Multi-Level Marketing | My objections to the business format and sales tactics used by MLMs | Jenn Wells Design

“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.

And now…

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5 Misconceptions about Working for Yourself at Home | Annoying things people assume about you and your work when you work for yourself at home | Jenn Wells Design

“But you set your own hours, so you can do whatever you want.”

If you work for yourself, you work at home, or you’re self employed, I’m sure you’ve heard this. Along with other, equally annoying, misconceptions.

It can be frustrating, as a small business owner, to explain what you do and how you do it. You have to explain that working for yourself is still a job, and not every task is enjoyable, even though you choose to do them.

Sometimes you feel like you can never complain. After all, you chose this…

So let’s address some of those misconceptions and how to explain them to well-meaning friends and family.

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