Sell Avon Online – Who, What, Where, When, Why and How

Across the country, more and more consumers are choosing to shop online, where they can shop at their convenience, make informed decisions when comparing product options, have their items delivered quickly to their doorstep, find the best deals, and enjoy perks like FREE SHIPPING.

Did you know that as an Avon representative, you already have your own FREE ONLINE STORE, that customers all across the country can shop 24/7 to enjoy FREE SHIPPING (on orders of $40+), free gifts offers, special discounts, and more??

 

Did you also know that Avon offers all of the tools that Avon representatives need to successfully promote their businesses online, including AVON SOCIAL (an amazing digital tool designed to make it easier to promote your online store through social media such as Facebook and Instagram) and comprehensive online training and support to help you along the way??

We also have a brand new, state-of-the-art representative web site and complementary phone app, which make it even easier to easily work your business wherever you go!

And now, with RAPID PAY, Avon has made it even easier for representatives to get paid quickly (in just 2 days after the order ships) on all online sales!! Sell on Monday and you could have money in your bank by the weekend!

Are you fully harnessing the power of your online store to build your business, while offering customers a convenient way to get they items they’ll love??

 

Let’s walk through some of the WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY and HOWs of selling Avon online!

WHO are your online customers?

Just about anyone you know, anywhere across the United States, can be your online customer! This is a beautiful thing, since it means that the entire country is your customer base. With your online store, you are not limited to your small town or the people you know. There is an entire nation of potential customers out there, just waiting for you to connect with them!

You may also find that your current customers, who typically place their orders with you, may be eager to give your online store a try, especially when you tell them about the convenience of 24/7 shopping, free shipping, special offers, and fast delivery!

WHAT resources do Avon representatives have to sell online?

Avon has provided us with all of the resources we need to build successful online business!

FREE Online Store Link – Start by getting to know your online store. You’ll find the link to your online store in the top righthand corner of youravon.com. Share that link with everyone you know. Put it on all brochures that you pass out. Include it when you promote your Avon business on Facebook and other social media.

TIP: If you’ve never shopped your own online store before, give it a try so that you can experience exactly what your customers will experience! You will then be better prepared to walk your customers through the easy process!

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Avon Social – Avon has also provided us with AVON SOCIAL, an amazing (and FREE) tool which is filled with literally thousands and thousands of images and videos, which you can use to promote your Avon business online through Facebook and other social media. Training is available within Avon Social and on the Social Selling by Avon Social Facebook page to support representatives in using this great tool!

Avon U Training Courses – Within the AVON U Training link, there is also a new self-paced, online course called “How to Build an Online Business” which walks representatives through the simple steps of getting set up to build your online Avon business.

You’ll find the links to both AVON SOCIAL and AVON U TRAINING in the top lefthand corner of youravon.com

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Rapid-Pay Earnings – Now, with RAPID-PAY, Avon has made it even easier and faster for representatives to get paid on online sales. Simply sign up for Direct-Deposit (under the My Account tab on youravon.com). Within just TWO DAYS after the online order has shipped to your customer, your earnings will be deposited into your bank account!

Note: Online earnings will first apply to any balance owed from your previous order(s) through the representative site. To ensure that your online earnings go straight into your bank account, be sure to fully pay for each order you place through the representative site.

Digital Brochure Link – Every Avon representative also has a totally FREE digital brochure link, which you can share with everyone you know! Customers can flip page by page through the digital brochure to browse all of our great products! Your digital brochure link is also connected to your online store, so that customers can either contact you with their orders or place their orders through your online store.

To find your digital brochure link, go to your online store, click on the BROCHURES tab, then copy that link to share with everyone you know!

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WHEN can I sell online? WHEN can my customers shop?

The beauty of your online store is that it’s ALWAYS OPEN!! Customers can shop your online store 24/7, so they can shop when it’s convenient to them! You can promote your online business anytime, from anywhere!

