Avon: Depending on how much you sell you can make 10%-50% Some things you make a 20% profit up front. There is not a quota you need to meet, so there is really no going inactive. They are not pushy about how much you should be selling or to get anybody to join. They do reward you for signing people up. You are given chances to buy demo products real cheap to make bigger profits. Sometimes it costs nothing to join if there having a promo. I think there might be a $20.00 fee other times. I know people who make a living selling Avon, some people "sell" for the personal discount. Products are wide ranges in prices. Hope this helps.