I started my Mary Kay business in October of 2012. A very good friend of mine had been selling Mary Kay for about a year prior to me joining and it seemed like an easy way to make some extra cash. (did I mention I have 3 kids?) .
The premise of Mary Kay is that you get a bunch of women together, you show them how to use the Mary Kay products and voila you make the sale. In its simplest form, it really is that easy.
The products I have tried have been great and the people I have met who once used Mary Kay are happy to order them again. The challenge comes in booking the “parties”. Let me start by saying that I am a very social person, I love talking to people and absolutely love public speaking so this should not have been a problem for me right? WRONG! As much as I love talking to people I don’t like to “sell” and I feel uncomfortable asking people to host these parties. I have only had two parties since October (not good).
I started to think to myself, what are the reasons that I would not want to have a party at my place and the answer is simple. Because I would have to clean the place up for guests to come and then I would have to do the clean up once they left! I would also have to figure out what to do with the kids, the husband and the dog . At my first party my daughter and niece, both 2.5 years old took off with a lipstick and no one noticed until a fight broke out (over the said lipstick) and a little face full of lipstick came back crying.
I am now working on setting up virtual parties through video conference and perhaps offer a service to other women who may feel the same way I do.