Oh, I can see that smile on your face!
Hello! How are you doing today? You didn’t expect that could ever happen, did you? That your fun beauty and fashion purchases could actually be considered a business expense? Well, they certainly can be. And I’ll explain. (Disclaimer: I am not a CPA or financial expert. This is from my personal experience being a small business owner for many years. You may want to consult your own financial expert, and you can find information on what is considered advertising expense by doing an internet search.) Okay, let’s go!
Firstly, when you sign up as an Avon Representative, you are actually opening up your very own small business. You are representing and selling Avon’s product, but you are an Independent entity, so therefore, you are running your very own business just as you would any other small business. And in any business you have business expenses, one being advertising. And what do you purchase to advertise a beauty and fashion business? You purchase beauty and fashion items, right? Ta-Da!
This is one of my favorite perks. I always plan and strategize which products I want to advertise. I always choose products that interest me, that I would like to try so that I can demonstrate and/or review them as advertisement, thus, the product is then an advertising tool. Products can be purchased to use and demonstrate, and give out as samples (there are sample sizes available to purchase and hand out as well). You can advertise your Avon products in many ways; Use them and review them online or in person, take pictures of the products and post on your Social Media, Blog, YouTube, etc., hand out as samples, or you can record yourself using the products and post videos. Just any way that your imagination leads you. Avon also offers free courses in promotion in Avon U. (Perk!)
So, you can try new makeups, perfumes, wear new fashion jewelry, new fashion, shoes, try the latest and greatest skincare (Avon’s are famous!), home products, and now even new pet products, and they can be used for advertising, and then when you earn $600+ in commissions (which is then reported to the IRS), your advertising purchases can be deducted from that income as advertising expense. Be sure to keep a record of the products that you purchased and used for your advertising, and there you go!
Other advertising expense would be your business cards, website hosting fees, anything and everything that you use to promote your (Avon’s) product line.
So, as I always go around singing, “I’m having fun and making money!”, you can too.
Another great perk about having an Avon beauty business, is that Avon pays all your State sales tax for you. If you’ve ever been in business for yourself before then you’ll know that this is a HUGE perk. You do not have to collect sales tax and then pay it in either quarterly or yearly. I love this so much.
And yet another great perk is that you get paid right away with Avon. Avon does not hold your commission as you try to accumulate a certain amount of sales. You get paid right away for each and every sale you make. You can sign up for Direct Deposit, and then when your customer(s) purchase online in your Avon store (no minimum order amount either), you receive an automatic deposit into your account in just a few days after your customer is billed. Just enjoy that money flowing in from your advertising Avon’s wonderful products.
And if you prefer to sell in person rather than online, that’s cool too, or you can do both. But in order for your purchases to be allowed as an advertising expense, you do have to show or demonstrate that product in an advertising capacity intended to bring in more business.
You got this! And I am looking to recruit and build a team right now, so you are definitely welcome, and I’ll be happy to help you get your very own beauty business going.
Avon has some very wonderful sign up and first order rewards going on right now too. You receive a free gift of Isa Knox Anew LX Rejuvenating Serum ($56.00 value) with your very first order (no minimum amt.). You receive a free gift of 135 lip balms ($270.00 value) + a $10.00 credit with your very first order of $60+. Here’s what a bundle of 135 lip balms looks like:
How awesome is that? And that’s $270.00 worth of FREE advertising products for you! No need to keep a record of these for an advertising deduction. Avon’s helping you on your way, and you do not get that kind of advertising help when you’re running your own business usually, and that’s why I love being an Avon Representative so much. They are very generous and helpful to us all in our business journeys.
There are also many milestone rewards along your way. I’ve blogged about these just recently. You can read all about those here. While you’re there, check out the fabulous Starter Kits that you get to choose from. Those are really awesome. You get a lot of product to try out and use for your advertising. Your out of pocket expense (which is also a business expense) for signing up is $5.00 without a choice of a Starter Kit, but is a charitable donation, or for $30.00, you choose your Starter Kit.
I do not know of any other business that you can start with only $30.00 and receive over $100.00 worth of advertising product to demonstrate right off the bat. So, yeah, if you love beauty, makeup, skin care, fashion, home goods, pet goods, etc., and love receiving awesome gifts and incentives, and love the idea of your advertising expenses being beautiful things that you can try and demonstrate, AND make money at the same time, well, hello, it’s right here for you!
Here is a message directly from Avon:
Start your dream gig in just a few steps!
Part-time or full-time, in sweats or stilettos, sell Avon anytime, anywhere—online or in-person.
It only takes a few minutes to join and it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!
- Tell us about you. We just need a few details like your name and email address to get started.
- Fall in love with top-trending beauty and share out your free personal online store link.
- Start selling, score special extras, and get on the path to big earnings!
Ready to start earning?
We Give You Everything You Need to Succeed
Tools to Manage Your Business 24/7
Personalize your free online store, then text, email and share the link on social with friends and family for instant sales. Plus, you can sell anywhere and anytime with our mobile app.
Tips and Tricks to Network Like a Pro
Explore dedicated training in AVON U to learn about the products, how to make the most of your digital store and promote your beauty business.
Amazing Avon Representative Benefits
Get paid with direct deposit, and get access to exclusive Avon Perks including special offers for affordable health insurance for you and your family, tuition discounts for online higher education, and more.
Special Gifts as an Avon Representative
Place your first order as a Representative and we’ll send you a free full-size gift! Plus, you’ll also get a $10 credit for your next order and 135 lip balms if your first order is $60+.
Earning Opportunities with Avon
Earn up to $3,300* in your first 8 campaigns (Avon’s two-week selling period is one campaign) through the Pathway to Premier program and lock in 30% Beauty earnings. As your business grows, you can even score trips with friends to fabulous destinations like Maui, Los Cabos, and Cap Cana!
Want to get started?
Are you ready? Yay!! I look forward to working with you! Cheers to your success as your very own business owner and beauty boss!
Over 50 and Fabulous Beauty Blogger + Avon Independent Sales Representative USA
Get paid to have fun being a beauty influencer!
And hint, hint, if you read yesterday’s blog post, check out my beauty collage above to see the new eyeshadow palettes coming up soon that I was telling you about!