The phenomenon known as ‘multi-level marketing’ sees social media influencers post job adverts, offering the chance of six-figure incomes in return for selling products online.
But is there a darker side behind these enticing Instagram posts?
Journalist Ellie Flynn investigates the multi-billion pound online selling industry that mostly targets young women with the opportunity to earn big money.
In search of answers and accountability from these billion-dollar companies, Ellie’s investigation takes her all the way to Utah, USA, and the heart of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – the Mormons – where two of the biggest companies – Younique and Nu Skin – were founded.
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