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Most business, including your Avon business, may hit sales slumps from time to time. It’s normal for sales to rise and fall at different times of the year.

In general, your best defense against the ebbs and flows of sales throughout the year is to have a wide customer base, so that even in slower times, you have a few orders coming in.

But a wide customer base takes time and consistency to build. If your Avon business is relatively new or you’ve not yet devoted much time towards building your customer base, then you may be feeling stuck in your sales slump.

Here’s a simple idea to break yourself out of your slump (and build your customer base in the process)…

Focus on selling just ONE product or product bundle!

For two week, sell the heck out of that one thing.

One of the beautiful things about Avon is that we have such a wide variety of products for our customers to choose from. There is truly something for every customer in our brochures. But if the sales aren’t coming in from the brochures, try a different tactic for a campaign. Focus on selling justonething and sell that one thing that very best that you can for two weeks.

This idea can also be effective for anyone looking to boost their current sales!!

Here are some tips for putting this plan into action:

  1. Pick a product that you personally love and can speak genuinely and passionately about. People want to know whyyoulove the product.
  2. Pick a product that is seasonally appropriate and in demand. For example, our Anew Overnight Hydration Mask is a perfect product during the cold, skin-drying winter months. Our Skin So Soft Bug Guard is a hot item during the summer. Fragrances and jewelry are popular near Valentine’s Day. Our new Absolute Parfum would make an amazing Mother’s Day gift. prod_1187752_xl
  3. Consider bundling items into special collections. For example, offer a Mini-Makeover collection, featuring an eyeshadow quad, mascara, glimmerstick, and lip color. Skincare collections are another great option.prod_2015VAR_xl_2
  4. Set a special price or create a special incentive for the item you are selling. Offer a little extra discount or a free gift with purchase. Make it fun! Get the sale!
  5. Offer gift-wrap or other nice packaging for items that work well as gifts.
  6. Sell your product or product bundle every way you can. Purchase a few to sell on-the-spot face-to-face. Bring the items everywhere you go. Present it as a special limited-time offer.
  7. Give people a reason to buy your product – “It’s perfect for Mother’s Day.” or “It’ll make your skin feel so smooth.” or “It totally reduced the dark circles under my eyes.”
  8. When applicable, have samples or a demo of your item on hand for people to try right on the spot.
  9. Go Live on Facebook to demo your special offer on that one product.
  10. Post images and reviews of the product on Facebook. (Your web store is a great source of product info, images, and reviews!!)
  11. Post information related to your product. For example, if you’re selling the Anew Retexturizing Peel, find articles highlighting the importance of exfoliating. Show the value and highlight the need for the product you are offering.
  12. When taking orders for the product (if you do not have it on hand for on-the-spot sales), ask your customer, “While I’m placing this order for you, are there any other items you’d be interested in?” Give them a brochure and point out a few great deals on items you think they’d love.
  13. When you fill the orders you’ve received, include a current brochure and some samples in each order to invite future orders from that customer. Get them in the door with that one item, then convert them to a regular customer!!

In today’s busy world, online shopping has become a huge convenience for consumers everywhere.

These days, just about anything can be purchased online, from clothing to toys to vacations to furniture to school supplies to groceries. A couple simple clicks and your desired item is on your doorstep within days.

As Avon representatives, our online web stores can be a huge source of potential sales and earnings. Customers can order through our web store, pay Avon directly, and have their items shipped directly to their home.

It’s easy for our customers and it’s even easier for us! Who doesn’t like making money, from the comfort of your own home??

If you’re not already actively promoting your web store, it’s time to get started!

In this post, I’m going to share a few basics about your Avon web store, followed by some tips on how to promote your web store and find new customers online.

Your Avon Web Store – The Basics:

  • Every Avon representative has a web store. You likely already set it up the first time you logged into the youravon.com site.
  • It’sFREEto use and promote your web store.
  • You can find your web store url by going to the Web Office page on youravon.com, and looking for the box which says, “Your eStore url:” That is the link you can give people to shop with you online.

