How Do I Make Money with Avon?

Hello there,

Thank you for being here!  You may already be an Avon Representative, or you may be looking into the opportunity, I assume you are wondering, “How do I make money with Avon?”

As an Avon Representative you have the opportunity to earn multiple streams of income.  Every successful entrepreneur or business owner has multiple streams of income.  It’s like the old saying, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket!”  The more opportunities you take advantage of, the more money you are going to earn, and the more security you are going to have in your business.  If one area takes a small dip you still have other areas to earn from.

With Avon you earn multiple ways, (if you choose too).  You can manage your Avon business however you decide.  You can take advantage of all opportunities or only one!  It’s completely up to you.

The first way you earn money with Avon is through your personal sales. Customers will receive a new brochure from you every two weeks (per campaign).  The customer will select the products they would like, and they will submit their selections to you personally.Every two weeks on your “order date” you will collect and submit all your customer orders at once.When you submit your orders you will order your new brochures.When you deliver the customers order, you will ensure they have the next book in their order.The two week campaign cycle is great for our daily care product customers.  Naturally everyone needs shower gel, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, makeup, deodorant, after shave, cologne, and perfume, right?  Therefore as your customers products run out, they will need to replenish often.  This is your residual income with your personal sales!  Avon Representatives are at an advantage, our product is necessary, and runs out, which means your customers will come back! Based on the total amount of your order you will earn a certain percentage of the entire order (including your online sales).

For Example: a total order of 20 customers at $30 average order per customer gives you an order total of $600.  This puts you at the 40% earning level.  

40% of $600=$240 in two weeks (minus business tools)

Your Earnings Level: is based on order size, product category and sales achievement level, and applies to orders from your online store as well as YourAvon.com orders.

You’ll receive variable earnings, as shown above, on Beauty and Jewelry products, and fixed earnings on Fashion and Home products, which are indicated by the Variable Earnings symbol symbol in the brochure. Earnings on products with this symbol are 25% for members of the President’s Recognition Program and 20% for all other Representatives.

All products within the Avon brochure, Avon online, mark. Magalog, Outlet, Specialty or Novelty flyers, fundraisers, samples, sales tools and a portion of the price of Demonstration products (Demos) count toward Earnings Level. Starter Kits and recruiting tools do not count toward Earnings Level.

See earnings chart below:earning chart

You can even earn up to 50% earnings as a Presidents Club Member  ($10,000 in sales in an Avon calendar year campaign 1- campaign 26-see Blog Post, “Avon Top Seller-Presidents Club Program”)

See Presidents Club Earnings Chart Below: DEFINITELY WORTH ACHIEVING!PRP chart earner

You earn money when customers shop through your web store!  This also counts toward the total sales for the relative campaign. Each Avon Representative is given a FREE website at sign up!  You can find your web store address here (if available and within policy you can customize your web store address):web office 2

For example: Total brochure sales are $350.  Additionally, you have had $200 in sales from your Web store which gives you an entire campaign sales of $550 in sales.  Therefore. you are now earning at the 40% earnings level.  Without your web store sales you were earning at the 35% level which would be 35% of $450= $122.50, however adding the extra $200 in web store sales increases your total sales to $550 which gives you an earnings of $220.80 at the 40% earnings level! In summary your face to face sales and your online sales are added together for your total campaign sales every two weeks.  The total sales puts you at a specific sales earnings level! You decide how much you want or need to earn! It is all up to you, Boss!

The third way and most lucrative way to earn money in my opinion and experience is through, Avon leadership.  Simply sharing the Avon opportunity with others.  As an Avon Representative we not only offer state of the art products, we also offer a state of the art opportunity to start your very own business!

With Avon Leadership you earn in more than 1 way.

  • Every two weeks you earn a commission based on your total team sales
  • You earn Qualified New Recruit Bonuses
  • You earn Mentor Bonuses
  • You earn Title Bonuses
  • You earn Lifestyle Bonuses
  • See Leadership Earnings Chart Below:career earning chart.PNG

What is a Qualified New Recruit Bonus?

