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Advertising products on Blogs

If a message is a promotion or advertisement,
even masked advertisement, do not post it,
unless you are going to post inside
the Market Forum (forum specially designated
for sale and promotion of health related business)

Date:   3/20/2005 4:59:04 PM   ( 12 y ) ... viewed 5990 times

Do not create a Blog about a health related commercial product,
if you are selling it, or you are profiting from sale.

Do not link to a commercial web sites from your blog,
if you are directly profiting from products sold on that web site!

(Exception to this rule are links to books, cds, videos, charts and other media commonly used as tools in health education. Example: Links to Amazon.com and similar web sites.)

Do not post infomercials.

Do not promote commercial products based on studies,
but feel free to report your personal experience.

If you are not selling a product, you are free to report your personal experience, or experience of your family members. In that case, you are also free to link to a page where the product can be purchased.

MLM?

Do not make a blog promoting products sold through MLM!

That includes, but is not limiting to: M****tech, Tahitian Noni International, Herbalife, Mangosten, Coral Calcium, Kinotakara, Fit-Line, Natures Sunshine, Awareness, Body Wise, Nu Skin, Rexall, Quixtar, Amway, Avon, Tupperware, New Vision International, Melaleuca, Mary Kay, NuSkin Enterprises, Shaklee, Longevity Network, Nikken, Cognigen Networks, Changes International, Dale Networks Pvt, Pre-Paid Legal, Primerica, IMX, ACN, International, Maxxis, Wellness International Network, Freelife International, Market America, Noevir, Watkins, Body Wise International, USANA, Symmetry, Pampered Chef, Petra Fashions, Longaberger, Nutrition For Life, Health Thru Nutrition, BeautiControl, Creative Memories, Reliv International, World Financial Group, Golden Neo-Life Diamite, New Image International, Cell Tech, My Money Machine, Discovery Toys, Partylite Gifts, Southern Heritage, Miracle Associates, Conklin Company Inc, Envion, Array International ...

Breach of this rule may result in you being banned from CureZone!

Promoting health products that you are profiting from poses a serious
conflict-of-interest
even if you are a qualified health care practitioner,
and even if products are worthwhile.

Before becoming involved in multilevel marketing, you should consider how much value you place upon your good name. A short-term financial gain may not be worth what it cost in long-term loss of social status.

Multilevel marketing (also called network marketing) is a form of direct sales in which independent distributors sell products, usually in their customers' home or by telephone. In theory, distributors can make money not only from their own sales but also from those of the people they recruit.

In case of MLM products, all customers are also salesmen.
That doesn't mean that products are wortheless,
it only means that there is a significant conflict of interest.

What is wrong with MLM?

Hundreds of thousands of people are selling health products as "independent distributors." Product lines typically include vitamin supplements, weight loss formulas, fiber-containing snack bars, and/or herbal remedies.

Products sold in this fashion must be overpriced to finance the greedy profits promised to distributors (person selling products, and all salesmen on the higher level of "piramid" or "network" are suppose to earn from each sale).
Selling health products one recommends poses a serious conflict-of-interest even when sellers are qualified and products worthwhile.
Salespeople are encouraged to make oral health claims while companies seek deniability for themselves via fine print disclaimers.

MLMs are driven largely by greed. The idea of working hard for a while, building up a substantial down-line sales system, and watching the money roll in, is appealing, but is "too good to be true."

Literature of the NuSkin company claimed that distributors could make $5,000 to $10,000 per month, but 98% of all distributors earned an average of $38 a month.

Even the well-established Amway company has not been able to deliver on the sweet dream for most of its people. The company has 14,000 employees, and over 3 million distributors internationally, and global sales of $7 billion, yet, the average monthly gross income of Amway representatives is less than $90.

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