Hi I have spent some time in this arena, and having been naturally suspicious of MLM for reasons I am sure I do not have to qualify, I have come up with an acid test which helps me decide whether or not I wish to participate at all in a particular program. 1. Do they charge for membership, or require minimum sales, investment or any other form of payment? All of these raise red flags for me as I have to wonder why they are charging for this. Are they not able to make money off their products? This also directly affects my risk of participation. If there is any risk at all, I also do not like to get involved. The more risk involved, the more likely it is just a pyramid scam. 2. Are their products saleable (and actually something that people buy already), and sold at competitive prices? If the answer is no, or very difficult, another red flag for sure, since this means that I will not really be able to make any money at all, especially if I am required to invest to participate, and sell products, to make a living. And since most of us are not really sales people, just people trying to get a little extra, this makes things really hard. 3. Do they promise instant wealth? Yeah these leave me very twitchy, very fast. Anyone who has participated in these programs will probably know better but the allure of all of this is often dangerous, and so I prefer to avoid these. Anyway, I wish you all the best Cheers!!