The Path to Los Cabos (in Less than 10 Minutes a Day)

**This post will be updated regularly with new simple tasks you can complete, which are intended to help you to begin earning early points in Avon’s Grand Fiesta incentive. Check back daily for new tasks.

( Complete official details on Avon’s Grand Fiesta incentive can be found on youravon.com under the Sales Incentives box on the homepage.)

Beginning in Campaign 23 (2018), ALL Avon representatives are eligible to begin earning early points towards Avon’s Grand Fiesta in Los Cabos incentive!

During the “Vamos Head Start” period (Campaigns 23 – 26 ’18), points can be earned three ways, as shown below:

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You’ll notice that most points are available for anyone who has not yet reached the leadership title of Bronze Ambassador!

That means that if you are NEW to Avon or to Avon leadership, you’re in the best position to earn a nice chunk of points during the Vamos Head Start period of this incentive!

If you are currently an Avon leader, the Vamos Head Start period will reward you for mentoring new leaders on your team!

And ALL reps are eligible to earn points as you grow your business by sharing the Avon opportunity with others, at the best time of the whole sales year!

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Earning this incentive can be as simple as starting right away and taking a series of small, consistent actions each day throughout the incentive period.

With that in mind, I’m going to offer you a simple task each day, which should take approximately 10 minutes or less to complete, that will point you in the right direction for earning this incentive. I will update this post regularly with new tasks. See you in Los Cabos!!

P.S. Be sure to also check out my previous posts with tips about How to Earn Early “Vamos Head Start” Points and How to Become a Bronze Ambassador.

Day 1 – Commit Your Mindset

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Day 2 – Make a List

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Day 3 – Start Personally Contacting the People on Your List

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Day 4 – Continue Working Your List

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Day 5 – Use Avon Social to Invite Others to Join You in Los Cabos

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Day 6 – Order supplies to make sample/recruiting bags to pass out on Halloween!

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Day 7 – Set a Date for an Early Holiday Shopping Party! Invite your friends!

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How To Become a Bronze Ambassador (and earn $500 and 500 Los Cabos points!!)

There are many rewards to starting, building, and mentoring an Avon team. It’s personally rewarding to share a wonderful opportunity with others and it’s financially rewarding to access a whole other avenue of earnings with your Avon business.

AND RIGHT NOW, if you advance to the title of Bronze Ambassador, you can also get a jumpstart towards earning an all-inclusive trip to Los Cabos for Avon’s Grand Fiesta incentive!!

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Between Campaigns 23-26 (2018) all Avon representatives are eligible to begin earning early points in Avon’s Grand Fiesta incentive. The way to earn the most points is by advancing in leadership title to Bronze Ambassador.

This is especially good news to anyone who is new or has not yet started a team!!

When you advance to Bronze Ambassador, you’ll earn 500 points towards the all-inclusive trip to Los Cabos AND become eligible for a $500 Promotion Bonus through Avon’s leadership program.

You’ll also earn 300 Los Cabos points AND a $20 Bonus for each “traditional” (not an Avon-generated lead) Qualified New Recruit (who places an 1st or 2nd order of $150+ between C23-C26) that you gain in the process! (If you are still a new representative, within your first seven campaigns, your bonus is $50 for each QNR instead of $20!!)

To become a Bronze Ambassador, there are three basic requirements:
1) Personal Sales of $200+
2) THREE or more 1st-generation team members placing orders
3) Total team sales (including your personal sales) of $1000+

This is a very achievable level of leadership!

Ready to get started??

I’ve gathered a few resources to help you!

The first thing I’d recommend doing is brainstorming a list of anyone you know who might be interested in saving on their own holiday shopping and/or earning some extra money this holiday season!

Then, start reaching out to share the opportunity! Everyone you know is a potential new team member! Avon’s flexibility makes it a great fit for just about anyone! Don’t forget to tell them about how they can also earn a trip to Los Cabos and even a brand new iPad!!

Vamos a la fiesta!!

How to Earn an iPad with AVON’s Latest Incentive for New Reps!

Earlier this week, Avon announced the “Build the Love” incentive for new representatives (anyone who placed a 1st order on or after July 11).

(Complete details on the Build the Love incentive can be found on the homepage of youravon.com, under the Sales Incentives box.)

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Through this incentive, new reps can earn an iPad by reaching total sales of $3000 between Campaign 23 – 26 2018.

Now, before you say, “There’s no way I can reach $3000 in sales in four campaigns,” hear me out…

Avon has given new representatives TWO ways to reach that $3000 in sales:

  1. On your own, through your personal sales to customers
  2. By inviting others to join your team – their sales will count towards your $3000 goal!

Whether you reach the $3000 in sales on your own or with friends is up to YOU!

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Let’s take a look at both pathways to a FREE iPAD…

OPTION #1 – ON YOUR OWN

If you choose this path, your goal is to reach $3000 in total sales between Campaigns 23 – 26. That breaks down to an average of $750 in sales each campaign. The benefit of the timing of this incentive is that it’s happening right during our peak sales season, and this year’s holiday collection is extraordinary, which will make it easier to reach that level of sales!!

Here are a few tips for maximizing your personal sales during the incentive period:

  1. BROCHURES – Get as many brochures into the hands of potential customers as possible. Follow-up to answer questions and collect orders. (Don’t skip the follow-up! You will get much better results with a proactive, friendly follow-up than by sitting next to the phone waiting for it to ring.)
  2. PROMOTE ONLINE – Promoting your online store can be a huge boost to your sales! Use our amazing Avon Social tool (located on the top left side of youravon.com) to promote your online store regularly. Consistency is key here! Don’t expect the orders to come flooding in the first or second time you post something. Post regularly, showcasing a variety of products, along with your personal comments and testimonials.
  3. ONLINE PARTY – Take the online promoting a step further by hosting an online party. Look for friends who’d be willing to host online parties too! Make it a holiday shopping party for a seasonal twist! Click HERE for some tips on online parties.
  4. HOLIDAY SHOPPING HOME PARTY – Host a party at your home or find a hostess to host a party! Showcase our Avon holiday collection. Sell products on the spot and take orders.
  5. AVON BOOK PARTY – Ask your current customers to host a “book party”. It’s easy! They pass out brochures to people they know to collect orders and payment, which they turn over to you to submit. The more orders the hostess collects, the more rewards they earn. You can offer free products, discounts, etc. as hostess gifts.
  6. FUNDRAISERS – One successful fundraiser could generate the $3000 in sales to earn you the iPad. Ask around for organizations or groups who are in need of funds. Offer to host an Avon fundraiser for them! You can find detailed information about hosting Avon fundraiser in the Fundraising box on the youravon.com homepage
  7. TRY NEW STRATEGIES – Check out the Super-Sales-Boosting strategies HERE for more ideas on ways to grow your personal sales this holiday season!!