The products and pricing on your online store matches the brochure for the current campaign ordering window!

WHERE do my customers go to shop? 

Send your customers to your personal online store link. If you’re not sure of your link, you can find in the top righthand corner of youravon.com. Customers from anywhere across the United States can shop through your link and have their orders delivered directly to them!!

WHY does it benefit me and my customers?

Benefits to Customers:

  • They can shop at their convenience 24/7
  • Our online stores have up-to-the-minute product availability, which avoids disappointment regarding unavailable items
  • They can have their orders shipped directly to their home within a few days – typically faster than rep delivery
  • FREE shipping on orders of $40+
  • Other exclusive online offers – free gifts with purchase, advance previews of new products, etc.
  • They can request a free brochure with their order
  • They can easily pay with credit card, debit card, or PayPal

Benefits to YOU:

  • You can sell Avon 24/7, from the comfort of your home or wherever you go
  • Your business never needs to stop when you’re out of town or busy with other things
  • No need to collect payments, sort orders, or deliver orders – Avon handles everything!
  • Get paid (same percentage as traditional sales) within two days after order ships
  • Reach more customers, anywhere across the United States
  • Customers tend to spend more when they shop online
  • Earn additional bonuses and rewards through Avon’s current Double Dollar Award Sales, High Five Online, and Make It Jamaica incentives

HOW do I get started with building a successful online business?

  • Start by getting to know your online store, if you’ve not yet explored it!
  • Place an online direct delivery order for yourself, to experience the ease of the process, the speed of delivery, and the beautiful packaging of the order when it arrives.
  • Share your experience with your online store with everyone you know.
  • Include the link to your online store on the brochures that you pass out.
  • Share the link to your digital brochure on Facebook.
  • Message current and new potential customers to invite them to shop with you online. (Be sure to let them know about any current special online deals.)
  • Explore the online business course in AVON U TRAINING.
  • Join the Social Selling by Avon Social Facebook group.
  • Set up an Avon business page on Facebook and link it to our Avon Social tool.
  • Watch how other Avon representatives promote their businesses online and experiment with some new strategies.

 

CLOSING TIPS: Most importantly, be consistent with your business-building efforts, both online and offline. Building a successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It will develop gradually over time, as you continue to build interest in the great Avon products that you have to offer.

Take time to become comfortable with all of the tools that we have at our disposal. Experiment with new tools and new techniques, until you find what works best for you!

As you take steps to grow your online business, also continue to utilize the brochures and other sales techniques which have worked well for you. All of those other tools and techniques are still available to you, so that you can ultimately choose to work your business in the way that works best for both you and your customers!!

Breaking Down Big Goals into Small Achievable Steps

As one year ends and another begins, so many of us look back on the previous year to reflect on where we are in all areas of our lives, then promise ourselves that this is the year that we will accomplish more, live better, and become the best versions of ourselves.

We set BIG goals and enter the new year with our motivation high, ready to victoriously tackle any goal! We are unstoppable!

Yet how often do we find ourselves quickly falling off track, because we encounter obstacles or our goals feel too big to possibly accomplish? It becomes so easy to settle into our old routines and break the promises we made to ourselves.

Let’s make this year the year that we stop breaking the promises we’ve made to ourselves! Is the goal that you set important? Will it make a better life for you and your family? Will it add happiness and fulfillment to your life? If so, then you owe it to yourself to keep that promise.

Big goals can feel overwhelming and impossible to accomplish, but in many cases, big goals are accomplished through a series of small steps. No one sets a goal of running a marathon, then ties on their shoes the next morning and runs a marathon. They might start by running a block at a time, then two blocks, then a mile, then two miles, then five… You get the idea – they take small, consistent steps, over a length of time, that get them closer to their goal.

