CBD is a growing market and there are several multi-level-marketing companies that give you to build a business from it. However, with so many different options it can be difficult to know which one to choose. We take a look at the top offers from networks like HBNaturals, Kannaway and Hempworx to see how they differ and what they offer.
I started looking at these companies because I have had success with CBD oil in the past, using it to help improve my ADHD symptoms and I thought, if I am going to use it, I might as well get it at a discount. So my search started for CBD companies and the amount on offer was staggering, but there seem to be very few MLM companies promoting CBD.
MLM = multi-level-marketing companies. Instead of making a one-off commission for referring a customer who buys a product through your affiliate link, you get to build a team and earn bonuses on the sales made by your team. MLM companies are often accused of being a pyramid scheme, but this is untrue because they have a product you and your customers can buy and use.
Benefits of MLM Companies
Support from your upline
You can benefit from the visibility of a large network
Potential for passive income through sales in your downline
Cons of Some MLM Companies
Initial joining fee
Requirement to buy products
Monthly sales cuotas
High earning potential advertised is not achieved by the majority of affiliates
Below are three CBD MLM companies I found while doing my research:
HBNaturals (you should know I am an affiliate for HBNaturals!)
I am not going to tell you that one is better than the other. If you search online for reviews you will negative and positive comments for all of them. One of the main criticisms is the price of the products and how much is paid out to their affiliates. My first experience with all of them was looking at the CBD oil and while they are certainly not the cheapest, they are not the most expensive either. All companies pay distributors, marketing and give discounts to wholesalers, and these are no different.
The reason I chose HBNaturals was because I like the fact their product range contains superfood supplements based on Ayurvedic principles. They don´t require a sign-up fee or make me feel like I have to be a sales superstar.
I almost joined Hempworx because of Laura Muhl who I connected with through Facebook. She had great success with the product and is a great advocate of CBD. When I asked her about the business she wasn´t pushy about it and I think she would a great person to have supporting you. One of the interesting things they offer is THC Free CBD Oil for those countries where importing CBD with THC, however little, is an issue.
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There is a one-time affiliate fee of $20 to join Hempworx as well as the initial product purchase which can be as little as $39.
I was also tempted by Kannaway because they recently did a big European launch which appealed to me as I am based in Spain and would like to ´buy local´. They also have products that blend CBD with Chinese Herbal Medicine formulas. Looking at their marketing and photos they give the impression they are the most traditional sales company which could be a bonus if you already have a sales and marketing mentality.
Their products are expensive if you are looking for CBD oil because they don´t sell the usual 10ml bottle. Instead they have their PureGold product which is 1000ml with a price tag to match. You can´t make a direct comparison because the products are not exactly equal in terms of size and content, but it might reduce your pool of customers and potential affiliates due to price.
I do like the fact their ECHO project "...provides cannabinoid product donations as well as financial assistance to families in need."
Hemp clothing and accesssories
The Best CBD MLM Company?
As I mentioned before you will find good and bad reviews for each company. Each one has success stories so ultimately you have to do your own research and decide which one is the best fit for you based on their product line and business opportunity.
If you are a user of their products or have tried their business opportunity I would love to hear your experiences below in the comments. Also let us know if there are any other CBD MLM companies we haven´t listed.
The first decade of the 21st century saw the world economy turned on its head, and the knock-on effect has been dramatic, creating a feeling of fear and instability. Job security is no longer taken for granted, and people realize that the old model of depending on one stream of income may no longer be valid.
However, all the upheaval and instability has a positive side. It shakes people out of their comfort zone and forces them to look at alternatives, and companies look at different ways to reduce their costs, which can include outsourcing and offering telecommute opportunities to employees.
Which is where you come in.
If you are unhappy in your job, if you need to generate some extra money, if you want to start doing something you love, there has never been a better time than now. You can create an alternative income stream and improve the quality of your life financially, physically and emotionally.
The problem is that the most common options are either you work in a traditional ´job´, or you go all out and run your own business. The reality is that the jump from paid employee to freelancer, to business owner, to entrepreneur will most likely need to be made in several steps. With the responsibility of a family to take care of, a mortgage to pay etc. the desire for freedom, has to be balanced with the ability to feed yourself!
