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Recruiting Ideas for AVON Representatives

Updated on May 9, 2013

Recruit New Reps and Grow Your AVON Unit With These Great Ideas

Recruiting is not a requirement by AVON. However, it is a great way to expand your business and grow your income potential AVON has some great rewards for unit leaders. Growing a unit and recruiting new reps can take some creative ideas.

Becoming a unit leader is not hard but it does take time. These recruiting ideas will help you grow a stronger, more productive unit in no time.

Building your unit is a fantastic way to reach your business goals, raise your income and have fun while doing it. Read through these great tips to help you reach your AVON goals and become UL or even better, SEUL!

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Let People Know That You Are An AVON Rep and That Your Are A Recruiter

AVON Recruiting Ideas: Tell Everyone

First and foremost, people have to know that you are an AVON Representative and that you are interested recruiting. How can they sign up or even let you know that they are interested if they don't know you are a rep?

Just like you would when you approach new customers, tell them about your business and let them know that you are looking for new reps if 'they happened to know anyone interested' or 'if they know anyone needing to make an extra income'.

Without directing it directly to them, it won't scare off those shy people who don't like pushy recruiters. Once your conversation gets started let them know about your business, why you enjoy it and what AVON has to offer them!

Just be polite. Be yourself and let folks know what you do!

Your Best Customer Could Be Your Best Recruit!

AVON Recruiting Ideas: Recruit your customers!

Your customers are already interested in AVON or else they wouldn't be your customers. Why not ask them if they would be interested in the opportunity.

There are 2 Pro's to asking your customers:

1. You know they are already interested in AVON.

2. You can offer them great discounts by letting them sign up and become a rep. Even if they only open it for a personal account. 90% of the time they will end of selling to everyone.

Don't want to scare them off? NO problem. Simply drop a nice recruiting flyer in their next order. They will see it and if they are interested they will feel more comfortable talking about it. Next time you see them just ask, "By the way, do you know anyone who would be interested in earning another income? Full time or part time?"

For your big spenders, let them know that they could save a lot of money just by setting up an account and ordering from themselves.

For your office ladies or businesses with multiple reps. Talk to a few of them and let them know that if one of them signed up to be an AVON rep they could team up and get their items at a discount as well.

Yes, signing up your customers can cause you to lose sales but in the end you are still building your business because you are working on your unit!

Find New Recruits With Raffles

AVON Recruiting Ideas: Raffle

Holding a raffle is a great way to get new contacts for both customers and referrals. You can hold a raffle for your current customers and you can also expand out to your local area.

Make raffle tickets that include their name, address, phone number and place to circle yes or no for:

Are you currently being served by an AVON Rep?

Are you interested in receiving future brochures?

Are you interested in receiving discounts?

Are you interested in becoming an AVON Rep for just $10?

Do you know anyone who may be in becoming an AVON rep?

Once you have your raffle tickets/questionaires build a small box with a flyer on it or even a fish bowl, large vase, or a some type of cute container. Call local businesses such as salons, mom and pop stores, and small businesses and ask them if you can leave a raffle at their business. Most will say yes. Set out your raffle box, raffle tickets and a few pens. If they will allow it put a few brochures out with it as well. Come back in a week or so and check your leads. You can leave it up for as long as they will allow.

Make sure you flyer shows what you have to offer. It could be a free make over, a $20 gift certificate or even a gift basket that you have created!

For your customers, you can leave off the first 2 questions. Just have each one of them fill out a raffle ticket and give it back to you. This will help you to know if any of your customers are intersested in becoming reps.

Use your leads to find out who is interested in receiving more info about becoming a representative and of coarse, a customer. Get in contact with these people ASAP! If you have several new leads consider doing them one on one or even in a group. Meet at a local office or cafe and go over the AVON opportunity with everyone at once!

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Job Fair is a Great Source for Finding New Recruits

AVON Recruiting Ideas: Job Fair

Attending a local job fair can be quite an experience. Since people are their looking for a job, you know that your potential viewers need cash.

Attend a local job fair and have kits, mini kits, brochures, flyers, business cards and everything else you can think of on hand. This would also be a good time to offer a raffle.

Job Fairs can be a few bucks to several dollars to attend and set up a table. However, find another rep or even better take one of your downline interested in becoming a UL. You guys can split the table fee and split the recruits.

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Advertisement is a Great Way to Find New Reps

AVON Recruiting Ideas: Advertise

Just as you would advertise your business for new customers, advertise for new recruits. There are several advertising methods. Below are several ideas for advertising your business!

Advertising Ideas

Local Newspaper

Post Flyers on Bulletin Boards

Online Ads

'Help Wanted' Stickers on Brochures

Tables at events

Business Cards on Bulletin Boards

Car Decals

Car Magnets

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Tailgating Can Lead to Many New Leads

AVON Recruiting Ideas: Tailgating

Tailgating is another great way for finding recruits. Sometimes it's hit and miss depending on the weather, location, and population.

Tailgating is simply setting up shop on the back of your car or on your tailgate in a parking lot. Of coarse some reps use tables and other props.

Put out FREE AVON signs. When someone stops give them a WN bag that has a brochure, samples and maybe even a mini. Have recruiting information on hand and bring up the subject with everyone you speak with. Offer a raffle as well. This will help you to get lead info. Have kits, mini kits and anything else you may have on hand.

Tailgating is another great way of selling products you have on hand, too.

Always be sure to check with the property owner and local ordinances before tailgating.

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Unit Leader Title Requirements

Reach for the stars!

What you need to be titled!

Unit Leader = UL

Personal Award Sales: $250

Minimum # of Recruits: 5

Total Unit Sales: $1,200

(this includes your sales too.)

