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  • Personal Development Week:

    Great Workplaces in Direct Sales
  • November 5, 2018

    You Can’t Grow Without Feedback (and Top Performers Know It)

    Do you suck at giving feedback? Are you hurting people’s feelings? Or, are you so afraid to hurt feelings that you never tell people what you know they’re doing wrong? Many of us get feedback wrong. The right way to do it is not obvious, yet even managers rarely get evidence-based training on how t... Read more ›

  • October 29, 2018

    Empower Your Female Employees to Close the Gender Gap for Themselves

    At MLM.com we occasionally take time out of our busy compensation-plan-explaining, corporate-strategy-discussing schedules to crow about how pro-woman the direct sales industry is. (And no, that’s not just because the site is run by women.) Direct selling has always been a woman’s game. The question is: w... Read more ›

  • September 8, 2016

    Direct Sales Companies Need More Female Executives

    There are not enough women in the upper echelons of direct sales corporations. I know. I’ve seen it. Last year, women made up 77.4% of direct sellers, but the number of female executives in the same industry is pitifully low. If you look at photos of executive teams, sometimes you’ll see a female assistan... Read more ›

  • October 15, 2018

    How Company Values Can Boost Stability, Happiness, and the Bottom Line

    Why do company values matter? Why do so many companies write mission statements? What is company culture and why is it important? On this episode, Kenny Rawlins sits down with Nancy Tobler, PhD and MLM.com Editor-in-chief, to answer these questions and continue our conversation about what makes a company ... Read more ›

  • October 8, 2018

    Is a High Turnover Rate Killing Your Bottom Line?

    For a few weeks we’ve been releasing content about great workplaces. We’ve been asking: What makes a company a great place to work? And how do direct selling companies stack up next to other employers? We’ve discussed the Direct Selling News’ yearly special section about the best direct selling com... Read more ›

  • October 1, 2018

    Inside DSN’s Best Places to Work

    What makes a company a great place to work? Every year, Direct Selling News runs a feature that asks this exact question to identify which direct sales companies score high among their employees. On this episode of the MLM.com Podcast, we invited Todd Eliason—DSN’s Editor-in-chief—to give us the ... Read more ›

  • September 24, 2018

    Is your direct sales company a great place to work?

    Direct selling companies work hard at helping distributors grow personally and economically. It’s no surprise those same companies are good to their employees. What does it take to be a best workplace? Plenty of voices are answering this question. In June 2018, Inc Magazine published their list of best work... Read more ›

  • Personal Development Week:

    Social responsibility
  • September 18, 2018

    Changing people’s lives for the better

    Most companies today have philanthropic initiatives but they’re often superficial or even counterproductive. How can a company design a charity program that does real good in the world? We sat down with Russ Fletcher, CEO of Xyngular, to hear about how he and Xyngular have risen to the challenge. Rus... Read more ›

  • June 18, 2018

    Giving Back, a Worldwide Tradition

    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 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 ›

  • 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 ›

  • August 21, 2017

    Trades of Hope, more than charity

    Gretchen and Elizabeth Huijskens join us to talk about Trades of Hope—a philanthropic party plan company they founded along with Holly Wehde and Chelsie Antos, to microfinance artisan co-ops operating in impoverished areas. Trades of Hope works with artisan partners around the world (who create jewe... Read more ›

  • Personal Development Week:

    Product strategy in MLM
  • August 20, 2018

    Characteristics of the best MLM products

    What do makeup, skin care, supplements, essential oils, health products, diet products, clothing, home goods, and natural products have in common (besides being bestsellers in the MLM world)? On this episode of the MLM.com Podcast, Steve Hooper and Nancy Tobler join Kenny to discuss what makes a great pro... 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 ›

  • 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 ›

  • 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 ›