A Product Nobody Wants

My eBook may be the perfect example of a product nobody wants. Hopeful individuals don’t want anyone to mess with their dreams of earning $100,000 every month. Later, forced back to reality, they don’t want to read an, “I told you so” obituary. When I wrote my book, I hoped a good number of people … Read more

Network Marketing Legal Problems

Are you wondering, “What network marketing legal problems”? Read on. Q: Why do you suppose network marketing companies regularly run afoul of the FTC and/or the FDA? A: MLM (Multi Level Marketing) is a dodgy paradigm. Network marketing companies have been in court, over and over again, for half a century. Before I review a … Read more

Network Marketing Mental Disorders

Let’s start by briefly mentioning a few, common, network marketing mental disorders. Interestingly, these disorders are most often exhibited by ‘leaders’: narcissism megalomania pathological lying and sociopathy. Amusing aside: Tell the truth, as you read my list, did your subconscious flash to Daffy Donald (POTUS 2016—)? Network marketing doesn’t cause these disorders, rather, it appeals … Read more

Does Network Marketing Work?

Q: Does network marketing work? A: Rarely. Most network marketers never create a profit, the vast majority lose money. Don’t expect to hear about the massive numbers who have failed. After all, why would anyone want to know about “the losers”? Instead, expect overexposure to impressive, financial-success stories told by a tiny number of the … Read more

What is Network Marketing?

Have you ever been asked, “What is network marketing?” I’d love to know how you responded. Here is my definition: Network marketing is a teamwork focused, word of mouth, sales system that leverages the distribution revolution (manufacturer/provider to consumer) to sell products and/or services. Unsalaried participants, frequently called independent distributors, are paid a commission, not … Read more

Network Marketing Wife

Are you an exasperated network marketing wife? In the early days, you were delighted to see your husband excited about something. Times have changed, haven’t they? How many times have you watched his company and product videos? Are you sick and tired of hearing about that gal who is earning $100,000 a month? Do you … Read more

Network Marketing Extra Income

What’s with the photo of the gold bars? Must be network marketing extra income, paid in gold, right? That’s been done, but, no, I simply wanted your attention, for long enough, to make an important point about the allure of network marketing. Q: “Is network marketing extra income a fantasy, or something you could actually … Read more

Network Marketing Billionaires?

Are there any network marketing billionaires? I’m not asking about billionaires who earned their money elsewhere; I’m wondering if there are any distributors (IBOs, team members, brand partners…) who accumulated a billion dollars within the network marketing profession? Was Mary Kay Ash a billionaire? What about Dexter Yager? How about the other MLM legends? I’m … Read more

Before Joining

I wish I’d been able to read ‘Network Marketing Heads Up’ before joining my first MLM company. After many years of skepticism, I suspended my disbelief and embraced the profession’s paradigm. Decades later, I’ll reluctantly confess that I exhibited poor judgment when I joined this ‘industry;’ specifically because network marketing is not a good way, … Read more