When you welcome a new team member to the business (officially sign up under you) and they place their first or second qualified order goal of $150 or more (within the Kickstart Program) See New Avon Representative Bonus Program-Kickstart Program Blog Post you earn a qualified new recruit bonus of $20 per new team member! (Unless you are a New Representative within your first 7 campaigns, that bonus is almost TRIPLED, $50 per qualified new recruit!) See New Avon Representative Bonus Program-Kickstart Program Blog Post

Lastly, as an Avon Representative you can build your business and give back to a great cause, with Avon Fundraising!

It is up to you as a Representative if you see fundraising as a “Money earner.”

When an Avon Representative registers a fundraiser it is automatically tagged, at the 50% earnings level of total sales no matter the amount.  This means between the Representative and the organization, you can decide which percentage of the earnings they would like to agree on.  I generally offer 40% as the 10% pays for flyers for the fundraiser, bags,  supplies, and other various materials and tools needed to run a successful fundraiser.  And….. of course your time, costs you money as well.

For Example: A total fundraiser sale = $5000.00.  50% of the total sales is $2500, this is the earnings from the fundraiser the other 50% pays Avon for the Product.  

Of that $2500 you have decided to give the organization 35% which equals $1675.00 for the organizationYou hold back 15%, for your time, materials, and business tools needed to run the fundraiser. You keep $875.00. 

In my opinion, when offering a fundraiser I like to give as much as I can to the organization without costing my business money.  This is why I offer 40%.

The biggest win in my opinion is of course giving back to a great cause, and the amount of new customers you will gain running a fundraiser.

When the organization is pleased, the positive word of mouth will surely book new fundraisers through you!

Check out the fundraising flyers offered in the slide show below from Avon! (some are seasonal and may change)  The organization can choose to offer 1 or all flyers to maximize sales!

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With Avon you are offered so many, money making opportunities!  Be sure and take advantage of them ALL!  Why leave money on the table!

CLICK HERE TO START YOUR AVON BUSINESS NOW!

 

How Do I Become an Avon Representative?

Good day!

If you are reading this blog post you may have thought in the past, “What it would be like to be an Avon Representative or best known, a “BEAUTY BOSS!”  Maybe you are searching for an additional income for your family, or full time income, LIKE I WAS!  Maybe you are working 2-3 jobs, and sacrificing your health and/or family time to simply make ends meet.  May you are looking for a discount on state of the art, on trend, world class beauty, health and wellness, and home products for gifting and/or for you!  Maybe you are looking to pay for college, a wedding, or a family vacation!  Maybe you are simply a FASHION GURU!  Whatever the reason is ….YOU ARE HERE, and I am so glad you are!  

First I want to say thank you for your time, and interest, as I know Avon can and will make a HUGE impact on your life!  So here’s how you get started!

It is actually VERY SIMPLE! By following the steps below you will become not only an Independent Avon Representative, or aka BEAUTY BOSS!  You will be on a team of amazing, motivational, and inspirational Avon Representatives, Team Perseverance, a team that I am more than proud to lead, I will be your humble and proud Avon Coach, here to mentor, and support you along your new journey! What is most exciting YOU will be the proud owner of your very own home based business!  CONGRATS CEO!!  YOU are call ALL the shot now, baby!  Who’s the BOSS?!  YOU are the BOSS!!

CLICK HERE TO START YOUR AVON BUSINESS TODAY!

Here you will enter all the information asked (creates your own SECURE account that ONLY YOU can enter)!  Be sure and enter all info!

Also, you will choose your business starter kit!  This is how you will kick off your business!  Everything you need to kick off a successful business including a business coach!  And….. Guess what! You can choose a starter kit that best suits you!  See image below!

