Category Archives: For MLM Executives

The Thorny Issues of “Personal Use” in Direct Selling

There exists tension between the direct sales industry and industry regulators as to the role of “personal use” of products and services by distributors of MLM companies. The broad and ambiguous language in pyramid legislation has contributed to the problem. … Continue reading

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6 Direct Selling Companies with Humble Beginnings

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway. –Mary Kay Ash Humble Beginnings Can you become the “million-dollar earner?” Don’t sell yourself short just because you’re starting … Continue reading

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13 Ways Direct Sellers can avoid the Dreadful Audit

The deadline is nearly here. It’s tax season! Are you’re overjoyed or pulling your hair out? Regardless of your perspective, nothing could rain on your parade more than being audited. You probably do your best to remain inconspicuous, which is … Continue reading

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Is the FTC ramping up regulation of the MLM Industry?

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez argued on October, 2016 at the DSA Policy Conference that it was time to ratchet up regulation of the direct selling industry, and not a time to “put the brakes” on more regulation of the … Continue reading

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21 Ways to Provide Legal and Ethical MLM Training to Distributors

You can look at MLM companies from several perspectives to get an idea if they are running a legal business or a pyramid scheme. In this post, we cover how legal MLM companies approach training their distributors. Legal direct selling … Continue reading

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Join for the Product or the Compensation Plan?

What is more important to distributors, the compensation plan or the product? It is common for distributors to be recruited based on an attractive compensation plan. Instant monetary benefits, promises of instant wealth, and enormous payouts are often advertised by … Continue reading

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Expert MLM Attorney Explains ‘What Are Unauthorized Earnings Claims?’ – Video

Expert MLM Attorney and Legal Consultant, Jeff Babener, explains what unauthorized medical claims are in his video “What Are Unauthorized Earnings Claims?” Have you seen or heard a direct selling company say something like, “Make $10,000 a month!” or “Guaranteed … Continue reading

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Products that Sell the Best through Network Marketing

As a general matter direct selling, which is often also referred to as network marketing and multilevel marketing, is a channel of distribution best suited to market consumer products and services directly to the customer, or end consumer. Some business-to-business, … Continue reading

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Hard Facts and Statistics about the Direct Selling Industry – Updated for 2015

The Direct Selling Association released the MLM statistics for direct sellers for 2015. The numbers are riveting: 2 million people were involved in direct selling in the U.S. during 2015. Those people sold an estimated $36.12 billion dollars in retail … Continue reading

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Hard Facts about a Growing Industry – Updated 2016 for 2014

Did you know that over *18 million people in the United States alone were involved in direct selling in 2014? The estimated sales of these people are $34.5 billion, which is up 5.5% from 2013. Here are some statistics about … Continue reading

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