10 Great Direct Sales Companies for Moms

Direct sales companies are a great way for moms to make money without taking time away from their homes and families. Hear from 10 moms about their experiences working from home in 10 of the best network marketing companies for moms.Direct sales, multi-level marketing, and network marketing companies are everywhere right now! It seems like everywhere you turn on social media, one of your friends is trying to sell you something, right? While sometimes these companies get a bad name from the “product pushers” out there, direct sales companies are a great way for moms to make extra income, socialize, and have a job while spending time with their little ones.

 

What is a direct sales company anyway?

A direct sales company utilizes representatives or distributors to sell their products instead of carrying them in stores. This means that instead of the company’s profits going into the hands of retailers, they can pay it back to employees who do the selling and marketing for them.

Most of these companies are set up with a multi-level marketing or network marketing structure. This means that the reps/distributors make money for building a team of others reps and distributors working under them.

Direct sales companies are great for moms because they allow us the freedom to work from anywhere at anytime. We can set our own hours, goals, and experiences. Most of these businesses are family-friendly and can be run while taking care of our children.

 

What are the best direct sales companies for moms?

I asked moms on social media what their favorite companies are to work for and to buy from. Out of 125 votes, these 10 companies were chosen to be the most mom-friendly. Below you will hear about 10 different companies right out of the mouths of mom-bosses who are rocking their respective businesses.

If you are interested in learning more about any of these opportunities, these moms will be happy to answer any questions that you may have!

 

AdvoCare

With Marcy Welch

www.advocare.com/130444412

Tell us a little bit about your business and the products that you offer.

I help people feel their best & learn to eat in a balanced way.

How and why did you choose this company?

I choose this company after reading the guiding principles. Two of my favorites are “Honor God through our faith, family and friends” & “Respect and strengthen the family.”

What does it take to get started in this business?

It takes dedication, commitment & a smile. The actual cost is $59

What does it take to earn back your start up cost?

You get back the cost in your Distributor Kit, through product samples.

Are there quotas or business fees associated with your business?

No monthly minimums, autoships or fees. No goofy stuff!

How do you conduct most of your business?

Online, word of mouth, referrals & nutrition workshops.

What kind of training is available to new team members?

There is online training & I train my team online/in person.

Why is this company great for moms?

It’s great because I set my own hours. The company is family friendly & we’ve made some lifelong friends.

Can moms contact you with questions about your business?

Absolutely 😊

(There is a “contact us” button at the bottom of Marcy’s webpage)

 

 

Usborne Books and More

With Emily Young

N5876.myubam.com

Tell us a little bit about your business and the products that you offer.

Usborne Books and More sells children’s book, both fiction and non fiction for children from babies all the way through high school.  The company really is focused on literacy, creating an army of literacy advocates helping to bring better awareness to the fact that we need to get children to love to read!

How and why did you choose this company?

I was invited to a few parties and bought a couple books, my daughter LOVED them, to the point that she wouldn’t read any other books at all.  I felt like it was a great time to get started with the company so that I could provide more and more books for her!

What does it take to get started in this business?

$75 and a dream

What does it take to earn back your start up cost?

You can earn back either half of your cost in the first thirty days by selling $1000 in books, or the full cost by selling $2000.  Depending on how well the parties go with commission (25%), you could earn the cost of your kit in your launch party alone.

Are there quotas or business fees associated with your business?

There are no quotas or minimums, but there is an $8/month fee to keep your access to your website and the ordering system.

How do you conduct most of your business? 

I do most of mine through online parties, book fairs and vendor events, but there are so many avenues to this business! You can do home parties, match programs (Literacy for Life) for non profit organizations, there’s a School and Library side to this business, or even a fundraiser with greeting cards.

What kind of training is available to new team members?

Each training is different based on your team, but there are some set modules and training.

Why is this company great for moms?

