In an effort to get myself out of the hot financial mess I'm in, I finally decided on Avon as my second job. I considered other things... retail, waiting tables, babysitting/nannying... but Avon will fit best alongside my 9-to-5, since it's flexible and I set my own hours. I know that this means I have to be disciplined about expanding my business so I actually earn an income, that it's not going to just fall into my lap... but I'm not worried. I'm rather excited about this new adventure, so I don't think it will be an issue. Aaaaand, thinking ahead, if I can transition to doing this as my primary source of income before I venture out in the big world of dance, I will be thrilled. It's certain that I will be like most dancers and will need a job in addition to any dance work that I do, since the majority of dancers can't support themselves on their dance career alone (at least not when first starting out). Why not make it something I enjoy??
Once I figure out how to get a button or link permanently afixed to my blog, please come visit my online store! In the meantime, here's the link: Jessi's Avon. If you are interested in checking out Avon or Mark and don't already have an established relationship with your own Avon lady (or gentleman, I'm sure they exist), I'd love your business and support! I sent out the big email yesterday to people in my contacts (some of you are included in that list, so you should be getting an email) announcing the "grand opening" of my new Avon business. I love this feature... it will allow me to build my customer-base beyond where I live. That means my friend in Wisconsin can be my regular customer even though we live states away from each other. God bless the Internet.
Oh, and P.S... Avon is not just for the ladies! There is men's fragrance and gifts, and products and gifts for kids and teens.
So yeah, suddenly I'm a business gal! I'm thinking about marketing, customers, a home office, how on earth to organize all the brochures and samples so they don't overrun my house... the whole nine yards. If any seasoned business men or women have any entrepreneurial advice for this newbie, I'm all ears! I get overwhelmed thinking about all the details, but I'm so excited at the same time.