The Multilevel Marketing Cults: Lies, Pyramid Schemes, and the Pursuit of Financial Freedom.

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Multi Level Marketing (MLM) companies have been around for a long while now. Yet their controversy seems endless, with accusations of being pyramid schemes, or operating in a cult like fashionโ€ฆ

Itโ€™s time we dive into the MLM industry and find out exactly what is going onโ€ฆ

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These companies follow a Multi-Level Marketing model, that means they often do not sell their products/services via retailers, but through a workforce of people sometimes called their โ€œdistributorsโ€. This strategy is also often labelled as Network Marketing.

Examples of these companies are: Herbalife, Amway, ACN, Younique, LuLaRoe, Arbonne, Beachbody, doTerra, Mary Kay, Nu Skin, etc.

Although it seems ordinary on the surface, many of these companies have received a great amount of backlash, with entire communities built to oppose these companies (often labelled as the anti-mlm community).

The question here is: why the backlash?

In this video we dive into the industry and the reasoning behind the backlash, as well as the shady practices some MLM companies use in order to keep their distributors inside the company.

Some of these practices include the selling of a โ€œdreamโ€ and promises of high returns, wealth, residual income, or โ€œfinancial freedomโ€ if they join, whilst simultaneously promoting many self-help concepts.

We also take a look at what exactly a Pyramid Scheme is, how to spot one, and whether the accusations against network marketing companies are deserved.

The pursuit of wealth and financial freedom can often be consuming โ€“ the question is who out there is choosing to exploit these desiresโ€ฆ

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๐Ÿ™ Special thanks to everyone who agreed to be interviewed and helped me out for my research on this video.

Also big thank you to @rubensalsaa (on Instagram) for helping me sort through my research and the countless clips!

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All materials in these videos are used for educational purposes and fall within the guidelines of fair use. No copyright infringement is intended. If you are or represent the copyright owner of materials used in this video and have a problem with the use of said material, please contact me via my email in the “about” page on my channel.

SPONSORSHIP DISCLOSURE: This video was sponsored by Skillshare.

AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE: there may be a few links in this description that, at no cost to you, will earn me a commission if you choose to click them and make a purchase ๐Ÿ™‚
Donโ€™t worry โ€“ I only ever promote things that have genuinely helped me.

Copyright ยฉ James Jani 2020

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Prologue – 00:00
Part 1: The Pitch – 03:17
Part 2: The Opportunity – 6:20
Ad Break – 14:06
Part 3: The Industry – 15:49
Part 4: Pyramid Schemes & Cults – 18:36
Part 5: Unravelling the Truth – 22:37
End/Bloopers – 27:47

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Lajos Szรฉkely says:

I am wondering how could that be, that you are understanding quite complex things so well and so organized ? I was also experiencing what you present here, but could not explain it that level. Does that a given thing that you can explain big topics in different parts so well organised or it is a learned skill for you ?

Prakash Umapathy says:

Just look at his subscribers count with just 9 videos ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘

Bucket Buster says:

I'm literally impressed. Damn amazing video James and exceptional editing skills. <3

Victor Ugo says:

This guy might have just become my favorite YouTuber. Such editing skills and storytelling.

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Shivam Mahato says:

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Beyond Textbooks says:

the funniest bit is seeing their adverts come up in the video lmaooo i love how you get to profit of these criminals

Gabriel Belei says:

James Jani you found making money from the annoyances of people who didn't make money through MLM. You are smart…
and you are in a pyramid scheme….
your subscribers are on the last level where they don't make money, they pay a monthly internet subscription so they can watch you
you and other youtubers make content and make money because subscribers like you, you are one step higher in the pyramid,

make money depending on how many people pay attention to you
youtube make money because you and other youtubers exist and work to make content, youtube earns more than you, true?
google is one step higher in the pyramid because it earns money from the content of several sites where people on the last level spend money and do not earn any dollars
you got the idea?
look….
not everyone can make quality content on youtube to make money, This does not mean that youtube is not a good MLM, true?
we all sell something in this life to make money
1 car sellers sell cars
2 service vendors sell content just like you
3 factory employees sell their time in the factory ( 40hours/week=? dollars)
if a car salesman can't make money from youtube content it doesn't mean youtube is the wrong MLM
either it is a company or it is a person the idea is the same, the commission is received by the seller,
I wish you all the best my friend

Niels Barella says:

Great fucking video

Jahnavi Sreeram says:

How about you make your next video about Ellen DeGeneres and the whole feud?
Amazing work BTW! I recently came across some of these MLMs and it made me very uncomfortable how these company were capitalising on the insecurities of other people and selling them a fake dream.

Kenjie Deguzman says:

Awesome. Worth every minute. Thanks James.

D M says:

How about religion? Isnt a pyramid scheme??? Oh come on. How about banking, goverment system, education system????

Retxed Neerg13 says:

The Prologue music is sick and epic as hell

Putu Radiansyah Aryawan says:

Do you guys have any Youtube channel recommendation like James Jani? Besides Jake Tran and Lemmino.

Miss Darling Mimi says:

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Jer Zim says:

Only Golden content as always, Keep it up bro,

Paulo Ricardo says:

Nice Video, I count my self to be successful with the help of an expert and just for the fourth time again I received $9,750 into my account.

Monkey Steals Peach says:

Its ironic that every single ad break on this video is an MLM or get rich quick pitch

Bro Man says:

is a job a pyramid schemes

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