In case you didn't know, a multilevel marketing company (aka an MLM) is a company that emphasizes both direct sales and recruiting other people to join the company and work under you so you can also receive a percentage of profit from the inventory they buy and sell.
MLMs have been around for decades. One of the most well-known MLMs is LuLaRoe, a leggings company that has had a ton of scandals in recent years and ultimately had to pay over $4 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed it was running a pyramid scheme*. But trust me, there are plenty of others out there!
Because of the pressure MLMs place on their reps to sell inventory and recruit more people, their marketing tactics can sometimes be...a lot. Here are some examples:
1.This MLM'er who actually used the death of a friend's daughter as an opportunity to try and sell product:
2.This MLM'er who tried to pitch their products and offer a "skin consult" to a professional esthetician:
3.These MLM'ers who legit got banned for using dating apps to try and recruit people:
4.This MLM'er who *casually* tried to slip in their pitch at the end:
5.This MLM'er who targeted cancer patients with a "chemo care package":
6.This MLM'er who pretended to make friends just so she could try and recruit:
7.This MLM'er who passed out product instead of candy on Halloween:
8.This MLM'er who sent this pitch to someone they used to bully AND forgot to include their name:
9.This MLM'er who wouldn't take no for an answer (but kept acting like they would):
10.This MLM'er who actually suggested someone put cleaning product in a cake:
11.This MLM'er who chose a VERY inappropriate day to promote their products:
12.This MLM'er who tried to disguise selling their products as a "donation":
13.This MLM'er who really expected us to believe they didn't just toast half the bread:
14.This MLM'er who posted this sales pitch on social media after her community flooded from a hurricane:
15.This MLM'er who still found time to post about her company, even when her son was missing:
16.This MLM'er who shared this totally true and not made up story about their delivery man:
17.This MLM'er who tried to recruit someone through Goodreads:
18.And finally, this MLM'er who actually bragged about wearing some of their product to a funeral:
What's the wildest behavior you've seen from someone in an MLM? Tell us in the comments.