Post # 1
My aunt was an Avon rep for a year and has recently given it up. I usually get all my makeup from her, but now that she is no longer going to do it, I am thinking of picking it up. I really love their products!
My aunt is very disorganized and it didn’t work out for you. I wanted to get others opinions about becoming an Avon rep. Any pros/cons, pointers?
Post # 3
I did Mary Kay for a while. I am not terribly well-organized, and it wasn’t a good match for my skills (I don’t really like asking people for money). To my knowledge, they are similar programs.
The culture of it wasn’t really my style, BUT I think these kinds of programs are fine. If you believe in the products, that will go a long way. I would put in very minimal orders to start with, though.
Also, find a niche to start with. Honestly, my best business was selling eye-makeup remover to drag queens (no joke). That niche alone meant I broke even in the end. If you love the lipsticks, for example, focus on that until you really hit a stride.
Finally, before you commit, look for a few friends who would be willing to host a party for you.
Post # 4
So, I sold PartyLite. My bestie sold Tupperware. I failed – she flourished. The big difference being that she had a broader base of people to sell to.
About a year ago, I was recruited to work as a residential real estate agent (I AM a licensed agent, but not in sales and yes, despite the crappy market, they were actively recruiting!) – and the best piece of advice I was given before I decided to start or not was to sit down adn make a list of every single person you knew that you could approach about real estate. If your list isn’t terribly large? It’s going to be difficult to get going.
Sales is sales is sales. Either you are good at it or you aren’t – regardless of product. 🙂
Post # 5
My mom sold Avon for awhile. I’m guessing it wasn’t a perfect match for her because she doesn’t do it anymore, but I know it wasn’t because she isn’t organized. I think she just had too much to do between raising 3 girls and her full time job among other things.
Post # 6
I currently sell avon– it honestly is a business that you get what you put into it. I work at a hospital and am able to do pretty well buy getting books to all the nursing stations.. but if you don’t get your books out on time it shortens the time for people to shop…
Post # 7
I sell mark, which is a division of Avon. I love it, but it honestly is what you put in to it. You also need to order every two weeks and there are some sales requirements for Avon (there aren’t for mark), but I am not sure what they are exactly.