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Is Noonday Collection A Scam? Ladies Watch Out (Possible Pyramid Scheme)! 

 December 26, 2019

By  Dylan

Have you been approached to join Noonday Collection and want to know if it's a scam or legit opportunity? 

If so, this post is for you!

Below you'll find everything you need to know about this company including background information, price to join, compensation plan breakdown and product overview.

By the time you're done reading you'll know if this jewelry company is for you.  

Let's get into it!

Noonday Collection Summary

Company: Noonday Collection

Price to join: $199 to $699 + $9.99 per month

Rating: 60/100

Do I recommend? Not really

Summary: Noonday Collection is a Multi-Level Marketing company that is in the jewelry and accessory niche. 

While there's some things I like here and it seems like the company is well run, I wouldn't recommend that you join.

There's a lot of reasons for this is and the main reason is most people will end up losing money here instead of making money (the business model just isn't good). 

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Noonday Collection FAQ'S

1) What is Noonday Collection? To me there's two parts to Noonday Collection. The first is the business opportunity side and the second is their philanthropy.  

As far as business opportunity this is a MLM and you sell jewelry in a pretty traditional direct selling type of way. This isn't a good way to make money which you'll see throughout this article. 

But as far as MLM's go this one at least has a charitable side to it which you don't see too often. They work in various poorer countries and sell products from people in these countries. 

The company is headed by Jessica Honegger who launched Noonday in 2010. In 2011 the Ambassador program started and this allowed people (mostly women) to join the company to sell/recruit.

2) How do you make money here? Like I said before this is a MLM which stands for Multi-Level Marketing. With these companies you sign up for a fee and you are able to sell their products for a commission on your own. 

Additionally, you get rewarded for recruiting and building a downline (you earn a percentage on all sales of the people below you).

3) Are there any red flags? Noonday Collections doesn't make their compensation plan available online. I take this as a sign they don't want independant people looking at the plan and would rather you hear about it from someone in their company. 

4) Are there similar companies? There's many MLM that are in the jewelry niche like Touchstone Crystal, Stella and Dot, Vantel Pearls, Origami Owl and more. 

Is Noonday Collection A Pyramid Scheme?

MLM's get a lot of hate... 

A lot.

This is because this industry is full of scammers and horrible business practices. Also, a lot of people have lost money in these companies and it's left a collective sour taste.

Because of this vitriol a lot of MLM's have the pyramid scheme label put on them when they don't deserve it.

You see, pyramid schemes are illegal in every part of the world and looks entirely like the following:

The picture above happens when the only way to make money is with recruitment (either there's no real product or service/the product can't be sold without recruitment).

Noonday Collection has real products and you can sell them without recruitment. So Noonday Collection certainly isn't a pyramid scheme.

It does have elements of one because you are monetized for building a downline but that's much different than being an illegal pyramid scheme. 

Success Will Be Hard Here

In the last section I said people almost universally hate MLM's.

Want to know why? Up to 99% of people that join one end up losing money instead of making money.

The reason for this is most MLM's offer products that are too expensive and recruiting is very difficult.

I review a lot of direct selling companies that have products that are four or five times the price of almost identical products from other companies. 

This isn't necessarily a problem with Noonday as their products seem relatively reasonable (not expensive but not cheap) but recruiting will be an issue. 

It takes hundreds to thousands of people being in your downline to be successful with MLM's and Noonday.

How do you plan on recruiting this many people? You might be able to get a friend or two to join but what happens after that?

The problem is people don't ask themselves these basic questions before joining MLM's. 

Below is some more eye opening MLM stats:

As you can see you'll want to avoid basically all MLM's.

How Much To Join Noonday?

Joining Noonday involves a few different cost and the main cost is the cost of buying a starter kit. A starter kit is necessary to join and there's various costs and packs to choose from.

The packs are:

  • The Basics ($199)
  • The Essentials ($349)
  • The Luxe ($699)

The more you spend the more products you get. You also get marketing materials and training materials when you buy a pack.

The next cost is a monthly $9.99 fee and this fee gives you:

  • A personal e-commerce website
  • Web office to manage your business
  • On-demand training courses
  • Digital marketing materials to book shows and sell
  • Top rated customer support team

The last cost comes from the expenses you'll come across running a direct selling business. You're required to throw at least one Trunk Show every 6 months and that costs money.

Noonday Compensation Plan

Noonday Collections doesn't have its compensation plan online which is disappointing. This is a red flag of sorts and it likely means Noonday would rather you hear about the plan from them rather then from an independent person like myself.

However, after some research I've been able to piece together most of the plan.

Affiliate Ranks:

Almost MLM's have various affiliate ranks that you can reach and you go from one rank to another by hitting certain sales and recruiting goals.

You get bonuses for going from rank to another as well which usually is larger commissions and one time bonuses. 

Commission Eligibility:

In order to be eligible for commissions you need to hold a Trunk Show (a party or event where you sell Noonday Collection products) once every 6 months. 

At this show there must be $300 in sales with at least 3 different orders. 