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OPTION #2 – WITH FRIENDS

Reaching that $3000 in sales will be easier and more fun with friends!

Who do you know who could benefit from a 40% discount on their own holiday shopping, while also earning 40% on their sales to others??

Invite them to join your Avon team! The sales of your (1st-generation) team members during Campaigns 23 – 26 will count towards your goal of $3000 in sales to earn the iPad!

Anyone who joins your team during this incentive can also earn their own iPad by reaching $3000 in sales, either on their own or by inviting people they know to join their Avon team!!

BONUS: By choosing this pathway to reaching the $3000 in sales, you can also earn “Vamos Head Start” points towards your trip to Los Cabos for each Qualified New Recruit (who places a 1st or 2nd order of $150+) and by promoting to the Bronze Ambassador leadership level!!

Here are a few tips for reaching your $3000 goal by inviting others to your team:

  1. Offer the Avon opportunity to everyone you know. Never assume who will/will not be interested in Avon. You may be surprised!!
  2. Talk about the perks of being an Avon representative – No minimum required order, no inventory to keep, low start-up cost (as low as $25), flexible, free online store, tons of training and support available, sell online or face-to-face, opportunities to earn additional bonuses, rewards, and trips!
  3. Tell potential recruits about the Kickstart program and how they can earn 40% on all sales in their first campaign of any size at all, and then continuing earning 40% by reaching gradually increasing sales goals during their 2nd – 7th campaigns!
  4. Tell potential recruits about how they can also earn an iPad by reaching $3000 in sales between C23 – C26 (the sooner they start, the more time they’ll have)!
  5. Tell potential recruits that they can also start earning points towards Avon’s Grand Fiesta incentive, to earn an all-inclusive trip to Los Cabos, Mexico!
  6. When you find someone who is ready to get started, send them to http://www.startavon.com and be sure they have your reference code. Your reference code is the same as whatever comes past the / at the end of your web store address. Click HERE for more info about how to sign someone up to your team.

 

 

Vamos a la Fiesta!!! – NEW AVON INCENTIVE

Avon is hosting a Grand Fiesta in Los Cabos, Mexico and ALL Avon representatives are invited to attend!!

Want to party in Los Cabos??

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The Grand Fiesta in Los Cabos incentive is Avon’s latest trip incentive. The trip package includes:

  • 3-Night hotel stay at the Hyatt Ziva
  • All-inclusive package with unlimited food and beverage
  • Airfare
  • Ground transportation to/from hotel in Mexico
  • Welcome Reception
  • Farewell Reception

Complete, official details on Avon’s Grand Fiesta incentive can be found on the homepage of youravon.com under the “Sales Incentive” box.

 

Any Avon representative can earn this trip. YOU can earn this trip. Notice that I did NOT say that you can earn a “chance to win” this trip. This incentive is NOT about being lucky. It’s NOT about chance. It’s NOT even about being a top seller or top leader.

This incentive is about taking deliberate steps towards earning that trip. The steps you’ll take to earn this trip will also strengthen your business for the long-term, putting more money in your pockets, both during and after the incentive!!

So, go ahead… Mark the dates on your calendar (June 2-5, 2019), then commit yourself to making it happen!

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Officially, the Grand Fiesta incentive runs from Campaigns 1 – 8 of the 2019 sales year, BUT yesterday, Avon announced an opportunity to earn EARLY POINTS towards this incentive. Reaching 5000 points (by the end of Campaign 8 ’19) will earn you the trip for one; 7000 points will earn you the trip for two.

If I can offer you any bit of advice about earning these trip incentives, it’s START EARLY and WORK AS IF YOU HAVE HALF THE TIME.

So, let’s get started!!

Avon has offered us THREE ways to earn points during the “Vamos Head Start” period (Campaigns 23-26 ’18) as shown below:

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Aim to earn as many points as you can during the “Vamos” period, to give yourself the best head start!

Here are some tips for each of the ways you can earn points during the Head Start period:

#1 – Traditional Qualified New Recruit (QNR) – Earn 300 Points for Each

You can earn 300 points for EACH “traditional” recruit (not from an Avon lead source) who places a 1st or 2nd order of $150 or more.

According to the incentive guide: “A Qualified New Recruit is a new Representative who places a first or second order of $150+ (by LOA 2) and pays for that order on time. To count towards the Head Start Period, a Qualified New Recruit must sign a contract and place a qualifying order during the Vamos Head Start Period and cannot be
an ALMA lead.”

In other words, to count for the early points, your recruit needs to sign up between C23-C26 AND place a 1st or 2nd order of $150 or more within that time period.

RECOMMENDATION: Start offering try-it kits NOW!! Provide anyone who is interested with a bunch of Campaign 23 brochures and some Daily Care Collection flyers. Let them start building their first orders now, then on October 17, when Campaign 23 opens, they can sign up and place their first successful order right away! They’ll earn 40% on that first order AND be on their way towards earning an iPad (through the current “Build the Love” incentive)!!

