It Works! Mary Kay! AdvoCare…I have done them all. The best thing I got out of these multilevel marketing (MLM) businesses were the products themselves. Unfortunately, the products won’t make you rich. What pays, is getting everyone you meet to drink the kool-aid. I have fallen in love with many products. The Mary Kay Satin Hands is the most amazing dry skin product I have ever used on my hands. I could sell it because I believed in it. But you can’t sell stuff you don’t like or don’t use. I didn’t like the makeup for my skin tone. I was addicted to MAC eyeshadow so I never used the MK color palette. And the skincare I liked was discontinued after I began selling it. The facts, that I only liked 30% of my products and knew the group I was in only cared about my quota, helped me walk away. Read my post The Brief Love Affair I Had With Lipstick
Then I tried AdvoCare at a time in my life when I was least committed to my fitness. I was talking the talk but not walking the walk. I did love those Spark drink mixes though. However, I never tried to sell one pack. I used my starter kit and abandoned ship. Who knew later I would drop 15 pounds and actually set fitness goals. But I did that without AdvoCare so I was really uninterested in selling the goods.
Next I followed my niece into It Works! I have not used a single product and I have been a distributor for 7 months. My starter kit is in my trunk. After about 4 months I decided I wasn’t turning my Instagram into a way to worry the shit out of all the people I follow or that follow me. Also I didn’t want to use stock before and after photos to convince people that It Worked for me and would work for them. Nor did I want to post earnings checks to make folks interested in the business. And besides I would have to hustle and earn some money first. Honestly, I signed up in hopes of a small secondary income and so far i have lost $140.
I now have a friend courting me to join her Rodan Fields business. The initial investment is about $700! That shit ain’t happening.
(But best peel and moisturizer ever!)
My truth: MLMs are increasing the size of my shovel. I’m done digging a larger debt hole with get rich quick schemes. I’m just going to continue working and chip away at my existing debt. It’s slow but effective.
BTW: I have cancelled It Works.