More and more people are looking for ways to make money outside of the traditional 9-5 job. For many, one of the quickest and easiest ways available is a direct sales position.
For a small startup fee, companies will send you everything you need to launch a successful business, including sample products, marketing, and training materials. Nowadays, there are tons of opportunities out there from candles to jewelry, to tea, to clothes.
Because there are so many opportunities to choose from, we have created a list of direct sales companies with products supporting American workers. Some companies may manufacture all their products – start to finish – here in the States. Others may import specific products or ingredients from overseas. And things can change at any time! Always refer questions to the company directly about their current product line and its origins.
1. SQN Sport.
An acronym for Sine Qua Non, meaning “only the essential” in Latin, SQN Sport’s line of women’s activewear is made in the USA. SQN Sport’s line includes athletic bottoms, sweaters, ponchos, tanks, t-shirts, and shoes. Its line promotes a healthy and active lifestyle while still allowing you to be stylish. SQN Sport aims to help you transition smoothly from activity to activity and throughout your entire day into the night.
100 years ago, the Mars family started their business of selling chocolate. That business is still around today and has grown into Mars Wrigley Confectionery, producers of some of the most popular chocolate brands like M&Ms, Snickers, DOVE, and many more. Mars wanted to create a more innovative and hands-on experience, so they launched The Cocoa Exchange in March 2017. Their catalog of products includes truffles, dessert mixes, dark chocolate, martini mixes, salad mixes, dips and spreads, seasonings, sauces, and much more! You are sure to find something you want off of their product line.
Inspired by New York's “City that Never Sleeps” energy and fusion of cultures, Color Street offers colorful nail art designs. Fa Park started the company in 1984 after he saw a woman in a cab in NYC trying to paint her nails and knew there had to be a better way. After much trial and error, he was able to create a successful nail strip. All of Color Street’s nail strips are made in the USA because Park wanted to pass on the American Dream. Color Street has more than 95 nail strips and a wide variety of options including French nails, glitter, holiday, and more.
Founded by Heidi and Orville Thompson in 2004, Scentsy provides a safe alternative to wicked candles. If you don’t feel safe with candles in the house, you can still get the scent and feel of a burning candle with their Scentsy’s wickless candles. All wax products are manufactured at its headquarters in Meridian, Idaho. However, although their warmers are designed by Scentsy they are manufactured in China. Scentsy’s product line includes scented wickless candles, personal care items, decorative ceramic warmers, oil diffusers, and more than 80 different fragrances.
5. Pink Zebra
What originally started out as a candle manufacturer for huge brands like Pier 1, Bath & Body Works, Better Homes and Gardens, among others has turned into a direct sale business. In 2010, founders Tom and Kelly Gaines made the switch and built a relationship directly with their customers. They want to provide a scent as unique as you and your home with fragrance products made in the U.S.A. Pink Zebra’s product line includes sprinkles (a home fragrance that releases a scent when burned), accent shades, and candles.
SeneGence was created back in 1999 and started off as a simple lip color business. Now, it offers skin care, anti-aging, lips, face, eyes, and body products to help keep your skin looking fresh and young. Most of their products are gluten and GMO-free, and they don’t test on animals or use animal by-products. All of their merchandise is made in the United States in order to comply with strict quality control requirements. SeneGence has expanded into multiple countries around the globe including Indonesia, Australia, Switzerland, Poland, and more.
Perfectly Posh tries to pamper you and give you a moment to just be yourself. Aiming only to use natural products, Perfectly Posh is a cruelty-free company that features many different vegan product options. Perfectly Posh consultants sell bath/shower, body, face + lips, hair, and hands + feet products, all of which are made in the USA.
8. Hemp Worx
Hemp Worx offers CBD (cannabidiol) products, which is just one of the over 80 cannabinoids identified in the cannabis plant. Legal in all 50 states, CBD Oil is becoming more popular due to its medicinal benefits and have no life-threatening side effects. Hemp Worx offers a wide variety of products including pure hemp herbal drops, hemp infused coffee, anti-aging CBD cream, pet treats, anti-pain CBD rubs, and more. Their All Hemp Worx products are made in the USA, and its oil is harvested for farms in Kentucky. None of its products are genetically modified and they are all 100% natural and organic.
Since 1949, Cutco has been a staple in many people’s homes. Cutco at Home is part of the Cutco family, which is the largest manufacturer of kitchen knives in the United States. Cutco at Home also sells kitchen utensils, shears, flatware, cookware, and sporting knives. Cutco products are guaranteed to stay sharp and to continue to perform as it was designed to do. If it doesn't, Cutco will correct the problem or replace it.
MONAT’s mission is to help people enjoy beautiful, healthy, and fulfilling lives thanks to their naturally-based products that are all made in the US. Having started in 2014 in Miami, Florida by the Urdaneta family, MONAT creates their products with the help of a scientific board to ensure quality and superior product development. MONAT’s products include shampoo, deep conditioner, lash and brow products, children’s line, and a clothing line as well.
This direct sales opportunity will have you selling cat and dog food, treats, seasonings, toys, and more. The company was founded in 2014 in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas by Roger Morgan, an industry veteran in the pet products space. pawTree helps to bring a fresh sensation to every meal for your furry friends to make sure that their food stays fresh and different. Thanks to their delicious varieties, premium proteins, and nutritious blends, pawTree guarantees that your pet will love their food or you will get your money back. pawTree does not use a third party for its products and instead owns everything it sells, with everything made right here in the USA.
Back in 1909, a schoolteacher named Mabel Baker began making bayberry candles in her New England kitchen. After many successful years, a company and new brand was born called PartyLite. Partylite’s products include candles, flameless fragrances, home styling, and holiday decorations. Candles are manufactured here in the U.S.A., though ingredients do come from around the world.
13. Lemongrass Spa
Heidi Leist founded Lemongrass Spa because she was determined to find beauty products that were safe for her daughters. The Lemongrass Spa line includes spa items, a skincare line, and a family collection. Their natural products are made in America though ingredients are derived from around the world.