Monday, July 22, 2013
It is true, I started a business with Mary Kay and am now considered an Independent Beauty Consultant. About a week ago I went to a party at a coworkers house. I knew that the consultant was going to try and sell me beauty products and I was determine to say, "No, no, NO!" and just enjoy the snacks and spend time with my friend. Well....that's not exactly what happened. The consultant, Faith, had just started her own business 3 months ago and she just kept talking about how much she loved it. It started to pique my interest. I am a very money minded girl. I like to save money and don't like to buy frivolous things. That being said, I saw a very good business opportunity here. I had gone to other Multi Level Marketing parties and felt like I could not justify trying to sell the expensive products to people. Mary Kay, to me, was different. Their prices are reasonable and I knew that I eventually wanted to start some kind of business, so I told Faith that I wanted to become a consultant. She didn't push me, I don't even think she asked me. I had already made up my mind. Since then, I have met with her Leader, Bobbi, who is super nice. We met up for coffee midway between where we both live and we chatted for about 2 hours--and not just about Mary Kay. I felt like I could actually be friends with this woman. The starter kit that I purchased with Faith was about $100 dollars. I did decide to purchase a website ($25 for the first year and $50 after that) ( www.marykay.com/solomon.re ---haha *shameless plug* Free shipping and free samples, ya'll!) and propay ($40 yearly) so that I can take credit cards. I thought these would also be good investments. The investment that I am not so sure about, yet, is that I bought an inventory set for about 1400. The nice thing is that if I sell it, I will get $2800 back. I am going to work so hard to make this business work because I really want to succeed. I have read some scary stories on the internet and some positive ones. There is a whole site dedicated to bashing Mary Kay. I read the stories, though, and I can pinpoint exactly where people make mistakes. Making too large of an investment right off the bat, becoming in debt for the business, not working hard enough to sell. I do not have rose colored glasses. I know how hard it is to create a business. My dad started a car business and let me tell you, its not easy! I have so many ideas of how to get my name out there. I know the product is of good quality and I am excited to learn more about it. I hope you'll follow me with my journey through Mary Kay. I am sure that there will be good times and bad---I cant wait to see if it will be worth it :)
Friday, July 5, 2013
Good luck, everyone!! I am so happy to be able to be apart of this giveaway!Before we get started, have you heard of Sweepstake!Max? If not you're missing out! It's the easiest way to find all the good giveaways, contests and sweepstakes around the web. Bloggers, don't forget you can list your giveaways there too! Sweepstakes!Max is the newest, hottest way to enter sweepstakes. They truly took it one step further, and made the process that much easier for those of you who like to enter. Head on over and check them out at SweepstakesMax.com. Giveaway will go live on 6/28, 2013 at 12:01 EST and run until 7/31/2013 at 11:59pm EST. One lucky person will choose their prize valued at $500. Winner can choose anything they like valued up to $500, with the exception of PayPal Cash. If you choose an item where shipping is included, please note that you prize is only $500 and you will be responsible for any shipping costs above $500. Giveaway is open Worldwide, must be 18 years old to enter, and use the Rafflecopter form below.
Monday, July 1, 2013
We are giving away one
Apple iPod nano 16GB Slate (7th Generation)
July 8 - 29
The winner can choose any of the available color and they can add free engrave.
We will have a max. of 200 bloggers for sign up, it will be a big giveaway.
The RC is not long because each co-host has there own RC with their links.
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Here are the details to sign up:
-Free Link (Twitter or Pinterest)
The first 50 bloggers to sign up will get a link free with announcement.
Announcement is required or you have to pay a waiver fee of $5.00
(Please read the sign up form on the top to know if we still have free space available)
-Link/ or extra links $3.00 each (if the free spots are gone, to be part of this giveaway you will need to pay $3.00 for each link you want on the giveaway)
Announcement is required or you have to pay a waiver fee of $5.00.
The co-host get 2 host page.
10 links on the RC.
No announcement required.
Please send payment to firstname.lastname@example.org as a gift.