Friday, May 29, 2015

Shortest Post Ever!

I've been on vacation and working from my iPhone, so I haven't written a new post in awhile. So, I'm just saying "Hi" to get back into the swing of things. :)  While I was on vacation a new program called ALMA (Avon Leads Management App) opened up for me, so I was busily making connections with people who had expressed interest in learning more about an Avon business. One of them visited my link to start her business online, so I now have a new team member to work with from Madison, Tennessee. Speaking of which, I need to call her before getting busy posting the new items for C13 to my Pinterest business page. I gotta go! "I must hurry and catch up with the others, for I am their leader!!"

Friday, May 22, 2015

What's Hot in Avon Campaign 12 - Big Hot Color Sale

Time is swiftly passing by. Seems like I just did one of these, and now it is time for another. I'm sending this reminder a little earlier than usual because I will be out of town from Saturday through Thursday celebrating my 30th wedding anniversary with my hubby so I'll be turning my order in from Helen, GA, on Tuesday night. (I once had to turn it in from Gatlinburg/Sevierville and it became a major undertaking, but that is a long story from a time before internet ordering. I'm so thankful that I won't have that struggle this go around!) And speaking of my being on vacation, I will still be reachable by email, Facebook, or cell phone at 256-479-4061. However, if you leave a message on my home phone between Saturday morning and Thursday night, I may not respond until I return. Our daughter and son will be here part of the time, so I can call and ask if there are messages, but many not get to call you back.
TIP: Don't forget that you can order at my eStore for direct shipment from Avon if you prefer. It's also a great way to send gifts to your loved ones who live far away. For example: Father's Day is coming and if your dad lives far from you, you can send him some Avon items for men. Just change the shipping address to his and mark that it is a gift and Avon will not print the cost of the items on the invoice in the package. You might want to send him the complete set of Anew Men's products, as there are many men who care about keeping their skin healthy as they grow older.
Some of this campaign's best buys:

  • Pg. 5, True Color Eyeshadow Quads are LPE of $4.99.
  • Pg. 7, Mega Effects Mascara is LPE of $7.99.
  • Pg. 9, Ultra Glazewear Lip Gloss is LPE of $2.99, and Ultra Color Lip Crayon is LPE of $5.99. (Do you see a trend here? It will continue.)
  • Pg. 11, Ultra Color Lipstick - available in Matte, Soft Matte, Shimmer, Satin, and Bold formulas - is LPE of $5.99.
  • Pg. 17, Glimmersticks for Eyes, Brows, & Lips are LPE of $2.99.
  • Pg. 19, True Color Eyeshadow Single is LPE of $2.99.
  • Pg. 21, Nailwear Pro+ Nail Enamel, Speed Dry+ Nail Enamel, and Dazzlers Top Coat are LPE of $3.49.

Okay, that's enough of our Lowest Price Ever items. However, almost every "makeup" item that we sell is on special this campaign, because it is our annual Big Hot Color Sale. You'll find more than 20 new shades scattered amongst the different items, so be sure to watch for those.
  • Pgs. 48 & 49, Odyssey and Sweet Honesty sets have all 4 items (Cologne Spray, Body Powder, Skin Softener, and Anti-Perspirant Deodorant) for $12.
  • Pg. 53, After-Shave Conditioner for men is only $2 and available in nine fragrances.
  • Pg. 57, Anew Platinum Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 25 is Best Offer Ever of $19.99.
  • Pg. 59, Anew Reversalist Express Wrinkle Smoother is half price at $14.99.
  • Pg. 61, Anew Clinical Skinvincible Multi-Shield Lotion for day and Deep Recovery Cream for night are each $24.99. I love this stuff!
  • Pg. 63, This is the last time that Anew Genics products will appear in the brochure and they are any 2 for $45. Only limited quantities are available, as the line is being discontinued.
  • Pgs. 68/69, Are you a basics kind of gal? Avon Elements products are any 2 for $12.
  • Pg. 76/77, I love the new Lavish Woods Collection. There are 5 different pieces/sets available that can all be mixed and matched, and they will look great with summer through fall fashions.
  • Pg. 91, We are excited that Avon now has the Anew Men's Skin Care line in the brochure. Think your man doesn't care about taking care of his skin? You might want to think again and ask him!
  • Pg. 93, Just in time for Father's Day we have Alpha Eau de Toilette Spray for $16, the matching Hair & Body Wash for $3.25, and the After Shave Conditioner for $2.99. Buy them for the Alpha male in your life so he can "Lead with confidence."
  • Pg. 174/175, Mix or match SSS products for summer skin at Buy 1 Get 1 for .99. I'm quite fond of these for getting glowing summer skin without the sun.
  • Back Cover, One more LPE product before we quit - Anew Clinical Eye Lift Pro Dual Eye System is only $14.99 - a savings of $13.

