Feeling the Mary Kay Love…

It is amusing that women who are so “positive” and “fulfilled” through their Mary Kay Cosmetics experience can hurl such insults and threats at us. Gosh, if we’re so horrible, why do they want to stoop down to our level? Check out the advice for us from this happy and loving Mary Kay consultant…

This site is SICK. At least half the comments  are from individuals that are STILL in MK, have been to  Seminar, and go to meetings. Are you people really that sick to be involved in something and hate and criticize it at the same time?  If you hate it so much (i.e. weren’t successful in MK and are a raving, jealous lunatic) then get a different life (outside of this demented website) and forget about those of us that are successfully helping women who are THANKFUL for an opportunity, any opportunity, that has helped to change their circumstances. My life was changed, and why is that such a problem for you people? Oh, yeah, because you are insane.

Women have commented that they placed huge orders and didn’t sell the products because they were too embarrassed to tell anyone about Mayr Kay. Ok, then you are just a bitter, pathetic dumb a$$ for complaining, and for being “talked into buying it” in the first place. What does that say about you? You didn’t have a mind enough of your own to make your own choices NOT to invest, if you had no intention of doing anything with it to begin with?

Wow. The deranged, maniacal rantings on this evil-breeding site are just one example of the sickness existing in this world today. Ya’ll need to get over all your anger and hatred, and get over YOURSELVES, before one of you finds yourself in a nut house. Seriously.

I was just curious about this site, because I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Now I am just in shock, but outside of that emotion, completely unaffected by your rantings and evil.

This company has been around for more than 50 years. It is solid. IF they were unethical or a MLM, as you call refer to it in your cybergossip, they would have been shut down. How come you don’t attack Avon, or Tupperware? Other successful Direct Marketing companies? Oh, yeah, because you are evil and any mention of GOD scares the crap out of you, and makes you run like scalded dogs. Or perhaps it’s that you were unsuccessful, and need to place blame somewhere other than on yourselves for your failure in the company. You just keep up the good work – and leave room for those of us who are actually successful.

19 Comments

  1. BestDecision

    Actually, my love of God made me sick at how He was abused and used by too many in MK. The hypocritical NSDs that quoted scripture and lectured us about integrity are the VERY ONES using Mac and shopping at Ulta.

    As for my success, I did achieve things that most won’t: multiple Cadillacs, stage walks yearly, diamond bar pins, offspring Directors, special invites at all company events, meetings with R & D corporate staff like Yvette Franco, time with Sean Key.

    But, all of that allowed me more access to being privy to what REALLY happens in MK. I’m not bitter. I’m SO glad I got out. I’m thrilled I use other brands now instead of being a slave to just 1 brand on my face. I am on here to concur with current and former sales force members that they aren’t crazy for feeling what they feel, that cheating IS rampant in all Areas, and that MK robs these people of money.

    And just another fact: MKI is NOT “solid” as you claim. They’re always way late on launching products to keep up with brands sold at Sephora and Ulta. Their vitamin C squares or their sheet mask ($70 for 4 uses). Late again and again!

    I’m not in a “nut house”, nor am I mentally unstable. Actually, I’m more stable, happier, and less doubtful of my choices now than even at the peak of my time in MK because I’m out.

    Merry Christmas.

  2. pinkvictim

    Just jam-packed full of fallacious gobbledygook. Only have time for one this morning.

    “This company has been around for more than 50 years.”

    Bernie Madoff founded his securities investment firm in 1960. He was the Chairman until his arrest in 2008. 48 years. He’s now serving 150 years in Federal prison.

    Longevity of MK Corp. is a meaningless fallacy.

  3. SW

    Imagine how embarrassing this rant will be when she comes to inevitable end of her Mary Kay career and starts to question it… Even if she sticks to it right to the end, the money has to run out eventually, and that means no more events, no more indoctrination, and a lot of problems to distract one from the pink fog.