It’s so mom friendly, almost every consultant is a mom because they fell in love with these books for their kids!  Moms bring nursing babies to our annual convention, they bring babies to parties, etc.  But the best part is, it is what you make of it- if your kid is sick and you can’t focus on the business for a few days, okay, you’ll do it when you can.

Can moms contact you with questions about your business? What’s the best way to contact you?

Absolutely! You can send me an email at emilymilleryoung@gmail.com or check me out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/unbelievablyusborne

 

SeneGence (company that makes LipSense)

With Robin Lloyd

www.themamaplaybook.com

Tell us a little bit about your business and the products that you offer.

SeneGence makes clean makeup and face products and is manufactured in the USA.

How and why did you choose this company?

I believe in the products and they have achievable career goals.

What does it take to get started in this business?

$55

What does it take to earn back your start up cost?

One or two sales

Are there quotas or business fees associated with your business?

Fees

How do you conduct most of your business?

Online and in person parties, vendor events

What kind of training is available to new team members?

Online and in person

Why is this company great for moms?

Clean, long lasting makeup that actually works, affordable products and flexible career options

Can moms contact you with questions about your business? What’s the best way to contact you?

Yes! Facebook group: The Lip Connection or email: lipswithrobin@gmail.com

 

LuLaRoe

With Jenny McDonald

https://www.facebook.com/groups/LularoebyJennyMcDonald/

Tell us a little bit about your business and the products that you offer.

LuLaRoe offers a line of comfortable, stylish, and flattering clothing for women, men, and kids.  All our clothing is offered in a large range of sizes, meeting the needs of many body types.  With limited patterns and fabrics, we strive to provide unique and individualized clothing options.

How and why did you choose this company?

I fell in love with the clothing!  Once I was hooked by the clothing, I grew respect for the uplifting LuLaRoe culture.

What does it take to get started in this business?

If someone is interested in becoming a retailer, you would first submit an application.  To begin selling, it is required that you purchase an initial package.  This process is facilitated by a sponser you would select.

What does it take to earn back your start up cost?

Hard work!  It takes a willingness to connect with people and create relationships.

Are there quotas or business fees associated with your business?

To remain active we need to need to order 30 pieces per month of inventory. No  fees.

How do you conduct most of your business?

I do a combination of online,  in home parties and by appointment individual shopping hours in my in-home boutique.  I feel I achieve the best results utiliZing various business platforms.

What kind of training is available to new team members?

Lots of training opportunities are available.  LuLaRoes Home Office has weekly webinars. My team has weekly training meetings with coaches and trainers.  We have a support community on Facebook to discuss strategies and seek input from other consultants.  It’s a very supportive environment.

Why is this company great for moms?

It’s flexible and you are able to work in the evenings after the kids are in bed.  Plus, you set your own goals so you are able to adjust the workload to fit your life.

Can moms contact you with questions about your business? What’s the best way to contact you?

Yes of course!  Email: lularoejennymcdonald@gmail.com or Facebook PM/VIP page,
https://www.facebook.com/groups/LularoebyJennyMcDonald/

 

Trades of Hope

With JoLynn Graubart

www.mytradesofhope.com/jolynngraubart

Tell us a little bit about your business and the products that you offer.

As a Compassionate Entrepreneur with Trades of Hope I really think of myself as a storyteller. I am a member of an army of marketers creating living wage job opportunities for women artisans all over the world, telling my neighbors and community about the beautiful things these women create, and expanding their marketplace. Job creation, especially among women in desperate situations has huge potential to break the cycle of generational poverty because when you empower a woman out of poverty she takes 4 to 5 others with her. We are members of the Fair Trade Federation engaging in dignified partnerships with all of the artisans we employ. And the best part? All of our pieces are handmade with a story of triumph, hope, and renewed dignity to tell. And the women behind these pieces blow my mind with their tenacity.

How and why did you choose this company?

