Raising a family is the most important job a mother will do; but the trouble is, it doesn’t pay – well, not in cold hard cash anyway. The fact is that many mothers would love to stay at home and be with their kids during those all-important formative years, but this is a luxury some simply cannot afford. If you’re a stay at home mom who’s thinking about returning to work because you’re struggling to get by, stop right there, take a few minutes, and read about three of the best direct sales jobs you can do while raising a family.

  1. Sell wine from home

If you’re going to be selling a product from home and relying on your profits to get by, it makes sense to sell something with widespread appeal, and appeal doesn’t come much more widespread than wine. Traveling Vineyard is a company that pays self-employed people to sell their wine at at-home wine tasting parties. Very much in the traditional Avon model, this is just the type of job that could appeal to mums who want flexible working hours and a little grown up company after a day with the kids.

As a wine guide, you’ll receive everything you need to make a success of the business, including plenty of training and lots of tasting sets to start your wine tasting parties off with a gulp! You’ll also be taught everything you need to know about wine to talk about it intelligently, which can be a lot of fun and is another string to add to your already well-strung bow.

  1. Become an Avon Lady

Remember the Avon Lady? Despite all the technological advances that have given us the ability to buy beauty products online, the Avon representative is still going strong. Avon is one of the best companies to work for because you can make very good money. If you are dedicated, naturally outgoing and good at putting people at ease, you should be able to make plenty of sales, with up to 40 percent commission on every product you sell.

There are also opportunities to progress and build your own team of sellers and earn money on their sales too. Best of all, it’s a job you can do around the kids while making enough money for it to be worth your while.

  1. Share your passion for fashion

Fashion is another excellent product to sell using the direct sales model because it’s something many women are passionate about and is regularly replaced and updated. Get it right and that should translate into a consistent stream of sales.

Some of the best fashion companies that offer direct sales opportunities include:

  • CAbi – You can earn between 25%-33% commission on all the items you sell, with pieces ranging from $39-$249.
  • Carlisle Collection – An upscale fashion company with clothing and accessories ranges that sell for $85-$500 and more.
  • Ellie Kai – A  brand that sells made-to-order clothing for women and little girls, with clothing prices ranging from $50-$300

And these are just a few of the opportunities to become a direct seller in the fashion industry. There are also many more, it’s just about finding the right fit for you.

Do you know of any other excellent direct sales jobs you’d like to share with our readers? Please leave your suggestions in the comments section below.