So you have made the step to run your own Avon business. The freedom to work from home and stay with your children or maybe just as a side job for extra money. No matter what your reason just know that this is not a business that will run itself. It is just like any other job, you have to work at it and put in the effort to make it profitable.
First things first, get in touch with your family and circle of friends whether in person, phone or email. Let them know that you are now selling Avon. Pass out brochures to them because most likely your first couple of orders will be coming from them. Ask family and friends to help you spread the word. Give them extra brochures and business cards to pass out to people they know. You can even try to offer incentives such as a certain percentage off of their next order if they will refer someone to you.
Next brochures will become the lifeline of your Avon business. It is like your store for people to visit and shop. Be sure to order enough for all of your customers and extra to pass out to people you meet in public. Set goals to pass out or talk to a certain amount of people a week or day. You could bring it up with the teller at the bank or while standing in line at the grocery store. Always carry brochures and business cards with you. Try to make conversation with people everywhere you go and turn it into an opportunity to sell your products. Another way to gain new customers is to leave a business card or sample of a product with your tip at a restaurant.
Avon also has a wonderful opportunity to sell your products on-line using your own website. It is a fantastic option for people who would prefer to shop on-line. Of course Avon does charge a minimal fee to maintain your website but it’s great because they do all of the work for you. The only thing required of you is to direct people to your website. Another way to boost your sales is to offer Mark products. It is a somewhat more expensive line that is aimed at a younger generation and is more hip and stylish. If you have those types of customers the Mark products may be beneficial for you. It is simple to sell. It is in a separate brochure called a Mark magalog and when you place your order for the regular Avon brochures you can choose to add the Mark magalogs to the order as well.
Most importantly just remember that it is a business and it is necessary to work at it if you want it to be successful. If you do this the right way it can be a great opportunity for women to have a career and family as well.