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Earning From Awin Affiliate Program

As I earn most of my money at home one of the ways I increase my income is with affiliate programs. I started this many years ago and I’ve tried several, but Awin affiliate program has been my favourite for a long time. Now I want to share with you how I make money using Awin. I will be writing further posts in the future as there is a lot to cover. You will be able to find them under the ‘A Place to Earn’ in my index bar at the top of my page.

Awin

There are many affiliate programs you can join but I’ve been a member of Awin for a while and I find them easy to use and get commissions from. They’ve been really reliable and although I haven’t made a huge fortune from them, the extra income has been more than any affiliate program I have used before. This is not the only reason I recommend them though. So I’m going to give you a review of what it’s like working with Awin.

Joining Awin

If you click the banner above you will be taken to the Awin sign up page as an affiliate or an influencer. You can also join if you want to use Awin to find affiliates for your business.

After joining I recommend you download the welcome pack and work through the instructions step by step. It’s really not complicated and getting set up is easy. You choose who you want to work with and with a click of button you can request to become an affiliate.

Once you have joined your selected advertisers you will see what they offer in the way of creatives. These are banners or images you can use to promote. For instance, I am affiliated with Deramores and Etsy (two of my favourites) so I can share these banners with a click to copy from Awin and then a paste into HTML on my site.

One of the reasons I love being affiliate with these advertisers is because they update their creatives frequently, and I have lots to write about for them because I love the sites and what they sell. I also manage to get the most clicks to these sites whenever I advertise them.

Choosing Advertisers

If you go ahead and join Awin, then read the instructions then you will not need me to tell you what to do. But there are a few points that I’d like to make and one of those is choosing advertisers. You can pick as many as you like but I think it’s wise to find your favourites and stick with them. If you like something but don’t want to put too much effort into promoting them you can stick a banner in your sidebar. But if it’s an advertiser you really want to promote then you can do so whenever you want.

You can place your banners and links almost anywhere on your blog, website or social media. They all require a little effort and are done in different ways, but your introduction manual will guide you how to do that step-by-step.

The more interest you have in the advertiser, the easier it is to promote. If you love something then you want to tell others about it and your enthusiasm shows. It works much better than a banner in your side bar or in the middle or bottom of your post. Enthuse about your advertisers products and people will click through to find out more. If they purchase you will earn.

I write blog posts about my favourite advertisers, I find it really easy to do so. A special occasion can make things easier. At Easter you will see me writing about chocolate, and for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Christmas, there are tons of gifts waiting to be written about. Catch a reader’s interest and they will buy. They may see something they’ve been looking for for ages, or they may just get a great idea of what they would like and click through to find more. They don’t have to buy the actual product, once they have clicked your link, no matter what they buy from that site, you will earn a commission.

If a site you are affliated with has some special offers or competitions you can share them and get clicks through to the site which may increase your profit from future purchases.

Don’t forget to enter the Cadburys Father’s Day Competition!!

cadbury competition banner, win 1 of 5 Father's Day Chocolate gifts

What’s great about Awin is, if you add a Publisher Master tag, whatever you link to on your website, if you are an affiliate it will send the clicker through your affiliate link. This means you don’t have to add your affiliate link yourself every time, it’s done automatically.

The instructions on adding a master tag are in the welcome pack.

Aside from Awin, some advertisers offer extra incentives for joining their programs and advertising for them. Etsy is good for this and feature an affiliate every month. They also offer gift vouchers in return for blog posts. So you may not get paid a fee for the post, but you can get a gift voucher and earn commission from anyone who clicks through and buys something. It all helps!

Social Media

If you don’t want to write blog posts you can write about your favourite advertisers and products on your social media and then link with your affiliate link. You can shorten your link so it looks neater on your posts, but it’s vital that you tell your readers that it is an affiliate link. This does put some people off clicking, but a good practice is to tell them that it’s not going to cost them any extra to click the link, but it may earn you some money. Then thank them. This method works a lot better. It’s open and honest and doesn’t break any advertising rules.

A lot of your advertisers will allow you to take images from their site and use them elsewhere so long as you are linking back. However, if you ask them, many of them can provide you with better images to use. Some sites do not allow you take pictures from their websites, so you will need to contact them. I’ve never had any issues in gaining images from my choice of advertisers.

Awin offers so much, including detailed reports about how well your links are doing, how many clicks they’ve had and if anyone has purchased. You can’t withdraw your cash until you reach £50, but that’s a good thing because it’s a great way of pushing you forward to reach your target. It’s an easy target to reach if you do it properly.

If you decide to sign up to Awin I’d be happy to help with any questions you may have.

I will be writing more posts on how you can earn money from affiliate advertising on Social media, including Pinterest. I’ll also tell you how to write the best posts. So watch this space and come back soon.

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Giving Back to my Avon Customers with a free gift offer

As you may know, I am an Avon representative. If you want regular updates on Facebook then please check out my Facebook Page for all my special offers and free gift.

