Best Home Party Businesses: The 17 Most Popular Companies

Home party businesses allow you to work as a self-directed sales representative (sometimes called a consultant), hosting events or “parties” in homes or online to sell products. At these parties, the consultant demonstrates products and takes orders from guests, receiving a portion of the profits from each sale.

Home party businesses are appealing to those who want to work from home or bring in side income. However, not all home party businesses are legitimate, and even some that are legitimate make it difficult for you to recoup the cost you’ll pay for your start-up kit and products. We list the best home party companies to consider below.

What We Recommend

Avon offers the highest potential commissions and lowest starting fees out of all of the home party companies on our list. However, note that your success in a home party business will depend largely on your ability to sell and the interest level of those in your social circles.

It’s a good idea to reach out to family and friends before buying a start-up kit to gauge their interest. For example, if you’re interested in selling cookware, but your family and friends already have well-stocked kitchens, your business may not be profitable. Consider your options carefully and set realistic expectations; most consultants don’t earn a full-time income from home party businesses.

Comparison Table

Find a quick comparison of the best home party companies in the table below. Note that you can click each company name to find more information in our list below. You can also sort the table using the columns at the top of any column.

Company Categories Start-Up Costs Commission Rate
Avon Makeup/skincare and personal care $30 43% to 66%
Mary Kay Cosmetics Makeup/skincare, personal care, and fragrance $30 to $100 Up to 50%
Arbonne International Makeup/skincare, hair care, and personal care $60 to $80 15% to 35%
Tastefully Simple Meal prep kits and kitchen goods $99 Up to 40%
Pink Zebra Home fragrances $129 to $199 Up to 35%
Origami Owl Jewlery $49 to $199 20% to 50%
BeautyCounter Makeup, skin care, and personal care $50 to $98 25% to 30%
Stella & Dot Jewelry, clothing, makeup/skincare, and bags $99 20% to 40%
Tupperware Kitchen goods $15 to $109 20% to 35%
Herbalife Nutrition $60 to $125 25% to 50%
Younique Makeup/skincare and fragrance $99 20% to 30%
Mary & Martha Home goods $59 to $159 25%
Thirty-One Bags and accessories $59 to $179 25%
PartyLite Candles and home fragrances $50 15% to 35%
Stampin' Up Stationery and paper goods $99 20% to 25%
Pampered Chef Kitchen goods $99 to $269 20% to 27%
Scentsy Home fragrances $99 20% to 25%

The List

We list the home party companies below from highest to lowest commission rates and expected payouts. Note that the expected payout from your first $1,000 is calculated based on the total commission for $1,000 in sales, minus your start-up costs.

1. Avon

  • Product categories: Makeup, skincare, and personal care[1]
  • Start-up cost: There is a free signup option, but the starter kit (which includes a set of full-size products and brochures) costs $30.[2]
  • Commission: 43% to 66%[3]
  • Expected payout from first $1,000 of products: Around $500 including bonuses and commission[3]
  • Find out more

2. Mary Kay Cosmetics

  • Product categories: Skincare, makeup, personal care, and fragrance[4]
  • Start-up cost: $30 to $100[5]
  • Commission: Up to 50%[5]
  • Expected payout from first $1,000 of products: Around $400
  • Find out more

3. Arbonne International

  • Product categories: Skincare, makeup, personal care, hair care, and nutrition[6]
  • Start-up cost: About $60 to $80;[7] registration last 12 months, so you’ll also pay a $30 renewal fee each year[7]
  • Commission: 35% on sales to Clients and 15% on sales to Preferred Clients[8]
  • Expected payout from first $1,000 of products: Around $270
  • Find out more

4. Tastefully Simple

  • Product categories: Meal prep kits and kitchenware[9]
  • Start-up cost: $99[10]
  • Commission: Up to 40%[10]
  • Expected payout from first $1,000 of products: About $250[10]
  • Find out more

5. Pink Zebra

  • Product categories: Home fragrances[11]
  • Start-up cost: $129 to $199[12]
  • Commission: Up to 35%[12]
  • Expected payout from first $1,000 of products: Up to about $220
  • Find out more

6. Origami Owl

  • Product categories: Jewelry[13]
  • Start-up cost: $49 to $199[14]
  • Commission: 20% to 50%[15]
  • Expected payout from first $1,000 of products: About $150 to $300
  • Find out more

7. BeautyCounter

  • Product categories: Makeup, skincare, and personal care[16]
  • Start-up cost: $50 to $98[16]
  • Commission: 25% to 30%[17]
  • Expected payout from first $1,000 of products: About $150 to $250
  • Find out more

8. Stella & Dot

  • Product categories: Jewelry, clothing, makeup, skincare, and bags[18]
  • Start-up cost: $99[19]
  • Commission: 20% to 40%[19]
  • Expected payout from first $1,000 of products: About $100 to $300
  • Find out more

9. Tupperware

  • Product categories: Kitchen tools and food storage[20]
  • Start-up cost: $15 to $109[21]
  • Commission: 20% to 35%[22]
  • Expected payout from first $1,000 of products: Around $140 to $235
  • Find out more

10. Herbalife

  • Product categories: Nutrition[23]
  • Start-up cost: About $60 to $125[24]
  • Commission: 25% to 50%[25]
  • Expected payout from first $1,000 of products: About $125 to $190
  • Find out more

11. Younique

  • Product categories: Makeup, skincare, and fragrance[26]
  • Start-up cost: $99[27]
  • Commission: 20% to 30%[28]
  • Expected payout from first $1,000 of products: About $100 to $200
  • Find out more

12. Mary & Martha

  • Product categories: Home goods and religious gifts[29]
  • Start-up cost: $59 to $159[30]
  • Commission: 25%[31]
  • Expected payout from first $1,000 of products: About $90 to $190
  • Find out more

13. Thirty-One

  • Product categories: Bags, gifts, and accessories[32]
  • Start-up cost: $59 to $179[33]
  • Commission: 25%[33]
  • Expected payout from first $1,000 of products: About $70 to $190
  • Find out more

14. PartyLite

  • Product categories: Candles and home fragrances[34]
  • Start-up cost: $50[35]
  • Commission: 15% to 35%[35]
  • Expected payout from first $1,000 of products: About $150
  • Find out more

15. Stampin’ Up

  • Product categories: Stationery and paper goods[36]
  • Start-up cost: $99[37]
  • Commission: 20% to 25%[38]
  • Expected payout from first $1,000 of products: About $100 to $150
  • Find out more

16. Pampered Chef

  • Product categories: Cookware, small appliances, and kitchen tools[39]
  • Start-up cost: $99 to $269 for your kit, plus $120 annually for your consultant website[40]
  • Commission: 20% to 27%[40]
  • Expected payout from first $1,000 of products: Around $100
  • Find out more

17. Scentsy

  • Product categories: Home fragrances, laundry, and body products[41]
  • Start-up cost: $99[42]
  • Commission: 20% to 25%[43]
  • Expected payout from first $1,000 of products: About $100
  • Find out more

Interested in other ways to supplement your income? See our research on how to make money on the side.

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