Sell Avon Online: Pros & Cons

One thing I pride myself is being up front & honest when it comes to sharing the Avon opportunity. Yes, my Avon business has opened doors for me & I have been able to create a successful online business that helps support my 4 boys as a single mom. However, I am not an overnight success. I didn’t just snap my fingers and bam I have a successful online business. Just like with any business, whether it’s a brick & mortar business or an online business, an Avon business is not for the faint of heart.

Below I talk about the top pros & cons I have come across either through personal experience or from what other representatives I know have experienced. My goal here is to give you a full picture on what to expect if you are unsure whether or not starting an Avon business is the right fit for you.

PRO #1: FREE to Get Started

Right now until April 13, 2021, Avon is offering 3 options when you sign up to become an Avon representative. You can choose between:

  • $30 sign up & you will receive $100+ value Best Sellers bundle
  • $5+ donation to American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
  • $0 sign up

Yes, that’s right you can sign up to become an Avon representative for ZERO DOLLARS. Now, no matter what option you choose, you will receive all the online tools & support that is available to all Avon representatives such as FREE online store link, FREE web office, FREE online training & webinars and so much more.

Learn more at How to Start Successful Avon Business.

CON #1: Not a Get Rick Quick Scheme

I’m sure you are wondering how is this a con? Isn’t it a good thing it’s not a scheme?! You’re right. However, the number one complaint I here from new representatives who decide to not work their Avon business. I have heard many times how they were expecting to have customers come flooding in with out putting the effort into marketing their business or earning 6 figures earnings that many of our top Avon representatives are earning. NEWS ALERT… these top Avon representatives, including myself (though I am not at the 6 figures yet) have worked hard to get to where we are & we continue to work hard so we can reach our financial goals & create the life we dreamed of.

In order to help new representatives build a solid foundation, currently, Avon is offering an incentive to help encourage & support their new business venture with the Pathway to Premier incentive & the current special offers exclusive to representatives with their first order and through out their first 8 campaigns (which comes out to be the first 4 months).

With your first AvonNow order, as long as it is $60+, you will receive:

On top of that, in your first 8 campaigns, you have the opportunity to earn bonuses along the way:

  • Stepping Stone Bonus: Receive $20 bonus for every $200 Award Sales you have in a given campaign.
  • Mini Milestone Bonus: Receive $50 bonus + 50 FREE lip balms once you have a total of $500 Award Sales within your first 8 campaigns
  • Milestone Bonus: Receive 10% bonus for every $1,000 Award Sales you have within your first 8 campaigns ($100 bonus for $1,000 Award Sales, $200 bonus for $2,000 Award Sales, etc) + when you reach your first $1,000, you will receive 100 FREE lip balms.

Learn more at Avon Incentives for New Representatives 2020.

PRO #2: Have Support & Access to Tools

As an Avon representative, you have access to basically everything you would need to help you start, grow & manage your own successful Avon business with AvonNow. This is an online web office tool provided to Avon representatives as soon as they sign up. There, you will have access to a wide variety of tools & training such as Avon U training modules, invoice tool, customer management tool, VIBE, campaign tracking & many others.

Learn more at Avon Tutorial: Navigating Through AvonNow

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On top of this amazing tool, as an Avon representative, you are apart of an amazing community of women & a few good men. Between your mentor, your team & fellow representatives you network with along with the amazing Avon Learning & Development team, you have a support system that is there to not only celebrate you when you are successful but also to help support, mentor & guide you along the way. I will admit, this was the first time in my life where I came across a group of women who were actually happy for me & were genuinely there to help me along the way. I am personally proud to be apart of the Avon community.

CON #2: Uncertainty of a Business

No matter how big your business is or what type of business you are in, your numbers are not going to be consistently the same all year round. There will always be slow periods or times when you feel like giving up. That’s why it’s important to set goals. This is going to help you know how to get to where you want to go.

It’s important to know, just like with any business, or really anything in life, you will have ups & downs in regards to your Avon business. I understand not having the same paycheck week in and week out is not for everyone. That’s ok. Running your own business, including an Avon Business, isn’t FOR everyone.

