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karatbars scam

Is Karatbars A Scam? If you are reading this you probably heard about Karatbars and you are looking for more information.  Maybe you seen just enough to think Karatbars is a pyramid scheme, and you want proof to back it up! You want to warn your followers to stay away from the Karatbars scam. Or,  maybe you have been burned by other illegal ponzi schemes & scams / been involved with other programs that dried up and went away but still have hope of finding something that you can work from home with. Something that’s here to stay. I learned All About Scams In The 80’s I became interested in the “work at home” industry in the 80’s. ( I was in high school)  I lived in the country with retired parents and no chance of odd jobs to earn cash. I had time to learn about working from home. I studied every entrepreneur magazine I could get my hands on! I ended up in several affiliate and network marketing opportunities (eg SMC, Watkins, Amway, Melaleuca) way before Al Gore thought of the internet! I learned legit network marketing companies MUST have a product/service. ( Even better if they manufactured their own) I learned legit network marketing companies MUST have customers and not just affiliates/distributors. I learned there are a lot of advertisers that do not deliver as promised. I learned PRE-LAUNCHES very, very seldom meet expectations. ( 95%+ fail!)  I learned if promoters said “no sponsoring required to earn daily”, it was probably a Ponzi program. ( New investors pay the old investors. Eventually they run out of excuses, drama and new investors! ) I learned what it was like having a shed full of products I couldn’t give away. I learned it takes time to develop your skills/mindset … Even tho the work at home industry tries to sell you with the instant success stories. I learned to stick with one opportunity at a time. ( What happens when you try to catch two rabbits at a time? You miss them both!)  So I learned you better pick a good one! EXAMPLE Of Yet Another Frustrated Person Getting Scammed On The Internet Continue reading “karatbars scam” »

Karatbars BBB

Karatbars BBB The BBB (Better Business Bureau) is in the top 1000 sites visited on the internet that ranks business transactions and gives businesses a rating. The BBB was founded in 1912 and operates in the United States & Canada. ( Not Germany. Where Karatbars is located ) The BBB has collected and made available business reviews for more than four million businesses since 2013. The BBB also helps settle disputes between consumers and businesses. The BBB has helped approximately 900,000 consumers settle disputes since 2013. Continue reading “Karatbars BBB” »

What Is MLM

MLM Is Short For Multi-level marketing Sometimes MLM is called referral marketing, network marketing or pyramid selling.   “Unless there’s a sale, nobody gets paid!”  If you manufacture shoes, you must get the word out that you have shoes for sale!  One non MLM method to get the word out is to buy expensive advertisements and hire an army of salesmen.  Another popular inexpensive way to increase your shoe sales is to offer rewards/commissions to individuals (non-employees) who send you customers interested in your products.  eBay and  Amazon are two widely known companies that reward individuals for helping them generate sales.  What do you call an independent sales person that helps eBay or amazon make sales and collects commissions? An affiliate! Is eBay or Amazon MLM? No. What Is MLM Then? Continue reading “What Is MLM” »