With more than 12 million Americans participating in home parties each year, almost 75 percent of the sales people are women, peddling everything from candles and cosmetics to accessories for your pets.

“If you only want to work one day a week, you can actually bring in $800 a month,” Salvatore said. Now a division manager with Lia Sophia, Salvatore works less than 20 hours a week setting up jewelry parties at people’s homes and having a lot of fun along the way.

According to the trade association, the number of companies joining the direct selling market has jumped 30 percent in the last five years to 265.

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