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What's the beef with MLM? - Why not just make money and be happy?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by psychoHillbilly, May 8, 2011.

  1. psychoHillbilly

    psychoHillbilly Newbie

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    Hey everyone, how's it going? I just thought i would make a quick post on MLM just because Im curios to see what everyone else's opinion is. NO, im not a multi-level marketer or into any of that stuff, so NO, im not promoting anything, I just want to get a little feedback.

    What is so bad about MLM and why do so many people hate it? Sure, it's just a snowball of "give me $ and I'll show you how to make $, and then you can tell someone else to give you $, and then show them.... etc, etc, etc,"

    Sure, it's not really a legit business model, but it DOES in fact bring in money for pretty much EVERYONE who actively participates, so what's the big deal? LOL... the way I see it, it keeps money circulating amongst everyone, so why doesn't everyone just participate and get along with each other and make a tonne of cash?!? hahaha

    Why do people think it's so dirty? Why is it considered a scam? Like I said... who cares as long as it makes $$$

    Anyway, I would love to hear other people's opinions here, simply because im very un-biased to just about anything and im open to new ideas and i would love to hear this one...
     
  2. wowhaxor

    wowhaxor Executive VIP Premium Member

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    MLM is really just a big scam of people passing money along which is why it has a bad reputation.

    Also, aside from some of the biggest established programs I'd say the vast majority go under after a short period of time and people don't get paid. They're just plain shady and going out and convincing your friends to give you money so that they have to convince their friends to give them money is lame.
     
  3. BlackSeng

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    Bunch of brainwashed masses from a MLM network trying to promote damn, untrustworthy products.

    Worststill, they are so brainwashed to the point they couldn't even see the other side.
     
  4. psychoHillbilly

    psychoHillbilly Newbie

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    Is it really much different than tricking someone to signup for a dating site that is really full of fake profiles LOL?

    I know this for a fact because Im a huge Adult Dating promoter... and honestly, if I had any morals at all, I wouldn't be able to sleep at night.
     
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    wowhaxor Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Sure its different. People who promote MLM recruit their friends not strangers. Most online MLM companies fail horribly shortly after starting so if you're interested in MLM and want to make it a real income source you pretty much have to go offline. Try promoting MLM online, its hard as fuck to convert.

    Its essentially a legal version of a pyramid scheme as they add some crap products in but really the money comes from your referrals not the products you sell.
     
  6. psychoHillbilly

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    Well, technically you don't have to go offline... Im not going to mention any because Im not promoting any... but there are some sites where you would be encouraged to sell something healthy cleaning products or something, and of course you get a cut for anyone who signs up and sells below you... obviously this is a pyramid scheme... but if you look at it on a more detailed scale, wouldn't the McDonald's franchise be a pyramid scheme too?

    Become a McDonald's affiliate, open a restaurant and make money... I think the entire corporate world is one big pyramid scheme so what's the diff if it's offline or online?