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How to Make Money Selling Supplements from Home

Updated on August 10, 2017
Making Money from Home Selling Supplements
Making Money from Home Selling Supplements

Health Supplements

A dietary supplement is meant to provide the body with nutrients that may not have been consumed in sufficient amount. Basically, nutritional supplements are for those who are not getting the required quantities of daily dietary nutrition from their food. In simple sentence, it is intended to supplement a person's diet. According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, while some dietary supplements can help ensure that your body gets sufficient dietary intake of essential nutrients; others may help you reduce your risk of disease. They include and not limited to vitamins, minerals, fiber and fatty acids.

List of Vitamins and Dietary Supplement Companies

  • NatureMade
  • Garden of Life
  • NatureWise
  • Nature’s Bounty
  • NewChapter
  • VitaFusion
  • Rainbow Light
  • Move Free
  • AdvoCAre
  • TriVita

Making Money from Home Selling Supplements

It amazed me, while some people are still searching online for information on how to make money selling supplements from home; those who are already in this type of business are finding it difficult to earn extra income selling from home. To let you know that the business is still very much lucrative, nutritional health supplements companies are protecting and promoting our health, and that has been the reason for their rapid growth. You can make extra income by joining the multi-billion dollar dietary and health supplement industry.

Selling vitamins and dietary supplements from home can be easy and fun only if you master the tricks of the business and ready to invest your time and efforts into the business with certain amount of perseverance. It is not a business for those who want to get rich overnight. However, how much you can make will depend on how passionate you are about the products. But I know for sure that it is very possible to make 20% - 40% profit depending on the brand you are promoting. One actually needs to be confident enough and passionate about the products you are selling in order to succeed.

There are a lot of vitamins and dietary supplement companies that encourages you to sell health supplements from home. All you need to do is just to join a certified natural supplements company producing best products which you yourself must have tested and found worth selling to make extra money.

Direct Sales

If you are comfortable with a company, then why not sign up and become their independent sales representative. To receive your enrollment packages you will need to commit certain amount of money being your initial investment. Direct sales involve selling products face-to-face. Some of these big companies out there will give you a starter kit that includes everything that you need to start your own business from home. And, in most cases, your first customers will be your friends, family, neighbors and colleagues at workplace; from there you will start growing your customer base.

As an independent sales representative you will be paid a commission on each product that you sell. Some of these companies will also pay you a commission on products sales from those who you referred into the program. According to TriVita, if you refer your friends and family members to TriVita you will enjoy commission equal to 20% of the product value of their orders; not once but every time they order their products.

For example, if you were able to sell $200 worth of products and your commission rate was 40 per cent, what it means is that you made $80 for just few hours of work at home. Also, if your referrer sold $1000 worth of products and your commission rate was 20 per cent, you did make $200. Note, the more products you sell as an independent sales representative, the higher the commission you get, similarly, the more products your referrer sell, the higher the commission you also get. Besides being able to work from home, you will also be able to choose your working hours.

Sell Online

A good way to increase your sales is to own a website. Most of the companies today also allow their independent sales representative to create a website for increased sales. If one of your site visitors placed an order within a campaign through your website, certain commission would be credited to your account.

Of course, affiliate marketing is an essential way to earn extra income selling vitamins and dietary supplements from home if you own a blog or website. The Amazon affiliate program, allows you to earn commission on every purchases you made through Amazon associate affiliate link placed on your blog or website. Amazon remains one of the largest online marketplaces where you can find vitamins and nutritional supplements to sell. All you really need to get started is a website about nutritional supplements and then sign up with Amazon as an associate.

If you prefer affiliate marketing, but you cannot afford hosting your own website, then, consider starting a free online blog using Blogger or WordPress. Although, there are many blogging sites available today, but due to the fact that they are easy to set up, you can start with one of the two earlier mentioned blogging sites. All that you need to dedicate is the time and efforts you put in designing and adding high quality content, your hard work will eventually pay off in the end. Since your passion is nutritional supplements, add interesting and highly informative content about vitamins and dietary supplements.

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How much money can i make selling health supplements? The more products you sell as an independent sales representative or as affiliate marketer, the higher the commission you earn. To make a real profit, you do need hundreds of customers who will order from you, but in time your business will grow, if you know the tricks of the business. And if you want to be selling supplements from home as a merchant, then you will need to get distributors sign up for your products.

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      fman 13 months ago

      lipnancy---email me at we can talk

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      fran 13 months ago

      Lipnancy--i would love to do this ---can you help me to get started

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      Nancy Yager 18 months ago from Hamburg, New York

      There is real money in supplements on Amazon. You just have to research and find the right ones that sell. You don't even have to sell hundreds a month.