Las Vegas: Making Money Never Felt So Good

While most people were in Vegas losing money, I was in Vegas MAKING money. Does your job allow you to take a vacation whenever you want? Wanna know how you can do the same? Got a cell phone/tablet? What’s stopping you?

I’m officially back home in Chicago and OMG!!! What was I thinking?!?!? It’s going to be an average of 85 degrees all week in Las Vegas and here I am — 50 degrees! I can’t believe I left such beautiful weather. Smh…what was I thinking? As you can imagine, I had a wonderful time in Vegas and made sure to try to take as many G-rated pictures as possible lol. If you want to see, check them out below!

Though I’m physically tired from travelling, partying and time zone changes, I’m emotionally and even spiritually charged! I woke up yesterday with a big smile on my face. I am so blessed!

You see while most people were probably in Vegas losing money, I was actually in Vegas making money. No, not by gambling BUT I did win $1.10 lol I’m not the most traditional Avon rep. I’ll tell you that right now. Yes, I do have customers that I visit in-person but not frequently. I service mainly businesses and for my face-to-face customers, I don’t do anything extraordinary — sorry, I find a way to work my business into my regular life. Majority of my business is ran from these two babies here:

I take my cell phone and tablet just about anywhere I go so I can work everywhere I go! Don’t let that whole “work from home” title fool you. Your office is wherever YOU want it to be. Do you have your e-mail account linked to your phone? E-mail these days are just like text messages. So if you don’t, I don’t know why not. All it takes is a couple of minutes to reply and BOOM, you’re done!

While in Vegas, we walked the Strip, went down to Fremont St, watched a magic show, danced with the Jabbawockeez, visited the Mob Museum, rode the On and Off Bus tour, played along with the Virtual Reality tour, visited a few clubs and of course — dinner and drinks (lots of ’em)! No wonder, I was able to take over 200 pictures and even videos! BUT even with all of that, I still gained 6 new team members and received online customer orders!

This is how I MADE money! Yes! I was still enjoying myself. Actually, I was enjoying myself MORE when I realized I was making money.

Realistically speaking, I probably work my business one hour each day and if I’m feeling very risque or took a break the previous day, I may work up to 3 hours! For those of you just thinking that I sit in front of my tablet all day —- noooooo, sorry :/ I don’t but I always make myself available to my team. With technology, it’s so easy. I’m only a call, text, e-mail, Zoom meeting or even Facebook message away 🙂 When you have all of this technology, what is really your excuse? How much did or are you paying for your cell phone? Is it making money for you?

It doesn’t seem like much but every small action leads up to a big reaction. One hour a day adds up. Consistency is key.

I am so thankful for my business. Just recapping, I was able to visit Jamaica, Alabama and New York (August) last year. My business was still in the “baby” stage and was growing. I never missed a beat with my business. Because of this, look at what’s in store this year:

 

  • March – trip to New York
  • April – trip to Las Vegas
  • June – trip to the Bahamas
  • August – trips to Nashville and New Orleans (separate trips)
Now I have to schedule another trip before the year is out 🙂 Hmmm…where should I go? Miami? Los Angeles? Puerto Rico? We’ll see 🙂
Las Vegas pictures:
(Disclaimer: excuse the hair. A little experiment gone wrong lol)
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Dinner at the Rooftop
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Dinner at the Rooftop

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Me Collage
What’s life without a good photo collage of yourself?
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The Power of Sisterhood

It doesn’t happen often but every now and then I have a customer that would like to add on to his/her existing order. One of my long-time customers called and said she needed to add Avon Skin So Soft Gelled Body Oil. Unfortunately, at this time, I had already placed my order and Avon customer service said that it wouldn’t arrive before I left town on Monday for Montego Bay.

Oh no! I began to panic as I really didn’t want to let her down. I’ll be out of town for a week and visiting Houston, TX next week. She and her mother have supported me since I began selling Avon. The last thing I wanted to do was come off as unreliable. I texted my District Sales Manager on Sunday morning. She didn’t have any but referred me to another representative in the area that had a few on hand. The other Avon Lady and I arranged to meet at 2 p.m.

The meeting went completely different than I expected. I met her at her home and we talked for almost 3 hours! She’s truly one of the best ladies in the world! We talked about the Avon Opportunity, our selling Avon experience, went over a few sales strategies and then life anywhere from children to dreams. It was truly refreshing.  I thought that it would be a quick transaction and I’m so glad I was wrong! I learned more from an experienced representative who not only sold Avon, but ran a Licensed Avon Beauty Center for a short time. She told me about valuable lessons learned as a store operator and also how she built and motivated her team to grow. Trust me, it wasn’t all peachy but she was able to learn, grow and guide others with her experience. I thought about my experience and we had so much in common. Either I had experienced the same thing or I was in the middle of the experience. I thank her so much for sharing freely.

Once on the plane, I sat back in my airplane seat and I realized — it was everything I hoped for when joining Avon. I looked for an opportunity that would allow me to meet other supportive women while having fun and of course, making money. I never anticipated this much support and sense of togetherness. I couldn’t have asked for a better District Sales Manager and fellow Avon representatives. I sell Avon mainly online. I didn’t know this supportive community existed before until now. It’s nice knowing that you have others around to support you and not just support but to converse about all things Avon — I’ve managed to talk my husband’s ears off! I fear if I say one more Avon, he’s going to just cut them off but I can’t help it. It’s been so long since I’ve felt professional excitement and as sense of empowerment. I truly feel as though I’m helping someone and love the good folks around me, not to mention the awesome products.

As the lady next to me rubbed lotion off my belly (that accidently squirted on me), I sat back in complete astonishment: 1) a stranger was rubbing my belly and 2) having other sales representatives near you does not necessarily mean the market is “saturated” or that they’re competition for that matter. Yes, I’ve heard for some time now that everyone knows an Avon Lady but not every Avon lady knows the same people.

We’re taught to first inform friends, family and coworkers about our new business and then expand. If you “bump” into someone, don’t become discouraged. You’ve found a long lost sister or brother. It doesn’t matter age, race or even gender for that matter, we all have the same goal. And if for any reason that you feel the “saturation”, change your fish bowl. You are not confined to one area. This is the perfect opportunity to meet new people. Have fun! Just get out there!

I’m so happy that I made the decision to rejoin Avon. Its provided me the perfect opportunity to expand my network, learn from as well as educate others, give myself a purpose and connect with those I would’ve never imagined. I’ve gained new friends of all ages, sizes and it’s truly beautiful. I knew that I’d meet new people, but I never imagined this.

Avon ladies are truly a different breed. I have yet to meet one that was unhelpful. Regardless if in-person, over the phone or even via internet, they’ve all helped so willingly. I can’t thank these beautiful women and men enough. I truly feel a sense of sisterhood and what’s even more amazing is it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been with Avon. They all welcome with open arms.

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