  • As of Campaign 9, 2017, we now earn the same on web store orders as we do on the orders we submit through the representative site. If you’re earning 40% on your face-to-face orders in a given campaign, you’ll also earn 40% on your online orders!!
  • Our earnings on online orders get credited to our Avon account as soon as the order ships to customers.
  • If desired, you can sign up for direct deposit of online earnings, which happens twice a month. The other option (my personal preference) is to let those earnings sit on your account until your next regular order date. They will then apply to your balance on your next regular order, thus reducing your payment and leaving your online earnings in your pockets!
  • You can view your direct delivery earnings on the Direct Delivery Earning Report, which is located on the My Orders page of youravon.com.

10 Tips for Selling Avon Online:

TIP #1– Put your web store address on the back of every Avon brochure you pass out. Avon has already printed the beginning part of your web store address, so all you have to do is to fill in the part which comes after the /.

TIP #2– Take it a step further, and stick a brightly colored label on the front of your brochures, advertising how easy it is for customers to shop online and have their items delivered directly to them.

TIP #3– Put that web store address on business cards, postcards, yard signs, and car decals! Put it in your email signature. Put it on labels on samples. Put it everywhere you can!

TIP #4 – Use the Social Media Center (located in the Web Office section of youravon.com) or the “Avon SMC” smartphone app to promote your web store regularly on Facebook and other social media sites. Be sure to include a personal message every time you post. When customers click on your Social Media Center post, it will lead them directly to your web store.

TIP #5 – The Social Media Center is a fantastic tool, but it’s even more effective to create your own posts, using your own photos and videos, demonstrating your personal favorite Avon products.

TIP #6 – Take your personal posts a step further by creating a blog to promote your Avon business. Blog about your favorite products, skin care solutions, make-up how-to’s, the Avon opportunity, your personal Avon story, and more. The more you post, the more views your blog will receive. Include your web store address frequently in your blog posts. A blog is a great way to let your love of Avon shine! My blog (which you are reading right now) is hosted on WordPress.com.

TIP #7 – Sign up as a customer on your own web store, so that you will receive the same promotional emails your customers receive. This will help you to stay knowledgeable about the current special offers. Promote those offers. Let customers know that it is ALWAYS free shipping on orders of $40 or more through your web store. **Take it a step further and place an order through your own web store, so you’ll have firsthand experience with the process, that you can then use to guide your customers.

TIP #8– Make sure your online customers are receiving automated promotional emails from Avon, which will lead them to your web store. To check your web store email settings, go to the Web Office on youravon.com, then look for the section which says, Manage my Website. Click on Personalization Tool, the select the Customer Preferences tab. You’ll see the automated email options in that section.

TIP #9– Utilize Facebook Live to demonstrate Avon products or promote special deals through your web store. Consider offering your own special deals to encourage orders. For example, “Anyone who places an order of $40 or more through my web store, by the end of the day, will receive a special bundle of Avon beauty samples in the mail from me!!” Small, easy to mail items, like mascaras, lip gloss, glimmersticks, or jewelry items also make great free gifts!

TIP #10– Get brochures into customer hands! There’s nothing like a glossy Avon brochure, full of attractive product images and info! Make sure that your online customers are getting brochures, even if it’s just once a month. You can mail brochures to non-local customers or use a brochure mailing service, such as http://www.campaign-mailer.com.

Hosting online parties can be a wonderful way to grow your Avon business, from the comfort of your home.

Online parties allow you to easily access potential customers all across the United States.

Online parties also allow you to accessNEWpotential customers, by either asking a friend to host the party and/or asking party guests to invite other people they know!

Online parties take virtually no time to set up. You can have an online party up and running almost instantly!

Best of all, with online direct-delivery orders, Avon handles all of the heavy-lifting! Avon will collect payments, process the orders, and ship to your customers.YOUget the earnings!!

There is no right way or wrong way to host an online party. Party however it works for you! Your party can last a few hours, a few days, or even a few weeks! Party all day or only during certain hours. Play games or don’t play games. Utilize Facebook Live videos or stick with images. Offer raffle gifts and prizes or just promote the great deals on your Avon web store.

YOU are the boss! It’s all up to YOU!

The following images contain tips and ideas for hosting an online party. Experiment to find what works for you. And be sure to use the internet as a resource. There are tons of great images and online party game ideas online!

Most importantly, HAVE FUN! Show your enthusiasm and genuine love for Avon products and it will be hard for people to resist trying them!

One of the ways you can build your Avon business and increase your earnings is by growing and mentoring an Avon team.

Mentoring other representatives as they grow their own businesses can be extremely rewarding, both for the soul and the wallet!

There’s a fulfilling feeling that comes from helping another representative find the path to success with their Avon business. As their mentor, you can have a big impact on guiding your team members as they build a profitable business.

And when your team members are profitable with their businesses, YOU will be profitable too!

One of the most important components of being an effective mentor is communication. How, when, and how often you communicate with your team members sets the tone for your partnership with your team.

Here are a few tips for effective communication with your team:

Tip #1 – Establish contact through multiple communications right from the start. Do this by sending a welcome email, mailing a welcome letter, AND making a welcome phone call.  Email is an immediate way that you can connect with your new team member and communicate important info, such as their account number, how to sign into the representative web site, your team facebook page, how to contact you, etc. Mailed letters are hard to miss, and can be a great way to communicate more detailed information and tips. (Send you letter in a bright envelope to make it stand out.) Phone calls are personal and allow your new team member to connect with your voice, even if you just leave an enthusiastic welcome message.

Tip #2 – If leaving a voicemail, provide details. Clearly communicate the purpose of your call, providing any of the most important information, so that even if they are not able to return your call, they’ve at least been given the most important details.

For example, when leaving a message on a welcome call, I tell them: who I am, my desire to help them to be successful, that their kit is on the way, and that I’ve mailed them a letter with important info. I also mention the Kickstart program and tell them to contact me so that I can help them to reach their goals.

Tip #3 – Be easily accessible. Check your emails, texts, and voicemails frequently for contacts from team members and reply as promptly as possible.

Tip #4 – Reply in kind. As a general rule, whenever possible, return contacts in the form the question was asked. By choosing to call you, email you, text you, etc., your team member is indicating a preference for how they’d like to communicate with you at the moment. If someone emails you a question, email them back. If they call you, call back. If you can’t call back right away, email or text them to let them know you’ll call as soon as you’re able.

Tip #5 – Be flexible with communication methods, when necessary. If someone sends you a question by text, but the answer is too long or complicated to text in reply, then text them back to set up a time to chat, or text them back to let them know you’ll be emailing them more info.

**Regardless of communication preferences, always reach out with a welcome phone call when a new team member signs up. Even if you end up leaving a message, they will hear your voice and it will help to build a personal connection.

**Whenever possible, try to make certain communications by phone. For example, reviewing a starter kit or introducing a team member to leadership are usually best handled with a conversation.

Tip #6 – Utilize multiple forms of contact, but don’t overdo it on any of them. Communicate clearly and regularly with everyone on your team, but do not overwhelm your team members with emails everyday or constant texts. If you do, your communications will lose impact and important information will be missed. Choose your communications wisely and make sure they add value to your team members’ experience.

Tip #7 – Harness the power of texting. Texting is a highly effective way to make contact with your team members, especially in the fast-paced world that we live in, where lots of things are competing for our attention. In fact, based on a couple of surveys I’ve recently done, with both new team members and experienced team members, texting is the highest preferred form of communication. (Check out the images below.)

Keep texts short, sweet, and fun. Use emojis to brighten up your message. Consider sending a once-a-campaign text with a sales tip. For your newest team members, text once a week during their first few campaigns, to check in, offer help, provide reminders about goals, and let them know you’re there for them. Learning any new thing can be stressful. It’s less stressful when they know they have someone to help!

Tip #8 – When emailing, consider the presentation. If you’re sending congratulations, add an image to make it look fun. If you’re sending important information, put it in bold or highlight it. Make sure the content of your email is clear, necessary, and ACCURATE. If you’re sending information about multiple things, use bold print, numbers, or bullets to give organization to the content. If you send a big blob of text, it’s harder for people to digest and the purpose of your communication may be lost.

