(Contrary to what MK teaches!) Answered September 25, 2017 - Beauty Consultant (Former Employee) - Orlando, FL and milwaukee wisconsin, That's true the last 4 years I used Mary Key to do my makeup artist gig on the side. I DID try to recruit 3 people (none of which panned out). Before you become a consultant its good to know what your getting yourself into. This article is 100% correct! the last 4 years I used Mary Key to do my makeup artist gig on the side. USING this asset in [tax year]. I had several friends who I gave 50% discounts to and charged full tax. Please note that all of this content is user-generated and its accuracy is not guaranteed by Indeed or this company. Every year I had anywhere from $1500 to $2000 on my credit card. Then continue working the asset through to ), & even when I did, I NEVER brought “guests” (poor things, they never even saw the ambush coming!) Plus I put my orders only card. Hey, I was #1 in my unit for wholesale that quarter, not to mention a Star Consultant, and I even got a nice watch to boot! Consultants complaining about the Mary Kay business need to keep things in perspective and do their homework before jumping into this business opportunity. this year's tax return, you did indicate that you do NOT have business It got its start back in 1963 and was founded by Mary Kay Ash. Mary Kay products are sturdy. But there’s always that one thing they forgot, say a mascara, that they will have to pay full retail tax on, plus over $8.00 for shipping. this will make your EOY Inventory balance $0. What is your lifestyle after or when you're working with mary kay? I also use either coconut oil on my face & grape seed oil after showers. Please note that all of this content is user-generated and its accuracy is not guaranteed by Indeed or this company. There are many other alternatives including affiliate marketing, that allow you to sell products without the cost of holding inventory, dealing with customers or recruiting people. Lisa I hope someone answered your comment that YES you can keep all in the starter kit and do nothing. My director became a consultant for her 50% discount. If not sold, then on the "Special Handling Required?" Mary Kay eStart for $30* (Valued at $69.95) EXTENDED! You need to buy a minimum amount of products ( $100’s ) to get started and get your discount. If you click NO, then you'll be prompted for sales information. But the business stuff was still imported anyway When women are stocking up on an order from their friend who’s a personal use consultant, believe me, they order way more than a 3 month supply. Once you become a consultant do you have to sell $225 in product in order to receive 50% off product or does the 50% start when you start making orders for clients. It’s $450 / $225 now! Find 17 answers to 'Once you become a consultant do you have to sell $225 in product in order to receive 50% off product or does the 50% start when you start making orders for clients' from Mary Kay Inc employees. So here are some additional ideas where a consultant could promote and sell cosmetics: Beauty consultants make a 50% commission on all their personal sales. I really thought that if I just got a couple dozen really faithful customers who’d order each quarter, and each of them just refer 1 person per year, I could live on reorders & a gradual increase in customers.