Sandra Moore
256-479-4061 (cell)

#buyavon  #bestavondeals

Thursday, May 21, 2015

My C11 Newsletter for the Cloud Climbers


As I said in my customer reminder, I am going to be out of town for a few days, but I will be checking email and you can reach me at 256-479-4061 if you need to. This will be a short newsletter, since I've got a lot to accomplish over the next couple of days before we leave.

Top Ten in Sales for C11

 1. Rene Parker   PC
 2. Susanne Walters  PC
 3. Brenda Taylor
 4. Ruby Nunnery
 5. Gladys Faulk
 6. Sharon Tibbs
 7. Cassandra Brown
 8. Steffanie Erdelt
 9. Lacey Harmon
10. Darren Mannahan

Three of you good people had online sales at your eStores this past campaign: Lueida Emmitt, Rene Parker, and Virginia Washington. Congratulations ladies! TIP: Don't forget that you can order at your own eStore if you have forgotten to order something on your regular order and don't want to wait until the next one. The shipping cost will be less than doing an add on order the regular way and Avon will credit your account for your earnings on the items. It's also a great way to send gifts to your loved ones who live far away. For example: Father's Day is coming and if your dad lives far from you, you can send him some Avon items for men. Just change the shipping address to his and mark that it is a gift and Avon will not print the cost of the items on the invoice in the package. You might want to send him the complete set of Anew Men's products, as there are many men who care about keeping their skin healthy as they grow older.

Mary Silcott earned a bundle of samples for having $100 in orders during her first campaign in the Hit 100! Challenge. She has also banked $20 as part of that challenge. Keep up the good work, Mary!!

Have you taken courses in Avon University? I started the course on Skin Care and found it to be challenging. I've only done the first section, but I plan to complete it when I return from my vacation. Avon is doing a great job on these courses and I expect to learn a lot. I also hope to attend one of the Skin Care classes that are being offered if they have one in our area. Some of the reps. in our district are planning to go to the one in Atlanta, but I'm thinking my time schedule will not allow me to attend that one. Thinking about the new classes reminds me of the days when we did Beauty Adviser training a few years ago. Did any of you participate in those classes? Do some of you remember beComing?  :)

I hope that you will go to and "Follow" my blog. If you do, you will receive emails when I post new content and I will show more traffic on my site, which will in turn help those blog posts be seen in the internet world. I thank you in advance for your support.

Two days after I return from vacation, Susanne Walters and I will have a vendor booth at the Simply Southern Extravaganza Hornets' Nest Market Place at Highland Rim Elementary School in Fayetteville. The event is May 30 from 8 to 5 and there will be at least 39 vendors, so you might want to come see us and do some shopping with other vendors there. We are mainly looking for recruits for Susanne's team, and might pick up a few online customers. Neither of us will be driving to Fayetteville to service customers on a regular basis, since she lives in Ardmore and I live in Harvest. Ain't nobody got time for that! :)

Emily Seagren, of the Facebook group Makeup Marketing Online, has a label she uses on the front of all her brochures to promote online sales. I edited it to have my info and you can edit it to show yours. It is attached to this email.
That's it for now. Have a great rest of the week.

Sandra Moore

Monday, May 18, 2015

Produce Profit by Pinning

Are any of you working with Pinterest and creating boards? It's really a lot of fun, although it can take a bit of time. What I do is try to pin to a couple of my boards (I have them divided out for different Avon categories) every day or two, particularly just after our websites roll to the next campaign. Last week I pinned to AVON Jewelry and AVON Fine Jewelry. Then I shared my AVON Fine Jewelry board on my FB business page and also with several FB groups I am a part of, and now I'm sharing it here.

If you are going to work with Pinterest and build boards for your Avon business, it is very important that you know how to do it properly. There are several Avon representatives who are unknown to me but who have started following my boards. These representatives will share my pins to their own boards. Now, I am fine with them doing that, as it may bring business to me, but if they realized that they were sending people to MY eStore, not their own, I'm sure they would stop doing it. I'm certainly not going to tell them. ;)  I will tell you, though, so you don't make that mistake. If you want to send people to your own eStore, DO NOT share Avon pins from other Avon representatives' boards. Here is the easy and proper way to pin. Go to your eStore and put in the product number of the product you want to pin. (I take the brochure and flip through it to see what items I want to pin.) When it comes up, DO NOT pin it from there. Click on the item that shows up and it will take you to the page where you would order the item. Now you can look below the item and use the icon for Pinterest to pin the item.* I suggest that you click on the description of the item once it goes to Pinterest and add your website link at the bottom for added backup. Then you can pin the item to the board you want. The reason I suggest the added backup of putting your eStore address is that Pinterest cannot verify our websites because they do not have the functionality to verify anything with a / yet. I hope they get that fixed soon. Because we are unable to verify our websites, sometimes people will get a warning message when they click on one of our pins. I think having the backup eStore address in there might reassure people that it is safe to continue to our eStore.

