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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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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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Are Their Concerns about Consultants Marketing Their MLM Business through Social Media?

It is very common for consultants to have friends on their social media accounts who are friends and customers, or co-workers and friends, or family friends and work friends, as well as also being someone they know in their direct … Continue reading

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What does the phrase “pay to play” mean?

The term “pay to play” is actually a negative phrase in the direct selling and MLM industry. It is used to reference a program which encourages independent distributors to make purchases to qualify for commissions and rank advancement. Obviously, personal … Continue reading

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MLMLegal.com has released an analytical article by noted direct selling industry expert and legal authority, Jeffrey Babener

Herbalife: What Short Sellers Missed on the Way to the Press Conference… The Personal Use Issue in Pyramid Analysis; Who is an Ultimate User? An excerpt from the article and link to the full article atwww.mlmlegal.com.   Déjà vu, all … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Direct Selling and The Basics of MLM

This blog post is a companion post to the video: An Introduction to Direct Selling and The Basics of MLM The Introduction of Expert MLM Attorney, Jeff Babener Jeffrey Babener of Babener and Associates is a legal legend in network … Continue reading

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Interview with Expert MLM Attorney – Are Earnings Calculators Legal?

Expert MLM Attorney, Jeff Babener, explains when it is legal for direct selling companies to use earnings calculators to make earnings claims. Interview with Expert Attorney – Are Earnings Calculators Legal? Interviewer: Jeff, talk to us about earnings calculators because … Continue reading

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