Mary Kay Ash (our founder) is widely known as one of the most influential and successful business people of all time. In 1963, Mary Kay took $5,000 of her own money and turned it into what is today a multi-BILLION dollar company and the nation's leader in skin care & cosmetic sales. Why did she do it? To Enrich Women's Lives. As a single Mom in the 60's, Mary Kay was frustrated with the opportunities available to women and wanted to an option where woman can put their Faith first, Family second and Career third.
1) Product Sales
Whether you just signed up an hour ago, or if you've been in Mary Kay for 44 years, everyone in Mary Kay gets a 50% discount on Mary Kay products. This means if you hold a skin care class (aka Makeover Party) that has $400 in sales (VERY typical), you earn $200 profit. Not bad for 2 hours work! Using that math, 2 classes per week would equal $800 extra cash for you every month. Not bad for 4-5 hours of work.... ok, playing make-up with some girlfriends
2) Team Building Commissions
When you begin to build your team and introduce other women to the Mary Kay career opportunity, Mary Kay rewards you by paying you in cash (and prizes!) out of corporate profits. The amounts that they pay you are based on the orders of your team. It's a simple plan, really! They have this money to give you because you led the team that brought it in! This money does not come out of the pockets or sales of anyone on your team; Mary Kay gives it to you directly as a thank you out of THEIR pocket. This may sound too good to be true, but it's not! Like I said, this business works if you do! Need more proof? Click here to see a list of commissions that were paid out to Mary Kay ladies in an actual month, as published in our company magazine, Applause!
Mary Kay SHOWERS us in prizes! They give away MILLIONS of dollars every year in diamonds alone, as well as luxurious vacations all around the world! And of course there's the Pink Cadillac, the trophy on wheels! But that's okay if you don't want to drive a pink car; Mary Kay will give you $900 a month CASH instead! Other career cars offered by Mary Kay include the platinum Pontiac Vibe/G6 for Consultants & charcoal Saturn Vue/Aura for Directors. Quarterly we select prizes based on our wholesale orders. Weekly Directors inspire Consultants with items to encourage their business growth.
The majority of New Consultants join this company to make some extra money. BUT, what they find is that it is really about SO MUCH MORE! Mary Kay Ash founded this company based on the Golden Rule and the principles of God first, Family second and Career third. She wanted to establish a career opportunity that would enrich women's lives. Below are just a few of the benefits that you will enjoy as a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant:
|1) Flexibility |
When you become a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant, you own your own business. That means you get to set your own hours! You work when you want to work. I started my Mary Kay business on 3-5 hours a week that I squeezed in around my family and a full-time job. Because I was able to decide when I could fit Mary Kay in, I was able to control my schedule. And it has definitely paid off! Now, because of Mary Kay, I don't have that constricting job, and I still work when I want to work. There's nothing better than wearing pajamas all day on a Thursday¡
2) Friends for Life
This was the exact reason I joined Mary Kay. I had just moved from South Dakota to Kansas and knew NO ONE! I practically jumped in the woman's lap when she told me I could make friends! What I found was the friendships I've made with my Mary Kay girlfriends will be last me my whole life! Imagine this: You get to choose who you work with! But when you love what you do, and you do it with your closest friends, wouldn't you agree that you never work another day in your life?
The joy that comes from helping other women enrich their lives and realize their dreams is too great to put into words! Can you believe that you can earn an executive income while reaching out to others? Wow!
4) Personal Growth
There are countless stories of consultants who have developed personally in ways that they would have never believed possible! From increased self-confidence to developing leadership skills to spiritual growth, the Mary Kay way of praising people to success fuels all types of personal growth!
"God didn't have time to make a nobody, only a somebody. I believe that each of us has God-given talents within us waiting to be brought to fruition." -- Mary Kay Ash
5) Tax Benefits
Our government wants to encourage small business growth, so as small business owners, we get great benefits because we run home-based businesses. This means that you will pay less in taxes because of the tax deductions you get. There are WAY too many to mention here, but they include deducting a portion of your housing expenses (including maintenance expenses & housekeeping!), automobile expenses, and even dining out!
Luckily, this business is about building relationships, providing quality products and offering valuable services. Mary Kay teaches you to be informative, not pushy. Mary Kay consultants are really more like teachers than sales people. The Mary Kay products sell themselves, we just have to educate our customers about them! If you're teachable and trainable, you can do it!
Here I am, still reading your mind! Not really, this just happens to be the #1 question most people have! Mary Kay provides the education and tools necessary to build clientele who want the products and personal service you have to offer. And those customers will keep coming back to you! Did you know that the average woman spends more than $600-$700 per year on the products that you could provide her through Mary Kay? Make-up is only part of the product line Mary Kay offers! A large part of our business is skin care: moisturizers, anti-aging products, etc. Did you know that we offer other things, too? From fragrances to lotions to men's products, Mary Kay has the products to appeal to the widest range of customers! So who are your potential customers? People with skin! And as a Mary Kay consultant, you get all the products you use at 50% off! Many women become consultants just for personal use!
So who are your potential customers? People with skin! And as a Mary Kay consultant, you get all the products you use at 50% off! Many women become consultants just for personal use!
I'm glad you asked! The startup cost is only $100 + tax & shipping! I don't know about you, but I have $100 fly out of my purse every time I drive by Target...but seriously, the cost is EXTREMELY minimal when you compare it with what you get in your Starter Kit! You get full-sized products valued at more than $300 retail, enough supplies to facial 30 customers and a stylish black leather tote bag! Plus the intangibles that come along with your Mary Kay business are invaluable! Here are just a few of the things that I "pulled" out of my Starter Kit: