Get in on the ground floor — plus other home business lies

Dear WAHFAQ, I’ve been looking into different Direct Sales companies to join because I really want to start my own business. I don’t quite have the money yet to get started, but people are pressuring me to sign up, saying I’m going to miss out because it’s a new company and they’re growing really quickly. And it seems to be true. I’ve seen their growth charts! What do you think? Should I just take the jump now, or should I wait a bit until I’m really ready to start a business? Who wouldn’t want to be ahead of a trend? Read More…

The problem with sponsoring dreamers

Dear WAHFAQ, I am having the worst luck with my network marketing company. I love the products, and I have a steady stream of customers, but I’m having a hard time finding people to sponsor. The purpose of me doing this business in the first place is to create some residual income from other people’s sales…but most of them flake out! What can I do? In various businesses, I have encountered many people who say that they are committed, who say that they want to make a change in their lives, but never really follow through. These people amaze me, Read More…

Is Rexair (Rainbow) a Scam?

Dear WAHFAQ, Someone told me that you used to sell Rainbow Vacuums.  I’ve been thinking about doing it. Is Rexair a scam?  Is it legitimate?  What was your experience?   Yes, it’s true, I used to sell Rainbows.  Well, OK, I sold a Rainbow. And no, they’re not a scam.  Rexair is the company that manufactures the Rainbow vacuum and they’ve been around since the 60’s or so.  They’re a Direct Sales company, which means you’ll be selling the Rainbow directly to customers, not retail outlets. Because of this, Rainbows are hella expensive.  When I was working there, they were about $2000. Read More…

Why I love MLM and Direct Sales

Dear WAHFAQ, I’m really disappointed that you recommend MLM and Direct Sales as a way to earn money. They’re just pyramid scams! What are you thinking?!?! It sounds like you may have had a negative experience with an MLM company…maybe you were over-promised on what you could earn? Or maybe they didn’t really explain to you what kind of time commitment was required to run your own business? Or maybe you didn’t do your research enough and got swept up into a company that was new, or had founders that went bankrupt? Whatever it is, I am sorry for your Read More…

Evaluating a home-based business opportunity

Dear WAHFAQ, I have been toying with the idea of getting into one of those MLM companies. I have been wanting to start my own business and have a friend who has been really successful with her health and wellness company. I’ve tried the products and really like them. I’m not sure I’m the “selling” type, though, and I just don’t know if I should do this. Do you have any tips to help me make a decision? There are a lot of options for starting a home-based business, even if you don’t have ideas of your own. MLM, Network Read More…

Home Business Profile: Zurvita

Zurvita (Health and Wellness) www.zurvita.com Zurvita Exists Because We Believe Every Person Needs To Believe They Matter. When people truly believe they matter, their lives can change for the better. Moreover, when people believe other people matter, it can change the entire world. Our mission is to help and empower people from all walks of life to become the best version of themselves. We want people to experience a higher way of life. Zurvita began in 2008 as the vision of founders Mark and Tracy Jarvis. Mark and Tracy had experienced tremendous success within the direct sales industry, creating a Read More…

Home Business Profile: Zrii

Zrii (Health and Wellness) www.zrii.com It’s this simple: Zrii offers the most generous compensation plan in network marketing. From huge double fast start bonuses … to lucrative car payments … to the opportunity to share in Zrii’s global revenues … our goal is to maximize what you earn. The evidence: your bank account. *** This information is taken directly from the company’s website to avoid misrepresenting them in any way. If you’re interested in running your own business, but want to cut down on the learning curve, consider running your own “mini-franchise” and check out our other Home Business listings, Read More…

Home Business Profile: ZinZino

ZinZino (Health and Wellness) www.zinzino.com Since 2005 we have offered high quality, innovative and scientifically tested products to our customers. From our humble beginnings we have grown to be one of the fastest growing direct selling companies in Europe. We have continued our expansion and are now in 34 markets. “Kaizen” – Continuous Improvement – is our core focus as our vision is to Inspire Change in Life for our customers, family and friends. *** This information is taken directly from the company’s website to avoid misrepresenting them in any way. If you’re interested in running your own business, but Read More…

Home Business Profile: Zija

Zija (Essential Oils) www.zijainternational.com Our turnkey business model, easy-to-use tools, unmatched support, and lucrative compensation plan make starting and building your own successful Zija business a reality. There has never been a more exciting time to be involved in the health, wellness and beauty industry, which is the next trillion-dollar economic sector. *** This information is taken directly from the company’s website to avoid misrepresenting them in any way. If you’re interested in running your own business, but want to cut down on the learning curve, consider running your own “mini-franchise” and check out our other Home Business listings, and Read More…

Home Business Profile: Zermat International

Zermat International (Skin Care and Cosmetics) www.zermatusa.com Celebrate with us our 30 years of innovative fine fragrances, beauty and personal care offering for the whole family, positioning us as one of the most successful Latin companies prevailing. Dreams…Pa s s i o n . . . Commitment…Re s p o n s i b i l i t y… Receptiveness…Social Involvement…Strife…Quality…Honesty, are just some of the values that outline our path, vision and evolution throughout these 3 exciting decades. *** This information is taken directly from the company’s website to avoid misrepresenting them in any way. If you’re interested in Read More…

Home Business Profile: YTB International

YTB International (Travel) www.ytbpulse.com Here at YTB, we’re all about travel! In fact, we started with two simple but ambitious goals, and we have yet to lose our focus on either of them. The first idea is to become the world’s largest travel company. The other, provide people with an opportunity to work from home, either full-time or part-time, and take control of their own lifestyle. YTB already has thousands of people who own travel booking engines in the United States, Bermuda, the Bahamas and Canada. Our presence is being felt by the travel industry having sold over $2 billion Read More…

Home Business Profile: Younique

Younique (Skin Care and Cosmetics) www.youniqueproducts.com Every day, hundreds of women experience the excitement of joining a family of like-minded women who inspire them to reach their true potential and achieve the things they’ve always dreamed of in a supportive, safe family environment. From day one of registration, a brand-new Younique Presenter joins the family and is able to immediately start selling the products through her very own, simple, yet feature-rich, e-commerce store. She gets instant access to the Younique Virtual Party System™, her Younique Back Office, and to a wealth of easy-to-reference training material. *** This information is taken Read More…