10 Reasons MLM Companies are Great for Moms

MLM, direct sales, network marketing companies are a great way for moms to make extra income from home. Just why are so many moms jumping on the MLM band wagon?Social media is definitely changing the way that we all shop, and it seems like multi-level-marketing companies, aka MLM’s, are becoming more popular by the day. These companies allow families to have one parent work from home, watch the children, and still provide an addition to the family income. Some of them do it full time, and some of them are working in addition to another job.

Last month, I posted 10 Great Direct Sales Companies for Moms. In that post, I interviewed 10 moms who are rocking a business from home. There were no shortage of candidates for those interview spots, and it really got me thinking – Why are MLM companies so great for moms?


Here are the 10 reasons that I came up with.

  1. They allow you to work from anywhere

    • Many companies are now based online, which means that you can work from anywhere that you have internet access and a smartphone. Some still are based in party sales, but being able to quickly set up shop out of the trunk of your car still allows for portability!
  2. You decide how much effort you put in

    • There are people who are in it for the discount and people who are in it for that 6 figure per month income. It’s really up to you to determine what amount of time and effort you want to spend on your business. In most cases, that will directly correlate with what you get out of it.
  3. The hours are entirely flexible

    • The beauty of working remote is that you can work whenever you have a chance. This is especially great for moms who just want to work during a nap or breastfeeding session so that it doesn’t take time away from her family.
  4. Working from home, means saving on childcare

    • Childcare alone takes a huge cut out of many family’s stream of income. For people working entry-level jobs it can even be the three-quarters or more of your paycheck! It’s hard to justify going to work just so that you can pay someone to watch your child while you work.
  5. You will connect with people through your business

    • I have made friends through my wine business that I can now talk to about anything. My teammates are my girls, and our whole larger team is like one big, supportive family. If you are a stay-at-home mom, you may be missing that element of adult interaction that you once got from your day job. You can still have that through a work from home business.
  6. The start up cost is much less than starting a business on your own

    • Depending on the company the startup cost can be anywhere from $5-$1000. Many people don’t see those larger numbers at the investment that it really is. When you buy into an MLM, you are starting your own business with your own earning potential. You are paying for – training, support staff, possibly inventory, marketing, your website, as well as all of the research and licensing that it took to make that business run. Imagine having to put the time and money that it took to create those things into a business yourself. The cost would be much higher!
  7. They are fun

    • This one varies by person, but I have fun with my company! I love the connections that I make and the events that I get to be a part of. Not to mention if you love your product – which for me is an easy one – I love wine! 🙂
  8. It’s a way to save on quality products

    • A lot of people really just do it for the discounts! Most MLM companies offer a higher-quality product for a bit higher price than store brands. When you find a make-up, skincare, supplement, t-shirt, whatever it is that you like, most people become brand loyal. If you have a favorite line of products, it pays to become a distributor instead of continuing to pay full price.
  9. There are goals and accomplishments built in

    • As parents, a lot of our accomplishments come from our children. It is nice to have some goals that just for ourselves. MLM companies usually have ranks and incentives within their structure for people who want to push themselves. It can feel really great to get a promotion or meet your sales goal for the month!
  10. They provide some extra income

    • I think this one is probably the most obvious reason for many people to join an MLM company. For the people who really succeed, there is good money to be made in any of the reputable companies.


To my fellow MLM-rocking parents – tell me in the comments – What company are you rocking? What do you love about it?

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33 thoughts on “10 Reasons MLM Companies are Great for Moms

  1. I just became an Usborne book lady! Excited to share a love of literacy with other kids and get a discount on books for my own little one. Plus the opportunity to be at home with her. Win, win, win!

    • Congratulations on your new business! I hope you love it. <3
      Sharing books and time with your child sounds so wonderful.

    • Hey Lisa! Have you tried any of them yet?
      I’d actually be curious to know how these businesses work int he UK versus the US. My company is about to expand over there, and I’ve been wondering about it. 🙂

    • Good luck in your search!
      Send me a message if you want to know when this wine business moves your way. (soon!)
      Thank you for stopping by. 🙂

  2. I think you are right,, social media has changed the way we shop, it is also changing the way we can do business and make money. I participated with a direct sales company almost 10 years ago and I think back now that if I had social media then, what a huge difference it would have made. I have toyed with the idea of going back to it, but I’m just too busy right now. Direct sales are an awesome way for Moms to stay home and provide an income for their family, or Dads for that matter. Thank you for sharing this great article in the All for Mamas Link Party Week 11 #allformamas. Congratulations for being an honorable mention for the featured blogger in Week 10. Your continued participation is the link party is appreciated. I will share this post on the Facebook Group page #All For Mamas Link Party, my Facebook Page – Blended Life Happy Wife, pinterest, twitter, google+ and stumbleupon. once you have completed the steps for the link party 🙂

    • Thank you, Stephanie! <3
      I really love how many moms are able to make these companies work and have the home lives they want as well as career goals. 🙂

    • I know that these companies are HUGE in the US, but it sounds like not quite as much so in the UK. They are definitely growing though. 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I am a stay at home Mum, many years ago I sold beauty products for about a week from home. This was about 6 years ago, before the rise of social media and there was so much work involved for so little return. I haven’t thought of looking into MLM these days but with the rise of social media I could see it being much easier – might need to look into it again!!! Thanks for sharing. #allformamas

    • I worked with a make-up company as well, and it is definitely a lot of work to make money from it. There are a lot of companies out there and you have to find your market and a way to stand out. I personally never made much from it because it wasn’t “my thing.” That being said I know mamas who have retired their husbands selling make-up, and this wine business is going much better for me. It’s all about what works for each person.

  4. I’ve not heard a lot about MLM’s but its definitely something that could be appealing to me after my maternity leave as I’m thinking about leaving my job for other ventures. #TriumphantTales

  5. MLMs can be a great extra income your right! And there are soooo many companies out there now. You can definitely find something you really like to sell it love using. I’m not part of one currently, but considering a new company now… Well see how I like their products after a few more months! #allformammas

    • Yes, there are a TON of companies to chose from. I hope you have found something that you will love.
      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  6. I’ve never heard of MLM but it sounds like a win-win situation! Might have to look to see if there are any in the UK!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week.

    • They are great for people who work at them! I know that my company (wine!) is moving to the UK next month, so let me know if you would like to hear about that one.
      I know that there are some great options in the UK, but I’m not sure which companies are there right now. I’m sure google can help you out with that one. 🙂
      I have a list of 10 great companies linked at the beginning of this post which could be a great starting point for anyone who is researching.

  7. I have had people approach me about joining these groups before. I think it’s a great idea if it works for you. I am lucky to be a ble to do some work from home whilst working part-time in a school. Sarah #FabFridayPost

    • That is fair enough! I think to many people don’t realize the work that will go into running their own business. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  8. I must admit I was always unsure about MLMs but joined one myself recently in order to both get a great product at a more affordable price myself and to increase income and flexibility in a life with 3 young kids! it has been great fun connecting with other mamas in my new online community too! #allformamas

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