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The #1 Reason I Will Never Join An MLM is Because I Am Good At Math

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I’m a big advocate of developing multiple sources of income. I’ve never worked only one job or relied on one source to generate money for me to spend. Whether working multiple hourly jobs or investing in dividend-paying stocks, my focus is always getting more money into my bank account each month. Naturally my entrepreneurial nature has made me an attractive target for multi-level marketing (MLM) schemes. But on the other hand, the strategy of MLMs is “ask everybody” so I’m actually not that special. I’ve written before about how Amway is a pyramid scheme (the post still gets new comments on a regular basis, much to my amusement). Most others I come across have been less threatening. For example, I get invited to Passion Parties to celebrate stagettes or birthday parties at least once per year (I even hosted one for my own 27th birthday party). It’s hilarious that sex toy sales […]

Amway is a pyramid scheme

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Amway is a pyramid scheme, and I have lost a friend to prove it. I’m betting it’s more likely than not that someone you know — or should I say, used to know — has also gotten involved with Amway. The company is ubiquitous, and seems to be infiltrating even the most rational social circles. If someone has recently invited you to coffee because they’re looking for cool people to help them run their “business”, chances are you’re in danger of becoming an Amway target. Last year, my friend’s roommate was caught up in their snares. It started innocently enough but rapidly declined into a spiral of crazy we could not rescue her from. In addition to purchasing binders of Amway tactics, this girl had CDs she’d listen to while she slept, selling her on positive thoughts and Amway success. She even attended international Amway conferences, which cost thousands of […]