So, a lot of people really wanted to know what it was like for me in the Mary Kay business. Although it is something I do not do anymore, it is definitely an experience worth sharing.
WHY I DID IT?
I decided to join this business after attending a MK party! I was so excited and because I love makeup and anything that means I can take care of my face and make it look better, I thought, why the heck not? Also, I needed the extra mulaaa for my wedding!
HOW DID I LEARN HOW TO DO EVERYTHING?
So you will have team members and a Director. Your director and team members are your go to! You get this package called a starter kit in the mail (which you have to pay $100 for to actually become an active consultant), and it looks like this:
It is the cutest bag ever! And it has all the products that you will use for your parties. There are training guides, videos, and a bunch of other helpful things to help you and guide you in being the most successful in your sales.
You will also get a website where you can access even more information and do training courses online to learn everything about being successful.
Your director should/will help you with your very first Mary Kay party ever. Your debut. They will run you through how to throw a party successfully and show you how to make it fun and make it work to your advantage so that you can get more sales and referrals! So the great thing about Mary Kay is that you have a group of girls willing to help you every step of the way, you also attend monthly/weekly meetings that will help you find new ways to increase your sales!
DID YOU ACTUALLY EARN ANY MONEY?
Oh my gosh, YES! I earned a ton of money. Mary Kay was actually a really good and fast way of earning. You earn 50% of all of your sales, and let me tell you, that is not bad AT ALL! You also get commission for any team members that join under you as well as opportunities and competitions to win FREE CARS! YES. FREE CARS. I know multiple girls that were driving around in those free cars. Once you get really high level you can earn a free PINK cadillac! WHAT!!?? YES.
At the end of the day, how much money you make is how much you decide to make. If you stay motivated, push yourself, and don’t give up, you will make a good amount of money and you will move up in the business. If you are lazy and barely ever do anything with your business, then you won’t make anything. You ARE your business. You are what you make of it.
WHAT WAS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING FOR YOU?
Uhm, honestly, I would have to say it was keeping everything organized. There was one weekend where I had 4 bookings in one day and it was really stressful for me to reorder all of my things, keep updating my papers for taxes, and keep all the stuff in the tote ready for the next party. It was insane. So if you ever start making a lot of money, I would recommend you hire a personal assistant or something. I’m not even kidding. It will go along way! Keeping up with everything was just a pain.
ARE THE PRODUCTS ACTUALLY EVEN GOOD?
YES! I still use the products and will continue to buy them because it has been so good on my skin. I absolutely love them and will vouch for them any day. My face has only improved and I rarely have breakouts anymore.
I use these products specifically:
I also use some of the makeup, but because I switch makeup so often I will not be sharing about that. Their makeup is good quality, and I found that people love their foundation the most although it didn’t work great for me.
WHY DID YOU STOP SELLING MARY KAY?
I ran out of time. I started taking a bunch of college courses, and working long hours, and getting ready to move and this blog, and honestly, I just ran out of time for it. I was ready to move on to new things.
SO IT’S NOT A SCAM?
NO. Mary Kay is NOT a scam. It is a good business. It is fun and if you are a stay at home mom, or just have some free time on weekend then I would suggest you give it a shot! It’s not a company that I could ever down talk. And if you hear people down talking it, it’s because they were lazy and didn’t try. Any business you do will take time and effort. You don’t get rich for free. So if you are going to do this, you have to give it the best you can. Just like anything else in life.
SHOULD I SELL MARY KAY?
At the end of the day, that is up to you. I would recommend it to any of my friends trying to get into a business who love makeup and facial beauty. Mary Kay offers so many things that they try to make the experience pleasant. So the answer is up to you!
A FEW TIPS FOR NEW CONSULTANTS:
1.) Throw online parties! Those go a LONG way! I made a good amount of money doing those.
2.) Dress up when you go out. That’s the BEST part. Don’t break the MK dress code! Put on a nice skirt, and dressy shirt, a flashy necklace, some heels, some lipstick and go get ’em! People always buy more from you when you are dressed up, I promise!
3.) Smile a lot, it helps attract people, and people will ask you questions!
4.) Accept the gifts with kindness! Mary Kay will reward you with free things for making a certain amount of sales. I mean NICE free things. Like clothes, or jewelry, or even a pot set for your kitchen, I’m not even kidding. Accept these with kindness because they make you stay motivated!
5.) Learn more about makeup and cleaning your face! Actually read the training modules and stuff. People will ask questions and you want to be prepared!
6.) Practice what you are going to say on the phone before you make the phone call!
7.) Being said no to is going to happen. And it’s going to hurt. I cried tons of times because of it. And it’s OKAY! I promise. There’s always going to be a bunch of yes’s to the no’s.
8.) Do your taxes! It’s important.
9.) HAVE FUN! Make up and beauty is so much fun! Breathe, take it easy, and enjoy it! Practice makes close to perfect!
If you have any questions or you are looking for a consultant to talk to feel free to contact me and I will hook you up with a consultant! I know plenty of those!