I do Phoenix Trading - direct selling cards, giftwrap and stationery. I took this on when my main job was very quiet but I didn't want to leave. Good sides: Lovely products, meeting new people, very flexible, a little extra money, can build a business at my own pace. Bad sides: Constantly having to motivate myself and find new customers, can get rather chaotic at busy times. Mostly I love it. Think about what you are selling very carefully though - our products have a very low price and are a good repeat purchase. I don't feel that people are doing me a favour by buying from me as they cant' get a similar product cheaper elsewhere (not of the same quality, anyway). People need lots of cards (generally), over and over again.