So you want to work from home? We’ve talked before about some resources to get you started working from home … but what if you want to start working with a company that’s established and you don’t have to do a whole lot to get started … meaning the marketing strategies are in place, the websites are pretty much created, and it’s kind of plug and play?
That would be a direct sales company. But there’s a lot out there. And everyone knows about Avon, Partylite, Silpa, and Mary Kay … what if those aren’t you? What if you want something a little … different?
Check out these three companies that are different but fun and totally fall into the direct sale category.
Celadon Road: This company offers a line of eco-friendly products for the home and body. The cost to get started averages around $100 and the reported earnings per party (on average) is around $160. The products are not only green, they’re packaged super-cute so it’s easy to sell them as gifts as well. Plus, the company donates 1% of each consultant’s yearly sales to the charity of his/her choice.
The Clever Container Co.: What a concept! A home-based business that sells organizational products? If I didn’t already have something I loved doing, I suspect I would be all about this. The demand for organizational stuff is huge … and growing by the year, so I suspect there’s lots of potential here. The start-up costs run about $150 and consultants earn an average of $125 per party.
Initials, Inc.: Personalized products are another winner. People love to stamp their ownership on just about everything … this particular company caters to that need. Selling everything from home decor to accessories, Initials, Inc. takes customer feedback seriously and constantly changes their line-up according to customer demand. Start-up costs are roughly $140 and the average reported earnings (per party) coming in around $125.
Have you ever considered a direct sale business? Which one? Did you have any success?
photo credit: a small sampling of products from The Clever Container Co.