Last Monday Michael and I went to a co-working event with a group called DC Night Owls. It was our first time, and we felt kind of like the new kids in school, so when a friendly looking guy started chatting with us about our businesses, we were psyched. It’s a pretty neat concept: freelancers, programmers, start-up entrepreneurs all getting together a couple of evenings a month to meet and work together on different projects. As we talked about living and working around the world he got more and more excited. We’re on exactly the same page, he told us. He just had to tell us about his business! Thinking we were going to hear about his start-up or website or whatever, we learned in.
He settled down beside us and flipped open his Samsung tablet. He started in on a slideshow featuring generic travel photos under headings. He kept going telling us about this online travel club called WorldVentures, where users can buy discounted travel packages for super cheap if they just pay a $199 fee + $54.95 a month (what a deal!). Well whatever he’s doing, it sounds pretty cliché, I thought to myself. Then he told us the real money was in becoming an associate and recruiting others to join the program.