Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Campaign 15 Cloud Climbers Team Newsletter - Sharing the Love is Working!

Woo to the Hoo!!! I added three exclamation points in honor of the three new team members who have joined the Cloud Climbers since the $10 Share the Love Incentive began. My goal for our team is to add 27 in 27 days, which is the length of this incentive from Avon. Have you been Sharing the Love? Leslie ClendenonDeanna Buswell, and I have! I'm sure more of you have as well, and I hope to be congratulating a whole lot more of you before August 7 rolls around. For now, welcome new Cloud Climbers Peggy Hobbs of Athens, AL (my recruit), Amy Layne of Dunlap, TN (congratulations for starting your team, Leslie!), and Laura Boykin of Decatur, AL (congratulations to Deanna for growing her team by one more!). I'm attaching some images that you can use to Share the Love, so please use them and help us meet our goal of 27 while helping yourself grow your business!! My incentive for you is that I will give a $20 gift card from WalMart to everyone who has a successful new recruit during the Share the Love incentive.That offer is for every new successful team member you add, so you can earn multiple gift cards.To be successful, your recruit must have an order of at least $150 in their first or second campaign and pay for it on time. That means that you will get $20 from Avon for that recruit PLUS $20 from me!! I'd say that would be worth Sharing the Love to earn. 😲  PeggyAmy, and Laura, you can earn in this incentive as well if you start off your business by having one of your friends join you as your first recruit. 

Another way we have been having some fun is with the Big Thing that is coming in Campaign 19. Avon is keeping us guessing until RepFest, as I'm sure you are aware if you have signed into YA lately or have looked at the What's New for C19. I created a contest on my FB business page and everyone who enters by guessing what the Big Thing could be will have an entry into a drawing for the Big Thing, if it is a "thing", or for something else "big" if it is not a new product. You are welcome to enter the contest as well, so go on over to https://www.facebook.com/sandramooreavonlady/ and you will find the post pinned to the top. A few other Reps liked my contest idea and are using it themselves, so if you want to borrow it to build enthusiasm with your own customers, that is fine with me. You don't even have to have a FB account to use the idea, and you don't have to have the same prize I am using. You could just let your customers know about it by email and have them email you their guesses to win something, get a discount on their next order, etc. 

Top 10 in Sales for Campaign 15

 1. Sandra Moore   HS    $1,019
 2. Leslie Clendenon     $540
 3. Phyllis Smith   $508
 4. Kelsey McGowan   $496
 5. Rene Parker  PC   $366
 6. Stephanie Renshaw   $303
 7. Margaret McCrary   $286
 8. Gladys Faulk   $174
 9. Steffanie Erdelt   $167
10. Brittney Monti   $164

Top 10 in Sales - Cycle to Date

 1. Sandra Moore  HS   $21,178
 2. Leslie Clendenon    $7,219        (I have no doubt that Leslie will make President's Club!)
 3. Rene Parker  PC   $4,905       (Almost half-way to PC, so she should make it there, too!)
 4. Gladys Faulk   $4,000    
 5. Phyllis Smith   $3,921
 6. Margaret McCrary   $3,206
 7. Deanna Buswell   $3,087
 8. Vicky White   $2,534
 9. Hattie Bush   $2,516
10. Judith Lea   $2,378

I paused in my Newsletter writing to watch a video from Sarah Robbins that popped up on my screen and now I have something to share from that video that struck me as a great tip. (If you don't know who she is, you can search on YouTube to see. She is with another beauty company but she does a lot of training on building a network marketing business, no matter what company you are with.) She was talking about the #1 Thing that she implemented into her business last year and it was doing virtual events. Now, you may not be interested in doing virtual events, but the thing that I want you to take away from her comments is this: Perfect = Procrastination. So true! Basically, Sarah said that if she refused to do Live videos until everything was perfect then they would never get done, because perfect equals procrastination. This is true in many other areas, not just in doing Live videos. (If you are friends with me on Facebook, you know that I LOVE to do FB Live videos on my business page. In fact, I have done at least three within the past week and I am planning to do one a little later today. I also plan to read this newsletter in a FB Live video one day this week.)  Whatever you are wanting to do to promote your Avon business, don't put it off until all conditions are perfect. To borrow from another well known company, "Just do it!"  

