MLM Reviews – Sabika Jewelry Company
The Sabika Jewelry business opportunity seems to be picking up some momentum these days according to some larger mlm ranking sites out there. Thus, you get this Sabika Review.
I have to say, that I thought looking over this Sabika Jewelry Business Opportunity was going to be exactly like all the other mlm companies I’ve done lately.
You know the drill. Some guy has an idea, they hire out a network marketing genius, together they get a huge gathering and make thousands of dollars.
The Sabika Jewelry Company is refreshingly different in some ways, however it is still a mlm and as you will see in this Sabika mlm review, there are some major hurdles to be had if you choose to a join a network marketing opportunity like this.
Before I get into the Sabika Company history and tell you why it’s so unique in regards to the other jewelry mlms out there, I want you to check out my friend Brad’s story to maybe save you a little time.
Brad was in a multi level marketing company (like Sabika) and was making well over 20K a month. (Yes…a MONTH). Nowadays, he promotes a different way of making money online and it’s not with mlms.
It turns out the people who make money with Sabika fall under the same sad story of nearly every mlm out there. (Be sure to read this entire Sabika Business Opportunity Review because I’ve provided and eye opening snapshot for you)
Check out what Brad has to say about his mlm experience:
Now if you’re still thinking about joining Sabika and think things will be different for you as a Sabika consultant, check this photo out from sabika-jewelry.com
Sabika Jewelry Consultant Review – Make Money with Sabika?
IMAGE of income disclosure
Did you catch that?
Seriously, do you see how much money you can make with Sabika?
I hope you see it. Let’s look at the number of Sabika working consultants. Do you see where over 93% are at the consultant level?
They are making an AVERAGE of $1926.00 Per year and that DOES not include the costs to buy the Sabika Jewelry or have the Sabika home party.
To make things even more of a “Slap Yo’ Face”, please take note of the gold Directors. You know…the ones who are making the big bucks and the ones you’re trying to emulate (along with thousands of others).
Only 0.23% make up those Sabika consultants averaging a solid 6 figures each year. One person making that $241,086 per year and skew this average as well.
So now, that should really be an eye opener for you.
If Sabika is such a great business opportunity, why in the world are over 90% of WORKING consultants averaging less than 2 grand in an entire year?
Eck…it just makes me shudder.
Let’s find out more about this Sabika mystery.
Sabika Jewelry Consultant – A MLM Business Opportunity
Joining Sabika as a Sabika Sales consultant isn’t that difficult and it pretty much starts with joining at a level with a starter pack.
But before I get into the Sabika Jewelry Consultant ways, let’s talk about the Sabika Company history.
Sabika was started by a family with the last name of Mayr.
If you check out all their videos, you quickly tune into the fact that the entire company is run by the Mayr family.
Started in 2001, Sabika is a family business founded in 2001 in Robinson which is a very upscale area north of Pittsburgh, PA.
Since opening, they have grown about 60% each year and sell using mostly home parties and trunk shows.
The average sale? $183.00 (I’m not sure I believe this after seeing the Sabika income disclosure)
Sabika Jewelry Products
The Sabika necklaces and bracelets are nice. They are made with Swarovski crystals and they even claim to have their own Sabika cut now! This is unique but it doesn’t change the fact that they will be competing with the Swarovski mlm company Touchstone Crystal.
There has to be some sort of close family relations or a monetary benefit for Swarovski to do this for Sabika. Otherwise it doesn’t make sense that Swarovski would help their competition in the jewelry mlm industry.
Check out the video here:
The Sabika Jewelry Products are handmade in Austria (I’m guess but it’s somewhere in Europe) after being created by one of the Mayr daughters.
In 2013, Sabika consultants were topping well over 600 in over 30 states.
A little about the Mayr Family:
The Mayr family is made up of three daughters a mother and a father. They lived their family life in Pittsburgh for part of the year and in Austria for the other part of the year.
Judging by the accent of Karin Mayr and her husband, they are Austria natives with a love for the US (of course). Actually, the father is Austrian and the mother is German. Their three daughters have no signs of the Austrian accent that I could detect and sounded just like any other Pittsburgher I meet.
What I find interesting about this is that Karin Mayr (the matriarch of the family) seems to have made a commitment to create a legacy that her children could become 100% involved in and continue long after she is gone. She started by selling at a church fundraiser not even sure if it would work, by the end of the day, she booked 6 more home parties to display her Sabika Jewelry.
The one thing that Sabika seems to have more than any other mlm out there is that it is 100% Family.
Sabika is literally run by the family.
Here’s how it goes:
Dad (Konrad Mayr)- Vice President of Operations and Finances
MOM (Karin) – Idea Generator, fashion consultant. Karin spent a large part of her career with high fashion leaders such as Donna Karan and Armani. (see source)
Miriam – The youngest and the “model”. You see her mug all over the Sabika Jewlery catalogs and promotional materials on the website, facebook and more.
