Published by the Mail Online, Rebekah Testar AVON Senior Executive Sales Leader started selling Avon part time to earn some extra cash. Eight years later she now runs a very successful business with Avon…
Now, eight years – and a lot more lipsticks – later, Avon lady Rebekah Testar has sold more than £4million of make- up, perfume and beauty products.
The 39-year-old is the cosmetics giant’s third most successful trader in Britain and has 1,750 staff working for her.
But it was a different story eight years ago, when she was a housewife and her husband Tony was forced to give up his job as a financial consultant due to hypertension and depression.
With Christmas approaching, Mrs Testar was looking for a way of making some extra money and taking her mind off Mr Testar’s illness.
‘When my husband had to stop work I really worried about what we were going to do,’ the mother-of-three said. ‘I was walking to playgroup with my two daughters when I was approached by an Avon representative.
‘I remember thinking that agreeing to take a brochure and arrange a meeting with her was the only way I was going to get on my way.’
She tried to cancel the appointment twice before relenting and going along – but is now very glad that she gave in. Continue reading…
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