Chances are you’ve all had an encounter with Avon at one time or another. Whether you have sold Avon products yourself, know someone who does, or bought Avon products, surely Avon has crossed your path in some manner. For me, I believe my first Avon memory was created in Puerto Rico when I was a little girl.
A good friend of my mom is an Avon representative and has been for many years. I remember when we lived in Puerto Rico, she’d come by with her Avon catalog for my mom to look through. As a stay at home mom (or housewife if we use the term from those days), my mom’s friend was able to make money from home. That’s something Avon strongly supports, which is why I’m happy to be partnering with Avon over the next four months to bring you more information of their mission and representatives.
I was surprised to learn that Avon was founded in 1886, which means that many women had an opportunity to earn an income for themselves and families years before women could even vote. A little over a week ago, Avon celebrated their 125th birthday by honoring their Founder David McConnell’s mission to empower women to be economically independent, as well as celebrating the current 6.5 million representatives.
As you might expect, Avon representatives today are able to run their businesses differently than in the past, with many more tools at their disposal and the ability to incorporate technology. It’s no longer just about selling door-to-door and singing out, “Avon calling!”
Over the next few months, I’ll be able to highlight some representatives and will also get to meet with a local Avon rep in order to learn more about a typical day in the life of an Avon businesswoman. I hope to learn, and in turn, share, how Avon representatives incorporate technology into their businesses, if they market or sell online, and how they balance their business and daily lives.
Do you have personal experience with the Avon company or a memory to share? What would you like to know more about Avon and their representatives?
Disclosure: I am being compensated for my work with Avon.