An income disclosure statement for Fortune Hi Tech Marketing from January 2010 shows exactly how dismal the financial results are for its representatives:
- 54% of representatives who qualified for commissions got an average of $93 per month
- 41% of representatives who qualified for commissions got an average of $256 per month
These figure are before all business expenses. Those who have been involved with multi-level marketing know that there are plenty of expenses, including fees for meetings, travel expenses, promotional materials, sign-up fees, renewal fees, and marketing costs. I doubt many of these 95% of representatives receiving commission checks actually turn a profit.