In 2016, Avon celebrated it’s 130 year anniversary. It is one of the first companies to not only provide quality products for women, but also give them an opportunity to gain financial independence.
David H. McConnell, founder of Avon, originally was a traveling book salesman who used sample fragrances as an incentive to purchase his books. He quickly realized that the women, his main customer base, were more interested in the FREE fragrance samples then the books he was selling. So in a small New York City office, McConnell created the company’s first fragrances. “Since women had a passion for his products and loved networking with other women, McConnell was inspired to recruit them as Sales Representatives” (Avon Products, Inc, 2016). He provided women an opportunity to earn money independently in a time that jobs for women were scarce, especially women who were married & had children. “McConnell believed strongly in the potential of people, and that in that potential lay the power of possibility and, eventually, success” (Avon Products, Inc, 2016).
McConnell created a set of guiding principles that are still used today (Avon Products, Inc, 2016):
- Providing an earnings opportunity so individuals can achieve financial independence and enjoy all that comes with such an accomplishment.
- Recognizing everyone’s unique contributions.
- Giving back to the communities Avon serves.
- Offering the highest-quality products with a guarantee of satisfaction.
- Maintaining and cherishing the “friendly spirit of Avon.”
McConnell was a strong believer in that each person’s own success is dependent on that person’s own hard work & dedication regardless of the external circumstances. He “believed strongly in the potential of people, and that in that potential lay the power of possibility and, eventually, success:
“If we stop and look over the past and then into the future, we can see that the possibilities are growing greater and greater every day; that we have scarcely begun to reach the proper results from the field we have before us.” – David H. McConnell, Avon’s Founder (Avon Products, Inc, 2016)
Why I Said Yes to Selling Avon
In August of 2015, I was looking for a way to earn money & be able to do this around my family’s schedule. At that time I had 4 boys in school who were all active in extra curricular activities. I did the whole work full time outside the home for 3 years & as much as I loved the financial independence, I hated the guilt I felt when I would have to miss one of my kids events/activities & how tired/worn out I felt having to be on the go from the time I woke up to the time I went to bed.
So, when I came across an ad from a local mom about businesses that you can do at home, I had to check out to see if this would be something worthy of my time. Once I contacted her, she gave me a list of a variety of direct selling businesses that I could do at home. I couldn’t believe that there were so many & what was even more surprising was the variety of businesses there were. Not really have any experience in direct selling or any type of sales other then being a cashier, the long list did make it hard to choose from. So, I went with what I felt comfortable with, the one I all ready knew- AVON.
At my meeting, I met with my new friend & her leader to learn more about the Avon Opportunity. I learned about:
Avon products– how they offer more then just make up & skin care.
- 2 Ways to Sell– in person or online.
- 2 Ways to Earn– sell to your customers &/or grow a team of Avon Representatives.
- Incentives– how there are a variety of rewards an Avon Representative can earn through Avon or their team leaders. Incentives which ranged from free Avon products to trips to Mexico or Las Vegas. You can check out the current incentives at Avon Incentives: How to Earn the Most with Avon
- Support– the knowledge in knowing I am not in this alone. I can receive help from Avon Customer Service, team leaders & even other Avon Representatives.
- Start Up Cost– for just $15 I was able to start my own Avon business & receive the New Representative Starter Kit which, at that time, included 2 full size products, 2 packs of different samples, brochures for next 2 campaigns & a promotional offer to give to my new potential customers. You can check out the current Avon Starter Kits at 2017 Avon Starter Kit Tips.
I made a quick decision & joined Avon right on the spot. I have always been one that has to “sleep on it” when it comes to decisions like this but when I once I walked away from the meeting, as nervous as I was, my excitement of all the possibilities this opportunity could give me, I knew that I made the right choice not only for myself, but for my family as well.
Why You Will Want to Say Yes to Buying Avon with Jen Antunes?
Being a busy mom of 4 boys, I understand the need to provide easy to use, quality products that will have my customers look & feel their best every day. I know how it is important to feel confident in yourself.
