One of the Many Reasons Why I Despise People Recruiting for MLMs

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Recruiting

Recently, I got an email from someone who tried to register for Pink Truth, but hadn’t received a confirmation email. I saw the login he used, and immediately had a bad feeling. I just *knew* he was in an MLM and was here to promote it.

I emailed him back and told him that we didn’t allow any promotion of MLMs on Pink Truth, and that I asked if he was just here to promote his MLM. I got this response:

Overcoming Objections is the Name of the Mary Kay Game

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Recruiting

So the real deal with Mary Kay is recruiting and frontloading .  A small amount of product sales occur from time to time. But the real money is made in recruiting, and directors are usually pretty up front about it. Well, it’s hard to conceal that it’s all about recruiting when all the Mary Kay events are focused on recruiting new marks!

The below scripts come from a director handout that was meant to be made into flashcards. Yup. Flashcards. So you can quiz yourself on the right answer to any objection. Check them out…

New Mary Kay Consultant Finds the Pink Truth

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Quitting Mary Kay, Recruiting

A thank you note from new consultant, who was saved thanks to the Pink Truth we are telling here! This letter is very information for anyone thinking about joining Mary Kay. Here’s the REAL story on how the recruiting and inventory talks go down.

I have to take a moment to say thank you, thank you, thank you for what you do. Thank you for this website to help people understand what joining Mary Kay really means. Today, I ended my Mary Kay career after a solid five days. I  had been on the fence, but decided to order the starter kit with promises of turning those tools into anything I wanted and then the inventory chat began.

I am employed full time and have spent the last year working to pay down credit cards and take my financial future more seriously. For me, Mary Kay presented a sort of “fun challenge” and a chance to maybe add some extra cash to my bank account. I had used the products in the past and liked them. The only reason I stopped was consultant fatigue. I never understood why I couldn’t just buy the products without someone trying to get me to work for the company. I don’t go to dinner and have the waiter ask me if I want a job. I never got it. Now I do,  I expressed those concerns initially and it was very much, “ooooh, I know. It’s not like that. Some people choose to run their businesses that way. You tooootally don’t have to.”…..(except, it turns out, that you totally do)

Magic Words to Help You Recruit Mary Kay Consultants

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Recruiting

You read that right. Here are the “magic” words to help you recruit women into Mary Kay. In other words, these are more scripted phrases intended to hit on some of the most common “hot buttons” for women. Is there anything inherently wrong with that? I suppose not. Sales in different industries are all made with some sort of pitch that shows you how their stuff fits your need.

I just continue to object to the extreme manipulation used in Mary Kay. Yes, I think it’s extreme and I think it’s manipulative. Mary Kay has a real “kick ‘em when they’re down” mentality behind everything they do. You know…. she tells you that her husband works long hours and you’re supposed to exploit that. She says she misses adult interaction, and you’ve got to pimp that out for all it’s worth. She mentions being on a tight budget, and you have to make her believe that Mary Kay is the answer to all money troubles.

So here’s the list put together by an ex-director. She put it together when she was at the top of her game, unit clubs and all… and within a year she had disappeared from Mary Kay. I don’t know how magic these words were for her.

This Sounds Awfully Familiar, Charlie Brown!

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 Written by The Scribbler

As far as I’m concerned, it’s not Halloween until I’ve watched It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! at least once.  Back in my tender grade school years, I can remember the giddiness I felt when the local TV station teased me with commercial after commercial, my heart leaping each time the screen faded to black – would they show the multicolored “SPECIAL PRESENTATION” screen that heralded the once-a-year, 23-minute Snoopy-worship session?  Or would it be yet another advertisement for Craftsman tools?  TVs that antagonize children like that get reincarnated as ugly abstract art on some aging hipster’s lawn – I think that’s in the Bible somewhere between Jude and the maps of Israel, but I could be wrong.

False Earnings Claims in Mary Kay Cosmetics

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Numbers in Mary Kay, Recruiting, Sales Directors, Videos

We at Pink Truth are very familiar with the false earnings claims made in Mary Kay. The goal is to recruit women into the scheme, and to do so, one common tactic is lying about how much women in Mary Kay make. Below is Mary Kay sales director Rachael Bullock falsely claiming that MK consultants make $5,000 to $25,000 per year, sales directors make $5,000 to $25,000 per month (which calculates to $60,000 to $300,000 per year) , and national sales directors make $5,000 to $25,000 per week (which calculates to $260,000 to $1.3 million per year).

Before You Sign Up For Mary Kay… Watch This!

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Business Basics, Recruiting

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.

How to Legitimately Steal Recruits From Your Unit Members

Written by TRACY on . Posted in DIQ (Director in Qualification), Recruiting

You have a hotshot in your unit who is getting ready to go into DIQ (Director-In-Qualification). Here’s how to get some recruits from her team that she won’t be able to keep when she becomes a director. And it is allowable under the Mary Kay rules.

This is one of my favorite sneaky tactics promoted by Mary Kay nsd Anita Garrett Roe. The basic premise of the scheme is this: If you have someone who is going DIQ, get her 8 active pre-DIQ recruits to quickly recruit people of their own. Whether your DIQ successfully completes directorship or not, any recruits of the 8 pre-DIQ recruits stay in YOUR unit forever.

Getting Mo’ Money: Why Recruiting Mary Kay Customers Is Good (Well, Not Really.)

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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.”?

Here’s a slick explanation of why it’s a good idea to turn your customers into your competitors. This is on several UnitNet sites as “training material”.