Affiliate Marketing Vs. MLM

Wouldn’t it be nice to stop chasing Family and Friends, Become a Network Marketing Pro with Digital Marketing?

Yes, the old way of making a list of 100 Family & Friends while not prejudging them to decide who will and who won’t be interested in the new Direct Sales, Network Marketing, MLM and/or “Home Based Business” Business that you have decided to share and build your wealth and dreams.

I’m not judging you or anyone else, I was also involved in a Network Marketing, Direct Sales, Multi-Level Company where I was advised to in the fastest manner possible share in person with everyone that I knew.  Starting with the people who I knew the closest and who would support me the most.

In most cases as you well know, not only did most of them not join me with my new journey to financial independence, most of them answered “I’ll see how you do then get in if you do well”.  In the back of their minds of course many if not most of them had already decided that I would not only fail miserably but that I would quit in no time at all.

Fast forward a few years and I’ll now share with you how I’ve been sharing the “Digital Marketing Veteran” way and how I also advise all Friends who would like to start and grow a true “Home Based Business” working 100% completely from home.  Remember how the old way of working a “Home Based Business” involved more time away from home?  Hotel and/or house meetings, driving all over town for sharing with Friends and Family either via a DVD or pamphlet presentation etc…. Not anymore!

There is a much easier and better way with Digital Marketing to become a Network Marketing Professional and 100% from home or from wherever you are and in any part of our world.  There are over 3 Billion People currently online today, yes that’s Billion with a B!

What if I told you that you could start to generate a full time income from home with far fewer than 3 Billion people on your team?  How about if I were to tell you that you can earn a very nice income with fewer than even 30 personal referrals out of the over 3 Billion people online?  Even though you may be saying that 30 still sounds like a lot, remember that we are not talking about sharing with Family & Friends in person like you have done in the past.

I myself in the past 3 years have personally sponsored/referred over 3,000 Friends to either one or all of my Top Recommendations that I share right here on my website assisting Friends in earning an income online.

Below I will also share posts from my website here that you can click upon to learn more about the sites that I recommend for You and all Friends to earn a full time income from anywhere on the Planet!

 

So, exactly how do I suggest that You utilize the above sites in order to grow your current Direct Sales, Network Marketing, MLM, Work from Home, Home Based Company and 100% online?

I am so glad that you asked!

Wealthy AffiliateWith Wealthy Affiliate you will be able to learn how to create a website and a blog while monetizing your website blog with Affiliate Marketing sharing your current company as well as any or all of the above sites as well just like I’m sharing with you.  There is however, no promoting allowed within the actual platform so your sharing will be within your own website.

 

 

Global Moneyline is also an exceptional place to share all of the above as well.

CB Pro Ads is a ready made storefront that you can easily link your Clickbank ID to and have thousands of digital products available to anyone who visits your site.

The above is just a small introduction to each site and you can of course click on the more information “Blue Colored” words above to learn more.

There is also a search block and an archived tab at the bottom right with years of articles about the above sites and more as well.

Friends, when join all or any of the above sites to grow your current Business you’ll not be alone.  I will always be here for you when you ask me for assistance and I will be glad to help you to earn an income online from anywhere in our world and 100% online with Digital Marketing.

Friends & Family WorldwideOh, back to your Family & Friends…..

Once you start earning an income 100% online and from home, your Family and Friends will take notice then approach you with curiosity.  Not only will you then be able to share with the willing, you’ll also be able to show them that you are successful.  Remember earlier that we agreed that the most common thing that our Family & Friends tell us is that they’ll “Wait and see how you do and join you when you’re doing well”?

The time is now my Friend, let’s get to where you’re being successful without chasing Family & Friends then they’ll come chasing you.

Comment below with any thoughts and/or questions, talk with you soon.

Tony

235 thoughts on “Affiliate Marketing Vs. MLM”

  1. Affiliate marketing is way up ahead of mlm and I will always prefer it to mlm. Considering my personal experience so far with the two. Mlm has really been an issue for me especially the fact I must recruit more people especially the ones who know me and family members. And in most cases, it always ends woefully. 

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  2. Thanks for sharing this mind blowing article, it’s very educative and I like how you’ve taken your time to explain all about digital marketing. It’s good to always find better things to learn about and also make findings into how to make yourself and and your  business grow.  It’s so thoughtful of you to share this article.

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  3. Affiliate marketing is just the best mean of making money online if to ask me because it’s better and no one would be asking you to recruit other people before you can earn. Here you work hard and from there you can make some money and also you don’t need to have my capital to start it at all which is another benefit 

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  4. Another good post on what affiliate marketing looks to give to people bas opposed to what affiliate marketing wants to give to people and it is very easy to see that there is a big difference between what they want to offer. Anytime everytime, I would prefer to take affiliate marketing because of the income potential

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  5. Affiliate marketing and Multi Level marketing are the two most popular if not only (correct me if I’m wrong) digital marketing varieties that there is. I have heard a lot about and also seen a lot of platforms which operate with either but I have to say that based on personal experience, I think affiliate marketing is more trustworthy and profitable. 

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  6. While they may seem similar, affiliate marketing and MLM are worlds apart, in my belief.

    MLM’s always seemed like a house of cards. One falls and others follow. Yes, if you can build a strong community under you, you might succeed and even make it to the huge profits. But what of those who are under you?

    Affiliate marketing is more like being a promoter, a marketer of sorts. AM’s don’t actually take part in the selling process, but they provide plenty of information to help consumers choose. To me, it is a much more ethical approach.

    Thanks for sharing your information on these two types of businesses. While both can be done online, I’ll stay with the affiliate marketing. It works for me!

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  7. I am sure those families and friends who was waiting for you to fail is now seeing our successful you are now and how millions of people like are relying on you for insights in marketing. Same thing happened to me however they later jumped in when they saw my first cash out. Affiliate marketing is the way at the moment.

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  8. I’ve tried MLM and it just wasn’t for me. It’s not because you have to work really hard because you have to do that in affiliate marketing too but it’s that you have to do the recruiting as you said. Of course, now in the times, we’re living we can’t really do face to face meetings so personally I just feel that affiliate marketing has a lot of advantages. 

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  9. Personally, i think both of them have a similar business structure. One is direct (MLM) and the other is indirect (affiliate marketing). I think it is just up to personal preference but for me I prefer affiliate marketing over. I just hate being stuck with the products that I do not use but have to monthly maintaining the account. There is something about MLM or network marketing to be a cult like in my opinion. I think I am going to stick with affiliate marketing and keep practicing my SEO strategy and campaign. 

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  10. Nothing against people who are part of MLM companies but the pressure it puts you through and the anxiety it portrays on your daily life it’s just not worth it. I have seen so many friends joining MLM companies and trying to convince everyone to buy products or join the company yourself. Most of them even making fake customer reviews to try and confidence their audience of how successful their business is. Affiliate marketing takes time to learn, process and put in some action into those ideas that you may have. You won’t become a millionaire by night but you will see progress along your journey in this business.

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  11. MLM requires patience and for one to be a society’s person as it requires a lot of marketing skills. I think that is why most do not succeed in it. From my analysis, it takes on average 4-5 years of consistency for one to be highly successful in MLM. The bad part about it is that it not passive one need to be active all the time as opposed to affiliate marketing. Great review Tony.

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  12. I was engaged from the outset and the downsides of MLM and the upsides of Affiliate Marketing you write about. Its honest, clear and describes the thoughts and experiences that I’ve certainly had. You offer a good number of affiliate programs that are out there and the post is short but still comprehensive enough to be informative to the reader. Nice post.

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  13. Thanks for this great companion of affiliate marketing vs mlm. Like you I never saw asking my friends and family as an effective way to make money much less build a business.

    I think affiliate marketing and getting traffic from search engines is far better because like you said you tap into the billions of people around the world.

    I’m your opinion, how long does if take to start earning money with affiliate marketing?

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  14. I think that it was my experience with MLM that led to me seeking to have my own online business. I did make some money with MLM but it was not consistant. The pressure to recuit was also a bit too much for me because I quickly learned that your excitement about the product or business is not easily transmitted to family and friends. The compensation plan is also somewhat like the pyramid. Affiliate marketing is different and success is dependent on your understanding of running an online business and your willingness to stick to it until you begin to see a ROI.     

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  15. Lovely work Tony, just the comparison I was looking for. And u have assessed each so well. Thank u for this. Sales is indeed a difficult proposition nowadays, with everyone so wary of salesmen. And that’s what MLMs make us do. On the other hand, Affiliate marketing is a concept where u don’t have to go to anyone. They come to u via the blogs you write and the visits to your website.

    I totally love the idea behind affiliate marketing. Big fan!

    Aps

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  16. Thanks for sharing this article to know more about Affiliate Marketing VS MLM.

    I must say I’ve tried both and for me I will keep at Affiliate Marketing, for one main reason, when I worked on a couple of MLM I had to work hard to get only a few dollars from what I did, it never sound good to me.

    When someone starts to work with affiliate marketing, you will know that business is yours, you will be in charge of making the good or bad decisions to help your business grow, even if you do some bad decisions, you can keep working on it and you will see it growing, and from my point of view, when you work on your own affiliate marketing website, you can work on the niche you love and you know something about it, and you can decide what products you will be making reviews, (when working on an MLM you are limited by the company products only)

    There are more chances of success with affiliate marketing and there is one of the best training with Wealthy Affiliate and if you think about making and income from your website, the sky is the limit, but you will need to work hard and be patient as it takes also time to see your website to grow and make money. 

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  17. I think the biggest problem for me with MLM is that I believe you need to be a certain kind of person to make it work.

    I think you have to be very good at convincing people that they are making a great decision buying the products you are selling. I think that requires quite a bit of extrovert personality. You not only have to ‘infect’ enthusiasm to people you are selling to, you also have to do the same with the people you want to recruit. Recruiting people I believe requires more skill as you have to keep your downline motivated, and that is very hard. 

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  18. Thank you Tony,

    I always enjoy reading about how you started and I try to follow your lead. I complete get about family and friends and that was exactly my thoughts. Once I can prove that you can make an income as a Digital Marketer then everyone wants to be your friend. I suppose that is like that in life all the time. 

    Great review and suggestions.

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  19. Hi Tony, as always, very interesting article. I’m relatively new in online business, especially affiliate marketing and also found wealth affiliate helpful with its large community and support system. Frankly, I haven’t rally taken off and just starting to enjoy the blogging experience, while still working to expand audience and hopefully will be able to monetize. Thanks for the great article!

