(Closed) Pure Romance

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t deal with multi-level marketing companies. You’ll hear all kinds of positive stories, but here is an interesting story with stats from Skeptoid. Another good site is is PinkTruth.com – that one is specifically geared toward Mary Kay but also has info on MLMs in general.

More than 99% of people lose money in MLMs. It’s fine as something to do for fun, a way to meet girlfriends, whatever, but for most people, it’s not becoming a real money-maker for them. MLMs exist NOT to sell products but to recruit more people. They make their money off of starter kits, training materials, and downlines.

I’m sure lots of people won’t like this post. But the facts are the facts. MLM serves very few people well – you have to be at the top of the pyramid. In my opinion it is a predatory business model that preys on people’s unrealistic hopes.

Sorry to be a total downer 🙁 I just feel like people should know the facts and can make their own choice.

Post # 4
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9690 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@NAvery:  Thanks for posting this, I agree.  Don’t get into expecting to make money. 

When my son was little I did a few things like have home parties for Discovery Toys, Discovery Books and Tupperware (for Tuppertoys) only so I could get lots of free toys, books and baby stuff for being a hostess.  🙂  That part was fun and I enjoyed hosting the parties but I never was in it for the money.  Even a friend who’s been a full-time Avon representative for over 10 years admitted to me she’s never made much money at it, and it’s not worth her time, she just loves doing it.

Post # 5
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2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@NAvery:  This.

I think they are possible to pull off and make money if the circumstances and products are right. If you have to constantly spend money to have all the new products on hand for potential customers to view and try out, then you will never make money. If you can do the consulting without having a physical inventory on hand then you may be able to make a small amount of extra cash. 

Post # 6
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3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think this is the same as any pyramid scheme.  You’re working hard to make someone above you rich.  I hope you didn’t have to pay them anything.

Post # 7
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576 posts
Busy bee

I have had a few friends do this…it never worked out for them.

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