In case you didn't know, a multilevel marketing company (aka an MLM) is a company that emphasizes both direct sales and recruiting other people to join the company and work under you, so you can receive a percentage of profit from the inventory they buy and sell.
MLM's have been around for decades. One of the most well-known MLM's is LulaRoe, a leggings company that has had a ton of scandals in recent years and ultimately had to pay over $4 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed it was running a pyramid scheme*. But trust me, there are plenty of others out there!
Because of the pressure MLM's place on their reps to sell inventory and recruit more people, their behavior can sometimes get a little...*intense*. Here are some examples:
1.This MLM'er who body-shamed and then doubled down:
2.This MLM'er who saw their husband's funeral as the perfect occasion to try and sell product:
3.This MLM'er who used their 3-year-old child as a marketing tactic:
4.This MLM'er who sent their "friend" a very ~heartfelt~ sales pitch:
5.This MLM'er who decided to pitch to a total stranger on Facebook Marketplace:
6.This MLM'er and "trusted friend" who tried to villainize non-MLM makeup:
7.This MLM'er who wouldn't work with any wedding vendors unless they signed up and joined their "team":
8.This MLM'er and student who sent this message to their ENTIRE COLLEGE:
9.This MLM'er who wouldn't leave their diabetic friend alone about trying their products, regardless of if it's safe for them or not:
10.This MLM'er who wasn't going to let a little active labor stop them from recruiting(!!!):
11.This MLM'er who reached out to their stepchild for the first time in two years to send THIS message:
12.This MLM'er who shared a totally-true-and-not-made-up story about a plumber complimenting their client's pee:
13.This MLM'er who ranked their business above literally everything else:
14.This MLM'er who tried to convince everyone that they bartered product right there in the gas station parking lot:
15.This MLM'er who decided that shame was the perfect motivational tool:
16.This MLM'er who really had the gall to pitch to someone the day after their grandmother died:
Do you have any stories about MLM's? Share them in the comments.