Welcome, New Visitors to Pink Truth

Thank you for seeking out Pink Truth. You may have just seen the story on Mary Kay Cosmetics on ABC’s 20/20, and you probably want more information. Contrary to what our critics will tell you,  this site is not full of a bunch of bitter, lazy, disgruntled ex-consultants who are …

The Myth of MLM Income

Multi-Level Marketing expert Robert FitzPatrick debunks the myth of earning money in MLMs in his article, The Myth of “Income Opportunity” in Multi-Level Marketing. Multi-level marketing companies live and die by the claim that participants can make money. From some extra part-time money to complete financial freedom, MLMs promise you …

The Non-Retail “Direct Selling” Company

Written by Robert FitzPatrick As market-based economies become the prevailing global model, millions of people are being exposed to sales promotions, income opportunity solicitations, and investment schemes with which they have no experience or knowledge. Vulnerability to deception and the need for consumer education correspondingly reach global heights. One especially …

Just Say No to MLM

Written by Black Nova Just keep saying “no.” I have learned when my friends invite me to MLM engagements of any sort to tell them that I have a personal rule of not supporting any form of MLM because I don’t believe in the business model. Regardless of the quality …

The FTC’s Warnings on Pyramid Schemes

Is Mary Kay a multi-level marketing company (MLM) or is it a pyramid scheme? Does it really matter? Not really… both are essentially business opportunity scams that take money from millions and millions of households a year. MLMs generally have an air of legitimacy about them, usually because they have …

MLM Versus Pyramid Schemes

This article comes from a site called StopSpam.org. The site’s primary purpose seems to be stopping email scams. However, they included this article which addresses the multi-level marketing (MLM) and pyramid scheme issue. I think that Mary Kay falls under the “fraudulent multi-level marketing plan” category. Read the 13 points …