I hardly feel like I chose Trades of Hope at all. It more or less chose me. I was a stay at home mom to two baby girls – ages 3 and 9 months at the time – when I started to feel like I hit some sort of wall. You know the one where you realize you haven’t changed your shirt in an insanely long time or had a conversation with an actual adult? I had graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English & Sociology with a concentration on Race Relations three years prior, and although I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to “be” I would often tell my husband that I just wanted to be an advocate for someone. Never in a million years did I think I would find my calling in Direct Sales. When I came across Trades of Hope at a church fundraiser I was taken with their mission, and it didn’t take very long for me to realize that this was exactly what I’d been looking for – a way to do what so many of us want to do – stay home to raise my babies while making an impact on things that were making me sick inside, like sex trafficking, poverty, lack of education for girls worldwide, etc. And I was going to get paid for telling these incredible stories, educating the public on fair trade, and wearing beautiful handmade jewelry?! I was instantly in love with it. My husband was a little bit nervous that this was too good to be true, but two years later, he is high-fiving me in the hallway when I hit my career goals (yes I said career!), and sending me off to Haiti this October to meet my artisan partners there.

What does it take to get started in this business?

Our starter kit is $99 and we offer you the option of hosting a party in order to  put the hostess rewards towards the purchase of the kit. The average home party is a $500 party which would earn you $90 in free product that you could decide to cash in for a $90 kit coupon so the up-front investment is incredibly reasonable, and potentially free (minus tax & shipping).

What does it take to earn back your start up cost?

We’ve recently started a crazy cool “give and get” rewards program to help new Compassionate Entrepreneurs get off to a strong start, creating a business that is sustainable for our artisan partners and income generating for their own family. If you bring in $1000 in sales in the first full month (which is about 2 home parties), you’re given a $100 coupon to build your kit and you also gift 12 baby chicks to a family in Africa. Hit your $1000 in the 2nd month and you earn another $100 coupon and feed a child in a Haitian orphanage for a month, and so on…. When it’s all said and done you have the opportunity to earn $1800 in ToH coupons in your first 4 months, and could even send a girl to school for a year in Haiti. I was able to hit all of these goals, and now I’ll be meeting the girl that I am sponsoring through my business as I travel with Trades of Hope to  Haiti this coming October. This entire program speaks volumes about the heart of our founders and company, and is just an incredible opportunity.

Are there quotas or business fees associated with your business?

There are no monthly quotas to remain active as a Compassionate Entrepreneur. You just need to have an order placed through your website (in any amount) once every six months to continue to stay active. There is also a $13.95 a month fee for running our personalized website and marketing portal (which collects customer/hostess data and sends out automatic emails 3x a month), but the first month is free.

How do you conduct most of your business?

I have totally fallen in love with the personal connections you make at home parties and the far-reaching “ripple effect” of sharing our mission through the home party model (which is hilarious because I never even used to go to home parties). It’s also a super predictable way to conduct business since you generally know that if a hostess has 10 people show you’ll be walking away with a $700 or more party (that’s been huge in making this sustainable for my family). But I love that when a month is a little slower on the home party front that I can put together a couple of quick online shows or dig up a vendor event to make some fresh contacts. There are so many ways to work this business.

What kind of training is available to new team members?

New team members are immediately given access to a training app where they watch short videos that walk them through the basics of kick-starting their business, and as they complete each training level they are able to earn prizes (fun bonus!). Once you’re through with the training track you can find extra info, ideas, and inspiration in our back office and Facebook communities. You’re also plugged into the sisterhood, which was invaluable to me when I first started out. We have an upline full of compassionate, like-hearted leaders who are available to you every step of the way (myself included!). We also have a yearly conference that’s held in Orlando (this year it’s in Nashville), where you have the opportunity to meet the Trades of Hope founders, receive in-person training, meet artisan partners, and hear behind the scenes info about the impact that you’re having as you work your business every day. I had zero direct sales experience when I jumped into this, and two years later I’ve got a good handle on how this whole relational business model works, and have built a business that is way more successful than I ever anticipated.

