The following excerpts were featured in Woman's Day Magazine Online edition in March 2010.
Earn some extra cash by selling popular wares at home
By Sarah Stebbins Posted March 03, 2010 from WomansDay.com.
These days, product parties have moved far beyond Tupperware. You can sell wine, jewelry, pet supplies and even sex toys at small, in-home gatherings, making several hundred dollars a pop. Most reps undergo some form of training, pay a start-up fee and work fewer than 10 hours a week. If you’re willing to commit more time and recruit others, you could be looking at a six-figure income. Not sure if selling is for you? Consider hosting a party. You’ll get to see what’s involved and receive a discount for your purchases. Read on to discover some of the most exciting opportunities out there.
Ever wish you could walk into a wine store and try before you buy? That’s the experience WineShop At Home offers at their tastings. As a consultant, you introduce guests to different reds and whites, created by the company’s own Napa Valley winemakers, and explain how to sniff, swirl and sip as well as pair varietals with food. Partygoers can then place orders or sign up for shipments from a monthly wine club. “We have replaced our corporate incomes and no longer have to be in an office for 10 hours a day,” says Tammy Nicholls of McKinney, Texas, who, with her husband, earns six figures working as a full-time rep. Cheers to that!
Cost to get started: $100 to $140
Reward: 15 percent starting commission; potential to make up to 44 percent.