Whew! What a campaign it has been, what with the goof up with the YA website just as the campaign was closing. I thought it might have been caused by too many people waiting until the last two days to place orders, and that might have entered into it, but if you watched the video by Scott White on the Beauty Buzz, you will know that Avon is saying they found the problem and have taken steps to safeguard against it happening again. I sure hope so! But when (not if, but when, because technology is involved) we have a problem again, we will be patient and work on the issues until all is corrected. I know of at least one Cloud Climber who was very much affected by the issue, and we are still working on getting her account straightened out so that she gets the rewards she deserves for her hard work!
Top Ten in Sales in Campaign 19
1. Sandra Moore HS $1,218
2. Leslie Clendenon $495
3. Rene Parker PC $439
4. Alison Hogan $329
5. Phyllis Smith $307
6. Deanna Buswell $266
7. Stephanie Renshaw $230
8. Sharon Tibbs $226
9. Steffanie Erdelt $208
10. Brenda Taylor $197
Avon Awards for Campaign 18 and 19
(I forgot to post the awards for last campaign, so I'm posting two campaigns together.)
Deanna Buswell - Car Magnet Consistency in Ordering Bonus, Espira Apron & Espira Tote. Deanna also won the Espira Product Bundle in Build Like a Boss earlier this year and I see she is receiving a shipment in C20.
Jelissa Griffin - Two Beauty Samplers & Brochures for having a successful first order
Rosanna Cassidy - Espira Tote
Gladys Faulk - Espira Tote
Alison Hogan - Car Magnet Consistency in Ordering Bonus
Helen Keeton - Espira Tote
Amy Layne - Two Beauty Samplers & Brochures for having a successful first order, Heart's Aglow Tote & Brochures for having a successful second order of $150, and the $100 Premium Starter Kit for having $500 in orders in her first three campaigns will be hers as soon as Avon corrects a problem.
Tonya Parker - Two Beauty Samplers & Brochures for having a successful first order, Heart Tote & Brochures for having a successful second order of $150, and the Premium Starter Kit for having $500 in orders in her first three campaigns!!
Sandra Moore - 50 Points for Sales Increase, Car Magnet Consistency in Ordering Bonus, Espira Apron, & Sound Spa
Rene Parker- 25 Points for Sales Increase, Team Avon Backpack for having a successful recruit during ARAM!
Sheila Stephens - Two A Boxes & Brochures for having a successful first order
Linda Wardell - Heart's Aglow Tote, One Plum A Box & Free Brochures for having a successful second order of over $150, and the Premium Starter Kit for having $500 in orders in her first three campaigns!!
Anissa Webb - Two Plum A Boxes & Free Brochures for having a successful first order
Wow! A lot of Cloud Climbers were born in September! Happy Birthdayto Kelsey McGowan (9/1), Sherry Coats (9/8), Brittney Monti (9/9) Wendy Reed (9/9), Cynthia Blake (9/11), myself (9/14), Danielle Reneau (9/14), Rebecca Robertson (9/17), Heather Johnson (9/23), Cheryl Parker (9/23), Linda Wardell (9/24), Melanie Hamilton (9/27), Francis Carmichael (9/29), and Sharon Tibbs (9/30). In addition to celebrating a birthday in September, Sharon Tibbs celebrated her 34th Avon Anniversary on 9/6!! Others celebrating Avon Anniversaries in September are: Veronica Boyd (5 years on 9/1), Carolyn King (4 years on 9/4), Kelli Violet (7 years on 9/12), and Magalis Justiniano (13 years on 9/20). Congratulations to all!
Many of you very quietly carry on with your businesses without contacting me or letting me know in other ways that you are overcoming challenges to keep your businesses going. I know of a few, like Ruby Nunnery who is battling with illness and still pushing onward and Rene Parker who is battling with her husband's illness and doing the same, but I am sure there are others and if you want to share information on your struggles and the ways you are working around them, I'd like to know about them. Other people stay in close touch and/or they have a strong presence on social media and I see more about what they are doing. This campaign I want to give a shout out to Deanna Buswell, because she is brainstorming all sorts of ideas to keep from losing customer orders while her vehicle in out of commission and she is mostly stuck at home. Deanna uses Facebook heavily and has a business page and a customer group page, and she has put a shepherd's hook at the edge of her yard with Avon books on it and asked her customers to please come by and pick up their books. Deanna firmly believes in "Onward! No matter what!"* HOT TIP: I've considered putting a real estate type box (the kind they put informational fliers in when a house is for sale) in my yard with "FREE Avon Books!" on it, because I know of Reps who have done so to get new customers, but I live on a dead end street and don't get enough traffic to warrant having one. If you live at the entrance to a neighborhood or in an area that gets a lot of traffic, you might want to give that a try, or just use a shepherd's hook like Deanna did. You'd just have to make sure books weren't out there when rain was expected. 😊
I decided that Avon Representative Appreciation Month was so much fun for me that I would create some fun for my personal delivery customers. September has been declared my own Avon Customer Appreciation Month, and I am giving stuff away to people who are on my email list to receive customer reminders and also having a drawing for customers who place orders in Campaigns 20 and 21. (Naturally, being a business woman, I am hoping this will lead to more orders and to more customers giving me their email addresses.) Here is what I sent to my customers in my Customer Reminder for C20: "To be entered, all you need to do is place an order of any size for Campaign 20 and/or Campaign 21, and direct deliveries from Avon at my online store count as well, as long as you are in an area where I can personally deliver your goodies. I'll be giving away several A Boxes and a couple of goodie bags worth at least $50 each. Everybody who places an order of $50 or more in one of those campaigns will receive a free gift." Today I also sent an email to them with a listing of 10 items I would be giving away and all they had to do was tell me which items to put them into the drawing for. I took 10 Avon delivery bags and numbered them and as customers reply to tell me which items they want to be in the drawing for,** I'm putting their names in the corresponding bags. I told them I would do the drawings in a FB Live video on my business page Friday (my birthday) at noon, but I'm thinking I need to change that time to 2:00 p.m. due to the possibility that I may be at lunch with my hubby on Friday at noon. To get more email addresses, I posted on my FB business page about these drawings and said people had to be on my email list to enter so they need to get their email addresses to me.
