Get your AVON Business Online

Get your AVON Business Online

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Get your AVON Business Online, a simple to follow how-to guide by me Mark Pammesberger, Avon Sales Leader. If you are stuck in the process, and need any help in bringing your website up, please feel free to contact me.

Start with Social Media  

First of all I recommend that you set-up and start your own Social Media Accounts if you don’t already have them. Get a Facebook Fan Page, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube account setup. This is what I would recommend to start with. Take the same name all over the place, like in my case it was mybeautyking. Try to have the same Twitter account name as your domain name is going to be. So if your domain is Tim-Sample.co.uk get a twitter account called Tim-Sample of if that is taken go for Tim-Sample.co.uk, this is the first point and you should not need more than a day to complete that.

Get Web Hosting and Domain

Now, that you have your social media accounts set up and running, get your web hosting and domain name. Find a domain name that is unique and reflects what you want to do. I choose MyBeautyKing because I’m a man selling Avon and I am a professional make-up artist. So find something unique to you. Web hosting does not need to be expansive, you can go with a well known hosting company and pay more or with a small one that is cheaper. I would recommend the Entry Hosting Package here that only costs £ 0.99 per month or if you want something with more power that also includes an intuitive CMS then this plan here is more for you that costs only £5.99 per month and includes the Divi Sitebuilder and the Divi License. This is what I personally use to build this website. The domain name is not included in the price but that is only another £10 to £20 for the whole year so not too expansive. 

If you go with any other hosting company make sure to use a WordPress optimized hosting package, and do not take a ready-made e-commerce solution from 1&1 or GoDaddy, but this we will cover at a later point. Now that you have your web hosting and domain set up it is time to start building your website. I would suggest to start at the beginning, all you need really is a homepage, a contact form and the legal bits like privacy, terms and conditions, shipping page to get started the rest you can add later. Don’t do everything at once do it step by step. I would also recommend an about us section to tell the customer who you are.

 

What Online Store to use and why

Running your own online shop independent of Avon has advantages and disadvantages. The advantages are clearly you are independent and if Avon is down you can keep selling. You can also run Google Ads, Facebook Ads promote one single product or your whole shop on Instagram while always linking back to your shop. That is something you can not do at the Avon Store. If you link to a product on the Avon Store and the customer clicks on it you will lose the sale. 

The disadvantage is that you have to put work in. Each campaign update the offers, add and remove colors that are no longer on offer or become unavailable, or simply add the new products. But this will soon become a routine task when you are getting used to using your online shop. You can also set your own independent promotions at any time. TIPP: If you don’t want to update the prices all the time, no one says you have to have the same prices as Avon in their webstore, at the end you are an independent representative.

So now to the shop options there are several FREE Shop software options you can consider and I think wor well with Avon. Those listed below are free shop software programs you can install on any web hosting package.

Prestashop is well developed and works fine, as stand-alone website and pages, you do not need WordPress to have Prestashop. You can simply add a page in your Prestashop and add the content. There are several professional templates you can purchase that look great, for the start I would go for the free standard layout. The design you can change later at any time.

WooCommerce is a very nice piece of kit and there are a lot of free and paid extensions for it. WooCommerce integrates fully into your WordPress website and adapts the design you have. If you use DIVI there are a lot of ways to integrate a product, category, or the whole shop into a DIVI Layout and therefore make it look really like a one page fully themed experience. You can install woocommerce from your WordPress platform just go to Plugins in WordPress and type in woocommerce. It is personally my second choice, and very easy to handle.

ECWID is personally my favorite and this is what I have used to build the shop with. Ecwid is not free but a monthly subscription so it will cut into your budget considerably with at least £42 per month but there is a free plan they offer for 10 products. However I found that this shop is best suited for me as it allows you to sell on your Facebook Page, Instagram Page, eBay or Amazon account with the push of a button. There is a set of free add one that is useful, and there is a lot of other paid addons and added subscription services. The advantage is that they have a very helpful support if you need it and if you are like me you will need it a lot at the beginning. So if you use WordPress to build your website then I would personally recommend that you use ECWID.

