Wednesday, April 20, 2011

No Post For Today

I was not able to complete a quality post for today because of a large storm with 80mph winds in the Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky tri-state area. They were active looking at tornadoes. I had to shut down my computer. Check back tomorrow for a post. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Marketing Tip For Avon Representatives--A Limited Time Offer

Marketing Tip For Avon Representatives:
Limited Time For Motivation

A limited time offer can often move the skeptic customer and procrastinator from prospect to buying customer. Since putting a deadline on an offer frequently will move that hesitant person to action. Try making Avon coupons.

For Example A Coupon:

Angie’s Avon Special
Buy 2 Perfumes, Get One Free!
Before the End Of Campaign 7
Mix or Match
Less Value Will Free
Your name
Independent Avon Rep.

Try this with any special for example: 15% off a order or Buy One, Get One Free of (any item).

To make the coupons just create a document with 2 columns. Write out your coupon with any fronts, colors, or script. Add a image if you can. Copy and paste several on on sheet of paper. Print them out and cut them.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Business Tip For Avon Representatives: A Avon Representative Should Make A Plan For Their Appointments To Succeed In Getting The Prospect

Business Tip for Avon Representatives:

Plan all your appointments before you walk out the door. Have clear objectives for each one. Ask yourself "what is the best outcome", and make up guidelines for the appointment to follow.

Prepare for questions and anticipate answers. And of course, have all the literature and materials you will need.

Remember: If you expect to succeed, or expect to fail, you will generally get what you expect.

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

What A Avon Representative Should Remember When They Start A Marketing Campaign

Here are a few tips a Avon Representative should keep in mind when they are launching a new marketing campaign for their Avon business.

A Avon Representative will get 80% of their sales from 20% of their customers. Know exactly who those 20% are and target that group with power.

Research is a very important part of your marketing plan.  Ask and Answer who your prospects are, and where, why, when, and how they are converted into active buyers.

I find that most of my buyers are women and many are over the age of 40. So I look for places and ways I can expose that group to my Avon business. One of the best places I have found to sell in is a retirement community. I have many residents buy, and even more nurses and aids. 

As your business grows, prepare a strategic marketing plan looking at how your Avon products will meet the long-term needs of your customers.

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

What This Avon Representative Does For Direct Marketing

For a Avon Representative business running a direct mail campaign here are many attractive features. You can buy a list in your surrounding zip code to target those prospects who are close to you. You can start out by send out only a small size of literature to see what the response will be.

This enables you to stop the campaign if response is too low or find out if it will be high. If it’s just you working your Avon Representative business are you going to be able to handle all the requests for brochures if the response is very high?

In addition, a direct mail campaign is faster than a advertising campaign. You will know if the direct mail campaign is effective in a short amount of time, within a week. The costs are low if researched and planned right.

Since it is cost effective you can test the response to different types of literature sent out. You can also target the same groups over and over. This is idea since it is said that it takes people an average of 7 exposures to your business for them to finally inquire and buy.

I have been asked by another Avon Representative, Brenda, to do a blog post on my postcard direct mailing campaign and my Try-Avon-On-Me Baggies that I mentioned in my post on my up-dated goals. I love being asked to write about something and I will happily share all the ways I prospect for customers.

When I signed on to do Avon my upline told me to get business cards at I love stationary products and after I viewed vista and all their great deals I fell in love with site.

Over time I notice that you could do a postcard direct mail campaign through their site. I first paid to send out postcards I had created to 100 people.

I then realized that sells lists of people based on zip codes. I thought “it would be cheaper if I got the 100 postcards for free.” (You pay for shipping). Then send them out on my own.

I bought the list and got the several 100 postcards. I then thought of asking a customer of mine who has free time if she would like to fill them out. In return, I would pay her by giving her free Avon products and letting her order out of my What’s New book. She agreed and has become a best friend.

On the cards, I offer either a free gift, product that is least priced is free. Or 15% Off. I have found several customers this way. I like paying a little extra money to do this campaign because tossing is so hard to do in the winter.

I’m not knocking tossing. There is nothing like getting a full-color brochure in the hands of a prospective customer. Really, the costs are only a little more than buying a few 100 brochures. However, stamps can kill you. 
Another thing I have always done is make up bags of samples with a trial size sample or 2 chap sticks, a magnet business card (which I got from vista and I have found they are more likely to be kept by the prospects since they can display it in their kitchen), and a postcard/coupon.

I have always given these out as a welcome gift to new customers. Recently, I have started handing them out periodically with a brochure to anyone who is interested and may buy Avon. I call them Try-Avon-On-Me Baggies.

