The complete lowdown on MLM Juice Plus+

How much money can you make with Juice Plus+? And is it as really healthy as their reps claim? Read the complete lowdown on MLM Juice Plus+. 

We recently published the experience of a former Isagenix rep, and revealed how she spent £1,200 with them during the four months she attempted to sell their products. (Yes, that’s SPENT, not earned.)

Following the publication of this article, we spoke to an ex-Juice Plus+ rep who was keen to share her experience. As a result, we started looking deeper into Juice Plus+ and the sales tactics their reps are encouraged to use.

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What we discovered was pretty depressing – not only does it seem to be extremely difficult to make money with Juice Plus+ (if you’re not prepared to write fake Facebook posts and mass recruit people who might lose money, according to former reps), but the products themselves don’t appear to be robustly tested (the ‘independent’ reviews reps share with you appear to be paid for by Juice Plus+).

And worse – Juice Plus+ reps seem happy to lie and deceive (including stealing non-Juice Plus+ customers’ weight loss photos and claiming a top cancer centre encourages people to use their products).

We investigate all this and more in this lowdown on Juice Plus+.

Read about one woman’s experience selling Juice Plus+

To start, let’s look at the experience of one former Juice Plus+ rep, as told to us. As with the ex-Isagenix rep we interviewed, she understandably wishes to remain anonymous.

(Many former MLM reps who speak out are subjected to bullying and abuse, in an attempt to keep the truth about their business secret.) Here’s her experience.

When did you join Juice Plus+?

I joined Juice Plus+ in February 2016, and left around September 2017.

What was the recruitment message?

That I would earn £200-400 a month, and I would lose the weight that I needed to.

What was the cost of joining Juice Plus+?

It was a £50 joining fee but you also had to be on the products (be a product of the products). The cheapest one was £19.50 a month so I had that to start with.

What did you get for that?

Online training and my Juice Plus+ website.

How much support was there to help you sell?

There was support from my upline and their upline and the distributor support groups, but they mainly concentrated on the ones that were selling well.

What instructions or advice were you given about selling?

To message everyone on my friends list, telling them that I had started my own health business. And to add at least 10 new people a day and message them.

Did you get specific advice about Facebook posts?

Yes, we had to post at least 10 times a day or more if possible, and were told to use an app called Buffer to schedule posts so we weren’t always on our phone. The type of posts we were told to put up were product posts, interactive posts and fake order posts.

What were the fake order posts?

We had to make up a name, and thank them for their order, saying the plans and products will be on their way and I would be here to help with anything. We were also told to post a picture saying thank you, as it was more eye-catching.

My upline said if it looks like I’m getting lots of orders, people would be more likely to order from me. It never worked for me and I didn’t like doing them as I didn’t agree with the fake it ’til you make it approach.

Who did you sell to?

At first it was family and friends, but then I had to add new people to expand my network. We had to ‘build relationships’ with them to eventually sell to or recruit them.

How easy or hard was it to sell?

It was easy at first as people saw I’d lost weight with the products, but it got harder when I’d approached everyone I knew. I wasn’t keen on adding strangers to my Facebook.

What kind of expenses did you have?

Mainly the products. I ended up using all of them so it was costing me £68 a month. Also, we were encouraged to buy marketing leaflets etc from our team. I limited this to about £10.

How much commission did you get?

Once you reached your first level you got 10%, which went up each level to the maximum of 25%.

Were there any hidden expenses or costs you weren’t expecting?

Yes, to renew your franchise after a year, which cost £35.

How much did you earn each month?

It varied on how many sales I made. The highest I made in a month was £77. The rest was about £20-30 a month.

Did you have to order or sell a particular amount to stay active?

No, but we were encouraged to stay on the products to sell them.

Why did you leave?

Because it was costing me more than I was making, and I felt I was constantly on my phone messaging people and hassling them.

What happened when you left? Was it easy? Did other reps remain friendly?

I tried a couple of times, but my upline would convince me to stay, so I did. The phrase they used is ‘you only fail if you quit,’ which made me feel bad.

I eventually just gave up and told them I wasn’t doing it anymore and left all the groups. They stayed friendly for a while but now I never hear from them and my upline has also since left Juice Plus+ but removed me from Facebook. I sometimes still see her on the school run but I don’t speak to her.

How much did it cost you in total?