Next Step setup billing and payment options

Your next step is to set up your billing and payment options for your shop. Use whatever you like. I use standard options such as bank transfer credit and debit card and PayPal. If you use PayPal make sure to use a business and not a personal account. For payment processing using credit and debit card I recommend SQUARE  Square works with all online shop platforms and is easy to set up it only takes several minutes to set up and is very easy to use.  I use square in my own online shop for card purchases. You can also use STRIPE that is also very good for processing cards and as easy to setup. 

I also offer my customers to pay by card when I visit them in person for this I use SUM-UP, do not get the square reader as it is more expansive then sumup I have covered the sum-up payments in another blog post last year when I started using it. You can find it here

 

Shipping and Delivery

Here is something to consider. While your shop with Avon only allows you to ship to customers in the UK and Northern Ireland, with your own shop you are free to ship worldwide. That is a big advantage as I have customers now all over the world and they are happy to order with me. You need however to plan this ahead of time.

What you can use, is Store Pickup that I have renamed to Representative Delivery, which is always set to be free in my local area. I have set another option called Customer Pick up that is also free when a customer wants to come to me to pick it up. This is a very good option to get rid of extra stock when they visit your home and see things they might like.

then I have as I use ECWID, Royal Mail Plugin, that allows me to offer Royal Mail delivery and is automatically calculated in your shop, and besides that, I personally set up an account with DHL to do express and worldwide delivery. this is not needed when you first start but might come in handy as they pick up the boxes from your home and DHL is also automatically calculated from inside the shop so nothing you need to do there just enter your account details and you are set to go.

TIPP: Offer FREE Delivery! I found that this increases my conversion rate. I offer FREE Delivery to the UK when orders reach £20 or to the EU for £50 or Worldwide £100. The customer sees that in his shopping cart it is reminding him to spend x amount more to get free shipping to his destination.

BASICS are done

Now you are done with the basics, you can start on your products… Don’t rush things take your time and make it as professional as possible, people will like it and you can improve and add stuff later. 

Time to add products

Now, this is the thing that will take up most of your time. Pro tip: So my suggestion is to start with one category and expand from there. Whenever you have finished a category go to the next. If you start your online shop in campaign 10 for example, and it takes several campaigns to finish, do not change books. Keep the campaign 10 book until you are finished, otherwise you will get confused and start all over again.

First things first.

You go to the Avon Website, let’s say to the Shower gel section and start at the very top of the page going to one product at a time. You will save the picture to your hard disk, copy and paste the product name and description, the weight of the product is always the size, and add the price and order number from the book. Remember to keep the same book until you are finished to avoid confusion. Then add the saved picture to the product listing and your first product is finished. This you do about 2000 times…. You get it it takes a long, long time. Personally me it took 6 months to get all products online.

 

Time to add products

Now, this is the thing that will take up most of your time. Pro tip: So my suggestion is to start with one category and expand from there. Whenever you have finished a category go to the next. If you start your online shop in campaign 10 for example, and it takes several campaigns to finish, do not change books. Keep the campaign 10 book until you are finished, otherwise you will get confused and start all over again.

First things first.

You go to the Avon Website, let’s say to the Shower gel section and start at the very top of the page going to one product at a time. You will save the picture to your hard disk, copy and paste the product name and description, the weight of the product is always the size, and add the price and order number from the book. Remember to keep the same book until you are finished to avoid confusion. Then add the saved picture to the product listing and your first product is finished. This you do about 2000 times…. You get it it takes a long, long time. Personally me it took 6 months to get all products online.

 

Save and publish

The good thing about it is that while you add your products to the store, you are already online so people can see your store, I always mentioned on the website and on my social media account that I am still in the process of building the store, and while not all products are yet there people can order everything they see on my AVON store link with me and I would send it to them. If a customer asked me for a product I would prioritize the product and add it to the store right away so he can order it with me.