I get most of my samples from Avon Representatives going out of business on Ebay. If you do this make sure it is cost effective per unit. Many people are selling samples for more than Avon does.

Also make sure you are not getting a discontinued product. I always get my trial sizes directly from Avon when I find them on sale in the brochure, outlet or flyers.

I have talked about how you need to be using trial sizes on both my Avon Representative blog. On this blog the post is called “Why You Should Be Using Trial Sizes” go here to see it:


A new campaign that I have started is placing brochures in what’s new bags on the bulletin board at my grocery store.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

How To Become A Avon Representative And 27 Reason Why You Should

Many people are looking for a way in which they can become self-employed. They have had enough of being dictated to. And are fed up with long and frustrating commutes to work. They want the freedom of being their own boss and to be able to choose their own hours of work.

Are you thinking about setting up your own business? If your answer to this question is yes, this post could be of great value to you. The best way I know of starting a successful home business is to become an Avon Representative.

Avon is celebrating 125 years with over 5 million representatives, and the number of Avon Representatives is expected to keep growing with the continuing success of the company’s direct selling method.

Avon is a leading global beauty company with over $8 billion in annual revenue. As the world's largest direct seller, Avon markets to women in well over 100 countries. Representatives earn more than $3 billion annually. And Avon has more than one billion annual Customer transactions.
You Need To Get In On This Action!

Leaving a full time career can be quite a scary prospect. The security of having a regular income can be hard to let go of. Other people are willing and happy to take the risk and see it as a way of getting out of the rat race.

Being an Avon Representative is the most rewarding thing I have ever done. It is true, it can take a few weeks or even a few months to get your business started, but you will be happy in the end. Unlike other companies there are no huge startup fees, no quotas, no stock, no parties, no boundaries and no meetings that you have to attend.

All you will need to do is pay $10 to start your Avon business. That includes your kit, your learning materials, the application and unlimited access to a website designed for you to succeed. At your, you will find all the training material you will need and there are Beauty of Knowledge classes to get you going.

 In my blog I have written about 27 reasons to be a Avon Representative

--$10 Start-Up fee includes free training.

--Why pay retail? Order items for yourself and save up to 50% depending on the size of your order.

--Free Shipping! When order is on time.

--No minimum order required or you can go a campaign without placing an order.

--No stock or inventory needed.

--No more need to do door to door selling.

--No designated territories.

--Great incentive programs.

--Prizes and Representative free stuff.


--It's really fun!

--Don’t have to change your lifestyle, only give an Avon brochure to people you know or see around town.

--Preview & buy all the great new products and gifts 2 months in advance and at special prices.

--The next time you are about to place a $25 order (which is the size of the average order), you can cover the start-up fee of $10 and buy yourself something.

--Unlimited earnings.

--You can do more then be a Representative, you can be an E-Representative, you can be a Beauty Advisor and do leadership.

--Through leadership you can help other achieve their dreams too.

--Give Back to the community by doing a fundraiser with any organization.

--Sign up for 401(a) & 501(a) Savings Plans.

--Avon, through it's partners, offers Medical Benefits and Life Insurance.

--College Scholarships Available for you and your children if you qualify.

--Representative Discounts--40% to start and then up to 50% off.

--Free online training and classes.

--Quarterly Support Sales Meetings.

--Room for advancement and growth.

--Mentoring from your Unit Leader and/or District Sales Manager.

--The option to have your own website to manage your customer base and sell online.

 All you need to do to sign up is contact me directly through email on this site or, email me on my Avon website. I will set up an appointment time and take you through the whole process. I will also get all the materials to you overnight.

I will help you succeed in anyway I can, no matter where you are in the world. I have free training manuals that I have made up separate from Avon’s materials, I run 2 blogs for Avon Representatives and you can reach me anytime of day.

It is also important to realize that you will make mistakes along the way. When this happens you need to think positive and contact me. It is an experience you can learn from.

Being a Avon Representative is a great way to earn money part-time or full-time. I have my own business and I love it. I only do it part time since I have started blogging full time. I didn't even sign up to make money. I started to get my products at a discount.


Friday, March 18, 2011

Business Tip for Avon Representatives--What's The Best Day Of The Week?

Business Tip for Avon Representatives--What's The Best Day Of The Week?

What is the best day of the week?....It's Today, of course. Yesterday is lost and Tomorrow has no promises for Anyone.

Start treating each new day as a gift. When you appreciate your time, you will spend it more productively.

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