While multi-level-marketing is not usually as scam, it can be. Many successful and perfectly legitimate companies effectively use the MLM model to create tremendous opportunities and rewards for their best salespeople. However, it is important to note that these organizations offer products and/or services of value to their customers. Be wary of MLM business models in which the product/service is of little to no value — these types of operations are often scams.

Legitimate MLM work at home jobs should never be confused with pyramid schemes — as such organizations or “clubs” require paying a large sum of money in exchange for a token object or in some cases only a promise to pay back exponentially larger sums to all who join. Should you ever have any doubts about whether or not an individual or organization engages in nefarious pyramid schemes and/or disreputable MLM practices, we would suggest that you contact your local Better Business Bureau, the Federal Trade Commission, and your city or state’s Consumer Affairs office.