Excited to hear that Watkins is one of your faves. More n more I am loving my Watkins business and family. Our sign up in June is a mere 29.95 and that includes personalized website. You are free from there to do whatever you wish with no stressful monthly quotas or autoships. We are soon to celebrate 150 years in business - now that is legitimacy and longevity hard to match. Thanks for your article and your endorsement of Watkins!
Steeped Tea is a fairly new (2012) company specializing in loose-leaf teas. Of many of the companies I'm writing about here, this is admittedly one of the few I've actually heard of prior to my research. I was invited to a Steeped Tea party last month but thanks to debilitating morning sickness (yay) had to decline the invitation. It sounded fun though, a bunch of friends getting together to try flavors like Birthday Cake and Almond Chocolate Torte. The start-up kit is only about $150 but you are required to pay a monthly fee of near $13 to maintain your active consultant status.

Both men and women equally look for natural products to add to their everyday skincare regime. No wonder beauty business is one of the huge forces in the retail market, both offline and online. The sales are truly high for this domain but people really want to buy it from a trusted platform. And when it comes to online, what could be better than Amazon?
An important aspect of your product being found by a potential customer is knowing what search terms they are entering on Amazon. Search is the primary way that customers use to locate your products on Amazon. Per Amazon, customers search by entering keywords, which are matched against the information (title, description, etc.) you provide for a product.
Life's Abundance sells products that help consumers (cats, dogs, and humans) live happier, healthier and longer lives. Field Reps (Consultants) earn commission on commissionable products, as well as startup, sales, and team building bonuses. According to this article, the startup fee is only $29.95 and there are no monthly sales quotas, and your website is free. Life's Abundance has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Hosted storefronts are an easy way to set-up your own Web store and a good option for small or individual sellers who aren’t quite ready to invest in a large ecommerce website. Storefronts — a managed service — make it easy to create and manage a store because you don’t need any HTML or programming skills, and you can customize the storefronts to suite your business needs.
Given that people who actually have lives usually travel during the summer months, this travel pillow was a pretty big hit, selling close to 200 items in this listing alone, and a few thousands more in other, more expensive listings. It was also pretty popular on Amazon. It sort of reminds me of those ostrich pillows, that sold quite well last year.
I would really like to find a profitable at-home business opportunity, but selling is difficult. The family, friends and coworkers I have watch their money and won’t spend money on items that are very expensive, such as crystal, Pampered Chef, Yankee Candle, etc. Most people I talk to want low-cost items they can use everyday, ranging from house goods, food and clothing. I prefer catalog sales since it’s easy to bring with me anywhere I go. Although I do have a full time job, I’m looking to create a 2nd income so I can pay off some old debt and rebuild my credit again. If anyone can help, please let me know! I’m not looking to shell out money for kits that are very costly. Thank you! Please email Brian at briguyct at gmail.