Starter Kit Overview:

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Starter Kit Choice # 1:

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Starter Kit Choice # 2:

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Starter Kit Choice # 3:

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Once you have selected your kit and entered reference code: carlybonaventura and completed all the sign up requirements, you will see a confirmation page, and receive an email with your brand new account number and information to GET STARTED!  CONGRATS!

I cannot wait to help you achieve your dreams and goals!  Please feel free to contact me with all your questions!

Blessings and CONGRATS,

Carly

10 Tips to kicking off a Strong Business

Welcome to Avon!  Congratulations on starting your very own beauty business!

Below you will find 10 simple and easy things to do that will help you kick your business off STRONG!

  1. Now that you have officially joined Avon:  Register as a first time user at http://www.youravon.com with you new account number and create your own password.  This is where you will conduct all of your business!

log in2. Immediately contact your Avon Mentor!  This will be shared with you in the welcome email Avon automatically sends when you sign up as an Avon Representative! You have been assigned a personal mentor to coach you through starting and continuously building a strong lucrative business!  Stay in close contact with your mentor, find them on Facebook! It will also be listed on http://www.youravon.com under important info on your home screen log in page at the bottom right hand corner!

important info3. Navigate the site!  You cannot hurt anything!  Do your research! Clicking around the http://www.youravon.com site will help you better understand and find things!  We learn by research and doing!

navigation bar4. Check out your “Profile” on the top right corner of the page.  Be sure and enroll in the direct deposit program for quick and easy payments immediately as you build your online customer base and leadership team!  Direct deposit is the BEST! Enroll in the Avon customer referral program as well! Avon customer referral program helps you build your business!

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“Be strong and Courageous”

This is the excerpt for your very first post.

Hello there!  Thank you for being here! I am honored to tell you my story, and hope that you find encouragement and inspiration from my story.

I chose to title this post, “Be strong and Courageous,” a verse from Joshua 1:9 because this verse inspired me to take my, “Beautiful leap of faith.”

I found many times in life I had made decisions out of fear of failure, I am sure you have done this as well. This time, I chose to make my decision on my faith that I could, rather than my fear that I could not.  You see fear is a false idea of what COULD happen, not what really IS or IS GOING TO happen.

Reflect back on your life, has there been a time, or an opportunity presented to you, that you didn’t take, out of fear you might fail?

Did you think, “What if I succeed?”

I hope after reading this, you will start to see opportunities differently.

In May of 2007, after finishing my Associates Degree in Equestrian Studies, I had aspirations to be a Horse Trainer and ride the Quarter Horse Show circuit.  So naturally, I took a job with a World Class Trainer, specializing in Western Pleasure and reining,  I was in my prime….. or at least thought I was.  One afternoon while riding one of the client show horses, one of the 16 I rode daily, I was injured badly.

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Long story short, June 14 2007, the horse reared, and flipped over directly on top of me.  When these things happen there is no time to get out of the way.  Stuck in the saddle, all the force and weight of this beautiful, large animal came crashing down on me.  The next thing I remember, I was waking up in a hospital bed with a report of a broken pelvis, neck and back fractures.  I quickly realized this young dream of mine wasn’t going to pay the bills, with a broken spine.  My determination and resiliency landed me back on horses in a back brace in August of 2007.  Yes, when you are young, you are fearless and seem to heal much faster.

Out of FEAR, between Associates and Bachelors Programs, I tried a different major, Nursing, I felt this was a “Safe” choice as nurses will always find work.  Well, that didn’t pan out either, I quickly realized, I AM NOT A NURSE!

Out of FEAR, I went back to what I knew, the horses.  I finished my Bachelors Degree in December of 2009, in Equine Science, Breaking and Training, in a Western Specialization.  Although, this time I remembered my accident in June of 2007.   I decided, the safest and most reasonable way to use my Equine Science Degree would be to teach the study of Horses, at a College, or University.  So I continued on to a Masters Program, for Career and Technical Education.  I did not thrive in this program either.

