My wife is selling Avon. I don't know if she's making any money at it.
Mary Kay with my wife.
My Aunt does this thing with Primerica that is attached to Citi. She came over our house to talk about financial planning to help us out as my wife and I are "Young and in-debt." All it was was a recruiting session on how I can get involved.
gotta mention this, tho it's not the same thing, just along those lines...
i knew a guy that placed ads in the back of newspapers and magazines. you know the kind that advertises products that are sitting in a warehouse ready to be shipped.
anyway, he did this "no overhead" selling VERY successfully. after he got a call order, he would immediately call the warehouse to ship that order. he did well enough to live in a classy neiborhood and he drove nice cars.
inversely, he did not want recruits as it was just competition. point being that scam or not, it depends on the individual. look at kevin trudeau, he was/is the ultimate successful scam artist. but, he does it in a way that gives ideas(conspiracies) of merit. even a liar sometimes tells the truth.