About Me

About CindyMy Avon Story

I always wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, and I also wanted to help my husband in any way that I could. In 1997, I decided to become an Avon Independent Sales Representative. My daughters were 1 and 3 years of age at the time.

For the first seven years, I worked my Avon business as a hobby, I had about 20 customers. It gave me the chance to talk to other adults outside of my home, get my make-up for free, gifts for my children and the little things we needed between paychecks.

It wasn’t until my manager (at that time) told me that I could really make some serious money (residual) that I started treating my Avon as a business not a hobby. The next year I grew my customer base from 20  to 160. I also started Avon’s Sales Leadership Program. By the end of that Avon year, I became a President’s Club Member (PC) which meant that I was selling at over $10,100 in sales and also became a Unit Leader, both for the first time ever. The next year I grew my customer base from 160 to 320 and sold enough Avon to achieve Honor Society (HS), which is selling at over $20,200 in sales. I have achieved that sales level every year since and have earned many awards.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

  • IMG_0103 2004-2005,  #3 in the District for Sales Increase
  • 2005-2006,  #1 in the District for Sales Volume, #1 in the District for Sales Increase, and I received the Spirit of Avon Award. I also received a very nice TV/DVD, an awesome Canon Camera and a beautiful 14k Gold/57 Brilliant Cut Diamond Tennis Bracelet.
  • 2006-2007,  Avon’s Recruiting Excellence Award
  • 2007-2008,  #3 in the District for Sales Volume
  • 2008-2009,  #3 in the District for Sales Volume
  • 2009-2010,  #3 in the District for Sales Volume
  • 2011-2012,  #1 in the District for Sales Volume
  • 2012-2013,  #3 in the District for Sales Volume and Avon’s Leadership Recruiting Excellence Award
  • 2013-2014,  #2 in the District for Sales Volume
  • 2015, in the District:
    • #2 – Personal Sales Volume
    • #5 – Personal Sales Increase
    • #2 – Total Unit Sales Volume
    • #1 – Total Unit Sales Increase
    • SPIRIT OF AVON AWARD
    • PRP Membership Mentoring Certificate

I have really enjoyed my Avon business. I love the flexibility it provides. My customers have become my friends. I am also my own boss, on my own time. Flexibility definitely has been important to me and my family.  In the past few years my youngest daughter has had some health issues where I had to be available to take her to Dr. appointments and be there for her. In 2010, we also went through a tornado that destroyed our home, Our House - Tornado 2010everything inside and out, except my Avon business. We had to start completely over. It took a year and a half to finish the process. We were able to see the hand of God work in our lives before, during and after the tornado. It was amazing! He is amazing! Click here to read our story. I would not of been able to keep a regular job during those times in my life. I also love Avon because of the products that we have. They are of excellent quality, affordable and there is something for everyone; men, women and children.

I am an Honor Society Member, Sales Leader, National Recruiter, Business Developer, Skin Care Specialist and DSWA Elite Certified Representative.

I have always been the type of person that wants to help others – customers, team members and even those that aren’t on my team. I have a huge passion for Avon and helping people succeed. I hope that through this website I am able to help you too. I am looking for people that are business-minded, hard working, determined to succeed individuals to join me on this journey in building a huge organization. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance to you through the Contact Me tab. Thanks for visiting and God bless!

Cindy Wood

Founder of My Beautiful Beauty Business
Website: mybeautifulbeautybusiness.com
Email: cindy@mybeautifulbeautybusiness.com

 

 

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20 comments

  1. Janette says:

    Cindy,

    I enjoyed reading about your success in Avon and how it has been a part of you and your family’s life. It is a great accomplishment and you can be proud of your success in sales and building your business. Well written.

    EJ

    • Cindy says:

      EJ,

      Thank you so much for visiting my site. I’m glad you enjoyed reading “About Me”. Yes, Avon has been a big part of our lives. Thank you for your kind words, they are much appreciated.

      Cindy

    • Cindy says:

      Hi Marie,

      Yes, it is wonderful to have a business like Avon. I have about 300 customers and many of them I have gotten to know very well and became friends with them.

      Cindy

  2. Jewel Carol says:

    Hi Cindy

    Thank you for your wonderful site on “my beautiful beauty business”. 🙂

    It certainly is such a pleasure to be able to work from home and I see that you have so much accomplishment and awards with Avon products, congratulations to you!!

    It is so fantastic to be able to have customers as friends, when people like you as friends, there is no barrier and they would buy from you because they already have so much trust and confidence in you!!

    Anyway, I wish you great success in your business with Avon cosmetic products!!

    Jewel Carol

    • Cindy says:

      Hi Jewel,

      Thank you so much for your kind words. Wow!

      It is a real pleasure to have my own business. I really hope that with this online site I will be able to help many women achieve whatever level of success they want. They can do it too, they just need to apply themselves, and not give up. Because when they give up, they give up on themselves.

