Down the road I joined acouple more MLM's where I saw potential opportunities but nothing ever bosomed. I've tried various business models along the road, and I've come to the point where I'm literally repulsed by an MLM.
Part of it has to do with the people that are in it are taught to listen to everything their 1-up is telling them, so right from the start they are discouraged from thinking for themselves.
Secondary the MLM businesses are filled with people who have no business being there, and are simply there because somebody sold them on the idea of becoming rich and getting back something big for very little. In other words, to be a business man/woman it's a choice you make, a career decision and a lifestyle choice. When you're affiliated with a MLM you're brought in not knowing what to expect and you get hypnotized by a business model without thoroughly going throw it.
Sadly MLMs need losers.. as long you get the initial sign up fee from the guy you're trying to recruit, you make your small commission even if you know that they aren't business oriented and are not going to contribute anything afterwards, you still take their cash.
At such an instance one needs to deceive oneself into believing that there's no dishonest act being committed here.
When you're recruiting an affiliate, a business partner who you're going to work with, you're making sure they understand everything and are on the same page as you. Most MLMs, if not all leave out huge parts of the business model that are unattractive for potential sign ups.
Another fact is I was looking at the top grossing MLMers in Canada, something a friend of mine showed me and the numbers went something similar to this
14,00,000 Million/ month
800,000 K/ month
640 K/ month
400 K/ month
So basically there are only few people that each these huge numbers that most people are presented at during the initial conference meetings. However such huge numbers as potentially making 250k/ month are heavily emphasized during presentations, now I see it's as likely as winning a lottery ticket.
I find there's so much more opportunity in the Online marketing business.