An alternative income will mean different things for different people:
A part-time opportunity to supplement their main income
An opportunity that starts off part-time, but eventually takes over as their primary source of income after they have built it up.
A complete change of career
There are hundreds, if not thousands of different ways to make money, but only a handful that will make youmoney. Why? Because if your heart is not in it, if you don´t like what you are doing, you will, at best, be average. To be really good at something, you need to like what you are doing. To be really successful, you need to love what you are doing.
When you do something only because you need the money, there is a burden of must. When you love what you are doing, the hours fly by and you put your heart and soul into a project, which translates more easily into profit.
Passion for something is a great motivator. This passion may not be for the topic itself, but for the journey. For example, a salesperson could sell anything from paperclips to manure. It´s unlikely that either of these will in themselves instill a passion about the topic. However, the thrill of the chase, the challenge of getting someone to buy your product, to win new contracts, that could be a passion and an adrenaline rush.
The important thing is not to be limited by straight-line thinking. Don´t be put off because what you love to do does not seem to be profitable, or have much opportunity for growth. Once you start, that is when other opportunities for growth appear.
You meet people in that industry
You meet new clients
You network with similar people
It´s like getting a whole new mastermind group, when you can discuss opportunities, get new ideas to build your business, create new products or offer new services.
For the purposes of this article, the term ´product´ is used to define anything you plan to offer your clients, whether that is an online product like an ebook, a physical product like chairs, or a service like consulting and freelancing. They all need the same ingredients:
Planning - Find your niche
Preparation – Research your product and target market
Persistance - Consistent action to create momentum
Take stock of your situation and do as much as you can with the time and resources you have available. The path to success is different for each individual, but there is a common theme, you have to take action.
A product can be a service like teaching or a physical product you sell. It is important to change your mindset to become a creator, especially if you starting charging for something you used to do free before. This is now a product which you are going to sell. It is no longer a hope, you are going to package your skills into a product which will generate an alternative income for you.
What are you offering?
When you create a product you need to satisfy a need or solve a problem. Pain and pleasure are powerful driving forces that make people buy. A good place to start is to offer a product that does at least one of the following:
Solves a problem
Who are you offering it to?
You also need to know who your target market is. When you identify your ideal customer, it is much easier to find them and promote your product to them than trying to get the attention one of the millions of internet users for example.
Male or female?
Product category e.g. gardening
Product sub-categories e.g. lawn care
How are you going to deliver it?
Once you have decided which topic you want to focus on, you need to decide which format you are going to use to deliver your product:
Online or offline
Virtual shop or physical shop
Selling goods or selling services
You could end up doing a combination of all of the above eventually, but it helps to limit your focus initially so you don´t get distracted by too many options or responsibilities.
The world needs more people looking for flexible ways of making money to improve their quality of life. It´s not a handful of millionaires, or even fewer billionaires, who are going to make a massive change in the world, it´s people like you. Regular people with more than enough income to live a better life and influence the world they live in.
Are you unhappy with your life as it is right now? Do you feel like you should be doing something more meaningful? Would you like to do something different? Good. Because the world needs people like you.
Life is about balance in every aspect of our lives, including society. While you need engineers, accountants, administrators etc. to keep the machine running smoothly, you also need the Alternatives who bring diversity and creativity to a group, the workplace and society.
I watched The Internship movie again and I love the message it sends. The overall lesson is that outsiders, oddballs and non-conformists are essential to bring us out of our straight line thinking. The story is about two older guys who have apparently been cruising along in life, not achieving their potential and not taking life seriously. Only when the company they are working for shuts down are they forced to face the fact they are out of date, out of touch and destined to mediocrity.
They apply for an internship at Google and are completely out of place amongst the young tech geeks so the only team they can join is with other oddballs no-one wanted in their group. Against the odds, their group wins the internship, not because they did everything by the book, but because they bought different skills to the team. Empathy, positivity, compassion and a refusal to give up. They bought out the best in the other team members by not focusing only on quantifiable skills - how many qualifications they had, how quickly they could do something - but how each one could boost the other to make the team greater as a whole. That is what life should be like.
