It is a stupid feeling when you realize that you have been ripped off and in no way would I call anyone stupid or look at anyone that way if they were part of an MLM.It is all part of the journey to success and sometimes we need to find out what doesn’t work before we can find out what works.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.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).This more than validates that you were part of the program not for the quality of the product, rather the potential opportunity if you got other people involved in the product. Affiliate marketing is the act of promoting products to customers.A backwards way of trying to do business and fundamentally, with MLM you are not creating a business. It it is not the act of promoting an opportunity to others with “products” hidden inside of the scheme somewhere.
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).The same Acai juice, if not better quality, could be bought at Costco for less than .Sure, you are paying a Premium…but the only reason you are is because you have to fund the scheme itself and this is done through inflated prices. You don’t own anything other than “product” that you usually are required to buy from the company (for way more than it is actually worth).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”.