Students and the youth in general have taken to explore alternative methods to raise some extra income. Considering this, many have decided to sell Avon products and have come on board as independent Representatives.
By allowing students to join Avon as independent Representatives, the students and youth empower themselves and learn valuable skills that they can easily apply to their future workplace.
“I started my own Avon business so that I could have monthly income while I searched for a job. The money I earn from my Avon business helps me support my family as my sister and I are the only breadwinners. I’m also learning a lot about business and relationships in the process.” – Nontombi Mthwethwa, graduate.
It’s a different economic climate out there today and students and the youth are becoming more resourceful. They are taking part in different earning opportunities and building up their skills and CV in practical ways. With the added benefit of producing an income too!
Avon’s direct selling business model helps to support students in this venture and opens up an avenue for them to earn and learn!
The University of Johannesburg (UJ) together with the Direct Selling Association of South Africa (DSA) have initiated a programme to help students earn an income and curb unemployment.
Through the programme, marketing and retail students are required to take-part in a direct selling project. They select a company whose business model is in line with direct selling, will come on board as a representative and market and sell their chosen products for the year. Through this initiative, students are exposed to the idea of direct selling and gain practical experience in marketing, selling and operating a business.
As Avon is one of the largest members of the DSA, students can pick Avon as their company of choice for the programme. Many have chosen Avon and have been extremely successful. Even after completing the programme, some have continued to sell Avon.
This programme, which Avon is thrilled to support yearly, provides immense opportunity for students to learn the practical side of business and marketing. They gain a valuable skillset that is sure to help them when they venture into the business world. The best part – the income they earn during the programme is all theirs!
Throughout the year, the DSA tracks the progress of its independent student Representatives and at the end of the year, the top three students are recognised at the annual DSA luncheon held to recognise industry leaders.
This initiative has had a continually positive affect on the students, helping them gain business and management skills, and it’s a bonus that Avon is a part of this process!
This is the company that puts mascara on lashes and food on tables. That fights wrinkles with one hand and breast cancer with the other. That knows the value of a perfect lip, but still opens its mouth and speaks out against domestic violence and for women’s financial independence. This is the company that not only brings beauty to doors, but also opens them. The company that supports approximately 6 million independent Representatives worldwide. This is Avon. The company that for more than 130 years has stood for beauty, innovation, optimism and, above all, for women.
For more information on Avon or its independent Sale Representatives please contact RED Marketing at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 011 885 6848.