Friday, February 16, 2018

Campaign 4 Cloud Climbers Team Newsletter

Greetings!

I was working away on this newsletter and some other business things today when I suddenly realized it was a very warm and dry day and I had no business sitting at a computer when I had Avon books to deliver, so off I went to do that. The winter weather has had me wanting to just stay home and work online and try to build my online businesses (both Avon and my secondary business), but I still have valuable customers to see and get brochures to personally, so every now and then I have to just pause and ask myself "What's Important Now?" I used to have WIN posted above my monitor, but I don't see it here now, so I guess I'd better make another sign to keep me focused. Now that I've finished getting those books out, WIN is getting this newsletter written!!!

​Top Ten in Sales for Campaign 4

 1. Sandra Moore  HS   $1,271
 2. Caroline McCullough   $301
 3. Cynthia Blake   $299
 4. Deanna Buswell   $296   (Tied for 4th place)
 4. Leslie Clendenon   $296  (Tied for 4th place)
 6. Barbara Hambrick   $292   
 7. Phyllis Smith   $289
 8. Margaret McCrary   $256
 9. Gladys Faulk   $253
10. Hattie Bush   $235

​To Five in Sales for the Cycle-to-Date

 1. Sandra Moore  HS   $5,240
 2. Rosanna Cassidy   $1,165
 3. Gladys Faulk   $1,157
 4. Phyllis Smith   $1,023
 5. Rene Parker  PC  $967

We have one new Cloud Climber to introduce: Emily Ryan of Hanceville, Alabama. Welcome to our team of Cloud Climbers, Emily! I hope that your business will be just as successful as you want and plan for it to be. It's up to you to climb those clouds, but you don't have to do it alone because we are here to help you all that we can. 

Birthdays for February include: Sophya Johnson, Cathy Sylvester, Kerri Clay, Angi Price, Kim Mitchell, Thelma Mast, Rene Parker, Sonya Jean, Rhonda Kennedy, Benetta Staten, Rosanna Cassidy, Annie Watts, and Magalis Justiniano. Happy birthday to all of these - there were a bunch of you born in February! Congratulations to these Cloud Climbers who are celebrating Avon Anniversaries in February: Ruby Nunnery (38 years on 2/14), Claire Philadelphia (25 years on 2/19), Margo Prytz (8 years on 2/19), Virginia Washington (9 years on 2/23), and Wanda Collier (9 years on 2/28). 

We have a couple of people who have earned rewards since the last newsletter. Tammy Sears received the Qualified KickStart Recruit Bonus of $50 and Mary Bowen qualified to receive her appointment kit rebate. Congrats to both of these hard working ladies!

The Shake Up Your Sales Incentive will be ending at the close of C5, which will be Tuesday at noon, so I'll be reporting on the results for our team in the next newsletter. As of today, eight of us have earned at least one reward and three of us have earned more than one. Have you checked your results to see where you stand? Cruise Like a Boss ends when C6 closes, so there is still time to earn goodies in that incentive, although its too late for any of us (including me) to earn the cruise. I don't believe any of us (including me) were really pushing for the cruise, so that's okay. After all, when you own your own business you get to choose how hard you work. 😊 

I had planned to do a State of the Business Report, either on paper or on video, but with tax return time looming, I'm just going to do a quick report here. Currently we have 86 Cloud Climbers with 5 more Pending, but one of the pending ones is in the process of moving to another team.* My rank is Gold Ambassador, and we have 7 Promoters, some of whom do not not have anyone on their team right now, but they will not lose their rank unless they give up their Avon businesses. Those Promoters are Deanna Buswell, Ramona Hyman, Heather Johnson, Tammy Miller, Ruby Nunnery, Rene Parker, and Paula Russell. I sell at the Honor Society Level and Rene Parker achieved President's Club again in 2017. Many of you are selling just for fun or to just a few customers in addition to being employed in the regular workforce, but we do have a few who are working to build Avon as their primary source of contributing to the income of their families. Our Team Cycle-to-Date sales for 2018 are $23,823, so that means we have averaged $5,955.75 per campaign. 

