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Get Rich Quick

It’s all around us.  Plastered all over social media.  Those ads and postings that say you dont have to invest anything in order to make a lot of money.  Want more information?  Just drop an “info please” note in the comments.

And there you go, loads and loads of people dropping an – info me – because they all want the answer to getting money fast and easy.

So it is no wonder why when I post for team members – no one is interested.  They don’t want to put out the minimum of $25 to get a starter kit (worth $80) in order to start their business.  A business that has been around for 130 years, that I have done 11 years and love….the small investment was not a problem – in return you got a load of items to help you start your business including a free website.  The website is even being updated as I write this.  Avon will have their own Social Media area where you can make and share to your Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest accounts all your goods, sales and discounts.

Remember: there is no get rich quick…wish there was….but a little work and commitment will take you on to owning your own business to work at your own pace….Just this morning I was out delivering brochures to customers and potentially new customers…..and came home to two orders online already….how easy was that?  Ask me how you can join my team….info please!



Why am I getting Job Offers?

So this year I retired.  Never thought I would but it finally came about and you know what — love it.  Went downtown for my consult and before I even put my papers in – was approached by a friend who works there and asked if I wanted a part time job.  Nice to be asked.  As a school secretary I could also work as a substitute.  Told him I would think about it.  Working as a sub – is it really being retired?

As I settled into my routine of sleeping later (no more 5:30 wake ups) – eating breakfast, reading my book and having that second cup of coffee….I decided I could get use to this.  Around 10:00 am my day starts.  Clean a little, maybe some laundry and then get out my planner to see what is on the agenda for my current home business of selling Avon…

It’s a job I love so my day is spent talking to customers, posting online and delivering orders.  Last week I got a call from my son asking if I could pick up my grandson from school – he was sick…..so I ran over to the school, signed him out and talked to some of the secretaries working there.  As we were into a conversation, I was asked if I wanted to work there – as a sub…….do I?  Funny how when we are looking for jobs they are hard to get.  Here I retired, with no expectations of ever working again – except for my Avon business – and then I get offered two jobs.  Oh wait, make that three – one of my other sons work in a school and also asked if I would like to fill in for a secretary out on maternity leave…..

But alas I find I love my new life.  No stress, work at my own pace.  Meet interesting people through my Avon business….and just chill.  Like sitting on the patio in this beautiful weather with a glass of wine and my book…..



The Time is Now

Sorry I havent been around for the past two days but I have been working my business.  My last post  talked about all the tossing I did and when you do tossing you have to expect some calls from new customers.  Since my orders are going in tonight I have to get on board and plan for these new customers.  I have a planner and a book where I keep all the information on my customers and today I am entering all the orders to be placed.


Somewhere in between I received a call from someone who wants to become an Avon Rep.  I am excited to add her to my team and after some time on the phone I emailed her a long list of what to do, how to do it – love my work!

I also realize that shortly the holidays will be upon us and everyone needs that extra money – now for the holidays, later for that coat or tv you want.  I originally started just to make some extra money for dinners and entertainment time.  But since retiring, I am working my business full time for things I want – I see a cruise in my future!

Need a part time job for the holidays?  for something special you want?  Now is the Time….for as little as a $25 investment you too can become a #BeautyBoss

Contact me today at www.youravon.com/ashapiro

Slow Down

The time has come to smell the flowers.  Our nation is always on the go.  I was always on the go.  Get up early in the morning, work, shop, cook, transport kids, – when do we stop.  I am guilty of this type of life also.  There is never enough time in the day to accomplish all we have to do.

So what if we stopped – turn off the electronics, sit on the patio with a cup of coffee and a good book for what?  an hour or two?  Will the world come to an end?  Cant the shopping wait until tomorrow or later?  This world is always on fast forward and life is short.  When was the last time you took a bath.  Not enough time?  Sure, a shower is quicker but not as relaxing.

Take time – read more, drink that cup of coffee on your patio not in the train station.  More and more young people are having heart attacks because of the fast pace and continuous working in our lives.

Take time to smell the 

Invest $25. Start your own business

Sounds good?  Well you can do it.  I did it and love my job.  I am the boss, I make my own hours and I meet the most interesting people.  If I get up in the morning and dont want to work – well, I dont work.  Cant get any better than that.

With that $25 investment you get full size products, samples, books and a free website.  It’s ready to put your name on it – and it is connected to social media so you can advertise your goods.  Not only makeup but also fashion, creams, jewelry, shoes and even household items.  There is something for everyone of your customers.

And you also get a mentor – someone who will be with you every step of the way.  Even if you are across the country…with technology today I keep in touch with my team via email, text and social media.  I have a great team and would like to make it grow so that we all do great in this business.

So if you are interested in coming on board just contact me…..and please share this blog with someone else you may know who wants to start their own business.

Contact me via any of the following links:

my website: www.youravon.com/ashapiro

my email: shap5@outlook.com

my FB page: www.facebook.com/AvonByAgnes

There are no free rides

As a mom of five I was working full time but felt with all the kids grown and out of the house I wanted something to do when I retire….along came Avon – I have been a Rep for the past 2 yrs, love it, meet great people and make extra money for those extra joys in life….I am since retired and loving my new life.

I often come across FB posts that want to know about work that pays well.  But these people dont want scams and dont want to put any money upfront.  Well, there are no such things as free rides.  What people dont realize these days is you have to work for what you want.  Nothing comes free….oh, except those scams.

Can Avon make you rich?  YES – with hard work.  Orders dont come to you.  No one is looking to spend money.  You have to go out and get them.  Depending on how hard you work for it – you will do well.  Get out there and leave books all over, talk to your neighbors and friends and tell them to pass the word around.  Tell people Avon is more than just makeup.  An analyzes of my business just showed my highest sales is in fashion – I sell tops, pants, shoes, sandals and yesterday I delivered a coat to a customer who loved it.  She tried it on right there and was surprised how well it fit.  And that is another things – dont like it?  Fine, we take it back to be returned or exchanged….your choice!

So dont look for those get-rich-quick-schemes…..think about how long Avon has been in business (130 years) and realize they must be doing something right!  And yes we do have a start up fee – but how much is your choice…..I myself went for the smaller bundle – it is not just money upfront either…..you get products you can use to start your business.  One of my team members went for the big bundle ($100) because she wanted all the products and the tote bag also.

So contact me for more info to join my team or go directly to my website and click on #bosslife at www.youravon.com/ashapiro

Everything We Left Behind

This book is a series. So I suggest you read Everything We Keep first or you will be lost. I had to read the next book because once James disappeared the previous book leaves you with the feeling that Aimee is going to find him. But what we dont know now is that James has become Carlos and living in Mexico in a state of fugue. I didnt even know there was such a thing and looking is up made me better understand what James/Carlos was going through.

Again this book has some surprises, romance and a lot of anger – between family members….and lots of secrets. Keeps you turning the pages BUT the reason it didnt get 5 stars is that it keeps jumping back and forth in the story between Carlos in his present state and then when he realizes he is James and doesnt remember a Carlos (fugue state)….this is not a book to put down and pick up a day or two later. You need to continuously read this book so you dont lose track of what is going on….