Retail Sales: 

Retail sales for this company are the sales you make without recruiting and directly to customers. 

You can earn up to 25% to 30% on sales.

Residual Commission: 

Residual commissions is where most MLM'ers make their money and the usual structure looks like the following:

You earn a certain percentage on all sales below you and at Noonday you earn 5% to 10% off the people below you.

How much you make depends on your affiliate rank as well as what level the sale comes from. 

Smaller Bonuses:

At a typical MLM most commissions are made from ranking up, retail sales and residual commissions. 

Most MLM's offer smaller bonuses as well that help with car payments, vacations and reward other activity. 

Noonday Products

Noonday Collection offer various jewelry products in different categories including:

  • Necklaces
  • Bracelets
  • Earrings
  • Rings Bags
  • Scarves
  • Accessories 
  • Seasonal collections 

And more.

I'm not in any way shape or form a fashion expert or even the demographic these products are targeted to. 

So I can't really tell you the quality of these products or even if they look good. 

The price does seem fair and I can see the fact these products come from artists in poorer countries could be a nice selling point.

Overall, the products and jewelry offered by Noonday seem to be pretty well made and well liked. 

What I Like About Noonday

Even though I don't think you should join this company there's still things I like including:

  • Get an e-commerce website: While you're pushed to do in person sales, you do get a personal e-commerce website which is nice. This allows you to get creative in your sales strategy and make use of internet marketing.
  • Good causes: A lot of MLM's seem like a cash grab. Noonday at least has charity built into it and allows artists from around the world an opportunity to sell their products. 

What I Don't Like About Noonday

Overall there's more not to like here than to like and the main things I dislike is:

  • Low success rate: MLM's are a horrible way to make money and most people that join one end up losing money here. There's nothing about Noonday Collection that would make the success rate higher.
  • Compensation plan not available: I find it weird when companies don't have their compensation plan easily available. This is a pretty big red flag and at worst means they're hiding something and at best they don't want you to hear about the plans negative points from someone like me.
  • Bothering friends and family: One of the worst parts about MLM's is you usually have to turn to selling to and recruiting friends and family. This is very awkward and one of the main reasons people quit MLM's. 

Is Noonday A Scam?

Definitely not.

However, it is a bad business opportunity.

A scam is where your money is stolen or your mislead or something like that. There's none of that here.

This is a legitimate company with legitimate products. 

Will most people fail? Yep.

But that doesn't mean it's a scam. However, I definitely don't recommend that you join this company because the earning potential is so low.

You won't be properly rewarded for your efforts at Noonday.

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Dylan


Creator of The Affiliate Doctor. I earn a full time income online and love teaching people to do the same!

  • I’d like to submit a correction in part of your review. The compensation plan is open to the public, you simply have to request it from home office (simple email request). Also we earn 25 percent commission on any sale. We earn 0 percent commission on the sales of our downline. We simply get an increase in the percentage commission we receive based on the success of our team. So if our team meets certain goals then we get a 3 percent increase on sales of OUR OWN items, no one elses.

      • I did make a mistake in my comment that I’d like to correct 🤦‍♀️ if you’ll let me.

        We do make a percentage of monthly sales of our team BUT we have to meet a certain amount of personal sales each month to qualify for that commission. It’s in order to compensate us for coaching those on our team and we’re expected to ensure their success.
        We aren’t pressured to enroll and we don’t just make money off simply enrolling and laying back while others work. I haven’t gone the route of growing my team so didn’t look too far into it. But the company does everything they can to protect both is as ambassadors and our artisans.

        It is quite possible to make money without enrolling others though so currently that’s my choice as an ambassador. The compensation plan I also realized can be found without emailing HO. At the bottom of the join page is the file to the ambassador policy guidelines and its on the last few pages.

        Thank you again!

  • Hey Dylan, the compensation plan is available to the public: https://www.noondaycollection.info/img/downloads/Noonday_Collection_Independent_Ambassador_Policy_Document_2020.pdf

    I’d also like to point out that the join packages you’ve posted here are out of date, and are less expensive than what you have listed. It also does not cost anything to host a trunk show, and currently most trunk shows being hosted are online.

    The main thing I would like to delve further into is this idea that Noonday is a charity or philanthropy. I realize that you’re writing this article more as a way for people to evaluate whether or not this is a good business move, but most ambassadors do not join Noonday for the money. We join because of what Noonday as a company stands for, and their unique business model. Noonday is not a charity. As a company, they partner with other businesses, run independently by artisan entrepreneurs around the world. Noonday places orders with those businesses, and Noonday ambassadors create a marketplace in the US to showcase these pieces. Noonday is a B Corp and part of the Fair Trade Federation. They are not giving a percentage back to the artisan partners, rather those businesses are paid in full once the order is completed, and those prices are set collaboratively, based on fair-trade standards, not by Noonday. These are long-term, sustainable partnerships that provide jobs to roughly 4500 artisans, and about 2000 ambassadors.

    I hope this was helpful!

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