Are you interested in selling products from home? If so, check out this list of the best products to sell to make a profit from home!
Do you want more control over your time? Would you like to run a business from home? One of the quickest, easiest, and low-risk ways to do this is by joining a direct sales company.
For a small startup fee, you’re equipped with everything you need to launch a successful home-based business. All you need to bring is the right mindset and attitude.
The Best Products to Sell From Home
With thousands of direct sales companies selling millions of products, who has the best products to sell from home? While it depends on what your passions are and how much you want to earn, here are some direct sales companies in a variety of niches that have high-quality products and top-notch opportunities!
If you love jewelry and fashion accessories, there are LOTS of direct sales companies that sell fabulous jewels and gems.
1. Think Goodness
Think Goodness is a family of brands that includes Origami Owl, Willing Beauty, CMYK Cosmetics, and Intuitiv Wellness. When you join as a Purpose Partner, you can sell all four brands, including Origami Owl’s jewelry and watches that can be customized with adorable little charms. Purpose Partners can earn up to 30% commission on sales and unlimited leadership bonuses. Starter kits are only $39. They even offer young entrepreneurs, ages 11-17, an opportunity to join with an adult mentor.
If you love fashion and clothing, there are some wonderful direct sales companies in the style niche! Whether you want to sell high-end fashion or athleisure, there are options for every taste, style, and budget.
I first learned about cabi in 2010 after being invited to their fall fashion show. After getting to experience the cabi brand firsthand, I was hooked. They have some of the most flattering and stylish clothes that I’ve seen for women. Not only are their clothes fabulous, but they also have one of the highest retention rates within the direct sales industry. With cabi, Stylists can earn 25-33% on personal sales and additional commissions for building a team. Your seasonal inventory is $250-$2,500, and according to their website, if you sell 70% of your seasonal inventory at 50% off, you’ll earn $1,500-$3,500, which would fund your inventory for the next season.
3. Keylime Athletic Wear
Keylime Athletic Wear started as a brick-and-mortar store in Canada, but in 2012 they launched a rep program in the US, Canada, and Australia. They currently sell women’s tanks, tops, t-shirts, pants, shorts, swimwear, jewelry, accessories, and a small line of men’s clothing. Your first sample pack is $79 (40% off of retail), and it includes their top-selling products in a variety of sizes that you can sell from home. You’ll also get 20% off of online and in-person orders.
Sell Purses and Handbags
Personalized totes, bags, and purses have been popular for many years now. If organization, personalization, and style are your thing, check out these direct sales companies that sell handbags and more.
Thirty-One is a Christian-inspired company that sells personalized bags, totes, purses, jewelry, accessories, baskets, and wallets. Consultants earn 25-35% commission on personal sales, plus bonuses. Starter kits cost $69-$189, including samples, marketing materials, and business supplies. Thirty-One is a member of the Direct Selling Association.
5. Trades of Hope
Much more than just a handbag company, Trades of Hope sells Fair Trade jewelry, handbags, gifts, coffee, soap, and apparel. When you sign up as a Partner with Trades of Hope, you’ll earn a 25-35% commission on sales and additional commission when you build a team. Starter kits are only $49-$99 and include product, business training, marketing materials, and 30-day access to your technology suite, which includes your website (after that, it’s $9.95 a month). Trades of Hope is a member of the Direct Selling Association.
Sell Makeup, Skincare, and Beauty Supplies
Makeup and skincare products have been long-time staples in the direct sales industry. In fact, Avon started way back in 1886, and Mary Kay started in 1963; both are still running strong today. If you’re a beauty, skincare, and makeup fanatic, here are some good opportunities to check out.
Aloette sells skincare, makeup, beauty products, and bath and body products that contain natural ingredients. All of their products are cruelty-free and do not contain sodium lauryl sulfate, hydroquinone, or formaldehyde. Starter kits range in price from $16.95-$325 and include products, training, business resources, your website, and 25% sales commission and discounts on products.
7. Monat Global
Monat Global sells all-natural, salon-quality hair care and skincare products for women, children, and men. Available to US, Canadian, and UK residents, Monat Global has starter kits ranging in price from $99-$650. Market Partners can earn up to 40% on personal sales and additional commission for team-building activities. If you’re curious about this opportunity, be sure to check out their before and after photos — people are getting amazing results with these products!
Fair Trade Direct Sales Companies
Do you want to work with a company that makes a positive impact on the world? Here are a couple of Fair Trade companies that you’ll want to check out.
