Tagged: Multi-Level Marketing Video

MLM Home Videos

This woman will document the life of her kids through MLM home videos:

Not too bad – she’s just taking her kids to an aquarium. Forget that she’s hocking some “Mastermind Tricks” scam in public. Let’s watch another.

Ah, Viral Success Network! Sounds like she moved on from Mastermind Tricks. Hmm… hang on a second… kid on a trampoline. Nothing can go wrong while she’s filming this video.

Yikes.

She’s at the Hall of Science because she doesn’t have to be in a cubicle. Hmmm…

Look, I’m not going to say being with your kid is a bad thing. When she asks “Is this what you want to be doing?” – if the answer isn’t a resounding “No” then you’re some kind of masochist. I’d love to spend $20 to go to a museum and use my kids as a prop for hocking my MLM! Sounds like a dream come true!

ViSalus Income Disclosure Statement

Looking for a ViSalus income disclosure statement? They’re a private company, so data was tough to find – however, we worked with what we had and came up with some neat numbers. If you’re not familiar with ViSalus, it is some dietary supplement. It’s your run-of-the-mill MLM. Don’t know much about them? Take a look:

This isn’t too unique.

Techno? Check.
Cheesy job titles? Check.
“Blue-collar” sob stories? Check.
Subtle religious undertones? Check.
Materialistic fixation? Double-check.

Back to why you’re here. You probably want information on their income disclosure statement. Well? That’s not so easy. According to Kestrel on the Quatloos forums, 43% of the company is/was owned by Blyth Inc, which is a public company.

Income Disclosure Statement

Alright, so we got that out of the way. Kestrel did a little digging so I didn’t have to. Here’s the income disclosure statement for Blyth, Inc. Apparently Blyth is a modestly successful company. They don’t appear to be in the red, but as the distributor for a lot of these diet supplement companies, I wouldn’t expect them to be. So apparently the gap between sales and distributors is growing… but at what pace? Well, with a 300+% increase in distributors and a 150% increase in total sales – let’s break it down.

Let’s say they have 30,000 distributors last year (I made this number up) who comprised the $13,000,000 in sales. That’s over $430 per person. Since then, they have grown by an additional 90,000 (30,000 + 30,000*300%). They should now have 120,000 members. Sales? Well that increased by over 150%! They’re up to $33,000,000. At the end of the day, they’re at $275 per person. Sounds like a lot, though, right? Heh, well… they don’t just sell shakes.

To even begin to sell, you have to fork over $50. That’s for the base kit.

But wait… there’s more! You ALSO have to pay the $49 entry fee to become a “Basic Distributor”.¬†That’s not so bad, though…

Until you realize you can’t even make a profit until you’re an Active Distributor. That will cost you another $125 per month. Yikes!

So where did we net out? Hmm… $125 per month minimum with a $100 entry fee. That’s a cool $225 per person to even begin to make a profit – all of this factoring into ViSalus’ sales figures. In total, each person is theoretically spending an extra $50 total.

Oh, and also keep in mind this factors in the profit they make from conferences, merchandise, and other fees. Let’s just settle and say they’re pocketing some serious cash while the worker bees build a personal labyrinth of debt.

Anyways – if this post wasn’t satisfying enough, here’s a cute little article about ViSalus. Note the room full of “multi-millionaires”. Ha. Yeah, okay.

Stormy Wellington Reality Show

Stormy Wellington is brilliant. I could have an entire blog related to her antics. Hell, this blog is 90% Stormy YouTube, 10% other junk. If you don’t know who Stormy Wellington is – here she is, complete with a sob story:

The part that makes me sick is she is still hocking network marketing. We’re really in store for a treat, though! She will have her OWN reality show! Please tell me it will be on public access TV!

Here she partnered with a local Atlanta radio station: V-103. Note that this station doesn’t exactly capture the NPR audience.

http://anothermartinimoment.com/2012/07/10/stormy-wellington-v-103-frank-and-wanda-morning-show-talks-about-new-reality-show-and-being-back-at-the-top-of-her-game-with-organo-gold/

I’d love to see a fellow millionaire inspired by this woman. She’s as bad as the Lotto commercials that say “Today could be your day!” With MLM’s? No, today will not be your day. Neither will tomorrow. Or the next. Do the math. Stop listening to bullshit.

If saying “Do the math” didn’t convince you, check out the income disclosure statements from other MLM’s. Trust me, they aren’t unique little snowflakes. They are scams.

Organo Gold Buys Stormy Wellington

Here we go again… Atlanta’s darling Stormy Wellington was the mascot of Ardyss International, but has now been contracted by Organo Gold because of some kind of dispute – probably over compensation. Like a true professional, she didn’t mention her previous company’s name but didn’t stop short of talking trash. Drama! Here’s the video:

She calls out the “haters” in her video. I suppose I’m probably one of the “haters” because I rank high with “Stormy Wellington Scam” in search engines… at least I hope I am a hater… that would be flattering.

So here’s my “hater” message to all MLM’s: I’m a hater because you scam people out of their money. You build a cult of personality to take money from people who are guaranteed ROI. That’s it… that and it’s easy. Multi-level marketers are masochists.

Haters Gonna Hate

The MLM Rant from a MLM Lover

I feel like I cheated you all with that last post. This is a little more interesting. Here’s a guy who is filming a video in a bar somewhere in China or Japan (note the ¬•5.00 sign) – it makes you wonder if he has any friends or if he’s just this weirdo in a bar trying to flex his MLM knowledge over a beer. Anyways, he starts off saying how MLM’s are an “equal opportunity employer” (I suppose real companies tend to discriminate against morons – yikes!) and goes on about how it’s such a great business model – even though you are more likely to win money from slot machines than earning a net profit in MLM’s. Anyways, just watch – it’s pretty sad: