Multi-Level Marketing (MLM), cellular marketing, affiliate marketing, consumer-direct marketing, referral marketing, and home-based business franchising are all terms used to describe network marketing.
Network marketing companies frequently construct layers of salespeople, in which salespeople are incentivized to recruit their own networks of salespeople.
The persons who start a new tier (or "upline") get paid commission on their own sales as well as the sales of the individuals in the tier they started (the "downline").
With time, a new tier may emerge, providing additional commission to the top tier as well as the intermediate tier.
The earning of a member of network marketing depends on the sale of the product as well as on the recruiting.