I was paying about £68 a month, so enough!

How much product do you still have left over?

I had about four bottles of the capsules left, but have thrown them away.

Anything else you want to add?

That it was mainly focused on recruiting. We were encouraged to get people on the products then recruit them. We were also told to set groups up helping people to get healthy and then message anyone that joined about the products.

How Juice Plus+ reps say they’re shamed into staying (even if they’re losing money)

From talking to other former reps, this woman’s experience with Juice Plus+ is far from unique. Indeed, as you can see from this sales advice to Juice Plus+ reps, they are encouraged to continue buying product themselves:

“Be a product of the product; if you don’t already know YOU SHOULD BE USING THE PRODUCT because if you’re not using the product then how you can share your juiceplus story/experiences?!”

They’re also taught to avoid the word ‘sell’ and instead say they merely want to ‘share’ their product:

“Try not to use the word selling as triggers negative thoughts amongst most people – the word sharing is more appropriate.”

And if, as in the experience above, you find the ‘income opportunity’ isn’t working out for you, you are discouraged from leaving (after all, every month you’re buying product for personal consumption, so your upline is making money out of YOU, even if you don’t make any other sales):

“Remember, you can’t fail in this business…you can only quit!”

As we have seen time and again in our investigations of MLM income disclosure statements, and from speaking to many former reps, you CAN fail in the direct selling business. Indeed, an average of 99.6% of reps lose money.

If you are losing more money than you are making in an ‘income opportunity’ then the wise decision is to cut your losses and quit.

Making someone feel they have failed by leaving is unethical and immoral in our opinion – and one of the many reasons why we loathe the MLM business model. Everyone you interact with in it has a financial incentive for convincing you to join, buy and remain with it.

We have yet to investigate an MLM that we’d ever consider joining, or recommend anyone else join or buy from.

So how much money CAN you make with Juice Plus+?

It’s impossible to find out exactly what Juice Plus+ reps are earning on average, as they haven’t publicly published an income disclosure statement we or any other MLM experts we have spoken to can find – which is a huge red flag to us.

Why? Because this tells us that they probably don’t want new recruits to know the real truth behind their ‘income opportunity’. Like every MLM we have researched to date, we doubt many reps are making a decent income – if anything – once their expenses have been deducted.

Indeed, thorough research shows that, on average, 99.6% of MLM reps will lose money. This is backed up by our own investigations into these MLMs:

We recommend NEVER joining a business that can’t give you a realistic idea of your earning potential by showing you how many reps are at each level of their (usually pyramid-shaped, in the case of MLMs) earning structure, and their average annual income.

From what we can find (and we have researched this comprehensively) you have NO idea of what you could make (or, as we have seen time and time again in the MLM model, possibly lose) as a Juice Plus+ rep before you join.

Most reps we have spoken to are sold what turns out to be an impossible dream when joining MLMs, often by reps who are desperate to recruit someone else in an attempt to minimise their own losses – and get someone underneath them buying products they will get commission on.

So, if the rep that’s trying to recruit you to an MLM can’t point you towards an official income disclosure statement, and that statement doesn’t show reps at the very bottom earning a reasonable annual income (and remember, this is before expenses, which apparently include in the case of Juice Plus+ you consuming the product) we recommend that you don’t just walk away. You run!

“It took me months to get my head around it”

We find that many MLMs make their compensation plans so complex that it’s extremely difficult – if not impossible – to work out how much money it’s possible to make at each rank.

This former rep explains how difficult it really is to make money with Juice Plus+, how some of the expenses can quickly rack up, and how confusing even their own reps find their compensation plans:

The rep also goes on to reveal how many reps buy product themselves to rise a rank, in the hope they’ll sell later:

If you can earn so much with Juice Plus+ why do their top reps leave?

When you look at the commission and bonuses earned by the top reps in MLMs like Juice Plus+, it’s easy to assume they’re set for life. And if that’s the case, why would any rep who had worked their way up an MLM leave?

And yet they do.

One independent MLM researcher (who wishes to remain anonymous) was curious about the amount reps were claiming they were receiving in bonuses and decided to investigate. This was the post that triggered their investigation:

As you can see from this post, Juice Plus is offering impressive bonuses to reps who reach a particular level, or re-confirm their rank at that level every three months. An ‘NMD’ (National Marketing Director), for example, gets a quarterly bonus of £7,200, which is extremely generous.

