What’s In My Inbox Thursdays- Work at Home United

Updated on: by Miranda Grimm

Inbox Thursdays- Work at Home AdventuresBelieve it or not my years of work at home researching has lead to an inbox full of work at home updates, scams, reminders and so forth. Sometimes I even get emails telling me I have been accepted to jobs I completely forgot I ever applied for. So, I thought I would begin going through my inbox and uncovering not only the scams I see but also the legitimate offers and updates I find. Calling it “What’s in My Inbox Thursdays” and I will do this for a while- until I get bored with it ;).

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Kicking off What’s in My Inbox Thursdays is the investigation into a company called Work at Home United. I have been receiving random emails from this company for a few years. Somehow every time I get an email from them I think it is an honest work at home job opportunity and every time I am disappointed when I realize they charge a fee…the moment I see they charge- I delete. You would think after all these years I would have unsubscribed…but I didn’t. So, now I will look closer into Work at Home United and see what they are really all about.


So Who is Work at Home United?

Upon visiting their site I am reminded of my days searching desperately for anything I could do to make money from home. There were a lot of sites like Work at Home United. Their front page shows a happy and care free family. It suggests you can work at home, on your own schedule while making money. Nothing so far sounds too far fetched. But based on their website so far…I have no idea what Work at Home United is really offering.

Doing a basic Google search of Work at Home United led me to an explanation of who they really are. They are a front for a Multi-level marketing (MLM) company, Melaleuca, Inc. Melaleuca recruits people to sell their all-natural cleaning products.  This would be your own business, selling products. Some people are made for this type of work…most people are not. Do not believe the hype that it is easy work and a sure-fire way to make a living from home. Generally, anything that is MLM related is a bad idea in my book.

Definition of Multi Level Marketing according to Wikipedia:

Multi-level marketing (MLM) is a marketing strategy in which the sales force is compensated not only for sales they personally generate, but also for the sales of others they recruit, creating a downline of distributors and a hierarchy of multiple levels of compensation.Other terms for MLM include network marketingpyramid selling, and referral marketing.

I am no fan of Multi-Level Marketing Schemes! While many of them are not technically scams, they are not made to profit the little guys- rather the guys on the top.

Is Work at Home United a Scam?

In the true sense of the word Scam, I do not believe Work at Home United is genuinely a scam. Do I think they are a complete waste of your time and money? YES! These types of companies are generally not out to help you make money like they are eagerly claiming…YOU are their audience. YOU are who they are wanting to make money from! They will paint a pretty picture and argue a beautiful story. But bottom line these kinds of things fall through MOST of the time.

But don’t just take my word for it. I want to back up my claims and provide you with some insight into Work at Home United and what other, experienced, people are saying.

  • Complaints Board– a complaint that is, as typical of MLM’s,  followed up by many singing the praises. Use your own judgement and gut instinct when reading both complains and praises. I usually figure the truth is in the middle somewhere.
  • Work at Home No Scams Review– Eddy Salamon gave an in-depth and honest look at Melaleuca
  • Scam.com user reports some pretty bizarre behavior!

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June 16, 2011 at 9:10 am

I see this ad often, Miranda. The one *huge* thing that turns me off here is their essential “cover-up” of what this opportunity actually is. If there are no problems, issues or other concerns, why are they trying to wrangle you in through an unmarked, back alley door? Then once you are in, that’s when they tell you what this opportunity is really. That is shady IMHO. And, it certainly raises a red flag.

Even if marketed as simply a direct sales company, I have big concerns with recommending this opportunity. The monthly minimums are pretty high in my opinion. I understand these are products you use anyway, but I know I don’t spend $75 on cleaning products each month. I don’t know anyone that does. If you are left holding the ball at the end of the month, that can be quite an expense.

Miranda Grimm

June 16, 2011 at 9:55 am

Absolutely my opinion too! Anytime a site does not fully disclose what they are truly about…and even hides behind multiple other names (work at home united is not the only front for melaleuca as you probably know) is not worth the time wasted! Too many truly legit companies available online to mess with this shady type of business. Thanks for your input.


