Saturday, June 28, 2014

You are the Master of Your Own Life


With that being said...  When it comes to my Avon business, I have to take full responsibility for the failures and successes of my endeavor.

This is not my first run with Avon.  I have started and stopped.  Started and stopped and started again.

I have ruined so many of the opportunities that have been pesented to me, simply by not following through on my commitments with customers and colleagues.  

Not any more.  I have been gaining new Avon customers on a daily basis simply by not letting a day go by without telling someone new about Avon!  

Recently I took my daughter and my niece tossing.  

If you don't know what tossing is, it's the same thing as throwing newspapers.  

You put your Avon brochures in the clear literature bags (they used to be called Clear Doors Hanging Bags) and you toss them in the driveways of residential neighborhoods.  

Here's a picture of my daughter, Lyrical preparing our brochures for tossing...


Needless to say, we all had so much fun tossing.  Children love helping out with Avon.  So if you have children make sure you involve them in your business.  I can bet they will be more that anxious to help.  Lyrical is ready to do it again!

Anyhow...  Until next time...

Always wishing you Love, Peace, Prosperity and many Blessings,

Monique Mo'Love Bradford ~ The WifeyMommyPreneur   Xoxo







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Be Blessed & Be Beautiful!

Monique Bradford ~ The WifeyMommyPreneur xoxo

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

How to keep your child occupied when you're working from home.




What do you do when your child is on summer vacation and you do most of your work from home?



You head to the 99 cent only store for arts and crafts supplies!!  Thank you 99 cent only store! 
Find a 99 cent only store near you.  http://www.99only.com/store-locator

Happy arts and crafts shopping Work At Home Mommy's and Daddy's!!  

Always wishing you Love, Peace, Prosperity and Many Blessings,

Monique Bradford ~The WifeyMommyPreneur




Cold Calling Scripts To Gain New Avon Customers and Recruits


The following content is from http://www.teampersistence.com.  This is some great information on cold calling to build your Avon business.  She also includes some phone scripts.  Enjoy and happy business building!

