Here's an explanation of Blastoff:

Blastoff allows you to develop a circle of friends from social networking sites such as MySpace, Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook, who can benefit from your homepage, which links to your most visited sites from one central location. The greatest benefit is that you are able to purchase items through your site, and reap additional rewards when your circle of friends also purchases items via your Internet site. Then, your friends in your circle need to ask their friends to become a member of their circles so they can reap the identical rewards that you get. Does Blastoff qualify as an MLM?

Wikipedia defines an MLM as a system intended to develop a sales organization by paying consultants to sell their items, as well as paying them for the items sold by their recruits. This effectively creates many different tiers of salespeople who are paid different amounts based on what they and their recruits sell. The company's products are typically advertised directly to prospective clients and consultants through personal connections and by people telling others about them. So, does Blastoff qualify as a MLM?

If I go by the above explanation, there is little doubt that Blastoff is a MLM. However, genuine MLMs are not necessarily bad, especially since most consultants can gain extra money or even a full paycheck that can permit them to employ themselves and be their own boss. Such a system can definitely lead to financial independence. Here's an explanation of a Pyramid.

Wikipedia defines a pyramid scheme as an untenable business system that requires the payment of funds in return for bringing other clients aboard, but no actual items or services are sold. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) defines a pyramid as:

An online "pyramid scam" occurs when a consumer submits a membership payment in order to become a member who buys a virtual product like Internet mail, and the business organization indicated that they would be paid very well if they buy the program and resell it. The FTC concluded that such a system was a pyramid scam if they did not tell the customer that the majority of their fee would be retained, and that the product itself was simply a tool to perpetuate the fraud. Pyramid scams tend to utilize electronic mail to convince potential associates that they operate in the same manner as do Multi-Level Marketing systems. Current MLM companies like Avon, Mary Kay, Tupperware, Amway and Pre-Paid Legal programs are often badmouthed, however, they are legitimate because they sell real items, whereas pyramid scams do not.

So, if Blastoff qualifies as an MLM, does it also qualify as a Pyramid Scam?

Absolutely not! You do not have to pay a dime to become a member. You aren't even required to ever buy anything yourself in order to make money from the things the friends in your circle buy. There is nothing to own or store. You can buy authentic items from legitimate sources if you or your circle chooses, however, you are not required to do so in order to make money.

Multi-Level Marketing businesses are for real, and are a good method of generating more customers. Blastoff is a genuine and above-board method of generating more business by bringing on additional members who will, in turn, benefit from the system, ultimately bringing everyone out of the current nationwide economic funk.