Shaklee Distributor Benefits
What is a Shaklee Distributor?
A Shaklee distributor is a person who is sharing Shaklee products with other people and in turn earns money back for their referral. It’s like telling your friends of a new wine you tried and enjoyed and when your friend asks you to order them one, the wine company rewards you for sharing. This is how the whole Shaklee company began over 60 years ago.
Dr. Forrest Shaklee was one of the early doctors to realize over a 100 years ago that instead of just treating ill patients, he wanted to help his patients build health so they did not get ill to begin with. This compelled him to invent the first multi-vitamin in the US over 100 years ago. He decided the best way to help spread the word about his multi-vitamin was by word of mouth from his patients who were having a positive experience. He rewarded everyone who would send a referral and from there Shaklee began as one of the earlier network marketing companies in the US. Now, 60 years later, the company is going strong and has continued to bring forward innovative products that continue to improve peoples health.
Today, Shaklee Distributors are women and men from across the United States, Mexico, Canada, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, China and Indonesia who have decided to share Shaklee with others. Many distributors begin as members who have enjoyed products and see the value of sharing with others to either earn money to cover the products they like to use, or take it further to cover other life expenses or build a career income.
In the remainder of this article I will cover:
- How a Shaklee Distributorship Works
- Shaklee Commissions For Distributors
- How The Shaklee Distributor Plan Works
- What Being A Shaklee Distributor Can Do For You
- How To Become a Shaklee Distributor
- Shaklee Distributor Testimonies
If you are ready now to sign up as a Shaklee Distributor and want to skip past this part, you can get started here. For those with more questions, I hope to answer all of your questions below. If not, please contact me directly so I can help you.
How Does a Shaklee Distributor Work?
To become a Shaklee Distributor you must first sign up as a distributor with the company with one or more Success Packs. From there, you will be expertly coached by me and my team to grow your network, find new people to talk to and share the gift of Shaklee with others. The more people you share Shaklee products and the business with, the more earning potential you have.
The great thing about Shaklee products is that they are all consumable. What this means for your business is that often our customers repeat orders every month. This helps you build momentum in your business.
Each product that Shaklee has, has a PV or product volume number with it. PV is just one of the markers that is used to help determine your income each month. This is all outlined in the compensation plan. I go over this in detail in my post about the Shaklee compensation plan. To break out into the first business leader role as a Director, you need a minimum of 2,000 PV each month.
Shaklee distributors grow there business in a variety of different ways from hosting in home events, utilizing social media, having a website, virtual events, in person conversations and appointments. Most distributors will tell you it is really a combination of a variety of different activities they utilize. The methods can depend on the person but what they all have in common is that they are communicating with others and learning about other people’s needs to see if Shaklee is a good fit for the issues they are facing.
Do You Need To Place An Order Yourself Every Month?
If you are in a position to earn a commission, you would need to have a 100 PV order in yourself for that month in order to earn that commission. Outside of that, there is no additional requirements of a distributor to earn each month. If you go six months without placing an order you still retain your title as a Shaklee Distributor. Just between the needs of me and my husband we easily reach the 100 PV. I also look at Shaklee as my own shop. I get all of my cleaning supplies, skin care, supplements and protein shakes from my own store and I get rewarded for it!
Shaklee Commissions for Distributors
For a more detailed look at the many different ways Shaklee distributors earn a commission you can take a peak over here.
For a summary here are the ways you earn as a Shaklee distributor:
How Does the Shaklee Distributor Plan Work
The Shaklee Distributor Plan works based on the total PV (product volume) you have each month as well as the number of business leaders who are a Director or above on your team. You can see the Shaklee Compensation Plan below which helps to show you the number of PV or the amount of business leaders required under each level.
What Does Being a Shaklee Qualified Distributor Get Me?
When you first sign up as a Qualified Distributor with Shaklee, you will get a welcome kit and a success pack.
