“Scam scam scam!”

Folks often say this if they haven’t made money in a deal. They
SPENT money, didn’t make any, so they go on FB or wherever,
to cry it’s a scam.

But is it?

Archie gets into an NM after hearing the big money pitch.
He spends  money to get in (say $1,500 or $4,500) and
does not know how to sell or market. He does not adequately learn those skills
over the next six months, and he does not make any money. Because he
brought in no orders.

He goes online calls the company a scam.

But is that correct and honest?

Isn’t scam reserved for when a person lays out money for something,
and does not get what they paid for?

What is a person paying for when they join an NM?

If they get the products/programs they ordered, isn’t that what
they paid for?

If a person doesn’t make money in a company, why does that
make the COMPANY a scam?

Isn’t the problem the person who has not learned to market
and recruit?

What say you?

About the author

Kim Klaver


  • this ‘scam’ thing if the logic is applied then as we are seeing now adays are not colleges scams? u spend 10,000s$ and years for a ‘degree’ often to get what?
    the opportunity to apply some where. scams are every where. marriage is often one
    especially for folks that do not work at theirs.

  • KIm, It seems fairly universal that people (in just about all situations) want to blame everyone but themselves for just about everything that doesn’t work out.

    Sure, there are some scams in the marketplace, but that doesn’t make them all scams.

    I think the reason so many people call the MLM opportunity that they joined and did not succeed at is because of the marketing that so many MLM opportunities use to entice people to join.

    They make it sound too easy, and that everyone is making mega-bucks, when of course that is not the case with any of them.

    MLM is just a business, and like any and all other businesses, it takes time and money and work to make it succeed.

    A little more “truth in advertising” would go a long way in reducing the number of people calling MLM a scam.

    Mike Stokes
    Baton Rouge, LA

  • I have been supporting myself with NM for 20 years and since I was a professional salesperson before, I look at NM as just another sales job. My many customers are my “book of business” and I treat it that way and my business continues to grow, no matter what I am selling. Building relationships is the key to my success.

  • Hi esteemed ones! Yes, Life is great, and people need, and want help, and that is why I am alive. I will do whatever I can to help you have a HAPPYER day. Thank you for being here.

  • Ha ha! This is just the topic I was thinking about writing. Thanks for bringing it alive Kim. In my last 6 years of Network Marketing career, I have seen it numerous time. Actually there are very few people who dare to take responsibility for their failure. And another funny thing is many of these ‘scam announcer’ actually joined Network Marketing expecting it to be a ‘get-rich-quick-scheme/scam’ where they don’t have to do anything and still they will be making millions overnight. But when they realized that their do-nothing-get-everything strategy isn’t going to work in this profession, they take up another mission: if-I-can’t-do-it-I-won’t-let-others-do-It :p
    Oh! Another thing, I always wondered even after so much unemployment (atleast in my country India), why don’t these people keep posting about the schools/colleges: SCAM! SCAM! (trust me, many of these private educational institutions are indeed scams taking huge amount promising 100% Job guarantee).

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