6 Mistakes that New Reps Make

6 Mistakes New Reps Make in Avon

I LOVE being a leader with Avon! I LOVE sharing what has worked for me in my business and helping other representatives be successful too. This last year, I’ve been able to successfully help 94 new team members start their business and I was noticing common mistakes that seemed to happen. Here are my top 6 Mistakes New Reps Avon Make.

  1. You’ve got to be COMMITTED! Avon is not a get rich, quick business. You need to commit to 3-6 months of doing the daily practices to really see the results. It’s easy to earn a couple hundred dollars a month with Avon, but you first will need to build your customer base. If you don’t earn what you want in your first few campaigns, KEEP TRYING! Don’t give up! I see New Avon Reps give up WAY too easily. Keep working on your goals and building your customer base. You’ll get there.. as long as you stay committed!
  2. Learn to roll with the punches! Whether you get frustrated because the online ordering system is having difficulties or you’re discouraged because a customer decided they didn’t want something after they ordered, learn to get right back up! No matter what company you decide to partner with, or however you decide to build your business, you will encounter challenges.
  3. Order more than 10 brochures! To get new customers, you’ll need brochures. To get more sales, you’ll need brochures. When you hand out 10 brochures, you can expect to get a few orders… but if you’re in this business to make money, you’ll need more than 10 brochures!
  4. Be consistent! To build your customer base and sales, your potential customers need to see that you are serious about your business and providing them great customer service. You do that by building their trust that you’re going to continue providing them Avon service. Every campaign, deliver brochures and follow up with your customers. EVERY CAMPAIGN!
  5. Keep your vision out in front of you! It’s easy to forget why you’re doing what you’re doing. This business can be challenging when you aren’t clear on why you’re working hard. I like to print out a goal that I’d like to achieve and look at it every day! For example, one awesome team member wants to buy a new pair of shoes. She saved a photo of the shoes and has it as a screen saver on her phone. Every time she opens her phone, she sees the pair of shoes she wants. This helps reinforce why she’s handing out her brochures, why she’s following up with her customers and why she continues to work her business.
  6. Don’t stock up on inventory and deals! It’s so easy to want to grab all the new products, samples and stock up on what you think will sell. You can quickly (and easily) get in over your head and owe Avon money. If you want to purchase your own products, write yourself out a receipt and keep track of how much you’re spending. Your earnings can easily disappear when you’re buying your own products and then you’ll think you aren’t making any money!

I hope you find this helpful and I’d love to help you with your Avon business!

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5 Essential Tasks for new Avon Representatives

5 Essential Tasks for New Avon Representatives

Hi there! I’m sure you’re excited to get your Avon business off to a great start! I’m super excited for you too! Here is 5 Essential Tasks for New Avon Representatives. I hope you find this helpful!

5 Essential Tasks for new Avon Representatives


The Avon sales business is all about customers shopping from your store. The brochure is your store and if you don’t hand them out, you aren’t going to make any money! It’s best to have a large customer base and then they order every campaign.

When I first started my Avon business, I didn’t keep track of who I gave brochures out to or followed up with my customers. I was very inconsistent about handing out brochures and my earnings were low.

My district manager challenged me to fill out list of 50 names of people that might want to shop my Avon store, either face to face or online. So, I made up a contact list and I was surprised how I could easily add my friends and family to fill my 50 names.

Here’s the Customer Follow Up List

Still need help to jog your memory? Here’s how to get 40 Avon Customers in 4 minutes!

Also, look at all of your friends on your social media sites like Facebook. Speaking of social media sites… have you set up your eStore yet? Here are some things your eStore can do for you!

eStore can do for you

Don’t forget to like our Avon Team Page on Facebook! Share your eStore on your social media and tag me in it! I will send you a free gift!

Even if you haven’t talked to someone for years, it’s easy to ask them “When is the last time you’ve seen an Avon brochure? Would you like Avon service?”

Don’t be shy! Ask anyone if they would like to shop your Avon brochure. Put in the work now and you will be glad you did in a few campaigns.

Not exactly sure of what Words to Use on social media? Check this out: Words+to+Use+Examples

Ask 3 friends or family members to post your eStore on THEIR page for their friends to shop on! Who doesn’t want to help family out?!

I know you may think filling out this customer list is silly. But it’s such a powerful tool when starting your Avon business! When you complete your contact list, take a photo and text it to me! I will send you a free gift!

Wow! 2 Free gifts if you do these today!


1. Fill out your 50 names list

2. Like our Avon Team Page on Facebook

3. Set up your online eStore

4. Use Avon’s web office and share your eStore on social media

5. Ask 3 friends or family members to post your eStore on THEIR social media pages


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80 Avon Tips to grow your business

