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How to Become an AVON Rep

Updated on September 13, 2014

How to Sign up to Become an AVON Rep

Being an AVON Representative is very rewarding! Yes it can take a few weeks even a few months to get your business started but it is well worth it once you get it going! Unlike other companies there are no huge startup fees, no quotas, no stock, no parties no boundaries and no meetings that you have to attend. All you will ever have to pay is $10 to start with AVON. That includes your kit, your learning materials and your application!

AVON is a great way to earn money part time or full time. I have created this lens to share information about info that readers may be looking forAVON is one of the best direct sales companies that I have ever worked for. I have my own business and I love it. I only do it part time because I work full time. I didn't even sign up to make a ton of money. I started to have fun and to get my products at a discount!

How Do You Become an AVON Representative?

Becoming an AVON Representative is very easy!

There are two option on how to become an Avon Representative.

First, you can sign up online. You have to have a representative code when signing up online to show that you have someone who is willing to train and mentor you. You are welcome to use my code. I would be happy to help you grow your business and start making the income you would like to earn.

To get started selling Avon is to ask your Avon Representative. She would be more then happy to help you get started.

It's that easy. Your representative will assist you in getting signed up, getting online with youravon.com and give you some great tips and ideas to help you get started.

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How Much Does It Cost to Be An AVON Representative?

$10....that's it! Yes TEN DOLLARS!

AVON has one of the best startup rates. Unlike other companies that charge you hundreds of dollars to get started AVON doesn't do that. Since you don't need stock, why pay for it to join? AVON is only $10 to join!

This same $10 includes everything! Your kit, your application, your appointment and everything else you may need to get started. That is the best $10 you will ever spend! Say Hello to Tomorrow and Yes to AVON!

Contact your Avon representative to get started today!

Do AVON Representatives Have to Attend Meetings?

No! Meetings are available but you aren't required to attend!

No! You are not required to attend AVON meetings. However, meetings are available to those who would like to attend.

Your District Manager will provide you with all of the dates. Usually most DM's hold a monthly sales meeting and a monthly leadership meeting. These are both very good meetings. They are fun, educational and you will pick up a lot of new ideas!

The meetings do offer a lot of support and help you build your business. However you are not required to attend any of them. I would recommend that you go because I know you will enjoy them!

Do You Have to Meet a Sales Quota With AVON?

Nope! No sales quotas with AVON!

One of the best things about AVON is that it is your business and your run it the way YOU want to run it. So, what would your business be if you had someone else telling you how much you had to sell?

AVON has no sales quotas! Sell $5 or $5,000 a campaign. It doesn't matter. AVON knows that it's your business and you should be able to run it how you want to!

AVON doesn't even require that you place an order every campaign. Say you are sick, or going on vacation... The last thing you want to do is worry losing your business. AVON says that as long as you place an order once every 3 campaigns then you are still active. Even if it's only a $5 order. It doesn't matter! AVON lets you run YOUR business the way YOU want to! (Of coarse you will do well and place an order every campaign but for those times when you want a vacation or just need a break...AVON understands.)

Do You Have To Recruit Other Reps?

No! You can get into leadership and earn more money though!

Recruiting other AVON Reps is not a requirement. However, if you do decide to get into leadership you can make some very good money. You will earn a percentage off your downline for 3 generations.

There are 4 levels of leadership: Unit Leader, Advanced Unit Leader, Executive Unit Leader and Senior Executive. You earn up to 12% of your downline sales. This can add up very quickly and become very profitable when you build and develop your unit.

In addition to the earnins you earn off your unit, Avon will also pay you up to $150 for each new representative that joins your team!

Do You Have to Have a Computer to Be an AVON Representative?

No! Though having a computer is helpful it's not required!

AVON has two methods of placing your orders. Online or by mail. Online is the easiest and fasted option but it is not required!

Don't have a computer? What a great reason to join AVON!!! Start AVON even if only part-time and earn the money for a new computer in just a few weeks if not sooner!

Plus AVON has some great prizes including a new laptop!

How Much Do You Make With AVON?

It really depends on you!

There are no limits as to how much you can earn with AVON!

Depending on your sales each campaign, you will fall into a sales level that will determine what percent you will make that campaign. So even if you have a poor campaign this time, next time you can blow it out the water and make a great amount!

Do You Have an Online Store?

Yes!

AVON offer gives you the great opportunity of having an online store! Your customers can chose to have direct delivery and AVON will ship it to them or personal delivery and you can deliver it. This is great for those reps that have family members out of the area!


