I’ve been waiting a while before doing this Jerky Direct Review and I have no idea why.
I love beef jerky but his beef jerky just makes me laugh out loud and I think it is totally awesome that you can make money online by selling jerky treats (for humans or pets really!)
One of the precautions I have about a company like Jerky Direct is that when you start to type into google “Jerky Direct” in order to find more information, one of the keywords that pops up is “jerky direct complaints”.
I’ve noticed that with some companies you see these keywords and with others it doesn’t pop up (the “complaints” version of the network marketing opportunity) so it makes me wonder if there are more complaints about a company when it does pop up.
So, if you have never heard of Jerky Direct before, here’s the run down:
What is Jerky Direct?
Jerky Direct is a company that clearly sells some type of jerky. They offer a variety of jerky products (which I’ll share in a moment) and they do the marketing of their company thought the mlm process.
What that means, is that you (preferably a jerky lover) can order this product, eat it, love it and promote it at the same time AND make money by doing so.
I love beef jerky myself, but I’m not sure I see myself as someone that goes out selling it.
Who knows? Maybe Jerky Direct will be the next best mlm companies to join in the future. The whole world will go jerky crazy and everyone will be wanting to be a part of their mlm programs right?
It’s just seems strange for me to see a Beef Jerky mlm company.
But …that’s how you get exposure right?
It’s a refreshing change nonetheless! I like seeing something other than purses, health care items and dried up “real” food.
Jerky Direct is like an online Jerky outlet where you can get all types of beef jerky wholesale.
Who knew there was a Jerky Direct business opportunity hiding beneath our very eyes huh?
I’m still waiting to find the mlm that I can not resist joining and although I am in one mlm right now, I’m not 100% gung ho on it because I’m still kind of studying it. (which gets you nowhere making money in an mlm by the way)
I’m not sure that Jerky Direct is exactly the kind of thing I’m looking for in order to make extra money at home.
I can just see it now…my home filled with all sorts of weird jerky’s that have been placed in unique jerky marinade recipes and me trying to explain to my mother what bilton and pemmican are.
Heck! I’m not even sure I know what pemmican is right now? Does Jerky Direct even sell it?
Ok..enough with the rant!
So..Jerky Direct was founded by a guy named Roger Ball who clearly is in love with Beef Jerky and other Jerkys of that type.
Having been in the jerky business for over 30 years, I’m sure that Roger Ball has a house of jerky and knows how to make some damn good jerky that you can sell online.
I have no doubts that Roger knew this when he started his Jerky Direct Business Opportunity in 2004.
His mission is simple: (and similar to so many mlm companies) – He wants to provide a high quality natural jerky product at a fair price.
In 2008, Jerky Direct formed another company called Jerky Direct Premium (JD Premium) in order to gain access to more niches in the personal care and nutrition range of mlms….but getting distributors to sell Jerky in those niches was proven to be more difficult.
Can’t blame a guy for trying though right?
I like the entrepreneurial Jerky spirit!
Ok..let’s continue with one of the more unique mlm reviews I have made so far….
Jerky Direct is planted in Idaho Falls, Idaho and basically an online Jerky Direct Outlet that you can join in their business opportunity to make money from their jerky recipes and wholesale jerky products.
Jerky Direct Products
Jerky Direct consists of a variety of Jerky products which include all of the following.
