Thursday, August 5, 2010

What's New? Avon's new Lotus Shield!

Okay...I know this sounds so typical of an Avon representative, but you have got to try Avon's new product called Advance Techniques "Lotus Shield" anti-frizz control. I tried the product sample that came to me in one of my Avon packages and I must say it is pretty good stuff. I did use it on a very humid day so to say it totally kept the frizz away is not true. I have naturally curly hair and I do have to straighten with a straightening iron. This product did keep my hair more softer and straighter than any product I have tried on the market. IF you choose to purchase this, please be careful about the amount you use. They also make the Advance Techniques Lotus shield shampoo and conditioner to go along with this styling product. To learn more about this wonderful product please visit. http://www.youtube.com/user/AvonProductsInc

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Take the Anew Challenge

Yep...that's what I said. Anew is a product by Avon that helps rejuvenate your skin. No time like the present to begin to take care of your skin.

Anew starts off with their 30+ Rejuvenate Sapphire Emulsion. You put this on at night before going to bed. In one day it helps pores look smaller and more refined. In about 5 days dramatically smooths, softens and refines skin texture. In 10 days, 81% of women agree, virtually erases the look of pores. They also have the Rejuvenate Day Cream with an SPF of 25. From now until August 17,2010, you can get this at a great price of Buy the Night Cream for $30.00 and get the day cream for FREE!

Anew 40+ Reversalist Night Sterling Emulsion Gel Formula has Intense Moisture to help your Skin look and feel firmer. In one day skin feels soft and supple. In 5 days 89% of women agree, diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles. In 10 Days skin looks and feels dramatically firmer. By day 14 skin looks up to 5 years younger. There is also an Anew 40+ Reversalist Day cream with SPF 25. Buy the Reversalist Night sterling Gel for $32.00 and get the Day cream for FREE!

Anew 50+ Ultimate Night Gold Emulsion Gel has intense moisture to help your skin replenish its vital moisture reserves. In 1 day immediately, skin's moisture levels surge by more than 400%. By day five 86% of women agree, skin feels uplifted, stronger and more elastic. By day 10 skin looks supported and more resilient. There is also the Gold emulsion day cream with SPF 25. From now until August 17, 2010 buy the Night Ultimate Emulsion at $34.00 and get the day cream for FREE!

To see more wonderful Avon skin products, visit my website at www.youravon.com/maureenplumb If you order any of these items use the Summer code of SUMMERFS and get it shipped to you for free!

Friday, July 9, 2010

My Sales Approach in Avon

I find that many companies try to get you to push their product as a product that a person can't live without. Some use scare tactics to sell their products and others just pester you to death until you end up buying just to shut them up or running and hiding when you see them approaching. One thing I find successful is I let people know I am selling Avon and if they would like to see a book with the Avon products, I would be happy to give them one. I never call my friends (unless they are my close friends)or go door to door and knock. Although Avon does try to get their reps to do this type of sales approach, I find people are frightened to open their door to strangers and besides...if you are an Avon Lady...you have to worry who will open that door??? Although this book is your store, you are also able to hang them with special bags purchased through Avon. The bags are very inexpensive and made for the Avon brochure. Avon gives you a letter as a new representative to print up and pass out if you choose. It is really neat how your representative information is printed onto this flier. It prints two on one paper so you can cut the paper in half. Placing the flier along with a sample in the bag with the brochure, I bag up about 40 to 50 books(in the beginning you might want to start off with more)and begin my walk around the neighborhood carefully surveying the home before approaching. If the yard has newspapers littered all over, chances that your brochure might have the same fate as those papers, may be an indication to pass that house up. I go from door to door and put the book either on the door handle or place it on the front porch a little away from the door so when the owner opens the door they will see the book and not slip on it. If you see owners of the homes outside, smile sweetly and say you are an Independent Avon Representative of this area and were handing out your Avon brochure so people can see the great items they are offering. Let them know your name and phone number along with e-mail address is on the back when they are ready to order. Be committed to your business. Gain their trust that you are not there for a short time and then not selling Avon anymore. Too many ladies go into Avon and quickly give it up. I don't sugar coat anything. This is a JOB. You are the boss of a small company and the boss works their butt off.