April 22, 2014 at 10:31 am

I am a 2 year customer at Melaleuca, the work at home united team isn’t shady or back alley as you say, they bring you to a live presentation where you can learn about the company they promote and what the compensation plan is about, they don’t charge a fee for the info and you will never find wholesale deals on products like theirs anywhere in the world, when you calculate the cost of buying 5x’s the amounts of cleaners from Wal-Mart for the top brands which they are compared to, add in travel distance, time, and $$ spent to get there buy your stuff and get home you would be paying double or even triple, even with coupons, unless you are an extreme couponer, I am happy to know that my $$ each month to get different things that are safer for my babies , pets and I, are helping to pay bills for 7 other families who are customers like me, and when I refer a few people now and again they give me a percentage so I get my entire order for free! MLM stands for multilevel ,marketing, they are consumer direct, meaning the marketing teams are only paid for their number of referrals each month, but they don’t have to sell the products just present the company and help their friends and new acquaintances open their account and help them shop if need be, any time I need help they will help me and if they can’t they find someone who can, and all customers are entitled to 100% money back in the first 3 months after enrolling if they try and really don’t like it, so please stop comparing them to scammers and schemers, because they are saving me from hundreds of Dr trips for my kids being poisoned when they get into stuff, time for shopping and money at the same time.

Sandy J. Duncan

October 28, 2015 at 3:22 pm

I agree I don’t like the smoke and mirrors approach but Melaleuca is a real company that has been around forever. What I really don’t like about the company is they are total “GreenWashers”. Say everything is healthier for you and still don’t remove 90% of the toxins in their ingredients. That’s why I chose Young Living Essential oils that are 100% just pure plant with nothing added. The real deal and good for your health and wellness.

Lisa Sears

June 20, 2014 at 12:23 pm

Everyone has an opinion and can post it as fact on a website or blog. Pleas do your due diligence and fully research what you are talking about. In this case, Melaleuca & Work At Home United. And the same goes for anyone who is reading this post. Form your own opinions, talk to people involved in this business, read BBB reviews. Don’t just go off the rumors & hearsay on the internet.
“The problem with internet quotes is that you can’t always depend on their accuracy” – Abraham Lincoln, 1864 (LOL)
The following is an excerpt from an article in Idaho Falls Magazine from 1 June 2014
At the heart of that change was a decisive move away from the multi-level marketing model.
The model of an MLM is just what it says: multiple levels of distribution, with distributors passing the product from one level to the next. The model is to sell inventory to distributors who buy the inventory (at various discounts depending how much they buy).
“It’s a game where you go looking for customers after you’ve bought the inventory,” Frank VanderSloot (CEO, Melaleuca) said. “It’s backwards. And it didn’t take me too long to understand that a multi-level marketing method of selling inventories didn’t mean that the product had actually gone to any end consumer. And people could get hurt buying inventories they couldn’t sell.”
According to VanderSloot, that’s why the whole concept of multi-level marketing has gotten such a bad name. People get left holding the bag. So in other words, they lose their investment.
“What MLM’s do is train people to go find other people to buy their inventory,” he said. “In that model, hardly any of it goes to end consumers. It’s doomed to break down from the beginning.”
According to a written statement by Jeff Sayer, Idaho Department of Commerce Director, much of Melaleuca’s success can be attributed to the fact that it is a direct marketing company that uses a consumer-direct marketing model. “People often mistake its model with MLM because both offer a home business opportunity,” he writes. “However, the nuances in Melaleuca’s business model create a clear distinction from the traditional multi-level model.”
That statement is echoed by Dale Dixon, President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving the Snake River Region.
“As part of our mission to build trust and confidence in the marketplace, [we have] studied the business practices of many companies in our region, including Melaleuca,” he says. “Melaleuca earns an A+ rating from BBB and demonstrates a commitment to adhere to BBB’s Standards for Trust; Melaleuca is working to build trust through honesty, transparency and responsiveness.”
He adds that furthermore, the company “does not have multiple levels of distribution, which means its independent agents do not distribute inventory from one agent to the next. People purchase what they want for personal use; conversely, people are not compensated for reselling to others.” The company’s “marketing executives” make a commission by referring customers directly to the company, rather than serving as a distributor of products. “For this important distinction, BBB serving the Snake River Region categorizes Melaleuca as a retailer,” he stated.


