I was introduced to Arbonne just last week, I was really impressed with the RE9 line. I signed up this week.
I'm looking forward to enjoying my 35% discount on the products, and building a team with some other sahms.
I really like that our team doesn't do home parties, I've tried 2 other network marketing companies before. I found that even with $500- $1000 in sales per party- I put in a whole lot of time, effort and expense to get there. I was averaging less than minimum wage with the scrapbooking company! lol
The cosmetics company offered a great comission, but you have to handle each order so many times, it's really not an effective system. You had to get the order, put it in the consultant system, add it to your wholesale order, and then once it came in you had to divvy up the stuff and then either drive around town to deliver or schlep it to the post office to mail it off. um... lots of hours- I'd rather be with my kids.
I'm all for working smarter- rather than harder- so Arbonne seemed like a wonderful idea to me. I really love that clients can order from the website and you earn money without having to spend any of your own time processing the transaction. That's saving me so many steps, and I am really excited about spending more time on the things I enjoy and less time on the paperwork/ backend aspect of a business.
From my past experience in mlms, I have to say that it is imperative that you meet as much of your upline as you can before you sign on. I made that mistake with the other cosmetics company, and I'm passing this along so hopefully no one else has to deal with a fakey.
It's great if you like your sponsor, but if you don't care for your director it makes it a whole lot harder to want to succeed in a business.
Especially if you're anticipating contact from that person when you do well!