Multi-level marketing schemes exist in a lot different industries. From health and wellness to even cryptocurrency, there is a chance that you’ll come across a few companies that offer an income-earning opportunity from their affiliate programs. The fashion industry is no different. Compared to the health and wellness and cryptocurrency industries, I haven’t reviewed a lot of multi-level marketing companies in the fashion industry other than Cabi. But it’s not surprising that there is another MLM-related fashion company out there. There’s just a lot of space for these types of schemes to exist in that industry.
Noonday Collection started in 2010 when its founder Jessica Honneger got in touch with Jalia and Daniel, two jewelry designers from Uganda. Jalia and Daniel wanted to create a opportunity in their community for people to earn money from making jewelry. Through that, Jessica decided to sell the jewelry that they made during what would be the first of many Noonday Collection Trunk Shows. That first trunk show was actually a fundraiser to help Jessica adopt a child from Rwanda. Shortly after, Jessica decided to partner up with Travis Wilson, a friend of hers who had some experience building businesses. Then, the rest was history. Noonday Collection’s affiliate program started the year after.
Similar to Cabi, you have to buy a product kit in order to start your journey as one of Noonday Collective’s ambassadors. The main difference between the three product kits is the amount of products you will get. The Essentials kit costs $89 and has seven items, the Essentials Plus kit costs $189 and has 14 items, and the Essentials Premium kit costs $289 and has 22 items. Each kit has a select of different styles of earrings, bracelets and necklaces. It also includes some other paraphernalia to help you sell your products.
Aside from becoming a Noonday ambassador, you can also become a host of one of their trunk shows. But in order to do that, you have to contact one of the ambassadors to help you set up one of their trunk shows. Cabi and Pampered Chef also employ this kind of sales strategy. It makes sense that multi-level marketing companies that involve clothes or kitchen tools would need an avenue for people to test or wear those products. Truck Show hosts earn a commission ranging from 15% to 25% of the total sales. It also seems like you can also host a similar adoption truck show that Jessica Honneger did in the early days of Noonday Collection.
In order to succeed in any kind of multi-level marketing scheme you have to reach a certain quota for retail sales and personal recruits in order to earn commissions. That’s really how people earn from these types of schemes. Since you’re not directly hired by a company to sell these products, you will need to spend a large amount of money for this venture. Since it follows the direct selling model, you have to spend some time driving around to your customer’s or trunk show host’s homes in order to show them the product. There are a lot of costs to becoming part of a multi-level marketing scheme. That’s just how it is.
Compared to the health and wellness-related MLMs, you can use the products sold by companies like Noonday Collected for a lot longer. That’s definitely a positive for the customers, not so much the ambassadors. Like I said earlier, ambassadors have to reach a quota every month to get affiliate commissions, aside from the retail commissions they get for selling each product. That’s definitely one of the things that you should be mindful of.
I don’t really recommend anybody to join multi-level marketing schemes, regardless of whether or not the products or services it sells are good. Not a lot of people find success in these types of schemes and it’s not for a lack of trying. You are still working under other people’s terms. And you have to follow those rules in order to earn money. About 47% of people who join MLMs actually lose money from being part of it. While another 27% just break even. You are actually likely to earn more money with your own small business. At least with your own business, you operate on your own terms.