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Let’s Run a Full Time Mary Kay Beauty Business

Let’s Run a Full Time Mary Kay Beauty Business!  March 17, 2010 

So I have a consultant who’s been with me 8 months, part time consultant, who does not want to go back to her job when her maternity leave ends (she shall remain nameless as I have more than 1 in this situation).  She’s searching for another job and I mentioned, “What about running your Mary Kay business to bring in that same income you made with your job?”  She asked me how to do that so I looked up some of my old files on time management and organization and here’s what I’ve come up with.  

I intend to follow this plan myself, even though I am working 2 days a week at another job.  There are 7 days in a week and I have goals I want to accomplish for my family that I am willing to work for.  I don’t have to do this forever, but I do have to do it today! 

  1. Attend your unit meeting each week and bring guests.  Consider this another time to hold a skin care class so you only need 4 other time slots for classes OR use this as your 6th class for extra income.  Bring prospective team members with you so I or one of the Directors can answer their questions and you may have a new team member.
  2. Get 5 new leads every day from Gift of Friendship referrals at classes, warm chattering, asking for referrals when you do customer service calls, or by doing a business display somewhere.  Attend a networking group to meet other business people.
  3. Get 2 new bookings every day and book them in this week or next.
  4. Do ___ customer service calls every day and ask each for referrals.  This number depends on how many customers you have.  At the 1st of the month figure out who is due to be called this month and then spread them out over the month.  If you have 20 reorder clients needing to be called this month then you can call 1 each working day.  Write them in your calendar on the day you plan to call.
  5. Hold a skin care class every day (5 each week or 2 on one day and 3 on another, whatever works for your family).  Because of last minute emergencies, you will want to have 10 classes on the books each week to insure you have 5 hold.  Double book like dentists and doctors do.
  6. Interview 2 people every day (I suggest doing marketing at the end of every class AFTER individual consultations to save time in trying to get together again).   
  7. Coach your hostesses really well and encourage them to have 5 adults in attendance and make your goal to have over $500 in sales.  When you shoot for the moon you land among the stars.  5 classes with even 3 people at each and $300 in sales at each would give you 15 faces and $1500 in sales (not including taxes). 


Let’s see what you accomplished in a week.

25 new names to call          10 new bookings                  5 skin care classes held      15 faces

10 interviews (on average 1 out of 10 people say yes, so you may have a new team member)

$1500 in class sales (plus whatever reorders you also get)

Money Management: Deposit all money into your Mary Kay account.  Use the 60/40 rule.  Transfer all taxes collected and 60% of your sales onto your credit card to place a product order. 

60% X $1500 = $900 plus taxes to place an order

40% X $1500 = $600 is what you run your business with (supplies, seminar, Preferred Customer Program, inventory loan, postage, etc) and pay yourself

All team building commission is your money to pay yourself or save up to buy something great for you and your family. 

I figure all this would take about 35 hours each week.  That’s over $17/hour not including team building commissions.

Meeting – 3 hours

New Leads (do while out on business & running errands 1/2 hr daily) – 3 hours

Bookings Calls (1/2 hr daily) – 3 hours

Customer Service Calls (1/2 hr daily) – 3 hours

Hostess Coaching Calls (1/2 hr daily) – 3 hours

Interviews & followup (if separate from classes 1 hr daily) – 5 hours

5 Classes (3 hours each includes travel & marketing) – 15 hours

Remember the longer you do this the higher your reorder sales will be which will increase your income.  The more team members you have the higher your commission check will be and you can earn a free car.  That would save you a car payment, insurance, and licensing fees.  

When you become a Sales Director, all bonuses and commissions increase.  Ask me for details.

 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email me.  I’d be happy to help you. 

Angela Foreman-Bobier

519-317-8255  518-768-2401  angelabobier@yahoo.ca

 ***I suggest doing a booking blitz and booking 10 classes each week for the first 2 weeks you plan to work full time.  That will get your momentum going and set you up for success.

About angelabee

BEE-lieve The BUZZ!! Beauty Consultant and Blogger Historic House Museum Manager Diploma in Cultural Resource Management from University of Victoria


9 thoughts on “Let’s Run a Full Time Mary Kay Beauty Business

  1. very nice post, i certainly love this website, keep on it


    Posted by furihregesundheit | July 8, 2018, 4:46 pm
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    Posted by https://fitfiveminutes.blogspot.de | July 8, 2018, 4:12 pm
  3. Wanted to stop in and say, AMAZING advice 🙂 I am working my MK business little by little so I can grow accustomed to how everything works. I then plan on going to part time then full time. My first 2 weeks of sales totaled $1,300 🙂 with that only being friends, family and 1 skin class 🙂 It’s TOTALLY possible to reach for the sky in MK. I am in a unit that is on target for the Cadillac as well as 4th in our national area 🙂 YAY!!! (Bragging because there is so much negativity about MK online, and NO ONE hardly shares the positive 🙂 Have a blessed day!


    Posted by jennifer irvin | March 14, 2014, 6:29 pm
  4. Hi! I LOVE this outline – BUT I have to explain something…the Preferred Customer and Sect 2 comes out of the 60%, not the 40%.


    Posted by Erin | September 22, 2010, 11:43 am
    • Erin – I use the extra 10% (in the 60%) to cover hostess credit and free products given at classes. If the PCP and Section 2 along with all other expenses come from the 40% profit, then consultants are less likely to overspend as it decreases their paycheck. This keeps costs down.

      This is a guideline. Either way is correct and consultants are free to use what works for them.


      Posted by Angela Foreman-Bobier | September 22, 2010, 10:47 pm
  5. My Director and Executive Senior National is Anita Garrett-Roe.


    Posted by angelabee | March 22, 2010, 11:34 pm
  6. I stumbled across your blog and I just want to say GO GIRL!! Even though I’m just a consultant, it seems like you’re way underestimating. You’re talking about doing a perfect start every week! If you’re consistently seeing 15 faces/week, you’ll be in a Caddy or on a top director’s trip in no time!! I wish you and your unit all the best!


    Posted by Beelieving | March 18, 2010, 12:19 am

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