What do these people sell?

In my quest to find things that I can do “on the side” to earn more money, I’ve come across many different programs and “opportunities” that promise financial independence and whatever. Sometimes, I can tell right away what people are selling and how the system works.

Out of all the schemes and scams that I’ve seen, I have to say that my least favorite are multi-level marketing scams, I mean “opportunities.” Actually, I should say “flopportunites” since most of them are flops, but that’s a story for another day.

Anyway, I came across something the other day that left me flabbergasted. I say that because I can’t seem to figure out how it works.

Most of the time, when you deal with a multi-level marketing flopportunity, there’s a product of some kind that “greases the wheels” and provides the cover to make the flopportunity not look like a ponzi scheme of some kind.

In this case, I can’t tell exactly what it is that is being exchanged. This particular organization uses all of the traditional MLM language like “team,” “5 levels deep,” “your business,” “your financial freedom” etc. They’re just not clear on what they’re selling and what you’re buying.

The organization that I’m talking about, is an outfit called “Wealth Masters International.”

Not only do they not mention what they sell, there’s no mention of how you make money. The only thing that they do talk about, is about how great their products are.

That right there, should be a big warning flag for you.

As best as I can tell, it seems like the break down is like this:

You buy the M1 $2000 {it’s an info product} :: then you buy the M2 $8000 {it’s a seminar} :: then you buy the M3 $20,000 {another seminar} :: now you’re rich! source: the droid

Seriously, WTF is wrong with people that would fall for something like that?

I will give the people at WMI props for the liberal use high quality microstock photos on their site, not that there’s anything wrong with that. They are also using a nice WordPress theme, not that there’s anything wrong with that either, but I digress.

I feel that if I have to work hard to find out what people are selling, and how I make money, it can’t possibly be a good deal for me. Besides, my B.S. meter was off the chart when I was looking over their site trying to figure out their flopportunity.

To me, it seems like they want you to believe that you’ll be making so much cash that the cash will come to you on an 18 wheeler. I think that if whatever these people sell were to actually be delivered on a truck, it would come on this truck:

Scam Truck


Rafael is an aviation geek, a consumer advocate, a dad, a multiple personality blogger, a photographer, politically opinionated, a videographer and many other things as well.