Very effective collection on Direct Sales companies! I am with LaBella Baskets..my boutique has 1,000 gifts including Free Personalized for all ages and all occasions. We are offering a signup for just $5 to become a Gift Consultant..all set with a beautiful website and earn commissions and bonuses and so much more. We are an A rated with the BBB! We also are a company onhandyman who gives back to Single Moms with our Baskets of Smiles program. Look forward to hearing from you. Have a great day!!
In today’s internet economy, you don’t have to leave the house to make money. It doesn’t matter if you only want to make $50 once or replace your current full-time income, people from all over the world are selling things from home online and making money. And the best part is that you can earn your first dollar today by selling something you already have!
Some popular niches in branded apparel include pop culture, travel t-shirts and novelty socks. The trick to successfully adding branded apparel products lies in being very specific with your niche segment. Such as relating to a specific type of shopper, like fun apparel guru Look Human, or a particular demographic or location. Think ‘I love NY’ shirts.
Scentsy you join $125.77 tax/shipping and all for u kit u have to make $200 in sales to stay active (u buy all ur stuff on the store books sales promotions and testers and more DOES not count as ur $200 goal.) u have to pay $10 for ur website each month and u can join warmer of the month or scent of the month ranging prices between $65-$85 plus tax shipping...(cause its under $200 to gain free shipping) u get no deals for being a scentsy sales person if u personally buy...u pay same as others would 20 pec commission
We proudly said no to Network Marketing for 23-years because of the way it was done by others. When we finally chose-- we chose carefully and try to lead gracefully in the 32-countries we support. This truly is a profession of the future. It will be anazing to see who aligns themselves in upcoming years to build retirement. With 49% of people in the US alone living paycheck to paycheck, this profession is on the verge of exploding.
I do make money writing these articles and you're welcome to join HubPages and give it a shot too! Unlike direct sales, I won't make any money for referring you and I won't try to sell you anything but I think you would do really well here because you seem to like writing and researching. You can join for free and then if at any point you want some guidance you can ask the community for help. We all work together here! It's an awesome platform and even if a reader is unhappy with your work you still get paid so it's a solid situation.
Our home party concept is exciting, unique and new. We don’t sell anything. We give people money for their unwanted gold. In this tough economy it is a great experience for us to help people sell their unwanted gold in a safe environment at a competitive rate. It’s a win/win for both the customer and hostess…both get cash at the end of the party. Highest commission in the industry, plus monthly incentives, plus annual trip and continued training/support.
Raise is one of the largest gift card marketplaces that lets you sell digital and physical gift cards which means you have a good chance of selling a gift card within 24 hours of listing it. I have used Raise a few times to sell and have never waited long to sell a card. When a card sells, you can request payment by PayPal, direct deposit, or check.
You can also try selling your photos using the smartphone app, Foap. Download the application to your smartphone and upload your photos. Once your image receives five positive ratings from other Foap users – your photo will be published for sale. You will earn $5 each time someone purchases your photo. Payments are made via PayPal when the user requests a cashout.
Avon– Avon is the oldest company on this list, founded in 1886. At one time, it was a door-to-door sales company offering makeup, but has changed with the times and offers a host of products including makeup, skin care, jewelry and more. Avon has new catalogs frequently so there’s always something new to offer your customers. The start up is only $10, making it one of the most affordable to start too. It uses a person-to-person plan, and since it’s so well known, many reps just have to delivery a catalog and then take orders.

Great article! Tons of valuable info to get people going. My daughter recently became a Young Living Essential Oil Representative and she loves it so far. Her sons have autism and the oils work great to help calm them down and also she rubs some on the belly of the one who has gastrointestinal problems and it helps him so much! My daughter made an awesome explanatory video about two of the start up kits. One was 160.00 and the other was 200 and something. I can see the difference in my daughter and my grandson who both smile a lot more. Thanks for sharing.

You can buy good domain names from domain registers like GoDaddy and Namecheap, and build your portfolio of domain names. You can put up your domain names for sale at domain marketplace like Sedo. You need to research different industries and come up with good domain names that are not taken yet. You can also buy good domain names with some commercial value and resell them for higher profits.
One of the coolest features on Amazon is the listing of best seller products. This product rank will enable you to rack up sales and bring in great organic traffic. When Amazon shoppers see the best seller label on your product, they’ll feel more inclined to buy it over another product offering in your same category. It adds what we call “purchase pressure.” Some buyers go straight to the best seller list just to see what’s popular and there’s a good chance they’ll buy something they weren’t even looking for.

When I first joined I only planned to be a consultant until we got back on our feet after my husbands job loss. But, I fell in love with the mission of the company, the products, and all of the friends I had made along the way. Plus no 9-5 job can compare to the flexibility of direct sales! Now, I have an amazing team who is truly helping make a difference in the world.


