Selling products from home has become increasingly popular in recent years. Direct sales companies have made available endless opportunities to those that have the entrepreneurial itch but maybe not the skills or investment capital to start a business from scratch. If you are looking for products to sell from home, here are 10 industries to consider.
Candles & Home Fragrance
There are two main categories to consider when looking to sell from home; products that are consumable and non-consumable goods. Consumable goods are those products that are used and need replaced on a regular basis. Candles and home fragrance items are a good example of consumables. They have a limited lifespan and this can mean repeat business. PartyLite is one popular home business opportunity in this category.
Selling apparel may seem like an unusual home business, but this sector is actually on the rise. We have busy lives and this may mean the hours available for clothing shopping are limited. Vault Denim Consultants are able to offer customers designer jeans at a discount. You can also take things a step further and become more of a personal shopper with a J.Hilburn Men’s Clothier business.
Educational Books & Toys
Several of the direct selling companies in the educational genre offer endless sales opportunities. Consultants may not only be able to sell to customers directly, they may also be able to partner with libraries, schools and more. Regardless of the company’s policies, these are definitely fun businesses. A current favorite in this category is Usborne Books.
Now we are talking consumable! You will find everything from jerky to chocolate available for selling from home. Many of these companies also offer autoship programs that will allow you to earn a residual income as products are shipped to your customer’s door on a regular basis without the need for constant re-ordering. In the foodie category, you will find both well-known opportunities like Tastefully Simple and some companies on the rise such as Do You Bake?
Handbags and Accessories
We have a passion for purses right now, so it is only naturally that home business opps would be popping up in this niche as well. Thirty-One Gifts is one of the most beloved handbag home party businesses, and they recently opened another, more upscale division called Jewell.
Miche is another one of the hottest names in fashion accessories, and their handbags are more than just unique–they are interchangeable!
Health & Wellness Products
This industry can have a bad connotation attached, but it isn’t always necessary. While some opportunities in this category lean far more towards Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) than direct sales, there are some prominent and prevailing names in this sector. Watkins is a company with a long-standing reputation in direct sales. Norwex and Young Living are companies on the rise.
Home Décor & Kitchen
These products fall more into the non-consumable goods arena, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get those repeat sales. Just like storefronts, home party companies usually introduce new items each season. Tupperware is one opportunity you should definitely check out.
If you want to sell jewelry from home you should be at no loss for options. New companies in this group are popping up on a regular basis. Magnabilities, Origami Owl, and Stella & Dot are popular choices.
Skin Care & Cosmetics
This is likely the products to sell from home the majority of us are most familiar with. Who doesn’t remember “Avon calling?”
Stationery, Paper & Scrapbooking
This is a category that doesn’t get as much love as the rest, but there is certainly a want and need to preserve memories and traditions of the past. Heritage Makers is a company that specializes in scrapbooking. Send Out Cards and Paperly are well-known names in the stationery department.
As you can see, the possibilities are endless when it comes to selling products from home. And with an established direct selling opportunity, you do not need to assume all of the risks that comes with traditional business start-ups.
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