Here’s a Facebook post congratulating a rep on making the status:

And here’s a Juice Plus+ Wall of Fame naming and congratulating all the reps who have achieved each rank, all the way up to ‘PMD (Presidential Marketing Director), who receive a bonus of £28,000 every three months:

We don’t know about you, but if we earned these kind of bonuses (if you maintain your PMD status, you’ll get £115,200 a year) on top of your commissions, we’d stay with this company forever.

And yet, when the independent MLM researcher contact checked in on the reps at each of these ranks 18 months later, this is what they found:

  • 57% of NMDs who could achieve £28,800 in bonuses a year had quit.
  • 55% of IMDs with the chance of annual bonuses of £57,600 had quit.
  • 33% of EMDs potentially on annual bonuses of £86,400 had quit.
  • And 22.5% of PMDs – the top rank in Juice Plus+ who would have received £115,200 a year in bonuses alone – had quit.

This just doesn’t make any sense to us. Almost 50% of reps in the top four rank positions had left the company within 18 months – despite these lottery win-type bonuses. Why would they do that? Could it be that earning the bonuses wasn’t quite as simple as it seemed? Or that, when you take everything in consideration, you just can’t earn money with the company?

The latter possibility ties in with the findings of MLM expert Jon Taylor, published by the FTC, who, as an experiment, decided to see if you can really make money in an MLM when you take your expenses into account:

As you can read, despite climbing to the top 1% of all reps in Nu Skin, when he factored in his outgoings, he lost around $15,000 a year.

So perhaps, even those reps at the very top of MLMs, the ones earning apparently huge bonuses, aren’t as financially successful as you may think?

This shows how that shocking figure – an average of 99.6% of participants in an MLM will lose money – can be possible.

What do MLM experts say about Juice Plus+?

We’re not the first to look at Juice Plus+; a number of MLM experts have also explored their earning potential and promises.

MLM expert Ethan Vanderbuilt describes Juice Plus+ as a “scam” in his opinion:

“In my opinion, you are paying Juice Plus+ $50 to sell their products as a 100% commission sales person and building their brand for them. Why would you want to pay a company to sell their products for them and build their brand?  They should be paying you and training you for free.

They provide no information on how much the typical representative is making by selling these products for retail.  Almost anyone can become a representative and get discounts on the cost of their products. The only income information they provide is average income for people that have recruited other representatives.”

We’ve discovered that it’s quite common for MLMs generally to deceive reps and customers. The Botwatch blog point out the truth behind what initially seems a generous offer by Juice Plus+”

“Juiceplus run a child health study that provides free Juiceplus capsules to children aged 4-18 if they take part in a survey. As long as an adult commits to buy Juiceplus for themselves for a year. At a cost of £246- £693. And they fill in 6 questionnaires. This is not very free.”

Is Juice Plus+ as healthy as they claim?

The poor income opportunity isn’t the only concern experts have about Juice Plus+; many are also dubious about the health claims of their products.

Here’s what one Reddit user who claims to have a BS in Nutritional Sciences says about Juice Plus+:

THEIR PRODUCT IS STUPID
For a product distilled from a blend of fruits and veggies and nothing else, it should be at least a little good for you, right? The answer is “not really”. The supplements contain very few vitamins (only A, C, E and folate) and are much more concerned about their phytochemicals and antioxidants, which they use as buzzwords to imply nutritional value.

I mean, shit, the ingredients section of their site doesn’t even tell you what is in each pill. You’d be much better off taking a multivitamin as a supplement if you’re concerned about your dietary intake. Additionally, these pills provide no calories. A BIG benefit of eating fruits and vegetables is that you’re eating foods dense in nutrients and low in calories, which is associated with healthier diets.

Juice Plus+ may give you some nutrients, but you’re on your own to eat a nutritionally-balanced diet after that – it doesn’t really help your health at all. The lack of energy provided matters because…

THEIR PRICING IS (INSANELY) STUPID
Here is why I consider Juice Plus+ a scam instead of an ill-conceived, but mostly harmless, supplement: their prices are insane. For the meager nutrient content, a SINGLE container of their cheapest supplement is $100.

If you order one bag of each “blend” of chewable, it runs you $280. Compare this to a similarly-sized (and much more complete) multivitamin which can be purchased at your friendly neighborhood grocery story for $30-40.

