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To ask you all to tell me WHY I shouldn't do MLM?

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ASAS Wed 10-Feb-16 21:19:22

C'mon you lot, talk me down. Thank you in advance.

I won't actually go for it, but really only because I already work from home (public sector) and find it quite isolating.

But why shouldn't I just go for MLM? Even if it doesn't work out won't I only loose £200 for the business in a box or whatever it's called.

I hate my job. I hate my organisation. Why shouldn't I try MLM? They're all off shopping or going on holiday or eating out ALL THE TIME. Why shouldn't I go for it?

I really won't but ATM can honestly see the temptation

PinotAndPlaydough Wed 10-Feb-16 21:20:50

What's MLM confused

Openmindedmonkey Wed 10-Feb-16 21:21:03

Because it takes your soul as well as your cash.

Abbinob Wed 10-Feb-16 21:21:45

All your friends will avoid you

Slippydippylippy Wed 10-Feb-16 21:22:02

Because whatever about giving over the £200 yourself, your main job will be to try and scam £200 out of all of your friends and family.

gaggiagirl Wed 10-Feb-16 21:22:31

Multi Level Marketing

patterkiller Wed 10-Feb-16 21:22:44

What friends you have will hide from you and not answer the phone. And mock your Facebook posts on mumsnetters.

RebootYourEngine Wed 10-Feb-16 21:22:56

Because it is not a real job.

Abbinob Wed 10-Feb-16 21:22:57

And it does something to your brain. my previously normal friends have morphed into a juiceplusbot multi shared personality thing.

BillSykesDog Wed 10-Feb-16 21:23:34

It's immoral. Someone always loses out, and often the person who can least afford it.

cantgonofurther Wed 10-Feb-16 21:24:57

You will spend more than £200!

PinotAndPlaydough Wed 10-Feb-16 21:25:10

Ahh right, in that case no. £200 is a lot of money to waste and it's really just so awful and antisocial to harass friends and family in the way that they do.

ASAS Wed 10-Feb-16 21:25:23

Faith in humanity restored.

flowers

hedgehogsdontbite Wed 10-Feb-16 21:26:52

You will only make money if you exploit your friends and family.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Wed 10-Feb-16 21:31:22

Because you'll either be throwing £200 away or have to sell your soul to the devil and harass the money out of your friends.

It doesn't sound hugely appealing to me TBH wink.

FLhahaha Wed 10-Feb-16 21:37:20

Join Timeless vie, the MN spoof MLM (google it!). Or peruse the long running threads in money matters where we laugh at obviously lying mlmers, and realise exactly how much money most of them are conned into losing.

3WiseWomen Wed 10-Feb-16 21:39:10

Because I have tried (a very very long time ago, when MN was still a baby) and it doesn't work.
Soul destroying at its best, crap products anyway. I feel ashamed to have even tried all those years later blush

throwingpebbles Wed 10-Feb-16 21:39:52

here's one reason why

and another with links to many more

And as a related question- why to local branches of then NCT seem to tacitly support one of the murkiest MLMs - Forever Living? Eg stalls at all their events etc?

throwingpebbles Wed 10-Feb-16 21:41:29

They are all using smoke and mirrors to create the impression of an amazing lifestyle by the way

EssexMummy1234 Wed 10-Feb-16 21:45:18

"They're all off shopping or going on holiday or eating out ALL THE TIME."

they aren't - its BS designed to get you to sign up.

scarlets Wed 10-Feb-16 21:46:26

All your friends will hide you on Facebook and you'll only realise it when you finally post something of note, but nobody comments.

People will feel sorry for you, but not enough to spunk £200.

ollieplimsoles Wed 10-Feb-16 21:55:11

Because its shit

Adeleslostbeehive Wed 10-Feb-16 21:57:28

Not a proper job

MummaV Wed 10-Feb-16 22:00:33

Because people who once respected you will roll their eyes and wonder how you could be so stupid as to fall for the bullshit as I did earlier to a friend who has just become a juiceplusbot and left an amazing job to do so

MazzleDazzle Wed 10-Feb-16 22:01:34

As well as forking out £200 and conning everyone you can into doing the same, you have to spend £168 EVERY month on products for personal use. This is on top of your sales target. You will have to pay for every course, every book, every night away in a hotel...my DH worked out that you'd need to recruit 20 people, each of them hitting their targets, before you'd make a penny.

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