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Nov 24, 2021
10:54:45am
canofpicante All-American
Data on MLMs is damning. The animosity is deserved. Here it is:
FTC reports that 99% of MLM participants lose money [1]. 99%! AARP study finds that the numbers are shocking too. They found only 25% of participating make a profit and they don’t make much. 14% made less than $5,000, 6% made between $5,000 and $9,999, 3% made between $10,000 and $24,999, 3% made $25,000 or more, while just .05% made $100,000 or more [2].

**THAT MEANS A $12.50/HOUR JOB AT MCDONALDS WILL PAY MORE THAN 96.5% OF ALL MLM SELLERS.**

The problem: It’s not presented that way. Odds aren’t discussed. Failures aren’t shown. It’s misleading to show the 0.5% that will make $100K+ when 99.5% do poorly. It’s deceitful to do so.

1. https://www.ftc.gov/sites/default/files/documents/public_comments/trade-regulation-rule-disclosure-requirements-and-prohibitions-concerning-business-opportunities-ftc.r511993-00017%C2%A0/00017-57317.pdf

2.
https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/aarp_foundation/2018/pdf/AARP%20Foundation%20MLM%20Research%20Study%20Report%2010.8.18.pdf
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