Cons: not everyone's cut out for direct sales
If you can afford the kits each season, can attend all the training, and you have a charismatic personality, you can earn a good living with Premier Designs, INC's work from home Direct Sales Company. You have to know that the more jewelry shows you have per month, the more income you'll have. Income is by Commission only.
Premier was founded by Andy Horner who had already made his way in life but wanted to give to single mothers so they could earn a decent income and still stay home and raise their own children. The company was founded in 1985 and is debt free.
You have to have a $1200 show in order to get a commission check from Premier of $600 which I never managed to do so. All I actually earned was 50% of each sale $50 and above and some months there was no income at all while other months I cleared after Jeweler's fees and give-aways from my own pocket, less than a $100 for one month.
There aren't actual "co-workers" as in a company you go to work for on a day-to-day basis.
The hardest part is getting out every day and basically selling yourself to a potential customer. Wearing the jewelry, 6 pieces, daily: necklace, earrings, 2 rings, watch and bracelet all matching. You are your own advertisement.
There are websites now that Premier has set up for Hostesses to view catalogs and the Jeweler/Designer has to pay for these each month; it comes out of your account you set up when you start in business.
I am not a charismatic person and though I love jewelry, I don't always feel up to wearing so much of it. Also, all my sales were mainly online and Premier wants their Jewelers/Designers to get in the homes of Hostesses and have shows: "See the need; meet the need."
The most enjoyable part of being a self-employed Direct Sales Person is that it pulled me out of my comfort zone and forced me to get out and meet new people. Of course, having Premier's fabulous jewelry to wear was a huge plus too.