It’s no different with the goals we set for our Avon businesses. Do you want to make more money, earn the free trips, or achieve the sales and leadership recognition levels? You are absolutely capable of achieving all of those things (please don’t ever doubt that you are), but it’s just like setting that goal to complete a marathon – it will take time, determination, commitment, and consistent steps in the right direction to achieve your goal.

In this post, I am going to break down FOUR of the most common goals I have heard from members of my team, into small, actionable steps that you can take to keep you moving in the right direction.

If the big goal overwhelms you and feels impossible, focus on the small steps and celebrate your success with every small step that you accomplish along the way. Do those things consistently, and you’ll achieve those goals!!

GOAL #1 – BECOME A PRESIDENT’S CLUB MEMBER

What You Get: Under the current 2019 Avon President’s Recognition Program, President’s Club Members lock in guaranteed 40% earnings, for the 2019 sales year, on all beauty, jewelry, and wellness items (25% on fashion and home). President’s Club Members have the added ability to earn 45-50% on large orders. It was also recently announced that all representatives who have achieved President’s Club in 2018 or by RepFest 2019, will be invited to a special recognition celebration in New Orleans during RepFest!!

What It Takes: Under the current 2019 Avon President’s Recognition Program, it takes achieving $10,000 in total sales for the year (C1-C26) to become a President’s Club Member. There are also higher levels of sales recognition, achieved by reaching higher sales goals.

Small Steps To Take: $10,000 in sales might feel like a big goal to bite off, so let’s break it down into smaller parts. To achieve $10,000 in sales over the course of 26 campaigns, it takes approximately $385 in sales each campaign (2-week sales period). To break that down even further, that means selling about $192.50 each week or just $27.50 a day! Can you sell just $27.50 of amazing products each day?? Sure you can!! Utilize both the brochures and your online store to achieve your goal. Be proactive about getting those sales. Don’t wait by the phone for the sales to come to you. Actively seek that $27.50 in sales each day.

Tools to Help: Avon has given us a vast variety of tools to achieve our sales goals. Best of all, most of the tools are completely FREE for us to use! That means more earnings stay in our pockets! Be sure to complete the “How to Build an Online Business” course in Avon U. Learn how to use Avon Social to promote your business through social media. Be consistent with engaging current and new potential customers on both Facebook and Instagram. Share the printed and digital brochures with everyone you meet. Follow-up regularly with your customers. Consider online fundraisers! Host an online party to connect with new customers!

BONUS: Between C2-C17 ’19 all online direct-delivery orders will count as double the sales towards President’s Club!! Become a President’s Club member faster by promoting your online store!!

GOAL #2 – BECOME A BRONZE AMBASSADOR

What You Get: As a Bronze Ambassador (leadership level), you’ll be eligible for your first leadership title promotion bonus of $500! Bronze Ambassadors also continue to earn a leadership bonus (a percentage of their team members’ sales) each campaign. Promotion bonuses and leadership bonuses increase at higher leadership titles.

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

Small Steps To Take: Every Avon leader starts their team in the same way – with one 1st team member. Most of the time, that 1st team member is someone we know – a friend, family member, co-worker, or even a customer! Start by thinking about who you know who could benefit from the extra earnings and personal savings that the Avon opportunity could provide. Then, begin reaching out to the people on your list. If that list doesn’t produce any results, think some more! Be active on Facebook and Instagram in ways that demonstrate how much you’re enjoying your business. Chat with people about the bonuses and trips you’re working towards earning. Focus on finding that first team member, then the second, then the third. Take it one person at a time and help each new team member to get the best start possible. When they are successful, YOU will be successful too!

GOAL #3 – BECOME A BRONZE LEADER

What You Get: As a Bronze Leader, you’ll be eligible for a promotion bonus of $1500! Bronze Leaders also continue to earn an increased percentage of their team members’ sales each campaign.