Be prepared to discuss how you use the product, or how other satisfied customers have. Specific stories about the product make it relatable to customers. For instance, if you’re selling a shampoo, you can tell a customer something like: “My hair is usually so frizzy, but ever since I’ve started using this it’s been as smooth and straight as it is right now.”
Stella & Dot sells boutique-style jewelry and accessories that are available exclusively through in-home Trunk Shows by Independent Stylists and online. The one of a kind collections are designed by celebrated New York designers and featured in Gossip Girl, In Style and Lucky Magazine as well as on the wrists and necklines of today's hottest celebrities.
If you don't understand what you're selling, you are going to lose a lot of sales. You won't know the best customer fit for your product, so you won't be able to do a good job of qualifying prospects. You won't know all the product's benefits, which means you'll be constantly missing chances to woo prospective customers. And if a prospect asks you a technical question, you won't know the answer... which takes away your option of presenting yourself as an expert or a consultant. Selling without product knowledge is like running a marathon with one leg tied behind your back.
Great article! Tons of valuable info to get people going. My daughter recently became a Young Living Essential Oil Representative and she loves it so far. Her sons have autism and the oils work great to help calm them down and also she rubs some on the belly of the one who has gastrointestinal problems and it helps him so much! My daughter made an awesome explanatory video about two of the start up kits. One was 160.00 and the other was 200 and something. I can see the difference in my daughter and my grandson who both smile a lot more. Thanks for sharing.
For individual sellers who plan on selling fewer than 40 items per month, Amazon charges a flat $0.99/item + a referral fee ranging from 6 – 45% (with an average fee of 15%) depending on the product category you’re selling in, and are eligible for the Fulfillment by Amazon service, which lets Amazon store your products, handle customer service, shipping, and fulfillment for all of your online orders through Amazon.com.
Drop shipping stores show the best results when they generate impulse purchases. Generally speaking, that’s the effect you should try to achieve: if your store visitors get excited with the offers, they are likely to place an order immediately. Obviously, you can fuel their interest even more if you use a solution for buying motivation, for example, Countdown Timer or Recent Sales Pop-Ups, but the products also matter. Look for something with a wow-factor!
Bigcommerce has a strong SEO selling point, with fast page loading speed which is vital for customers and search engine optimisation. BigCommerce also allows you to integrate with Google Shopping to bring shoppers in, as well as using your product reviews to help increase ranking. The platform also integrates various marketing channels you might need for email, social media and multi-channel, and gives you access to apps to third-party platforms such as MailChimp.

If want to make a little extra cash on your own terms, there's a whole industry out there waiting for you. It's called direct selling. You sell a product—ranging from gourmet foods to accessories and everything in between—for a percentage of the sales during personal meetings, parties or shows. You'll need to purchase a start-up kit of products and are typically provided some training. Companies often help you set up your own online shopping site, too (though there may be a monthly fee). Generally, flexibility is the biggest perk because you create your own hours. You'll typically earn purchasing discounts, too. If you eventually recruit others to be representatives, you'll earn a percentage of their sales as well.
Sign up with Avon and sell cosmetics and other high-quality items. This is one of the few direct sales companies with a very low start-up cost, just $25, and one of the easiest companies to get started with. You also get between 20 and 50 percent commission on sales. This is one of the most popular cosmetic brands in the world, and the direct selling opportunity they offer has been in existence for a very long time. Avon is a brand everyone is familiar with!
Starting an Amazon Business is a great way to sell ecommerce goods, and launch entirely new brands, while letting Amazon do all the heavy lifting for you. As an Amazon seller, you’ll have the ability to plug into a highly successfully eco-system and tap into a large buyer network. Add FBA to your seller account to further automate your business, and build your business on near-autopilot. Happy Selling!
Everything Happy is a new Direct Sales organization that sells an amazing and growing collection of Children’s products. The company was started by a 7 year old boy who wanted to bring smiles to children all over the world and after watching his sisters play with their stuffed animals and blankies, he came up with the idea for Happy Blankie and lie of incredibly soft blankies in the shape of animal faces with huge smiles on them. As our company developed we added stuffed animals and clothing and plan to add much more into the future! But, the most amazing thing about Everything Happy is the Mission of One to Love, One to Give. For every item we sell, we donate one of the exact same item to a child in need. We have donated thousands of products across the US and all over the world.
You've probably already heard of KONG toys, and it's honestly no big shocker that the brand almost always has a product on the best-sellers list. However, we were slightly surprised to see that this stuffed animal beat out the classic rubber toys the brand is known for, but over 4,000 customers left a near-4-star review, citing that they last much longer than most similar style toys made by other brands. 

Practice breaking the ice with customers. If you are working in direct sales, the way you connect with people is critical. Instead of asking the close-ended question "May I help you?,” ask the more positive, open-ended questions like "Are you looking for something for yourself? Or a gift for someone special?"[10] In addition, be ready to make remarks about your product that will interest customers and start deeper conversations. For instance, if you are in clothing retail, you might say: “You know, ugly Christmas sweater parties are really popular right now. Have you ever been to one?”