 

There is help if you are stuck

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Pillow Mists Price and Service Comparison

Pillow Mists Price and Service Comparison

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So today I am doing something I usually avoid doing because I do not like to bash on other companies, their products, and their services.  Saying that I had recently been contacted by several customers of mine, saying that the Avon Planet SPA Pillow Mist in Lavender is too expansive and they have opted for a Pillow mist from other companies just because of the price. So I sat down last night, and compared the prices of Pillow Mists from other well known brands.

PILLOW MIST 

As you can see from the chart below several companies offer similar Pillow Mist products.

Why is it important?

Well a pillow mist helps you to relax and go easier to sleep. You want something that is stimulating and relaxing at the same time. Nothing affects your mood more than sleep. If you do not sleep well your whole day that is to come basically is fucked up. This is where using a pillow mist can help you improve upon.

How do you use a pillow mist

The pillow mist usage is very simple yet it creates an environment that is clean and pure getting you ready for a fabulous night sleep.

  • Spritz your pillow spray
  • Lie back and breathe in the lavender scent through your nose for 7 seconds and out through your mouth slowly for 11 seconds
  • Enjoy a deep night’s sleep and look forward to a fresh tomorrow
  • Use nightly

Conclusion

Having compared the prices and services from other known vendors using the same quality in producing the product I can clearly say that as of yesterday May 23.2020 Avon has the best offer on this product. You can buy Avon Products through my Online Shop

Minimalist tips for any man looking to invest in self-care

Minimalist tips for any man looking to invest in self-care

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If you’ve been skipping out on skin care, it’s time to talk. You don’t need to do much to repair, protect, and even pamper your mug. We’re recommending the most basic adjustments for long-lasting results. Come learn how to combat breakouts, shaving irritations, and those fine lines that’ll creep out of nowhere.

Plus, a little shine on the outside treats the inside, too.

Here’s how to get started — or how to brush up your game, because there’s always something new to help buff up your glow.

Simple skincare regiment

 

As with anything we do and expect results, skin care requires consistency. But developing a routine can seem daunting if you don’t know what to do or use.

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1. Cleanse

One thing dudes have gotten right is not washing their face every single morning. This is because washing too much can ruin your skin’s natural oils.

But this only works if you wash every night. We start each day with a clean slate, so why not let your skin end on a fresh note, too? Don’t let dirt and pollution soak into your pores overnight.

I recommend using a mild foaming cleanser before you shave to help reduce surface oil. As long as you don’t have sensitive skin, you can alternate between an exfoliating cleanser for an enhanced shaving experience and a mild wash.

Pro tip: If you have oily skin, you can use a hot towel to clean your face in the morning. Splash with cold water for a refreshing boost.

2. Repair

Our skin takes a beating over time, thanks to free radicals causing oxidative stress. Without going into a chemistry lesson, oxidative stress relates to our bodies’ negative reaction to bad things like:

  • air pollution
  • cigarette smoke
  • industrial chemicals
  • UV rays

“An antioxidant serum, for example, like vitamin C, is helpful to reduce damage and should go on in the morning underneath moisturizer,” there are different options why not try the AVON Vitamin C Serum 

Apply after your shaving routine.

Pro tip: Before bedtime, I recommends a retinol cream or a light serum for those in their 30s and up. “Retinol helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles

3. Moisturize and protect

In the a.m., follow up your antioxidant serum with a moisturizer that has at least SPF 30. Sunscreen isn’t just for the beach or outdoor sports. Incidental sun exposure, like the time you spend walking to the train or sipping a beer on the patio after work, adds up and causes skin damage.

At night, opt for a lightweight moisturizer without sunscreen.

Pro tip: You don’t have to moisturize at night if your skin isn’t dry! Moisturizing is a lot like drinking water. Do it when you need it.

