Finally I made a Facebook page in order to reach current customers as well as new ones. It’s called Brooke’s Emporium as I’m aware we are not allowed to use Avon in our pages as a copyright infringement as well, I’m just a representative not a fully fledged Avon worker, so the name was surprisingly hard to think up. Anyway it means I can reach people in my area, through people I know, online without having to get out of bed in the morning. So far I have 6 likes on my page, that’s just inviting people I know to check my page out, now I’m ready to share it with my customers too. Today I’ve sorted through their orders so I will be leaving a note inside the delivery bags to let them know I’m on Facebook! As you can probably tell I’m really excited about it. I don’t just have to rely on the brochures anymore and making the sales just down my designated road. Nope, now I can reach people outside of just my designated road who don’t have an Avon representative. It’s exciting! When it’s cold and miserable outside I don’t have to go out of my way in order to deliver a brochure physically, instead, I can just send them the link of the brochure for them to look through online. Saving time, limbs and the environment
It’s hard to think of what to write, what to put on there, what to share and in fact even how to share or like a page via that page. Considering I’m 18 and was brought up around computers I really don’t have the foggiest when it comes to technology. Willing to try though, trial and error, I’m even thinking about doing a mini competition via my Facebook page among my customers. Whoever is the 500th person to like my page will win a bargain bag or something like that but I realise I’ve not even got 100 likes yet so maybe, just maybe, I should slow my roll just a tad. Haha, I don’t think I’ve been this excited since I had to find over 20 bands in a month for a local festival. That was a task, fun, gruelling, painstaking task but fun. Yep, if you live in Hornchurch you would have heard Hornchurch Live two years ago, that racket was all thanks to my hard work and planning. I booked and managed the bands on the main stage not to mention I got to boss around a team of 20 people. Amazingly I took it all in my stride on the day and it was a success if I do say so myself. I’m hoping my Facebook page will be exactly the same too. That within a month all my hard work will pay off but equally I won’t be disappointed if it took a little longer.
Already the page has Avon flyers, the previous campaign as well as the current one, so long as the featured products are still for sale then they can stay on but once I can no longer order them I will inform my customers as any good representative does. I’m looking at the new flyers to put up next and the highlight video but not until 5 o’clock when most people are home. I was thinking about making a co joining twitter page but then I got confused on how to make a business one. I recommend anyone with a laptop or iPad to make a Facebook page as a representative especially if your looking at doing it for quite a while like myself. It doesn’t just help you reach a new generation of Avon customers it helps track your Avon progress. When I started I had 6 hardcore Avon customers after brochuring and ebrochuring I had 20. Statistically that’s great, I went from making £10 profit to an easy £50, now that’s a £30 increase in profit even after buying the brochures. By reaching customers online I don’t have to buy anymore brochures than I already do (20 each time by the way) instead they are viewing it online but still ordering through me. Now if that was to increase my customer basis to let’s say 50 people I would then have more than £100 profit! It gets better, because customers are able to buy through you virtually you know they want to, your not wasting your own valuable time brochuring people who aren’t interested. They tell their friends who are also interested in Avon products, or have seen how brilliant the products are their friend uses, they refer them back to you and you’ve gained more customers increasing your profit yet again! For every customer that likes your Facebook page and orders through it encourage them to tell their friends. The numbers multiply and before you know it you could end up earning thousands every month in profit.
Personally I do my run three times a week, (Monday, Wednesday and Friday), it takes me around two hours each day and I constantly hit the HOV. Now with the extra aid from my Facebook page say I spend another two hours promoting products etc on there in one day and I get an extra £150 worth of orders well I’m practically laughing all the way to the bank. I would have earned the same amount in a day as I would brochuring three times a week. It’s efficient. The rule of thumb is for every promotion to share three silly things as to avoid spamming; that could be to do with the products or it could be to do with what is currently in the news. Which I would keep a close eye on any fashion news just so you can interlink it easier especially if your new to it. There it is, I’m super excited, are you too now?