Mary Kay’s Million Dollar Lie
If women in Mary Kay told the truth about the “opportunity,” they’d never recruit anyone. The truth is that it’s not about selling products, it’s about recruiting. Very little of the products that are ordered are actually sold to customers. The real opportunity is in recruiting, and even there, most make little. (Most sales directors make minimum wage or less!)
It annoys me every time a sales director or NSD refers to a “million dollar director” as someone whose unit sold a million dollars of MK products in a year. It is not even close to the truth! A “million dollar director” is someone whose unit has collectively ORDERED about $400,000 of products from MK Inc. That’s $400k that was taken away from families and put into a nonsense “business opportunity.” In return for their $400k paid, the consultants receive products that they mostly won’t be able to sell, and the products that are sold will be for very little profit. (Mary Kay gets to the million dollar figure by adding on all sorts of bonus pretend sales to get to $500k wholesale, and then doubles that to $1million suggested retail.)
Do not celebrate this million dollar director status, people. Those who get there have deceived and abused the most people.