Category Archives: Home-Based Business

How have raiding rules evolved in direct selling contracts and policies and procedures? New Video!

Some companies state that you can’t recruit people that you didn’t personally sponsor. If you personally sponsor a friend or family member then why can’t you recruit them to join you at your new company? The short answer is that … Continue reading

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Search for Certainty in Direct Selling… A Legal and Business Rationale for H.R. 3409

By Jeffrey Babener, © 2017/2018 (First Published in World of Direct Selling) Executive Summary: The legal environment and the accepted business model of leading direct selling companies has been relatively stable for 50 years. That equilibrium was upset by the regulatory … Continue reading

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How Many Distributors Fail in Network Marketing?

What is the meaning of failure? If a distributor only makes a few hundred dollars a month, does that mean they have “failed?” What would that make the distributor who doesn’t make any money from network marketing at all? Or the … Continue reading

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Legally, are all Compensation Plans Viewed the Same?

Being in the MLM law business for over 30 years, we’ve been asked this question countless times. Direct selling business owners – especially MLM startup company owners – want to know which compensation plan structure will be the most supportive … Continue reading

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4 Tips to Become a Top-Selling MLM Distributor

Let’s face it. Sales isn’t easy. It’s no different in multilevel marketing. But that’s you goal! You want to become a top-earning distributor in your MLM company. It’s not impossible. After over 30 years in the legal MLM business, we’ve … Continue reading

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2 Ways Distributors Earn Income in MLM

How do distributors earn income? Distributors working for MLM companies earn income slightly differently than a typical employee. Here are two basic ways that distributors earn income in MLM: 1. Retailing – They buy products from their companies at wholesale … 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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10 Tips to Sponsoring Long Distance Recruits Successfully

In the digital age, one thing is for sure, your network of friends, relatives and online acquaintances will reach far beyond your own city limits – even beyond your country! Even if you don’t call yourself a “technology person,” 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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