Thursday, July 05, 2012

Be Your Own Boss - Become a Mary Kay Consultant a Guest Post by Makenna

Mary Kay Hi everyone! I'm Makenna and I've been a Mary Kay consultant for four months. I live in Las Vegas and I'm a single mom to an amazing little boy. I enjoy meeting people and helping other women find beauty within themselves.

Before Mary Kay, I struggled to find work. I became a single parent right after I lost my job in May of 2010 and haven't found work since. About 4 months ago a friend invited me to a Mary Kay party for a free facial. My first thought was..”FREE is for me.” I didn’t realize I was going to have the most amazing time. While there a woman named Kanani introduced all of us to the Mary Kay opportunity and then told us her story of how it has brought blessings into her life and how she's quitting her job to pursue a Mary Kay career full-time. She also showed us some of the free prizes she earned from Mary Kay such as jewelry, candleholders, and purses. I thought to myself, "Maybe I can do that..."

The thought didn't leave me for two weeks when all of sudden my friend sent me a text saying “I just started my very own Mary Kay business, come support me at my debut party.” I went again and had MORE fun and I thought, "You know, this is a great opportunity. I REALLY have to try this. Can't hurt, right?" So I talked to Kanani and told her I was interested. We worked out a plan where I could earn the money for my starter kit and I went home and discussed it with my family. My mom thought it was a great opportunity for me and gave me the money for my starter kit as a late birthday present instead. Three days later I received my starter kit, but couldn't open it. Not because I was unable to but because I was crying too hard. Something just felt RIGHT all the way down to my blood. I felt something I hadn't felt in a long time: I felt blessed.

I always used to joke that if I ever landed a commission job, I'd starve because I can't sell. I couldn't sell sunshine to a reptile if my life depended on it! But here I am selling Mary Kay. And I LOVE IT!!! I've NEVER felt so loved and appreciated when I'm at work. Mary Kay loves, appreciates, and respects me. The products sell themselves so I’m not really a salesman, but rather a skincare specialists. I teach women how to take care of their skin and the products needed to help them with their problem areas. Best part about it is it doesn’t even feel like work because I’m having FUN!!!

Most J.O.B’s expect them to be your number one priority with family taking a backseat. What I love about Mary Kay is their value is Faith first, family second, and career third. An excerpt from her book, which you receive in your starter kit explains: "I stress that no matter how successful you are in your career, if you lose your family in the process of attaining that success then you have failed. Money is not worth sacrificing your family." How many workplaces agree with that statement? Does yours?

I'm not saying you should quit your job and start Mary Kay. It's a transition, nothing that happens overnight. Mary Kay is NOT a get-rich-quick scheme. What you put into it, you get out of.

Here are the top reasons why women would want to start her own Mary Kay business:

MONEY – We make 50% commission on ALL sales. Need some fast cash? Hold a party! Instant gratification because we get paid now! We don’t have to wait for a paycheck. All cash goes to me, checks written out to me, and all credit cards are swiped on my phone and direct deposited into my bank account. We also make a team building commission off of everything our team does, however it doesn’t come out of their profits it comes out of Mary Kay’s profits. WE ARE NOT A PYRAMID!!

REWARDS – We are rewarded with Cinderella prizes; things our husbands or boyfriends wouldn’t buy us Or thing we can’t afford to buy ourselves; Designer purses, diamonds, electronics, furniture, trips around the world, etc.

SISTERHOOD/SUPPORT - Friendships that last a lifetime. I've made new relationships, and rekindled old ones. You get the support you need to help your business become successful. You’re in this business for yourself, but not by yourself.

CAR PROGRAM - You've heard of the Mary Kay Pink Cadillac, right? You might have even seen one. You can earn other cars such as a Chevy Malibu, Chevy Equinox, and a Toyota Camary. You can choose a cash compensation, it you love your car and you just can’t see yourself driving a car that reads “Mary Kay” on the side. In the car program Mary Kay pays for your monthly payments, your tax, title, registration, and 87% of your car insurance. Imagine a life with no more car payments. GET EXCITED!!

TAXES – Because this is a home based business literally everything you do is a tax write off; a portion of your mortgage, you utilities, cell phone, internet, mileage to and from parties, supplies, hotel expense when you work out of town..even down to a business lunch with a new recruit.

Being your own boss. You make your own schedule, work when you want, how you want and even with you want. Have a family? Take your kid to school everyday…AND pick him up too. You don’t have to ask permission because you are your own boss!

Before I started with Mary Kay, I was an advocate of "clean" cosmetics. I still am. And I LOVE that Mary Kay is a clean company. We hire and pay the FDA to test our products over 200,000 times. Did you know that the FDA doesn't regulate the cosmetics industry? I trust Mary Kay to take care of me, my friends, and my family. Our products are top-quality, and manufactured here in the U.S. and in Canada. Our makeup is non-comedogenic, meaning it doesn't clog or suffocate pores and cause acne (a tactic used by some makeup companies so you have to buy more to cover up the acne they caused). Our cleansers are gentle on the skin, even super sensitive skin. Our sunscreens are broad-spectrum, and our moisturizers are oil-free. Mary Kay cares about their customers by offering a 100% money back guarantee. Not satisfied with the product, return it to your consultant for a full refund or exchange for a different product.

Have questions or want to join? Feel free to contact Makenna at or see her site: