Please Note: These business opportunities require a small investment up front, but give you all the tools and support that you’ll need to start your very own home-based business in the direct sales industry.
If you’ve developed valuable skill sets or picked up certifications within your industry over the years, offering your consulting services to local business owners can be a lucrative way to make money online. Whether you’re an expert marketer, business strategist, or manufacturing aficionado, there’s likely a local business owner who’s willing to pay you to help them solve an issue with their company. Start with this 18-step checklist to becoming a local business consultant from Karyn Greenstreet and then use my guide to crafting an effective cold email to convince them to hire you.
Depending on your situation, schedule and skills, there are a few different routes you can take — including opportunities at your current workplace, considering a new job or simply taking on various gigs on the side.
Here is my testimony: I am a female of Caribbean descent! I was approximately 51 years old when my daughter turned me on to Kyani. I had a pain in my lower torso. It started out mild enough but gradually increased to the point where I could no longer sleep on my back because I just couldn’t get out of bed. Here is the kicker I was having this pain for 3 years, but I would always feel better after getting up in the morning, movement made it better. I hated going to sleep at night because I knew what was coming, the pain would be there during the day but it was just like a nagging kind of pain nothing severe until I had laid down for hours like when you go to sleep. I suffered in silence for 3 years. Now I know a lot of you are wondering why I didn’t tell my doctor about the pain. The reason I didn’t was because I always felt better after I had gotten some movement in my joints and because I do not trust Doctors. (Its a long story) Anyway after suffering in silence for 3 years I pulled a muscle in my back and while I became worried that I would turn into a cripple. My daughter suggested I take the Kyani supplements 3 pills a day for as long as it took to finish the bottle. So my journey started with Kyani I took those supplements 3 pills a day half way through the bottle I stopped because I didn’t think it was working but the Leo(my astrological sign) in me convinced me to see it through to the end and I swear to you on that last day of taking those 3 pills, my pain was gone!!! I couldn’t believe it, I wanted to shout it to the rooftops just imagine suffering for 3 years…everyday I would log on to the internet trying to diagnose my symptoms trying to find a cure. I told everyone of my close friends and relatives about it. I even ordered the pills from Ebay and distributed them myself to anyone who complained about back pains not knowing that there was a triangle approach to taking Kyani. If Kyani wants a spokesmodel I would be the one. Love the product. I am currently taking the Triangle approach Kyani Sunrise in the morning, Kyani nitro Xtreme during the day, and the Kyani Sunset at night. I can’t believe the results. I am a believer and if I had the time I would become a distributor because I have first hand knowledge of how this product works!!!
To avoid scams, forget unknown or untested sites with big promises. “Find out if the site is legitimate,” says Nick Mokey, associate editor of DigitalTrends.com. “How long has it been around? And what are they asking you to do?”
Young Living – Financial freedom through healthy living! We are a 22-year-old corporation doing a billion in annual sales, the trendsetter in wellness products. We do business in almost every country with headquarters in 13 Countries. We have hundreds of thousands of satisfied clients who have experienced life change in the areas of health, wellness and financial abundance which has led to one of the highest client loyalty rates in the industry. We offer personalized mentoring, business, leadership, personal development, and product training. Because we work hard to set you up and to help you succeed, we are only looking for people who are serious about becoming financially independent through working from home part-time. If you are a team player, self-motivated, dependable and ready to begin earning a substantial income part-time right away, contact Leslie Morris at (916)572-2531, [email protected] or lesliemorris.babystepseo.com/.
Speak to your lead in a way that gives them what they’re seeking in life. Are they looking for financial freedom? Or do they just want to take control of their business life? Are they in this to help others? Take them from their idea of success and show them how they can reach that with your help.
Scott is brilliant with finances and has the technical skills and experience to get his extremely helpful advice out to all. He is a generous soul wishing to pass along his good fortune to others in the form of what one can do for one’s self in the murky world of finances.”– A. Marie
While you’ll certainly have higher levels of success if you can nail creating and marketing your own unique product, from my own experience (and that of many other entrepreneurs), I know the extremely high costs and risk associated with starting a product-based business.