June 16, 2011 at 10:14 am

been there done that, lol. This is a real company, excellent products but gosh over 11 years I have tried to make money with this company 3 different times and have made $12 at most. OK maybe $20. I was at all the sales meeting, conferences, all that busting my hump, buying websites and DVD to pass out and more. All I had to show was about 2 years worth of laundry products and 20 tubes of tooth polish, more soap than I’ll ever need. Your up-line is getting paid, honey trust me. I’ve seen the checks. $10,020.00 in 30 days no lie. She actually got upset when her check dropped to $8800 a month, yeah. I did just what they told me and I made nothing, yet they made off of me. I’ll never do MLM again with ANY company. Like Angie said tell us upfront who you are. You won’t know until you fill out the form to have some call you back, then you get what it is. That’s not how you do business IMO.

Miranda Grimm

June 16, 2011 at 10:18 am

So glad you shared your experience here Tracey! As with all MLM schemes, there are always those few who are making great money…the rest are the ones doing the work so those few can make those big bucks and show them off to everyone and make them believe it is possible. There are also those few go gettem types who believe they are the ones who will be at the top and make that kind of money. They probably also buy lottery tickets every week…cause there IS a chance…but most likely those efforts, energy and dedication would be better spent elsewhere.


June 16, 2011 at 9:51 pm

I recently signed up with this company, just to help out my neighbor who was selling it and to try the “natural” products, as I already buy natural products for my home. This company claims to be morally based, but they are really con-artists. The products are not natural (in comparison to what I was already using), and the amount I had to spend monthly was ridiculously high. I also used to sell Party Lite, which I love their products, but they are retail priced and I ended up spending more than I ever made. MLM is NEVER a good idea, unless you enjoy ripping others off.


June 16, 2011 at 10:43 pm

This is sad. When people ask me about these type of sites my response is always the same stay clear of them!


November 1, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Wow Brandi, I’m not sure how I came across your blog site, but it was extremely disappointing. 🙁 I was actually looking forward to some factual information, but I didn’t get any! Just a few things that I actually know first hand: Work at home United is not a ‘front’ for Melaleuca. Work at Home United is actually the name of someones business that they personally started for moms who want to work from home. They help, train, and support people who truly desire to do this, and the licensed pharmaceutical company, by trade- that they have teamed up with is Melaleuca (who, by the way, is a registered SINGLE level marketing company {see your definition of MLM and be informed that Melaleuca has no distributors) with an excellent track record and great rating with the BBB. I understand the company has over 350 products for household and cosmetic use, so not just cleaning products as your ‘research’ indicated. I believe that is just one ‘aisle’ in their store.
Unfortunately, I don’t think I will be visiting your blog anytime soon if I am in need of factual reviews- and if people who are looking for honest and legit opportunities are making decisions based on your reviews, how very unfortunate. Please, for the sake of others make sure that you research thoroughly prior to writing as an ‘expert’ on subjects. I don’t mean that smartly, I say it with much sadness, I actually was truly looking forward to reading your post.
Best regards

Miranda Grimm

November 1, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Well, thank you for visiting anyway Beth, even if you never return. It is tragic you found my posting disappointing!
Work at Home United is a ‘front for Melaleuca, as this discreet company is simply just trying to get their downline created for Melaleuca, you will not work for Work at home United, but for yourself as a Melaleuca agent. . Why can’t they just be clear about this?

Just read over the personal experiences shared here, how can you argue that?

I am curious what you mean by ‘excellent track record’ when referring to Melaleuca, as I find a lot of failure and warning reports all over the web that say otherwise, I provided you with several links in the article that show you where I find my information. An excellent BBB track record is not impressive. I take the real-life stories from friends and people with experience over BBB any-day, BBB lost their credibility years ago. In fact, if you want to rely on it so much, then realize even BBB refers to Melaleuca as a “Multi Level Selling Company”.

The point of my site is to help my readers avoid investing time or money into a business or job that is likely to fail. With failure rates for these types of home businesses over 95%, working for Melaleuca is only for a VERY small group of people, I do not recommend it to my readers and I never will. I stand strong against these types of home based businesses as I do not like their discreet and sneaky tactics, the common way places like Work at Home United lure desperate moms in with ideas that the work will be simple and easy and the pay will be good. You should know as well as me, working this type of job is in no way EASY and you do WORK for your money! Which is why the failure rate is so incredibly high.