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      Frankie Kangas 8 years ago from California

      Excellent lens. Nice straight-forward answers to all of the questions I had. Thank you for sharing. 5 stars and I'm now a FAN! Bear hugs, Frankster aka Bearmeister

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      thanks you for the great insight on becoming an Avon Representative. My Husband recently fell ill (he's alright now and back to a healthy life) and it really was a wake up call for me. I had to ask myself if anything should happen to my Husband am I really able to step up and take over managing the household financially??? At that moment i realized that I had to do something, just in case...so I've researched Mary Kay and that seems nice but the $100 set up fee and the inventory necessary to start up seems to be a gamble. I am happy to see the $10 start up fee and once I feel out my market I am able to pre-order products oppose to the initial investment of a minimum of$700. Thanks for saving me :-) !!!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Hi i just have one question in my mind ,, can i become avon rep , i am on H4

      pl reply

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I have searched all over for info on how much it costs to get started, and you answered that question for me right away. What a pleasant surprise to find it only costs $10 to get started! I sell Scentsy Wickless Candles, and that was a $100 start up fee. Thanks so much! I am really excited to join Avon now!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Thanx so much for the info. It has really helped me make my final decision. I never thought it would cost so little to start my own business -- something I've always wanted to do, by the way. I sold Mary Kay a while ago and I hated doing the parties because they tend to be in the evenings and weekends -- that's family time. This sounds perfect! I appreciate you being so upfront....

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Question: Can I set up my business so I ONLY do online sales that are delivered directly to customers? I have a very demanding full time job (~60 hrs) so I would be unable to deliver orders myself. I want to join to get discounts on the products I use regularly but would also like the option to sell. That said, I don't want to have someone place an order online for in person delivery. If you could let me know that would be great. Thanks!

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      martyinmaui 6 years ago

      @anonymous: When you sign up for eRepr (to have your own Avon website) you will be able to persionalize the options available to your customers. So you would be able to only offer the direct delivery option if you chose. Just one bit of advice, as convenient as these websites are, you still have to invest the time promoting your site and Avon business. Avon provides free training once you join, and included in the courses are 3 specifically on eRepresentative - the basic course on "how to", a course on managing your customer lists, and another on marketing/promoting your eRepr site.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      great info>i was thinking of selling Mary Kay but was hesitant cause of the sign up fee and the product prices,now I definitely have decided to go Avon

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Thanks for the information, my friend just started marykay and i was thinking about joining but i was hesitant because of the $100 start up fee and all the parties but now knowing that avon is only $10 and there are no parties i am very interested and i think i will go in this direction.. marykay is too expensive.... Thanks

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      [in reply to Melissa] I am meeting with a DM today to get started. My cousin sells & she said it is $7.50/mo to have an online site, but she believes they waive the fee if you make at least 1 sell per month. You are still selling in person if you want, but you do not have to. The items are shipped directly to the customer, I have ordered online several times, they always have coupons for free shipping on there too. I think if people do not set up a website you can still get credited for the sales, because they ask for your reps phone number on the regular avon site & I always put my cousin's number. You could maybe do that?!? Hope that helped out somewhat.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Does anyone know what in the startup kit? What exactly does a new rep get when they start?

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      mngtproject 6 years ago

      Really good information you have supplied. I have good enjoy your lens. Rating: 5*****

      Thanks for sharing a good lens.

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      ArtaKS 6 years ago

      I WANT to become AVON represetative .

      my mail kajtazia@yahoo.com

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      pinkrenegade lm 6 years ago

      Great information on getting started in the Avon business! Nice job.

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      Riyko 6 years ago

      This is really helpful and it's something I will be able to do while going to school. Thank you for the help.

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      martyinmaui 6 years ago

      @anonymous: The Avon appointment kits are updated periodically, but in general include a basic guide to getting started, along with any flyers or information specific to the local District in your area, and enough brochures for your first 2 Campaigns. (A campaign is a 2 week selling period.

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      mauvemary 6 years ago

      I have been selling Avon for 3 years and love it. I have a great customer base and a downline of over 20 reps. I train my team on how to make money with Avon. I encourage them to attend the meetings and talk to everyone that they meet. Want to join my team?

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      kayAVONlover 6 years ago

      In the 2 Campaigns, do u have an amount u have to sale or how does that work?

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      kayAVONlover 6 years ago

      Is there a fee to be an eRepr? other than the $10 starting fee.

