Distributors have various reasons for joining a network marketing opportunity. According to one website, 90% of direct sellers join because they like and believe in the product. 73% join because they like being their own boss. 64% join because they like working at home. 54% join because the harder they work, the more they make. And, 49% join because they enjoy selling.

And yet, according to another website, 51% join to earn supplemental income. 35% join to earn full-time income. 8% join so that they can purchase products at a discounted price. 4% join because they love to be recognized for their accomplishments. And, 25% join because they like to meet other people.

So, what are your reasons for joining an MLM, network marketing, direct selling, party plan company?

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The DSA’s Board of Directors recently approved two new member companies to full members of the Direct Selling Association: K&K Designs and Stream Energy are now full members of the Direct Selling Association and abide by the Association’s Code of Ethics.

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Merchant accounts, or payment processing solutions, are actually very important. This industry is difficult enough as it is. It’s often difficult to obtain merchant accounts because of prior track records, charge backs, etc.

Companies often obtain one merchant account, thinking they have it made, only to find out that their merchant account processors and the banks are spooked when there is a sudden spike in sales and they see rapid growth. Overnight, companies are told their reserves are going to be increased. Companies are told that their money will be held longer, their rates will rise, or sometimes, they will get cut off completely. We always tell companies that they should have two, three or four merchant accounts. It is essential to your future because once you are unable to pay the commission payments to your distributors or pay your vendors, you are out of business.

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