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Stay relevant with the latest insights on Technology, Compensation Plans, Sales Tax, International Expansion, Rep Success and more.  Learn about emerging markets, new trends and regulatory changes from the leading experts in Direct Sales, Party Plan and Multi-Level Marketing (MLM).  The ByDesign editorial mission is to provide expert level insights, and cutting-edge information that will advance the conversation around direct selling solutions as well as advance your success.  If there is a blog topic you would like us to cover or if you would like to share input, please email linda.gulla@bydesign.com

MLM Benefits

There are several benefits to the MLM business model that are extremely attractive to entrepreneurs. With more than 36.6 million customers purchasing products from MLM companies in the United States alone, it is easy to see why this business model is so popular. Below are the top five MLM benefits that make this business model...

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MLM Best Practices

It’s not always easy to know the right things to do for your business, but following these 5 MLM best practices will put your company on the fast-track for success: The  5 MLM best practices that every company should follow: Provide Higher-Quality Products: From its foundation, the MLM industry was built on the value proposition...

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How do you start an MLM company?

This article will cover the ten steps that are needed to start an MLM company. Some tasks are obvious, like finding a great product or building a marketing website, but what about the steps that are not well known and apply only to direct selling? The workload to start an MLM company can add up...

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How do MLM companies make money?

Like traditional business models,  MLM companies make money by selling products and services to the end consumer. This business model is unique because it leverages an organization of field sales and marketing representatives to sell its products to the end consumer.  In this article, we discuss the MLM business model and how revenue and profit...

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5 Tips for Expert Level Social Selling

As a Corporate leader, you are likely spending a good deal of your day focused on removing barriers for your field sales team. But are you utilizing technology to its full potential to connect your representatives with shoppers to maximize sales? This webinar will focus on advanced social selling behaviors and how you can take...

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ByDesign Technologies Welcomes Greg Fink as Senior Vice President of Sales

Jerry York, Global VP of Sales will continue to focus on accelerating international growth and expansion plans (Tampa, FL) ByDesign Technologies, the leading provider of software for the direct selling industry, is pleased to announce and welcome industry leader, Greg Fink as Senior Vice President of Sales. Greg will be responsible for developing new business...

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Direct Selling: Target Your Niche Market

Have you heard the saying, “Don’t try to be something for everyone, just be everything for someone?” That quote captures the secret to direct selling success. If you spend all your time trying to please the masses, you won’t have time to build deep relationships with the community of customers with both a need and...

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Social Selling Made Simple

The way that consumers interact when buying and selling products has evolved towards multi-channel forms of communication. No longer are they just purchasing an item, but they are becoming part of a community with other buyers around the world. Instead of being passive shoppers, they are actively taking part in what they buy with the...

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Women Microentrepreneurs in Direct Selling: Harnessing the Power of Information Communication Technology

Technology is the engine for growth and development, as the moving and sharing of information has become a fundamental part of both our personal and professional lives. In today’s world of the gig economy, there are roughly 60 million microentrepreneurs comprising an agile workforce of independent workers. These microentrepreneurs have income-earning activities that are unlike...

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Freedom plus Luci: The Pairing That’s Accelerating MLM Growth

As you design and build your Multi-Level Marketing business, your MLM software creates the foundation that enables you to scale and grow. You define the dream. You set the strategy. And you roll up your sleeves and make it happen. ByDesign’s Freedom Platform is by your side, bringing structure, ease, and accuracy to not only...

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