It’s really easy to be lured in by the false promises of an MLM. You’ve seen it across the wider interwebs and in many of the Coalition members’ own blog write-ups — the focus of an MLM is to lure people in, convince them they’ll make ‘easy’ money, and then swindle them for everything they’ve got. Not unlike some of the scary cults we’ve heard about, right?
I’m starting this post because I have a few rare days, yes days, of actual free time to dedicate to writing something other than strategic reports. So bear with me if my language is too technical as I try to de-strategize my mind.
This post will have a look at the phenomenon of the ultimate MLM spruiker reward, the new car. I was reading something only recently on Reddit: r/antimlm where they had a “Plexus Lexus” and the Independent Distributor after achieving a certain rank ‘qualified’ for a new car.
The posts from these people are almost always overtly positive and ‘enriching’ — “See, see how my team has helped me achieve this! Without your help I wouldn’t be where I am today and I have you to thank for it.”
This is the rhetoric we see in these post types where the Ultra Mega Uber Hun, the upline of sorts, has achieved a certain status now, and qualified for an extra benefit from the MLM. They make it out as if the solid work of their downline has elevated the team, and the leader of the team) to a new level of greatness. They make it out as if their positive thinking and motivation quotes harnessed the inner bossbabe of the unknowing …
The resulting Utra Mega Uber Hun (I’m using this phrase as tongue-in-cheek sarcasm on their Diamond Executive Ruby, Ultimate Queen etc ranking systems) now makes out that she has achieved this new car for free. As if it has been gifted or benefited to her/him for their diligence and hard work.
Are you shaking your head yet?
The real truth of the matter is the ID (Independent Distributor) does not get a car gifted or given for free. This qualification of sorts simply indicates that, and let’s be honest here, they’ve got enough of a downline and likely with multiple layers, and have ripped off enough people with their dodgy products and their false promises, that they’ve achieved a certain level in the compensation plan, the pyramid. What really happens with the car is a different story all together…