I often see people respond to our company and others with these words. These two little words that make me CRINGE every time I hear them. 😫 The elephant in the room, so to speak.Why? Because it's so apparent how misinformed our community is. So let's clear it up 😉
Pyramid schemes are illegal. 😱
A pyramid scheme is an exchange of money with no product. They were a big thing back in the 80's/90's but there are very few these days.
What you're likey referring to is called *Direct Sales* and it's completely different. Think of it this way.... Television and radio are becoming a dead market for advertising. Many of us Hulu or Netflix and we still pay the extra $2/mo to bypass commercials.
Word of mouth marketing (aka consumer marketing) is the single most powerful tool especially via social media.
For example, when you go to a restaurant or bar that you love, you check in or tell your friends about it - yes?? Did that location send you a check for advertising for them? No. 🤔
How about iPhone? I know I've told a gazillion of my friends about my iPhone model and the iPads I have... LOOOVVVEEEE THEM! But I am still waiting around for the check from Apple.
Big companies spend their marketing money on commercials, billboards, online marketing, etc. Direct selling companies send it to those who are sharing about their product - the people!
There are many authentic direct selling companies with great products. It is important to many people because it's literally putting clothes on their children's backs or paying for their medical insurance. (doTERRA pays for everything for us!) Why do we not get upset when Amazon and other large retailers advertise all over our Facebook feeds and side bars, but when a FRIEND invites you to a class or shares their product with you, it's highly offensive?! 🤷🏼♀️ If you add me, and I don't use or need your product, I will quietly remove myself. 😉
So whether it's cosmetics, clothing, essential oils, or any other... maybe just remind yourself that just your support can really help support a fellow BossBabe (whether your purchase or not). Keep bossin' it babes!! 😘👍🏻👊🏼 ❤️