What is Mini-Franchising?

Franchising is a great way to get residual income. You can purchase plans for a Wendy’s, Quizno’s, or Curves, follow the plan, hire some people, and move on to the next franchise while earning residual income all the while.

That is, if you can afford the hefty $250,000+ franchise fee, (and yearly fees!) to get the business going.

For those of us who are normal, average, everyday folk, mini-franchising opportunities are available through Direct Sale companies. Not only are the start up costs reasonable, (Most average less than $500) you’ll receive support and guidance within an established system. You’ll be able to bring in others who are interested in working the business and as a result also earn income off of their sales as well. (Residual Income!) In time, you might just be able to live off of your residuals, and forego the working of your business.

Below you will find the different types of industries served within the Home Based Business realm. Decide your passion, and read through the company description and the rep’s interviews. We believe that not only should you believe in the company, but also trust in the people who will train you about the business. After all, you are putting your financial freedom in their hands.

You can explore specific industries below, as well as a fairly comprehensive listing of companies.

Good luck!


Direct Sales MLM Bath and BodyIndustry: Bath and Body

Why you should explore this industry:

These companies have created wonderful products, most of which are based in natural ingredients, to help nourish and protect our skin. If you know people who bathe, you’ll have an easy time finding customers.


MLM Direct Sales BeautyIndustry: Beauty and Cosmetics

Why you should explore this industry:

The Beauty industry is a multi-BILLION dollar a year industry. There is always need for facial skin care products, cosmetics, nail care, body care, sun protection and fragrances. Whether you’re in college, or nearing retirement, you know you’ve used these types of products, and now you can make money by selling the products you love!


Direct Sales MLM Health and WellnessIndustry: Health and Wellness

Why you should explore this industry:

With the influx of toxins in the air we breathe and water we drink, it has become imperative that we take the necessary precautions to protect ourselves. These companies have nutritional products to help boost immunity, promote weight loss, and encourage overall health. We all know that the health-care industry in America is not good. There are hundreds of thousands of people who cannot afford their prescriptions, or basic health care needs like eye and dental care. There are companies that provide services which reduce the cost of everyday health care, so that we all can live a well-balanced life. With the “baby-boomer” generation retiring, and an influx of interest in healthy-living, this is definitely an industry with a growing customer base.


Direct Sales MLM Business productsIndustry: Business Products and Services

Why you should explore this industry:

There is an old story that the “gold rush” in American created many wealthy people…no not the ones who mined for gold, but the ones who had the foresight to sell the shovels and buckets. By becoming a part of the “business to business” industry, you’ll have nearly unlimited customers to buy your services.


Direct Sales MLM Home productsIndustry: Home Products

Why you should explore this industry:

From candles to storage containers to greeting cards, these products help people get organized and enhance the “welcoming” feeling of “home.”


Direct Sales MLM craft productsIndustry: Craft Products

Why you should explore this industry:

These products are ideal for those who like to preserve memories, and have delightful hobbies. From scrapbooking to stamping, and anything in-between, these companies provide great tools and resources.


Direct Sales MLM Pet ProductsIndustry: Pet Products

Why you should explore this industry:

Many people have pets, some more than one! The Pet industry is great for repeat business, as animals always need food, treats, and bedding.


Direct Sales MLM jewelryIndustry: Jewelry

Why you should explore this industry:

Who doesn’t like to receive jewelry as a gift, or even to treat ourselves for some event? The jewelry industry is HUGE, and you can capitalize on it’s success by joining as a rep with one of these companies!


Direct Sales MLM ClothingIndustry: Clothing and Accessories

Why you should explore this industry:

Unless the aliens do come down from outer space and declare that we have to dress in those horrible silver suits, people will always need clothes. This is a great industry to get into, because styles are always changing, and people are always in need of something new, be it a purse or sweater.


Direct Sales MLM telecommunicationsIndustry: Telecommunications

Why you should explore this industry:

The telecommunications industry is huge. Who doesn’t have a phone in this day and age? And now, its even more common for people to have cell phones too! We’re always looking for ways to save money on our phone bills, so why not get on the other side, and start making some money?


Direct Sales MLM kid friendly productsIndustry: Kid-friendly Products

Why you should explore this industry:

People keep having kids. It’s just the way life goes. You can make very good income by selling educational products, toys, and children’s clothing. There is nearly an unlimited supply of customers for this industry!


Direct Sales MLM food productsIndustry: Food and Beverage Products

Why you should explore this industry:

Unless you’re Ghandi, you’re going to partake in sustenance every now and again. These companies capitalize on our need for nourishment with gourmet food, coffee, and treats. If you know people who eat, you’ll profit from this industry.


Direct Sales MLM faith productsIndustry: Faith-Based Products

Why you should explore this industry:

More people believe in a higher power than not, and there are companies out there who help spread the word of their faith through direct sales companies.


MLM Direct Sales adult and romance productsIndustry: Adult Products

Why you should explore this industry:

Remember how I mentioned that people keep having kids? Well, this industry enhances the method in which kids come into the world. From lingerie to toys to other erotic goods, you’ll have a lot of fun selling these wares. If you know people who…y’know…you can make a pretty darn good living.