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  20. Based on experience I am not fond of MLM. I started out excited and hopeful as I targeted family and friends, but got disheartened when I had to be nudging them into doing business with me and later began to dislike myself when. i know they tried to avoid me. Sometimes the products were good, but most of the money I hoped to earn would have had to come from recruiting. I am working with Wealthy Affiliates and I am liking what I am seeing so far. I would like, though to become a member of Global and Web talk, which both sound like I would enjoy working on those. Thanks for your tips

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  21. Your article will benefit everyone for informative reasons. Nowadays affiliate marketing has spread rapidly through which anyone can earn money from home. A true example of this is the Wealthy Affiliate Platform which collaborates from building a website to bringing sales through an affiliate. I myself am a member of Wealthy Affiliate from where I became proficient through training. Today I am successful in the world of affiliate marketing. Finally, I can say without hesitation that affiliate marketing is more important than MLM and much more effective now.

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  22. On an honest review about this. I totally disagree with MLM because i dislike the idea of continuously telling others to join me and earn commission from them is basically not my thing. Affiliate marketing is cool, You don’t get to bug anyone, just put in the hard work and you would see your self on the success lane.

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  23. Thank goodness with technology now we no longer have to make ourselves unpopular with our loved ones by trying to recruit them all the time. At least on the internet, you can find like-minded people who will share your passion for what you do, and not just join you because they feel obligated.

    I am in no way involved with any MLM or network marketing companies anymore as I like to work on my own and not have to try and motivate a team to work too. But some people love to manage a team, and for these MLM and network marketing will work perfectly.

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  24. I have had so many family members and friends invited me to MLMs and I have in fact joined a few of them, that at this point in life I would not want to join an MLM nor listen to promotions about them ever again in my life. So your post has been very useful to me. Affiliate marketing suits me way better. Thank you!

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  25. You have provided a good overview/comparison of these two business models.  I too have been involved in both and have success in both.  I am finding that affiliate marketing is more to my liking because I do not have to recruit to earn and I am not earning from someone’s work.  However, it is still necessary to bring people to my sites.  I feel like I am more in control with affiliate marketing.

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  26. Thank you for  this article. It brought a lot of memories back about my MLM history.Your last statement filled my heart with hope and expectations and I cant wait to get there ‘let’s get to where you’re being successful without chasing Family & Friends then they’ll come chasing you.’. This will be a great a great achievement for me.

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  27. Hi Tony

    I think that you have hit the nail on the head as affiliate marketing  wins hands down compared to MLMs. It is more safer and easier to make money from as you do not have to pressurise people to join your group and in the process irritate your friends and family.  I think people are getting fed up of all these failed MLMs, which takes your money and you get very little in return.

    If you want to learn one thing online, affiliate  marketing is the way to go.

    Thanks

    Antonio

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  28. The difference between MLM and affiliate marketing is that one is mostly done offline and the other online.  However, they both of similarity in that people are meant to sell other people’s products to get a commission.

    With MLM, the bigger you build a team (or downline), the more commissions they should make if you have duplicated your business efforts well.  They need to build a team, like you have built yours, thus driving you further up the commission ladder.  Bonus payouts in MLM are to be had and that’s what I like about MLM.  Also, their products should sell well.

    In affiliate marketing, especially digital products, it is very easy to be scammed into buying a bad product to promote.  However, if you are allowed to try before you buy, then it is less likely that will happen.

    Of the 2 business models, I prefer affiliate marketing, because you can just set the system up and almost forget it.  You can go on holiday for 2 weeks while money is flowing into your account.  I think affiliate marketing is passive income streams at its finest…Well worth the initial time and money spent if you find a winning hot product to promote.

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  29. Deciding what business we will do and what we will earn from, what we will dedicate time to, everyone should do for themselves. If I choose to make money online, there is no reason to put pressure on family and friends to do the same and to actually participate in an MLM campaign. There is enough space on the internet that we can make smart money and not work for someone. Good luck to everyone.

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  30. For me, Affiliate Marketing has the advantage of providing greater earning opportunities. I am already a marketing user and I see no reason to switch to the MLM business model.I have nothing against people who are part of MLM companies but the pressure is high. It is a great to know diference between Affiliate Marketing and MLM.

    Thanks for sharing this article. 

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  31. I know that story too well, and I must say it’s so frustrating to have to convince people to join something that even you don’t understand at first. I have tried MLM and it was so frustrating to me. I prefer affiliate marketing because then the results will speak for me. MLM is just not for me.

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  32. Wow, great content. Thank you. It was very helpful to me as I have recently began into the affiliate marketing business. Thank you for the information integers to the differences of affiliate marketing and mlm’s. You have done great work in putting together information for people who are wondering what to do or which way to go. 

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  33. Yeah! selling to our own family members could be one of the weirdest and cringe experiences that can be had. You are trying to offer value but they also know that you are earning a profit as well. Since you are so close you have to think about their position too. There is just so much complexity and thanks to the internet we can sell to targeted audiences.

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  34.  I was doing MLM and direct sales for about 4 years and it is hard work. I think recommending just one brand as the only solution even if it’s good is just not natural. People like diversity and don’t want to buy products from one brand only so you have to keep attracting new clients all time and also get new downlines which is even more difficult. Affiliate marketing is much more natural and has a bigger potential. 
    Last year I started learning everything about affiliate marketing and I find it quite fascinating, learning all about SEO, keywords, affiliate programs, engaging content etc. In my opinion, future is in affiliate marketing. 

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  35. This was a great read. I also used to be part of the first direct sales MLM company that started in 1959, you probably know which one I am referring to. I was super excited, at first, then the long nights, long drives, and long presentations. I didn’t really yield much and was spending so much money on the product, to where it didn’t make any sense to keep going.

    Luckily I found real estate and affiliate marketing and this is where I belong long term. I love the idea of having places to where you can promote your products and services to people and to help them out as well along the way.

    I have learned so much from your articles, thank you so much and keep up the greatness. 

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  36. I do like this website, the author kind of keeps you captivated and in suspense of what this is about.  They keep you interested describing the old ways of direct marketing and now in digital age. They tell you how to invest on programs that give you the education and tools to be a successful online marketer.

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  37. I have tried multi level marketing and found it very hard to make money with them as I continuously had to recruit more people to my team and build a downline. And I certainly did not like the advise that I should ask family and friends to buy from me, host parties or join my team. 

    Affiliate marketing is something that I feel comfortable with and enjoy and it is a far better way of making money online. 

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  38. Thanks for explaining the difference between MLM and affiliate marketing. I’ve heard about the former since my school time, but affiliate marketing is somewhat a new term for me. Personally, I don’t really like to join MLM because it’s hard to recruit downlines (and selling the products, if it’s too expensive or too niche). Thanks for the insight.

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  39. Hi! Thank you so much for sharing this information. I have been so confused these day, about making money online and start to be financial independet. You know, global pandemic been make people move slow or somehow stuck on their position. But I guess I’ll try your advice and follow your direction. Perhaps I could find something related with my interest.

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  40. Affiliate marketing for me wins every time. I’m pretty darn anti-social and having to constantly recruit people would drive me insane! So I definitely steer clear of all MLM stuff. Affiliate marketing is so much better to me as I can work at my own pace and decide what products I’m promoting. I like having complete control over my business online.

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  41. It is a nice comparison between affiliate marketing and MLM. I did some business in a MLM organization and spent a lot of time chasing family and friends. Unfortunately, after few months I got less and less friends. Most of them were apparently afraid of seeing me due to my aggressive marketing. To me, MLM is not working.

    Affiliate marketing is completely different. We just need to find good products and list the in our website or social media. People are going to looking for the products. Your friends are actually chasing for the products. If you want to start home business, don’t join MLM. Join the world leader in affiliate marketing business, Wealthy Affiliate, where you have all the tools for you to carry out successful online business.

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  42. Hi Tony,

    When I opened the website,the topic sound funny to me Affiliate Marketing Vs. MLM, I have little knowledge about MLM couple with what I have learned here at wealthy affiliate. In your training there is higher chances of making it big with affiliate marketing than multi level marketing system.

    Thabk you.

    Aluko.

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  43. I have been involved in various multi-level marketing Companies over the years and I have had little success, The products are usually expensive and you can often have unrealistic monthly targets to get your bonus. I started an affiliate marketing programme through wealthy Affiliate and I haven’t looked back, I would choose Affiliate marketing every time.

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  44. hey 

    Another good post on what affiliate marketing looks to supply to people bas against what affiliate marketing wants to offer to people and it’s very easy to ascertain that there’s an enormous difference between what they need to offer. Anytime everytime, i might like better to take affiliate marketing due to the income potential

    Mohamed

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  45. Thanks for the informative article Tony. I must admit I hate it when one of my friends joins an MLM and starts posting constantly about the opportunity in a spammy way. Digital marketing seems a much better way to reach people who are actually interested in the product.

    I’m a fan of Wealthy Affiliate but haven’t heard of the other tools that you mention here. I’ll go check out your reviews.

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  46. Thanks so much for this post Tony, it’s crucial to understand the difference between affiliate marketing and multi-level marketing. Because often it is not too clear what the differences are. One big difference that I know of is having to recruit people for MLM, while with AM is just promoting. But I have a very important question to ask now, and would be grateful if you (or any other of you here, guys) could answer my question: If, as a member of an affiliate platform such as Legendary Marketer or Wealthy Affiliate, I am promoting those platforms as their affiliate, isn’t it in a way a sort of MLN too..? Because I’m kind of ‘recruiting’ people by joining my recommended program, and I’ll receive a small reward for that, isn’t that true? I’m asking this question because recently I’ve heard that Legendary Marketer is MLM, which confused me. Many thanks for your clarification!

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  47. You have given a detailed explanation of both Affiliate Marketing and MLM. As an internet marketer, I am also fond of and engaged in both. But to be honest, I personally prefer MLM to Affiliate Marketing, as one can easily gain from the power of many people. And even weak members are covered by the power of the TEAM work. Thank you.

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  48. Tony what an awesome review! I am rather new to affiliate marketing and don’t always know what programs to use. I will be having a look at your suggestions – one by one. It may take some time, but I have bookmarked this page to come back to as a reference. There is just too much to learn!

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  49. Now that I understand more how affiliate marketing works, I’ll always choose it over MLM. I had a bad experience with MLM companies that I joined in the past and I feel sorry for those who joined thru me nd then lost lost the money invested, just like what I experienced. I felt guilty.

