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Avon Products - Are You The Next Avon Lady Or Not Sure About It?

May 2, 2008
Avon Cosmetics are an established brand that is well known and trusted. Avon as a company is considered to be one of the most reputable MLM companies out there.

Launched in 1886, this mega-company sells some fabulous beauty and related products in markets in 144 countries around the world, and is still one of the fastest growing companies in the global market with annual sales of over $8 billion, making it the largest direct sales company in the world.

It is fairly easy to become an Avon representative if you have a little start-up money and the motivation to work the business. The first representatives began in business over 120 years ago and there are some five million of them today. Avon is is recognized as having empowered its female representatives with an income generating opportunity that they could pursue from home without disrupting their family life.

"Avon Ladies" are self-employed and are trained as beauty consultants or representatives. There marketing activities are typically geographically oriented as they work their neighborhood door to door speaking with friends, family or professional contacts. Catalogs have long been part of the Avon business and now the internet is being used as well. Reps may post an Avon store online.

The only requirements for becoming an Avon representative are: must be 18 years of age, have spare time, a desire to meet people and be motivated. You may contact any active representative by phone, on the Internet or by email; if that representative is not a Leadership Representative, they will refer you to the District Manager who will discuss the opportunity and company procedures. When you meet for an interview, you will purchase a start-up kit with literature, DVD's, sample product, a tote bag, and catalogs for the next two campaigns for $20.

Most people tend to think of Avon cosmetics when they hear the name but the product line is much more diverse these days and includes jewelry, accessories, apparel items, gifts, candles and seasonal products. Even the cosmetic line is diversified with numerous lines within it. Popular names include Anew, Advance Techniques, Mark and Skin-So-Soft.

Your earnings depend on your sales ability. Repeat customers are the key to steady business while prospecting for new clients. Your business will also grow by introducing other potential representatives to the company and the opportunity it provides. Commissions range from 20-25 percent.

If you are considering Avon because you want to market cosmetics, you might want to look into Mary Kay. If you are open to considering product lines other than cosmetics, I suggest you take a look at Xocai Healthy Chocolate. Their products are actually a health food because they are made from specially processed cocoa with extra antioxidants such as acai berry and without the bad stuff. Healthy chocolate can be an easy sale because most people love it.

As in any other MLM or home based business, the only limitations on your earning potential are those you put in place. Your goals and your business plan and your desire to be a successful, self-employed individual can make the Avon business work for you.
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For other home business suggestions, visit Chris Gatenby's web pages about Xocai Healthy Chocolate and GBG Weight Loss & Nutrition.
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