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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 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!)

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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, 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.
For specifics…
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:

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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.


  1. Tracia tinzie says

    My email must be in lower case letters. I would like to joinAvon but was wondering if there were hidden charges that Avon bill you for regardless if you have an order or not? If so what are they usually for?

  2. fely funwi says

    please what about me, living in Cameroon, Central Africa? Can you please give me informations about online business applicable in my region?

  3. says

    I place the order and then I deliver them to my customers. If they don’t pay me, they don’t get their order. This is the way I prefer to do it, in case there are returns. Just makes life easier. I rarely have someone that doesn’t pay. But I guess you could ask for payments up front if you like. I am sure there are reps that probably do this.
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  4. Krystle says

    I’ve done direct sales with another company before and I was curious if with Avon you have to pay upfront for orders placed for customers even if you have not yet received their money? I ended up buying a lot of extra product to meet goals and then having extra product that was not ordered, as you know, beauty products are so specific it is hard to guess what your customers will want and with this company we did not get a “paycheck” of our commissions, we ordered at a discounted rate if we ordered a certain dollar amount. So I ended up with a lot of unused product paid for by myself.

  5. Victoria Esparza says

    I am a former rep. I stayed owing a balance that went to collections, I’m now almost done paying it and would like to know if Avon policy would allow me to sell again?
    The reason for default was due to medical issues and subsequent surgeries.

  6. carol says

    I want to sign up for avon under a friend of mine. but……. I only want to use it for myself and not sell it. is this ok? or will it affect my friend that im under?

  7. Cris Brown says

    Kelly, came across your site while doing research for a college class: Internet Marketing. Thanks for an honest appraisal of the Avon business.
    I agree, it’s not for everyone; I would never try to push anyone into signing up. I love working for myself, always have and always will.
    Question, is Money Making Mommy your web site or do you write for it?

  8. says

    I get paid a few days after each campaign – there are typically two campaigns a month – every two weeks. As long as you’ve paid your bill and you have a profit owed, you get paid.

  9. says

    Thanks for the reply. I have been extremely sick so when I get back on my feet, things might look better since I think when I looked of the Avon application I did not feel at all well. Get back to it when I am improved. Hopefully will not be sick like this after I make the leap.

  10. says

    I don’t think you have to have an employer to sell Avon! Many put down homemaker. I do know they have had to change some things about becoming a rep due to so many default accounts. People signing up, ordering products and never paying. So they have a credit rating system – but no one knows exactly what that is. I’ve been selling Avon for years and never defaulted on a payment or been late with a payment – but I have still been given a credit limit and I cannot go over it.
    PayPal offers a debit card if you’re needing a credit card. I use my PayPal debit card all the time.
    Maybe I am not understanding your question exactly – want to help :-)
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  11. says

    I went to sell Avon since I love the product so much, but I only have paypal, so will have to wait on it. They also want an employer. if I had one, I would not be making this a job I want to really pursue. this will be my employer. I was slightly put off by this though I do know it is a sideline of some. Nice if they just stated if you are employed other than wanting to do Avon?
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  12. Dawn Smith says

    In trying to sign up and I’m not sure how to do it,id love to start selling Avon so if you could please contact me.

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