About Tom

My name is Tom, and I started ithinkmlmsucks.com after struggling desperately for years to make money in network marketing, yet failing miserably.

My Story

I can still remember the first time anyone told me about network marketing. It literally blew me away, in fact, I can remember thinking why isn’t everyone doing this?

Now, one thing you should know is I was just 20 living in leafy England, where I’d never heard of a pyramid scheme, get rich quick schemes nor network marketing.

It didn’t take long for me to sign up and that my friends, is where it all went wrong. Before my start box of products (beauty products I didn’t have a clue how I was going to shift) arrived, my sponsor had left the company and joined a new company.

And to be honest I’m going to cut the story short here because it wasn’t all that pretty. Put shortly, I spent the next 7 years joining a new network marketing company every 2-3 months, failing and repeating. I lost nearly all my Facebook friends, all my creditability with my friends and family, and work colleagues just waiting to know what my new “scam” was going to be.

Truthfully, looking back, I don’t know how I did it. It certainly caused me to feel depressed that’s for sure.

But if I had to take a guess at why I kept going back for more, it would be because I’d put all of my hopes and dreams into MLM. You see I left school with very limited qualifications which allowed me to think low paying jobs, but I saw MLM as the opportunity to really live the life I wanted.

Then one day I decided to give it one last shot, one last roll of the dice. But I wanted to make sure if I was going to give it a last shot, I gave it my best shot. So before starting out I decided to research.

I had decided I was going to go all-in, massive action, no excuses style. I reasoned that if it didn’t work out I could truly say network marketing doesn’t work.

I had heard it said that if you want something, find someone who has it and do what they do. So that’s exactly what I decided to do. I made a list of my 5 favorite MLM gurus.

Eric Worre, Frazer Brookes, Todd Falcone, Ray Higdon, and Simon Chan.

Eric Worre, Frazer Brookes, Todd Falcone, Ray Higdon, and Simon Chan.

I began to look into each of these MLM heroes. I didn’t want to just buy their training, I wanted to see what they were actually doing on a daily basis to build their network marketing business. What I discovered shocked the shit out of me, and I think it might just do the same to you!

Every single one of them has quit MLM. Yup, you read that right!

They all quit mlm

If you don’t believe me check it out for yourself, and one thing I want to be clear about here is I didn’t do any 3rd party research. I went straight to the source, I got it straight from the horse’s mouth, I only used their official websites. I’ll actually leave the links below so you can check it out.

MLM Websites

See For Yourself

Eric Worre – https://networkmarketingpro.com/pdf/eric-worre-biography.pdf
Frazer Brookes – https://frazerbrookes.com/about
Todd Falcone – https://toddfalcone.com/about/
Ray Higdon – https://rayhigdon.com/why-im-retiring-from-network-marketing/
Simon Chan – https://mlmnation.com/old-home-page-2020-04-30/about/about-simon-chan/

You will be sure to find phrases such as retired, independent trainer, 100% generic. But don’t be fooled this all means one thing, they quit MLM!

I mean let’s face it if network marketing is the perfect retirement business why’d you retire?

So does this make these MLM gurus bad people, absolutely not! But what this does mean is that these successful home business owners have realized that network marketing doesn’t work online. It doesn’t really work at all in 2021 and they’ve moved on.

So going back to my point about finding people that have what you want and doing what they do, I decided to see what these 5 MLM “heroes” are now doing to make money online.

Here’s what I found, they were marketing coaching, ebooks, sales funnels, and events. As well as affiliate marketing other people’s products and services from their website.

The truth is network marketing may have been awesome before the internet back in the 80’s and 90’s but it’s been replaced by online marketing.

So I decided to set to work learning the skills I needed to become an online marketer.

How I can help you

If you have been or you are currently in network marketing and you’re struggling to make any money, I know how you feel.

I truth is I want to love MLM, and it was a hard thing to accept that I think MLM sucks. I loved the people in it, I loved the personal development and I loved the hope of being able to make money from home.

I found all of that and more learning how to become an online marketer. Plus you can actually make money doing this!

I now spend my time blogging about the various online marketing training programmes, lead systems and traffic methods so you can streamline your start in the world of online marketing.

If you want to find out how I learned to start my first affiliate marketing blog, check this out.

If you have any questions, you’d like to request a review, or you simple want a friend to guide you, feel free to reach out to me!

All the best,

Tom Baker


2 thoughts on “About Tom”

  1. Indeed! I’m sorry to hear about your past experiences with MLM. But I’m glad you’ve learnt and found and studies those who played the game best. As Tony Robbins says, success leaves clues. Instead of trying to figure it all out yourself, simply model after someone who has achieved what you want to accomplish and you’ll reap similar fruits as him or her. I’m happy you’ve found a proven method and person to follow!! All the best on your online journey Tom!


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