I tried a few MLM companies back in the 70s with no real success. None of them, in my opinion, offer the average person any chance of making any real money and their products by and large are overpriced. In 1994 I saw Melaleuca. The differences between Melaleuca and all those MLM companies was actually startling.
I joined and then enrolled a few customers, who in turn enrolled a few. Family issues took my attention away from building a business, but I remained a customer, because I found the products to be of superior quality and very reasonably priced. I have now ordered Melaleuca products each and every month for the last 18 years.
Obviously a few others also saw the outstanding quality and have remained customers with me. During those 18 years, for doing nothing more than referring a few customers in the beginning and then continuing as a customer, Melaleuca has paid me a small commission check, without fail, each and every month! My only regret is that if I had referred more customers I would have made a LOT of money. The products are fabulous and the company does exactly what it says it will do.