Monique Bradford ~ The WifeyMommyPreneur
www.youravon.com/moniquebradford


Cold Calling Script and Tips:
Things to consider…
Your Title:  Most people recognize immediately what an “Avon Independent Sales Representative” or an “Avon Representative” is.  Some people may be confused if you introduce yourself as anything else such as “Avon Certified Beauty Advisor,” “Avon Leadership Representative,” etc.  Use your own judgment regarding which title you use to introduce yourself.  You can always work in other titles later in the conversation.
Their Phone Number:  Some people will want to know how you got their phone number.  Be prepared to tell them and be honest.  Whether you obtained it from a marketing list, the Internet, or the phone book, let them know if they ask.
Rudeness: Your calling them at home may put off some people.  Apologize and be kind.  Assure them you will remove them from your marketing list.
Personality:  Everyone has a different personality.  In my opinion, no single calling script will be successful for every person you telephone.  Be prepared to move totally away from the script and chitchat.  Remember first and foremost, you are making a sales call.  You are calling to obtain a customer or a recruit.  Sometimes being direct works, sometimes it is necessary to beat around the bush.
Males vs. Females:  If a male answers the telephone and you ask to speak to the female of the home, consider the different situations and how you might deal with each situation:  a) There is a female of the home to talk to, b) there is more than one female of the home to talk to, c) there is no female of the home to talk to, d) the male recognizes immediately it is a marketing call and protects the female of the home from putting up with it by saying there isn’t a female of the home.  If a male answers, consider instead, giving him your marketing pitch.  Tell him Avon has several products suited for men, including some award winning colognes.  If he shows no interest, ask him if there is a lady in the home who might be interested in receiving the current free Avon catalog.
Catalogs vs. Brochures:  While Avon refers to their “catalogs” as brochures, most of my customers call them catalogs.  I have confused customers more than once by referring to them as Avon brochures.  I think people more readily identify with the word “catalog” as printed material of products for sale, rather than the word “brochure,” which is often thought of as something that just contains information.  “Catalog shopping” has the connotation of shopping through a printed book of products with product info and prices, which is what our customers do.  Consider referring to the Avon brochures as “Avon catalogs” in your sales calls to avoid confusion. 
Recruiting:  If your calls are going to be in hopes of recruiting, have your answers ready to refute any excuses for not wanting to sell Avon.  Examples:
I already work full-time:  Avon is a great supplemental income, and it’s fun.  Selling Avon is even easier if you work because you can sell to your coworkers; therefore, you already have an established potential customer base.  Since you make your own hours, it doesn’t have to interfere with your current job.
I cannot afford to pay to start a business:  The startup fee is only $10.00 and that includes everything you need to get your business off the ground and take your first orders.  You can pay the $10.00 from the commission off of your first order, if you choose, so you won’t have to pay anything out of pocket to get this going.
I’m a stay-at-home mom and don’t have the time:  Avon is a great business for moms who aren’t in the workforce!  Remember, you only devote as much time as you want.  You’ll be earning your own money, and if you want, turn the business into a family event.  Children can help you bag orders, stamp the backs of catalogs, and even go with you to deliver orders.  Plus, all your “mom” contacts can be your customers.  If your children are too young to assist, you can take advantage of their nap times to get work done and earn money with Avon.
I don’t know whom I could sell to:  One of the greatest perks of being an Avon Rep is being able to meet so many new people, especially in your own neighborhood.  Delivering free catalogs to your neighborhood is a great way to meet your neighbors and earn customers.  If there is a local market or beauty salon, or even a local vet or pet groomer, ask if you can leave a pile of your books on their counter for their customers. 
I’m just too busy:  Selling Avon is done on your terms.  Whether it’s a couple hours per week, or several hours per week, you can earn money selling Avon, and its fun!  You aren’t committed to continue selling if you try it and find you cannot fit it into your current schedule.
Script Ideas
Obtaining Customers and/or Recruits.
YOU:  Hi, my name is NAME and I’m an Avon Independent Sales Representative.  I’m looking for men or women who would be interested in purchasing Avon products or selling them part-time or full-time. 
(PAUSE – See if the person responds and initiates conversation.)
If there is no response, YOU:  “ Do you currently have an Avon Representative?"
If yes, thank the person for his or her time and ask if they would like your contact information in case their current representative no longer becomes available.
If no, YOU:  “I’m a Representative who covers your neighborhood.  Would you like to receive a free Avon catalog?  Or, would you be interested in learning how to become an Avon Representative?”
(PAUSE – Wait for answer.)
If the person isn’t interested, thank them for their time.  If the person wants a free catalog, let them know when you’ll be dropping it off and stay true to your word of when it will arrive – make sure you verify their name/addressConsider following up with the person a few days after you deliver the catalog to see if they have an order or any questions.  If they don’t have an order, ask if they would like to continue receiving the catalogs.  Ask if they have any friends who might be interested in receiving catalogs.
