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Selling Avon is Rewarding and Fun!
By Kelly Land, © All rights reserved.
**I am no longer with Avon. I decided after many years, that I wanted to dedicate more time to writing my novel. This was one way to free up time. **
I first started selling Avon when I was in my early 20’s. Way before I started doing my MoneyMakingMommy.com gig! I had just gotten married and thought it might be something I’d like to do. I am very much an entrepreneurial spirit and I’ve always liked the idea of being my own boss and making my own money.
However, selling Avon it just didn’t work out for me at the time (But wait – keep reading!!!). I was pregnant shortly after I signed up and we were suddenly moving away from my hometown in Indiana to a town almost 600 miles away in North Carolina where my husband had just taken a job.
So I gave up the idea of selling Avon for myself at that point. I ended up becoming an office manager of a real estate company when I first moved to NC, but soon sent out radio tape resumes to get back into working on the air in radio and I was quickly hired by a local rock station and between work and my son – I didn’t give Avon much thought. Plus there was a receptionist at the station I worked for that sold Avon and I could buy what I needed from her. Fast forward a few years….
In early 2002, the radio station (WZLS – 96.5) closed it’s doors and I had two kids now. One of them, a one year old baby. I did not want to go back into radio or work another office job. I was burnt out. I was all over the internet looking for work at home. I knew I needed to bring some kind of income in to be able to stay home. The saddest part of my whole situation was that when I figured out how much money I actually brought home each week from my radio job after day care and commuting – I really only needed to make $400 a month. (This was a job I had experience and 4 year degree for? And I was really only making $400 a month! Wow!)
Started Selling Avon
One of the first things I did was sign up to start selling Avon. I thought – I’ve always loved Avon products and I knew my NC town much better, had lots of neighbors – so I found the info for the local district manager and signed up. I have never looked back. I have a team of over 200 reps now and I make over $1100 a month. I know! That’s well above the $400 a I needed.
Yes – I Do Get – “But Selling Avon is Hard…”
It’s not easy. But it’s not hard. You DO have to put in effort. You can go to a million different Avon rep sites and they’ll all say…
OH it’s so easy – blah blah blah. I think they are just trying to get you to sign up. Me – I’m a little different. To be honest – I really DON’T want you to sign up if you’re going to do absolutely nothing with your Avon business and then complain to me that you aren’t making money. No thanks. The ONLY way you’re going to make money selling Avon is by working at it. You can’t just throw a few brochures at
the local laundromat and think you’re going to make $1000 a month. It’s *not* going to happen.
What’s in it for Me Then – Why Work at My Avon Business?
-If you’ve not checked out an Avon brochure in years – you should – so many reasonably priced, awesome products. Huge variety!
-Earnings for the what you sell can range form 10% to 50% – if you keep that in mind, it can really add up!
-There are a ton of training topics and videos on Avon’s site and you can earn rewards.
-Having your own business is empowering
-In many cases there are tax savings for having a home business
-Opportunity to build your own team and earn 3 to 9% of their sales, recruiting is fun!
-If you have an eRep Avon site, the customer can have products delivered straight from Avon.
-Avon is about getting the products YOU want – so everyone gets to have a personal experience.
-Avon now carries so much variety – you honestly will be shocked. Not just make up and skincare. There are home decor items, toys, kids clothes, purses, electronics – so much!
-All of Avon’s products carry their well known money-back guarantee.
Cost of Becoming an Avon Rep
An Avon kit to start selling Avon products costs $10 plus $10 shipping and handling unless you meet the rep signing you up in person. Then you don’t pay shipping and handling and save $10. So if you sign up with me below, online – you’ll pay $20 because we’re not meeting in person and the kit is being shipped to you from Avon. Either way is cool – it’s whatever you want to do – but here at MoneyMakingMommy.com, I give you that online option.
Your Avon Kit Has Everything You Need to Get Started
The kit has training materials and 10 brochures each for your first two campaigns.
You can also get an Avon website for selling Avon online too! I find it’s totally worth having my own eRep site. After all – my entire family is in Indiana – not here in North Carolina! So they can all buy from me and I still get the commissions. Granted – they pay some shipping (but a lot of times Avon offers FREE shipping on orders over $30!) An eRep site isn’t too pricey either – it’s only $7.50 per campaign – basically $15 a month. Sometimes they do discounts. The eRep site you get is very professional and the do all the work of taking the order and shipping it etc.
Setting Goals for Your Avon Business and Commissions
Like I said before – if you’re not gonna work your Avon business – none of this matters. But if you’re smart about it , study the business structure and go into Leadership as well – there is money to be made. I am proof of that. I was sick right before Halloween last year and really couldn’t do my Avon business the last two weeks of October. I STILL got a check for $514 in commissions from my team’s sales and I got a check for $125 for reps I’d recruited prior to being sick that had placed their on time orders for $50. So – I made almost $650 and I was sick! This was because I laid down the foundation prior to this – by having a customer base already in place for my eRep site and by going into Leadership and having a team in place. It didn’t happen over night – I worked on it step by step – but you see what I mean.
YOU set the pay scale.
On your first FOUR orders that you place (online) that are $50 or MORE, you’ll get paid 40% commissions. (This does not count toward DEMO items or sales tools or business supplies). There are some items too that have fixed earnings – those are typically 20% in commissions – but you still get a commission of course. They usually have some good bundle buys too on your first few campaigns – those can help with your sales a lot.
*Avon has changed how earnings are calculated starting Campaign 8 in 2014. The memo from Avon states: “a Representative will earn at the level of their order value.”
Here is the new Avon earnings chart for your review:
You’ll need to place an order of $50+ in order to earn. But the name of the game is to earn – and honestly, a $51+ order should be fairly easy for almost anyone. What you really want to be doing is placing orders of $150 or more. That’s a good goal to aim for each campaign.
What Else is Fabulous About Selling Avon?
If you get out there and really work on building your Avon business (and yes, this means SELLING AVON PRODUCTS!!!!!) – there are cool things that come with that beyond just commissions. Avon reps can earn very nice trips, you can earn bonuses too.
Get Signed Up and Start Selling Avon TODAY!
It’s SO easy to get started – no matter where you live! All you have to do is fill out Avon’s online form. It’s fast and easy. Avon charges $10 for the kit and $10 for shipping. That’s it!
Hope you found our page on Selling Avon informative and helpful.