When I started with Avon 18 years ago (October 31, 1997) I was a stay-at-home mom. I just wanted to earn a some extra money to help my husband, get my make-up for free, gifts for my children and to be around other women. I never thought that I could really make any money with Avon until a former Manager told me that there was that opportunity. So I decided to grow my business, I started by growing my sales by increasing my customers, you can read about me here.
I feel I have done well over the years. When I started the Leadership Program (7 years after starting with Avon, yes, I was a slow starter) I thought that I would hit it big like a lot of the representatives have. What got me thinking about that was the Rich and Famous of Avon Video that Avon made years ago. I would watch that video over and over again studying these women that were on there and believing that I was going to reach the top also. I truly believed that. I have worked hard over the years, working events, fairs, parties, holding meetings, training’s and summer picnic’s, etc. anything I could think of to grow my business and have fun with my downline. I have even cold called people. When I did an event or fair I would build off the lead I would get, and grow that neighborhood, so I wouldn’t have to go into a neighborhood for just one person. I have grown my business in the sales and have been an Honor Society Member for many years now. I have found the sales to be easier than leadership because if you have set a goal of how much money you need to make every two weeks and you don’t make that goal, all you have to do is increase your customers. It is up to YOU and ONLY YOU. Continue reading →