In this gig economy where everyone seems to have a side hustle the thoughts of owning a business with the help of a parent company isn’t just a pipe dream. It’s now a reality. Think about it. Uber and Airbnb are just that. They allow you to earn extra income and be your own boss.
Then there are those gigs that supposedly offer you the opportunity to sell merchandise (be it makeup, Tupperware or clothes) relying on your network of friends and family. And, some of them use the pitch that you can earn even more money – and help those around you – if you get your pals to start their own mini-businesses too, selling these goods either at parties or on your own online store.
I tend to be wary of those types of schemes – usually because I hate pestering my friends to buy stuff off of me. But apparently one business called LuLaRoe is offering women the chance to empower themselves and others by selling clothes. Unfortunately two new lawsuits have been filed accusing the company of being nothing more than a pyramid scheme.