Living the commissioned life...
Pros: 10% discount, demo items
Cons: Commission pay, varying customer flow, stolen funds
Working for Avon, like any other job, has its benefits and its disadvantages. With this job, there were no set hours (unless I set them myself), and typically no quotas to meet. However, you truly need to have an eye for sales and keep at it. Starting out, I loved working for Avon. My mother was a sales rep for Avon, and we were both avid customers before working for them. I was trained to be a very decent sales person, and for a little while, I was in Leadership and had two people working under me. But I was never able to recruit enough people to earn a salary check, so everything was commission (my pay depended solely on my sales). Most of the time I struggled financially, but not because of my sales... but because the company began taking more and more than what was intended. I couldn't even eat off my pay, and it was every two weeks. The hardest part was the randomness: every campaign yielded varying results, customer-wise. The most enjoyable had to be getting to demo the products, the discount, and occasionally traveling.