If you have been looking at selling Avon to make money from home, this is for you. Avon is great at recruiting and probably has you thrilled about the potential to earn all that money. It is true that Avon’s top sellers make a ton of money. But, you can’t assume this happens for everyone. Take a look at this before you go any further: Is Selling Avon Worth It? It will give you a realistic look at the financial aspect of selling Avon.
How to Sell Avon and Make Money
If you are looking at selling Avon to make a living, you need to have a business mind set. It is going to take real work and will NOT come quickly. Top selling Avon Representatives have put a lot of time and money to get where they are.
Cost to Start Selling Avon
There is a fee to sign up to sell Avon. If you sign up in person and meet with your new leader, the cost is $10. If you don’t want to do that, you can sign up online for $15. You get all of the same sign up stuff and information mailed to your house. This is one of the major factors that influence new Avon Reps. The start up cost is small enough to just try it, and if it doesn’t work out- you didn’t lose much money. When I first started, that is how I felt. I figured that I had to give it a shot.
If you want to sign up online, go ahead and do it now… We will wait…
Sell Avon like a Business
If you truly want to make money selling Avon, you are going to have to invest in yourself and your business. You may not want to spend that much money to get started, but this IS a business. You are going to have to get your name out there and let people know that you are the best Avon lady ever. You can’t just hand out brochures and cross your fingers. If you are not a people-person, Avon may not be for you.
Things you Need to Get Started
Don’t play into the hype that Avon pushes about samples. If you start buying products and samples when you are just starting out, you will go broke fast. I’m not saying to doubt your ability and think small. But, samples and products are not essentials when you are just starting out. Below is a list of things you will need to look professional when you are just starting out selling Avon.
- Brochures – When you first sign up, you are given 20 brochures; 10 for your first campaign and 10 for your next.
- Business Cards
- Sign up Kits
How to Sell Avon and Make Money (Big Money)
The real money in selling Avon is buy selling a whole ton of stuff, or by having great Avon Representatives in your down-line. Avon pretty much invented multilevel marketing. If you recruit Avon Representatives and teach them how to sell Avon successfully, you can make a percentage of their sales. This doesn’t take any money away from the representatives below you. This commission comes from the portion Avon would have gotten. But, before you can be a great Avon leader, you have to be a great Avon Representative.
How to be a Successful Avon Representative
Use every opportunity you have to sell a product and get new customers. If a friend is talking about her horrible skin or flat hair, tell her about a product that Avon sells and what it can do for her. To accomplish this, you have to know the products. Spend some time reading the brochure and researching the products. You can sell what you don’t know and you cant expect to just hand out brochures and get orders.
Make sure you do everything on time. Deliver brochures early and make deliveries as promised. Make sure you let your customers know the status of orders if there are any complications. This is what makes for a good business person. You need to be professional and reliable.
Sell Avon Online
Make yourself visible online. Every great business has an online presence now. Create a Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+, etc. Share beauty tips and reference your Avon products. Post pictures of you with the products you use and when someone compliments you, tell them what product you are using. Use the personal webpage Avon gives you to sell your products online. You can even add a blog to it, which makes you easier to find in the search engines.
Avon Leadership Earnings Opportunities
Once you have started making decent money selling Avon, you can use this to recruit new Avon representative. You now know what it takes to be successful and can mentor new women on how to sell Avon and make money. No one is going to want to start selling Avon if YOU aren’t even making money doing it.
Start talking to friends and family about the Avon opportunity. Talk to women at social events or anyone who asks you what you do. This can get you more customers and possibly build your down line. Below is a chart showing you how much you can earn from being in Avon leadership.
If you are going to get into any kind of network marketing, I highly suggest you read Go Pro: 7 Steps to Becoming a Network Marketing Professional. It teaches you how to be successful in any network marketing or direct sales business. It was the first book I read when I decided to get really serious about this stuff!
Let me know if you have anything to add about how to sell Avon and make money.