Multi-level marketing, abbreviated as MLM, also called pyramid selling, network marketing and referral marketing, is a controversial marketing strategy for the sale of products and/or services where the revenue of the MLM company is derived from a non-salaried workforce (also called participants, and variously known as “salespeople”, “distributors”, “consultants”, “promoters”, “independent business owners”, etc) selling the company’s products/services, while the earnings of the participants is derived from a pyramid-shaped commission system.
See List Of Top 20 MLM Companies In Nigeria
MLMs also sometimes describe their structure as:
- Direct selling
- Social selling
- Network marketing
- Referral marketing
- Team marketing
- Consumer direct marketing
GNLD – Golden NeoLife Diamite is an established company with a long track record worldwide. More than half a century old, this MLM company has proven their financial viability and stability many times over in different economic conditions.
Trevo is one of the more expensive (to start) MLM companies in Nigeria. At almost double the cost of the average opportunity, their product line is limited to an exceptional energy drink which apparently contains more than 170 ingredients.
3. Forever Living Products
FLP is also one of the older, more established MLM companies in Nigeria. In stark contrast to Trevo, which was founded only a few years ago, FLP was founded in 1978. As such, it has proven to be a robust, financially solid company with a stable business model and good leadership. The product range is substantial, and everything is made from natural ingredients.
4. Alliance in Motion Global
is based in the Philippines. Founded in 2005, AIM Global is not really new any more. However, they have not expanded beyond the Philippines immediately, and they also only targeted a few well selected countries.
5. Organo Gold
Organo Gold, burst onto the global scene in 2008. I say “burst”, because they grew so fast that they had trouble keeping up with sullying their distributors with stock.
is one of the older MLM companies in Nigeria. Established in 1984 in Malaysia, it has been around for more than two decades. It is one of the slightly cheaper opportunities to start up, with a product line focused on wellness and nutritional products.
The Longrich Network Company Ltd has been going for more than three decades, and has proven to be solid and sustainable. The product line is expansive, including mostly everyday products like coffee and tea, personal care products, and baby care products.
Tiens is a network marketing company that started out in China more than 20 years ago. At one stage it was even listed on the USA stock exchanges, but withdrew from the North American markets (USA and Canada) due to increasing resistance against MLM as a business model (in America, more and more network marketing companies are coming under fire because those in power are unwilling to accept the legitimacy of the business structure – just look at the problems that VEMMA experienced. Read full detail here: Vemma Update – The Sad Part and Implications ).
Kedi tarted operating as an MLM company in Nigeria in 2006. The company is a subsidiary of Kedi Healthcare Industries Ltd from Hong Kong.
This somewhat different from the typical MLM company in Nigeria. The founder, Bolaji Rosiji, has battled an ulcer for 21 years before it was healed by a product that is now part of the company’s product line-up.
Oriflame is an older, well established business. While Oriflame is relatively new as an MLM company in Nigeria, the original company was launched in the 1960’s in Sweden. Globally, they have a massive sales force. Fortunately, the fact that they are relatively new to Nigeria means that you won’t have to battle against market saturation as much as reps from other countries undoubtedly have to do.
4Life was founded in 1998 by a husband and wife duo that had a vision of helping people with both their lives and their incomes. While the original product – 4Life Transfer – started out focusing on supplements boosting the immune system, the company now has a team of professionals researching new and improved solutions to health problems.
13. Green Life
Green Life is a Chinese company whose aim it is to bring Traditional Chinese Medicine to the whole world. The actual company was founded in 1988, but it wasn’t until 1998 that they started using MLM as a marketing business model.
14. Green World
Green World is, as far as products go, also promoting Traditional Chinese Medicine products. The product range includes a wide variety of health and beauty products, which is constantly expended as the company continues to do more and more research into new applications for Chinese herbal remedies.
15. Global Wealth Trade
GWT is one of the more expensive MLM companies in Nigeria to get started – but it might just be worth it for those who do. GWT promotes luxury products across various lifestyles, and the marketing is aimed squarely at human nature. It is aimed at our desire to stand out from the crowd, or to fit in with a better crowd, and to showcase our achievements.
16. Total Life Changes
TLC is a USA based company selling a mix of health and wellness products, personal care and shape-wear products. The original company (SeAcai) was – literally – started in the basement of one of the founders, in Detroit in 1999. In 2012, the name was changed to Total Life Changes, and the business model changed to multi-level marketing.
17. Federico Mahora (FM)
FM was founded in 2004 in Poland, and started expanding globally in 2007. The product line is an interesting mix of beauty- and personal care products, home care and anti-aging products.
Jeunesse Global Holdings LLC is another USA based network marketing company. Founded in 2009, it is a relatively new company – but it has already expanded into 85 countries globally.
Syntek Global stems from LivElite Global – a USA company based in Utah, founded in 2008. While this MLM company in Nigeria is relatively new, it differs dramatically from other network marketing opportunities because it offers something nobody else does: A fuel additive that drastically improves fuel economy, while reducing wear and tear on your vehicle’s engine in the process.
QNet is a very interesting company. It was conceived in the Philippines in 1998, and today the headquarters are situated in Hong Kong. The company was founded after a great team of network marketers fell victim to the scams of a USA company, and decided to create their own network marketing company – and not simply walk away from all liability (which they could easily and legally have done).