Start talking to everyone you know about Avon. Tell them about how they can save on their own holiday purchases. Show them the amazing items. Tell them about how they can earn 40% on their sales. Tell them about how they can also earn a trip to Los Cabos AND an iPad (through the “Build the Love” incentive for new reps). Tell them how easy it is to get started and how flexible it is. Tell them about their free web store and the awesome Avon Social tool for promoting online!

#2 – Promote to Bronze Ambassador for the 1st Time – Earn 500 Points

To become a Bronze Ambassador, there are three requirements:
1) Personal Sales of $200+
2) THREE of more 1st-generation team members placing orders
3) Total team sales (including your personal sales) of $1000+

This is a very achievable level of leadership! Three successful team members is all it takes!!

Did I mention that you’ll also be eligible for a $500 promotion bonus when you reach Bronze Ambassador for the first time??

 

#3 – Mentor a First Generation Representative to Promote to Bronze Ambassador – Earn 250 Points!!

This one is for the leaders! Help your team members to achieve #2 and you’ll earn 250 points!! Help multiple team members to achieve #2 and you can get a huge head start!! You will also earn mentor bonuses as your team members promote to Bronze Ambassador AND it will likely get you close to your own next title promotion!!

 

Ready, Set, VAMOS A LA FIESTA!!!

The Path to Bronze Leader

There are two main opportunities to earn with your Avon business:

  1. Through your sales of Avon products
  2. By building a team and helping your team members to be successful with their sales of Avon products

Some representatives choose to focus solely on their personal sales of Avon products. Others choose to take advantage of both opportunities.

There are many perks to building a team, including the good feelings that come with helping others to succeed, bonuses that get bigger and BIGGER as your team grows and succeeds, and the best of the best Avon trips and other incentives.

At the highest levels of Avon leadership, you could be enjoying a generous full-time income and an all-inclusive luxury vacation each year, all with the flexibility of being your own boss, setting your own hours, and working your business on your own terms.

The first major leadership milestone, and the entryway to some of the greatest rewards is achieving the title of Bronze Leader, but the pathway to achieving the Bronze Leader level is bursting with achievements and rewards along the way!

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Here’s a quick breakdown of the pathway to Bronze Leader, requirements to achieve each level, and the rewards you’ll receive once you’re there.

REMEMBER: Every single top leader has traveled this pathway, so always remember that it IS achievable, one step at a time! Those top leaders are people just like YOU, who started with their very first team member then just kept on building, one new team member at a time! Don’t ever doubt your ability to do this!!

Step 1: PROMOTER

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Add ONE person to your team

REWARDS:

  • $20 “Qualified New Recruit” Bonus – If your new team member places a 1st or 2nd order of $150 or more (and pays for it on-time). If you’re still a new representative yourself, in your 1st 7 campaigns, you’ll get a $50 bonus instead of $20!!
  • 3% “Sponsoring Bonus” on your team member’s sales, every campaign for as long as you are both Avon representatives

 

Step 2: STAR PROMOTER

REQUIREMENTS:

  • TWO team members, both placing an order in the same campaign

REWARDS:

  • $20 “Qualified New Recruit” Bonus – For each new team member who places a 1st or 2nd order of $150 or more (and pays for it on-time). If you’re still a new representative yourself, in your 1st 7 campaigns, you’ll get a $50 bonus instead of $20!!
  • 3% “Sponsoring Bonus” on your team members’ sales, every campaign for as long as you are Avon representatives
  • 3% “Generation Bonus” on your (1st-generation) team members’ sales each campaign

Step 3: BRONZE AMBASSADOR

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Three (or more) 1st-generation team members placing orders each campaign
  • Personal sales of $200+
  • Total team sales (including your personal sales) of $1000+

REWARDS:

  • $500 Promotion Bonus (paid out in fourths as you maintain your new title)
  • $20 “Qualified New Recruit” Bonus – For each new team member who places a 1st or 2nd order of $150 or more (and pays for it on-time). If you’re still a new representative yourself, in your 1st 7 campaigns, you’ll get a $50 bonus instead of $20!!
  • 3% “Sponsoring Bonus” on your team members’ sales, every campaign for as long as you are Avon representatives
  • 3% “Generation Bonus” on your (1st-generation and 2nd-generation) team members’ sales each campaign

Step 4: SILVER AMBASSADOR

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Six (or more) 1st-generation team members placing orders each campaign
  • Personal sales of $200+
  • Total team sales (including your personal sales) of $2000+

REWARDS:

  • $750 Promotion Bonus (paid out in fourths as you maintain your new title)
  • $20 “Qualified New Recruit” Bonus – For each new team member who places a 1st or 2nd order of $150 or more (and pays for it on-time). If you’re still a new representative yourself, in your 1st 7 campaigns, you’ll get a $50 bonus instead of $20!!
  • 3% “Sponsoring Bonus” on your team members’ sales, every campaign for as long as you are Avon representatives
  • 4% “Generation Bonus” on your 1st-generation team members’ sales each campaign
  • 3% “Generation Bonus” on your 2nd-generation team members’ sales each campaign

Step 5: GOLD AMBASSADOR

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Nine (or more) 1st-generation team members placing orders each campaign
  • Personal sales of $200+
  • Total team sales (including your personal sales) of $4000+

REWARDS:

  • $1000 Promotion Bonus (paid out in fourths as you maintain your new title)
  • $20 “Qualified New Recruit” Bonus – For each new team member who places a 1st or 2nd order of $150 or more (and pays for it on-time). If you’re still a new representative yourself, in your 1st 7 campaigns, you’ll get a $50 bonus instead of $20!!
  • 3% “Sponsoring Bonus” on your team members’ sales, every campaign for as long as you are Avon representatives
  • 5% “Generation Bonus” on your 1st-generation team members’ sales each campaign
  • 3% “Generation Bonus” on your 2nd-generation team members’ sales each campaign
  • 2% “Generation Bonus” on your 3rd-generation team members’ sales each campaign

Step 6: BRONZE LEADER

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ten (or more) 1st-generation team members placing orders each campaign
  • Personal sales of $200+
  • Total team sales (including your personal sales) of $8000+