Y'all go out and make this a great week, okay? I know I plan to do so!
Avon Bronze Leader
*For those who might not know, "Onward! No matter what!" is the name of Molly Stone-Bibb's Facebook group page where she helps other Reps on her Team Onward and the whole Avon family to press on despite the struggles. If you are on FB and not a member of that group, you might want to take a look at it.
**If someone told me all I had to do to enter for the 10 items I have listed below was to tell them which items to put them in the drawings for, I'd give them all 10 numbers! Wouldn't you? 😊 However, so far my customers have been just giving me a few to enter them for, and one only wants an entry for the Mascara. I have most of these in stock, so I've paid for them already, so this isn't a major expense for me, though I know it would be for many of you.
Love at 1st Lash Mascara - Blackest Black or Brown/Black
Anew Ultimate Day Cream
Anew Clinical Eye Lift Pro
Anew Clinical Retexturizing Peel
Anew Clinical Vitamin C Serum
Glimmersticks Lip Liner in shade of your choice
Glimmersticks Eye Liner in shade of your choice
Moisture Therapy Intensive Hand Cream
True Color Flawless Liquid Foundation in shade of your choice
Well, the Share the Love for $10 incentive has ended, as far as being able to start your business for with the $10 kit, but the next few campaigns are important for earning rewards if you are one of the new Cloud Climbers who joined during this time frame. If you are a Mentor to a new Cloud Climber, be sure to stay in touch with your new team members to encourage them to meet their goals or find out if they need some help in understanding their goals. If I'm counting correctly, we added 10 new team members, 6 of which have already submitted first orders. Congratulations to Selina Nelson, Jelissa Griffin, Tonya Parker, Amy Layne, Anissa Webb, and Sheila Stephens for hitting their first goal of having an order of any size, and to Amy for having a first order over $150!! Amy is LeslieClendenon's first team member, so Leslie will be getting a $20 bonus based on that great first order.
Welcome New Cloud Climbers! Anissa Webb of Huntsville, AL, is a former Cloud Climber who decided to return to the team, mainly to get her own Avon items at a discount, so I'm happy to welcome her back. Speaking of which, if you are looking for new team members, you might want to suggest that reason for "opening your own Avon account" to those who love and purchase a lot of Avon products. I also want to welcome Rebecca Ann Smith of Adelanto, CA, who is a new team member of Margo Prytz, making Margo a new Promoter with Avon. 😊
Monday I put out an email plea for those who had not yet placed C18 orders to do so before noon on Tuesday to be sure they counted for C18. I was pleading because I thought that I was about to lose my Bronze Leader title due to our team not performing at title ($8K in sales) for six campaigns. Upon further consulting of the Avon Career and Compensation Guide, I was happy to learn that it is only Ambassadors who lose title after six campaigns of under performance and Leaders get up to 12 campaigns. With that being said, at the close of the campaign I discovered that we had made our goal, as we closed at $8,654. Woo to the hoo! Thanks to all 56 of you who placed orders in Campaign 18. I did the drawing for the winners of the two crisp $20 bills (I promise they are crisp!) in a Facebook Live video that you can watch here on Facebook or here on YouTube, or even here on my blog if you like. I'll be mailing them out this week to Barbara Hambrick and Ruby Nunnery. Congratulations, Cloud Climbing winners! I'll have another incentive to announce in my C19 Newsletter that will be tied to Rake in the Cash.
Top 10 in Sales for Campaign 18
1. Sandra Moore HS $1,260
2. Cynthia Blake $484
3. Kelsey McGowan $462
4. Gladys Faulk $389
5. Leslie Clendenon $381
6. Helen Keeton $321
7. Donna Langford $296
8. Alison Hogan $260
9. Linda Wardell $240
10. Amy Layne $232
I hope everyone is gearing up for the Rake in the Cash! Incentive. Look on YA under the Beauty Buzz to get all the details on this great giveaway that begins in Campaign 20. Some of you should already have entries if you ordered extra brochures for C19. I want to see a lot of you wearing this locket, too!
Hot Tip: I've mentioned previously that I am often found when someone is doing a Google search for an Avon Representative in the Huntsville/Madison/Toney/East Limestone area. Sometimes these potential customers live further from me than I like to travel, so I do a Representative Search through VIBE to see if I can find a Cloud Climber in their area to support them. This happened twice in one week recently and both times I found Cloud Climbers who lived near them but were only placing orders every 3rd or 4th campaign, so I broadened my search to CCs who lived further away to find one I felt I could trust to get items for the new customers in a timely manner, and in one case I decided I would travel nine miles to service the customer to be sure she got good service. I hope that more and more people will be finding me online and I will get to share a lot more customers with you, so if you want to be considered for these, you really need to place orders consistently.
I believe that is about enough for now, so I'll be hitting the send button. I hope each of you is blessed with new customers and new team members, if that is your desire. I do pray for all of you and your businesses often! Please let me know if there is anyway I can help you to be more successful!