Is Network Marketing a Pyramid Scheme?

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    “My neighbor/friend/parent told me that Network Marketing is a pyramid scheme and I should watch out for anyone who tries to get me involved”

    I bet you have heard that before, right?

    So have I… a lot.

    It’s probably the most common issue people have with network marketing, and it can definitely force you to question joining a network marketing business.

    However, in my experience documentation beats conversation every single time.

    There is plenty of proof that network marketing works, that network marketing is legit, and that network marketing is the business of the 21st century!  In a world where people are tired for working to make someone else rich, they want to be their own boss, and this is your opportunity to work from home, be your own boss, and manage a legitimate business yourself.  Don’t let horror stories from 40 years ago stop you from making a positive change in your life.

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    In this video I show you

    • Proof you can hand to your meddling neighbor or family member who goes to a job they hate everyday
    • Why Warren Buffett, Robert Kiyosaki and Steven Covey all love and recommend Network Marketing / Direct Selling.
    • How many Network Marketing companies Warren Buffett owns himself.
    • What books to find your proof in
    • Which industry generated more revenue in America than the NFL, Music and Gaming Industry… combined!

    Watch the video and let me know if you have any myths you’d like me to bust!

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    I’ve been in the network marketing industry for over 25 years and there are a lot of myths about this industry. In this video, I’m going to give you one of the top myths coming up. Hey everyone, Darin Kidd here. Welcome to my channel. On this channel we give you weekly videos and training content to help you succeed now in your network marketing business. I’ve been very blessed to be in this industry for over 25 years, make multiple seven figures in this industry, but it wasn’t always like that. A matter of fact, I struggled for quite a few years then had the right mentors that came into my life that changed everything. That’s why I’m excited about sharing this content today with you because after being in the industry for over 25 years, there are a lot of myths that are circulated and one of the top myths is that network marketing is a pyramid scheme. It’s illegal. There’s no credibility. It could not be any further from the truth and I’m going to give you some documentation today to help back that up because I believe documentation beats conversation.

    If you look at this industry, we’re now over a hundred years old, thousands of companies around the world. Some of the biggest names are backing this industry. Matter of fact, let me give you a few statistics. If you look at, for example, the NFL, and these are the numbers from the last year or two years, $12.1 billion industry, the NFL. If you look at the music industry, over a $15 billion industry, look at the gaming industry, $91.5 billion industry. Network marketing over $184 billion last year alone. Again, big numbers in this industry. If you look in the United States, $36.1 billion last year, up 8% worldwide from 2014 and over 103.3 million people are now involved in the network marketing industry. Over 20.2 million just in the United States alone, which is 11% increase from 2015. Again, great numbers about this industry, lot of credibility, but let’s look at what some other people are saying because so many people come to me and they go, well, Darin, my neighbors said this.

    Well, if we buy people’s opinion, we buy their lifestyle. Let’s look at some of the other people. For example, if you look in this book, The Four Year Career, number one is Stephen Covey, the author of The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People. “Network marketing has come of age. It is undeniable that it has become a way to entrepreneurship and independence for millions of people.” Let’s look at Donald Trump. Not a political post, but he’s the president elect for the United States. “Direct selling is actually one of the oldest, most respected business models in the world and has stood the test of time.” Let’s look at Warren Buffet. Okay. Warren buffet is a billionaire investor, owner of three direct selling and network marketing company companies. Warren Buffett’s words, not mine. “The best investment I have ever made.” And this is just a few quotes, there’s quite a few in this book.

    If you look at Robert Kiyosaki, he actually has an entire book, one of the best selling business authors of all times called Business Of The 21st Century. If you also look at a book that Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki wrote, Why We Want You To Be Rich, there’s an entire chapter in this book called Why We Recommend Network Marketing. One of the best selling business authors of all times the president elect of the United States going we recommend network marketing, not our broke neighbor, not our broke family member, but documentation beats conversation. And then when you look at who the president elect just nominated as the Secretary of Education for the United States, Betsy Devoss. Who is Betsy Devoss? She is married to Dick Devoss, who is Richard Devoss’ son, who is actually one of the co-founders of Amway, which is one of the top hundred wealthiest people in the world according, I’m sorry, in the United States, according to Forbes magazine.

    Again, that’s a lot of credibility knowing that we have a lot of people supporting this industry. The number one myth, network marketing is a pyramid scheme, it’s illegal, absolutely not true. Illegal pyramids are illegal. Everything is a pyramidal structure. The government, my church, you have the pastor, the deacons, the congregation, your workforce. You have your boss, the managers, the employees, but illegal pyramids or where the money goes up and the services don’t come down. We’re going to go look, you give me some money and then you go collect money from several other people and then they do the same thing. The person at the top is going to cash out and everyone else gets hurt. A great way to really give it the legitimacy test is do you have a product or a service that people would want without a business opportunity attached?

    Is network marketing illegal? Is it a pyramid scheme? Absolutely not. Myth busted. There’s good and bad in every single industry, but the majority of the industry is awesome. It’s great. You can be proud to give you enough documentation to know that you are one of the best industries in the world and it’s only getting better every single day. Question of the day, what other myths do you hear that you would like for me to bust for you to help you handle objections and building your network marketing business? Please make sure to post those in the comments below.

    Hey everyone, thanks for watching the video. For more videos and training content, just like this one, make sure to subscribe to my channel. We’ve also put together a free resource for you to help you handle objections and handle the most common or bust some of the most common myths in this industry. To get that free resource, to download it today, go to and we will actually make sure we put that on the video screen as well. So until the next time, we’ll see on the next video and thanks for watching.

    Darin Kidd is one of the most in demand trainers in Network Marketing today. After his vast 28 years in the industry, he has acquired a lot of knowledge. He is a multiple seven figure earner with over 1,000 personal recruits and built teams of thousands of distributors. As an accomplished trainer and mentor, he has led hundreds of live events around the world and assisted people in building their own successful network Marketing businesses. His passion is helping people see success of their own by teaching them what to do.

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