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shared in earn­ings from di­rect-sales prod­ucts in SA in 2011

“With the sup­port and train­ing pro­vided by Avon, many are able to achieve earn­ings dou­ble or triple their cur­rent salaries,” ex­plains Vicky Saun­ders, pub­lic a f fa i r s man­ager at Avon.

Les­ley-Anne Thorn­ton, coun­try di­rec­tor at Her­bal­ife SA, told Fin­week that a part-time dis­trib­u­tor may make R3 000 a month, “while a full-time dis­trib­u­tor who has been work­ing in the busi­ness for sev­eral years has greater po­ten­tial.”

The most com­pre­hen­sive num­bers come from the Di­rect Sell­ing As­so­ci­a­tion of South Africa (DSA), which re­ported in 2012 that the in­dus­try pro­vides a sus­tain­able in­come for 1.3m rep­re­sen­ta­tives who shared R3.3bn in earn­ings from sell­ing R7.8bn worth of p prod­ucts in 2011.

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