Cultivate Your Avon Business

Cultivate Your Avon Business

Cultivate Your Avon Business

Just some food for thought. Your Avon business will not grow on its own; nor will it grow overnight. It will take time and you must nurture it. Your Avon business is like a plant. You need to Cultivate Your Avon Business.
I started my Avon business in 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 brochures with 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 brochures out there, you need to follow up. Every campaign you 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.
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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 ( 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 eStore as 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 business is 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 “Avon Deal 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 Avon yardsale.  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 Avon shirts, buttons and table runners. Any way you can advertise your Avon business is a plus. Be a walking advertisement by wearing/using the Avon products yourself.
     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 recruiting flyer with your brochures and customer’s orders. Be sure when attending vendor events that you are recruiting as well. Make a sign that is visible to anyone walking by. Stress that it is $25 to join and that new reps can earn 40% during their 1st through 7th Campaigns.
Growing your Avon business takes 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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    About Me

    I was born and raised in Southern California. I grew up in Anaheim, CA, spent 13 years in mountains of Idyllwild and then eventually moved to the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley where I now reside. I began working at the age of 15 but I have actually only had a handful of jobs in my lifetime; Fast food manager, extruder operator, restaurant owner, fire fighter and now district manager for a private fire prevention company and media/ marketing for an off road racing company.  I also own a home based computer service/repair company and an off road media/marketing company. I hold an AS degree in Fire Science from Mt San Jacinto College where I graduated with honors of distinction.

    How I became an Avon Representative

    I decided to become an Avon Representative in 2014.  My sister-in-law was a representative but only for her own discount. My daughter had sold for a short time but it just wasn’t her thing.

    I had always thought about becoming an Avon Rep, but it was always just a thought. I remember my mom buying Avon when I was very young and was always mesmerized at all the products and how the Avon lady always looked so beautiful and polished. Of course I loved the lipstick bullets!

    My friend Leslie who was a representative as well was always sharing Avon deals and the opportunity on Facebook. One day she posted about joining her team and becoming an Avon Rep; I just decided right then and there to do it. I had no plan or specific reason. Remember, I was already working a full time job on top of my own businesses. As I started selling, I realized that I was actually having fun and felt accomplished at how well I was doing; I was only doing Avon part time in the evenings and weekends. I decided I wanted to get serious and actually be successful!

    For the remainder of that first year I concentrated on learning as much as I could about the business; learning most everything on my own. Then in 2015 I devoted every extra dollar and minute I had to my Avon Business. I grew my customer base slowly but surely and over time my customer base and sales consistently increased. I even started my leadership journey at the encouragement of Emily Seagren who was Leslie’s upline.

    I studied and learned everything I could from Emily and through her’s and Leslie’s mentorship I am where I am today. In January of 2017 the opportunity to purchase Leslie’s Avon team was presented to me. Not one to pass up a great offer I took it! Emily Seagren is now my upline, my team has more than tripled and I am now a Gold Leader!

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    My Accomplishments with Avon

    I sell at the Honor Society Level (over $20,000 annually) and am a Gold Leader with over 260 team members nationwide.


    • Awarded on stage at the 2015 Avon PRP Gala Luncheon for the highest online sales in her district
    • Earning President’s Club Level
    • Other various incentives.


    • Advanced from Ambassador to Silver Ambassador and to Gold Ambassador
    • Became a DSWA Certified ELITE Leader
    • Completed the Avon Pilot Coaching Program.
    • Earned almost $2,000 in Avon bonuses in the “Journey to Gold Incentive”
    • Earned a Champion Blender by being #59 out of 400 Avon Ambassadors in the “Ignite Your Avon Torch” incentive.
    • Won all three awards in the “One Team, One Dream” incentive.
    • Team sales were more than $92,000.
    • Team’s sales growth was 365%.
    • Awarded on stage at the Annual PC Gala Luncheon for 2016 for #1 in her District for Sales Growth, #4 in Sales Volume and #2 in online sales.
    • Earning Honor Society Level.
    • Honored with the prestigious Spirit of Avon Award.

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    • Earned Level 1 of the Sparkle Like a Boss incentive
    • $440 in the All Aboard Onboarding incentive.
    • Earned an Avon Speaker, 2 Avon Notebook Sets, 4 $50 Gift Cards, a $25 Gift Card, a 7-Piece Cookware Set, an Avon Water Bottle, Free registration for RepFest, an Avon Umbrella, a Ninja Coffee Bar and a Luxury Wristlet in the Ticket to Boss Life incentive.
    • Participated in the Avon 39 Walk in Chicago, IL
    • Earned an all-expenses paid trip to the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas
    • Earned all three levels including a pink cowgirl hat, Go Country, Win Big RepFest VIP Party (Invitation Only) and her Hotel stay at RepFest for FREE in Go Country-Go Big!
    • Earned over $5000 in additional leadership bonuses.
    • Earned the Boss Life Workshop incentive which included business cards and holder.
    • Advanced in title to Silver Leader.
    • Recognized on stage for being #11 in the NATION for team growth at Repfest 2017 in Nashville, TN this August.
    • Earned an all-expense paid cruise to Bermuda in the Cruise Like a Boss Incentive.

    Cultivate Your Avon BusinessI met my goals for 2017 which were to earn the title of “Gold Leader” and make “Honor Society” again. My long term goal is to retire and Avon continue to be my major source of income. I hope to accomplish this in the next 5 years.

    Have you been thinking about joining Avon? Are you looking for a way to earn an income yet work from home? Just not sure about how Avon can help you? Maybe my story can help you make that decision. After all, I had no plans or intentions on joining Avon or any other direct selling company when I started. I know that it was the BEST decision I ever made and it can be for you too!

    I hope my story encourages you to make the decision to join Avon.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me via email or by calling/texting 951-805-1017.

    To join my amazing team of Avon Representatives now and start your amazing journey with Avon, please visit Be sure if prompted to use reference code SPAPAIAN.