Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thinking of Starting a Skin Care Business from Home?

With so many skin care products on the market, should you start a skin care business? Before you start one, take a personal assessment, and ask yourself if a skin care business excites you. Just because it's big business doesn't mean it's the right business for you.

There are many ways to start a skin care business from home. Here are some pointers:

*You can make your own products from home and sell them at farmer's market, online, crafts, expos, and so forth. That was the initial start from some direct sales companies. The founders created their own skin care products right out of their kitchens.

*If making products isn't your thing, there are private label wholesale options. Google "skin care wholesale" and you'll see various companies offering private labels. In fact, one fitness company uses a private label company on their new skin care line.

*You can research direct sales and network marketing companies that offer skin care products. Most of the companies offer body care and wellness products in addition to skin care. You can start with the Direct Selling Association, direct sales directories, Better Networker for a list of companies, or just Google the keywords.

*Be an affiliate marketer for established companies. Nearly every well-known companies these days offer an affiliate program to encourage consumers to sell their products online. Affiliate programs are free to join.

There are many ways to start your own beauty business from home and this is just some of the ideas.

Whichever option you choose, be sure to choose one that is RIGHT for you. This means understanding your interest, your lifestyle, how much time you're willing to invest in your business, your skills, finances, and so forth.

A skin care business is big business because everyone uses some type of skin care and body care products. But that doesn't mean everyone is your target market.

There's a wide range in product types and prices. You also have mass competition from online, offline, infomercials, regular stores such as Target, grocery chains, and virtually everywhere you look, skin care products are sold.

But if this is something that you have a passion for and can get excited on a consistent basis, it can be a lucrative business for you. It's a cliche but true - do what really gets you excited and the success will follow.

There is no point in starting any business just because others are making money in it especially if it does NOT excite you. I've made this mistake before and the lesson I learned is that it's very difficult, long-term that is, to find the motivation to keep going when you're in a business that's not congruent with your interests and values.

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