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Thread: Avon?

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    Senior Member blzzrdqueen's Avatar
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    Mar 2009
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    I'm not trying to advertise or anything like that...just want people's opinions....
    It was suggested to me yesterday that I become an online Avon rep. Do people still buy Avon products? I've been thinking about it, and I'm not sure it would be worth it...as in, I don't think I would have a good enough customer base to make it worth it for me...I don't even know how to generate interest!!

    I don't know what to do...I'd like to try it, but not if it's going to be a bust, kwim?

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    I knew a lady who did it for 35 years, and did well. Some people do it as a sideline, ie just leave books at offices, etc. My daughter did it for a while, not too successful, seems like it's what you are willing to put into it. Best of luck .

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    Moderator Up North's Avatar
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    I used to sell Avon and have a friend that was recently. I liked selling but have to say I never made any money at it! I also tried selling Rubbermaid and jewelry at one time. Found it a lot of work but no profit! My SIL sold Mary Kay and I don't think she made any money either.

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    Power Poster amma's Avatar
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    I have recently sat in on recruitment meetings with my niece for Avon and Mary Kay.

    I was very surprised at the amount of "up front" money needed to get started. What they stated initially was a little different, then what it ended up being after some very pointed questions.
    This is not a slam against them, but like any business like this, they are taught a sales speel :wink: and these reps are good :D:D:D

    We ran some numbers, calculated how much she would need in sales each month to make it worth her while. We came to the conclusion that the amount of time needed to generate the income she needed was not a good fit for her. Not to mention the fact that she didn't have a big enough initial customer base to get started. And some of these companies demand that you spend time attending their meetings too.

    I would suggest that maybe you could do the same, and see if it is a good fit for you too :D:D:D

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    I used to have a very nice Avon lady till she moved. The next one I was told about came to my house..once. She was a fat young lady wearing shorts, hair needed washed, and her little girl she brought with her climbed all over my one antique chinese chest in the front room, and I finally had to remove the kid myself, which she didn't seem to like. Never ordered from her again, went to Mary Kay which I liked better.

    I was glad when one kid wanted the chest, it was a magnet for small kids to climb on.

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