Working from home, being your own boss and setting your own schedule is a dream (and can be a reality) for many men and women.
However, if a vision of staying in your jammies all day with a cup of coffee pops into your head at the mention of working from home, I politely suggest you reassess your home business goals.
There are two words to pay attention to here: Home and Business. The former does not negate the latter, which here means just because you're at home doesn't mean it's not business as usual.
To make money with Avon, you don't need a fancy office and you don't need your own computer (although that helps) or a special 800 number. I did all of that and I threw away over thousands of dollars for almost a year. That was an expensive lesson to learn!
What you need is exactly this:
- a kit and access to brochures
- access to the internet (hello, public library if you don't have your own computer & home network)
- a home phone or cell phone
- no less than half an hour each day, but more likely two hours daily
- a little space (not even a full room) house
- discipline and ambition
To make money with Avon, you need to first decide if you're going to focus most of your efforts on sales or recruiting. In leadership, you still have sales goals but they are not as high as they might be if you were focusing primarily on sales. As a sales leader, you have to turn some of the energy you would use for selling to motivating and building a team.
Selling is fantastic, but the real money is in creating a deep, wide and productive downline. If you are a sales leader, imagine cloning yourself by 10, 20, 50, 100 or more. You get the picture.
To do this, you have to have a specific plan to attract and retain smart, ambitious people like yourself.
There are three things critical to building your Avon business: social media, advertising and marketing. If you aren't fully utilizing these three fundamentals, you're not going to grow your downline.