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MLM and Direct Selling Are Different

Our friend Jamie Taylor wants you to believe that multi-level marketing (MLM) and direct selling are different! You’re supposed to look at this real so you can understand the difference.

No one has accused Jamie of being smart. The post she wants you to watch/read says that MLM companies push you to recruit and pay you to recruit. That’s Mary Kay to a T! In fact, new NSD Jamie Taylor is a new NSD because of RECRUITING!!!!


  1. Char

    “….you don’t get paid to recruit. You get paid to grow leaders…”

    If you believe that BS, your recruiter thinks you’re an idiot. She thinks you’re an easy mark willing to believe the double talk. Remember, they’re trained con artists; that’s who MLMers are.

    *Red Aspen is an MLM company – as is Mary Kay. You only need review the Compensation Plans. Again, do they think we’re idiots?

    Are you being recruited by an individual affiliate instead of a company headquarters employee? MLM=Network Marketing=Direct Sales=Social Selling.

    MLM = Endless-Chain Recruiting Scam

    Don’t be an idiot. And don’t be an aspiring con artist.

  2. AnonyMouse

    “Social selling and affiliate links are the wave of the future.”

    I hate to break it to you, but those things aren’t “the wave of the future”. They’re already here. They’ve been here for a hot minute. This language is just another example of MLMs running behind the bandwagon trying to jump on.

    Her caption is nothing but a bunch of verbal gymnastics. She’s describing recruiting. Nice try.

    1. Lazy Gardens

      MLMing under any name has been “the wave of the future” since I first encountered in in the 1960s when the predecessor to AMWAY was active.

      It’s never made it into the present, it’s always out there in the future, like the water mirages on a desert highway.

  3. NayMKWay

    “MLM companies push you to recruit others and often pay you based on those recruiting skills.”

    Add the words “and front loading” after “recruiting” and that’s Mary Kay to a T.

    That slogan “Book, Sell, RECRUIT, Repeat,” with “RECRUIT” highlighted in bold, capslock text, tells you all you need to know about Mary Kay.

  4. Char

    “It’s optional to build a team”—

    It doesn’t matter. The question is: Can you build a team?

    “But you don’t get paid to recruit.”—

    Then why build a team and create competition for yourself? Really, why bother? Of course you get compensation for recruiting!

    Do they think we just fell of the turnip truck? Either the people creating and sharing these posts aren’t the brightest bulbs in the chandelier; or, you guessed it…..con artists. Lurkers, which one are you hoping to be?

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