  4. Neverpink

    My question is: where does she get that “half of the commenters are still in Mary Kay”? Most of them that I see are FORMER Mary Kay reps, not active ones. Many are just sharing their experience.

  5. Lily in NYC

    Wow, what a classy broad. Hey lady, how about proving how successful you are? Let me guess – you are a Red Jacket and think that you are going to keep moving up, up, up! Get ready for a shock because you will be in debt within 3 months.

  6. BestDecision

    The new Applause and Look book reflect how “solid” MK is…in its past. Only 6 cheek colors? Still decades-old mineral eye colors with shimmer everywhere?

    Just the product offerings alone make MK weaker than this chick believes. Poor thing. I bet she still thinks Tupeprware has no competition, either.

  7. ‘Eh, to people like this who rant I say:’Keep coming back because it works!’ Eventually the proverbial ‘nickel will drop’ and you will know what is being communicated at this site.
    If you find yourself able to engage in your MK activities initially without ordering inventory the first month, source leads and orders from MK ‘parties’ that generate customers willing to place enough orders to equal the lowest amount onward needed to place your minimum monthly orders to continue as an active consultant with full discount privileges and keep on doing it while putting your earnings back into the beginnings of the items your customers are most likely to reorder then ‘go for it!’ But, the reality is factors related to the market for cosmetics and toiletries means demand will remain ‘spotty’ at best. Consistency of honest direct sales to end users-your customers will be slow at best.
    Are you looking to replace a less than satisfactory employment/income earnings situation because for whatever reason ‘gainful employment’ equal to or greater than your local cost of living is not immediately available and you think MK is a ‘quick fix’ for your troubles? Well, guess what? The creator of this site along with those of us with least to greatest involvement with MK and even other MLMs are here to let you know the truth about MK and others which have been effectively allowed by the fact that there is no law that prevents a willing buyer from a willing seller, even one that creates a psychological situation involving your emotions to buy product/inventory when you don’t have a customer base with daily calls ringing your phone/contacting you directly to place orders! Most cosmetics and toiletries users unless they have sensitive skin/allergies are not strict with brand loyalty and the purchases are a highly personal choice with continuous, preferential use predicated on personal satisfaction and a wide range of offerings that change in response to fashion and the science related to the creation of them..
    Oh sure, we all find products that work exceptionally well for us as individuals, sometimes using them to the exclusion of others for a time until they either don’t seem to work as well, have been reformulated or are discontinued, but many times we might try samples or testers of products, buy the product/s for a trial to see if it works. With all of the products in the cosmetics and toiletries space, are you aware of the reality of the existing competition for the products an MK consultant truly faces if sound business and ethics practices are applied to the MK opportunity as it is today?
    Perhaps a little history and info. about MLM bears repeating. If you haven’t heard of the companies mentioned in this article, you can easily look them up. Included are a few additional links at the top as regards William Penn Patrick because the story on him outlined via Wikipedia and the odd link that popped up in my search reveals much of what was shared with me by a man whose wife had been involved with ‘Holiday Magic’ prior to knowing him. She had been among the first to join with her prior beau and they regularly went to Hawaii and other places with William Penn Patrick giving seminars as the business expanded. He was among the first perpetrators of the practices we see in MK today and historically important to know about.
    Have a great weekend and remember, there are better, sound, legitimate and respected ways to make alot more money with less hassle,expense and heartache than MK and other MLMs like it as practiced today because they all uphold the first rule of sales: ‘Demand creates Supply!’ not the other way around as the article below elucidates!
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    See in addition re:’Holiday Magic’ & founder William Penn Patrick mentioned in full article below:
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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Penn_Patrick

    http://visupview.blogspot.com/2017/02/fringe-strange-and-terrible-history-of.html
    (must scroll down page a bit re:William Penn Patrick under the photo of Jose Silva)”Holiday Magic is still studied to this day as one of the earliest and most notorious pyramid schemes. It was initially denounced in the US Senate in 1974 and is still used an example of such in graduate level criminal justice coursework to analyze corporate scams. For our purposes here, however, it was his other 1970 business venture that is most intriguing.”