At present I’m looking for more people to sign up to my store. This means you will get regular e-mails from Avon (not an excessive amount) In return, I’m offering to send out a free gift to one of my subscribers every month. You don’t even have to buy anything.

Avon free gift poster

Special Offers this Month

As it’s Veganuary, Avon are promoting their Distillery products;

We get it, it’s 2020 and you want a skincare and make-up range that has it all.

Vegan? Check. Eco-conscious*? It better be. Allergy tested? Definitely.

And that’s where distillery comes in. Think clean beauty and pure ingredients. It’s skincare and make-up that combines high-performance, vegan-friendly ingredients with beautiful textures, environmentally-conscious packaging and an ethical mindset.

From a potent burst of lip colour to a highly concentrated vitamin C powder, it’s time to wake up your beauty routine and join the distillery revolution.

distillary products
distillary, vegan, fragrance free, alcohol free, clinically tested, dermatology tested, allergy tested
distillery mascara, you could get this as a free gift if you are a subscriber to my Avon Store online
distillery shadow shots
distillery lipstick, I give out a free gift to my online store Avon customers every month.

You can view all of the distillery items at their reduced prices over on my Avon Store, AnneSweetAvon

And don’t forget, just by signing up you could be in with a chance of receiving a free gift.

Order Anywhere in the UK

Do you use Avon? Do you have a local representative? Did you know you can shop Avon online? I have my own shop and as I am disabled I have only a few customers I can meet up with so I rely on my online shop to get by. Please stop by and check out my Avon store

did you know you can order from my shop anywhere in the UK?

I’m also in the process of writing a series of blog posts on how you can set up and run an online Avon business. Follow my progress through the following posts.

How to Set up your own Avon Store Online.

Five Tips for Working Avon Online

My New Venture, I’m an Avon Representative

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Setting up Your Avon Store Online

I previously wrote an post Five Tips for Working Avon Online. I’m going to work through each of these tips in details and the first one was to open your Avon Store Online.

Step One -Open your Store

First you need to log on to your Avon online account.

Click the representative log on/registration. If it’s your first time you will need your Avon business number and decide on a password.

Once you have logged on you will see your welcome page. You can choose manage your business to check and place your orders, but today we are going to open your Online Store, so click on the box on the right.

Update Store Settings and Profile

When you log on you will see a menue on the left on side as in the picture above. The same menu will also appear in taps across the top of the page.

Start at the beginning and click Update Store Settings and Details

Set your online store name


the beginning of the site will be the same www.avon.uk.com/store…..
you choose the name of your store. I chose AnneSweet

so my url is www.avon.uk.com/store/annesweet

Then you fill in your contact details so people who visit your store know how to get in touch. You can put your e-mail and telephone number and then set the times that you are available for people to contact you. i.e. your hours of working for Avon.

You then choose your delivery area, where you are prepared to deliver brochures and orders.

Then its time for the personal touches like a photo of yourself and a personal message for people visiting your shop. Adding a personal touch makes your site more appealing to customers.

The next setting is Find a Representative.

This enables you to appear in ‘Find a Representative’ when customers are looking for a rep. in their area.

This should bring you more local custom so I’d advise to fill it in.

Make your Store Status ‘open’
Select show or hide

If you want to opt in to appear in ‘Find a Representative’ search you will need to click New Customers. If you only want to serve your customers that you are already familiar with then click ‘customers who know you’

I would strongly advise to click the New Customers if you wish to do a lot of work online.

The final option is to Hide from ‘Find a Representative’ Search. This will stop you from showing up if someone in your area is looking for someone to buy from.

Delivery settings

YOu can choose whether to offer personal rep deliveray and direct delivery, or direct delivery only.

Decide whether you will receive parcels for local people and take it to them. Or only accept people who are willing to have their deliveries direct from Avon.

If you are working online only you will prefer for your customers to have direct delivery. However, a lot of customers prefer a personal service and if you can get out locally, it would be a good idea to offer this.

Automated Payment Option

If someone buys from your online shop and choose direct delivery it will show as a credit on your account.
You can choose to be paid your commission through bank transfer or through automated payment through your mobile number linked to your bank account.

Once you have completed these steps you can click the next tab, Update My Store.

Update Avon Store Content

Here you can choose which departments you want to feature on the front page of your Avon Store. You can change these as often as you like.

Once you are happy you can save your changes and click the next tab.

Promote Your Online Store.

The Next Step is to promote your store through social media

If you don’t have social media accounts you will need to set them up. Make separate pages from the ones you already use. I’ll go into more detail about social media later, but you will need to create a Facebook page especially for your avon, you will also need twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

You will need your store link and use it as often as you can.

You also get the options to email customers who have already signed up.

I will tell you how to get subscribers in a later post.

Holidays plus Tips and Advice

The final tab tells you how to keep selling while you are on holiday, but it’s important to make sure that local customers know you will not be delivering while you are away.

It also has some good tips and advice for you to read.

