• For Shoppers
  • For Sellers
  • Blog
  • About Direct Selling
  • Glossary & FAQ

From the Blog

  • 11.21.2011

    DSA on the TODAY Show! More >

  • 11.19.2011

    Inviting Brands into our Lives More >

  • 11.6.2011

    Defeating Unemployment – One Direct Seller at a Time More >

What is Direct Selling?

Direct selling is the sale of a consumer product or service, person-to-person, away from a fixed retail location, marketed through independent sales representatives who are sometimes also referred to as consultants, distributors or other titles.

Just about any product or service can be purchased through direct selling somewhere in the world. Many people think of cosmetics, wellness products and home décor as products that are often sold through direct sales, but add to that countless other product categories including kitchen products, jewelry, clothing, organic gardening supplies, spa products, scrapbooking supplies, rubber stamps and much, much more.

Featured Content

Find a company
Looking for a direct selling company? You've come to the right place. View a list of Direct Selling Association member companies to help you start your search.

Need Tax Help?
If you are a direct seller, it's important to make sure your tax return properly reflects your direct selling income and expenses. Visit the Direct Selling Association's Tax Center to find many resources that will help you.Click here for more.

About this Site
DirectSelling411.com is designed to help you find out the facts about direct selling - what's real, and what's not. Click here for more.

Ready, Set Shop!
Just about any consumer product or service can be purchased through direct selling. Discover how you can take advantage of this fun shopping experience. Click here for more.

Thinking About Selling?
Whether you're looking for a way to earn some extra money each month, or you've already been approached with an opportunity, start here to find information you need to help you make your decision.

Shop and Sell with Confidence
Your direct selling experience is likely to be a great one. But if it's not, there are many organizations to help you protect your interests. Click here to find out more.

More Videos


What is the primary reason you became a direct seller?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...