Nothing to Say, But Can't Shut Up - haha! That's what I thought I should call my blog! What I write here might not mean a thing to you and I'm pretty o.k. with that. However, I have an active mind and like to sort things out out loud, so to speak. I also like to have deep conversations so feel free to jump in and comment. I'm glad you showed up and took the time to read. Welcome!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

JUST THE FACTS, MA'AM (All About Pink)

I'm going to lay out the basic facts, plain and simple, for those of you who are curious about how to begin your own Mary Kay business and perhaps a little leery of making that known. I know how you feel. I felt that way, too, once. 

First of all, I'd like you to know, it's a trustworthy company. We have a lot of rah-rah-rah and a lot of fun, but that's for motivation and inspiration ... and FUN! Who couldn't use more of that?! LOL

  1. Money - Everyone I know can use a little more $$$. There are no promises as to how much more you can make. That's up to you.
  2. Recognition - Some people just need to hear a "Well Done!" now and then - wear a sash, a crown, jewelry. Our prizes include all sorts of things, including diamonds!
  3. Self-confidence - How wonderful to hear and begin to believe that YOU CAN DO IT! Even very shy people grow and develop in this area.
  4. Flexibility - Few jobs are out there that will allow you to work on YOUR schedule. In this economy, most of us need more money but have little extra time. This home business is the answer.
  5. Car - High achiever? Earn the use of a car paid for by the company and 85% of your insurance. Why not?! Current cars: Malibu, Equinox, Camry, Mustang, PINK Cadillac
  6. Achievement - The company does not set limits on how far you can go. You meet the requirements, you advance. Period.
  7. Be your own boss - No one is "in charge" of you - it's YOUR business. Directors are there to guide, encourage and challenge you as you learn the ropes, but no one calls the shots except you.
Starting a Mary Kay business of your own requires the purchase of a Starter Kit ($100). You are recruited by another consultant and become part of her team and her director's unit. 

Step 2 is deciding how much $ you're going to try to make and how much time you are willing to invest. This will help you decide how much inventory to purchase. The more $ you want to make, the more you'll benefit from a large inventory. Your recruiter's director can help advise you here depending on your desires and financial ability. No large inventory purchase is required. 

You earn 50% commission on each sale. Active consultants purchase product from the company at a 50% discount and then sell at retail price. Simple.

There are no territory limits except what is governed by international agreements and regulations. You can establish customers all over the U.S. regardless of where you live. 

There are no party quotas or sales quotas. The more parties you hold the more money you are likely to make but parties are not required to be able to order from the company nor are you required to report parties (except for prizes and contests). 

Risk is limited! The company has a 90% buyback policy for your first year of business. This is why many take out a small loan, purchase a large inventory and set themselves up for great success... they know that if they change their mind, the company will buy back the unused product. Awesome.

Here are some questions to ask yourself:
1) If failure was not an option, what would I do?
2) What personality traits do I possess that will make me successful?
3) Where do I see myself in 5 years if I do nothing?
4) Where will I be in 5 years when I succeed at this?
5) What do I have to lose by trying?

THAT'S THE BASICS!  I'll be happy to answer any individual questions. Email me at sredmond2@marykay.com . You can check out individual stories on my website www.marykay.com/sredmond2 . Check out my blog on my recent decision to go all pink (give up my other job!). If you schedule a personal interview with me (phone, skype, in person), you will get one item from the catalog 40% off and go into a drawing for a designer handbag. Is there any reason you can't spend 20 minutes with me and get something great for yourself at an awesome discount? 

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