Debbi A. Ballard, mlm consultant and expert witness, is author of "How To Succeed In Your Own Network Marketing Business" and the ebook "Sixty Things You Should Know About MLM Compensation Plans." She is also one of the authors of the book, "Internet Marketing from the Real Experts." In the latter book, Debbi writes about the upcoming convergence of mlm and affiliate marketing. This fusion will forever change both those types of home-based business opportunities. She was a speaker at the Affiliate Summit in New York educating participants about this convergence and has spoken on mlm at corporate conferences throughout the U.S.