Monday, August 22, 2011

Ideas to encourage building your downline;

I made 1/2 page copies of this with an Avon logo insert and I put them in every order bag and as a bookmark in all my catalogue drops...

Want a $25 Avon gift certificate to spend any way you want on any Avon, Mark or Expressions items?

No limit to how many you can collect either!

Ok, here’s the deal; if you know of anyone looking to make some extra cash selling Avon…refer them to me! If they are successfully registered and fulfill their criteria - VOILA! YOU are then the recipient of a $25 gift certificate to be spent on any Avon products!

Ina Elaine - Your AVON Connection 780-758-4643                                     

Friday, July 8, 2011

Make More Money with YOUR Avon Business: Advertising Creatively if YOU dont advertise YOU...who will?

Zazzle sent me this link to refer a friend and that friend will get 15% off their order; I am sharing it with you.  Zazzle has some really fun creative Avon advertising products and you will have no trouble finding something that suits you.  I bought Avon rep pin-on buttons with funny Avon sayings, I passed them to my team and we all laff and wear them with great amusement!  People comment ALWAYS and I have handed out brochures via the funny button getting me that attention.

I am also a fan of Vistaprint.  You get amazing prices but WAIT till you get that all important email that promises free shipping BECAUSE this is where Vistaprint nails you.  Shipping costs!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Flyers ideas concepts & Make MORE Money with your AVON Business!

Flyers are an inexpensive alternative to book drops or random delivery of your pricey catalogue.  Important tips are to keep it brief and easy to read.  Advertise a particularily low priced product and your contact info - ask them to contact you for a brochure.  This is the most effective method I have found to date for a decent response.

Right now Bubble Bath is on 2 for 9.99 - a great price for a legendary product - one side of your flyer this sale and your contact info and on the flip side the list of alternate uses for the bubble bath.

  1. Zillions of bubbles that leave NO bath tub ring.
  2. Does a beautiful job on washing cars, mobile homes, RVs, and boats.
  3. Great as a laundry detergent, no fabric softener needed.
  4. Better than "Woolite" for hand washing delicates.
  5. Heavily soiled laundry? Pre-soak in bubble bath for a few minutes. Can even remove ring around the collar and get the grease out of work clothes.
  6. Wash windows.
  7. Give pets a bath.
  8. Wash no wax floors.
  9. Wash dishes.
  10. Wash walls and ceilings.
  11. Clean bathroom fixtures and mirrors.
  12. Wash appliances.
  13. Use to shampoo carpets (whole room or a spot).
  14. Cleans chandeliers and light fixtures.
  15. Use bubbles and sponge to shampoo furniture or vehicle interiors.
  16. Cleans china, windows, etc. (all glass).
  17. Wash your plant leaves, they will shine. Then pour into soil as a fertilizer.
  18. Upholstery stains come out by rubbing with a damp cloth dipped in full strength bubble bath. Do not wet the sponge with water. Water may leave a stain, the bubble bath won't.
  19. Clean your jewelry - even costume jewelry.
  20. Splatter grease (butter too) on a good blouse? Put straight bubble bath on the spot, let sit a few minutes and wash. No spots!
  21. Wash Venetian blinds.
  22. Wash paneling - no rinsing, no streaks.
  23. Clean your eye glasses.
  24. Put some bubble bath and a bit of water in your potpourri burner.
  25. Clean your painted or real wood cupboards.
  26. Fill your pump "hand cleaner" in the bathroom and kitchen, as well. It's not antibacterial, but it sure works good and smells great!
Best of all, you can pick the scent you enjoy smelling, not the scent the makers of other products want you to smell !


Copy 150 or so and get out will get as many responses as you would a book drop but at a fraction of the cost.  Knowing that those that call are a sure thing and worthy of a book delivery.  Always fold your flyers with the sale visible...
If there are no mailboxes (some newer areas dont have home delivery) then roll and insert in the screen door handle, tuck in the window edge frame of the screen door, slide between the door and frame - get creative but never pass up a door for delivery - get creative.

Get fit and get customers!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Make More Money with YOUR Avon Business: Fundraising Options

If you are like me - you are not a big fan of door knocking.  I am uncomfortable with the push of selling to polite people.  Or perhaps my innate Canadian breeding has put me in such a position to be wary of offending anyone in their own home!

Here is an excellent way to go door to door as we AVON representatives are known for, and get the door open introduce yourself on behalf of a CAUSE!

We all have access to fundraising products and such and all the pertinent paperwork to assist community leagues, churches, schools etc to help with raing money for school equipment or books or other costs that are over and above their budget. 

Did you know YOU TOO can fundraise?  Raising your sales incredibly - and the best part? 

Getting OUT THERE! 

To knock upon a neighborhood door, with a choice of 4 items at a great price and the net proceeds got to a CAUSE!  You can contact the Diabetes Foundation, Autism, MADD, the choices are endless and choose one you would genuinely like to help or that touches your life in some way.  Ask them if you can make a donation and explain your fundraising effort.

You will have great bottom line sales, place yourself in a higher percentage with a higher products purchase, possibly tip you over the edge to STAR status or even President's Club!

You will also have made a great donation to a worthy cause.  Outstanding.

