I would like to thank everyone that came out and even those who let me know in advance they wouldn’t be able to make it!
We had fun and I’d like to share a video that Camillia made to show off what she received just for coming.
Yes, I believe in spoiling my team members and customers. When I was in corporate, my budget for incentives and rewards was taken away.
I hated that I couldn’t show them appreciation so I would spend my own money to cover lunch and gifts. We had to be quiet since technically, I was going against the rules.
I’m so thankful now that I can show appreciation freely and openly. As you all know, there is an incentive now where I’m giving away an extra $100 to anyone on my NATIONAL team and a special beauty bundle to two lucky winners on my NATIONAL team.
That’s right! You do not have to be near me in order to win.
Hopefully, you had time to review the video above. Avon aired the video of me on June 5, 2017 and it was such an honor to be featured! Last week, my dad called and asked if I could believe all of this was happening. He said “I bet you didn’t think you’d be doing all of this with Avon.” As you know, I served on an advisory board to help develop a technology for Avon sales leaders, traveled to New York, currently serving on advisory board for another special project and now, the Bahamas! Don’t get me wrong, I’m a dreamer. I have high goals and the determination of a lion stalking its prey — but in truth, no, I was NOT expecting any of this and couldn’t have imagined it in my wildest dreams.
You have to understand something about me. I am what they used to call “Chicago’s Inner City Youth.” They probably don’t call me that anymore because I’m not a teenager but in short, this means that I’m from the ‘hood. I didn’t grow up in the suburbs. I am a product of Chicago Public Schools, both grammar and high school. My schools weren’t #1 in the state, city or even neighborhood for that matter. I grew up on 79th street. I say all of that to say this, my upbringing wasn’t the most affluent. My parents made sure I had the necessities and even a few luxuries but when I graduated, I didn’t have a BMW waiting in the driveway for me. I got my first job at 16 and have been working ever since.
In my household, we were taught to go to school, get a good education and then, get a good job. I can’t fault them. It was all they knew. Back in their days, that would be enough to provide for one’s family; however, in 2017, not so much. There are people working 2-3 jobs just to remain afloat. I just couldn’t see that as my calling — working…at least not for someone else. When I was a teen, I tried to start my own business with affiliate marketing. I didn’t get far but then again, I was using an old Brother notebook that didn’t even have a color display (showing my age) and didn’t know much about the internet or marketing.
You see — this is why this trip is so important to me. For the first time, I am doing what I feel is my calling —- living life to the fullest. Not asking anyone for permission. Not sacrificing my personal health for a job. Not dreading waking up every morning at 5 a.m.
So how exactly did I end up in the Bahamas? Thanks to Avon’s Vacation Like a Boss incentive. One of the beauties about joining Avon is having an Avon mentor. Mentors help new representatives launch their business. Avon mentors are rewarded if the new team member becomes successful. Mentors receive nothing if the person isn’t successful. Contrary to popular belief, mentors do not receive a dime just for bringing people into the business. During the incentive period, I helped 19 new representatives successfully launch their business and their first orders were each over $150.
I uploaded the pictures below from my trip. The Bahamas was absolutely amazing! The food was delicious! I loved everything I had! The views were beautiful. The sharks were unique 🙂 I got to meet other Avon sales mentors. We laughed, danced, partied and learned about some upcoming, exciting new changes with Avon! Top secret so I can’t spill the beans just yet 🙂
Now, let me tell you why I love this company so much! I arrived in Newark, NJ airport and received an e-mail from the airline that my flight had been cancelled due to the weather. I went to the customer service terminal and as they were informing me that they couldn’t accommodate me due to weather cancellations, I was receiving a call from Avon with hotel accommodations! Now tell me that isn’t amazing! A company that truly cares about its representatives! They could’ve let me spend an awful night in the airport, but they didn’t! It was my first time in New Jersey so I decided to try some lasagna. Absolutely delicious!
