March 3, 2016
When it comes to Avon, everyone usually has two questions: 1) can you really make money with that and 2) is it hard?
To answer the first question: yes. You can make money with Avon. Regardless of the economy, Avon offers daily needs at a price that is affordable for everyone. So if you’re looking to save money, Avon has the answer. If you’re looking to make money, Avon has the answer.
Let’s move on to probably the most important question of the two — is it hard to make money with Avon? I’ll be honest. It’s as easy or as hard as you want it to be. When becoming an Independent Sales Representative, you are making the decision to invest in yourself. This is no 9-5 job. No one will be there to make sure you “punch the clock”, take your lunch breaks on time, approve your time off, make sure you’re working while getting paid or even that you’ve taken a break.
This is your “company”, your opportunity. You make the rules. You make it as difficult or as easy as you’d like. If you want to have fun, have fun! Enjoy yourself. If you want to be super serious, that’s fine as well. As an Avon representative, you have one main task: to let everyone know what you do. Avon will handle the rest.
In any direct sales business, no one is going to come running to you. It’s not because they don’t like you or your product/service, it’s because they don’t know that you offer a product/service. You have to create brand awareness — not Avon or another company’s brand awareness but personal brand awareness. Everyone knows what Avon does but no one knows what you do unless you tell them.
How you tell them is completely up to you. There is no right or wrong way. There are many helpful current and previous Avon representatives that give their accounts of what attributed to their success but you do not have to follow in their footsteps. Some representatives go door-to-door, tailgate in parking lots, approach strangers on the street, visit local businesses, conduct multiple home parties or even pick up the phone book and randomly dial telephone numbers. If you’re uncomfortable with any of those ideas, that’s fine. This is your business. It’s your decision.
Now that you’ve learned about your comfort zone, figure out what do you like to do. When customers purchase from you, they are buying from you. They like/love you so be true to yourself. Put yourself into your business and as long as you’re comfortable within yourself, within your business, people will come to you. It may not happen overnight, but it will happen. Persistence is key.
Another question that comes to mind: is Avon for everyone? Yes and no. If you’re looking for great products at affordable prices? Yes. If you’re looking for someone to boss you around? No. This is a business. To be successful, you have to be a self-starter. You’ll get plenty of training from Avon, designated leadership representatives and other helpful representatives. The slogan is “you are in business for yourself but not by yourself.” This means that yes, there will be some downfalls; that’s with everything in life BUT the great part is you are the reason for your success. There won’t be a person to take credit for all of your work. When you sit back and recollect on your experience, you will know that you have triumphed. More importantly, you’re not confined to another person’s set of rules. This is your opportunity to truly enjoy what you do. Not everyone can say that. If you’ve ever waken up and dreaded going to work, this is your opportunity to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to face the world. Tired of someone hounding you? Be your own boss. Tired of asking for a raise? Give yourself a raise.
If you’re ready to begin your journey as an Avon representative, follow these steps:
1) Go to www.startavon.com
2) Use reference code: chicagosnatalie
3) Let the fun begin!