I’ve heard of MOBE for a long, long time. I heard about it from John Chow first; who was living the high life blogging and traveling. He was making his buck from promoting this MOBE thing; but after looking into it – it seemed like just fluff, nothing was behind it just refer more people, get paid more. Same shit as AMWAY, QUICKSTAR, and the list goes on.
I hate MLM, I remember in 2001 (wow a century ago). When I was working at Netnation, there was a guy named Arnell; who worked in Billing. We became good friends, used to goto Lunch. Arnell was a smart guy who finished university of accounting; he therefore worked in the Finance branch at the company. He was shocked that I at age 17 was getting paid more than him who had a degree; I was in Sales, getting new biz so our base salary + commissions came out to like 10k more a year then his flat salary. Anyways, we had awesome talks, took the sky train home together every day, was good friends.
Then some moron, introduced him to Quixtar and fed him the bullshit that he will have a dream house; he will drive a HUMMER, and all this shit. He one day invited me to his house and his other friends and had said moron give a presentation. After this presentation, I spoke my mind and told him this is pure bullshit, and all the crap they fed him will never materialize because the guys on top make the most money (aka the top earners), that’s this is just Multi Level Marketing scheme. He got SO angry at me, stopped being my friend, and all that. He believed the bullshit like many people do; while I didn’t. Today he’s still broke, and has no hummer or dream house. Me on the other hand, well that’s another story.
Point of my personal experience with MLM is that when I heard John Chow always recommend it , and all this shit I knew it was total BS. And now, it seems the truth is coming out.
Their website is offline; Matt LLoyd, the pharaoh at the top of the pyramid is no where to be seen and the shit has hit the fan.
Affiliate marketing is not MLM, what I blog about and technical how to do guides, are not scam. But when they promise you the moon, and say you don’t have to work for it just collect checks and sip cocktails by the beach – you know something is up.
Sadly, most people are lazy fucks who just want the life, not many are willing to work Sundays, or get to work after their 9-5 to make a difference. It is how it is 🙂 I was one of those who worked 24/7, so much so today I have a lot to show for it.
Where do you stand? What do you think about this MOBE FTC investigation?
PS: Here’s a great article to read about MOBE investigation!