Mostly, MLM businesses not only follow legit business models, but they are successful businesses in their own right. There are some instances (as with any industry or business group) where this type of business will not be legitimate, but that’s the nature of business. The trick is to do your research and find a legit model for yourself that works for you. There are a number of ways to do this, and it’s simple.
First, don’t look at something through rose colored glasses, be objective. If you are looking at something as a possible business for yourself you need to look into it properly. Ask about it with business watchdog groups to see if they have had any complaints or issued any warnings regarding the business model or its affiliates.
Second, Ask people who are in the business themselves. Ask them the questions you want answers to and if they are candid in their responses then that is a very good sign. Don’t just ask one person either, speak to a few different people who are affiliated with the company to see if it is what it says it is.
Third, This business is designed to derive some income right? Try and verify what income is projected for you to earn with people who are in the business. You may be well advised to work in legit online jobs while your business picks up and earns you money. The younger your business is, the less income it will bring in.
Fourth (and last), Make sure that the business has some way of assisting you with lead generation. Some business models will simply point you in the direction of MLM lead generation companies when you ask them about it, whereas others will have not only advice for you, but concrete steps for you to take in order to successfully address this vital issue. Without leads, you have no growth for your business.
MLM businesses are great ways to start and run your own business from home, and work it around your current commitments. Just be careful when you do your research that you do not find yourself caught up in something that is not legit, or possibly even illegal. Do not be scared off though, as MLM businesses follow a great business model espoused as embodying the future of business by leaders and entrepreneurs such as Robert Kiyosaki.