There are still way too many of our team members who are not turning in orders regularly. Please remember that if you want to build a business (I realize that some of you do not), you have to treat it like a business. If you want to keep customers, you have to treat them like they are valuable to you and not make them wait long periods of time without getting brochures or getting the items they have ordered from you. If you are in our Facebook group, you may have seen the "Give them the pickle!" video that I posted yesterday. If you aren't in the group, look for the video on YouTube if you can, because it speaks to the importance of giving your customers the special treatment they deserve. While working on this newsletter I was listening to the video Avon posted today on YA with the four Avon Reps. discussing how Avon has made a difference in their lives. One of the first things said by one of them was that her business began 27 years ago because a coworker who was a Rep. did not give good service and one of that coworker's customers asked the speaker if she would start selling Avon. The word spread quickly throughout the company that she was now selling Avon and many former customers of the not-so-nice Rep. switched their business to the nice one. Don't be that not-so-nice or not-so-dependable Rep., because I don't want your customers going to someone else. Give them the pickle! 💓

Have a great weekend, and let me know how I can help you reach your Cloud Climbing goals! If you read this note and are one of the first three people to reply that you did, you will get a special surprise from me. 

Sandra Moore
Avon Gold Ambassador 
Cloud Climbers Team Leader
256-479-4061



*The reason I said that one Pending Rep. would be leaving soon is that she was accidentally assigned to our team. That problem gives me an opportunity to explain to you how that could happen, just in case it should happen to you in the future. When someone goes to sellavon.com to begin their business and does not put in a reference code, they will be assigned to an Avon Leadership Rep. who is qualified to receive ALMA Leads. A few days ago a young lady went to the site, (or her family members did I believe), and entered her information but did not complete the application because they did not have her credit/debit card to pay for the kit. They quit the process and thought they would come back to it later, but Avon saw this as "someone potentially interested in an Avon business" and assigned her to me. Once she/they went back into the system with the debit card info and completed the process, she became my Rep. They had already been in touch with me, (because I had contacted her as soon as Avon assigned her to me as an ALMA Lead), and I knew that she had a grandmother and an aunt who sold Avon and she was supposed to be joining the team of one of them. I instructed them that she had 5 days to call the Avon Leadership Hotline and let them know about the mistake, so she has done that and she should be moved soon. So....if you ever have a recruit, make sure they complete the process the first time using your code or give them the direct link to join your team, which would be (yourcode).avonrepresentative.com/opportunity/start. If they use that link, your code will automatically be entered.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope you are having a wonderful Valentine's Day. My husband has showered me with dark chocolate and other goodies, and a beautiful card as well. He has always been a great card picker and I save every one. After 31 years of marriage, my card drawers are getting pretty full! 



Our daughter gave me a bar of dark chocolate too, (they know what makes me happy), as well as a sweet card and red pens. The red pens are because we use them to grade Bible Correspondence Course lessons and I'm always hunting for one on Sunday afternoons when we do most of our grading.

Because Valentine's Day is a day to express the love that we should be expressing every day but sometimes forget to do, I want to say that I appreciate my Avon customers (there are about 150 of them), and my team of Cloud Climbers (there are currently about 86 of them who are active), so very much. I began my Avon business in April of 1987, I've been an Avon Lady for almost as long as I've been married, and I can't imagine not having an Avon business. I'm not planning on retiring any time soon, and when my husband retires in just a few years, I expect my Avon business to carry us through the retirement years pretty comfortably. As I tell my potential recruits, this business has served me well for every stage of my life, since I was able to grow it as my children grew, and I encourage anyone who is looking into adding another stream of income to investigate the business. I know a lot of people in other direct sales companies and I have yet to see one that beats Avon for having something to interest everyone of every age and demographic.

If you don't know that Avon offers skin care, makeup, bath & body products, fragrances, clothing, shoes, jewelry, home interior products, and gifts, you haven't looked at an Avon brochure lately and it is high time you did! We are happy to have one of our own Avon Ladies on the front cover for the first time ever. :) 

Have a lovely Valentine's Day, and keep spreading love tomorrow and every day!!


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Campaign 5 - Best Buys of the Brochure!!

Greetings!

