Locke wrote:are all multi-level marketing companies pyramid schemes?
not necessarily. shit like Avon/Tupperware, etc, its stuff people actually buy and some sales people can maybe supplement their other income if theyre really good at it. main difference w/ a pyramid scheme is youre more focused on getting other people to join than selling a legitimate product. pyramid schemes usually promote a bullshit product nobody in their right mind would actually want, and youd be putting a ton of your own money into it upfront.
which is not to say that most MLM companies aren't predatory and generally a bad idea to get involved with anyway