I met Louise in November 2015. At the time I was working as a Network Support Worker, supporting Adults with Challenging Behaviour. I had heard of Avon as I had a friend who used to sell it at work and I had bought some of the products as a customer. I thought Avon was for women and I had never once considered joining myself.
In March 2016 I moved in with Louise and I began to see how much she was selling so I thought I'd give it a try myself. I wanted to sell online like she did but didn't have any capital to invest so reluctantly I started out the traditional way selling to colleagues at work from the brochure and prospecting door to door. I must admit I did feel a bit silly being a bloke selling Avon but my customers soon got used to me. I couldn't believe the amount of Avon you girls order so within a year I had enough to buy my first lot of stock.
Unlike Louise I didn't start out selling on eBay, I went straight to Amazon. The idea was that I would get Amazon to fulfil all my orders so I wouldn't have any stock to store as it would have all been sent off to them. I was shocked at how quickly my business grew. I made my first sale on Amazon on March 28th, 2017 and on October 6th 2017, I resigned from my full time job as I had replaced my income and more besides.
I now start my day when I feel like it. I sometimes work in my dressing gown. There's no bus to catch and no child care arrangements to consider as I can juggle my work life around my other commitments. This year I have won the Avon Top performers holiday to Lisbon which takes place in May 2018.