Category Archives: Network Marketing

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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9 Characteristics of a Successful Network Marketer + Videos!

Not every person is right for the direct selling business. Are you right for MLM? Here is a list of 9 characteristics of a successful network marketer: 1. You must be able to meet people! This is a people business. … Continue reading

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Watch out for Pyramid Schemes! Some Warning Signs

How can you tell if a company is an pyramid scheme, unintentional cash gifting pyramid scheme, or otherwise downright illegal? Well, there is no single authority on the on the subject. There’s not really one single definition either. However, there … Continue reading

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Create a Prospect List!

Potential Distributors are quite literally all around you. Friends, relatives, neighbors, PTA, people you run into at the post office and grocery store. They are everywhere! Consider using this list to develop your own prospect list, and remember, these folks may … Continue reading

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10 Questions Distributors Must Ask to Meet their Sales Objectives

As a distributor, you must decide what your objectives are when beginning your network marketing, direct selling, MLM business. Here are ten questions to ask yourself in order to help you meet your sales goals and reach your full sales … 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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