Top Avon Representatives

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I was surprised to see an email in my inbox this week inviting me to Avon’s head office as part of the recognition for being in the top 100 representatives in the UK.

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would achieve such great sales to get me into the top 100 in the country.  There are around 160,000 Avon Representatives in the UK so I’m ecstatic!

The invite to head office includes an evening meal, overnight stay and the chance to meet with the top staff the following day.  It also includes transport to and from head office in Northampton.

Avon really do go above and beyond to recognise its top selling Representatives.  There are meals, free products, love to shop vouchers and even a holiday.  What other company gives all of this to a self-employed workforce?

The recognition programme is called Presidents Club and to become a member you need to sell £6,500 in the year, this gets you an invite to the quarterly events. The rewards then keep on growing.

The holiday this years sales qualify for is to Lisbon in Portugal and to qualify Representatives need to sell over £40,400 in Avon products, have an increase in sales above the previous year and be one of the top 50 in the county to have done so.

At the end of brochure 9, half way through the Avon year I am at number 99 so there is still time to increase my sales and creap up the leaderboard.

I’ve been an Avon Representative for just over 11 years and I’ve always plodded along but this proves with a bit of determination anyone can increase their sales and go for the top sales.

 

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Dressing for the British weather

The weather is something us Brits are always talking about but it never seems to be predictable.

We’ve had a few glorious days in the last week, whilst most people were at work.  Then come the bank holiday weekend we have showers of rain, it’s so unpredictable.

So what do we wear?  I love my jeans but when it’s hot they are too much and even if it’s raining they are not the ideal choice as the take too long to dry.

I can’t always pull off shorts now that I’m getting older (and eating too much chocolate!) so even when it’s warm I tend to opt for trousers.

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I like a nice light pair of trousers when it’s warm so I can cover all my lumps and bumps but still feel cool.  These Floral Palazzo Trousers are ideal, nice and light, easy to wash and cool to wear but warm enough if the sun drops.  I wore them with the shell top in black for a smart casual look.

Both available from Avon at http://www.avon.uk.com/store/mymakeup

 

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Quick Delivery Offer

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Avon have an offer code valid for just today and tomorrow allowing customers to get Express delivery for just £2 with no minimum spend.

Express delivery is next working day delivery if your order is invoiced before 10am the previous working day, otherwise it’s two working days.  Still pretty quick.

So if you’ve misplaced your mascara, lost your lippy or emptied your eyeliner, order with Avon and get yourself stocked up.

Offers usually have a minimum spend but with this there is no minimum purchase amount, just £2 for delivery of any sized order.
Use the code EXPRESS at http://www.avon.uk.com/store/mymakeup

***Offer ends midnight 25th May 2017***

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PJ Day

Who doesn’t love a day in their PJ’s?  I’m no different, I love a lazy morning!

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As we don’t have much planned for today we’re still in our PJ’s.  I’m updating my social media posts and my little man is playing in his bedroom.

I bought these zebra Pj’s from Avon to take on holiday to Spain a few weeks ago as they are nice and light and don’t have sleeves so keep me nice and cool at night.  I loved them so I’m wearing them at home as well as it seems to be getting warm in my house at night even though we don’t have warm weather outside.

The green top is a nice colour and is complimented by the green back legs of the zebras on the trousers.  They are light and comfortable and wash well.  I love my Avon PJ’s!

 

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The flexibility of Avon

I decided last week that I wanted to put some of my commission to good use and update the carpets in our house.  I’ve had the house nearly nine years and it was a new build so the carpet must be 8/9 years old.

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I’m not sure why I chose a brown / beige colour when I bought the house, I think it was because it was neutral and had to be the same throughout the house.  Although why they carpeted my bathrooms I don’t know, and why I’ve left it until now to change them I have no idea!  But I now have some nice laminate flooring instead of carpet in my bathrooms.

The joy of being an Avon Rep meant that I could take the afternoon off for my new carpet to be fitted without having to upset a boss, perfect.  Then when he started fitting he said he would need to come back tomorrow as he wouldn’t be able to finish it today.  Not a problem I can work from home tomorrow as well, the joys of the internet.  Had I been employed I’d probably have an unhappy boss but Avon means I can work my business my way and with a happy home I’ll be a happy Avon Rep.

What do you think of the new carpet for my stairs?

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Anew way for facials

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I’m not really a girly girl so I’ve never had a facial or used a face mask.  However Avon gave me their new Anew Essentials Sheet Mask to try so I thought why not!

The mask is already cut out for you in the shape of a face and has the product already applied so it was easy to use for a novice like me.

I read the instructions then applied it to my face, it was a bit wet, obviously the product on the mask so I don’t really know why I didn’t expect that.  It also felt nice and cool, which was great considering I was warm after an afternoon decorating and a hot bath.

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You need to leave the mask on for 15 minutes and relax.  That was a lovely feeling to just be able to lie down and relax.