I guess by now, you already know that I’m excited. What can I say? I just can’t hide it. Avon is a very exciting business venture. So here’s my good news: it is official — I’ve made Avon’s prestigious President’s Club! In order to receive President’s Club recognition, you must sell a minimum of $10,000 in a year. I haven’t even been with Avon for a year and I’ve sold over $10,000 since January (working part-time)!!! I’m so excited! I’m bubbling over with excitement. So naturally, I had to share 🙂
With Avon’s new KickStart Program and Rise Up incentive, I felt it was only right to share my tips with others so everyone else can join in on the fun and the money 🙂
Main tips to being successful with Avon:
Reasons why you’d want to become part of President’s Club:
Guaranteed 40%-50% earnings and 25% on fixed-earnings items
Order up to 15 demos of any product in each What’s New (exclusive access to new products before they’re released)
Invitation to the President’s Recognition Program (PRP) Recognition Event
Celebrate your birthday and holidays with the gift of 25 points*
Toll-free number for account services
Advance Brochure Program—receive a brochure 2 campaigns early for a small fee**
Exclusive Gift presented at the PRP Recognition Event for highest level of achievement
Achievement pin presented at the PRP Recognition Event for highest level of achievement
400 points to redeem for the Mrs. Albee Award or to use toward other items available on Rewards Headquarters—the choice is yours!
National Recognition Celebration
*Birthday points will be awarded in the first campaign of the month of your birthday. December Holidays points will be awarded in C-25.
**Look for an Invoice message upon achieving President’s Club. Trendsetter Representatives cannot participate.
I’m finally back from New York and I must say that I am truly in love with Avon! I’ve never been to New York and for those of you following along, I’ve only been with Avon for about 8 months. I joined late last year around the holidays and began to focus on building my business in January.
Since January, I’ve recruited over 180 new Avon representatives in 32 different states and have personally sold almost $10K while working a full-time job. Yes! It can certainly be done! I’ve given myself 5 promotions in Avon’s Advanced Leadership Program: promoter, star promoter (officially skipped this level), ambassador, silver ambassador (skipped this one too), gold ambassador and I am now LEADER. This means that my team is responsible for generating at least $16K in sales each month AND that I’ve mentored another representative to develop his/her own team and they’re selling about $4K per month. Currently, I am mentoring 7 new leadership representatives.
Of course, I’ve received great monetary rewards; however, one thing I wasn’t prepared for was recognition. If you missed the announcement, check here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZFxbRpKOFI. I literally cried when I saw and heard my name on the screen. I couldn’t believe it. They hadn’t announced that they were going to mention me and I popped in on the call just to learn more about recent changes. Within seconds of joining, I saw the announcement and caught the replay so I could record and share with everyone. This is definitely one of my proudest moments.
Not long ago, Avon reached out to me and a few other more well-known and experienced representatives to work on a special project. Details have yet to be released but let’s just say that it is to improve all of our experiences. In my corporate experience, I’ve played part of special projects but I must say this experience was truly different —truly genuine. It wasn’t the “let’s ask her just so she thinks we’re listening” type of thing or asking for suggestions only to shut them down due to budget. I can honestly tell that they care.
I got to meet Betty Palm, President Social Selling; Donna Miles, Head of US Sales Leadership; Tammy Jernigan, US Sales Training Manager; Radhika Ray, Vice President of Cerberus; and a host of others. They are truly the big wigs of Avon! And here I was meeting them without even knowing who they were and their levels of awesomeness. They striped all titles and I saw them as the genuine, caring and even nurturing humans they are. You could easily tell that they are truly invested in us — in me. How is it possible that they can invest so much in a person they barely even know?
It was truly remarkable. After meetings, we went out to dinner at Tuscano and then dessert at Serendipity 3. I hate that I didn’t take a picture. The food was delicious! After the meetings were all done, I set out to discover town with another representative they’d invited. In just 1 short day, we became friends instantly and I’ve even spoken to her since being back home.
In my New York experience, I got to play part of important business decisions, learned from the other representatives to better myself and formed instant friendships. I can’t thank Avon enough! Check out the pics below!
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