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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.

  • January 12, 2015

    The Three Proven Commission Plans – Part 3: Hybrid Uni-level

    Most of the MLM commission plans that are called Uni-levels today are actually Hybrid Uni-levels. Typically, the Uni-level Plan is the backbone and then other commissions like fast starts and/or pool bonuses are added to increase earnings. So, this Plan features a level commission as the primary commission. S... Read more ›

  • April 3, 2014

    The Perfect Compensation Plan

    I’ve been working with MLM companies and compensation plans for over 30 years, and one common misconception is that there is a “perfect compensation plan” that would work for any company. There is no perfect compensation plan, but there is a golden rule which, when applied, will create favorable compens... Read more ›

  • November 19, 2013

    The Pixingo Story

    Bryan Thayer, Co-Founder of Pixingo, is interviewed by J.Michael Palka, a 33-year MLM veteran and PR specialist. Bryan Thayer almost didn’t need be told that a photo-based business had the potential to be a blockbuster success. Today so much of our life is captured in images. How could a business that th... Read more ›

  • October 25, 2013

    MLM: What’s Your Type?

    Everyone involved with an MLM falls into one of two types. You're either a customer or a distributor. Every company needs both customers and distributors to make a profit and to remain legal in the eyes of regulatory bodies. Within each of these types there are sub-types, and once again your company ne... Read more ›

  • October 4, 2013

    The Three Proven Commission Plans – Part 5: Breakaway, Hybrid Uni-level, Binary – Differences

    If you don’t really understand the differences between the three proven commission plans in the MLM industry--Breakaway, Hybrid Uni-level, and Binary--you should! So, here you go—study up, and then when you have a chance, further consult with people who understand the differences like the back of thei... Read more ›

  • September 27, 2013

    The Three Proven Commission Plans: Part 1

    “What is the world’s best network marketing commission plan?” you ask. By now, if you’re like most people in the MLM business, you just want to know what network marketing commission plan works the best. Of course, the problem is that each of today’s three predominant commission plan types has b... Read more ›