Yesterday, The American Independent reported that Washington GOP U.S. Senate nominee Tiffany Smiley “spent years promoting Stella & Dot, a controversial multilevel marketing business that sells jewelry products.”
According to the report, Smiley worked as a brand ambassador for Stella & Dot — speaking at the company’s Hoopla conference in 2016.
The American Independent: Washington GOP Senate nominee promoted ‘misleading’ multilevel marketing jewelry company
By: Josh Israel | October 3, 2022
“Tiffany Smiley, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Washington, spent years promoting Stella & Dot, a controversial multilevel marketing business that sells jewelry products.”
“Smiley spoke at the company’s Hoopla conference in Orlando, Florida, in 2016. In a Facebook post, she noted that she would be telling 3,000 “fellow stylists” who sold the company’s products “my story and how I found my passion again, which is beyond exciting and just a little scary.” Smiley continued to promote and sell jewelry and accessories for Stella & Dot until at least 2017.”
“According to the company’s website, people can pay $59 or more to become brand ambassadors at various levels for the company and receive a percentage back for all the jewelry and accessories they sell according to a business model known as multilevel marketing.”
“In 2018 the Financial Times reported that it was often quite difficult for sellers to make a profit selling for Stella & Dot, which is true for most multilevel marketing businesses. Critics have said the company is not upfront about this fact.”
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Published: Oct 4, 2022
Last Modified: Oct 6, 2022