Company Listings:

ACN Inc —  Telecommunications
Advocare —  Nutritionals, health and wellness
Agel —  Nutritionals, health and wellness
A Perfect Party by Cody — Party packs for entertaining
Alpha Pet Products — Pet products
AmeriPlan — Supplemental healthcare
Amway — Nutritional supplements, cosmetics, cleaning products and more
Angela Moore — Hand painted jewelry, accessories and gifts.
CLOSED Annasa International Corporation  Nutritionals, health and wellness
Arbonne International — Skin care and beauty products
Avon — Skin care and beauty products
CLOSED Azante Jewelry — Handcrafted jewelry made with gifts from the Earth
CLOSED Bella Handbags — Purses and accessories
Beyond Organic —  Organic food and beverage delivery
Body Shop at Home — Bath and body products
Celadon Road — Health and Wellness
CLOSED Cello in a Box — Crafts and gifts
Charmed Moments — Heirloom jewelry
Clever Container —  Home organization products
Close to My Heart — Scrapbooking and stamping
CLOSED Cognigen— Telecommunications
CLOSED Cookie Lee — Fashion Jewelry
CLOSED Commission River — Telecommunications
Creative Memories —  Scrapbooking
CutCo —  Kitchen wares and cutlery
Disciple’s Cross — Faith-based products
Discovery Toys — Educational toys
Doterra — Health and Wellness
Edible Ecstasy — Adult and Romance products
CLOSED Elements Home Spa — Bath and Body products
CLOSED Entertain with Ease — At-home entertaining products
CLOSED Fantasy Inc. — Adult and romance products
CLOSED Fascinations — Adult and romance products
Five Linx —  Telecommunications
Forever Living — Nutritionals, health and wellness
CLOSED For Your Pleasure — Adult and romance products
CLOSED Fortune High Tech Marketing — Telecommunications
Freelife —  Nutritionals, health and wellness
Global Domains International (.ws) — Website services
GNLD —  Nutritionals, health and wellness
Hanky Panky — Adult and romance products
Herbalife — Nutritionals, health and wellness
CLOSED Inspired Aroma — Coffee and Tea products
CLOSED I Remember When — Scrapbooking and crafts
Isagenix — Nutritionals, health and wellness
It Works – Nutritionals, health and wellness
Jafra — Skin care and beauty products
Jordan Essentials — Bath and Body Products
Juice Plus — Nutritionals, health and wellness
Kyani — Health and Wellness
CLOSED Latasia — Fashion Jewelry
Legal Shield (formerly Pre-Paid Legal) — Legal services
CLOSED Lia Sophia — Fashion Jewelry
Life’s Abundance — Pet Products
CLOSED Lightyear Network Solutions — Telecommunications
The Longaberger Company — Handmade baskets, jewelry, home decor
CLOSED Love Boutique — Adult and romance products
Mannatech —  Nutritionals, health and wellness
Market America —  Nutritional supplements, cosmetics, cleaning products and more
Mary Kay Cosmetics — Skin care and cosmetics
CLOSED Marvalous — Health and Wellness
CLOSED MBP Today — Home products
Melaleuca — Nutritionals, health and wellness
CLOSED MemoryWorks — Scrapbooking
CLOSED MonaVie — Health and Nutritionals
Morinda —  Nutritionals, health and wellness
Nature Rich— Nutritionals, health and wellness
CLOSED Nature’s of Scandinavia — Nutritionals, health and wellness
Nature’s Sunshine — Nutritionals, health and wellness
Neways —  Health and wellness, personal care products
Nikken —  Nutritionals, health and wellness
CLOSED Numis Network — Collectible coins
NuSkin —  Skin care and beauty products
Pampered Chef —  Kitchen and home products
Park Lane — Fashion Jewelry
Party Lite — Candles
Passion Parties — Adult and romance products
Primerica — Insurance and financial products
Princess House — Kitchen and home products
Pure Romance — Adult and romance products
Rainbow Vacuum Cleaning System — Water-trap vacuums
Rodan and Fields — Health and Wellness
Scent-Sations/Mia Bella’s Candles — Candles and body products
Scentsy — Candles and Aromatic products
Send Out Cards — Greeting and business cards on demand
Shaklee — Health, home, and nutritionals
CLOSED ShurePets — Pet products
Silpada — Handcrafted Jewelry
CLOSED Simply You —  Fashion Jewelry
CLOSED Slumber Parties — Adult and romance products
CLOSED Southern Living At Home — Kitchen and home products
Stampin’ Up — Scrapbooking and stamping
Stella and Dot – Fashion Jewelry
Surprise Parties — Adult and romance products
Talk Fusion —  Video Communications
Tastefully Simple — Specialty food items
Team National — Home products
Thirty One Gifts — Purses and accessories
Touchstone Crystal — Swarovski crystals and jewelry
Tupperware — Kitchen and home products
CLOSED UndercoverWear — Adult and Romance Products
USANA Health Sciences — Nutritionals, health and wellness
Univera — Skin care and beauty products
Usborne Books — Children’s educational books
CLOSED Vitamark — Nutritionals, health and wellness
Votre Vu — Beauty and cosmetics
Watkins Products Since 1868 — Earth friendly health and beauty, cleaning and seasoning products
CLOSED White Lily Candles — Soy Candles and body products
XANGO — Health beverage and nutritionals
Xocai — Healthy Chocolate
YTB International —  Travel

Think about all the extra money you could make by being a mystery shopper, starting your own business, or working from home for a legitimate company.  Take control of your income and check out our LEARN page for a list of classes, books, and more!


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