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Arbonne Business Opportunity Review

Jul 9th 2010 at 7:02 PM

Welcome to my review of the Arbonne business opportunity. First of all, let me say that I am not affiliated in any way with Arbonne, and that I have not yet tried any of the products. I do have friends who are involved with the opportunity though, and thus have sat through a presentation of the business opportunity. I can tell you right up front that Arbonne is not a scam, but rather is a 30+ year old international business based in Irvine, California with an highly favorable reputation. Arbonne has over 300 products in various product lines, such as anti-aging, baby care, teen, cosmetics, skin care, nutritional supplements, weight loss, aromatheraphy, etc.

Arbonne International was founded in Switzerland in 1975 and relocated to the U.S. in 1980. Its signature Natural Swiss Pure Skin Care line was developed in Switzerland by Petter Morck and a group of bio-chemists. These products are based on natural botantical principles, use no animal products or by-products, undergo no animal testing, and are hypo-allergenic and environmentally safe. As I mentioned earlier there are over 300 products. They are all reputed to be very high quality, but I have yet to determine their unique selling point. Their products are often seen as comparable to MaryKay and Avon. The skin care products do seem to garner the most praise, especially the Pure Swiss Skin Care line, but their customers seem to be pretty happy with all of their offerings. These products are sold all around the world and remain quite popular.

Arbonne's holding company did file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January 2010, but this does not affect the thousands of Arbonne distributors. That is, they are not affected other than the fact that they might have to overcome the stigma associated with the bankruptcy. Still it should be business as usual for the distributors as the company reorganizes its debts. From what I understand, this holding company had this debt before they acquired Arbonne. Arbonne is now owned by a different holding company and they managed to rid themselves of 80% of the debt associated with them during restructuring. Because the Chapter 11 filing was successful, there is no lingering news out there about the bankruptcy, so most people will never hear about it. It's kind weird to assert after that kind of news that this appears to be a solid business opportunity, but it is. The distributors' network was never affected by the filing, and Arbonne actually emerged from the bankruptcy stronger than before.

As for the business opportunity, to become a consultant only costs $29 for the basic starter-kit. You can purchase a super-starter kit for $65 also, if you choose. Arbonne has a very lucrative uni-level compensation plan. There are 5 distinct business builder levels: Consultant with an average monthly income of $74.09 per month, District Manager averaging $236 per month, Area Manager averaging $1,173 per month, Regional Vice President averaging $4,778, and a National Vice President averaging $22,550 per month. I found the compensation plan to be kind of complicated for a potential newbie to try to explain, but the company does rewards its distributors handsomely. Arbonne pays up to 53.8% in commissions on every retail product sold. Still the potential to make huge money here is beyond dispute. But then this is a MLM company, so any earnings will largely depend on the skill, work ethic, and leadership ability of each distributor. Like most MLM companies, Arbonne distributors largely continue to build their businesses offline, instead of leveraging the power of the internet. Since Arbonne is already an international concern, distributors should learn how to leverage the power of the internet if they want to build a truly international business.


I hope that you enjoyed reading Arbonne Business Opportunity Review.

Reginald Liggins is an internet marketing trainer and coach. The automated marketing system that Reginald uses to explode his business opportunities as well as generate multiple income streams can be found at Conquer The Internet

Reginald can be reached at reggie@superbodymagic.com

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