Having worked from home since 2007, I receive a steady stream of inquiries requesting business ideas with low investment. Thankfully, there is an endless supply of those to meet the demand as well.
One of the things that makes direct sales so appealing is the minimal investment required. A traditional business could require tens of thousands of dollars in overhead and inventory. That isn’t the case with this home business opportunity. Another bonus, most direct sales companies offer the training and marketing materials necessary to succeed. Those things would fall on your shoulders as a traditional boutique owner as well.
When it comes to investment costs to get started as a consultant, prices run the gamut. Some companies may have an opportunity to earn the cost of your kit back making it virtually free. Others, clothing parties companies, in particular, may require thousands of dollars in inventory to be purchased.
Today, we are focusing on those companies with startup costs of less than $100. There’s a business idea for everyone here.
Starter Kits Under $50
Apostrophe S is a newer company and a unique one. This company features DIY kits to recreate some of those Pin-worthy projects you see on Pinterest. It only costs $50 to get started as a consultant.
LaBella Baskets offers consultants nine ways to earn through selling scented candles, gift baskets, charms, personalized gifts, flowers, bouquets and more. And, it’s all conducted online! Commission on different verticals runs 30% to 40%. Get started for just $5, then $24.95 per month thereafter.
Avon is a name everyone is familiar with. The endless, ever-changing and affordable product line make it a popular home business idea when looking for a low investment. Get started for just $25.
Watkins has something for everyone. Their products include everything from safe cleaning products to pantry items. This company has been around since 1868! Home Based Business Consultants can enroll for as little as $19.95.
Rodan + Fields offers dermatologist-tested skincare. Their Business Portfolio is all you need to purchase to get started as a consultant. It’s only $45 though it’s an information-based kit only. No product samples are included.
Starter Kits Under $100
Longaberger is known for their signature baskets. Today, the company has a lot more to offer. Get started for just $89. A payment plan is also available.
Trades of Hope is on a mission to provide opportunity to women artisans worldwide. Compassionate Entrepreneurs, Trades of Hope’s name of their consultants, earn a 25% base commission on personal sales and can enroll for just $99.
Paparazzi Accessories has every item priced to sell at just $5. It does cost consultants a little more than that to join, but starter kits are still just $99.
Perfectly Posh bath and body items are made in the U.S.A. Their fun and fragrant lotions and soaps are popular among the young, hip crowd. The consultant kit is only $99 and includes plenty of product samples to get you started.
Partylite and their highly sought after scented candles were introduced in 1973. Today, the company is the #1 direct sales company in this category. Consultants can join for $99 or earn their kit free.
Thirty-One Gifts offers personalized bags and organizational items. The enrollment kit is $99 and includes over $350 in product and business materials.
NYR Organic is the direct sales branch of Neal’s Yard Remedies. As the name implies, the company’s health and beauty products feature botanicals. Become a consultant for just $80 and you will also have the opportunity to earn up to $900 in free products in your first 90 days.
Tupperware has been in business for over 75 years. Consultants are able to earn a nice living selling in-demand and always improving food storage containers and more. The business kit is currently priced at $99.
Pink Zebra is known for their signature fragrance “sprinkles” and is popular among those who want home fragrance items without the risks that come with candles. Join today for just $99.