Is Selling Avon Online Worth It? My Avon Story!

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Is Selling Avon Online Worth It?

Are you considering becoming an Avon representative and wondering if it’s worth your time and effort?

Selling Avon products has been a popular opportunity for individuals looking to earn extra income or start their own business.

In this blog post, I’ll review whether selling Avon is truly worth it. Read how Avon has impacted my life.

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These online sales were year-to-date from Avon campaign 1 2015 through Avon campaign 10 2015. Avon has a total of 26 campaigns in a year.

Sell Avon Online

You may be one of many people looking for a job online.

Have you read the many promises in the get-rich-quick schemes? They all sound so promising! They get your adrenaline flowing, and before you know it, you click on the link “Join Now.”

I can’t tell you which offers are genuine. I’m sure you can make six figures from some of these online marketing jobs. Although some of these offers require money down, getting your family and friends involved, and many hours of work.

I want to tell you about how I earn money online.

You have probably heard of Avon, the well-known, trusted beauty company that has been around since 1886.

Have you heard the saying, “Ding Dong Avon Calling”? Avon is still calling, but many Avon representatives are calling online now.

My Avon Story

My Avon story began in January of 2008. I received an Avon brochure on my door with an opportunity to become an Avon rep for $10.

I have a degree in accounting and have always loved working at different bookkeeping and income tax offices. However, I finally had to quit when osteoarthritis set into my hands and wrists.

So when I received this Avon opportunity, the wheels started turning in my head. Selling Avon would not require me to continuously use my hands or sit at a desk for 8 hours. It would give me much more variety. I also had a teenage daughter at the time who loved makeup and fashion. It was a no-brainer when I learned I could get a discount on our beauty purchases.

As many new Avon reps do, I started selling to friends and neighbors. We all know that they cannot buy every campaign.

That is when I branched out by hanging Avon brochures on the doors of nearby neighborhoods. I always had Avon catalogs with me when doing my errands. I left Avon books in laundromats, hair salons, dentist offices, schools, and anywhere I went. Before long, I started getting more and more customers.

It was great! But I wanted more customers with less work.

With so many people shopping online, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to sell Avon online.

After researching Google in 2010, I found an eBook that taught me how to start building my Avon beauty blog. The authors of the book offered me great free advice. They are awesome, and I couldn’t have done it without them.

I was pretty green at first in making my blog posts. I constantly researched online how to improve my blog and get better SEO online. I wanted to rank on the first page of Google for my Avon keywords.

As Avon requires all purchases to be made through our free Avon website, I have redirected all the traffic from my blog to my Avon website.

I was incredibly excited when I started getting online sales in 2011. It was truly amazing and served as a great encouragement for me to work even harder.

My personal and online sales were doing very well.

Then……………on June 20, 2011, I received a phone call that changed many lives forever. A Nebraska sheriff called me, telling me my son-in-law and daughter were in a tragic car accident as they were traveling back home to Colorado. I was in shock and couldn’t believe everything he told me.

My daughter and her girlfriend were in critical condition and airlifted to different hospitals in SD. My 21-year-old son-in-law was pronounced dead on impact. They had only been married for eight months, AND my daughter was pregnant with their first child.

My daughter was in critical condition. She suffered a traumatic brain injury and many other serious injuries. My husband and I stayed with her throughout her recovery for 4 months in different hospitals.

After relearning how to do everything again (swallow, eat, talk, sit, stand, walk, and daily care routine), she was released from the rehabilitation hospital.

We are so thankful to God for preserving her and her baby girl. What a joy they are to us! We can testify of God’s mercies to us.

Throughout all four months, I did not do much Avon. However, my Avon online sales grew and grew. I was amazed!

The checks from Avon kept coming in. We were so thankful for this extra income with all of the medical and travel bills we incurred.

In 2011 and 2012, I earned free trips from Avon to New York and an Alaskan cruise. We also enjoyed a trip for 4 to Disney World in Orlando, Florida, in 2012, to which we took my daughter and granddaughter.

These were memorable times! Thank you, Avon!

How Much Can You Make Selling Avon Online?

Example of my Avon online sales for one day, May 12, 2015–  9 Avon customer orders totaling almost $400  

Is Selling Avon Online Worth It?

Here is an example of my Avon check for May 4, 2015, representing my online sales for one campaign or two weeks.

Is Selling Avon Online Worth It?

 Here is an example of my new Avon recruits who signed up online on May 13, 2015:

Is Selling Avon Online Worth It?

Interested in Joining Avon?

After hearing my review on “Is selling Avon worth it?”, are you ready to consider becoming an Avon representative?

Continue reading as I provide answers to commonly asked queries regarding the selling of Avon products.

How to Join Avon Frequently Asked Questions

How to sell Avon

I will answer some commonly asked questions about becoming an Avon representative.

How much does it cost to join Avon?

In 2024, you can sign up for Avon with no fee, $5, or $30. The $5 is an ACS contribution. With a $30 fee, you get a starter kit worth over $100 + brochures + a free website.

How do I sign up with Avon?

Become an Avon representative within 5 minutes by filling out the application with your name, address, email, and SS# at Immediately, you will be an Avon rep.

Is it free to join Avon?