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    http://www.carefulcash.com/what-is-mlm-really/

    CONTACT MARTIN
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    Careful Cash
    Jottings from a Medical Doctor turned Marketer…
    What Is MLM Really?
    by MARTIN RUSSELL on JANUARY 22, 2011

    Boy, this question really needs a straight answer, doesn’t it?

    MLM (aka Multilevel marketing, Relationship Marketing, Network Marketing, Direct Sales) has so many different descriptions and definitions. It makes my head hurt!

    The labels get too confusing.

    Perhaps one way to explain it is to compare and contrast MLM with franchises, home businesses, Ponzi schemes, Pyramid selling, scams, frauds, rip-offs, drop shipping, affiliate selling, corporate hierarchies, multi-level referral programs, and much, much, more.

    But what is the real core of MLM versus any other alternatives?

    Maybe you can try to quote legal definitions and various court rulings on what is legitimate MLM and what isn’t.

    Except every country has slightly or vastly different laws, and even then, a law can be changed, can’t it?

    And what about the gut instincts, the fear of selling, rejection, the hard sell, being pushy.

    What about the ethics, the morality, the greed, the motives and yes indeed, the money.

    How can you make sense of it all?

    What does it really come down to in the end?

    This article below from a revered, multi-million dollar, ‘old-school’ marketer, J.F. (Jim) Straw, finally helped me make sense of the controversy – and the ethics and morality – in MLM.

    Amid all the ‘noise’ I hope I can help Jim’s clear voice of wisdom to be heard.

    [Extra Disclosure: I am in an MLM, and I have also paid Jim for his products, and his mentoring.]

    Let me hand over to Jim …

    Multi-Level Marketing

    What it was. What
    it became. What it is today.
    by: J.F. (Jim) Straw
    To begin with …

    Multi-Level Distribution Is As Old As Business
    Itself!
    If it weren’t for the Multi-Level Distribution of products
    throughout the world and across this nation, you would have to
    travel to Battle Creek to get a box of breakfast cereal … to
    Switzerland to buy a fine wristwatch … to Detroit to buy a
    car … to California or Florida to buy orange juice … to Mexico
    to get a Taco … (you get the picture).
    Multi-Level Distribution systems are dependent upon each level
    buying and reselling the products for their own account. – That,
    of course, requires capital investments in warehousing and distribution
    facilities, in addition to the cost of the inventory.

    Owing to the (sometimes massive) capital costs involved in
    establishing the necessary warehousing and distribution facilities
    inherent in Multi-Level Distribution systems, small manufacturers
    were often limited to selling their products only within their
    limited surrounding area.

    That led to the eventual creation of …

    Multi-Level Marketing As It Was!
    Long before William Penn Patrick’s Holiday Magic Cosmetics
    (which I sold) … even though it wasn’t called Multi-Level Marketing
    … Raleigh Products, Fuller Brushes, Watkins Products, and Avon
    Cosmetics (all of which I have also sold) were sold through warehousing
    distributors, area distributors, sub-distributors, dealers and
    finally retailers (with varying names for each level; of course).
    In companies like those mentioned, the money flowed up from
    the retailer; ultimately to the manufacturer, with each level
    in-between taking their share off-the-top, filling the order
    and then replenishing their inventory by buying from the next
    higher level. Each level was clearly defined by the amount of
    product actually purchased and inventoried by the person on that
    level. Throughout the marketing levels, the emphasis was always
    on selling the product. Each level was structured to provide
    speedy delivery of the product to the end-user. – Of course, to
    eliminate the problem of salesmen absconding with the sample
    cases and samples, most of the companies required that the cases
    and samples be purchased … up the same levels of distribution.

    If a distributor’s sub-distributors didn’t sell enough product,
    the distributor still had to buy enough inventory from the next
    higher level to keep and maintain their distributor status. –
    That meant the distributor had to reach into their pocket and
    buy inventory for future sales. So, each level pushed the lower
    levels to sell more product.

