RC Bonay My name is Roland C. Bonay, Sr.

Before I tell you too much about this site I want you to know one thing–I am not going to and will never promote MLM, Network Marketing, and or Direct Sales opportunities on this site.  Why?  I’ve always had mixed feelings about Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) aka Network Marketing and sometimes referred to as Direct Marketing.

I first heard about MLM when I was in the Navy (around the time when ships were made of  wood and men were made of steel).Laughing

One of my ship mates who was getting out was telling us  about a MLM company he was joining named Amway.

None of us knew anything about MLM or Amway but we all agreed that our buddy got sucked into a crazy cult.

me and margee

A few years later when I was getting out of the Navy someone told me about a company called Nu Skin. My wife and I went to an opportunity meeting and we were so impressed that we joined. We tried to build the business but after a few weeks we quit.

While I was collecting unemployment I joined a MLM selling water filters. I wasted a few hundred dollars on supplies and conventions and I did manage to get three people to sign up but they all quit and as soon as I got a real job driving a fork lift I quit too.

Then I got a really good engineering job and Margee got a really good nursing job and we decided that we were through with MLM.

That is until I decided to open a Facebook account and associate myself with some former “like minded entrepreneurs.”

Someone who I liked and trusted invited me to join a Facebook group–so I did.

The group claimed that they were going to build everyone’s downline. They claimed that it would be fair–anyone at the top of the first opportunity would be at the bottom of the next opportunity. This was to go on and on as new opportunities were found. There was a bunch of in fighting and confusion and eventually the group fell apart. Some people lost thousands. I lost just a few hundred (don’t tell my wife).

Then I joined Empower Network (again based on a friend’s invite) and eventually quit because I didn’t want to “Get All In” for several thousand dollars.

These are just a few examples of situations that drive people away from Networking Marketing.

I hope you will look at these examples not as an indictment of the entire Network Marketing industry. I just you want you to be aware of the challenges involved in the Network Marketing industry. And I want you to be able to learn from your mistakes (and the mistakes of others–including mine). If Network Marketing is not for you then you may want to consider creating your own online business centered on something that you know a lot about and/or something that you LOVE.

I will be updating this page on a regular basis to share with you My Wealthy Affiliate success story so please come back often.

Again, I am Roland and I want to thank you for stopping by. If you have a question drop me a comment below or you can visit me at Wealthy Affiliate.com (here is a link to my profile).

Your friend,





10 Responses to About Me

  1. Ali says:

    Very enlightening, especially om MLM business. Thanx that now I will be able to evaluate MLM offers

  2. Steen Rasmussen says:

    You online story is ewery simulere to mine i try promote ACN in The begining, then i meet a group who had many good webinar and social Media Training they join EN and i follow. But i was a wussy to and didn Go all in. Then a Day i look for my backoffice on another computer then my own. But instead off finding my backoffice i found some review whriten about EN

    • Roland Bonay says:

      Thanks for commenting Steen! Many people have a similar story…I feel sorry for the ones who got sucked in to the “get all in” and “if you don’t you’re a wussy” mantras. I think people are starting to see through this garbage and are starting to learn how to recognize SCAMS.

  3. Virgie says:

    You sound like me Roland. I had to learn the hard way to. Just keep informing people, maybe sooner than later people will be able to spot the scams. “We can only hope”.

  4. Lawrence says:

    Hey Rowland 🙂
    Very impressed with the lay-out of your website, so easy to navigate as well which will make it much simpler for readers.

  5. Ben says:

    First I would like to thank you for be so honest and give us those lesson about MLM. It helps and people can not end up falling victims of pyramid schemes that don’t work. Keep up the good work.
    I will come back again soon.

    • Roland Bonay says:

      Thank Ben! It amazes me how many people keep getting involved with pyramid schemes that don’t work. A lot of people hope they will strike it big one day and get rich quick. I guess it’s like playing the lottery.

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