31 Jan 2012 14:47 PM | Posted by Editor
My first experience with an Avon Representative came about while watching ‘Edward Scissorhands’. A pink-clad Diane Wiest knocked on the door of a decrepit mansion with a cheery, “Avon calling!” – and instantly I was hooked.
For weeks afterwards my friends and I stayed entertained by dressing up in pink, and “Avon calling!” each other (read: knocking on our bedroom doors – or the bedroom doors of our unsuspecting brothers – and providing makeover services). Needless to say, we loved it. Our brothers…not so much.
To us as kids, Avon meant dressing up and experimenting with make-up – the fact that it was a company providing millions of women around the world with financial and professional opportunities that they may not have otherwise had didn’t even enter into our minds.
Today, there are more than 6.2 million Avon Representatives in more than 100 countries worldwide. Every Avon Representative is essentially an independent business owner, can run a flexible home-based business, and set their own hours – making it a great option for busy mums looking for some extra income, or someone who needs flexibility in their work environment.
And you literally don’t need anything more than $10 to start up. From your very first order as an Avon Representative, you’ll receive the product on credit and pay Avon back after you’ve received payment from your customers. You can earn up to 50 per cent of the sales price of what you sell, and the more you sell, the more you earn.
As an Avon Representative you’ll also have the opportunity to further build your business and increase your earnings through the Avon Leadership program, as well as through marketing, sales and ecommerce training. You can also become an eRepresentative and host your own personal website!
So whether you’re looking for extra ways to make ends meet, want to go down a more flexible career path, or simply love all things beauty, then becoming an Avon Representative could be for you. For more information on Avon and how to become a Representative, simply visit the Avon website.
What was your first experience with Avon?
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Member Comments (77)
Posted by:(United States)
My Mum sold Avon ages ago.
Posted on: February 01, 2012 (Feb 1, 2012 5:44am)
Ohh I love Edward!! Its such a quirky movie.
Posted on: February 01, 2012 (Feb 1, 2012 7:25am)
Posted by:(Member since 2007, Australia)
Oh I love Edward Scissorhands, a lovely movie.... :)
My first experience with Avon was getting in to Mums creams and slathering it all over the cat! Hmm Mum was not too impressed, but I was only 3...... ;)
Posted on: February 01, 2012 (Feb 1, 2012 7:30am)
My first experience was with my sister, as a young mum, she became a representative. There are some really great products and the pricing isnt too bad. Yes, my sister would always say "Avon calling", even when she wasnt seeing me in regards to that. Ha ha.
Posted on: February 01, 2012 (Feb 1, 2012 8:53am)
I was a little kid and my mum ordered it. I used to get little blossoms lip balm and nail tints, along with little shower gels for girls. I remembered I love the smell as a kid! As a young teen i would begin to order things like skin care, and then as a older a teenager I'd get make up. Now I just like to order lip balms, eyeliners, moisturisers, hair care, and lots of foot care products. Avon has the best foot care products!
Posted on: February 01, 2012 (Feb 1, 2012 8:59am)
I sold Avon many years ago before I got married and had children
The area that I was renting in at the time had a high population of old people and i figured that i wouldnt do to well. I had so much fun. I had two elderly sisters that lived together and they would call me late at night and ask me call over. I would get there and they would have cups of tea out and assorted cakes. I would be there for a couple of hours as they went through the latest booklet and placed their order. Normally something like 8 bottles of bubble bath and loads of Talc, body moisturisers and perfumes. Most times i would leave there with an order of about $150.
Then there was another lady who always used to insist i came in for a glass of sherry. Oh dear...I hate sherry but would sip away just to keep her and her husband happy.
I was never going to get rich by selling it but it was handy when i had no other income while between jobs.
Posted on: February 01, 2012 (Feb 1, 2012 9:05am)
My first experience with Avon was also on Edward Scissorhands! I have never tried their products and am curious to know about this brand and their products. Will check out their website.
Posted on: February 01, 2012 (Feb 1, 2012 9:09am)
Posted by:(Member since 2007, Australia)
Honestly, I have absolutely no experience with Avon, and I have never ever tried their products, so dont really know what to think.
Posted on: February 01, 2012 (Feb 1, 2012 9:19am)
i think the idea of it is great but i dont know anyone who has tried it and im scarred of trying something new by myself? is it worth it?
Posted on: February 01, 2012 (Feb 1, 2012 9:38am)
I think Avon is great of you have the time to commit to it. My Mium tried it for a while but the money she made was so little. Plus all they did was send her an info pack, no training or anything like that.
