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 …

Forbes Calls Multi-Level Marketing a “Pyramid Selling Scheme”

A 1997 article from Forbes magazine does an excellent job of explaining the pyramid that is multi-level marketing. And I don’t think anyone is going to accuse Forbes of being “bitter ex-MK consultants who coudn’t make it” or “anti-MLM zealots who can’t see the truth.” The article is about Excel …