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.
Chloe + Isabel – Do You Want a Fun and Flexible Business?
Featured on Vogue, Glamour, Lucky, and Tech Crunch, Chloe + Isabel is a social selling company that sells artisan designed jewelry. Jumpstart your own business for just $175. Merchandisers can earn 25% – 40% commission on all items sold. Best of all there’s no team building required. Chole + Isabel is currently accepting applications for their next group of Merchandisers.
Lulu Avenue – Do You Love Affordable Luxury?
According to their website, Lulu Avenue is the only direct sales company featuring Moissanite – a brilliant gemstone featured in many of their designs. Their jewelry is stunning and ranges in price from $22 – $1,700. Earn 25% – 30% commission on sales, plus additional team building bonuses of 3% – 18%. Starter kits run between $199 – $399.
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.
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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.
Smart Living Company – Do You Want to Sell it All?
The Smart Living Company is your one-stop-shop for everything home related. Selling home decor and furniture to kitchen supplies, outdoor living, even bed and bathroom supplies. Make money using 8 different selling methods. The Smart Living Company has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Avon – Start an AVON business and EMPOWER your life. Join the Sisterhood!
The average active Avon Representative earns 35% of personal sales with the potential to earn up to 50%! As a leader in beauty, anti-aging skincare, and fragrances, we make it easy for you to sell and succeed, right from the start.
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.
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.
Dakomoda – Do You Love High Quality Kid’s Fashion?
Sell premium clothing for boys and girls, ages 3 months to 7 years of age at Dakomoda. Earn 25% – 35% commission on each item sold and get started for as little as $99!
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.
Discovery Toys – Educating Kids Through Play!
Discovery Toys sells educational games and products for kids. The startup kit is sold for $125 or $399 and consultants can earn 25% – 34% commission on personal sales. Discovery Toys is open to both US and Canadian residents and they have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
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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