Thursday, October 23, 2014

Can I Really Start a Business For Free?

In my experience in Direct Sales, I've always thought that starting your own home business would cost a minimum of $99 - $199, which seems to be the average amount for purchasing a starter kit. That is, until I discovered Avon. Then suddenly, I started learning about all kinds of companies that offer free start-up fees, free websites, and many that don't require any inventory requirements or sales requirements!


So here it is! A list of companies that require little to NO start up fees!

FREE START-UP COMPANIES



This company features home goods for every room of your home.

FREE WEBSITE:  Yes
COMMISSION:     20%


BELLA-SPERANZA
Offers beautiful bracelets and charms, comparable to the Pandora bracelet.

Enter Rep ID Number 4198
FREE WEBSITE:  Yes
COMMISSION:     40%


DO YOU BAKE
Delicious sweets for every taste bud! This company offers delectable treats of many flavors using wholesome ingredients. Also find free recipes on their website.

FREE WEBSITE:  Yes
COMMISSION:     35%


SPIRIT LOCKETS
This company specializes in jewelry lockets, comparable to Origami Owl accessories.

FREE WEBSITE:  Yes 
COMMISSION:     35%


NORWEX
Chemical-free home cleaning products

FREE WEBSITE:   No ($9.99/month)
COMMISSION:     35%


LE-VEL
Vitamin supplements and vitamin-enhanced protein shakes, also known as Thrive.

FREE WEBSITE:   Yes
COMMISSION:      20%


JERKY DIRECT
Jerky of all kinds! Here you'll find beef, buffalo, and turkey jerky, along with treats for your furry friends!

FREE WEBSITE:   Yes
COMMISSION:      20%


SOY L SCENTS
Soy L Scents carries all natural candles made from soybeans and natural botanical oils.

FREE WEBSITE:    Yes
COMMISSION:       35% 



ONE HEART'S DESIRE
FREE WEBSITE:  Yes
COMMISSION:     50%


LILYBEAN AND BAXTER
Personalized/monogrammed items such as bags, coolers, and jewelry

FREE WEBSITE:   Yes
COMMISSION:      20%


EMILY'S SECRET GARDEN CANDLES
Soy candles, fashion accessories, and home goods

FREE WEBSITE:   Yes
COMMISSION:     30%

$10 START-UP COMPANIES


CHARMED AND COMPANY CREATIONS
Offers a colorful variety of jewelry, charms and lockets.
FREE WEBSITE:   Yes
COMMISSION:      30%


SCENT SATIONS, INC
Carries Mia Bella natural wax candles and other gourmet products.

FREE WEBSITE:  Yes
COMMISSION:    50%


ENDLESS XPRESSIONS
This company offers accessories such as handbags, jewelry, charms, and footwear

FREE WEBSITE:   Yes
COMMISSION:      30%

$15 START-UP COMPANIES



YOU NAILED IT!
No-heat finger nail wraps and designs

FREE WEBSITE:   Yes
COMMISSION:     25%


WAGON WHEEL
Rustic, country western, apparel, home decor, and accessories.

FREE WEBSITE:   Yes
COMMISSION:      30%


AVON
Makeup, skin care, body care
*$10 to sign up with Avon in person with a current rep, $15-20 to sign up online. I have found conflicting information regarding online registration.

FREE WEBSITE:    No
COMMISSION:      20%


DIVA SHOP
Jewelry and accessories

FREE WEBSITE:    Yes
COMMISSION:      20%




$20 START-UP COMPANIES


ARABELLA AVE
Clothing, shoes, accessories
**This is a brand new company launching November 2014!

FREE WEBSITE:   Yes
COMMISSION:      40%


ZIJA
Nutritional and dietary supplements

FREE WEBSITE:   Undetermined
COMMISSION:      15%


LONGA BERGER
Hand-crafted decorative home goods


FREE WEBSITE:    Yes
COMMISSION:      25%




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So there you have it! Starting a home business can be much easier than you think. While most direct sales companies are generally the same, each runs their business just a little differently than others.