Tip #9 – Take the time to provide team members with information specific to them. Don’t send out information which requires them to figure out what applies to them and what doesn’t. Don’t send out a list of if/then statements. Nobody wants to have to solve a puzzle to figure out which information is relevant to them. It’s confusing, especially to new representatives who may not even know that different “mailplans” exist, let alone which one they are on or how to find their order date for that particular mailplan.

Make it easy for them. Provide them with clear information, relevant to them. Use VIBE to sort lists of your team members to communicate with specific groups of people (for example all team members on Mailplan 1 or all team members in the 2nd campaign).

Tip #10 – Use VIBE to guide your communications with your team. Vibe is a powerful tool, which enables you to get both a high-level view of how your team is performing and a more specific, detailed view on every team member. Use Vibe to check on your teamevery day , then plan your contacts to match your entire team or individual team member’s needs.

**TheNotesfeature in Vibe is also incredibly valuable. Record notes about your contacts with each team member. Include things you want to remember about them. Why did they join Avon? What are their goals? Where do they work? Do they have kids? Do they have any particular interests or involvement in other activities, which could be harnessed to reach their Avon goals?  Recording as many notes as you can will allow you to connect personally with every team member, no matter how big your team may grow!

So, you passed out some brochures, posted a few times on Facebook, and maybe even gave out some samples, but no one has placed an order yet.

You might be starting to think that nobody wants what you’re selling or that you’re just not good at selling it.

Hang in there, because neither of those things is true!

Remember, you’re building a business here, the key word being building . Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither shall your Avon business be.

If you’re not having the success you’d hoped for, step back for a second, think like theBEAUTY BOSS  you are, and ask yourself, “What else can I try?”

If you stick with your business, and commit to trying new strategies, you can be successful!YOUare the boss of your Avon business!YOUare in control of your own success! Don’t let any obstacle come between you and that success!

If you’re having trouble finding your first customers, here are TEN ideas to try:

ONE: First things first… Did you pass out all of the brochures for your first campaign, which were included in your starter kit? If the answer isno , then label those brochures right away and figure out who you’re going to give them to. Every one of those brochures is the path to a new potential customer. They won’t do you any good sitting in the box.

**If you missed your first scheduled order, you may have some old brochures leftover. Label those and pass them out too. We can backorder up to two campaigns back, so those brochures are still worth their weight in gold!

**If it’s been a few campaigns since you signed up, you’re going to need current brochures. Contact Avon to order current brochures.

TWO: The fortune is in the follow-up. After you passed out some brochures, did you follow-up with the potential customers you gave brochures to? Following up with your customers is a way that you can offer great customer service. A few days after you’ve given someone a brochure, reach out to them to see if they have any questions about any of the items. Ask if there’s anything they’d like to try a sample of. (If you don’t have that sample on hand, you can order it when you place your first order.) Point out a great deal, an item you think they’d love, or an item you can’t wait to try. Be conversational and enthusiastic about the products, then ask if there’s anything they’d like to order this campaign. Collect their order.

THREE: Let’s say you make that follow-up call, and they are still not interested

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in ordering this campaign… #1 Give them another brochure next campaign anyway. Maybe they weren’t interested this campaign. That doesn’t mean they’ll never be interested. #2 Ask them if they would be willing to pass that brochure onto someone they know who might be interested. Offer them a thank you gift or discount on a future order, if the person they pass the brochure onto places an order.

FOUR: Have you faced customers who tell you they’re not interested because they don’t wear make-up or they use a different brand of skin care? Hand them the brochure anyway. Tell them to take a look. They will be surprised how many other things Avon offers, besides cosmetics and skin care. There are items for the home, clothing, beautiful jewelry, and more!

FIVE: Perhaps you’ve encountered someone who is worried how the skin care items will work for them or how the clothing will fit or whether the shade of lipstick is the right shade for them? Tell them about Avon’s product guarantee. They can return or exchange any product for any reason at all within 90 days of purchase. It’s risk-free for them to give it a try.