Kerstin – Vice President of Sales and Field Services. She monitors the home parties, consultants and the ‘how to sell Sabika” side of things. In the videos, she is the one who talks most about the Sabika Consultant mlm opportunity.
Alexandra Mayr-Gracik – The artisan who lives in Pittsburgh. She is gifted with the ability to take her mother’s fashion recommendations and turning it into a visual representation in Jewelry. I actually found a “conspiracy theory” about how skilled this daughter is because apparently, in Europe, it is common to take jewelry making classes and she is accused of taking one of these classes and stealing some of the ideas. I find it hard to believe that all of the pieces are copycats and it would be quite risky to build a whole business off of it. Alexandra is in many of the Sabika Videos for the “Sabika Consultant Training” (In quotes because it only trains them about the Jewelry “story” rather than how to best sell Sabika)
Here’s a little taste of the Sabika Consultant Training. It’s fun to watch, but does it tell you how to get more people to buy the product?
Consultants need traffic and sales training. Although product training is nice, it’s not going to make things happen in a big way for you if you lack the skills to bring in more traffic to your Sabika Opportunity.
The Sabika home party is not meant to be a presentation but rather a place for guests to try on Sabika Jewlery. The price of the Jewelry is expensive though. Granted they sell some earrings for as low as $15.00 on sale. The bulk of their attractive necklaces and key pieces are well over $100 and go up as far as $259 or more.
I’m not sure a passive approach is best for people who really want to make a living at home selling Sabika Products.
Let’s check out the Sabika Comp Plan.
Sabika Jewelry – The Compensation Plan
The Sabika Compensation plan is probably one of the most simple mlm comp plans I’ve encountered. It’s literally just one page.
But…let’s take a closer look:
Here’s how you become a Sabika Consultant:
The first level you enter into the Sabika Consultant opportunity is that of just the Consultant.
In order to make any money you have to spend or sell over $500 every three months. That’s over $150.00 per month. (ouch!)
Your reward is 20% of retails sales.
If you sell over $3000 or more per month for three months in a row, you get a $500 bonus and an additional $150/month for maintaining that status. (judging by the income disclosure very few Sabika consultants are able to do this)
The compensation and benefits go up from there as you earn the Director, Crystal Director, Silver Director, Gold Director and Platinum Director status.
You earn on team sales as well as generational sales as your rank with Sabika goes up.
It’s a typical mlm comp plan. You even get a bonus when you promote to the next higher level.
Sabika Jewelry Consultant Opportunity
So…why am I not excited about the Sabika Compensation plan?
If you take note, you’ll notice they have the percentages that you can earn via “lifetime”. The first thing I immediately think of is how jewelry is not a consumable product.
These Sabika Swaroski crystal necklaces and other pieces of jewelry are for things like weddings and the wealthy. I know the consumer of this product, which happens to be the consumers that the Mayr’s were first selling to.
They are women in the Upper Saint Clair region of Pittsburgh who have big homes and big wallets.
I’m not saying you can’t make money, but you better have your big girl pants on and know how to network in these ritzy circles.
The average women is not going to be continually purchasing these items and this can be evidenced just by taking a look at the Sabika Products that are for sale on Ebay.
Tons of the Sabika jewelry pieces being sold but hardly any bids.
Sabika Jewelry Consultant Opportunity – Is it a Bust?
I have to say that I really enjoyed learning about the Sabika Company. I love the family influences and I admire that an entire family is what holds the company together from the ideas, designs and sales.
What my problem is, is that this is a mlm.
Not only that, when I look for the Sabika Jewelry reviews, I don’t find much and what worries me is that even in Sabika’s own home town, they don’t show up in the search engines for “fashion jewelry” and they should. They should be number one because they are based in Pittsburgh for goodness sakes.
Actually, I’m half tempted to give them a call and offer my killer services to them to help get their reputation up. (not that it’s down, but the internet is mattering more and more and since I’m already finding their pieces online for sale, they are going to need to make sure that they control what the online world says about their company for continued success).
They have a great start visually. Their website is lovely and google doesn’t hate it, but they could be killing it so much more than they are and their sales consultants?
Well, they could be doing much better with the right online training. Let’s just say that.
It’s a shame because Sabika has some really great pieces. I love Alexandra’s style’s and she has a really great eye for asymmetrical balance which is always refreshing to see in any piece of artwork. It shows class, skill and craftsmanship.
But alas, this is a mlm reviews website and I have to keep it that way. It’s not that I don’t love the Sabika product, but it’s that I am turned off by the lack of online training and opportunity they give their sales representatives.
Having over 95% of active Sabika consultants only averaging just over a grand a year is just not acceptable.
For that reason, I’d say, buy the Sabika if you love the jewlery, but steer clear of the Sabika Consultant opportunity. You’ll find yourself spending over $150/month just to make a wee bit of money.
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