Mary Kay

Anyone who is familiar with the direct selling industry has heard of Mary Kay. For over four decades now, the name Mary Kay has been tantamount to quality and success. With more than two million independent consultants all over the world, Mary Kay is continuously expanding its horizons to offer better business opportunities to everyone.

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The Mary Kay Story

Mary Kay is known to a lot of people as one of the most successful direct selling companies in the world but it is not known to many how this world-renowned company came to be. A woman named Mary Kay Ash established Mary Kay, after she resigned from her position as National training director at a direct selling company. Like many women in the corporate world, Mary Kay Ash found herself being overworked and yet underappreciated.

Soon after she left the company, she set out to start her very own direct selling company with the help of her son. Mary Kay Ash used up all of her savings to start “Beauty by Mary Kay”—a lifestyle direct selling company that is aimed at making every woman, regardless of occupation, feel special.  She opened the very first office in a small business location in Dallas.

When Mary Kay first opened its doors in the fall of 1963, they were only limited to selling skincare and makeup products. It did not take too long for Mary Kay to expand its product base, in 1965, Mary Kay launched its first clothing line—a selection of suits made especially for women who wanted to dress for success. 

Mary Kay Ash started Beauty by Mary Kay primarily to give women a chance to make something out of their lives without having to give up their family life to launch and maintain their careers. The Company now has over 2 million independent consultants, serving 35 markets all over the world. Mary Kay is, without a doubt, one of the biggest and most successful direct selling companies in the world.

Mary Kay Beauty Products

Mary Kay offers a wide-range of products that every woman can enjoy. The company is best known for their skincare and makeup products, as their line of Mary Kay makeup and skincare has been around since the company’s inception in 1963. From basic skin care to anti-aging products, there is a Mary Kay product for all women regardless of age.

Mary Kay also features a line of fragrances for both men and women. Their line of Mary Kay products for men also includes basic skin care and sun care. Having been in the industry for almost five decades, the company ensures that all products are sold with their customer’s satisfaction guaranteed.

When Mary Kay Ash founded the company in 1963, she knew that for any company to succeed it was necessary to provide products that are of high quality while still managing to keep prices at a reasonable rate. She wanted a company that was made especially to understand the needs of women and this is exactly what Mary Kay is all about—a company that provides great opportunities for all women from all walks of life. Having been in the direct selling industry herself before she started her own company, Mary Kay Ash knew that for any salesperson to succeed it was necessary to believe in the products that she sold. With Mary Kay products, every distributor can be assured that what they are selling their customers have been tested for quality and since the company has already built a name for itself in the direct selling industry, selling the products need not be as difficult as selling a new product that is unknown to the public.

Whether you want to focus on selling Mary Kay cosmetics alone or you want to branch out into their other collections, you can choose which products and how much of each you would like to sell.

Mary Kay Business Opportunity

As one of the biggest direct selling companies in the world, interested consultants are presented with a business opportunity that would be very difficult to refuse. An opportunity to earn large amounts of profit in retail sales, comprehensive training, and a host of great rewards are but a few of what Mary Kay consultants can expect from joining the company.

Anyone can join Mary Kay and become an independent consultant for just $100 and this fee is inclusive of all the tools you need to get your business launched successfully. With the number of ways that one can market and sell Mary Kay products, profit is almost always guaranteed for all consultants. Be it in person through one-on-one consultations and hostess parties or through the Internet marketing, the possibilities are endless.

Mary Kay Starter Kit

Upon joining the company and paying the $100 fee, you will receive your Mary Kay starter kit in the mail within a few days. The kit contains sample products so you can market them immediately to friends and family. The kit contains enough products for thirty people and several free catalogs to share with your customers. The kit is also inclusive of a free personalized makeup kit with colors of your choice and as well as free business cards for your business. Mary Kay consultants also get an announcement e-mail for free to help them announce the launch of their business. The Mary Kay starter kit is essential for all new consultants, as it is their key to launching their business to start earning money.

Mary Kay Compensation Plan

Mary Kay offers one of the most attractive compensation plans in the direct selling industry. Mary Kay consultants get a chance to earn 50% profit in retail sales. This is one of the highest rates in the industry and since it is up to you to decide how much you want to sell, you have complete control over your schedule and how much you earn.  Whether you just want to earn a few extra dollars to cover the bills or you want to match how much you used to earn with a full-time job, you are given complete control over your financial future.

Mary Kay’s rewards program has always been around even when the company was just starting out. All Mary Kay consultants are given the chance to earn great rewards and bonuses, as the company wants to make sure that all your hard work for the company is paid off. With enough hard work and dedication, you too can own a Mary Kay company car or a free vacation with your special someone all courtesy of the company. You can also choose other great prizes such as elegant jewelry pieces, a television set, and everything else that your heart desires. Mary Kay has been providing these items of luxury to top consultants for almost five decades now and the company’s rewards system just keeps getting better and better.