Whatever you want to call Melaleuca, MLM or CDM, it all boils down to the same- people are making money by referring! So you will notice this is why people turn to creating deceptive sites like Work at Home United, they are doing and saying what they can to appeal to a certain market so those people will sign up, they earn their referral pay and they succeed…but because the people went into the business under the belief the pay is higher than the level of work they will do, they fail…Which sounds a lot like a pyramid scheme…hmmm… (http://explosivemlm.com/melaleuca/melaleuca-mlm-in-disguise/)

Readers: If you want to make money in direct sales, avoid anything, ANYTHING that takes light of the work that has to be done to be successful. Or you are wasting your time and possibly your money. Avoid anything where others working for the company are more focused on creating referrals than they are the actual product! Remember that research can be hard for these home business types because people earn from referrals, they will do or say whatever they can to keep the company in a good light- so people like me don’t ruin their chance to gain another quick buck off your expense.

Melaleuca, as I said in my article, is not a “scam”, but it is a risky home business opportunity and I do not recommend it because I think your time will be better spent elsewhere, where you will have a better chance for success! Read through the links I provided you and remember to stay smart, if it smells like a duck….

Oh, and my name is Miranda, not Brandi


November 1, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Could you sound even more like a distributor for them and less like someone that has been royally screwed by this “opportunity”? So what if you don’t visit this blog? I seriously doubt this site will suffer from one less MLM person not spending money on it.


November 1, 2011 at 9:26 pm

If you would take the time to browse around Beth, you would see that Miranda does extreme research on pretty much every opportunity she posts about. She cares about her followers and does not want to them to sign up for things when she discovers pretty much everything about the company in question is basically negative, which is why this post is here. Too many people who are desperate buy into things like this only to lose money they didn’t have to start with.

This “opportunity” costs money to get going on and most people report little to no return on their investment. You should not claim she doesn’t provide factual reviews just because she did not write a glowing review of Melaleuca. She simply called it as she saw it.


January 24, 2012 at 8:20 pm

It’s not an MLM or a scam. Do you know what an MLM is? Do you understand how Melaleuca works? Obviously not. If she can’t explain it so her readers can understand it then who is she helping? Misinformation is just as bad as a scam – you cheat people out of making the decision for themselves.

Miranda Grimm

January 24, 2012 at 9:24 pm

I said in my post it was NOT a scam, I also give the definition of MLM. Feel free to re read my post. I stand firmly behind what I say and I have an obligation to my faithful readers to let them know the truth. Only a percentage of people survive…which makes it too risky. Period.


November 1, 2011 at 9:54 pm

While I did not sign up for Meleluaca I did sign up for a similar program. The people behind these MLM companies do want YOUR money. Miranda is VERY thorough on her research–how would hundreds of people work from home if she was not thorough.

This is one of three sites I visit for my WAH information. Perhaps this is not for you. But for us that follow Miranda–we love her and take it personally when you attack her. Maybe you should get your facts right about Miranda and her blog before you open up like this and attack.

We are more than her followers. She is our family!


January 24, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Thank you Beth for some FACTS!

Miranda Grimm

January 24, 2012 at 9:24 pm

If by FACTS you mean she agrees with you, then sure…I am still not seeing what FACTS you are referring to that does anything to disprove what I said.


July 17, 2013 at 12:19 am

Emily is a liar. She must work for the company. I had a friend try to get me into this years ago. It most certainly is an MLM deal. It’s just like Amway and Shaklee if you remember those names. You make nothing while the people above you in the PYRAMID rake in the money off your hard work and sweat. Remember two things when trying to find a work at home job. 1) Pay nothing up-front (if you do, you have nobody to blame but yourself). 2) If it sounds too good to be true it is.

Katie Jones

November 1, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Hey, I did the whole Meleluaca thing and it absolutely sucked. It’s like I was brain washed and I sincerely thought it was going to be easy and people would love to join. WRONG. Granted, this was my first experience working from home, so it will probably be my worst, but still, even like you Miranda, I do not want others to go through this type of thing because it really does nothing but cause worries and trouble. After my experience, I figured there was no such thing as working from home … and then guess what … I stumbled upon your blog and now I am making more money than I ever thought I would because I took your advice and did my own research.

