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Is Direct Selling Right for You? direct Sales The basics Robert Laura From the Editor's Desk
Feb 26

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The basics

Is Direct Selling Right for You?

Multi-level marketing gets a bad rap, but it can be a legitimate way to make money from home, if you take it seriously. It’s not as easy as some... GO TO ARTICLE
Door-to-Door Sales: Dead or Evolving? direct Sales How things have changed David Glenn From the Editor's Desk
Jan 29

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How things have changed

Door-to-Door Sales: Dead or Evolving?

It’s hard to believe that just 50 years ago, door-to-door sales was commonplace. People welcomed the novel opportunity to purchase household items from home. However, as society has changed, “a knock on... MORE
Is it a Pyramid Scheme, a Ponzi Scheme or Legitimate MLM? direct Sales How to identify fraud From the Editor's Desk
Jan 21

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How to identify fraud

Is it a Pyramid Scheme, a Ponzi Scheme or Legitimate MLM?

At some point you’ve probably been offered an opportunity to take part in a multi-level marketing company by a friend. When some people hear about this business model, they... MORE
Look Into Network Marketing Before You Dismiss direct Sales Important considerations Randy Martinsen Randy Martinsen
Jan 21

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Important considerations

Look Into Network Marketing Before You Dismiss

This is one of those topics that cause 85 percent of the population — especially business owners — to cringe and run away. I believe it’s one we all... MORE
The Ups and Downs of Direct Selling direct Sales Is it right for you? Staff Writer From the Editor's Desk
Jan 09

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Is it right for you?

The Ups and Downs of Direct Selling

I have some bad news: Most of you will not make money selling candles, jewelry, purses or any other product from a direct-selling company. I’ll explain more below. But... MORE
Organic Farmers More Likely to be Younger, Engage in Direct Sales direct Sales USDA From the Editor's Desk
Jan 09

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Organic Farmers More Likely to be Younger, Engage in Direct Sales

When compared to conventional counterparts, certified organic producers are more likely to sell directly to consumers, are more likely to produce on-farm renewable energy and are younger, according to... MORE
Creating a Covetable Mailing List direct Sales Because "who" matters From the Editor's Desk
Jan 06

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Because "who" matters

Creating a Covetable Mailing List

You’ve composed a dazzling direct mail campaign with captivating text and appealing graphics. It’s ready to go! Now what about your mailing list? According to a recent article by... MORE
Network Marketing: How to Know if an MLM Opportunity is Legitimate direct Sales Read this before you commit Lionel Luigi Lopez From the Editor's Desk
Jan 06

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Read this before you commit

Network Marketing: How to Know if an MLM Opportunity is Legitimate

Network marketing, also referred to as multi-level marketing (MLM), can mean a lot of things to different people. For some, it’s a fast and relatively easy way to start... MORE
Avon splits with trade group, citing risk of pyramid schemes direct Sales Friction in the direct sales industry Max Ehrenfreund From the Editor's Desk
Jan 06

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Friction in the direct sales industry

Avon splits with trade group, citing risk of pyramid schemes

Avon Products is leaving the trade association it helped to found more than a century ago, writing in a letter to other member companies last week that the group’s... MORE