Having four children and a constantly deploying husband doesn’t allow me to pursue a traditional career path. In fact, the last time I worked for a company was in 2007 as a banker for our local credit union. Fast forward to 2011, and I started wondering how I could keep the house together and the kids cared for while still adding to our household income.
While there are many different ways that military wives work from home, I’m going to focus on some of the best starting points for newcomers! MLMs, or multi-level marketing companies, allow military spouses to market, sell, and distribute their products without the hassle of having to start from scratch. If you know anything about the top MLMs, you’ll know that there are many great options. I’ve found success with Scentsy because I enjoy their products, have a friendly team leader, and really like the company.
Read below to find out about some of the top MLMs for military spouses, and how they’ve enabled other military wives to work from home.
- Avon Consulting
- HerbaLife Distributing
- Independent BeachBody Coaching
- Thirty-One Gifts Consulting
- The Pampered Chef Consulting
- It Works! Independent Distributing
- Passion Party Consulting
Avon is commonly known as a reputable make-up company, however their product line includes skincare, accessories, bags, clothing, shoes and fragrances as well. Military wife, Missy Snyder, has enjoyed working as an Avon consultant.
I can help people with a variety of things from skin care to fragrances to clothing and shoes. I keep myself in serious stock! It was only $10 to sign up as a consultant, so I signed up. Viola! I have a ton of make-up!
HerbaLife is a supplemental diet and nutritional program made from all natural ingredients. Income can be earned by signing up as an independent distributor. As a distributor, you receive a percentage discount depending on your distributor level. The distributor pays the percentage price and resells to the customer at a retail price. Military wife, Kiesha Brown, chose HerbaLife because it helped her not only lose 36 pounds, but she now experiences a new-found level of energy and health.
I wanted the chance to give other people the results that I have received from this incredible product.
HerbaLife has a reputation for promoting weight loss while increasing energy. I’ve personally heard many success stories. If you’d like more information about HerbaLife, contact Kiesha Brown!
Independent BeachBody Coaching
Beachbody is America’s largest health and fitness company behind some of the best supplements and home-workout programs such as Shakeology, P90X, Turbo Fire, and Insanity. Working with BeachBody can be immensely rewarding. Camp Pendleton wife and Independent BeachBody Coach Maria Maciocia knows from experience. Once weighing over 210 pounds, Maria accomplished an amazing transformation to nearly 120 pounds! Click here to read more about her story.
I chose this career path after finding a great passion for helping others through documenting my very own weight-loss transformation. The passion grew into a dream, and from there I just knew deep down that I had to coach. For me, there is nothing more rewarding than helping people transform their lives and bodies!
Maria’s story alone is incredible, but visiting any one of her blogs, Facebook pages, or talking to her is a reality check on just how possible it is to become successful when military wives work from home.
Thirty-One Gifts Consulting
In my opinion, Thirty-One Gifts consulting is one of the more unique ways that military wives work from home. Thirty-One Gifts promotes stylish and creative gifts with the intent on simplifying and organizing your life. They also boast an honor system regarding the truthful reporting of their consultants’ earnings. Military spouse, Nyssa Bryant, has enjoyed her time working as a Thirty-One Gifts consultant.
I basically do parties with them, some in home, some catalog and some online. At a party, we play a few games, talk about the products and exchange what uses we’ve found for each product. I decided to go with Thirty-One because I love their products, they have tons of training and everyone is very friendly. They also do a lot within the community to empower women and young girls.
Interested wives may help by hosting parties or can become a Thirty-One Gifts consultant for $99, to include stock and training. For more information, contact Nyssa Bryant! or learn more about Thirty-One Gifts here!
The Pampered Chef Consulting
One of my favorite things about The Pampered Chef’s consulting program is that you do not need to buy their products for resale. As a Pampered Chef fan, the %20 discount is nice too! Arguably one of the longest-running home business enablers, The Pampered Chef has garnered a wonderful reputation for household and kitchenware. Like many military wives, Wendy Northrip has established herself as a Pampered Chef consultant.
I chose it because I wanted all the amazing products that come in the consultant kit. I have been selling for over a year now because I love all the free product that I continue to get. They have amazing products that last forever. Very little effort required… the Pampered Chef name sells itself.
With Pampered Chef you can earn a minimum of 20% off your sales. You also earn a percentage off of anyone who you recruit. To find out how to get started with The Pampered Chef, reach out to Wendy Northrip!
It Works! Independent Distributing
It Works! is a company that has all natural health and beauty products including detox wraps for tightening and firming problems areas, health products and supplements, and a skin care line. It’s easy to sign up to become a distributor and it only costs $99, which you make back in sales with the first set of wraps that you get for signing up. The compensation plan is the richest one out of the It Works! program compared to other home businesses. And like some, you get the opportunity to build your own team. Dana Crandall-Sparks was turned on to It Works! distributing after finding that she believed in the all-natural product line.
I chose to be a part of this company because the products really work, the products are all natural with their ingredients, the pay is great, and I loved seeing the results people had and being a part of that.
Dana is enthusiastic about being an It Works! Independent Distributor. To her, being a rep is fun and easy. She’s just sharing with others about the product she believes in and allows them to try it. For more information about becoming an It Works! distributor, contact Dana Crandall-Sparks or learn more a her web site!
Passion Parties is about empowering women and keeping the flame in the bedroom! I believe that good communication starts with a passionate love life, and Passion Parties aims to strengthen the bond between couples. As a home business, money can be made as a consultant or discounted products can be earned for aiding a consultant as a party host. Passion Consultant, Ashlynne Brown, has made herself known among military wives in her community.
I chose Passion Parties because I can do a girls night in or a couples evening together. I also feel like our names of the products are favorable than others and prices are cheaper!
For those of you who are a little more on the wild side, or genuinely believe in promoting a wonderful sex life, I highly encourage you to contact Ashlynne Brown to learn how you can turn your Passion into a business.
So, can Military Wives work from home? Absolutely! What are some other ways you ladies have earned income from home? Please share! I’m always interested in finding new ways to start a business and supporting our community! For those of you who don’t know, Basewives is on the look-out for blog authors! If you’re interested, please contact me!