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.
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!