Miranda’s site is informative and amazing. She offers a service to those who desperately need it and I’m sorry, but if you do not like what a site offers, then simply press the X in the top right corner. Why leave a nasty comment? I understand if she was simply sticking up for the company, but there are better ways to show that appreciation because now she has only made herself look like a fool. Also, Miranda has never said she was an expert. Look in the disclosures!

Sorry 🙂 Miranda is a dear friend to me and it just ticks me off when people leave worthless, negative comments that due nothing but cause hurt. Not everybody wants to join a person’s pity party.


January 24, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Hi Miranda,
I would think that someone who is posting a site claiming to review work at home opportunities and jobs would at least look into what they were writing about. If you actually took the time to get the correct information then you could do a better job of informing your readers. Work at home business opportunities have a 96% failure rate because people think they are easier than they turn out to be. Is Work-At-Home United some miracle business that changes those odds for the average person? No, they are not. Are they a legitimate organization that helps people succeed at owning their own business from home? Yes, they are – if those people are dedicated to making their own business a success. You do have to put your time in and no it’s not easy, but REAL people are actually making money with Work-At-Home United. They do not cover up or try to hide the fact that they are partnered with Melaleuca. They are not allowed to use the Melaleuca name in their advertising because Melaleuca doesn’t pay for advertising and Melaleuca could be held legally responsible for anything any of their marketing executives claimed to be true about the company. It’s people like you that give them a bad name because you don’t bother to get the facts before advising people about whether or not it’s a scam. If you really want to help people you should get your facts straight.

Miranda Grimm

January 24, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Read my post again please.

Wonda Morgan

June 4, 2012 at 4:05 pm

My sister asked me to join Melaleuca several months ago. My husband is undergoing Chemo and he takes the Vitality vitamins. I use the cleaning and laundry products. I also switched my allergy mediciation. I am not pressured into anything. I order what I want each month. I would rather order thru this company and have my enroller make some money than have my local Wal-mart make a profit. I am still purchasing the same items that I would normally purchase at a cheaper cost. This is not a MLM scheme. It is quality products and you are not selling anything. The products are shipped quickly to my front door. I find this no different than ordering my products from Amazaon. The only difference is that other moms like me make some extra money.

Tricia McDonald

June 24, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Melaleuca products have changed my life!! My health has drasically improved since I switched to their products. Several of my friends have cured their ezcema. Others have been able to stop taking their cholesterol medicine completely! My dog doesn’t have asthma attacks anymore. My mom’s dog stopped having seizures. These products are so much better quality than conventional stores and the prices are reasonable. As for the business opportunity, it does take work and time. It’s definitely not a get rich quick scam! I was buying these products anyway but now, I get better products, better health, and a monthly check on top of that!


September 6, 2012 at 5:51 pm

I personally think MLM’s are a great concept and I believe in having multiple streams of income, owning a business, especially since jobs are not as secure as they used to be. They have a bad rap because people who join them expect to get rich quick/easy, then when they don’t make money right away, they quit and then blame it on the company. Just like when people join the gym at the beginning of the year, then many quit within months because it’s too hard to stay disciplined or life gets too busy and it becomes a non priority. The reason why they have such a huge failure rate is because they let everyone & their mother join, even though it would not be a good fit for everyone. The main focus in MLMs are recruiting and training. I think it’s a good thing to be able to help others make money, as long as you can properly train & support them. It’s your job as the recruiter to make them money because if they don’t make money right away, they won’t stick around. So shame on those recruiters that just want to recruit and don’t intend to put time into & pour their energy into making that recruit successful. If you take the time to recruit someone, train them and help them become successful, what is wrong with being able to get compensated for it?
I really like every Melaleuca product I’ve tried and if they didn’t require monthly minimum purchases every month, I would’ve joined in a heart beat, just because I like the products and don’t mind supporting friends’ businesses. That’s another thing I don’t understand…why is it when people start a business, their friends & family run away and avoid them like the plague? What’s so scary about letting them practice their presentation on you? If you don’t like their products, at least you can offer words of encouragement. I have always believed in encouraging others, and I’ve always tried to buy from friends and family first. I guess my point is that MLMs can be a good side business only if you find something you are passionate about, not be afraid of rejection, be self disciplined, and honest with yourself that it’s not going to be an easy journey. Also, don’t invest too much up front and don’t quit your real job before you start making money!

