This is a continuation of my personal experience with MLM. Just want to touch on how MLM actually affects your relationship with friends/relatives/people you have approached.
If you do not have any experience in sales, I do not recommend that you join MLM. It is perhaps one of the fastest ways for you to lose your friends - Don't take it from me - Ask anyone who knows people doing MLM. From personal experience, I know that you are unlikely to know how to react when your upline tries to persuade your friends/relatives etc to buy the >$1k products. Your upline doesn't know those people personally and will most likely try to close the deal even when faced with repeated rejections. No matter if the sale is made or not, your relationship with the friend/relative/acquaintance will predictably be soured.
I guess to succeed in anything, you need to stick with the right people. Most of the people I know in the MLM line have, let's just say, their own personal agenda and are too busy meeting their sales quota to care about how your relationships are affected as a result of your involvement in MLM activities. If you are someone who treasures your network and relationships, consider carefully before joining any MLM company.