If you are currently in–or thinking about joining–an MLM, we hope this page will help you decide whether a particular company or the business model really aligns with what first drew you in.
If you have been in an MLM, this is meant to be a place where you can share your story. Whether you had a positive or negative experience, your story matters. Write a sentence or a novel; share your name, the name of the company, or both–or neither.
Many multilevel marketing companies are only still in business because, from the first day you join, it is drilled into you that if you work hard enough, you will be successful or “financially free”. It is difficult to see until the coin drops that the other side of that mindset can instill a deep shame or embarrassment when success eludes you. The vast majority of people who leave MLM back away quietly and move on with their lives, but nothing can change until those stories are told.
We highly encourage you not to just share your story here, but also to tell the FTC about your experience.