Ashlee Thomas
Ashlee Thomas

DALLAS, May 21, 2009 / FW/ — With the worst job market in two decades, young people, including recent college graduates are honing in their entrepreneurial skills and using social networking to supplement their income.

And, in the midst of it is a very recognizable name, Avon, the leading direct marketer, which through its updated direct selling model ‘mark’ fits into the Web 2.0 lives of young women today. Giving young women the opportunity to make their own ‘mark,’ the new direct selling model allows mark Reps to share products screen-to-screen with friends through their e-boutiques, social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace, mark magalogs and by throwing mark parties or holding mark fundraisers in addition to selling face-to-face.

They earn a lucrative 40% commission on beauty product sales and 25% commission on fashion, providing them with the flexibility to supplement their income in a way that works best for their lifestyle.

In addition to the earnings opportunity, selling mark offers young women the chance to open and grow their own business and learn valuable management, marketing and networking skills, prepping them for future endeavors.

“mark has provided me with more business development opportunities than I ever could have imagined,” said Ashlee Thomas a junior at Texas Tech University and one of the brand’s top Reps.

Founded by Avon Products, Inc. in 2003, mark is an expertly edited beauty & fashion boutique brand that goes beyond “selling.” The mark girl can make her mark by choosing what, when and how to engage with the brand by going online to the brand’s Web sites, social sites, in the pages of the mark magalog and through mark Representatives.