    The first Multi-Level Marketing companies (as we know them
    today) were a take-off on this method of marketing. – Those companies
    were designed and intended to take a manufacturer’s products
    directly to the consumer market … in volume … rapidly.

    But, the emphasis was changed from selling the product to
    recruiting more and more and more sales people. – Why? – Because
    it was logical to assume that if 100 sales people, making just
    one sale each per month, could sell 100 of a product – then –
    10,000 sales people, making just one sale each per month, would
    sell 10,000 of a product. – The more sales people, the more sales.

    In order to make recruiting sales people profitable, the originators
    of the first programs paid a commission for each ‘dealer’ recruited
    … whether that person every sold anything or not. They did,
    however, require that each ‘dealer’ buy a minimum amount of product
    … or recruit an established number of new ‘dealers’ … each
    month to qualify for commissions from all of the ‘dealers’ they
    had recruited, and those recruited by those ‘dealers,’ and those
    recruited by those ‘dealers,’ etc., etc., etc.

    Did you notice that I changed from hiring sales people to
    recruiting dealers? – That’s because dealers don’t have to sell
    anything.

    The money to pay those commissions came from the “fees”
    a person had to pay to become a dealer … the higher the level
    you bought into, the higher the “fees” you paid, and
    the higher your commissions on the “fees” paid by the
    dealers you recruited … with on-going commissions coming from
    the required monthly purchases made by those who stayed in the
    program (if there were any). – Of course, you didn’t have to
    buy the minimum amount of product inventory if you recruited
    enough new dealers each month … from which you earned your
    commissions instead.

    Later, when laws were passed outlawing the payment of commissions
    based on “dealer fees,” the promoters simply reduced
    the dealer fees to token amounts (or nothing) and began paying
    the commissions on the sales of sample cases and samples …
    which, if you didn’t sell any, you didn’t earn any commissions.

    What Multi-Level Marketing Became!
    In the beginning, Multi-Level Marketing was designed and intended
    to take a manufacturer’s products directly to the consumer market
    … in volume … rapidly. – That is still its highest and best
    purpose, when it is the true and real goal of the marketing company
    (which is rarely the case anymore). However …
    It didn’t take long for the less-than-scrupulous marketers
    to learn that they could expand a company’s sales exponentially,
    overnight, by simply selling sample cases and samples … even
    if none of the product ever got into the hands of the consumer,
    the company’s sales volume was excellent.

    That’s when all kinds of marketing consultants began promoting
    establishing Multi-Level Marketing divisions within companies
    which were desperate for sales. – That, in turn, is …

    How Multi-Level Marketing Programs Began Violating the…

    First Law of Business!
    The First Law of Business is …
    Demand Creates Supply!
    (Not the other way around.)
    To explain. — If 1,000,000 people want (or need) Purple Widgets,
    in accord with the First Law of Business, someone, somewhere,
    somehow will create Purple Widgets to meet that demand. — The
    demand creates the supply.
    On the other hand, if you had 1,000,000 Purple Widgets in
    your warehouse, but no one wanted them, those Purple Widgets
    would be worthless. — A supply alone can not create a demand.

    Although the First Law of Business states that “Demand
    Creates Supply,” it wasn’t long before some of the marketing
    consultants discovered that they could sell almost anything ..
    even if it was a product for which there was NO demand (your
    warehouse filled with Purple Widgets) … by simply creating
    a Multi-Level Marketing Program and selling tons and tons of
    a product no one wanted “in sample cases”. – Then,
    when the dealers (sample-case-buyers) dried-up, the promoters
    simply moved-on to another company.

    Occasionally … as luck would have it … an unknown ‘demand’
    would be found and a product would find a true market; after
    the Multi-Level Marketing Program had died. But, usually, when
    the Multi-Level Marketing Program died, so did the company. –
    Some of them walked-away with a bundle of money from the sales
    of their ‘sample-case-products.’ — Most lost all the money they
    had accumulated from their ‘sample-case’ sales by trying to reestablish
    a perceived ‘demand’ that didn’t exist.

