Of all the tactics to work from home that will get you into profit quickly, direct sales is probably the most ideal. It does require a relatively high cost to join compared to network marketing. Direct Sales is sometimes confused as a network marketing company due to the leverage you can create from it, but it is not multi level marketing.
Unlike MLM, there are not usually any monthly fees in a direct sales company, so once you are a member, you can always earn commissions. And rather than making a lot of little commissions, you generally make large commissions of about $1000$ for each sale. Many of the most successful marketers got their big break from joining a direct sales company.
You may consider direct sales because the cost is much less than starting a franchise and there is practically no overhead if you have ever thought of starting a franchise. The key thing to learn is to market and you will be capable to get in front of people who want your product.