Your Qualified Distributor Benefits will include:
- Eligability to participate in Compensation Plan Bonuses
- Eligability to earn Personal Group Volume Bonus (4% – 20%*)
- Three Months Personal Website – online store ($14.95 on going)
- An entire suite of digital tools to grow your business online
- Receive 30% off SRP (standard retail price) and Full PV on Success Packs during your first full calendar month from join date
- Eligible to earn Success Bonuses
- Eligible to participate in FastTRACK
- Eligible to build your business internationally
- All of the products and brochures contained in your chosen success pack at a discount of 30% off SRP
As you grow your business and achieve higher ranks in Shaklee, you also become eligible for car payments and luxury trips around the world.
As a bonus, what so many Shaklee leaders will tell you is that we also gain lifelong friendships with Shaklee. Never before have I worked in an environment where everyone I chatted with is open in sharing their strategies and ideas with me. Even if we have different businesses we know we all have the same goal in mind. That is to help others improve their lives. How could you not be inspired by those types of people?
Distributor Upgrade with Shaklee
My recommendation is for those who know right now they are ready to start a Shaklee business or want to leave the door open to start a business in the future, I would sign up with a Shaklee Success Pack. Not only do you get a great amount of products at a deep discount, you also become eligible to earn additional bonuses as you grow your business with our Success Bonus program and our Fast Track bonus program.
You do have an additional option of joining as a distributor for $49.95 but that does not make you a Qualified Shaklee Distributor. You are not eligible to earn the additional bonus programs or start your business internationally. If you decide down the road you would like to upgrade to become a qualified distributor you are able to do that for an additional fee of $150. Honestly I have not seen many do this option. They instead join right away as a Qualified Distributor or become a member and upgrade down the line. Shaklee memberships are $19.95 and are good for a lifetime. There are also often promotions to get a free lifetime membership with orders over $150. Members just receive a discount on products like distributors would but they are not qualified to earn bonuses.
Does it Pay to be a Shaklee Distributor?
Yes. Yes it does. I know because I get paid as a Shaklee Distributor. In fact, my family has been with Shaklee for over 35 years and my mother-in-law has received a paycheck every month for those past 35 years. Not only do I get a monthly pay check, I also have made many new friends through Shaklee and have been paid to fly out to Shaklee’s corporate office in California for training.
Average Income Shaklee Distributor
The great thing about owning your own business is you decide when you get a raise based on your performance. You can choose which level income level you would like to earn and work towards that. In the Shaklee Compensation Plan you will see in the first few rows the lower, middle and highest averages of each business leader level. I have met many people in all of these levels. What characteristics set those apart in the higher ranks? Well.. it’s those who have stuck with their businesses through the highs and lows and continued to push themselves to learn new skills and become a better leader.
Shaklee Distributor Ranks
You break out from being a Shaklee builder to a Shaklee business leader when you reach over 2,000 PV. Here you become a Director. As your bonuses grows larger, you begin the clock for FastTRACK and you are eligible to qualify for the New Directors Conference in San Francisco.
The average annual income of a Director is $10,217. Now could an extra $800- $1,000 make a difference in your household? I know it did for mine. For me it was the breakthrough that allowed me to leave my job when my daughter was born to stay home with her. (side note: day care is so expensive!)
The Director level income can be a great compliment to a current job you have by providing the extra cash needed for a nice family trip or to help pay off student loans.
Once you grow your team and help to lead and nurture other Directors and business leaders on your team, you start to advance in rank. It’s that easy. Just duplicate.
As a Senior Director, with one business leader on your team, you qualify for car bonuses. This is unique in network marketing that it starts early on. In many other companies you have to wait for this to kick in.
Help nurture two more Directors on your team and now you are a Coordinator and eligible for an international trip.
As you continue to grow and your team grows, your checks get bigger, your car bonuses get bigger and the trip opportunities get more grande. Oh yes… then there is the freedom that comes along with that, a sense of purpose, support of a fantastic Shaklee community and personal and professional growth.
Shaklee Distributor Testimonials
Here are just some of the fabulous young Shaklee women just kicking butt with their businesses.
Becoming a Shaklee Distributor
Are you ready! Want to be a Distributor for Shaklee? Have more questions? Let’s get in touch. I am here to help guide you to make a decision that is the best for you and your family.
Become a Shaklee Distributor