Usborne Books is a UK-based MLM publishing company, where independent “Organizers” receive commission on the books they sell. In the United States, their presence isn’t quite so mammoth, but they have been around since 1989, which is a very long time for MLM .
Could that be considered a pyramid scheme ? In order for an MLM to not be classified as an illegal pyramid scheme , participants need to earn money from sales to the public, rather than from recruitment. So no, we don’t think it’s possible to earn decent money with Usborne Books through sales to the public alone.
How much do you really make as an Usborne consultant? Usborne notes on its website that the average earnings for a book party are $100.
It has a sister company known as Usborne Books at Home, founded in 1981 and operating an MLM /direct sales model selling to families, schools and communities. The USA wing was established in 1989 and based in Tulsa, OK. [Source:] TheBookseller.com – Peter Usborne The company is known as Usborne Books and More in the US.
MLM businesses operate in all 50 U.S. states. Some sources say that all MLMs are essentially pyramid schemes , even if they are legal. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) states: “Steer clear of multilevel marketing plans that pay commissions for recruiting new distributors. They’re actually illegal pyramid schemes .
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The literature shows a “good” month with Usborne is $400.00 in sales, one venue event, and one educational event. Earning approximately $100.00 for a home show is far from lucrative. If you live in a market that is saturated, you typically end up selling your product for a lower price at book fairs and other events.
Usborne Books & More consultants get paid by direct deposit every Wednesday. So 25% of every sale you made in one week, gets paid out to you the next Wednesday. That translates to 33.5% commission on your own sales and 8.5% of all sales from your immediate team. It pays to promote, in more ways than one!
Usborne Books & More is a secular company, so their books are not meant to be “ Christian ”. However, there are educational books from Usborne that can be used successfully in a Christian homeschool without compromising Christian values.
Educational Development Corporation, publisher of Usborne and Kane Miller books in the U.S., has announced that, effective immediately, the company will no longer sell any of its books on Amazon or to any entities that resell to Amazon .
Remember you choose your hours, where you want to work and who you want to work with. It’s so easy to fit Usborne around your family. It costs just £48 to join the team and if you get off to a great start, we’ll give you that £48 right back.
Usborne Books & More believes that children should have every opportunity available to them, especially a good education. We proudly offer a product that is unsurpassed in quality, content, illustrations and photography. Our books entice children to dive into the information and surface again eager to learn more.
Some MLMs are illegal pyramid schemes. Most people who join legitimate MLMs make little or no money. Some of them lose money. People who become involved in an illegal pyramid scheme may not realize they’ve joined a fraudulent venture, and typically lose everything they invest.
Here are some of the more common MLMs that we’ve heard of: Herbalife. Arbonne. Stella&Dot. Younique. MONAT. Isagenix. Nu Skin. doTERRA.
Like Tupperware, Avon, and Mary Kay, Pampered Chef is a multi-level marketing company. Doris Christopher, a home-ec teacher then stay-at-home-mom, started Pampered Chef in 1980, selling cookware and doing “kitchen shows” in her friends’ homes.