Comfyshoes- I wanted to add that a friend of mine wanted to become a supplement distributor once. She was going to work for a company directly.
What enticed her was that she could earn money not only on what she sold but on what her recruited members sold. They also offered incentives like cars and trips to those that met certain sales goals.
She said that it was really exciting at first, but the marketing was the difficult part. There are some people that are successful in this field but many are not.
I think a lot of it depends on the product and the company. Some companies like Mary Kay offer a lot of ongoing support and training. They also offer 50% profit on everything sold.
The key to really making money in this business is to recruit others to work under you which are considered your down line.
You will get a percentage of their total sales and if you will also get promoted and receive additional compensation.
It can be a fun field but it is not for everyone.