Now lets talk about other approaches other than the "hanging book" approach. Now we have the office approach. Some wonderful ideas to try are basket's. Decorate a beautiful small basket and place some of your Avon brochures, sales brochures, small samples and a small handful of candy. Put a beautiful sign on the basket saying Free Avon Brochures and samples. That lets the patient waiting to be seen by the doctor, know the book is there to be taken. Always make sure you place your name and number on the back. I always print up labels and place my name, then next line "Independent Avon Representative" and third line phone number. On the fourth line I put my Avon e-store website. I was on one of the Avon chat boards reading about a horrible thing another Avon rep was doing to a fellow rep. She saw her books and taking up her fellow reps books and placing her own sticker over the other reps sticker. Another Avon representative suggested placing two stickers in the book. One on the back and the other somewhere inside the book. Good idea when you are placing your books in a doctors office. It is sad but Avon reps can become territorial. Back to the Office approach...now...enter the office and politely ask the person behind the desk or window, if you may leave the basket for their clients with some Avon books and free samples. Most times they will say yes and before you can leave the basket, I can almost promise you one of the office personnel will ask for a book or want to look inside your basket. Sometimes as you are placing this basket on the table, you will see the eyes of others looking to see what you have. That is a time to smile and say you have some free samples if they would like one. Tell them the Avon books are free and your name and number is on the back along with e-mail address "when they are ready" to order. I get more sales from the office staff than their clients. It is a way to get your foot into the door and a way to allow the staff to shop on their breaks. This is a store in a book. I get excited to look at catalogs. Call it the shopper in me. Always remember when you return each campaign, to also bring some samples and a book for the staff. Always let them know you are there and what you are doing. I like to look cute when I go into the office. Pink is my color.

Now...let's talk about another approach, it is called pull the brochure out of the handbag approach. I discovered this technique when I was looking for something in my purse pulling almost everything out but the kitchen sink. After wards, I began to put my items back in my purse when a lady asked me if I sold Avon. Looking baffled I said..."Yes how did you know?" I truly forgot I had the brochure on the counter. She said she saw my book. I told her I was going to look through it but asked her if she would like it. She then told me she needed an Avon rep because her's stopped selling Avon. In a playful joking voice I told her that I was her new rep now and claimed that position. She is now my customer. I have began placing books in my bag and pulling them out and placing them on the counter as I am looking for things. Before I put all things back I look at the person and ask if they would like the brochure. Most have said yes...very few refuse. Sometimes at stores where they have break rooms, you can slip in and place a book on their table. In coffee shops it is nice to place one on the table before you leave. Another thing is when you see all these racks with free apartment books, Thrifty nickle or Green sheet, take a moment, and place a few of your books there too.

Well...I have really written a book for this blog. I promised to talk about "Promoting business" in another blog. I hope this has helped someone in their approach in selling Avon. If it has, feel free to let me know.

God Bless and happy selling!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Why I love Avon.

I am so sure many don't want to be hassled with MLM's and having friends or family constantly trying to get them to host a party or sign up to become a representative themselves. Avon is truly not like other MLM companies. I am not going to run up to you and ask if I can do a free facial on you just to get my foot in the door. I have been in several different MLM's and I truly believe and love The Avon Company. With Avon, you can host parties if you want to...but it is not the only way to build your business. You have to believe in the product you are promoting and selling. This is your little part of a big company. Like a franchise. You must treat it like a business and not a hobby. With other companies you "supposedly" pay a high fee to become a Consultant or Representative of their company. With Avon...to become a rep., you pay a small fee of $10.00. You get an e-store for free for a short while. If you have someone purchasing from your e-store each campaign, you don't pay a fee at all for the site. Most everything is done in today's market through computers but we still hand out brochures, take orders through phone or face to face. We do have to purchase our brochures but they are at a reasonable price and remember we don't have a store for our customers to walk into to purchase our products so that brochure is our store. With Avon, you really don't need to push the product because Avon is known as a quality product at a reasonable price. People see that Avon name or logo and they know. I have had people actually ask me for my Avon book. Don't get me wrong...I do have to work hard at it. I am still new at this but am doing pretty good and continue to find new and wonderful ways to improve my sales. Okay...I will talk about sales approaches in my next blog. Promoting business will be in another blog later on. Although I am not a top sales lady, YET, I do love selling Avon and hope to be able to continue this until I do make a great living at this. Until the next Blog...God Bless!