Well, my left wrist that I sprained a couple of months ago is beginning to tire of my typing, so I guess that will be it for this newsletter. Be sure to follow along with Avon during RepFest at the end of next week so you can be the second to know all the exciting news that the RepFest attendees will be first to know. 😊 I'm sure there will be other ways to follow along, including posts and videos on YA, but one of the best places to keep up with all the latest from Avon is the Avon USA Representatives FB page. 

Friday, July 13, 2018

WHAT?!? Become an Avon Representative for only $10!?! WOW!

In a surprise move earlier this week, Avon announced that for a limited time people wanting to begin an Avon business could do so for only $10 by ordering the "Share the Love" $10 Starter Kit! The opportunity began on July 11 and runs through August 6, and my team has already grown by two members in the first two days. Since the Cloud Climbers are off to such a good start, I've challenged us all to add 27 new team members - averaging 1 for each of the 27 days of the incentive? Can we do it? Yes, with your help, we can!! 

What must you do? Go to smoore.avonrepresentative.com/opportunity/start (or go to sellavon.com and use the reference code SMOORE if that works better for you), and order the $10 Share the Love Starter Kit. This kit contains:

  • 2 Best of Beauty Sampler Packs (each contains the products you see in the picture)
  • 10 Lipstick Bullets
  • 5 Strips of 3 Anew Samples
  • 5 Strips of 3 Skin So Soft Samples
  • 10 Brochures
  • 1 Free 24/7 Online Store

But wait, because that's not the whole deal! You can receive up to $546 in free products and tools when you meet your sales goals. 1) Submit an order of any size within the first campaign of joining Avon and you will receive 2 more Best of Beauty Sampler Packs and 5 more Brochures. 2) Submit a second order of $150 and Avon will reward you for continuing to share the love with 5 more brochures and a Share the Love Tote to carry and display your favorite products. 3) Submit total orders of $500 within your first three campaigns and Avon will send you a free Premium Kit (the kit that normally costs $100) with a $400 value. This kit consists of 50 samples, 20 brochures, and 20 full-size products in a terrific carrying case. 

Now do you see why this is such a fantastic deal? All of the awards you receive are in addition to your earnings on the orders and other perks that are part of our KickStart program for new Representatives. Seriously, if you have any desire to earn extra money with your own home-based business, I don't know of any other company that will offer you so much for so little. Just remember, this offer is for a limited time and you must go to one of the links above to take advantage of it before the end of the day on August 6, 2018.


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Best Buys of the Campaign 16 Brochure - Avon for Kids!

I am excited to once again be able to offer Kids' products from Avon, starting with new bath and body products that are 100% toxin free! You'll find all of them in the front pages of the C16 brochure and each one is only $5.99 each. Once you try them, let me know what you think. 

Here are some of the other best buys I spotted in this brochure:
  • Pgs. 3-5, Avon Kids is back and better than ever! All of these products are toxin-free for good, clean fun, and each one is specially priced at only $5.99. Be sure not to miss the cute poem that is unique to each product.
  • Pg. 11, All SSS Firm & Restore products, with babassu oil and a green floral scent, are on sale. The DD Body Cream has broad spectrum SPF 15 and Age-Defying Complex and the Neck & Chest Treatment also contains SPF 15. 
  • Pg. 15, Moisture Therapy In-Shower Body Lotion is only $3.99. This product works with the warmth and humidity of your shower and saves the step of lotioning up after you towel off.
  • Pgs. 18/19, Are you enjoying sandal weather? I know I am! Keep your feet neat with the FootWorks products that are right for your needs, because all of them are on sale this campaign.
  • Pg. 23, People often prefer a lighter fragrance for summer and Avon Senses Body Spray is perfect for that. Silky Vanilla is the favorite of my customers, but I'm thinking that Energizing Green Tea & Verbena would be a great one to try.
  • Pg. 25, The sun and chlorine can be very damaging to your hair and Avon has the solution. 360 Nourish Moroccan Argan Oil Sampoo, Conditioner, and Leave-in Treatment are any 2 for $9. There is no need to pay high prices for hair care products with these quality affordable products available. 
  • Pgs. 26/27, Customers continue to search for Avon Representatives online when they want to repel insects without using DEET. All Bug Guard products are Buy 1, Get 1 Free, so don't wait until you need it to buy it!!
  • Pg. 32, Hand Creams are all on sale for $1.99. 
  • Pg. 37, Did you pick out your favorite True Color Lip Glow Lip Glosses yet? I've heard that Luna has been the surprise big seller across the nation. Others that are in great demand are Ignite and Flame. The intro special price of $5.99 is still in affect.
  • Pg. 39, True Color Lipstick is Lowest Price This Year of $4.99 and there is a large selection of shades to choose from in Bold, Matte, Satin, or Shimmer finishes.
  • Pg. 49, Yes, Glimmersticks are still at their LPTY of $2.99 each. How much longer will this bargain go on? 😊 I can't say, but I know my customers are loving it!
  • Pgs. 67-73, Anew Clinical products are each sale priced - no need to buy two to get the best deal!
  • Pg. 76/77, the WOW Deal is Anew Clinical Line Eraser with Retinol Targeted Treatment and Line Eraser with Retinal Treatment at only $19.99 each!! Did you know that Retinol is the 
    #1 wrinkle fighter recommended by dermatologists?
  • Pg. 107, WOW Deal #2 is Mesmerize Cologne for men at only $9.99!
  • Pg. 160/161, WOW Deal #3 is the Precious Charms Summer Favorites Bracelet for only $5.99. You can choose from 8 goldtone bangles with fun charm accents.
  • Back Cover, The A Box, only $10 with your $40 purchase, is The Liner Vault with five products to "flatter your flutter." 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Amp It Up! at the CMA Festival

