Category Archives: Home-Based Business

The New FTC Direct Selling Guidance… Imperfect, But a Good Start – New Article

by Jeffrey A Babener (First Published in World of Direct Selling) Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in Leonard Cohen… Anthem The new FTC Direct Selling … Continue reading

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Is Your MLM / Network Marketing Company Failing? Here’s Why.

Who or what is generally responsible for the failure of the majority of MLM companies? To answer this question, it is best to look at the two phases of MLM companies: start up and maturity. Although many things can go … Continue reading

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FTC and Direct Selling Come to the Table as Stakeholders: H.R. 3409

by Jeffrey A Babener (First Published in World of Direct Selling) Everything dies baby, that’s a fact. But maybe everything that dies someday comes back. Bruce Springsteen, Atlantic City By Jeff Babener, Copyright 2017 What a difference a year makes. In a well-received … Continue reading

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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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