I agree with you, Todd!
Multi-level Marketing (MLM) is not a business. Many MLMers say it is a business and act like it is one, but it simply isn’t. If you aren’t participating in fundamental activities related to owning a business… you can’t call it a business, right?
In order for you to be considered a business owner there are three ‘musts.’ You must have control of the product, you must have control of the distribution, and you must have control of the pricing. These people - Network marketing, or multi-level marketing (MLM) - are not business owners, they are recruiters/sales people
If you want to consider MLM as a side job or even a full-time job, you may want to reconsider. I would not wish you luck, as you don't need luck. I wish you wisdom instead, to learn and properly evaluate the situation and determine whether it will benefit you... or not.