    Today, the Multi-Level Marketing promoters are in …

    Full Compliance with the First Law of Business!
    But, instead of supplying the products and services demanded
    by the public, they are …
    Supplying Multi-Level Marketing Programs to Multi-Level
    Marketers!
    That’s right, you don’t even need a real product or service
    today. All you have to have is a Multi-Level Marketing Program.
    Being an ol’professional Mailorder Marketer, I have had the
    pleasure of personally knowing some of the real, honest promoters
    and marketers who employ Multi-Level Marketing methods to sell
    their products and services.

    On the other hand, I have also been thrown into close personal
    contact with those Multi-Level Marketing promoters who are less
    than scrupulous … meaning they have no qualms about taking
    people’s money under false pretenses (which, unfortunately, is
    the vast majority of the MLM promoters of today).

    Note: In the Multi-Level Marketing industry
    of today, people who buy into the programs are always referred
    to as “mooches.” Thus, those of us who have “been
    there, done that, bought the T-shirt” very often refer to
    M-L-M as “Mooches Losing Money.”

    Anywho, as one of those Multi-Level Marketing promoter once
    told me, he just keeps creating and selling “hot-air sandwiches.”
    – Once the ‘dealers’ figure out it’s a “hot-air sandwich,”
    he just wraps his “hot-air sandwiches” in a new Multi-Level
    Marketing program … with a new name, from a new location …
    and sells them to the same “mooches” all over again.
    (His words, not mine.)

    But — that’s not the reason …

    Why over 90% of the people who get involved in
    Multi-Level Marketing programs fail miserably!
    Although I have made a bundle of money selling multi-level
    products … believe it or don’t … I have never been involved
    in Multi-Level Marketing.
    Back when I was a very young man, my Daddy told me …

    Never Ask Anyone To Do Anything For You That You
    Could Not Or Would Not Do For Yourself!
    Of course, when my Daddy told me that I thought (at first)
    it was about the dumbest thing I had ever heard. As a matter
    of fact, my initial response was a little flippant … “What
    about having a baby?”
    His answer opened my eyes and my mind …

    “Son, I didn’t say you had to be able to do everything
    you ask people to do for you. I said not to ask anyone to do
    anything that you either could not or would not do for yourself.
    If you ask a young lady to have a baby for you, it should be
    when you would be willing to have a baby for her, if you could.
    If you aren’t ready and willing to take the responsibility for
    (have) the baby yourself, don’t ask her to do it for you.”

    Living that sage advice, throughout my over 40 years (man
    and boy) career as an entrepreneur, whenever I came across a
    product I wanted to sell … even a multi-level product … I
    sold it myself. – I never put any effort into “recruiting”
    dealers … I just sold the products. Then, if one of my customers
    did become a dealer, I earned the resulting “downline”
    commissions from their sales.

    But …

    You Can’t Even Do That Today!
    Back when I made real money selling Multi-Level products,
    the “sales person” who sold the product (me) earned
    the lions-share of the commissions … usually 33% to 50% of
    the “retail” price. And, even though the products were
    sold through a Multi-Level Marketing plan, the products were
    “legitimately priced” for the consumer market.
    Today, the “commission” paid to the person who makes
    a real sale of the product is so low … commonly 10% to 15%
    … the advertising cost alone would devour every penny you earned
    in direct sales commissions. And …

    In order to pay 10% to 15% commissions on 3 to 5 levels, the
    “retail prices” of the products are so over-inflated,
    the only person you could hope to sell the product to would be
    someone who wanted to “buy a dealership” … not the
    product.

    As a matter of fact …

    You Can’t Even “Buy” Multi-Level Products
    Anymore!
    “What?” you say … “That’s right,” I
    say.
    Every month, I receive hundreds upon hundreds of Multi-Level
    Marketing offers. – Last week, I received 37 in the mail; 53
    by FAX; and over 100 by e-mail … Guess What?

