Hey family! Haven't been on here but I wanted drop some crucial info on you all regarding the wonderful and lawful business model known as Multilevel Marketing, and its close, but illegal, relative known as Pyramid/Ponzi Schemes. Below are some things that you can use to identify whether something is a Pyramid Scheme. 1. Find out how you make money. If they tell you, "you don't have to sell anything. Just bring in more people," RUN LIKE HELL! By federal law, in order for a company to be considered legal, 70% of its income must be from the sales or use of its products and services. Most companies get over on this by requiring their distributors to be on Auto-ship to receive bonuses and paychecks. If the company is legal, they won't require you to meet your Qualifying Volume (the amount of product sold in order to qualify for bonuses) through Auto-ship. You can meet it through the purchases of your downline or customers. 2. Find out can you purchase the product without joining the company. If you don't see links for purchasing the product(s) on the company's website, that is the sign of a scam. Also if products are heavily discounted for distributors, and customers have to pay full price, that is something to be wary of. Its ok for the company to give discounted prices to distributors but there should never be a large gap between what the distributors pay and what customers pay (At the most, Distributors should never get over a 40% discount). 3. Find out does the money stop coming when you stop recruiting or selling. If it does, you're in a scam. Please be kind enough to yourself to read your contracts. If you see the words "on-going recruiting" or "on-going sales," RUN LIKE HELL I'll add more to this later.