Profile: Lou Abbott – Founder, Senior Editor

by louabbott on October 12, 2009

Founder, Senior Editor
Richmond, Virginia, USA

Lou Abbott 2010I envision the time when the number one challenge that any person will have in building an MLM business will be  permanently eliminated!

What’s the number one challenge?

It’s the reputation of the Multilevel Marketing industry.

How many times have you mentioned ‘MLM’ and seen people immediately start backing away with their index fingers making the sign of the cross in front of them? How many time have you recruited a new excited prospect who immediately gets drowned in an ocean of negativity that floods in from their friends or family?

The reputation has to change. And I think it is changing, albeit, slowly.

Reputations are earned. Bad reputations have to be UN-earned.

So that, as John Fogg says, is our “purpose, passion, and pleasure” here at

I invite you to learn more by first subscribing to our free “Network Marketing News, Tips and Revelations” email series.

My rather shocking, definitely controversial, but brutally honest book/course is MLM the Whole Truth.  (It does have top reviews from top authors and industry leaders, though many other leaders might encourage you to NOT read it.)

More about me?

I love and have worked in network marketing as my largest source of income since late 1996.

In the late ’90s, I built a medium-sized business ($100,000+ volume per month) in one mlm company that was well-known at that time.

In 2002, I built another business in a major network marketing company where we achieved pin levels that put us in the top .5% of all representatives.

Most recently, we built a third and we are in the top 8 or better earners in the company.

If you wish, you can also read what others have said about me and some of my other credentials at my About Lou Abbott Insider’s Club site.

So it’s not like we are critics that have never participated. No, I love the network marketing business, when it’s done well. Unfortunately, that is not the majority of the time – by a long shot – IMHO.

However, the most real and compelling business I have ever seen is not the “the next big thing.”  It is the Big Thing ready to next the next big move. I have made my largest commitment ever to build it, our LAST business.  See my review of the ‘new’ Shaklee International.

If I can help you in anyway. Feel free to contact me.


Founding Editor

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Michelle June 12, 2014 at 10:12 pm Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

I would like to warn the public from the MLM Bamboo Nutra, it’s a flat out scam! I joined the company and then quickly learned that the Owner, Chad Willis is a wanted felon in the USA. He has a history of fraud. He hides out and lives in Mexico. He is using reputable companies like Bellator MMA and a program he did not make called Champions Challenge to seem legit but don’t be fooled it’s just a front to invest and join the company. Do your homework this company is bad news! Here is the website you can read more about Chad:

I signed up with the company and once I wanted out it was like pulling teeth to get my money back. Do yourself a favor a stay away!


Deb Watson January 6, 2012 at 9:33 am Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0


Thank you. I have been a market america rep for quite a while and have looked at Melaleuca. I finally discovered why I had this uneasy feeling about the whole concept.
I was put in a pay leg and was prepared to try with no sales skills and a distinct flair for lacking credibility!!! What any reasonably educated person soon perceives is that binarly structures have the capacity to the exponential….that sounds great to the greedy but impossible to any sensible manager. No matter what you do there will be people left out ,…even on power legs. Requiring each level to be completely filled before beginning the next one would be the only solution,…but I guess that doesn’t set well with the ambitious prospects who understand about power legs.
I appreciate your thoughtful views and still find myself willing to try and sell some product… my choice of market america was the vitamin products.

with sincere appreciation,
Deborah Watson


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