MLM vs CDM Comparison - Part Two

Typical Multi-Level-Marketing
Consumer Direct Marketing
MLMs usually charge several times what the product is actually worth, such as $40 for a product that you would pay less than $5 for at the store. The products are competitively priced with grocery store brands on a per-use basis, even through they are usually substantially higher quality than those brands

MLM distributors usually tout big checks to entice others to get involved.  Rarely will a multilevel marketing company reveal what its distributors actually make.  Most multilevel marketing companies will also never reveal their actual sales. A good company publishes how much all the marketing members make at which status, complete with the high, the low, and the average in each status.  Such a policy would easily expose most MLM companies.

MLMs almost always tout a "ground floor opportunity" to potential business builders, implying major advantages if you hurry and get in on the "ground floor". Rather than deteriorating over time, a viable business opportunity gets better every year.  As products improve through more scientific discoveries each year, it gets easier and easier to outdistance the competition.  As sales aids improve and the company's reputation grows, it gets easier to build a substantial business faster than those who joined the year before.

MLMs often operate a "volume line" that a distributor can use to call the company before midnight on the last day of the month to determine how close the distributor is to reaching a particular "volume" qualification.
The distributor can then purchase the difference to qualify for specific bonuses or discounts. This incentivizes a distributor to make an even greater "investment" in inventory.
A good company has no volume lines. Customers buy only what they need each month. There is absolutely no incentive and no requirement to make large purchases at the end of the month to qualify for some volume level.