I love DoTerra and Scentsy But…
The fact is that they are both MLMs, multi level marketing. To succeed with them you have to sell a certain amount and get people to work under you. They way the company succeeds is that they require you to buy each month (over $100 with Doterra) or sell a certain amount (Scentsy now) ever few months or you are no longer one of their distributors. So what is the issue if you love the product?
The PUSH for one. Constantly feeling like your failing because of all the pushing to sell and gain people in your down line. Just being a buyer is not looked nicely upon. There is this dazzling pull to get you to sell and you think you can, like so many others, and then find out you don’t like pushing others to buy or feeling so obligated to the company.
To summarize though the biggest point, the thing that finally helped me give up all MLMs is this:
According to a report submitted to the Federal Trade Commission, 99% of MLM distributors lose money, making “even gambling look like a safe bet in comparison.”
I don’t gamble so why am I buying into companies that work this way and that fail so many people. I highly doubt 99% of people are failing the companies. I think we are set up to fail. Some people even think of MLMs as a scam and with 99% of people losing money on them, I can’t argue that fact.
So for me, from here out while I might purchase some items from MLM companies, I will not attempt to sell for them again and never recruit for them knowing the failure rate.
And this brings me to reason 88 Why We homeschool!