Friday, May 17, 2019

Cloud Climbers Newsletter for Campaign 10, 2019.


Susan, Brandi, Chad, Jo, Becky, Michael, Coretta, Brenda, Merry, Annie, Sharlene, and Marge. What do all of those names have in common? They are all names of new contacts made by Cloud Climbers (some made more than one connection) who met the Challenge for the last Newsletter. Because we had eight terrific CCs who participated, I was able to do a drawing for a goodie package of business tools and it will be on its way to Benetta Staten soon. Thanks, Benetta, Deanna Buswell, Anna Kinsaul, Leslie ClendenonRene Parker, Kimberly Thompson, Amy Layne, and Donna Langford for joining me in this Challenge! Leslie had this to say about her contact: "I reached out to a guy named Chad that I overheard speaking about sending his wife little things through the mail while he was away for work. He took a book and actually placed an online order!" When you are consistently on the alert for opportunities to share your business, you will find them. 

The next Challenge will be a two part one. All of you should now be on Avon now.,  the system for our back offices that was formerly called Avon 2.0. I want you to scroll down the home page until you see "Inventory Alerts" and click on "View All" under that heading. Look at the pages of products being discontinued during the 2nd and 3rd quarters. First of all, don't panic. 😉 Then, look to see what products YOU use regularly and go ahead and order those if you can still get them. That's the first part. The second part is to look for products that YOUR CUSTOMERS use regularly and give at least one of them a "heads up" that the product is being discontinued so that they can go ahead and order if they so choose. If you see a product that has a recommended replacement, please let the customer know what the replacement will be. If you don't see a recommended replacement, let them know that new products are coming soon. Your customers will appreciate you letting them know in advance. If they start complaining, please DO NOT join them in the complaining. You can complain to me or your hubby, etc., you can sympathize with them, but don't run down your own company, as that is shooting yourself in the foot and is not helpful to your business. Tell them about LG H&H acquiring Avon North America and that Avon is clearing away items that have either not sold well or that need to be updated to make room for all the good things we expect to be coming our way very soon. Report back to me that you have met the Challenge and your name will go in the Challenge Can for our next drawing.

Top 10 in Sales for Campaign 10

 1. Sandra Moore  RC   $875
 2. Phyllis Smith   $821
 3. Kelli Violet   $385
 4. Leslie Clendenon  PC   $372
 5. Linda Wardell   $319
 6. Margo Prytz   $260
 7. Rene Parker  PC   $232
 8. Cynthia Blake   $218
 9. Kathy McAlpin   $201
10. Gladys Faulk   $184

Direct Delivery Orders for Campaign 10

 1. Sandra Moore  RC   $123.01  -  2 orders
 2. Brittney Monti   $43.98   -  1 order, and all others below had 1 order
 3. April Moore   $32.99
 4. Amy Layne   $30.00
 5. Loyce Salas   $17.95

For some reason we were low on online orders for direct delivery this campaign. For those who are pushing to hit President's Club this year, encouraging online orders can really help toward that goal since they are counting for Double Dollars in Award Sales through C17. Make sure to register yourself at your online store so that you will get emails when there are free shipping on $25 offers (they come about once every two weeks), and you can let all your potential online ordering customers know. They generally are only good for one day, so you have to act fast. In fact, when you send email reminders or texts, encourage all your customers to register their email addresses at your online store so they don't have to depend on you notifying them but will be notified by Avon when those codes are available.

Happy Birthday to these Cloud Climbers who were born in May: Margaret McCrary (5/5), Donna Langford (5/6), Barbara Allen (5/25), Steffanie Erdelt (5/27), Juanita Stephens (5/30), and Venus Smith (5/31). Celebrating Avon Anniversaries in May are: Yvonne Lassiter (18 years on 5/19), Darren Mannahan (7 years on 5/19), Danielle Reneau (2 years on 5/27), Autumn Lange (5 years on 5/28), Rebecca Robertson (3 years on 5/28), and Kathy McAlpin (3 years on 5/31). Congratulations to all!

That's all for now, as I need to get busy entering the Spring fundraiser for the group I do one for every Spring and Fall. We had right at $2,000 in sales this time, so that fundraiser continues to go well. My online fundraiser is not going well at all, but I still believe the online fundraiser opportunity is a good one so I'm not giving up hope for it. 😊 Perhaps you can find a group that is willing to give it a try and you'll do much better. 

Take care, and remember that I am praying for you and your business!

Sandra Moore
Avon Bronze Leader

Monday, May 6, 2019

Start Your Avon Dream Gig!

It's never been easier to sign-up and become an Avon Representative! On May 1, Avon updated the website where you start your Avon Dream Gig, so go here to see what you think. If you decide to join us, use the Reference Code SMOORE to be sure that I am assigned as your Mentor and you don't get a complete stranger. I want you on my Cloud Climbers team so I can help you reach your dreams!

