If you're like me you have a lot of friends who are selling things "on the side" or even as a full-time job. I have friends selling for Mary Kay, Younique, Rodan + Fields, Paparazzi...and that's just off the top of my head. And good for them! (they're obviously way more organized and motivated than me)
So, to help you out, I went and tried to find the best companies to work for. Of course, who you choose is up to you. Just make sure you read the fine print and do your research.
Avon. The company has been around since 1886 and so well-known that you never have to explain what it is. Offerings include makeup, skin care, bath and body products, fragrance, jewelry, fine silver jewelry and fashion, so it's basically one-stop shopping. Kits to get you started begin at $25, and you can earn up to 40 percent on sales.
Boisset Collection. This company allows you to educate people about wine while creating your own wine business. You'll earn 25 percent commission from your sales, including online, and up to 35 percent if you build a team. Kits start at $149 for a 3-bottle mini-flight.
Cocoa Exchange. They offer exclusive products including chocolate candies, sauces, and gourmet treats. Become a curator, and you'll earn 25 to 40 percent commissions, based on personal sales volume. Starter kits run $129 and include a tasting flight of products such as truffles, martini mix, and deluxe spices.
Lilla Rose. It's all about the (hair) accessories! Start up kits are $49.95, but you can add on product to round out your party presentations or set up a booth at fairs. Commissions start at 30% and increase if you build a team.
Pampered Chef. Who doesn't love kitchen gadgets!? From cooking shows in your hostess's home to Facebook parties, Pampered Chef consultants earn 20 to 25 percent commission based on sales volume. That can increase to up to 31 percent if you build a team.
Steeped Tea. The products contain no artificial colors, flavors, or added sugars. You'll earn 25 to 39 percent commission, based on sales volume and other consultants you've sponsored. Startup kits run $99.
Stella & Dot. This company sells a range of unique accessories including fun jewelry, trendy tunics and scarves, clutches and cross-body bags. There's also a line of fine jewelry featuring diamonds and white or yellow gold. Stylists earn 25 to 35 percent commission on sales. Starter kits to demo products run $199 for basics. You get to choose the accessories and jewelry you want for your kit, so it's completely personalized to your tastes
Thirty-One Gifts. They offer a huge number of attractive home organizing and personalized products including storage bins, purses and totes, wallets, lunch and picnic thermals, and customizable pillows and wall art. Consultants make 25% on every sale through face-to-face, online, and catalogue parties. Starter kits are $99.