A woman has revealed how she lost £800 in four months selling products from a health and wellness brand on social media.
Charlotte Dickerson, from South East London, signed up as a consultant for Arbonne UK, a multi-level marketing scheme (MLM), last year after being recruited by an acquaintance on social media.
She was encouraged to buy various products sold by the company to test out and offer as samples, but also to recruit more sellers to the scheme- despite finding it difficult to flog any of the products herself.
MLM firms encourage reps not just to sell the company’s product, but to recruit more people under them. For every rung of the ladder people climb, they get paid a higher percentage of sales profits.
Charlotte, who is in her early 20s, warned on This Morning today that only a 'tiny percentage' of sellers make 'liveable income' from the company, and claimed that some are …