But why stop there? If they can sell you this shit, they’re gonna try to sell you more. They also sell planters that are “the future” of gardening (called “Tower Gardens”) at even more ridiculous rates!

Beware unproven medical claims by Juice Plus+ reps

As we’ve seen with MLMs like doTERRA and Young Living, their reps are fond of making wild claims that their products can treat or cure everything from ebola and cancer to brain injury.

And Juice Plus+ reps are equally keen to extoll the health benefits of their products.

In their case, they have the help of Dr Odom, a a practicing OB/GYN and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Mississippi Medical School – and apparent fan of Juice Plus+.

Juice Plus+ claim, in this marketing document that:

“Over time, Dr. Odom and his nursing staff noticed that with the Juice Plus+® moms, they were seeing fewer Caesarean deliveries (“C-sections”), fewer premature deliveries, and a lower incidence of preeclampsia – a condition of late pregnancy that is characterized by high blood pressure and that can be potentially life threatening to both mother and baby.

They also noticed that the newborns of these moms tended to have higher birth weights, fewer admissions to neonatal intensive care units, and a lower incidence of respiratory distress syndrome.”

As a result, Do Odom apparently decided to conduct his own study, with two groups of subjects: 178 women taking Juice Plus+ and 178 women not taking Juice Plus+. These were his apparent findings:

Dr. Odom compared pregnancy outcomes by reviewing the medical records of all 356 patients after delivery. “The results even surprised me,” he confides. He found that women who had added Juice Plus+® to their regimen had significantly fewer Caesarean deliveries (47% versus 66%), no premature deliveries before 37 weeks (compared to 35 women or 20% of the comparison group), and no diagnosed incidents of preeclampsia (versus 38 cases or 21% of the comparison group).

The Juice Plus+® babies fared better as well. They weighed about a half-pound more at birth on average (7 pounds, 11 ounces versus 7 pounds, 3 ounces). None of the Juice Plus+® babies had to be admitted to neonatal intensive care (compared to 17 or almost 10% of the comparison group babies).

Similarly, none of the Juice Plus+® babies studied were diagnosed with respiratory distress syndrome (versus 13 or 8% of the non-Juice Plus+® babies). Dr. Odom offers a simple explanation: “Healthier moms have healthier babies.”

Those are pretty amazing results, and Dr Odom was understandably keen to present his findings to his medical colleagues at the annual meeting of the Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in October 2003. Equally understandably, his results led to a clinical trial:

“Dr. Odom’s findings have led to the initiation of a methodologically rigorous (prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled, and randomized) clinical trial of the impact of Juice Plus+® on pregnancy health currently underway at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.”

The clinical trial did indeed take place, and was concluded in 2011. However, no study results have been posted and, tellingly, 15 years after Dr Odom’s ‘amazing’ discovery, Juice Plus+ isn’t recommended or prescribed to every pregnant women by doctors as a matter of course.

This doesn’t stop Juice Plus+ reps from claiming their products are good for pregnancy, nor for referencing the (unproven in clinical trials) results of his study.

And one last ‘surprise’? Dr Odom is (or at least was) a Juice Plus+ rep!

OJ Simpson is proof that you can’t always trust Juice Plus+ testimonials

This article by Stephen Barrett, MD, is particularly scathing of many of the claims made by Juice Plus+ reps, and in particular, their use of testimonials (and their trustworthiness):

“Testimonials, of course, should not be regarded as valid evidence. Without well-designed tests, it is usually impossible to tell whether changes that take place after taking a product are the result of the product, a placebo effect, or other factors such the fact that symptoms often change with the passage of time. Nor is it possible to tell whether enthusiastic, financially motivated salespeople accurately report what they experience.

The unreliability of testimonials was dramatically illustrated by the case of former football star O.J. Simpson, who was charged with stabbing his wife and her friend Ronald Goldman. In March 1994, shortly before these murders took place, he was videotaped telling 4,000 distributors at a sales meeting that Juice Plus+ had cured his arthritis.

Testimony in the murder case indicated that he was also taking sulfasalazine, a standard anti-inflammatory drug that could have relieved his symptoms [6]. Subsequently, his defense attorneys presented medical testimony that Simpson was so crippled by arthritis that he could not have committed the murders [7].”