    With affiliate marketing, it’s different since I can tell my honest opinion and it’s up for the buyers or readers to decide it it is what they need. But with MLM, I need to sugar coat everything for them to join, so I can get a commission. 🙁

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  50. I used to be a part of another online company, where the main aim was to get as many people to join as possible. In the beginning that seemed like a very easy thing to achieve. It was a high ticket purchase and was very hard to get others to join it. I really do prefer the affiliate marketing route, you write information that is useful and helpful on products that people want and they purchase the product through your link. A more satisfying and rewarding way to spend the day.

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  51. Between the two business models I will say affiliate marketing is way above the top of mlm. I have tried both over the years and I find affiliate marketing not only easier but way more fun and lucrative. No chasing referrals and alienating friends like mlm companies insist on. The compensation plans with affiliate marketing are also much easier to understand.

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  52. I like the overview on Affiliate Marketing Vs MLM, it is simple to read and understandable on the topic of an MLM organisation. From what I have read so far MLM sell a range of products. 

    You have included a knowledgable background on the history of Affiliate Marketing and MLM which I found interesting.

    I love how you have shown your readers that WA online and as a potential client, one can do the training at half the cost of attending lessons at university

    I was once involved in MLM with a few organisation including Avon, they have five levels that I never knew about and I used to be a representative on the bottom level, but nobody ever discussed with me the different levels or what commission if any I ever received. 

    I agree that there is a better way to earn extra income and that is through Affiliate Marketing. 

    I very much liked how you lead the person reading your web blog on to other avenues to earn extra money, through affiliate marketing.

    Overall, I found your topic excellent and very interesting.

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  53. I can definitely relate to joining MLM. I started back after I graduated high school and thought that it could give me extra income while learning how to do sales (I soon figured that I wasn’t very skilled at selling things to people).

    But recruiting people, especially the closest people to me, wasn’t the best experience. Some did follow me but up till now, I do feel a sense of regret as I was convincing them to join into something that didn’t work out and truthfully was a scam.

    I now try to earn money online, quietly at home without disturbing anyone, and I think this is an area that I could thrive the best.

    I’m still in the early stages of making money online but I can’t wait to continue and see what lies ahead in the future 🙂

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  54. Trust me I have been in all.I have lost a lot of money in one and I am still investing in the other. MlM is something i wouldn’t want to associate with, not because it doesnt work, for your information , it does works but may be just not for me. I have been in affiliate marketing 4months, nothing is easy here aswell but atleast there is some hope.

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  55. I give two thumbs up for affiliate marketing and two thumbs down for MLM because MLM cannot compare to affiliate there is so much difference when it comes to the two so I would tell anyone who are not sure which way to go, to go with affiliate marketing which is a winner even though you must work hard to have success.

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  56. I have signed up for Wealthy Affiliate and really like it, all the training a person needs is there as well as plenty of people to help you out if your stuck with something.  It’s a great place to learn how to start making money on-line.  I’m glad to see it on your list.

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  57. MLM may not consider itself to be a pyramid scheme, but the way in which they do things literally makes the shape of a pyramid. Be careful who you listen to, guys. I personally find MLM to be one of the most scammiest forms of marketing. This is exactly why I got into Affiliate marketing and why I’m always on Mr hamilton’s website. Love your content, sir. Thanks

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  58. My money is on affiliate marketing! Oh wait, I started for free with Wealthy Affiliate! 

    The effort you have put into your research is unprecedented. It is apparent you are a caring individual who is willing to share your discovery in how to become independently wealthy.

    Thanks for sharing! I appreciate all that you do for others, you are truly an inspiration and the veteran of online marketing.

    Good fortune to you Tony!

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  59. Excellent information to put into practice I think it depends on what you choose to work on. I like affiliate marketing, affiliate marketing is a business opportunity that you can start right now without breaking the bank account.

    I think MLM involves much effort without reward being a sector in which everything that is entered requires a sale, that is, to convince a person to buy the product or to become a seller by weaving their own network of referrals, this requires a great effort of time and to contact hundreds of people. Living from MLM online is not something that is achieved overnight and requires large doses of patience and work.

    Excellent explanation!

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  60. MLM marketing is hard to make money with but it can be done. The same for affiliate marketing, you need to conduct lots of research and work hard to drive traffic to your website. Both methods you will earn commissions. MLM companies likes you to host parties to make sales and now they host online group parties on social media sites. Over these two methods I still prefer affiliate marketing to MLM companies.

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  61. I have had so many family members and friends that invited me to MLMs but I have not joined any of them, and at this point in life, I would not want to join an MLM nor listen to promotions about them ever again in my life. So your post has been very useful to me. Affiliate marketing suits me way better. Thank you very much Tony

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  62. Your post contrasting Affiliate marketing and MLM is so insightful Your post has been such a lighthouse in this vast darkness.

    As always, I enjoy reading your article so very much. Such an in-depth and complete information is really invaluable to the internet community as a whole. What you said is true and definitely right. We wish you every success and please write more articles. We are yearning to learn from your Great Wisdom.

    Thank you so much for sharing, Tony Lee Hamilton, my dearest friend.

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  63. Thank you for sharing this mind-blowing post. I think you are right. I totally agree with your opinion. MLM is actually a career that’s easy to turn your family members and friends off. Affiliate marketing is better. The number of family members and friends is limited, but people online are limitless. I think you can have more success in the affiliate marketing field.

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  64. Ha, yes, that’s exactly what I most hate about the MLM idea. It’s just a lot of bugging other people for them to join the new idea/venture. And the worst part is that even when you have all the good intentions and even when you’re not being pushy about the thing, people still tend to grow at least a little resentful towards you if for any reason they themselves have secretly decided that such a business model can never work. But it’s even worse, if people do get pushy with it as up-lines (at least from my experience) tend to be very aggressive and just socially unaware in general, at least the inexperienced ones.

    Yeah, no doubt about it. I’m 100% with you on that. Affiliate marketing is just the better way. Always. <3

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  65. MLM and affiliate marketing are both legitimate ways to make money. However, my own personal preference is affiliate marketing. I think that it really works well with the current information age, and the real commodity today is information. So, for me affiliate marketing is the best solution to start a business.

    Thanks for this informative article, as usual!

    Elodie

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  66. When I was a student I was involved with one insurance company. 

    They explained how they work and I must say I did not like the level structure. 
    Later on, I realized that it is an outright MLM company and after about 2 months left. 

    Since then I don’t like any multi-level marketing and in my opinion, this kind of business is pretty much the same as pyramid schemes. 

    There is no doubt that affiliate marketing is a much better business model and people – newbies have much higher chances to make a consistent income than with any company operating in multi-level. 

    Cheers,
    Mike

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  67. Hey Tony, the two definitely have their similarities and differences, i can say from personal experience that i was never good at any of the MLM’s that I’ve joined. I just ran obscure looking to talk to every single person i know of and their Grandma to see if they would join and i ended up short so im thinking its just not for me LOL

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  68. I remember this concept. I made a list of family members and contacted them, leaving disappointment with feelings of failure as I dealt with their comments. I am grateful that there are new ways of making money. Thank you, Tony, for your continual efforts to get the latest and the best information to as many as would receive it. Your explanation of digital marketing is top-notch and easy, even for the novice, to understand.

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  69. This article talks about affiliate market vs. MLM.  MLM involves getting a lot of other people involved in your business.  Affiliate marketing, like Wealthy Affiliates, allows you to work from home without involving a lot of people in your business.  You can just put yourself out there, and consumers come to you.  

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  70. Hello Tony, I am very interested in digital marketing and find your article very educational. For now, the Wealthy Affiliate is the best way for me to make money legally online, from the comfort of my home. Also I heard all the best for Global Moneyline program. Thanks for useful information. Best regards and good luck. 

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  71. It is a detailed article about how he gain money online and on how he bacame successful in online business. He give the list and I tried the Global MOneyline. I will see to it if it is really true, if it is, then I will surely thank this joe. 

    I know that referring is not easy even with your friends but your success will prove them that they are wrong. So, continue on your journey here as I can see your thriving business prosper

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  72. Your opening statement “Wouldn’t it be nice t* st*p chasing Family and Friends, Bec*me a Network Marketing Pr* with Digital Marketing?”  speaks volumes.  Absolutely yes! But how? I do believe your suggestion to work with WA as way to move beyond the approach you describe in the opening comment is absolutely a great suggestion that can be successful providing you are dedicated.  And that means lots of time behind the keyboard.  It requires dedication and so its not for everybody who wants an easy life. Ironically, that is precisely what it offers if you do work hard, it will pay dividends in due course.  But sadly, some people are only interested in immediate gratification.  I admire you for your dedication and hard work, not to mention the research you must have done.

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  73. I LOVED this article because alot of people don’t think there is a difference in them. Growing a business either way can be successful as long as you put in the work. 

    I like how you went into detail about the difference in the 2 and explained ways to make money with both. 

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  74. There’s so much differences between affiliate marketing and network marketing and it is beyond the little we are able to see but also about a lot of things we could achieved in total. What you have shared here is rwlaly good tos we for me here and I appreciate on all.you shared. Thanks

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  75. Hi Tony,
    I agree that MLM is more like a Sales job. That is why I embrace affiliate marketing and the concept of it. Even though I can sell, I WOULD prefer to not have to convince family and friends or others to purchase anything. Also, with MLM, if your downline does not step up, you cannot make any money! With affiliate marketing, it is much easier and fun to know that 3 Billion people from all over the world are out there searching the internet daily and can come across your website. Great read here with your article Tony!

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  76. Hi Tony,
    I agree that MLM is more like a Sales job. That is why I embrace affiliate marketing and the concept of it. Even though I can sell, I WOULD prefer to not have to convince family and friends or others to purchase anything. Also, with MLM, if your downline does not step up, you cannot make any money! With affiliate marketing, it is much easier and fun to know that 3 Billion people from all over the world are out there searching the internet daily and can come across your website. Great read here with your article Tony!

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  77. Affiliate marketing is the at online business anyone can do as it is very easy to understand and you can always have the guarantee that if you out in a good time and effort, it’ll be fruitful, unlike MLM businesses, hey have nothing to offer and referral is the only way you can make Money from it.

