“Rather than head to the mall and ask some random stranger
for advice (and hope that I happen to stumble upon a friendly, knowledgeable
person), I knew it was time to return to Avon.”
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Thinking about running your own business? Avon may be for you. Here's my story:
Jan. 6, 2019 MY AVON STORY
Over 20 years ago, I became a mother for the first time. I
wasn’t a published author then; although I’d written a few hundred poems,
writing a book was the farthest thing from my mind.
My husband at the time was working full-time to support us,
and I stayed at home with the baby (a baby who’s now an adult!). Like so many
people out there, my family has a history with Avon. I have sisters and a
mother who were Independent Sales Representatives (reps) at different points in
I remember when I was a little girl & had a sample of Soft Musk (a great classic
fragrance that is still around today). In those days, fragrance samples were
little pouches that you’d rip open, and inside would be a square of cotton that
would be soaked with the perfume. You would take it out and swipe it onto your
Fragrance samples are quite different now, and a bit more
sophisticated. ;) Still, the good ol’ days! I remember loving Soft Musk so much
that I’d keep the open pouch on my dresser, leaned up against something so that
I could use it again. LOL!
I’m going to interrupt myself here to ask – how much do you
really know about Avon? We’ve all heard of it, and chances are you think of it
as a company that sells poor quality products. That couldn’t be further from
the truth. Avon’s founder, David McConnell, first sold books door-to-door in
the 19 century. He then decided to sell perfumes instead and soon
Avon was formed, a company that prides itself in the up-close-and-personal
nature of selling face-to-face, an environment in which a customer has a unique
relationship with the representative.
The products, especially the skin care products in my
personal opinion, are just as good if not vastly superior to its department
store counterparts – products that are selling for twice as much as Avon’s! It
never made sense to me to spend so much money if you didn’t need to.
In the summer of 2017, I realized I needed to take care of
my face because I was entering my 40’s but knew nothing about skincare. Rather
than head to the mall and ask some random stranger for advice (and hope that I
happen to stumble upon a friendly, knowledgeable person), I knew it was time to
return to Avon. Since I had already been a rep once, I knew that reps received
separate catalogs announcing the prominent items in upcoming brochures that are
jam-packed with useful information. I would have the inside knowledge I was
looking for, and on top of it all, I would get a rep discount and I wouldn’t
have to worry about fulfilling quotas (the fee for the starter kit is $25, $50,
or $100, & there are no minimum order amounts, no monthly fee, no annual
So I joined! I was stunned to discover that reps had a
multitude of sources for information, thanks to the internet (I didn’t have
that 20 years ago). In the last year I’ve been really impressed by the
innovative ways that Avon is helping reps make their most of their business:
company website, individual website, an online university with free interactive
training, a separate website that makes it easy to post and plan timed posts for all
your social media accounts… and so, so much more. There’s also some pretty fun
and helpful groups on Facebook just for reps.
I have to say, one thing I really appreciate about Avon is
that there is no pressure at all, no one hovering over you, telling you what to
do or how to do it. You have the freedom to work on it every day or once in a
blue moon; it’s all your choice and it’s a godsend for my anxiety-riddled self.
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Remember, this is YOUR business;
I would just be part of your support group, to
be there when you need me!
A note about Avon’s products: They have SO MUCH MORE than
makeup and perfume. So much! In the last couple years they’ve started and
developed their wellness line
, Espira (pronounced es-SPEAR-uh), that has
naturally-sourced ingredients and vegan supplements. This is just the beginning
though and I don’t want to hijack my own article, so check out Espira
My personal favorites from Avon’s entire product listing are
the fragrances and the face care. These are the products I’ve decided to
specialize in, but everyone Avons differently. :) (Yes, I’ve made Avon
into a verb! LOL!)
There are reps who are mainly with Avon for the Espira, male
reps who specialize in men’s products, and the list goes on and on. Avon has
clothes, jewelry, shoes, accessories, bubble bath, foot care, hair care, a
variety of lotions, deodorants, scented candles, home décor, and so much more.
Every few brochures usually boasts a brand-new product that has been
lab-tested, so to post the new products in this article wouldn’t make much
sense as they’re always coming out with someone new and amazing!
So really, I’m with Avon because I love it and it definitely
enhances my life. I would love nothing more than to share that opportunity with