Lately, it seems as though no scroll through your Facebook timeline or Instagram feed is complete without a post about Rodan + Fields. Well, you are not the only one to have noticed before and after photos, product reviews, and more flooding your feeds.
So, what is Rodan + Fields? And why is it everywhere? Here is everything you need to know about Rodan + Fields.
What is Rodan + Fields?
Rodan + Fields is a San Francisco-based skincare company created by dermatologists Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields. The brand was launched in 2000, so probably while you were in preschool.
Do the products work?
If you are wondering why Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields sound so familiar, it may be because you already have their most famous product already sitting in your medicine cabinet at home. In fact, you may be a part of your daily routine! Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields invented Proactiv, the acne treatment that has been working wonders for over 20 years.
Rodan + Fields customers are extremely loyal, (check out what this blogger said here if you don’t believe us!) and it is because they swear by these products. From retinol creams to skin lightening toners, there is definitely a wide range of products available. They can be a little pricey, however – one package retails for $439 – so make sure your consultant helps you carefully pick out the best products for you.
Is it a Pyramid Scheme?
Rodan + Fields is a multi-level marketing company, which means that it operates through independent “consultants”. These consultants sell these products directly to their friends, family, and others in their community. These consultants are not only compensated for the sales they make, but also for the sales of other consultants Rodan + Fields on their team.
While this company may get a bad rap as a pyramid scheme, multi-level marketing is totally legal. Consultants can only make money through product sales, not through recruiting other team members, making Rodan + Fields a legitimate way to earn some extra cash.
How much do consultants make?
While it may seem like everyone in your Facebook is a stay at home mom making bank through Rodan + Fields, the majority of the people who sell their products really don’t make much. When you look at the stats, only the top 10% made over about $4,500 annually, which means the majority of everyone else (90% of them) made way less than that, more in the range of $1 to $600 a year.
Company top earner Sarah Robbins was making six figures by the age of 29, earned a free Lexus, and now gets to travel the world by way of Rodan + Fields.
Again, consultants will only earn money and rewards through product sales, not through adding members to their team. (So don’t stress about turning down that DM from the girl you barely spoke to in high school!)
How can you become a consultant?
It’s easy! All you have to do to enroll as a consultant is complete an application on rodanandfields.com and purchase their Business Kit for $45.
Also, if you already know a Rodan + Fields consultant, don’t hesitate in hitting them up to ask about joining their team.
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