Home » Business » Network Marketing

Understanding the Nature of Network Marketing Scams

Aug 17, 2007
If you have surfed on the internet for any appreciable amount of time, then you most likely have come across some make money from home ads that are definitely eye-catching. They carry phrases such as "Make Thousands of Dollars Working From Home" or "Earn $5000 for Fifteen Minutes Of Work A Day". These ads, to say the least, are enticing to most of us who are always looking for ways to improve the financial condition of our lives.

Unfortunately, it is often this desire to improve our financial condition that leads us into all the wrong ventures. When greed comes into play, rationality is often lost, and thus at any point in history there have always been people who have been tricked out of their hard-earned money.

Understanding the Nature of Network Marketing Scams

Network marketing is, by its nature, very susceptible to manipulation by unscrupulous individuals and organizations. After all, the majority of people who enter into these types of ventures are generally inexperienced and know little about the nature of the business. Often times they are simply answering an ad that they chanced upon in a newspaper, on TV, or on the internet.

Most people have an abundance of common sense in them, but when it comes to money, especially the prospect of making tons of it, most people simply lose much of their natural cautiousness. Even if what a network marketer says is almost too good to be true, there is always something in us that wants to know for sure. After all, we reason, "this could be the opportunity that finally makes me rich".

Most network marketing scams present themselves as being simple and easy. In fact, this is a major selling point for most scams. Many people work very hard on their day jobs, spending their time and energy on the pressing tasks of the day. And yet they often find that even after all their hard work, they still are not where they want to be financially.

Enter the network marketer who promises everyone that they can make tons of money by doing very minimal work. With their limited time and energy already being expended to the limit, they want to believe that there is a better way. After all, it might be the key to finally changing their life.

Being Cautious: The Cardinal Rule In Business

Warren Buffett, the famed investor, likes to quip that "you can"t do good business with bad people". This is an adage that everyone must keep in mind. No matter who you business with, be absolutely sure that you are dealing with someone of integrity. Don't simply look for intelligence and ambition, but for good moral character. If your potential business partner has two of the aforementioned traits but not the third, you are literally asking to be swindled.
About the Author
Tom Childs holds an MBA from the University at Buffalo, and is involved with several highly successful internet businesses.
Visit Tom's "Home Business Success Training Journal" Blog Site:
Click Here For Tom's Blog

Are You Looking for an Internet Business to Get Started With? Tom Recommends This One: Click Here To Learn More
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories