Could someone tell me whether the opportunity I am in is Direct Sales or MLM? When I joined I was told by them that it was not MLM but was instead a Direct Sales Organization. Here are the program details: I have recently started with a "Direct Sales" organization, North American Power. They pay me $15 for every residential customer and $40 for every business customer I switch to use NAP as their energy supplier (MD, PA and CT as of today with TX coming online next week). I then get $2 for every 1000kwH of electricity my customers use every month as a residual for as long as they stay my customer. I can bring new brokers on under me and I can get $5 for every customer they obtain, and $0.50 for every 1000kwH of electricity their customers bill. Since I bring brokers on under me doesn't that make it a MLM? Are they just trying to avoid the bad stigma associated with the term MLM? All I had to pay to join was $49 and they told me that was to cover the cost of a background check and back-office website. I have been doing very well just doing the switches without worrying about getting brokers. Does that make it direct sales if you can succeed without bringing on people under you? I would love your opinions, because I would love how to back up my claim that its not MLM when I explain it to people. Thanks!!