Here are a few details you might want to know:

  • Sign up for $30.
  • Pick your free gift set from three options worth up to $80 each.
  • Get 40% off your first order.
  • Earn up to 40% on everything you sell.
  • Get your own free online store for 24/7 sales.
  • Free marketing tools you can run with.
  • Free social media posts to share all the latest.
  • Full access to our exclusive Representative website to help manage your business.
  • Free on-demand training to up your beauty game on Avon U, our exclusive online learning center.
If you have other questions, I'm here to answer them, so use the Contact Form on this blog and I'll get back to you quickly. 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Cloud Climbers Newsletter for Campaign 9 - the Challenge is 1!


I put off completing this Newsletter for Campaign 9 for several days in hopes of getting the 8 CCs needed to complete the Challenge from the Campaign 8 Newsletter so that we could do a drawing. Alas, while we had better participation for this Challenge than we did for the last one, we still only had five participants: Deanna Buswell, Margo Prytz, Benetta Staten, Rene Parker, and Amy Layne. So...all of them have their names in the Challenge Can and Deanna's is in there twice since she also completed the last Challenge, but we cannot do a drawing yet. 🙁 The Challenge for this Newsletter will be a super easy one, even easier than the last one, so surely we can get 8 participants this time! Challenge: You must give a brochure, a business card, or a link to your online store to one person who has never placed an Avon with you. You don't have to get an order from them, but you must make a personal contact (not just a post on Facebook for all your friends), in person, by email, by Messenger, etc., and you must tell me the first name of the person you contacted. The contact can be someone you know or a complete stranger. An example of a contact of this sort would include language such as: "Hey, ____, I've been an Avon Representative for awhile now and I am trying to build my business. Since you have not yet placed an order with me, I'm giving you this brochure/link so that you can see what Avon has to offer today. One of my favorite products is ______, and I'd be happy to provide a sample of that product or another that might interest you, or perhaps you will see some jewelry or fashion items that would appeal to you more. Avon has a 90 day money back guarantee, so if you don't like what you order, just let me know." It does not have to be that language, you understand, that is just a sample. You might even want to say "My Avon Mentor has challenged me to reach out to someone who has never ordered from me before, and you fit that description, so I've got an Avon brochure for you (or I've got this link to my online store for you), and I'd very much appreciate it if you would take a look and see if there are any products that you would like to order or to know more about." You've got about two weeks to get this Challenge accomplished, so check your phone contacts for someone to reach out to, or look for a stranger as you go along your way. Who knows? That stranger could become one of your best customers! It has happened to me more than once.

Top Ten in Sales for C9

 1. Sandra Moore  RC   $1,033
 2. Rene Parker  PC   $296
 3. Kimberly Thompson   $280
 4. Margo Prytz   $257
 5. Phyllis Smith   $250
 6. Regina Smith   $229
 7. Deanna Buswell   $215
 8. Leslie Clendenon  PC   $209
 9. Gladys Faulk   $194
10. Nicole Darby   $192

Direct Delivery Orders for C9

 1. Sandra Moore  RC   $400.68   (8 orders)
 2. Deanna Buswell   $91.31         (2 orders)
 3. Kimberly Thompson   $63.25   (1 order and all others below had 1 order)
 4. Carolyn King   $55.00
 5. Rhonda Kennedy   $50.90
 6. Brittney Monti   $49.94
 7. Justin Yow   $41.05
 8. Rosanna Cassidy   $40.99
 9. Donna Langford   $29.46
10. Danielle Reneau   $20.98
11. Vicky White   $13.98

Top Representatives in Sales Cycle-to-Date  
(All of these have potential to reach President's Club this year.)

 1. Sandra Moore  RC   $9,757    (I'll hit President's Club in C10!)
 2. Rene Parker  PC   $3,821
 3. Leslie Clendenon  PC   $3,548
 4. Margo Prytz   $3,319

So, BIG NEWS this week from Avon, that all of you who are active with Avon should know since you should have received the email from Avon telling us that LG has purchased the entirety of Avon. I did a video on my Facebook page (you can view it here) in which I talked about how this should be very good news for us. So far I have not heard or read any negative comments about this change, although I am sure there are some "Negative Nellies" that are commenting somewhere, because there is always at least one. 😉 If for some reason you did not receive the email, let me know and I will forward it to you. I'm excited about what is coming for Avon in the next few years! 

"Without change, nothing grows." 

I know the above is not an original quote, but I was listening to Molly's video on her Onward! No Matter What! FB page and heard her say it just as I was finishing this newsletter, so I'm giving her credit for it.😍  Have a great rest of the weekend, and a totally wonderful Spring! 

Sandra Moore
Avon Bronze Leader