According to Nu Skin:
In 2013, the Company paid approximately $143,266,000 in commissions to Distributors residing in the United States.
There are two fundamental ways in which a Distributor can earn compensation:
Through retail markups on sales of products purchased at wholesale prices; and
Through commissions (sometimes called bonuses) paid on one’s product sales and the sales of other Distributors in one’s downline sales network. As with any other sales opportunity, the compensation earned by Distributors varies significantly and is based upon the time Distributors devote to the business, etc. The cost to become a Distributor is very low.
People become Distributors for various reasons. Many people become Distributors simply to enjoy the Company’s products at wholesale prices. Some join the business to improve their skills or to experience the management of their own business. Others become Distributors, but for various reasons, never purchase products from the Company.
Consequently, many Distributors never qualify to receive commissions. Generating meaningful compensation as a Distributor requires considerable time, effort, and commitment. This is not a get rich quick program. There are no guarantees of financial success.
The average commission paid to U.S. Active Distributors each month was $176.00, or $2,112.05 on an annualized basis. In 2013, the average monthly commission paid to U.S. Active Distributors who earned a commission check was $1,240.12, or $14,881.48 on an annualized basis.
On a monthly basis, an average of 14.19% of U.S. Active Distributors earned a commission check.
Active Distributors represented an average of 39.17% of total distributors.
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