There are literally hundreds of companies out there that offer great business opportunities for those who are looking to work from home. However, it has been my observation that there really are only a very few people who actually want to "work" from home. First you need to determine what your motivation is for wanting to work from home (ex. Spending time with your kids, extra income, replace an income, freedom to do the things you love to do, when you want to do them)? Here are the key factors when looking to start a business from home: Timing! - Is it the right time for you, are you motivated enough to actually do what it takes to work from home in order to replace your 9-5 income? AND is it the timing right for the company you choose to work for. Harvard has done studies on the Network Marketing industry and what they have found is that the first 150, 000 distributors within a company that has made it through 5-7 years without going under will aquire 80% of that companies wealth. So Timing is everything!! Compensation! - Each Network Marketing company (Mary Kay, Avon, Shaklee, Melaleuca, Tupperware, LifeVantage....just to name a few) has their own compensation plan. I would suggest to check out the Direct Sales Association website to see which company they recommend that has the best compensation plan. Products and Services! - Even though I do not believe you have to necessarily like the product in order to promote it....think about all the products on the shelf at Walmart...do you really think that their sales associates believe in all their products...I highly doubt it!! BUT I do believe that is more ethical and to your advantage if you do like the product, if you believe the product works and if it is proven and backed by science and research that it actually does what it claims to do. Network Marketing has been given a bad wrap, but I don't believe it is the fault of the industry but rather of the hundreds of people who have been programmed into thinking that we must have a 9-5, spending 45 or more years of our lives working for someone else making them rich, so that we can have a couple of weeks of vacation each year, health insurance to pay for our funerals and burials once we die. There are thousands of people that have been successful at Network Marketing because they didn't give up because they were willing to do what no one else was willing to do in order to live like no one else is able to live. They are average people who wanted out of the rat race....I think we all want out of the rat race but we are too afraid of getting 100 rejections in order to get 10 yes's. We care to much about what others think that we allow them to dictate our success. Some of the best products out there you can only get from an Independent Distributor!! Network Marketing isn't going anywhere!! It is available to anyone who is truly ready to get out of the rat race!! Don't let other people dictate your success, not family, not friends! True financial freedom is available through the Network Marketing Industry.