    Not one of the offers I received even tried to sell me their
    product. – In every case, in order to “buy” the product,
    I had to “sign-up” to be a dealer. – Most of the offers
    didn’t even tell me what the product was … just a “get-rich-quick”
    come-on alluding to the product by its brand-name or generic
    description. The only thing they were selling was the right to
    sell somebody else the right to sell somebody else the right
    to sell the right to sell the right … ad nauseam.

    Even those companies that did have a seemingly real product
    didn’t offer to sell that product to me. They only offered me
    the “opportunity” to sign-up as a dealer.

    Now … since I know for a fact that a ‘few’ of you are involved
    in “MLM” … let me explain the facts of business life
    to you.

    YES! There are MLM companies that do (or at least ‘pretend’
    to) attempt to sell their products – but – their “dealers”
    don’t. The “good intentions” of the company are shot
    to hell by the “dealers” who only see the downline
    commissions. The “dealers” couldn’t care less whether
    or not they sell any products … as long as they recruit and
    enroll more dealers. – After all, that’s the name of the MLM
    game. – And, when there are no more dealers to be found for their
    current offering, they move on to the next “hot-air sandwich”
    … even if it has a seemingly real product to sell.

    So, here’s …

    THE REAL REASON

    Why over 90% of the people who get involved in
    Multi-Level Marketing programs fail miserably!
    As I told you earlier, in order to satisfy the First Law of
    Business, instead of supplying the products and services demanded
    by the public, the MLM companies are only …
    Supplying Multi-Level Marketing Programs to Multi-Level
    Marketers!
    But … the number of people involved in Multi-Level Marketing
    is a limited universe. It can only survive by finding “new
    mooches” to buy “hot-air sandwiches.” Because,
    after a “mooch” has bought into a number of “hot-air
    sandwiches,” he or she quits and a “newer mooch”
    has to be found. Because, sooner or later, they will learn, for
    a fact …
    There Ain’t No Free Lunch!
    Because the MLM companies are selling the Free Lunch Dream,
    every month I get at least a dozen letters proclaiming: “With
    your loyal customer base you could make yourself a fortune by
    marketing my program.” – After all, they “know”
    that, if they can get me to sell the program for them, they will
    “get filthy rich” from my efforts (not their own) …
    just like the big-boys in MLM told them they would.
    But, let me tell you about the big-boys … heavy hitters
    … in MLM who, without hesitation, show you their big checks
    as ‘proof’ that YOU can make big money in their MLM program.

    Let’s pretend that a “heavy hitter” shows you his
    check for $10,000 from the MLM company he is promoting. — What
    he doesn’t tell you is that he has 1,000 people in his “downline”
    … each generating a $10 commission for him – but – those 1,000
    people are only making $10 each (usually spending $50 to do so).

    But, you say, “My ‘sponsor’ is gonna put people in my
    downline.”

    Okay, here’s how that works. — In those programs, they use
    an inverted pay scale … you earn very small commissions on
    your own sales and the commissions get higher and higher the
    deeper the downline goes (sometimes to 9 levels). — It is designed
    to make your mouth-water when you see how much you can make on
    the 5th (or 6th) level if you only get one (just one) dealer
    on your first line.

    On the other hand, the “heavy hitter” doesn’t want
    to put people on his top line … he wants to give them to you
    so they appear on his 3rd, 4th, 5th, or even 6th lines; where
    the commissions are the highest. — You get the itty-bitty commissions
    while the “heavy hitter” gets the big commissions from
    the deeper levels he “gives” to you.

    The odds of you ever getting people down to your 4th, 5th
    or 6th levels are slim and none because, nobody will stay with
    the program long enough for you to benefit from the higher commissions;
    while your heavy-hitter sponsor is already collecting at those
    levels because he gave you his first line sale.

    Right now, you’re probably thinking “Boy howdy! Ol’Jim
    sure hates MLM.”