Hello.  My name is **** and I am an Independent Avon Representative in your area/ neighborhood looking to offer services.  Today, I am taking a short survey and for your time you will be entered into a raffle to win a beautiful, gift basket filled with Avon products.  Would it be okay if I could ask you a few questions?  Yes, :) Wonderful!
(This is optional to ask but I think it is the right thing to do.  Usually they say 'yes' or 'sure').
Have you ever used Avon products before?  If so, which ones?
________________________________________________
Were you pleased with the quality of the products and service
you received?
 ________________________________________________
If not, what happened?
________________________________________________
Do you currently have a representative servicing you?
If yes, then this is terrific. 
If no, ask.... Would you like to see a current Avon brochure and samples?  I would be happy to provide you with service.
Lastly, would you be interested in learning more about the Avon earning opportunity? 
If yes, say  "I am going to be in your area on Monday, and Tuesday  (of course you can say next week and pick the days)
Would mornings or afternoons be a good time to show you what Avon has to offer?  And for your time, I will also bring you a free gift." ;) There is no obligation whatsoever!
If the answer is no and the customer doesn't want services, brochure, extra money or a discount....
Thank them for their time and say, " Have a nice day."
Alternate Opening Lines.
Once you get the hang of making marketing calls, you’ll be able to judge the person’s current mood merely by how they answer the phone and noise in the background.  This applies to marketing calls for any purpose or product.  Listen to the tone of the person’s voice when they answer.  Do they sound cheery, stressed, sick with a cold, hurried, irritated?  In the background is there silence, television, screaming kids, dogs barking, pet birds chirping?  Adjust your own tone and personality to the situation.  For example, if a woman answers that sounds a little stressed and there are kids making noise in the background, get to the point quickly and empathize with her.  For example:  “Hi, I’m NAME, I’m an Avon Representative.  I can hear kids in the background, it sounds like you could use some Avon pampering!  Do you currently have an Avon Rep, or would you be interested in a free Avon catalog?” 
On the other hand, if a woman answers and there is a dog barking in the background, you might try this:  “Hi, I’m NAME, I’m an Avon Independent Sales Representative.  I can hear your dog barking in the background, I have one too.  While we don’t sell products specifically for pets yet, I’d love to introduce you to Avon products to pamper yourself with if you don’t already have an Avon Rep.”
Other Openers:
“Hi, my name is NAME and I’m an Avon Independent Sales Representative.  I was informed by (NAME) that you might be interested in selling Avon, or in purchasing Avon products.”
“Hi, my name is NAME and I’m an Avon Independent Sales Representative.  I received your telephone number from a list that indicated you might be interested in selling Avon, or perhaps in purchasing Avon if you don’t already have an Avon Rep.”
(Cheery voice implying truth in the call)  “Hi, my name is NAME and I’m an Avon Independent Sales Representative.  I’m trying to expand my customer base, so I’m calling people to bug them in order to find out if they already have an Avon Rep or not.  Do you currently have an Avon Rep, or would you be interested in receiving the current Avon catalog?”
“Hi, my name is NAME and I’m an Avon Independent Sales Representative.  I’m doing marketing calls today because I’m in a good mood and I’m trying to expand my customer base.  I’d really love your business if you don’t already have an Avon Rep.”
“Hi, my name is NAME and I’m an Avon Independent Sales Representative who has customers in your area.  I’m working on expanding my customer base in your neighborhood, do you already have an Avon Rep.?”
“Hi, my name is NAME and I’m an Avon Independent Sales Representative.  It’s your lucky day because I’m seeking new customers and decided to call you.  Do you currently have an Avon Rep?”
Answering Machines.
Consider leaving a message on the answering machine, keep it short and sweet, and speak clearly.  Example:  “Hello, my name is NAME, I’m an Avon Independent Sales Representative.  I’m just calling to see if you might be interested in learning more about selling Avon.  Or, if you don’t already have an Avon Representative, if you would like to receive the current free Avon catalog.  I may be reached at NUMBER, and again, my name is NAME.  Thanks.
Selling the Fund-Raiser idea.
In the Avon Fund-Raising materials (available on-line in the “earning opportunities” tab), there are several ideas on selling Avon Fund-Raisers, so I will not go into detail here.  However, remember that it is important to speak to the person who will be in charge of the fund-raiser.  Call the organization and ask specifically who handles the fund-raisers for the organization.  If you are targeting a school and know that the sixth graders go to camp every year, ask specifically who handles the fund-raising for the sixth grade camping field trip.  If you are targeting a church and know that they do a fund-raiser for a weekend skiing trip, ask specifically who handles the fund-raising for that trip.  The object is to get directly to the person who is in charge.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Do you workout? Because I've been working out!


