Franchising a business used to be viewed with disdain. Then Ray Kroc and McDonald's came along. Now, it seems that you can buy a franchise of any business - from an exercise club to a home improvement service and, of course, food outlets.
Right now, multi-level, or network, marketing is viewed with disdain by those outside the industry. However, it's a hugely successful business - making many people wealthy, and giving many more the extra income they need in order to live the life they want.
Plus, it makes sense. It's a win-win situation for everyone involved. I want to earn more money, so I work with you to teach you the skills you need to earn money. You want to earn more money, so you work with me to learn those skills. We both earn money, and are not in competition with each other - we're working together. Plus, we're helping people.
You can hardly lose - unless you don't want to develop yourself personally. Then, perhaps you should consider something else - like working for a franchise.