Multi-Level Marketing Scams – Don’t Be A Victim!

Cat in the HatI first must confess to not having a great deal of experience with MLM – Multi-Level Marketing – I’ve been more on the fringes of it than in the middle – but I’m going to share my thoughts on the matter anyway – and you can judge for yourself.

The first thing I always ask about an Internet “make money online” program is: “What are you selling?”  For MLM, it’s not going to be a product, what you end up “selling” is the ability for other people to sell… to other people… who then can sell… to other people…  and so on.  Any “product” is almost strictly a byproduct; you’re selling “management” levels in a selling scheme.

You’re ‘Selling’ The RIGHTS For Others To Sell!

Take a hypothetical example: USA Vitamins – you are invited to join a program where [Read more…]

MLM & ‘Business Opportunities’ – Avoid Like The Plague!

Let’s talk about MLM for a moment… there are many varieties of MLM – Multi-Level-Marketing … Avon, Amway, Tupperware are some very well known examples. The very first question I ask when I look at an MLM ‘opportunity’ – “What’s the Product?” And in a surprising number of cases, the product is the right to get others to do what you’re going to be doing… in other words, the ‘product’ in many cases is to get others to sell in your downline. It’s not about the product, it’s about getting other people to join under you, and do the same thing.

One of the more recent online MLM ‘opportunities’ is the Empower Network – and the real ‘opportunity’ that you’re getting is the ability to sucker other people into the same ‘opportunity’ to make money.

Does it work? [Read more…]