So on Tuesday I mentioned that my unemployment checks had stopped, that I felt I had become complacent, and all that. I spent some serious time feeling sorry for myself on Tuesday. And maybe a little time on Wednesday too.
So, I looked at the opportunities in front of me, that I could expand on right away. Today I am starting with Avon. I never thought of myself as a make-up sales person, and really only started selling Avon because I was familiar with the product, and could get really great prices as a representative. Then I started getting regular clients and boom - business started to move in a good direction!
I had started a blog on my Avon website last winter. That was before I really new what a blog was or what to do with it. So that was my first step. Update my Avon blog.
Next, I found my list of customers, old and new, and sent out literature to them with a flyer that if they found a new customer for me that purchased $20.00 or more, they would receive $10 in free products during Campaign 23 as an appreciation for the referral. In addition to that, if the new customer continued to order for the next 3 campaigns, they would receive another $20.00 in free product to use before February 14.
I am also going to start promoting my Avon website regularly. If people go to www.youravon.com/eberndt and register, they will have access to great deals and can order from me and have it shipped directly to their house, no matter where they live. Not that I know people all over the world, but if I did, I could still sell Avon products to them and receive credit for their purchases. It is a greener way to conduct business too, since it cuts down on my gas to deliver everyone's Avon.
Today I am feeling much more hopeful. Life is good. The sabbatical continues, but in the meantime, let's enjoy "Zack the Singing Beaver" as we get ready for the holidays!