It can be a low investment to start compared to something like establishing a franchise where you could be spending hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Many MLM's have start up fees of only a few dollars a month to a few hundred.
The education you gain when you are establishing your MLM is very supportive in regards to those around you.
Most all are willing to help you out and stick with you until you succeed.
It is in their own benefit as well to have you be successful, especially if they are part of your upline.
If you were to look forward to this same support when starting your own brick and mortar, mom and pop shop you would be left out in the field by yourself for the most part until you perhaps found a community online that might be able to help.
Joining your first MLM is the easiest way to test out your risk taking strategies.
Testing small and working your way up as you establish your business is a wise practice and again there are many out there who have established themselves to help lead you on the way to what works for them and in the industry.
So the question of "Is MLM the right way to go?" is not always answered with a YES.
If you lack people skills, you might want to develop some before you go blurting your opportunity on some neighbor or relative.
People often do not care what you are working on as much as they care to hear about you.
The whole idea of "KLT" or the infamous "Know, Like and Trust" that everyone is working to achieve is crucial to obtain as you grow your business.
If you lack patience, then MLM is not right for you.
There is no guarantee that you will make even a single dime working in an MLM.
The goal of course is to make a profit, though this may take time as you test out ads and buy marketing materials to help you out.
Riding the roller coaster of people trying it out and outright declining your offer to hear about it also requires a thick skin, so if you lack thick skin, then an MLM might not be the route to go.
MLM's have made many people successful, especially when given the opportunity to promote something that they like and is useful to a large population.
At the same time, many have given up all hope after attempting to grow an MLM business and decide that all MLM's are the same, thus giving them a bad name.
They are not all Ponzi Scheme's but are instead actual ways to earn a living.
If you set up your proper practices, develop appropriate relationships and provide killer content, people will be coming to you for advice and want to know everything it is that you are involved in and how you make it work.
It is up to you to make the most of it as I always tell my students, "You get out of it what you put into it!" Do your research first and find something that meets your needs and also your interest.
There are plenty to look into and you do not have to jump at the first one you find..
however, it might just be the one!