This post was updated and edited on 25th July 2017:
Here is a short testimonial summing up my Avon journey so far. The reason I wanted to do this blog is to show you that with Avon it really is possible to build a thriving business and achieve your goals. At 48 years old, I literally felt that I was on the ‘scrapheap’ job-wise until I found this Avon opportunity. With hard work, determination and my Avon business I have been able to forge a very successful career and I now lead a huge Avon team! With no knowledge of Network Marketing, my partnership with Avon has made it possible for me to build a huge business that turns over millions of £££’s a year! It’s actually incredible when you sit and think about it! My confidence has gone from zero back to the real me and I am here to say to you “If I can do it, so can you!”
My name is Berni Broadley and I am 54 years old. I have four children and 2 grandchildren. My older three have now all grown up and ‘flown the nest’. It is now just me, my hubby and Kyle (now 14) at home.
My journey with Avon started because I was trying to get hold of the Avon perfume ‘Far Away’ for my daughter, Becky (who was then 17). I had no idea where to get it from, so thought “well, if no one is doing Avon around here, why don’t I give it a go?” When I searched the internet and started looking into it, I noticed the “Avon Sales Leadership” opportunity. It made perfect sense to me to be both an Avon representative and sales leader. I didn’t see why not do one without the other. So I applied and became an Avon Lady and an Avon Sales Leader.
I had very little training or support when I first started out 7 years ago. I had to fight tooth and nail for every little scrap of progress I made. This is not the case nowadays though I have to say. Avon have a fantastic support network in place these days for all new sales leaders. There’s a brilliant Fast Track Bonus Scheme which didn’t exist back then, set up largely because Avon is a company that does listen to it’s employees and partners. Avon realised that it’s newer sales leaders needed a strong earnings scheme to help support them whilst they were growing their business and commission levels.
There is also now extensive online training for all new Avon Representatives and Sales Leaders, as well as regular meetings held locally and nationally, which you can choose to go to but they are not obligatory. My Avon Sales Leadership business took a little while initially to get going, as most direct selling businesses do, but I learnt from my mistakes. I did everything the hard way but sometimes that’s a good thing. It wasn’t ‘handed to me on a plate’ and I had to really fight against all the criticism being levelled at me by cynical but well meaning family and friends. But I believed in what I was doing and just kept going.
I am naturally quite a shy person, but once I set my mind to something I am very determined. I have always been very stubborn but like most of you reading this no doubt, I have had really tough times during my life and I think this ‘toughens’ you up – makes you a more persistent and tenacious person. Sometimes it is useful to have had ‘bad’ experiences in life – as long as you make sure you learn from them!
After around 2 years, my business really started to pick up pace. I was awarded the UK’s Top Avon Advanced Sales Leader. I was awarded £1,750 worth of gift vouchers – amazing! I was so proud and thrilled that my hard work was being recognised.
A year later, I was ranked 5th in the prestigious “top 20 UK AVON Sales Leaders”, rewarded with a trip to Marrakech: All expenses paid!! That year my team achieved an unprecedented 400%increase in sales in just 12 months! I also won the 1st prize as Top Executive Sales Leader in the UK. I was rewarded with 2 Louis Vuitton Hand luggage and £500 worth of shopping vouchers. Very nice thank you!
I have also been awarded 1st place as: Top Executive Avon Recruiter and Highest Avon Executive Increase in Earnings. What a year!! Once again, I am so proud that my faith and hard work paid off. I have since been awarded with a holiday in Tenerife, a holiday in New York and a holiday in the Algarve, and next year, so proud to have finished 4th for an all expenses paid trip to Seville staying in an exclusive 5 star hotel!! WOW!!
One of the Highlights of my Avon career so far is being awarded Avon Team of the Year. I feel this is such a massive achievement because it’s not just me that achieved this, it’s an award for the whole of my Avon team and it was an incredibly proud moment being presented with this award in 2015 as a testimony to what a fantastically supportive team we are. I have been lucky enough to recruit some of the best sales leaders in the business and we all support one another. I firmly believe that the key to success in network marketing is Helping Others To Succeed. Well it has worked very well for me so far in any case.
So once again I am here to say “If I can do it, so can you”. When I first started out with Avon I knew nothing about network marketing. In fact I knew very little about Avon if I’m really honest, and since I’ve learned everything the hard way, I reckon joining my team would be a good move for you, as I am in a position to let you know all the ‘pitfalls’ and what will work for you to help you grow a successful business like mine. Or hopefully, more successful than mine!! With Avon the sky is the limit. Apply Here today and say Hello to the rest of your life with:
Hope to speak to you soon & be the one to help you start out on your very own incredible journey with Avon.
Berni Broadley x