Maybe you’ve heard it said that there is no such thing as bad publicity. But is that really true? Not all publicity is equal. In the world of home based businesses, the most damaging publicity can come against your network marketing company. This is the kind of publicity that you often didn’t ask for and had no say in the matter, yet it can affect your business.
An example might a network marketing company selling nutritional supplement products (there are lots of those). Suppose the media does a report on the product and publishes a story saying the supplement doesn’t work and doesn’t do anything at all. Then the government gets wind of this and decides to do their own investigation. You see where that is going don’t you? You think this never happens? Here is an actual case where it did (link here).
And with a network marketing company, you are the lowly IBO or distributor who will be affected by this. You may have marketed your business in good faith but yet you may be forced to close down not by something you did, but actions that other people took. This is one drawback to joining a network marketing business and is a good reason to check out your opportunities in advance of joining them.