Failure after failure, I stumbled through what I thought was right, trying to avoid what COULD go wrong.  In doing this I became very ill, and overwhelmed, to the point that the University, would not allow me to take on more classes.  This was my biggest failure to date, in my eyes.  I could not see past this HUGE failure.

I worked many different jobs to pay the bills, bar-tending, and waiting tables in high end fine dining restaurants. I even worked as a CNA, and PCA.  All of which I never felt, were my “Forever job.”  Working in many different service industry jobs, I was gaining skills I didn’t realize I was gaining.  Skills such as, customer service, small business management, marketing, up selling, or cross category selling, etc.. Having gained these skills, I decided to take on a home based business! I decided to become an, Avon Representative in 2009.  I never knew this would be my “Forever career.”  This choice, changed my life forever.

I quickly excelled and became a Top seller, and recruited a large team simply by sharing my love of beauty products, and the company mission.  I remember thinking, “Wow, just being me, has really grown my business.”  In 2012 I had my first baby, Gabriel Alexander.  Becoming an Avon Representative, afforded me the opportunity to build a home based business.  This meant I was able to stay home with my baby, never missing first words, first steps, or any major milestones. This, to me, was a great blessing.

Gabriel Alexander 7 lbs. 14 oz.

 

In 2013, at a top sellers recognition gala, I was approached by my District Sales Manager.  It was here that I met one of the most influential, and inspiring women in my life, who remains an integral part of my life to this day.  She mentioned to me a corporate opening, as a sister District Sales Manager.  After a series of long, in depth interviews, I GOT THE JOB!  However, this meant I had to give up my home based business, to work a corporate role, mentoring other Avon Representatives.  I thought, “Oh no give up my business I worked so hard to build?” But I also thought, wow a corporate career!”  I took the job.

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As a District Sales Manager, I traveled all over, to places I never imagined I would see.  I managed large districts both virtually and traditionally in Hawaii, California, and all over upstate NY.  In my first year, I achieved highest honors, the Circle of Excellence, which is for an elite group of high performing District Sales Managers. In May 2015, I was sent to a celebration in Maui, Hawaii for this achievement.

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On July 4th, 2015 I married my best friend, the father of our beautiful son, Gabriel.  Having achieved so many goals, we were able to fund our beautiful, vintage, Victorian wedding!  I was officially, Mrs. Bonaventura, honored and blessed to say the least!  We were officially a family!
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Prior, to our wedding, I had achieved a trip for my husband and I to Cancun, Mexico due to my performance as a District Sales Manager.  As a young family, we certainly could not afford a fancy honey moon, so this was perfect!  A fully funded all inclusive trip to Cancun, Mexico!  Thanks Avon!

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In August of 2015, as my career was taking off, I was asked to take an elevated role, in our corporate office in NYC.  WOW, what an honor, a young girl like me, with a degree in Equine Science?  No way, they must be mistaken!  At this point I had received so much recognition, and achieved so many goals, I never thought I would ever achieve, I thought, I CAN DO THIS!  A decision on FAITH that I COULD DO IT! Not FEAR that I could not.

This was most definitely the highlight of my career.  I traveled to NYC each week Monday through Wednesday and worked from home Thursday and Friday.  I was able to bring my family some weeks!  Which was a treat!

I sat weekly in meetings with executives I had only seen on training videos, and read about!  I was now making decisions and being asked my opinion at a level I never thought I would be!  WOW!

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I was flying high!  Traveling and learning!  Building my resume!  I couldn’t believe what I was experiencing!

Although I was so excited, and proud…. I can remember being in Orlando, at our National Conference, away from my family now for a week.  I had gone from Mexico, to Maui, NYC, and now Orlando in less than 2 months!  I was EXHAUSTED!  I was watching a Representative on stage sharing her story as an Avon Representative.  She too had started in 2009.  I started crying in the middle of the seminar.  How embarrassing!  I was suppose to be a strong, career woman, with HIGH emotional intelligence, right?! I was listening to her words thinking, “Oh my gosh that could have been me”, I miss my family so much!  It was unbearable, I had to excuse myself.  I thought I can’t believe I gave up my home based business!  At the time I couldn’t think past my sorrow.  I was FEARFUL I had made the wrong choice!  I now realize had I not gone through all that, I would never have achieved all I had in my career, and would never be where I am today!

