Best Products to Sell from Home
By Holly Reisem Hanna
With more and more women wanting to achieve better work-life balance, they are looking outwards for legitimate ways to start their own business. One of the quickest, easiest, and low risk opportunities available to women is within the Direct Sales arena.
For a small startup fee, women are equipped with everything they need to launch a successful home-based business — all they need to bring is the right attitude. And because many direct sales companies have well known established brands, many consultants spend little to nothing on marketing their business.
With literally thousands of of direct sales companies, selling millions of products, who has the best products to sell from home? While it depends on what you’re into and how much you want to earn, here are a just a few direct sales companies that have top notch opportunities for women!
Stella & Dot – Do You Want to Launch Your Own Fashion Business?
Seen on Hollywood’s hottest celebs, Stella & Dot is so much more than a fashion brand – they are a social selling company geared towards strong women like you! Created and designed by Mompreneur, Jessica Herrin, Stella & Dot is a smart and stylish business that offers flexibility and fabulous rewards. Make 25% – 30% in commission, with startup costs as low as $199 – $699.
Kitsy Lane – Zero Startup Fees!
Kitsy Lane is an e-commerce platform that allows you to create and curate your own online jewelry and accessories boutique all at no cost, completely risk free. Customize your own online storefront, choose pieces you want to sell, give personal shopping advice, and promote fabulous finds across your social networks. With Kitsy Lane, you can earn money by using your fashion sense to build a business for yourself while maintaining freedom over your own time. Earn up to 25% in commission for every item you sell.
Origami Owl – A Direct Sales Company Started By a Teenager?!
Started by a 14 year old, looking to save enough money for a car when she turned 16, had no idea, Origami Owl would catapult into a major success. Selling adorable Living Lockets, this direct sales company currently has a waiting list for new consultants – and once you see their products, you’ll know why. Make 30% – 50% in commissions, startup costs run between $149 – $1,199.
Ava Gray direct – Are You Looking for Looks You’ll Love?
Think functional fashion for the work at home woman. AVA GRAY direct is a New York based social selling company that empowers women through flexible entrepreneurial opportunities. Their any-wear apparel is available exclusively through Independent Stylists, online and via in-home fashion parties. Get started for as little as $199 – $699.
CAbi – Do You Have a Passion for Fashion?
I had never heard of CAbi until they reached out to me a couple of years ago to learn more about their company. After getting to fully experience the CAbi brand, I was sold. Designer Carol Anderson creates some of the most flattering and stylish clothes I’ve seen for women. According to their compensation summary, the average annual income for all Independent CAbi Consultants in 2011 was $19,031, and the median annual income was $9,580.
Vault Denim – Who Doesn’t Love a Great Pair of Designer Jeans?
With Vault Denim you can sell designer denim at 50% off or less. Buying overstock, (which are the jeans that are left over after department stores and upscale boutiques place their orders) you’ll be selling the latest and greatest styles for a fraction of the price. With jeans running between $48 – $92, consultants can make anywhere from 18% – 24% in commissions and startup only runs $149.
Jockey Person to Person – Are You All About Stylish Comfort?
Think comfort and style all combined into one! Started by third generation Debra Waller, Jockey Person to Person was founded in order to provide women with a great career opportunity that doesn’t come at the expense of their personal lives. Comfort Specialists earn 25% – 40% commission on personal sales and the starter kit is just $199.
Want to start your own fashion business, but you’re short on funds? Here are 5 online boutiques that will let you set up shop for FREE!
Willow House – Do Your Interests Vary?
Offers you the unique opportunity for individuals to build a multi-division home-based business. Whether you love home décor or designer jewelry, or both Willow House allows you to maximize your opportunities to book, sell, sponsor, and connect with more people than ever before. Startup kit for the multi-division kit is just $159.
Mary & Martha - Do You Want to Combine Your Faith with Your Work?