Are you staying dry today? We expect to see rain all day today, through the night, and through tomorrow. I've got to get out and deliver a couple of orders and then visit my parents in Huntsville, so I guess I'll be getting a little bit damp. 😊 

Here are some of the best buys I spotted in Campaign 5. You can view the brochure and all sale fliers at smoore.avonrepresentative.com:
  • Pg. 3, FREE Power Serum with two purchases of Anew products from pages 4-13. That's a $40 value free, and the Anew items are on sale too. I recommend the Ultimate Day and Night Creams as your two, because those are our top sellers and they are wonderful. You can also go to my online store and take the Avon Skin Care Advisor quiz to see which Anew products are recommended for your skin care needs.
  • Pg. 12/13, If you already love the Anew Ultimate or Anew Platinum products, this is the deal for you. A complete boxed kit (a $121 value!), with a free trial size of the Power Serum, is only $55. 
  • Pg. 15, Anew Clearly C is one of the Best of Beauty products and is on sale for $21.99. Avon's exclusive formula keeps vitamin C pure and potent.
  • Pg. 23, Anew Skinvincible is fragrance free and perfect for those who have sensitive skin and/or must avoid the sun. The Day Lotion with Broad Spectrum SPF50 and the Deep Recovery Cream for night are each $19.99.
  • Pg. 28/29, Clearskin products are all on sale, including the 3-Step Acne Treatment System.
  • Pg. 30, Take the Perfume Personality Quiz and see which fragrances will fit you and then choose from the appropriate category on pages 31 thru 49. There's a PPQ for the men on Pg. 50, and their fragrances are on pages 51 thru 55. Have fun!
  • Pg. 56-59 and 62-67 - May I have your attention, please? The lipsticks and eye shadows on these pages are at their Lowest Price This Year!! Check your makeup stash and see what needs to be replenished.
  • Pg. 61, Glimmersticks are 3 for $12. It's a good deal, but I have to alert you that it is not the best offer this year, as stated on the page. I suppose Avon means they won't be offered at a "3 for" deal lower this year, but in C6 they will be priced individually for $2.99 each, and THAT is the Lowest Price This Year. So....unless you are running out, you might want to wait and order in C6.
  • Pg. 82, Anew Age-Transforming 2-in-1 Compact Foundation is $11.99 and Extra Lasting Lipstick is $7.99.
  • Pg. 89, Here's a new idea - Moisture Therapy In-Shower Body Lotion for only $3.99. One of the Avon Reps who has already tried this said that it works really well, does not leave your shower slippery, and you can skip putting on moisturizer after you have toweled off. 
  • Pg. 94-101, It looks like all of the SSS products are on sale this campaign, so be sure to take a look here. If you are in need of a body lotion with sunscreen, you will find a great one on page 101 - the SSS Firm & Restore DD Body Cream with Broad Spectrum SPF15.
  • Pg. 114, The Classics - Banishing Cream, Dramatic Firming Cream, and Nurtura Replenishing Cream - are any 3 for $9.99. 
  • Pg. 120, Lip Balms are $1.29, which is the Lowest Price This Year. 
  • Pg. 227, The A Box is our Skin Care Essentials and is only $10 with any $40 purchase. There are only 3 products in this collection, but all of them are winners and the value is $44. 
Don't forget that I can back order up to two campaigns, so if you saw something at a better price in C3 or C4, just let me know that you want that item and I can add it to your C5 order. Also, remember that Avon has a 90 day money back guarantee, which I am happy to honor, so never hesitate to try a new product. You might find that you love it! 😊



Friday, February 9, 2018

Friday Fun - Because Free Shipping and a Free Product Always Qualify as Fun!

Greetings from Monrovia, Alabama!

It is a gorgeous Friday morning here in north Alabama and I intend to get outside and do some walking from door to door leaving Avon brochures while the weather is a balmy 64 degrees, since rain is in the forecast tomorrow. If you live in the Harvest/Madison/East Limestone area, I would be happy to leave a brochure at your front door if you just let me know your location.


For those of you who prefer to shop online, you can flip through the brochure by clicking here, search for a particular product using that feature, or shop by categories. We have some great deals right now, such as a free full size bottle of Anew Power Serum with any 2 Anew purchases from pages 4-13 of the brochure. The items on those pages are on sale right now too, so that's a double win for you! When Avon Representatives were asked what their favorite skin care products were, many of them listed the Power Serum as their #1 choice, and it is a $40 value that you can get absolutely FREE!!  

If you do your shopping online to take advantage of the free Power Serum or any of the other great sale prices in Campaign 5, be sure to do it today while you can get free shipping on a $25 order. This isn't just Friday Fun, it's a Super Fun Friday! 