Miranda Grimm

September 6, 2012 at 7:09 pm

You said it Amazingly Well Malia!The problem is absolutely in the fact that we are led to believe ‘everyone can do it and be a success’. The cold truth is that it is NOT for everyone and it needs to be more transparent. They don’t need to belittle how much work goes into this type of business either. If it is going to be a success it takes a LOT of dedication, commitment and a hard shell (to handle everyone “avoiding them like the plague”). This is something that should be thought about and not jumped into at the drop of a hat or you may (verly likely) lose your start up cost and waste your time! — This is why I do not recommend this type of business to my readers….way too much risk and failure rate is way too high. If me telling someone they shouldnt do it because of the risk and they still do…then maybe there is enough passion behind them to actually succeed…so I never tell anyone to go for it. Let them fight for it– that is the only way to succeed at anything!


August 3, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Wow!! First time I have come across this blog and the feedback/ruffled feathers about Melaleuca is blowing my mind!! I know the owner of Work At Home United and they are the most genuine, helpful people I have ever met. Yes, it is very difficult for anyone to start ANY time of home-based business whether it be marketing, advertising, consulting, etc… Melaleuca makes that clear… this business is not for everyone! HOWEVER, I do think you need to be careful how you comment on a company you don’t know :-). If you want to work from home and earn reliable income, anything you do will take time and money. Did you honestly start your business for free?? How many hours did it take for you to start your blog and create followers? Our family uses up everything we buy each month – toothpaste, laundry detergent, soap, vitamins, etc… I know longer get headaches, burning hands, and sinus infections from cleaning :-). We love the products, our allergies are nearly gone, and we are healthier. They would not have a 95% retention rate to month if the products were not excellent. Their customer service is phenomenal. It is so difficult to find a company in any industry these days that have good customer service, backs their products 100%, and are polite and helpful every time you call. I encourage any one that is unsure of Melaleuca to just pick up the phone and call them and see for yourself :-). You can find all of their contact information at http://www.melaleuca.com! Happy shopping!! P.S. The only money you invest is a $29 annual fee, less than Costco membership. And this month, there is a $1 enrollment fee up until the 20th. Not much of an investment requirement in my book compared to the costs of starting up any other type of business :-).

Jessica Rangel

September 13, 2013 at 7:27 pm


I am not part of work at home united, but I do have my own company, its called; creating a debt free future. I have been a customer for a little over 2 years, and I got to tell you, I have never been happier. I just recently started building my business, and I have found how easy it is to tell people about a company that genuinely wants to help people. I am In love with the products. Theres stuff for everyone in my family. My father suffered from Diabetes for YEARS and these last couple of dr checkups have been amazing. All he has done is taken the vitamins, but thats all he needed. Ive never had to sell anything. I have never invested money I didnt have. I just switched stores. Thats all I did.

I highly recommend you take a look at the company, because it has a lot of amazing advantages to it. My friends love that I share these amazing products with them, and one of them used to suffer from really bad allergies, and rosacea, and her skin is almost completely clear!
The company is phenomenal, and the products will impress the hell out of you! You should take a closer look at them!

All the best!

Stefani Martinez

October 17, 2013 at 4:20 pm

I came across this blog in an internet search…

I will fully disclose that I partner with Melaleuca through WAHU. To date I’ve earned $15,463 with Melaleuca, and my largest check was $1996.23. My status is Director 5.

I could pick apart the previous posts in terms of validity, but instead I will suggest you contact the Direct Selling Association. If you call them, they will tell you Melaleuca is the ONLY company out there that is NOT considered an MLM.

Melaleuca is a consumer direct marketing company and American manufacturer of household consumables who competes with Proctor and Gamble, Johnson and Johnson, etc. Those like me who profit share with Melaleuca are not distributors and don’t get paid decreasing percentages on a downline. However, the compensation plan is regarded as the most lucrative in the industry — marketing executives get paid 13 different ways and their residual income comes through a matrix.

Lastly, the only cost in doing this business is what I spend at networking events or coffee meetings but I had plenty of expenses for nine years while partnered with a different MLM. I carried $16,000 of inventory for that “job”.

