Pandemic Schemes: How Multilevel Marketing Distributors Are Using the Internet — and the Coronavirus — to Grow Their Businesses
When Christine Baker, a financially strapped stay-at-home mom to two little girls, made up her mind to lose 30 lb., she took a cue from a friend who’d gotten fit with Beachbody. The company’s online workouts and diet products cost Baker about $160, but they worked.
A different form of work structure are multilevel marketing companies. Here a team from TIME looks into how the industry, perhaps bigger than you think, is catering to an audience hungry for jobs.