If you ask me, the scam is not the MLM Amway System itself, but rather the way it gets pitched to people. The information you are told by the people who invite you or the presenters at the meetings can sometimes be very misleading…
The Three Biggest Things You Might Be Mislead to Believe
1) Success will be easy.
You will most likely hear in one of the meetings that generating sales is easy because you have friends, family, and acquaintances who are likely to buy the products.
The truth is no one likes feeling pressured and being pitched to. A lot of people find that eventually friends and family will get tired of trying to be sold on something. Success is possible, but like anything, it will take hard work and diligence. So don’t keep pressuring the people in your life, instead, get creative in your strategy to reach potential consumers. Your team will have ideas and advice too.
2) You can simply be an IBO in your spare time, at only a few hours a week.
The truth is, it takes more time than just a few hours a week to start to see any real money. And time is only one factor. There is a lot more that must come into play, like your sales and personal skill.
3) Amway is the best way to own your own business and gain real independence.
I am all for the “be your own boss” mentality. But IBO’s are not quite entrepreneurs, but rather participants in a complex system where they do not have 100% control. In this hierarchy, the orders will still come from the top. But if you don’t care about the “true independence” in your venture, then this point is irrelevant.