A Matrix Plan allows you to build a limited width. The width generally ranges from 2 to 5 people on the distributor's first level and more people enroll, they go under those first level people. Thus, an organization could conceivably grow into hundreds, or even thousands of people. The company promoting the products or services will determine how many levels deep they will pay.
A Matrix is a pay plan that is fairly easy to explain to those you want to get involved with it. Because it simply is a matter of getting a certain number of people on your front line, directly beneath you and duplicating that a certain number of levels beneath you and them. This Matrix Plan is something different than MLM Board Plan structure.