My plan for today was to be out delivering Avon orders, but life intervened in the form of vehicle issues requiring my Avonmobile to go into the shop last night. When your brakes start goofing up, you don't mess around! I love the shop we use, but they have a lot of customers so I'm afraid they may be holding it hostage for a few days. Ah well. Perhaps I will get caught up some of the stuff I need to do here at the house.
We didn't quite make our $8K goal this campaign, but that's okay because I have faith that we will make it most of the campaigns for the rest of the year. Some of you are doing really well, although one of you is not doing quite as well as I reported in my last newsletter. Y'all need to call me out when I make math errors like that! And if you didn't catch it, now you can go back and see if you can find it. There will be a clue in the Top Ten list below. 😉
Top Ten in Sales for Campaign 21
1. Sandra Moore HS $1,283
2. Leslie Clendenon $416 (Only $487 to go to make President's Club!)
3. Margo Prytz $411
4. Donna Langford $348
5. Cynthia Blake $295
6. Vicky White $281
7. Rene Parker PC $274
8. Alison Hogan $253
9. Gladys Faulk $251
10. Brenda Taylor $241
Happy October Birthday to: Rebecca Smith (10/5), Carolyn King (10/8), Rebecca Rains (10/10), Kimberly Lewis (10/11), Ann Henry (10/21), Mary Waters (10/22), Autumn Lange (10/25), and Ashleigh Downey (10/29).
Happy Avon Anniversary in October to: Lois Johnson (28 years on 10/8), Caroline McCullough (5 years on 10/15), Rebecca Rains (11 years on 10/16), Nicole Darby (2 years on 10/17), Ramona Hyman (4 years on 10/17), Ashleigh Downey (2 years on 10/19), Annie Watts (8 years on 10/22), Mary Waters (2 years on 10/25), and Barbie Breen (25 years on 10/27).
Since Avon is all about "Iconic" this holiday season, I thought it might be fun to see who has the longest Length of Association (LOA) with Avon, so here are the top ten "Iconic" Avon Representatives on the Cloud Climbers team and the number of campaigns they have been Reps., and you'll notice there is a tie for the longest time:
1. Hattie Bush 999
1. Joan Nunnery 999
3. Thelma Mast 952
4. Sharon Tibbs 889
5. Sandra Moore 822 (Yes, I have Reps. on my team who have been with Avon longer than I have.*)
6. Barbara Treloar 789
7. Gladys Faulk 743
8. Ann Henry 738
9. Lois Johnson 730
10. Claire Philadelphia 668
Did you join Avon under Share the Love for $10? Or have you joined Avon since that time? Be sure to read about the new Build the Love incentive from Avon where you can earn a full-size iPad (I wish I could earn it!) by having $3,000 in personal and/or team sales from Campaign 23 to 26. It is a lofty goal, but the prize is certainly worth working for, especially if you are one of those who is currently trying to conduct all of your Avon business from a cell phone.
Don't forget that this is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so let's do what we can to honor those who have fought the fight and those who are still fighting, and be aware of our own breast health, too. We have at least two survivors on our team, Barbie Breen and Carolyn King, and there may be others I don't know about. Let me know if you are one of them.
Onward to other tasks I go! I believe I'll send out a recruiting email with the new incentive details next. Please let me know how I can help you build your own Avon business.
Avon Bronze Ambassador
*If you are wondering how that is possible, let me explain. When Avon decided it would be best for all Representatives to be on teams with Mentors, those who were not on teams and not working with Leadership were "nested" with those who had teams. We had to accomplish certain goals in order to earn those nested Representatives, and I accomplished my goals!
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