If you are a network marketing company or a distributor, you know that recruiting and retention are the lifeblood of the business. What factors make companies successful and the distributors successful? Of course, a competitive…more
1) Are You Outgoing? Network marketing is a great industry for outgoing people. Those who are uncomfortable asking friends and family to purchase products, or are generally shy, may want to consider other ways to earn…more
The last thing you want to do is join an illegal pyramid scheme. Here are eight red flags to look for when considering joining a direct selling, MLM, network marketing opportunity:
1. Promotions where the business opportunity…more
The definitions of “upline” and “downline” can be rather simple to explain even though compensation plan structures are rather complex. Here we have provided a brief and simple explanation of uplines and…more
Most companies will be registered to pay sales taxes throughout the country. However, most network marketing companies will only register to do business as a foreign corporation doing business in those states in which they have…more
This is a long complicated story and not without ongoing legal dispute. Unlike mail order firms which are immune from sales and use tax, direct selling companies are viewed by state officials as having “nexus” (sufficient…more
Front loading is when a MLM company requires a consultant to purchase an unreasonable amount of inventory that cannot realistically be resold and/or used within a reasonable amount of time.
Apart from general pyramiding…more
MLM attrition is high. This is a fact of life. All of those distributors, who you have signed up, have competing demands on their time. So, if they go passive, it is not your fault. If that happens, you should give it a good…more
Is there a correct term for 1099 independent direct selling distributor? Not really. As a general rule, distributors, consultants, representatives, independent business owners, etc. all describe a salesperson who sells products…more
When you are starting your MLM, direct selling, network marketing, or party plan business, you’ll find that recruiting experienced distributors is often essential to your company’s success. And if you don’t have the background…more
The costs of startup vary widely, depending on the type of product/service being offered and the need for infrastructure. It is obvious that a company which is engaged in its own manufacturing, ownership of warehousing and…more
The next Starting and Running the Successful MLM Company Conference is already scheduled for next year! On February 27th & 28th, 2014 we are hosting the MLM Conference for the 26th year! This is now our 66th annual conference…more
Have you ever wondered what happens in an MLM trial?
In this presentation, MLMLegal.com gives you a rare, front row seat into the complexities of an MLM trial.
In more than six hours of video, partitioned in more than a…more
Actually, they all fall under the general umbrella of “direct sales.” Historically, direct selling only involved direct person-to-person sales, often door-to-door. In the 1950’s companies such as Amway, Shaklee and Mary Kay…more
The term “pay to play” is actually a negative phrase in the direct selling and MLM industry. It is used to reference a program which encourages independent distributors to make purchases to qualify for commissions and rank…more
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