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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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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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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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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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