I really wish I ha found Melaleuca sooner.

Someone who is considering Melaleuca/WAHU should do themselves a favor and listen to a Delivering Wellness Presentation from someone who builds this business and then decide for him or herself what the merits of a Melaleuca opportunity are.

Yvette Hawthorne

October 22, 2013 at 8:32 pm

I must agree with Stephanie and the previous posts from those who actually know a little something about WAHU and Melaleuca. It’s unfortunate that Miranda and so many others that share her opinion are so jaded and scared of anything that doesn’t align with their worldly experiences of scams and loss. Where is the hope in the world gone?? I’m learning to let the no’s from the skeptics slide and move on to the next one–not everyone can go where I’m going and that’s unfortunate…some people just don’t get it and are destined to write and complain on blogs for the rest of their lives.

I’ve been very successful so far and this is because I haven’t half assed my way through it. I use the strategies and the support they provide! You are RIGHT that WAHU is NOT for most because I’ve found in my former corporate America career that most people don’t have a great work ethic and are looking for a get rich quick/do the least amount of work I need to in order to get by ethic. I have recently started my Melaleuca business and I was shocked at how much my first check was! And my new customers LOVE their products!!

I’d be really interested in learning about the work from home opportunities that this blog is actually endorsing. I hope they are lucrative, mind stimulating, exciting, and value added to our communities and homes. However, I won’t be researching any further because I’ve found the way to reach my goals!

Finally, anyone who is utilizing this blog to solely base their decision on whether to even research a work at home opportunity is lazy and falls into the majority. I hope you or family don’t actually NEED the income you’re searching for cause you actually have to earn it!

Miranda Grimm

October 23, 2013 at 11:40 am

I beg everyone to re-read my post and read it for what it is not what you think it is. I am not calling them a scam. I am saying I do not recommend them and particularly this particular persons way of recruiting. It is an honest opinion and I give only user experience. If you disagree that it takes hard work to make money with this system and that the most money is made recruiting people, rather than selling products- please say so. I appreciate your comments and sharing your experiences. But I am shocked by how many have twisted my words to an extreme that I never expressed!!


February 21, 2014 at 11:05 am

I was part of the Work At Home United Team and what a bunch of bull!! It is definitely a back door for Melaleuca! One persons for a team and gives it a name! I recruited 8 people in less than a month and purchasing to include myself they would purchase an average of $60.00 worth a product each, my first check was .12 cents! The person who recruits you makes the moneya dn the Team Leader! The more people they add the more they make of the products you purchase. After investing over $500.00 in advertising, marketing, tolls to grow my business and not to forget the minimum of $49.00 worth of products you are obliged to buy to keep your membership active it was a waste of time.
6 months into it I had a family emergency and forgot to fulfill my order, an emergency back up kit was sent to me in order not to default on my membership again, with new products they are trying to promote and things you necessarily may not use! Please don’t take me wrong, Melaleuca products are excellent, swear by them but Sales Tactics Suck!
After receiving Back up kit, I was contacted by my Team Leader reminding me that this was a no go, as she gets reports on who sells what and defaults ect.. Pressure, pressure! There are several Team Calls a week and tabs are kept on who calls and participates! To sign up on the Team, you at least need to bring in a minimum of 8 people to begin and they must purchase a minimum of $49.00 and pay a membership fee!
As soon as I expalined to My Team Leader my situation and that I had invested all this money and not to include the products I had purchased, I was dropped like a fly and never got a reply or a good lUck!!
This is not for everyone, this is not the easy money making scheme they promise it to be. (Although I don’t believe in easy money making, but they make it seem so easy!) Best way, to make money is to start your own Team and be ruthless!
By the way, The WAHU Team Leader started this business, because she has a severely sick child and she needed way to make money while staying at home taking of her child! It has worked great for her and I commend her! This is just not for me!


April 1, 2014 at 12:23 pm

Lala, you did NOT help 8 people and only get a .12 check! If they were quality enrolled and placed their order you got $25 for each person and advancement bonuses. Do NOT lie. Mela doesn’t cheat people with money. So your check would have been 25×8=200 then a $100 advancement bonus or if you’re on pacesetter a $200 bonus. Total of $400 IF nobody got a VP or EP.