MLM Definition Articles

Independent Contractors—Things to Think About

Direct Selling can be defined in various ways. A very carefully thought out definition is provided on the Direct Selling Association website—www.dsa.org—and is repeated below: Direct Selling is the sale of a consumer product or service, person-to-person, away from a fixed retail location. These products and services are marketed to customers by independent salespeople. Depending …

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Do The Products Have “Intrinsic Value”?

Direct selling companies and their independent (non-employee) sales representatives operate in a minefield of laws, codes, and regulations, and interpretations of those laws, codes, and regulations. Companies whose products (unless clearly indicated otherwise, “products” includes services) are sold to its representatives exclusively, with no true customers, pose a pyramid law challenge most everywhere. For the …

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