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Does anyone sold Avon?

I am thinking of selling Avon for some extra money. What are your experiences? Is it worth it? How much do/did you make?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:38 PM on Jul. 8, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • I do. I depends on how much you get out there and promote your business. I make different amount every campaign.

    Answer by neveragain17 at 1:43 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • Before buying or selling any body care products, it is important to check the safety of the ingredients. I like the Skin Deep database maintained by the Environmental Working Group (the folks who publish the guide to pesticides in produce).
    Avon and Mary Kay, among others, make a big public show of their support of breast cancer research and victims, yet refuse to stop using cancer causing ingredients in their products.

    Answer by rkoloms at 2:24 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • I've actually had a lot of success with Avon. If you're willing to work at it you can do very well. PM me if you have any questions. You can sign up at and use ref code dhullum Good luck :)

    Answer by usbornebooksdh at 2:31 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • I sold Avon for years, was a Unit Leader and my District Manager's assistant. As her assistant I made more money than I did selling Avon. Most of the time I owed more than I made because I would purchase 500+ brochures to canvass with, demos, samples, bags, then buying labels and such for the adds up, sure you may get a few new customers per 500 brochures but sometimes you only get 1 or 2 or NONE, and those that do spend very little.

    I make more selling on eBay as a hobby than I did with Avon

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 2:37 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • I'm with a different skin care company (that also offers mineral makeup as well as some other products, they're called Jafra) that isn't on, gives a higher commission than Avon (30% on monthly sales under $300, 50% on monthly sales over $300), has longer lasting "campaigns" (2 months instead of 2 weeks) meaning you spend less in brochures, samples, etc. because you don't need new ones every 2 weeks. We have 2 different kit options in the month of July, one that is $35 and one that is $60, both come with what you need to get going though.

    Avon might be right for you, but if you have any questions about Jafra feel free to send me a PM. The nice thing about Jafra is that there's not a whole lot of competition between reps because there aren't as many as Avon.

    Answer by Jafra_mommy at 3:37 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • My mother has been with Avon for 30 years. Because of that I thought it would be a good company. I hated it! It's very difficult to find people that don't have an Avon lady and you will spend tons more than $20. IT's only $20 to join but then you have to buy samples, demos, books and bags... Sure, it's all tax deductable, but it really added up for me. And because you sell more some months than others, it's really hard to gauge what you will need. If you do parties or vendor sales you will need to buy or rent tables too. Plus while you will easily sell hundreds at a vendor show it's usually at least $100 for the table, and home parties tend not to do so well unless it's the holidays.

    I hated having to go back to the same people every campaign and beg them to buy more stuff they didn't need, cause they bought it two weeks ago, and all the time I spent delivering...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 3:55 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • Then there was the fact that they refused my payment 3 times and charged me a late fee when they did accept it ( I paid with a credit card and/or personal check)... Nope, I ran screaming! Now, I love what I do, and leave the Avon to my Mom...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 3:57 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • 2 of my friends did but they quit, they only made enough to buy some Avon for themselves and it was too much work delivering and collecting money. If you are looking for a way to work from home, I can show you wahat I do.

    Answer by nanaevelyn at 4:05 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • Hello my name is Irina, i was reading your add and i am very excited to share my experience with you.
    I am a Mary Kay independent beauty consultant. I am doing this for a little bit more then 1 year and i am very glad doing it. Because i had so many different opportunities in Mary Kay.

    1. 50% out of every Sale is going in my pocket
    2. you are your own boss, you work on your own time
    3. the opportunity to win a free car with insurance paid up to 85%
    4. you can become a Sales Director and make much more money
    5. Mary Kay pays you commission, so you get every month a check
    and much much more.
    For more information contact me or visit my website: or email me at following address:
    Hope to hear soon from you.

    Have a great evening


    Answer by Irina444 at 4:44 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • Oh, I forgot to mention, with Jafra you need to place an order every 3 months to remain active. However, that order has no minimum. With Mary Kay you have to order a minimyum of $200 every 3 months.

    Also, here is a good link about Avon's comp plan - after your first 4 orders you have to order over $1,500 worth of product to continue getting a 50% discount.

    Answer by Jafra_mommy at 7:29 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

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