**The distinct feature of a matrix plan is its limited width. Unlike other MLM compensation plans, matrix restricts the number of distributors you can sponsor on your first level, usually to less than five. The most commonly used matrix MLM plans are 4 x 7, 5 x 7, 3 x 9 and 2×12. Like this plan, also the design of Board Matrix is a 2 x 2 Matrix that is also known as 2 x 2 Matrix Cycle Plan.**

##### Matrix width - defines number of sub affiliates allowed for every affiliate. Leaving this value Unlimited will in fact deactivate the Forced Matrix rules, because new sub affiliates will be always assigned to the particular referrer. If you want to profit from the Forced Matrix functionality, set this field to a positive number higher then 0. Example: If you define, that an affiliate can have at most 3 sub affiliates, it will mean, that on first level he will have at most 3 sub affiliates, on second level at most 9, on third level at most 27, on fourth at most 81 sub affiliates and so on.

*Another disadvantage occurs when distributors drop out. If they haven’t sponsored anyone, then you can just start building again at that spot. However, if they have sponsored other reps, their vacancy now creates a “hole” in the matrix that you can’t plug. This is a position for which you can never get paid. But there’s a catch. Some matrix plans feature compression, which will pull one (or more) reps up from below to fill the hole. Now your matrix is once again full – or at least empty at the bottom where new reps can join.*

Matrix Plan is a pyramid structure arranged into a fixed number of width(row) and depth(column) that restricts the number of distributors you can sponsor on your first level. It is represented by the formula “ width * depth”. Matrix Plan is also known as Forced Matrix MLM Plan or Ladder Plan. Matrix Plan limits the width and motivates to hire more members in the downline.

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