That's me, second from the right, at the Amp It Up! powered by Avon event at the CMA Festival in Nashville a few weeks ago. Avon has been holding these events at various music festivals around the country, and they will continue on throughout the summer. Those of us in Leadership who qualified and wished to participate were "interviewed" by email and then received notification and instructions on what would follow if we were selected to represent Avon at the event we were applying for. Before the event Avon had an online call to go over the details and we were given some information to download and use for follow up on the leads we would be receiving. 

The day of the event, we arrived and checked in with the representatives of Lead Dog, the company which was in charge of the logistics of the event. We were given iPads we could set up for our own Avon online stores and an Amp it Up! apron to wear over our all black outfits of our choice. Avon supplied us with the mark. Pretty in Beads Earrings and the Live Love Dance Bracelet that you see me wearing in this picture. Those earrings are a bit larger and more colorful than I would normally wear, but they certainly did Amp it Up! and I enjoyed wearing them. Once we were "suited up" it was time to get started welcoming our guests, and they kept coming all day to sample the products, have mini-makeovers done, have fun in our Photo Opp area, register to win a free trip, and to learn more about the wonderful Avon opportunity. Avon hired professionals to do the mini-makeovers, so the Avon Reps were free to visit with the potential customers and new team members, demonstrate the products we had on display, and take orders. I even spent some time passing out sunscreen to the men and women who left home without thinking about applying it. We were not able to pass out brochures or sell products on site, which disappointed several people who stopped by, but we were able to use our iPads to place orders at our online stores for customers. Anyone who placed an order that day received one of the great A Boxes and every little bit someone would be an instant winner in the registration for the free trip and those would also receive an A Box. In addition, anyone who registered got a backpack type Amp It Up! tote with a Moisture Therapy Lip Balm. With all of that, no one who stopped by left empty handed.  

About nine days after the event ended, Avon began to distribute the leads (all those who gave their name and contact information in some way at the event) and I received 50 names to follow up with. I've contacted all of them twice now and created an email group of just those leads so that I can continue to contact them on a regular basis. I already have one strong possibility for a new team member, and I hope to begin to see orders placed at my online store soon. 

Thanks, Avon, for continuing to build our company and allowing the Representatives to participate at events like this. I've been a part of similar events in the past with Avon, and they are always a great way to step out of the old comfort zone and try something new and challenging!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Cloud Climbers Team Newsletter for Campaigns 13 and 14


My family is buzzing about me (husband, daughter, and two cats) this morning and there have been many interruptions, but I am determined to stay on task and get this newsletter out. And...there goes my cell phone with a customer calling. However, I will not be deterred, and this newsletter will go out before we take our 30 year old son out for his birthday lunch. 😊

Top Ten in Sales for C13

 1. Sandra Moore  HS   $1,288
 2. Cynthia Blake   $608
 3. Leslie Clendenon  $448
 4. Hattie Bush  $400
 5. Phyllis Smith  $333
 6. Rene Parker  PC   $287 
 7. Joanne Bradford   $268
 8. Margaret McCrary $254
 9. Julie Thomas   $235
10. Gladys Faulk   $216