I hope these tips help you if you decide to get busy in the Pinterest world. One of the Avon reps. who sells the most products online says many of her customers found her through Pinterest. It takes time to build up an online clientele, so you must be consistent in your posting and pinning to get followers. I have 224 followers now, and I hope to build that number to 1,000 and beyond. A few new ones start following me every week now.

 *Once you are on the item that you want to pin, if you click it again a window with a beautiful clear picture of the item will appear. It is this picture that you would right click and save to your computer for using in other applications, like in a blog post, to email to someone who asks about a product, to post several pictures to Facebook, etc. 

#pinterest  #avonpinterest  #buyavon

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

What's Your Why?

Do you ever take time in your busy day to pause for a moment and ask yourself "Why?" "Why do I do what I do?" I hope that your ultimate goal in all that you do is the same as mine - to glorify God and get ready to be with Him when this busy life is over. With that being said, what reasons do you have for choosing the way you spend your time on your journey?

In the network marketing world, which I am very much a part of, we are often asked to think about our "Why?" When I am appointing new Avon representatives to my team, one of the things we talk about is goal setting. There is a page titled "What would you like to achieve?" in our Believe training book where a new representative is asked to write their first goal (what they want to do with the first money they make) and their long term goal (the main purpose they are starting their business and what they would do if money were no object). That long term goal is their "Why?" If they don't have a good "Why?", chances are they will not be very successful in their business. "Why not?" you may ask. a perfect world, all will go perfectly. But we don't live in a perfect world and therefore all will NOT go perfectly. I tell my new representatives that this page is important and to spend some time thinking about it before writing down those goals, because this is the page they need to refer back to when they get discouraged at times, and I emphasize that they WILL get discouraged at times. It is simply a fact of life and business. 

I asked some of my Cloud Climbers to share their "Why?" with me and these are replies that I received:

Carolyn says: My "why" is mainly personal use. However, when my friends and co workers found out that I am an Avon Rep. I began picking up a few customers along the way. So I am just sharing products that I already believe in with them.

Rene says: My why is to replace income my husband will lose when he retires. He is ready to retire but because of several factors we need his income. We are working toward making Avon profitable enough to offset the loss.

Susanne says: I have always liked the idea of working for myself, having my own business in my home where I can work when I want to and be available when I need to. I was a stay at home mum for the years my children were little and I wish someone had introduced me to Avon then. It would have been so easy to load one or even two in the stroller and take them out for a walk around the neighborhood. It was so easy to meet people when you had a baby or toddler in tow. All stay at home mums long for adult company.  I work now, not every day but it seems as though there is always requests for my time on my days off. I really enjoy the company of my customers especially those I see in their home. They become friends as well as customers. I am looking forward to having friendly relations with recruits working under me; just meeting for a coffee while we are out and about because they, like me will also be their own boss and able to come and go as they please. Avon is the vehicle I need to get me to the life I want to lead. One of the most important reasons I want to be an Avon representative is to make my money go further. Avon prices are all very reasonable but when you can get 20-50% off everything you buy why shop anywhere else.

Kimberly says: I want to go back to school and I need to make money to pay for my education. I ultimately want to open my own business, but I'm not sure what I want to sell.  

(Well, Kimberly, you just opened your own business, and you sell Avon products! Yay for you! That goal was met faster than you expected, wasn't it?)

My personal "Why?" has changed a little from when I started my business 28 years ago. At that time I had just become a stay-at-home mom and when my Avon representative (Mrs. Donie Durham) asked if I wanted to become a representative myself, I decided it would be a good way to meet new people and make a little extra money, while saving money on the Avon products I already loved. I started with a small business, and as the kids grew and became more independent, I built it up and got into Avon Leadership - the recruiting and mentoring part of the business. Now, as my husband prepares to retire, my "Why?" involves a desire to build a nice nest egg and income from online sales as well as personal local sales, which is the "Why?" that lead me to begin writing this blog.  

