The Price of Success in Mary Kay

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This comes from Mary Kay national sales director’s site. Yes, success has a price. But in Mary Kay, you are expected to try to get to the top at any cost.

And almost no one gets there, as you can see from the fact that there are a couple hundred national sales directors and 14,000 sales directors (who have a virtual revolving door, so probably something on the order of 1/3 to 1/2 are replaced each year, making the number of those who don’t make it to nsd much higher each year).

The Value of 3 Pesonal Recruits a Month in Mary Kay

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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..”

Mary Kay Skincare Class Reality

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This story was shared by one of Pink Truth’s members. It is an excellent story for anyone thinking of getting involved with Mary Kay Cosmetics. This story is not the exception. It is the rule!

I must share my story with Pink Truth, because it will help some women out there lurking on this site… trying to make a decision whether they should stay in the pink fog or whether they should get out and never look back.

This past Saturday I did my last skincare party. I did it because this person was a bride that I met at a bridal show back in February. I tried to cancel and I advised her that I was no longer doing Mary Kay. Well long story short she had invited people from out of town for this “pampering session” so I felt really bad and off I went to pamper her and her guest.

Mary Kay’s Do More Get More Churn

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When I first came here I did not understand that it was the MLM system that was the destructive, predatory model. I was still brainwashed into the belief that those who “failed” at Mary Kay just didn’t apply themselves. If a person just does more, they get more. If you agreed with that statement as it pertains to Mary Kay, you just revealed how fogged over you are, and how little you understand about the nature of multi-level marketing. Here is why.

That “model” of work ethic, ( “do more- get more”) only pertains to business where there are real customers, a real market, legitimate advertising venues and freedom to conduct business as you see fit. Even now, with the recent bad press, how will a consultant be able to divorce herself from Mary Kay’s growing negative perception?

Look Before You Leap: Getting a Head Start on Your Mary Kay Business (Part 2)

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We frequently discuss some of the falsehoods and partial truths in the Mary Kay recruiting spiels that tend to hook women who are only looking to get their products at a discount, or just want to earn a few extra bucks per month, and have loads of fun while they’re at it.  There are many other scripts that you may have heard if someone is trying to recruit you, and these are designed to convince women that they can easily become wealthy and attain financial security with a Mary Kay career. Let’s just look at a few of the typical lines you were probably told; those lines that may be tempting you to jump in head first.

Look Before You Leap: Getting a Head Start on Your Mary Kay Business (Part 1)

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If you are here at Pink Truth today for the first time, and you are reading this because you want to know all the facts before you sign up, you are already ahead of the game!  You are doing exactly what an astute businessperson must do before beginning a new venture:  you are researching the product, the market, and your competition.  You are attempting to gather information to help you make an informed decision.

However, as you are attempting to reduce your risk by researching the Mary Kay “opportunity”, you are going to hit a brick wall, and here’s why:  Mary Kay Cosmetics is a privately held company.  It has no public investors who require the reporting of real numbers with legitimate proof.

Before You Sign Up For Mary Kay… Watch This!

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If you are thinking about becoming a Mary Kay consultant, you need to watch this video. Chase Williams is a former Mary Kay sales director, so he understands exactly how the scam works. Chase spent 2 years of his life devoted to Mary Kay and committed to being successful. And in the end, he was left with a bunch of inventory he couldn’t sell!

In the below video he talks about all the sleazy things you will encounter in Mary Kay… how they will recruit you, the scripts you will hear, how they will talk you into purchasing a bunch of products…. and most importantly, why Mary Kay is not a business.

Mary Kay Skin Care Class: 12 Women, 30 Minutes, $500 Sold (Yeah, right.)

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Where do I begin with this email to one Mary Kay national area? I believe that she may have had 12 women there. I believe she may have sold $500. But there’s no way it only took 30 minutes! The only way she could do that is to spend about 6 minutes on the class, and two minutes each with the guests.

I don’t mind when Mary Kay NSDs actually do some work and show their consultants how it’s done. I just wish they’d be honest in recounting the work they’ve done so as to set up realistic expectations for the consultants.

Here’s how the nsd describes her class:

Mary Kay Versus Real Entrepreneurs

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I love it when Mary Kay sales directors and national sales directors admit that the scam they’re running has nothing to do with the real business world! They just prove my point for me!

What???? I’m saying that being a Mary Kay consultant isn’t a real business? No kidding! Of course that’s what I’m saying.

And in this document from a Mary Kay nsd, my point is proven for me. The document even goes so far as to call this “Mary Kay vs. Real Life.” Here are a few of my favorite excerpts, with my comments in italics…