"This is kind of an escape for me in some ways because, what's more fun than skin care and making people feel good about themselves?"
Sarah works full-time at a marketing firm. When she has free time after work, or on the weekends, she sells Rodan and Fields products online.
"The company is really what you put into it. If you want to treat it like a hobby, it will play you like a hobby. If you treat it like a full time job, you can see the possibilities and opportunities that come as a result," Sarah says.
While each business can appear to be very lucrative, Rod Davis of the Better Business Bureau says you should do your research before signing up with a company.
"You have to believe in the product. You have to feel confident it's something you can sell," he says.
Rod says someone interested in direct selling needs to know what the up-front investment is before signing up to work for a company.
Also, find out what the refund policy is. If a product isn't selling well, you need to know if you can return it to the company.
He says to stay away from products that promise something that seems too good to be true.
"A product should be able to sell itself on the good effects it brings, how well it works," Rod says.
When you're doing your research on different companies, you can use the BBB Scam Tracker to find out if a company is legitimate or not.
Direct selling isn't for everyone.
Rod says most companies don't provide health insurance for employees because they're considered contracted workers.
He adds that it takes someone with an out-going personality to be successful at this type of work.
Each of the women involved in direct selling agreed that the more time you put into it, the more likely you are to be successful at it.