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 BROCHURES – How 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!