Why is this company great for moms?

As a mom of girls, I spend a lot of time thinking about the legacy I’m leaving for them. I want them to see me as a mom that loved them hard when I was with them, and then pushed past my fears and did hard things to love the world outside of our home. I am so proud of the work I do to empower women just like me to create better futures for their families, to send their own daughters to school, and I LOVE that my five year old is understanding that work and asking me more and more questions about it. This has created a global mindset in my home that I never expected, and a curiosity about cultures and different people that is just awesome to watch blossom. And honestly? Because what I’m doing is so much bigger than myself, when it’s time to do the daily tasks it takes to run a work-from-home gig, I find the energy and the inspiration to do it that I can’t imagine would be there if it weren’t for the women and the mission behind our products. I love our beautiful pieces. I love being a storyteller. I love being able to work 30 mins to an hour a day from my living room while my girls play. I love knowing that I am making a real and lasting impact on huge things like sex trafficking WHILE contributing to our income in a way that’s changing our lives too. It’s just all around the best job ever.

Can moms contact you with questions about your business? What’s the best way to contact you?

I would be thrilled to answer any follow-up questions from mamas who are interested in doing what I do! The more Compassionate Entrepreneurs there are, the more artisan partners we are able to take on, so if you’re even a tiny bit intrigued don’t hesitate to reach out to me to learn more. The best way to reach me is via email at cejolynntoh@gmail.com, but you can also message me on Instagram @jo.plantinghope or look me up on Facebook.

 

doTERRA Essential Oils

With Jamie Dibble

www.oilswithjamie.com

Tell us a little bit about your business and the products that you offer.

I am a Platinum leader with doTERRA and sell Health and Wellness Products, with a focus on Essential Oils. Essential oils can be used for various health concerns, cleaning, cooking, mood, pain, immune support, and more!

How and why did you choose this company?

I am a huge fan of natural health and loved the idea of helping other moms and families by teaching them how to be prepared for life’s littler emergencies in a natural way with essential oils. It’s so empowering to take control of your family’s health!

What does it take to get started in this business?

All that is needed is a wholesale membership which you can get for $35. Or you can start with any of the starter kits which start at $150.

What does it take to earn back your start up cost?

All it takes is a few orders.

Are there quotas or business fees associated with your business?

No minimums or anything like that. The only requirement is to place a monthly order for about 100pv which is about $100.

How do you conduct most of your business?

I have built a huge part of my business online through Facebook and Instagram. However, I also do a lot in in person classes where I share how to use essential oils.

What kind of training is available to new team members?

For our team, we offer an 8 week training program to get started. Plus, doTERRA has many training resources available online.

Why is this company great for moms?

Because anyone can do it! I started the business after I had my 4th baby and was able to do so much of the business from my smart phone. But it was also easy to meet up with other moms for a play date and share the oils. Many moms are looking for natural options to help their families and essential oils are perfect. They can help babies sleep, give moms a natural option when they feel overwhelmed, help with the immune system, and so much more! Plus, it’s the type of product that people will continue to purchase without having to keep bugging them. doTERRA is one of the fastest growing companies right now and this really is the best time to start. In just 2.5 years, my husband was able to leave his engineering job thanks to doTERRA. And I did all that while staying home with my four kiddos. The opportunity is amazing!

Can moms contact you with questions about your business? What’s the best way to contact you?

Yes, of course. I am always happy to share and answer any questions. I love this company! The best way to reach me is by email at oilswithjamie@gmail.com

 

Scentsy

With Tiffany Flunker

www.makesgr8scents.com

Tell us a little bit about your business and the products that you offer.

We sell Wickless candle warmers, wax and other home fragrance items.

How and why did you choose this company?

I chose Scentsy because I love great smells and was looking for a safe alternative to candles.