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Friday, June 25, 2010

IT'S FRIDAY!

It is Friday and I am so ready to sleep in tomorrow. I was able to deliver all my Avon orders to my customers today and I now have to get my next campaign out to show all the new and wonderful items they have. If you want to check out the new campaign book at my on line Avon e-store, go to
www.youravon.com/maureenplumb
I must admit it is hard for me not to buy so many things. I am so grateful for the customers I do have at this time and I hope to gain more. If anyone wants to check out my other Avon site it is...
www.maureensrepsite.yolasite.com
It will only direct you to my Avon e-store. Enjoy your Friday!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

First Day of Summer!

Well today is the first day of Summer and trust me...if you live in Texas, summer began a month ago. Had a great weekend except for the horrible heat here in Texas. Trying to find activities for children during this time of the season is hard. I tend to enjoy finding crafts and indoor activities during the latter part of the day. In the morning time, it is easier to be outdoors under the big shady oak trees. During the later afternoon, even the big oaks won't keep you cool as the heat just envelops all around you. Although it is cooler during the mornings, you still have mosquitoes. After finding two of them ugly boogers on me and killing them with my hand, I decided to run in and grab my Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus with sun block. After spraying me and the kids down, I did not see another mosquito trying to eat us. The smell is pleasant as well. Has a pleasant smell as well. www.youravon/maureenplumb

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

Wow...today is Father's day 2010 and I just want to wish all those who are Fathers a Happy day. Thank you for being the dads you are. Thank you for providing and caring for your family. My dad passed away three years ago on New Years Day. It was a hard year for the family that first year when Father's day came. I missed going to see my dad and bring him his favorite brownies. Two things he loved were home made brownies and Peanut Brittle. My mom was about the only one who could make him the peanut brittle the way he liked it. So to all those who have had their dad's pass on...remember him with love and know he was an instrument in your life.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Okay...I found out what BLOG means

Yes...I did find out what "BLOG" means. It is short for "Web Log." Just some crazy person could not fit in two more letters because of laziness...who knows. I am still trying to find my way around this "BLOGGING" world. So many nice things people write of their lives. No wonder there are so many reality shows on the television.

Walked around this evening hanging Avon books on doors. Hoping to build my clientele. I must say... most women I saw and handed a book to were very courteous to me. I chatted for a minute and did not keep them from their task at hand. I just know if I keep my chin up and continue working hard...things will turn up in my Avon business. Here I am pushing my link again...just in case you forgot. :-) www.youravon.com/maureenplumb
In reality...I want you to visit my site. Why else would I title my blog..."I love Avon?" I love their products...well most of them...and I hope you do to.

Hello...is anybody out there?

I just wanted to begin my blog with something silly. This is my first time Blogging. "Blog"...sounds almost disgusting. Blog sounds like something I might do in the bathroom or a way I may express a food I did not enjoy eating. "That was BLOG!" Anyway, I guess here I go. Blogging. My thoughts...Nothing...I got Nothing! But I did Blog! Hope to see more pages of others blogs. OH...I did make my Blog page pink because I love Strawberries and always have. Don't really like the taste of Strawberries as much as I love the color and smell of them. I am in my 40's and strawberries are something I have loved since I was a small child. Also...I sell Avon and pink is one of their big colors. I am a pink kind of gal. Love pretty pink and yellow things. So...There it is. I told you some things about me. If you ever would like to check out my on line Avon store...you can go to www.youravon.com/maureenplumb and see many great sales. Use this one time code in shipping and get it shipped for free. FSWER Isn't that awesome?! If you ever want to know if there are anymore free shipping codes...feel free to ask me. I would do all I can to get you free shipping. Avon also does fundraisers and supports many organizations. Breast Cancer Awareness is one and it's PINK! So having family and friends that have suffered Breast Cancer and gone through Surgery and all the Chemo and Radiation, I really support Breast Cancer awareness and am proud to be an Independent Consultant of a company that supports it too. That's all I have now. Over and Out!