What It Takes: To become a Bronze Leader, there are three criteria 1) TEN or more 1st-generation team members placing orders each campaign 2) Personal sales of $200+ each campaign 3) Total team sales (including your personal sales) of $8000+ each campaign

Small Steps To Take: The requirements for achieving Bronze Leader are very similar to Bronze Ambassador. It only takes a few more active team members, but the team sales requirement is much higher. Though you technically only need 10 active team members at the Bronze Leader level, realistically, it will likely take more than that to reach the $8,000 in sales. How many more team members exactly? Let’s break it down… It’s reasonable to expect the average order size on your team to be about $150 in sales each campaign (with some team members selling less and others selling more). If you need $8000 in total team sales, and the average order is $150, that would mean that you need approximately 52 active team members (plus your own personal sales). If you already have a team started, figure out how many more team members you’ll need, then break it down into campaign-by-campaign goals. If you’re starting from scratch, achieving 52 active team members by the end of the year would mean adding approximately 2-3 new team members each campaign.  Don’t become overwhelmed trying to figure out how you will find 52 new team members. Focus instead on how you will find 2-3 each campaign. Utilize all of your resources to share the Avon opportunity with others each campaign!

TIP: Taking steps to increase the average order size, by preparing your team members to be successful with their sales, will reduce the number of team members you need to reach that $8000 in total team sales.

GOAL #4 – EARN THE TRIP TO JAMAICA

What You Get: Through Avon’s “Make It Jamaica” incentive, representatives are eligible to earn an all-inclusive trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica (May 17-21, 2020) including airfare, hotel, meals, and celebrations!

What It Takes: The trip for ONE can be earned by reaching your personal sales goal for the 2019 sales year, with at least 25% of that goal coming from online sales. The trip for TWO can be earned by reaching your personal sales goal for the 2019 sales year, with at least 50% of that goal coming from online sales. (Leaders can also earn the trip by achieving a 10% increase over their team sales from the previous year, with at least 25% coming from online sales. The minimum team sales goal is $200,000.)

For any representative who sold less than $10,000 worth of Avon in 2018 (including brand new reps), the 2019 sales goal is $15,000 (with online sales making up at least $3750 of that for the trip for one, $7500 for the trip for two).

Small Steps To Take: So, let’s say your personal sales goal is $15,000. That breaks down to about $577 in sales each campaign, $288 each week or $41.20 each day! Make it your goal to sell $41.20 each day! Did you know that your customers can get free shipping on online (direct-delivery) orders of $40 or more??? One online order a day could get you to Jamaica!!

Now, if you’re thinking, “But hardly anyone orders through my online store…”, then let that thought guide your to-do list! Do the training in Avon U to learn how to build an online business. Experiment with Facebook and Instagram. Be as active as you can to create new connections! Use Avon Social. Watch the Social Selling Simplified videos in Avon U. Utilize the My Sweeps feature in Avon Social to grow your list of prospects. (If any of the tools I just mentioned aren’t familiar to you, then make it your mission to get to know them! They’re all free tools, which you can use to grow your Avon business, make more money, and even earn free trips to Jamaica!!

Your Grand Fiesta Incentive Backpack Full of Strategies

Avon is currently offering Avon representatives the opportunity to earn a FREE All-Inclusive trip to Los Cabos, Mexico through the Grand Fiesta incentive (which is running between Campaigns 1 –  8, 2019). This incentive is open for ALL Avon representatives to earn!

In a nutshell, it takes 5000 points to earn the trip for one, 7000 points to earn the trip for two.

Points can be earned through a variety of sales and leadership achievements, as shown below:

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**The image above is a screenshot from the official Grand Fiesta incentive guide. The complete official incentive guide can be found on http://www.youravon.com, under the Sales Incentives menu.

