Hopelessly Heather

The ramblings and obsessions of a longtime Avon lady

Are you thinking about joining a direct sales company, but you are nervous, unsure or not ready?  Perhaps you are already on a direct sales team and have someone who is nervous, unsure or not ready?  There are a couple of ways nervous Nellies can test the waters without putting forth money or too much effort.  This post will be specific to joining Avon, but if you are interested in another direct sales company, you can revise the ideas below as needed:

Recruiting is a generally a distasteful word. Most everyone seems to associate it with negativity. But, whether you’re actively recruiting or not, it’s totally natural that others will want a little piece of what you’ve got when you’re excited about what you sell.

Building a team is something I’m relatively new at. For the longest time, I focused ALL of my attention on building up my Avon customer base and becoming the best Avon lady I could be. That suited me just fine for a long time but the more your customer base grows, the more likely it will be that one or more of them will want to join your team.

While I focus a majority of my energy on my own Avon customers, I also have a small Avon team and we are known as Team Purrfection!  My current team came about organically – meaning I didn’t “recruit” them, they came to me to join my team for various reasons – two of them have never bought a single Avon item from me, one didn’t even know me personally.  Why do I tell you this?  To let you know that I am not the one you should be looking to for advice on how to build a gigantic team in a traditional way – I simply don’t operate that way…probably because I wasn’t recruited either.  *shrug*