looking at the other side of this topic, may kikitain naman talaga sa MLM
my family was once successful sa isang MLM business, which is already non-existing (I can't join at that time, bata pa ko)
its a form of a business structure, meron talagang MLM na Ponzi Scheme ang dating at walang kwenta products (Legacy I think?), meron namang sumunod lang sa MLM structure para may siguradong repeat customers ang mga products nila (like DXN). and no, hindi lahat ng mga nasa taas na line ang kumikita ng malaki, they just have the advantage and it depends on how they will use that advantage.
irony in most MLMs, they present their businesses to their prospects as if they're promising they will get rich in no time.
bottomline, the more you recruit, the more people na aasa sayo to assist them in getting rich. and if you can't fulfill that, you will be tagged as manloloko.
kaya maraming naloloko sa MLM, kase sino ba ang unang una mong ire recruit pag sumali ka? friends mo syempre, at kung hindi kumita si friend, sinong masisisi?
kaya sirang sira na ang MLM businesses, kahit magpapalit palit pa sila ng pangalan.