As of today, there are currently 7 campaigns remaining to earn points for this incentive. If you start immediately, earning this incentive trip can be as completing a few simple tasks each campaign for the next seven campaigns:

  1. Reach personal sales of $300 or more each campaign
  2. Invite ONE personal recruit to your team each campaign and help them to build a successful 1st or 2nd order of $150+ (which will get them 40% earnings through Avon’s Kickstart program for new reps)
  3. Continue to mentor each new member of your team, so that they continue to build successful, profitable businesses, campaign after campaign (placing orders of $150+ each campaign)

(If you’re starting with less than 7 campaigns remaining in the incentive, you can still earn enough points. You’re just going to have to work a little harder and a little faster.)

Check out how the points can add up over the course of seven campaigns, just through those three consistent actions!!

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If you are eligible for ALMA leads, you can also utilize the Success Mountain strategy with TWO qualified ALMA recruits each campaign, to earn the trip for TWO in just 7 campaigns. Check out how the points add up in the image below!

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It can really be that simple!

If you’re already comfortable with reaching sales of $300 each campaign and building your team, then climbing Success Mountain all the way to the trip to Los Cabos should be no problem! Get out there and earn that trip, beauty boss!! I’ll see you there!

If reaching sales of $300 or more seems impossible to you or the thought of asking someone to join your team is terrifying, then read on…

Most hikers wouldn’t attempt to climb a tall mountain without packing a backpack full of supplies and keeping their guidebook handy.

In this post, I’m going to pack your backpack full of ideas and strategies for reaching sales of $300 or more each campaign AND building an Avon team!