80 Avon Tips to Grow your Business

80 Tips to Grow your Business

80 Avon Tips to grow your business

  1. Whenever possible, give your product as a gift. I keep a little bit of stock of hand creams, bubble baths, mascaras and lip balms to give out as gifts. Avon shampoo, conditioner and hand soap are great house warming gifts and host gifts!
  2. Ask every single customer if they would like to join you in your business.
  3. Promote your business as a “family” business and give examples.
  4. Remember your customer’s children and spouse’s names
  5. Don’t be pushy; sincerely and honestly tell potential recruits why they would be good at this!
  6. Leave your old catalogs in public places with “Help Wanted” stickers
  7. If someone feels they are too busy because they are already employed outside the home, tell them they can be the “on-site” Representative for your company.
  8. BE EXCITED about what you do!
  9. Indirect method of asking “Do you know of anyone who might be interested…”
  10. Follow up within 24-48 hours.
  11. Keep information given simple and to the point.
  12. “Take away” method of asking… “I don’t know if this would be right for you, but this has been the best thing for me and my family…”
  13. Put business cards in all of your bills.
  14. Have a recruiting message on your answering machine.
  15. Laminate a kit flier to pass around at your parties.
  16. Put recruiting information in every hostess packet
  17. Send recruiting information out with every catalog
  18. Give recruiting information to every guest with their catalog and order form.
  19. Use and wear your products
  20. Ask guests at parties lots of questions about themselves to determine needs
  21. Collect 100 “no’s”!
  22. Ask for help from your Upline recruiter or District Manager
  23. Put your “story”of why you joined Avon in every catalog
  24. Talk about your business everywhere.
  25. Make a note of how you spend the profits from your business and mention it at parties
  26. Put a “sale” sticker on everything in your catalog that you have now to sell
  27. Send postcards to potential recruits from company sponsored events like conventions and trips!
  28. Tell them To start selling Avon only cost $15—earn up to 50%
  29. Ride with your Upline or manager to learn how to appoint new Reps
  30. Share the opportunity with 5 to 10 people every day
  31. Have lots of recruiting information on hand.
  32. Make up 50 recruiting packets and put them on your desk as a visual … think how many new team members you will have as that pile shrinks.
  33. Keep a recruiting notebook of everyone you’ve talked to about the business with their name address phone and email.
  34. Follow up, follow up, follow up!
  35. The next time you receive a call from a telemarketer, ask them if they like their job and then tell them about yours (worse case, they’ll hang up on you!!!)
  36. Put your catalog in baby changing stations.
  37. Leave your business card in lockers at the gym or pool.
  38. At least once a year call through your entire customer base
  39. Anytime anyone calls you (about your business), be sure to say… “before I let you go, I’m looking for people to join me in this business, do you know of anyone who might like more information about doing what I do?”
  40. Encourage people at parties to ask questions about what you do.
  41. Declare a monthly recruiting goal, and share that goal with your spouse.
  42.  Post your goal in several places around the house.
  43. Take your monthly goal, multiply by 10 and then number the lines of a spiral notebook accordingly. (example, if 4 a month is your goal, number 1-40 on individual lines). This is your Master List of new people to talk to each month about the business.
  44. Break your goal down to a daily level of activity (in the above example, you would need to ask 2 people to join you each day – Monday through Friday).
  45. Ask your hostess to help you look for potential recruits at her party.
  46. Let your hostess know anyone you recruit at her party would be on her team.
  47. Call up potential recruits and let them know they were on your mind & why.
  48. Don’t get discouraged.
  49. Remember, you are sorting NOT convincing!
  50. Tell people to put your business card in their wallet and if their wallet is ever empty, to give you a call!
  51. Make sure that friends and relatives are on the lookout for people who might join you in the business.
  52. Make sure friends and relatives know what it is that you do!
  53. Book and hold lots of Avon parties!
  54. Display “Help Wanted” signs at your Avon parties
  55. Ask top recruiters in your company to share their best tip
  56. Play lively upbeat music on your way to your parties
  57. Make a goal to pass out information to at least 2 people at every Avon party you do or that you attend.
  58. Mention recruiting in non-direct ways at your parties by story telling (my kids love that I can go on field trips with them because my hours are so flexible!)
  59. Ask your hostess to think of every pregnant person and every teacher she knows
  60. Don’t prejudge!
  61. When talking with someone you don’t know, ask them what they do (they’ll ask you back!)
  62. Have a great 10 second commercial about what you do!
  63. Talk about the great tax benefits that you are able to take advantage of because you have a home business.
  64. Think about WHY you joined and WHY you LOVE what you do!
  65. Ask neighbors to “test” products for you.
  66. Listen, listen, listen to what people say at parties and when mingling in crowds. You never know what you might hear!
  67. IF I COULD SHOW YOU A WAY (“If I could show you a way that you could work from home and not have your children in daycare, would you be interested?”)
  68. ALPHABET SOUP! – Think of potential prospects by letters of the alphabet (who do you know who is an Accountant, Banker, Clerk) you get the picture!
  69. Have your Upline , District Manager or recruiter role play a recruiting appointment with you—Ask to ride with them so you can observe what they do.
  70. Have your District Manager or Upline recruiter listen in on your recruiting phone calls and critique your technique
  71. Observe a party given by a consultant who is a strong recruiter in your area
  72. Get as much training as you can on recruiting….it will help you stay focused!
  73. Critique yourself! After each recruiting phone call or appointment, journal what went well and what you’ll do differently next time. Learn from your mistakes!
  74. Work to cultivate a large POOL of potential recruits! That way you’re not focusing on the same people over and over again.
  75. FAYC (Forget about yourself completely)..when you are focused on what your business will do for others, you will NEVER feel like you are pushing; you’re giving a gift!
  76. Work on recruiting daily and it will become a habit, like brushing your teeth!
  77. Talk about “job testing” the business
  78. Don’t take “no’s” personally…you’re that much closer to a yes.
  79. Don’t forget to close after giving information…. “So, what do you think??”
  80. JUST DO IT!!!!


Whew! What a list! Use these tips and grow your business!


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