With a business that allows you to earn your own income and be your own boss plus great rewards for your milestones, consultants can’t really ask for more. Mary Kay stays true to her promise of making every woman a success.

Mary Kay Parties and Hostess Rewards

With the company of great friends, fun makeovers, and a chance to purchase high-quality beauty products, what woman wouldn’t want to host a Mary Kay party? Aside from getting the chance to enjoy the company of great people, Mary Kay hostesses are also in for a lot of great rewards and treats just for hosting a party.

Mary Kay hostesses can earn free products for opening up their homes to Beauty Consultants. You get to choose what rewards you want in exchange for hosting a party. You can earn up to 20% in FREE Mary Kay products for hosting one party and booking two new parties or you can choose to avail of a $40 discount when purchasing Mary Kay products. The company also has special rewards that are available for a limited time only so you should make sure to ask your Beauty consultant about this at your party.

Hosting a Mary Kay party isn’t that difficult, as you will get all the help you need from your beauty consultant. Just be creative when organizing the party and you’ll surely end up with happy guests, a happy consultant and a host of new Mary Kay products all to yourself. 

Mary Kay has been in the industry for 48 years and its founder has been into direct selling for 25 years before she started the company. With this much experience in direct selling, consultants can be assured that their mentors at Mary Kay are already industry experts. Mary Kay is one of the few companies that deliver what they promise. They do not boast of attractive compensations only to leave their consultants disappointed, instead, they make sure that each product sold is credited to the consultant in terms of commission and retail sales.

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Users Say
8 months ago

I love the company been a consultant for just two months I love the rewards you get from it and the fact you can work when ever you want

8 months ago

I have been a Mary Consultant for 39 years. Started out to earn just a little income to add to the family budget. However like so many I found I could do better. I am living the MK dream. Great products, great clients,great unit. Thank you, Mary Kay !

8 months ago

In my opinion, Mary Kay is the BEST company around! I will be celebrating my 10 year anniversary in May and this opportunity has forever changed my life! I started out as a broke college student and I was able to retire from teaching to do what I absolutely love... Building confidence in women and enriching women's lives with this wonderful opportunity! Mary Kay is number one on the list and it does not surprise me one bit! If you are willing to have a positive attitude and you are coachable, the sky is the limit for YOU! Thank you Mary Kay!

8 months ago

A + income opportunity, top notch products at reasonable prices that are ALWAYS on trend, mentoring and training that personally develops the sales force continuously! The corporate staff are so supportive that I just cannot believe it. I only started a business to see what would happen and didn't even have a goal in mind, but caught this company's passion and mission and am thriving ever since. The financial rewards are great and appreciated, but the personal development, joy, networking, friendships, and flexibility were all bonuses far more valuable to me than I knew. + I love my skin!

8 months ago

It changes life! Amazing products, Amazing opportunity! Blessed to be in the MK family since 4 years!

8 months ago

Amazing Products! Have used for 27 years! Best that MK comes with an educated Consultant and a 100% satisfaction guarantee!

8 months ago

Because God is First, Family Second, Career 3 all the products are the best and the guarantee is 100%. And the commission are the best!

8 months ago

I will be eternally grateful that I signed my Consultant Agreement in 1970... Absolutely the best Company and latest on trend Products. Priorities of Family second, and Career third ..allowing me to build a good solid Career with ...Executive income while working flexible hours, earning free use of Career Cars,(Pink Cadillacs )New every 2 years since 1980! Loving my life! PTL!!

7 months ago

I previously used those department store brands for years at great expense and finally realized they weren't helping my skin. I used Mary Kay's Miracle Set for 1 week and I was amazed at how much better my skin felt and looked.

5 months ago

What an opportunity of a lifetime!! The support from Corporate is amazing. The products are truly the best out there backed by a 100% guarantee and great customer service. The quality of the products is above and beyond, the results women (and men) see when using our skin care products is phenomenal. The training that Corporate provides for us is amazing, we have every tool needed to make this career a success. With the recognizable Pink Cadillac's as a sign of success, what women achieve on the inside when pursuing their Mary Kay career is life changing. Fabulous company!

4 months ago

I have been a consultant for almost 2 years now, I initially came in for the extra income. However after attending my first Career Conference, I found that this company offers a woman SO much more than skin care and makeup...acceptance, a sisterhood, and an overabundance of support!! So I came into Mary Kay for the money, but I am staying for the sisterhood!!

4 days ago

I've been using Mary Kay for 40 years. I've been an Independent Beauty Consultant for 7 years and still wonder why I waited so long.

3 days ago

You get 50% sales! They've been around a lot longer and both companies are debt free, but Mary Kay teaches how to get debt free!