Just some food for thought. Your Avon businesswill not grow on its own; nor will it grow overnight. It will take time and you must nurture it. Your Avon businessis like a plant. You need to Cultivate Your Avon Business.
I started my Avon businessin September 2014. During 2014 I only had a total of 12 customers. Of the 12, 6 were friends. Also, of the 12, 4 have never ordered again. THAT is a slow start. Here’s the thing. I didn’t give up. I didn’t say this is not for me. DON’T GIVE UP! Keep at it. You have to nurture it, water it, feed it.
1. Plant the seed. In the beginning, customers won’t come to you; they have no idea you exist. You have to get out there and grab them! You have to put yourself out there. Let everyone know you sell Avon. Start with your family, friends and co-workers. Then your neighbors. Then your block. Each place you visit. If you leave the house, take Avon brochureswith you. Give one to every person you come in contact with. Create a Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+ and Twitter page specifically for your Avon business. Start a blog as well. Little by little you let the world around you know YOU are the Avon Lady.
2. Water Your Plant. As you get your name and Avon brochuresout there, you need to follow up. Every campaignyou have to water your new business. Call customers and potential customers and speak to them. Pay attention to what they order or are interested in. Keep notes on each of them in your back office (in your address book). When something they are interested in comes up on special, let them know. They will appreciate it.
Campaign-Mailer Pricing. Includes Brochures
Make sure they are getting new Avon brochures each campaign. You can deliver yourself or use a company like Campaign Mailer (www.campaign-mailer.com) who will mail brochures to your customers for a fee. This is what I do and my customers love it. Be sure you are posting regularly on social media. Sign up on your Avon eStoreas a customer so that you will receive the same emails as your customers. Be sure to turn the automated email programs. (web office/eStore/personalization tool/customer preferences) Use the new “Avon Social Media Center” App from Avon.
3. Feed Your Plant. Once you are getting established and your Avon businessis starting to grow it is time to feed it. Start purchasing more brochures to leave at businesses. Look into Avon Fundraising. Make a list of organizations that may benefit from an Avon fundraiser and contact them. Begin to build your stock of popular products like Skin So Soft Original Bath Oil, Bug Guard, Eye Liners, Mascaras, hand creams, lip balms and shower gels. Pay attention to the “Avon What’s New” brochures when these items are offered to you at 40% off and unlimited. Follow the “Avon Deal of the Day” on YourAvon and purchase these items at discounts. The “AvonDeal of the Day” is posted every evening at 12 Midnight EST. Start looking for vendor events you can attend. Do a search on Facebook for vendor sites in your area. Even with little product on hand you can still pass out brochures, get contact info from potential customers, recruit and even take orders on the spot at vendor events. You can also set up in your front yard and have a little Avonyardsale. I do this several times a year and get new customers ordering from me on a regular basis.
4. Propagate Your Plant. One of the most amazing things about plants is that every cell has the ability to duplicate all parts and functions of the plant. By taking a cutting of a leaf or stem and creating the right conditions, you can create an entirely new plant. Propagate your Avon business. There are two ways to do this;
A. Reinvest Your Earnings. We all want to make money but sometimes in the beginning of starting a new business it is necessary to take those earnings and reinvest them back into your business. Purchase decals for your vehicle. Buy Avonshirts, buttons and table runners. Any way you can advertise your Avon businessis a plus. Be a walking advertisement by wearing/using the Avon productsyourself.
B. Join Avon Leadership. Replicate yourself. Start your own Avon team; teach and mentor your downline to be successful. As your team grows, so will your income. Always be sure to include a recruitingflyer with your brochures and customer’s orders. Be sure when attending vendor events that you are recruitingas well. Make a sign that is visible to anyone walking by. Stress that it is $15 to join and that new reps can earn 40% during their 1st through 12th Campaigns.
Growing your Avon businesstakes hard work and dedication but in the end it is worth it. It’s like getting a raise every campaign! Have you ever worked for a job that gave you a raise every two weeks? I have….my AVON business!
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