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  1. HAMel

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    So, since one asked if debating is a sin I can't help but wonder if some would consider a Home Based Business/MLM to be a sin?

    ...just askin' :wavey:
     
  2. DiamondLady

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    That's an interesting question. I signed up quite a few years back with Avon with the promise that I too could make that big paycheck every 2 weeks. I was a young (gives you some idea of how long ago that was :laugh:) stay-at-home mom and the idea of some extra money in our ever tight household budget was a plus. I plunked down my $5 and signed on the dotted line. I quickly found out I was my own best customer and I wasn't making anything. I found out the only people that make money are the Exec Sales Leaders etc.

    Is it a sin? I don't think so, unless being a gullible young mom is a sin. She never lied, I COULD have drawn big checks if I wanted to suck in hundreds under me.
     
  3. HAMel

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    Well thank you, DiamondLady, for your response. I guess the rest of the jury is still out or else working from home isn't really a sin. Yeah, Avon has moved a lot of products off their promises.

    On the other hand, were you aware that Wal-Mart is an MLM? Consider the following.

    This lady is shopping at Wal-Mart and discovers a brand new Nail Polish that responds to her various moods. If she becomes angry the polish turns to a darker shade of red. If she's happy the polish turns to a much lighter blue color. If she's sad this polish changes again becoming a gloomy color. If she's...., well, we won't go there but you get the idea. Someone discovered how to cause nail polish to change colors due to the chemical reaction of various moods.

    Why, this new nail polish is the greatest creation since canned salmon. Brand new. One bottle sells for $10.95 and lasts a month, which is the only down side because they have to go back every 30 days and buy another bottle..., but that's okay. So, being excited about this nail polish this lady goes home and calls all her friends and acquaintances telling them of her find. As a result, thirty eight women run down to Wal-Mart and buy themselves a bottle. Boy, this stuff is great!

    Now, you're wondering how does this make Wal-Mart an MLM? Well, through this multi-level advertising of this new product, Wal-Mart makes tons of sales. The down side is that Wal-Mart deposits every dime collected in the sale of this product and while all these ladies are running around publicly reflecting their various moods, Wal-Mart has ALL their money! All these women have is their new nail polish!

    ...so where's the cut for the lady who first discovered the product to begin with who called all her friends who ran to Wal-Mart and spent their money?

    ...okay, well, she doesn't get a cut as Wal-Mart is only a "One-Way" MLM.

    What can I say? :thumbs:

    In all reality, establishing a Home Based Business takes a lot of time and effort and often works well for those who get past all the hype about six grand in six weeks.
     
  4. DiamondLady

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    I still don't get how you see Wal-Mart as a MLM. I don't think word of mouth constitutes MLM. By definition the woman would have to be compensated for her word of mouth in order for Wal Mart to be a Mult-level marketer. Then she would have to be compensated for every woman who agreed to word of mouth sell under her. (her downline).

    I don't think your example works for MLM. I still don't think it's a sin either.
     
  5. HAMel

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    I still don't get how you see Wal-Mart as a MLM. I don't think word of mouth constitutes MLM. By definition the woman would have to be compensated for her word of mouth in order for Wal Mart to be a Mult-level marketer. Then she would have to be compensated for every woman who agreed to word of mouth sell under her. (her downline).

    I don't think your example works for MLM. I still don't think it's a sin either.


    Wal-Mart is NOT an MLM in any sense of the word except for the advertising angle. So it is with any Home Based Business. Advertising!

    Just because someone has a website offering a product doesn't mean that people will flock there just to buy. One needs to put their product(s) in front of those who are looking to buy. Advertising. Whether paid advertising or word of mouth.

    I am currently into two Home Businesses and looking seriously at the third opportunity. What kills any chance of a successful HBB is the promise of Big Money. You know, like, "Make 60 Grand In Six Months - Guaranteed". Yeah, right.

    ...no,it takes work.
     
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    Yep, you gave away your age. So when you get a chance, will you tell us what it was like to live through Pearl Harbor. LOL

    I do not think it is a sin, one works for a living, makes a wage, brings home the money, and supports their family. Why would you think it is a sin, it is not like going downtown and selling drugs in the alley?

    It might be a scam as far as how much you will make, but if it is, and you are merely unhappy, get another job. You did nothing wrong.

    MLM is not a sin in general.
     
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  7. HAMel

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    No, for sure a home based business is not a sin. I was just "poking" fun at some of the other threads where identification of sins had been attempted. :smilewinkgrin:
     
  8. DiamondLady

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    Poking fun is a good thing!
     

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