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Filling in for Dane


While Dane Carlson takes some time off to celebrate a new addition to his family, I am helping to fill in at his wildly popular, Business Opportunities Weblog. I am laughing while writing this because here I am (on my little blog) promoting a blog that got like 600,000 unique visitors last month. Anyways check it out and while you are at it, click some ads,  so Dane can continue to pay my enormous salary. = )

Here is a recent post:

You’ve seen the web sites and you’ve probably heard the streaming audio sales pitch…

No Selling!
Not MLM!
$3,000 a week from home!

The next time you see one of these sites, you can pretty much bank on the fact that they are MLM and the average guy makes $3 a week. We will discuss those things in another post because today I want to discuss the selling (or lack there of) aspect of MLM.

I know a bunch of Network Marketers that love to compare their business to McDonald’s. These are the “buy from yourself and teach others to do the same” team. It’s funny because McDonald’s doesn’t operate in this manner. McDonald’s doesn’t keep their doors shut to customers, encouraging the crew to eat hamburgers and teach other crew members to do the same. McDonald’s opens their doors to customers!


I also have the pleasure of being the author of Dane’s MLM Business Opportunities Blog (fondly called MLM BOB).

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"Ty Tribble is an Internet entrepreneur, author and Work At Home Dad who lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife, Richelle and two children, Emma and Tyler. Ty has been featured in Entrepreneur and Success From Home magazine and is considered by many as the # 1 blogger in the world on the subject of Network Marketing. Author of the book, ‘Double Your Income with Network Marketing’, Ty teaches lead generation strategies through social media and blogging to tens of thousands of Network Marketers around the world."


  1. You seem so ready to judge and make comments about a business opportunity that you obviously know nothing or very little about.
    If maybe you would sit down to a business plan, ask some questions, and learn, you might not be so quick to criticize "the business". Alticor is and has been successful for the past 40 years because of how it operates; meaning that it has given millions of people the opportunity(who want it)to build their own business, believe in their own products and services by using them, and gain financial freedom. There are people related to my grandfather who are in this business and net about $8-$10 million from being an IBO(ie. buying their own products and services,building a client list, and teaching others to do the same. I would rather invest a couple hundred dollars in starting a business and be as successful as I want in a couple of years than to shell out 1.1 million for a McDonalds franchaise. Why don't you give it a try before you run your mouth about things of which you have no knowledge, and then post the truth. By the way, why don't you take a look at who is debt free and the REST of the facts before you make fun of how Quixtar does business.

  2. Adrian,

    You're funny. I was heavily involved with Amway/Quixtar for 5 years. I know that only .0076% of active IBO's go diamond and I estimate that roughly 2-5% make a profit. Quixtar being debt-free doesn't make it a logical business for IBO's within it.

    So you can start by investing $200 (with $160 of that going to meaningless training materials) and then watch as your upline sucks another $200-300 a month out of your budget for meetings, cd's, books, voicemail and web sites.

  3. I could give a crap less about MLM, or anything else, I just want to make money. And I am not going to spend one (pardon the pun) one red cent on any plan, gimmick, or get rich scheme. Please advise….


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