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8 years ago I made a decision. I decided to turn my back on conventional 'employment' and start up my own business selling Avon cosmetics and recruiting Avon representatives. What I didn't know, however, was how good Avon products actually were! I was so impressed when I started using the Avon Anew skincare range that I started buying more and more out of my avon brochure. Now virtually every single bit of make up in my handbag is now Avon. I use Avon nail polish (and polish remover), Avon costume jewellery, Avon pj's, Avon Jeans (yes, Avon have their own highly competitive range of stretch denim which is so comfortable!) I use their room fragrances, the skin so soft, the bubble bath, the whole family use the shower gels, the sun tan lotions, hell, I even use their hair dye!! My house has been well and truly "avonned"!!
When I first started out, it's no secret that there were a few raised eyebrows amongst family and friends! As a qualified teacher and qualified beauty therapist I was more than qualified to get a 'normal' job. I didn't really want a 'normal' job and it soon became apparent that 'normal' jobs didn't want me either - a mum in her 40's who had been out of the job market for 10 years!
So as I started to build my Avon business, I started to realise that Avon was so much more that just a company that I was in partnership with earning money. As a Sales Leader, recruiting new people into the business, I found that I was actually offering people an earning opportunity. Helping people to earn more money because their wages weren't enough, people wanting to get themselves out of a bad situation, sometimes people who couldn't get work anywhere else and so were finding self respect because I was able to offer them the opportunity to build a business for themselves.
People were joining Avon with me from all walks of life, and for many different reasons. They were building small selling empires, they were growing in confidence, they were building big selling empires, building avon teams of their own, finding that they were capable of so much more than they ever thought. This is such an exciting business to be working with. It has been and continues to be a revelation. I have learnt so much both from the people I work with and the people I have met through the business. I am so proud of my team and what they have achieved and continue to achieve.
I can honestly say that I have never had a job like it. It is unique and it is amazing. Yes there have been bumps in the road, some nasty bends and some pot holes but lots and lots of sunshine and happiness too!! All-in-all I wouldn't change a thing as I continue to work with and grow my beautiful Avon business.