Saturday, January 8, 2011

45 Ideas for Avon Representatives and Direct Sellers to Attract And Find Customers, Hostesses, And Prospects

The list of ideas for finding business by Avon Representatives and direct sellers is never ending, everyday there are new ideas. Here is a list of 45 mixed ways for Representatives
and direct sellers to put to good use. To put these ideas into motion, try one new one each day to work on or pick three to focus on for a week, repeating them over and over.

1. Post flyers in Apartment Buildings, ask if you are allowed.
2. Leave catalogs at Auto Repair Shops.
3. Wear buttons. (Someone will talk to you about AVON EVERY TIME you wear one!)
4. Approach Bake Sales with an AVON Fund Raiser.
5. Let your bank know what your deposit is for. Give the teller a catalog.
6. Hang a flyer inside every bathroom stall door you go to. Very Captive Audience!
7. Bring a stack of catalogs to a beauty salon, dentist, or doctors office and leave them in the magazine area!
8. Use bumper stickers.
9. Let everyone you ever worked with know what you do.
10. Make a goal to give out a certain number of business cards per day.
11. Hand out your business card with all transactions each day. Always ask for a business card in return for yours.
12. Use your business card as a bookmark in the library books. Leave them in the books when you return your library book.
13. Look for bulletin boards and leave a flyer or your catalogs in a What's New bag hanging on a push pin.
14. Fundraiser Car Washes -- stop in and tell them about AVON Fund Raisers.
15. Join a club or Network Group.
16. Corporate Gift Giving. Offer your product.
17. Leave a LEAD Box in businesses you go to a lot.
18. Go Door to Door - introduce yourself and business to your neighbors or create a flyer introducing yourself and put it on their door with a brochure.
19. Look on the Internet for new bulletin boards to post your product.
20. Fast Food is where the moms are - walk around the tables and pass out goody bags!
21. Give goody bags to cashiers whenever you pay for something.
22. Go to garage sales. Give them flyers to pass out for you. Offer a gift or incentive.
23. Sign up to advertise your business at Home Shows, Career Fairs, Craft Shows or any event to get your name out there.
24. Put an ad in their paper of home owner associations.
25. Advertise in College newspapers & put flyers on their bulletin boards.

26. Send info to co-worker that has moved.
27. Send info to other reps, or exchange shows.
28. Ask if you can post a catalog or info in the teacher's lounge at your child's school.
29. Hold an open house.
30. Have a booth at a school fair.
31. Advertise in your alumni newsletter and/or local newspaper.
32. Give a catalog or flyer to a receptionist.
33. Include a flyer with your bill payments.
34. Call past hostesses.
35. Put a current catalog or flyer in your neighbor's door - include a 10% off coupon.
36. Ask friends to have a show.
37. Advertise in your church bulletin.
38. Host an office party or brunch.
15. Host a show before a PTA meeting.
16. Mail out flyers, catalogs and a wish list to all customers, then share wish list with their family and friends.
17. Host your own show, could even be a fundraiser for your favorite charity.
18. Get a list from welcome wagon, new people may be looking for a consultant.
19. Set-up a display at a craft fair and/or flea market.
20. Participate in a school fundraiser.
21. Have your spouse promote the products at work.
22. Have t-shirts made and you and your family can wear your company name.
23. Hold a Christmas shopping show for men.
24. Offer a Christmas wish list to your guests and then call the gift-giver and tell him what the guest wants.
25. Set-up a display at the mall.
26. Put an "ask me about (company name)" button on your purse or coat.
27. Ask past hostesses at shows to talk about their free products.
28. Hold an opportunity night.
29. Random mailings - open a phone book and choose.
30. Mention hostess' half-price items and other benefits at least 3 times per show.
31. Hold up higher priced products and mention half-priced products to encourage bookings.
32. Mention how much your "average" hostess gets in products.
33. At the beginning of your show, mention the hostess goal.
34. Share upcoming specials at shows and during phone calls.
35. Tell your hostess how much she saved by having her show, for repeat business.
36. Encourage frequent customers to regularly plan shows so they can save even more.
37. Encourage hostesses to rebook a show when new catalogs come out.
38. Treat hostesses to a special "Hostess Appreciation Tea".
39. Encourage relatives to book a show.
40. Call your realtor with suggestions for "new home packages".
41. Offer to do a cooking class for a local grocery store.
42. Start an email address book of customers who want to know what the monthly specials are, don't forget to mention the hostess specials.
43. Encourage your hostess and guests to refer potential hostesses to you.
44. Offer a bridal registry.
45. Promote a bridal show.

So Start your weekend of by finding new business, let me know how you do.

Do you know of any other ideas and what ideas have worked for you?

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