This includes paying money to the BBB to get accredited and move up their ratings.Yes, you can pay for ratings within the BBB (even if you are a totally illegitimate company).Multi-Level Marketing, also known as MLM, is a scam. Before I get started, I know this post is likely to ruffle a few feathers.Hopefully if you are involved in MLM though, you can please let your guard down so I can give you some perspective outside of the “bubble”.It is very easy to determine whether or not you are an affiliate or an MLM’er.If you are promoting products to others, then you are an affiliate.By the way, Monavie has since gone out of business and was deemed a scam. One of the biggest fallacies with an MLM program is that you are actually building a business.
Don’t confuse the two because at the core of it, one is an ethical way to promote products in exchange for a commission (affiliate marketing) whereas the other is an unethical way to promote a product in exchange for “recruitment” fees for getting others involved in the very same scheme (MLM).
There is nothing more annoying than listening to someone pitch their MLM to you, often times a product they don’t even really use or they are forced to use it because of the continuity aspect of the program. It relies on you getting other people into the program and almost always if your goal is getting actual customers, it is convincing people to spend way too much on products. There would be no feasible way to earn within an MLM if they didn’t overcharge for their products/services.
Your best interest automatically has to be you “selling” people on overpriced junk most of the time, and sometimes unsafe, untested and unproven programs.
You are assigned names like “sponsor”, “distributor”, “presidential level” (and many others) which serve as nothing more than a facade as to what you actually are when you are involved in MLM. That is why the CEO of the companies tend to make 10’s of millions and the average person within the program will never be able to support the actual fees of getting involved in it.
And if you are like most, when you end up hanging up your MLM boots, you are left with drawers and boxes of “extra” product that you never used. Affiliate Marketing gives you the freedom to promote whatever products/services that you want, within any niche, in fact, it can quite often be the segway for you creating and selling you own products/services. You by no means have the best interest of your audience in mind because you are always required to sell the same, overpriced, and often times unproven product to people.