I love a good scam, don’t you?
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As you can tell from the title of this post, the writer behind TheNoBossLife.Com has a very unfavorable view of them. Now, I’d like to open today’s post with a definition of a MLM a.k.a Multi-Level-Marketing a.k.a, your good ol’ fashioned pyramid scheme. Like everyone else on earth who would like to make some extra income, you’d want to find a sufficient and sure way to do so. Now, obviously, there are some MLM schemes that do turn out to be legitimate like AVON, which is a company I’m familiar with from my grandmother selling it back in the 90’s.
However, there are those other products that either sound way too good to be true, or is just snake oil relabeled as health food.
These programs often pull apart at people’s insecurities and a desire to make lots of $$$. Often times, if a program tells you you’re gonna make $100,000 within a few months, it’s never a guarantee. Have you ever tried to sit through an hour long video of a guy showing off his obviously rented Lamborghini with some ham-fisted advice without ever telling you exactly what he was selling you to in order to be able to rent, I mean, BUY the lamborghini? You’ve seen a pyramid scheme sales pitch.
They’re often long. Usually make no sense, and by the end of it, you either: A.) Got bored five minutes and looked for something else to do or, B.) So worn down and drained, that you decided, why the heck not?
In these scenarios, nobody wins. Except for the dude with the rented Lambourghini.
Now, maybe you’re reading this and maybe you’ve succeeded in one of these programs. Good for you, you’re of those special cases that were able to outsmart those programs as well as make a little bit of money along the way. However, you have to question the morality of companies that would often target those with low to no income and basically brow beat them into recruiting other people who are in similar positions. Let’s not mention how expensive it is to host ‘parties’ and send over products to sometimes, unwilling friends and family.
Because I’m a bit awkward, and a college student with no car, programs like these are highly unappealing to me. And it should be to you, too. Whether you’re in the same demographic as me, or a parent or a grandparent/married couple that’s simply trying to make ends meet. Maybe you don’t have a family yet, and you want a secure future on you’re own without having to answer to anyone?
The thing gets me with these, ‘so-called’, work at home opportunities, is the fact that you still sorta have a ‘boss’. And that money you’ve raised with them? It’s not entirely yours, sometimes you’ll lose that entire paycheck after ordering inventory.
It’s just not fun. And I don’t want that. And you shouldn’t want that, either.
I just finished reading this book –
And no, it’s not a ‘get-rich-quick’ pamphlet (I would never suggest such a thing), but it’s a helpful tool and it’s definitely grounded my decisions within reality.
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