I did it today. Grandson C called me, and asked what I was doing. Having just returned from the supermarket I was waiting for my delivery so I was just having a cup of coffee while I waited.
“Want to Toss?” Now you have to understand that C has not tossed for me for about two months. I thought he didnt want to do it anymore (not an easy job) and so I just consoled myself with not doing this part of my business. But alas it was summer vacation and what 13 year old wants to hang out with grandma when he can be playing, sleeping, watching tv or hanging with his friends.
So when he called I was delighted to not only work my business but also to see him. After the groceries were delivered I called him to tell him I was on the way. Picked him up and went through the neighborhood with a bag full of 25 books to toss. When done he asked for more, there went the second bag and finally one more time – the third bag was gone – approximately 60-70 books were tossed today.
What is tossing? Well as an Avon Rep I purchase brochures for my customers and then some. I am always looking for new customers so I always order extra. I give out books to people I meet whether in a store, restaurant, nail salon – I even leave them in laundromats. But somehow there are always extras that I don’t get to give out……these get tossed. Into the driveways or on the steps of neighboring houses with my information for people to contact me or even order online.
And that is part of my business – I love it because I get new customers and I get to see my grandson as we go through the neighborhood – we get to talk about our day, how summer is going – to me it is quality time. I also do mailings but it is the personal aspect of tossing that I like. Of course there are always people who don’t like you tossing books on their lawn or in their driveway – but they are few and far between. Doesn’t everyone like brochures to browse through? Wouldn’t you? Contact me to get yours! Next mailing will be in September! Contact me today at www.youravon.com/ashapiro or shop my online book here.