Jeff and Maureen Miller – Melaleuca Top Earners
If you are following MLM, you know there are plenty of couples who are MLM top earners. They work together to make a nice amount of monthly residual income. I guess this must be why they are so successful. When you are with someone that shares the same values and goals as you do, it is a winning combination.
Because network marketers have to have dedication and commitment, you and your partner/spouse need to be on the same page. You know, the two of you working together to build a direct marketing business in which the both of you can enjoy time and financial freedom.
Take the personal story of Jeff and Maureen Miller. Before joining Melaleuca, they were clothing manufacturers in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Jeff admits that the couple struggled for many years. He says that it is hard to run a business in which you are everything: the banker, the developer, the delivery person, etc.
12 years ago, he got a called from an acquaintance who told him about Melaleuca. At first, he wasn’t really interested. His friend invited him to a Melaleuca event in Montreal. When Jeff told Maureen about the event, she thought he was crazy. The couple was experiencing financial hardships, and they didn’t have any extra money for traveling.
Jeff decided to go, and he was surprised by what he saw. For one thing, the individuals who worked with Melaleuca looked like ordinary, everyday people. He envisioned himself becoming a success story, and he loved the company’s honesty, integrity, and enthusiasm.
However, the first check Jeff and Maureen Miller received from Melaleuca was $110.00, and Maureen was not pleased. She questioned all the hard work that Jeff had put into direct selling, and if joining the Melaleuca business was a good idea.
But Jeff Miller knew a good thing when he saw it. Over the years, those checks start having a whole numbers on them. Today, the pair earn close to $120,000.00 per month in residual income and bonuses. In addition Jeff and Maureen Miller have earned the title of corporate directors.
Maureen says that joining Melaleuca has changed their lives for the better, and she is not just referring to their earnings. When they were running their business, she states she felt like a single mother. Jeff would spend most of his days and nights at the company’s warehouse. Now, he attends his sons’ sporting events and musicals. It was at one of these events that he met his executive director.
They both enjoy the fact that they can spend more time with their children. What is that I am always referring to on my blog? Oh yeah, being time and financially-free. Jeff and Maureen earn approximately $9.5 million yearly. Jeff says he can’t imagine what his family’s life would be like if he hadn’t join Melaleuca.
Who is Melaleuca? Well, let me tell you. Melaleuca Inc.is a direct selling marketing company based in Idaho. Led by CEO Frank VanderSloot, the focus of the organization is to enhance the lives of individuals by helping them reach their personal goals. This business offers over 400 eco-friendly health, beauty, and household products. It states that it is the largest online wellness shopping club in North America.
I heard that Melaleuca doesn’t like to be referred to as a multilevel marketing company. Honestly though, it operates similar to a traditional MLM business. Independent distributors earn residual income from every customer sale. If they recruit a person to join Melaleuca, and that person makes a customer sale, they earn bonuses on those sales as well. Melaleuca pyramid to earn income for distributors is just like other network marketing companies.
Melaleuca has grown so much over the years, the company now operates around the world in places such as Ireland, Singapore, New Zealand, and Japan. It annual income is somewhere in the one billion range. Melaleuca states it differs from other multilevel marketing firms, because a huge percentage of its monthly sales are from customers who have never been distributors.
Also, the firm says that another high percentage of its sales come from individuals who were ex-distributors, but continue to purchase Melaleuca products. CEO VanderSloot says that Melaleuca is for anyone who wants to supplement their income.
In addition to providing health and household products, Melaleuca operates other businesses, including running a purebred and cattle ranch, a holdings company, a broadcasting company, a paving/construction company, and a cheese factory.
Every year, Melaleuca hosts the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration, the largest fireworks show west of the Mississippi. The Melaleuca Foundation, a non-profit, supports an orphanage in Ecuador. The company has also restored historical property in Idaho and helped with much-needed supplies during Hurricane Katrina. For its efforts, Melaleuca received an award from the Salvation Army.
Over the years, CEO Frank VanderSloot has received numerous accolades, such as:
- Idaho Business Leader of the Year (1993)
- Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2001)
- Idaho Hall of Fame (2007)
- Idaho Hometown Hero Medal (2011)
- Horatio Alger Award (2015)
- Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans – Lifetime Member (2015)
The people who are distributors for Melaleuca were drawn to the company because of its desire to improve the environment. I haven’t seen (at least not at the present time) another business in the direct selling sector that works so hard to creating natural and eco-friendly items.
Melaleuca has its own research team that is constantly working to develop the best non-toxic, chemical-free products for the home. The results have been high-quality concentrated products that use very little water to make, less shipping packaging, and less fuel to ship. Melaleuca wants to improve your life, inside and outside your home.
This company is all about enriching lives. As an independent distributor, you can control your future. What person wouldn’t want to decide how to spend their time? I know people talk negative about MLMs, but if you are working for someone else to earn a living, it is hard.
Or just like Jeff and Maureen Miller, you can own your own business and have to work extra hard just to keep your family’s head above water. Who wouldn’t jump at the chance to make money, while spending your time the way you want to? I know I would.
This might be the reason why millions of people are seeking ways to earn a living working out of their homes. If you a visitor to my blog, you know I have talked previously about being employed in corporate America.
If you are an employee, then you know I am telling the truth about the level of unhappiness, apathy, and even bullying that many people have to suffer through on a daily basis just to keep a roof over their family’s head. Is this having a life? I don’t think so.
I will be the first to admit, being a multilevel marketer is not a typical way to earn income. But if it works, who am I to question? Again, many, many folks are seeking to find another way to spend time with their family and take care of them besides working a 9-5.
When I first heard about MLM, I was more like Maureen Miller. I was very skeptical about the claim of multilevel marketing providing a way to earn six figures performing a task I could enjoy. But when I read and heard story after story about people who were happy with network marketing, I thought, “There might be something to this.”
I know one thing: these folks sure look happy. The one thing I find encouraging from the direct selling consultants I encounter is their willingness to help me to reach my personal goal in MLM, whatever it may be. I, for one, don’t really see anything wrong with this.
When you work a “regular” job, you are paid a set amount of money within a set amount of hours. If you want to earn more income, you have to get approval to work overtime. With direct selling, you have a number of options to increase your monthly income. You can set a daily goal for personal sales. Or, you can increase the number of recruits in your team to raise your revenue (without having to increase your work hours).
With MLM, you not only have freedom, you can make your own choices. You choose what multilevel company you feel most comfortable with. You choose when you want to start and end your daily schedule. You choose the people you want to work with. These are privileges you don’t find in a 9-5.
Although it is always said about network marketing that it isn’t just the money, in all honesty, it is a big factor. Another big factor for those who are in the industry is the personal growth. Most of the people who are independent distributors also serve as mentors and motivational coaches.
What can be a more inspiring story than that of someone who risked their secure, regular job to step out on faith and try something completely different? For me, these are the stories I love to hear about. People who didn’t have a clue how making a major change in their life was going to turn out, and it turns out for the better. It gives hope to others to do the same.
It says to the rest of us out here: you think you might not be able to do so, but you can. You have it in you to make the necessary changes in your life for the better. Stop living an unfulfilled life. Dreams are good, but they are just that. In order for your dreams to come true, you are going to have to put in some work— hard, dedicated work. If you are willing and ready, what’s stopping you? Get out of your way and get moving!