There are many options for those looking to begin a home based business.   On this page, I will lay out several options for those looking to jump start a career from home.  I would urge anyone looking to begin a business at home to do the proper research and be prepared to devote the amount of time and resources needed to get your business off the ground and marketable to your customer base.
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Direct Selling

Direct selling involves selling products or services person-to-person through independent sales representatives or consultants.   Direct sales companies offer individuals the opportunity to be independent contractors and typically provide marketing materials, peer support and other forms of support to enable individuals to be successful.  Individuals who become independent contractors market and sell the products and services of the parent company and earn a commission on those sales.

Products are usually sold in person or the consultant’s web page.  A popular way that sales are made are through in home parties where friends, family and others come together to learn about (and sometimes sample) the products or services.

Direct selling has been around forever.   Some of the more prominent companies that may come to mind, include Avon, Mary Kay, and Amway. But these days there are hundreds of companies that offer all types of products from beauty products, vitamins, foods, jewelry, clothing and more!  There is enough variety to find a company that could be the perfect fit for your interests.  
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Direct sales companies do require a sign-up fee, and depending on the company you choose, most range from as low as $30 to several hundred dollars.  The sign-up fee usually pays for marketing materials, products and other start up materials.

I have listed some direct sales companies below for you to consider.  This is, by know means, an exhaustive list.

Direct Sales Directory

AdvoCare – Health/Fitness/Wellness, Nutritional Supplements, Skincare, Weight Management

All Dazzle – Fashion Accessories, Jewelry

Amway – Nutrition, Wellness, Beauty, and Home Products

Avon – Cosmetics, Fashion Accessories, Fragrances, Giftware, Jewelry, Personal Care, Skincare

Blessings Unlimited – Art, Giftware, Holiday Decorations, Religious Books/Gifts

Celadon Road – Eco-Friendly Homeopathics

CUTCO – Cutlery, House and Kitchenware

Dove Chocolate Discoveries – Food/Gourmet Items

Enagic USA – Water Treatment Systems

Essential Bodywear – Lingerie/Sleepwear

Gourmet Coffee Stations – Coffee/Tea/Specialty Beverages

HomeTec – Auto Care, Home Appliances, Insurance

Jockey Person to Person – Clothing, Shoes, Fashion Accessories, Jewelry

Loving Works – Weight Management
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ManCave – Meats, Grill Products, Men’s Products

Mary Kay – Cosmetics, Skincare

NSA – Nutritional Supplements

The Pampered Chef – Cookware, House and Kitchenwares

Primerica – Financial Services

Rexair – Homecare, Vacuum Cleaners

Rodan + Fields – Skincare

SimplyFun – Toys and Games

Stampin’ Up – Rubber Stamps, Scrapbooking/Photo Albums

Tastefully Simple – Food/Gourmet Items

Tomboy Tools – Garden Accessories, Homecare, Tools

Usborne Books and More – Baby/Childcare, Books, Educational Materials, Encyclopedias, Toys/Games

WineShop at Home – Food/Gourmet Items, Party Supplies, Tableware, Wine/Wine Accessories

Zyrra – Lingerie