Dr Barrett also denies that the marketing messages around Juice Plus+ helping you meet your dietary requirements are correct:

“NSA [the parent company of Juice Plus+] stresses that government guidelines recommend eating 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. However, it fails to put this recommendation into proper perspective.

The primary purpose is not to ensure adequate vitamin intake (which is achieved with fewer servings) but to (a) get adequate fiber intake and (b) create a dietary mix that is low to moderate in fat.

Juice Plus+ provides the nutrients in fruits and vegetables, but includes far more beta-carotene than most experts would recommend. In addition, it lacks the fiber and people who think it substitutes for fruits and vegetables might wind up with a higher dietary fat content.”

Dr Barrett caught Juice Plus+ reps out in another lie regarding the recommendation of their products:

“In 1998, Aetna U.S. Health Care (the largest HMO) began offering a “Natural Alternatives Program,” under which subscribers could obtain discounts of 20% or more for various products and services [15]. Several Juice Plus+ distributors notified me that Aetna U.S. Health Care was “recommending” Juice Plus+ under this program. However, the site describing the program stated otherwise:

Natural Alternatives is a discount pass-through program. . . . Participating Natural Alternatives providers and vendors are solely responsible for the products and services they provide. Providers or vendors offering discounts under Natural Alternatives may not have been credentialed or reviewed by Aetna U.S. Healthcare. By making these discounts available, Aetna U.S. Healthcare does NOT endorse these providers or vendors or their services or make any guarantee as to availability or quality of providers or discounts under this program. Aetna U.S. Healthcare gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to description, quality, merchantability, fitness for any particular purpose, or any other matter for any product or service purchased by you using a Natural Alternatives discount”

Their testimonials were also considered misleading by the Better Business Bureau:

“NSA has also used testimonials from pediatrician William Sears, M.D, and others to promote Juice Plus+ Gummies as low in sugar and a nutritional alternative to fruits and vegetables. In 2005, after the Better Business Bureau’s National Advertising Division concluded that the ads were misleading, the company promised to stop saying that Gummies contain “less sugar” than a can of soda and are “the next best thing to fruits and vegetables.””

There are far more examples of apparent deception by Juice Plus+ reps in the article, and we highly recommend you read the entire thing here.

Juice Plus+ reps steal photos to deceive about results

Fake Facebook posts and references to unproven scientific studies aren’t the only lies or stretches of the truth Juice Plus+ reps are apparently willing to sink to.

Just take a look at this Facebook post by a Juice Plus+ rep:

The rep is careful not to actually say these are results gained by using Juice Plus+, but that is certainly the inference. However they’re not results gained from Juice Plus+; they’re from gastric bypass surgery:

Clearly, stealing photos is a bit of a habit:

And here’s a link to this girls’ REAL weight loss story (which didn’t involve Juice Plus+, despite the obvious inference in this post):

We believe that the only real truth you can take from these examples is that you can’t trust the sales pitches from Juice Plus+ reps. From fake order posts on Facebook, to implying someone else’s hard work was down to their products, they seem to be willing to say almost anything to make a sale.

Juice Plus+ reps are recommending it for cancer

If there’s one thing worse than misleading potential customers in the results of Juice Plus+ as a weight loss product, it’s insinuating it can help with cancer.

And yet, no surprise, that’s just what they do. Here’s a post from a Juice Plus+ rep claiming that a top worldwide cancer centre encourages Juice Plus+:

So how true is this? Here are the facts:

  • MD Anderson is indeed a prestigious academic institution and cancer treatment and research centre based in Texas. It’s one of the top three treatment centres in the United States.
  • They conduct their own research, and also allow outside companies to fund their own research and use their facilities.
  • One company who conducted a single study using their facilities is NAI (Natural Alternatives International), the manufacturer of Juice Plus+.
  • This study was self-funded (by NAI) and involved two small groups of patients in remission from ovarian cancer.

In effect, this study appears to be little more than a marketing exercise. It’s self-funded (and therefore not independent), and has also never been completed, nor posted any results:

And what of the inference that this respected cancer centre advocates Juice Plus+ somehow? When they were contacted by the independent MLM researcher who researched the claims about their stance on Juice Plus+, they said:

So contrary to the rep’s claim above, Juice Plus hasn’t apparently been “shown to reduce DNA damage… where all cancers start” and nor is this “top worldwide cancer centre” encouraging Juice Plus+. It’s just more apparent lies.

