Covid Sparks Increase In Direct Sales That Can Help Your Avon Business
Direct Sales and Network Marketing is exploding right now in the midst of the Covid Pandemic.
From essential oils, to skin care, and cooking utensils; many unemployed Americans are turning to in-home sales to find financial freedom during the coronavirus pandemic.
My own personal Avon business took a hit, for sure, at the beginning of the pandemic.
But now it is booming. I’m seeing a huge increase in New Representatives joining our team, and my sales are going up.
What about you and your business?
Growing your Avon business is pretty simple.
There are only 4 main steps:
- Prospecting for new customers & recruits.
- Getting a brochure (either paper or digital) to every customer every campaign.
- Following-up with every customer you gave a brochure to every campaign before you place your order.
- Take the order, submit it to Avon and deliver to your customer, or send them to your Avon Online Store to place their order
And then Rinse and Repeat.
It’s really that simple. You just do these 4 steps over and over again, and you will have a strong Avon business.
We have our Daily 8 System to help you work on the activities that will help you grow your business.
The Daily 8 system is a proven formula
When followed consistently, the Daily 8 Plan will help you maintain the consistency required to build a thriving team and an exponentially expanding residual income.
Instead of working 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week your goal is to capture 8 POINTS a day, 5 days a week for a total of 40 POINTS per week.
Follow this plan consistently for 90-days and teach your team to do the same. At the end of 90 days, REPEAT and then REPEAT again. This is your Daily Method of operation.
The real secret to your Avon Business success is that there is NO SECRET!
It simply takes a simple plan and the dedication and commitment to WORK THE PLAN consistently! That’s it!
Want to be part of our Daily 8 Challenge?
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Everyone is welcome! Whether you’re on our Avon team or not, we welcome you & invite you to join in. 🙂
Today We’ll Talk About How to Survive and Thrive During Covid
Let’s take a look about how you can find ways to continue to grow your Avon business in spite of the coronavirus pandemic.
I recently went Live on Facebook about how life isn’t fair. You can find it here.
We all already know that things happen, and life isn’t fair.
Our Success in our Avon business, and in life, is not based on what happens to us.
In fact, our success is based on only 10% of what happens to us and 90% of how we respond to what happens to us.
The world is full of people who experience unfairness, and many of them overcome it, while many others do not.
People who overcome significant unfairness, like a bad childhood, poor health, or natural disasters, accept that they didn’t cause the unfairness.
But they did the work to move beyond it.
There are those who’ve not only overcome the unfairness that was dealt to them, but they became successful in spite of it.
These people don’t use life’s unfairness as an excuse for poor behavior or lack of motivation.
Instead, they work hard at creating better circumstances for themselves.
And that’s what we all need to do.
Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life and Your Business!
BUT I’m too busy.
BUT I’m broke.
BUT I have kids.
BUT I’ve failed before.
BUT I’m from a small town.
BUT I don’t have many friends.
BUT I work too many long hours.
BUT I don’t know enough people.
BUT I’m not good at social media.
BUT I already have a job.
BUT I’m afraid.
BUT We’re in the middle of a pandemic.
I’m sure you can come up with many more BUTs
Stop, let’s back it up a second.
Try it again.
This time… replace the “BUT” with “BECAUSE”….
That small shift in your perspective could change your whole life.
Let’s look at some ways to build your Avon business in these times.
Provide Excellent Customer Service
The first step in caring is to reach out—not in marketing or overt attempts to gain a competitive edge, but to offer genuine support.
One of the benefits of Selling Avon is that you build relationships with your customers.
They have you as their Representative. They know you and trust you.
While we can’t go out and congregate in groups, we are still able to provide our customers with the same service we’ve always provided.
Instead of making deliveries and going inside to have coffee with our customers, these days it will be more about collecting payment electronically and dropping their order off at their door. There’s no need for personal contact.
One of the great things about Avon right now is they are providing more and more products that people need every day.
We have new items such as mops, batteries, dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent…
People need these products anyway. They may be broke and cutting back, but they still need these products.
You are able to provide them the products they need, delivered to their door either via you with contactless delivery or online.
Your customers can safely order from our Avon provided Online Store as well. Products will be shipped directly to them, and you will be paid your commission 2 days later.
Be sure to continue to get brochures out to every customer, and follow-up with every customer every campaign. Here’s a post on how to automate many of these tasks so you can do them while staying at home.
Build Your Avon Business Online
By taking advantage of the Avon Virtual Brochure, you can cut your brochure costs by sharing your Digital Brochure link.
You can save yourself time and money because your customers’ orders will be shipped by Avon directly to their door instead of you having to sort, deliver and collect the money.
Want all your online store orders to be shipped by Avon? Be sure to check out this post about how to setup your Online Store to make this happen.
And if you’re looking to build a side-hustle business, time and money are valuable.
You can build your Avon business immediately online. No need to wait for brochures or your starter kit to arrive.
The most recent current Avon Catalog is always located on your Avon Online Store which is 100% free for you to use to build your Avon business.
You can find it by going to your Online Store – YourAvon.com/YOURID – and clicking on Brochure / Shop Brochures.
If you haven’t setup your Online Store yet, go ahead and set it up in your web office on AvonNow.com – Click on My Office / Web Office / Online Quick Setup.
Find New Ways to Connect With Customers
Go live on Facebook. People need to see you and what you’re doing.
Start working on your Facebook Business page if you haven’t done that already.
You want to add Zoom to your arsenal. Zoom is fast becoming the default video conferencing app across the world.
You can get it for Free here. The free version is plenty to help you get started.
Host Virtual Parties on Facebook or otherwise.
You can create a private Facebook Group and schedule posts over the course of an hour. Here’s a training on how to do that.
Or you can do live party presentation with a Facebook Live or Zoom Call.
The biggest advantage to online parties is everyone can attend and you no longer have geographic limitations for your parties.
Send a greeting card to let your customer know they are on your mind and that you appreciate them.
I look for pictures that people post on Facebook and put them on the front of a card and send it to them. My customers, prospects, even friends, love these.
You can just keep some note cards handy and write them personally if you choose.
Or you can use a service like SendOutCards to make it easy and to be able to add those pictures.
If you want to know more about SendOutCards, click here to learn more. This link will allow you to send a Free Card to try it out.
That thing you’ve been putting off?! The website? Email marketing? Your blog? Instagram? Batching your social posts? Now is the time to get to work!
Now that you have the time, maybe you’d like to start building your blog.
You can find information about how to do this on OnlineBeautyBiz.com – click here for details.
The one caution I have about blogging though, is it takes time to build a blog and build authority with the search engines. It will help you grow your business over time but will not help you with your immediate income needs.
Be Sure to Offer the Avon Opportunity
Every day, more and more people are struggling financially.
Hours have been cut, and jobs lost – at least temporarily.
Avon offers people impacted by the crisis a way to make some additional income during this difficult time.
And right now, you can offer that for FREE! Avon is offering free sign-ups through C-09, 2021, so be sure to take advantage of that.
I want to stress here that it’s super important to be sensitive and compassionate.
It would not be wise to come across as though you want to capitalize on their hardship. Make clear that you are offering an option to help them.
It’s also important not to over-promise on your business opportunity.
Don’t make big income claims – they will have to put in some work into their new business.
But do share with them how they can earn over $3,000 in their first couple of months with Avon’s Pathway to Premier program.
I have even created a new tracking sheet that you can share with them to help them get there.
Help them get off to a great start by providing them some brochures and tips to get started right away. I send a welcome kit to every new team member.
It’s just what I do anyway, but a welcome kit is especially helpful during these times because it shows that you’re not just out to capitalize on their hardships. Instead, you are helping them.
Steps to Sign Up a New Representative
Just take them to your Online Store – YourAvon.com/YOURID and then click on Become a Representative.
Note, if you are brand new yourself, you will need to wait 24 hours before the computer will be ready for you to sign up a new Representative.
Once your website is setup properly, you’re good to go. Just send your prospect to your website – youravon.com/YOURID.
Mine is youravon.com/lynnhuber. Replace lynnhuber with whatever yours is.
Having them click on “Become a Representative” from your own Avon Online Store is the very best way to get someone signed up and on your team.
If you have them on the phone, it’s even better for you to say, “If you’re ready, I can get you signed up right now.”
Then while they’re on the phone with you, YOU go to Your Avon Website and you click on Become a Representative and you get them signed up – just like a Customer Service Representative.
If you do it for them, you know it will be done now. You never know what’s going to happen between them telling you they are going to go sign up and when they actually do.
If you have any problems, there is a chat function on the website where you can chat with Avon Customer Service. Or you can call Avon Leadership at 800-468-4600.
You can even 3-way your new potential representative into the Leadership phone number, and a Customer Service Representative will help you get them signed up.
Increase your Knowledge
Go through the training on Avon U. This is a great opportunity to find the time if you haven’t already done it. Learn as much as you can.
Go back through the Avon USA Representatives Facebook Page and watch their Live Videos. You’ll learn tons about the new products and how to promote them.
Be sure to watch any replays of any Go to Webinar trainings that Avon has offered. You can find links on AvonNow under News / Business Calendar and on Avon U under Resources.
Just Keep Swimming
As Dory in Finding Nemo so simply put it, we need to just keep swimming!
Although the world is in a time of chaos and confusion it is still possible to successfully run and grow your Avon business.
We’re fortunate with Avon that we can be flexible in how we conduct our business.
Using technology, we can be connected to our team members, our customers and our prospects – even when we’re confined to our homes.
Most importantly, take care of yourself and your family.
And please stay safe.
You’ve got this! I believe in you!
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By Lynn Huber
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