Pros and Cons of Direct Sales Business, Part IV: How to Spot an MLM Scam

“It’s a pyramid scheme!” How many times have you heard someone say that about an MLM or direct sales opportunity? While it is true that MLM or direct sales may be called pyramid marketing, it is not true that all MLM or direct sales companies are a scam. There are many legitimate direct sales business opportunities available. The trick is to spot the legitimate opportunities … Continue reading Pros and Cons of Direct Sales Business, Part IV: How to Spot an MLM Scam

Pros and Cons of Owning a Direct Sales Business, Part III: Cons

In our last two blog posts, we looked at an overview of the direct sales industry, also called MLM (multi-level marketing). Then, in Part II, we looked at the many positives of owning an MLM business. In today’s article, we’ll take a look at the downside, drawbacks, or cons of owning a direct sales business. 7 Drawbacks to Owning Your Own Direct Sales (MLM) Business … Continue reading Pros and Cons of Owning a Direct Sales Business, Part III: Cons

Pros and Cons of Direct Sales, Part II: Pros

In my last blog post, I provided you with an overview of the money-making method known as direct sales. Direct sales, also called MLM, refers to a sales method in which someone recruits you into their business and you, in turn, own and operate your own independent business. Seven Good Reasons to Own an MLM Business You earn revenues from retail sales of approved products … Continue reading Pros and Cons of Direct Sales, Part II: Pros

Pros and Cons of Direct Sales, Part I

In this multi-part series, Persimoney examines direct sales – the pros and cons, opportunities, strengths and weaknesses of the direct sales model. You’re probably familiar with direct sales from the products you purchase and enjoy. Some familiar direct sales (MLM) brands include Avon, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Lula Roe, Lila Rose, and many others. Women often purchase direct sales business opportunities thanks to their implied … Continue reading Pros and Cons of Direct Sales, Part I