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How Do I Become an Avon Lady?

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  • Written By: S. McNesby
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  • Last Modified Date: 19 June 2014
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According to the Avon company, more than 5 million representatives currently sell the brand's cosmetics, skin care, and fragrances worldwide. Anyone can become an Avon lady by contacting the company, enrolling in a training program, and purchasing start-up materials. Individuals wishing to become an Avon lady can get started by applying online or through a current Avon representative. Some of the benefits of working for the company include working from home, choosing one's own hours, and meeting new people.

Individuals wishing to become an Avon lady can complete a form on the company's Web site. The company will ask for a name, address, phone number, and e-mail. Once this information has been submitted, the candidate is assigned to a local Avon leadership representative, who will walk the applicant through the process. Most contact is done by e-mail, but a phone number is requested as well.

To become an Avon lady, an individual should have an interest in cosmetics, fragrance, or personal appearance and style. Like any direct selling method, applicants who are already outgoing will likely enjoy the sales process. Selling Avon may not be the ideal job for an introverted or shy individual. Careful consideration should be given to start-up and maintenance costs and how they compare with potential income.

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Once you have decided you want to become an Avon lady, you will need to purchase a starter kit and some basic items to begin selling. New Avon representatives also need to buy booklets to distribute to potential customers and decide how to distribute these items. Understanding how Avon works is one of the keys to success. When a customer decides to make a purchase, the Avon lady works as a broker, purchasing the items from the company at a discount, then reselling them to the end user. Having enough money on hand for initial orders is essential if you want to become an Avon lady.

Today's Avon representative works differently from the stereotyped neighborhood Avon lady of the past. Booklets may still be distributed to individual homes, but cosmetics can also be sold in schools, the workplace, or online. Using personal contacts and social media can help an individual succeed in the mission to become an Avon lady. Getting the Avon brand and products in front of potential buyers is considered one of the best ways to make sales.

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