Part 1: How to Build a $300 Order

  1. Build Your Customer List – If you want to achieve sales of $300 or more each campaign, you’re going to need customers. Start by brainstorming a list of everyone you know who could be a potential customer. Then, stretch your list to include friends, family, or co-workers of the people on your initial list. Expand it further by thinking of places in your local community where you can distribute brochures (waiting rooms, laundromats, community centers, gyms, any place that people sit and wait). Click here for more tips on building and expanding your customer list.
  2. Get Brochures Into Hands – If you’ve made a list of 100 potential customers, what do you think you need to do next?? You guessed it! Get brochures into all of those hands. If you don’t have enough brochures, you can contact Avon to order more brochures for immediate shipment.  WORD OF CAUTION –  People often tell me that they are not ordering brochures because they didn’t sell enough last campaign or because they don’t have a lot of customers. If you wish to achieve different results, then you need brochures. Don’t get less brochures if your sales are slow – Get MORE! Brochures, combined with follow-up (See Next Tip), are the key to higher sales, more customers, and higher earnings!
  3. Follow-Up is Helpful Customer Service Is your life busy? Do you ever have a hard time keeping up with all of the things you need to accomplish in any given week or find yourself scrambling between things on your to-do list? I know that I certainly do!  And guess what… Our customers are busy too. When you give someone a brochure and they do not place an order, do not assume that it means they don’t wish to purchase Avon. It just may not have been high on their list of things to keep track of that week. Perhaps they set the brochure down with the intention of browsing it later, then it got buried by a pile of other mail and their kid’s schoolwork. Offer your customers the service of a quick follow-up a few days before you submit your order. Give a call, send an email, or send a text to ask if they have any questions about the products, inquire about how they liked the sample you gave them, or perhaps recommend something you think they’d would especially like. Let them know that you’ll be submitting your order in a couple days and the items will arrive a few days later, if there’s anything they’d like this campaign. Make it friendly, helpful, and personal.
  4. Break It Down Into Manageable PiecesSales of $300 or more each campaign is accomplished one customer at a time. Don’t get overwhelmed by that $300 amount. Break it down into smaller parts. $300 in sales could come from 6 customers ordering $50 each or it could come from 12 customers ordering $25 each. Another way to look at $300 in sales is as approximately $21.50 in sales each day for two weeks. Make it your mission to sell $21.50 each day. Wondering how you can sell $21.50 each day? See the next tip!
  5. Feature a Limited Time Offer – New Reps, in their first 7 campaigns, have a special Daily Care Bundle that they can offer customers. Bundles are easy to sell, because they’re a great deal and don’t require the customer much time to think/browse through the whole brochure to compose an order. If you’re a new rep within your first 7 campaigns, promote that bundle. Make it a mission to sell one each day. If you’re not a new rep with access to the Daily Care Bundle, create your own special bundle offer! Pick a group of items that are on sale that campaign, with a value of approximately $20 or so. Add a little extra discount to your bundle and give it a fun name! Perhaps you might offer a Perfect Pedicure bundle, including a Foot Works cream, nail polish of their choice, and the purple Pedicure Tool or maybe you can put together a Sparkle Like You Mean It bundle, including a couple pieces of Avon jewelry and a sparkly polish. Make a new special bundle each campaign. If you can, make a flyer for your special bundle. Maybe even throw in an extra perk, like anyone who orders the bundle can also take 10% off anything else they’d like to order that campaign. Each day during the campaign, make it your mission to sell your bundle to at least one person. Keep offering it to people (in person, online, through email/text) each day until you find a taker.
  6. A-Box Your Way to $300 –  A-Boxes are a tremendous sales tool and order booster. These fun boxes (featured on the back of each brochure), each in their own exclusive packaging, contain collections of full-sized and mini products, often with a total value of about $50. Customers can get an A-Box for only $10 with any $40 order. That’s a $50 order!! Find 6 customers to take advantage of the A-Box offer and you’ve got a $300 order!! The A-Boxes are a great tool for encouraging repeat customers, since they will hopefully fall in love with the items they samples from their A-Box and come back to you to purchase more in the future. Promote A-Boxes with live unboxing videos on Facebook. Get yourself an A-Box to show customers how fun they are!
  7. Offer a Special Incentive – When you’re trying to build your customer base, a special incentive, such as a free gift with first order or a small discount with their first order, can be a great way to encourage orders. Once they try the wonderful products, they’ll be hooked!
  8. Harness the Power of Avon’s Guarantee – If you encounter potential customers who are hesitant to try something new, remind them about Avon’s product guarantee. All products are 100% guaranteed for any reason at all, within 90 days of purchase! So, if they try a lotion that doesn’t work for them or a lipstick with a shade they don’t prefer or shoes that don’t fit well, they can exchange their items or return for a full refund! It’s risk-free!
  9. Host an Avon Party – Invite friends and family over to enjoy a few snacks, while sampling Avon products and shopping the brochures. The holiday season is prime time for a holiday shopping party. Put together ready-to-give Avon gifts to sell at your party, complete with a bow and a gift tag. Click here for more info on hosting an Avon party.
  10. Host a BOOK Party – Give customers an extra brochure or a few extra brochures to show to their friends. Tell them that if they bring you back $50 in orders, in addition to their own order, you’ll give them 10% off their personal order. If they bring $100 in additional orders, you’ll take 15% off their personal order, etc. You can vary the discounts and order sizes however you’d like!
  11. Vendor Events – Find a vendor event in your area. This is a great time for vendor events. They can be a great opportunity to sell some products, pass out samples, and connect with new potential customers (or recruits)! Always offer a free raffle basket at your event. It’s a great way to draw people over to your table and to collect contact info which you can use for follow-up later.
  12. Host a Fundraiser – Fundraisers are a great way to build your sales, while helping an organization in need. And all fundraiser orders count towards your sales goal for the campaign! Avon makes fundraising simple, with easy to use fundraising flyers. You can even run your fundraiser over the course of multiple campaigns, to extend the positive impact on your sales. You can get more info on fundraisers under the Earning Opportunities tab on youravon.com or click here for more info.
  13. Host an Online Party – Hosting an online party is a great way to build your sales from the comfort of your couch!! Set up a group on Facebook, invite everyone you know. Ask them to invite people they know, then start partying! Use your time in the party to showcase Avon’s great products. Customers can order online and have their orders delivered directly to them. All of your online orders will count towards your sales goals!!
  14. Utilize Social Media – Use Avon Social to promote your Avon business regularly through social media, but be sure to make it personal! You’ve got to give people a reason to want to find out more. Share your personal experiences with Avon products. Recommend the things you love. Share testimonials from other customers.
  15. Be a Walking Advertisement for Avon – Use Avon products from head to toe. Wear Avon jewelry. Carry an Avon bag. Use Avon skincare and hair care. Use Avon body lotions and shower gels. Wear Avon cosmetics. Using Avon products will help you gain firsthand knowledge of the products AND they will act as “compliment catchers”, which open the door to sharing Avon with new potential customers! If you use Avon products, then successfully selling Avon becomes less about “SELLING” and more about simply “SHARING” items you use and love!

