There are so many ideas for starting a business from home and if you start searching online, unfortunately, the many "so-called" home based online businesses aren't exactly legit so you'll need to be careful in your search.
If you love bath and body personal care products, there's a huge market for these products, and plenty of opportunities to sell these online from home. Not to mention it's a stable product line used by females everywhere.
Opening a store selling bath and body products is an enormous cost but there are options for someone who loves bath and body products to sell online. If you're not interested in wholesale labels or making the products yourself then these are go-to options:
First, look into an affiliate program for bath and body personal care products. Start with a product line you're already using and look on the company website to see if there's an affiliate option. If you're already a fan, becoming an affiliate marketer won't be hard to share with others, provided you have some internet marketing skills.
Read through the affiliate guidelines carefully and if you meet the requirements sign up to be an affiliate. What I like about being an affiliate marketer is that there are no upfront costs involved but you'll need a blog or website, and some internet marketing experirence. Once you sell a product, the company will pay you a percentage via PayPal or some other method.
The downside of affiliate programs is that there are no training, hands-on support, other than some tools such as affiliate banners. Of course, I'm sure there are companies that offer outstanding affiliate programs but in general, the ones I've worked with have been basic with some support.
If you're an experienced internet marketer, this won't be a problem, but if you're an inexperienced marketer, not having the proper training and support will be hard to sell products.
If affiliate marketing isn't for you, the direct selling industry offers dozens of bath and body/personal care companies with affordable start-up options. You can find many direct sales bath and body personal care companies with start up costs ranging from $10 to an average of $99.
The upside with a direct selling company is that you'll get hundreds of dollars worth of products and fantastic training. Even if you decide not to sell anything after your initial kit purchase, all the products are yours to keep. There are even companies that offer free websites for consultants which is even better for you!
With any work at home business, it's not always as easy as some make it out to be. In fact, it takes every bit if not more work from you because you're on your own which means you need to be even more disciplined to see any progress. However, working at home can be incredibly rewarding on so many levels for the right person.
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P.S. If you love bath and body/personal care products and would like more info on how to partner with a growing direct sales company, feel free to visit my Verefina website, or email me.