Follow this page to be kept aware of more great things that are coming soon. Better yet, join us in the fun and get your products at a 40% or more discount while sharing them with others who are looking for an Avon Representative to provide them with gracious personal service like you can offer. Owning your own business and being successful at it is challenging but rewarding. It takes dedication and hard work, but I've done it for almost 31 years and I am ready and willing to help you be successful too. Are you ready? Go here to choose your kit from the three options available - the $25, $50, or $100 kit. That's right, you get to choose how much you want to invest as you begin. To learn more about the business and the kits, you can contact me at smeeavon@hotmail.com or you can click on the tab above that says "Become an Avon Representative." 



Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Cloud Climbers Newsletter for C2 and C3 - Something to #BLAB About!

(This is the newsletter where I report to my team each campaign. Read it to see how the Cloud Climbers are doing and go here to join us as we climb clouds!)



Good evening to you all!

As you can see, you are receiving a combined newsletter, but at least it is only for two campaigns. 😊 It was getting so close to the end of C3 before I had the C2 newsletter done that I decided to wait a couple of days and do them together. 

Top 10 in Sales for Campaign 2

 1. Sandra Moore HS   $792
 2. Carolyn King   $439
 3. Phyllis Smith   $336
 4. Hattie Bush   $258
 5. Ruby Nunnery   $247
 6. Rene Parker PC   $243
 7. Gladys Faulk   $187
 8. Virginia Curtis   $175  
 8. Mary Waters   $175
 8. Susan Watkins   $175

There are three people in place #8, because it was a 3-way tie!

Top 10 in Sales for Campaign 3

 1. Sandra Moore HS   $940
 2. Rene Parker PC   $360
 3. Melanie Hamilton   $344
 4. Gladys Faulk   $338
 5. Phyllis Smith   $296
 6. Steffanie Erdelt   $254
 7. Annette Shepherd   $204  (New to Avon and already on the Top 10 List!)
 8. Helen Keeton   $199
 9. Nicole Darby   $189
10. Rosanna Cassidy   $185

Rewards for the past few campaigns: Congratulations to Cassandra YoungTammy Miller, and Annette Shepherd for meeting the qualifications to receive a rebate on their appointment kits! Also, congratulations to Rene Parker PC and myself for receiving PRP Points for Sales Increase. I also received a Qualifying Recruit Bonus thanks to the efforts of one of my new recruits who had a $150 first or second order and paid for it on time, and I believe that lovely team member would be Annette ShepherdIf I am reading my reports right (sometimes it is a little bit challenging to understand everything reported due to circumstances of various Representatives), we had one team member who earned a Qualifying Kickstart Recruit bonus but Avon was not able to pay it due to that Representative allowing their account to go Inactive/Delinquent. I sure do hate to see that happen to someone, because that's $50 that was earned due to the efforts of their recruit that they will not get. I believe this is the first time that has ever happened to a Cloud Climber, and I hope it is the last. 

Happy Birthday to two team members who celebrated birthdays in January - Yvonne Lassiter and Susan WatkinsHappy Avon Anniversary to several people: Donna Langford (1 year on 1/9), Hattie Bush (38 years on 1/11), Patsy Cloud (17 years on 1/13), Sophya Johnson (6 years on 1/19), and Kelly Fuller (1 year on 1/21). 

I want to welcome two new Cloud Climbers who have both let me know they are already working hard to build their businesses. In fact, I just listened to a message on my answering machine from Barbara telling me that she is "off to a pretty good start", and she definitely is! We are happy to have you on our team, Leslie Clendenonof Dunlap, TN, and Barbara Hambrick of LaFayette, Georgia. May you have many customers and great sales for as long as you desire! 

If there is a #BLAB Workshop in your area, I hope that you will attend. The workshop is free and you will get to network with other Avon Representatives while you learn new things. Some of the cities are already scheduled and others will be added, and you can read more about this in the Avon Beauty Buzz on the home page when you sign in to your account.

That's all for now, because I have an order that has arrived and needs sorting and books that need labeling. Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho, it's off to work I go. Let me know how I can help you be more successful in your business, connect with me on Facebook to be added to our team page, and share some information about yourself so I can put you in the Spotlight for our next newsletter. 

Thanks!

Sandra Moore
Avon Gold Ambassador - Soon to be Bronze Leader!