REWARDS:

  • $1500 Promotion Bonus (paid out in fourths as you maintain your new title)
  • $20 “Qualified New Recruit” Bonus – For each new team member who places a 1st or 2nd order of $150 or more (and pays for it on-time). If you’re still a new representative yourself, in your 1st 7 campaigns, you’ll get a $50 bonus instead of $20!!
  • 3% “Sponsoring Bonus” on your team members’ sales, every campaign for as long as you are Avon representatives
  • 6.5% “Generation Bonus” on your 1st-generation team members’ sales each campaign
  • 3% “Generation Bonus” on your 2nd-generation team members’ sales each campaign
  • 2% “Generation Bonus” on your 3rd-generation team members’ sales each campaign
  • 1% “Generation Bonus” on your 4th-generation team members’ sales each campaign

 

TOTAL PROMOTION BONUS ALONG THE PATH TO BRONZE LEADER: $3750

TOTAL QUALIFIED NEW RECRUIT, SPONSORING, and GENERATION BONUSES: Unlimited!!

Tips for Successful Vendor Events

As Avon representatives, there are many strategies we can use to connect with new potential customers (or team members) and to grow our sales.

One very effective way to connect with many new customers in a short period of time is to participate in vendor events!

VENDOR EVENT BENEFITS:

  • Enables you to connect with a lot of people in a short period of time
  • Customers come to YOU!
  • Customers often arrive prepared to shop, browse, and mingle
  • Provides you with a table to stand behind, in an official capacity (confidence builder for shy reps)
  • Provides the opportunity to show a large group of people what Avon offers
  • Easy to collect contact info from many potential customers/team members
  • On-the-spot sales profit potential
  • Great way to build connections with new potential customers/team members
  • Great way to build connections with other vendors and event organizers
  • Great way to promote fundraisers and the Avon opportunity

Vendor events take place in many locations all over the country, often hosted by schools, fire departments, churches, or other local organizations. Sometimes vendor events take place on their own and sometimes they take place within larger community events, fairs, or festivals. You can often find vendor events in your area by staying alert for signs advertising a need for vendors, participating in local community Facebook pages (where vendor events are often advertised), or contacting local churches, schools, etc. to inquire about upcoming events.

To participate in most vendor events, there is often a fee to rent a table space (many places will provide the table for you). Fees may vary depending on how large the event is expected to be, how much advertising will be done, etc. Often, the organizer will also ask for a donation item to be used for raffles.

Here are some tips to ensure that you get the biggest benefit from your investment in participating in a vendor event:

VENDOR EVENT TIP #1 – You don’t need to have a huge stock of inventory to do vendor events. Don’t let lack of inventory stop you. There are huge benefits to simply setting up a beautiful display of Avon products and demos, passing out brochures/sample bundles, connecting with new people, and collecting contact info. If you’d like to have some items available for on-the-spot sales, put together a few nicely packaged product bundles or gift baskets.

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VENDOR EVENT TIP #2 – Offer a free raffle basket to collect contact info!! This is probably the most important thing I can recommend. Even if the event is holding raffles (which you’ve donated an item for), host your own FREE raffle at your table! Why?? Contact Info for Follow-up!! Hosting a raffle at your table gives you a reason to invite people over to your table to enter for a chance to win your free raffle giveaway. Provide slips to collect their contact info (name, address, email, cell phone) for the raffle. Include boxes to indicate if they are interested in receiving free brochures or information on buying, selling, or fundraising with Avon. That contact information for all of those potential new customers and/or team members is more valuable than any one-time sale you can make at an event!

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VENDOR EVENT TIP #3 – Follow-up with your leads! You’re going to collect a lot of great contact info through that free raffle basket. Send those people a message after the event to thank them for stopping by your table. Share your web store address and offer to answer any questions they have about Avon products. Deliver or mail brochures to the people who requested them. Provide information to people who expressed interest in becoming an Avon representative.

VENDOR EVENT TIP #4 – Be chatty!! As people are filling out their raffle entries, chat with them, ask them if they’ve seen a brochure lately, offer them a brochure and sample bundle. Another great way to draw people over to your table and capture their attention for a couple minutes is by offering a bowl of lipstick samples for them to select a few shades they’d like to try. People LOVE those little lipstick samples and they are wonderful conversation starters. Almost everyone has some memory of Avon in their life. Connect with those memories, then show them all of the amazing new things that Avon offers. Be social, friendly, and chatty. This will help you to develop a connection and establish comfort, which will increase the chances that you’ll hear back from them with an order.

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VENDOR EVENT TIP #5 – Take special care when setting up your table. Make your table look beautiful, professional, appealing, and uncluttered. Consider getting an Avon runner or tablecloth (www.avonprintshop.com) for your table. Use boxes, covered with pretty fabric to vary the heights of the items you have on display. Add other accents to create a beautiful display. Feature current products, which customers can find in the brochures. Avoid cluttering your table with a hodge-podge of old, discontinued items (perhaps set up a separate “clearance” bin for those items). RELATED TIP: Dress to impress!! Just as you put care into your table presentation, put care into how you present yourself! Dress neatly and professionally. Consider wearing an Avon outfit and/or Avon accessories.

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VENDOR EVENT TIP #6 – Price items fairly, based on current brochure prices. You may wish to offer a small discount or an event special offer (such as a free gift with purchase), but don’t undervalue the products. Avon offers amazing, high-quality items that are already priced reasonably. Offer those items with confidence for the price they are worth.

VENDOR EVENT TIP #7 – Brochures, brochures, brochures!! Come prepared to pass out as many brochures as you can. Offer them with enthusiasm as people pass by or approach your table. (My sons love to participate in events with me and are the BEST at passing out brochures!) I like to create brochure/sample bundles using the clear literature bags, tied with a ribbon. Each bundle contains a brochure, recruiting booklet, fundraising flyer, a business card, and a variety of samples.