I strive to provide the best customer service to help my customers get the best Avon experience such as:
- Direct home delivery services
- Rewards for being a loyal customer
- Opportunities to save money on your Avon purchases
- FREE consultations so you know the products you purchase are the best products for you
- 100% Money Back Guarantee whether you shop online or in person
- Referral rewards to show my appreciation of sharing your love of Avon
- Ability to raise funds for your favorite cause, school, church or organization with Avon Fundraising
You can learn about all these services & opportunities you can take advantage of & more at Benefits of Shopping Avon with Jen Antunes.
In recent years, Avon has updated their product line & now offer a wide variety of products that will not only help you look & feel your best with makeup, skincare & fashion, but your home as well with Avon Living. You will still find their most popular lines like Skin So Soft, Anew Skin Care & Avon Senses . You will even find fragrances, grooming, jewelry & watches and more for men! There is literally something for everyone when you shop Avon.
How to Buy Avon with Jen Antunes:
With in a sales year, there are 26 campaigns. Every two weeks Avon releases a *NEW* brochure, outlet & sales flyers with new products, sales & promotions. Once a month a *NEW* mark. by Avon magalog is released. A *NEW* Avon Living magalog is released multiple times a year (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall & Holidays) & are available to purchase for about 6 weeks at a time.
There are two ways you can receive the latest brochures, sales flyers & magalogs:
- Avon Brochure in the Mail: You can have a brochure mailed to you automatically every two weeks by joining my mailing list.
- Online Brochure & Magalogs: You can browse through the current online brochure, magalogs, outlet & sales flyers anytime, anywhere at www.youravon.com/jantunes.
Ways to Save On Your Next Avon Order:
How to Receive Your Avon Order:
- FREE Representative Delivery (only valid for Springfield, MA area residents only)
- Shipped directly to your door anywhere in the U.S. for FREE with your $40+ order. Click Here for the latest Online FREE SHIPPING Codes.
Why Sell Avon?
Avon offers an opportunity that meets a variety of people’s needs & wants as a business person or personal shopper. Whether you are looking to earn cash each month to help pay for the extras, need to earn a full time income with a flexible schedule at home or wanting to save money on your Avon purchases, as an Avon representative, you can accomplish them.
BENEFITS OF BEING AN AVON REPRESENTATIVE:
- Receive a starter kit that has everything you need to start your business.
- Get a FREE online office to help you run your business as well as access to business tools, sales guides & more.
- Have a FREE e-Store for customers to shop anywhere in the U.S.
- Receive FREE Online Training with Avon University.
- Be able to purchase Avon products at a discounted price starting at 20% off based on your order total
- Have access to new & popular products at demo & discounted prices through current Avon’s What’s New.
- Have access to low cost samples, brochures & business tools to help you provide the best customer service to your customers.
- No Sales Quota need to be met
- No Inventory or Home Party Requirements
- Receive support & guidance from me as your mentor as well as be a part of an amazing team & the Avon sisterhood where we all support one another.
- Receive recognition, earn bonuses, earn trips all across North America & more with Avon Advanced Leadership Program, Avon’s President’s Recognition Program & incentives.
- Earn Award Sales points with each order & shop in Avon Rewards Store for FREE electronics, gadgets, dining gift certificates & more.
- Work your business part time or full time- whatever works for you!
- Be Your Own Boss & decide how you want to run your business
- Help others feel good about themselves by providing them quality products & an opportunity for them to empower themselves
- Receive discounts on your cell phone, office supplies, insurance, scholarship opportunities & more with Avon Advantage.
There is so many more benefits of being an Avon representative but these are the ones representatives enjoy the most!
Earning Money with Avon
As an Avon representative, there are 3 avenues you can earn money:
- Personal Sales with those in your local area
- Online Sales with anyone in the U.S. who shops your online store
- Team Sales with sharing the Avon opportunity & helping others start their own Avon business.
Currently Avon has an incentive program to help new representatives start their business & create a solid foundation to a successful business called Kickstart.
