Episode 67: The MLM Dilemma – Part 2

Vote with your dollar! Most of us have heard this phrase before, but how exactly do we do that? Today in Part 2 of our conversation, Bethany and I are discussing how we can be more mindful consumers and ways that we should think twice about where we invest our money. Last week, we talked about some of the ethical issues that MLM businesses present. Well, there’s a little more of that happening this week – but really, this is a much bigger conversation about being conscious consumers.

In Part 1, Bethany and I broke down how MLM structures actually work and why they can tow the line of…well, operating illegally. Today, we’re diving more into the ethical side of things! Until Bethany educated me on this, I had no idea that this type of business plan intersected with such topics as feminism or being a small business owner. We’re talking about that more in this episode and how we should proceed knowing this information – both as consumers and as potential entrepreneurs!

Overall, Bethany’s biggest message isn’t that you should never buy from an MLM again. Rather, she’s an advocate for doing your own research and figuring out where we should invest our money so that it aligns with our values. No matter where you stand in your support of MLM businesses, I think you will learn a lot from this conversation. I promise that, and of course that you will love Bethany as much as I do!

Links from the show:
Paper Culture:

“The Financial Diet” by Chelsea Fagan:
https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/32927009-the-financial-diet
“(Un)well” docuseries:
https://www.netflix.com/title/81044208
Earrings by Emily:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ebeclaycreations
Clay by Cait:
https://www.claybycait.com/

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Connect with Bethany:
Instagram: @bethany.heasley // @heasleysathome

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