From luxury oils to tasty, pocket-friendly lip balms, more products have hit shelves with men in mind. Now the dude-specific skincare industry has been more on-point than ever. Which is great — but the influx might also leave you feeling at a loss for what to buy.

Here are a few things to consider.

1. Know your skin type

“Men tend to have oily and thicker skin, mainly due to the effects of testosterone”. Many products for fellas will be formulated to combat oil. But if you have flaky, dry skin, seek out products that address that. For dry skin, I recommend a cream cleanser and a heavy moisturizer.

You may also have a mix of oily and dry patches. If so, look for products formulated for combination skin. And if you have sensitive skin, you may be prone to burning, stinging, or irritation. Choose products listing as few ingredients as possible.

Pro tip: Try “cocktail moisturizing.” This isn’t a fuss-free way to do skin care, but it can be game-changing for combination skin. Instead of using an “all-in-one” moisturizer, try tackling your individual skin concerns with targeted products.

2. Forget gender

“Men-specific products are nice, but many skin care products are unisex and typically are suitable for men and women,” Kwan says.

Don’t limit yourself to skin care lines based on packaging. If you’re hoping to avoid scents, look for fragrance-free products. Or opt for items with earthy or woodsy essential oils, like sandalwood or cedarwood. These can also have a calming effect.

3. Consider your ethnicity

Your heritage may affect your skin type and skin care needs. “African-American men tend to have more ingrown hairs, usually related to the natural curl of the hair,”  a specialist in ethnic skin. “For these men, I often recommend using a depilatory instead of shaving to reduce razor bumps.”

“Asian and Hispanic men are more prone to irregular skin pigmentation,” he continues, “so they should be careful of sun exposure and perhaps add a skin-brightening product to their regimen.”

4. Experiment

“Choosing skincare is often as easy as trial and error,”  “If possible, buy products from a store that allows returns, or start with samples.”

If you’re still at a loss for what to put in your medicine cabinet, one way to play around with products is to order a subscription or sample box that sends you a selection of travel sizes based on your preferences.

Can a Men Sell Avon?

Can a Men Sell Avon?

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Avon for men?  

Can men sell Avon?

A source of income – Meet new people – Make new friends – Work locally – Flexible hours – Work from home – Start your own business – Incentive prizes including holidays, cars gadgets and so much more… Avon is really so much more than just selling, it is about you your community your neighborhood and your friends and family.

Whether the family income has one or two breadwinners, there is nothing worse than the Monday morning feeling, the despair of having to go to work, that longing for the weekend to approach, or the holiday that is booked in several month’s time.

Freedom

 

With AVON there’s none of this but what you do get is total freedom with when you start your working day and total flexibility with what you do in between your work periods. For instance you could be taking your kids to school and picking them up every day. How about that, you get to see more of your kids growing up. You want to take a few hours off, you can just do it with AVON.

Then there is the financial rewards, unlimited income, your pay goes up with your efforts and not the deal the Unions manage to negotiate or inflation.

AVON is attracting more and more men in becoming Representatives and Sales Leaders simply because they are seeing their wives or partners enjoying the great financial rewards and freedoms associated with building an AVON team. The bigger the team, the greater the commission you get.

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So why is the AVON MAN and the AVON LADY successful in running their AVON business? 

 

That’s because of the AVON product range, the iconic AVON brand, the well respected and well known AVON brochure,  and the television and magazine advertising. All of these features in combination ensure that men and women achieve great success in running their AVON business. For the same reason you don’t need to be a slick salesperson with that killer sales instinct, the brochure does the selling for you. All you have to do is ask, “Would you like an AVON brochure?”

Now the real shock because I am going to outline want you do need. First of all,  you need to be able to talk to people, you need to have a computer plus a car too and if you are receptive to some training, then YOU are our perfect person, man or woman, to become an AVON Representative or Sales Leader.

About the brand

What else can I tell you?

The brand name Avon says it all, “Hi would you like an Avon brochure” is all you need to ask.

The top 3 beauty brand in the UK & the world’s leading direct seller of beauty & related products.

