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How Do MLM Companies Work?

Multi-level marketing (MLM) companies offer an affordable, low-risk way to build and run a business. So, how do MLM companies work? Here’s an end-to-end look at what you need to know, starting with a deep-dive into what multi-level marketing is, followed by an overview of how MLM companies are structured, the tailored MLM software that...

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Should MLM companies do business internationally?

Technology makes doing business internationally easier for multi-level marketing (MLM) companies, but there are still cultural, language, and currency differences to consider. Should MLM companies do business internationally? When weighing global opportunities for your MLM, here are five critical considerations. 1. Assess the market opportunity Expanding your MLM business into international markets is a major decision with...

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What type of MLM software support should you expect?

For multi-level marketing (MLM) companies, the choice of MLM software is a major business decision – and investment. To get the most out of it, you need to take full advantage of the support offered by your software provider. What type of MLM software support should you expect? From functionality through features, you want to...

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Alexandra Doyle Joins ByDesign Technologies Leadership Team to Support Growth Strategy

Alexandra brings more than 15 years of technology management experience to ByDesign (Tampa, FL) ByDesign Technologies, the leading provider of software for the direct selling industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alexandra Doyle to the newly created role of Commissions Department Manager to assist in fast-tracking the company’s growth strategy.  Alexandra will lead the...

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MLM Compensation: How to Build the Best Plan for Your Business

Every multi-level marketing (MLM) company relies on its compensation plan to motivate, recognize, and reward its field sales representatives. But MLM compensation plans are not “plug and play.” Every MLM company needs to do its homework to build the best compensation plan to fit its products, genealogy, and strategic goals.   Determining the right compensation...

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What is the best MLM compensation plan?

A multi-level marketing (MLM) company’s compensation plan is integral to the strategy, growth, and success of the business. So, what’s the best MLM compensation plan? Answering this question requires a deeper look at the different types of compensation plans and how they align with the goals of your MLM business. In the simplest terms, MLM...

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How to Find the Right MLM Software at the Right Price

We’ve all heard the tale. Before Goldilocks met up with the three bears, she sampled their porridge, finding one bowl too hot and one too cool before proclaiming the third, “just right.” She then – somewhat audaciously – goes on to try out the bears’ chairs and even sleep in their beds, always finding the...

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What does MLM software cost?

A multi-level marketing (MLM) company’s MLM software touches almost all operational aspects of the business and provides an essential element within the direct selling company’s technology platform. When considering their software options, the first thing most people want to know is, what does MLM software cost? To answer this question, let’s examine the details needed...

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What is the best MLM software?

For multi-level marketing (MLM) companies, the choice of MLM software is one of the most important business decisions with a direct and significant impact on the company’s success. When making this business-critical decision, MLM companies want the best – the best fit for the business, the best capabilities for their team, and the best technology...

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Everything You Want to Know About MLMs and How They Make Money

Multi-level marketing (MLM) sometimes has an air of mystery. What is an MLM? How do MLM companies work? What makes them different? And the million-dollar question: How do MLMs make money? If you’re looking for the answers to these questions, you’re in luck. We’re about to solve the mystery of the MLM business model –...

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