    Wrong, hot-air sandwich breath. – Ol’Jim hates what MLM has
    become. – A real Multi-Level Marketing company, employing real
    sales people, with the real intent and purpose of taking a manufacturer’s
    products directly to the consumer market … in volume … rapidly
    … is still a viable and effective method of marketing. — There
    just aren’t very many real Multi-Level Marketing companies, today.

    But … if you have the stomach for it …

    You Can Get Rich In Multi-Level Marketing!
    If you have no qualms about taking people’s money under false
    pretenses … can stomach telling people that they will make
    outrageous amounts of money (knowing full well they won’t) …
    without working … by getting other people to do the work for
    them – or – “We do the work for you!” … without selling
    anything … just by “recruiting” others … all you
    have to do is develop your own personal customer base of Multi-Level
    Marketers … like the heavy-hitter have.
    Then, keep your customer base supplied with more and More
    and MORE Multi-Level Marketing Programs … the only “product”
    your customers are really buying.

    But … keep in mind …

    Hype Only Produces Hype Customers!
    Where over 80% of my customers stay with me year after year,
    you will have to accept the fact that, in the case of “hype
    customers,” you will lose 80% of your customer base each
    year and have to replace those people with new “hype customers”
    (“mooches” in the vernacular of the industry).
    That’s the way the “heavy-hitters” in MLM have done
    it and are doing it even today. – You can do it, too – but –
    do it with the knowledge of what you are doing … don’t start
    believing the “hype” yourself.

    As for me, I like to sleep well at night, secure in the knowledge
    that the products I have sold today will, without equivocation,
    assist my customers in their search for prosperity. — I can’t
    honestly do that with the Multi-Level Marketing programs on the
    market today.

    “Count no day lost in which you waited your turn,
    took only your share, and sought advantage over no one.”
    – Robert Brault

    – For the Record –
    My first experience with MLM was wa-a-a-ay back … with William Penn Patrick’s Holiday Magic. At the time, I was selling “Avon” (I was a ding-dong Avon “lady” out in the farm lands of Kansas) at the time.
    Holiday Magic was as good as Avon but their commissions were better, so I picked up the line. Then, I started getting extra commission checks when some of my satisfied customers bought into the opportunity.

    Some years later, I signed up for the “Koscot Interplanetary Cosmetics” Mink Oil line (Glenn Turner). — At the time, I owned a chain of Women’s Wig Shops across the Southeast and simply wanted to sell the cosmetics in my shops. — The first month, the girls who managed my wig shops turned in over $25,000 worth of orders from the counter displays I had installed in each of the shops. BUT … I couldn’t buy any of the cosmetics from Koscot. All of the cosmetics were being used up to make sales kits so there were none left over to “retail.”

    In 1978 (or was it 1979), I sold “subscriptions” to the first business opps newsletter sold by MLM. — I just sold subscriptions to a good newsletter … the customers signed up for the opportunity … I was making over $20,000 per month; even after the newsletter quit publishing (which put the company out of business for accepting payment for something they weren’t delivering).

    The article I wrote was after being approached by literally DOZENS of promoters wanting me to help them create MLM plans for their products. — That’s when I learned what the industry was becoming. — None of them really wanted to sell their products. All they wanted was to “do a MLM” to make some big bucks. — Unfortunately, that experience threw me into personal contact with some of the big name MLM con-men and left a very bad taste in my marketing mouth.

    I feel the new generation of “opportunity seekers” need to know what they will be dealing with in the vast majority of MLM deals.

    Having spent over 50 years in business; doing business successfully, J.F. (Jim) Straw now shares “Practical Instruction in the Arts & Sciences of Making Money” at the Business Lyceum. — http://www.businesslyceum.com

    You can check out Jim’s “Power Tools for Entrepreneurs.” – and MAKE SURE to find and sign-up to his FREE email list.

    And now you know what to watch out for, here is what I recommend for learning MLM marketing.

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