Sales in the beauty and personal care industry totaled $68.7 billion in the U.S. and $433.4 billion globally in 2012. Recent reports show that this number is still on the rise.

Needless to say there is a lot of money to be made in this niche and you can get a piece of that pie working from home. In fact the numbers show that the market share of non-store retailing channels are gradually increasing. This includes direct sale and sale over the Internet.

While selling through home parties and social network has proved a winning formula for many, there are some that shy away from pushing products on their friends and family. After all, you are on this website looking for ways to make money online.

The good news is that many of the respected and well-known direct sales company names that we have come to know over the years have opened the door to online sales and now allow their representatives to sell their products online without having to worry about product fulfillment or dealing face to face with clients.

How Does This Work

If you are a beginner to online sales, you are better off partnering with an established company that provides all the training and tools to get you started. Sales reps, usually referred to as consultants or representatives typically get a designated website or web link that allows them to do online sales and does not require any technical upkeep. You can sell online by sending traffic to your website either through word of mouth, social networks or online marketing.

Just like food, consumers need to restock on beauty, anti-aging and personal care products, so once you establish a few happy customers; you know they can be back for more on a regular basis.

In addition to the sales income, many of the direct sales companies offer a multilevel income potential. The consultants that sign up early in the game before the market is saturated have an opportunity to recruit and grow a team of consultants and start collecting residual income based on a percentage of sales from their team members.

This model provides a reason for consultants to help each other by mentoring and coaching new recruits, as there is an incentive of additional income if the newbies stick around and start generating income.

If you are personally interested in beauty and anti-aging products then you will find the learning curve much easier. Typically people enjoy learning something they are interested in.

While in the past women mainly catered to this category, with the ability to sell online many men are diving in and taking advantage of this hot and very profitable niche as well.

Below are some of the well-known players in the field.

If you are a current consultant for any of the companies listed below or others that provide a similar opportunity and would like to provide detailed information on how you are successfully building your business online, please drop us a note, we would love to feature you as a guest blogger.