Starting any business requires money, and can be tough if you don’t have a lot of wiggle room in your budget. But with Avon
, it is entirely possible to create a successful business on a tight budget.
For that $25, you will also get four full-size products, 10 samples, 44 brochures/magalogs, sales tools and more, along with introductory materials.
So what’s the catch?
There is no catch. You will receive everything you need to get started. There are some extras you can purchase such as labels, business cards and other items, but none of these are needed to get started.
The most important thing is that you have brochures, and you have your name, contact information, and website address on each brochure you give out.
The full sized products you receive in your kit can be used for yourself, or you can carry them with you to let customers try them, or you can sell them to recover some of your signup costs. It’s up to you – it’s your business.
You are an Avon Independent Representative
You basically buy products from Avon at wholesale pricing and sell them at retail. But it’s actually easier than that.
You don’t need to carry inventory. You will take your brochures around for a two-week period, and take orders. Then you will submit your order to Avon. Your wholesale price depends on the size of your order. You will pay Avon and the difference between what you collect from your customer and what you pay Avon is your earnings.
Avon also handles the sales tax reporting and collection for you, making it very easy to start your own business.
…And Avon provides tons of online training and a back office to manage your business. When you join my team
, you will have me to guide and support you.
No Minimums or Quotas
Avon has no minimum order requirements or quotas you have to reach. Obviously, the more you sell, the more you will earn. But there is no requirement to place an order of any certain size that could require you to purchase something just to meet the minimum requirements.
Tip: If you ever find yourself without any customer orders to place, make sure you still place an order for brochures so you are ready for upcoming campaigns. If you call and order brochures only, Avon will waive the shipping charges for you.
You will have some expenses
The great thing about your Avon business is you get to set your budget and decide how much you will spend to grow your business.
There are some things you will need on an ongoing basis.
Brochures are probably the most important expense and are based on the amount you purchase. The image below shows the brochure pricing:
If you are looking for ways to minimize your brochure expenses, give your brochure out to someone and tell them you will be coming back in 2 days to pick up the brochure and order if they have one. Then you can reuse your brochure to give it to someone else.
Bags are the second most common item. You can purchase bags fairly inexpensively from Avon, or if you are looking for even more budget-friendly, you can get white bags from the dollar store.
We also have a link you can share with people so your customer can look at a virtual brochure on their computer, laptop, or tablet.
If you feel you need business cards, you can save some expense by printing them out yourself on card stock.
Samples are an inexpensive tool that you can use to grow your Avon business. For new customers or those who have never purchased Avon before, this is a great way to show them the great quality products they will love at affordable prices.
Tracking your expenses
You will definitely want to track your earnings and expenses. In order to stay on top of your budget, you need to track it. This will help you see where your money is being spent, and it can even show you opportunities where you can grow and earn more money.
Advertising on a Budget
Advertising is an important tool to grow your Avon business
. You want people to think of you when they are looking for Avon. But if you don’t advertise, how will they know to find you?
You can purchase advertising material through Avon, or you can use your creativity to get the word out there about your business.
Automated Emails – Avon offers you an address book for all your prospects and customers. If you add them to your address book with their email address, Avon will automatically send them an email that links to your eStore for promotional offers, when a new campaign has started, online exclusives and more. So make sure to get people’s email address when asking for their contact information. They will be given the opportunity to unsubscribe if they don’t want the emails.
Avon’s Social Media Center – Avon offers a Social Media Center with a variety of ready-made posts & videos you can share on your social media pages.
Facebook – Create a Business Facebook page just for your Avon business. Then you can post sales and information about new Avon products, updates on your business, create offers for customers, and more.
Create A Blog – A blog is a very inexpensive way to grow your business online. You can share all kinds of information about Avon, and it gives your customers and potential customers a place to learn more about your business and products. There are very inexpensive blog hosts, and also free hosts available.
As you can see, Avon is a great business that can be started on a shoestring budget.
You can earn a lot of money as an Avon Representative. But it’s not a get rich quick scheme. Just like any business, you need to put the work into it. But with some effort and consistency, you can have a very successful Avon business.
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