Previously called, Blessings Unlimited, Mary & Martha sells meaningful housewares with a simple touch. Business kits start at $99 and consultants can earn 25% commission on personal sales. They have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Avon – Do You Want to Work with the Number One Rated Direct Sales Company in the World?
Rated the number one direct sales company in the world, with net sales reaching over 11 billion in 2011 alone. With the lowest startup cost in the industry ($10) Avon sells old time favorite like Skin So Soft and new and exciting products like their ANEW product line.
Mia Mariu – Would You Like to Make 50% Commission on All of Your Sales?
Paying some of the highest commissions in the direct sales area, Mia Mariu is a social selling company that offers women the opportunity to run their own health and beauty business from home. Earn 50% commission on all sales generated, startup costs range between $49 – $140.
Rodan & Fields Dermatologist – Do You Like Science-Based Skin Care Solutions?
From the creators of Proactiv®, Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, comes a new line of revolutionary skin care products – Rodan + Fields Mutli-Med Therapy. What these World-Famous doctors did for Acne, they are now doing for all skin concerns including aging, blemish control, sensitive skin, and damage reversal. Startup costs range from $45 – $995.
Dove Chocolate Discoveries – Do You Love Chocolate?
I’m sure you’re familiar with the Dove brand, but did you know that they offer a home-based business opportunity for chocolate lovers? Selling premium chocolate treats, mixes, sauces and supplies, this is a sweet deal. Startup cost is $115 and earn 40% on each product sold.
Organo Gold – Are You a Coffee Addict?
Organo Gold sells coffees and teas infused with 100% Organic Ganoderma, scientifically proven as nature’s most potent health booster and overall conditioner. Ranked #73 in the top direct sales companies of 2012.
Tastefully Simple – Do You Love Simple Goodness?
Delicious, yet simple and easy to prepare, that’s the vision behind Tastefully Simple’s gourmet food line. Consultants can make money through in home shopping parties, selling products and sponsoring other consultants. The startup kit is $170 and consultants earn 30% in commission.
Traveling Vineyard – Do You Like a Good Glass of Wine?
What could be more fun that sampling wines with family and friends? That’s exactly what you’ll be doing as a home-based consultant for the Traveling Vineyard. With their exclusive wine training, you’ll be a wine expert in no time. Earn 35% on all sales and startup cost is just $174.
Team BeachBody – Is Your Passion Fitness?
You’ve probably heard of the grueling P90X workout system, but did you know that Team Beachbody offers a whole line of workout programs, shakes, supplements, nutritional bars, gear and much more? With a low startup cost of $39.95, and a monthly recurring fee of $15.95 – this could be a great home-based business opportunity for the fitness enthusiast.
Matilda Jane – Do You Want Your Kids to Be the Talk of Town?
Selling creative and fun fashion for girls and women, Matilda Jane offers a unique career opportunity for women who love clothing. Women who are interested in joining, must first host a trunk show to get a better feel for the company. Once you’ve completed that step you can fill out an online application for consideration. Clothes and accessories ranges from $16 – $112.
SimplyFun – Educating Kids Through Play!
SimplyFun sells educational games and products for toddlers, preschoolers, early and upper elementary aged kids, as well as teens and adults. The startup kit is sold for $149 and consultants can earn 25% commission on personal sales.
I know there are LOTS more products that you can sell form home, so I invite you to leave your favorite direct sales company in the comment section below with any applicable information, feel free to leave a link to your site or Facebook Page, so that others can find you and your opportunity.
If you’re interested, here is the 2012 list of Top Direct Selling Companies (based on sales). The Work at Home Woman also has an extensive list of direct sales companies. Please note that while all companies listed are believed to be legit, you must do your due diligence and research the company and opportunity extensively for yourself. While commission percentages were listed on on many of these opportunities, I did not cover the multi-level marketing income potential of many of the opportunities listed above. This list is my own personal opinion and should be taken as such.
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