Those that know me know I believe really strongly in buying from other moms as often as I can. I've had people comment that my home looks like the pages from many direct sales companies, and I love that. I get my make-up from other moms, my skincare, much of my food/spices, many home items, most of my jewelry (at least that that I don't make myself), items for my kitchen, etc. I would so much rather purchase from and support another woman in business than hit up Target, JC Penney, etc. Some of these moms I'm shopping from I actually know, from my local networking group, others I just "know" from online shopping groups, etc.
If you're not yet shopping from other women, why not? Here are some interesting statistics from the DSA website about Direct Selling and the women doing it:
: Direct Sales employs over 15 million people, almost 90% of which are women.
: The majority of women in direct sales are college educated.
: 32% of direct selling women are selling in the clothing/accessories and personal care arena (think purses, jewelry, make-up, etc.)
: The South leads the US as far as % of direct sellers, with 35% of direct sellers in the US residing in this region.
Additional statistics, if you're interested, are available here.
I would challenge you to take a look at some of the products and services available from the wide variety of direct sales companies available today. You might just find your new favorite product!