WHAT IS DIRECT SELLING?
It is a way to sell products or services person-to-person, away from a fixed retail location. A direct sales business allows you to connect with customers one-on-one, in groups at parties or through online tools, catalogs or by phone. While we do not share exact financial figures, Mary Kay remains the platinum-standard in direct selling. Our more than 55-year history of continued success demonstrates that Mary Kay is one of the strongest companies in the industry and is among the top beauty brands.
HOW DO I KNOW IF DIRECT SELLING IS FOR ME?
A direct-selling opportunity is a viable option for people of all ages, genders and income levels. It is an especially good opportunity for those who want more flexibility and control over their lives and who:
- Have an entrepreneurial spirit.
- Like working with people.
- Desire a less-structured working environment.
WHAT DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO SUCCEED?
When Independent Sales Directors and Independent National Sales Directors talk about living their dreams, you question just what it takes to get there. You may have heard them talk about the flexibility of a Mary Kay business and how it has enabled them to spend quality time with their families.
Make no mistake: These women have worked very hard to get where they are today. When people hear Mary Kay Ash’s philosophy of “God first, family second, career third,” they may misinterpret what she meant. Keeping one’s priorities in balance doesn’t mean you don’t have to work hard or make sacrifices to be successful.
Mary Kay Ash was known for being one of the hardest-working people you’d ever meet. As the founder of what she called the “Five O’Clock Club,” her day began no later than 5 a.m. She chose to sacrifice an hour or two of sleep to achieve a jump start on her day. Many Independent Beauty Consultants choose to join the Five O’Clock Club, but maybe sleep is too precious to you; and you’d rather focus the bulk of your efforts during the second half of the day while your children are in school or on the weekends. The choices are limitless!
As a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant, you are your own boss, so you get to decide what time you begin and end your work each day. You determine your own schedule and the rate at which you want to climb the ladder of success.
The point is that you’re free to choose your destiny. You determine the balance of faith, family and career that’s right for you.
HOW MUCH MONEY CAN I EXPECT TO EARN AS A BUSINESS CONSULTANT?
The earning opportunity associated with a Mary Kay business is individual and unique, so it is impossible to guarantee that a particular level of income can be earned. The amount of money you can make as a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant will depend on many factors, including your personal business goals, sales ability, time invested and business expenses. So, in the words of Mary Kay Ash, “Set your goals and hang on to them until they are a reality. You’ve got to believe it before you will ever see it. Whatever the mind can perceive and believe, you can achieve!”