VENDOR EVENT TIP #8 – Consider how you will handle payments for on-the-spot purchases. You may wish to get a credit card reader which hooks into your phone, such as a Square reader, for easy credit card transactions.

VENDOR EVENT TIP #9 – Promote both the products AND the opportunity! This can be as easy as responding with, “Have you ever thought about becoming an Avon representative for the personal discount?” when someone comments on how much they love Avon (which someone almost always says)! Throw the question out there! If they respond back with concerns about being too busy, etc., explain how flexible it is, tell them how their are no order quotas, explain how easy it is to get started!

VENDOR EVENT TIP #10 – It’s more fun with friends! Nervous about doing an event on your own? Partner up with another Avon representative in your area. Plan ahead of time how you will share the responsibilities and rewards. Don’t know any other local Avon representatives? Ask a friend to join your team so that you can partner together in growing your businesses!

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10 SIMPLE and FAST (5 minutes or less) Things You Can Do ANY DAY (or EVERYday) to Grow Your Business

Do you want the bad news or the good news first?

Ok, let’s start with the BAD NEWS

Building a successful Avon business does NOT happen overnight. 

If you were expecting to have a huge, flourishing business, with customers knocking down your door to buy stuff from you the moment you announced your business or passed out your first brochures, you may be feeling discouraged.

Keep reading for the good news…

Successful businesses develop gradually, as the result of a series of SMALL, REPEATED ACTIONS, taken CONSISTENTLY over time.

The GOOD NEWS is that it does not take monumental, time-consuming efforts to grow a successful business. It simply takes a series of small efforts, repeated regularly. It takes perseverance (especially if don’t see results right away). Every step that you take to grow your business, every new contact you make, every brochure you put into someone’s hand, every Facebook post which catches someone’s eye makes a difference. Keep taking those small steps in the right direction and success will catch up to you!

Here are 10 SIMPLE and FAST (5 minutes or less) things you can do ANY DAY (or EVERYday) to grow your business:

ORDER MORE BROCHURESHow many brochures do you have on hand to pass out? Do you want more customers? Order more brochures! Brochures get less expensive the more you order. Did you know that you can get a 2nd pack of 10 brochures for just over 3 bucks? A 3rd pack is even less expensive! You can turn that tiny business expense into a lot more in profit!! You can order more brochures at any time by calling Avon at 513-551-2866. Avon will typically waive the shipping fee on a brochure-only order.

READ THE WHAT’S NEW – Take a few minutes to browse the upcoming What’s New catalogs. This small investment of your time will prepare you to be successful at selling in the upcoming campaigns. In addition to being able to order upcoming items at a discount from the What’s New catalogs, the pages are filled with tons of valuable product info and sales tips from some of Avon’s top sellers! (If you do not have a paper copy of the What’s New catalog on hand, go to youravon.com and click on “Shop What’s New” from the menu on the left side of the order screen to view the digital versions of the latest What’s New catalogs.)

WATCH THE CAMPAIGN INSIDER  HIGHLIGHTS – Click on the “Campaign Insider” tab on youravon.com to watch the highlights from the latest Campaign Insider video, where you’ll learn all about the hottest products of the campaign along with tips on how to sell them. Have more than 5 minutes? Check out the full Campaign Insider video on the Avon USA Representatives Facebook page.

HANG BROCHURES FROM YOUR CAR – Running errands today? Stick a suction cup hook on the back of your car (available in the bath/shower section of many stores). Place brochures into “Clear Literature Bags” (available in the Sales Tools section of youravon.com) and hang them from the hook while you shop, so that new potential customers can grab a brochure as they pass by!

WEAR AVON “COMPLIMENT CATCHERS” – Wear Avon jewelry, clothing, shoes, cosmetics, fragrance, etc. When someone comments on how much they like your necklace (shoes, purse, etc.) let them know that it’s from your business. When they ask about your business, offer a brochure! (Be sure to always have brochures on hand!)

MAKE A NEW FRIEND – Chat with someone new as you’re out and about or engage in a conversation with someone new online. Don’t worry about trying to talk about Avon right away. Simply connect with new people each day, get to know them and understand their needs, and stay alert for opportunities where Avon may be the solution to their needs. The wider your network of friends, the wider your network of potential customers! Get friendly!

LEAVE BROCHURE(S) SOMEWHERE NEW – Keep brochures on hand as you’re out and about. Leave one for your waitress at lunch, hand one to the drive-thru attendant, leave a few in a waiting room or laundromat. TIP: Stick a label on the front which gives people a reason to contact you, for example “Contact me to be entered in my monthly giveaway” or “Contact me for a free beauty sample bundle”.

GIVE FIVE PEOPLE A GIFT – Put five Avon sample bundles in your purse. As you’re out and about, hand the bundles to five lucky people! (Be sure to include a business card or something else with your contact info on it.)

POST ONLINE – Post on your Avon business page to share some of your favorite products or to promote the campaign’s best deals. You can even use the Avon Social tool to pre-schedule all of your posts for the week (or the whole month)! Incorporate Avon onto your personal page too, but remember to keep your personal page posts personal! Rather than just posting images of products and your web store link, post a picture of yourself wearing a new Avon outfit or showing off how great our mascara made your lashes look!

FOLLOW-UP WITH CUSTOMERS – Send a message to a few current or new potential customers to ask if they have any questions about the latest brochure. Suggest an item you think they’d like or a great deal. Let them know when you’ll be submitting your next order!

 

How to Earn BIG Avon Incentive Trips and Other Rewards

I just returned from an amazing cruise to Bermuda, which I earned (for myself AND a guest) through Avon’s recent Cruise Like a Boss incentive.

Avon covered everything from the transportation to the port, the cruise (in oceanview balcony rooms), the deluxe drink package, internet access, and more! Hundreds of incentive achievers partied together for six days, enjoying everything the beautiful ship and Bermuda had to offer!

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The only thing missing was YOU!!

Aside from an amazingly flexible earning opportunity, Avon frequently offers a variety of additional opportunities to earn other fun prizes and incentives. Each year, for as long as I’ve been a representative, there has been some sort of BIG trip incentive.

