When I was growing up, my mom was a home sales consultant for Discovery Toys. From my perspective as a 7-year-old, this meant that we periodically got awesome new toys and my mom would sometimes have toy parties with other moms she knew.
My mom is definitely not someone you would consider a “sales person”. But she was outgoing, liked the Discovery Toys, and wanted a reason to get out of the house more, so working as a home sales consultant was a great option. Her main goal was to get deeply discounted toys for me, my brother, and sister, but she also earned a solid part-time income during the three years she sold toys.
I’m not convinced that I’m outgoing enough to be successful as a home sales consultant, but I do own my fair share of Arbonne skin care products, Pampered Chef kitchen ware, and Mary Kay makeup. I could see myself selling for one of these companies if my goal was to get more of their great products on the cheap. It’s certainly possible to earn a great income as a home sales consultant, you just need to have the right personality for sales.
Home Sales Consultant Specifics
Who: If you are outgoing and use a specific brand of products often, consider selling those products as a home sales consultant. My mom says that if you want to make a lot of money you’ll need to set goals, push yourself, and set a regular work schedule.
What: There are home sales companies for almost every category of product on the market. Here are a few examples: Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Avon, Scentsy, Tupperware, Arbonne, Longaberger baskets, Usborne books. Choose to sell products that you use and that you believe in.
Where: Most of these companies will help you set up your own website, but more often, you will ask people to host parties where you can show off and sell your wares. You may also consider selling your products at local craft fairs or online through websites like craigslist.
Advantages: You will get deeply discounted products. You will meet new people by throwing parties to promote your products. You can work as much or as little as you like, and your income will be related to how much or how little you put into your business.
Disadvantages: If you want to be really successful, you will need to stay in one location for several years to build up a network. You may not be as successful if you live in an area where people don’t have the extra money to spend on luxury products.
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