The Reality of “Cadillac Director” Earnings

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 You know I love to get my hands on these things: the real, live numbers that prove how few people are actually making money in Mary Kay. Now let me set this up for you to prove that almost no one is making that “executive pay” in Mary Kay.

A sales director driving a Cadillac is supposed to do $96,000 wholesale production over two quarters. That works out to $16,000 wholesale per month, which equals a commission check of about $3,200 monthly (using an average commission rate of 20%). That equals $38,400 per year gross commission if the director is just meeting the Cadillac minimums. (And then you have all the business expenses that must be paid out of that!)

A Little Formula to Figure Out if Your Mary Kay Director is Making “Executive Income”

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Written by Raisinberry

July is one of the few times during the year that you might actually find out how well your Unit is doing. Mary Kay publishes commissions in Applause Magazine, the top pyramid dwellers, but the vast sea of some 13,000 North American Directors will never grace the pages.

In July, however, many Units announce where they finished at year end. If you can find out what your “Seminar Year End Goal” was to hit “whatever” Unit club, or how far away you were, you can easily estimate your Director’s paycheck. When your Director keeps this quiet,…well you know.

The Value of 3 Pesonal Recruits a Month in Mary Kay

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Business Basics, Sales Directors

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..”

Being a Mary Kay Sales Director During the Holidays

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Written by SuzyQ

I’m just sayin’… that It would be incredibly difficult to be a director in Mary Kay during the winter holidays.

Those who are “working their businesses” have scheduled open houses to show their holiday gift packages. Lots of money expended there, mugs for the “coffee and cream,” assorted gift baskets (cello-wrapped of course), gloves paired with hand cream, lip and eye sets, mascara and lip stick stocking stuffers, the 12 days of Christmas gift towers… the list goes on and on. Although, the sales do not.

Advice for a Mary Kay DIQ?

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

A Mary Kay DIQ wrote seeking advice on becoming an ethical Sales Director in MK:

I found your site on accident over a year ago when I began my business.  I pop in occasionally just out of curiosity to see what is being said.  While I disagree with a lot of the points that are made, I can identify with the emotion and hurt that are behind those defenses.

I am currently in my 2nd month of DIQ and am working on finishing my 3rd month of car qualification, and while this is a really exciting time, I am not completely happy with the way I am being taught to do things.  I.e: get production from recruiting new consultants who purchase large amounts of inventory (rather than train my current team to sell the product and consistently have a legitimate need to reorder product), put inventory orders and starter kits on my OWN credit card and have them pay me later, expect my husband to cook/clean/do laundry when I am fully capable of doing at least part if not all of that, guilt my best friends into joining by telling them I NEED them to or they aren’t my real friend, etc.

An Open Letter To My Offspring Director

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Quitting Mary Kay, Sales Directors

A letter from a former Mary Kay sales director to her offspring sales director. This letter really captures the essence of the Pink Truth mission. Getting women to understand that reality of MLMs, the predatory nature of Mary Kay, and that there is life after Mary Kay.

Dear XXXXX,

When we met four months ago, and I told you I was leaving Mary Kay directorship, I know it took you by surprise.  I had always presented to you the model image of a senior sales director.  As I was taught, I never complained to you or expressed doubts about the business.  I always presented the positive.  I encouraged you in everything you were trying to do to grow your unit and lead your consultants to success.

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).

The Truth About Directorship in Mary Kay: Don’t Fall Into the Pink Trap

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Written by Chase Williams

I’m sitting here today in utter disbelief that I wasted nearly 2 years of my life pursuing something that was not only impossible, but ridiculous: being rich from my Mary Kay business. Don’t get me wrong, I had some fun times and made a (very small) handful of incredible friends, but I discovered so much more about the company, the “top 2%” (directors) and the poor, unknowing consultants. I understand I held a position in the company where I was known pretty well and though this may cause me to lose friendships or lose respect, my story must be told in order to save individuals and families.

My name is Chase Williams. I am a 22-year-old male from Houston, Texas and now living in sunny Phoenix, Arizona. I moved after I made the decision to no longer associate myself with Mary Kay. I terminated my agreement by sending back my product on August 12, 2014. Let me tell you how it began, the omens I should have listened to, the way others made me feel and my triumphant decision to say goodbye to the pink cult. How could someone “so successful” at Mary Kay be on Pink Truth? Well…