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.
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.
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
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