Natural Chicken Jerky – Hot Buffalo Wings Style – Two 3.25oz bags ***
Natural Chicken Jerky – Original Buffalo Wings Style – Two 3.25oz bags ***
Pet Strips All-Natural Turkey – Two 6 oz bags ***
Fruit Stix – Apple-Cinnamon Two 3.65oz bags ***
Fruit Stix – Berry Blend Two 3.65oz bags ***
Fruit Stix – Blueberry Two 3.65oz bags ***
Fruit Stix – Pineapple Two 3.65oz bags ***
Natural Turkey Jerky – BBQ Two 3.25oz bags ***
Natural Turkey Jerky – Original Two 3.25oz bags
Natural Turkey Jerky – Teriyaki Two 3.25oz bags
Natural Turkey Nuggets Original Two 3.25 oz Bags
Natural Buffalo Jerky BuffalOs Original Two 2.7 oz Bags
Natural Buffalo Jerky BuffalOs Peppered Two 2.7 oz Bags
Natural Buffalo Jerky BuffalOs Red Hot Two 2.7 oz Bags
Natural Buffalo Jerky BuffalOs Sweet & Spicy Two 2.7 oz Bags
Natural Buffalo Jerky BuffalOs Teriyaki Two 2.7 oz Bags
Natural Buffalo Jerky Shredded Hickory Smoked Two 2.7 oz. Bags
Natural Buffalo Jerky Slab Style Original Two 2.7 oz Bags
Natural Buffalo Jerky Slab Style Peppered Two 2.7 oz Bags
Natural Buffalo Jerky Slab Style Teriyaki Two 2.7 oz Bags
Beef Stix Fajita Two 3.25 oz Bags ***
Beef Stix Habanero “Hot” Two 3.25 oz Bags ***
Beef Stix Original Two 3.25 oz Bags ***
Beef Stix Peppered Two 3.25 oz Bags ***
Natural Beef Jerky Extra Tender Original Two 3.25 oz Bags
Natural Beef Jerky Hickory Smoked (low carb) Two 3.25 oz Bags
Natural Beef Jerky Slab Style Original Two 3.25 oz Bags
Natural Beef Jerky Slab Style Peppered Two 3.25 oz Bags
Natural Beef Jerky Slab Style Teriyaki Two 3.25 oz Bags
Original Steak Chunks – Two 3.25 oz Bags ***
Peppered Steak Chunks – Two 3.25 oz Bags ***
Ripple Style Original Two 3.25 oz Bags ***
Ripple Style Peppered Two 3.25 oz Bags ***
Savory Beef Steak Sticks Original Two 3.25 oz Bags
Savory Beef Steak Sticks Peppered Two 3.25 oz Bags
~ Organic Beef Jerky Slab Style Original Two 3 oz. Bags ***
~ Organic Beef Jerky Slab Style Peppered Two 3 oz. Bags ***
~ Organic Beef Jerky Slab Style Sweet & Spicy Two 3 oz. Bags ***
~ Organic Beef Jerky Slab Style Teriyaki Two 3 oz. Bags ***”
Reference for Jerky Direct Products from: http://www.jerkydirect.com/?page=prod&pageaction=1&prodcat=1 on 8/17/2015
I guess what I find surprising is that if you are a company called Jerky Direct then should you also specialize in ALL types of jerky?
I mean…wouldn’t it be cool to have Bacon Jerky, Deer Jerky, Kangaroo Jerky and other exotic jerky to make yourself stand out more from the local snack distributor guy or Walmart?
I guess I’m just a little disappointed in the Jerky Direct selections because I was almost excited that you could get something you likely could not purchase elsewhere.
For me, to be a mlm company or a network marketing company, I want to see that you have cool things that I can get elsewhere. Like Alien Jerky.
You can elect to purchase the Jerky Direct products wholesale or by the bag. As part of being a distributor, I would imagine that you would want to buy wholesale.
But…alas, therein lies the problem with mlm companies like this. You have to buy the product upfront and then sell it.
I hate that.
I have no idea why, but it just doesn’t sound awesome to me to have a stock pile of product in my house for any reason whatsoever.
I have enough of a horizontal surface clutter problem with all the junk mail in my home, the last thing I need is a bunch of product hanging out in my house welcoming all the little critters to come and nibble at.
I don’t really have a lot of pests in my home (unless you count my puking cat) and I’d prefer to keep it that way.
Needless to say and elaborate further, I can not stand having more stuff in my house and I need to find a mlm that will get rid of it not add to it.
Alright…so Jerky Direct also offers a premium product that they do not call Jerky.
Are you ready for it?
They call it a “MEAT SNACK”.
(Clearly I have an issue with this)
Oh Hey! You over there! Yes! Yes you!
I have a new opportunity for you! You can make money at home if you just buy into my MEAT SNACK!
Yes! We even will ship your a Meat Snack in our really neat Meat Snack Sack!
Wanna become a distributor?
