View Full Version : How many home businesses have you tried?
04-17-2005, 11:45 AM
05-08-2006, 01:46 PM
I have done my fair share thats for sure and looking for additional streams of income! I have looked at alot especially in direct sales!I was even looking into Mary Kay,but Im not interested in loading up on inventory!I love there products though!I have my choices narrowed down,but I guess thats the hard part,deciding what is best suited to me and what there is a need for.
06-27-2006, 07:23 PM
I'm in 3 home based business that I really love and don't plan to leave. Before these tree I've tried 1 of them and I quit all because they wasn't available in P.R and that made me imposible to recluit. ;)
06-28-2006, 05:41 AM
just the 4 that I am with - liked the start up costs, like that I DON'T have to have inventory unless I want - like that I can do things my way
There are ALOT of others out there that I love the products, so I just order from Reps I have met online
I also belong to some of those groups where you share your Rep discount - so that is cool- get it at the lower cost, but dont have to meet the company requirements, BUT yet we help each other out to meet requirements!
06-29-2006, 12:36 AM
I wear many WAHM hats!I belong to:
Stuff a Friend
I enjoy them all..I find it hard at times to promote them all equally but I do my best!I think sometimes one business isnt enough and some people do better when they work more than one..and some people are more content with one business.
07-03-2006, 11:00 PM
I have tried so many I do not think I can remember them all!! Melaleuca, Tupperware, Country Bunny, Manuel Zed, Homemade Gourmet, Arbonne, Isagenix, 4 Life, Fairy Anna's (currently working this one), Lavender Love, Southern Blends, Handmade Natural Beauty (currently working this one), WholeFood Farmacy, Watkin's (currently working this one), and BlingsThingsNMore. I have truly not found my niche yet.
07-04-2006, 08:32 AM
Surprisingly, I have only tried one and it has stuck for 5 1/2 years! I know when I started, my DH figured I'd last about 6 months :D ! I enjoy the interaction with my hosts and their guests and the fact that I don't have to keep inventory or make deliveries (although I choose to on many occasions!).
I am looking into a secondary business, which will be completely my own and will hopefully promote my business in my area.
07-04-2006, 03:04 PM
I have tried a few. If you can find the prefect fit the first time around that's great.
I like direct shipping to customers, no quotas, no inventory, submission of individual orders, and online ordering. Can you tell I like things streamlined...he, he. Also, I only sell what I will use myself.
But, I've had fun every step of the way!
07-04-2006, 07:07 PM
Honestly? I tried a few businesses at different points in my life -and never really worked them all that well just because of things happening. I tried Tupperware when I was very young and single, tried Tupperware again, after married and my 1st child was a year old -had problems with it (long story). Then after we moved -husband and I signed up with Quixtar and had issues with the guy who we signed under so we never did anything with it. Then I signed up with a scrapbook company called Snap in a Snap -company went bye bye. I decided to just take a break from Direct Sales all together. Then we moved to WV -and my neighbor sells Stampin Up and Mary Kay. Had a Mary Kay facial and decided right there to just sign up. Felt it was the best thing to do and the right time to do it. Since signing up with Mary Kay in December 2005, I have also signed with Gourmet to Go & Tupperware. I am really enjoying direct sales again.
07-05-2006, 01:19 PM
I have tried 3 Avon, No More Baskets and Gabby Goodies. Witht he 1st two companies you have to buy a certain amount every campain or month. I like Gabby Goodies, they don't do that, but to stay active after the 1st year you do have to pay 15.00.
08-29-2006, 11:57 AM
I have been involved with many many direct sales businesses over the years to try to find a way to make money while staying home with my children. I have lost count! I would say maybe 15-20 direct sales companies.
I have found my perfect match and have been a travel agent for 7 years.
Manager & Training Coordinator Dugan's Travels
08-29-2006, 01:49 PM
I have tried at least 4- House of Lloyd, Kingdom Treasures, Northstar Christmas & Gifts & Home & Garden Party in my 11 of direct sales business.
Home & Garden Party
This is the day that the Lord has made; we shall rejocie & be glad in it."
08-29-2006, 03:33 PM
I have tried different companies..I do better at multiple companies and I think thats where I will stay!I designed my website and listed all my companies in one spot and am doing very well with it!I think that you have to try a few to see what your real passion is in my opinion.
09-02-2006, 12:31 PM
I have always been with the same companies!
We had our cards on ebay, but that got to be a pain so I just made a site.
The Wholefoods - I did research on & I also have bought their products & loved them. Natural health is very big in our home.
Plan4Power & the Country Club I do mostly for Brad, he is in them also.
01-12-2007, 09:48 PM
I have tried a few companies over the years Avon, Tupperware, Christmas Around The World, That's A Wrap and Lavendar-Love to name a few!
Some of them did not work for me and some I am still with :)
Lavender bath and body made by lavender-love.com - lavender products (http://www.lavender-love.com/vickie)
01-13-2007, 12:15 PM
I tried a home decor business SLAH because I loved the products so much- but I'm just not a big home party person where I had to be away from my family even more to be successful.
I've been with Watkins for 2 years at the end of this May and love it. I work the biz in snippets of time as I can-achieved Manager status my first year and won the Trip for 2 in 2006! Woohooo- Hubby and I are going on a Free Vacation!
01-13-2007, 07:45 PM
The poll is now closed so I couldn't get my vote in but I have been with two companies. The first one for over 28 years is a Canadian gift and card company and now with Watkins for going on 7 years.
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