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  78. Hello Tony Lee Hamilton, thank you for sharing this resourceful and informative review article. This article is centered on which is better between MLM and affiliate marketing. I will always choose affiliate marketing over and over. It’s simplicity and straight forwardness is awesome. Affiliate marketing is more trust worthy and easy to earn from unlike MLM which is not easy to use 

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  79. Hi, I found your site very interesting and it made me want to buy and join this program. Although on the videos page I got kind of lost. Maybe you can put a little text description next to the videos to get the viewers more interested in clicking and watching them. Because I didn’t know what the video was about I didn’t want to watch them. But otherwise it’s a very good site, good on your about me page too. Best of luck to you! (:

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  80. Well, for me, I think that affiliate marketing is the best even though you’re a little bit too reluctant to tell us which of the two is the best out there but I think I know which one of the lot is the best and I know which one that I want to go in and start doing as well. All the same, there’s always room for some healthy competition.

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  81. Hello Tony lee Hamilton, I enjoyed reading this amazing article , I know understand that with wealthy affiliate marketing , I will be able to learn how to create my a website likewise a blog while monetizing my website blog , and I definitely can’t get this in multi level marketing and this makes it a good fact that affiliate marketing is a better platform than multi level marketing, thank you for sharing this wonderful review, it’s very helpful.

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  82. Affiliate marketing and Multi Level marketing are the two popular digital marketing varieties that we have online and i have heard a lot about them and also seen a lot of platforms which operate with the duo. But I have to admit and base on personal experience and evaluation, I think affiliate marketing is more trustworthy, reliable and profitable.

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  83. We all have different opinion about this and I really understand how people would rate all this business ideas. Affiliate marketing is more like being a promoter, a marketer of sorts. AM’s don’t actually take part in the selling process, but they provide plenty of information to help consumers choose. To me, it is a much more ethical approach.

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  84. Wow 3000 people is an amazing achievement. I’ve always hated chasing friends and family to join or buy things that I know they are not interested in. It creates a very awkward and uncomfortable conversation and I never look forward to it. I always get discouraged and end up giving up. Wealthy Affiliate is an amazing platform and I’m so grateful that I am a part of their community. Thanks you for writing this Tony.

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  85. Hello Tony, thank you for sharing this insightful and truly enlightening article about affiliate marketing and Multi Level Marketing. Honestly I prefer Affiliate marketing to Multi Level Marketing as in my opinion it is more straightforward than Multi Level Marketing and also easier to follow through. Affiliate marketing takes time to learn, process and put in some action

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  86. Affiliate marketing is far better than mlm. I think I prefer affiliate marketing. Mlm can be stressful, trying to convince people to follow you. But they are not ready until they see a well convincing result before buying on considering what you are talking to them about. Thanks for sharing this with us here. It’s wonderful

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  87. Interesting read, comparing the two. I never really found too much information on these topics, but this article pretty much sums everything up. Earning from your proven work is way better overall than trying to recruit people over and over again. Affiliate marketing is overall more promising and I would assume you get more out of it depending on how much work you put in than the other guys.

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  88. Working and trying to convince friends and family to buy your products could be a lot of headache. This also was my headache when I did MLM In the traditional method. The result was poor, but using the internet for marketing is lots easier. I love your recommendations. Wealthy Affiliate and your other recommendations are great platform

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  89. Hello there, thanks a lot for sharing this amazing content here with us. I must say i really did enjoyed going through your review as it contain valuable information’s one should be aware of when trying to go into digital marketing. I am a beginner at affiliate marketing and so far i have been enjoying my work here on this platform

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  90. Lots of people see MLM as kind of a scam because of what they’ve been through. But in reality it’s not. Though most of businesses brand themselves as one but their intent is bad, now that’s what make them scam not MLM. But then if I were to chose between one, I’ll prefer to go with affiliate marketing because it makes you in charge like being in full control. But that’s not so with MLM. Well, you’ve really said lots about it.

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  91. Affiliate Marketing is way better than chasing friends and families and also bares great commissions and is passive. MLM contains too many scams in it and patience is the success. Affiliate marketing can also, on the other hand, be non-profitable if one does not do proper cookie research about the company they opt to promote its products. Nice article Tony. 

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  92. I prefer Affiliate marketing over MLMs. Its not that people are not successful with MLMs, but its always a preference. You need a personality of constantly reaching out to people. I do not like to force people or friends or family into something at all. So I refrain from MLMs opportunity. 

    With affiliate marketing, I feel like I am not pushing people and letting them make their own decision when I recommend product to them, and this important to me. 

    Thank you for very detailed comparison of both opportunity!!

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  93. I like them both, I have done MLM first and now I am doing more affiliate marketing.

    So, from that experience, I will say that affiliate marketing is easier to do. And it is more suited for newcomers in the online market. You can choose the products you want to promote and start right away producing content. And you can enjoy free marketing from search engines when your content is SEO friendly. So, you basically can do affiliate marketing with little to no start-up capital.

    MLM will demand a certain capital to join the company, you will have to meet certain criteria in order to receive your monthly income. So it is not easy to do, plus you will need to invite people to join and that may be the biggest part of your business.

    I hope people will get to see this great review that you made here, they will get a better understanding.

    Thanks

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  94. Hello Tony! Thanks for dropping this article. You did a very great comparison of both of them. Personally, i think both of them have a similar business structure. One is direct (MLM) and the other is indirect (affiliate marketing). I think it is just up to personal preference but for me I prefer affiliate marketing over MLM. Nice juxtaposition Tony, Nice work! 

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  95. Interesting topic I have tried a few MLM products over the years and it wears thin after a while trying to flog off stuff to people you know and your family, love the idea of a true home based business that can work from any location, will definitely be checking out the links on your site, so I can see how to do this for myself. 

    Like the idea of not having to rely on anyone else except for myself and my own hard word to succeed.  Thanks for sharing. 

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  96. Nice topic here Tony,

    from my personal experience, i can boldly tell you that 90% of all MLM if not all are ponzi scheme. i have loss at a lot of money to MLM platform in the past, Today I’m happy with affiliate marketing because that is where really the money is without any scam.

    I APPRECIATE this article and thank you for taking your time to put it together here.

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  97. Hello Tony

    Ofcourse people normally they follow you, when you have a success, I remember when I started the home based business, no one trusted me till the day I started to earn money from affiliate marketing, today when I staring conversation with them and sending them my testmonial they trust me and final take an action, totally I agree with you people will chase you for how much you have successful.

    Thank you so much for sharing.

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  98. Hi Tony, thanks for such a wonderful description and comparison. Finally a text like this. I’ve been a WA member for a while now and I like it so much. It’s great that there are trainings for everything that can benefit you, so the platform gives you the opportunity to learn how to do certain things. The other thing I really like is it’s completely free and if someone wants more they can upgrade. MLM personally is not my choice because I think that the people who founded it earn the most, no matter how much effort and work someone invested. I definitely wish good luck to anyone who wants to try out either of these two 🙂

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  99. Thank you for sharing this , Affiliate Marketing still remains the better platform for me than MLM, the reason is because, an individual is not still able to learn and earn online without having to necessarily refer other persons to the platform. The process of having to invite people for a particular thing seems very much like a tedious and most times people tend not partake in those kind of venture.

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  100. Hello Tony, I am glad I stumbled upon your text because many of my friends think that MLM is a better option than affiliate marketing. I am not a fan of MLM, I use affiliate marketing and it is a way better option to make money online. Its great that I can share this article with my friends.

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  101. You presented both Affiliate Marketing and MLM with a detailed summary. Often, I like and work with both as an internet marketer. But I personally prefer MLM to Affiliate Marketing, to be frank, because more people are able to quickly obtain control. And the power of the TEAM work even protects vulnerable players. Thank you . Thank you. Thank you.

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  102. It is always nice to be independent and stop depending on others for your needs in life and wants. Becoming a network marketing pro is the key to that, as you can earn a good sum of money online just by referring a few number of people, affiliate marketing is a very nice thing to do.  Thank you Tony lee Hamilton 

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  103. Affiliate marketing is a better way to do business than MLM not only because you do not have to involve your friends and family. Other good reasons are you do not have to be loyal to just one brand or productseries. You can have multiple. And most MLM companies have strict rules for how to promote the products. As an affiliate marketer you have more freedom .It is perfectly possible to earn with MLM. I know many who do, but the Affiliate marketers I know earn much more. I am a Wealthy Affiliate marketer and I use Global moneyline to build a prospect list, Cashjuice to get more traffic, Webtalk and CBproAds. I had good results with it. And yes People come chasing you instead of you chasing them.

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  104. Affliate marketing is 100 times more efficient than MLM. I have tried so many of it, and the experience was not something i want to remember. It is like leeching onto your family and friends, and it was something i was not proud of. I like affliate marketing because i do not feel like i am obliged to anyone, instead i feel i am helping the community by recommending great products.

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  105. Hi Tony, I don’t have any experience with MLM companies,  but I”m learning and creating my online business as affiliate marketing, and what I can say is the second one needs hard work but growing it is a good and secure source of passive income and financial freedom. Every day I hear the success stories as affiliate marketing in place of MLM company that often are scams or pyramid schemes. You shared the best recommendations in this article.

    thank you for sharing

    Alketa

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  106. One of your best articles yet Tony,

    Being an ex-Network Marketer, I was doubtful of Affiliate Marketing as last time, it seemed like just a trend but after trying it out, what you said is definitely true! Doing work from the internet allows me access to more people and today, my blog reaches more people than the number of people I usually meet when I was running on appointments. Definitely worth a go! 

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  107. MLMs have never really spoken to me, but I think that there is more opportunity in affiliate marketing. You do not depend on recruiting others to earn money, it all depends on how hard you work. You are your own boss. When friends and family start seeing the results of your work, they may be more convinced to join.

    I think that MLMs are losing popularity, but I could be wrong. It’s just a thought …

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  108. I love the fact that this method does not force the aspiring entrepreneur to prey on family and friends to get sales.  You mention that the family and friends may see how successful you have been and want to take part.  However, the participation of family and friends is not a prerequisite of said success.  That is so important for me when making a decision what type of business I will run.  I cannot in good conscience promote something that is not transparent from the get go.  I have been a member with the program, Wealthy Affiliate, which you suggest, but Global Money line is new too me.  Looking forward to trying it out.  Thanks again Tony!

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  109. I am quite familiar with Affiliate Marketing and very familiar with MLM, and from my experience and little knowledge about the both them, I can easily pick Affiliate Marketing as the winner. The comparison between Affiliate Marketing and MLM is important, but also very easy to pick a winner, and Affiliate Marketing wins it hands down.

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  110. Hi Tony,

    Lots of people today that when you work online or you do business online think it’s a scam. Until they found out that working at home with your laptop or desktop really exists and can be a full-time income. Unfortunately, most often your relatives and friends are the ones that don’t believe you until they see results. Your recommendations are very informative. I also recommend the first one if you like blogging and want to make money. Thank you for sharing this article.