      I find it amazing that some of my customers have been with me since I started, almost 18 years ago. Avon Representatives come and go, for whatever reason. It is really important to people (customers) that they can count on their Avon Lady and know that she is going to be there every two weeks like she says she will. They definitely appreciate that! Since they have the trust and confidence in me, my business has grown just from word of mouth referrals and I love that!

      Wishing you the best too!
      Cindy

  3. Lynette says:

    HI Cindy!
    Wow, you are inspiring and I can relate to many things with your Avon business, including the problems you’ve had to deal with. I am still an Avon rep here in Australia, and we had a wild bushfire come through our whole street in 2001 but luckily I was able to get all my Avon stuff together that I needed as well as photo’s, cats, food and drink etc, and keep going with my Avon. Luckily the fires miraculously went right around our house, but burned everything else on the property.
    Great work Cindy!
    Lynette

    • Cindy says:

      Hi Lynette,

      Thank you for your kind words! I can’t imagine what you must have been going through during the time of your bushfire. Not knowing where it was going to turn and how much damage it would do and how long it would take to be over. It’s very scary when you have no control over something like that. The tornado is something I would not ever want to go through again. It was the longest 5 minutes of my life. I was in the basement with my daughter (lifeguard) and 6 other children from the pool which was across the street. We lost about 95% of our stuff, but no lives! And honestly, my Avon was untouched…Crazy!

      So glad to hear that you are a representative in Australia, I hope you are having fun with your business. I have always wanted to travel there, maybe someday. Thanks again! Cindy

  4. Katie says:

    Enjoyed visiting your site and the history behind the company, what it stands for and the support it gives to two causes. Avon is a well known brand and I know some woman who have achieved good success just like you. Your site is nicely set out and easy to navigate.

    • Cindy says:

      Hi Cathy,

      Thank you for visiting my site! I really appreciate your comments. I’m proud to be involved with a company that supports two of the causes important to women, Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence. Yes, Avon is a very well known brand. I think most people know someone that sold or used the products over the years. It is fun to hear the stories that people tell me, when I’m at an event or a fair that I am doing. Thanks again! Cindy

  5. Hilda says:

    Cindy, you are a really courageous and decisive woman…no doubt about it. You are an example for many women who want to start their own business and make their financial goals and personal dreams come true. Way to go!!

    Hilda

    • Cindy says:

      Hi Hilda,

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I have tried my best to be a good example. I truly hope that I can help many other women be successful and help make their dreams come true, whatever that may be for them. Thanks again and take care! Cindy

  6. Sylvia says:

    Hi Cindy,
    What a wealth of information on your Avon Business and how you got there, where you are right now.
    If I would be interested in your beauty niche, this certainly would have sold me to start right now.
    You certainly have put your heart and soul into this Avon business.
    Great work, great opportunity for sure.
    All the best to you
    Sylvia:)

    • Cindy says:

      Hi Silvia,

      Wow! Thank you! I really appreciate what you said. You are very encouraging! As I look back, I can say…yes, I have put my heart and soul into this business. And now with my new website, I hope that I can help a lot more women start their own business and be what they want to be….successful, whatever that means for them. Thank you very much! Take care! Cindy

    • Cindy says:

      Thank you, Barb, for visiting my website! I’m glad you liked it. I hope that it will be able to help many and that the website will be very successful. I’m believing it will! Thanks again, Take Care. Cindy

  7. Cheri says:

    Thank you Cindy, for always being so helpful, friendly and prompt. I appreciate that you are always so pleasant, even when it has been awhile since any of us in the office have ordered. I have read your story before about the tornado and admire your outlook, and how you are not afraid to show your faith. You are an inspiration! Thanks also for sharing a great company’s products with us!

    • Cindy says:

      Oh my, Cheri, thank you so much for the many compliments that you gave me. I really appreciate that! I really love being an Avon Representative, being able to meet and service so many wonderful people with the Avon products. I really enjoy doing what I do and hope that I can continue for a very long time. Regarding my faith, it is pretty easy to talk about something that I know God was there carrying us through such a horrible time in our lives. I hope to inspire many. Thanks again!

  8. Sharon Allen says:

    Cindy, I love your site, it is with out a doubt all about women. It is very feminine and pretty. Well put together. Personally I have been an AVON lady myself, many, many years ago so I know that your review on Avon is correct. This is a great company and fits well into the woman’s life. You have done a great job with your site, congratulations to you for all of your work, I am sure it will pay off. Good Luck.

    • Cindy says:

      Sharon, Thank you for visiting. I have met a few women here at WA that were Avon ladies, and a couple of them are still working the business. Thanks for the kind words. Yes, Avon is a great company, they give women an opportunity to be successful personally and professionally. I hope you had a wonderful experience while you were an Avon lady years ago, things have definitely changed since then. Thanks again!

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