For the last several years I've been fascinated by the whole MLM field. I'm not talking about being the asshole selling exotic fruit juice, bullshit mortgages and financial products, over priced girdles, supposedly wholesale items, or any other product. I'm talking about starting my own MLM. I mean fuck... it's the easiest business plan in the world. Find a product you can get for cheap and normally sells for a lot more and find other people wanting to make money (of course off of the product). I mean look at the bullshit that's already on the table (a few examples given above). You can go to ebay or dozens of other sites and buy better products for half the price that these MLM companies sell the products for (supposedly wholesale to their associates). Anyway my questions are more on some of the legal aspects of this. I associate with some lawyers, but this is one of those fields that these guys don't deal with and lawyers are usually lazy fucks (and if they don't deal with that field it's easier to ask on a forum or find other resources) and I'd prefer someone or some people that has experience with this to answer some of my questions. I know the members of this forum are here because they have an entrepeneurial spirit and think outside the box. So these questions might not be totally outside the realm of this forum...and even if they are the SE results that would be generated from this post will at least get us some spam from companies that deal with this issue. Here's my ideas (althought vague) and questions. How do you start an MLM? Apart from telling me to incorporate the company because of liability issues and set up decent commissions and training (since that should be available for most programs). I found software at: Code: http://www.mlmsoftwarepro.com/ I did not go through the trial, I haven't tested it out and don't know what it can do, although I have looked at the website. It looks good (and cheap), but this might be something I want custom coded. Also the fact that the whois says they're from Israel doesn't help my confidence. Do you have any recommendations on software? It doesn't have to be MLM related, but easily customized into an MLM environment and ability to add new clients even if they're not online (because a lot of people into MLM aren't online at all or very limited). My ideas are these. I've found several different types of products that I can get for incredibly cheap and mark up several times (from what I pay) for a great profit. I mean this won't be one MLM company I can actually make a few of them off of my ideas. Of course I want to work with one or two ideas and build from there. The main thing is what is the easiest way of setting this up? I'd prefer to start offline and of course make online services an add-on. Think about it, it's a win-win, no matter how you look at it. I know I'm not the only one that can make a ton off of this, and I'm sure I'm not the only one that has though of this. Anyway this is something I've been thinking of for too long and hopefully some questions will be answered and I know this can help others also.