MLM and the Gig Economy

An article from late last year provides some interesting insight into how multi-level marketing companies (and their recruiters) are exploiting the “gig economy” to recruit new victims. It’s entitled “MLMs Take the Worst Parts of the Gig Economy, Then Make You Pay.” That’s right, you get to pay to be …

Why Recruiting Mary Kay Customers Is Bad

Written by Lazy Gardens Did Mary Kay Ash say, “Nothing happens until someone sells something”? Or did she say, “Nothing happens until someone recruits someone.”? She said nothing happens until you sell something. Yet the company focus for decades has been on recruiting. Your director will tell you it’s a …

Mary Kay’s Air of Suspicion

Yesterday was taking a look at a letter that Mary Kay Inc. wrote to the FTC in 2006. The FTC was coming up with a Business Opportunity rule to protect consumers, and MLMs were scrambling to have themselves exempt from the rule. The gist of the rule that was implemented …

The Value of One in Mary Kay

This is from Mary Kay nsd Linda Toupin. People are just numbers. And the best numbers they can be? The ones that have dollar signs in front of them! Linda bases this “Value of One” handout on a director commission of 26%, assuming that the “one” person is a personal …