Anyone want to work from home??

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Anyone want to work from home??
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Wed, 02-13-2008 - 2:45pm

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Mon, 03-03-2008 - 2:55pm
But the focus IS on the product. This one in particular has over 300 products, many of them with patents, and I have to say that they DO have great value. I was a customer first, and I really like this stuff. A lot of people do.

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Mon, 03-03-2008 - 2:59pm

If it's so wonderful how come no one will ever come out and say what 'it' is when asked directly?

 

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Mon, 03-03-2008 - 3:08pm
LOL, must be melaluca. It looks more real than something like JuicePlus (my personal fave), but that does not really change anything.
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Mon, 03-03-2008 - 3:10pm
and my favorite is how these people always say "oh come to my website"

 

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Mon, 03-03-2008 - 3:30pm

Authentically great products end up in stores and don't need to be purchased at a party or from a friend. Also, if it was the product being sold and not the act of selling, there would be no push for sellers to try to turn customers into sellers. When I go to Starbucks, the guy at the counter doesn't say, "I see you've been here 4 times this month- perhaps you'd like to work here". He just rings up the coffee. I think if MLM (or near-MLM) sellers sat down and did the math on how much they actually earned vs. how much they had to spend and how many hours they spent (spamming counts as time spent on-the-job in this context), they'd find they made less than minimum wage. Unless they'd been very succesful recruiting sellers and had thus moved up the pyramid. Any company where you can't make any real money just selling the product on its own merits and MUST recruit in order to make money is a MLM and a scam. Nobody on this board falls for it but the nonsense continues.

edited to add; ok, I went into my bathroom and saw my authentically great shampoo which I bought from my hairdresser and which has a little note on the bottle saying that if it was bought in a store it was a knockoff and not the authentic product. So some great products actually aren't sold in stores. But neither are they marketed through a network plan that requires recruitment of its sellers. Yankee Candles are better than Party Lites (or whatever those are). Clinique is better than Mary Kay. I make an exception for sex toy parties. I've never been to one, but I gather that the goal is more Girl's Night Out than recruitment. And not one single spammer has even hinted that this is a good way for a mom to work from home (You'd have to hide the inventory from the kids and could only sell when they weren't around so it wouldn't be a viable "work with your kids right there" option.)




Edited 3/3/2008 3:43 pm ET by susannahk2000
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Mon, 03-03-2008 - 3:41pm
OK, so clearly, my efforts here to educate you are futile. I don't know why there is so much bitterness for this company, I have been having a good experience, so I'm going to go with it. I'm not afraid to think outside the box, and I've been pretty successful in life so far. Good luck to you all, I hope you find happiness.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 03-03-2008 - 3:51pm
There are a couple of reasons why people are hostile. 1. This board constantly gets spammed by melaluca people. 2. Many of us know people who got sucked into MLM schemes, and will speak up to warn others.
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Mon, 03-03-2008 - 3:53pm

and also Avon, Jaffre, Princess House and Mary Kay.

Well, der. They're all MLM's, too. And btw, they all CAN post their names on message boards, just like YOU could. All you have to do is pony up for the advertising costs, just like all the legitimate advertisers do. If you'll notice, iVillage posts LOTS of businesses on its message boards. Every single day.

I don't think it's unreasonable of iVillage to forbid advertisers from stealing server space and bandwidth without having to compensate them for it. After all, iVillage is in business just like everyone else and they make their profit from the advertising that sponsors these boards (among other revenues). And yes, advertising your business and making contacts off these boards without compensating iVillage for the use of its servers *is* stealing advertising from them.

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Mon, 03-03-2008 - 4:12pm

I'm sorry that your friend had such a bad experience. And I don't use the word Melaleuca here because I've been slammed for alleged spamming before for answering someone's question about it. A real presentation is almost entirely about the products. The Ecosense line is great. I like the laundry detergent, fabric softener, the SolUMel is better than Oxyclean. No, none of the products are a magic pill, or potion. No, toothpaste is not that exciting. Melaleuca is very successful in Canada as well, and someone said that they are more strict there.


Maybe that person wouldn't talk to people about it directly because they were afraid of the reaction that I'm seeing here. It's scary going into business on your own, especially if you're not used to talking to strangers.

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Mon, 03-03-2008 - 4:17pm
I know that a lot of people got scammed by crazy MLM's in the past. I tried Herbalife in the past, (really just the products, but I looked into the business part too) but I found this one to be quite different. I have done my homework, and I have read the good, the bad and the ugly. I'm sorry, but I disagree with you. Not all home based businesses are the same, MLM or otherwise.

Shoot for the Moon, Even if you miss it you will land among the stars!

Shoot for the Moon, Even if you miss it you will land among the stars!

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