Flexible Hours And Extra Cash Drive Entrepreneurs

Oshkosh Northwestern:

Brenda Thiel’s daughter loves it when Avon boxes arrive at their Neenah home.

Together, the independent Avon consultant and her children sort out and then deliver the orders.

“My daughter loves to help me put the orders together, stamp the books and bag them,” said Thiel, 26, of Neenah, who has been an Avon consultant for a little more than a year.

“She gets excited when we receive boxes at our door and, of course, loves to look through the toy section in the catalog.”

Thiel said one of the reasons she became an Avon consultant was to have flexible hours and earn extra income.

Working from home, having flexible hours and earning extra income are just some reasons many women get involved in direct-selling businesses they can operate from home such as Avon, Pampered Chef, Creative Memories, Mary Kay and Lia Sophia Jewelry.

“Prior to selling Avon, I had tried other home-based businesses and realized it wasn’t a true fit for me, so I was very cautious about investing in another home based business,” said Thiel.

But she saw a need for an Avon representative in the Fox Valley.

“Because of the flexibility, I can put my family first,” said Thiel.

“Otherwise, I couldn’t have seen myself getting involved with another home-based business.”

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