So...What's your why? Is what you are doing getting you where you want to be? Would you like to join me on my journey and allow me to be your mentor? You can contact me directly with questions about the Avon business, or read this earlier post to see many of the details. If you are ready to get started today, I'm ready to help you on your way. Let's work on your "Why?" together!

#whatsyourwhy  #sellavon  #avon 

Monday, May 11, 2015

My Picks for Best Deals of Campaign 11!!

Bug Guard Plus is the big news this campaign, as everyone is already doing battle with the pests now that summer is well on the way. I've already sold a lot of it, with more to order tomorrow. Get yours directly from my eStore

Here are a few other things I picked as best deals right now. If you don't see your favorites listed here, flip through the online brochure to find them. Chances are they'll be priced just right as well, but if not, contact me at to see if there is a better deal.
  • Pgs. 3-7, Bug Guard Plus Expedition (for the woods) and Picaridin (for dawn and dusk) are at savings of up to 50% this campaign.
  • Pg. 15, Be Blushed Cheek Color in 5 gorgeous shades is only $4.99.
  • Pg. 19, Beyond Color Plumping Lipcolor and Beyond Color Plumping Lip Conditioner are any 2 for $7.99.
  • Pg. 23, Avon Pro Tools Cuticle Nipper and Nail Clipper are specially priced at $2.99 each.
  • Pg. 27, Extra Lasting Lipstick won't melt off your lips in the summer heat and is $5.99 this campaign. Totally Twig is a top seller that goes with everything, or try Endless Red to looking smashing with your clothes of summer white and navy!
  • Pg. 33, Have you changed your mascara lately? Mascara should be replaced every three months for the safety of your eyes. You can order any two from six of our best offerings for $7.99. May I suggest that you give Wash-Off Waterproof a try. There is a reason we've been selling it for more than 20 years!
  • Pg. 37, Anew Age-Transforming Foundation is only $10.99 this campaign.
  • Pg. 38, Did you know that we sell Concealers in 22 shades? You are sure to find one just right for your skin tone, and Ideal Flawless Concealer Stick and Cream Concealer are each $4.99 right now.
  • Pg. 40, All right all you fans of Moisture Effective Eye Makeup Remover Lotion, it's back at the Lowest Price Ever of .99, so it's time to stock up again.
  • Pg. 43, Glimmersticks Lip Liners are LPE of $2.99. Lip Liner is really a must have if you want your lipstick to last and not bleed into the lines around your lips. (Speaking of which, I posted a tip about this subject on my FB business page, which I hope you are following:
  • Pg. 53, I sold a beau-coup of Haiku Kyoto Flower Eau de Parfum Spray when it was introduced, and it is at LPE of $9.99 right now. Is it time to restock your supply?
  • Pg. 63, Musk Marine and Musk Fire are popular with the men, especially Musk Marine, which is a great summer scent. Each of them is only $7.99 - a savings of $10!
  • Pg. 73, All the Anew Cleansers are priced at $4.99 each - which is half price.
  • Pg. 88, Most of the Clearskin products are on sale for $3.49 and $3.99.
  • Pg. 149, SSS Bath Oil in the 16.9 fl. oz. size is LPE of $6.99.
  • Pg. 157, Buy 2 pump lotion in 4 SSS formulas and 3 Moisture Therapy formulas for only $12.99. You need these for every bathroom in the house!
  • Pg. 160, Speaking of Moisture Therapy, the new Derma Restoring and Soothing body washes and body lotions are any two for $12, making them cost less each than they ever have.
  • Pg. 161, And you need a Moisture Therapy mini hand cream for your purse. They are .99 right now, which is less than half price.
  • Pg. 167, Footworks products are any 2 for $6.99. It's sandal season, y'all!
#avononline  #buyavononline  #buyavon

Monday, May 4, 2015

Get Fit with Avon and Curves!

Avon often partners with other companies for the mutual benefit of both entities. Some of those partnerships are cooperative programs between Avon and select partners that provide a variety of products and services to Independent Avon Sales Representatives at a superior value. These include benefits in:

Business management and motivation
  • Avery
  • Town & Country
  • Networking Times Magazine
  • Simple Truths
  • Dell
  • Sprint
  • T-Mobile
Insurance & Medical Plans
  • Link to Life
  • MetLife
  • Pro Insurance Managers

For more than 15 years, Avon has had a partnership with Curves International, Inc. that is for the benefit of Avon Customers. Almost every Avon brochure will feature new products in the Curves line including Shoes, Exercise clothing, Tech watches, Pedometers, Water bottles, etc. Go to my eStore at and search for "Curves Products" to see what we have available right now. Don't forget to check back regularly to see what's new!  #avonfashion  #sportswear  #avononline