Our Story Published in Avon's "What's New"
In 1997, my daughter Carla needed to earn
$200 to replace a lost retainer. She wanted to sell Avon, but was only 14, so I agreed to become the Representative and Carla agreed to do the work. I had no intention of selling Avon until I heard the words â€œAvon Fundraiser.â€�
My church was raising money for a girl with no insurance who needed heart surgery. I put together an Avon Fundraiser and we earned more than $600 in two weeks. I was addicted.
When our family relocated, my District Sales Manager suggested Leadership. She said I could recruit a few Customers to take over my sales business and then earn bonuses off their sales. My first Leadership Bonus was
$1.16! I figured that if I could recruit 100 people, my bonuses would increase. Today I have 950 members in my Downline.
I would make
$100,000+ a year,* I would have said they were crazy!â€�
â€œFive years ago, I had a degree in early childhood education and the student loans to prove it. I was teaching, but
I needed more money. Of course, my mom suggested Avon. I started in Leadership and was building a nice part-time businessâ€¦and then I got laid off.
Could I make full-time money with Avon? My mom thought so. She took me to a Leadership Conference in Las Vegas.
When I saw Barb Avery and her husband onstage, I was inspired. I went to work and by the time my unemployment ran out, I had replaced my teacherâ€™s salary.
â€œCarla and I talk about our Downline like theyâ€™re
part of the family. We try to build a supportive culture.
The more we cooperate, the more we foster a spirit of cooperation, the better off we are.
â€œFor me, the joy is in the journey. Satisfaction comes from improving myself and then finding othersâ€”
like my daughterâ€”whom I can coach to success.
â€œYou canâ€™t grow your team any bigger than you are.
You have to believe in yourself and have a vision of what you can become.â€�
â€œStart your business with the intention of not stopping until you achieve. The one thing all SEULs have in common is that they never gave up.
â€œFind a mentor you can duplicate. I call my mom my â€˜Success GPS.â€™ When you know where you are going, you can accomplish anything.
â€œI make videos for my Downline and post them on Facebook and YouTube. When I went on the PRPC cruise to Alaska, I shared the experience with my team by posting a video from every port.â€�
To use this story as a recruiting tool, go to the log-in page of yourAVON.com, click â€œAvon Achieversâ€� and print a PDF. *Your individual earnings may vary.