The Times: “The Government investigation claims to have revealed that just 10% of Amway’s agents in Britain make any profit, with less than one in ten selling a single item of the group’s products.”[32]
If you have the skills to create and/or design websites, you can make up to a few extra thousand dollars a month doing it on the side. Check out some of the listings on FlexJobs to see any would work for you.
Being an online coach or consultant is a great way to make money online, as instead of giving your client ongoing deliverables (like when you’re a freelancer), you’re teaching them to be better, faster, stronger than the competition. Your expertise becomes the product you’re selling.
Alice’s Table empowers women to start their own flower arranging events businesses in their communities. Alice’s Table provides the ongoing training, and support women need to launch their businesses, and connects them to a community of hosts across the country. The Alice’s Table host program prioritizes living well and working hard — giving women the opportunity to create a career for themselves that is flexible and creative, while also challenging, sustainable and inspiring. With Alice’s Table, you take home 70% of ticket sales (before the cost of flowers) and can earn up to $600 per two-hour event (depending on the size of the event). Click here to apply and mention you saw us on The Work at Home Woman.
But this isn’t a quick moneymaker: You’ll need to do plenty of research and find a supplier before you start slapping on labels and actually making money. One TPH contributor made more than $1,000 a month, even after paying for Amazon to fulfill his orders.
Facebook – Facebook swap shops are great for selling things locally. It’s like CraigsList, but a little easier. You simply search for swap shops in your area and ask to join the group. Once you’re in, take a picture of the item, write a quick description with the price and post it. It doesn’t get much easier than that. You can generally expect to get about what you would get at a yard sale, maybe a little more.
Yes, it just depends what you’re looking to get into. For the past year and a half I’ve worked about 20 hours a week writing for blogs and have pulled in anywhere from $2,000 – $3,000 per month. Now I’m doing more virtual assistant work and in the next few months should bring in quite a bit more money. (I’ll also be working 40 hours per week though)
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Study your products and know them well. It’s your job to sell these products, so you should dedicate yourself to knowing everything about them. You’ll need to plan how you will pitch the product to potential customers, how to answer any questions or doubts they may have, and any relevant research or studies that support your product.[7]
You already spend way too much time pinning on Pinterest and posting fabulous pics on Instagram. Now get paid for your social-media savvy! The social-media evaluator will need to improve the relevancy of the newsfeed for a leading global social-media client. You’ll need to commit to working one to four flexible hours a day, five days per week. For some projects, at least one day must be a weekend day. Doing outstanding work will make you eligible for additional social-media projects. To qualify, you’ll have to perform online daily social-media use (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.), have strong communication skills and a high-speed Internet connection. 
While most of the ideas for making money online we’ve covered so far can be done on the side, if you’re looking to completely change your career and start working online there are thousands of companies looking to hire who don’t care where you are.
Direct Income – when I started making money from my blogs it was through ‘direct’ income streams. I put AdSense ads on my blog and promoted some products on Amazon as an affiliate and the more readers I had the more income began to trickle in (it really was a trickle at first). In time as my traffic grew this income grew and I was also able to experiment with other direct forms of income such as selling advertising directly to advertisers.
Because of the strong interest in quality of life and work-life balance issues, life coaches have become popular in recent years. Unlike the intellectual demands of becoming a technical or executive coach, life coaching can be successful if you possess common sense, a respect for family and a commitment to enjoy life to the max every day and helping others do the same.
User Testing – User Testing pays $10 a pop for testing websites. A test usually takes about 15-20 minutes. The purpose is for a website owner to watch someone, who is new to their site, try to navigate it. The value that the site owner gets by watching an actual user experience is worth a ton, but $10 isn’t a bad pay-out.

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CraigsList – Some things don’t ship very well. Other things may make you feel uncomfortable to sell to someone across the country. Anytime you’re selling a large item or something you just don’t want to ship, Craigslist is a great place to go. It’s simple to list your item (again, take good pictures!). If you don’t like the idea of putting your phone number out there, the interested individual can send you a message to your inbox without even getting your email address.