What does it take to get started in this business?

The cost to join is only $99 for everything you need to get started. All the information is on my website.

What does it take to earn back your start up cost?

Your commission on one average home party will more than cover the cost of your start up kit.

Are there quotas or business fees associated with your business?

Scentsy has a very low minimum of $200 in sales once every 3 months. This does include any of your personal purchases.

How do you conduct most of your business?

I personally enjoy larger vendor events and online sales and parties. Many consultants prefer home parties and fundraisers.

What kind of training is available to new team members?

After joining you will have access to a personal workstation that offers training and videos. Your sponsor and director can also answer any questions you may have.

Why is this company great for moms?

You are able to set your own hours and work at a pace that fits your lifestyle.

Can moms contact you with questions about your business? What’s the best way to contact you?

Absolutely. Email makesgr8scents@aol.com

 

Pampered Chef

With Angel Pennyman

www.pamperedchef.biz/angelpennyman

Tell us a little bit about your business and the products that you offer.

Pampered Chef has been in business over 25 years! Headquartered outside Chicago, they have outstanding quality kitchen products available for purchase.

How and why did you choose this company?

I loved the products. I chose the company because I loved the products and the business opportunity was flexible with what I wanted to do. Plus, it also gave me the opportunity to earn some of their awesome products for free. I’ve been a consultant for 10 years.

What does it take to get started in this business?

The company offers two kits available for purchase. One is available for $99; the other is $159. When hosting a party, you can use your hostess credit toward the purchase of the kit.

What does it take to earn back your start up cost?

I earned my start up costs back in my first sho. Usually it can be done within 1-2 shows!

Are there quotas or business fees associated with your business?

To be considered active, you have to have $200 in sales every six months. This is very easy to achieve.

How do you conduct most of your business?

I do parties but most of my shows are on Facebook or catalog shows. It’s a great way to continue working my business while balancing the needs of my family.

What kind of training is available to new team members?

There are lots of online modules to learn from. There are also Facebook groups dedicated to new team members to help someone get started. There is LOTS of support!

Why is this company great for moms?

It offers flexibility, great products and advancement opportunities that are perfect for moms.

Can moms contact you with questions about your business? What’s the best way to contact you?

Yes! They can contact me directly through my Pampered Chef website.

 

AVON

With Anne Younger

http://yourAvon.com/anneyounger

Tell us a little bit about your business and the products that you offer.

Avon is a family friendly company that carries makeup, skincare products, bath products, perfumes, clothing, jewelry, home decor and more!

How and why did you choose this company?

I chose AVON because it is a name people know and love and products that I have been using since I was a kid. I grew up with Avon and so have my kids. Avon is great to their consultants, offers generous commission, as well as great products.

What does it take to get started in this business?

You can launch your own Avon business for as little as $25. ( We have 3 kits to choose from, $25, $50, and $100) I went with the $100 kit which is valued at over $400.00

What does it take to earn back your start up cost?

I earned my start up cost back within a week. You can earn your money back quickly by selling some of the items within your kit at regular price or you can earn your money back by getting personal sales or eStore sales.

Are there quotas or business fees associated with your business?

No. When you onboard as an Avon representative you get a FREE eStore and you have no weekly or monthly obligation. You will be come a nonactive representative if you go 4 consecutive campaigns without sales.

How do you conduct most of your business?

95% of my business is done online via Facebook parties or my eStore. The remainder is done through friends and family.

What kind of training is available to new team members?

Avon offers Avon University online that is filled with a variety of materials and training products. You will also have an upline to help you out as well as multiple groups on Facebook that are filled with ev

erything you can imagine in regard to Avon.

Why is this company great for moms?

This company is great for moms (I am a mom of 5) because you can make money while at home with the kids to help support the family. It has been a great company for our family and everyone, including my husband, is involved in helping the business.

Can moms contact you with questions about your business? What’s the best way to contact you?

