If you’re wondering whether Modere is a scam, pyramid scheme or legitimate business opportunity, this Modere review is exactly what you’re looking for.
There’s a good chance someone contacted you on social media about the Modere business opportunity and you’re now doing your homework to find out if the opportunity is a scam.
You’re smart to be doing your research because in this review, I will be telling you a whole lot about the Modere business opportunity – including the bits Modere Social Marketers wouldn’t want you to know about just yet.
I will be talking about what you can expect to experience as a Modere Social Marketer and give possible reasons why a lot of them fail.
Before we really drill into the opportunity, here is a summary of some important things to know about the company:
- Modere is a real company that sells personal care, household care and nutritional products
- The opportunity operates an MLM business model
- The cost of becoming a Social Marketer is $29.95
- In order to qualify to earn from all areas of the compensation plan and not miss out on any potential commissions, you will have to pay an additional $499 for a builder collection package
- To qualify for commissions, a Social Marketer must have at least 150 Activity Points (AP) or a 75 Marketer Point (MP) flagship
- MP is the points value of your personal purchases, while AP is the combined points value of both your personal purchases and sales.
- This means Social Marketers have to make monthly sales of at least 150 AP to avoid having to purchase the products themselves
- Modere Social Marketers primarily promote the products and opportunity via social media and their own websites
- There is hardly any information about the business opportunity and the leadership of the company on their website and there are red flags in the opportunity that may lead some to suggest that it is a pyramid scheme.
- The mystery behind the company is already one reason why I cannot recommend this business opportunity
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated to Modere. This review is my own personal opinion of what you should expect as a Social Marketer. I make money online by building websites promoting products in niches I am passionate about.
Modere is just another one of numerous MLM companies that sell personal care and household products, and it comes with similar problems as the rest of them. Overpriced products, monthly auto-ship if Social Marketers fail to meet their monthly sales quota, lack of proper marketing training to name a few.
However, one thing I do admire about this company is their preference for promoting on social media and via websites. I completely endorse promoting via digital methods but the problem is Modere doesn’t offer adequate training on how to go about doing this.
The good news is you can follow the exact system I follow that teaches you how to get leads when promoting absolutely anything, including Modere products if you want. Better news is it’s FREE to sign up for. 🙂
What is Modere?
Formerly Neways, Modere is an MLM-based company that sells personal care, household care and nutritional products.
Weirdly, I couldn’t find an about page on the company’s website but I learned that the current CEO and chairman is Robert Conlee. He has been CEO since their Neways days in 2012 and he was CEO of another MLM company, Xango, in the past.
Here’s some advice for you: Before you pay to join any business opportunity or program, you should always know the people you are doing business with. Normally, you should get this straight off the company’s website.
If, for some reason, the company withholds this information from you, I suggest you push your guard up or stay away from the company completely.
Even though I easily found the leadership at Modere, I still cannot fathom why the company isn’t transparent about their leadership and core details of their compensation plan.
If you would like to know whether their products are awesome or not, I couldn’t tell you because I have not tried them.
If I had to guess, I’d say their products are great. Neways was founded about 30 years ago and you don’t stick around that long by offering nonsense. Since Modere is a modern iteration of Neways, I think it’s fair to assume the products are high quality.
Having said all that, this might not mean much for you as a Modere Social Marketer. Loving the products is necessary, but not sufficient, to be successful as a Social Marketer.
There are other factors to consider like price, target market, niche saturation and realistic earning potential.
Price and target market go hand in hand. Everyone uses personal care products to a certain degree. Soap, shower gel, shampoo and lotion are examples of personal care products.
Personally, the maximum I would spend on each of these products is $10. In fact, the lotion I currently use is the 600ml Vaseline Cool Aloe and it cost me around $7 or less. This automatically rules me out of your target market as a Social Marketer because Modere sells their 50ml lotion for between $18 and $35.
You would have to narrow your target market down to the people that are willing to spend that amount of money on personal care products.
