There are so many network marketing companies out there. Some people like the doing parties, others say they never what to have another party again as long as they live! Aside from basic things like how the company is set up, and the compensation plan payout, there are other things to think about that you may not know. Can you put your business in your will, or someday when your gone everything you have worked to build goes to your upline or back to the company. Most people want to pass on their business to a family member. If your not "active" for 2 consecutive months in a row, you have to start all over again. So if heaven forbid you were in a coma for 6 months and suddenly woke up and said "I have to get back to my business" do you pick right up where you left off, or is it gone and you have to start over. Also if your trying to move up the ranks, you have to wait for your downline to do their part. If some people are building at a slower pace you want to be able to achieve higher levels, but still be able to help those below you. A "ceiling" on what you earn - in other words most companies have in the policies and procedures book, if they have too many people earning at the top levels, they will only payout at 70% Does the company allow you to move consultants around in your downline not only to benefit you, but benefit the consultant so they can move up the ranks? Again do you want to have to wait for those building slower under you to catch up where you have to wait for them before you reach a higher title. Most people don't want any of this. Make sure when looking at companies you find out more about these things and ask questions. These are just a few things people have told me about with companies they have joined in the past.