Avon Opportunities

Is Selling Avon Worth It?

Welcome to the world of Avon! You might be wondering, “Is selling Avon really worth it?” Let’s find out!

Understanding Avon’s Business Model

Avon has a long history and has changed a lot over the years. As a self employed Avon Representative you’ll be showing potential customers the Avon brochure either paper or digital and you will earn commission based on what you sell. It’s important to understand how Avon works to do well.

Avon Financial Perspectives: Start Up Costs, Earning Potential and Commission

Starting with Avon involves a few first steps and some initial costs. After joining Avon, you’ll choose a starter kit and unless you want to sell 100% online like an affiliate you’d need some brochures. The standard welcome kit usually costs £10 and the ultimate welcome kit £30. Both include some brochures and if you actually get the cost of the kits refunded if you sell £100 or £150 respectively.

If you’d like to order more brochures it will only cost you £10.50 for 60 as Avon subsidise the cost. (You can also order smaller amounts). (Once you’ve been with Avon a bit linger you can even get the cost per brochure as low as 12p)

Understanding the costs and commission levels is key to managing your expectations and profits. So You might be curious about how much you can really earn with Avon. You earn money based on what you sell. Commission starts at 10% and increases to 32%.

Pros and Cons: A Balanced View Of Avon

Every story has two sides, and so does selling Avon. While it offers freedom and empowerment, there are also challenges and concerns that you should know about. Understanding these concerns is crucial for a balanced view.


  1. Flexibility: With Avon, you can choose your own hours. This means you can work around your other commitments, like your social life, family or another job.
  2. Empowerment: Being an Avon representative means you’re running your own business. This can be really empowering and can help you develop lots of new skills.
  3. Earning Potential: The more you sell, the more you can earn. There’s no limit to how much you can make, it all depends on your effort and dedication.
  4. Community: You’ll get to meet lots of new people and be part of a community of other Avon representatives who can offer support and advice.


  1. Initial Costs: There are some costs to start, like buying your starter kit and brochures. While you do have the opportunity to get the starter kit refunded, it’s important to consider whether you can afford the initial cost of £10 or £30 upfront
  2. Time-Consuming: It will take time for you to distribute brochures, collect orders, and deliver products. You need to be organised and manage your time well. You can break this into small chunks to help manage your time doing half an hour here and there.
  3. Variable Income: Your earnings can change from month to month, depending on how much your customers order. This can make budgeting a bit tricky.
  4. Not a Get Rich Quick Opportunity: Selling Avon is not a way to get rich overnight. It will take time and effort to grow your customer base and build your business.

I am not here to persuade you that Avon is right for you. The only way to know for sure if it will be worth it for you, is to become an Avon rep and give it a go. To test if fairly I’d recommend setting yourself a goal and then working with us to help you make a plan to acheive it.

If you’d like to earn with Avon you can fill in your application form here.

FAQ about whether Joining Avon is Worth It

What is Avon and how does it let you earn money?

Avon is a cosmetics company lets you earn commission when you sell their products. You can work when you want and run your own little (or not so little) business.

How do you start selling Avon and do you have to pay anything to start?

To start selling Avon, you’ll need to order a starter kit which will include brochures to get you started. The kits start at just £10 and you can qualify to get this kit refunded.

Can you earn a lot of money selling Avon, and is the money you earn the same every month?

The money you earn from selling Avon can change every month, and it depends on how much you sell. There’s no limit to how much you can earn; it’s all about how much effort you put in. You should expect that your income will grow over time as you grow your customer base.

What are the good things about being an Avon representative?

Being an Avon representative is great because you can choose when you want to work. You get to run your own business, earn money based on what you sell, and meet lots of new friends in the Avon community.

Are there any tough parts about being an Avon representative?

Yes, there are tough parts especially when you first start as you’ll have to spend time finding customers. Then every month you’ll have to also collect orders and deliver products. It’s not a way to get rich quickly, and it takes time and effort to find customers.

Is selling Avon worth it?

Selling Avon can be worth it if you make careful choices. Understanding the good and tough parts can help you decide if being an Avon representative is the right choice for you.