Make More Money — Become a Direct Sales Consultant

Author: Mary Grace Donaldson, Career Advice

You’re tired of seeing the advertisements all over social media. From the Facebook groups to the Instagram posts of price lists to the occasionally annoying inspirational quotes — that appear as though they truly are stand-alone inspirational quotes — but are actually posing as advertisements for yet another product. And you’ve said to yourself: Yes, we get it. You sell X. And I don’t care.

But… what if you, too, could make money by joining a direct sales company? You’d bring in some extra money for yourself, and who doesn’t want that? You wouldn’t be eye rolling anymore…

If you’re a millennial who wants to make some extra cash at home, these companies could make a great fit.


For true LuLaRoe devotees, the love of this company is real. This California-based direct sales enterprise prides itself on its tagline, “simply comfortable,” and is famous for its leggings. 

How do I sell it? LuLaRoe consultants often sell their inventory through Facebook groups — which cost nothing to set up! Inventory itself comes direct to you from LuLaRoe and is different for each consultant. Like any business, there are startup costs involved — between $5,000 and $6,000, including initial inventory. But with LuLaRoe’s growing popularity, profit is more than possible.



The nail wrap sensation that’s sweeping the direct sales industry, Jamberry is a great fit for any consumers who are sick and tired of getting their nails done every two weeks and want a little something different. And Jamberry sells more than just nails, too.

How do I sell it? Jamberry consultants encourage friends to host “parties.” While reminiscent of the Tupperware parties of our parents’ generation, these parties can take place either in-home or on Facebook. Consultants start their businesses with the Jamberry starter kit at a cost of $99. And you can learn more at the company’s FAQ page.



Here comes that Avon lady! While famous for its long-time door-to-door service and sale of cosmetic products, Avon even sells women’s clothes and jewelry today. But don’t be fooled, it still provides top-of-the-line cosmetics.

How do I sell it? Avon representatives sell through catalogues and brochures (yes, paper!) as well as individualized online stores. Starter kits run at only $25 — and you get to choose between three starter kits.



Known for revolutionary skincare products, R+F consultants pride themselves on the work of the company’s namesakes, Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields. The company was established on the idea that “living better in your skin means living better in your life.”

How do I sell it? R+F consultants also utilize social media to sell their products — coupled with a virtual shop showcasing all of the products that a particular consultant has in stock. And the starter kit for would-be consultants is just $45.



Younique isn’t like every other cosmetic direct sales company — while they are in the business of selling eyeshadows, brushes and eyelash curlers, the company’s mission involves corporate social responsibility. Younique even has its own charity, the Younique Foundation, which is “committed to to helping women who were sexually abused as children or adolescents find hope.”

How do I sell it? Younique Presenters are initially brought into the company by existing Younique Presenters, who serve as Sponsors. Once they get started, Younique Presenters have their own online shops — but also work off the “Tupperware party” model, except virtually.



Often mistaken as solely a weight loss product, Plexus’ line of products encourages customers to life a completely healthy lifestyle with the slogan of “This is how healthy happens!” Plexus offers its signature Pink Drink that is touted to be beneficial for overall gut health, but the company also sells probiotics and vitamins to promote total health.

How do I sell it? Plexus Ambassadors pay $35 per year to join. They also sell the product though Facebook groups and Instagram posts — but with good reason, as the company offers incentives for those Ambassadors who reach high sales levels.


Are you part of a direct sales company? What do you sell? How did you get started? Let us know in the comments, tweet us or email us!

2 thoughts on “Make More Money — Become a Direct Sales Consultant

  1. Proud Plexus Ambassador here! Fabulous article Mary Grace!!! Direct sales & social marketing are a godsend for those of us who don’t fit into the traditional 9-5 scene. Having a chronically ill daughter who’s condition can change in an instant and 2 other children certainly puts me into that category. I’m so grateful to have an outlet for help others get healthy & find freedom from what holds them back physically and financially, while supporting my family. We are happier, healthier, and have more freedom thanks to Plexus!


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