The Importance of Being Mormon: Jamberry, NuSkin, Forever Living

Our previous post on the Mormon roots, and Mormon religious beliefs, of some of our fave MLMs is here.

 

Today, we’re briefly focussing on Jamberry, NuSkin, and Forever Living.   In this post we’re going to give you links to articles for more in depth reading as well as screenshots of what we’ve found.

 

  1.  Jamberry

Jamberry was started by 3 sisters.

 

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Interestingly, these are all the execs: a bunch of white dudes

 

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According to lds.net, all 3 sisters (and their partners) are members of the Church of the Latter Day Saints.

 

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We couldn’t find any info on who actually owns the company, so this is unclear.

 

2. NuSkin

 

Mother Jones artice – NuSkin and Mitt Romney, former Presidential candidate

 

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Mother Jones article – Nuskin & MLM schemes

 

Article about NuSkin founder Blake Roney and his new Mormon mission

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Last paragraph of this article: Blake Roney

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Another fluff piece from the Deseret News about Blake Roney

 

Blake Roney, Mission President

 

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3.  Forever Living

 

Mormon Wiki: Rex Maughan

 

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Rex and Ruth Maughn support BYU Television

 

Funding anti-LGBTQ campaign in Arizona

 

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Just launched with Jamberry? Wanna know how much u will earn? READ THIS.

 

In honour of the UK launch of Jamberry today, we put together this little post showing how much a Bot is likely to earn in a year.

Did you know that in Canada, MLMs have to fess up about how much a “typical participant” i.e. your ordinary, average Bot – is likely to earn?

Unfortunately the UK doesn’t seem to have the same concern about it’s citizens, but here’s what we did to give you a rough idea.

We took the Jamberry Comp Plan for Canada – (hard to find, TBH.  We’re sure that’s not deliberate…)

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Pulled out the “Typical Participant’s Earnings” statement:

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Here’s the actual numbers in more detail:

 

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Then we threw the numbers into a currency converter run by the Bank of Canada:

 

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So, the lowest typical earnings is £19.34 a year.   Wahoo!  we be rich huns.  Well, in the 15th century, maybe.

 

Let’s convert the highest typical earnings into pounds, cos we are a superstar Jambot “Consultant” and we have successfully guilt tripped most of our friends into buying:

 

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The highest amount we are likely to earn is £536.24 A YEAR.

536 quid.

But wait!

you have to buy a certain amount of Jamberry nailthingies to stay active in Jamberry.  How much was that, again? Want to pay £600 a year for nail stickers? Jamberry is looking for recruits!

£600 pounds.  You have to make sure to buy at least £600 pounds a year of nailwraps to stay active in Jamberry.

SOME QUICK MATHS.

Let’s pretend you are a super awesome Consultant and make £536.24.

£600 –

£536.24

= -£63.76

YOU WILL LOSE 63.76 POUNDS A YEAR.

Well, we’re convinced.  Sign us up!

 

PS. Does anyone in the UK government give a rat’s ass about this?

Of course we think MLMs should be illegal, but if the government is not going to do that, maybe they could at least force MLMs to put their typical earnings front and centre so that people know what they are REALLY signing up to.  Are we crazy?  Are we crazy dreaming of this?  A nice big sign on Jamberry’s website saying “most consulants will lose money in our plan”.

It’ll never happen, cos no one would sign up, and that’s apparently what the UK governmeent wants.

We will keep dreaming.

 

PPS: here’s a jokey video we just made about TV nailwraps launching today!

Want to pay £600 a year for nail stickers? Jamberry is looking for recruits!

More from our Jamberry spy.

 

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Let’s look at that again. She said  NO MANDATORY MONTHLY SALES GOALS, huns!!

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But wait…..

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Oh, okay, we get it.  Only lazy people will have to pay to rejoin so they can flog nailstickers.  Except, as we know, succeeding in an MLM has nothing to do with how hard you work.   Also read this post from Bot Watch, and this.

What our new recruits will probably do is just buy products themselves so they maintain their “status” in Jamberry.

And then, to try and get their money back, they’ll flog their unused product on eBay.

Or on Facebook.  Try a search for “Jamberry de-stash”.

Don’t do it huns.  There are a million better ways to spend £600.

 

 

Inside a Secret Jamberry Facebook Group…pre UK launch

The more we find out about MLMs and the Bots who are their real customers the sadder we feel.  We can’t help but empathize with the Bots, who are after all just ordinary people trying to make their lives better.  We understand their hope for life to change, and their hope to be able to spend more time with their families.

Their hope.

-Maybe THIS time they’ll be successful in an MLM.  They’re in first.

-It’ll be different this time right?

-BUT…Do they invite potential recruits?

-If they invite potential recruits it might create more competition …which is bad

-On the other hand, they need more interest in Jamberry

-CONFLICTED

-Just build relationships! It will all be fine!

-But…there is no guarantee that will pay off

-Because it’s an MLM

 

 

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One of their issues – Jamberry nailstickers are on Ebay for pennies.

 

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More to come about Jamberry.

 

Jamberry arrives in the UK – here is our response huns!

OMG huns! There is a tremor in the force – Nail wraps are arriving in the UK!! Even though we already have lots of them.

Yeah yeah yeah we can hear the haters.  “What’s so great about Jamberry? nargle nargle nargle, I can get nail stickers for 1 pound at Claire’s”  in their hater-talk.

Well, we can tell you what’s so great.  It’s an MLM, which means it can exploit help mums stay home and work around their kids 19 hours a day. while making people in the USA RICH RICH RICH!!

And as always, if you are the first joiner you stand to make wadloads of cash from ur downlines!!!  Top of the pyramid is the top money spot, right, babeez?

So LOVE.

 

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isn’t it amazing?  We were freaking out, wondering how we were going to counter this new threat to our VIEStars (TM)

 

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So we immediately called our factory in Malaysia and put in an order for our very own Timeless Vie NailArts so we are ready.  We r calling it our VIEStar(TM) Collection, in honour of all our wonderful recruits giving us their money.

BUT – we’re kicking it up a notch cos we see any opportunity as a selling opportunity.  That’s where we’re gonna win over Jamberry.  Cos our VIESTar Collection nails are gonna be like tiny billboards for the whole TV range.

NailArt 1: a subtle green colour with a piece of our organic parslai stuck in the center.  It’s a touch of hawaii if hawaii were a herb.

NailArt 2: our slightly off-centre TV logo on a gorgeous pale background!  Jamberries will be so jelly huns!

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And for the grand finale:  NAILART 3

We’re doing a big promotion on X-Purge 11,  so all our VIEStars(TM) can wear X-Purge 11 bottles ON THEIR NAILS.   Imagine the advertising reach in the summer, in open toed shoes!!!!!! So NOW.

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luv ya huns xo