SIX: Did you tell everyone you know about the special Daily Care bundle? The Daily Care bundle flyer was included in your kit. (You can also find it online on youravon.com) It’s a bundle of SEVEN great items that almost everyone can use for only $19.99. This special offer is only available for new representatives to offer within your first four campaigns. It’s a way of helping you launch your business. Tell everyone you know about this great deal, and ask them how many bundles they’d like to order.

SEVEN: Have you promoted your Avon business on Facebook? If not, give it a try! The Social Media Center in the Web Office of youravon.com can be a good place to start. If you have posted a few times, and you’re not getting a response, try something new! Make your posts more personal. Let your friends and family members know why YOU love Avon! Let them know why you started your Avon business and ask them if they would support you by checking out your web store. Post about products you can’t wait to try. Go LIVE on Facebook to show everyone the products which came in your starter kit. Tell them what you love about the products as you give them a try.

EIGHT: Incentivize your potential customers to become one of your first customers. Offer a free gift with first order or a little discount on their first order. Everybody loves free gifts and discounts. Call it a Grand Opening special!!

NINE: Businesses often have Grand Opening events! Your business should have one too! Your event can be whatever you want it to be. Hold a little girls night at your home and invite friends over to sample the products and shop the brochures. You might also choose to hold an online party to introduce everyone you know to Avon’s great products! Whatever you choose to do, have fun with it.

TEN: Look for customers outside of the friends and family you already know. When I take a look at the customer list I’ve built during my past few years with Avon, most of my regular customers are people I did not know before I started selling Avon. I met them as a result of selling Avon! Look for opportunities to meet new people and expand your customer base. You can meet new customers by asking your friends and family for referrals, doing vendor events, sticking a “Buy or Sell Avon” sign in your yard, sticking an Avon decal/magnet on your car, wearing an Avon logo item while you’re out and about, leaving brochures in waiting rooms, etc.

Congratulations and Welcome to AVON!! 

You’re now a part of a beautiful 130 year history of people who have come to Avon seeking the opportunity to build a business on their own terms. To sum it all up, you’re an AVON BEAUTY BOSS now!

The business supply kit, that you selected when you signed up, will be on its way to you soon. It usually arrives within just a few days. Your kit will contain brochures for your first two campaigns (a “campaign” is what we call our 2-week selling periods), samples, business tools, and even some full-sized products!

While you’re waiting for your kit, there’s plenty that you can do to start preparing to launch your new business!

The very first thing should be to go to http://www.youravon.com, and click “ Register “, to sign into the representative site for the first time. You’ll set a password when you sign in, and will also set up your personal web store. This is the site where you will manage your Avon business. There’s a lot to explore on the site, so take some time to look around. The New Representative Essentials page is a good place to start.

There are also some things that you can be doing to generate excitement for your new business and to start building your customer base.

Here are SIX steps for successfully launching your new Avon business:

STEP 1 – BUILD ANTICIPATION AND EXCITEMENT  – The day you’ve signed up, go onto Facebook and post something exciting, like:

I’m so excited!! I just started my own business!!

Don’t specify Avon in your post right away. Let your friends be curious for a little bit. Let a bunch of friends comment to congratulate you and ask what your business is. Don’t reply back right away. After a little while, reply back to let them know that you’ll be living the Beauty Boss life as an Avon representative. Tell them you’re waiting on your business supplies to arrive and ask if anyone would like a brochure or free samples once your kit arrive.

STEP 2 – GET TO KNOW YOUR WEB STORE FIRSTHAND  – Your Web Store is a HUGE potential source of EASY EARNINGS for you! When customers order through your web store, and select Direct Delivery, they pay Avon directly, then Avon processes and ships the order directly to their home. YOU get the earnings!! You’re going to want to know how to use this valuable tool and how to tell potential customers how to use it. Here’s the best way to get to know your web store… Go to your personal web store and PLACE AN ORDER. Have it Direct-Delivered to yourself. Order anything you’d like. Use this as an opportunity to get to know some new products. It can be a big order or a small order. Just give yourself the full experience of using your web store, so you will know exactly how it works, from the ordering process, the checkout options, the email confirmation, how you (as a representative) get notified of the order, how you (as a customer) get notified of shipping, how the items are packaged when they arrive, and how you (as a representative) get your earnings!