During the past few years, I have earned all-inclusive trips to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico and Atlantis in the Bahamas. I earned this year’s cruise to Bermuda and the Avon “PRPC” trip to Disney World (which I brought my kids along to). I’ve earned travel costs, hotel rooms and VIP party invites for national Avon conferences and RepFests in Orlando, Vegas, and Nashville. I’ve earned a variety of other fun rewards, including a 46″ television, a KitchenAid mixer, a fit tracker, an Avon-logo popcorn machine, jewelry, cash, and more!

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The reason I’m telling you about those trips and rewards is not to show off, but to demonstrate that all of these incentives that Avon offers are truly achievable! YOU could be earning these rewards. It’s not about being lucky or being the best Avon rep who’s ever existed. For each incentive, Avon outlines exactly what is required. Earning these incentives is quite simply about understanding what you need to do, making a plan, and putting that plan into action (with stubborn determination).

Believe me, when I signed up to get started, less than five years ago, I never in a million years imagined that I’d be traveling the world on luxurious all-inclusive vacations, courtesy of Avon. (Heck, I didn’t even join Avon with the intention of making money, let alone to earn free vacations each year!) I’m a regular person, just like you. My life is busy and unpredictable, just like yours. I build my customer base, one customer at a time, just like you. I started my team with just one team member, just like every new leader. And yet, here I am, living a dream it never even occurred to me to dream of.

My point is this… It IS possible to earn these incentives. I’ve done it again and again (and will do it again whenever I have the chance). I can teach you how to do it too, if you’re willing to put in the effort (and then we’ll celebrate together, with a cocktail, on some tropical beach, once you do)!

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At the point that I am writing this, the next big trip incentive has not yet been announced. (If last year was any indication, I predict that we may hear more about the next big trip incentive at RepFest this summer.) Wherever it is, I have no doubt that it will be AMAZING. I also have every confidence that it will be ACHIEVABLE for anyone who sets their mind on achieving it.

Always remember that YOU hold the key to your success. Avon has provided us with a fantastic line-up of products that customers will want, along with a genuine opportunity to earn as much as we choose, working our businesses in the way that best works for us. Avon provides us with a variety of training, support, and one-on-one mentoring through Avon U, Campaign Insider, the Avon USA Representatives Facebook group, a variety of monthly webinars, local workshops, the leadership structure (your upline mentor), and the coach program. On top of that, other successful representatives eagerly share tried-and-true strategies for Avon success on youtube, Facebook, and through blogs like this one.

We’ve got great products, a genuine opportunity, and plentiful supports. What you do with those things is up to you!

The following are my top ten tips for achieving just about any incentive that Avon offers.

TOP 10 TIPS FOR EARNING AVON INCENTIVES

TIP #1 – Start NOW, before you even know what the incentive will be! There is no better time than to build a strong, profitable business and to develop the routines, which will ultimately earn you incentives than RIGHT NOW. Don’t wait to hear about the next incentive. Get your business in shape now! Then, when Avon does announce the next big incentive, you can just slide right into earning those points, doing the things which will already be routine for you!

TIP #2 – Focus on building both your personal sales AND a team. The past few big incentives have been earned through a combination of both personal sales and leadership accomplishments. Get out there and connect with new people each day, always sharing both Avon products AND the Avon opportunity, so that you can add to your customer list, grow your sales, and build a team of other Avon representative (who you can then teach to be successful with their own sales and team-building, so that they can earn trips and rewards too)!

TIP #3 – Start early and work as if you have half the time you really have!! Once Avon announces the next incentive, start working towards it right away. Don’t wait. You don’t want to find yourself scrambling for points at the end of the incentive period, without options for earning them. Plan to work harder than you think you need to early in the incentive period. Earning as many points as you can in the beginning of the incentive will give you a buffer of time, in case everything doesn’t go according to plan (which it hardly ever does).

TIP #4 – Speaking of PLANS, make a plan!! Most people do not earn these big incentives without some level of deliberate effort. It’s unlikely that you’re going to earn a cruise to Bermuda on accident, and luck has nothing to do with these incentives. So, read the incentive guide when Avon posts it. Understand what is required. Figure out how you will earn those points. What sales goals will you aim for? How many team members will you recruit? How will you get the necessary sales and team members? Make a plan, then get busy!

TIP #5 – Reevaluate your plan each campaign. Look for opportunities to earn more points. For example, are you close to advancing in title, which could earn you additional points? What actions can you take to make it happen? Do you have a team member you can mentor to advancing in title, which could earn you even more points? Do you need to boost your sales, recruit more team members, or accelerate your pace? Avon typically provides us with tracking reports in VIBE, which you can use to monitor your progress and adjust your plan, campaign by campaign.

TIP #6 – Plan for more than you actually need. If you think you need 5 new team members to get the necessary points, plan to recruit 10. The reality of the situation is that regardless of how much effort you put into mentoring your new team members, some of them may not place the necessary order and some of them may not pay for their orders on time. Don’t allow your success be determined by things you can not control. Take charge of your success. Build a backup plan into your main plan!

TIP #7 – Be willing to stretch outside of your comfort zone. In order to meet the criteria for any Avon incentive, you will likely have to stretch outside of your comfort zone and do things differently than you’ve been doing them. You may need to take steps to find new customers and boost your sales. If you’ve never recruited a team member, you’re going to need to start approaching people. It can be scary to do things differently than we’ve been doing them, but it can also be a tremendous learning opportunity, which can drastically alter our business success. The things that you do in working towards this incentive, will boost your business for the long-term!!

TIP #8 – Be determined. Do not give up after a couple campaigns if you have not yet succeeded in reaching the sales goals or recruiting new team members. If you’re slow out of the gate with earning points, step back, evaluate what you’ve been doing, and then make a plan to change your trajectory. Talk to your upline mentor if you’re struggling. Let them help you to make a plan to achieve your goals. YOU CAN DO THIS!!

