Third, to become an UnFranchise Owner with your website and business systems – and get access to the downline commission payments, does cost money. There is an initial set-up fee of $130, a monthly fee of $20 and a $ yearly fee. In addition, you are expected to purchase hundreds of dollars of product from Market America at the start, and ongoingly to keep up your personal business volume. I couldn’t find this information on the company website which appropriately focuses more on the retail customer than the distributor, but general startup costs seem to be around $700. All these costs are part and parcel of having a “business” not a job, but they can lead to ‘scam’ claims or other issues if not explained clearly.