Advanced Unit Leader = AUL

Personal Award Sales: $300

Minimum # of Recruits: 12 including 2 UL's

Total Unit Sales: $4,000

(this includes your sales too.)

Executive Unit Leader = EUL

Personal Award Sales: $350

Minimum # of Recruits: 20 including 6 UL's

Total Unit Sales: $17,500

(this includes your sales too.)

Senior Executive Unit Leader = SEUL

Personal Award Sales: $400

Minimum # of Recruits: 20 includiing 9 UL's with 2 of them being EUL

Total Unit Sales: $40,000

(this includes your sales too.)

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Teach Your Recruits to Be More Successful!

Teach your recruits everything you know so that they too can be successful!

The easiest tip that I can give any AVON rep in leadership is to teach your reps everything you know! Help them understand the best AVON sales practices, how to be successful and how to get into leadership.

The more you teach them the better they will be. Not all of your downline will be successful. Some won't even place their first order or pay their first bill. Others will reach for the stars and help your reach for yours!

Always go over the kit with you new reps. Follow up in a few days and see how they are doing and if they have any questions. Check back with them the day before their order goes in. Remind them what time it goes in so that it won't be late.

Hold weekly, bi-weekly or monthly meetings. This is a great way for them to learn more and to share their thoughts and ideas with other reps in your unit. This can also be very fun and rewarding for you and your reps. You will be able to watch each other grow and become very successful business women.

Hold Unit Meetings For Your AVON Unit

Or At least encourage your reps to attend their district meetings

Holding meetings is a great way to teach your recruits new things, help boost their confidence and a great way to show recognition, both indiviually and as a group!

If you don't have the time or the space to have a unit meeting then at least encourage them to attend the district meeting. However, a personal meeting from you would be great.

If you are short on cash, consider doing it at a restaurant with a conference room, that's usually free and gives plenty of room for your presentation. Hotels also have some great presentation rooms.

Offer Recognition to Your Unit

Help them to feel special so that they can be special!

Cheer on your unit with some great recognition. You don't have to spend your profit on trophies...just show them your appreciation.

Nice certificates printed out from home, a leaderboard (to show online or at your meeting), a verbal recognition, pins and other things along that line are GREAT recognition rewards.

Offer incentives for certain sales levels, new recruits, hitting PC and anything else that strikes your fancy.

Brochures, bags and other business tools are a great prize for the winners.

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      ambtst 7 years ago

      I am also an Avon Representative. I am working towards Unit Leader right now! Your lens had a lot of great ideas and I enjoyed it! It's always nice to see other Avon people out there making it work. Keep up the good work! :)

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      projectplansoft 7 years ago

      Great ideas for avon reps. I like best those. Your lens so much informative. Use full links here.

      Thanks for sharing a good lens,

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      youanddave 6 years ago

      Terrific lens! Great writing!

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      joykennel 6 years ago

      Excellent help Stephanie--thanks!

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      swkemper 6 years ago

      Thanks for a fine, well written article! I am an EUL and agree with everything you said. this will indeed help many people well on their way to EUL http://www.sammykemper.com/buysell buy avon or sell avon http://www.novadownline.yolasite.com THANKS!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love this lens too - I am an EUL in the UK. I think your ideas and advice is spot on.

      My website (uk based) is http://www.sarahsreps.co.uk and I've got a blog section.

      Thanks Stephanie xx

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      ladyiou 5 years ago

      I like those lenses but I live in the Hattiesburg, MS area and I am looking for recruits as well as new customers. You can contact me by visiting my website @ www.youravon.com/lawandataylor. Thanks again for the lenses.

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      ladyiou 5 years ago

      I like those lenses but I live in the Hattiesburg, MS area and I am looking for recruits as well as new customers. You can contact me by visiting my website @ www.youravon.com/lawandataylor. Thanks again for the lenses.

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      bradmcgaughey 5 years ago

      Thank you for doing such a great job on this topic. I am a UL with Avon in Winfield, KS. If anyone would like to contact me you can do so through my website www.youravon.com/brad

      If anyone living in my area would like to learn more about the AVON earnings go to www.startavon.com use the code Brad to get on.

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      maria-lambert 5 years ago

      Great article. If you live in the St. Louis Area, including St. Louis, St. Louis County, Jefferson County or St. Charles County and want to learn more about selling avon please visit my site http://www.youravon.com/marialambert

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      MikeWhittaker 5 years ago

      Maria, thank for the very informative article! I've just started (3 weeks ago) and am building my team. I have 2 reps on my team and am going for SUEL and I really appreciate the thoughts. Anyone in the No VA area that is looking for an Avon rep or to be part of fast growing team, please contact me http://www.yourAvon.com/whittakers. Good luck to all of you!

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      IloveAvon 5 years ago

      Thank you for some great ideas.....

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wow I am a Sales Leader working up to Advanced! GREAT tips

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      ElaineK 4 years ago

      I'm adding your lense to my featured lenses on my new Avon lense.

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      rose-zglinski 4 years ago

      Aloha Maria! I'm an Executive Unit Leader and was browsing the web for some training material. Great page! Thanks again.

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      katlin-happ 4 years ago

      Hi, I just worked on getting my first recruit and am wanting to expand myself a little more so that I can dod what I need to for my kids and myself. I can't wait until I can put this into action. Thank you for the tips.

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      BethKilburn 3 years ago

      Hi! I'm a Unit Leader & was looking for ideas &/or reminders. Nice list! Good job putting it together!

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      RickyWilliamz 3 years ago

      Awesome post.. Lots of value in here for any Avon rep looking to build a team/unit of successful reps.. Isn't the internet awesome? :-)

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