Watchdog Approved Diet Pills

MLM and Pyramid Schemes Video

12th November 2013

Video Transcript

While many of you are just looking to take diet pills and supplements, some may be tempted into the world of multi-level marketing (MLM) and want to sell weight loss aids yourself.

Setting up your own sales organisation can be difficult and costly, but if you become involved in a distribution network, you could be provided with all you need to run a home business much like Avon or Betterware – from stock to training – and you may be on to a nice little earner.

At least, that's the theory – the reality can be somewhat different due to the nature of some supplements that are available. For instance, they may not be effective or even harmful, so how would you feel about actively selling them to your family, friends and neighbours?

Even if you've fully researched the diet pills you'd be selling and are happy with it, the market is a hectic one – it's not just other supplements that you have to think about, but other distributors could be selling the same one as you in a similar locality, which adds to the level of difficulty.

Something you need to be careful of is ensuring that you see some return from sales – if you only make money from recruiting new distributors, that crosses the line from MLM – which is legal – to pyramid selling, which isn't.

If you're still keen to dip your toe into the world of MLM, make sure you look into the company you're selling for and the product you're marketing – don't be afraid to ask questions and don't let them rush you for answers.

Always be wary of scams and safety, but ultimately consider one thing – would you feel comfortable recommending it to people you care about?

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