Top Ten in Sales for C14

 1. Sandra Moore  HS   $1,163
 2. Leslie Clendenon   $643.00
 3. Gladys Faulk  $365
 4. Melanie Hamilton  $335
 5. Vicky White   $306
 6. Rosanna Cassidy   $276
 7. Phyllis Smith  $263
 8. Rebecca Robertson   $245
 9. Deanna Buswell  $243
10. Thelma Mast   $235

Happy July Birthday to: Tammy Bullard on the 7th, Helen Keeton on the 8th, Patsy Cloud on the 11th, Debbie Fortenberry on the 18th, and Claire Philadelphia on the 23th, Annetta Taylor on the 28th, Stacie Barnes on the 28th, Stephanie Renshaw on the 29th. Celebrating Avon Anniversaries in July are: Barbara Treloar, 30 years on July 7; Alison Hogan, 1 year on July 13; Rhonda Kennedy, 4 years on July 17; April Moore, 2 years on July 18; Angi Price, 6 years on July 23; Syble Talley, 14 years on July 24; and Angelika Turner, 4 years on July 26. Congratulations to all of these!

Avon Awards: Congratulations to the following people who earned their pins in the Pinning Streak Incentive by having an order every campaign for the first half of the year! Barbie Breen, Steffanie Erdelt, Gladys Faulk, Alison Hogan, Darren Mannahan, Syble Talley, Sharon Tibbs, Vicky White, and myself. 

Alert: We currently have 24 Cloud Climbers who are past due on their accounts and have either had $10 late fees added or will have them added soon. I know that some of these are probably due to Reps not placing an order in a campaign and then forgetting that they need to pay for their previous orders, so please check your accounts to make sure you don't end up with late fees. Some of you don't have credit with Avon and are wishing you did because you would rather not have to pay for your orders when you place them, but the good thing about having no credit is that you don't have to worry about late fees. 

Let's talk a moment about Direct Delivery orders. I have seen a marked increase in my own DD orders over the past few weeks and I'm truly excited about that! It is especially beneficial during these hot summer months when getting out extra brochures in a new customer search is particularly difficult. How am I gaining new customers - most of whom I do not know? I can't say for sure what is working best, but there are several things that I do that should keep me being found by people who look for Avon online. 1) I have a Facebook business page and I post on it at least once a day. 2) I share some of those posts to my FB Profile page and in other groups I am a part of where such posts are allowed. 3) I am listed on Google My Business and Google Maps. 4) I am consistent in placing orders and paying for them on time, so that keeps me being searchable when people go through Avon to find a Rep. 5) I put my Online Store link on every brochure and in my signature on emails.There are others of you who are also getting DD orders, so perhaps you have some tips to share as well. In C13 and C14, I had 16 DD orders for a total of $634.71, so I believe that is another record. A couple of those were my own, but most of them were from customers. Thirteen others who had DD orders were: Deanna Buswell, Ashleigh Downey, Melanie Hamilton, Rene Parker, Stephanie Johnson, Rhonda Kennedy, Anna Kinsaul, Donna Langford, Joanne Bradford, Wendy Reed, Danielle Reneau, Annette Shephard, and Julie Thomas. For the day that I put out this challenge in the last newsletter "Let's see who can get the most DD orders in one day! Hint: There may be an extra award for the winner. 😊", Rene Parker had two DD orders and Joanne Bradford and I each had one, so I'll be sending a package of several samples to Rene as the winner in that challenge. 

I received 50 Leads from the Amp It Up! event and I'm following up on those as I have time. So far they have not led to any new team members, but I will continue to contact them now and then and perhaps the time will be right for some to join us at a future date. Do any of you have any prospects? We need some new blood in our group!! 😊😊 We have five pending Reps who have not placed an order yet, so I hope they will do so soon. Did you know that new Reps have up to a year to place a first order now? 

As far as I know, none of us will be attending RepFest 2018, but we will be able to follow along with the festivities in several ways, and I hear there are some great things coming our way. I strongly considered attending, but this summer is super busy and I just decided I should not leave home for that long of a time this year. I do encourage any of you who want to build your business to attend a RepFest when you can, because it is a great experience. Maybe they will come back to Nashville again in the next few years and we can get a nice sized group of Cloud Climbers there. 

That's all for now. Let me know how we can work together to further your business goals, and don't forget to be consistently looking for new customers and new team members to grow your business in two ways!!     

Sandra Moore
Avon Bronze Leader