A Third Party Review Of Avon – Is It A Good Business Opportunity?

By:Jaime Soriano October 1, 2010

MLM Reviews

If you’re checking out this third party review, chances are you’re looking for some information on Avon and/or you’re thinking about becoming an Avon distributor. In this simple review, I’ll go into some relevant information that will help you make an educated decision about the company. In addition, I’ll cover how you can position yourself significantly ahead of 95% of your competition, should you decide to join. Again, I want to emphasize that this is a third party review, I am not a distributor or customer, so you can rest assured that you’ll be getting an unbiased perspective.

First of all, let’s cover some information about the company itself. Avon is a company that sells various cosmetic and fragrance products through a direct sales business model. Avon is probably the most recognized brand in cosmetics, and is also one of the oldest direct sales companies around. The company was started in 1886 by David H. McConnell in New York. The company was originally named California Perfume Company, until it was changed to Avon Products, Inc in 1939. The company is based in New York, but has a Research and Development facility in Suffern, New York that houses over 300 scientists, and a distribution facility in Zainesville, Ohio. Currently, the company is operating in over 140 countries and does well over a whopping $10 billion a year in sales. This is a very impressive accomplishment, considering that the vast majority of their products cater to only half the market place (females). You have to wonder that if they had products that catered to both males and females, they may be doing $20 billion a year in sales.

As far as their products go, Avon markets too many products to mention. However, they have many well-known product lines. Their flagship Avon Color brand includes various cosmetic products like eye products, nail products and different powders. Their Beyond Avon product line includes various anti-aging color cosmetic products. They also have a popular skin care product line called ANew and Solutions. They also have a bath and body product line called Avon Naturals. In addition to those very popular product lines, Avon sells a hair care line, a wellness line, a fragrance line and a line that caters to men. Without a doubt, Avon carries some very high quality and brand-recognized products in the cosmetics industry.

As far as their business opportunity goes, you can become a distributor for as low as $10. The Avon compensation plan pays out several ways including up to 50% commissions on personal sales, up to 12% override commissions on your team’s sales, a luxury car bonus you can earn based on performance and an additional performance bonus based on unit sales. Of course, your income isn’t guaranteed and it’s based on you and your team’s performance, but the average President’s Council Member makes $50,000 a year and the average Inner Circle Member makes $120,000 a year, which is pretty impressive. All in all, for the right person, Avon may be a fun and lucrative business venture. Also, from a business and marketing standpoint, it doesn’t hurt to have many A-list celebrities endorsing different products and having them on the company site.

In closing, Avon is a good company that sells high quality products. With that said, contrary to what you may have been told, that has little to do with whether you’ll be successful or not. While it’s obviously beneficial to have a stable company supporting your business, what really determines whether you will succeed or not, is your ability to recruit other people, your ability to sell products consistently and your ability to build a good team. And, one of the biggest factors to accomplishing those three things is your ability to market. If you don’t know anything about marketing, you’ll have a hard time building your business. It’s vital to your success that you get the proper training so you can brand yourself and generate an endless flow of quality leads. Of course, you can build your business strictly using old-school, traditional, offline techniques but, for the average person getting started, calling on your existing warm market will only take you so far. If you can combine effective offline strategies with the ability to generate 10-30+ leads a day online, there’s no telling how successful you can be with your business.

Jaime Soriano wrote this Avon Review for people looking into the company. Sadly, most Avon distributors will never see the success they desire because they lack the marketing skills to generate sufficient leads for their business. To learn how you can generate more leads than you can get to, visit Jaime’s MLM Training

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