10 ways to Find a New Representative
When I start training a new Sales Leader, they will ask “How do I find new Representatives to join my team?” – this is one of the best questions they could ask. This means that they are wanting to build a team but just don’t know exactly how they will find new people.
There is not a set or right answer to how to find a new Representative. Simply, do enough activity and you will find people who will want to earn extra money. There will be some ideas that you can use that you will really love and there may be other ideas that just don’t work for you. Perhaps you’ve got a young child in tow or you work full-time. The trick is to tailor your activity to what suits you. Providing that you are finding new people and you are sticking within the guidelines then you are fine.
I am recommending methods that I use and that work for me personally. It’s not an exhaustive list but just a guide.
10 ways to find a new Representative
1. Referrals – ask people you know WHO DO THEY KNOW who may be interested in becoming an AVON Representative. Let everyone you know – know YOU are the person to come to if someone wants to earn some money and join AVON. This doesn’t mean that you have to hound or pester people!
2. Shop Adverts – these are a great way of leaving your details both for recruiting and selling AVON. Try local shops, hairdressers, beauty salons or even take-aways. (where people are waiting)
3. Leaflets – there is no restriction on where you can flyer to look for a new Representative. I found that when I had the double buggy I would go to terraces with no front gardens or brand new housing estates with no long paths or gates.
4. Events – why not have a stand/stall at a local event. Perhaps a mums and tots group, or baby fair, employment fair, careers event….the list is endless. You can have some products and literature on display as well as being able to talk to people.
5. Vacant Areas – you can ask the Area Sales Manager if there are vacant streets available that need covering. You can then set about looking for someone who lives locally to cover that area. Perhaps you could flyer the area or talk to the local people directly.
6. Social Media - you can use Facebook or Twitter to reach out to potential new Representatives. I am not talking about spamming people, but sharing your experiences and the opportunity with them. The most effective way of finding a new representative is to build up a rapport and relationship with them.
7. AVON Website – AVON provide you with your own Personal Recruitment Page or you can also make your own website. If you are part of SarahsReps we will make you a website FREE OF CHARGE. People then can look at the opportunity online and you can give them more information and they are able to leave their details.
8. Newspaper Advertising – You can place an advert in the local newspaper. Just be mindful of cost as it can be expensive. If you do not have much time to prospect other ways, it can work out quite successful. If you are part of SarahsReps we will advise you on wordings and costs.
9. Wearing Logo’d clothing – Perhaps a T-shirt, Jumper or even a simple badge with all your recruiting details. I’ve got a pink polo shirt which has my name and number on it (on the front and back) and this works well. There are lots of places where you can get your own clothing designed with your details.
10. Just Opening Your Mouth – this is probably a bit obvious, but just by talking to people when you are going about your daily business. I am not talking about ramming it down people’s throats, perhaps just simply saying “We’re Looking For People – here’s my card.” Or when someone comments about wanting extra money or looking for work – make sure you’ve got your name/number to hand to give to them.
Finding a New Representative should be FUN
Being enthusiastic about the opportunity and products is a surefire way to being successful with finding a new representative. Make sure you’ve always got your details to hand and on you at all times. You never know when your next potential new representative will appear.