A key concern of mine when I first started looking to start my own business and move away from the corporate 9 to 5 was initial and long term costs. It's always hard to start something when it seems as though you are always paycheck to paycheck. So it's always nice to find something with a low start up fee. When considering becoming an Avon representative, my first question was "How much does it cost to sell Avon?" The low start up fee of $15 is one of the reasons I chose Avon
Costs to sell Avon
The cost to sell Avon is very affordable at $15. And you receive so much in the kit for the fee! They send you 20 brochures. (10 for the current campaign and 10 for the next) as well a folder and worksheets for you to set each of your goals. (Writing them down makes them easier to achieve by being able to track where you are going and where you have been.) Also they send you a few full size products. Now you can chose to use these products yourself so you become familiar with them and have a personal experience if a customer asks or you can use them as incentives for new customers. I used mine as gifts for my very first customers and they loved them! Along with these products Avon gives you your very own website to sell online while you wait for your start up kit. Your Avon representative site gives you plenty of options to promote online through social media as well. That's quite a lot for only $15.
Costs involved in selling Avon
Another concern was long term costs involved in selling Avon. I researched the costs such as purchasing brochures, samples, and supplies (bags for orders, car decals, etc.) These costs are relatively low compared to other direct sales companies like Mary Kay. The bags for orders are only around $2.50 for 10. Very low for beginners. You can order as needed. The samples are cheap as well. You can get a pack of 5 beauty cream samples for around the same as the bags. Parfum samples are cheaper and you get more. I personally love to keep samples on hand for placing in order bags to promote new items for the customer to try as well as take them with me when I go door to door. This gives the new customer a chance to try something just for becoming a customer. (No purchase necessary when I visit just to get their name and number and have them receive a brochure. Everyone loves a free sample for signing up and it gets your foot in the door to be their sales rep.) As far as brochures go I have left the pricing below as it varies depending on how many you choose to purchase. Still not a bad price. These costs are easily covered by your sales earnings or can be written off in taxes.
When I was doing my research on start up businesses such as Avon, I found many products that show great potential but I never read of any that were as involved as Avon. Avon wasn't just another makeup brand to try and sell. It had strong community ties as well as a strong support system. That meant the world to me as I had never personally tried to sell directly. But I'm happy to say that I am proud of how far I've come in only a few campaigns. I've been able to go from making $50 minimum orders to $200 orders in a matter of weeks thanks to my DM and others. That's amazing for only 10 or so hours a week and only being a rep for a couple months!
Should I sell Avon?
If you are still asking yourself, "Should I sell Avon?" and have more questions please contact me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org I will gladly answer your questions and concerns. If you are ready to become an Avon Representative today, please go to https://stephaniebabin.avonrepresentative.com/opportunity/start Use reference code: stephaniebabin to be part of my personal team. I'll be beside you every step of the way!