I will start out by saying that the business of the 21st century is not network marketing/MLM marketing. Why did I have to clear that up?
In case you search for “business in the 21st century” on google.
Most MLM networks, actually are pyramid schemes
The idea when creating a business should be to solve a problem instead of creating one.
This schemes still work due to naive and uninformed people but will eventually fail as information and reviews on the internet are readily available and constantly used by the public.
Pyramid schemes not only separate you from your money but also degrade the influence you have on your network, even destroying the meaningful relationships you have with your family, friends, and peers.
Social media and the internet will destroy MLMs:
Social media and the internet gives us the opportunity to rapidly find information and opinions about a certain subject.
The fact that the bottom of the pyramid scheme is negatively affected will make sure that these companies will be constantly served with bad reviews. People will be wary of joining these companies in the future due to this. They will always have someone they can talk to who has been negatively affected and can talk to them about it.
People do not listen to information that contradicts their comfort zone “the truth hurts”. People avoid cognitive dissonance.
Sometimes people have to go through a certain problem for some time in order to pull themselves back up because they do not want to believe what they are doing hurts other people and themselves in the long-term. This creates a filtration of information in the mind where we only listen to what reinforces our beliefs.
Today this problem is heightened by the algorithms on social media that only present us with more of the views we already have created other problems like radicalism.