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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 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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Incentivize to Increase Company Sales in Network Marketing

Incentivize to increase sales across your business. There are vastly different types of incentive programs. The most assumed and expected incentives are monetary and come in the form of bonuses and commissions. Since direct selling companies are trying to incentivize different types … 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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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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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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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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