I found this video link and thought it was a fascinating insight into why people are choosing direct sales to build an income but also it gives some really good pointers on what to look for when choosing a direct sales company. One thing I would add is to check whether the company belongs to the DSA (Direct Selling Association) as we have a code of ethics to which we adhere amongst other things.
Why direct selling is booming
While the traditional job market remains stagnant, the direct-selling industry is booming. More than 15 million people now make a full or part-time living as independent representatives for a direct-sales company. Susan Solovic has details on Lunch Break.