Posted on: February 01, 2012 (Feb 1, 2012 10:08am)
My first experience with Avon was with my Mum - she ordered a couple of things from the catalogue and I was hooked by all the pretty colours LOL
Nowadays I find it hard to find an Avon rep!!! Luckily my Aunt is one now.
Posted on: February 01, 2012 (Feb 1, 2012 10:28am)
I remember reading the brochure when I was little. It seems like fun but I dont know if the money would be equal to a full time job. Maybe it would be good to do in your spare time.
Posted on: February 01, 2012 (Feb 1, 2012 10:29am)
i used to do it and noone in my area would ever order anything
Posted on: February 01, 2012 (Feb 1, 2012 10:42am)
My mum used to sell Avon a long time ago. Then her customers started selling Avon themselves... and soon heaps of people were selling so she gave up because she obviously wasn't selling anything.
Posted on: February 01, 2012 (Feb 1, 2012 11:06am)
Posted by:(Member since 2008, Australia)
I wish I knew enough people to sell it (most of the time I think your income in these starts out with family and friends and then the word gets around) - Everyone I know that uses it already has an avon lady!
Posted on: February 01, 2012 (Feb 1, 2012 11:29am)
Posted by:(Member since 2007, Australia)
Wowee! 6.2 million! They certainly have some awesome products.
My first experience with it was my neighbour who was a teacher and my mum was raving how she gets all this Avon stuff for chrissy presents off her students. That's the first time I heard about Avon and the next time was when my aunty was a representative a few years later.
Posted on: February 01, 2012 (Feb 1, 2012 11:33am)
my sister was avon representative few years ago
Posted on: February 01, 2012 (Feb 1, 2012 12:18pm)
I sold nutrimetics, a similar concept to avon but it wasn't worth the time and effort. I couldn't get proper discounts unless i sold a lot. Plus its so $$$ in price range and couldn't afford most of products and didn't sell anything at all, and the quality is not worth the price (as of late, i think its gone downhill).
You need time to commit to make money out of it, but if you think you can do it, then you should go for it.
Posted on: February 01, 2012 (Feb 1, 2012 12:46pm)
my first experiance was when my cousin was a rep, and later on as i grew older i remember saving my pocket money so i could buy things from there!
Posted on: February 01, 2012 (Feb 1, 2012 1:18pm)
I remember my Auntie being a customer of Avon, she used to get the little booklet catalogues which I loved looking through. I would have been about 10 years old.
Now I am in my 40's and my sister is an Avon Rep. Avon has definately expanded it's range since when I was 10. My sister lives in Melbourne and has been a rep for about 4 years, that is why I have so many Avon products, I get a lot of Avon gifts from my sister for birthdays, xmas and even easter. My kids and partner have received quite a few Avon gifts from my sister as well.
Posted on: February 01, 2012 (Feb 1, 2012 1:44pm)
My first experience was when I was about 10 and my mum had ordered a few things from their catalogue as a family friend was a rep.. I used to love their lip balms and hair brushes as a kid!
Posted on: February 01, 2012 (Feb 1, 2012 1:48pm)
Mum brought Avon when I was a little girl it was mainly the bath oil and occassionly we can home from school she brought something from the catalogue for us girls ( comb or a brush in some sort of animal shape)
Posted on: February 01, 2012 (Feb 1, 2012 1:56pm)
My first experience with an Avon lady was when I was about twelve. I lived on a farm in Northern Victoria. One day there was the sound of a very loud motor bike coming up our drive and hence the "Avon Lady" had arrived. She was very friendly but I surprised to find she was the Avon lady as she wore no make up, and was certainly NOT into fashion. Many very pleasant afternoons were spent with her....going through her book, sniffing and rubbing in samples and cups of tea. She was one pretty amazing AVON LADY. We lived nearly 40klms from the nearest town so this was an unbelievable treat for us. Our farming community grew to love the Avon Lady and looked forward to her visits.
Posted on: February 01, 2012 (Feb 1, 2012 2:36pm)
I think I was about 6 when my mum first bought an avon product - after that I've only seen an avon representative once, and its been over 15 years. Feels like they aren't around my region at all.
Posted on: February 01, 2012 (Feb 1, 2012 2:47pm)
I love Avon products, and I even sold it for a while. I remember that my mum use to use it all the time, and we would spend hours together looking over the lastest book and see what we would buy. Such great memories.
Posted on: February 01, 2012 (Feb 1, 2012 4:13pm)