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      mskaylay 6 years ago

      Avon have a large base of great products. I agree with u it is Awarding to be an Avon Rep. Well written lens, keep up the good work.

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      Shamarico 6 years ago

      Great Lens with lots of info. Thanks!

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      Apart from the fabulous range of make up and products, Avon is world known for making extra money!

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      Many years ago when my daughter was a baby and we were in bad straights, I was an Avon Lady. We had to go door to door knocking and selling our wares with samples that we had to buy.

      They have come a long way baby.

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      Very informative!

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      becomeavonrep 5 years ago

      www.become-an-avon-rep.org.uk

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      careermom 5 years ago

      Good information. I've toyed with the idea for years and think now I'm finally going to do it.

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      mauvemary 5 years ago

      Yes, Avon is a great way to make money. I get most of my Avon sales online. Check out my blog.

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      beardvc 5 years ago

      It all about what you make it. you made it!

      good info.

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      AvonKarly 5 years ago

      I really liked your lens, to the point of being jealous. Good work!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      its good that someone put a lens together on something like this, I hope you get some people to sign up for it too. 'thumbs up' from this reader.

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      angelgirl123 5 years ago

      I'm new to squidoo....I started a 'lens' then got nervous about violating Avon Use rules and put in a call to my district manager.....don't think I'm 'dumb' I'm just over think everything.....Since you have this 'lens' it's ok for me to have one too? You can e-mail me at maryc0303@yahoo.com if you like....

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love this article - I have been an AVON Representative and Sales Leader in the UK since Sep 2009 and made Senior Executive Sales Leader in Dec 2011. Good Luck with your business in the US. Cheers Sarah from www.sarahsreps.co.uk

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      GabrielaFargasch 4 years ago

      I love AVON products! I have been a customer for more than 25 years! :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Very nice and helpful blog!

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      nadine-rowlands1 4 years ago

      This is brilliant! I too am an Avon Representative in the Sales Leader based in the UK. I work with my husband Wayne - we started almost 7 years ago around our then full-time jobs but Avon has replaced both our jobs and we do Avon together full-time now. Nadine www.become-a-rep.co.uk

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      michelle-whaley-arnette 4 years ago

      humorous

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      michelle-whaley-arnette 4 years ago

      lic

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have sometimes wondered how becoming a rep online would work - very helpful lens!

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      thornburgdiana 4 years ago

      I have tried calling a representitive and have yet to be called. I started trying to call a week ago and left messages on the woman's phone 3 times

      I would love to sell Avon but am turned of by the represtentitive.

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      bubbles5923 4 years ago

      @thornburgdiana: go to www.start.youravon.com use reference code / suzyq (20$ to start on line)

      or please contact me with any questions you may have.....www.youravon.com/suzyq and hey! if you are in and around the dfw metroplex I can meet you at the training center in with my upline leader margareet and we can get you set up for just 10$ in person!!!!

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      rhonda-e-bailey 4 years ago

      @bubbles5923: Suzy, just FYI, Avon recently changed the online cost to $10 as well, so online or in person, a new representative's investment is the same! Good luck!

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      a-marie64 4 years ago

      "AVON doesn't even require that you place an order every campaign. Say you are sick, or going on vacation... The last thing you want to do is worry losing your business. AVON says that as long as you place an order once every 3 campaigns then you are still active."

      **According to my upline, your information, as stated in the above paragraph, is incorrect. I was told that I must place an order, every Campaign, in order to remain active. She told me, "even if it just a lip gloss, that qualifies as an order." But, it still costs me $$ to have that one little lip gloss shipped to my house. And, even thought I was told that it was my business, and I could run it as I see fit, that is not true.

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      Avon has been around for a long, long time, and I think it is worth as much as you put into it.

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      krystalrichard1970 4 years ago

      @thornburgdiana: I would love to help you. You can go online to www.start.avon.com. You need a reference code and mine is: krystalrichard. Avon will send you your materials and I will also contact you right away to welcome you and help you get started. I am a training leade with Avon and love helping others get started.

