Mary Kay nsd Lily Gathreaux educates us on how stupid we are. She hates it when people say that direct sales preys on women. Because if you’re not stupid, you just sell the products and then you make money.
Lily says the definition of “prey” is to hurt, steal, or cheat. Mary Kay does every one of those to everyone involved. You see, we (Pink Truth?) need to stop being ignorant and closed-minded about things we know nothing about. Really? I know plenty about MLM, and I’m here to expose it for the scam that it is. Sorry if that hurts you in the wallet, Lily.
She includes the false earning claim that MLM produces more women millionaires than any other industry. Nope! They call someone a “Mary Kay millionaire” if they have brought in $1 million in gross commissions over their entire career in MK. They don’t subtract the many, many expenses. They make it a cumulative thing. Imagine believing this lie? Any woman who works a real job for ten years making $100k a year is a “millionaire” under MKs criteria. Working a real job at $50k a year for 20 years makes you a “millionaire” according to MK ladies. There are many more women who are NOT in MLMs who are at this “millionaire” status if you add up what they’ve made over the last 10 or 20 years.
What Lily doesn’t mention:
- “Direct sales” is a phrase that is meant to conceal the REAL business of MK. Mary Kay is MLM, meaning it is an endless chain recruiting scheme. The product is simply the thing that makes it look like it’s not a pyramid scheme, but the real deal is it’s an opportunity to recruit people into an opportunity.
- Almost no one makes money in MLM because they can’t sell the products for a profit
- They can’t recruit enough people and frontload enough to make enough commissions (see: most sales directors in MK make minimum wage)
- The handful of women who do profit (such as Lily) only do so because hundreds or thousands of women below them lose money. MK is a pyramid scheme and money is just transferred up the pyramid from a whole bunch of losers to a handful of winners.
Here’s your proof that selling products doesn’t make you money: Chelsea Adkins had her BIGGEST DAY EVER, selling 633 items to 102 customers. And she made NO MONEY on that big sale. Why? Because everything was sold at 40% to 50% off suggested retail prices. That means she sold it all at cost.
Imagine selling $12,000 of suggested retail for $6,000. Not only did Chelsea make no money on those sales, her customers have all stocked up so she’s not going to sell them full-price products any time soon. And she’s also setting the precedent that they should only shop when things are on sale.
Shame on Lily, who knows that almost no one in her national area is making money selling products, yet she pushes the narrative that you’re an idiot if you can’t sell products for a profit. She claims she never preyed on anyone. Of course she did, every time she lied, just like she did in that video.