A fewt hings to know about shopping your web store:There’s ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING on orders of $40 or more. (Shipping is $5.95 flat rate on orders less than $40.) Web store orders count towards your sales goals for the Kickstart program. That means that you’ll get 40% earnings on the order you place for yourself, credited back to your Avon account once your order ships (assuming you place the online order before your first scheduled order date, when you’re eligible for 40% earnings). 40%!!!!! ** Through April 11, 2017, you (and your customers) can also use the one-time-use codeWELCOMEto save 20% off web store orders of $50 or more.

EXAMPLE of USE – Shop your own web store. Select $50 in items. Use the code WELCOME to save 20% ($10 off your $50 order). Get FREE SHIPPING on your $40 order. Get 40% earnings ($16 on a $40 order) credited back to your Avon account. In other words, get $50 worth of items for $24 (plus any local sales tax)!! What a fantastic way to get to know how your web store works and get to know some of Avon’s great products, at a HUGE savings to you!!

STEP 3 – INTRODUCE CUSTOMERS TO YOUR WEB STORE  – Now thatYOUknow exactly how your web store works, go ahead and introduce it to everyone you know! While you’re waiting for your starter kit to arrive, you can start selling through your web store. Friends and family all across the country can shop your web store and have it shipped directly to them!! Easy earnings for you! Write a post on Facebook to let everyone know that you’re officially an Avon representative, and that your web store is open for business. Mention the amazing variety of products. Share your link and tell them about FREE shipping on orders of $40 or more. For example, you might write:

In case you didn’t see the earlier post about my new business, I’m excited to announce that I’m an Avon representative now! I’m waiting for my starter kit to arrive, with brochures and samples to pass out, but in the mean time, check out my Avon web store. You’re not even going to believe all of the great items Avon now offers! (Mention something specific that you’re personally excited about here.) Check it out! There’s FREE shipping on orders of $40 or more! http://www.youravon.com/amydeline

STEP 4 – GO LIVE!!  – (I HIGHLY recommend trying this idea!!) When your starter kit arrives, don’t open it by yourself. Open it on a LIVE video on Facebook!! Facebook Live can be a tremendously powerful way to connect with your potential customers and generate interest and excitement. When you go live, all of your friends are immediately notified that you’re currently live. They’re all going to be curious to see what you’re doing on video, so they’ll tune in to watch. On video, open your kit for the first time. Take out the items one by one and show everyone what you’ve received in your Avon business supplies kit. Show your excitement about everything in your kit. As you pull out the brochures, show the beautiful covers. Ask people to comment if they’d like you to drop off or mail a brochure to them. Maybe flip through one of the brochures and mention the great things you see. Pull out the samples and talk about what products you have samples available for. Perhaps, smell a fragrance sample and talk about how wonderful it smells, or try one of the little lipstick samples. If you’re excited about the items, your potential customers will get excited too! Take out the full-sized products in your kit. Try the lotion on your hands. Talk about how great it feels. Conclude your video by letting people know how excited you are about this new venture. Ask who would like a brochure. Provide your web store address and let them know how easy it is to shop online. Most of all, have fun and be yourself!

STEP 5 – HOST A GRAND OPENING EVENT  – Plan a girls night Grand Opening party in your home to launch your Avon business. Invite a few friends over. Ask them to each bring a friend. Provide a few snacks and beverage. Make a nice display of whatever Avon samples and/or products you have on hand. Let your guests try some of the samples, while shopping the brochures. Consider offering a special Grand Opening discount. Be sure to offer them the special Daily Care bundle, six items for only $19.99!! (The Daily Care Bundle flyer will be included in your kit.) Another option is to host an online Grand Opening party, by setting up a group on Facebook, adding your friends to the group, and promoting the great products Avon offers, to encourage your online guests to shop your web store.

