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  • July 9, 2018

    Direct selling reaches out to the poor

    In rich nations, […] leaders have uncritically accepted the myth that the poor have no money. In reality, low-income households collectively possess most of the buying power in many developing countries, including such emerging economies as China and India. If businesses ignore the bottom of the economic py... Read more ›

  • June 25, 2018

    Working for a Cause

    “Life Vantage Legacy” (Life Vantage) "Forever Giving" (Forever Living Products) “Force for Good” (Nu Skin) “Walk for Breast Cancer” (Avon) “Healing Hands” (doTerra) “Foundation for Life” (4-Life) What do these direct selling companies have in common? The answer is a “ca... Read more ›

  • June 18, 2018

    Giving Back, a Worldwide Tradition

    2017 Global Philanthropy Report

    The direct selling industry has a long tradition of giving back to our communities. It’s one of our favorite things about network marketing. But it’s difficult to know how much of an impact this tradition actually makes on our world. Recently the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA) pub... Read more ›

  • June 11, 2018

    Can MLMs sell common products?

    Occasionally you’ll see an anti-MLMer complaining that MLM products are overpriced for what they are. They’ll say you can buy similar or identical products off a store shelf for less. They’re not entirely wrong—it’s common for MLM products to cost more than their counterparts in discount stores. ... Read more ›

  • June 4, 2018

    The Huge Role of MLM Product

    It’s difficult to overstate the importance of the actual product in any MLM company. Every company with long-term success was built on great products and on customer loyalty to those products. Any success a company achieves without both of those things is fleeting at best. But it’s not enough for a direct... Read more ›

  • May 28, 2018

    What you need to know about buying and selling supplements

    Nutritional supplements are big business. According to Statista, Americans spent $36.1 billion dollars on retail nutritional supplements in the year 2017. But traditional retail isn’t the only way that consumers buy supplements—the direct selling industry provides many high quality and unique nutritional ... Read more ›

  • May 14, 2018

    Scarcity as a persuasive strategy

      "Limited time only!" "Close out sale!" "While supplies last!" "Rare and unique!" These are all phrases sellers use to create scarcity as a persuasive strategy. Scarcity is the idea that as things become less available to us, they become more desirable. You can create scarcity by limiting how peop... Read more ›