TIP #9 – Don’t try. DO!! Do not go into the incentive trying to earn it. Don’t tell people that you’re going to “see what happens“.  These are things we say to protect ourselves from the possibility of failure, but you are in control of your success. Don’t accept failure as an option. Tell as many people as possible that you will be going on that trip, to make yourself accountable. Mark the dates on your calendar. Take the time off from work. Commit yourself firmly to earning that incentive. When you speak about the incentive, speak with confidence about how you WILL earn it, not about how you’re going to try to earn it.

Tip #10 – Remember… Everything you do to earn these incentives is going to have a long-lasting positive impact on your business. You will find new customers, which will grow your sales and earnings campaign after campaign. You may reach President’s Club recognition level, and enjoy that 40% earnings the whole following year! You will find new team members and earn bonuses when they are successful, campaign after campaign. You may advance in leadership title and earn a higher % bonus, campaign after campaign.

Working towards Avon incentives will transform your business and boost your earnings for the long-term!! Even if things don’t come together for you to earn the incentive (which they will, because you will accept no other option), all of your efforts will be worth it!

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A Realistic Guide to Earning the President’s Recognition Trip to Maui

The President’s Recognition Program Celebration (“PRPC”) is a national recognition trip held annually to recognize Avon’s highest-achieving Sales Representatives.

Each year, Avon treats the top performers in both sales and leadership to a fabulous trip, where they are recognized and celebrated for their hard work and accomplishments during the previous year.

Past celebrations have been held in places like Punta Cana, Hollywood, and Vegas. This year’s celebration will take place in Disney World.

And next year’s celebration will take place in (drum roll please)… MAUI, HAWAII!!

Want to go on a free trip to MAUI??

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In the past, there have been only two ways to earn this celebration trip. You had to be at the very highest levels of either sales recognition or leadership. Many achievers worked for years and years to get to those high levels of achievement.

This year is different.

This time, Avon is offering two new ways to get an invite to the 2019 President’s Recognition Program Celebration in Maui, Hawaii. These two new ways make it possible to earn an invite to this trip based on your accomplishments in the 2018 sales year, even if you are not (yet) at the very highest levels of sales recognition or leadership!!

In other words, there are ways to earn this trip, based solely on how you work and grow your business in 2018!!

Are you willing to work for a free trip to Maui?

In this post, I’m going to provide an overview of HOW you can REALISTICALLY earn the trip to Maui.

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**Important Note** The official information regarding Avon’s criteria for achieving the PRPC trip to Maui, Hawaii in 2019, can be found on http://www.youravon.com, under the Rewards and Recognition tab.

The following is my personal synopsis of that information, along with tips for success.

There are 4 ways to earn the 2019 President’s Recognition Celebration trip to Maui:
1. Achieve President’s Council or Inner Circle level of the President’s Club Program (Personal Sales of $110,000 or more during the 2018 sales year)
2. Reach the Executive Leader level of leadership and achieve any level of the President’s Club
3. NEW – Be in the Top 20 in the nation in one or more of the Avon Pinnacle Award categories and achieve any level of the President’s Club
4. NEW – Be in the Top 5 in Personal Sales Increase for First Time Achievers Honor Society, Rose Circle and David H. McConnell levels of the President’s Club

In the past, the trip could only be earned in the first two ways. This year, the last two ways provide new opportunities.

Let’s breakdown each of the ways you can earn this trip, along with realistic tips that apply even for a new representative.

#1 Achieve President’s Council or Inner Circle level of the President’s Club Program

President’s Council is achieved by selling $110,000 in Avon, over the course of the entire sales year (Campaign 1 ’18 – Campaign 26 ’18). That breaks down to about $4230 in sales each campaign ($8462 each month). Inner Circle is achieved at $220,000 in annual sales.

REALISTIC BREAKDOWN: Let’s face it… The vast majority of Avon representatives do not sell over $8000 a month. Is it possible? Absolutely!! But for a new representative, who is still working to build a customer base, it would be very challenging to produce over $8000 in sales each month. (I told you that I was going to be realistic here!)

TIP: If you want achieve the trip through this strategy, get tons and tons of brochures passed out each campaign (and collect contact info for follow-up), look for vendor events to promote your business, complete the Social Selling Simplified trainings on Avon U, and actively seek multiple fundraisers, which can be a HUGE boost to your annual sales (and help you to connect with new customers for long-term business growth).

Keep reading for more ways to get yourself to Maui!

#2 Reach the Executive Leader level (and achieve any level of the President’s Club)

The Executive Leader level is achieved by building and mentoring a team of other Avon representatives who are producing total sales of $40,000+ each campaign. To achieve this level, it is also necessary to mentor at least two other leader-level representatives on your team, at least one of which needs to be a Gold Leader (who has a team of their own producing sales of $20,000+ and at least one Bronze Leader, with sales of $8,000+ under them).

REALISTIC BREAKDOWN: Most leaders spend many years actively growing, developing, and mentoring their team to reach this level. This is not usually accomplished over the course of one year.

TIP: If you want achieve the trip through this strategy, you’re going to need to actively grow your team through every possible strategy you can employ. Get out there and share the Avon opportunity with everyone you meet, advertise locally, include recruiting info with every brochure you pass out (and pass out a ton of brochures), do vendor events to promote the products and the opportunity, host opportunity meetings, utilize ALMA leads, provide the highest level of support for every new team member you bring on, and dedicate time to support your team members as they begin building teams of their own.

#3 Achieve Top 20 Nationally of the Avon Pinnacle Recognition

This is one of the NEW ways to achieve the trip, which makes it possible for anyone who wants to focus their efforts on becoming the top in one of these categories.

