As a consultant, you might conduct a workshop on decluttering, organizing with kids or sorting out an office.
"It's easy to get friends to come to an organizing party, something they've usually never heard of," says Geri Berger, a rep in Hazleton, Pennsylvania.
Complete the look with ribbon, a monogram, extra pockets or a longer strap.
The Clever Container Co., cofounded by a professional organizer and a stay-at-home mom, offers boxes, bins and hooks galore.
It also teaches party guests how to use the products in their homes.
You have me to thank if your husband falls in love with you all over again. He will be unable to prevent himself from groping you in the pet products aisle. Make out in the steam rising from the freshly dried towels. Make out in front of the display until all the other customers walk away in disgust.
How often do you get to really take your time looking through the produce?
Then rewash all the towels because you haven't Swiffered the laundry room in six months. Discuss whether you should get a $21 box of specialty condoms.
Choose to spend the money on some new Swiffer cloths for the laundry room floor.
(Cat lovers, don't get into a hissy—there's plenty here for you, too.) Entertainment is built into the mix.
"I have yet to experience a 'typical' party," says Minneapolis-based consultant Stephanie Thompsen.
Deana Godek, a "chocolatier" in Smithtown, New York, kicks off her chocolate-tasting parties with a round of Chocolate Martinis ("my hands-down bestseller," she says), then passes out Truffle Fudge Brownies or Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. Cost to get started: 0Reward: 25 percent starting commission; potential to make up to 40 percent.
Godek then demonstrates techniques, such as how to pipe a five-minute chocolate mousse into dessert cups made of—what else? Essential Bodywear Did you know that 85 percent of us are wearing the wrong size bra?
After a guest is measured and emerges (fully clothed) wearing her proper size, "you see a physical transformation—she actually looks taller and thinner," Collin says.