How Much Does it Cost to Start a MLM Company?


We are often asked about overall costs of the basic infrastructure for starting and running an MLM/network marketing company. Very good explanations of these components are in articles and videos at

However, below we have provided further explanation:

MLM/Network Marketing Direct Selling Infrastructure Components

Four key infrastructure components are involved in moving forward with an MLM/network marketing company:

1. Legal and industry advisor and coordinator of resources (such as our firm).

2. Technology… management of genealogies, back office access, replicated websites, communication tools, etc.

3. Compensation plan development… which also may have other project management functions.

4. Creative… the group that will be involved in graphics, flash, video, etc. for website and marketing materials.

5. Lastly, the additional resource needed - but not at cost - is merchant account processing and we are pleased to provide appropriate introductions for our clients.

During the first year (not the first month) it is not unreasonable to expect the above four components to be in the range of $100-$200k

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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