This post is going to be about Multi-Level Marketing (MLM). What is an MLM Program? Short answer, it is a scam. Yes ALL of them are scams and I will explain why in this post.
But before I start, I know that this post most likely won´t be appreciated by everyone. So if you are involved in MLM I ask you in a humble way to at least try to listen and try to get some perspective outside of the “MLM bubble”.
What I mean with that is that when a group of people gets involved in the same thing, talks the same, acts the same, etc. Then you don´t get any other perspective.
Another thing is that if you pay for something you are naturally going to defend what you have bought. It is not a nice feeling when you realize that you have been scammed.
I would never in my life look at people who are involved in MLM and think that they are stupid or something. It is natural to fall in some holes before you find out what really works. Often you have to see what don´t work before you find a real legit thing that works, it is almost a part of any Internet marketers journey, to get scammed first.
I will point out some obvious points in this post, that I think anyone that are involved in MLM are able to see. Both the ones who love (or at least, THINK they do) but also the ones that are sick and tired of the whole MLM idea. Whatever the case might be for you, the points that I will make here cannot be denied.
No Matter What, MLM Turns You Into This Person:
A con artist, a swindler or in other words a hustler, but not a very sympathetic or likable one. Almost like a drug dealer standing on a corner in the street trying to push their drugs. You sell “health products” that nobody heard of, insurance programs, kitchen equipment, etc. You simply try to sell your “scheme” to people and also make them do the same as you. Why? Because you see the “opportunity” in others doing the same as you.
Every single MLM is based on this tactic. You are being told to “talk to friends and family”, “Call people you know superficially”, “make sure to talk with people about it every day”, “post new things about it on social media every day”, “talk to your downline”, “make sure that everybody hears how great the product is every day”.
This is called to swindle or hustle people and it will not make you a very popular person. It is not very fun listening to someone who trying to push their MLM on you, I am pretty sure you have experienced it sometime? Many times they even try to push a product they don´t even use, other times they are “forced” to use it by the program they are in.
It is not very fun listening to someone who trying to push their MLM on you, I am pretty sure you have experienced it sometime? Many times they even try to push a product they don´t even use, other times they are “forced” to use it by the program they are in.
To be successful in an MLM program, you are gonna have to hustle people.
Also, there is a systematic very big problem that makes the hustle even worse. The things you try to push on people or more importantly, the people you try to get into your downline you are going to try to convince to buy a WAY overpriced product…
Why Are The MLM Products Always Overpriced?
It would be no way in hell to earn money with an MLM program if they didn´t take way to much money for their products or services. Your main assignment inside any MLM is to hustle overpriced bullshit products (most of the time), sometimes even unsafe and untested programs (or products).
95 TIMES of a 100, it doesn´t even have anything to do with the actual product. It has to do with the fact that you want people to start doing the same as you and sell whatever (overpriced crap) it might be to other people.
Most of the times MLM´s requires a fee to join, most MLM´s requires you to buy all the (crap) before you can start selling it. MLM´s got WAY overpriced products simply to support the (pyramid) structure of the program.
If there was no overpricing and fees an MLM would “die” very quick.
Unlike legit sales models, MLM´s almost never rely on selling products at either a good price or good quality. Instead, they rely on selling scheme fees and overpriced bad quality EXPENSIVE products to people so they can start doing the same to other people… this is exactly how it works, and it just keeps going on like this until people wake up and realize what a bad situation they are really in.
MLM = A PYRAMID SCHEME
MLM´s Tactic To Appear Credible!
A very common tactic for an MLM company to gain trust from people is to simply buy “awards”.
What? Yes, there are many so-called “awards” that you can pay money to get.
MLM programs get SO MANY complaints online that they got entire teams that works on the assignment of clearing their names. One thing they do is paying money to the BBB (Better Business Bureau) to get better ratings and get accredited. Yes, you simply pay for rating within BBB even if your company is a total scam (it is crazy I know but that´s how it works).
You also got the Stevie awards, another completely unethical system that can give a scam company an “award status”.
Want To Keep Your Friend? Stop With MLM!
The absolutely most common way (sometimes the only way) to make money within any MLM program is by