Don’t feel ashamed. You were lied to.
“Social selling” businesses like Arbonne, Younique, Forever Living etc blame victims for losing money or not being successful, when in reality most people who join will lose money (see blogroll on the left for more information, or scroll down for a real life example). You may feel that it’s your fault, that you didn’t work hard enough, that you could have done more. We’re here to tell you that it’s bollocks. There is nothing you could have done. MLMs like these rely on people’s shame and embarrasment to keep the con going.
If you are now in debt due to an MLM, a great resource can be found here
Need emotional support? Feel free to contact us privately either via our Facebook page or Twitter. We won’t be able to solve all your problems but we are willing to listen and without judgement. Also read this excellent post from Bot Watch
Below are some screenshots of an ex-bot who is trying to move on from Forever Living, and so, is selling her old FL stuff. We removed her name and that of her friend who also seems to be trying to get out. We’ve also highlighted the response from her upline, Nicola, as we think it’s very telling.
We hope things go well for both ex-bots xo.