Often times when you are involved in a group and everyone thinks the same and acts the same, you don’t get any unique perspective.Also, when you PAY for something you are instantly going to defend your purchase.You are selling insurance programs that nobody has ever heard of, yet you do so because there is opportunity getting others to do as you are. You are told, “get out there and make some cold calls”, “call your friends and family”, “talk about it every day”, “use social media to mention something about it every day”, “check up on your downline”, “boast about how great the product is”.This is called hustling and unfortunately it puts your reputation on the line. Unfortunately there is a systemic problem with MLM and that derives in the business model itself.
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”.Same goes for the Stevie awards which are a completely unethical system for “awarding status” to many unethical companies.There are many companies that have been taken out by the FTC for scamming that have also received awards of this nature. The most common and sometimes the only way people make money in MLM programs is from recruiting others into the scheme.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).
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.