Not too long ago, I read a comment on a forum asking whether the Aulora Pants is a pyramid scheme.
Firstly, I don’t think the person asking the question formatted the question properly.
Instead of asking whether the Aulora Pants is a pyramid scheme, I think he or she wanted to know whether the business opportunity offered by the Aulora Pants brand owner, which is BE International Marketing is a pyramid scheme.
As a disclaimer, I am one of BE International’s Independent Business Owner (IBO). My IBO number with the company is MY43660295. If you want to check, you can call up the company HQ and ask them about me. I’m very transparent 🙂
To be honest, when I was first introduced to the BE International business opportunity, one of my main concern was, is it a pyramid scheme?
Again to be honest, I am not really sure what a pyramind scheme looks like. All I know is, it is bad and people loose money when they get into it.
I wasn’t going to be sucked into such an illegal scheme.
But back then, I didn’t care much for the business opportunity. All I wanted was something to help relieve my back pain and leg cramps.
The person that introduced the Aulora Pants to me said the compression pants could help.
I was naive enough to trust a stranger I got to know from Facebook and everything turn out just fine. The pants did help to relieve my back pain and leg cramps after 2 weeks of wearing it.
If you want to know more of my story with the Aulora Pants, you can read the article below.
Fast forward 3 months after I was introduced to the Aulora Pants, again I was naive enough to try to build the BE International business using the Aulora Pants as the core product for my small home business.
All I wanted was to make a few hundred ringgit monthly for myself. I wasn’t working back then because I was a full time housewife and I wanted an income source for myself.
When I was shown the BE International marketing and commission plan, I was told I could make upwards of RM10K to RM20K per month from the business.
How absurd! Am I really that stupid to believe them? I truly believed they were overselling the opportunity to me.
There is no way anyone could be making a 5 figure income from selling women’s legging. To be more realistic, my expectation was to make around RM1,000 commission per month and I will be very happy.
Do you want to know what happened from then on?
Yes, I was stupid for not believing I could be making 5 figure income per month from the business.
After about 9 months working my butt off, I did not make RM1,000 per month from the business, I was actually making 5 figure per month from it.
As per the strict BE IBO rules and regulation, I am not allow to disclose my business income to the public. If you want prove, we can chat privately 🙂
In the following section, I will share with you 10 points highlighting the characteristic of a pyramid scheme.
I will also be adding my experience building the BE business as per the individual characteristic in point form.
10 characteristics of a pyramid scheme in Malaysia
Firstly, the list below was not created by me. I found the list from an authoritative web site which is the Direct Selling Association of Malaysia (DSAM).
1) Pyramid schemes often disguise high entry fees as part of the price charged for required purchases of training, product inventory etc.
- To get started with the BE business, all you have to do is pay a RM60 member registration fee.
2) Pyramid schemes are frequently disguised to appear as legitimate direct selling companies.
- BE International was issued an official direct sales license by the Malaysia Ministry Of Domestic Trade And Consumer Affairs.
3) Pyramid schemes will not buy back unsold inventory.
- BE has a written buy back policy published in the IBO booklet below.
4) Pyramid schemes are get-rich quick schemes.
- I wish I can get rich quick from the BE business. But the time frame I set for myself is 3 – 5 years.
5) Position could be purchased.
- There is no way I can pay money to promote myself to a higher ranking in BE business. I wish I could 🙂
6) Pyramid schemes are not concerned with repeat sales to users of the products.
- Customer service and repeat sales are my main priority in the business.
7) Promoters of a pyramid scheme are engaging in fraud, knowingly deceiving participants in the schemes.
- Sorry, none of the IBO with BE practice this.
8) Participants in a pyramid scheme have no choice but indulge in inventory loading / high fees to participate.
- I don’t keep stock for my BE business. The only time I stocked up is when the company ran out of stock for the Aulora Pants and had to wait 60 days for new order delivery!
9) Participation is essentially based on recruiting, not necessarily on the sale of products or services.
- If you don’t sell any product in BE business, you don’t make any money at all. Product sales is very important.
10) Pyramid schemes have been outlawed throughout the United States and many countries many countries around the world.
- It is also outlawed in Malaysia. That’s why BE International is a licensed direct selling company.
There you have it, I’ve tried my best explaining why the BE International business opportunity is not a pyramid scheme or a scam.
If you’ve already made up your mind and insist it is a pyramid scheme, by all means, go ahead with your conviction. You are entitled to have your point of view.
However, if you have an open mind and would like to explore the BE business opportunity as a side business, please click on the link below to contact me on my WhatsApp and I will share more with you.