Did you know that there are RULES about posting about your Direct Sales Pay Check?
If you are in a direct sales or network marketing company, your policies and procedures forbid product and or financial claims. Don’t believe me? Go read ‘em. Trust me, it’s in there. Especially if you sell any type of product that is supposed to go in or on the body, this is HUGE for you. Companies AND their distributors (yes, you read that right…distributors too) have been fined MILLIONS of dollars for making improper product claims. This applies to all kinds of things: what you post in a blog, customer testimonials, statements on your Facebook page…all of it.
And… The Rules Are Even STRICTER when if comes to Financial Claims! What’s important to know…. the thing about social media is that all those regulatory bodies (FTC, FDA, etc) can easily find out when you’re making those claims. Even if you are absolutely convinced that your product cured your cancer, you can’t say it. Even if you really did make a lot of money… you can’t say it. Why not?WHY? Well, because if you make a statement about your product that has not been filed with the FDA, and the FDA finds out, the FDA could require your company to stop selling that product and seize all the stock of that product. Seriously. And then your product can’t help anybody.And… if you make a public statement (post your pay stub or show it to somebody) about your pay, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice can both come after you. bBoth view this as a big no no too and can, yes can, and DO fine companies millions. But…. you can be fined too…. top distributors who have ‘shared’ their pay check info online or in person have also been fined – upto $1 million. Do you have a million $?Shhh… don’t answer that!