10 Questions to Ask Before You Start Selling Limelife by Alcone

Are you thinking about selling Limelife by Alcone, previously named Limelight? I know I am. The recent freeze on enrolling new beauty guides due to low product stock and extremely delayed shipping sent up numerous red flags. But I remain undecided. Perhaps it's the unrelenting analytical side of me, but I can't just jump in. I need to think it though.


The decision to sell Limelife by Alcone is a giant leap, especially if you are new to direct sales. So, if direct sales/MLM is new to you, there are many things to consider before you jump in.

10.  Do I love the product?   
This one is especially difficult, because you can't find out until you try the products, which costs $$$. You really need to try out some samples and get a feel for the products. There are 2 reasons for this. First, and mostly obviously, people can tell. Your family, friends, and customers will know whether or not you actually love the product. Secondly, you need excitement to keep you motivated. Love for the product will keep you focused and keep you engaged with your potential customers.

9.  Do I understand Multilevel Marketing affectionally called Direct Sales?
Direct Sales is the process of selling a product without the use of a physical store.  Think old fashioned "peddler."  In the case of Limelight by Alcone you are the peddler, and customers buy directly from you or from your website.   Multi-level marketing is where the seller makes money from both selling the product and from enrolling new direct sellers.  The bigger your downstream team the bigger your profit!



8.  Do I have the money to get started?
It's not just the $169 for the Basic Startup Kit, there's also tax and shipping. Come to think of it, there is always tax and shipping on each and every sale, which changes the prices drastically for you and your customers as well.   


  • Basic Start-up Kit                  $ 169
  • Foundation                            $ 36
  • Concealer                              $ 24
  • Primer                                   $ 32
  • Sotox                                    $ 42
  • Misc                                             $65
  • 12 Months Website                $ 120
  • 12 Month Debit Card              $ 12
       Total                                 $500

Adding up some of the extras you will buy when you are first starting out, makeup brushes, other tools or makeup, including Sotox, and the $10 a month website fee, you will spend at least $500 your first year.  That's not even including their favorite, One Drop Wonder at $84.

7.  Do I have a clear understanding of how much money I will make?
You will start out making 20% commission. Products range from $3 - $194, with a lipgloss at $18 and mascara at $20. Estimating an average price of about $25 a sale, you will need to make around 12 sales a month. These 12 sales will get you about $60 a month. But remember it will cost you about $600 your first year. Without building a downline or increasing your sales you won't be making any money. But with a downstream line, assuming you add one new team member a month and they continue adding one new team member a month, the profits increase...to find out more watch this video



6.  What am I going to do if I don't make $300? 
Once you grow a downline, this becomes important. You need to sell $300 of products to be active. This isn't going to be an initial concern, but it will be later. So if you do not sell $300 of product a month you don't get your downstream commission. There will come a time that it may cost you $300 to make back $200. Can I handle the stress of worrying about this $300 a month?

5.  Do I know enough people to sell?
A good rule of thumb is 1 in 10. Let's say 1 in 10 of your Facebook friends buy something from you. I have 400 Facebook friends, which means 40 will buy something from me. I think that sounds generous, but I'll take it. That means I will make 40 sales averaging $25 a sale. That only gets me through less than 4 months of minimum sales. Where am I going to get the rest of my sales? Which brings me to the next question.

4.  Do I have a plan?
You need a social media marketing plan. Do you think you can sustain your business with the people you currently know, or do you need to meet new contacts? How do you plan to meet them? How much are you going to post? Have you tested out making live videos? Do you want a website or blog?
It is so important to sit down and think about what you can do to get started. As you continue, there are thousands of resources available to help you grow your market share. For now, have a starting plan. Make a few test videos, have a plan and keep your goal in focus.



3.  Are you comfortable with social media marketing?
The bulk of Limelight by Alcone sales is social media marketing. You will have to make videos, live videos, post selfies, and expose a large part of your home life to be successful. Are you comfortable with this? Do you take decent selfies? Are you okay with inundating your friends and family with Limelight products? Are you ready to stop political/controversial postings and focus on uplifting and inspirational themes? Is this the person you want to be?

2.  Do I have the time?
Making videos, developing relationships, keeping up with contacts, testing new products, posting inspirational memes, it all takes time. Many Beauty Guides spend over an hour a day on live videos. This is not a sit back and relax and the money will roll in business. To be successful there is a significant time commitment. As a minimum, you must consider Limelife as your new hobby and spend 2-3 hours a day "working".


1.  Do I have the time right now?
Once you sign up, the clock starts. Now you don't have to sell, sell, sell immediately, but you do have to pay $10 a month website fees.  Also, there is significant pressure to sell $1000 your first month so you can get free products. So, before you begin make sure you are ready to go for it right now. Have your plan ready and your house in order, because you will be very busy right away.

These are the questions to ask yourself. Take the time to think it through, make sure you are making the right decision for yourself and your family. Good Luck!





One final thought... Recently I have learned about a growing movement #antiMLMmovement. Even if you love MLM and think it's a perfect opportunity for you, it's worth checking out their advice. Plus, this Younique Representative's story is too much fun to miss. Be wise, make sure you know exactly what you are getting yourself into:)

My Decision... If you want to find out if I finally signed up, you can check out My Why.


5 comments :

  1. You also need to understand how consutant saturated your area already might be, or will be once you start recruiting. If there are 12 people in your town selling the same brand, those 1 in 10 people who were buying from you may switch to them.

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