MLM compensation plans
Compensation plans in network marketing / MLM vary from one company to the next. They are at best difficult to understand for both you and the person introducing them to you.
It is up to you to ask questions when evaluating any company’s pay plan. Some are front end loaded or they maybe back end loaded.
There are some plans out there that payout more then 100% fortunately these companies don’t last long but do end up hurting individuals and give the network marketing industry as a whole a bad name.
As a general rule of thumb anytime you see a payout of more then 60% be suspect. It generally indicates that:
- The products are grossly overpriced, unless it is a unique
product or a exclusive patented product.
- Qualification/Quotas most well established companies will
have some volume or monthly quota that each individual representative
- Breakage/Break away several of the most popular programs
out there use this one. Imagine after all your hard work you
miss your quota for the month only to have all your hard work
building an organization disappear.
Most compensation plans fall into binary, breakaway, matrix, stair-step or uni-level plan but there are other plans out there as well.
First level is limited to two with infinite depth.
Unlimited first level width, usually with a finite depth 10 to ?
First level width 2 to 7 usually 5 to 50 levels deep.
Unlimited first-level width with a depth of usually 5 to 10 levels.