If you're considering starting a home business for some extra money for your family, I would suggest checking out each company to see what they sell and to see if something interests you and the circle of friends you have. Then contact a few people from the companies you're interested in so you have an idea of who you'd like to sign up under. Your success can be very dependent on who your upline is!

In a few months I'll be publishing a post on the tax benefits of having a home business, so keep an eye out for that!

39 comments:

  1. I had no idea these types of businesses existed. I sucked at direct sales jobs, so I wonder how I'd do with these types! Really interesting post though!

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  2. You may have a better shot at some of these. Most of them offer a free website in which you could simply add the link to the end of your email signature, post it on your own blog as a widget or even advertise it on your Facebook! Lots of options!

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  3. Sounds interesting! Not sure I'd be in to it though!

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    1. Not for everyone, but an easy additional income for those who are! :D

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  4. That's awesome!! :) I know that a lot of people get into photography because it's generally low investment to get started.. but gear still costs a lot.

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    1. That's true! These are great because they're such an affordable investment! Thanks for reading!

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  5. I wish I had the time. I would be very interested!

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    1. I'm always wishing there were more hours in a day lol!

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  6. This is an awesome list! Thanks for the information, I've always thought it took crazy money for start ups! That just goes to show that you should always do your research <3

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    1. I agree! I was quite enlightened during my research!

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  7. Neat that there are companies that don't require a minimum payment! Great list!

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    1. I agree! Thanks for stopping by, Lauren!

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  8. Very cool! I am working on launching my own business but I would also love to have some other side jobs for money :)

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    1. Good idea! Many of these can simply give you a website to advertise :D

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  9. This is great, I didn't know there were any free to start ones.

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    1. I didn't either! I love that there are companies like that!

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  10. It's great that these free options are out there for those who do want to start their own business.

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    1. I think so, too! Not everyone has money available to start a home business, so these are great options!

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  11. I had no idea these existed!! I'm incredibly interested in learning more - it seems like an amazing way to start your own business!

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    1. I agree, Carolann! I think this can be a fantastic opportunity for a lot of people to be able to earn extra money!

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  12. I like most people had no idea there were free start up home business. Thanks so much for the list I will check out a few that caught my eye.

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    1. I hope you find one that suits you, Miranda! Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. This is amazing! I never knew there were so many that exist! There should be more free options. Although I can see why companies charge sign up fee etc!

    Katie <3

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    1. Yeah, many charge a fee because they provide you with a startup kit to use for demonstrations at home parties. Many of these just give you the option of having a starter kit, or going the free option and they just provide a free website for you to use!

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  14. Awesome! I didn't know that these businesses existed! So many!

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    1. Oh my gosh, Brendy, you have no idea! There are So. Many. Choices! During my research for this I found hundreds of homebased companies to choose from, and a small handful are actually starting up in the next few months!

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  15. Wow I had no idea so many free to get started direct sales companies existed! I tried direct sales once and it wasn't for me, but I know plenty of people who are extremely successful in it!

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    1. Oh yes, many people can be quite successful at home businesses! If you still like the idea of having some side income, many of these businesses simply provide a free website for you to use. Maybe you could just add a link on your blog! :D Thanks for stopping by, Cori!

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  16. Valuable info. I'm happy I came across this post! Thanks so much!

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    1. You're welcome, KC! Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. I had no idea these even existed! That's really great to know for when I have kiddos!

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  18. What a great list! I really don't have time to add much to my schedule, but I know where to look if I do. :)

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    1. That's right, Jessica! And some of these companies simply provide free websites for you to use, so you could do something as simple as link it to your blog! :D Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. Wow! This is excellent! I will be stopping back by to look at these more in depth. Thank you for sharing these wonderful resources. oxox, Amanda

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Amanda! Hope you find something you like here! :D

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  20. Thanks for publishing this! What a great list! I am sure there are more, I know my newest ds company is free to join with a great kit, but they do charge 20 for shipping!

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  21. What wonderful information to know about. Thanks

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  22. Great resources here! It's so important for people to know they can start a business and NOT be in debt :)

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