OK..back to being serious. (Not sure if I can today)
The Jerky Direct superior Meat Snack comes with some great things I do like however (not associated with the name…thank goodness)
They are that the Jerky is not made from beef that has “added hormones” (Hey wait??? So does that mean there are hormones already and you just don’t add them later??
They don’t have preservatives, MSG, Nitrite, Erythorbate (Huh?), Artificial Ingredients and more.
I feel that if you are going to tell me all this, AT LEASE tell me what Erythorbate is so I can tell if I want it in or out of my Jerky right?
No worries Jerky Direct!! I’ll tell you what Erythorbate is so anyone considering buying or becoming one of your wholesalers can be sure to know now.
(Yay! Go me…the erythorbate lesson giver!)
Erythorbate is considered a safe food additive that is a synthetic type of ascorbic acid (aka vitaminC). It’s main purpose is to keep food fresh and keep bad stuff from happening.
Erythorbate is only really problem if you are sensitive to it, which you would only find out by ingesting something with it in it. (sucks huh?) Fyi: most people haven’t had a problem with it….but if you are going for All natural…then you probably don’t want it in your juju jerky MEAT Snacks.
Gaaah. I hate saying that.
Ok..enough about the Jerky Direct products.
How to make money with Jerky Direct
There area a few different ways in which you can make money with Jerky Direct as a Jerky direct distributor.
When you look at how to become a distributor or information on how to become a reseller of Jerky direct, it’s not hard to find the “opportunity” button on their website.
What I found rather hard was understanding their compensation plan by the little amount that they have listed on their business opportunity page.
Here is what I was able to find at www.jerkydirect.com.
1. You can earn at 7 different levels. In those levels you have basic retail and preferred customers and of course (I’m guessing but I’m pretty sure it’s right) new Jerky Direct Distributors.
2. You earn 5% on all wholesales generated at your first level.
3. You earn 20% commission on all retail sales from your site.
This sounds fantastic! You mean all I have to do is create a site about Jerky Direct products, optimize the crap out of all the jerky stuffs I can find and sell beef jerky to people and I get 20% when they buy off my site????
Do that many people buy beef jerky? Does it matter?
Do they ship worldwide?
Is it dropship?
I think I might join this opportunity!
What’s the catch?
There must be a catch right?
Not really..not that I can find.
I did find a jerky direct distributor and found this information on the Jerky Direct Compensation Plan.
The Jerky Direct Compensation Plan Explained (sort of)
As already stated, they have a 7 level payout. That’s pretty cool.
So it depends on what is purchased on what the payout is. The payout carries commission that is paid out over 7 levels.
So each level you earn less or more depending where you are located on the Jerky Direct genealogy tree.
The payouts seem so low and I can’t imagine making a tone of money but every penny adds up right?
If you have a bunch of distributors underneath you…yes absolutely. The level payouts are based on their sales.
So for example…if you have 3 Level 1 distributors…you make the same amount off of all three of them when a pack sells. It just depends on the level. Ideally you want distributors in each level that pays the most.
I can’t figure out how you get to each level other than it just depends on where you are when you join as a distributor. I wonder if there is overflow or any maximum numbers of distributors you can grow.
I did find out there was overflow, in addition you have no limit to the width so here is an example I found at: http://super6power.info/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/payplan_flyer.pdf
hmmm…this whole Jerky thing is starting to sound appealing to me, BUT only because I know I can rank easily within this niche because of the competition currently.
If they’ve been around since 2004, why haven’t they made any headway?
You’d be amazed at the number of people actually searching for Jerkey in the world, but how many actually buy it online.
What if THIS is my opportunity?
I still wouldn’t take it without getting a good solid coach from people who know internet network marketing and online affiliate marketing “secrets”.
I say “secrets” because nothing is really a secret. If you look hard enough, you can find any information you want, you just have to pay attention and know when and where to ask about it and how to ask.
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I need to find people that are making 10grand a month off of beef jerky.
That’s what I need to do.
OR…I find the skills to really blow beef jerky out of the water and THEN find the 10 grand peeps…by looking in the mirror!
So if you think you want to join an opportunity like Jerky Direct because really, it’s such a simple compensation plan, then PLEASE make sure you don’t go in without any online mega skills.
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