The Pinnacle Recognition categories are:

  • Personal Sales
  • Personal Sales Increase**
  • Team Sales
  • Team Sales Increase**
  • Personal Recruiting**
  • Personal Leader Development
  • Team Representative Growth

REALISTIC BREAKDOWN: Out of these categories, the ones which I believe you have the greatest ability to impact through deliberate efforts are:

  • Top 20 for Personal RecruitingGet out there and find people to join your team. Help those people to find people to join their teams too, and so on!! Talk to people, advertise, host opportunity meetings, get more brochures and recruiting booklets into more hands!
  • Top 20 for Team Sales Increase I’d count this as one of the more achievable ways to get this trip, since there are lots of ways to increase your team sales, through personal recruiting, mentoring new leaders on your own team, increasing your own personal sales, and teaching your team members to be successful with their sales.
  • Top 20 for Personal Sales Increase – You have complete control over your personal sales. Get out there and promote Avon’s amazing products. Follow-up with every potential customer, provide the highest level of customer service, give existing customers extra brochures to share, look for fundraisers, promote your business online.

#4 Be in the Top 5 in Sales Increase for First Time Achievers Honor Society, Rose Circle and David H. McConnell Club levels of the President’s Club

In other words, achieve a higher sales achievement level for the first time, and be amongst the top five for sales increase (over your previous year’s sales) for that achievement level.

For the purpose of calculating an increase, New and Contender (Non-President’s Club in 2017) Representatives will be assigned a prior year Personal Sales base of $10,000.
Honor Society is achieved at $20,000 in annual sales, Rose Circle is achieved at $35,000 in annual sales, and David H. McConnell Club is achieved at $65,000 in annual sales.

Example:

Let’s say that last year (2017) you sold $10,000 worth of Avon products (or are brand new or sold less than $10,000 in 2017).
Let’s say that in 2018, you sell $35,000 worth of Avon products, which would make you a new Rose Circle member, with a $25,000 sales increase over last year.
If that $25,000 increase is in the top five for new Rose Circle members, you could be on your way to Maui!!

REALISTIC BREAKDOWN: This, I believe, is the strategy which gives you the greatest amount of control over your success. You have complete control over your personal sales. If you want to sell more, get out there and DO MORE to bring in those sales. Get more brochures out there, follow-up more consistently, do vendor events/home parties, build an online customer base, promote, promote, promote. It’s NOT going to be easy. (Can we really expect earning a free trip to Maui to be easy??) It IS achievable!! You’re in an even better position to earn the trip this way if you had sales on the lower side in 2017, since that will make it even easier to achieve a higher sales increase, to land you in the top five!

So, will I see you in Maui in 2019??

What’s your plan for getting there??

 

How To Sell Avon – In 10 Simple Steps

If you’re just getting started, you might be feeling overwhelmed by all of the things you need to learn. You likely have tons of questions about the products, how to find customers, how to sell the products, how to place orders, how you’ll get paid, and more!

Don’t worry! It’s totally normal to have a lot of questions when you’re starting something new.  Don’t let your questions stop you from jumping in!You don’t need to learn everything all at once. Just take it one step at a time, and reach out to your upline mentor whenever you’re feeling stuck or confused.

Selling Avon is really pretty simple – Pass out the brochures, then follow-up to collect orders.

In this blog post, I’ve broken down how to sell Avon (using the brochures) into 10 very simple, uncomplicated steps. I’ve also provided links to more tips, information, and tutorials for many of the steps.

How to Sell Avon (using the brochures):

  1. Identify Current Brochures
  2. Label Brochures
  3. Pass Out Brochures
  4. Follow-Up
  5. Write Up Orders
  6. Collect Payment
  7.  Submit Orders
  8. Pay Avon
  9. Prepare Orders
  10. Deliver Orders

Step 1: Identify Current Brochures – Your starter kit will contain brochures for three different campaigns. Find the brochures in your kit with the earliest campaign number.

More Info: Click HERE for more info on what to do when your starter kit arrives.

Step 2: Label Brochures – Put your contact info and your web store link on the back of those brochures. (Set the later campaign brochures aside for later.)

Step 3: Pass Out Brochures – Give those brochures to potential customers.

More Info: Click HERE for tips on building your customer list.

Step 4: Follow-Up – Follow-up with the people you gave brochures to a few days later. Offer to answer any questions, suggest some things they may like, and ask if there’s anything they’d like to order this campaign.

Step 5: Write Up Orders – Write up any orders in the order booklet which came in your kit.

More Info: Click HERE for a tutorial on how to write up orders and calculate the total.

Step 6: Collect Payment – Calculate the customer’s total and collect payment.

TIP: It’s your choice whether you collect payment upfront or when you deliver, but be aware that you may be required to pay Avon when you submit the orders. Collecting payment upfront ensures that you always have the funds you need to make your payment.

More Info: Click HERE for tips about making payments and info on Avon credit limit.

Step 7: Submit Orders – Submit all of the orders you collected that campaign to Avon.

TIP: Submitting all of your orders at the same time will save you on shipping.

More Info: Click HERE for a video tutorial on how to place an order.

Step 8: Pay Avon – Your confirmation page will tell you the estimated amount to pay Avon. You can make the estimated payment right away or you can wait for the email which says your order has billed, which will give you the official billed amount owed.

TIP: The faster you make your payment, the faster your order will process and ship.

Step 9: Prepare Orders When your shipment arrives (approximately 3 business days after you submit it and make any required payment), sort the items and place them in bags for each customer. Include a new brochure and samples with each order.

Step 10: Deliver Orders – Deliver orders to each customer. Collect payment for any orders you did not collect payment for upfront. Be sure to thank each customer for their order, then follow-up within a few days to see how they like their items and if there’s anything they’d like to order from the new brochure.

BUILD BIGGER SALES ONLINE

The above steps focus on how to sell Avon using the brochures. You can also sell Avon online through your personal Avon web store. It’s FREE to use, easy for customers to shop from, and a fantastic way to build your sales and make more money with your Avon business. For more info about selling Avon through your online store, click HERE. Be sure to check out the AVON SOCIAL tool on youravon.com, which is designed to make promoting your business on Facebook easy and effective!

 

Wondering how you get paid??

Click HERE for detailed info about how you get paid for your sales.