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  111. The main reason I started searching for ways to make money online is because I was sick and tired of trying to recruit friends and family. The moment my loved ones started avoiding me in fear of me selling them something, I was DONE! And that is how I came across affiliate marketing, and I haven’t looked back since! Thanks for sharing your journey Tony.

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  112. Great read. MLM’s are the worst. I too have been involved in several MLM’s and it is definitely not an easy feat. Mostly, the people close to me or that knew me were avoiding me. That didn’t make me feel that good and it really didn’t make me feel all that terrific trying to talk to them into opportunity that I wasn’t even successful in. So MLM’s just haven’t worked for me.

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  113. Thank you for sharing this with us, Its much needed content as to make us aware of some of the the best places to work online, I’m a part of WA but don’t really know too much about the rest, everything you have stated is so true about friends and family and yes they will get curious after seeing you success wondering where its all coming from, this was not only motivational but also edifying, thanks much for this.

    Earl

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  114. I also have similar experiences in various businesses that suggest that you make a list of all the people you know and present them with business opportunities. And also in my case, it was like I was mostly turned down in the sense – I’ll see how you do, and maybe join later.
    I respect your advice very much and I love reading your posts. Thanks!

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  115. .While they may seem similar, affiliate marketing and MLM are worlds apart, in my belief.

    MLM’s always seemed like a house of cards. One falls and others follow. Yes, if you can build a strong community under you, you might succeed and even make it to the huge profits. But what of those who are under you?There is something about MLM or network marketing to be a cult like in my opinion. I think I am going to stick with affiliate marketing and keep practicing my SEO strategy and campaign.Thanks for sharing your information on these two types of businesses. While both can be done online, I’ll stay with the affiliate marketing. It works for me!

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  116. Hi Tony,

    Your article reflects my thoughts precisely. It is possible to create a successful online business with strangers. So why bother with family and friends. And those strangers also become new friends to boot. 

    I have always wondered how well can an MLM business be developed using the online world. Have you been able to create a MLM downline in that way? 

    At the moment I am creating an affiliate marketing business. If an MLM product is effective and fairly priced, I feel the affiliate marketing model can be used to promote the MLM product and earn sales online. 

    Thanks for sharing the possibilities of the online options available to us.

    Edwin

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  117. Having previously been on both sides of the MLM pitch, I can tell you that I was never comfortable with either side! 

    I am so much happier with the world of digital marketing. You still have to do the work, but the people you are trying to appeal to are generally already actively looking for an opportunity to better themselves, so it is a lot less awkward!

    I, personally, am glad I found one of these opportunities, and am looking forward to a more successful future. 🙂

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  118. Hi Tony! MLM has really been giving me hard times; I guess its not just meant for me. But Affiliate marketing is performance-based. It helps broaden my audience. Affiliates can be found in every market and product category that exists today but it boosts my reputation. 

    Thanks Tony for this awesome article.

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  119. Thanks for the informative article and resources Tony. I’ve got a couple of friends that seem to be doing well utilizing an MLM opportunity selling some sort of coffee I believe but it’s very structured and regulated in how they have to promote and like all MLMs it’s more about recruiting than selling the products, which are incredibly expensive might I add as I looked into it. $50+ for a jug of coffee no thank you! Affiliate marketing is great because you can run your website, Facebook Group, or YouTube channel your way and promote products you actually believe in to earn money online.

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  120. I absolutely love affiliate marketing.  However, it is not a walk in the park, at least for me.  It takes a lot of research, typing, and promoting.  I however do prefer this to ask friends and family to purchase something so that I can make a commission.  Thanks for this article.

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  121. WOW MLM.I haven’t heard of it before but now that i have i can agree that it might be the way to go. Although i have done too much research on affiliate marketing to give it up but i surely can recommend it to others that are just starting up. Thanks a ton and it was a really good read !

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  122. The thing that gives MLM a bad name are the Bold Claims that it can make you a millionaire with no time. I also used to b an MLMer before I started my affiliate career and I’m never looking back. Furthermore, MLM will restrict you to just promoting their products instead of giving one the freedom to diversify their income.

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  123. My understanding about affiliate marketing is clear now compared to when I have not joined Wealthy Affiliate. I thought before that MLM is the same as affiliate marketing. Now, I see the big difference, and I personally prefer and recommend affiliate marketing, and I have confidence to teach others about affiliate marketing, thank God for leading me to Wealthy Affiliate.

    Thanks for this post.

    God bless,

    Chuna

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  124. Hi Tony, MLM marketing is challenging for me. I used to be a successful member of one MLM cosmetics marketing company, I loved having presentations and seeing the results of my work, especially whenever I would get new members in my team. However, nowadays I feel I am more into affiliate marketing where I do my best, and let the Universe do the rest. In MLM marketing systems often happens that your success depends on other people. And in affiliate marketing depends on you only. That’s what I love about it! 

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  125. I prefer affiliate marketing myself. With affiliate marketing, there is no arm twisting. You are simply presenting something to people that they want. If they are interested, then they will buy it. 

    MLM on the other hand, You have to convince someone to join this or that program. I have joined an MLM in the past and never made any money from it. No more MLM’s for me. Affiliate marketing only.

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  126. Tony

    Great article you wrote. It really captures the essence of Multi-Level Marketing and Affiliate marketing. I would get nervous making my list and then approaching friends and family. We all know the question, don’t we? I would always get the question How much do you make? The answer I would give is I don’t ask you how much you make. I just started. Do you see an opportunity here for your self? To me, MLM feels like you have to be a pitchman to succeed. MLM is not for me; I am not a closer or a pusher. If you want it, buy it. If not, that’s okay.
    The way at best with MLM, I made my money back, never made money.

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  127. I love this site so much information in one place. It makes things easy to find. I was going to do an article on that topic, but you covered it quite nicely! I believe I read you have been in affiliate marketing since 2009. Do you recommend more than one opportunity? I did see a lot of choices I didn’t know. Which ones were opportunities, and which were information? Like the investment of cryptocurrency. Nicely done. You piqued my interested, and you had a lot of helpful info to build traffic 

    continued success,

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  128. Thanks for this amazing tutorial on Affiliate marketing Vs. MLM, Tony! With the over three billion people currently surfing the web, that’s a lot of traffic potentiality for anyone including myself to explore towards making money as a digital marketer. And I want to appreciate you once again for opening my eyes to it that I could make a great fortune from network marketing as a digital marketer without chasing shadows anymore.

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  129. I had seriously forgotten about MLM and the whole process behind it. It always seemed so sleezy to me the way the people above me would not at all even try to qualify the leads and just wanted to bring in anyone who would listen to the pitch. I could not agree more that affiliate marketing is the way to go. You are not trying to sell people on something that you know they don’t need, but help suggest and guide them towards offers that they are already interested in to begin with. The thing I like best about affiliate marketing is that the products I am suggesting are ones that I can really get behind and ones that I truly believe in.

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  130. I can understand why some people may get confused about the nuances and differences between these two types of businesses. MLM’s rely heavily on tapping into and creating a large personal network, while affiliate marketing is more of a sales and commission type of business model. Even if someone decides to join a MLM because it seems like a good option for them, they should do their friends and family a favor and avoid trying to sign them up too. 

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  131. Man, thank you providing some alternatives to MLM, they are EVERYWHERE nowadays. I don’t want to be part of them! You provided some great affiliate marketing options. I like this route better because it takes an honest review and the person gets to decide whether he or she will purchase. Still takes a lot to build up trust, like an MLM, but it becomes more about giving your review as opposed to trying to sign someone up in your MLM so you can make a buck. 

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  132. I started off years ago with various MLMs, but I never chased my family or friends.  I guess because I never felt comfortable with what I was trying to promote.  So I failed with that for sure.  But with network marketing it is different.  GlobalMoney line is something I am a member of and I keep telling myself to get busy with it.  Now seems to be a good time!

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  133. I remember when I first started online, it was with MLM. A friend recruited me to join an online company, and told me I can be my own boss etc. By this time I knew nothing about online business, so I decided to join this online company(Karatbars)… But, I soon regretted it. In fact I spent lots of money to join and be able to be their Ambassador. And I’ve never been able to make my money back. I realized that MLM isn’t the type of business I wanna be part of, I can’t spend my whole time trying to recruit people on the internet.

    Then, I made some research, and found this amazing business model called Affiliate Marketing. I wish I had started this business earlier honestly.

    Anyway, great comparison of the two Tony.

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  134. In recent years, it’s obvious that affiliate marketing is the new rave, i have always detested ‘begging’ people to become rich by just registering under you (mlm) most people just don’t like the fact that you’d make money off them, another reason I prefer affiliate marketing is because, I don’t have to worry about my downlines, my earning is solely based on my efforts and my prowess. Could you also create a post on your affiliate marketing secrets and lessons?

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  135. Thank you for this article. I have a little bit of knowledge about affiliate marketing and multi level marketing and anytime any day it is affiliate marketing for me. There a lot of opportunities with affiliate marketing. In affiliate marketing no one is asking you to refer or recruit anyone, some platform in affiliate marketing already gives you a community to work it and meet new people. 

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  136. Tony, thank you for this very informative article.  I have also been through the mlm wringer a time or two (who hasn’t?) but have never had any success with them (who has??). I found Wealthy Affiliate over a year ago and I find them to be upfront and honest about being success in the Affiliate Marketing arena.  I was also invited to join Webtalk a few months ago and find them to be an upstanding business community (no scammers that I’ve seen!).   Now I’m off to look at the other 3 resources you’ve mentioned here as I feel that I can trust your judgement based on my previous experience.  Thanks again!

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  137. They may seem similar, affiliate marketing and MLM are worlds apart.

    MLM’s always seemed like a house of cards. One falls and others follow. Yes, if you can build a strong community under you, you might succeed and even make it to huge profits. But what of those who are under you?

    Affiliate marketing is more like being a promoter, a marketer of sorts. AM’s don’t actually take part in the selling process, but they provide plenty of information to help consumers choose. To me, it is a much more ethical approach.

    Thanks for sharing your information on these two types of businesses. While both can be done online, I’ll stay with affiliate marketing. It works for me!

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  138. Understanding the distinction between these two would help reduce the way we see the two concept and also aid our understanding that afgikiate marketing is always better than network marketing in.multiple folds depending on what we want to focus in. I actually think this is really great to see and I would like to try it out. Thanks for sharing

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  139. This is no contest as we all know that he real winner to anything of this nature is the affiliate marketing which many people online already have a big liking for already and they would be very happy that they can join ims. Mom on the other hand is just nothing but a falsie thing.

