That face you make when when someone tells you Network Marketing is a Pyramid Scam

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26 thoughts on “That face you make when when someone tells you Network Marketing is a Pyramid Scam

  1. Really? Then you had better call the police and have me arrested. By the way, if you are working for a company or you own one that employs people, then the police will arrest you too for being involved in a pyramid. If you want while we wait for the cops, I will explain exactly what I mean.

  2. Any answer that indicates either Yes it is or No it is not just furthers the distrust the public has for us. Being Right is Wrong. The only appropriate response is….” What do you mean by that?” And listen with an open heart and mind.

  3. if any person says “is it a pyramid scheme?”, my reply will be

    ” oh if u know about pyramid schemes , i believe that u are also aware of the pyramid systems which we see every day and which are legal among them, our school,college management,all mnc’s are pyramid systems……

    top there will be CEO, then GENERAL MANAGERS, then MANAGERS, then GROUND STAFF……

    value flows from top to bottom, power flows from bottom to top which is legal pyramid…….. the same is happening with NETWORK MARKETING…….

    PRODUCTS N SERVICES flowing from (company) top to bottom, power is flowing from bottom to top…. SO the one we will be dealing with absolutely legal pyramid and pyramid systems are every where to see”

  4. I’d say, “Hey, power of the pyramid, man.” (Fist bump) Then ask, “But really – how do you mean, a pyramid scam?” And let them describe what that means to them – and then listen – and prove I listened by repeating it back to them in an even clearer and more dramatic way. They have to feel that I understand the matter from their point of view – then they can begin to relax and become open to the idea that this business is really the opposite of all those nasty pyramid scam things. Credit to Richard Brooke for this general approach to objections.

  5. “This is a pyramid scheme!”

    “Well, actually it is a distribution network made of a large number of partners and customers, but…I am just curious…is your mother or father from Egypt?”

    “Uh…no, why?”

    “Well I think I’ve heard somewhere that Egyptians have a tendency to see pyramids everywhere…ok, never mind, what else would you like to know?”

    Caution: it doesn’t work if your prospect is Egyptian :)

    Thank you for the picture, it is awesome.

  6. What do you mean by a pyramid scheme?
    When they answer, if they actually explain themselves, I say, “nope, this is not one of those.”

  7. No, pyramid schemes are illegal and I have no interest in anything illegal.

    My company makes products for health and wellness and that is my passion. My interest is to share my wonderful products with those who will benefit, and if they purchase I get a thank you check from my company. This is person to person sharing rather than marketing through commercials or expensive media advertising. I find it more personable and FUN!

  8. Isn’t this a pyramid? No! The pyramids are in Egypt. Why would you want one of those things? Where would you put it? Seriously. If your talking about one of those illegal scams. It’s not one of those things. What it is is a way of distributing products directly to consumers. I have a company that supplies me with a product. I help find them customers. Every time that customer orders or reorders a product I get paid a commission.

  9. I know how you feel, I felt the same way, but I found out that this is completely different. In a pyramid, the person on the top makes more money than anyone else in the organization.

    In our company, it doesn’t matter who sponsor’s who. I can make more money than the person who sponsored them. It’s entirely based on your own merit. Any one of us can surpass the other at any time.

    It’s completely different in corporate America. There, the CEO makes more than the President, the President makes more than the Vice Presidents, etc. etc. To me, that sounds more like a pyramid.

  10. No, this is network marketing.

    In this profession we actually have an opportunity to not only change our lives and achieve our dreams, but also to help others do the same. Your job is more like a pyramid.

  11. If I get asked, “Is this a “Pyramid”?

    I say “No!” Then I tell my story, “I use to to be in one when I worked in Corporate America until I was 34. Now I’m 39 and enjoy owning a global business from home that has residual income.”

  12. Well, let me tell you what we do… then you can call it what you want. We market a valuable service to people that need it and get paid a commission.

    We also help other people set up the same kind of business and receive overrides. Does that sound like something you would be interested in?

  13. “Is this one of those pyramid things?”

    Here’s what I say, “Well, I don’t know about that. Why don’t I just tell you what I do to get paid this kind of money and that way you can call it whatever you want?” :)

  14. When someone responds with ‘Is this a pyramid scheme?’ I respond by asking them a question like:

    “What exactly are you referring to or what do you think a pyramid scheme is?”

    More than likely they are referring to a certain program or just responding to something they have heard through the grapevine so to speak…

  15. Its a “pyramid scheme?”

    No, its not. A “pyramid scheme” is an illegal business where people are paid for recruiting and the money paid by the people joining later is paid to the ones who joined before.

    In network marketing, you are not paid to recruit. Let me repeat that — you are not paid to recruit. You are paid when you or your recruits actually sells the products. I could go out today and recruit 100 people and not make a penny. If, however, I go out today and recruit one person who buys some products or shows them to a friend who buys them, then I would make money. Its all about showing people both the products and the opportunity and letting them decide which one might be right for them. You don’t get paid to recruit in network marketing.

  16. Certainly not!

    In a Pyramid scheme you only make your money when someone joins below you. So the last person loses their investment.

    In my company you are supplying a valuable product to your customer and earn your money directly.

  17. I ask them, “What is a Pyramid?”

    When they answer, I say, ‘No, we aren’t like that. We actually work with a marketing company that deals with million dollar industries and we earn commissions from marketing the services of these industries.’

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