Thursday, May 21, 2009

My General Negative Opinion on MLM's

I did a piece a few weeks back about ebooks, and how you can never really get a true review about them before ordering one from Clickbank, or any of the other ebook distributors out there. I wasn't talking about the new ebook generation of Amazon Kindles which read novels, but the first generation ebook industry which were mostly informational and learning products. Anyway, what's worse than ebooks in terms of rabid promoters, and pushers of the products are MLM's!

The Problem with MLM's
MLM's or Multi Level marketing programs are companies that allow anyone to become a distributor. Usually though, you have to pay a startup fee, or at the very least be a client yourself in order to sell. One recent MLM is the Monavie Acai Berry health drink. I won't even begin to get into what I think about Monavie, but will say that it is the perfect example of a MLM which clouds the availability of unbiased reviews. Just do a simple search for "Monavie Review" in Google, and then try to find one that is unbiased, one that is not rewritten by someone who is a distributor for the company. I am almost certain that you won't find a real review, by a real customer anywhere on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or even 5th page of Google's results. Many of the reviews may be written as if they are from an unbiased client, however, that's just a marketing ploy in order to sell more Monvie.

Lesson Learned
Basically what I'm ranting about is that you can not always use the internet, or even supposed friends for a review of a product, especially if those consumers of the product are also sellers. Be careful, and be cautious, as there are a lot of manipulative people out there, some even your friends. Money speaks louder then the truth sometimes.

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