The MLM Irritant

Now I’m not a fan of the MLM model as you all know but I cringe seeing other friends getting involved.

I was involved in them also. I knowingly mislead friends and family on the advise of ‘superiors’ and I know that I was targeted as someone that had been vocal about being desperate to spend more time with my children.

Is this model the devil? No.

It’s rare you end up out of pocket but you certainly DO NOT make enough for the car and home on your ‘dream board’.

If you buy in, you are not a small business owner, you are not an entrepreneur, you are a SALES REP.
If you have to recruit and purchase products then you will NEVER make money just from selling the product.
Worse still, friends will get increasingly pissed off at being treated as another revenue stream for you.
The hard work for the business has already been done by the real masterminds and I take my hat off to them.
If you’re scrapping around buy and sell pages to look for people to recruit, rather than promoting a genuinely great product then what does this tell you?
The same people you are trying to sell this image of your life now being AMAZING (#askmehow) are the same people seeing your other statuses about how piss poor you are.
If you are being told to post positive memes about how great your life suddenly is and how to insist that you love your ‘new garden office’ then think,….. are you suddenly a recruitment officer?
Are you being asked to set up your own social media group but leave out the brand name?
Are you adding and re-adding people into your Facebook groups?
legitimate
Why is your ‘upline’ living in a two up two down and driving a Micra?
I can see the pull – I did see the pull – earn money from home? No stock on site?
There is no doubt money to be made but it’s not from selling beeswax lip balm. It’s from selling the same mirage to another mum desperate to work around her children.
No business worth it’s salt will try to make customers competitors. 
Keep your money and flog some stuff on ebay instead of stuffing some MLM fat cats pillow with your hard earned notes.
JD xx

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9 Comments
  • Jayne Donoghue
    Posted at 09:15h, 19 May Reply

    Too true xx

  • mumrambles
    Posted at 09:24h, 19 May Reply

    I cringe every time one of my friends invites me to join their Facebook group selling Younique or Jamberry 🙁 I don’t have the heart to tell them they won’t make a living from it.

    • Jodie Danner
      Jodie Danner
      Posted at 14:13h, 25 May Reply

      Exactly – and the thing is, how do they not spot this a mile off? x

  • Jyoti Warburton Caswell
    Posted at 19:04h, 19 May Reply

    Julie Titterington

  • Rhi
    Posted at 20:00h, 06 June Reply

    I love this post. I’ve had many try and recruit me into an mlm that shall remain nameless, it gets frustrating after a while.

    • Jodie Danner
      Jodie Danner
      Posted at 20:02h, 06 June Reply

      I get so annoyed especially as I have seen the other side and how they manipulate x

  • Gaz
    Posted at 09:11h, 26 July Reply

    I can’t help but notice you have a LOT of friends on here Jodie … I have an oportunity that would work VERY well for a lady with your social circle … Why don’t you invite them all round to your house one evening and I shall come and explain this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity … You really can’t lose, and the best thing is you can do it with very little effort and all in your own time ……

  • Emma
    Posted at 23:40h, 27 August Reply

    I absolutely agree with you! I am peppered daily by all sorts of random pages that I never agreed to join!!! but… You know what I’m gonna say…. I bloody LOVE partylite and everything it stands for ☺️☺️ You will NEVER find me shoving it down anyone’s throat or desperately trying to recruit though. I sell beautiful products to people who want to buy them. It gives me extra pocket money and lots of freebies ☺️ I know lots of ladies that earn a lot of money selling a lot of candles but for me it will always be more of a hobby. One which I want to gain friends by doing… Not loose them!
    So if you fancy joining my team then get in touch ??
    Em xx

    • Jodie Danner
      Jodie Danner
      Posted at 23:45h, 27 August Reply

      #askmehow ha ha! Partylite was harmless and the products are great. It’s the FOREVER FLOGGING I can’t abide. The epitome of irritating and misleading. The strategically placed moisturiser in a Picture of someone’s sick child the other week was just unbelievable. The thing is I have intelligent friends involved in this and I just do not get it at all. Get yourselves down to Holland and Barrett for some Aloe shit, save yourselves the ask me how’s and inspirational morning frogging quotes!! ??? xx

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