What Differentiates a Legitimate Direct Selling/Network Marketing Company from an Illegal Pyramid Scheme?

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Every once in a while, those looking at our company have questions about the legitimacy of this industry. What would be your advice on what we should say to them?

MLM/Direct Selling/Network Marketing: Millions of Participants make for a Veritable Industry

People have always asked the question, "Is this industry for real?" "Is direct selling/network marketing a real option for individuals out there?" Keep in mind we have nearly 16 million people in the United States selling consumer products and services in the range of $30 billion and more than 90 million people around the world doing this with sales exceeding $150 billion. This activity penetrates the fabric of our society. Earlier statistics, presented by the Direct Selling Association, have indicated that, perhaps, one in ten households have somebody who is doing this part-time.

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