STEP 6 – INVITE CUSTOMERS INTO YOUR STORE  – Your Avon business may not have a physical storefront, but you DO have a store.Your store is in the brochures.  If you want people to shop your store, you need to invite them in. Your kit will come well-stocked with brochures for your first two campaigns. Label those brochures with your contact info and pass out your first set of brochures. (Save the other set for next campaign.) Save one copy of the brochure for yourself, but get all the rest into customer hands. A few days later, follow-up with those potential customers. Following up is a way of showing great customer service. Ask them if they have any questions about the items in the brochure. Tell them about Avon’s product guarantee. Point out a great deal or an item you think they’ll love. Ask them if there’s anything they’d like to order this campaign. Consider sweetening the pot with a little discount or free gift with their first order!

If you or someone you know is thinking about becoming an Avon representative, you may have a few questions or concerns. In this post,  I’m going to walk through the most frequently answer questions I hear from people who are considering becoming an Avon representative.

If you have any questions that I have not addressed, feel free to ask them in the Comments section! I’d be happy to answer!

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Question #1 – I know that some direct sales companies require their representatives/consultants to purchase expensive inventories, often costing hundreds or even thousands of dollars. How much does it cost to get started with Avon?

Answer:It’s easy to get started with Avon. Business supply kits are available for as low as$25 . That $25 investment gets you a bursting box full of everything you need to get off to a successful start with Avon – brochures, bags, samples, business tools, and even a few full-sized products to use as demos, sell for profit, or keep for yourself!! With Avon’s current “Kickstart” program for new reps, it’s easily manageable to make that $25, plus additional profit, back in the very first two-week campaign (sales period).

**There are two other kit options, priced at $50 and $100, which offer everything in the $25 kit plus additional samples and full-sized products. The $100 kit includes a really nice, Avon-logo bag!

Question #2 – Do I have to keep an inventory of products on hand?

Answer:Nope, you’re never required to stock an inventory. You can sell straight from the brochures (catalogs) and order only what your customers request. Your customers can also shop online through your FREE personal web store!!

Question #3 – Do I have to host a bunch of parties to sell the products?

Answer:Nope! Most representatives sell the products by simply passing out the Avon brochures each campaign (two-week sales period) and collecting the orders and/or by promoting their web stores, which Avon makes easy by providing a library full of great ads to post on our social media sites, like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Some representatives choose to host live parties or online parties to grow their business further, but this is a personal choice. With Avon, YOU are the boss!

Question #4 – My life is so busy, between my full-time job and my family responsibilities. I barely have any spare time. Can I still be successful at Avon?

Answer:Absolutely! Avon is set up to be incredibly flexible, so it can work for just about any schedule. With Avon, YOU are the boss. YOU decide how much time you devote to Avon, YOU decide when, and YOU decide how. Many representatives blend building their Avon businesses into their normal day to day activities. For example, they might bring some brochures in their work place or to pass out when they drop a child off at sports practice. 

Question #5 – Is there some sales quota that I need to meet each month?

Answer:Nope! Sell as much or as little as you like! There are no minimum sales quotas. You can even skip up to six consecutive campaigns (about 3 months) and still maintain an active account. Obviously, the more you sell, the more you’ll earn. But that part is up to YOU! Avon leaves it flexible for each representative to work their business as it works for them!

Question #6 – Do people still buy Avon?

Answer:You’d better believe it! Avon has been around for 130 years for a reason! They provide great products that people know and love. Not only does Avon offer the cosmetics, fragrances, and skin care items that many people are familiar with, but Avon also offers items for the home (including name brand items from Mikasa, Cuisinart, Lenox, and more!), beautiful jewelry, flattering clothing, shoes,  items for children, and MORE! Avon offers items that everyone uses, like shampoo, body wash, bubble bath, and lotions, so everyone you know could be a potential customer!

If you haven’t seen an Avon brochure recently, check out my Avon web store to see a bit of what you could be saving/earning 40% on! www.youravon.com/amydeline

Question #7 – I don’t have a credit card. How can I sign up?

Answer:Prepaid Visas are available in many locations. You can load the card with your desired amount and use it to sign up online. You can then also use that card to handle your payments to Avon when you submit your orders.

Question #8 – Can I really make money with Avon?? How much money can I make?