Yes! Please feel free to visit my Beauty in the Burbs website and use the contact me form with any questions! http://beautyintheburbs.com

 

Direct Cellars

With Kyle and Lexie – a.k.a me and my husband. 🙂 

www.directcellars.com/kyleandlexiehiggins

Tell us a little bit about your business and the products that you offer.

Direct Cellars makes it easy for club members to have the experience of learning about artisan wines right from their own homes. Members simply choose if they want 2 or 4 bottles of wine monthly. Their wine is chosen by experts and comes with tasting and food pairing notes.

How and why did you choose this company?

I first heard about this opportunity from a friend through Facebook, and I just liked the idea of getting free wine. As I learned more about it, I was impressed with the sense of community in this business and the potential for personal growth. The compensation plan is crazy compared to all of the other companies that I have seen. 

What does it take to get started in this business?

Your initial investment is $250-$500 which includes your business membership, all training, future discounts, and of course your first wine shipment.

What does it take to earn back your start up cost?

We have a “fast start bonus” program that makes it easy to earn back your start up costs. Once you have two team members join at the same level that you entered at, you will have made back your initial investment.

Are there quotas or business fees associated with your business?

Your initial start up will cover the cost of your business for 1-3 years depending on the level that you join at. After that there is a $70 per year business membership.

How do you conduct most of your business? 

Online! Parties and vendor events are optional if you are interested. If that’s not your thing, this business can be run entirely online – even from a smartphone.

What kind of training is available to new team members?

We have a Rising Star Training put together by some of the top network marketing professionals in the world! In addition, our team has phone training calls, video trainings, scripts, and Facebook groups available to all team members. Our top earners will personally talk to anyone in the business to answer questions and give advice at any time.

Why is this company great for moms?

Simplicity!
There is no inventory, no product demonstrations, no deliveries, no keeping track of orders, no convincing people that your product “works.” You have complete freedom to talk to people whenever and wherever you want. Even a quick phone call during a feeding session will help grow your business.
Plus – free wine. 🙂

Can moms contact you with questions about your business? What’s the best way to contact you?

Yes! Just comment below or email me at mommyhomemanager@gmail.com

 

Direct sales companies are a great way for moms to make money without taking time away from their homes and families. Hear from 10 moms about their experiences working from home in 10 of the best network marketing companies for moms.

 

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22 thoughts on “10 Great Direct Sales Companies for Moms

    • It really is! I hope to help some mamas to find a way to make money without being taken away from their babies. 🙂

  1. Great post! Are you familiar with the You Economy magazine? They recommend 5 businesses; Uber, Taskrabbit, Upwork, Nerium, and Etsy. Women owning their business from home is our future!

    • It really is a great middle ground of so many moms! I will have to check those out.
      Thanks for stopping by and for the suggestions. 🙂

    • Thanks, Marcie. I know that a lot of people are afraid to ask questions about another person’s business because they don’t want to feel “sold to.” This allows them to get answers without the pressure. 🙂
      All of these moms were fantastic to work with, so I hope some ladies will feel comfortable approaching them for more information.

    • I’m hoping to help make things easier for moms who have put off taking the time to do their own research.
      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  2. This is a really great post and some of those names are well known in the UK also, so will really help some British mummies. It’s nice to see them all in one place with all the questions asked. Well done for compiling this list #brillblogposts x

    • Thanks, Lisa. I hope it will help some mommies do some research.
      Our wine company is actually working on moving to the UK right now. We can start signing people up in August!

  3. Great list, I have worked for a few companies from home including Usborne and Avon. They are great to keep you busy and earn some pocket money but I think you really have to invest your time and energy if you want to gain real success with them. #globalblogging

    • You are definitely right with that one! If you want your business to pay like a business, you have to treat it like a business. 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by!

    • That’s what we thought as well! Honestly, we’ve enjoyed it so far and made more friends than I expected. 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by!

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