We often hear pro-Mary Kay women (and their brainwashed husbands) rave that there are millions of women who have had wonderful experiences as consultants, so the company must be fantastic. Are women quitting Mary Kay because it was everything they wanted and more, and because they were making money doing it?
Or do they quit because they are dissatisfied and are not making money?
There’s just no need to go through the hassle of dealing with a Mary Kay lady, especially when you know that she’ll eventually try to recruit you and never let up!
Here are some numbers and facts that I pulled together for Pink Truth, my consumer education site about Mary Kay.
is anything but harmless, and that’s why it’s so important for me to continue to educate people about the company. The name of the game is recruiting and frontloading.
All the while, tell the new Mary Kay consultant that she can’t be successful without a “full store” of products. The vast majority of the products sold to the consultants is never resold to an actual customer.
I’m using United States figures below, because of the disclosures that Mary Kay made last year.
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This was similar to the 2005 reported figure of 715,000 consultants in the United States. consultants on the books at the end of the year, and we’ve got a total of 1,180,000 (yes that’s over 1 million) women in the United States who were “in” Mary Kay at some point during 2006. Or of those 700,000 on the books at the end of the year, 69% of them will quit in the following year. During 2007, Mary Kay will burn through another 500,000 American women.
This implies that at the current time, the number of consultants is staying relatively stable. For every consultant recruited, one drops out.) Mary Kay stated in its response to the FTC’s proposed Business Opportunity Rule , that there are 2,400,000 “disclosure opportunities” (meaning interviews) per year. Mary Kay Cosmetics further stated that there are 40,000 new recruits per month. a total of two million women per year who turn Mary Kay down.) At 40,000 new recruits per month… recruited 480,000 women in the United States, and 480,000 women in the United States quit.
Word on the street is that recruiting figures are way down in the past year, but the below numbers are the most recently reported numbers from Mary Kay Inc.
From Pink Truth: I thought it would be interesting to take a look at some real figures regarding Mary Kay and consultant turnover.