Answer:  Yes, you can really make money with Avon!! In fact, Avon has set up a program for new representatives, called “Kickstart”, which is designed to help you start earning at a high earnings level, right from the start, as you grow your business!! With Kickstart, you can earn 40% on your first order of ANY SIZE at all! Then, you can continue earning 40% for the next six campaigns after that, by reaching gradually increasing sales goals, as you grow your business!

Representatives who want to earn even more money, often choose to invite others to Avon and mentor them to success. Avon offers very generous bonuses when representatives grow their team and help their team members to be successful, including cash bonuses for each successful new team member, recurring bonuses on team sales, promotion bonuses (up to $20,000), mentoring bonuses (up to $10,000), and even an annual trip for the highest levels.

Question #9 – Will I have help?

Answer:Yes, when you sign up, you will be assigned an upline mentor. (If you use the reference code of another Avon representative, they will become your upline mentor.) Your upline will be available to answer all of your questions along the way and provide you with tips and encouragement, as you build your business. Support can be offered in a variety of ways, depending on what works for you and your upline! For example, my team provides support through personal calls, mailed information, email, team Facebook group, conference calls, video meetings, face-to-face meetings, text messages, this blog, and more!! Local district managers are also on hand to offer support and host sales meetings in your area. You can choose to participate in whichever of these supports work for you and skip whatever doesn’t!

Question #10 – Is it a scam?

Answer:Of course not, silly!! Do you think people would have been coming to Avon for the past 130 years if it was a scam? Avon offers you a genuine business opportunity… YOUR business, with genuine products to sell, which people have been enjoying for over a century! You sell the products, you earn money. It’s as simple as that! Becoming an Avon representative is a genuine opportunity, which you can do with as you please. Some people come to Avon as personal shoppers, looking for a discount on their own items. Some people come to Avon looking for a casual hobby or a little extra money on the side. And some people come to Avon looking to quit their day job and be the boss of their own business. Avon can be any of those things. As an Avon representative, YOU are the boss! You decide how it fits into your life!

Ready to get started??

Go towww.startavon.comand use the reference code of the representative you are in touch with. **If you’re not already in touch with an Avon representative, use my reference code:amydeline

If you’re a member of my team, you probably know about the challenge I’m currently hosting, to find new members for your Avon team. WE love Avon, so let’s share the opportunity with others!

If you’ve never invited someone to join Avon, you might not know where to start. So, in this post, I’m going to walk you through 5 easy strategies for finding new Avon team members.

But first, let me quickly review the perks available to you when you invite others to join Avon:

  • $20 Cash Bonusforeachperson you invite to invite, when they successfully place a 1st or 2nd order of $150 or more
  • 3% Sponsoring Bonus each campaign , on your team members’ sales, as long as you both remain Avon representatives
  • 300 Points towards the Vacation Like a Boss incentive , to earn an all-inclusive trip to Atlantis in the Bahamas, foreach  personal recruit who places a 1st or 2nd order of $150 or more (Valid Through Campaign 9 ’17)
  • 1000 Points towards the Vacation Like a Boss incentive , to earn an all-inclusive trip to Atlantis in the Bahamas, when you advance in leadership title, Ambassador or above (Valid Through Campaign 9 ’17)
  • Ticket to Boss Life Scratch-Off Ticket , when your personal recruit places a 1st or 2nd order of $150 or more. Every ticket contains a prize! Prizes include Avon branded items, business tools, big-screen TVs, iPads, trips to Disney World, and even cash prizes, up to $10,000!! (Valid Through Campaign 13 ’17)
  • Cash Bonuses each campaign(3%-10% of your team’s sales) as you mentor your team members in building successful businesses. Teach them how to earn more money and YOU will earn more money too!
  • Promotion Bonuses(ranging from $500 – $20,000) as you grow your team and advance in leadership title
  • Mentoring Bonuses(ranging from $250 – $10,000) as you mentor members of your team in  growing their teams and advancing in their titles
  • Annual Rewards Vacation  for the Executive levels of leadership (This year’s trip is to Punta Cana. Next year’s trip is to Disney World!!)

Can you see how profitable and exciting it can be to grow an Avon team??The best part is that you can earn all these bonuses and rewards by helping other people to be successful with Avon!!We all win together!

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