I spent approx 3 yrs in YTB and my experience was a major disappointment

I went to the conventions, meetings, networked etc. I met some great people, but the leaders in this company were not leading with the integrity they spoke about in their meetings.

For example, the leaders of the Corp/Association Division must have dreaded the numerous phone calls we made about reps totally misrepresenting themselves with Corp/Assoc as our business partners…..as they tried to steal accounts we had a relationship with and already established. The leaders reply….oh you must be mistaken or you are the only ones experiencing that bcz no one else is complaining. Come to find out numerous times (at one convention) we were NOT the only ones experiencing people stealing accounts or misrepresenting themselves as our business partners. We confronted the leaders then and once again they denied it….this time we called their bluff in a bold face lie.

After 3 yrs in the business, the only people making money are the recruiters! Unless you love to recruit, SAVE YOURSELF THE MONEY get quick cash loans and STAY OUT OF THE BUSINESS!

Yes I do

but like I said they are very few that I have come across so far. Unfortunately, I am unable to mention any in this forum for a couple of reasons. There is no one particular opportunity which fits all. To recommend any particular business I would have to know more about the person inquiring. Among the may things I would need to know are factors such as what their likes and dislikes are and just what kind of a risk they are will to take on. Anybody who is wanting to take on a project for profit must understand at least two things: there is always some kind of work involved and there is always an element of risk.

My name is Chuck and

I have been monitoring this club for a little while now. I first became acquainted with this group when I made an inquire about a MLM motivational speaker about two weeks ago.
I do research and evaluations on different business opportunities and was, and still am, doing research on this one individual. I have never taken the time, until now, to introduce myself. I am a Residual Income Evaluator. I literally review and evaluate hundreds of internet “business opportunities” a week. I use quotes when I say that because most of these programs are mere opportunities for the creators and not the participates. The creators are, for the most part, the only ones who are making any money. There are some good programs out there but they are very few – very few indeed.

My credentials are 1) I am a CPA, 2) a CBB (Certified Business Broker), and 3) a CFI (Certified Fraud investigator) have worked previously for three major Federal Agencies investigating fraudulent business activities for some 20 years. I am now working in the fertile fields of internet activities.

If I can be of service or help to anyone in this club I will gladly do so. I am located in Augusta, GA. but with the internet, a computer, a FAX number, and a telephone, location is no restriction at all.

Hi all, Is anyone a Metafilter member?

I ask because I stumbled upon a MLM question that I’d love to see answered from someone here but I’m not interested in paying the $5 to join. One response from 2005 says that they’ve done research on Avon, Mary Kay and Pampered Chef and have not found anything negative. ;0

Oh and I found another one that it seems that one poor soul is holding up the anti mlm stance on his own (quite well, I might add). This is a war of words which I don’t feel qualified to engage in. So if any one of you word wizards (you know who you are) want to play, here you go.

Have a good one all

There is no “later”

when it comes to spending time with your kids. Later they will be grown and you will have missed it all. My son is almost 2. He is still so young, yet I look at him and I think… my GOSH, where has the time gone? He’s growing so fast.

I also realized that my friend’s kids are teenagers. The one friend had two girls when we met. They were 4 and 7. They are teens now. It just seems so weird that they aren’t little kids anymore.

Even if you manage to be in that small minority that makes money… it’s not worth the time you lose. Those that are “successful” in MLM generally work WAY more than 40 hours a week, whether or not they admit it.

You sound a lot like me

I too joined this BLog to make the extra money to stay home with the kids. I was “driven determined and hard working,” like they said, so I could do it! Yeah right. It is a shame that they give us false hopes like that and then expect us to pass them on to others. This has been discussed here before, but they give you all this hype about making money to for your children’s future, but when you are involved the last thing you are doing is spending any time with them. The MLM I was involved with had a special forum for our team. I never did officially leave that forum and the daily digests still come in my inbox. Every once in a while I read through the posts for laughs (when in reality it justs makes me more angry, so I don’t know why I do it other than the fact that one day I am going to compose a long post about what I really think:) and my former upline seriously posted about her new ideas for her kids for the summer and literally how to keep them out of your hair so you can work. This coming from the woman who speaks endlessly about the wonderful opportunities this has brought for her family and at the same time admits once you are in that she never spends anytime with them, because she will “later.” What the heck kind of a contradiction is that?!
Anyway, you did the right thing for you and your family. Just chalk it up to a lesson learned.

Sorry to hear of your travails

I would suggest getting in touch with the Epilepsy Foundation and getting a recommendation from them of who to get in touch with andget a realistic and complete diagnosis.

Our son has a seizure disorder, onset at puberty. His seizures were severe and the original medication used to control them, Tegretol, gradually stopped working. He is currently on Keppra which has been absolutely brilliant in terms of results – no seizures in three years.
I know nothing about your circumstances and I would urge you to go to the institutions that have the most skill at diagnosis in seizure disorders and get a thorough testing and diagnosis done.

I also urge you not to make any sudden changes. Seizures can have devastating results. PLease be careful