Thursday, April 11, 2013

How Much Do Thrive Life Consultants Make per Party?

I was recently asked how much money I make per party.  After doing some figuring I make on average $135.00 per party or $33.00 per hour after expenses. 

Let’s take an in depth look.

The average party takes me about 4 hours of work. (Note new consultants should plan it taking longer)

My average party sales are about $1,500, which is slightly higher than the company average but I feel like it accurately represents what experienced consultants are doing.  

Consultants earn 10% commission off of party sales.  So I earn $150.00 in commission.

 At each party I figure that I spend about $15.00 in samples, literature, travel and other expenses.  

Making my take home $135.00 per party or $33.00 per hour.  I am pretty happy with that.

*Thrive Life offers customers the Q program.  This is a way for customers to build their food storage over time while staying with in a budget.  Consultants get paid commission for each Q purchase a customer makes, creating residual income for the consultant.   I did not factor the residual income into that number. 

**Thrive Life is a MLM company and I also get paid off of the efforts of my down line.    I did not factor any of my team sales into that number. 

A personal note, After I had been a consultant for 18 months I was making more money each month then I made when I was teaching school full time, which I think is pretty amazing for a stay at home mom who is working part time.  I'm not a superstar salesman but I work hard.

How you can save money by being a Thrive Life Consultant?

Hint: You don’t have to sell anything!

The number one reason people become a consultant is because they want to get a discount on Thrive Life products.   It is why I became a consultant, and I am so happy with how I have been able to build up my food storage and emergency preparedness items at a great discount. 

1.       For anything you buy outside of your “Q”(discussed below*), you get:
a.        10% in commission and
b.      10% in free product. (Based on retail pricing, just pay shipping).
2.       For anything someone else buys from you, (again, not a requirement to sell to anyone, but just in case someone you know wants to order something…), you get:
a.       10% in commission and
b.      10% in free product. (Based on retail pricing, just pay shipping).
c.       The customer can also earn 10% in free product, when they decide to host a party.
3.       For anything purchased from an event hosted by someone else, (again, not a requirement…) you get:
a.       10% in commission and
b.      The host of the event earns 10% in free product and
c.       The customer can also earn 10% in free product, when they host a party.
Being a consultant will SAVE YOU MONEY!!!   There are other perks too, but that’s the basics.

Example savings: If you were to buy the Freeze Dried Ground Beef Pack (12 cans) = $418.99 ($34.92/can… a phenomenal price to begin with.)You get:
a.       $41.90 in commission and
b.      $41.90 in free product!
c.       $100.00 in ½ off product

How do you become a consultant?
As a consultant, you don’t have to sell anything! There are only 2 requirements:
1.       Buy a kit.  They start at $199.  I recommend the one that is $289 (with shipping it is $329)
2.       Have a monthly shipment to your house (a “Q” *) of at least $50.  We recommend $80 because the shipping cost for $1-$80 is $7.99.  We figure you might as well get the most bang for your shipping buck. 

Ready to get started? 
1.       Go to and click on “Join My Team”.  (On the right).
2.       Click “Get Started Today” (purple button)
3.       Click “Login/Create Account”  (my consultant # is 1209)
4.       Call me if you need help!  I am excited to help you save money while getting prepared! 

Heather Lorimer  435-535-1470

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

How Much Do Thrive Life Consultants Make?

A Real Life Example Broken Down By Rank

I thought it might be helpful to many of my readers to know how much money I made/make as a Thrive Life Consultant.   The following is a list of what the average consultant makes at each rank (numbers are from Thrive Life) and then a real life example of what I actually made as I worked through the ranks.  
I often get asked how much Thrive Life Consultants make. Here is my best answer.

As a Consultant the average Thrive Life commission is $60 a month. 
This would pay for your Q which in essence means you are getting your food storage for "free” or at least the cost of your time to do about one party a month. This is good in that you are not subtracting from the household budget while accumulating your food storage.

As a consultant I made a wide range of commissions, my first month I made $25.70.  I was the rank of consultant for several months.  The last month I was a consultant I made about $200.00 in commission.  I think that this is a pretty common situation.  It takes a while to get parties set up and your business rolling. 

As a Mentor the average Thrive Life commission check is $400. 

An extra $400 coming in can make the difference a lot of us are looking for. I know it makes me sound totally cheap but an extra $400 a month was big/is money to me. 
As a mentor I made on average about $500.00 in commission a month

As a Director the average Thrive Life commission check is $800.  

As a director I made about $550.00 in commission a month.  I was only a director for a very short time. 

As an Executive Director the average Thrive Life commission check is $1000. 

This is nearly a house payment (depending on your house).   This is the extra fun stuff you want but don't want to purchase out of your regular monthly income.
As an executive I made about $1,300.00 in commission a month

As a Silver Executive the average Thrive Life Commission check is $2000.

 As a silver executive I make about $2050.00 in commission each month. I hit Silver Executive after being a consultant for 14 months.   

As a Gold Executive the average commission in a month is $3000.

This is enough to replace income.
As a Gold Executive I make about $2,800.00 a month.   I hit gold executive after being a consultant for 19 months.  

As a Platinum Executive the average commission in a month is $6000! 
And this number will only get bigger as your team grows.
I hit Platinum Executive for the first time in November of 2012. That month I made $6,253.31 in commission.    I became a platinum executive after being a consultant for 31 months.  You might notice that it took me a year to progress from Gold Executive to Platinum.  The jump in team sales between the two is pretty large (gold is $100,000 in team sales, and Platinum is $200,000 in team sales) which is a big jump.  It is very typical for a consultant to be a Gold Executive for a longer time while they build their team to get up to the Platinum mark.
One of the benefits of being a Platinum Executive was my very own cartoon pirate.  Given to me by my upline.  I always wanted to be a cartoon character.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Commissions: How do Thrive Life Consultants Get Paid?

 Thrive Life Consultants get paid three ways.

Flat orders — You get a 10% commission on all one-time orders placed through you or your consultant URL.  This is for all Thrive Life products including shelving, food and emergency supplies

Q customers — This is a great way to build a steady income.  When customers sign up for a Q, you get paid off of it every month.  1st month Q sales get paid on a scale between 20-32%.  After this first month, you will get paid 5% commission as long as their Q remains active.  See this chart for more Q details.

Team Building — The last way to earn money as a Thrive Life Consultant is to multiply your efforts through team building.  For every new consultant that signs up on your first level, you will receive a $50 sign up bonus.  You also get paid commission on sales for up to 3 levels of your down-line.  This chart shows the requirements for each rank and the down-line earnings.
Your Personal
THRIVE Q Payment
Personal Sales
Monthly Team
Sales (You + 3 levels)
Your Team Earnings
level 1
level 2
level 3





Silver Executive

Gold Executive
Platinum Executive

You will notice that team earnings are based on 3 requirements:
1. Your personal THRIVE Q order for the month
2. Total personal sales for the month (these include your party orders for the month as well as any Q orders that processed that month)
3. Total team sales for the month (your sales plus three levels below you)
Earnings are based on the lowest qualifying total.

Note: Monthly totals are based on the calendar month. Team earnings will fluctuate according to each month’s totals, however your rank will remain at its highest point.
You might be interested in reading “How Much Do Thrive Life Consultants Make?” this is an in depth look at how much money I personally made as I hit each rank.