Direct Sales Opportunities With No Startup Cost

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Many of those looking to start a home business are seeking options with a low investment. Social selling companies can often provide this with their replicated business model. Only a few direct sales opportunities come with no startup cost at all however. Here are a few of the current options.


PartyLite has been in business since 1909. This established, well known social selling company offers scented candles and home fragrance items. You have two options for joining this opportunity free; you can host a grand opening totaling $350 in party sales, or you can collect $350 in sales from your family and friends without an official event – commonly referred to as a “catalog party.” Either way, you will receive your starter kit free of charge with $350 in orders.

GOFoods Global offers a free membership to active & retired members of the military, emergency personnel and those over the age of 65. This unique direct sales company specializes in food reserves and offers a monthly autoship option to its customers. This means an opportunity for ongoing, passive income to the sponsoring representative.

BellaBranch is a social selling opportunity by Michelle Baratta. Company consultants are able to promote hand-crafted jewelry online. BellaBranch has an affiliate opportunity available that has no enrollment cost. You must have your own family-friendly website to be approved and you will only earn from purchases. You will not be able to build a team with the affiliate opportunity.

Longaberger is another long-standing member of the direct sales community. This company specializes in baskets, home décor and more. They offer a free business opportunity to members of the Armed Forces and their spouses.

Scent-Sations is the maker of Mia Bella Candles. They have an Associates Program that comes with no initial investment. This business opportunity is available to those in the United States and Canada.

Stella & Dot is another company that offers an affiliate opportunity to website owners. Again, this opportunity will only allow you to earn on purchases, not team building. You will be promoting the products on your own website, you won’t have access to a replicated website or samples.

Kitsy Lane offers jewelry and accessories. Their sales model is largely focused around social media. The company provides an online, customizable boutique at no charge.

AtHome recently underwent new ownership and restructuring. The company’s new direct selling focus is very similar to Kitsy Lane’s. There is no initial investment and a replicated website is provided at no charge to reps who meet the minimum sales quotas.

Juxees and Jewel offers a free affiliate opportunity to those interested in selling jewelry online. Unlike Kitsy Lane, affiliate websites do not have the customization or social marketing capabilities.

Fuller Brush will provide you the business materials needed to get started as a distributor at no charge. In return, they do require an order be placed within 30 days of signing up.

Mia Bella offers an Associate opportunity with no startup cost. If you are interested in selling online, Associate websites are available for $14.95 per month.

Why Can’t I Join More Direct Sales Opportunities Free?

There are a number of reasons you don’t often find free business opportunities. For one, it can be difficult to get your new business up and running successfully without samples, catalogs or a website. It would be a huge expense for a company to provide these business materials to everyone at no charge.

The second reason you rarely see direct sales opportunities with no startup costs is that they want to make sure you are serious about starting a business. It is human nature that if we make a monetary investment, we want to make that money back. Many people don’t go any further with a free opportunity than signing up. These companies want to ensure those that signup as consultants are passionate about their products and are looking to start a profitable home business.

Do you know of any free direct sales opportunities to add to the list?


  1. Lori M says

    I am a Pink Zebra consultant and although the company does not offer a free option to join, I do offer a promotion during the first week of every month where a consultant can join by hosting a party that reaches $500 retail sales. Anyone that is interested in this option can contact me by visiting my website. :) Be sure to mention this comment!

  2. Wendy L says

    I am a Pampered Chef consultant and while we do not offer a free kit, I do offer to sponser a new consultant. You can contact me for details.

  3. Vanessa W says

    Fuller Brush Offers a Free Start up including a free website. Keeping Inventory is optional and there are no quotas to meet. Great company offering cleaning and personal care products. Feel free to contact me with any questions.