First name or nickname: Belle
Date you joined MK: May 2005
Highest level attained: Consultant
Date left company: Still in the rah rah club
Initial Inventory purchased: $1800.00
Brief story of where / how you were recruited: My husband worked with a woman, and she asked him if we (he and I) would like to come to get a free facial. She went on to say that if would really help her out because she was trying to finish her 30 faces in 30 days or something and she wanted to walk across the stage at seminar. She told him that I could have a free lip gloss just for coming. He agreed and dragged me there…9 months pregnant. Yes, we did the facials…(I still hate that they are called that…I knew what it would be because I had been to MK Parties in the past and was using the products already…but I feel that is still soooo misleading to someone that does not know what they are getting into) Anyways, the marketing and recruiting began. Her director focused on me immediately, being a stay at home mom already, she went on about how beautiful I was, and how I had perfect skin. She went on to talk about how much extra money I could make just working a few hours a week. I went home with some materials to read. It seemed interesting and I’d be getting a discount on products I already used. My husband researched the company and only found wonderful things…wish he had found this site!!!! And I was feeling like I should contribute to our income since I had quit my job a few years earlier when our oldest was 10 months. So I joined after my director called my about 20 times in 2 days.
What thing(s) appealed to you most about the MK opportunity: I wanted to make money and contribute to our household income while still being home with my girls. And as an added bonus I got the discount for stuff I already used.
What was your most embarrassing moment as a consultant or a story you’d like to share: Well I showed up for the “New Consultant Training” in jeans, a t-shirt and flip-flops !!! You can imagine how my director and all the other consultants looked at me when I walked in 🙂 Of course everyone else had skirts, nylons, and closed toed shoes…my director immediately was quick to remind me of the MK dress code…which nobody had ever mentioned to me. I may have not signed up over this detail, because I think it is ridiculous. I think you should dress for the crowd you are doing a party with. Anyways…I voiced how ridiculous I thought this was…she did not like that at all.
What are you doing now? I am a Full-Time mom of 2 girls. I still do MK…my family LOVES the products, so I service them and some other customers. I have never been able to book a party from a party…although whenever I do have a party I sell A LOT of stuff…but nobody wants to have on of their own. I used to go to the rah rah meetings…but have not gone in 8 months…I am MK drop out 🙂 I never understood how all these people were booking so many parties. Each week I would raise my hand and ask them…and I was always brushed off. My director told me that I was not “working my business”. I really HATE my director. Thankfully after 8 months of unreturned phone calls, she does not call, and I do my own thing.
What are the main things you learned from your experience?
I have learned that I can probably never be successful in direct sales, because although I do love MK products and will continue to use them, I am just not pushy enough. I cannot stand people harassing me, so why would I ever want to do that to someone else. And putting fish bowls out for leads…I did that…and felt like such a fraud every time I called one of those people saying…”congratulations…you have won a FREE facial for you and 3 friends” I feel it is so misleading, they feel great that they won something…little do they realize that you called EVERY person in that fish bowl and you want to SELL them products. And after being up till 4am last night reading the posts on this forum for over 3 hours, I feel so stupid for actually falling for this BS…I was skeptical and should have just listened to my gut…I usually do. I was just duped by all the potential income…which I guess you can hypothetically make if you sell your soul and never see your family again. I am glad to read all these posts from you ladies, I have always felt like a MK rebel…I always came home from meeting making fun of them…and really pissed I had to wear nylons and closed toe shoes!!