So this entire week I've been working out on a daily basis.  I'm feeling trimmer and slimmer already.

I've been sweating like a wet dog and it feels so good.  

What workouts have I been doing?

Good question.  Mostly I've been running on the treadmill.  But I have some of the fittest friends on IG and one of them shared this pic (which I totally took a screenshot of and shared immediately).

Here it is…


That's the IG friend who shared it by the way @smittenkitten.  Shout out to you girl!  Thank you again.  These are simple exercises that will help so many people out.

Doing something is better than doing nothing.

I took a sweaty pic of myself the other day and shared it on IG, Facebook and Twitter


It was totally one of those impulse selfies.  Ugh.  I can't stand this pic, but I like to track my progress, plus I'm such a social media addict.  

I downloaded a new app called PumpUpApp It's great for tracking your progress and keeping you motivated!  I recommend you check it out.  :)  And if you do, my user name is WifeyMommyPreneur.  Add me :)  Anyhow, I couldn't not take a shot of my sweaty face to share with the world!

I must say, I love my treadmill!  I'm able to jog and still be on my IPhone.  :) 

This time instead of listening to my Spotify playlists, I watched youtube videos.

I checked out the video below by one of my favorite people, Shanell Cooper-Sykes.


I think she made a great point in her video.  What do you think?  I'll do a follow up blog or video on this topic another time…  Get ready for that.

Then I watched a video by David McGraw that I used to watch everyday when I worked in restaurant management.  Well I really listened to it, considering it's just a pic.  The words are what is most important.  It's down below….


Good one to watch/listen (Watchen) to on a daily basis.  Don't you think?

Anyhow…  I look forward to seeing some great results as I continue to work not only my body out, but my mind out on a daily basis as well.

What do you do on a daily basis to maintain a healthy body and mind?  Let me know.  Drop me a comment down below.  :)

Always wishing you Love, Peace, Prosperity and many blessings~  

Monique Mo'Love Bradford ~ The WifeyMommyPreneur


*Xoxo*

Monday, June 16, 2014

Being Wifey and Mommy sometimes leaves no time to be entrepreneur.


Anyone who knows me knows that I am an extremely driven person.  I can be a workaholic if you let me.

No two people know this more than my husband and my daughter.  

Since I have started working from home so much has changed for me.

I went from working 50 to 60 hours a week, problem solving and meeting multiple deadlines and managing 15 + employees to full time wife and mother with an internet and a couple of direct marketing businesses on the side.

The reason I say that my businesses are on the side is because I feel like I have no time outside of my roles as wife and mother to put into my online or direct marketing businesses.  Even as I am writing this my daughter stopped me several times.

Now I'm grateful to be able to be home withy family.  I just love to be busy at work.  Interacting with lots of people and being challenged in the workplace.  

I am also a very competitive person.  I love to compete.  But even more than loving to compete,  I love to win.

So now I am challenged with working to find a balance between entrepreneurship and family. 

And I am determined to win.  Both as wife, mommy and business owner.  I can do it!!

And I'll be sure to keep you all updated. :)

Always wishing you Love, Peace, Prosperity and Many Blessings,

Monique Bradford ~The WifeyMommyPreneur 


Friday, June 13, 2014

You Want Beef? (HOOD PRANK) - FUNNY


I had to share this video, because growing up in South Central Los Angeles (Crenshaw District to be exact), I can actually remember the first time someone asked me if I had beef.

Of course I was like… "What?  What do you mean, do I have beef?  No!"  Who has beef in the gym locker room in the 6th grade?  That's what I was thinking…

For those of you who don't know… In the hood, when someone asks you if you have beef, they are asking if you have problems with them.  Or if you want to fight with them.

Here's what Urban Dictionary says:

to have beef with someone is wanting a fight with them. A person having something against someone else or wanting an argument or a fight
oi blad why u want beef with me
oi u jacked my bredrin yeah and now i got beef with u

You will see exactly what I'm talking about when you see this video.

Check it out…




Thursday, June 12, 2014

Fun and Romantic Gesture~ The "Sweetest" Thing!

