If you are a woman who loves fashion accessories, you can earn both cash and free jewelry working from home. There are a number of MLM companies like Sabika that reward you for marketing their jewelry by hosting home parties or selling them online. But can you really make legitimate money this way? Let's find out more about this kind of opportunity in this review.
What is Sabika?
Sabika-Jewelry.com is a direct selling company founded by Karin Mayr in 2001 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The company offers a wide range of European artisan jewelry and a business opportunity for consultants to make money through home parties. The company is also a member of the Direct Selling Association.
What Products Does Sabika Offer?
Sabika sells various types of jewelry for women such as necklaces, bracelets, earrings, etc. At the time of this review, the jewelry ranges in price from approximately $30-$300. The company offers a unique Sabika stone cut design consisting of 30 facets.
Sabika Compensation Plan
Sabika Consultants can sell jewelry online or through home parties and receive a commission on each sale. According to the company's compensation plan, you can earn $300 for selling $1,500 worth of jewelry in 2 home parties during a month. Consultants are also able to earn up to $450 worth of free jewelry if they sell more than $1,500 w0rth of jewelry in a home party. There doesn't appear to be any ranks to move up with, or the need to recruit others into the business opportunity. You will need to be passionate about fashion accessories to do well with Sabika. The focus is heavily on throwing home parties so if that doesn't appeal to you, I highly recommend checking out my Top Work At Home Recommendation.
How to Become a Sabika Distributor
To join the business opportunity, you can visit the company's website to become a consultant. You will need to purchase a Sabika Starter Kit for $250 plus shipping and handling. This kit includes sales and marketing materials and about $700 worth of jewelry. You can also choose to sign up for their optional personal website subscription at $12.99 per month. With it, you can get your own Sabika website with a back office for the first 30 days free of charge, and then be billed by credit card every month thereafter.
What We Like
Earn Free Jewelry: Both consultants and customers can earn up to $450 worth of free jewelry through home parties, depending on the amount of jewelry sold at the time.
Free Repair Guarantee: The company offers a 2-year warranty on all repairs. You can contact the company and request a Repair & Exchange Form and the company will fix your jewelry at no cost.
Excellent BBB Rating: At the time of this review, the company has an A rating with the Better Business Bureau. There has only been a couple of minor complaints in the last 3 years which the company quickly resolved.
No Recruitment Focus: Many MLM companies place a heavy focus on building a downline by recruiting others into the business opportunity. This doesn't appear to be the case with Sabika. There's no complicated compensation plan and the focus of the website is on hosting home parties to generate jewelry sales.
Designed More For Women: The business opportunity and the jewelry are directly targeted mainly for women. Women-based businesses are awesome, but it would be nice if the company offered jewelry for men too.
Too Quick Return Policy: You only get 3 days to request a refund from the company by phone if you aren't satisfied. The company will send you a Return Shipment Kit which must be received back to them with your return within 45 days.
Don't Quit Your Day Job: According to the company's Income Disclosure Statement, 30% of their consultants don't make a dime. The average consultant only makes $1,926 a year. That is simply not enough to pay anyone's bills. You'd be better off checking out my Top Work At Home Recommendation.
Expensive Start-Up Costs: To start as a Consultant, you have to invest $250 upfront plus shipping and handling costs. Ouch! There are plenty of other home-based business opportunities that don't require that much at the start.
Vague Compensation Plan: There aren't much details about the company's compensation plan other than a single chart on the website. All it says is how much you can earn through home parties depending on how much jewelry you sell.
Home Party Focus: While you can sell the jewelry online, the company places a heavy focus on hosting home parties to make sales. This method is a little outdated in today's world where everyone is super busy.
So is Sabika Legit or A Big Scam?
Sabika Jewelry is a legitimate multilevel marketing company offering a wide range of artisan jewelry. Consultants can earn commissions and free products working from home through sales either online or through home parties. There doesn't seem to be a focus on or a reward for recruiting others to join the business opportunity. However, Sabika Consultants don't appear to be making a substantial income based on the company's own information.