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  140. Hey Tony! Family and friends can be just as helpful as anyone who you refer! If anything, they can at least look over the work you do and explore the links as well. That could be a piece of the support you need to get your business off the ground and running. So I’ll just stick with affiliate marketing. It’s best for me 

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  141. the two are wonderful concepts all aimed at getting money but the affiliate remains the best as it saves stress. And also good for people like me who are not too good In networking.Wealthy affiliate is the best amongst them all. Learn and earn with wealthy affiliate is easy. Thank you for sharing this information

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  142. MLM was never my thing. I had to try convincing people to join things that I really wasn’t convinced of the value of it myself.  Affiliate marketing beats MLM any time, any day. And what’s best is that Wealthy Affiliate is the leading “affiliate marketing university” online. Anyone looking to start a business online need not follow the MLM model.   The only thing is In affiliate marketing, especially digital products, it is very easy to be scammed into buying a bad product to promote. But other than that, affiliate marketing is here to stay. Thanks for the great post. 

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  143. Affiliate marketing, especially with the help of WealthyAffiliate, is so much better than MLM. With affiliate marketing, the numbers on your bank account can only get higher, with lots of work. With MLM however, you might make some money in the beginning, but if you don’t climb up the ladder, it will all crash. And on top of it, you would have to bother family and friends , as you mentioned, I would hate that ! Perfect article!

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  144. Hello Tony, sine times we ha e been very unlucky at getting some bad products and its very bad and I am happy to see this. I  do not use but have to monthly maintaining the account.. I think I am going to stick with affiliate marketing and keep practicing my SEO strategy and campaign.

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  145. Hey Tony, thanks for the honest information your putting out there regarding MLM and affiliate marketing. It’s crucial to be able to differentiate between the two. The way I see it.

    Multilevel marketing puts you in a hierarchy, like with any other job. You are incentivized to recruit people to join in on the pyramid below you as down line distributors.

    Affiliate marketing is decentralized marketing. There is no one above you nor below you. There is no cost to sign up as an affiliate marketer. You put in the amount of work you want, however you want and directly enjoy the results.

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  146. This comparison is a very funny one because in every ways, I’ll always chooses affiliate marketing over any other business, this is because of the authenticity and the lucrative nature of it. MLM companies are not ready to offer anything to anyone that is why they are all not to be trusted regardless .

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  147. Thank you Mr Hamilton for a succint juxtaposition of Affliate Marketing and MLM without leaving any stone unturned. I think I will choose Affliate Marketing over MLM because unlike MLM, Affliate Marketing gives a stronger network of online users thank the limited friends and family reach MLM can provide. Thank you

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  148. I like how you encourage an honest and reliable method of affiliate marketing.  

    It is very hard to grow or improve much as an affiliate if you are with the type of MLM system which involves little or nothing more than driving paid traffic to a system.  

    Wealthy Affiliate does indeed teach people to become an authority in their niche, which, if it is in the make money online niche, can involve recommending and reviewing many other products or means to go about affiliate marketing.    

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  149. Hello there, thanks a lot for sharing this beautiful piece of information here with us. I must say i really did enjoyed going through your review as it contains valuable informations one needs to be aware of. Well for me i prefer working with affiliate marketing as it is more reliable and it is all real and hardwork

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  150. Thank you Tony …this is another wonderful post about affiliate marketing and it always help a lot to know more about it and for me I believe affiliate marketing is one of the best online platform I’ve come across and I’m hoping to earn more and learnore through it….once again thanks for this wonderful piece …it really helps a lot reading such beautiful articles from you

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  151. Thanks you Tony for sharing a detailed analysis about affiliated marketing and MLM, it is very helpful, thoughtful and insightful it’s a window of opportunity any body who is interested in Marketing and making money online from the comfort of is room should try and no doubt I will try this out and tell my friends about this .

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  152. For me, I would still prefer Affiliate marketing although MLM is a good business model as it can be done both online and offline,but affiliate marketing is a the most date among the two and it has more opportunities compared to MLM. Thanks once again for sharing this awesome article.

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  153. Affiliate marketing and Multi Level marketing are among the two most popular if not only digital marketing varieties that there is. I have heard a lot about it and also seen a lot of platforms which operate using the make of these two systems, but truly some are not legitimate, but I have to say that based on personal experience, I think affiliate marketing is more trustworthy and profitable.

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  154. Wow….such a well written and informative article, I could grasp the full meaning of both single words and I can say they are both individually good on their own part. I’m of the view that affiliate marketing is more better because I have been used to that and it’s quite easy Thanks

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  155. Hello Tony Lee Hamilton. Thank you so much for dropping another wonderful article. Affiliate Marketing is by far the best way of making money online to me. I have been going through your articles and have been very impressed about the various opportunities that bring a affiliate marketer can give you. I am always motivated and I want to be a great affiliate marketer like you.

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  156. Good day Tony,

    This Year of the Storm (COVID-19) has been revealing me because that’s when I joined the majority of the companies you have listed in the article. Being able to work from anywhere on the planet, under any climatic conditions, lockdowns and everything, is such a good thing!

    Having to depend on other people to jack your business endeavours is not a comfortable thing. And they can get tired of your proposals, invitations to presentations, messages, etc.

    Regards

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  157. Its show the affiliate marketing is better than MLM,  and affiliate marketing is a trust platform and easy to learn how to make money online and  as a beginner affiliate marketing can show you how to get started and go about the online business, thanks for this great piece of information 

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  158. Hello, thank you so much for this article. It was on point. Reading it as opened my mind more and created a sense of understanding in me. For me I will choose Affiliate marketing. It is more secured and valid, offer great opportunities, I am still unsure about MLM. I think is a scam so I will not be trying it. Thank you for the review.

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  159. Tony, great advice as always! Yeah the family does not forget, either! They are always saying things like, “remember the time when you tried to sell us on…?” Hah, we know we can prove them wrong with some of the programs you have suggested in your post! I have checked out the CBProAds and it look promising. Question, do the ads that appear correlate to the content of the page, or do I need to select specific ads for an ad block?

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  160. I feel like MLM is an outdated method of making a passive income, but I’ve learned especially recently that I’m just wrong.  I feel that the online business world has moved more in a direction of new and clever ways of doing affiliate marketing, especially in 2020, and more into the direction of e-commerce, specifically print on demand services like TSpring or Printful.  You mention the old way of doing home based business with hotel meetings…isn’t that the way Amway used to operate?  And aren’t they the pioneer of this whole industry?  I could be wrong but curious.  I love seeing Wealthy Affiliate at the top of your list btw.  Wonderful company!

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  161. Hello there!

    That is a very wonderful and helpful piece yiu have there. Everyone wants ever possible way their businesses can grow and they can keep monetizing their websites. I believe thise recommendations will really help a great deal for people who are able to utilize them for their businesses.

    Thanks for sharing that piece.

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  162. The major difference between affiliate marketing and mlm is that the former focuses on expertise and content creation and the latter focuses on recruiting. After experiencing both platforms, i will choose affiliate marketing any day. Recruiting isn’t a bad thing, but not everyone can recruit. This is a very interesting post and your experience speaks volume. Thx for the post Tony! 

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  163. The more I have learned MLMs, the more I understand that most of them are very close to a “disguised pyramid scheme.” If they have pricey goods and a monthly sales limit, which is a major red flag, hiring people into the business is the only way you can make money.

    Any business that just pays you good hiring money is inefficient and money would be wasted by the majority of people.

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  164. These two digital marketing variables that you picked to talk about in your article are in my opinion the most profitable and popular but I would rather pick affiliate marketing over multi level marketing as there are too many risks involved unlike in affiliate marketing. Nevertheless, it was great reading your article 

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  165. Fully agree that affiliate marketing is a better approach than MLM. With MLM, you might become a turnoff by your friends or family if you start approaching them. Either way is hard work, but at least with affiliate marketing, you get to keep relationships with your friends or family positive or neutral. In the end, once we become successful, they will naturally be interested and would like to learn more from you and may then start it themselves. This is where we can gracefully take them in and help them become successful. How meaningful that would be, I feel.

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  166. My experience with MLM is great and honest, you earn while spending all the time you have and you are completely dedicated to the people in the network. As soon as you stop, the work fails. And a person gets tired, seeks free time and rest. A week ago I got involved in Affiliate marketing and honestly, I determine the time myself when I dedicate myself to work and when I rest, I am still learning and I am satisfied and motivated here in WA.

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  167. Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece of information with us. I really enjoy going to your review as it contains valuable piece of information who needs to be aware of. Affiliate marketing is just the best mean of making money online if to ask me because it’s better and no one would be asking you to recruit other people before you can earn.

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  168. Hello Tony! To be honest with you I don’t like anything that has to do with multi level marketing. For me, I just feel it’s different Ponzi schemes with different tactics. And again, most of them come with the get rich quick tag. Affiliate marketing remains my best and though it has its own downsides, it’s way better than MLM. Wealthy affiliate makes everything easy for me 

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  169. Hey Tony,
    I just want to say that I really enjoyed your article about affiliate marketing versus multi level marketing.
    My opinion is that MLM doesn’t even come close to what affiliate marketing offers.
    With multi level marketing you have to constantly increase your downside and sign people up constantly to make any money and it never works out that’s why I detest MLM.
    Once I started affiliate marketing some three years ago I found something that I really wanted to do that works.
    It sure beats the heck out of trying to sign up family and friends all the time. Affiliate marketing is a true honest business that you can build into a success.

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  170. Hey Tony,
    I just want to say that I really enjoyed your article about affiliate marketing versus multi level marketing.
    My opinion is that MLM doesn’t even come close to what affiliate marketing offers.
    With multi level marketing you have to constantly increase your downside and sign people up constantly to make any money and it never works out that’s why I detest MLM.
    Once I started affiliate marketing some three years ago I found something that I really wanted to do that works.
    It sure beats the heck out of trying to sign up family and friends all the time. Affiliate marketing is a true honest business that you can build into a success.

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  171. Very interesting comparison. What I can say from my experience is that AM is a much better option than MLM. With MLM, I don’t like that I depend on how many people I bring into the business and not on my personal commitment and effort. Which means that earnings depend on the recruitment of other people. In the case of AM you get as much as you work and try. I think that is definitely a better option and I would always choose AM instead of MLM.

