The Avon Dude, Guy or Man: Why Men Should Sell Avon

I’d like to write a short post today about why men should sell Avon. I want to talk about the advantages of being the Avon Dude!

If you enjoy network marketing or direct selling, you should definitely consider Avon. Not only are they one of the largest direct sales companies in the world, but I personally believe they are the most trusted and most respected direct sales company. That gives Avon reps a huge competitive advantage over reps in other companies.

Although there are millions of Avon reps worldwide, there is still plenty of opportunity to build a successful business. While a large percentage of the Avon reps are women, there are also a few good Avon men!

I personally believe men working as Avon reps have a huge advantage over women, but that is just my opinion. In the paragraphs below, you will learn why being the Avon Dude might just be the perfect fit for you.

Why Men Should Sell Avon

10 Reasons to Be the Avon Dude

# 1: You Will Be Different

Every business needs a unique selling proposition. This is what differentiates YOU from every other business, person, or company. Since Avon is mostly women, Avon men are automatically different. Other women and men not involved in the business will look at you and wonder why you, a dude, is selling Avon. This is a GOOD thing because it gets people’s attention.

# 2: Avon Has Products for Men

Contrary to what you might think, Avon is not just lipstick and perfume. They also have product lines for MEN. What better way to introduce these male products to men than another man?  Once you’ve tried out the aftershave or cologne or body wash, you can easily introduce it to other men. Best of all, these products are very inexpensive.

In 1949, Avon begin creating fragrances for men and today Avon’s best selling men’s colognes include: Wild Country, Mesmerize and Black Suede.

Source: Avon

# 3: Women Like to Buy from Men as Well

While women do enjoy buying from other women, they also like to buy from men. How do I know this? I asked a bunch of women. Plus, whenever I talk to women about Avon, they are always nice and friendly and willing to take a look at a catalog.

Overall, women are stronger salespeople but among the top 25% among the 100 sales candidates assessed, men make up around 75% of that group.

Source: Objective Management Group

# 4: The Money

Everyone needs a side hustle. As men, we should provide for our families. It’s our responsibility. That’s how I see it anyway. Most men would benefit from an extra $500 to $1,000 per month. Avon is very generous in their commission structure. You can earn anywhere from twenty to fifty percent on your personal sales, plus overrides from your team’s sales.

Just servicing 20 customers each month has the potential to make you some nice part-time money. You could then use this money to get out of debt, save for retirement, or increase your standard of living. Some men even do Avon as their full-time career. What you decide to do with the Avon business is up to you.

percentage of avon reps that are men

# 5: Recognition

Most men thrive on recognition (so do women). That’s what I have found anyway. It helps satisfy our egos. Men should join and sell Avon because of the recognition. Avon is always doing contests and they go out of their way to recognize their reps, even for the littlest of things. There are trips, prizes, gifts, certificates, pins, and public recognition. It’s one of my favorite things about Avon. Most guys who sell Avon love this aspect of the business.

Brain studies indicate that we respond to social approval in much the same way that we respond to monetary rewards.

Source: Parenting Science

# 6: Meet Women

No, Avon is NOT a dating service. However, if you’re a single dude, becoming an Avon Independent Sales Representative would be like a dream come true. You’ll always be around women. You can sell products to female customers if you want to. You can hang out with single female reps. If you don’t know how to talk to women, now you can just ask them if they’d like to take a look at a catalog or take a free sample.

# 7: Increase Your Confidence

Many men struggle with confidence issues. If that describes you, making the decision to be the Avon Dude might be a great choice for you. You can improve your confidence by selling Avon. Improved confidence will help you in many areas of your life.

Once a foundation of confidence has been established, the recognition and compliments will start rolling in. And we all know how good recognition is for motivation, happiness, and productivity.

# 8: Increase Your Sales, Leadership & People Skills

The sales, people skills, and leadership skills you will learn as the Avon Guy can make a big difference in your full-time career. Sales, people, and leadership skills are always in big demand in the marketplace. No matter what you currently do for a career, mastering sales and leadership skills (and learning how to get along with others) will help you take your current career to the next level.

# 9: Independence

If you decide to pursue Avon as a full-time career (I recommend you start part-time and don’t give up your day job yet) you can create independence for yourself. You can work from home, be your own boss, and make your own schedule. If you’re tired of the daily commute and you are working in a job you don’t enjoy, becoming the Avon Man might be a wise choice!

average age of avon male rep

# 10: Have Fun!

Everyone needs to have more fun in life. Life is too short to do something you don’t enjoy. Avon is a FUN business. You get to travel and meet so many wonderful people. If you are naturally a people person, this business is like a dream come true. Even if you’re an introvert, Avon is a fun business to do. It might even help you come out of your shell.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, these are 10 simple reasons men should sell Avon. If you’re thinking about becoming an Avon dude, look for a sponsor who is successful in the company and has been selling Avon at least 12-months. This will help shorten your learning curve.

What are your thoughts? Have you ever bought from an Avon dude? Leave a comment below to let me know what you think. I look forward to hearing from you.

chuck holmes


Chuck Holmes
Network Marketing Professional (since 2002)
Author, Blogger, & Entrepreneur

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