8. Noonday Collection
Noonday Collection sells globally-inspired, fair-trade home decor, jewelry, bags, accessories, and gifts. When you sign-up as an Ambassador, you’ll earn a 25-30% commission on sales and an additional 5-10% on team sales. The starter kits range is $199, and it costs $9.99 a month for your website. Noonday Collection is a member of the Fair Trade Federation, the Direct Selling Association, and the Better Business Bureau, and they are a certified B Corporation.
Kitchenware Niche Products
Remember the days of Tupperware parties? While Tupperware is still going strong today, there are many other direct sales companies that sell pots, pans, serving dishes, bakeware, cutlery, and so much more!
CUTCO sells the most amazing knives and cutlery! How do I know? My boyfriend in college used to sell CUTCO, and during that time, I purchased a couple of steak knives (it was all I could afford back then). Believe it or not, I still have those steak knives today. I loved those knives so much that I purchased a full set of knives a few years ago. They are amazingly sharp, and they come with a forever guarantee!
I’m not sure how much commission Sales Reps earn, but according to their website, “reps receive a guaranteed base pay when they show CUTCO to a qualified potential customer. So they get paid whether or not the customer purchases.” CUTCO also has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and they’re a member of the Direct Selling Association.
10. Pampered Chef
Pampered Chef sells a wide variety of cookware, bakeware, stoneware, kitchen tools, food items, and so much more. With Pampered Chef, you can earn money online, via in-home shopping parties, and by building a team. Consultants earn 20-33% commission on sales, and starter kits range in price from $50-$250. Pampered Chef has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Sell Food and Beverages Online
Do you enjoy cooking and baking? Or maybe you enjoy a good glass of wine or a cup of tea? Today there are many food and beverage companies to explore!
11. Sipology by Steeped Tea
Sipology by Steeped Tea sells tantalizing teas, like Almond Chocolate Torte and Apple Crumble, as well as lattes, matcha, mixers, and sweets. Sipologists (Consultants) earn up to 25-40% commission on sales, and the cost to get started is $29-$149. This opportunity is available in the US and Canada, and Steeped Tea is a member of the Direct Selling Association.
12. Tastefully Simple
Delicious yet simple and easy to prepare, that’s the vision behind Tastefully Simple’s gourmet line of food items. Consultants can make money through in-home shopping parties, selling products, and sponsoring other consultants. The startup kits range in price from $49-$99, and Consultants earn 30% in commission. Tastefully Simple is a member of the Direct Selling Association.
13. Traveling Vineyard
What could be more fun than sampling wines with family and friends? That’s precisely what you’ll be doing as a home-based Wine Guide for the Traveling Vineyard. With their exclusive wine training, you’ll be a wine expert in no time. Wine Guides earn up to 35% commission on sales, and starter kits range in price from $99-$179. The Traveling Vineyard is a member of the Direct Selling Association and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Is your faith at the heart of everything you do? Do you want to give back to the community? Then check out these direct sale companies with a focus on faith and philanthropy.
14. Crowned Free
Crowned Free is a Christian-inspired company that sells clothing, jewelry, gifts, candles, and home decor and then donates a portion of its sales to victims and education of human trafficking. Starter kits range in price from $49-$399, and part-time sellers can earn an average of $600-$2,900 per month, and full-time sellers can earn an average of $3,200-$17,000+ a month. Crowned Free has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
15. Martha and Mary
Martha and Mary is a Christian-inspired direct sales company that offers a unique blend of business and ministry, selling home decor, jewelry, kitchen and tableware, and gift items. Consultants can earn 25–40% commission on sales, plus additional percentages for building a team. Startup costs range from $59-$179. Mary and Martha give back by donating a portion of their profits to Compassion International, which helps provide nutrition, education, medical care, and spiritual support to kids in Africa.
Health, Wellness, and Weight Loss Companies
Is fitness, being healthy, or losing weight your focus? Then check out these three very different health and wellness companies you can join.
If you love whole foods and the healing properties of nature, check into selling essential oils with doTERRA. With doTERRA, you can purchase individual oils or a kit and your website for an annual fee. It’s not totally clear, but I think consultants earn a 25% commission on sales and additional commissions for building a team.
Le-Vel is a lifestyle brand that helps people feel their best through supplements, shakes, bars, and derma fusion patches. Their Promoter opportunity is available in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Mexico. Promoters earn 20% of retail sales and can earn bonuses, rewards, and prizes for meeting goals and milestones along the way. Le-Vel has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
18. Team Beachbody
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.
Direct Sales Geared Toward Men
While the direct sales industry tends to be geared toward women, there is one company that focuses solely on men. As I find others, I’ll add them to the list.