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  172. As usual I am in awe of how well you go into detail and again I am finding myself following your links to view them also. This is constantly giving me strong will to keep pushing and grow and learn. Right now I am still slightly confused about some areas and returning back in training to re read and learn. When I reach a comfort zone I will be back tracking to your posts to monopolize on your opportunities you have presented. Thanks so much!

    Ken

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  173. Thank you Tony for yet another exciting article you have out together for the general public. For me, I prefer affiliate marketing as the benefits are more than what we can gain from a multi level marketing. I have earned quite a reasonable cash from affiliate marketing just in few weeks I’ve been into it; its easy for starters to get along very well compare to mlm. 

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  174. Hello Tony! Thanks for sharing this mind blowing article, it’s very educative and I like how you have  taken your time to explain all about digital marketing. It’s good to always find better things to learn about and also make findings into how to make yourself and and your  business grow.  It’s so thoughtful of you to share this article. And I like it because it is better than mlm. Affiliate marketing is the best.

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  175. Another awesome post. Being a regular reader of your blog, I do have a list of your recommendations and also I have slowly started understanding your passion for what you do. 

    Though I am already using some of your recommendations, I have only decided to try 1 new platform at a time. And, I am convinced about all your recommendations, I know that they all are good. About the MLM thing, I don’t have much idea but Affiliate Marketing is really cool. 

    Thanks a lot for sharing this insightful post.

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  176. I have given up asking family and friends to help out with sign ups and maybe even a purchase or two from a few of my links. They all…well most of them think I’m mad investing so much time into what they say is a waste and not a real hope in hell of making any money. Well I have already made a few bucks and I will show and prove them wrong. Thanks for sharing the options available to help maximize my earning potential.

    Rob

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  177. not bad but i think you should have touched more on each of the site you had links to not just Wealthy Affiliate and global money line what about these others ?
    CBProAds – Your Pre-Made ClickBank StoreFront
    WebTalk – Online Business Community
    CashJuice – Online Business Community

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  178. Not bad but i think you should have touched more on each of the site you had links to not just Wealthy Affiliate and global money line what about these others?  you typed a paragraph on these 2 o a short paragraph on each of the others would not be much more work, but it would cover everything you talk about on the post.

    CBProAds – Your Pre-Made ClickBank 

    StoreFrontWebTalk – Online Business 

    CommunityCashJuice – Online Business Community

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  179. You are 100% on the mark here Tony.
    You have described all the probabilities and realities of anyone starting a home based business in the MLM industry.  The reality is far different from the promises. The attending events, driving all over time, house meetings etc – sucks your time so dramatically and the probability of success is so slim.  Sure its possible – but to some people with the X factor or in new markets.  But it really does need an X factor to be able to recruit and “lead” (train others to recruit) and this was something I was never successful with.

    I have switched to affiliate marketing as a true home based business.  Its great that you are helping people in MLM – there are enormous opportunities to grow your network online and Tony has presented some great networks where anyone can meet online those like minded people and have greater chances of doing business with than family and friends.

    Thanks Tony for the excellent network of resources!

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  180. I totally agree with you about chasing family members; friends it just not going to work. We all need to generate new leads to keep up with the game. MLM is a real thought industry; I have made a lot of money from it, but that all comes to an end. Affiliate marketing is also very competitive, but I feel you are not chasing anyone. I like what they read on your site, bingo, and a sale is created.

    With endless progress to choose products from, products to promote it is a wide-open industry.  Great job.

    All the Best,

    Joseph

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  181. People are usually on the look out for those who get into MLM and aggressively hunt for referrals in order to get a commission. I once got into a program which required aggressively foraging every Craig’s list page on Facebook just so that I could advertise a “typing service”, have people join, and collect my percentage. While  I did get a positive reaction from some interested persons, I also got treated like a pest and a leaper by many others who were weary of what they deemed to be another stupid  pyramid scheme. I even got kicked out of some of the groups. lol       

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  182. In my opinion, Wealthy Affiliate is an excellent starting point for absolute newbies who have no idea what affiliate marketing is. The training is amazing. You’re practically guaranteed to succeed if you follow the steps. The community is absolutely the best thing about the platform. Everyone wants to see you succeed, and I think that’s pretty awesome. 

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  183. THIS is a great article – heck yeah. To me, these are two very, very different things. My social media feed is always full of MLM – it’s always something new and something bigger, better, or brighter. I think the beauty of affiliate marketing is that it allows you to keep control of your interests, use your passions, and modify as your learn and grow (and as the industry changes)!

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  184. Great post, I love WA so much, it’s easy and it’s really fun to be here. 

    I do love how you talk about it like it’s an online school, that exactly what someone told me it is. And she was soo right, I hope to read more from you. 

    Have a great day. 

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  185. Personally, I prefer Affiliate Marketing to MLM. The stress of chasing people around to make a sale is eliminated in affiliate marketing as everything is done digitally. Affiliate Marketing can be done from the comfort of one’s home, all that is needed is a PC and internet connection, no special Marketing skill is needed, but if there is it would be an added advantage.

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  186. I think affiliate marketing trumps MLM by a long distance. I am very new to the online business world and still making slow progress, but the WA platform and cash juice has really benefited my niche and i think they are more beneficial for the long term progress than MLM. I think MLM is a short term answer (i.e keep referring to family and friends) unless you have a large network of people which you know, i cannot see how you make a lot of money this way. 

    A good article, thank you 

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  187. Hello and thanks for sharing this information. I have learned a lot by reading your articles (and others) about MLM. Not saying it’s bad, but it’s just not my thing. I am not a natural seller and it seems to me to be just too much work for too little gain… I am not against hard work, I just believe all gains should be for you and not someone else. I am definitely for affiliate marketing, even because I can do it with a full time job, and very little investment besides time. I am aiming at making it a home business, along with a small shop of handmade articles (candles). Affiliate marketing seems to be superversatile, you can make it a full time job or just some extra money. You can make it about your favorite hobby or passion. You can work 10h/day or just a few per week. MLM doesn’t work like that, it asks of you full time dedication and even then you don’t feel fully rewarded.

    Keep up the good work with post about how to help us rookie affiliate marketers 🙂

    Cheers, Sofia

     

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  188. The distinction between the two has always been kind of unclear to me so thanks for clearing that up.  I used to work for a network marketing firm that was overall close to an MLM but just barely did not cross the lines.  Through that job it became clear to me just how powerful affiliate marketing would be.  In that old job I would go door to door and talk to maybe 25 people a day.  With affiliate marketing I have the power to talk to hundreds a day with even more money on the line.  It’s an interesting dichotomy

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  189. Affiliate marketing is really an amazing opportunity out there on the internet and it’s very shocking that many people still work the 9 to 5 and get very drained and stressed out with little pay not knowing that there are amazing opportunities like these out there . Thanks so much for sharing this article and also enlightening the public as well on this

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  190. On a norms, my family and friends hardly take me seriously when I introduce to you them a new business idea. That itself is enough to rule mom out. On the other hand affiliate marketing being one of the best ways to earn money online shouldn’t even be compared to MLM. 

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  191. I would start by saying not all MLM programs are bad, but affiliate marketing is all aspects wins this comparison. Affiliate Marketing comes with a lot of comfort and convenience as one has to only have a PC and internet connection, unlike MLM that requires moving around to make sales. Personally, I would go for affiliate marketing anyday, anytime.

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  192. With less than 1 year of experience online trying to make money, I can say that I have been with both MLM and affiliate marketing. To be honest, I will always put affiliate marketing ahead because of less than nothing startup cost, unlike MLM. Besides, there are better chances of earning well with affiliate marketing.

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  193. Here is a wonderfully made post with the different types of ways that is possible to market online and make money and I think what you have written here is very true. I also like it too. After all this, I think both ways of making money online actually works really well and anyone would work well too.

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  194. I’ve heard of the potential of affiliate marketing for a long time, and I have made some money from it myself. So it is for sure a legit way of earning money.

    But there’s still a lot of work to be done by me, as with anything an online business has to be nurtured for it to bear fruit.

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  195. It is very thoughtful of you to share this article here, if is very nice and interesting one to read through,  many people are kit really acquainted with the knowledge of how to differ between a good business offer and that which is bad. I prefer affiliate marketing many times than MLM.

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  196. I’m still on the opinion that affiliate marketing is better than MLM and I’m happy we’re on same page. I’ve tried MLM and it just wasn’t for me. It’s not because you have to work really hard because you have to do that in affiliate marketing too but it’s that you have to do the recruiting as you said. I’ll just advise everyone to steer clear of MLM

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  197. MLM’s have been pretty much deemed a pyramid scam in my mind. I know a few people who use to do that but have stooped recently. Affiliate marketing is much more doable and you don’t have to pester your friends and family to make a sale. You can just simply post something on facebook and all social media and sit back and watch the sales accurate. 

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  198. It’s good to always find better things to learn about and also make findings into how to make yourself and your  business grow, and for me I have been really concerned about how affiliate marketing tires and is far I’ve come to realise it’s very genuine and less stressful and that stress-free business is something that I like so much. 

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  199. Due to my past experiences with MLM programs i don’t need to think much before deciding which of this is better. Affiliate marketing is by far better and is a more trustworthy program than MLM. Affiliate marketing and MLM may seem similar to some people but there is a big difference between what they want to offer.

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  200. Hi Tony, to be honest with you I think your descriptions of how your friends and family reacted when you invited them to join whatever new network marketing opportunity you had come across, were probably the most positive and printable ones. Some years ago I lived in a somewhat new age community and there wasn’t a single network marketing, MLM, or whatever scheme that didn’t get a foothold. I knew people who spent their lives and energies jumping from one scheme to another, whether it was Amway, or a similar clone, food supplements, water filters. You could barely go shopping for groceries in the local store without someone you knew trying to sign you up for the latest scheme. I’m afraid I still have too strong an association between MLM and poor quality, over-priced items from that period to take any modern MLM scheme seriously. On the other hand, I see many examples of people who have made a success in affiliate marketing. Best regards, Andy

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  201. This is an awesome story to share. There are so many of us out here that are trying to create the environment that can allow growth and we so often want to take the family with but you never really know what they are thinking as you make effort to achieve greatness in your business. Hopefully one day they can be able to see and appreciate what you have built.

    Ntlhane

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  202. you emphasize the value and power of a business model like affiliate marketing in this article. I am used to reading almost all of your recommendations for online earning. And try to practice most of this advice practically within my web site. I try to join with other platforms to enhance my business opportunities as well. your article is very valuable and inspiring to me.

