember getting that lead like it was yesterday.
6 months after I joined the program, I had few clients, making $3000 total every month, and I was able to quit my job.
I’ve been self employed ever since.
If MLM is your thing that’s fine, I still encourage you to learn online marketing skills because the reason why most businesses fail is because they don’t have good marketing, aka lead generation system in place.
You can have the great product or service in the world, but if no one knows about you, you’re not going to be very successful.
You see, people fail in business not because they don’t work hard, it’s because they jump into businesses without first developing high-income skills that’s going to support that business.
For me that skill which made all the difference was lead generation using free traffic, you can use it to grow your own business and get paid helping other businesses grow.
Conclusion: Why I Quit MLM & Started a Lead Generation Business Instead
Now there’s some pretty old MLM’s listed in the above list.
Your criteria for picking the one that’s right for you should be as follows:
- Are you passionate about the product?
- Is the company trending upwards in popularity? or consistent/steady interest overtime at least?
- No negative press or lawsuits against the company when you research?
- Solid compensation plan?
I think the passion for the product & company is most important.
To get out of bed every morning and to be excited about talking to more strangers about some products that they may have never heard before takes a lot of courage and you better have plenty of passion and truly feel that your product can help that individual.
People buy based on emotion, when you have that passion for reals, people can feel that, if you don’t, people can feel that as well. You can only fake it for so long.
I recommend going down the list above, checking the products of some of those companies, research the Google trend, and make sure you find a company that you has a product and mission statement that resonates with you deeply.
Now if you truly want to be successful I recommend learning online marketing skills so you don’t have to depend on word of mouth referrals.
There’s only so many people you can talk to in any given day after all.
I was originally seeking out online marketing mentors so I can better promote my MLM business but that search lead me to an entirely new business model: local lead generation.
Basically building simple lead gen properties and providing leads to small businesses, & getting paid handsomely for it because you’re making them more money. A smart business owner is always looking to invest in good marketing.
We build simple websites like these that generate leads with free, organic traffic meaning once you set up these sites, these sites will keep generating leads & income for you on autopilot.
This allows you to build residual income that you don’t have to trade your time for dollars for.
I love generating leads for small business owners because this is something that they are already looking for to keep their business alive. I don’t really have to do anything convincing.
Leads are lifeline of any business. When you become a master a generating leads then you become extremely valuable in the marketplace.
You can learn more about it here. The coaching program that allowed me to quit my 9 to 5 for good, a business model which requires no recruiting. Instead of talking to people with no money, you only do business with small business owners that’s got money to throw down and you solve their number 1 problem which is they need more customers from the internet.