I quickly pulled myself together and finished what I went to Orlando to do!

My position was extended multiple times.  I continued my role and worked very hard to achieve all of my goals.  One week when traveling back to my hotel room from my last meeting, I wasn’t quite feeling myself.  As women, we know when things are just, OFF.  So …… I stopped into the drugstore on my walk to my room, and purchased a pregnancy test.

Yes, you guessed it I was pregnant with our second son, Elijah Champion.  I remember being scared and happy all at once!  Wow, another baby!  What about my career?!  What will my husband think?!  What will Gabriel think?!  Will he be upset that he is not the baby anymore?!  Nonetheless, I traveled home, and celebrated with my family!

I kept the pregnancy a secret for a month or so from my colleagues.  I was asked to stay in NYC and extend my position again, while I was honored, I was torn.  I needed to be with my family every night!  My husband and I decided I would stay a little longer to achieve our final goal of purchasing a home for our growing family.

I continued achieving goals both personally and professionally, and we were able to buy our first home!  Our very own home!  I was signing closing paper 8 and 1/2 months pregnant!

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After achieving this, I decided to go back to being a District Sales Manager from my home office.  I worked as a virtual manager, which meant I never had to leave my home office, and could enjoy my family while working! What a blessing!15493844_10210049604829772_1963314295271177994_o.jpg

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Shortly after that, I gave birth to our second baby boy, Elijah Champion!  He was perfect just like his brother!

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I loved being able to work from home, and be with my family every day! I continued working this role until July of 2017, when Avon corporate decided to restructure!  I hadn’t known at the time that this would be the BEST thing that could have ever happened to me and my family!

All field management was given the choice to re-interview for new Leadership Coaching roles or move on from the company.  I went through the processes, and was selected to be one of the 150 or so chosen out of around 600-700 field managers.  I never thought I would ever say, I am honored, but no thank you.  However that is just what I did.

I thought and thought about what to do, and discussed it over and over again with family.

Remember, I now have two babies, and a mortgage, along with all other regular bills, and the torturous, STUDENT LOANS!

While I loved my career and tenure with Avon, and certainly grew beyond measure both personally and professionally, I reflected back on my tears in Orlando!  I remembered thinking, “Oh no, What have I done, I gave up my business!”  I remembered driving into the city every week in tears until my first meeting on Monday morning.

That’s when I knew it was time.  It was time to restart my home based business!  Only this time, I had all the corporate training and knowledge I needed to build a HUGE business FAST! So that is just what I did!

Here I am years later in the same position I was with my first son, at home now with my second son, Elijah!  Never missed a milestone with either!  How about that!  It is so funny where life takes you!

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I made my decision on Faith that I could, not the FEAR that I could not!

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I took my, “Beautiful leap of faith.”

Today my business is thriving, I am adding new team members weekly, and attending events, and gaining new customers every day!  All our bills are being paid just fine!

You see emotions, and instances happen in perfect timing, as guidance to what may be coming.  I learned that when I reflected back on Orlando.  When your heart is in the right place things unfold just as they should!  Today I am an effervescent enthusiastic entrepreneur with a beautiful Avon business that I can one day pass on to my children.  It is our family business, all ours!

The horses remain a huge part of our family, only I enjoy them as a hobby now, rather than a career.  I was 7 months pregnant here, Elijah!

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I hope I have inspired you to follow your dreams, do not be afraid of the journey.  It’s a strategically laid out plan, you just may not be aware of that yet!  Enjoy the process, and remember to make a decision once and a while on FAITH over FEAR!

Please enjoy my blog as I share more stories on my personal journey as a busy and crazy young mother with a home based business!