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  203. I like the idea of digital marketing much more than network marketing, that is, MLM business, since I worked in a company related to MLM and they didn’t have any reward plan, that is, it was impossible. I worked well. I had a monthly income of $ 200. for their company selling products and I have little of what I had because of course I had to buy products and try them out. or something like that. I would recommend affilate marketing and digital marketing to everyone, since there is a bigger and better income and you work at home, you don’t offer or sell anything to anyone, you don’t pull anyone by the sleeve.

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  204. The question of Affiliate Marketing Vs. MLM as presented in your post again reminds me of why I love affiliate marketing.  The days of MLM were not successful for me.  My selling times- yes times! are in the past, and will stay there.  That was painful and brutal. So glad to have another route nowadays.  You have pretty well summed up all the pros and cons and anyone who is thinking about MLM should really consider this information.  Yes, some personalities do well with MLM, but I didn’t.  There were not as many chances to change your presentation in MLM as we can do with Affiliate Marketing to find a better product for our clients. Sami

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  205. Hello Tony Lee Hamilton, this is a very interesting and a very detailed article. I’m really glad I came across this.  Learning about affiliate marketing vs MLM sounds really interesting. Well I haven’t heard of MLM before. So definitely I’ll stick to my affiliate marketing. Thanks for the above information Tony 

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  206. Hi Tony, another class post by you. You have made a very good point about using friends and family with your digital marketing. I was very dubious initially as I was afraid of failure and didn’t want my friends or family to ridicule me. However, one I got started with wealthy affiliate I was enjoying it so much I started to drip feed information to my friends and family. My sister now has a successful online greeting cards company and a friend of mine is half way to a great business with a niche market in car cleaning products. I was also interested in the CBProAds and will be looking into that in the future. Thanks again.

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  207. Hello Tony, 

    Thank you very much for another great article on comaparing affiliate marketing and MLM. Affilate marketing is the brst one can make money from onliine

    The conparison have advice oand impact. I will alwasy just stick tith wealthy affiliate. Thanks alot for your impressove work. 

    I mighht have to check it oiltkkkk

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  208. I hope whoever is looking to find ways to make more money gets to this article. I’ve heard some people say affiliate marketing is outdated but given just how many niches and people there are on the internet, I still think there’s plenty of money to go around. Some people may be wary now, but I’m sure in a few decades or less it’ll be quite normalized to run an online business like this.

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  209. I think I’m more of a fan of affiliate marketing over MLM.  I’ve just never liked trying to sell my friends on a MLM and I’ve never really like my friends trying to get me to join MLMs.  I have to admit I do feel some of the same feelings about affiliate marketing.  Often you’re encouraged to share your posts on social media, but I don’t like the idea of sharing the content I write with my personal network.  Maybe I just need to setup social media accounts for just my websites.

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  210. Affiliate marketing is one of the best business models ever! The difference between affiliate marketing and MLM might not be extremely clear to beginners, and I think that the easiest way to explain it is that when you run an affiliate marketing business you don’t make commissions on the referrals of your referrals, so money isn’t split into thousands of people and it’s not “wasted” – for this reason, I appreciate affiliate marketing far more than MLM, even because many times the companies that work on an MLM basis are more focused in acquiring new people than on selling their products correctly!

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  211. Affiliate Marketing is something that has lately become my interest, before now i have lost interest in join any platform related to it, because how badly i have fallen into the hands of scammers, although that has change, but reading this article you just share, has giving me better light on how affiliate marketing works.

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  212. Your article will profit everybody for useful reasons. These days partner advertising has spread quickly through which anybody can bring in cash from home. A genuine illustration of this is the Wealthy Affiliate Platform which teams up from building a site to bringing deals through a partner. I, when all is said and done, am an individual from Wealthy Affiliate from where I got capable through preparing. Today I am effective in the realm of associate advertising. At long last, I can say decisively that associate advertising is a higher priority than MLM and considerably more viable at this point.

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  213. That is a big part in this it’s very hard to get people To come on board I had the same issue and the ones who did join didn’t stick with it and give it a honest effort as they should. Those people don’t understand how this kind of thing works they expect to see results immediately and don’t want to take the time to build a business online.  It takes time just like any other business but it’s not for everyone that’s why most people don’t make it. But it’s not as hard as people make it out to be it just takes a very dedicated individual to be successful. Congratulations to you for making it my freind huge accomplishment! 

    Jonathon 

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  214. Hello there!

    That is an awesome piece you have there and many of the points cited there are extremely correct and then u are facts. I don’t know if there is really much reasons to compare Wealthy Affiliate with MLM but one thing I am very sure about is that Wealthy Affiliate is a great, legitimate and really amazing platform.

    Thanks

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  215. Thank you so much for sharing this information the difference between MLM and affiliate marketing can not be over emphasize. For me Wealthy Affiliate is the best way for me to make money legally online, from the comfort of my home and and very easy to understand. i think am cool with Wealth Affiliate. thanks for your information.

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  216. Haha thanks for the article my guy! Wow, are you in my head or something? I was just thining about if MLM is a worthy time investment, or if I should stick to affiliate marketing. Thanks for helping me make that decision. Also, it’s nice to know you support wealthy affiliate, the platform I use to grow out my site. 

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  217. So far I have not even heard of the term MLM, now it is clearer to me, thank you. Texts on this topic mean a lot to me because I want to do affiliate marketing and be successful in it. I’m just starting out so I still don’t know everything about online business and any new information means a lot to me. Best regards and keep up the posts on this topic!

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  218. I was looking for a article like this and I am glad that finally I have found the right one for me. You really explained everything in detail and that is a big plus. Thank you for providing this useful information and I will definitely browse through your website a lot more. A lot of useful and and informative information you have given us. I can tell that you have put in a lot of hard work into writing this article. Just amazing, keep this up.

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  219. To date, many of my friends are still reeling from the collapse of the MMM Ponzi scheme. And many have been jumping from one MLM group to the other. Some come in as scams and others soon get saturated. The Upline downline problem does not help matters as the upline being inactive hinders an active downline.

    Affiliate marketing happens to be the new in, particularly in these days of lockdown and work at home due to Covid 19. Bravo on a well-crafted article.

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  220. These are two great opportunities but I would personally go for affiliate marketing any time and any day. It really gives a decent pay while you are doing what you enjoy doing. Thanks for this comparison, I have a friend who argues on this topic a lot with me I am sharing it to him right away so he can see for himself. Thanks

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  221. I came across one of your post related to this earlier. My thoughts still stand! For me! Multi Level marketing is a big stress! Trying to convince friends and family to join in just so you can earn on top of them? Nehh never again. I am glad I became interesting in affiliate marketing not long ago, it is undoubtedly on of the best ways to make money online from your comfort

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  222. I have been in MLM too and you have meetings and all these inspiration speeches, but I only made 2 recruits in MLM over 3 years in it and they didn’t go anywhere. Online marketing is much easier when you write about your interests. 

    I’ve known people who have done Amway and Monovie, only to break the bank.

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  223. Well MLM had some benefits before. For example, you can regrute some people as your “referals” and you can live nicely from their work and their referalls, if you are on the top of that pyramid. 

    Comparing with affiliate marketing,there are just a few offers with mlm pyramid and you mostly depend on your own list, audience and authority you have. 

    Both have some benefits comparing each other, but personaly i prefer mlm, if i am on top, of course 🙂

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  224. Hi there! 

    Your article is amazing! It’s very educative. Affiliate marketing is one of the best means through which money can be made online, it is trust worthy and profitable. Thanks for sharing this review on the two types of online businesses. I am glad I came across this. I sure will tell my friends about this.

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  225. Hello Tony, Thanks for sharing this great review. For me, it is affiliate marketing anytime anyday because I have seen many testimonies. I have told myself that I will consider MLM soon but I am still waiting for so confirmations in wherever. Wealthy Affiliate is one of the best of them all and I think I will stick with them for whle.

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  226. Affiliate marketing is always preferred for me overtime and anytime and any day, I will always pick it ahead of anything else. I like all that has been added here and what it entails for us all. Thanks so much for all that has been shared here and it makes so much sense to us all. Thanks so much for all these that you have shared for us all. 

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  227. Affiliate marketing is the best online business, tThanksso much for sharing this article, it is a really nice one and I really love the idea of you making it very understandable and simple . I’ve seen a lot if people into it and they are fine I’d love to see more of this and Its interesting to read through

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  228. Hello there, Tony! This is a great explanation on what MLM and affiliate marketing is and how they differ. I used to work with MLM but it was hard because the programs I was in required me to continuously make sales to keep the current benefits (and some programs felt like scams). But later I found affiliate marketing and I think this is much better opportunity for me. The affiliate links I provide come from a well trusted company (particularly Amazon). Thanks for creating articles like these to help educate us and for always providing us with tools to help with the online business.

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  229. Oh, this is a no matched contest relaly and I think that the obvious winner of this is a the affiliate marketing although even MLM poses to be a good way to make money too. All in all you need to bring in people to the business because that’s how it works. Good stuff all around.

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  230. Hi Tony. Great post! I’m just beginning my adventure with digital marketing world and your posts about passive income and business diversification are priceless. Thank you for detailed and clear info which is great starting point for all novices. I’m looking forward to use your recommendations and with every post you publish I’m learning something new.

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  231. It does a great job in getting the nerves to calm down and take break from all the serious marketing and money making stuffs. I am really happy I came into wealthy affiliate and get to learn alot from here, my favorite affiliate marketer. It would be very amassing to help other people with all of great information you share with us all and see them learn more 

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  232. Reading though this post opened my eyes to a lot of things which I never thought of, thanks a lot for this enlighten post about the mlm and the affiliated marketing. Have been on some mlm schemes for a while, and not been able to make a lot of cash, I felt like I was working for someone at the top the pyramid. but I think it time to try out the affiliated marketing and choose the products I want to market and make better money 

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  233. Well, I was actually a bandwagon too a while ago before I get into Affiliate marketing and MLM’s. Though somewhat different, they are actually related at least for me. But what to choose between them? For starters, Affiliate marketing is really there to help you start your business online. It can help you build a website for yourself and etc. Wherein in this website, you can generate an affiliate link in which you can earn money if someone clicks on it and buys through that link. So I guess at this point, I will say that Affiliate marketing is still a safer bet and a better way to generate money.

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  234. Some mlm groups work, when they have a real product to sell, like Mary Kay, for example, you can make money working for this mlm corp but if they only sales you make is convincing people to join the company and they too can make a commission selling it to their friends it’s a con. Don’t fall for the scam if you don’t have something of value to sell outside the membership. 

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