It’s all about the money from the downline in Mary Kay. It doesn’t matter that your recruits will have a difficult time selling products. Sure, they will make some sales. But it is nearly impossible to sell the products consistently at any level that gets you something more than a little extra pocket change. But your director and recruiter have one goal in mind: to get you to order on a regular basis, regardless of what you are selling (or not selling, as the case may be).
Linda Toupin provides the following information on The Value of 3 Personal Recruits a Month. Please understand that the numbers are completely fabricated. Pieces like this are produced with fake information in order to keep recruiters and directors on the hamster wheel. Give them fake numbers and they may just stay on the wheel a little longer, thinking “if only I can get to that level..”
The company average for a new recruits’ first order is $1000.
3 personal new team members @ 26 % commission on $3000 is $780 a month additional income.
Additional personal recruiting bonuses for the year $3600
If your 36 new personal new recruits never ordered again your additional income for the year would be $12,960
(The chances are excellent that the additional $3000 a month in production would increase your production bonus on your unit by an estimated additional $300 a month which would add an additional $3600 a year)
If 12 of your recruits quit after their initial order.
If 12 of your recruits ordered an average of $200 a month for a year=$7488 commission.
If 10 of your recruits ordered an average of $650 a month for a year=$20,280 commission
If 2 of your recruits were members of the National Court of Sales=$8320.
This “what if” scenario adds an additional $36,088 to the already $15,360 for a total of $51,448. (without production bonuses figured in.)