i am not going to kid you, starting at home business is not easy. i was in mary kay, tupperware and amway for several years. I guess I just wasn't the at home business, party doing type of person.
However, i do have friends who are very successful. They work their butts off and it has worked well for them. You need a really good support base. Friends who will throw parties for you and hopefully it will continue.
Get to know other home based businesses in the area-- pampered chef, mary kay, avon, tupperware, scentsy, etc. Become friends with these people. They can lead you to more business as well.