Maybe Nicole signed up as Meri Brown's downline. I could see Meri selling her a load of crap like "see how much money I make because of my reality show fame? So can you!" Honestly, the only way to make big bucks in MLM is to sign up people under you. The more downline, the more commission. You're making money from every order that someone under you places. So, you sign someone up who orders $15,000 in inventory, you get your slice of the pie. It doesn't matter if that person can't sell it, you've already made your money. Your downline eats the loss.