Pros: make your own client list, work from home, plan own events.
Cons: no base salary, no benefits, etc.
Chloe and Isabel has an interesting corporate plan. Instead of selling their branded jewelry through a traditional brick and mortar retail store, or from their website, they utilize the help of 'merchandisers.' Through the merchandiser (each merchandiser has their own selling website attached to the company's own), online orders can be placed, though – more... the focus is on the merchandiser to host trunk shows, bring in new clients, and circulate catalogs among friends and family.
Overall, this is an original and noteworthy idea, but one's success totally depends on who you know, and how outgoing and sales-oriented you can be. I like the do-it-yourself aspect of this type of sales, but it can be difficult to get started without the right network. – less