The join Avon for free promotion has been extended for a limited time. The low startup fee for becoming an Avon rep is a $5 donation to the American Cancer Society. This low-cost direct sales opportunity is a limited-time offer.

What comes in an Avon starter kit?

The Avon Best Sellers Kit Bundle ($113 value) has a cost of $30:
*Anew Clinical Advanced Wrinkle Corrector (full size)
*Moisture Therapy Intensive Healing & Repair Hand Cream (full size)
*fmg Glimmer Cream Eyeliner in Blackest Black (full size)
*Isa Knox Avon Clean Balancing Gel Cleanser (full size)
*Skin So Soft Supreme Nourishment Coconut Lip Balm (full size)
*fmg Glimmer Wash-Off Waterproof Mascara in Black (full size)
*fmg Oil Rewind Roller Ball
*Anew Power Serum Mini (Mini Sample)
*Anew Platinum Lifting Serum 7ml (Mini)
*Farm Rx Green Goddess Facial Oil Sample Pack of 5
*Anew Ultimate Night Repair Night Serum Pack of 3 Samples

How much do Avon reps make?

Avon earnings chart

New Avon reps make a 25% commission. When they reach the Premier level of selling $5,000, they earn 30%. The earnings increase throughout sales to earn up to 50% of sales.

Is it worth selling Avon?

Absolutely! I’ve reached the top Avon sales level, Inner Circle, and earned 50% commission on all in-person and online sales.

What are some of the incentives that Avon offers to their representatives?

The current 2024 incentive is the Destination Avon – Sail Away. Representatives can earn a 4-day all-expenses-paid luxury Celebrity Reflection Cruise from Florida to the Bahamas.

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  1. Liz Valedi

    Hi Mary, I love your story and had something very similar happen in our family, but I won’t get into it here. I was wondering about the ebook you read getting started… can you share the name of it? I am interested in learning how to blog myself. Love love love your blog too!

    1. admin

      Hi Liz,

      Thanks Liz! The ebook, Internet Marketing For AVON Representatives, is out-of-date but you can find the link to it in this blog post.

      Have fun selling Avon online by blogging!

      Avon Representative, Mary Bertsch

  2. Deby Senger

    Hello Mary,
    I am an inactive Avon Representative now for several years. So much has changed in my life the last 4 years…from a divorce, filing bankruptcy, losing a job, a slip and fall accident, and being forced to retire early for an income. Finally met a man who l knew back in high school and now we are married and have moved to a different state to start a new life. I am so apprehensive to delve into Avon again. Not too savvy on websites, although I do have one, but it just sits there. My self confidence is so not there. I would live to try Avon again. What do you advise?

    1. admin

      Hi Deby,
      I’m actually a very shy person but selling Avon has really helped me. I love helping my customers. What is nice is you can sell Avon products in a way that you love to do. Whatever you feel comfortable doing; local or online! I actually sell Avon online and locally. I have the best of both worlds since I get to meet and visit with my customers either personally or over the phone. You can become an Avon rep for free or $30 (includes brochures and products) for a limited time. You choose which option is right for you.

      Let me know if you have anymore questions about selling Avon.

      Mary Bertsch, Avon Representative

  3. Avon Beauty with Mary

    Hi Darlene,

    So nice to hear from you. I actually was in the accounting profession before I became an Avon Rep. Here are some answers to your questions regarding selling Avon.

    1. How much can you make selling Avon? The sky is the limit, really! I do very well with my sales. Last year I sold over $70,000 worth of Avon & I earn 50%. I do have some expenses of course. Your earnings % would be according to the earnings chart depending on how much you sell per campaign. The more you sell the higher the rate of earnings.
    2. How long does it take to start getting Avon online sales? That is a tough question. It really depends on how much consistent work you put into it. You need to learn how to rank for SEO, market on social media & build a blog.
    3. How do you get paid when selling Avon? If you are selling Avon online only, Avon will either send you a check or direct deposit your earnings into your account. If you have both traditional and online sales, your online sales would reduce the amount you owe Avon for your purchases. Of course, if you have more online sales than face-to-face, you would then get a check. Avon reduces your cost of the products according to the earnings chart.
    4. How is shipping handled? Avon charges you shipping charges for each campaign order according to a chart. You charge each customer .75 per order.
    5. How are Avon returns handled? Reps get 1 free box of returns each month.

    I hope this helps answer a few of your questions. You can contact me through my Avon website for more questions OR You can also join my team for more support on selling Avon online

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

    Thanks for your interest in becoming an Avon representative & selling Avon online.

    Mary Bertsch
    Independent Avon Sales Representative


    That is my main question also. How much can I make, how to I set up getting paid, who takes care of the financial part for me and how long before you started making a profit. I use to sell Avon about 30 years ago when you got the books and gave them to customers and went around to houses and enjoyed it very much and the money was great even then. But selling on line is very new to me and I don't want it to fail. Will I be getting free samples to give out here at home, how will my money go into my bank account or will I keep a percentage of what I make and send the rest to the company. I am a bookkeeper by profession and retired now. You would think this would not bother me as far as keeping up with the financial but I don't want to mess things up and lose money. Do I do returns, how is shipping handled. So many questions and thinking of it makes me a little nervous. I hope you can help me with some answers so that I make the right decision. Thank you for you prompt reply and willingness to help out. I will be looking forward to hearing from you soon. Darlene

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