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Compensation strategy

Good compensation plans are designed to reward the behavior that helps build and maintain product sales. Each compensation plan is composed of multiple commissions, each filling a different role, rewarding a different behavior. Companies need to understand the advantages to each type of commission and build a successful strategy that meets the needs of every type of distributor that will profit their organization.

  • December 4, 2017

    Is it time to change your compensation plan?

    Podcast episode 17

    Mitch Stowell, Vice President of Commission Consulting at InfoTrax Systems, joins us for this two part episode to discuss the process of fine tuning compensation plans over time. How do you know when it’s time to change your commissions? What do you change? Mitch and Kenny talk over these critical d... Read more ›

  • November 6, 2017

    Incentives that get distributors moving

    Podcast episode 15

    Sam Glanzer, Director of Rewards and Recognition at Younique, joins Kenny on this episode of the podcast to talk about promotions, incentives, contests, and rewards. He tells us the right way to design and promote an incentive and some of the wrong ways to do it. Together, Kenny and Sam discuss the ne... Read more ›

  • November 1, 2017

    Incentives and Rewards

    Going Beyond the Compensation Plan

    I’ve written a lot about compensation plans. If you’ve read some of my articles on the topic you already know that compensation plan design is all about rewarding the behaviors you want to see from your distributors. But your options for rewarding and incentivizing distributors go beyond commissions—yet... Read more ›

  • November 28, 2016

    The Straight Facts on Stacking

    There are certain compensation strategy problems that we see play out again and again around the industry. Stacking is one of them. It is the bane of level commissions and it can cripple an organization—distributors who stack take away more money than the compensation plan is designed to pay them, hurting n... Read more ›

  • August 13, 2016

    The Case for a Chief Compensation Officer

    In the August issue of Direct Selling News, InfoTrax Systems Vice President of Commissions Operations, Kenny Rawlins, makes a compelling argument for the inclusion of a chief compensation officer (CCO) on the executive team of every direct selling company. Last year’s Vemma injunction and the recent Herb... Read more ›

  • July 6, 2016

    Starting an MLM Company That Will Last, Part 2 Compensation Strategy

    Multilevel Marketing is big business. There are dozens of companies (including Infotrax) that sell products and services to MLMs new and old. My company has been supporting companies in the industry for decades. I have seen a lot of companies start: some fail some succeed beyond their wildest expectations, an... Read more ›

  • March 26, 2016

    Bringing Compensation Plans Into Perspective Part 4

    Hybrid Uni-level and the 5% Plus Theory How does a Hybrid Uni-level Compensation Plan create the above- referenced 5% Plus Commission? (See Foundation Principles, 5% Plus Theory.) With this plan, there are only customers and distributors. You can receive retail commission on customers if they’re first leve... Read more ›