I don't mean for this to be spammy, and I support all direct sales opportunities - just not all of them fit for me (don't wear make up, don't scrapbook, etc), but I did want to say that I found one that fits me really well. As a single mom with little to no money, I needed a company where there were no inventory req's and the most minimum of minimums. And, I wanted to do one where people actually wanted to book parties.
So, if the direct sales aspect draws your attention, keep looking and find one that fits you. There are so many out there, with just about every product imaginable, and a pay structure that can fit your goals.
And (this is for the OP and for anyone else looking at any direct sales company), the most important thing regardless of the company you sign up with, is to find a really good sponsor. Make sure she/he has a proven track record of success, and is a good trainer, or can equip you with the right training. Many times, finding that right person to be your sponsor will determine if you are successful or not and just how successful you can be.
Best wishes on your search!