Multi-level marketing (simplified Chinese: 传销; traditional Chinese: 傳銷; pinyin: chuán xiāo) was first introduced to China by American, Taiwanese, and Japanese companies following the Chinese economic reform of 1978. This rise in multi-level marketing's popularity coincided with economic uncertainty and a new shift towards individual consumerism. Multi-level marketing was banned on the mainland by the government in 1998, citing social, economic, and taxation issues.[62] Further regulation "Prohibition of Chuanxiao" (where MLM is a type of Chuanxiao was enacted in 2005, clause 3 of Chapter 2 of the regulation states having downlines is illegal.[11] O'Regan wrote 'With this regulation China makes clear that while Direct Sales is permitted in the mainland, Multi-Level Marketing is not'.[10]
Para que veas un ejemplo de lo sencillo que puede llegar a ser esto, te invito a que eches un vistazo a la web de plantillas para personas bajitas de mi amigo Miguel. Tiene 5 páginas, las compras se hacen a través de un formulario de contacto y él envía los productos contrarrembolso. FIN. Y, aunque no lo creas, con ese sistema tan primitivo ha facturado miles de euros.
MLM salespeople are, therefore, expected to sell products directly to end-user retail consumers by means of relationship referrals and word of mouth marketing, but most importantly they are incentivized to recruit others to join the company as fellow salespeople so that these can become their down line distributors.[3][6][7] According to a report that studied the business models of 350 MLMs, published on the Federal Trade Commission's website, at least 99% of people who join MLM companies lose money.[8][9] Nonetheless, MLMs function because downline participants are encouraged to hold onto the belief that they can achieve large returns, while the statistical improbability of this is de-emphasised. MLMs have been made illegal in some jurisdictions as a mere variation of the traditional pyramid scheme, including in mainland China.[10][11]

Ela funciona de uma forma bem simples: você recomenda a algum amigo seu que use um chat no seu site. Se ele topar e se tornar cliente pagante da Jivo, você recebe para sempre 30% daquilo que ele pagar. O bom do Jivo é mesmo a sua recorrência. Você só precisa de recomendar uma vez e recebe para sempre, visto que ele paga uma mensalidade constante ao próprio JivoChat. Após trabalhar durante alguns meses com eles, me rendeu até agora quase 25 mil reais.