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      WendyKaye 4 years ago

      Great lens! I personally just started out myself and found your lens to be quite informative! Thank you for sharing;)

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      jgilbert228 4 years ago

      Hello my name is James and I am an Avon Rep and wondered if you would be willing to feature me on your page. This will help to build sales and provide Avon Shoppers with a reliable Avon Rep. http://jamesgilbert.avonrepresentative.com/

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      BecomeAnAVONRep 4 years ago

      I am SO pleased that AVON in the UK works differently, sounds like a complete nightmare - though having said that there are plenty of horror stories our side of the pond as well. Almost all of them come down to one thing - bad initial training. It is vital to get the right support and knowledge when you start to make sure you know what to do, how to make good money and getting to know the ropes. **blatant plug alert** If you are in the UK and want to join avon, please visit www.teamsashy.co.uk and I promise to look after you, give you as much knowledge as I can and help you make money with this world beating brand. ;)

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      sweetartworks 4 years ago

      Thank you for the information. I just became a rep myself and so far I love it. I have been using Avon since I was a kid in the 60's. I remember getting Avon presents every Christmas. It's an easy to sell it if you believe in the products. I do. My Avon website is youravon.com/scents

      For those who like history, Avon Products, Inc. use to be the California Perfume Company

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      anh-welch-3 4 years ago

      Hello, I've been trying to become a rep for over a month now. I've filled out the request online, but no one calls/emails me. The system gives me an option to create an account base on credit, but I'm in the process of buying a house and my loan agent says that "No, you cannot do anything credit related". Argh, really wanted to get this up and running before the holidays... I have generous friends and family. And I need the money! :( Can anyone suggest a way to get my application noticed???

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      mauvemary 4 years ago

      @anh-welch-3: You can join Avon online at http://www.start.avon.com with reference code mbertsch. Avon asks for credit information just to make sure you don't owe Avon money previously and to give you a credit limit. It's only $10 to start to sell Avon. This is an EXCELLENT time to sell Avon. Customers love AVON products for Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers.

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      anh-welch-3 4 years ago

      @mauvemary: Ok. I just went through the process... I used your code.

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      anh-welch-3 4 years ago

      @anh-welch-3: Do you know where I am supposed to go to look for a sales mentor? I am set up and am going through the online, but not sure where I should start afterward... ?

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      mauvemary 4 years ago

      @anh-welch-3: Can you send me an email at beautywithmary@gmail.com? I can help you.

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      animeh 4 years ago

      If you are interested in becoming a rep just go to: start.youravon.com and enter reference code: Aimee. I'll be notified and will coach you as much or as little as you'd like :-)

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      animeh 4 years ago

      @a-marie64: a-marie: Your upline is incorrect. *She* probably only benefits if you place an order every campaign, but it takes 3 missed campaigns to become inactive. I went away overseas on vacation and missed 2 campaigns. That did not impact my status at all.

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      leemarstat 4 years ago

      Hi my name is Lee I live in Florida I've been trying to sign up with Avon today and had no luck my personal information did not go through (I do not know why) it states Please contact your Appointment Maker, or the person who directed you to this site, to arrange an in-person meeting to discuss the Avon Earning Opportunity. Can anyone help?!!!! Please

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      mauvemary 4 years ago

      @leemarstat: Sometimes this happens if your driverâs license name or address is not what you put on the application. For example, if you have moved or got married. Another reason is if you sold Avon before and have an unpaid balance. You can try the application again to see if you input everything (like SS# etc) correctly. Hopefully it will work this time.

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      mauvemary 4 years ago

      @leemarstat: I just read the latest Avon updates on self-appointments. Avon says you also need a valid credit card to pay the appointment fee. Let me know if you have any other problems. Please use my reference code mbertsch to join Avon.

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      Spvswrld 4 years ago

      Quick question: I am trying to become an Avon rep online and was wondering:

      1. Can I use any of these reference codes?

      2. I used to sell in the state of Alabama and may have a balance that is unpaid (didn't get any notices but went through a messy divorce and the ex hid some of my bills). How will I know once I send my application through if there is an unpaid balance and, if so, how to I take care of it so I can sell in Colorado?

      Thanks!

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      mauvemary 4 years ago

      @Spvswrld: You can call Avon at 513-551-2866 and find out if you have an unpaid balance. After you pay this, you can sign up to sell Avon with reference code mbertsch at http://www.start.avon.com.

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      Start your own business at home by selling a product that everyone with a computer needs.

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      avon-rhonda-velasquez 4 years ago

      Hello From www.AvonbyRhonda.biz I love your comment and how everyone is getting their questions answered. I don't know why it is so hard for some people to get started with Avon. I diligently work with my reps in my downline. I am available to them via text / email / phone most of the time I answer back within minutes. Some of us go the extra mile to grow our businesses. If you looking to get started check out my website. My reference code is rhondavelasquez... www.startavon.com

      I look forward to the new year! Lets help Avon by putting in our orders!!

