“Isn’t that a pyramid scheme?”
You can imagine how enraged a coworker was, after I naively asked this question about his wife’s new business. He gave me a rundown on multi-level marketing which, frankly, left me a little confused about the difference between the two, but gave me the verbiage I needed to not offend other MLMers.
My personal opinion has wavered. Initially I was wary, and maybe a little frustrated at the explosion of advertising in my Facebook newsfeed by family and friends. Then it started to seem like a good opportunity to get into entrepreneurship for people who might not have the initiative or capital to strike out on their own.