Frequently asked questions.

Below is a list of commonly asked questions. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, feel free to contact me.

What is the cost to start an Arbonne business?

The cost to register as an Independent Consultant in Canada is $95. (The cost varies slightly in other Countries.) With your registration you receive a personal ID to allow a log in to the website. You receive a package of business materials, including our code of conduct, the compensation plan and a glossary of terms. You receive catalogues, sample packs of Arbonne products, a global personal website tied to the Arbonne site and a secure back office that tracks all your business transactions and those of your team and your clients. As an Independent Consultant you have access to extensive training on a variety of topics including video training and documentation about the product line.

Do I have to buy a lot of products?

I recommend that you use Arbonne products personally. The products that you incorporate into your life will depend on you. It is difficult to fully understand the benefits of our products without using them personally. I also recommend that you purchase a few products for demonstration purposes. People love to feel, smell or taste products in advance of purchasing them.

Do I have to maintain an inventory of products?

NO. We do not sell products from a personal inventory. All products are purchased online and drop-shipped to the purchaser. We maintain two warehouses in Canada and normal delivery times by UPS are 3-4 days after the order is input online. The products are delivered directly to the purchaser’s address.

What kind of training is available?

There are many sources of training, including documents available online, corporate training videos, and training from me as your sponsor and VP. I always provide personal one to one training for new consultants, and on-going coaching and mentoring for the team. We meet regularly on Zoom for group training and team meetings.

What does it take to be successful as an Arbonne Consultant?

There is no special education or background that is required to be successful. Training about products, our ingredient policy and how to build a business is available both from the corporate group and within each team. The qualities that seem to ensure success in the business include a desire and determination to change your circumstances; a desire to educate and help others; a wish to give back to the community; the discipline to achieve goals in your business; an understanding of the concepts of residual income and time leveraging.

Is Arbonne a pyramid?

NO! Arbonne is a product driven company that has been in business for 38 years. The following excerpt is taken from a well-researched article on how to distinguish a bona fide Network Marketing company from a pyramid or scheme. “Business models for pyramid schemes are confusing. They often include fantastical promises about revolutionizing their industry or introducing a ‘miracle product.’ More importantly, they emphasize the process of recruitment and promotion over the actual product. Don’t get lured into the job until you understand how the company makes its money.” The full article can be found here.

Is Arbonne a scheme?

No. Please see above answer for details. Arbonne is a registered company that has been doing business in the US for 38 years. Arbonne has been a member in good standing of the DSA since its inception.

What is the DSA?

The Direct Sales Association is the regulatory body that oversees and sets standards of operation for the many businesses in Direct Sales or Network Marketing. Arbonne is not only a member in good standing but has been invited to sit on the board of directors both in the US and in Canada.

Why are there negative comments on the internet about Arbonne?

There are many reasons for this. People who fail at building a vibrant business like to blame someone other than themselves for their failure. Often, people who are not successful like to rant out loud on the internet, making themselves feel better. It is more fun for some people to read about others failure, or rants, and so these posts get a lot of action. I have looked at some of the negative comments online and found that in many instances, the individual has what they term as “a better offer” – in other words, they are talking trash about Arbonne to entice you to join them. Sometimes the information is out of date or simply not true. Although Arbonne has a strict code of conduct and a full refund return policy, there are people who join as consultants and do not adhere to our code or our policy. These consultants rarely last very long in the business but can leave some disappointments or dissatisfaction in their wake.

Are you ready to discover more? Let’s connect.

You don’t need special training or background to build success. A strong desire to create change and a willingness to learn are all that is necessary. I will teach you all the skills and knowledge required.

I invite you to connect with me for a free discovery call. Together, we can discuss your opportunities and determine if this business is right for you.

Are you ready to discover more? Let’s connect.

You don’t need special training or background to build success. A strong desire to create change and a willingness to learn are all that is necessary. I will teach you all the skills and knowledge required.

I invite you to connect with me for a free discovery call. Together, we can discuss your opportunities and determine if this business is right for you.

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