Gill Rodwell, 66, has been earning money this way for around 30 years and isn’t stopping now that she’s hit state pension age. She expects to bring in £1,000 this month alone, with earnings over the year hitting up to £800 a month. The work also helps Gill follow her passion for books.
Direct selling is booming as new generation of career-women boost their earnings and build micro-businesses from this flexible career option.
Earnings have jumped 73 percent in just two years, with the average direct seller earning £833 a month, up from £481 in 2023, the largest jump in a decades according to the Direct Selling Association (DSA).
More than half a million Britons sell for brands such as Avon, Ann Summers and The Body Shop but it is more than a mere side hustle.
Today, 45 per cent of direct sellers say it is now their primary source of income, …