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      crystal-vybiral 4 years ago

      How much does Avon charge for you to have yourAvon , online store?

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      mauvemary 4 years ago

      @crystal-vybiral: Hi Crystal,

      When you join Avon for $10 you will get your own FREE website. You can post it on Facebook, Twitter, etc. and email your link. Sell to people all over the US and Avon ships to their homes. Join my Avon team online at www.start.avon.com with reference code mbertsch. Say Yes to Avon today!

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      avon-rhonda-velasquez 4 years ago

      @crystal-vybiral: The online store with Avon is now free. It used to have a charge but now... Free! yay! Having the store is great because you can sell avon to friends and family near or far!! This is easy because they pay online and it ships directly to them. Shipping is only about $3.00 or free when it is over $30.00.

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      spegelet41 4 years ago

      I am interested in becoming an Avon rep and am grateful for this page, it answered some of my questions, but I have sooo many other questions. First, i have to admit i do not know that many people but i would love to sell...would selling online generate business to people i don't know? Second I have a full time job and don't have much time to deliver/interact with people but i am looking for a home based second income i can do at my spare time...do i have to attend or give parties? And if i did decide to sell in person, what ways are there available to find clients? And mostly I want to know, how the free site for reps works and is it really free. Sorry i know this is a lot of questions at once but i am really considering this idea but really don't know where to start.

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      mauvemary 4 years ago

      @spegelet41: Yes, you can sell Avon online by promoting on different sites, writing your own blog, sharing your Avon site on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, emailing your link to your friends. No, you don't have to do parties or attend the Avon meetings. Of course, you will get valuable information by attending sales meetings. Avon has wonderful online training courses that are free and you can do from home. The best ways to find new Avon customers is to interact with people throughout your daily activities. Give out Avon brochures to everyone you come in contact with. Ask businesses if you can leave Avon catalogs at their store such as beauty shops, laundromats, gyms, dental and doctor offices etc. Another great way to get new customers is to leave Avon catalogs on neighborhood doors. Yes, the Avon website is free to Avon reps. You will have to pay for your Avon catalogs and bags. You will also be charged a small fee for each order but you will charge your customers .75 for each of their orders. This usually pays for the charge. The more customers you have the more sales. Try it for $10 and you will get 40% earnings for your first 4 campaigns if your orders are at least $50. Great time to stock up on your own purchases also. Use reference code mbertsch at www.start.avon.com.

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      May Matthew 4 years ago

      Thank you for the helpful information. I just wonder if the opportunity is also open for non-US citizens? Thank you!

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      mauvemary 4 years ago

      @Sky Breeze: When you apply to sell Avon you will have to give your name, driver's license number, social security number, address and phone number. Avon will check to make sure everything matches.

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      May Matthew 4 years ago

      @mauvemary: Thank you for your reply. It is a great opportunity.

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      mauvemary 4 years ago

      @Sky Breeze: If you want to sell Avon, you can join online at www.start.avon.com and use reference code mbertsch. For $10 you can join us and have this great Avon opportunity.

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      matinhurecleopatra 4 years ago

      i would like to join Avon but i do not know any Avon representatives in Zimbabwe so how do l join. Are there any Avon Representatives in Zimbabwe

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      avonerep2013 4 years ago

      I am looking to become an Avon rep i Live in Derry,nh how do i start to become one, i already have over $100 sales for campaign 18

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      avonkimmy 4 years ago

      @avonerep2013: Hey has anyone helped you yet?

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      avonkimmy 4 years ago

      @avonerep2013: Hey has anyone helped you yet?

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      mauvemary 3 years ago

      @avonerep2013: Hi!

      I'd love to have you on my Avon team if you haven't already signed up to sell Avon. I have been an Avon Rep for over 5 years and am a Unit Leader with 35 reps on my Avon team. Join Avon online with reference code mbertsch! http://www.startavon.com Only costs $10! Selling Avon doesn't even seem like work. I love meeting all my wonderful customers.

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      Avonmother 2 years ago

      Hello! I'm looking for stay-at-home mothers, college students, working mothers, teachers that's looking for an economically way to earn extra money for the holidays, debt payments, or to build a savings, even if you're just a mother at home who wants something of your own. I'm looking for you!! Join my team!! Lets connect I'd love to talk with you soon smithjackieline@gmail.com

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