It’s been awhile

As I update some of my blogs, connections, and business website, I realize that it has been awhile since I have been here to blog. My other blog is easier because it is a book blog and I read a lot. So as I finish a book I automatically post it to my website and publish it.

But this site is for my personal feelings and my business. And with the holidays upon us, well it just got pushed to the side of the road. But alas I am back. We have a while until the next holiday although the spring brings a lot of birthdays in my family. In fact there is one tomorrow already.

But it is a good thing. Birthdays. Business has also been busy. Another good thing. Because I have such wonderful customers I have decided to do a giveaway of some makeup. Either eyeliner or mascara; or both. But in order to do the giveaway I need to reach 200 members on my FB beauty group. Right now I have 190.

So if you would like to enter this giveaway, check out my beauty group by clicking on the site to the right of this post and join. Or click here. If this giveaway goes well, I might be doing a monthly giveaway….invite your friends to join also. If you dont win in the first giveaway, you will find great products for amazing prices. Check out my website by clicking on the latest brochure to the right of this post also.

Hope to see you on FB.

To step on a scale

Tuesdays are my weigh in day. But I weigh in every morning in my bedroom. It keeps me on track and shows how I am doing.

This morning I went to WW and got the official weigh in which happens to be two pounds off my scale. But I did lose 1.4 lbs this week and am very happy. But I find besides the loss in pounds there are other losses.

Like the loss of inches so my clothes are now falling off me.

Like the loss of my huffing and puffing when I walk from point A to point B.

Like the loss of choking on the car seat belt because it is across my neck.

Like the loss of having difficulty putting on my socks and shoes.

Like the loss of pain in my knees when walking or climbing stairs.

Like the loss of pains in my stomach from eating too much.

To step on a scale is to control my life.

Giveaways?

I love giveaways. I have entered quite a few in my time but have never done one. So I am venturing out of my comfort zone and thinking of doing one.

I have supplies on hand like eyeliners, lipsticks, creams, and eye shadows, to name a few. But I lack the knowledge on how to go about doing a giveaway. So over the next day or two I will be researching it and getting my feet wet. Meantime, I plan to start my giveaway on Facebook where I have 187 members in my Beauty Group.

When I reach 200 members I will do a giveaway for one of my beauty items. But I can’t until I reach that 200 (meantime I will be researching). So if this is something you are interested in please join my beauty group today. And good luck to all.

Laundry? What laundry?

It was truly a busy day today. Got up early to take my grandson to school, after that stopped by a customer’s house to deliver her purchase and then on to the salon for a haircut.

Of course before the haircut I needed to stop at Dunkin for an iced coffee to keep me going. When I was finished with my haircut, it was raining out (of course) so decided today was a great day to do laundry – you know, sheets and towels at least.

But when I got home it was around lunch time, so decided to make a bite to eat first. A habit I got into was also reading while eating my meals and that’s when it all went wrong.

Started a new book today called Verity by Colleen Hoover and just couldn’t put it down. Well, I did for awhile because I had to make dinner and he did wait 4 hours while I read my book. I stopped long enough also to check my laptop for emails and customer purchases (and to write this blog). But now I am going to go back to my book…that I can’t stop reading….

Oh, also the laundry is still sitting on the dining room floor – maybe I’ll put it downstairs in the laundry room….so I don’t have to see it!

We are digital

When I started selling Avon it was done with books, paper and pens…..my orders were mailed in and when they arrived I had to deliver them.

But all that has changed. We are going digital. Would you like to work from home more? No books are involved because your brochure is online. Refer your customers to your website and have them browse through the book and order straight from there. There are perks for them as well as for you.

Customers get free shipping; customers get free products (right now they are getting 3 free eyeliners with their orders); customers get their orders shipped directly to their home and of course you get your profit from their purchases. All you need to do is direct them to your website. This is done via word of mouth, Facebook, Twitter, emails, texts and other social medias. I know because I do it now. Business has never been better.

Sign up today and get the following. Have questions? Contact me. Or go directly to www.youravon.com/ashapiro and click on “become a representative” on the upper left hand corner of my site. I will become your mentor and help you along through the process.

Becoming a Beauty Boss has never been easier. Do it part time which I what I did when my children were young. Let your family and friends know you have a business!

Hidden Hundreds

I love giveaways and connecting to people. In fact I started a beauty group recently and am planning on doing a giveaway of makeup products when it reaches 200 members. So please join because the giveaway is coming soon.

But before that giveaway, my company is holding another one. Avon is hiding pink tickets worth $100 in online orders! All you have to do for a chance to be eligible to win one is to place an online Avon order between April 3rd and April 9th….There will be 10 winners per day, and there’s no limit on order size!

We all love makeup and the prices on my e-store are affordable. So check it out and see what’s in store for you….and you may be the winner of this $100 gift card giveaway…..if you receive a pink ticket you will receive a $100 pre-paid gift card within two weeks to spend wherever you want!

Any questions?

Three more days to digital

I know we are all digital. Actually everything is digital…from watches to computers to cell phones…..everything is online. If you want to know, see, hear or find something….look it up online.

It was just the other day when I dropped off my grandson to a place I didn’t know – so I just put the address into the phone and poof, the exact location popped up.

So what do I mean by three more days to digital? Well, on April 3rd Avon is going digital. In the past we would sign up and pick a starter kit that contained loads of products, samples and brochures. Well, Avon wants you to ditch the brochures (not completely because they will still be available). But wants you to direct your customers to order online. Give them the online address and tell them they can view the brochure there and order.

There are pros and cons on that for me. A lot of customers love browsing through a book, love calling me to place their order (think they like to have chats more) and love having me place the order and deliver to them. On one hand I love interacting with my customers but also find their ordering online helps make my life easier. I really dont mind delivering orders except that sometimes it is hard to connect with people and find the right time to deliver. (We are all busy) And so digital helps me. Also the kits are different and while you have your choice of 3 different kits to start you off, now there is a base amount for them ($30 for any kit).

There is also more incentives online. Like free shipping, free products, lots of discounts and Hidden Hundreds (check back April 3 to learn about that one).

So if you are thinking of becoming an Avon Rep and haven’t made up your mind yet, think about going digital. Work from the comfort of your home with a free website and marketing tools, along with free social media posts to share…..and have a great income….all without leaving home.

Ask me How!