Reasons To Become A Mary Kay Star Consultant!

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Written by PinkPeace

Here’s one sales director’s reasons for being a “star consultant” in Mary Kay:

1. It’s A Good Business Decision: The best reason to be a Star Consultant is because it is a good business decision. When you have enough product on your shelf to provide a Roll Up for every guest at your skin care class you will sell more Roll Ups!

2. It builds Self-Confidence: As the president of your company, you have started your business smart, you have chosen to have products to sell from the beginning, giving you confidence in yourself. By keeping your shelves stocked you always have product availability. This gives your customers confidence in you as a professional, not an order taker when they can take their products home with them. This gives you a selling edge!

3. Credit and credibility: Inventory is proof of your investment in your career. If you need a loan to finance your initial inventory, you can establish credit in your own name and the interest becomes a business expense. It is possible for the revenue you make from one skin care class to more than cover the monthly loan payment. Avoid unnecessary interest expenses, by paying off any loans or credit charges a top priority.

4. It Show You are Committed: Having a Star Consultant order on your shelf helps to make you committed. This becomes a business instead of a hobby. Remember, when you treat it like a business it will pay you like a business, if you treat your business like a hobby it will pay you like a hobby!

5. Recognition: This is strictly a right brain reason to be a Star Consultant, but it is the most fun reason. When you are a STAR you get recognized at every sales meeting by sitting up front. This is important for you, but more important for your recruits and prospective recruits, because it gives you credibility. Star Consultants also get special recognition at Seminar, and become celebrities by climbing the ladder of success.

6. It makes you a Winner: You win your ladder pin with an PEARL, EMERALD, DIAMOND, RUBY OR SAPPHIRE STAR. This is important because it shows the world and yourself that you are a winner. It is your visual symbol of your success. You also win the prize of your choice which gives you tangible evidence of your commitment to your career. People want to do business with a winner, and it makes you personally feel GREAT!

7. It Shows Success: Success attracts success. You will attract other sharp women who want to be successful. When you work your business smart by being a Star Consultant it gives you the believability that your recruits can do it also. You will realize how it builds self-confidence and that it is the best advantage your new recruits can give their business.

I’m sure all of our sharp Pink Truthers will have perceptive comments about these seven reasons for forking over $1800+ wholesale for inventory every three months.  I find it interesting that each of the seven reasons contains a big lie:

1.  “When you have enough product on your shelf to provide a Roll Up for every guest at your skin care class you will sell more Roll Ups!”.  No, you will just have a lot of product on your shelf.  The amount of product you have has nothing to do with what women will or will not buy at a skin care class.

2..  “As the president of your company, you have started your business smart, you have chosen to have products to sell from the beginning, giving you confidence in yourself.” You’re not the president of your company, you’re a contractor for Mary Kay.  Having products on your shelf won”t give you confidence – training and expertise will.  If anything, lots of products on your shelf will be intimidating.

3.  ” It is possible for the revenue you make from one skin care class to more than cover the monthly loan payment.”  Is this a minimum payment or a real plan to pay down a credit card?  Let’s say you put $2000 on a credit card ($1800 plus tax) at 15%.  Let’s say a skin care class sale is $300, so your maximum profit is $150.  By paying $150 every month, it will take you 15 months to pay off that card, assuming you don’t put one more penny of product/Section 2 orders on it.  It won’t happen.

4.  “Having a Star Consultant order on your shelf helps to make you committed.”  No, having too much product on your shelf puts you in debt and causes unending stress.

5.   “This is important for you, but more important for your recruits and prospective recruits, because it gives you credibility.”  Um, this is important for your DIRECTOR.  Mary Kay is a “monkey-see, monkey-do” business, and if your star consultant status can influence your recruits to make their own star consultant orders, that’s more money in your director’s pocket.

6.  “This is important because it shows the world and yourself that you are a winner.”  The world could not care less about your star consultant ladder, and if you need cheap jewelry to be convinced of your worth, save yourself a few thousand dollars and go buy yourself something at Claire’s.  There, don’t you feel like a winner now?

7.  “You will attract other sharp women who want to be successful.”  Actually, when your shelves are bursting with obsolescent products and your credit card debt keeps mounting, you will repel anyone who detects your growing desperation.  Think about that when women don’t want to book a skin care class or interview with you.

As you progress through the current star consultant quarter, your director is going to start putting the pressure on for those star orders.  Her commission depends on them, but in this economy, they are getting scarcer and scarcer.  Be careful and think closely about any reasons she gives you to BEE a star!

