You’re an Avon Rep, and now you ask “How do I make money?” Well, it gets tricky here. I think just about every Avon Rep gets very tempted just to buy everything. Let me tell you, you will go into debt and go into debt fast. You have to be a business owner first, and only spend what a business owner should spend.
Of course everything in the brochure is enticing, if it weren’t, it would be harder to sell, right? So you have to budget what you can spend. Keep track of your earnings , and only spend what you make. However, if you are not recycling funds back into your business you probably will not make it. For example, every bit of earning that I make through Avon is spent buying more product that I am going to be able to sell or good sense business tools for instance more brochures, more samples, etc. I spend my earnings on product that is going to grow my business.
A strategy that I have done is a free gift for every $50+ order. The free gifts are items that I chose because the awesome price, not to include my earnings on those items, and they also promote more sales. You choose things that are not expensive that people will impulse buy if you have on hand because it is a good buy.
Every single business owner will do things differently, and that is why you are a business owner. You want to be your own boss and want to be successful without someone telling you what to do all the time. You can take advice or you can leave it exactly where you found it. It is up to you.
I keep hearing about “roll and throws.” I have to say that if you do not know what a “roll and throw” is and you have been an Avon rep for any length of time you are not up to speed on Facebook or Yahoo groups that are out there with lots of information for Avon reps to take hold of. However, this advice that I’m speaking of just did not work for me. I feel that there are many reasons why it does not work, but just because it does not work in my area does not mean it will not work where you live. See what I mean? You have to try the advice or try different things you have come up with on your own. You will never know unless you try. In my area putting your store front, the brochure, in the hands of someone seems to produce the most orders. The opening line of “Have you seen an Avon Brochure lately?” seems to work. However, some representative do not have the time or the personality to talk to someone everywhere they go. However, how does it feel when you walk into a business and no one speaks to you? It does not feel good. You cannot wear Avon logo or have a brochure in your hand and not invite people to look.
I have found that not only are brochures and samples important, but so are the ways you advertise your business which might include purchased yard signs or car decals, business cards, labels, and the list goes on and on. It is really hard these days, with the competition that is out there, not to advertise your business in every opportunity that you can and make money.
This advice is the true testimony of my own Avon rep business. Like I pointed out, the things that work for me may not work for you, but do not go into debt before you get a good start, or you might not get a start at all. I would imagine that it would be pretty tough to tell your family, friends, and everyone you meet that you are an Avon representative just to turn around a few campaigns later and have to tell them that it did not work. Avon is a company that if you work your business right and you take advantage of all the help out there, you will be successful. You want to be your best customer and you want people to know you believe in the products, but there is a right way and a wrong way to do that.
Believe in your business but most importantly believe in yourself. You can do this!!