I was approached about looking at this opportunity, so I did some research.
In 2012, the company had revenues of $103.6 million according to Inc 500, and according to one of there founders they had about 80,000 reps in U.S. and Canada.
Therefore I did some basic math estimates to get a financial picture:
80,000 reps X $249 start up cost = $19,920,000 million
80,000 reps X $600 a year($50X12 months) = $48,000,000 million
Already that's $67,920,000 million of the $103.6 million in revenue.
Additionally, to reach a level of residual income you need 10 customer points, which can come from your own services. The person who recruited me said they paid an additional $45 a month to help meet points. Lets use a average of $25 extra a month:
$25X12= $300 for the year multiplied by 80,000 =$24,000,000.
If we do the math that's $19,920,000 + $48,000,000 + $24,000,000 = $91,920,000 a year from reps.
Seems like most of the money comes from reps promoting the business?