These are all really important so do read them and click through the links to make sure you have everything set up ready to go.

Now it’s time to get selling!

Watch out for my next blog posts!

My Avon

My Avon Store

My Avon Facebook Page

My Avon Instagram

My Avon Pinterest Board

How to set up your Avon Online Store, a step by step guide
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Five Tips for Working Avon online

I have worked with Avon in the past but since re-starting my Avon business I’ve noticed a lot of changes. I am disabled and unable to go from door to door, so apart from a few neighbours most of my Avon work will be done online.

I’ve decided to write this post to help you understand how you can work or improve your business using the online resources. I may be new to Avon, but I have a lot of experience in online networking.

How Avon Works Online

Here are some tips for getting your Avon Business off the ground working online.

  1. Use your shop URL. When you log on to the Avon Website you are given the option to set up your online store…do that straight away and use the URL on everything you post online, and any brochures or leaflets you post. Check out my post Setting Up Your Avon Store Online.
  2. Facebook. Open a page especially for all your Avon Posts. Give it a name that reflects that it will be about Avon/beauty/shopping so that people know exactly what they are getting. Invite your current facebook friends and ask them to add anyone who may be interested. Then you will need to create content, ask questions, answer quieries, find out what your page viewers want to see, work out the things that get the most interaction. It takes time but if you work at it you can get lots of interaction on your page and the more interaction you can get the more sales you are likely to make.
  3. Hold a Facebook Party. You have probably heard of parties where the host provides items for people to try out and hopefully buy. You can do the same on Facebook. Create an event, work out some games, do a little give away or two. I’ll write more about this later with some good ideas.
  4. Open an Avon Instagram Account. Beauty related posts do good on Instagram and you may find your viewers grow quite quickly when you start posting great pictures. Using pictures from Avon is great, but don’t forget to add a few of your own. Take some photos of the products you recieve.
  5. Tips and advice. Everyone loves tips and advice so collect as many as you can to share on your social media.

I will create five further posts going into each of these points in more detail. When they are online I will create links.

Setting Up Your Avon Store Online.

If you have any questions please let me know in the comments.

My Avon

My Avon Store

My Avon Facebook Page

My Avon Instagram

My Avon Pinterest Board

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My New Venture – I’m an Avon Representative

I was an Avon representative in my old area. I loved it. I would take the kids out with my books packed in a bag on the bag of the Little Man’s pram and the girls would happily help me post my books. I had a lovely set of customers that I visited regularly.

Then we moved house and I didn’t take my business with me, I just gave up on it. My new home was in a building site and I didn’t think it was the right place to start canvassing.

Starting Again

The other day a lady knocked on my door and I decided to sign up with Avon again. What was I thinking, I can’t even walk now and I don’t get very far visiting houses in my wheelchair without help. But: you can now take orders online from any area and the good can be posted direct to the customer.

So, I have my very own Avon Website with an online shop.

Please do take a look if you have a moment, it would make me really happy if you placed an order. Delivery to your home is £3.50 and free if you order over £30…but look out for special offers too. At the moment, if you order before 18th July you can get your delivery for free when you spend just £20. Also, if you buy 3 Skin So Soft Dry Oil items you can get free delivery with the code DRYOIL.

Facebook

I also have my own Facebook Page which anyone can join. Please do as I hope to bring you lots of interesting tips and ideas as well as competitions and giveaways!

It’s so great that you can take orders from absolutely anywhere in the UK now. When I was a representative before I could only take orders from people I could deliver too physically. Of course if you are local I can still do that, and I will be. The neighbours all have brochures through their door that my husband will collect for me.

Avon.

Of course, I wouldn’t be working for Avon if I didn’t believe in their products. I’m not a great make-up user but the little make up I have is from Avon and I’m really please with it. I do try to look after my skin, so moisturers and masks are a favourite of mine. I love the Skin So Soft Dry Oil collection and it has so many benefits. The perfumes are pretty special too. I can get samples of perfumes if anyone wants to smell before they buy. (If you would like a sample then please let me know in a message on my Facebook Page.)

They also do a great selection of hairbrushes. We have had ours for years and it’s time for some new ones. They also do vegan make-up brushes!

The shower gels are amazing, and as cheap or cheaper than the other brands. They also do some nice bubble bath.

shower gel and bubble bath from Avon

You can also buy things for the home like storage boxes, diffusers, candles and even lunch boxes to name just a few.

Avon home, candle, diffuser, storage boxes and lunch box and cup

Avon also sell clothing and have some great ranges to suit anyone, including shoes and pyjamas.

If accessorising is your thing then Avon also do a jewellery range and selection bags and scarfs and sunglasses.

collage of Avon accessories, sunglasses, necklace, bag and watches

With Summer upon us, don’t forget to stock up on your suncream and after sun lotion.

How Can You Help?

I’d love some support with my new venture, maybe you’d like to order something, or even just sign up to my Facebook Page. Or, share my page with your friends. I’d be most grateful as I’d really like this to work. Thank you in advance x

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