Now let’s talk a little bit about niche saturation. I might be wrong about this but I think the personal/household care niche has the highest number of MLM companies.
On this website alone, you will find reviews on companies like Avisae, Avon, Arbonne, BeautyCounter and several others that operate within this same niche. You will not only be competing with other Modere Social Marketers for market share but you will also face stern competition from distributors of these other companies.
Modere only ships products within the US. This drastically limits your potential audience and there’s the possibility of over-saturation.
If you find it difficult to nail down a market to sell to, you will not make many sales. If you don’t make many sales, it’s unrealistic to expect high earnings by selling the products. Remember there is still that lurking requirement of achieving 150 AP in sales if you do not want to purchase the products yourself.
The Business Opportunity
The Social Marketer that told you about this business opportunity is either trying to recruit you to grow his team or trying to recruit you because they have not had much luck trying to sell the products.
From my experience, consultants find it so much easier to sell dreams to people than to sell products. This is why the focus almost always switches to recruiting people instead of promoting the products.
There is no grace period with Modere and the clock starts ticking as soon as you sign up to become a Social Marketer. Make 150 AP in sales, else you will have to order some products. The pressure from this monthly auto-ship prompts recruiting and this is where the Modere scam/pyramid scheme claims come from.
If you do join Modere, the Social Marketer that recruited you would try to get you to purchase the $499 builder collection package. If you go ahead and purchase it, they earn a commission. This is a grey area, as it indirectly implies that recruiting is enough to earn a commission, even if the recruit doesn’t make any product sales to regular customers.
A counter argument would be that the builder collection package is not part of the cost of becoming a Modere Social Marketer and it should therefore count as a regular sale.
My counter argument to that argument would be a distributor to distributor sales are among the signs of a pyramid scheme. Like I said before, this is a grey area.
The truth of the matter is if you are able to make a lot of product sales each month or recruit a lot of people into the opportunity, you will make money. If you can’t do either of these things, you will lose money. It’s that simple.
If you’re having second thoughts, maybe you should use the system I use to make money online.
The Compensation Plan
Here is the company’s official PDF for the compensation plan. It’s vague and leaves out a lot of details.
Is Modere a Scam?
As a company, I don’t think Modere is a scam. I say this because they appear to sell real quality products.
Is Modere a Pyramid Scheme?
This one is less straightforward than the previous question. Here is a short video explaining the dynamics of a pyramid scheme:
When it comes to defining a pyramid scheme, a lot of things are left to one’s opinion.
In my opinion, it will be hard to succeed by selling the products alone because of the price and market saturation. This means most Social Marketers will have to switch their focus from the products to recruiting. Recruiting over promoting products is one of the signs of a pyramid scheme.
Social Marketers sell the business collection packages to other Social Marketers. Distributor-Distributor sales is another mark of a pyramid scheme.
Social Marketers incur flagship costs if they do not meet their sales quota. This pressure leads to people having to recruit and this is one of the marks of a pyramid scheme.
Like I said before, this is all my opinion and you can feel free to disagree in the comments below.
My Final Thoughts
Despite everything I have said about the Modere business opportunity, it is still possible to make money with them. It’s not probable, but it is possible.
I just find so many things wrong with this company’s business model to recommend this opportunity to you. If you’re insistent on being part of an MLM company, there are better ones out there. Look around this site, look elsewhere and you may find some decent ones. I just can’t recommend this one.
My real recommendation is for you to steer clear of MLMs altogether. MLMs are hard work! If you’re truly passionate about personal or household products, or anything else for that matter, build your own successful business.
When I say your own business, I literally mean your own business. It’s free to get started, you work at your own pace, you promote whatever you want and you do not recruit anybody. If this sounds appealing to you, check out the program that taught me.
Product Name: Modere
Price: $29.95 + (optional) $499 builder collection package
CEO: Robert Conlee
Overall Ranking: 30/100