You’ve heard the argument that MLM provides a wonderful opportunity. You decide how much you make. You control your own destiny. You can’t be laid off or fired. You’ll be financially independent, and you’ll make money on your own terms.
But anyone who’s ever made it to sales director in Mary Kay can tell you that there is no “job security” in Mary Kay. There are about 9,000 sales directors in the U.S., and probably about 500,000 consultants. For all but a few hundred sales directors the earnings are dismal and very unsteady. And even if you are one of those few hundred who make a real career living from Mary Kay, you can go from the top to the bottom in a matter of a few months. There is no such thing as stability in Mary Kay.
But they would have you believe there is. When some companies are announcing layoffs and restructuring, Kaybots use it as an opportunity to recruit. If they can fill your head with the false notion that you’re in control of your earnings and you dictate your own destiny, they win.
From one piece of propaganda used to promote the MK opportunity:
The word of the day……. Layoff.
Have you seen all the companies in the news experiencing cutbacks & layoffs? It begins to make even the most job-secure worker feel a little woozy!
You may not be worried about layoffs, job cuts or wage freezes, but during times of workplace instability its still SMART to create some career insurance ~ just in case. So …. How can your Mary Kay business be that insurance? No, not In the way you think ~ I’m not advising you to quit your job and work Mary Kay full time if you aren’t ready. Just allow your business to give you a hand.
The piece goes on to talk about using MK as a backup plan. How it will give you a financial cushion during a job search. How holding one or two parties a week could mage a HUGE difference in your budget.
It’s all nonsense. 99% of women actually lose money in Mary Kay. Save your money. That’s far more security than Mary Kay could ever give you.