Why’d You Become Your Own Boss?

“I started this business to be my own boss; to own my schedule. I became a mom & decided I wasn’t going to miss out on ANY milestones or memories. I want to be present in their lives. Now, I’m able to choose when I work and HOW I work (online or in-person), and I can be a full-time stay-at-home mom! My favorite part about this team is the friendship and support from everyone. And I love sharing that with other women, to inspire them to chase their dreams.”

– Caitlyn Salyers, 26, from Roseville, IL, joined in July 2017 (creator of CaitlynsChoice.com)

“I joined because it sounded like it could be the job of my dreams. Giving me the opportunity to be the stay at home mom I am and still earn income to support our family and/or give us financial freedom so my hubby would not be so stressed between paychecks. Amazingly Avon has done that and so much more for me! I was given a refreshing thrill of purpose in life and also started a career some people out there are still dreaming of!”

– Tawanna Houston, 26, from Houston, TX, joined in April 2018

“What she said! Lol!! Plus giving me a new family of strong, supportive women who encourage me DAILY!! I never knew I would gain that by ‘selling Avon!’ It’s sooooo much more than that!”

– Krista Trammell, 33, from Inman, SC, joined in May 2018

“I Joined Avon in July of 2005. I was a new Stay at Home mom of 2 (ages 3 and 6 months). I was desperate for a way to make extra money so I could continue my dream of being a SAHM. I didn’t even have enough money to pay the (at the time) $10 start up cost. My Mom had to pay for my kit. Fourteen years later, now with 4 kids (ages 6, 11, 14, and 16), I am still living my dream of being a stay at home mom, but I am now pulling in a full-time income from my Avon business. It has changed the way we live! From surviving to thriving! It hasn’t been magic, or luck. It’s been a lot of hard work – but I wouldn’t change the journey for anything! Because through it I have created bonds, friendships, and the gift of being able to help someone else live their dream too! It’s my favorite part!

– Emily Stephens, 38, from Taylors, SC, joined in July of 2005

“With my last pregnancy, I was put on bedrest for 15 weeks. It was so hard for me. Medical bills started piling up, and I wanted to help my husband in some way. So I went on YouTube and saw Emily Stephens!!! And I loved her!!! So I signed up that very night at like 11:30pm! I remember getting out of bed just to go get my credit card. Best decision ever! Now I’m able to stay home with my kids! I love it!”

– Micaela Serediuk, 32, from Elgin, IL, joined in March 2018

“I joined after I had my 4th (surprise) kiddo. I wanted to stay home with my kids. Avon has provided the income to make this possible but more importantly, Avon has provided me a sisterhood I never knew I was missing. I’ve learned to believe in myself and that I’m capable of much more than I imagined. The support we all get from this team has meant more than I could put into words.”

– Whitney Cline, 35, from Greenville, SC, joined in September 2017

“I am a mother of 2 girls. When I had my first daughter, I had no choice but to go back to work. I missed out on lot and felt bad as mother. But with this business, I can stay home with my girls and watch them grow up. My husband is the breadwinner and I always felt bad for not helping out. I have noticed that I am happier then ever. I don’t stress out as often. And I get to see my girls grow up. I am beyond blessed, and I’ve added more friends to my list from Avon!”

– Ashley Hodges, 31, from San Antonio, TX, joined in November 2018

“I joined Avon knowing I could not continue in the job I was in, praying about what to do, seeing Lydia Riley’s posts on Facebook and thinking ‘I can do that!!’ I have loved every single minute of it. It has been a wonderful blessing for me and my husband. In August, I gave my notice at my old job and went full-time with Avon. I wouldn’t trade this job/life for any other!! If I can do it, anyone can. I have got to be the most untalented person in the world, not good with words, don’t really like to initiate conversations with people I don’t know… but here I am, doing just that! Lol”

– Lisa Edge, 56, from Whitesville, KY, joined in May 2018

“My husband passed away in November, and I needed to figure out how I was going to support myself. I was his caretaker for a few years, and I have a background career in early childhood. I didn’t want to go back to teaching, because I felt I needed a fun job that I could work from home where I would meet others and make friends! I chose Avon. I love the products and it offers what I’m reaching for! It truly is more than just selling.”

– Christine Moffett, 53, from Hermitage, PA, joined in January 2019

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3 thoughts on “Why’d You Become Your Own Boss?

  1. Lydia Riley says:

    So beautiful to read each of these amazing. Stories and have the full joy of knowing these wonderful ladies on an individual basis as we work together for their recognition and success – these ladies are each Gems in our incredible caring national Avon team “The Climbin Diamonds”. beautiful job Caitlyn!!! Thanks for posting and sharing!!! Here’s a little of my personal story – it’s been amazing and nearly unbelievable! Would love to see new gems added into your incredible team Caitlyn!!



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