Host a home party and make money

Remember the Tupperware lady? Now there are loads of direct-sales companies where you can earn a great income by selling products from home.

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If you’re feeling like you could use a little——or a lot——more money at this point in your life, hosting home parties could be the answer. Home parties are also called direct selling parties——where you hold a get together to sell a company’s products (think Tupperware!) or otherwise make sales directly to clients. It’s a $35.5 billion industry, employing 20.5 million people in the U.S in 2016. And it could be a perfect fit it if you’re 50+.

“Direct sales companies have minimal start-up costs, and provide the opportunity to enjoy socializing, as well as control over where, when and how you work—an especially nice benefit if you spend lots of time visiting with the grandkids or doing other things,” says Nancy Collamer, author of Second-Act Careers: 50+ Ways to Profit From Your Passions During Semi-Retirement

Here are four companies that are a great fit for grandparents.

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