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Comments (20)

  • Elf

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    I just saw a post on another site that MK is adding a black BMW to something called The Premier Plus Club. The pink MKbots around here are going wild. I hope these women don’t end up broken little dolls but the carrots getting them hooked are certainly getting flashier.

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    • BestDecision

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      That particular BMW has gotten HORRIBLE reviews. Apparently, it has a pathetic engine, manual seat movement, and isn’t compatible with the iPhone 5. It’s a $32K car – base model – and, although I’m glad the company is finally getting away from GM models, it’s nothing to be ecstatic about. Lexus puts it to shame.

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      • exibc78

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        As a gm employee I agree. Thank God my lines don’t have a car for mk.

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  • TM

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    ^^ What are they going wild for? (That’s rhetorical).

    99.9% of them wont even see it, and the ones that do, I can only IMAGINE the stipulations with MK “giving” you a BEEMER!

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  • enorth

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    “When you work your business smart by being a Star Consultant it gives you the believability that your recruits can do it also.”

    Huh?

    Bottom line is this: What’s the point of having all this inventory if no one wants to buy it? (Oh, I forgot, you’ll have “credibility.”)

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    • TM

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      The only way that asinine line of logic would work is if your shelf is smack dab in the middle of a flea market, or some other open air market :)

      Not your house.

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  • BartheDoor

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    >>Avoid unnecessary interest expenses, by paying off any loans or credit charges a top priority.<<

    Really? Is that why my friend who has been selling it was told she was stealing from her business by trying to pay off the credit card bills with the proceeds of skin care parties? What a load of hooey!

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  • Shyla

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    Actually, instead of cheap jewelry, you can get something really nice for that $1800 you didn’t spend.

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  • raisinberry

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    Premier Plus was the ford mustang promo for 65,000 in wholesale production within two calendar quarters. That would mean a BMW is win-able for 65,000 production? Hmm. Once I remember a caddy was available for 75…that really made women…”s t r e t c h “.
    (Euphemism for charge your own production).

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  • Elf

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    Wait, just so we are clear, that is 65K in 3 months. So your wholesale order had to be over 20K a month? Is that right? How is anyone doing that?

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    • Myra

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      Not by one individual. It’s a collective amount ordered by yourself plus any team members you have. It is for directors only so there’s a minimum of 24 consultants contributing to that total.

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  • raisinberry

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    Well its actually 75,000 I just found out..so its like the old caddy promo…and it’s over two quarters so 6 months. Either way, its HUGE BAIT. You can’t imagine how much the push comes on for this… Caddy was usually 15 K a month, Premier was 8K. This is 12,500.
    So if you are doing Premier Club….oh its just a small STRETCH for that extra…right?? It’s just a new personal emerald star plus your own $300 (600 bonus points for personal qualified recruits)

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  • Mickie

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    OMG this list is sounding just like a friend of mine. I fear
    She’s turning into a Kaybot. As much as I love her, I’m actually starting to dread seeing her.

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    • NeverBeenPink

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      I am in the SAME BOAT with my friend :(

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      • Mickie

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        yeahh, it’s sad isn’t it?

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  • FogBuster

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    Well, if one becomes a Star Consultant, it could eventually help her achieve Super Dooper Senior Elite Executive Sales Director status!

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  • princess lea

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    and you too can earn a super dooper stretchy bracelet with sparkly pink plastic beads… Just stretch to reach your goals!
    Did anybody else’s unit also use a picture of the cat stretching to reach water at the top of the shower? Every time I hear the word stretch, I picture that annoying stretching cat. I cant get it out of my head.

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    • Five Radios

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      The title ‘elite executive senior sales director’ is the most pretentious sounding thing I have ever heard. I have never been in MK but I was an Arbonne ‘arbot’ once upon a time, and am currently lamenting the fact that my dear aunt is in the ‘green’ fog now because I recruited her! She is going to ‘win a Mercedes’. She’ll be doing the same s-t-r-e-t-c-hing to get her ‘free’ Arbonne company car…I am sick just thinking about it. :(

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      • enorth

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        There are some funny YouTube videos posted by women who had negative experiences at Arbonne parties.

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        • princess lea

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          Hahaha! I decided to have some fun on youtube – every time I typed in something like mary kay gone wrong, mary kay horror, or mary kay is awful etc etc, it would give me videos of NSD Gillian Ortega. Hmmm….

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