Barb Barry works full-time as a pediatric RN. Barb grew up and still lives on Long Island in New York. She started an Avon business in January 2015. Barb is building her team and enjoys online marketing.
One of the things that Barb loves so much about working her Avon business online is the freedom it gives her to work from home. Connecting with customers and team members online via Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.
Another thing Barb loves about being an Avon Representative online is being able to help other representatives through the many online groups she belongs to. Managing her own FB business page, customer group and team group enhances her network.
Barb’s Hobbies & Travel
Her hobbies include coloring (favorite iPad app is Recolor), crocheting and quilting when time allows. She also loves to travel via motorcycle although she has not been on any road trips lately. Places traveled via ‘bike’ include: Bar Harbor, Skyline Drive, Lake George and more. Good company, food and wine make her happy. Her bucket list trips include: Hawaii, California and South Dakota to name a few. She is still toying with the idea of learning to ride her own motorcycle. Attending RepFest 2017 in Nashville last August was a dream trip. Barb has been a ‘country music‘ fan for years.
2019 will take her to New Orleans for another RepFest.
Her journey with Avon started years ago. In 1999 she became a representative for the first time when her son was just a toddler.
After September 11, 2001, she went back to school, nearly 40 years old at that time. Her Avon business got put on the back burner during this time while she pursued a career in nursing, she graduated in 2005. Barb works full-time as a Registered Nurse at a Children’s Hospital on Long Island.
Over the years, many family and friends would ask if she was still involved with Avon. It didn’t take much thought, so she rejoined the Avon Family in January 2015. It’s been full steam ahead.
What Barb’s Doing Now
Currently servicing customers throughout the USA via the internet, this blog, social media and her eStore. Barb loves sharing Avon’s products, promotions and opportunity with others. Through Avon’s free online training for representatives, Barb acquired her Skin Care Specialist Certification. She is looking forward to visiting New Orleans, LA in 2019 for Avon’s National Convention aka RepFest which she will attend with her sister. Barb continues to work as a pediatric RN at a local hospital.
She hopes to retire from nursing in about 7-10 years and will work her Avon business full-time then.
She achieved her goal for 2018 & 2019, reaching President’s Club Level (10,000 sales annually). In 2019 she is striving for Honor Society Level (20,000 sales annualy) and continues building her team (Team Sparkle). Being a full-time Avon Representative is Barb’s retirement plan, her involvement in Avon Leadership will help her achieve that goal.
Barb’s son is now grown is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. With great sadness, Barb lost her mom early in 2019 after complication caused by a Stroke. Her father and sister live nearby and has a brother that lives in NC. She loves the way that her business fits into her life is using it to achieve her future financial goals.
My Avon Story
I started my Avon business as a way to earn extra money. Selling Avon to family, friends and coworkers. Over the years, I realized that my passion for being an Avon Representative was growing so I expanded my customer base with the help of the internet. I have customers all over the United States now. I continue to build my Avon business because it allows me to supplement by current income. Truly enjoy servicing customers near and far by sharing the wonderful products that the NEW AVON, LLC has to offer.
I love networking with other representatives and had the pleasure of meeting so many during my visit to Nashville for REPFEST in August of 2017. My next steps will included expanding my team and achieving President’s Club sales level again in 2019 or beyond... I am looking forward to working my Avon business full-time when I retire from nursing in a few years. Avon will be my retirement plan, do you have one?
Having my own business makes me feel empowered, independent, confident and yes, beautiful inside and out.
Most direct sales company representatives join to earn extra money or get their products at a discount. Some become very successful. The best advise that I can give to anyone looking to start a direct selling business is that you will not get rich quick overnight. It takes time and consistency to develop and build relationships with your customers and team members. In the end, those of us that succeed are the ones that never give up on their goals and dreams. I have learned this to be true for everyday life too.
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Thanks for checking out this post! I’m Barb Barry, owner/creator of The Beauty In You Blog. Sharing my love for all things Avon.
My mission is to help you find ‘the beauty in you’ so you can look & feel good, inside & out.
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