|My experience with my home based company on Apr 24, 2012 @ 01:29 pm|
I've never done a home based company like Avon or Mary Kay, but I did run a home based slimming product company that kinda worked like them! It was tough!! Despite my thinking people would go head over heels for the product, because I had used them and they worked on myself, it was really hard to get customers! I did a ton of shameless self-promotion, to the point that my Facebook friends were threatening to unfriend me if I posted it on the news feed again! Lol!
If you think you can get a good clientele and are ok with dropping off flyers and brochures at random places, you may do great with it! My venture lasted 6 months before I called it quits!
|I did it!!.... on Apr 24, 2012 @ 05:31 pm|
I did it! I bought the starter kit! Mostly because there is no obligation to follow through with the selling part and there was a half price promo on for the kit!! $63 for $700 worth of stuff in a cute carrying case!! I am going to sell a few things to my Mum and sister and buy myself a few things to see how it goes. I don't want to do cold calls or door to door stuff! (YUCK!) I don't want to post things on my Facebook! I don't want to be pushy at all! If my friends and family want something then I'll be able to help them out! I don't see this enterprise becoming a huge money-maker, but that's not why I bought the kit. I mostly bought the kit for the Satin Hands kit! (Review to follow soon!!... it's amazing!)
I have a good full time job, so I am not going to become a seriously Mary Kay-er. But so far it's been fun to play with the kit that I bought and I can see a few more products that I'd like to try for myself! Does anyone have any suggestions for MK stuff I should try??
@vlicious, thanks for the reply! It's very tough to make a go of a home based business!! I like that there is no real obligation to sell stuff with MK.... I can use the kit I have and never sell a sing thing! So I'm not tied into anything. I know a couple of people who sell stuff on Etsy and make good money for their hand made jewelry and pottery but it's hard to keep up with orders and customers. What was the body slimming stuff?
|AHhhhhhhh this is the best news ever P! on Apr 24, 2012 @ 06:09 pm|
You will have a faithful customer in me! I love MK and usually go hog-wild over it when I go home to New York. But now, I have someone here!!! GREAT! I like the products-for several reasons-color selection, quality, and price point. Good stuff! Plus, they have been around for years!
I know how you may feel about the cold calls and things, but how about you take a more modern spin and set up a twitter account/facebook fan page for your new business? Or even a blog with your products? That may attract more people-especially those who are looking for the products (like me).
Best of luck in your new venture!
|Yay! on Apr 24, 2012 @ 06:57 pm|
Meredith, you are my new BEST customer!! (Don't tell my sister, lol) FYI, Best Customers get discounts! *wink face*
I did think about doing a Facebook page for MK, but I'm not so good with the blogging/vlogging! I love your blog, so maybe I'll ask you for some pointers! I'll let you know when the FB page is up and running! :)
PM me if you want to order anything, or get together for a coffee or something, so I can give you the new booklet. The more I look through the starter kit the more excited I get about this! I haven't hear any bad things about MK products so I'm pretty excited that I will be able to stand behind the products with confidence.
|double YAY.... on Apr 24, 2012 @ 07:07 pm|
let me know if you need/want assistance with blogging/vlogging/tweeting. My facebook fan page is rather 'new' but I am learning quickly. I am a big believer in social media-I feel like it's one of the best ways to communicate! Get yourself out there!
I also think that doing Mary Kay may help you in other ways too-it's a good way to gain networking and 'people' skills-which are super important for your future! Even if you don't continue with MK, you may make connections to get you to one of your other goals!
Again, congrats on a new venture. Is your MK webpage up yet? I could potentially order from you online, right? ooooo, this could be dangerous (for my wallet).
|No website...yet on Apr 24, 2012 @ 07:48 pm|
I looked into a website... I'm not sure I want to commit to the annual fee to make a personalized Mary Kay website... yet. I made an email account though.... patricia4MK@gmail.com. I will let you know when the Facebook and/or websites are up and running! I like the idea of people being able to order online ... that would be very handy. :) Thanks for the encouragement!!!
|deal! on Apr 25, 2012 @ 11:43 am|
Sounds like it's pretty sweet deal if there's no pressure to sell! It's amazing that even if you don't sell much, that you got $700 worth of products!! I've never used Mary Kay (I'm in Canada, and I've really only seen Avon, although I'm sure there are people who sell it here!) You sound excited and I hope it works out super well for you! You already have a fan in Meredith! Lol!
The slimming products were these herbal patches that help tone and slim... I literally lost 3 inches in my waist the first time I used them... although the company has very strict guidelines and we're not even allowed to really use the word inches! Like I said, I tried it through a friend who was selling it and thought it was amazing! So of course, I thought we'd tag team and hit Toronto up! It wasn't easy! Kinda sucked and I was pretty disappointed! Good news is the commitment was for a short period of time and no one comes chasing you if you don't sell either so even though it's still active, I haven't been actively chasing anyone for sales! Here's the link! https://wrapnrollu.myitworks.com
|Thanks on Apr 25, 2012 @ 01:17 pm|
Thanks vlicious! I'll check out the website! I would love to lose a little around the middle!
Also... I AM in Toronto! :) Mary Kay isn't just American. I will post reviews of some of the stuff I try once I've been using them for a little while. I have high hopes, haven't heard any bad things about the products! :) Let me know if there is something specific you want to hear about and I'll try it out and let you know. :)
|I have used MaryKay on Apr 25, 2012 @ 03:12 pm|
I have used MaryKay and LOVE the satin hands as well as the microdermabrasion stuff. I have also tried a facial skincare line but I didn't love it considering the price. I was living in Winnipeg at the time, so there are consultants everywhere - you just have to track them down!
The consultant who sold me my products tried hard to recruit me (I was a new mom at the time and wanted to earn a little extra on the side), but I too am not a natural salesperson so I eventually decided it was not a good fit. The starter kit was I think $150-200 at the time, so that was too expensive to invest for me. $63 is a steal! I think if I was in the mood (which I'm NOT) to get into it, I'd find that price very difficult to turn down. Even if you don't sell a thing, it's almost worth it just for yourself. Good luck! Now I know where to get me some satin hands :)
|Getting started! on Apr 26, 2012 @ 10:33 pm|
Had my first conference call yesterday with a National Sales Director! It's pretty exciting to finally get going! :)
@mamaluv: I love satin hands! I'll have to review it soon! Did you know there is a scented one now!? Peach. I might have to get that one. I'll let you know how it smells! I know where you can get your Satin Hands fix! lol