If you really like selling fashion jewelry, you could add this business to your multiple streams of income. But you will probably be better off checking out my Top Work At Home Recommendation and my Work At Home Courses instead. I'd love to hear what you have to say about Sabika so please feel free to leave your comments down below. And if you enjoyed this review, please free to check out my other work at home reviews as well.
Until next time,
Eddy with a y
15 thoughts on “Sabika Jewelry Review: Is It Another MLM Pyramid Scheme or Legit?”
My own personal experience with MLM’s has not been good. I have been jipped out of quite a bit of money in an attempt to make money. They usually have more cons than they do Pros. However, I think selling physical products like jewelery would probably feel less like they are taking money from you. It would just be an exchange of product. So if you feel like it isn’t working for you, you can keep the products that you paid for and do whatever you want with them. So this type of MLM might not be a bad option.
Yea these type of business models can only work for certain people. I live in a neighborhood where my wife goes to these types of parties all the time. I don’t think it’s for everyone, but if you have a dedicated ladies night where the ladies come to spend money and drink wine, then I can see this as something to pursue. Great write up!
Yeah I’m not big on the whole party element. But some people do like it and thrive from it. Thanks for sharing your insight.
I do not personally like MLM’s. In most of my experience, they take your money and do not offer a lot in return. However, I can see how physical product MLM’s could be something worthwhile. Every time you invest, you get a physical product that is yours to keep if you decide to back out. Thanks for posting!
Yeah that’s a fair point.
While I do believe that most MLM are scams that doesnt apply to all of them. I’ve had bad experience with MLM specifically empower network but I can’t dismiss all companies based on the fact that I had a bad experience. It seems that sabika jewellery isn’t a scam as they offer a product line so it’s just not recruiting.
Hey Yunier, I’m glad you’re able to make that assessment. I’ve had back experiences with MLMs as well. But it’s not good to assume they’re all bad. So thanks for sharing your thoughts.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – if it’s an MLM, it’s a scam. There may be some legitimacy in the way they run the company, and they might not actively be looking to rip people off, but the way an MLM is designed is for the guys at the top to make a killing and everybody else makes next to nothing. The idea of home parties to try and sell this stuff is ridiculous. I wouldn’t buy jewellery off my friends, and if a friend invited me to their house and tried to sell me something that person wouldn’t be a friend much longer. I think if you try this you’re going to alienate friends and family, just like any other MLM.
Ckearly you have some strong feelings about MLMs. And yes there are aspects of that business model that but it’s an over generalization to say all of them are scams. Some are better than others. That said I’m not a big fan of them either and wouldn’t join one given alternative options. Either way appreciate your feedback
They do have unique and beautiful pieces and the warranty is amazing. I agree hosting home parties and dealing with inventory is not in keeping with the way of the world today and could present some difficulty for consultants to earn a substantial income.
Nice review Eddy, thanks.
Thanks for chiming in Sophia. I appreciate your thoughts.
Hi Eddy with a Y,
I do have to say that hosting at home parties in order to make a living selling jewelry seems highly impossible in today’s world.
My primary concern is the quality of the jewelry; if it’s authentic, I’d be scared to drive around with such valuable product.
That being said, I do agree that this business opportunity is geared more towards women, so it narrows down your customer base. I did like that your income isn’t solely based on recruiting though.
Yeah the whole house party thing has always turn me off to opportunities like this. But some people like it and thrive off it. Either way, I appreciate your feedback.
Generally, selling accessories is easier than apparel and also has a higher markup, so there’s potential to earn some money.
That they offer a two year warranty is exceptional! It’s unfortunate that they only give customers 3 days for return policy…that’s absurd!
A $250 start-up cost is actually not too bad considering so many other MLM companies require much more than that, but people should prepare themselves for having inventory. People may think that they’ll be able to sell everything, but all we need to do is look at the closing of many well-known retailers like Sears, to see that that is not the case.
Always appreciate your clear and concise reviews, Eddy. Keep them coming!