19. J. Hilburn
J.Hillburn sells custom shirts, made-to-order suits, and ready-to-wear clothing for men. Stylists earn a 25% commission on sales, plus bonuses and additional commissions for team building and leadership roles. The starter kits range in price from $199-$500. J.Hillburn has been featured on Inc., Men’s Health, USA Today, The New York Times, Esquire, and NBC.
Direct Sales Companies That Revolve Around Kids
Do you love kids? Want a business that you can do with your family? Check out these fun business opportunities that focus on children.
20. Discovery Toys
Selling educational toys, games, and books for kids of all ages, Discovery Toys offers a unique career opportunity for people who love kids. Reps earn up to 34% commission on personal sales and a 7% bonus on team sales. Their starter kits range in price from $20-$189. Discovery Toys is open to residents in the US and Canada.
If your special friends are furry and fuzzy, there are business opportunities that revolve around your pets! Here are some to check out.
21. Life’s Abundance
Life’s Abundance sells products that help consumers (cats, dogs, and humans) live happier, healthier, and longer lives. Field Reps (Consultants) earn commission on products, as well as startup, sales, and team building bonuses. The startup fee is only $40, and there is a $19.95 annual renewal fee. Life’s Abundance has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
pawTree sells food, beds, collars, bowls, and toys for dogs and cats. PetPros (Consultants) earn 10-20% commission on everything they sell, plus bonuses and additional commissions for team building and leadership roles. PetPros can get started for as little as $29.99, with bigger kits ranging in price from $199.99-$299.99, which includes your website for three months.
Sell Home Decor
If you love decorating and DIY projects, there are some fun artsy and decor business opportunities for you to explore!
Artsy sells DIY wall decor or mobile painting parties for kids and adults. The cost to join is $297 for a one-year membership which gives you training, art instruction, wholesale pricing, and business tools. They also have $25 monthly membership dues. On average, members can earn an average of $200-$250 per event.
Another popular product you can sell online is Scentsy. Their product line consists of wax melts in a wide variety of scents, warmers, essential oils, diffusers, laundry products, bath and body products, and even products for pets. With Scentsy, you can earn 20-25% commission on sales and additional commission for building a team. Their starter kit is $99 and comes with three months’ usage of your website. With Scentsy, you can sell products online via your website, using social media sites like Instagram, or by having pop-up parties.
Sell Your Own Products Online
Joining a direct sales company is just one way you can make money selling products from home! If you’re artsy and crafty, have stellar design skills, love flipping items, or want to curate your own products, check out these ways to make money selling products from home.
25. Arts and Crafts
If you have a talent and passion for making handmade crafts like soap, candles, wall art, or wooden board games, you can sell your wares on an online marketplace like Etsy. With Etsy, you can sell digital products like printables and SVGs, handcrafted items, vintage items, and craft supplies. Etsy has a huge audience and makes it easy for sellers to get started. If you want to sell your own products online, check out our step-by-step Etsy tutorial.
26. Resell Products Online
27. Sell Merchandise
Got graphic design skills? Use a site like Spring or Spreadshirt, and design and sell popular items like T-shirts, mugs, smartphone accessories, and more! With these marketplaces, you can get started for free, and they’ll ship and deliver your products once a sale is made.
28. Start Your Own eCommerce Store
If you want complete control over the products you sell, the manufacturers you use, and your profit margins, you can start your own online business using an eCommerce platform like Shopify. While this method requires a fair amount of market research and funds to get started, it gives you the most control and can have a high-income potential.
Learn how Christina Gillick started her own shop selling earrings online.
Tips For Marketing Your Products Online
While selling products from home can be a great way to earn an income online, you’ll need to put a good amount of effort into marketing your business. If you’re joining a direct sales company, they should have detailed training and marketing tools that you should follow and use.
If you’re starting your business from scratch, be sure to take advantage of social media platforms like Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and TikTok. These are completely free to use, and they offer an effective way to get your products in front of potential customers.
If you have some money to invest in your marketing, email marketing, and online advertising can also be very effective. Take some time to learn about your options and where your target audience hangs out so that you get a good return on your investment.
Conclusion: Best Product to Sell From Home
Whether your want to join a direct sales company or create your own products, there are lots of products to sell from home!
One thing I like about the direct sales model is it’s good for beginners since your get training, support, and business tools for one low price.
I know there are many more products that you can sell from home, so I invite you to leave your favorite direct sales company or product to sell in the comment section below with any applicable information.
Wondering if you have the right personality for direct sales? Ask yourself these questions to find out the answer!
Originally published August 10, 2012. Content updated July 2023