The Market America company prides itself in being the Unfranchise Franchise since 1992. This agency was founded by Loren and JR Ridinger, who had a dream for entrepreneurs to own and develop their own businesses from the comfort of home. The way that the Market America program works is by allowing people, called independent distributors, to choose and sell products that are manufactured, shipped and sold by third party affiliate organizations. This means no buying or storing of items like many other entrepreneurial companies require. A successful distributor of Market America products can earn anywhere from a few hundred dollars a month to a few thousand. The success of your own site depends on your clientele and marketing skills.
The company can be found in Canada, America and Singapore, with their main office being in Greensboro, NC. They employ over 650 workers worldwide who help distributors who are looking for assistance creating and launching their product sites. As of right now, there are well over half a million people who distribute products for Market America on their own pre-purchased websites. The products available include cleaning materials, weight loss supplements, pet health supplies and automotive repair kits. The companies include Isotonix, AutoWorks, Snap, Royal Spa and Pet Health. Independent contractors can choose either one or several product lines to sell on their site. The company also sells its own product lines on a site called Shop.com, which they bought from Bill Gates in 2012.
Market America distributors are responsible for paying a small fee to keep their sites active, and this fee can cost up to $100 a month. Along with having a monthly maintenance fee to pay, independent distributors will be required to attend M.A. seminars and conventions that are held online via web conferencing. You will be alerted by email when these conventions will take place, and it will cost anywhere from $100 to $300 for you to have a spot for yourself. If you fail to pay your monthly site maintenance fee and miss several seminars in a row, you may lose the rights to sell their products.