Monday, May 10, 2010

What do you think?

I've been thinking about this for several weeks and I still can't come up with an answer, so I'm asking you dear reader for some help...
You see, I'm thinking of starting to sell Avon.  Why you ask?
Well, for several years I was using mineral makeup from the main company that markets mineral makeup(you know who I'm talking about).  It was fine, It did it's job but it's really expensive.  So, I started researching other companies and looking at reviews(I love to read reviews) and Avon kept coming up.  Whoa..wait a minute.  You mean the Avon where the ladies come to your door with their little catalog and hound you, Avon?  No thanks...
So, I kept researching and got some books from the library called, Don't Go to the Cosmetic Counter Without Me hoping I could find some professional reviews about makeup products that were more frugal economical. I, out of curiosity, turned to her section on Avon and she had great things to say about most of the products sold by Avon.  So, I thought I would give it another look.  I contacted a local representative, scored a catalog, and went online to look at their website.  I loved that they had a review feature on their products(I told you I love personal reviews) and ordered several products thinking that they were cheap economical enough that I felt like if I didn't like them well..I wouldn't be losing to much and it would be a lesson learned.  Well, I received them and I loved them!!  Dare I say..more than the other expensive company I've been shelling out my money to for several years.  So, I got more and I've loved everything I've received.  I mean seriously, I bought lipstick for $2.99!  Yes, I probably could get it cheaper if I did the CVS crazy coupon thing and spent hours and hours trying trying to maximize my coupons, ECB and things in stock.  And even so, I do believe the quality of the Avon was of the same caliber of my expensive products.
So, I'm thinking of signing up to sell Avon.  I like there products and I wouldn't mind a little jingle in my pocket.  I'm really good at picking colors and hairstyles for people seeing as that was my profession for many years(and I still dabble in it).   Here's my issue though...
Don't those people drive you crazy?  You know the ones I'm talking about.  The friends that have a home based business and are always trying to sell you something.  The ones were your heart starts fluttering and you start sweating when they start coming your way because you don't know if they are just coming to talk or they want to urge you to host a party at your know what I'm talking about, don't you dear reader?
I DO NOT WANT TO DO THAT.  I can't do that and I won't.  What I do like is that people can order through a website I can set up through Avon so their is no pressure there.  But, I'm nervous to even tell my friends that I sell because I'm scared they are going to think I'm going to turn into some crazy person...
So, what do I do?  How do I do this and let people know in a non-confrontational way but make them aware if they want to order something or want a catalog or want advice, great but in no way do I assume they 1. want this product and 2. that I won't be hounding them and they can rest assure that I will still want to be their friend it they don't purchase anything, ever..
Help, please dear reader...should I even do this?


  1. I already think you're a crazy person!!! Seriously, I think it sounds like a great idea.

  2. i do normally get very annoyed by thoes people. :) i think you had a great idea...about setting up a website so people can order if they want to or not. no pressure. i think when you send out the website to your friends/family, you should include part of your post on there...about how much you hate being on the other end of this...and that will let people really believe you are not going to pressure them or make them feel like they have to buy something.

    go for it!