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Avon Lady who started selling part time rakes in 4m
Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 7:02 PM on 12th July 2010 | By Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 07/12/2010 11:23:17 AM PDT by Niuhuru

For Rebekah Testar, selling Avon products door-to-door started as a part-time hobby to earn a little extra cash for Christmas.

However, the mother-of-three is now one of the company's top sales consultants - having sold more than £4million of beauty products.

The mother-of-three agreed to work after her husband, Tony, was forced to give up his job as a financial consultant because of ill health.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: avon; cosmetics; makeup
I thought this would be a nice uplifting story for our FReepers.
1 posted on 07/12/2010 11:23:21 AM PDT by Niuhuru
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To: Niuhuru

Good for her!


2 posted on 07/12/2010 11:47:58 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Niuhuru

Direct sales isn’t easy, especially for a cosmetic company with so much competition out there. Congratulations to this hard-working, optimistic lady.


3 posted on 07/12/2010 12:01:12 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie
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To: ChocChipCookie

Direct sales is a lot easier if you are an attractive female.


4 posted on 07/12/2010 12:21:06 PM PDT by mrsixpack36
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To: mrsixpack36

Or, believe it or not, a gay man. Pampered Chef’s top male sellers are gay.


5 posted on 07/12/2010 12:34:26 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie
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To: ChocChipCookie

“Direct sales isn’t easy, especially for a cosmetic company with so much competition out there.”

You are correct about that. Here in the state the competiton is fierce. Avon ladies and Mary Kay gals are up against all the stores that sell cosmetics at a cheaper price. Good for all those people who are successfull in direct sales.


6 posted on 07/12/2010 12:48:54 PM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: Niuhuru

Now that is amazing..


7 posted on 07/12/2010 1:33:12 PM PDT by Trillian
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To: LottieDah

Back in the late 50’s, selling Avon in College sure helped pay for my expenses. If one girl bought something in a dormitory room, most of the others just had to “try” something too. It worked out well—perhaps I should have stuck to it after Graduation.


8 posted on 07/12/2010 1:41:28 PM PDT by Patsygirl
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...Mrs Testar, 42, now has 1,750 reps working under her.

Much like Amway and Herbalife, the key to success is getting associates working underneath you, not the direct sales that you yourself make. An accurate headline would read; 1750 Avon representatives sell £4m worth of cosmetics.

That said, I still congratulate her. She worked within the system and made it work for her instead of mooching off of the taxpayer.

9 posted on 07/12/2010 1:52:03 PM PDT by SunTzuWu
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If Avon is structured like Pampered Chef, which I am VERY familiar with, she sold that four million herself. Yes, she has people under her, but more like a management system in which she provides training, recognition, meetings, and other types of support. Additionally, she probably has to travel quite a bit to conventions, regional meetings, etc. It’s more like being an upper level manager in a corporation, but without the walls. Her 1,750 consultants have sold far, far more than 4 million pounds. Maintaining a business at that level is definitely a 40 hour per week job. Been there, done that — but never 4 million dollars worth!


10 posted on 07/12/2010 3:19:12 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie
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