One of the most important traits you need to develop to create success in your business is consistency. It’s crucial to do something every day to move your business forward. Part-time is perfectly acceptable and will give you great results, but working “sometimes” will not!
One of the greatest benefits of having your own Avon business is that you get to chose when and how you will work. This makes the Avon opportunity a great choice to create some income even when your life is already very busy.
But too many Avon Representatives completely forget about their business until their order is due. Then they scramble to try to put together an order. That’s great if your business is your hobby, but if you’re looking to make money it’s not so great.
Working your Avon business part-time is perfectly acceptable, and if it’s done consistently you’ll definitely reap the rewards! I believe you need to give your business a minimum of 10-15 hours per week, EVERY WEEK!
To really be effective, a minimum of 80% of that time needs to be spent actively working your business in front of customers and potential new recruits. That means that if you are dedicating 10-15 hours per week in your business, you’re spending at least 8-12 hours per week prospecting, doing appointments, making follow-up calls, and taking and delivering orders.
You should be spending 2-3 hours (or less) of that time doing the other tasks that are still important but that don’t specifically move your business forward, such as training, getting your brochures ready, attending meetings, etc. For instance, labeling brochures can be done at night while watching TV – not during prime time when you could be actively building your Avon business.
It’s crucial to your business to devote at least one hour per day minimum prospecting for new recruits and customers. I personally do this every day. I spend minimum of one hour standing in front of a grocery store and passing out brochures, getting names and telephone numbers, and starting conversations with people. This is my preferred method, but there many ways to prospect for new customers and recruits.
Other articles in this blog will give you more ideas. But, this one hour per day will make a HUGE impact on your business. I get an average of one potential recruit and 5-10 customers EVERY DAY doing this! And because of this and some other prospecting methods I use, I appoint 10-15 new recruits every campaign!
Would you like to appoint 10-15 recruits every campaign? Or even 3-5? Can you find a minimum of 5 hours per week to prospect? One hour per day is most ideal. When I first started my Avon business, I didn’t have an hour to give each day. I didn’t get home from work until after 8:00 or 9:00 most nights. So instead, I setup a table on the weekends and talked to people.
So, spend one hour per day prospecting, or spend 3 hours at a breast cancer table every weekend, and then another 2 hours prospecting during the week and you’ll be surprised at the results you get!
Spending 5 hours per week prospecting will leave you 5 hours per week to appoint the potential Representatives you meet, and another up to 5 hours per week calling customers and taking and delivering orders. If you do this EVERY week, can you imagine what your business would look like at the end of the month? …or at the end of the year?
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By Lynn Huber