I was pitched Amway about 15 years ago, and was told it was a really good opportunity. I asked to see the small print and read through all of it. I did not join because the company had a lot of weird restrictions on what people could or could not do with the products. Also, it focused on recruiting, going to pep rallies, buying expensive training materials than selling product. My question is this - why all the recruiting? Would it be easier to sell the product rather than recruiting others? I ask this because I am having a very difficult time finding any studies or statistics that show the fail/success rates. I see plenty of hype. From both sides. The pro side saying how great the model is, and obviously the anti model saying how evil it all is. I would guess seeing real risk models would be better, because a lot of companies imply arbitrage. It cannot be that easy right?