How to Sell Avon Online
If you want to know all about selling Avon online, understand that the first step is signing up online to become an Avon sales representative.
Alternatively, you can talk to an Avon sales rep in person and sign up through them. You’ll have to pay the sign up fee to get started.
The next step is identifying which online sales methods will work best for you.
STEP 1: Use Online Events to Bring in Customers
You can use websites to attract customers who come to “parties” and events. For example, you could go on Facebook or NextDoor.com, create an Avon party as an event, and invite friends and neighbors.
You’ll be able to reach far more people than you could via word of mouth, and as an “event”, you don’t pay listing fees or get classified as a business.
Listing events like makeover parties and work-at-home seminars allows you to attract a variety of people without being seen as repetitive. Posting the grand opening of your Avon Online Store on these sites will get the word out, too.
Combine the mention of the opening of the eStore with a party at your place, and you’ll get plenty of buzz started.
There are several benefits to this approach.
First, you schedule parties and other events when it is convenient to you. You don’t have to worry about fulfilling orders as they come in from an online site. When customers order online, Avon takes care of processing, filling and shipping the order for you.
Second, this method brings in new prospects for those who’ve tapped out friends and family without costing you any money.
Third, if it doesn’t work for you, you’ve lost nothing except the effort it took to post the listing.
Lastly, when you hold presentations to recruit future Avon saleswomen and you give them your link, they’re linked to your Avon eStore.
You’ll get credit whether they buy products or sign up to sell Avon online too.
STEP 2: Selling Avon Online Through Your Own Blog
This strategy requires having a blog in the first place.
Furthermore, to be successful at selling Avon through the blog requires it fitting into the blog’s theme in the first place.
If you’re already blogging about beauty, health and fashion, then adding an ecommerce module so you can sell Avon through the blog is reasonable. If your blog is discussing various frugal living tips or work at home strategies, then selling Avon online is also a fit.
There are several advantages to selling Avon online through your own blog:
- It’s a great way to find new customers.
- You can post information about Avon parties on the blog, and it will be seen by your regular visitors.
- It can be a place for you to offer specialty services such as Avon makeovers and custom gift baskets that include Avon products.
When you’re selling Avon online through your own blog, you’re also able to list other products periodically, though an unrelated collection will end up hurting your site’s rankings with search engines.
And you’re allowed to promote your Avon eStore on your blog, while you aren’t allowed to sell their products on an ecommerce site like eBay or Amazon.
Value-Added Content is Key
One downside of this approach is that you have to keep up a steady stream of value-added content to attract visitors and maintain a following.
However, you can’t just gush about Avon products, since that will bore your audience. The ideal type of content for this type of marketing strategy is comparison articles, how-to articles and videos, and general health and beauty articles that mention Avon products.
Avon has even simplified this process for their Avon reps by including a social media content planner. The content planner can be found in the Avon representative’s back office. It makes life so much easier to have prepared content that is easy to share and post. You don’t have to worry about what to post. Just look through the list and pick something to post. It literally takes seconds of effort. Of course, you should still create your own personal content but why not have some of it already done.
STEP 3: Selling Avon Online through your eStore
Before you begin selling Avon online, learn the rules. Avon prohibits sales of their products through ecommerce sites like eBay, Amazon or Craigslist. Instead, they have you set up an eStore with the option to set up a customized URL. You don’t have to worry about paying monthly fees. Your Avon eStore does not cost you anything. That is a plus over trying to sell through ecommerce sites that take a slice of your sales.
Check out my estore below
You don’t have to learn how to set up a blog or website on your own to sell Avon Online this way.
The main strategy to selling Avon online this way is promoting it on social media. You can be successful selling Avon with a website or Facebook store. However, why not utilize the free website Avon provides you to get more orders. More and more people are shopping online these days.
Instead, you can simply cultivate a social media following and promote the Avon URL to your followers.
You can throw in other referrals to your social media followers, and you should share relevant content like magazine article links.
Encourage people to sign up for the automated email notifications from Avon, and you’ll have far less work to keep your best customers engaged. That’s way better than having to market to them via your blog and personal newsletter.
Selling Avon Online takes effort, time and commitment. All in all it’s worth it if you love Avon, beauty and creating your own brand and online presence. And of course, making money online!
Looking for bloggers, writers, stay at home moms
or anyone who is interested in selling beauty online!
The sky is the limit to selling Avon online. You will save on costs such as buying brochures, time spent delivering orders, gas and other expenses. You can sell Avon online only if that’s what you choose to do.
Have you always dreamed of starting your own blog or are you looking for a way to make money from home so you can still take care of the family?
Perhaps this gig will be the right job for you. You will never know unless you try!
Join my Avon team, the Beauty Boss GEMS by clicking my private link below. It’s fast and easy! If prompted for a Reference Code at the sign up page, just enter MNAEGELE to get connected to our team. And if you have any questions or concerns and want to talk, please feel free to reach out to me. My contact info is listed below.
I look forward to working with you soon!
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