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How Much Money Do You Really Make Selling Stuff Like Rodan + Fields?

How Much Money Do You Really Make Selling Stuff Like Rodan + Fields?

Do you really make any money selling stuff from Mary Kay, Rodan & Fields, Pampered Chef, etc.? HowStuffWorks breaks down the numbers.

Author's Note: 10 Skills That You Need to Run an Online Business by Yourself

This was an interesting assignment for me, because I'm old enough to remember how things were bought and sold before the Web and e-commerce existed. When I was a kid in the mid-1960s, it was a big thrill to get the Sears catalog in the mail. I'd eagerly peruse the pages full of pictures of exotic toys and gadgets that I didn't know even existed, and wish for the day when I had a checking account and enough money in it to order them. When I was a slightly less penniless teenager, I joined a mail-order record club, mostly to get the 15 free records they offered a premium. That was how I got my vinyl copy of the Rolling Stones' "Exile on Main Street," which I still have someplace.

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