Selling Avon – Can You Make Money Doing This?

In our currently struggling economy many are looking for a way to make some extra income. Are you looking for a part-time business you can run from home? Maybe a full-time business to help you become financially independent? You’re not alone; every month thousands of individuals are doing the same. This article will look at the business of selling Avon.

Can You Make Money Selling Avon? Avon has grown into a multi-million dollar business since it was introduced back in 1886. Many are well aware of the brand and familiar with their door-to-door and online sales operation. While most people do not like the idea of people soliciting at the door, those who sell Avon products do have an advantage in this regard.

The fact is, it’s hard to purchase new makeup without being able to try it first. This is why every cosmetics department has lots of seats and mirrors for women to try out the makeup or perfume. One color of eye shadow or blush on your skin may look completely different from the way it appears in the container or brochure. Avon has the advantage here as their sales representatives can bring the products to customers to try, before they buy, since their products are not available in stores.

As an Avon representative, you receive around 20% – 50% commission from your personal sales. These are typically the sales you make selling Avon by hosting parties, presentations, personal visits and hotel presentations. The volume of your personal sales determines the percentage of discount you receive.

You can also make money through ‘Group’ or ‘Team’ volume when you sell Avon. Once you qualify for this, the commission earned is based on the volume of your team. This can begin to lower however as members of your team begin to qualify for the same bonus. As with many MLM’s, selling Avon can be profitable and the earning potentials are high as long as you stay motivated, focused and persistent.

Selling Avon is a good fit for someone who enjoys organizing hotel meetings and presentations, and talking with family and friends in order to sell Avon products or opportunity. However, if this does not sound right for you, there are other, strictly online businesses that allow you to work from home.