Best MLM Compensation Plans

In multi-level marketing or direct selling, choosing the best MLM compensation plan that suits your business’s value proposition is a tricky deal. Among the infinite possibilities and combinations, picking the best compensation plan in network marketing relies on the consideration of many factors. Some of the most important factors to consider while choosing an MLM plan are:

  • Product/service category
    Product/service category
  • Product cost to selling price ratio
    Product cost to selling price ratio
  • Existing laws in the market
    Existing laws in the market
  • Training & marketing methods
    Training & marketing methods

These factors function as core elements upon which a flawless MLM compensation plan is built. EpixelEpixel MLM Software provides technology solutions to help MLM and direct selling companies to digitally transform into a customer-centric organization., the responsible network marketing software company, makes it easier for direct selling/MLM companies by providing them with the best MLM plan that is reliable, scalable and flexible enough to accommodate their growing business needs. We also provide consulting services for everything related to MLM plans, from designing to developing or restructuring.

What do we offer?

Here are some of the major network marketing business plans and their variants as per demands. To make your decision-making step easier, we’re providing you with some useful data.

Compensation plan and its features
Compensation explanation
8 important MLM laws to follow
Compensation plan calculator

Types of MLM Compensation Plans

Here are the major types of MLM compensation plans and their features explained methodically with plan working calculations and demonstrations.

Binary MLM Plan

Binary MLM Plan

An easy-to-understand two-legged compensation plan that offers rapid growth opportunities and unlimited depths.

Unilevel MLM Plan

Unilevel MLM Plan

Universal MLM business plan with unlimited members in the frontline offers maximum benefits to the distributor from the combined effort of their team.

Matrix MLM Plan

Matrix MLM Plan

Perfectly structured compensation plan with a fixed width and depth brings a balanced payout structure and numerous compensation possibilities.

Stairstep Breakaway MLM Plan

Stairstep Breakaway MLM Plan

Highly rewarding MLM business plan, based on rank hierarchy, boosts distributor productivity and increases sales efficiency.

Party MLM Plan

Party MLM Plan

Home-based direct selling business plan to promote the sale of products through home parties.

Board MLM Plan

Board MLM Plan

Network marketing business plan that can be combined with any plan, ensures guaranteed growth opportunities for distributors.

Generation MLM Plan

Generation MLM Plan

Most sought-after plan for e-commerce business with various generation levels of users to maximize productivity.

Monoline MLM Plan

Monoline MLM Plan

Single line structure MLM marketing plan with unlimited business levels offers multiple positions to distributors in the same genealogy tree who qualify set criteria.

What is MLM Compensation Plan?

MLM companies build their businesses on specific commission structures (popularly known as compensation plans) based on their profitability interests. An MLM compensation plan is the foundation on which MLM businesses are built. Multilevel marketing is popular for its broad range of compensation plans, each having unique properties of its own.

Marketing in an MLM business model indicates the selling part, and compensations are the rewards for a sale from Personal Sales Volume (PSV) or Group Sales Volume (GSV). Usually, compensations are provided as commissions or bonuses. Commissions are provided based on PSV and bonuses for GSV or group efforts.

Each type of MLM compensation plan and network marketing plan does have a unique compensation structure. However, an MLM company mostly has a hybrid compensation structure i.e. multiple plans are used. Thus the same commissions/bonuses can be seen in more than one network marketing business plan.

There are many types of mlm plans, and these are supported in the Epixel compensation engine. We also support custom compensation plans as per the requirements of the direct sales company.

MLM laws compliant in Epixel MLM system

Network marketing/MLM companies need to follow certain laws and abide by them properly. Here is an 8-layer general MLM rule chart one must assure to make the business legitimate. Make sure you follow these rules. Mark the boxes accordingly and see how your business progresses.

# Law compliances Yes No
1 Real products to sell
2 Compensations for recruiting only(No compensation for product sales)
3 High joining fee than provided product kit
4 Constant price inflation
5 Products sales reach customers outside the network
6 Forcing distributors to recruit more people instead of more product sales
7 Frequent payout rescheduling
8 Too many discounts offered

*The above law compliance factors are derived based on FTC rules.


There exist many such laws and rules in different regions of the world. As direct selling is a globally accepted industry with a $179.3 billion turnover, the customers are also spread globally.

Epixel MLM system is a customizable software engine suitable for all direct selling business groups and supports all major MLM business plans. Our system is compliant to meet and process compensations based on these laws.

Quick calculations, faster payout!

Distributors become active when they get rewarded quickly i.e. schedule their payout in time. However, to decide what all compensations to provide them without shifting the company’s revenue is a tough call.

To assure that the company also gets profit alongside the distributors, Epixel provides MLM CALCULATORS. MLM calculators can quickly calculate or simulate the following,

  • How much profit do you earn?
  • Decide the right amount of compensation to reward distributor by balancing the company revenue
  • Decide how many levels to set in a compensation plan for spillover
  • Pre-calculate the values to set for startups
  • Companies and consultants can review their plan easily
  • Consultants can use simulators to advice direct selling companies about which plan suits best, switch to a new plan by making use of multiple plan calculators

In short, calculators are the primary things you can use to easily predict the future of your business based on the values.

MLM Calculators

Similarly, we provide many useful tools to tools to analyze and manage your MLM plan and its compatibility with your business. As a decision-maker or a consultant, you can always refer our system to understand the value of the MLM package we provide. Feel free to contact us, we’re always there to help you!

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