Grand Prix Director Suzanne’s Earnings

We’ve discussed many times how little money the vast majority of Mary Kay sales directors make. The Premier Club and Cadillac directors are a tiny percentage of total directors. They are seen as the cream of the crop… the best directors… making the best money…. executive incomes for part-time hours. …

What Happened to the “Free” Mary Kay Car?

That “free” Mary Kay car??? It’s not so free after all! You didn’t get it FREE, you didn’t WIN it, and it’s not really even YOUR car. There are a lot of misconceptions about those red, silver and pink Mary Kay cars, so let’s reveal some truth here, shall we? …

Running Your Own Business as a Mary Kay Rep

An October 2005 article from Smart Money for someone considering joining Mary Kay. QUESTION: A Mary Kay representative told me that if I became a rep, I could deduct the cost of my skin-care and cosmetics products from my taxes because I’d be running my own business. She assured me …

Hitting Bottom in Mary Kay

Written by A former  Cadillac “future executive senior sales director” I started MK 4 years ago. To save money on product only. Went to a career breakfast and saw tons of sharp, happy, women who were “making money” and I thought why not. I was totally broke, but called and …

Mary Kay Has Never Been About Ordering?

The May 2007 issue of Mary Kay’s Applause Magazine has an interesting piece called “Inventory Answers: Coaching Your New Team Members to Success.” And they have the audacity to claim that Mary Kay has “never been about ordering.” But everything else in Mary Kay is contrary to that claim. Naturally, …

The Seminar Push By Corporate

This item has been attributed to Sean Key, one of the Vice Presidents at Mary Kay Inc. Enjoy all the rah-rah and hype surrounding Seminar! Do you notice any sublte pressure to order? And how many standard MK “lines” can you find in this one? It’s May! Can you believe …

An Apology From Mary Kay Cosmetics?

Written by Raisinberry So Mary Kay announced a new FAQ website, supposedly to address concerns from the sales force. I would have more respect for the company if they simply said “Wow, we’re sorry.” Imagine opening your Intouch page and having, “We’re Sorry” across the top? Imagine a list of …