Avon sees increase in sales representatives looking to make ends meet in uncertain times

Low investment cost combined with the chance to make money selling a trusted product continues to draw women to become Avon representatives

Online PR News – 14-February-2010 – – There aren’t many businesses you can start for little more than the cost of a tube of lipstick. However, Avon is one such opportunity. Whether you are just entering the workforce or returning after the kids are grown, or you just want to be your own boss, becoming an Avon Independent Sales Representative offers unlimited opportunities.

Melody Schafer knows all about those opportunities. For 11 years Schafer has run a business selling Avon while raising and homeschooling her two children. The business has given her the freedom to earn a paycheck while selling a product she believes in. Many other women are following suit, especially in these economic times when every dollar counts.

“I think it’s important for people to know that they shouldn’t get discouraged about not being able to find a job during these times. There are other options, like starting your own home-based business, without the overhead that a typical brick and mortar business would have,” Schafer said.

The Avon option has proven successful for many. Currently, more than 5 million representatives sell Avon in more than 100 countries bringing in more than $8 billion in annual revenue.

Schafer suggested that any woman looking for a business that is low-investment, yet fun to operate, look into Avon. As an Avon representative women get the flexibility to set their own hours as well as their own earning potential with a simple, proven path to financial success. Representatives can have an online party, online fundraiser, or simply sell to customers directly. Avon offers free virtual makeovers and free shipping. The best part is representatives can earn up to 50% commission.

To get started selling a trusted product adored by many or to simply get more information about getting involved in Avon, contact Melody Schafer at melored@windstream.net or visit http://www.YourAvon.com/MelodySchafer

About Avon
Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company with more than $8 billion in annual revenue. As the world's largest direct seller, Avon markets to women in more than 100 countries through more than five million independent Avon Sales Representatives. Avon has more than one billion annual customer transactions.