As a New Representative, you can earn within your first 90 days over $1000 with Avon Kickstart by:
- Meeting each campaign sales goal to earn 40% on all orders (face to face, fixed items & online orders).
- Receive a $50 bonus for each new recruit who places a $150+ order by their 2nd campaign.
- Receive a $200 bonus check when you meet all 7 sales goals & recruit 3 new representatives who place a $150+ order by their 2nd campaign.
You can learn all about Avon Kickstart incentive program & how it will help you build a solid foundation when you check out Avon’s Kickstart Incentive Program for New Representatives.
Once you have completed the Kickstart incentive or for some reason did not meet a campaign’s sales goal in your first 7 campaigns, your earnings will be based on the regular Avon earning’s chart.
At the end of each campaign, Avon will total up your Award Sales (Campaign Sales) from your online sales & the order you submitted through your personal Avon account. Based on what your total campaign sales equal will determine what you earn on the core items sold (makeup, bath and body, fragrance, jewelry & watches) online & in person. All home & fashion products are an automatic 20% earnings.
Once you have sold $10,000 in Award Sales in a given sales period, you will begin to earn at the President’s Recognition Program‘s President’s Club level. What does that mean? The rest of the current sales year & all of the following sales year, you will:
- Earn 40% on all core items
- Earn 25% on all home & fashion items
- Be able to purchase 3 demos in the latest Avon What’s New
- Receive 400 Reward Points to be used in the Reward Headquarters on youravon.com
- Invitation to your local area President’s Recognition Program Luncheon Tribute.
The higher you move up in the President’s Recognition Program, the more earnings & benefits you will receive!
Sharing Avon Opportunity
One of the many benefits of being an Avon representative is the sense of community you get with other representatives, whether they are in your local area or across the country. One way that Avon encourages the Avon Sisterhood & to help those who take the time to mentor other representatives to earn even more money is through the Avon Advanced Leadership program.
The Avon Advanced Leadership program is a great way to increase your earnings. The higher you move up in leadership, the more earnings & bonuses you will receive.
Here is a list of some of the extra earnings you can receive by participating in Avon Advanced Leadership:
- Each time you recruit (add) a new representative to your team & they place a $150+ 1st or 2nd order you will receive a $20 bonus (remember those who are in their first 7 campaigns receive $50 bonuses due to the Kickstart incentive program).
- Each time a representative you added to your team places an order you will earn a 3% Sponsoring Bonus every 2 weeks, as long as that representative places orders.
- Each time you move up a level in leadership starting with Bronze Ambassador level, you will receive a Promotion Bonus starting at $500.
- Each time a representative you added to your team moves up in leadership starting with Bronze Ambassador level, you will receive a Mentor Bonus starting at $250. (you must be at the same level or higher as the promoting representative to receive Mentor Bonus).
- Once you have reached Bronze Ambassador level, you will receive leadership checks starting at 3% for 1st Generation & 3% 2nd Generation each campaign you & your team qualify. The higher you move up in title, the more you earn! (See above image for leadership check earnings at each level)
To be a successful mentor & leader in Avon Advanced Leadership program, you should continually add new representatives to your team & mentor them so they too can create a successful business. It is all about sharing your love of Avon & your experience as an Avon representative. When you are energetic, positive & encouraging to those on your Avon team, your downline will be energetic, positive & encouraging.
To enroll as an Avon Representative it’s as easy as 1-2-3.
- Go to www.startavon.com & use Reference Code: jantunes
- Fill in your demographic information & complete online agreement form
- Choose 1 of 3 starter kits starting at $25. Each starter kit includes 2 campaigns of brochures, full size products, samples & business tools to help you start your Avon business. Not sure what kit would be best for you? You can take a short quiz to see what is the recommended kit for you.
That is it! Once you have joined you will receive a Welcome Email from Avon with all the information you will need to register your personal Avon account at www.youravon.com. While waiting for your *NEW* starter kit to arrive in the mail, you can set up your FREE online store & start your FREE online training at Avon University through your personal Avon account on www.youravon.com.
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