We’ve heard it before! You don’t have to recruit in Mary Kay. You can make a good income simply from selling the products. Recently we looked at a Cadillac unit that was failing miserably at selling enough products make a good income. Their top person ordered enough to make about $668 per month profit if we pretend she sold all of that product. (Of course, we know she didn’t sell it all.)
This week we take a look at the Heather McKinney unit. The queen of sales ordered $1,556 for the month of January 2018. If we assume 30% profit on that, she had the potential to make $466. Again, that’s only if she sold everything she ordered. A couple of consultants were in the $1,100 range, and the rest fell below $1,000 for the month.
The numbers are obviously dismal, but we’ve seen this time and again. It’s nearly impossible to profit selling MLM products, much less make an actual living from doing so. As choices for consumers have expanded with the internet, it’s made the Mary Kay scam even harder. Between pricing issues (MK is expensive for the level of quality), the amount of competitors selling the exact same products right next to you, and the whole party plan and recruiting racket that everyone is sick of…. it’s no wonder that the number of consultants and sales directors in the U.S. has been falling for years.