Juice Plus is “not as optimal as the real thing”

In fact when Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute was asked the following question, their response was even more emphatic:

“I have been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. What is your advice concerning “Juice Plus” as a supplement?”

Here’s their emphatic response:

“The Juice Plus Complete supplement has soy protein, which is not recommended for someone with breast cancer. The other Juice Plus varieties with concentrated fruits and vegetable powders are still not as optimal as the real thing — fresh fruits and vegetables.”

The Cancer Network also recommends that cancer patients avoid Juice Plus+, saying that despite the fact that “Juice Plus is aggressively promoted to cancer patients based on claims of antioxidant effects” it “may interfere with chemotherapy” and “should not be taken during cancer treatment.”

We could go into this in much more depth, but instead recommend you read this brilliant breast cancer blog “A big bowl of sleazy with a cherry on top” about Juice Plus+. Here’s a quick excerpt:

“One of the things I dislike is when individuals try to profit from another person’s uncertainty and fear. I also intensely dislike when non-oncology, non-medical professionals try to tell you how to cure breast cancer, especially when their “experience” is selling direct marketing supplements like Juice Plus.”

MLMs like Juice Plus+ can destroy relationships

One of the big criticisms of MLMs is the impact they have on the relationships of their reps. The often cult-like brainwashing that they’re subjected to means they see family and friends as potential converts, and anyone with an opposing point of view is just negative, as this experience demonstrates:

“My sister has become a part of an organization that sells a nutritional supplement.  I think it’s set up something like Mary Kay or Avon, but I don’t know the details except that they have regular meetings where they get all revved up about improving the way people eat.

Now, I don’t object to any of that, and I was pretty amused by her passionate e-mail against hot dogs (which I stopped eating twenty years ago), but she’s starting to sound a little scary.  The product itself is supposed to be a concentrated version of “raw” fruits and vegetables, sold in capsule form.  She bullied my mother into trying it by giving her free samples; every time she took them, however, she had an attack of itching that was bad enough that she had to stop. 

I did some web searches and checked out the research that supposedly shows that this product does everything from reduce arthritis pain to fight cancer and found that all but one study was paid for by the company that makes the product.  Now, my sister says that’s the only way to get a study done, and, honestly, I have no idea whether or not that’s true.  I do know that the company was cited by the Australian government for deceptive advertising.

Personally, from what I can figure out, these are really just ridiculously expensive vitamins.  I doubt they do any harm to most who take them.  But now my sister is on the warpath, convinced that she will convert me to a passion for this product.  She’s just sent me an e-mail explaining that she knows how many useless products are sold by GMC, but that this is completely different.

The product, as the subject line indicates, is called JuicePlus.”

And here’s one (probably quite accurate) response to this post:

“This does indeed sound like a Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) scheme.  The reason why she is hitting up relatives is because that’s what the MLM how-to guides often tell new recruits to do to ‘build’ their customer base. 

MLM schemes also generally require that you buy a certain amount of merchandise up front, on the basis that you will soon be up and running and make enough money back to pay for the products and then some.  So right now she has probably ‘invested’ some money in the product and is now trying to sell it to make her outlay back. 

There are people who have lost a lot of money by getting involved with these schemes eg. ending up buying large and unneeded amounts of the products for themselves in order to make their monthly sales ‘quota.’  Often-times recruiting new sellers becomes more of a focus than selling the product so if she next tries to convince you to become a seller too, that should set off alarm bells.”

Never join an MLM

The more we investigate the MLM business model, the more we dislike it. We’ve yet to discover one single fact that would encourage us to ever join one.

In fact, the opposite is true; our investigations just uncover deeper lies, abuse and manipulations. And as time goes on, we become more convinced of the similarities between MLMs and cults and abusive relationships.

So please, if you’re considering joining an MLM, read our other articles into the business model (we’ll link to them below). And please don’t take the word of any rep trying to recruit or sell to you at face value. We also recommend watching the documentary Betting On Zero.

Read more about MLMs

If you want to read more independent research into MLMs (remember, we have no financial incentive for writing these articles, but any MLM rep you speak to will financially benefit from you), please take a look at these articles:

And more income investigations:

And finally, some articles looking at the business model:

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We have taken every care to ensure this article is as accurate as possible. If you do notice any inaccuracies please let us know and we will correct.