Part 2: How to Find New Team Members

Building a beautiful team of Avon beauty bosses, can be a rewarding, exciting, and profitable way to grow your Avon business!

When you share the Avon opportunity with others, then mentor them to be successful, both YOU and your team members win!! You will earn rewards and bonuses, while helping someone else to put money in their pockets!

Inviting others to join Avon, then helping them to be successful with their businesses is also an essential part of earning enough Grand Fiesta points

If you’ve never invited someone to join Avon, you might not know where to start. In this post, I’m going to walk you through a series of simple strategies for finding new Avon team members. It’s easier than you think, especially if you love your own Avon business and believe in the opportunity it offers.

First, let me quickly review the perks available to you when you invite others to join Avon:

  • $20 Cash Bonus for each person you add to your team, when they successfully place a 1st or 2nd order of $150 or more (The bonus is $50 if you are still within the Kickstart period – your 1st 7 campaigns with Avon.)
  • 3% Sponsoring Bonus each campaign, on your team members’ sales, as long as you both remain Avon representatives – Continue being rewarded by your team members’ long-term success!
  • 300 Points towards the Grand Fiesta incentive, to earn an all-inclusive trip to Los Cabos, for each personal recruit who places a 1st or 2nd order of $150 or more (Valid from C-1 ’19 through C-8 ’19)
  • 1000 Points towards the Grand Fiesta incentive, to earn an all-inclusive trip to cruise to Los Cabos, when you advance in leadership title, Ambassador or above (Valid from C-1 ’19 through C-8 ’19)
  • Cash Bonuses each campaign (3%-10% of your team’s sales), at ambassador level or above, as you mentor your team members in building successful businesses. Teach them how to earn more money and YOU will earn more money too!
  • Promotion Bonuses (ranging from $500 – $20,000) as you grow your team and advance in leadership title
  • Mentoring Bonuses (ranging from $250 – $10,000) as you mentor members of your team in  growing their teams and advancing in their titles
  • Annual Recognition Vacation for the Executive levels of leadership (This year’s trip will be to Maui!!)

Can you see how profitable and exciting it can be to grow an Avon team?? The best part is that you can earn all these bonuses and rewards by helping other people to be successful with Avon!! We all win together!

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Ready to get started?

NOTE: When you find someone who is ready to sign up, have them go to http://www.startavon.com and make sure that they enter your reference code when they sign up. **Your reference code is the same as whatever comes past the / in your web store address. Click HERE for more info on signing someone up to your team.

STEP 1: PREPARE YOUR WARM LIST

Start by revisiting your “warm list” of potential customers and team members. Spend a few minutes writing down everyone you can think of who may be interested in buying or selling Avon. Expand your list further, using some of the tips HERE.

Once you’ve written your list, go through it and make a $ sign next to anyone who you think:

  • Might possibly benefit from some extra money for short or long term goals (for bills, college tuition, a wedding, a home, a vacation, retirement, holiday shopping, etc.)
  • Might want to sign enjoy a personal discount on their holiday shopping, even if they aren’t interested in building a sales business.
  • Might have health and wellness goals and would enjoy the big discount and full earnings opportunity on ESPIRA.
  • Are always up for an adventure and might be willing to give it a try and see where it goes!

