How to be...an Avon rep

Sarah Coles
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There used to be a group of people for whom work simply wasn't an option. Either caring for small children or elderly relatives dominated their time, or they were retired and entitled to finally put their feet up.

The trouble is that when the work stops, the costs continue, and an increasing number are discovering that their pension, savings or partner's income will not cover the bills. What they need is a 'spare time' job. So how do they go about finding one?