Lastly, you have left your name on that neighborhood as the Avon Rep (with a heart!) - and THATS the bottom line.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


I ran across these tips somewhere long ago I can't remember where. There are some good ideas here, the important point is to be creative and think of any and all ways to get the word out. Remember your brochure is your store front, all your inventory is there, the more people that see your products the more sales you'll make!

1 Take advantage of the advertising of others.
2. Call others about their ads and offer them your service.
3. Post flyers in apartments.
4. Leave catalogs at beauty salons and nail shops.
5. Wear a badge.
6. Wear buttons.
7. Approach bake sales with a fund raiser.
8. Let your bank know what the deposit is for. Give the teller a catalog.
9. Barter-Trade your product/service.

10. Hang a flyer inside a bathroom stall door. Captive audience.
11. Always have a catalog in your car or purse.
12. Use bumper stickers.
13. Let everyone you ever worked with know what you do.
14. Make a goal to give out a certain number of cards per day.
15. Hand out your business card with all transactions each day. Always ask for a business card in return.
16. Free lunch drawings. Put your card in fish bowls.
17. Get a restaurant to sponsor your drawing.
18. Magnetize your business card.
19. Use your card as a bookmark in the library books. Leave them in the books when you return them.
20. Instead of tear flyers use your business card at the bottom of the flyer.
21. Look for bulletin boards and leave a flyer.
22. Hang a sign on your car window about your business.Â
23. Dream shop on e-bay
24. Fundraiser Car Washes--stop in and tell them of your fundraiser.
25. Put up catalogs in all waiting rooms.
26. Join a club or network group.
27. Corporate Gift Giving. Offer your product.

28. Leave a lead box in businesses you go to a lot.
29. Go door to door--introduce yourself and your business
30. Look on the internet for new bulletin boards to post your product.
31. Fast food, where the Moms are.
32. Always keep flyers with you to hand out.
33. Former Business Associates.
34. Former Customers
35. Go to garage sales. Give them flyers to pass out for you. Offer a gift incentive.
36. Wear a name tag to the grocery store.
37. Home Shows
38. Home Owner Association. Put an ad in their paper.
39. College newspapers and bulletin boards.
40. Hospital waiting rooms--Always leave a catalog.
41. Always wear a logo to the health club.
42. Do cross-promotions with other businesses

As you can see there are many ways for you to "get the word out there", there is no being timid here. If you're serious about building your Avon business you NEED to be on top of it and that includes the marketing of your business. I suggest you make an effort to add to this list, think of your own ideas and put them to work, some will work better than others some won't work at all but you won't know until you try.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Direct Sales Tips AVON - Live it Breathe it BELIEVE in it!

As a direct salesperson, you serve a vital function in our society. You create a market for products. To be a good salesperson you must take pride in your profession, be it part-time or full-time. Below are eight sales tips to help you along in selling your products.    

1.  YOU MUST honestly believe and feel that what you are selling is a worthwhile and honest value in order to be a success in selling. When you have the conviction that you are selling a worthwhile product, you will sell with enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is contagious. When the prospect becomes enthusiastic, he buys.

2. Don't be impatient. Too many inexperienced salespeople call on one or two prospects and quit if they don't get immediate results. It takes time for people to gain confidence in you and your products. Many people will buy at once, but a big proportion will wait to think things over.

Most of your business will eventually be repeat orders from customers. Almost all business depends on repeats. A retail establishment will lose money for quite a period until they build up a flow of repeat customers. Any worthwhile endeavor requires effort. The amount of money you will make will be directly proportional to the effort you put forth.  Some believe there is an innate trait that makes some people good at sales and others failures. Several marketing authors have dispelled this fallacy. You can and will make money selling your products if you put forth an effort.

3. Be yourself. Many people visualize a successful salesperson as a hail and hearty person with an outgoing personality. If they are not the image of what they expect is a success, they try to imitate. I recently read..., "One of our most successful salespeople is a man who 'never sold a thing in his life' before he joined us. He turned to selling in desperation, when he lost his job and needed an income to support his family. He didn't like to dress in a jacket or tie so he called on his prospects in his everyday "house" clothes. He was terrified at selling and the first two calls took more courage than he thought he had. He sold both prospects! When you are not yourself, you'll appear phony." Just act your natural self, and you will do well.

4. Don't try to sell by force. If you do pressure a person into buying something they don't want, you haven't developed a customer.

5. Don't plead. "Please try my product because I need the money badly." Maybe you'll get a sympathy sale, but again, you haven't developed a customer.

6. Emphasize value, need and satisfaction, and your prospect will buy if you can explain to him that your product is a good value, it serves a need, and that he or she will derive pleasure or satisfaction from the sale. Of course, you must know your product before you can convince others that it is worthwhile buying.

7. Ask for the sale. Closing the sale is the critical part of any sales approach. You must not be afraid to ask for the order. The close naturally depends upon the proper overall presentation. If you have shown the prospect that your product has value, need, or potential enjoyment, you're ready to ask for an order.

Test closes are made by asking, "Which do you prefer the peach or the aqua color? I can deliver your order overnight, or would Saturday be preferable?"

8. Set goals for yourself. When you're in sales you must be self motivated. You won't have any boss or foreman telling you what to do and when. It becomes too easy to find excuses for not making calls unless you establish goals for yourself. Keep accurate records of all sales by the week and by the month.