CAUTION: Don’t make the mistake of deciding FOR someone else, whether or not they’d be interested in becoming an Avon representative, because you think they’re too busy, wouldn’t be interested, or don’t need the extra money. People come to Avon for a variety of reasons. Beauty bosses come in all varieties of shape, size, experience, interests, financial status, education, and busyness!

STEP 2 – START REACHING OUT

Once you’ve made your list, start going through it and reaching out by phone, text, email, or in person.

Contact everyone with a $ next to their name with a personalized message about why you thought they might be interested in the Avon opportunity. Explain how Avon meets their needs.

Tell them about how:

  • They can earn 40% on their sales (or save 40% on their personal purchases)
  • They are the boss of their business – Avon is FLEXIBLE – no minimum orders, no long-term contract, no requirement to order every campaign
  • There’s no need to stock an expensive inventory ever
  • They can sell with brochures and/or online
  • They can get a really great starter kit for as low as $25 (or upgrade to the $50 or $100 kit)
  • They can qualify for a 40-50% rebate on their starter kit costs if they have a 1st order of $150 or more (This is a limited-time incentive.)

Sample Text To Potential Recruits

Hi there,________! I’m very excited! I’ve decided to start an Avon team and I thought of you! I know that you’ve been trying to save up for ________, and I think Avon could be a great way for you to do that. Did you know that you can earn over $1000 in your first 90 days?? Let me know if you’d like me to send you more info!

Here are some more ways that you can find new AVON team members:

  1. Make a General Announcement – Write a post on Facebook. Tell people how much you’ve enjoyed selling Avon and that you’re starting a team. Share some of the perks of being an Avon representative (listed above). Ask who’s ready to put some more money in their pockets and have fun doing it!
  2. Ask Your Best Customer(s) – They already love Avon, don’t they?? Why wouldn’t they want to save up to 40% on their own orders every campaign, while also enjoying earnings on any other orders they collect each campaign!!
  3. Ask Around – Post in online groups that you’re a part of. Tell them you’re looking for people who are interested in being their own boss, and to message you for more info.
  4. Use Referrals – Expand your list of potential recruits by asking everyone you know, if THEY know someone who might be interested in earning some extra money, with a ton of flexibility. Offer a thank you gift to anyone who refers you to someone who signs up with you!!
  5. Advertise Locally – Hang flyers on public bulletin boards, post an ad in a local/community newspaper or classified publication. Post an ad in your church bulletin.
  6. Vendor Events – Get out there and show people what NEW AVON is all about! Connect with new potential customers and team members at vendor events.
  7. Home Parties/Opportunity Meetings – Gather some friends and family together. Ask them to bring along some friends. Show them what Avon is all about and how easy it is for them to start their own Avon business.
  8. Provide Your Testimonial – Make a video or go LIVE on Facebook to tell people why YOU love your Avon business. Tell your story. Why did you get started? What have you accomplished so far? What goals to you have for the future? How has Avon made a positive impact on your life. Let others be inspired by YOU!
  9. Buy OR Sell – Be sure that all of your promotional materials let people know that you can help people to buy OR sell Avon. Put it on your brochures, car signs, yard signs, flyers, etc.
  10. Be Publicly Successful – Be successful with your own business and do it as publicly as possible. Let others see the success you are having with your own business and how much fun you’re having in the process. Give them the opportunity to imagine themselves enjoying the same success.

BE PREPARED – More people will say NO, than will say YES. It may not be the right opportunity for them, or it just might not be the right them for them to seize it. That’s perfectly normal. It does not mean that you’re doing something wrong or that no one is interested. Do not get discouraged. The road to YES is paved with NOs. Keep moving forward NO to NO to NO, until you get to a YES! You have a genuine opportunity to offer people. Believe in it and share it proudly!

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.

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!