Sunday, June 9, 2013

Is Mary Kay A Scam? - NO!

I heard a negative comment the other day that made me want to answer that question.

A Viable Business Opportunity
Which Has Stood the Test of Time
Mary Kay is a cosmetics company that sells a variety of products, primarily skin care and color cosmetics, through a direct sales approach.  This means that an independent sales force member, also known as a consultant, of the company sells to an individual and makes a certain commission from the sales.  Because some people don't understand direct sales, they often relate some companies with being pyramid schemes.  This may lead you to ask if Mary Kay is a scam or is it a viable business opportunity for making money?

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Direct Sales: The Great Equalizer

I recently read an article entitled Coping with Being Disabled, Disadvantaged and Discouraged in The Braille Forum a monthly magazine from The American Council of the Blind. The article starts out with the premise that people who are well-educated, financially fit, physically attractive and upbeat have better coping skills when it comes to lifes little problems. Conversely, those of us who are struggling with a disablility have a tendency to be more discouraged because of certain disadvantages. True the world is a “sighted”, “hearing” and “physically ambulatory” world, but I say that those of us who do have disablilities, learn coping skills because it is an imperative to do so to get along in a world that is “hostile” and far less tolerant than it should be.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Finding the Correct Direct Sales Company: A Six Point Checklist (Pt 2)

Finding the Right Company Becomes
Simple Onec You Do Your Research.
After cautiously scrutinizing and pain staking examination of many companies that had a  solid reputation for long term vision for growth and success goals  for their Independent sales force members, and some “fly by night” companies, I have assembled a list of 6 areas that would  help you find the company that could be right for you. With literally thousands of Network Marketing, Direct Sales and Party Plan companies to choose from, it is really important that you ally yourself with one that will be advantageous for you once you sign on. We learned that the first step begins with you. You have to evaluate your purchasing, passions and presentation style. This takes you from “thousands” to Hundreds. From there, it’s all about the “possible” company vision and the leadership within.  This will narrow the field from “hundreds” to a “fewdozen and it also makes the search easier. Now we look at the last 3 criteria which will take the field of a few dozen down to about a handful and will make your ultimate decision simple. As Jerry McGuire said, it is now time to “show me the money”.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Missed the Boat and Caught a Ride

Well hello and Good Morning. It's Monday and it’s time for the Monday Mingles Business Edition MEME, bought to you by none other than Lynsey Jones, The Party Plan Coach.  The MEME has already started as of January and I am doing some backtracking. Today's topic will explain how I got started in Mary Kay Cosmetics. It may be a long story, but I can tell it with a little humor (I hope) and a feeling that overall, I did the right thing.  I am what you call a second timer.  I have been a member of the Mary Kay Sales Force twice!  Why? That's a story that I will re-tell here.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Finding the Correct Direct Sales Company: A Six Point Checklist (Pt 1)

With literally thousands of Direct Sales and Party Plan companies to choose from, it is particularly important to that you align yourself with one that will be beneficial for you once you partner with it.

After careful observation and research  of companies that have a strong and solid reputation with a long term vision for growth and success for their Independent contractors, versus the fly by night companies, I have assembled a list of 5 areas that you should consider to help you find the company that is right for you, BEFORE signing with any company.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Great Teachers Lead to Greater Business Skills

Hello and Welcome to today's Post. It just happens to be a part of the MEME, Monday Mingle Business Edition hosted by the Party Plan Coach, Lynsey Jones. This post is part of a weekly Blog Hop where I get to tell you a little about our businesses as well as a little about ourselves.  We become one big happy community where the doors and windows to our inner selves and our respective businesses. You as the reader gain insight to how Home Based Business People Operate and Think. If you are new to this process and are not quite sure as to how all of this works and how it relates to business, you may want to check out Lynsey's video explaining it all  right here.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Building a Business Takes CHARACTER

Take Your Business Up
 By definition,  character means (among other things):
  • moral or ethical quality: a man of fine, honorable character.
  • qualities of honesty, courage, or the like; integrity: It takes character to face up to a bully.
  • reputation: a stain on one's character
  • good repute.
  • an account of the qualities or peculiarities of a person or thing.