And this Fun and Romantic Gesture, I call… "The Sweetest Thing!"


This is from my "My Pure Pleasure" Facebook Page, http://facebook.com/makelovestaymarried.  One of my Facebook friends shared it with me and I thought it was "sweet" enough to share with my MakeLoveStayMarried followers.  

I tried pinning it from Facebook, but that is not allowed.  Hence I shared it on my blog!  :)  

Isn't this a "Sweet" idea?  

Did I mention it's "Sweet"?  ;)

Always wishing you Love, Peace, Prosperity and Many Blessings,

Monique Bradford ~ The WifeyMommyPreneur  :)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Increase Productivity When Working From Home



How do I increase my productivity when working from home?  This is the question.

I just left cooperate America, working 50 to 60 hours a week.  I had a time to do everything.  And I accomplished so much while I was "at" work.

Now that I'm working full-time from home I am having the hardest time staying motivated, productive and on a schedule!  Not to mention, my 8 year-old daughter is now on summer vacation, so if I'm not spending every waking moment with her I suffer from the guilty mommy syndrome!

What is a WifeyMommyPreneur to do?

Now, I'm not saying that I haven't been getting ANY work done.

I confirmed 2 My Pure Pleasure Parties today.  Yaaaaaayyy!  I also kept my phone appointment with my upline, thanks to my daughter who saw my phone lighting up while it was on vibrate!  And we had a wonderful call to keep me motivated while continuing to build my business.

I spent time on Facebook, Instagram and twitter posting Magnetic Sponsoring links to help Multi-Level-Marketing Associates make money even if no one buys into their opportunity or purchases their products.

I even got out of the house for a quick minute in order to get a large coffee from Starbucks (by myself)!    Thanks to the hubby.  :)  I really needed the break.

I cooked turkey tacos while I caught up on some youtube videos I had been meaning to watch….

Wow…  I guess I did accomplish quite a bit today.  I didn't realize it until now.  Okay.  I don't feel so bad now!  :)

What about you?  Do you work from home and ever find it hard to focus some days?  What do you do to stay productive?  Please share your comments below!

Always wishing you Love, Peace, Prosperity and Many Blessings,

Monique Bradford ~The WifeyMommyPreneur


Friday, June 6, 2014

CALIFORNIA Love :)



I'm back in California!  Am I happy?  Absolutely!  Like Dorothy from the "Wizard of Oz" says, "There's NO place like home."  And California is home for me.

What did we do as soon as we made it back to California?  Went to the beach of course!  Check us out….

My husband and I on a much needed date night at the Santa Monica Pier :)


My daughter is enjoying being back too.  All she keeps saying is I'm so glad that we came back to California Mommy.  I like it out here.  (I think it's the weather).  :)

Just look at this happy little face!  :))

Another thing that I missed… The coffee houses!  I paid a visit to coffee bean last week and enjoyed the free wifi as I got an extreme coffee high while I got some work done for my "My Pure Pleasure" business.

Of course I took a picture of it and put it on IG (Instagram)!  :)


I also got to celebrate my 11 year wedding anniversary and my 31st birthday with my family.  My anniversary is May 28th and my Birthday is May 29th.  We partied for days!  


This is one of my favorite pics of my husband and I.  I just think it is full of love! And after 11 years we are still madly in love.  :)


We were treated to mexican food at El Cholo in Los Angeles.  The food was wonderful!  And so were the drinks… :)

I had the Carne Asada with Rice and Beans (YUM)!  If you are ever at El Cholo in Los Angeles you have got to try it.


My drink of choice was the Cadillac Margarita.  And let me tell you…  You only need 1 to get you to that very happy place!  :)  It was fabulous!


And here I am…  In that very happy place!  lol

With all of that said, we are all happy to be residents of California once again.  Look forward to lot's of stuff coming up soon!  

Always wishing you Love, Peace, Prosperity and Blessings~~

Monique Mo'Love Bradford
~The WifeyMommyPreneur :)  Xoxo










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