Scoot Galloway, marketing professor at NYU Stern School of business, made a strong statement saying that 3d printing is dead. And he was right in a sense. However, over the last 12 months, we have witnessed a new trend. Small, portable and highly customizable personal 3D printers became a new trend.  Here are few examples of how new start-ups are taking advantage of this emerging trend.
Because of the popularity of the product though, it looks like this is a pretty time and energy consuming direct-sales job. Consultants seem to do their best work at home-parties. However, there are consumers who seek this product out so hosting virtual parties and keeping an online presence would probably benefit a seller too. It seems that the key to success with Pampered Chef products starts with personality, specifically an outgoing and bubbly one.

Please note that merchants are forbidden from soliciting or paying for Seller Account reviews. Any sellers who engage in these practices risk having their accounts suspended. Your best bet is to give customers a great shopping experience (including aspects like product price, clear and informative customer communication and shipping reliability) so they want to vouch for you on their own. If your business is hurting for reviews, we have some advice to help you out.
What a great list! Thank you for compiling it and adding frequently. :) Oh, did you know that Creative Memories is back again? They are a direct sales company for quality scrapbooking supplies. The best part is you can make a decent commission and it is only $49 for an entire year. No minimum requirements to maintain your status as an advisor and no requirements to keep inventory! It is a passion of mine and I’d love to talk to about it. Check it out at https://www.creativememories.com/user/cm_preservingmemoriesthroughscrapbooking You get your own website for the entire year too…
We have 3 SMART products that work! We started with a smart coffee with ingredients to help with mental clarity & focus, energy and weight loss. Eighty-three percent of the population drinks coffee and for those that don't we have a new SMART cocoa that is simply delicious. We also have the same active ingredients in a capsule form for those wanting that convenience. Think about it…. how many other products can reach 100 percent of the population?
You should check out SeneGence. The company has been around for about 20 years now, but it is really getting a foothold in the beauty industry now. We have grown 2000% in the last 12 months and are up to over 125,000 distributors now. It costs $55 to sign up and that gets you a 20-50% discount on the products, based on cumulative sales each month. The opportunity to make money is great, as you can make money on retail sales and commissions (straight commission and group sales volume bonus). Worth a look!
The company is the premier U.S. maker of handcrafted maple wood baskets. We offer an extensive line of baskets from traditional baskets to seasonal baskets in your choice of 3 stain colors. Longaberger also offers, Coffee, Food, Totes, Collegiate and Team Spirit Baskets and our American Valor Line with all 5 Military branches available. Plus, Woven Traditions Pottery (the #1 selling dinnerware in the US) Home Accessories and our new Flameware Ceramic Cookware and more!
Have you ever heard of a toy party? Discovery Toys lets you host an online toy party with your friends and you keep a portion of each sale from the party. These toys are educational and can engage the five senses. Toy parties can be hosted in Canada and the U.S. and this can be a fun way to start a home business while sharing your favorite moments of being a parent.
This can seem like an overwhelming task initially. Just because of the sheer volume of direct sales companies that are out there. Let's break it down into an easier task. I've found over the years from my own personal experience, as well as talking with 100's of other men and women in direct sales that by asking yourself certain questions, you can narrow down your direct sales search immensely. And take your time – mull it over. Sleep on it.
To become a stylist for Stella and Dot, you'll need to put in an initial investment of around $200+ This cost includes the jewelry you'll be putting on display (and hopefully selling) at your initial trunk show (home-party). Stylists earn 25% of their total sales, so if you sell $100 worth of jewelry at your first trunk show you'll take home $25. Given the price of the pieces though, you'll likely make more if you host a large enough show.
There are various other marketplaces and stockist websites which can help your product to be seen. Regardless of what you are selling, there is likely to be a niche marketplace or stockist out there to suit and can lead to more success than selling on Amazon or eBay alone. This includes ASOS Marketplace for those selling fashion, Feel Unique and Cult Beauty for skincare products and Not on the Highstreet and Handpicked Collection for unique items, often sold as gifts.
You need to chat with many suppliers in Aliexpress and seal business with them. There is another tool to help you resell products to marketplace that is Chinabrands which will help you to list products to 20 platforms. And you only need to deal business with the only one, Chinabrands team. They are a service platform with order fulfillment solution. Cheer up! Start to try more opportunity.
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