Tupperware Parties are not what they used to be
Leslie Zay always struggled with her finances. She often had trouble making ends meet, and sometimes needed public assistance just to put food on her family's table.Today, Zay owns her own business and collects more than $8,000 a month selling Pure Romance products such as edible body powders, lotions, videos and adult toys designed to put some extra zing in the romance department."My business took off right away," said Zay, a 51-year-old grandmother from Hamburg. "It's been phenomenal. It allows me the flexibility in my life to keep me happy."Zay is among a growing number of people running their own in-home party businesses. Their motivations range from mothers who want a more flexible schedule to laid-off workers looking to replace lost wages.And they're not just selling Tupperware and Mary Kay cosmetics anymore. Entrepreneurs are hosting in-home sales parties for everything from jewelry to candles to intimate apparel.