Yes, it is ‘just’ a movie and not a true story, but the theme is real.
What is the traditionally accepted path to success? Go to school, get as many qualifications as possible, get a steady job and stay there for as long as possible. Will it make you happy? Will it make you a better person, a better partner, a better member of society? Not necessarily. It won’t even guarantee you security in your old age.
Look at society today, with our streamlined, mass-produced food. Are we healthier or are we consuming more junk than ever before? It is the smaller farmers and the communities trying to grow the good stuff, without pesticides, with more nutrients and less impact on the environment that would keep us healthy. Unfortunately they are struggling to compete with the bigger companies.
It’s the people willing to see the smaller picture, the value in small-scale, local production who will prevent fresh food deserts in cities. It’s the people who take the time to value the weak, the weird and the wonderful that ensure our communities don’t create underclasses based on gender, race or disabilities.
When a company grows to gigantic proportions, it is hard if not impossible for them to value the struggles or needs of many of their workers. You need people at ground level to do that.
Technology and education are great tools but they are only part of the story and if allowed to become to the almighty beacon by which success is defined, we will continue to see an increase in addiction, chronic health problems and lower levels of satisfaction with our lives.
Think I am being a drama queen?
Companies like Amazon bring the global marketplace to your door faster than ever - they also have workers struggling to make ends meet, workhouse hours and soul-destroying employment policies that leave their workers exhausted and depressed.
Many of the huge chains have employees working full-time and still having to ask for food stamps or benefits.
Large scale production often equals greater pollution and destruction of our environment.
There is a long list of disadvantages to automation, centralisation and standardisation.
We need balance.
As well as the benefits of the modern world, we need to encourage the non-conformists. They are the ones that call out the injustices in the world. They are the ones more likely to promote local, promote diversity and promote independence.
What does this have to do with you? Well if you are reading this or listening to this on the podcast, you are one of those alternative people. You are interested in doing things differently. Most importantly, if we have more people earning more than enough money I believe it will have a ripple effect. When you are not focused on making enough to pay the rent, pay for food or cover the necessities, it improves your mental state and leaves room for creativity and innovation.
So yes I am still talking about making money.
Take advantage of the advances in technology and globalisation to learn how you can be the change in your own way, however small. If you want more out of life than going to work and collecting a paycheck, do it!
Not ready to burn your bridges and give up your regular income? No problem. Start a side hustle while staying at that regular job. You can keep your stability and have something exciting to do on the side.
Dream about things you want to change and research how you can make them a reality.
Believe anything is possible and look for ways to prove it - which includes not listening to the negative people around you and the negative self-talk in your head.
Change is scary for many people. It can bring uncertainty and instability, but it can also bring variety, meaning and a mission in life.
Now is the time to do it. Not only will you help yourself, you can help those around you when they feel the effects of a global crisis, job losses because of automation or an empty pension fund when they retire.
You could be the person with flexible income streams or the one who knows where to go and look for different income opportunities. Don´t underestimate how important that can be for your own household or those in your circle.
If you find something you love to do and can make money doing it imagine what a positive role model you can be for others.
So if you feel that dissatisfaction with where you are now, if you want to change what you are doing, you deserve to at least investigate your options. Do it with people who will support your journey, whether is a family member, a friend or an online community.
Celebrating 365 Days of Gratitude is a collection of texts in different formats, all talking about gratitude. It offers a wide range of different perspectives on how and why we should be grateful for what we have right now.
They are currently looking for contributors to the next edition and this could be a great way to get publicity for your website, blog, or other personal project.
To be included in the book you just have to submit 200 words explaining what you are grateful for. It can be in the form of an article or a list covering any topic you are grateful for.
As a co-author, you can use the book as a promotional tool or simply add it to your portfolio. Your full biography and contact information is included in the book so you can promote your programs and services.
This is one of those unique opportunities to join established professionals and take a quantum leap in your networking and traffic-building activities.
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