The brochure always looks great and feels fabulous, more like a solid book than a flimsy pamphlet.

The products are innovative and top quality. Product lines include well-recognized brand names as Avon Color, Anew, Skin-So-Soft, Advanced Techniques to name just a few.

The prices are more than competitive proving excellent value.

The Guarantee is 100% no questions asked full refund within 90 days of purchase.

The First beauty company to stop testing on animal

The earnings opportunity is easy to understand, achievable and rewarding.

The Training and guidance is all in place, online and on the phone. Product info, and account support.

If you are prepared to put in the effort and time, anyone can earn with Avon. Us men may not be the best Avon ladies, we would never know the products quite so well as the ladies but we can put in the work effort, we can ask anyone if they would like to see an Avon brochure and the more you ask the more customers you get.

Now the Sales Leadership, the higher-earning business side of Avon. Can men succeed?

YES…because like above – Avon the company has set it up for ANYONE to succeed. Avon has made it easy for anyone to sell Avon as a Representative, that makes it easy for anyone to offer the representative opportunity to others.

Like offering the brochure, if you now offer the opportunity to earn money with Avon some people will take you up on the offer, and the more you offer it out the more people say yes please.

There’s more, let me talk about the huge job satisfaction. AVON has been empowering women since 1886 by offering them a unique opportunity through direct selling. The huge satisfaction comes every time you teach a school leaver how to earn their first income, show a struggling pensioner how to top up their weekly pension, or give that person struggling to pay their mortgage great hope by supplementing their wages. These people are just so glad to have met you.

Then there is Avon’s support and money raising for charities such as Breast Cancer Crusade and Speak Out Against Domestic violence, you can’t help but be touched by some of the stories you hear and occasionally it’s from someone you have empowered by offering the Avon earnings opportunity.

 

 

Let’s not forget YOU, and why you should try Avon for men as an earnings opportunity.

With our help and support plus YOUR effort, drive, and ambition we can show YOU how, as a sales leader, YOU can make hundreds and thousands every single month with the AVON opportunity. Many of the hard-working, ambitious people who have climbed the AVON ranks are earning over £50, 000 and even £100,000 a year –YOU can do this too!

I can’t offer you a get rich quick scheme, but I do offer you an alternative to the 9-5 and having worked for a company for 16 years, I can tell you, I prefer the working from home, spending more time with myself and friends and family, and having a great life to that 9-5 option. If that’s a dream of yours then the AVON business is definitely for you.  Avon for men is a real option.

PREVENT EYE SHADOW CREASING

PREVENT EYE SHADOW CREASING

Here are two easy steps and the products I use to prevent eye shadow creasing on my oily eyelids. My skin has been oily every since I can remember; from my face to my fingernails and I could never prevent eye shadow creasing for the longest time. I honestly didn’t know how to control the oils on my face. (It’s ok though oily facial skin tends to show signs of ageing less than people with normal to dry skin.)

Click to learn how to prevent premature ageing on Normal facial skin and here for Dry facial skin. But as time passed and after trial and error I finally have learned how to keep my facial oils under control; click to read on how I care for my oily facial skin.

Ok, back to what you came here for; how to prevent your eye shadow from creasing. I have been doing this for the past four months and it works great even on hot humid days!

Prevent Eye Shadow Creasing on Oily Eyelids – Step #1

Primer –

I use double primer for double the power on oil absorbing; which means I first apply a translucent face primer on my lids and on top of it I apply an eyeshadow primer. The face primer I use is MagiX Face Perfector; It’s gel-to-powder formula provides invisible coverage for a naturally flawless finish and keeps skin looking naturally matte for, well it says for 7 full hours but honestly its longer like about 10 hours. It counteracts shine and absorbs oils without getting cakey. The eyeshadow primer is True Color Eyeshadow Primer. It too absorbs oils to prevent eye shadow creasing and fading. I have tried each product alone but honestly, they work awesome together for oily eyelids.  

