Tips To Help You Get Started Right Away In Your New Avon Business
We’ve has so many new Reps join us recently, I thought this might be a good time to get back to basics and give you some tips to help you get started.
Congratulations on your decision to sign up to become an Avon Representative! You’ve made a smart choice!
Out of the many companies you could have chosen from, Avon is one of the best!
Avon was named one of the best network marketing companies in the world! The company has been around for over 130 years and is constantly reinventing itself to stay current and relevant!
And with the new additions of our Korean Beauty products, I am convinced you are definitely in the right place at the right time!
There are many things we could cover that would really help you, but it’s impossible to put everything in one article.
This blog is a wealth of information and I believe you can find almost everything you need here.
So be sure to click on Getting Started and work your way through our training.
And then, you can utilize the search function (On the right side of every page, or at the bottom if you’re on a phone) to find whatever you need.
If you have a topic that you feel needs some training, please reach out to me and let me know and I’ll either direct you to that training or add it into my future posts.
Additional Training Provided by Avon
Avon also offers a free training program for all representatives. It is completely free and will teach you a lot about growing your Avon business.
The training program is called Avon U and you can find it in your back office by logging into your account on AvonNow.com.
Some of the first training programs I suggest are:
- Avon U Orientation
- Shortcut to Success
- Building an Online Business
- Social Media Training
Here’s a fact you might not know – new Representatives who complete the Avon U training program have 3X higher sales than those who don’t participate!
Just from the Representatives who completed the Shortcut to Success, 18% of them had online sales compared to only 6% for those who were not active in the Avon U training.
Selling Avon Online
When you choose to sell Avon Online, you save yourself money.
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 set up 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 set up 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.
Maximize your First Order
As a new Representative, you will earn 25% on all Beauty/Jewelry and 20% on Fashion/Home.
With the Pathway to Premier Program, you have the ability to earn $3,250 in your first 8 campaigns!
There are several bonuses available in this program that you’ll want to earn for sure. But focus on that $200 number.
You will earn an extra $20 bonus for every $200 you sell within a single campaign. Keep bumping up those $200 increments and you’ll receive more of those $20 bills!
The first thing you will want to consider including in your first order is catalogs. Your Avon brochure is your business.
So, while it is definitely important to share your Avon Online Store with your contacts right away, you will also want to be leaving a trail of brochures everywhere you go.
I recommend ordering at least 100 brochures when you are first starting.
When you invest in 100 Avon brochures, you will be paying approximately $33.00.
To offset the cost of this supply, you can (and should) charge your customers a processing fee.
I charge my customers $2.00, but many Reps charge anywhere between $1.00-$3.00, some even up to $5.00. It’s up to you to charge the amount that you are comfortable with.
If your 100 books generate 16 customers and you charge a $2.00 Order Processing fee, you have MORE THAN made back your investment.
And if you’re collecting contact information from everyone you give a brochure to, you shouldn’t have any problem generating more than enough customers from those 100 books.
Start Replacing the Products that You Already Use with Avon Products
Now that you’re getting a discount, why wouldn’t you buy EVERYTHING from YOUR business instead of supporting a big company store?
You will be paying less for things like:
- Body Wash
- Kids Bath Products
- Hand Creams
Slowly start replacing all the products in your house with products from your new Avon business.
If you were headed to the store tomorrow and were making a list of things you need, what products would be on that list?
Which of those products can you buy from YOUR OWN BUSINESS at a discount?
Why pay full price for those products when you can buy them from YOURSELF at a discount and receive credit for those purchases towards your sales levels and Avon recognition programs.
Not only that, but those products that you are now buying from yourself instead of Walmart or some other store, will count towards your Pathway to Premier program and help you make even more money!
And as a bonus, having personal experience with the products you are selling will help you as you are beginning to talk to customers.
Now you will be able to give first-hand testimony about your experience with the product which will help you build higher orders and make more money.
New Customer Coupon Code
Avon used to have a Coupon Code to give everyone 10% off their first order. That is no longer available.
But we now have the ability to create our own coupon codes.
You can use this code to get contact information from your new potential customer.
When you’ve given them a book, you can say…
Hey! Before I forget, what’s your phone number and email address? I want to send you a code to get 10% off your order. I love coupon codes, don’t you?
Once you get their information, you can immediately add them to your AvonNow Address book and set them up with a Promotion. And now you have their phone number so you can text them a follow-up before you place your next order.
Then just keep looking to meet new people and continue to grow your business.
Here’s another post that will give you 100+ Ways to Grow Your Business.
If you pick up new customers every campaign, your business will continue to grow and flourish.
And soon you won’t even recognize that business you were just starting with when you first started. You’ll be on your way!
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By Lynn Huber
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