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MLM 101—Your MLM Business Plan

Are you starting a new direct selling company or considering becoming an independent distributor for the first time? Getting a new business off the ground can seem daunting. It’s important to remember the secret ingredient that builds teams and breaks down walls: communication! Effective communication pushes your leadership team up the challenging ramp towards launch.

  • December 24, 2014

    The Elevator Speech

    Did your grandma ever ask you what you do? You start explaining your job, your business, what happens each day, what goes right, and what goes wrong. Then, before you know it, she has fallen asleep? What happened? What happened is that you were unable to articulate, in sound bite fashion, in language sh... Read more ›

  • December 17, 2014

    The basics of party plans

    More and more networking companies are embracing party plans as a distribution model. Here's an overview of how party plans work and how they can work for you. In the traditional party plan there are basic components and practices. Let’s start the discussion with the company. The company, as in any direc... Read more ›

  • December 8, 2014

    An Interview with Simon Chan

    I recently had the honor of interviewing Simon Chan, an MLM industry leader and network marketing expert whose $25 million global business has grown to 18 countries. We wanted to hear what he had to say to new distributors and asked him to share his advice on motivation with our readers at When st... Read more ›

  • November 19, 2014

    Are You Feeling the Squeeze Financially?

    Many people are feeling the squeeze financially these days. It is a terrible thing, but believe it or not, it is not all bad. It’s just like with an orange, there is nothing wrong with it in its natural, whole state, but you can’t get the greatest benefit from it. It’s not just something to be admire... Read more ›

  • October 24, 2014

    How to Succeed at Social Media in 15 Minutes a Day – Part 2

    This is the second part of a two-part article. For Part 1, see How to succeed at social media in 15 minutes a day part 1 What's the first thing that a person hears about your company? They Google it. Next they get on the social media platform they use and see what people are saying there. But the great th... Read more ›

  • October 23, 2014

    How to Succeed at Social Media in 15 Minutes a Day – Part 1

    Lead generation has always been the subject for direct selling companies; as a distributor there are two ways to make money: recruiting people and getting customers. Social media is a tool that's going to make this easier. What will never be replaced in the industry is the face to face; some call it the be... Read more ›

  • October 14, 2014

    DSA Code of Ethics

    Summary Version of the DSA Code of Ethics As a consumer you should expect salespeople to: Tell you who they are, why they’re approaching you and what products they are selling. Promptly end a demonstration or presentation at your request. Provide a receipt with a clearly stated cooling off perio... Read more ›