Prevent Eye Shadow Creasing on Oily Eyelids – Step #2

 

Once I have applied both primers on my eyelids I than set it with a sheer coverage loose powder. When I don’t feel like wearing eyeshadow I do step #1 and apply the loose powder since my eyelids are darker than my skin tone I use the color that matches the closest to my skin tone. When I want to wear eyeshadow I do step #1 and use the loose powder but in the color Translucent; that way the color of the powder doesn’t interfere with the eyeshadow colors. The one I use is 

mark. Loose Powder

it’s super silky, fine textured powder conceals imperfections and provides a flawless matte finish.

I have found those three items work great for me. They prevent eye shadow creasing on my oily eyelids for close to ten hours without needing to use a setting spray. I hope this helps you prevent eye shadow creasing, cause I know how frustrating it is.

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7 TIPS FOR GETTING A BETTER NIGHT’S SLEEP

7 TIPS FOR GETTING A BETTER NIGHT’S SLEEP

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Go to bed. Toss, turn … zzzz. Wake up … toss, turn … zzzz. Wake up … toss, turn … zzzz.

Sound familiar? You’re not getting enough sleep, and that’s not healthy.

According to experts, some of the many issues connected to getting too little sleep include high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, obesity and depression. Studies show you also have a higher likelihood of getting in a car crash.

Plus, you don’t look so hot (More wrinkles and dark circles under your eyes!), your memory is impaired (Where are my keys?), and it can make you really cranky (Get your own coffee!).

Here are a few tips to help you get more sleep.

Keep it quiet

Snoring sleep partners? Noisy traffic? Loud neighbors or roommates?

Consider a white noise machine or a loud fan to drown out the racket and whir you to sleep.

You could also investigate soundproof curtains to keep the outside noise outside and carpeting to muffle noise from below. And rearrange your bedroom to place your bed the farthest away from any noise sources.

The lowest cost solutions are earplugs and having a friendly but direct conversation with your neighbors about being considerate. (No, bongo drums at 2 a.m. on a weekday are not OK, even if they did invite you to the party.)

Create a sleep sanctuary

Keep your bedroom tidy, cool, dark and quiet.

If outside noise isn’t a problem, open the window for fresh air. If it is a problem or you have allergies, consider an air purifier like the Atmosphere Sky™ Air Treatment System to ensure the best air quality for sleeping.

Fresh, clean bedding helps, too, especially if it’s scented with your favorite laundry detergent.

And while mattresses can be a major investment, if you haven’t purchased one in a while, your bed may be doing more harm than good.

Think before you drink

Cutting fluids off about 90 minutes before bed helps minimize the chances of that annoying, middle-of-the-night trip to the bathroom.

You should also avoid caffeine in the four to five hours before bedtime as well as alcohol or large meals right before bed.

Establish a bedtime routine

Aim to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day so your body knows the schedule, and follow the same routine each evening when you’re winding down.

Maybe it’s pajamas followed by soft music and reading or meditation. Consider creating a classical music playlist or use a meditation app.

It’s also very important to turn off your cell phone, laptop and tablet or switch them to night mode.

The artificial blue light from these makes your brain think it’s daytime. That decreases melatonin, and less melatonin makes it harder to fall asleep.  

Exercise during the day

Regular exercise helps you sleep better and should be part of your day, but don’t do it just before bed. It has an energizing effect that will hinder sleep.

Limit naps

If this is on your no-can-do list, at least make sure the naps are no longer than 30 minutes and no later in the day than mid-afternoon. Any longer or too close to bedtime interferes with sleep patterns.

Consider a natural sleep aid

Recent clinical studies report that extract of the herb valerian, at certain levels, helps promote sleep and improve sleep quality.

Nutrilite™ Sleep Health includes clinically significant, standardized levels of valerian to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep†.

Sweet dreams

Hopefully some of these tips will help you improve your sleep patterns so you have more zzzzzs and less tossing and turning! Click these links to learn more about products that might help you sleep: