Multi-level marketing (MLMs), pyramid selling, and social selling companies have convinced people to sell their products since the 1920s. Depending on which company you go with, you could be selling household items, makeup, or even fashion accessories. That is you will after purchasing a starter/presenters kit from them. You’ll be encouraged to reach out to everyone you know or knew, just to make a sale or bring them in as associates too.
They are enticing because they are able to convince you that you can make a lot of money by simply selling their goods. They usually have videos that talk about success stories for the few people who can actually make it work or get on the ground floor. In the kit you buy to get started will contain materials about products the sell, and even ways to recruit people to sell under you that you get commission for.
Usually you have to host parties at yours or someone else’s house and there you would try to recruit people or at least sell them something to make some money. Now some MLMs allow you to have virtual parties where they give you a website link to send people and they buy at their leisure.
Your family and friends might be sympathetic at first to support you starting out. Pretty soon you’ll exhaust them and have to reach out to others to keep up with your quota and not lose your membership. There is typically a grace period if you don’t meet your quota, but if you fail, you’ll have to buy the kit again and start from the ground up.
Eventually you will want to probably get a real job that not only pays you regularly, but offers you some benefits like health, retirement, and disability packages. When you do upgrade to a real job, hopefully you haven’t alienated all your friends and family from your sales pressure tactics to make a few cents on the dollars the main company made.