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Is anyone selling Avon?

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I just started my Avon business (again). I sold it several years ago but I wound up buying more than I sold

I would like to make a few extra dollars a month to help with extra expenses but I am NOT a "knock on a stranger's door and hand them a brochure" kind of gal

Anyone sell it and do it successfully? Thanks
post #2 of 6
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anyone?
post #3 of 6
a girl at work does and judging by the amount of stuff she sends out in the mail every day I would say she is doing well. Some of her allure is that she is cute as a button and 18 years old though. but she sells most of it online and by dropping catalouges off in public places. Her facebook has a link to her online shop. And I am much more likely to buy that way than from a paper catalouge.....

I have another friend who does well too. but she just excells socially. people love her and clamor to her. she is lovely and delightful and her voice is mezmorizing. but she also works with several other direct marketing companies and combines them all into one bug shopping experiance for her customers. She travels with her family for stuff and has customer bases in several states. but at the end of the day I can shop on her online store easily with free shipping.

So if you are not a knock on doors type I think the key is getting hooked up with an oline store and promoting the crap out of it. it looks like Avon halds everything on the tech end and people just need to type in your name.
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Originally Posted by lilyka View Post
a girl at work does and judging by the amount of stuff she sends out in the mail every day I would say she is doing well. Some of her allure is that she is cute as a button and 18 years old though. but she sells most of it online and by dropping catalouges off in public places. Her facebook has a link to her online shop. And I am much more likely to buy that way than from a paper catalouge.....

I have another friend who does well too. but she just excells socially. people love her and clamor to her. she is lovely and delightful and her voice is mezmorizing. but she also works with several other direct marketing companies and combines them all into one bug shopping experiance for her customers. She travels with her family for stuff and has customer bases in several states. but at the end of the day I can shop on her online store easily with free shipping.

So if you are not a knock on doors type I think the key is getting hooked up with an oline store and promoting the crap out of it. it looks like Avon halds everything on the tech end and people just need to type in your name.
Thank you for the advice I do have an online store with Avon which I would think would make it easier to promote/etc. I have a link on my Facebook page and have sent an email out to friends/family to let them know I've started my business...but so far......just crickets.
I'm not terribly outgoing and I HATE to sell. I realize that I should not be in direct sales but I really need the extra money and Avon sort of sells itself (imo).
I haven't gotten my start up kit yet ...so when I do, I will be able to hand out fliers too...but I'm not the door to door type so we'll see.
Thanks again for your input...I really appreciate it
post #5 of 6
I agree avon does sell itself. their prices are good, they have good sales. you just need to get yourself a customer base.....
post #6 of 6
I used to sell Avon - it is great because it is cheap to start up, but it takes building customers ... I think it took me a year (doing it part time) to get a handful of steady ordering customers ... I used to leave catalogs everywhere I went - like leave them in ladies rooms of public places, on the bus, and of course in people's mailboxes at work, etc. I ended up spending money on Avon products myself, so the money I made basically went into my purchases ... so it takes some discipline too because they have some cute stuff!
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