PRO #3: Enjoy Discounts on Your Favorite Avon Products + Other Businesses

Growing up, my grandmother would teach me different ways to save money. She was one who didn’t believe in paying full price. Then, when I was married, my ex-husband & I lived paycheck to paycheck while providing for a family of 8. So, between what my grandmother taught me & what I learned from my own personal experience, I have become someone who typically doesn’t pays full price for much. I rather keep as much money as possible in my bank, personally.

So, what’s the point of this? Well, as an Avon representative, you have the ability to not pay full price. First off, with Avon products. Think about all the products you & your family use on a daily basis… shampoo & conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, multi-purpose cleaner, laundry detergent, etc, etc. Now, you can save $$$ when you purchase these items through Avon, every time!

How? Well, when you place an AvonNow order for personal use products, you get the same discount as you would if you were selling the products. As a new representative, you are guaranteed 25% off beauty & jewelry and 20% off home & fashion. Then, as your business grows & you reach higher sales levels, you will receive an even bigger discount!

Learn more at Avon Training: How to Earn Money with Avon

But wait, it gets even better. As an Avon representative, you have access to what is called Avon Perks. Through Avon Perks, you will have the ability to save money & enjoy discounts with other businesses. Yes… OTHER BUSINESSES. Enjoy special offers & discounts on groceries & restaurants, plane tickets & hotels, museums & movie theaters. Save money on business & marketing tools through Dell & Avery. Protect you & your family through discounted insurance & education rates. I know… isn’t that incredible?!?

CON #3: Competition

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Just like with any business you will encounter “competition”. As an Avon representative, this can mean other representatives in your local area, other direct selling companies or even stores. Avon offers a wide variety of products including beauty, fashion, jewelry, home decor and more. So this will obviously open the door for competition.

Avon is a well known brand that has been around for over 130 years. What you can do to set yourself apart from the competition is by being you! Customers now a days are being more conscious on where they spend their money & are more likely to spend money with small businesses like yourself. By being your best self, providing personalized customer service & connecting with your customers, you will stand above the rest.

For tips on marketing, check out Avon Selling Tips: Using Attraction Marketing

PRO #4: You Are the Boss

Being your own boss allows you to be control of your work life. You have control on how, when & where you run your business. You can create your very own home based business that fits around your schedule. You can create a personalized business that best fits your personality & your lifestyle. Actually, it is recommended to do so!

Personally, I am able to financially provide for my boys doing something I love and on top of that, when shit has hit the fan in my life over the last five years- like my unexpected pregnancy in 2016 or my cancer diagnosis & divorce in 2019 or when COVID-19 shut down our world- I was able to continue working my business & have it fit into my daily life.

So how can you fit your Avon business into your life?

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Have a full time job? Share your brochures with coworkers or leave a few in the break room.

Busy soccer mom? Talk to friends & associates about your business and share samples for them to try on the spot or have your QR code ready to be scanned from your phone.

Do you travel a lot? Leave business cards and brochures labeled with your online store link everywhere you go.

With AvonNow & your FREE online store, it is amazing how easy you can work your Avon business anywhere, anytime and earn money while doing it.

Learn more at Sell Avon Online: Anytime, Anywhere

CON #4: You Are the Boss

I know you’re probably like, “Wait a minute, you just said this is a pro.” Well it is a pro AND for some people this can be a con. As a boss, you are in charge of your own motivation and work ethic towards your business. You won’t have anyone over you making sure you do what needs to be done to grow & manage your business.

For me, I have found that have a routine or utilizing a check list keeps me on track. But I personally know this is not for everyone. My son is a perfect example of this. He thrives when he is on a routine & has structure. However, he hates routine & structure. Yes, he is a teenager and he is still learning how to master this. However, I know many adults struggle with maintaining a routine & structure unless enforced by a boss or as I’m sure many men will say, their wives. So how will you ensure that you are going to stay on task & be consistent?

To learn how to create a routine, check out Avon Selling Tips: Creating a Campaign Routine.

I know creating your own business, whether it’s an Avon business or any other business, it’s not for everyone. However, I personally feel that if there is a will, there is a way. Creating a successful Avon business is possible, if you are consistent & persistent.

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