After 15 minutes you need to gently massage the remaining product into the skin, this felt nice and relaxing.  And the next morning my skin felt lovely and soft.

The mask comes in its own packet so would be great to take on a girly weekend away or even on holiday to treat your skin after a long day.

 

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Get set for Summer

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If you haven’t started to think about Summer yet, you need to – it doesn’t last long in the UK!

Sun tan lotion is a must, especially for the little ones if they are playing outside at school or nursery. Make sure they have a high factor and apply regularly.

Avon have a variety of sun tan lotions, with different applicators and in different sizes.  Whether you want a squirty bottle or a spray applicator Avon have it for you.  There’s even coloured sun tan lotion for kids so you can see that it has been applied all over.

You really can’t be too careful, the sun can be very dangerous so keep little ones out of the sun during peak temperatures and in the shade wherever possible.

Avon have everything you need for summer, including swimwear, footwear, nail varnishes, sunglasses, beach bags and much more.

Stock up ready for Summer at
http://www.avon.uk.com/store/mymakeup

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Quick delivery offer

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I’ve just had an exclusive delivery offer shared with me.  Unfortunately it’s only valid until midnight tonight so you’ll need to be quick.

The code to use is LOLLY and it gives you delivery for 99p with a spend of £15 or more at http://www.avon.uk.com/store/mymakeup

I love exclusive delivery offers from Avon because it means you can have all of your favourite makeup and beauty products delivered to you even cheaper as a loyal customer.  So please remember to tick the box to allow emails to be sent from Avon as you’ll find out about offers first that way.

Happy shopping!

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Getting the balance

With Avon there are two opportunities to earn extra cash, the first is to be a Representative selling Avon products to customers and the second is to be a Sales Leader which involves recruiting a team of your own Representatives.

The Representative opportunity was the first opportunity from Avon which I would expect most people to be aware of.  It started with the traditional door to door opportunity, where Representatives are allocated a territory of homes to cover and deliver their brochures to potential customers, collecting them a couple of days later (hopefully) with an order inside.  The Representative can then process the order and receive the products which they can then deliver to the customer.

However, with the modern technology that we now have, Avon customers can now buy from the Representative online and have their order delivered directly from Avon.  This involves no work from the Representative to deliver the order but it does involve time and effort promoting the online store.

The Sales Leader opportunity where Representatives build their own team of Avon Reps needs time for recruiting or prospecting.  This can be knocking doors, which can be successful but time consuming as people are often at work so you need to knock several doors to find someone who is at home.  Events can be popular and you are talking to people who are there but again you need to spend time at the event to speak to enough people who are going to say yes to you.  Advertising online is also an option but it is very competitive, many Sales Leaders do it because it is a quick way to advertise but it is becoming harder to find new Avon Representatives this way.

Once you have your potential Representative you need to spend some time teaching them how Avon works and getting their account set up.  The time to do this can vary depending on the person and how many question they may have or whether they have been an Avon Representative before.

So what is the best balance between the two opportunities?  There is no right or wrong answer to this, everyone works differently.

The commission you earn from your personal sales is greater than the commission you earn from your team but there is only one of you and (hopefully) several members of your team.  So you need to weight the two up, enough sales for yourself so you are earning a good amount of commission and enough time to recruit new team members as their sales are consistent earnings which involves very little input from you once they are up and running.

With the launch of online sales the potential for high personal sales is much greater than if you only have a few streets to cover but as I said it takes time to advertise and promote your online Avon shop.  However, with your personal sales you are less likely to get people let you down, customers buy, you deliver and collect the money from them.  Of course there will always be someone who isn’t in when you call but I’ve found this to be few and far between.  Whereas, building a team you find many Representatives will let you down, they’ll take the books and never place an order or place an order then disappear off the face of the earth and never place another order again.  This can be very frustrating and you need to allow time for let downs and not become disheartened when they do.

I find two days a week for Recruiting new Team Members and another two days spending time promoting my Representative business and delivering the Avon products to my lovely customers works for me.  This gives me three days to spend quality time with my little boy.  Perhaps when he is at full time school this might change.

Good luck to you with your Avon business!

 

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Makeup Brush Cleaning tool

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I have to admit until now I’d never cleaned my make up brushes.  Oops!  I’d use them and when they became full of foundation I threw them away and bought a new one.

Then I saw in my latest Avon brochure the new make up brush cleaning tool and the lightbulb moment hit me!  I should have been cleaning my brushes for all of these years.

I bought the tool, bargain at £3.50.  It was a little smaller than I expected but I’m not sure why I expected it to be bigger given how small the end of a make up brush is.

I ran some warm water used a bit of face cleanser and twisted the end of my brush onto the pink tool and there the water turned orange from all of the foundation which had been gathering on my brush for the last few weeks.

You can see the video here https://youtu.be/yiPYBIJ6Fc4

 

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