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Direct Selling, Not Overselling



COVID-19 has impacted the lives of millions and will continue to, from a health, economic, and personal standpoint for many years to come. Among the heart-breaking thousands of casualties that have occurred, the job market has also taken a hit. The Federal Reserve reports that unemployment rates are higher than they have been since the Great Depression. In this reality, Americans are turning to direct selling as a solution. Continue reading Direct Selling, Not Overselling


Direct Selling in the Age of a Pandemic



COVID-19 has left millions of Americans unemployed and seeking new solutions to help them navigate the tough road ahead. Some have turned to the direct selling industry, chasing claims of financial freedom. Peter Marinello, Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) Vice President, and Howard J. Smith, one of the DSSRC’s attorneys, help us explore the unique world of direct selling and fill us in on the COVID-related claims that have kept them busier than usual over the last several months.


Does the Gig Economy Require Regulation?



Philip Garrity, Editor of The Freelancer, stops by to explain the complexity of the California AB5 law. It said to protect gig workers. However, the very people it’s meant to guard say, “No, thanks!” Is the help required to keep the gig economy and its workers safe? Hear what Philip has to say. 


Preview: Does the Gig Economy Require Regulation?



The side hustle has evolved into the full-blown, full-time gig economy. How, where, and when they work is all in the gig worker’s hands. However, the state of California believes help is required in ensuring this remains the case. Philip Garrity, Editor of The Freelancer, stops by to explain.

Get a sneak peek of the up and coming June 24th episode.