Greening Up the Downline
I don't know if this has been posted here before or not, since I cannot search, but i figured it would be good info those who might be looking at any of these companies.
|Since the 1950s, multi-level marketing (MLM) companies like Amway have sold billions of dollars worth of products to consumers through independent individual distributors, who take a cut on every sale they make as well as on the sales of other “downline” distributors they have recruited. These days, a new crop of green companies has adopted the MLM business model to sell various types of environmentally friendly merchandise.|
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